Hermitage Museum Video Tour and Photos. St. Petersburg Russia.

Hermitage Museum St Petersburg Russia

Hermitage Museum St Petersburg Russia

I had always wanted to visit St. Petersburg and the Hermitage Museum. I finally got to go there when I travelled with Silversea Cruises on a Baltic cruise. We spent 3 days in the city and went on an early morning tour of the Hermitage on one of the days. Some tours allow you to get into the museum before the official opening and so you can tour the museum before it gets chock full and you have to shuffle around each room. This is a strong tip having been there. The museum gets uncomfortably busy and getting to see it when it is empty is magical. You will see this in the video tour I made that takes you through the stunning rooms that are almost empty – and ends with a shot of the people pouring through the museum by the end of our tour.

Watch my video tour of the Hermitage Museum:

The museum is hosted in 5 buildings and has over 3 million treasures. The most impressive part of the museum is the Winter Palace building. This is where the Tzars used to live and is hard to describe. The video tour and photos are the best way to explain how amazing it is. The opulence and richness is staggering. The buildings are worth going for in their own right, and you almost forget all the artworks by every famous artist.

Take a look at all my photos of St. Petersburg and the Hermitage

Hermitage Museum St Petersburg Russia

Hermitage Museum St Petersburg Russia

 

Hermitage Museum St Petersburg Russia

Hermitage Museum St Petersburg Russia

 

Hermitage Museum St Petersburg Russia

Hermitage Museum St Petersburg Russia

 

Hermitage Museum St Petersburg Russia

Hermitage Museum St Petersburg Russia

4 thoughts on “Hermitage Museum Video Tour and Photos. St. Petersburg Russia.

  1. Gary, Thank you so much for shooting and posting this video. Thanks to you I now have a perfect keepsake of the Hermitage experience!
    It was such a pleasure getting to know you and Mark aboard the Silver Whisper, and the story you wrote about our family will always be a treasured keepsake. Thank you so much again!
    I am enjoying your blog immensely, and feel as though I am experiencing each location first hand. Your posts are informative, sharp and practical. Wishing you many continued safe and exciting travels.
    Sincerely, Meg Smith
    P.S. We are glad your new prince was safely delivered!

  2. What time did your tour group arrive to beat all the others? Iā€™m considering a cruise there this summer and hope to choose a private tour that can arrange an early visit as well.
    All the best,
    Courtney

    • You should check if your cruise line offers a pre-opening excursion as that is how we did it. We got in about an hour before the main opening. It really did make a huge difference. I believe some of the private tour guides can also offer this. But the cruise lines do seem to often have that option. Gary

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