Situated on the banks of the River Neva and partly housed in the breathtaking Winter Palace which was the home of the Tsars for almost two centuries, is the world famous Hermitage collection which is one of the world’s largest art collections. The Hermitage consists of five linked buildings, the Winter Palace, the Little Hermitage, the Old and New Hermitage and the Hermitage Theatre, the latter is not usually open to the public. The Winter Palace alone, has 117 staircases and 1057 rooms! Such is the size of the collection it could keep you entertained for days with over 3,000,000 items, representing culture and art from the Stone Age to present day.
The beautiful Hermitage collections offer a broad range of exhibits including Asian and European art, Pre historic art and the awe inspiring treasury collection. There are countless works from Masters such as Van Gogh, Picasso and Degas to gaze at in wonder.
You can enjoy a guided tour of the Hermitage, where you will be taken to see the highlights of this incredible collection and the beautiful baroque palace that houses it. The Hermitage is a real highlight of any trip to Russia.
To get you started with planning your holiday to The Hermitage, we have showcased below some popular itineraries requested by our clients which we hope will inspire your visit to Russia
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