We often receive emails with questions about individual Hermitage tickets and group tickets to the State Hermitage museum in Saint-Petersburg. Also many tourists usually ask if our travel agency can provide VIP Hermitage museum tickets and organize VIP Hermitage entrance. In this article we will clarify different ways of buying tickets to the Hermitage museum.

Of course, during “high” travel season in Saint-Petersburg it is practically impossible to buy tickets to the State Hermitage museum, one will have to stay in line to the ticket office for about 3 or 4 hours! Furthermore, the museum will be overcrowded inside. Another option is to buy Hermitage tickets online, but, unfortunately, there is only a small number of available tickets which can be bought online on the official website of the Hermitage museum.

So if you would like to book tickets to this extremely popular museum, you should do it beforehand. At least 3 weeks before your travel to Saint-Petersburg. We would also recommend you to print your Hermitage online tickets and read carefully the information about the entrance time, the museum’s address and the rules of the museum (big bags are not allowed insight; bottles of water and any other liquids are not allowed; umbrellas and coats should be checked in the cloackroom).

If you would like to explore the State Hermitage museum on your own, you will definitely need a plan or a printed map, because the museum occupies the territory of five buildings joined together by corridors and arches so it is very easy to get lost there. But if you decided to have a guided tour to Hermitage, we would organize it with a great pleasure! We will book special Hermitage tickets for a certain time at a certain day, which will be the most suitable for you (except Mondays, because the museum is closed). Your private local guide will pick you up from your hotel and will tell you the history of Hermitage museum St Petersburg, will describe the art collection and all the paintings, sculptures and pieces of furniture inside. You will learn many interesting facts from your skillful, private, local, English-speaking guide.

We are able to provide you with special early-entrance or VIP Hermitage tickets during very busy days in Summer. But it would be easier for us if you book the “Show me State Hermitage Museum Tour” at least 5 or 7 days in prior to your tour, so we would be able to reserve the most suitable tickets for you. For more information about VIP Tour to Hermitage and VIP Hermitage entrance fee (at the time of the day when the museum is practically empty and free of tourists), please, contact us and we will provide you with the special prices.