Tour to the Russian museum

The world renowned treasures of the Russian Avant-garde art like canvases by Malevich, Kandinsky, and Marc Chagall; as well as by the other Russian masters, spanning the period of 10 centuries are on display in this impressive classical style mansion put up for the Russian royals.

Price of the program “City tour and Museum”:

from 25 $ per one person

Program includes:

  • Old Russian art of the XII - XVII centuries
  • Russian art of the XVIII century
  • Russian art of the first half of the XIX century
  • Russian art of the XX century
  • Russian art of the late XIX-early XX centuries
  • Arts and crafts in Russia of the twentieth century


 Hours of operation: Mon 10:00 -20:00; Thu 13:00 - 21:00; Wed, Fri, Sat, Sun 10:00 - 18:00

 Day off: Tuesday

 Address: 4, Engineering str., St. Petersburg, 191186

 Price of the program “City tour and Museum”: from 25 $ per one person


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Our tickets allow you to visit the museum without enduring great queues at the entrance and be guided around by an authorized guide.

A classical excursion program includes a city tour with visit to one museum. The priced presented below include car rent and a licensed guide’s fee. Costs for museum visits are presented on separate slides.

Standard program of a city tour + museum lasts for approximately 4 hours. In case you want to intermit for a lunch in an atmospheric restaurant in the heart of Saint-Petersburg and vitalize yourself by masterpieces of original Russian cuisine, just inform us and we will propose the best alternative meeting you budget.

In case your preferable dates of visit coincide  with official days off of the museum  you chose, we are glad to propose  a worthy alternative.

It is amazing what a rich and diverse collection of Russian fine art you will find here! The Mikhailovsky palace, which belonged to the Romanovs family, was turned into the museum at the end of the 19th century. Emperor Alexander III, who patronized national visual art, wanted to have the state museum of Russian art. Nicholas II, his son, opened the museum officially.

The world largest collection of works by Russian artists, as well as folk and church art, can be seen during the Russian museum sightseeing tour.  Excursion to the Russian museum starts with the collection of medieval Orthodox icons. These holy images reflect not only the church dogmas, but folklore traditions, local history, and, above all, unique talent of the largely nameless church artists.

Moving through the 18th and 19th century highlights, the tour reaches the Russian Avant-garde rooms. Here we have all the names: Malevich, Shagall, Kandinsky, Filonov. They have turned local art from figurative to abstract and were really promoting Russian art all over the world.

Excursion to the Russian museum in St Petersburg rounds up in the Soviet time section: the official Stalinist works and underground anti-Socialist canvases. Initial goal of this tour is to show you the Russian fine art in its development over the centuries.

Cost of a sightseeing tour and guide services

Russian museum tour price includes the services of the professional English-speaking guide. It would be the best decision to explore such a complex collection with the tour guide.

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