- 4 hours
- State Hermitage Museum
- Winter Palace
- General Staff Building
- Hermitage Theatre
- MA or Ph.D. level guide
Throughout the whole tour, our art historian or expert guide will carefully curate our visit, selecting a mixture of celebrated and lesser-known works and crafting a narrative around our interests and questions. We’ll discuss anything from perspective in the Impressionists, to the Revolutionary period, to issues of powers and politics and more.
Vadim is a historian (MA) who has graduated Lomonosov Moscow State University. He is focused on contemporary Russian history. He is working on PhD dissertation on Stalin’s national policy. Vadim has taken part in excavation works in Novgorod, the ancient capital of Russia. In 2019 he was invited as a Russian history lecturer of Celebrity Cruise Line. Being very passionate about art and history Vadim loves sharing his knowledge and experience leading tours in Saint Petersburg and other cities.
Irina is a native to Saint Petersburg with a passion for history and art. At an early age she had already discovered her love for art when she visited one of the most beautiful museums in the world, the Hermitage museum. She has a Masters degree in art history from the University of Saint Petersburg and she has taken several MoMA courses about Modern and Contemporary art. She has taken part in organizing urban festivals in Russia and abroad. As a Licensed Guide, Irina takes real pleasure in sharing with people her knowledge of the history of Russia, Saint Petersburg’s museums, historical monuments, and helping them discover the spirit of her beloved city.
Saint Petersburg native Pavel holds an MA degree in history from St Petersburg State University. In particular he is interested in the second half of the 19th century Russia and the fall of the Russian Empire as well as in national art and literature of that period. He believes that there is no better place than St Petersburg to learn about Russian history and culture. After working in marketing for several local businesses he pursued a career in tourism to have graduated from Institute for Cultural Programs in 2017. Pavel enjoys working with small groups and individual travelers from around the world. He cares deeply about the experience of his guests and aims for high-standard educational tours.