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St. Petersburg: General Staff Building Ticket and Audio Tour

St. Petersburg: General Staff Building Ticket and Audio Tour

From US$ 13.47 per person

Visit the General Staff Building to see exhibitions of topical contemporary art, and an exquisite collection of French painting from the late 19th - early 20th centuries. Listen to the audio guide to immerse yourself in all the details of the art.

About this ticket

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 2.5 hours
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Audio guide included


  • Learn more about the history of the birth of Impressionism and Post-Impressionism
  • See the unusual pottery of Pablo Picasso
  • Admire Van Gogh's paintings and find out what inspired the artist to create them
  • Find out how to understand the meaning of "Composition VI" by Wassily Kandinsky
  • See paintings by Claude Monet, who is considered the founder of a new direction of painting
Full description

Walk through the General Staff Building of the State Hermitage Museum to view their collection of Impressionist and Post-Impressionist art in St. Petersburg.  Follow the path that painting has traveled since the end of the 19th century, from impressionism to cubism with your expert audio guide. Tour 50 of the brightest and most famous paintings from the exposition of the General Staff.

Learn how new directions of painting were born and what difficulties Claude Monet, Edgar Degas, Camille Pissarro, and Auguste Renoir faced. Examine their paintings in detail. Find out how to distinguish Impressionism from Post-Impressionism.

Going from hall to hall, you will be guided through the lives and styles of these fascinating masters.

  • Entrance ticket to the General Staff building
  • Downloadable multimedia in-app tour
  • Personal guide
  • Headphones
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must bring your own headphones
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check
  • All participants who are over 18 years old must present either QR-code proof of full vaccination, QR-code proof of a Covid-19 infection in the last 6 months, or a document confirming medical contraindications for vaccination with a negative PCR test taken no more than 72 hours before the activity starts

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Meeting point

The audio tour will start automatically at Palace Square. Turn on geolocation and listen to audio. Please note that this tour is self-guided and you will enter the museum yourself.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Medical mask
  • Charged Smartphone
  • Headphones

Know before you go

  • This is a self-guided tour with an audio guide in the mobile app
  • You will receive an email and SMS with a link to access the tour and ticket
  • Download the audio guide app from the iOS or Android store by following the steps in the instructions in the booking confirmation email and SMS
  • Once downloaded, the audio tour will work offline
  • You do not need to print your entrance ticket, just show your smartphone ticket to a museum employee
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Product ID: 405399