Hermitage Museum and Gold rooms

Have you thought about a cruise visit to the Baltics? One of our clients offered this very interesting diary of a summer trip to Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, and we thought you might enjoy reading it. Enjoy…

Day 7 – Thursday – Hermitage Museum and Gold rooms

Regent Seven Seas has a very special arrangement here.  The Gold Museum is privately opened just for the guests of Regent.  It is one of the most important museums in Europe (together with the larger Hermitage Museum); it boasts a collection of art that is second to none in the world (possibly excepting the Louvre.)  Founded by Catherine the Great in 1764, it boasts 2.7 million objects of magnificent art.

The tour covers the masterpieces of Western art, including masterpieces by Leonardo da Vinci, Raphael, Titian, Rembrandt, Rubens, Van Dyck, and Monet.  You could (and would have to) spend days to see the full extent of art treasures in these museums.  Our tour was approximately 6 hours – not enough to see all of the wondrous art, but enough to tire one out from the constant walking involved.  Absolutely no regrets, for sure!

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