Discover the masterworks of Russian art with this guided visit to Moscow's Tretyakov Gallery, whose variety of collection makes it one of the world's most important galleries.
The Pablo Tretyakov Gallery
At the arranged time, the guided visit of the Tretyakov Gallery begins from the museum hall. Its name is in homage to the collector Pablo Tretyakov, who in his time assembled one of the greatest collections of Russian art. Here we will get to know his masterworks, accompanied by an art expert as your guide.
One of the museum's most important canvasses is "The Morning of the Streltsy Execution", by Vasily Ivanovich Surikov. The tour goes on to discover all the secrets behind this painting, as well as learning about selected works of Russian art such as The Apotheosis of War by Vasily Vereshchagin, inspiring us to reflect on the nature of military conflict.
The tour will also pass through other halls dedicated to Russian artists such as Fedotov, Vasnetsov, Rokotov and Kiprenski, author of the famous "Portrait of Alexander Pushkin", as well as taking in the extraordinary collection of Orthodox Russian Icons. A large proportion of these date back to the Middle Ages, although there are equally examples from other centuries, from the 15th to the 19th. And before concluding the guided tour, you will have time to enjoy the sculptures and sketches in the museum's collection.
These pieces are what makes the Tretyakov Gallery an important centre of fine art, both Russian and International.
- On Mondays, the museum is closed
- On Tuesday and Thursday, you can take the two hour guided tour in one of two time slots: from 2pm to 4pm or from 3pm to 5pm.
- On Tuesdays, the Tretyakov Gallery closes at 6pm, and Thursdays at 9pm. Depending on the day and time of your guided tour, you will have a different amount of free time to spend on your favourite exhibits.
If you would prefer to take this tour in private, you can reserve our private tour of Moscow, and inform the guide of your preferences. Private tours can be taken at any time and on any day of the week.
All of our providers comply with local legislation and applicable health recommendations regarding protective material and safety to help avoid the spread of Covid-19.
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English language tour
Chindren under 6Free
The tour is exclusively in English.
Queue free access to the Tretyakov Gallery
English language guide
When to book?
Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.
If there are still places available, you can book until the previous day (local time in Moscow).
You will receive an email with your ticket attached which you must print out and show on the day of the activity.
Frequently asked questions
Q - How to book?
A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.
Q - Is a minimum number of participants required?
A - This activity requires a minimum of 2 participants. Should this number not be reached, we'll get in touch with you to offer alternatives.
No (not suitable for people with reduced mobility).
Tretyakov Gallery Hall