St Petersburg Jewish Heritage Tour (2 day tour)

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St Petersburg Jewish Heritage Tour (2 day tour)

We give 10% off the cost of this tour when booked before December 31,2017

 Choose this St Petersburg Tour if:

  • You would like to see major attractions of St. Petersburg but are also interested in the Jewish history.

St. Petersburg is not a very typical Jewish city, but we have a number of Jewish people living in the city. Our Grand Choral Synagogue is one of the most beautiful Synagogues in Western Europe. If you are interested in the history of Jews in Russia and in their life in St. Petersburg today, this tour is preciously for you! It gives an opportunity to see the main sites of the city but also gives a specific flavour to the whole experience!

Note: You can change this tour in any way you wish picking up ideas here

Evening programs

 Group Size

  • Minimum: 2 people
  • Maximum: You determine the size of the group (the price does depend on the number of people in your private party).

 Included Attractions

  • State Hermitage Museum
  • Peterhof Lower Park with Fountains
  • Metro ride
  • Grand Choral Synagogue and meeting with member of Jewish community
  • Catherine Palace with Amber room
  • Church of Our Savior on Spilt Blood
  • Exhibition devoted to the history of Jews in Russia in Ethnography Museum

Activity level: Medium
(the tour can be adjusted for handicapped visitors and very small children).

Excursion Duration: 19,5 hours

St Petersburg Jewish Heritage  Tour Itinerary
Itinerary will be adjusted to the museum day off

Day 1
8:30 am - 10:30 am “Jewish St. Petersburg” tour. Meeting with a member of the Jewish community in the Grand Choral Synagogue. Short tour of the Synagogue.
10:30 am - 11:30 pm Driving to Pushkin town. History of Pushkin town and the Jewish population during WWII with a view of a monument to perished Jews by Vadim Sidur
11:30 am - 1:00 pm Inside guided tour of Catherine Palace with its world famous Amber Room.
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm Driving to Peterhof, Russian Versailles.
2:00 pm - 2:45 pm Lunch (optional)
2:45 pm - 4:15 pm Peterhof Lower Garden and Upper Garden
4:15m - 5:30 pm Driving back to the city, visit to St Petersburg metro stations on the way there. 
6:00 pm Return to the ship.
Day 2
9:00 am Meeting in the port (or in the lobby of your hotel).
9:00 am - 10:00 pm Second part of the City tour, Souvenir Shopping
10:30 am - 1:30 pm Guided tour of the State Hermitage Museum
2:00 pm - 2:30 pm Guided tour of Church of our Savior on Spilt Blood
2:45 pm - 3:20 pm Lunch
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm Guided tour of the Jewish exhibition in the Ethnography Museum
5:00 pm Return to the ship.

Price Per Person Includes:

  • Blanket visas/invitation letters
  • Guide services for 2 days
  • Driver services for two days featuring a Mercedes Viano / Sprinter with A/C
    Vehicle type depends on the number of people in your group.
  • Admittance fees to the museums listed in the program
  • Permits for video and photos in the museums
  • Bottled water (one bottle per person, per day)
  • Rain ponchos in case of inclement weather while visiting Peterhof Lower park
  • All port fees and all local taxes
  • Headphones for groups of 6 people
  • Special welcome gift

Not Included:

  • The cost of lunches (about $10-15 per person, per day)


When booked before December 31, 2017 you will get 10% disount

St Petersburg Jewish Heritage Tour ( 2 day tour) 
Number of people  2  3  4  5  6  7  8    9-12
Price per person in US$  550  405  335  295  265  240  230     upon request 

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