St Petersburg Jewish Tour

Shore Excursions

This 2-day St Petersburg Jewish tour includes the most famous sights and venues with the focus on the history of Jewish community in our city.

Tour Details

St Petersburg Jewish Tour Inclusions & Exclusions
Private tour
Visa-free shore excursion
Local English-speaking tour guide for 2 days
Transportation by comfortable a/c vehicle of the necessary size
Car safety seats for kids available (no extra cost)
Grand Choral Synagogue visit
Local Jewish community centre visit
Hermitage Museum (main museum complex incl.Winter Palace)
Catherine Palace & Amber Room visit
Russian Museum visit
Bottled water
Head sets to hear the guide clearly (for groups starting from 7 pax and larger)
Can be customized to families with kids or physically impaired travellers.
Food and drinks
Optional: Hermitage Treasury Gallery visit
Optional: Russian Ethnography Museum (Jewish exhibition)

Price

NUMBER OF PAXPRICE PP FOR CRUISE TOURISTPRICE PP FOR TOURIST FROM HOTELS
2 pax435 USD390 USD
4 pax270 USD250 USD
6 pax220 USD200 USD
8 pax185 USD175 USD
10 pax180 USD170 USD
12 pax175 USD165 USD
14 pax160 USD150 USD

Itinerary

Day 1
8.30 - 9.00  
Meet your guide at the hotel lobby or by the cruise ship side. Start St Petersburg Jewish tour.
St. Petersburg city sightseeing tour
This driving tour combines conventional places of interest and Jewish history and culture sights. You will have stops and short walks in the most picturesque and significant places.
Grand Choral Synagogue
Inside visit with a tour to the Grand Choral Synagogue. You will learn the story of its construction as well as pages of history of the Jewish community in St. Petersburg.
Jewish Quarter
Strictly speaking, there's no distinctly Jewish Quarter like in Amsterdam. But it happened so that a lot of Jewish families came to live in the area surrounding the Synagogue, and a lot of Jewish businesses were located there starting from mid-19th century. This part of the city is known as "Kolomna". You will take a walk and learn stories of people who used to live there.
Visit to a local Jewish community centre
There are several Jewish cultural and community centres in St. Petersburg that bring together Jewish families in different districts of St. Petersburg. Visiting such a centre one can find out more about everyday life of a Jewish family in St. Petersburg: education, careers, aspirations, family traditions, etc.
Time for lunch/snack
possible in a kosher restaurant/café
The Hermitage Museum tour
Visit the cultural treasury of Russia, one of the world's most famous museums. You will get to see the Winter Palace of the Russian kings and queens starting from Catherine the Great and view the highlights of West European art collections in the Small, Old and New Hermitage buildings.
OPTIONAL: upon request we can arrange a tour to the Hermitage Special Treasury, also known as “Gold Rooms”. Let us know early if you would like to have this tour – the reservation is to be done well in advance.
18.00   Finish at the hotel or return on board the ship
Day 2
09.00   Meet your guide, continue your St Petersburg Jewish tour
Drive outside the city to Pushkin (=Tsarskoye Selo).
Holocaust memorial visit
This bronze stylized sculpture of a grieving man with his back hunched and shoulders drooping, was constructed in 1991 to commemorate eight hundred Jews who lived in Pushkin before WWII and were killed by the Nazis on the first days of occupation.
Tour of the Catherine Palace and Amber Room
The lavish imperial palace at Tsarskoye was designed by Rastrelli in 1752 for Empress Elizabeth. She named it in honour of her mother, Catherine I. The most famous interiour that attracts crowds of visitors is the Amber Room. The exact replica of the legendary Amber Room lost during WWII never fails to impress.
Time for lunch/snack
Russian museum tour.
Alongside with Russian art you will have an introduction to life and works of such prominent Jewish artists as Antokolsky, Levitan, Shagall, Bakst and many others.
18.00   Finish at your hotel or return on board the ship.
Day 2
09.00   Meet your guide, continue your St Petersburg Jewish tour
Drive outside the city to Pushkin (=Tsarskoye Selo).
Holocaust memorial visit
This bronze stylized sculpture of a grieving man with his back hunched and shoulders drooping, was constructed in 1991 to commemorate eight hundred Jews who lived in Pushkin before WWII and were killed by the Nazis on the first days of occupation.
Tour of the Catherine Palace and Amber Room
The lavish imperial palace at Tsarskoye was designed by Rastrelli in 1752 for Empress Elizabeth. She named it in honour of her mother, Catherine I. The most famous interiour that attracts crowds of visitors is the Amber Room. The exact replica of the legendary Amber Room lost during WWII never fails to impress.
Time for lunch/snack
Russian museum tour.
Alongside with Russian art you will have an introduction to life and works of such prominent Jewish artists as Antokolsky, Levitan, Shagall, Bakst and many others.
18.00   Finish at your hotel or return on board the ship.

Russian museum tour. Alongside with Russian art you will have an introduction to life and works of such prominent Jewish artists as Antokolsky, Levitan, Shagall, Bakst and many others.


18.00

Finish at your hotel or return on board the ship.

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8.30 - 9.00  
Meet your guide at the hotel lobby or by the cruise ship side. Start St Petersburg Jewish tour.
St. Petersburg city sightseeing tour
This driving tour combines conventional places of interest and Jewish history and culture sights. You will have stops and short walks in the most picturesque and significant places.
Grand Choral Synagogue
Inside visit with a tour to the Grand Choral Synagogue. You will learn the story of its construction as well as pages of history of the Jewish community in St. Petersburg.
Jewish Quarter
Strictly speaking, there's no distinctly Jewish Quarter like in Amsterdam. But it happened so that a lot of Jewish families came to live in the area surrounding the Synagogue, and a lot of Jewish businesses were located there starting from mid-19th century. This part of the city is known as "Kolomna". You will take a walk and learn stories of people who used to live there.
Visit to a local Jewish community centre
There are several Jewish cultural and community centres in St. Petersburg that bring together Jewish families in different districts of St. Petersburg. Visiting such a centre one can find out more about everyday life of a Jewish family in St. Petersburg: education, careers, aspirations, family traditions, etc.
Time for lunch/snack
possible in a kosher restaurant/café
The Hermitage Museum tour
Visit the cultural treasury of Russia, one of the world's most famous museums. You will get to see the Winter Palace of the Russian kings and queens starting from Catherine the Great and view the highlights of West European art collections in the Small, Old and New Hermitage buildings.
OPTIONAL: upon request we can arrange a tour to the Hermitage Special Treasury, also known as “Gold Rooms”. Let us know early if you would like to have this tour – the reservation is to be done well in advance.
09.00   Meet your guide, continue your St Petersburg Jewish tour
Drive outside the city to Pushkin (=Tsarskoye Selo).
Holocaust memorial visit
This bronze stylized sculpture of a grieving man with his back hunched and shoulders drooping, was constructed in 1991 to commemorate eight hundred Jews who lived in Pushkin before WWII and were killed by the Nazis on the first days of occupation.
Tour of the Catherine Palace and Amber Room
The lavish imperial palace at Tsarskoye was designed by Rastrelli in 1752 for Empress Elizabeth. She named it in honour of her mother, Catherine I. The most famous interiour that attracts crowds of visitors is the Amber Room. The exact replica of the legendary Amber Room lost during WWII never fails to impress.
Russian museum tour.
Alongside with Russian art you will have an introduction to life and works of such prominent Jewish artists as Antokolsky, Levitan, Shagall, Bakst and many others.
Tour of the Catherine Palace and Amber Room
The lavish imperial palace at Tsarskoye was designed by Rastrelli in 1752 for Empress Elizabeth. She named it in honour of her mother, Catherine I. The most famous interiour that attracts crowds of visitors is the Amber Room. The exact replica of the legendary Amber Room lost during WWII never fails to impress.