From the very foundation Jews have always lived in our city. Our Jewish Petersburg tour will acquaint you with the history of the local Jewish community starting from the first Jewish settlers who came here in the days of Peter the Great. Throughout the 300 years of history, Jewish Petersburg saw its ups and downs, prosperity in the second half of the 19th century and dreadful days of Revolution, Red Terror, Stalin’s repressions and the Siege of Leningrad in WWII. The present-day Jewish community is growing. The community members keep their traditions and family ties and are willing to share their life experience and knowledge. Our tour will take you to the Grand Choral Synagogue, where you will have a tour by a local community representative, sharing the history of this beautiful place and answer your questions about the past and present of Jewish Petersburg. A visit to a local Jewish community centre will give you an insight to the present-day life, difficulties, joys and aspires. Jewish Cemetery is where the memory of the past lives. Upon your wish, Jewish exhibition at the Russian Ethnography Museum can be included in the tour.
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|PRICE PP FOR CRUISE TOURIST||196 USD||116 USD||87 USD||79 USD||73 USD||62 USD||55 USD|
|PRICE PP FOR TOURS FROM HOTEL||175 USD||105 USD||79 USD||73 USD||68 USD||58 USD||52 USD|
|TOUR DURATION||Jewish Petersburg tour takes 1 day, can have it as a separate independent tour. You can also plan to incorporate Jewish culture and heritage sights into conventional tours to St. Petersburg.|
|TOUR TYPE||Private guided tour.|
|ACTIVITY LEVEL||Moderate to active — upon your choice. Can be customized to families with kids or physically impared travellers.|
|TRANSPORTATION||Comfortable air-conditioned vehicle of the necessary size. Car safety seats for kids are available upon request (complimentary).|
|TOUR GUIDE||Local English-speaking tour guide for the entire time in St. Petersburg, specializing in Jewish Petersburg.|
|INSIDE VISITS||Grand Choral Synagogue, Jewish community centre.|
|ALSO INCLUDED IN THE PRICE||All the local taxes and handling charges, bottled water, visa-free arrangements or visa support (visa invitation).|
|OPTIONAL||Russian Ethnography Museum (Jewish exhibition).|
|IMPORTANT||Jewish Petersburg tour is not available on Saturdays.|
Day 1 - 09.00
The sightseeing tour will take you to the most famous venues related to Jewish history, such as: Kolomna district (a.k. Jewish Quarter, where most Jewish families lived in the 19th century), the Concervatoire, the houses of Baron Gintsburg and Samuel Polyakov, the Academy of Fine Arts and many more.
The Grand Choral Synagogue inside visit.
Visit to one of the local Jewish community centres. There are dozens of Jewish centres and community houses in St. Petersburg, where visitors from other countries can meet locals and learn about activities and objectives of the community and see what is life of the Russian Jews is like nowadays.
St. Petersburg Jewish cemetery visit.