1 day
Duration
Private
Tour category
Tour from hotel
Tour type
Shore excursion
Tour type

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.

NUMBER OF PAX2 PAX4 PAX6 PAX8 PAX10 PAX12 PAX14 PAX
PRICE PP FOR CRUISE TOURIST196 USD116 USD87 USD79 USD73 USD62 USD55 USD
PRICE PP FOR TOURS FROM HOTEL 175 USD 105 USD 79 USD 73 USD 68 USD 58 USD 52 USD

 

TOUR DURATIONJewish 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 TYPEPrivate guided tour.
GROUP SIZEAny.
ACTIVITY LEVELModerate to active — upon your choice. Can be customized to families with kids or physically impared travellers.
TRANSPORTATIONComfortable air-conditioned vehicle of the necessary size. Car safety seats for kids are available upon request (complimentary).
TOUR GUIDELocal English-speaking tour guide for the entire time in St. Petersburg, specializing in Jewish Petersburg.
INSIDE VISITSGrand 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).
OPTIONALRussian Ethnography Museum (Jewish exhibition).
IMPORTANTJewish Petersburg tour is not available on Saturdays.
1

Day 1 - 09.00

Meet your guide at the hotel lobby or by the cruise ship side.

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.

2

17.00

 Finish the tour at your hotel or return back on board the cruise ship.
Jewish Petersburg

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