1-day Jewish Heritage shore excursion

Tour snapshot:

Duration

9 hours

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VISA FREE

No visa required

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Transportation

By private car/minivan

No hidden cost

All port fees and local taxes included

Private guide

Professional & licensed

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Skip-the-line tickets

No Waiting lines at monuments or museums

The tour is all yours

100% private tour

This private shore excursion was built specially for the guests, who are interested in Jewish Heritage of St.Petersburg. On this tour you will visit all the main St. Petersburg highlights and discover Jewish life of the city. You will visit Grand Choral Synagogue, that is the third largest synagogue in Europe,  old Jewish district and exhibition of History and culture of Russian Jews in St. Petersburg Museum of Ethnography.

Please note: this tour is fully customizable and can be modified any way you wish. We can easily change the timing of the tour, museums, add free time, shopping, local market and shops visit and anything according to your preferences.

08.30Meeting with a guide at the cruise terminal
08.30 – 10.00

Panoramic tour including stops at the main highlights

10.00 – 10.30

Savior on Spilled blood Cathedral guided visit

10.30 – 12.30

Kolomna (tour of the old Jewish district) and Grand Choral Synagogue visit

12.30 – 13.30

Lunch (optional, cost is not included)

13.30 – 16.00

The Hermitage State museum guided tour

16.00 – 17.00

History and culture of Russian Jews exhibition in St. Petersburg Museum of Ethnography guided tour

17.30

Back onboard the cruise ship

* it’s possible to change Hermitage museum to Yusupov Palace tour, including Rasputin exhibition

Saint-Petersburg city tour

  • Price: 0,00 €
  • For a groups of 9+, please contact us for a special quotation.
    Guided inside visits during city tour.

Tour overview:

Important information:

The itinerary above is a sample only. In case your ship is in port for less time, we will adjust it easily. You can also change the program in case you would like to visit different museums or spend more time in the city. Please contact us for more details.

Please note the visit to the Hermitage does not include the collection of impressionists and post-impressionists which moved to the new General Staff building. You can request it additionally when booking the tour.

Children/Students receive a discount of 25 eur for the tour. Students must have a valid ISIC Card – Please, let us know about students and children in your group in advance so that we can reserve the right tickets for them.

The order of museum visits may change depending on availability of entrance tickets, museums days-off, traffic situation in the city.

The tour is private with your personal guide and driver. There will no be other people joining your tour.

The tour is driving. We use licensed drivers with cars (up to 2 people), minivans (3 – 7 people) and Mercedes Sprinters (8 – 19 people).

Tipping your guide and driver is not obligatory, but appreciated.

Guided visits:

Russian Jews exhibition in the St. Petersburg Museum of Ethnography

“The History and Culture of the Jews of Russia” exhibition in the Museum of Ethnography appeared as a first step to the full-value museum of the Jewish culture in St. Petersburg. You will definitely enjoy the collection which consists of more than 2500 items, including utensils, costumes, home decor items, amulets and charms, decoration of the Torah storages and unique photos.

Grand Choral Synagogue

Visit the third largest synagogue in Europe. Built in 1893 The Grand Choral Synagogue of St. Petersburg has been always operating and never closed. You will be amazed by the beauty of this magnificent building, designed in Moorish style and beautiful interiors.

Hermitage Museum 
Dive into splendid halls full of treasuries of the one of the best museums in the world. Hermitage is a really unique place, it is the imperial residence, revolution site, and great museum and all in one place. Everyone will find something interesting for himself. Your expert guide will get the right direction according to your preferences.
Marvel at masters like Da Vinci, Rembrandt, Titian and others while you spend three hours exploring this former royal residence.

Church of our Saviour on the Spilled Blood
The iconic church of St.Petersburg represents
Russia’s largest exhibition of mosaics (over 7,000 sq.m.). It includes the Italian colored marble, Ural and Altai semiprecious stones and mosaic collections of Russian heraldry.
The church was constructed on the spot where in 1881 a fatal attack on the emperor Alexander II had been made.

Peter and Paul Fortress 
The birthplace of the city it was the first structure to be built in St. Petersburg and it never served for defense. Instead, it has had a rich history as a military base, a home of government departments, the burial ground of the Russian Imperial family, the site of groundbreaking scientific experiments, and a forbidding jail that held some of Russia’s most prominent political prisoners.

Optional visits:

Private guided boat tour through canals and Neva river
Nothing captures the majesty of St. Petersburg quite like breezing along the Neva River and charming canals, which offers an endless parade of breathtaking monuments.
We provide classy upscale private boat open or with panorama roof and terrace, depending on weather conditions.

Faberge museum visit
Located in the Shuvalov Palace, this museum with stunning interiors represents a private collection of Faberge jewelry items, including nine of the world-famous Faberge Imperial Easter eggs.

General Staff Building with Impressionists and Post-Impressionist collection
The works of the Impressionists (Monet, Renoir, Degas, Sisley, Pissarro) and post impressionists (Van Gogh, Gauguin, Matisse, Cézanne) are widely presented in the Hermitage (General Staff building).

VISA FREE

In St.Petersburg for cruise passengers there are 72 visa free hours, we will provide you with a document called a Tour Ticket which acts as your blanket visa during your stay in St. Petersburg. This document will allow you to take your tour with us.

Please, send us requests for shore excursions at least 4-5 days prior to your ship’s arrival to St. Petersburg. Otherwise, there is not enough time to issue travel documents for you required for passing passport control.

WHY YOU’LL LOVE THIS

  • Get acquainted with history and culture of the Jews in Russia

  • Take a walk through narrow streets and picturesque lanes of Kolomna

  • Marvel the majestic Grand Choral Synagogue

  • Discover most popular highlights of the city

  • Enjoy your private tour in the Hermitage

Kazan Cathedral

The Cathedral looks fascinating due to its monumentality on the outside and the amazing beauty inside. The Kazan Cathedral was built and named in honor of the Kazan icon of the Mother of God, which Is placed inside the temple and is considered to be one of the most revered icons in Russia. So the queue of people wishing to touch the shrine is a common thing here. Read more

Best viewing points in St. Petersburg

When you are a regular traveler, it is difficult to explore one of the most beautiful cities in the world — Saint-Petersburg — in a short period of time. A great opportunity to literally look over the whole city look is to visit one of the viewing points of the Northern Capital. The panoramic terraces of cathedrals, museums, restaurants and hotels will allow you to combine a walk and a tour, arrange a romantic date and make great photos. Read more

The mystery of the Mikhailovsky castle

The Mikhailovsky (or the Engineer’s) castle became infamous immediately after the death of Emperor Paul I, who was strangled in his bedroom in the castle. And no wonder the palce gained bad reputation, since Palace coups and the Emperor’s murder were not a common thing for Russian Empire after all. Read more

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