1-day Jewish Heritage shore excursion
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
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.
|08.30||Meeting 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
Back onboard the cruise ship
* it’s possible to change Hermitage museum to Yusupov Palace tour, including Rasputin exhibition
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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
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