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Half Day Jewish Sightseeing Private Tour

Highlights

Synagogue

Colomna

Jewish center

Ethnography museum

Description

Peter the Great did the unthinkable. In 1703 on the marshes of the Gulf of Finland, he built a new city, which became Russia’s capital. Then he scandalized his court by making Piotr Shafirov, with Jewish ancestry, his vicechancellor. Jews were forbidden to live in Russia (until 1917). You will find out how fortunes of the Jews rose and fell with the whims of the tzars and Soviet leaders, about Pale of settlement and other interesting things.
Surprisingly, Jewish life has never been as vibrant as nowadays. You will visit one of the Organizations like Eva, Adain Lo or Yesod that run social, educational and welfare programs. Another visit is to the second largest in Europe Choral Synagogue, the heart of the city’s limited religious life located in the former Jewish area known as Kolomna. You will chat there with the Rabbi, cantor or local Jews. The memorial plague on the front door of the Synagogue has the names of the Jewish families who contributed to the survival of Jewish traditions. Your guide will show you another remarkable memorial plague that commemorates the birth place of the first ORT in the world in 1880.

The Jewish exposition of the Ethnography museum introduces its visitors to the Jewish (Ashkenazi) collection which illustrates the Eastern European Jewish culture. Splendid examples of religious artifacts, items used during religious ceremonies or for protecting the scrolls of the Torah demonstrate many facets of the Jewish artistic traditions and throw light on the everyday life of the Jewish people.
For lunch (optional) stop at one of the kosher or vegetarian restaurants.

Itinerary

What you see:

- Synagogue
- Colomna
- Jewish center
- Ethnography museum

Pictures

Pickup

at the cruise ship terminal / hotel.

Dropoff

at the cruise ship terminal / hotel.

Things to bring

printed voucher.

photo / video camera.

Inclusions

• English speaking guide

• Air-conditioned vehicle

• Entry fees as per program

• Welcome gift pack

• Bottle of water daily

• Ear piece set ( for groups larger than 6 pax)

• Photo permits
• Visa-free visit

• Port fees

• Local taxes

Exclusions

lunch

Cancellation

Cancellations more than a week in advance only administration costs of 15%
Cancellation between a week and 48 hours prior to departure date: 50% of the total amount
Cancellation less than 48 hours prior to departure date: 100% of the total amount
No show: no restitution

Additional Info

Prices:

private tour 1 persons: 285 EUR per person.

private group 2 persons: 154 EUR per person.

private group 3 persons: 119 EUR per person.

private group 4 persons: 96 EUR per person.

For private groups more that 4 pax please contact us for additional information and prices.

 

Duration: 6 hours.

Languages: English. Other languages upon request.

Additional information: 

- This tour is also not available on Last FRI of each month.

- An order of sights visited may vary.

- This is a slow walking tour.