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1 Day Jewish St. Petersburg Tour

Itinerary

9:00 – meeting (your guide and your private vehicle will pick you up at your hotel lobby, or – if you come by a cruise ship – at the port by the ship side)

You will start with the driving tour taking you to the most famous places connected with the Jewish community history in St. Petersburg. You will have a walk in the Jewish quarter and visit a kosher shop.

10:30 – tour of the Grand Choral Synagogue.

Designed in Moorish style by architects Shaposhnikov and Shreter, the Synagogue opened in 1893, by which time the Jewish community had reached  16500, nearly 2% of the city’s population. Accommodating over 1200 persons, the Synagogue was the only Jewish place of prayer to survive the repressions of 1930s. It continued to function even during the Siege of Leningrad 1941-1944. Today the Synagogue still has an active community.

12:00 – visit to one of the local Jewish community centres (e.g. famous Yesod)

St. Petersburg has a well developed Jewish community today, dozens of Jewish centers and community houses welcome visitors from all over the world. You will meet locals there, learn about activities and tasks of the community and see for yourself how Russian Jews live today.

Lunch/snack/coffee-break in a local venue of your choice, possible at a kosher restaurant/café (optional, not included in the tour price)

15:00 - St. Petersburg Jewish cemetery visit.

The cemetery is located on the outskirts of the city and is being actively restored after the negligence of the Soviet atheistic times. Many famous St. Petersburg Jews are buried there.

17:00 – return to the hotel or on board the cruise ship

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Pickup

at the hotel / cruise ship terminal.

Dropoff

at the hotel / cruise ship terminal.

Things to bring

printed voucher.

photo / video camera.

Inclusions

- documents for disembarkation in "visa-free" regime ("tour tickets")
- fee for port access
- fluent in English, professional, licensed guide's service 
- comfortable air-conditioned vehicle of necessary size and driver service (timing as per program)

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 group 2 pax: 250 euro per person.

private group 3 pax: 190 euro per person.

private group 4 pax: 145 euro per person.

private group 5 pax: 120 euro per person.

private group 6 pax: 110 euro per person.

private group 7 pax: 100 euro per person.

private group 8 pax: 90 euro per person.

private group 9 pax: 85 euro per person.

private group 10 pax: 80 euro per person.

Duration: 1 day / 8 hours.

Languages: English, other languages upon request.

Please, note: this tour is not available on Saturdays.