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Jewish St Petersburg tour

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175 EUR

Explore the Jewish heritage of St. Petersburg on a full-day tour with a private guide. After a pick-up from your city hotel or cruise ship port, drive past the magnificent palaces of the Russian tsars and the romantic bridges and monuments of the city’s rivers and canals.

Duration: 7 hours
    Available in
  • English,
  • Spanish,
  • Russian,
  • Dutch,
  • Swedish
Tour by Alexei
Local

Native Saint Petersburger. Well travelled around the globe but always came back to my cradle. Now I am happily stuck here with my family. My favourite hobby that also happens to be my business is to help people discover St Petersburg.

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Highlights

  • Big Choral Synagogue
  • Kolomna district

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Description

St. Petersburg's past is inseparably linked with the history and heritage of the Jewish people. From the 19th century this city became the centre for Jewish publications, organizations and social and cultural services. Out of the St. Petersburg Jewish community came brilliant persons, such as, Simon Dubnov, Marc Shagall, Yasha Heifetz, Isaac Babel and many others.

You’ll visit Theater Square, closely associated with the composer Anton Rubinstein, and stop by the Academy of Fine Arts, where Jewish painters, such as Isaac Levitan and Marc Chagall studied.

During this tour you will visit the Big Choral Synagogue which is not only a magnificent monument of architecture, but has always been the centre around which Jewish life in St.Petersburg takes place.

The Big Choral Synagogue is located in the Kolomna quarter which used to be a thriving Jewish neighborhood. Here you will find important educational centers such as the Conservatoire, founded by Anton Rubenstein, the State University and the Academy of Fine Arts, all of which were attended by many Jewish students and served as Jewish cultural focal points.

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What’s included & not included

  • private van
  • private guide
  • Big Choral Synagogue
  • meals
  • tips

Meeting point

Cruise port, hotel pick-ups available

This operator has 12 reviews for other tours

4.9/5

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Alyonia was an excellent guide.
for Alexei’s tour (Hermitage private tour)
We did not ‘skip’ the line up: queued for an hour to get in. Otherwise a great tour.
Wonderful private tour
for Alexei’s tour (Hermitage private tour)
We had a wonderful private tour with Arina. She was waiting for us at the meeting point and told us a lot of interesting things about the buildings and the art. We had a private entrance, avoiding long waiting lines, so this was really great.
Arina also shared some nice insights in the culture and ways of living of the locals during the coffee break. We loved it!
Great experience
Christina’s commentary was knowledgeable and informative. She actually got our tour into a couple of extra special little performances. Obviously she knew her way around and how to beat the lines. Very professional. Max greeted us prior to taking off on the first day and was there to greet us on the last day. He cares about the client’s experience. The driver was super. Highly recommend this company.
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175 EUR
  • Full refund if you cancel up to 72 hours before the tour
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