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Jewish Highlights Excursion

Best of Copenhagen Shore Excursion from TJ Travel
Adults/Children Price from

163/133 USD pp

Activity Level

medium

Duration

16 hours

During this two day program you will get to know:

  • Present and past history of St Petersburg and its founder Peter the Great
  • St Petersburg as the cultural capital of Russia and Soviet Union
  • The life of the Jewish community in St. Petersburg during the present and past
  • History and culture of the Jewish people on the territory of Russia
  • Soviet Regime: Lenin and Stalin
  • Modern life in Russia and St Petersburg: transportation, housing, educational system, health care system,family life – don’t hesitate to ask any questions

Inside visits of:

As well as:

  • A visit to the Jewish community center
  • Farmer’s market
  • Metro ride
 

 

DAY 1

8:30 am Meeting by the ship. (Please note: the start time of the tour is given approximately and will be adjusted depending on your ship arrival time). The guide of this tour will be either of Jewish origin or closely connected with the Jewish community. City tour of St Petersburg. During this tour you will learn a lot about the life of Jewish community in St Petersburg in present and in the past. Tour of the Grand Choral Synagogue.
10:30 am - 11:00 am Drive to Peterhof
11:00 am - 12.30 pm Guided tour of the Upper Gardens and Lower Fountain Park
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm Lunch (expenses not included)
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm Driving to Pushkin city with a stop near Holocaust monument in the center of the town
2:30 pm - 4:00 pm Inside guided tour of Catherine Palace with the Amber Room
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm Driving to the city. A visit to the subway station and a farmers market
5:00 pm Return to the ship or evening optional program (theatre / folk show / boat trip)

Evening Tours

DAY 2

8:30 am Meeting by the ship. Payment for the tour. Shopping
10:00 am - 11:30 am Guided tour of the State Hermitage Museum (early admission). In order to minimize the flow of tourists inside the museum, the Hermitage authorities reserve the right to adjust the entrance time slot.
12:00 pm - 12:30 pm Lunch (expenses not included)
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm The Jewish section at the Russian Museum of Ethnography where you can learn about history and culture of the Jewish people on the territory of Russia.
2:30 - 3:30 pm  A visit to the Jewish community center (either MAOR or ESOD)
4:00 pm Return to the ship
 

*The order of museum visits and the time spent at each venue may vary depending on ticket availability, museums’ days-off, and the traffic situation in the city.

The number of people 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20
Price in USD p/p 850 560 460 360 340 310 300 290 275 260 250 240 230 225 217 210 209 208 206 204
The number of people 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40+
Price in USD p/p 202 200 198 195 193 191 189 187 185 183 181 179 177 175 173 171 169 167 165 163

Price includes:

  • Admission fees to all museums in the program, metro visit
  • Early admission to the Hermitage Museum
  • Guide’s services for 2 days
  • Driver’s services for 2 day (Comfortable car [Mercedes or VW]/ minivan with A/C)
  • Photo and video permissions at the museums
  • Blanket visas
  • All port fees
  • All local taxes
  • Headsets for the groups of 10 and up
  • One bottle of water per person per day

Price doesn’t include:

  • Cost of lunches. It's recommended to add lunch if your group is 8 people+. The additional cost is $20 per person per 1 lunch/ or $30 per person per 1 lunch in an upscale restaurant
  • Tips for guide (10% of the tour cost) and driver (5% of the tour cost)
 

Note, please:

  • The tour is free for children up to 6 y.o. Children (7 - 17 y.o.)/Students get 30 USD off the tour price. Students must have an ISIC card, otherwise the discount is not available. 
  • Gratuities to the guide and driver are not included in the tour price. The sum you wish to give to your guide and driver after a well-done tour should be up to the western standards (approximately 15%). It is a good idea to divide gratuity between your guide and driver and give it separately to them: 10% to the guide and 5% to the driver. Please have some cash with you (USD, EUR or RUB) for this reason.

 


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