Jewish Highlights Excursion

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Adults/Children Price from

163/133 USD pp




16 hours




  • See the highlights of the Hermitage collection
  • Visit the Grand Choral Synagogue and learn about Jewish community in St. Petersburg
  • Explore the Jewish section of the Russian Museum of Etnography
  • Learn about Jewish Heritage and  visit a Jewish community center


  • Blanket Visa (Tour Ticket)
  • Transport by A/C coach
  • Professional Tour Guide
  • Subway visit
  • Food Market
  • A visit to the Jewish community center

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Visa/Tour Tickets

According to the Russian legislation a licensed tour operator has the right to arrange visa-free tours for cruise passengers arriving to St. Petersburg port. TJ Travel is an officially registered tour operator authorized to issue blanket visas. You will receive your free visas (tour tickets) to you email address once you book a shore excursion with us. Please ignore warnings from your cruise ship company indicating that only a cruise ship company is allowed to operate visa-free tours in St. Petersburg. Warnings/notification of that kind don’t have legitimate basis.

To participate in our tours you must print out blanket visas received via email from us and bring it along with your passports on the day of your tour. Blanket visas and your passports should be presented to an immigration officer on duty during disembarkation in St. Petersburg. 

Payment information

A 50% deposit is required at the moment of booking. The remaining balance is due upon your arrival to St. Petersburg.

Cancelation policy

If you or any other member of your party decides to cancel your confirmed booking you must notify us in writing. All payments are fully refundable 72 hours prior to the date of your tour; payments are non-refundable within 72 hours prior to the date of your tour. In case of no-show, no refund is granted.


  • Please ensure to make your booking at least 4-5 days prior to your ship's arrival to St. Petersburg. The port authorities require all passport information in advance, and the bookings sent in less than 4 days prior to arrival will be rejected.


  • Please note that in case the Hermitage museum is overcrowded, museum authorities may limit the entrance which cause an extra waiting time – up to 45 min.

Tips and Discounts

  • 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, but it is always up to you!



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. 

 8:30 am - 10:00 am

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.

10:00 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 - 2:45 pm

Driving to Pavlovsk city

2:45 pm - 3:45 pm

Inside guided tour of Pavlovsk palace

3:45 pm - 5:00 pm

Driving to the city. A visit to a subway station and a Russian Food market

5:00 pm

Return to the ship or evening optional program (theatre / folk show / boat trip)


9:00 am

Meeting by the ship. Payment for the tour. Shopping

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Inside 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). Winter Palace Staterooms. Italian High Renaissance art, Rembrandt's paintings, etc.

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Lunch (expenses not included)

1:15 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 - 4:00 pm

Tour of the Grand Choral Synagogue. A visit to the Jewish community center (either MAOR or ESOD)

4:30 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.

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