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Jewish Highlights Excursion

Best of Copenhagen Shore Excursion from TJ Travel
Price from

270 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 centre
  • Farmer’s market
  • Metro ride
 

 

DAY 1

8:00 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 and a meeting with a cantor or a member of the community.
10:30 am - 11:00 am Travel to Peterhof by hydrofoil
11:00 am - 12.30 pm Guided tour of the Upper Gardens and Lower Fountain Park
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm Lunch (optional)
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

9:00 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, before the official opening hours)
12:00 pm - 12:30 pm Russian lunch (optional)
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
 

Number of Tourists 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16
Price in US $$ p/p  650 530 410  375  340 335  330 320 310 305 300 290  280 275 270
 

Price includes:

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

Price doesn’t include:

  • Cost of lunches

             

Note, please:

  • If the hydrofoil ride is cancelled due to the unfavorable weather conditions it is not refunded: we use our van instead to get to/from Peterhof
  • Kids under 6 yo are travelling for free, elder kids and students (7-21 yo) receive 35$ off the cost of the tour. Students must have an ISIC card.
  • PLEASE, LET US KNOW ABOUT STUDENTS IN YOUR GROUP IN ADVANCE SO THAT WE CAN RESERVE THE RIGHT TICKETS FOR THEM.
  • 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.
  • The timing and the sequence of the museums's visits are given approximate and depend on the days of the week. The sequence of the tour can be changed by your guide because of the traffic and museums days-off.

 


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