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Jewish Heritage Tour

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

237/187 USD pp

Activity Level

high

Duration

20 hours

During this one 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:

  • Visit to the Jewish community centre
  • Farmer’s market
  • Metro ride
 
 

DAY 1

9:00 am Meeting at 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
9:00 am – 12:00 pm Сity orientation drive with a visit to the Grand Choral Synagogue. During this tour you will learn a lot about the life of Jewish community in St Petersburg in present and in the past.
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm  Typical Russian lunch (expenses not included)
1:00 pm - 1:30 pm  A visit to the Jewish community center (either MAOR or ESOD)
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm Guided tour of Yusupov Palace
3:00 - 3:30 pm  Guided tour of St Isaac’s Cathedral
4:00 pm Return to the ship or optional evening program (theatre / boat ride / folk show)

Evening Tours

DAY 2

9:30 am Meeting at the ship
10:00 am - 10:30 am Drive to Peterhof
10:30 am - 12:00 pm Guided tour of the Peterhof Upper gardens and Fountain park
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Traditional Russian lunch (expenses not included)
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm Drive to Tsars’ Village with a stop near Holocaust monument in the center of the town
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm Guided tour of Catherine Palace with the Amber Room
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm Drive back to the city
4:30 pm Return to the ship or evening optional program (theatre / boat ride / folk show)

Evening Tours

DAY 3

9:00 am Meeting at the ship
10:00 am - 12:30 pm 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.
12:30 pm - 1:15 pm Lunch (expenses not included)
1:15 pm - 2:15 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
3:00 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 1250 790 630 475 465 355 342 329 319 309 305 299 294 289 287 285 283 281 279 277
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 275 273 271 269 267 265 263 261 259 257 255 253 251 249 247 245 243 241 239 237

Price includes:

  • Admission fees to all museums in the program and metro visit
  • Early admission to the Hermitage Museum
  • Guide’s services for 3 days
  • Driver’s services for 3 day (Comfortable car [Mercedes or VW]/ minivan with A/C)
  • Photo and video permissions at the museums (except for Yusupov Palace)
  • 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. 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
  • Photo and video permit at  Yusupov Palace (camera pass is 3 USD per person, video pass is 6 USD per person)
  • 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 50 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!
  • Please, ensure that you 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 late bookings sent in less than 4 days will be rejected.


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