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Jewish Heritage Tour

Best of Copenhagen Shore Excursion from TJ Travel
Price from

370 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. Tour of the Choral Synagogue and a meeting with a cantor or a member of the community. 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 (optional)
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 Hydrofoil 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 (optional)
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, before the official working hours)
12:30 pm - 1:15 pm Lunch (optional)
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

Number of Tourists 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16
Price in US $$ p/p 1430 910 745 580 525 470 460 450 440 430 420 400 395 390 380 370
 

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 3 days
  • Driver’s services for 3 day (Comfortable car [Mercedes]/ 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 the lunches but it is possible to add them to the cost of your tour, especially for the groups from 8 and more (20$ per person per 1 lunch in a local cafe 30$ per person per 1 lunch in a local restaurant)
  • Photo and video permit at  Yusupov Palace (camera pass is 5$ per person, video pass is 12 per person)

         

Note, please:

  • If you travel with children up to 6 years old, you don’t have to pay for them - the tour for them will be free of charge
  • Children/Students from 7 years old receive a discount of $50 US for the tour. Students must have a valid ISIC Card – Please, let us know about students in your group in advance so that we can reserve the right tickets for them.
  • 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
  • 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!
  • 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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