Jewish Heritage Tour

Best of Copenhagen Shore Excursion from TJ Travel

Adults/Children price from

237/187 USD pp

Intense

Walking

Duration

20 hours

Multiple

Languages

Highlights

  • Take a van tour around the city center and learn about Jewish life in St. Petersburg
  • Walk through gorgeous Staterooms of the Winter Palace
  • Take your time to explore the Jewish district and visit the Grand Synagogue
  • Explore the Fountain Park in Peterhof and see magnificent cascades and pavilions

Inclusions

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

Inside visits of

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 passport 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 20% deposit must be paid 30 days prior to the day of your tour. 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. Deposits are fully refundable 72 hours prior to the date of your (first) tour; deposits are non-refundable within 72 hours prior to the date of your (first) tour. In case of no-show, no refund is granted.

Availability

  • 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.

Notes

  • Please, note that in case Catherine palace and the Hermitage museums are overcrowded, museum authorities may limit the entrance which cause an extra waiting time – up to 45 min.
  • It’s recommended to include lunches for groups of 8 people+. This way you will save time for more sightseeing. The cost of one lunch is 20 USD per person (30 USD pp for upscale restaurants)

Tips and Discounts

  • 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!

DAY 1

9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Сity orientation drive with a visit to the Grand Choral Synagogue. Subway visit

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

 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)

DAY 2

9:30 am

Meeting at the ship

9:30 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

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)

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.

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