Jewish Heritage Tour

Experience Saint Petersburg Jewish history

Explore the history and modern life of the Saint Petersburg Jewish community on this special interest tour. Although the Jewish history of Saint Petersburg is not a long one, it was often very dramatic and featured many famous people who influenced world culture, science and history. For a detailed introduction to the local Jewish society, take our Jewish history itinerary which includes a visit to the Jewish cemetery and a Jewish community centre. An alternative version of the itinerary features a visit to the Grand Choral Synagogue and several key places connected to Jewish history.

Below is a sample 3-day itinerary of the Jewish History Tour (suitable for land and cruise visitors). Please note that sequence of inclusions may differ.

Day 1:

Morning: City Highlights tour with a focus on Jewish history

  • Peter and Paul Fortress tour
  • Grand Choral Synagogue tour
  • Lunch (Golden Kosher Cafe or Lechaim restaurant at the Synagogue)
  • Saint Isaac’s Cathedral tour
  • Hermitage Museum highlights tour

Day 2:

Morning: Departure to Peterhoff

  • Tour of Peterhoff fountain park
  • Visit to the monument of Anton Rubenshtein
  • Lunch

Afternoon: Transfer from Peterhoff to Tsarkoe Selo (Pushkin)

  • Catherine Palace and gardens tour (Amber room included)
  • Visit to the Holocaust Memorial and the execution grounds near Alexander Palace

Day 3:

Morning: Tour of Ethnography Museum (Jewish section)

  • Yusupoff Palace tour
  • Lunch
  • Afternoon: Visit to the Jewish community centre on Rubinsteina street

Jewish Heritage Tour

  • Duration: 6 hours

Inclusions:

  • Museum admissions as per the itinerary
  • English — speaking guide assistance
  • Hotel pick up
  • Chauffeured transportation
  • Lunch
  • Tour Gallery