Private shore excursion: Two day Jewish Heritage shore excursion

Shore Excursions in St Petersburg

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Choose the two-day Jewish Heritage Excursion to get an idea of the Jewish life in St. Petersburg. Your private tour guide closely connected to the Jewish community will show you the inside of the Grand Choral Synagogue and the Jewish exhibition of the Ethnography museum making the history of Jewish settlements in Russia come alive. Along with the Jewish sights, you will see the main city's highlights including the Hermitage, Catherine Palace and Peterhof.
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). City tour of St Petersburg where you will learn about the life of the Jewish community in St Petersburg in the past and present. Tour of the Grand Choral Synagogue.10:30 am - 11:00 am Drive to Peterhof11:00 am - 12.30 pm Guided tour of the Upper and Lower Gardens12:30 pm - 1:30 pm Lunch  (not included)1:30 pm - 2:30 pm Driving to Pushkin city with a photo stop at the Holocaust monument2:30 pm - 4:00 pm Guided tour of Catherine Palace with the Amber Room4:00 pm - 5:00 pm Driving to the city. Subway station and a farmers market 5:00 pm Return to the ship or evening optional program (theatre / folk show / boat trip) DAY 2 9:00 am Meeting by the ship. Shopping (upon your request)10:00 am - 11:30 am Guided tour of the Hermitage Museum (early admission, before the official opening hours)12:00 pm - 12:30 pm Lunch (not included)1:00 pm - 2:00 pm The Jewish section at the Russian Museum of Ethnography 2:30 - 3:30 pm A visit to the Jewish community center (either ESOD or MAOR)4:00 pm Return to the shipPlease note:The timing and sequence of the museum visits are given approximate and depend on the days of the weekThe sequence of the tour can be changed by your guide because of the traffic and museums' days-offIn order to minimize the flow of tourists inside the museum, the Hermitage authorities reserve the right to adjust the entrance time slot

What’s included

  • Port pick-up and drop-off
  • Admission fees to all museums in the program (including the early entrance to the Hermitage)
  • Guide’s services for 2 days
  • Driver’s services for 2 days (comfortable car (Mercedes)/minivan with A/C)
  • A permit for photo/video at the museums per person
  • Metro ride
  • All port fees
  • All local taxes
  • Blanket visa
  • Bottled water
  • Headsets for groups of 10 and more

What’s not included

  • Gratuities (recommended)
  • Lunch expenses