2-day private shore excurion 'Best of St.Petersburg combined with Jewish Heritage sights'


Tour Number

Activity Level



City, Museums / Culture, Religious Heritage, Shore Excursion


Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: Yes.
It's better if you can get in and out of a car, but if not I will arrange a secial van with ramp.

Maximum travelers: 10



English (fluent)

2-day private Visa-Free tour of St.Petersburg for cruise ship passengers

I invite you onto the two-day private tour around St. Petersburg and its beautiful outskirts. I will show you the most impressive sights of the city as well as the former Jewish quarter Kolomna. We will visit the best known museums such as the Hermitage, Catherine's palace with Amber room, Peterhof Fountain park as well as our Grand Choral Synagogue. I will show you the palaces of the Russian Tsars and the houses of prominent Jewish families.
Along the tour I will explain you the history of St. Petersburg and Russia, tell you fun stories of the Russian Tsars and show how Jewish and Russian history mixes up together in St. Petersburg.
I will answer all your questions related to the history, at and present-day life in Russia.
This tour is Visa-Free - booking a tour with me you won't need to go to the Russian Embassy and obtain your own Russian Visa. I will take care of all formalities and provide you with documents necessary to disembark in St. Petersburg.


Day 1
9:00am meet your guide and the driver at the port terminal
travel to Tsar's Village and visit Catherine's palace with Amber room
stop at the Holocaust memorial on the way
free time for lunch
travel to Peterhof and visit Peterhof Fountain park and the house of Peter the Great 'Monplaisir'
return to the city
walk down the main street of the city Nevsky Prospect
6:00pm back to the ship or stay in the city for the optional evening activities

Day 2
9:00am meet your guide and the driver at the port terminal
city sightseeing and Jewish Heritage tour with visits to Our savior on the Spilled Blood and Grand Choral Synagogue
lunch break
Hermitage visit (main complex)
4:00pm return to the ship

Please note that the order of visits may change due to the certain museums working days.

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: Cruise ship port terminal

End location: cruise ship port terminal

Duration: 2 days


Depending on the number of people in your party I will arrange a vehicle - car/minivan or van with professiona driver.
I work with new, clean, non-smoking, air-conditioned, comnfortable vehicles and safe drivers only.

What’s Included

English-speaking licensed guide for two days,
Air-conditioned modern car/minivan/van with professional driver for two days,
All mentioned museums entrance fees and photo permits where permitted,
Priority entry to the museums without waiting in line,
Visa-Free arrangements,
Port fees

Estimated Local Cash Needed

2000 Russian Rubles - Lunches are not included into the tour cost. There are tons of cafes and redtaurants in the city to stop and enjoy some Russian or non-Russian food.
Usually the lunch at the cafe is about 1000 Rubles per person. Restaurants are more expensive.
most cafes and restaurans accept credit cards though.

What’s Extra

There is nothing extra. Everything is included, no extra or hidden costs.

Upon your request the tour can be complimented with:
Jewish cemetery visit - no extra charge,
Jewish community center visit - no extra charge,
Farmer's market visit - no extra charge,
metro ride - no extra charge

A Recent Review of this tour

Amazing tour. Svetlana did an amazing job. Tour was interesting and engaging for both adults and kids.
Juliya Dzekhtser

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