St.Petersburg Jewish Heritage Private Tour

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Activity Level



Other, Religious Heritage, Museums / Culture, City


Kid Friendly: No.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 10



English (fluent)

Discover cultural, religious and historical jewish heritage of Russia together with me, your private guide

I invite you on the tour dedicated to the history and heritage of the Jewish community in St. Petersburg.

Discover cultural, religious and historical jewish heritage of Russia together with me. Touch the treasures of the past and get a chance to enjoy the modern achievements of outstanding Jews in Saint Petersburg today. I will devote you to a great number of unforgettable stories and will make your tour memorable and unique.


Start the day with the city drive.
Enroute we will see: the oldest Russian school of music - Conservatoire established by Anton Rubinshtein - the esteemed Jewish composer and pianist; Kolomna district which was largely populated by the Jews in 19th century; the Academy of Fine Arts, where well-known Russian-Jewish painters such as Isaac Levitan and Marc Chagall were educated; English Embankment where former luxurious mansions of Ginsberg and Polyakov are located.

The tour includes the visit to the center of the Jewish life - famous Grand Choral Synagogue - one of the largest in Europe.

Then we head to the museum of Ethnography to visit the exhibition dedicated to the history of Jewish communities on the territory of former Russian Empire. You will see the unique evidences of Jewish life all around Russia from the West to South-East and even Siberia.

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: Your hotel. Apartment, airport, river port

End location: Any place in the city by your choice

Duration: 5 hours


Car with the driver

What’s Included

English-speaking licensed guide for five hours;
Air-conditioned modern vehicle (car or Van) with professional driver for five hours;
Ethnography museum entrance fee;
Synagogue tour permit.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

400 Russian Rubles - In case you decide to take a small break and get some tea/coffee and a snack.

What’s Extra

You are responsible for any purchases of a personal nature

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