Discover cultural, religious and historical Jewish Heritage of Russia together with me, your private guide
I am happy to invite you on the tour dedicated exclusively to the history and heritage of the Jewish community of St. Petersburg. On this tour, I'll lead you to discover the cultural, religious and historical Jewish heritage of Russia.
This exquisite excursion will allow you to experience the treasures of the past first-hand. You'll also get a chance to enjoy the modern achievements of outstanding Jews in Saint Petersburg today. I will tell you a great number of unforgettable stories, making your tour truly memorable and unique.
We'll start the day with a drive around the city. What's crucial is that you can learn at your own pace. We can stop for a more-in-depth discussion at any point, focus on things of interest to you and personalize your tour in many ways. Take the first step towards discovering St. Petersburg and contact me for more information
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, Peter and Paul Fortress - the former political prison.
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 Point + Tour Duration
Meeting Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Airport, Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building
End Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Airport, Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building
Duration: 5 hours
Car with the driver
- Guiding Services
- Private Transportation
- Admission Tickets
Estimated Local Cash Needed
400 Russian Rubles - In case you decide to take a small break and get some tea/coffee and a snack.
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We had a thoroughly enjoyable and interesting day with Svetlana who took us on her Jewish tour of St Petersburg. There were four of us (two "senior" married couples) and Svetlana arranged a minivan and driver to take us around. She is very friendly and knowledgable and easy to relate to. As we had already been to the synagogue the previous day she changed our itinerary without needing advance notice. We were very satisfied and are happy to recommend her. And by the way she has almost fluent English.