Visa free shore excursions
As it is a very popular request I made a package that allows you to see most of the attractions of St. Petersburg and also to visit places connected with Jewish history.
We'll do a sightseeing tour, visiting Jewish sights as well; visit Peterhof fountain park, Pushkin (Catherine Palace with Amber Room) and the Hermitage. We'll visit beautiful Grand Choral Synagogue and one of Jewish centers (JESOD or MAOR), where you can communicate with from the community.
If you prefer to concentrate on popular St. Petersburg sights, but would like to visit Synagogue and learn about life of Jews in St. Petersburg from Peter the Great up to now you can book any 'regular' variant and just warn me about it. It's a visit to a Jewish center that should be prearranged.
Any tour can be customized for you! Contact me with any ideas about your trip to St. Petersburg. I'll be happy to send you some other programs for cruise ship passengers or to make a tour just for you.
8. 00-9. 00 meeting by your ship
City tour with a visit to Grand Choral Synagogue
Travel by hydrofoil to Peterhof
Travel by car to Pushkin with a stop by the the Holocaust Memorial
Catherine Palace with Amber Room
Return to the ship by 18. 30
9. 00 meeting by your ship
Visiting MAOR or YESOD (Jewish cetnters)
Return to the ship by 16. 00
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: by your ship, after passport control desks
End location: by your ship
Duration: 2 days
car or mini bus
Port fees and visa free arrangements
Entrance fees to the museums and parks
photo permits in museums
Estimated Local Cash Needed
1000 rubles - You can actually use credit cards in most places, but it's good to have some cash for street coffee, souvenirs. The Hermitage cafe doesn't accept cards or foreign money
lunch, depends on the place can be from 500 to 1000 rubles
I am not permitted to guide in the Russian language in the museums - only English.
In Russian can be only city tours.
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We arrived at the end of May and the weather was cold and raining Irena was able at short notice to change the tour of the gardens at the Peterhof and take us to an indoor market and see the subway which was fascinating something we wouldn't have otherwise seen .The big sights like the Hermatarge and Catherine's palace Irena was very knowledgeable.As we were going to the ballet she arranged for a taxi to take us and collect. We had a very nice two days with a very professional and interesting guide.