1 Day Jewish Heritage Private Tour of St. Petersburg

Step into the heritage of St. Petersburg’s Jewish community. This tour is focused on the Jewish life of the city past and present times. You are going to visit the district of Kolomna, the center of Jewish life in the city in the 19th century and the Grand Choral Synagogue created in the Moorish style. Driving along the Nevsky Prospect you will see an Wawelberg house as well as the luxurious mansions on the English Embankment, built for Jewish financiers like Ginsberg and Polyakov.

Tour itinerary:

Guided city tour

During this tour you will see the main and most interesting sights of the city: Nevsky Prospekt, St. Isaac's Cathedral, Decembrists Square and the monument to Peter the Great, Smolny Cathedral, Strelka Vasilievsky Island and other attractions.

Visit of St. Isaac’s Cathedral

St. Isaac's Cathedral is one of the largest cathedrals in Europe, a unique monument of architecture and art. The cathedral was built over 40 years. St. Isaac's Cathedral is one of the symbols of St. Petersburg. Its huge, brightly gilded dome glows from afar, towering above all the buildings of the city.

Visit of the Grand Choral Synagogue

Europe’s second-biggest, and St. Petersburg's main Jewish worship house. It is a center of public and religious life of Jews in Saint Petersburg and one of the city's oldest communities.

Visit of the Church of the Savior on the Spilled Blood

The Church on the Blood – as it also knowns as it marks the spot where Alexander II was fatally wounded on March 1, 1881. The church has an outstanding and varied collection of mosaic icons. The Church is absolutely marvelous inside and out. It is the type of architecture for MUST SEE in St. Petersburg.

Tour to the State Hermitage museum

You will visit one of the largest museums in the world, which occupies five magnificent buildings located along the Neva Embankment in the very center of St. Petersburg. For more than 240 years, the Hermitage has assembled one of the largest collections, numbering about three million works of art and monuments of world culture, from the Stone Age to our century. The treasures collected here introduce the works of many dozens of countries and peoples of the East and West.

  • City Tour (including the tour of St. Isaac's Cathedral and the Church on the Spilled Blood)
  • Grand Choral Synagogue
  • Lunch (bonus from Favorit DMC)
  • Hermitage Museum

Day 1

Tour itinerary

09:00 Meet and greet at the port after immigration

09:00 - 12:00 City Tour (During the city tour photo stops will be available in the most beautiful & historical places of the city, including the tour of St. Isaac's Cathedral and the Church on the Spilled Blood)

12:00 - 13:00 A visit to the Grand Choral Synagogue

13:00 - 14:00 Lunch at the local restaurant (bonus from Favorit DMC)

14:30 - 17:00 A visit and guided tour of the Hermitage

17:30 Back on board

Evening program (optional)

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