The history of the Jewish community in St Petersburg is probably as interesting, as the history of the city itself. This tour covers the most of the main attractions of the city and the specific Jewish sites.
You meet you guide after disembarking in the terminal and start exploring St Petersburg by a scenic drive through the historic center of the city. You hear the general history of the former Russian capital and have some opportunities to take pictures at the most beautiful places. Then you catch the hydrofoil – the speed boat that takes you to Peterhoff. This is the most brilliant summer residence of the Russian emperors, which is shiny with gold and takes your breath away with its stunning gardens and fountains. You stroll around the park and visit the favorite palace of Peter I – Monplaisir. Then you have time for a lunch or a snack and drive back to the downtown. There you visit one of the most monumental structures in the city – St Isaac’s cathedral. This Orthodox temple is one of the largest in Europe and has a magnificent interior. To crown your day, you visit the main Jewish site of St Petersburg – the Grand Choral Synagogue, which is a wonderful example of architecture. Then you can go back to the ship and relax, or take one of the evening options like a canal trip, a bright folkloric show or a ballet night.
Your guide meets you in the port and takes you to the biggest and the most important museum in the city – the Hermitage. This huge complex includes several palace buildings and houses an incredible collection of art works from all over the world, displayed in breathtaking gala interiors. You will walk through innumerous halls and see the most important and interesting objects. Then you will have a coffee or lunch break, and proceed to the Russian museum, which is the largest collection of the Russian art and has a special Jewish section. You will have a closer look at the history of Jewish community in St Petersburg and an idea of its creative activity. Full of impressions and new information you can have some rest back on the ship or take advantage of one of the evening activities.
You start your day by driving out of St Petersburg to one of its most beautiful suburbs – the town of Pushkin, where one of the most luxurious palaces is located. On the way you make a stop at the Holocaust memorial, which is a very unusual statue and is really worth looking at. Then you visit the Catherine’s Palace – one of the gala estates of the Russian Tzars, and see the real treasure of its collection – the famous Amber room. After that you have a chance for a lunch or a snack and drive back to St Petersburg. You will then see one of the most remarkable Orthodox churches – Savior on Spilled blood, which has lots of colorful mosaics inside and outside, and also a fascinating story behind. Before you go back to the ship, you have a chance to make a shopping stop and buy some memorabilia and gifts for your friends and family.
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