Three Days Jewish Heritage 2017 Private Tour in St. Petersburg RUSSIA

Three Days Jewish Heritage 2017 Private Tour in St. Petersburg RUSSIA

Three Day Jewish Heritage 2017 Private tour
Day 1

09.00 Am Meeting with your guide at your ship or hotel or apartment
(the starting time will be adjusted to your ship’s arrival time)
Your guide will be either of Jewish origin or closely connected with a Jewish community.
09 – 12.00 Am – City tour. Visit to the Grand Synagogue.

Tour of the Choral Synagogue and a meeting with a cantor or a member of the community This tour will give you an overview of life of the Jewish community in St. Petersburg throughout  the history of the city. You will drive around the Kolomna district where Jewish colony was mainly concentrated in the 19th century.

Here you will visit the Grand Synagogue. You will stop by St. Petersburg Conservatory founded by A. Rubenstein which gave birth to a number of prominent Jewish graduates such as Leopold Auer, Misha Elman Yefrem Cimbalist, Yasha Heifetz, and Heinrich Veniavski.  Then you will set off to see the most interesting palaces in St. Petersburg associated with famous representatives of the Jewish community.

You will see the palace of two dynasties of the Jewish industrials and bankers, the Polyakovs and the Ginzburgs. Your tour will continue with a drive along Nevsky prospect where you will see an impressive bank building of Vavelberg who was once was one of the wealthiest polish bankers living in St. Petersburg.

Also you will be able to admire a beautiful building of the Academy of Fine Arts where lots of Russian-Jewish painter studied, like Marc Chagal or Isaac Levitan.

12.00-13.00 Pm Lunch (Optional)
13.00-13.30 Pm the Jewish community centre (either MAOR or ESOD)
14.00-15.00 Pm Guided tour of Yusupov palace
15.00-15.30 Pm Guided tour of St Isaac’s cathedral
16.00 Pm Return to the ship or evening optional program
(theatre/ boat ride/ folk show) 

Day 2
09.30 Am Meeting at the ship
10.00-10.30 Pm hydrofoil ride to Petergof
10.30-12.00 PmGuided tour of the Upper gardens and Fountain park in Petergof
12.00-13.00 Pm Lunch (optional)
13.00-14.00 PmDrive to Tsars’ Village with a stop near Holocaust monument
14.00-15.30 Pm guided tour of Catherine palace with the Amber room
15.30-16.30 Pm return to the city
16.30 Pm Return to the ship or evening optional program
(theatre/ boat ride/ folk show)

Day 3
09.00 Am Meeting at the ship
09.30-12.30 Pm guided tour of the  Hermitage museum (early admission)
12.30-13.15 Pm lunch (optional)
13.15-14.15 Pm the Jewish section at the Russian Museum of Ethnography which will give you a comprehensive insight into life of the Jewish people on the territory of Russia (closed on Monday )
On Monday you will visit the oldest Jewish cemetery in St. Petersburg where famous Jewish figures are buried including Rubenstein, Ginzburg etc .
15.00 Pm Return to the ship

Please note, that the sequence of the tour depends on availability of admission tickets and traffic situation in the city

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