Jewish Tour in St Petersburg from Cruise Ships

Jewish Tour in St Petersburg from Cruise Ships
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$55
Duration: 8 hours
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Jewish tour in St. Petersburg is a good introduction to the history and culture of Jews in St. Petersburg - Petrograd - Leningrad interwoven with the history and culture of Russia. Throughout the 300 years now thriving Jewish community saw its ups and downs, prosperity in the second half of the 19th century and Revolution 1917, Civil War and Red Terror, Stalin’s putges and the terrible famine in 1941-1944 during Siege of Leningrad. Our tour will take you to the Grand Choral Synagogue, a visit to a local Jewish community centre will give you an insight to the present-day life, difficulties, joys and aspires. Jewish Cemetery is where the memory of the past lives.

You will meet your tour guide and driver at 9 a.m. in the cruise port terminal. The first part of the tour is a driving sightseeing tour that will take you to the most famous venues related to Jewish history, such as: Kolomna district (a.k. Jewish Quarter, where most Jewish families lived in the 19th century), the Concervatoire, the houses of Baron Gintsburg and Samuel Polyakov, the Academy of Fine Arts and many more. A driving tour will be followed by a visit to the Grand Choral Synagogue. 
There are a dozen of Jewish centres and community houses in St. Petersburg. You'll visit one of the centrally located community centres where you can meet locals and learn about activities and objectives of the present-day Jewish community.
St. Petersburg Jewish cemetery visit comes in the end of your tour day.
At around 5 p.m. you will return on board the ship.

Jewish tour in St. Petersburg is a good introduction to the history and culture of Jews in St. Petersburg - Petrograd - Leningrad interwoven with the history and culture of Russia. Throughout the 300 years now thriving Jewish community saw its ups and downs, prosperity in the second half of the 19th century and Revolution 1917, Civil War and Red Terror, Stalin’s putges and the terrible famine in 1941-1944 during Siege of Leningrad. Our tour will take you to the Grand Choral Synagogue, a visit to a local Jewish community centre will give you an insight to the present-day life, difficulties, joys and aspires. Jewish Cemetery is where the memory of the past lives.