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St. Petersburg Jewish Heritage Tour

Learn about the Jewish history in St Petersburg

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St. Petersburg Jewish Heritage Tour

  • 4 Hours
  • Jewish History, Museums, Synagogue
  • Daily at 10.00am
  • Min age: 0
  • Languages offered: English

Tour Highlights


  • See the Jewish district of St. Petersburg and learn about its present and past
  • Marvel at the interiors of the Grand Choral Synagogue
  • Learn about the history of Jews in the Russian Museum of Ethnography
  • Visit the local Jewish community center YESOD


  • Admission to the Russian Museum of Ethnography, Grand Choral Synagogue, and YESOD
  • Professional guide
  • Air-conditioned vehicle and professional driver
  • Hotel or port pickup and drop-off
What to Expect

Take the chance to hear the fascinating history of Jewish life in St. Petersburg on a tour visiting the most important historic places as well as a modern Jewish community center.

Tour Schedule Details
  • Starting time: 10am
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Meeting point: Our guide will meet you at your hotel
  • Ending point: Our Guide will return you to your hotel

Full Itinerary

Tour highlights

  1. Start your city tour with a drive through the old district of Kolomna which was the center of Jewish life in the 19th century. Stop at St. Petersburg Conservatory founded by Anton Rubinstein and hear about its outstanding Jewish graduates. Next, drive by some historical sights associated with the first Jews of the 18th century including the ornate palaces of the Ginzburgs and the Polyakovs, the two powerful dynasties of Jewish bankers. See Nevsky Prospekt, the city’s central street with the monumental Wawelberg Bank building that belonged to the wealthiest bankers of Poland, and other famous structures. After the sightseeing tour, you’ll get inside the Grand Choral Synagogue and find out about its architecture, the history of its foundation and construction, as well as its life today and in the past. At the Russian Museum of Ethnography you will learn about the history of Jews that lived on the territory of the Russian Empire, their everyday life activities, occupation, and culture.   Before returning to your hotel you will visit the YESOD center where you will get to see how the Jewish community of today lives. This center combines Jewish organizations that cater for all ages, from young children to senior citizens.



I'm a solo traveller, is there a single supplement?

There is no single supplement surcharge for single travellers as this is a private tour. The more travelers in your private group the bigger the discount for the private tou

What is cancellation policy?

Cancellation fees – Cancellation fees may apply to any cancellations by the traveller of a service provided by Get-Locals.com. Unless otherwise specified, the cancellation policy is as follows:

  1. Cancellations for set tours and made more than 24 hours prior to travel receive a full refund.
  2. Cancellations for set tours made 24 hours or less prior to travel require the traveller to pay for the tour in full, and no refund will be issued.



    Cancellations for custom itineraries (“Create Your Own”) are as follows:

  • 60+ days to departure – Full refund
  • 59 – 31 days to departure – 50% cancellation fee
  • 30 days and under to departure – 100% cancellation fee

What happens in the event of bad weather?

In the event of bad weather forecast we will contact you the day before and offer you either a refund or an amended tour for the following day.

We always advice to wear suitable clothing for the day of the tour as not every day is guaranteed sunshine.

How do I find the tour start meeting point?

Our guide will meet you in the lobby of your hotel or outside your apartment.