Duration: 6-7 hours
The tour includes the sights witnessed important historical events connected with the life of Jewish population of St. Petersburg. It will be a perfect way not just to hear but to see Jewish history which is closely intertwined with the history of the city. You'll see center of Jewish life of the 19th century called Kolomna; houses where famous Jews of St. Petersburg lived; an unusual building constructed by the commission of Ippolite Wavelberg, one of the richest Jews in St. Petersburg; the Academy of Fine Arts, where well-known Jewish painters such as Isaac Levitan and Marc Chagall were educated; the Conservatoire founded by Enton Rubenstine in 1862. The Conservatoire has witnessed many famous teaches & students of the Jewish nationality including Hedrick Viniavsky an outstanding violinist. During the tour you will get acquainted with the history of St. Petersburg Jewish Community (one of the largest in Europe).
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More enjoyment in the evening! There is a wide variety of evening programs to select from such as: St Petersburg Theaters, concert halls, night clubs, circus; romantic canal cruises which are an unforgettable experience especially during the White Nights time, or just dining at one the fine restaurants of the city. It is well known that ballet performances and folk shows in St. Petersburg are very popular among the guests of the city. Please let us know your preferences; we will be happy to assist and book the best tickets for you. Our drivers are available in the evenings for taking you to and from performances of your choosing.
Depending upon your preferences you have complete flexibility as to dining choices. We offer bistro, cafe, or restaurant establishments along the route or you may order meals at recommended restaurants.
Your guide can assist you in your purchase of Russian souvenirs, gifts for your relatives and friends such as shawls, objects made of malachite and lapis-lazuli, 'Matroyshka' dolls, painted wooden ecology-friendly toys for kids, watches with revolutionary or Soviet symbols, fur, crystal, gold, icons, stamps with pictures of the Russian Imperial Family, caviar, vodka and much more. We know the stores where the prices are lowest and the selections larger than usual. We want you to get the quality you desire at a fair price. We are here to assist you in every way.
Your guide may change the sequence of sightseeing, depending on museums occupancy, days off, traffic and other circumstances. Please do not be concerned. You will see all the sights mentioned in your itinerary.
What you can expect during your visit
- Transportation vehicle and equipment sanitized between use
- Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
- Face masks required for travelers and staff
- Regular temperature checks for staff