Enjoy an indepth day of sightseeing of Saint-Peterbsurg in addition to visiting the only Synagogue in St. Petersburg, the Grand Choral Synagogue, built in 1893 and recently restored. You will also get the chance to visit the state-of-the-art YESOD centre.
What to Expect
During this tour, you can enjoy a general sightseeing exploration of St. Peterbsurg in addition to visiting the only Synagogue located in St. Petersburg, the Grand Choral Synagogue, built in 1893 and recently restored. Here you can meet with a Jewish community member who will explain the life of the community in Russia and answer all of your questions.
Next prepare for a visit to the YESOD Jewish cultural centre and admire the new state-of-the-art, four-story, 75,000-square-foot, $11 million building. It contains many meeting rooms, offices, class rooms, and following 9/11, a blast-resisting security wall. It is one of the largest Jewish buildings in Russia. The American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee organized and sponsored the capital project, involving partners and foundations.
This interesting tour will start in the lobby of your hotel. Don’t forget that you will also see and experience all of the major attractions of St. Petersburg, as well as the Grand Choral Synagogue and YESOD Cultural Centre. Some attractions you will see on the journey include: St. Isaac's cathedral, Church on the Spilled Blood, Admiralty, Spit of St.Basil's Island, Peter and Paul Fortress, Aurora cruiser, Peter's Log cabin, Smolny convent, St.Michaels castle, the Russian Museum, Alexander-Nevsky lavra and much more.
You will also have the option of enjoying a Jewish music concert. A private concert is priced at $400 USD per group and tickets to public scheduled concerts start at $15 USD per person. At the end of the tour we will return to your hotel or to any other place you specify within the city limits.
- Professional guide and driver services
- Tour of the Grand Choral Synagogue
- Tour of the MAOR cultural center and school
What's Not Included
- lunch at a kosher restaurant "Lehaim" (please inform us in advance if you would like to have lunch there)