During this St Petersburg tour your professional private guide in Saint-Petersburg will show you Jewish sights and tell you about Jewish Community life in the city in the past and now. Firstly you will start with City Tour. You will visit the downtown, Basil Island, the old district of Kolomna. Then you will visit Great Choral Synagogue and Jewish section at Russian Museum of Ethnography. Your private tour in Saint-Petersburg, Russia will finish four hours later in your hotel or other place that is suitable for you.
In the downtown you will find some historical sights associated with the first Russian Jews of the 18th century. For example, your individual guide in Saint-Petersburg will show you two palaces that belonged to the Ginzburgs and Polyakovs, two powerful dynasties of Jewish bankers and industrialists. These richly decorated palaces are situated on English Embankment of the Neva River.
Also on the opposite side of the same river on Basil Island there are many sights linked with the history of Jewish Community such as Academy of Fine Arts, where the eminent artists Leon Bakst and Yuri Pen, sculptors Ilya Ginzburg and Mark Antokolsky studied. From Point of Basil Island you will have a nice view to Peter and Paul’s Fortress that used to be a famous political prison where Lubavicher rabbi was imprisoned in the late 18th century.
Then you will drive to the oldest district of Kolomna. It was the center of Jewish life in St Petersburg in the 19th century. There are many sights of interest there, for example, St. Petersburg Conservatoire, founded by Anton Rubinstein in 1862. The most interesting one is Great Choral Synagogue. It was built in the second half of the 19th century. Its architectural style is Hispano-Moresque of Alhambra. You will have an inside tour of Great Choral Synagogue in Saint-Petersburg, Russia that will take about an hour. Book more than one tour with us to get a great discount!
The price includes a professional English-speaking guide and a professional driver with a comfortable air-conditioned car or mini-bus for four hours, inside guided tours of Synagogue and Russian Museum of Ethnography.
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