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Private St Petersburg Jewish Cultural Tour
"Explore the Jewish heritage of St. Petersburg on a full-day tour with a private guide. After a pick-up from your city hotel or cruise ship port drive past the magnificent palaces of the Russian tzars and the romantic bridges and monuments of the city’s rivers and canals.You’ll visit Theater Square closely associated with the composer Anton Rubinstein and stop by the Academy of Fine Arts where Jewish painters such as Isaac Levitan and Marc Chagall studied.During this tour you will visit the Big Choral Synagogue which is not only a magnificent monument of architecture but has always been the center around which Jewish life in St. Petersburg takes place."
From $525.00
 
Jewish Saint Petersburg Tour
"Visit the Grand Choral Synagogue is an important part of the tour: Designed in Moorish style by architects Shaposhnikov and Shreter the Synagogue opened in 1893 by which time the Jewish community had reached  16500 nearly 2% of the city’s population. Accommodating over 1200 persons the Synagogue was the only Jewish place of prayer to survive the repressions of 1930s. It continued to function even during the Siege of Leningrad 1941-1944. Today the Synagogue still has an active community. St. Petersburg has a well developed Je dozens of Jewish centers and community houses welcome visitors from all over the world. You will meet locals there learn about activities and tasks of the community and see for yourself how Russian Jews live today -all this in your  visit to one of the local Jewish community centres (e.g. famous Yesod). After that lunch/snack/coffee-break in a local venue of you
From EUR110.00
 
Half-day Private Tour of Saint-Petersburg
"Itinerary9am:  Meet your guide at the hotel9am - 2pm:  City Tour (Photo stops at famous city sights) walk along Nevsky prospect inside visit to one of the city churches or Cathedrals2pm: Return to hotelPalace SquarePhoto stops at the Spit of Basil Island Rostral Columns Egyptian Sphinxes and the Academy of Fine Arts Saint-Petersburg State UniversityPhoto stops at the Artillery museum Trinity square
From $220.00

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Cathedrals and Churches

We had a tour of the city of St. Petersburg, and when I got back home, I found that I had taken photos of Kazan Cathedral aka (The Cathedral of Our Lady of Kazan) similar to the ones that my father...
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Hermitage

As any Great Museum of the World Class, the State Hermitage has collections representing human culture from pre-historic times till XX century. At the ground floor you are going to find hall #65 the...
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Palaces

We arrived at the Yusupov Palace by boat after a scenic cruise beginning in one of the canals and ending on the Moika almost directly in front of the palace! The somewhat austere exterior of the...
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Admiralty

This huge complex of buildings can be seen from the three main thoroughfares of the city. You can see this tower with the old spire crowned with a weather vane shaped like a caravelle. The spire...
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Nevsky Avenue

When you are strolling along Nevsky Prospect toward the Admiralty pay you attention on the wall of house number 14 built in 1939. On the right hand side from the main entrance you are going to find...
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Museums

Construction of this castle started in 1796 according to the order of new Emperor of All Russia Paul I. Paul believed that he had to fear conspiracy and I think he had real reasons for that....
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Monuments

There are many monuments to Emperor Peter I of All Russia. This ruler better known as Peter the Great because started his reign in big but inferior country but after his death he left great European...
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Rivers and Canals

Sea Canal connects so-called Grand Port of Saint Petersburg with Kronstadt. It was built in second half of XIX century. Construction started in 1877, in 1882 first ships were passing through the canal...
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Street Crime

Hi, last update on the city. I walked around during the day and night alone. I must say I haven't seen any crime or was a part of it. The city felt very safe. Even more than a lot of EU cities. I...
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Tap Water

Please NEVER-EVER-WHATSOEVER drink tap water while in Russia. The main ground is that you don't have a degree on Chemistry and even if you do, I'm sure you don't have your pocket hot lab when on the...
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Pickpockets

We were, at the marakovskaya subway metro station yesterday, the entrance to the train doors are recessed in the wall, creating a crush point, The train came we entered the train which was full,...
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Scams

Marinessa Pikaro!!! Mann ist ganz alleine in den Laden und kommt nur mit Bekleidung hinnein. Die Damen auf der Strasse schleusen einen regelgerecht hinnein. Mann kauft zu überteuerte Getränke, die...
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Taxis

I took a taxi next to Hermitage museum. He was waiting there with a regular taxi sign on it. Documents inside was complete showing that it was a legally approved taxi. I asked how much it will cost to...
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Personal Observations

Having a lot of water means also having a lot of musquitos. We noticed this during the night. We slept very badly because of these small flying animals. Then after talking to the recptionist of our...
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