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JEWISH HERITAGE

 

Discover your Jewish Heritage and Russia’s largest cities, Moscow and St. Petersburg, through the guided tours of select monuments, memorials, museums, palaces and synagogues.

 

Day 1: St. Petersburg

Transfer from the airport to the hotel.

 

Day 2: St. Petersburg

Start your day with a city tour including the Grand Choral Synagogue featuring the private Cantor or Klezmer music concert. Tour the Peter and Paul Fortress, the oldest building in the city. Walk around the territory of the Fortress; visit the Peter and Paul Cathedral, the burial place of The Romanov family, and the former political prison of Tsarist Russia used for political prisoners. Rebbe Schneur Zalman of Liadi, the founder and the first Rebbe of Chabad, was one of them. [B]

 

Day 3: St. Petersburg

Visit famous Hermitage Museum, the former home of tsars that contains a collection of more than three million works of art and artifacts from all over the world. The guide will make an emphasis on the art pieces associated with Jewish history and culture. [B]

 

Day 4: St. Petersburg

Visit the extravagant Tsar Village, a summer residence of the Russian Emperors with its beautiful pavilions, lakes, gardens and the stunning Catherine Palace built by Peter the Great for his wife. On your way to the Tsar Village, stop at the “Formula of Sorrow”, a memorial dedicated to the victims of the holocaust. [B]

 

Day 5: St. Petersburg - Moscow

In the morning, visit a special exhibition “History and culture of the Jewish people on the territory of Russia” at the Museum of Ethnography. In the afternoon, transfer to the railway station and take a high-speed train to St. Petersburg. Transfer to your hotel in St. Petersburg. [B]

 

Day 6: Moscow

Start your day with a panoramic city tour of Moscow including a visit to the Holocaust Memorial Synagogue and Museum, located on Poklonnaya Hill. In the afternoon, continue your city tour and visit the Choral Synagogue, the main synagogue in Russia and in the former Soviet Union built in 1886. [B]

 

 

Day 7: Moscow

Enjoy the world famous Kremlin with its 15th century cathedrals, bell-tower, Patriarch’s Palace, Grand Kremlin Palace and the Armoury Museum, one of the oldest museums in Moscow and home to the Russian Diamond Fund. In the afternoon, visit the famous Tretyakov Gallery, the national treasury of Russian fine art and one of the greatest museums in the world. Enjoy a special excursion “Jewish Artists in Russian Art”. [B]

 

Day 8:  Moscow

Transfer to the airport for your flight home. [B]

 

 Included:

  • Arrival and departure transfers;
  • 4 night accommodation in 4-star hotel in St. Petersburg (Angleterre or similar);
  • 3 night accommodation in chosen hotel in Moscow (Marriott Tverskaya or similar);
  • Daily breakfast;
  • Transportation and English speaking guide as per program;
  • Economy class train ticket St. Petersburg - Moscow;
  • All entrance fees mentioned above;
  • All applicable taxes;
  • Visa support letter.

 

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