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This 5-hour Jewish walking tour with an expert private guide will give you an understanding of Jewish heritage in Russia and take you to all the historical places of Jews in Moscow.Check out historic Jewish sites, explore the Jewish communities. A knowledgeable insider will tell you where Jews in Russia came from. Learn about Jewish life, culture and traditions in present-day Moscow, and enjoy a local Kosher lunch (optional).Visit Jewish Museum & Tolerance Center or Museum of the Jewish History in Russia, Moscow Choral Synagogue, Bolshaya Bronnaya Synagogue, Holocaust memorial synagogue. If time permits, indulge in a coffee break in Art Café in Jewish Community Center.Take part in an interactive discussion about Jewish and Chassidic traditions and culture with onsite guides in Museum of Jewish History of Russia. This tour can be customized to make it a unique experience for you.

Description:

This tour can be customized to make it a unique experience for you. Your private local guide will meet you in the hotel lobby and discuss the tour itinerary with you at the beginning of the tour. Timing is flexible and you can start the tour any time you prefer.  
Set out on a tour through the hundreds of years of history of the Jewish people in Russia and get a glimpse into local Jewish monuments, relics, and present-day reality. Take part in a discourse about Jewish traditions, society, and ways of life with a museum guide in Jewish Museum and Tolerance Center or Museum of Jewish History of Russia (optional tour). 

Itinerary:
10.00 am Meeting the guide in the hotel lobby

11.00 am  Visit the most fundamental synagogue in Russia and in the former Soviet Union – the Moscow Choral Synagogue sanctified nearly 110 years ago. 

12.00 Historic walk through the downtown. This historical center is interactive, and permits you to truly touch history in its 12 halls. Visit Bolshaya Bronnaya Synagogue, assembled as a private synagogue by a tycoon Lazar Solomonovich Polyakov. Take in the Holocaust Memorial Synagogue that supplements an Orthodox church and a Mosque that are likewise a portion of the open air historical center devoted to Russia's triumph in World War II.

13.00 Lunch time. Savor a delicious Kosher Lunch (not included in price).

14.00 Explore the Kitay Gorod or Maryina Roscha area, the oldest neighborhoods of Moscow after the Kremlin, developed in the fourteenth century which was home to Jews back in that time. Climb up Poklonnaya Hill in Victory Park and get dramatic views of Moscow. 

14.30 Soak up the atmosphere in the Jewish Museum and Tolerance Center – they say it is the biggest Jewish exhibition worldwide. Track the historical backdrop of Russia beginning from the time of Catherine the Great down to our days through the bits of history about the way of life and everyday life of the Jewish people. It is nothing like a traditional museum. 

15.00 Finish the tour at the museum or get back to your hotel (to be discussed with a guide on tour, depends on your preference). 

*The itinerary is subject to change. 

Highlights:
  • Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
  • Explore the local streets on a walking tour of the city
  • Flexibility to customize your itinerary to your own preferences
  • Ideal choice for families
  • Multiple times offered throughout the day
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide

Location: Moscow, Russian Federation

Duration: 5 hours

Voucher Redembtion: You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity. 





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Additional Information


    Operates: Daily

    Departure Point:
    Your centrally-located hotel

    Departure Time: 10am unless otherwise specified in the Special Requirements box

    Hotel Pickup Available: Yes

    Return Details:
    Jewish Museum and Tolerance Center or Museum of the Jewish History in Russia.

    Or you may choose to go back to your hotel

  • Inclusions:
    • All taxes
    • Meeting in the hotel
    • Private tour with a friendly local guide
    • Multiple start times available
    • Customized itinerary
    • Flexibility during the tour
    • Cultural insight into history, traditions and local life of Jews in Russia
    • Expert local advice on where to go and what to do after the tour

  • Exclusions:
    • Entrance fees (optional, not all places have entrance fees)
    • Food and drinks
    • Gratuities (optional)

  • Other Information:
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Private walking tour with the use of metro
    • A moderate amount of walking is involved
    • Please indicate prefer start time in comments when booking
    • The tour can be modified to meet your preferences
    • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
    • Please note: on Saturdays all the synagogues are closed for tourists (including Moscow Choral Synagogue, the Synagogue on Bolshaya Bronnaya street, Holocaust Memorial Synagogue) and all the Jewish museums are closed for any visitors (Jewish Museum and Tolerance Centre and also the Museum of the History of the Jews in Russia).


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