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Jewish Heritage in Moscow - Private tour

Jewish Heritage in Moscow - Private tour
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$169
Duration: 5 hours
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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.

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. 

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.