St. Petersburg Shore Excursions

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The Winter Palace

Beyond the Shtetl

Founded by Peter the Great in 1703, St. Petersburg has been a flashpoint in every stage of Russian history since. But whether Imperial, Communist, or democratic, St. Petersburg has always remained a flourishing center of European cultural life and held the position of Russia’s most cosmopolitan city. 


The charm of St. Petersburg extends beyond its delightful waterways and impressive architecture. Visitors must see the Tsar’s summer palace Catherine’s Palace with its opulent Amber Room and extraordinary gardens; as well as Peterhof, the “Russian Versailles.” Milk & Honey invites you to a close-up look at this city’s long Jewish history and contemporary Jewish revival, to explore how life in Jewish Russia extended well beyond the shtetl.


The Grand Choral Synagogue is one of the largest and most splendid prayer houses in all of Russia, where one can explore the main hall, chuppah hall, women’s gallery and genizah. The Jewish community center YESOD is also well worth a visit. Round out your time with the Hermitage, with its vast collection of art and antiquities, and you will leave St. Petersburg itching to return! 



St. Petersburg Tour Options

  • Jewish St. Petersburg and City Highlights
  • St. Petersburg City Highlights
  • 2 Day Tour Jewish St. Petersburg and City Highlights
  • 3 Day Tour Jewish St. Petersburg and City Highlights

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Church of the Savior on Blood St Petersburg
Church of the Savior on Blood
Lakhta Center St Petersburg
Lakhta Center

  • All of our cruise tours include transfers from the port to the touring area and back. Please inform us in the event that you will not require transfers.
  • Our tours are fully customizable according to the time at your disposal. When making your request, kindly let us know how many hours you will be available for touring; if you know your exact docking times, even better!
  • In case you have already been to this destination previously, we can ensure that you will not be repeating sites which you have already visited.  If you have other specific requests, just let us know, and we will happily accommodate your particular preferences.