Jewish Heritage in Moscow - Private tour

Duration: 5 hours
Destination: Russia, Central Russia, Moscow

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  • 5 hours
  • Moscow
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Cancellable


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 is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Moscow Choral Synagogue, Bol.Spasoglinishchevskiy pereulok, 10, Moscow 101000 Russia

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). 


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. 

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Synagogue On Bolshaya Bronnaya, Bolshaya Bronnaya St., 6 Metro Pushkinskaya, Moscow 123104 Russia

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.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Victory Park, Bratyev Fonchenko st., 7, Moscow 121170 Russia

Climb up Poklonnaya Hill in Victory Park and get dramatic views of Moscow. 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.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Kitai-Gorod and Varvarka Street, Varvarka St. Kitai-Gorod, east of the Kremlin, Moscow Russia

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.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Jewish Museum and Tolerance Center, Obraztsova St., 11, build. 1A, Moscow 127018 Russia

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. 

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Museum of Jewish History in Russia, Petrovsko-Razumovskaya Alley, 10/3, Moscow 127083 Russia

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. 

Duration: 5 minutes

  • 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

  • Entrance fees (optional, not all places have entrance fees)
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Entry/Admission - Jewish Museum and Tolerance Center
  • Entry/Admission - Museum of Jewish History in Russia
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Private walking tour with the use of metro
  • 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).
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
Your guide can also meet you at your hotel, hostel, vacation rental or a point of interest

Voucher info

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


5 hours

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

User's Reviews

Judith S

15 Oct, 2019

Lucy our tour guide was marvelous! She showed us the synagogues wee wanted to see and was very knowledgeable about the Jewish people.


20 Aug, 2019

Kate was outstanding and made it a great experience .She is truly a wonderful asset for La Vacanza Travel. From the start to the finish, she was knowledgeable and personable and we got along very well.

Bruce W

01 Aug, 2019

Very personable guide. Very open with us. She gave us a very good view of the Russian Jewish community.

stanley s

22 Jul, 2019

The tour is comprehensive. Elena was punctual, kind, knowledgeable and professional. We walked about 14 km that day and also took the Metro. All before 2:30 pm. Great workout!

David G

28 Jul, 2017

We had atwo-person Jewish Heritage our with Julieta. Within a short time, we felt that she was a friend and not just a guide. She was very flexible in changing around what had been originally planned to include other sites that we wanted to see. Because of that, we were able to accomplish all of our goals for that day--Holocaust Memorial, three synagogues, Museum of Tolerance. I'm a historian, and already knew most of the history of Moscow and Russian Jewry, yet this tour added much to my knowledge of this area.

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