Kosherica is thrilled about our glatt kosher river cruise this summer to Central Europe as well as our glatt kosher cruise to Eastern Europe. We will be visiting some of the most beautiful ports in the world that are truly seeping in rich Jewish history. Kosherica will be offering some incredible Jewish interest excursions on these cruises.
Below are our top 7 must-see attractions for this part of the world:
- The Grand Choral Synagogue in St Petersburg – this is the third largest synagogue in Europe which was consecrated in 1893. On the Kosherica tour in St Petersburg, our guests will visit this synagogue and meet with some members of the community. This synagogue is a registered landmark as well as an architectural monument of federal importance.
- A gorgeous boat tour along the rivers and canals allows our guests to see the city on all sides while enjoying a relaxing boat ride. It is not accident that St Petersburg is called the “Venice of the North” – it was built on 42 islands and features more than 70 rivers and canals.
- The World-renowned Hermitage Museum – our visit will give us an overview of its staggering collections. The museum is housed in four connected buildings dated from the 18th to 19th centuries. On display are 16th and 17th century French art, as well as works by Renoir, Monet, Gauguin, Van Gough, Matisse, and Picasso to mention but a few. In a small building of the Hermitage, built by Catherine the Great, we will also see collections of Italian art from the 14th to the 19th centuries, including original works by Leonardo da Vinci, Raphael and Titian.
- The Gardens of Peterhoff Palace – Reminiscent of Versailles, this world-famous palace with its glorious fountains and parks is an outstanding landmark of Russian artistic culture of the 18-19th centuries. Its wonderful parks, 176 fountains of various forms and styles and four cascades, majestic palaces, numerous gilded statues of ancient gods and heroes, remarkable collections of sculpture, paintings and works of the minor arts make Peterhof a veritable gem of art, often called “Capital of Fountains”. It is truly unique in the world.
- Hofburg Palace in Vienna – built in the 13th century, it is the biggest palace in Europe and was the winter residence for the emperors. It shows an overwhelming history and is simply magnificent.
- The Dohany Street Synagogue and the Wallenberg Memorial in Hungary. The Dohany synagogue is the largest synagogue in Europe seating 3,000 people inside. The Raoul Wallenberg Holocaust Memorial Park is located in the rear courtyard of the Dohany synagogue and is one of the most iconic Holocaust memorials in Europe.
- City tour of Copenhagen, Denmark – our guests will be able to spend a beautiful post-cruise Shabbat hosted by the wonderful Chabad of Denmark which is a real treat every year that we have the pleasure of being there. Additionally, our post-cruise tour of the city will show an enlightening 400 years of Jewish history as well as exploring some of Copenhagen’s incredible landmarks during this tour of this majestic city.
We are truly looking forward to welcoming all of you on one of our incredible upcoming glatt kosher cruises or riverboat sailings. Make sure to book early to take advantage of our early-bird rates!