Birobidjan (the center of Jewish culture)

Birobidjan (the center of Jewish culture)
  • Duration: 11-12 hours
  • Tour date: Upon request


The city appeared on the map in 1915 as a railway station with a touching name "Tikhonkaya". After 16 years there was already a settlement Birobidzhan, and in 6 years the settlement became a full-fledged city. He received his name from two rivers: Bira, on which the city stands, and Bijana, which flows side by side. The working Jews were decided to resettle here in 1928: the region had to be populated, in order to reflect the invasion of the Chinese or Japanese. The city developed long and hard: the settlers arrived and in the same year left again. But then, with the formation of the Jewish Autonomous Region, Jews were also drawn here from other countries. Opened working artels, small enterprises and factories. By the beginning of the Great Patriotic War the city became a full-fledged and developed settlement. And today the population of Birobidzhan is about 80 thousand people.

Route program

Transfer to the railway station, taking suburbal train Khabarovsk - Birobidjan 3 hours on the way,

11:00 arrive to Birobidjan, city sightseeing with local guide, visit to local museum,

lunch at local café (Jewish cuisine),

visit to local Jewish Society, Synagogue and Jewish school, souvenir shopping,

18:00 back to Khabarovsk by suburbal train (or by car/coach),

21:00 arrive to Khabarovsk, transfer to hotel.


Price per pax:

1 pax – 33340 rub           5 pax – 12600 rub          9 pax – 9800 rub

2 pax – 19970 rub           6 pax – 12600 rub         10 pax – 9800 rub

3 pax – 16790 rub           7 pax – 10815 rub

4 pax – 16790 rub           8 pax – 10815 rub


Tour price includes:

  1. foreign language speaking guide,
  2. transportation,
  3. RT suburbal train tickets,
  4. Birobidjan city sightseeing,
  5. local museum,
  6. visit to local Jewish Society and school,
  7. lunch of Jewish cuisine,
  8. souvenir shopping.