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great English. I think there could of been a few more stops. The Fortress was great. I also got to do the Hermitage because a palace i was supposed to go to was closed. Glad I had a guide in the Hermitage! Its huge!Very impressed with the guides knowledge. She's what made the tours I took amazing!!!
The tour was including the Hermitage that is a very nice site and the guide take us to master peice of the museum.
Great day's outing with a very knowledgeable guide and small group. The Russian lunch was nice and the Hermitage was amazing.
Our guide was personable and very knowledgeable. She tailored The Hermitage tour to include specific artists at our request. Her English was flawless. We enjoyed our day with her
The tour was quite good but very overpriced. The guide was a young lady who did her best to help all the people on the tour (six of us) but her knowledge was slightly limited. At the end of the tour we were going to be left at the waxworks museum near the Hermitage and 40 minutes walk from the hotel. We had no diea how we were going to get back since we couldn't read any fo the road signs. Everyone complained as we were all very tired and eve tually, it was agreed that we could get a taxi back. As regards the typical Russian meal in elegant surroundings, nothing could be further from the truth. The lunch was taken in a restaurant filled with other tourists and was more like a canteen. We started with borsch (beetroot soup) which was quite nice but the chicken kiev was processed with cold rice. Dessert was a luke-warm pancake served with some tasteless jam.
The tour was very good, we enjoyed seeing the most important buildings of the city. Our tourguide knew so much about the history of the city and tsars, she was excellent. The Hermitage was beyond our expectations, no museum can match this one. Our guide took us to the most famous art pieces and elucidated on the tsar family history.
Review by Spbguest, January 2012
It is a definitely must see museum! The entrance fee is rather high but one can get a FreePass (Saint-Petersburg Guest Card) and visit The Hermitage as well as other famous St. Petersbourg attractions for free and without any waitings.
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Lovely guide, very helpful and knowledgable. The 2 hours in the Hermitage acted as a great introduction to the treasures there and we would certianly have missed many highlights if we'd not had a guide. She was so good we had a trip the next day to the summer palace- another great day out. Both trips were more expensive than we would have expected which is the only reason they are not scored with 5 stars
An excellent tour with a first class guide. She explained everything well in an interesting way without overloading us with information. We chose the option that ends up with a 2 hour guided tour of The Hermitage after which you are free. So we were able to have a light lunch in their cafe and spend the rest of the day in the museum looking at things we found most interesting, returning to our hotel by trolley bus. We could easily have spent another full day in The Hermitage but had no more time.
Tour was fun & informative. The tour guide was very knowledgeable and friendly. Only problem was that we were not dropped at our hotel after the tour; we had to find our own way back to the hotel from the Hermitage. Also, some of the attractions listed on the itinerary were not included.
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