I had a wonderful time and our guide by the name of Anna was the best guide I have ever had on any tour. I loved St. Petersburg all the more because I had such good care..no stone was left unturned. She was exceptional!!
The tour was prompt and professional. Our drivers for the two days were both safe and knowledgable. Our tour guide, Mariana, spoke four languages that I'm aware of and was highly entertaining, likeable, and informative. Any worries of visas or getting back to the ship on time were unwarranted, and she knew how to expedite our visits to many sites. We had twelve people on our tour which made it easier to get to know fellow tourists and stay together despite the large summer crowds. Our first time with Viator, but it will certainly not be our last. Not crazy about 'borscht' soup, though. I'll stick with potato.
This tour was completely worth it. We were guests in ST Petersburg town itself and our guide picked us up from our hotel. Short transits and beautiful palaces both including the grounds at Peterhof were worth visiting.
Couldn't have been better. Very well organized so no wasted time. Our guide, Laraisa, was terrific. She was very knowledgeable about everywhere we went. Her English was perfect and she was very personable. Tour was definitely worth the money.
Lida did a fantastic job and we were so glad that we had her for 2 days. She is so knowledgeable and has a sweet personality. The tour was amazing.....got to see everything that we wanted to see.
Wow, the only way to see St. Petersburg! Guide was great and small group size was perfect. Saved nearly 200 each on cruise ship prices and didn't have to deal with a bus size tour.
Not much about pushkin, but excellent tour.
It was a great experience in St. Petersburg. We wish we have more time to explore. Our tour guide and driver was very good and knowledgeable.
Great sight seeing. Loved the place :) Great tour guide and driver.
It was a fantastic time! Our guide was great and we saw all the sights with just 7 other people. I highly recommend seeing this city in a small group. We were able to see so much more than the large bus tour. We were met at the ship each day and had a full day with interesting lunch stops and wonderful photo opts.
The tour was excellent. Our guide Victor and driver Asfan met us at the port and were extremely helpful and very knowlegable .St Petersburg is magnificent and everything we had imagined. My wife needs to use a wheelchair so we were a little bit more concerned than most tourists that everything would be ok. We need not have worried, most of the tour was accessible and there were some lifts . We would not hesitate to book with Viator again in any city we visit.
Wonderful, wonderful and wonderful. Guide Jane was exceptional. Best guide we had in three weeks of touring. Excellent English and very good about controlling group.
This was an excellent tour it was very well organised, the booking process was easy and included our visas. We were picked up from the ships terminal on time, the process was smooth and efficient. The van was clean and in a excellent condition, we also received bottles of complimentary water. Our tour guide Elena spoke excellent english and was very knowledgeable, entertaining and interesting. She was very professional and ensured the tour kept to time and our driver, Dimitri (Vlad) was very friendly and polite. We saw a lot of St Petersburg the canal cruise and a visit to the Church of the Saviour on Spilled Blood was a highlight and did not disappoint. Our party of four had a great time we all thoroughly enjoyed this tour. Highly recommend this tour.
Great trip with excellent tourguide Nadya
Perfect in every way!
Our guide, Elena was excellent, very knowlegeable, she looked after us very well. St Petersburgh was fantastic and we will return. Our best wishes and thanks to Elena
Everything from start to finish was first class our guide Jayne's knowledge of St Petersburg was like an encyclopedia worth every penny and more.
Our tour guide Elaina was fantastic. She was very knowledgable, friendly, energetic, and enthusiastic! We were able to see all the attractions without fighting through the crowds. We sampled local cuisine and she arranged for us to attend the ballet even at the last moment. We had a wonderful time!
Perfect tour!! Our tour guide Kate spoke perfect English and was incredibly knowledgeable. Our driver Yuri was very professional and the van was immaculate. Kate organized a perfect tour with our limited time and even managed to squeeze in a few extras. I can't say enough, we had an amazing time. Kate selected local restaurants for lunch (at our request) so we could sample all the local food. I would not hesitate to book again.
From the first minute of our prompt pick up our tour was fantastic. Our driver got us quickly and efficiently to each place, and our guide was excellent. Her knowledge about the places we visited was outstanding and she quickly recognised our particular interests and tailored our tour to suit. Her efficiency in avoiding queues, and having us in the right place at the right time ensured that we got the absolute most from our time in St. Petersburg. As older tourists, we appreciated her ability to find places to sit whenever suitable, toilets when needed and the pace set. Our guide and driver made an excellent team. We would thoroughly recommend this private tour. Considering comments from our fellow passengers on our cruise regarding their experiences, we feel our experience was more than worth the cost of the tour.
Guide was terrific, tour covered the highlights of beautiful St Petersburg, we would recommend this for anyone that is in St Petersburg for two days.
Lets start by saying that our one day excursion with MarieRose Tours, tour guide Lita, was absolutely wonderful. Can't say enough good things. We got off to a somewhat rocky start, though, when Lita was late to meet us at dockside, and none of the local phone numbers seemed to work. While I was on hold with Viator, somebody in Nevada, Lita showed up. From then on, it was wonderful! Basically, we had a private tour, with a very fluent English speaking local, who obviously knew one heck of a lot about the places and people involved in St. Petersburg's colorful history. My somewhat limited mobility was a slight problem, but we worked through it.
We weren't overwhelmed with the lunch provided, going to an Italian restaurant in St. Petersburg, where it was a major consultation to get a refill of a glass of drinking water, wasn't wonderful. Something more Russian would have been a bit better, but that memory pales compared to the rest of the day. 9 hours of nonstop beauty and history were simply wonderful, and Lita made it happen. First stop was the sphinxes of Amenhotep III, on the banks of the Neva. From there to the Spit of Vasilevsky Island, then on to the Peter and Paul Fortress. From there to the Church on Spilled Blood, and then to St. Isaac's Cathedral, and to the State Hermitage Museum. Then the not so memorable lunch, and a stop at a souvenir shop, and in the after lunch hours, a cruise on the canals and the Neva River, for a view of St. Petersburg from the water. Unfortunately, the cruise we got on was Russian language only, but Lita filled in as best she could. From there back to the ship. The architecture of the city is astounding. One totally impressive piece of Neo-classic architecture, overwhelmed by another a short distance away. And on, and on, and on. For beauty, the city rivals Paris in my experience, with the added benefit of no Parisians! In character, I'd say that Peter the Great succeeded in making a city which rivals Amsterdam. A great day!
Excellent tour, guide and driver very friendly. Tour guide waited for everyone to catch up with her before explaining area we were at and very knowledgeable about history of all the places we visited. She was very approachable and would answer any question asked, even if it was a personal one. Would highly recommend this tour.
This tour was absolutely fantastic!!! Our guide and driver were both very accommodating. We ended up being the only two people in his group for the day so the guide went at our pace and even took us to a few extra stops since we had time. As always, I knew booking on Viator that the tour would be exactly what we wanted.
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