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Great all around tour. Get to see so much of the big photo opp sites, just the right amount of time, wonderful canal ride, would do it all over again!
We hit all the high spots on our itinerary and were able to gain quick access with our tour guide, especially enjoyed the insight on St. Isaac and the St. Nicholas Cathedral. Also, was unaware of the islands that are incorporated in St. Petersburg, so that knowledge was interesting. Our tour guide shared information from Soviet time as well as pre-Revolution. I found it fascinating.
Excellent tour!!! Our guide Lidia took us to many places... we went to see the most interesting places in Saint Petersburg that we would not have done alone... we booked the full day trip and IT'S TOTALLY WORTH IT!!!!! the lunch included was great and big enough to give you strength for the rest of the day. Then, the whole afternoon was in the Hermitage museum... what a great day!!! totally recommended!!!
The tour was great and a very useful introduction to St Petersburg. The tour guide was very knowledgeable and most personable. The minibus driver was competent, courteous and very helpful on our getting out and in the vehicle. Everyone in our small group were very complimentary about the tour.
Excellent tour. Our tour guide Lida was very friendly and well informed. Also enjoyed the lunch provided at Prospekt restaurant as part of the tour.
Overall, very satisfied with the guided tour. I surely recommend to take this tour for anybody visiting St. Petersburg.
Our guider was professional, knowledgeable and worked hard to be flexible to meet our expectations. I'd highly recommend this tour.
We booked our tour of St Petersburg and the Hermitage with Marierose through Viator and had a great experience. Our guide Catherine spoke very clearly and was able to answer all of our questions. Her knowledge of the city and in particular of the paintings and different artifacts in the Hermitage was fantastic. We were lucky to have a small group of 3 making the tour intimate and allowing us to easily listen to the stories, facts, ask many questions and take time to enjoy the sights. Transport was by Taxi van and our driver was very good, driving at a comfortable speed. Our tour went for 4-5 hours and was a great introduction to St Petersburg. the ability to miss the long cues at the entrance to the Hermitage alone was well worth the price of the tour. Would have no hesitation in recommending this tour to other travellers.
Our guide was great, a personal tour by car. Really enjoyed it.
Alex Walker, our guide, gave us an outstanding thorough private tour of St. Petersburg. A combination of car and walking, we spent 8 hours learning all about this special city. Since Alex is also a history teacher, his knowledge was extensive and insightful, providing the significance of key events and important monuments in Peter the Great's city. Excellent English.
Well worthwhile and historically interesting. Our guide was very knowledgeable and very patient whilst we took a million photos. Both she and the driver made our tour a delight
Our guide met us at our hotel right on time. We travelled in a taxi to each of the main attractions within St Petersburg where our guide explained the history and details of each attraction whilst answering any of our questions with ease. Her knowledge was great which made this tour very interesting. Even though it was pouring with rain we thoroughly enjoyed this tour.
We were a party of 2. Our guide arrived on time, she was wonderful, very knowledgeable of the history of St. Petersburg, its sites and also of all the galleries and paintings she showed us at the Hermitage.
This was an excellent overview tour ot Saint Petersburg. My guide spoke good English and was very informative. The Hermatage part was a very helpful introduction tor my whole day self tour (audio added) the next day. I highly recommend that technique for digesting the Hermatage.
Because of the time of year I was alone on this tour.
American; Male; 62
Our guide was very good. We had a private tour and the car was comfortable. We saw all that was promised. The centuries old buildings were quite impressive. The new buildings are drab and undistinguishable. The lunch was very good. All in all, a great tour.
Great day's outing with a very knowledgeable guide and small group. The Russian lunch was nice and the Hermitage was amazing.