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Well organized and the ONLY way to see these sights. Enormous lines are bypassed with a guide making the tour pleaseant. Information provided by the guide significantly enhanced the experience. Highly recommend.
The tour guide was extremely knowledgeable, friendly and vey helpful, and she made our trip very memorable.
She picked us up at our hotel at the nominated time and everything went without a hitch from there on. We saw everything we had expected, and more, and could not fault the tour..
Guide very informative, personable and proficient. Everything we had hoped for in a tour of Catherine Palace.
Only 4 of us in the group. Fantastic palace, very few visitors. We were in the amber room on our own. Made going in February seem a good decision. Great guide, Catherine.
Great day with our tour guide Dasha.
Everything went as expected.
Was excellent. Guide Dasha was very good. Helped us bypass long lines. Was very good. Price was excellent, too.
Our fabulous guide, Lida was very knowledgeable, clear and generous in being happy to respond to further questions as we went along. The whole tour was very time efficient, well organised and a great pleasure. Thank you.
This was an excellent tour. Our arrangements were clear, the driver and guide arrived on time, nothing was too much trouble for them and we gained an immense amount of historical knowledge. The Catherine Palace is particularly beautiful, as are the grounds, and we were very happy that we had opted for the tour of Pushkin.
The tour was very professionally very well organised and we are happy we did it. Our tour guide, Lisa, was dot on time and gave us all the details. The Palace was beautiful especially the Ballroom and the Amber Room. Would recommend to all visiting St Petersburg.
The Palace was stunning, however, the traffic no so much. Our scheduled tour was moved from a Friday morning to the Thursday evening, due to a scheduling issue with the Summer Palace being closed on the Friday. Unfortunately we got stuck in horrible traffic and it took us 1 1/2 hrs to drive 24 kms, that was the only negative part and not something the guide could control.
The tour itself and the guide were amazing. Our guide, was Marguerite and she is a school teacher during the school year. She was very knowledgeable of the history of the palace and was able to get us to view two newly renovated rooms that were breathtaking. (Apparently these rooms are only on view at present to VIP's. )
The tour of the summer palace was well done and it was incredible to see how much has been rebuilt since it was badly damaged by bombing during WWII. It was interesting to see the photos taken after the bombing and to see how much has been reconstructed.
As we were a small group - only four in the tour, we had unlimited time to stand and be awed by the Amber Room, words don't do it justice.
It was well worth the the time it took to get there.
The guide we had was wonderful. She really knew her history and shoed us a great day. I would highly recommend this tour.