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Trina S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
January 2016

This was the best tour I have taken through Viator because Elena the tour guide was amazing! I have taken probably 20 tours through Viator in various countries, yet this topped the list. I signed up for the full 8 hour tour. I was the only person on the tour. We had our own driver who drove us from site to site. This helped immensely since it was so cold out. Elena was the most knowledgeable guide I have found to date. She knew a ton of information about each site and could answer all of my questions. The churches are amazing. The lunch was tasty. And the Hermitage was incredible. I am not a huge museum/art girl, but Elena's knowledge brought the art to life. I felt like the day flew by and was sad to see it come to an end. St. Petersburg is a beautiful city and this tour will give you a great overview of the main sites.

Stuart H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
November 2015

We had a great tour of St Petersburg, a beautiful city. Our guide was very informative and the sun was even shining. Would highly recommend the tour

Peter H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2015

The Peter and Paul Fortress was amazing!

The Hermitage Museum was nothing short of spectacular!! One could spend days in there! The Viator guide did a wonderful job searching out highlights to see in two hours!

Mary K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2015

We had a tour of the city by car and then did the highlight of the day, the Hermitage Museum. The guide was excellent.

Charles H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2015

My tour guide was absolutely fantastic!!!

shailesh s

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2015

Good overview of the City.We always do this before starting individual Tours.

travelingtexan100

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2015

Lida was a fantastic tour guide who provided great information and insights, and made the entire day a lot of fun. Highly recommend this tour.

Milt B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2015

This was an excellent way to start our stay in St. Petersburg.
Paris, which we have visited several times was our favorite city, but it has been replaced by St. Petersburg, which is even more beautiful.
The tour guide was excellent and the people in St. Petersburg are very friendly.

Samer S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2015

Excellent tour of the city Would do this as a first tour when traveling to St Petersburgh so u can focus on the intesting things the rest of the tour Excellent guide

jpaszek1

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2015

This tour was very well delivered by our guide Catherine. There were 6 people oon the tour. Catherine ensured we had ample time at each location for photos, questions etc. The information provided was extensive and very informative.

Raafat B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2015

It was an excellent tour, it was very informative .tour guides were very friendly and knowledgeable.

Paul D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2015

Excellent tour with highly knowledgeable guide - great introduction to St. Petersburg

Michael R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
May 2015

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!

KERRY R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
May 2015

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.

Francisco J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
May 2015

This tour was very good, the city itself is like a giant museum

Lorenext

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
May 2015

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!!!

PENELOPE A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2014

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.

Shanmugam K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
November 2014

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.

Mark Meredith M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2014

Our guider was professional, knowledgeable and worked hard to be flexible to meet our expectations. I'd highly recommend this tour.

Eden P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2014

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.

Madeleine S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2014

Our guide was great, a personal tour by car. Really enjoyed it.

Paul

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2014

Makes a great city even better

Rania A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2014

Amazing gives you full idea if the beautiful city

Barry N

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2014

Excellent

William B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2014

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.

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