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Roman was an excellent tour guide. He speaks good English and has good people skills. He is also intuitive. Once he discovered our interests, he took us to see additional places nearby. We had a full, but very enjoyable day out. I highly recommend Roman as a tour guide.
The Catherine Palace is geourgeus. The tour and the guide were very good. We were also lucky because there were not so many people this day.
We had a wonderful trip yesterday. We would like to thank the tour guide who was very knowledgeable and patient. We learnt a lot from him. The driver was also very friendly.
Our guide Roman was excellent. His English was perfect and his knowledge of the Palaces and the tsars and tsarinas was outstanding.It was quite a long day but one we will never forget. At the end it was like saying goodbye to a friend
This was a bit more pricey than your average tour, but we felt it was well worth it. We travelled there by limo with a driver and guide. Roman was a fabulous guide so knowledgeable about absolutely everything and quite charming. He also enabled us to skip the lines not just outside but in numerous places inside.
Catherine Palace is quite stunning. Room after room leaves you gasping and drooling, culminating in the famous Amber Room, which absolutely lives up to its hype. The grounds are also worth a visit in their own right.
For not much more we added the Pavlovsky Palace, which I'd recommend everyone to do. Again stunning room after stunning room, but quite different from Catherine Palace.
A truly memorable day.
Knowledgeable friendly guide. Catherine palace is a must to see especially the amber room. Pavlosk palace which came as an additional option for the tour was also well worth the visit.
Our tour guide Roman from Marie Rose tours was wonderful. So full of knowlege about the area and palace.
It was a pleasure to spend the day with him.
Roman was a great guide! We got to see a local church before heading to Catherine Park / Palace. He was a very knowledgable guide and favorite part was that when we were done with our official tour my husband had asked if there was a good place to buy some souvenirs. There was the basic touristy stuff on the palace grounds, but Roman also recommended a local Pushkin 2nd-hand store where you can sometimes find old relics from the Soviet era. So we went there and was an awesome experience! Way more memorable than buying touristy stuff.
Roman our guide was really good and gave appropriate info. This is truely a beautiful building
The tour was great! The guide was very informative and very friendly. Definitely recommend this tour to other travelers wanting to learn about some Russian history :)
The tour is great, the guide has good English, take good care of me, and good command of necessary knowledges and historical background, throughly enjoyed it
We were picked up on time and given an overview of the day. Our driver was sage and efficient. Our guide, Leda, was helpful to me as my walking ability is limited. This was the third visit to Catherine's palace and by far the most informative
Very nice experience- we recommend it to all visiting St. Petersburg. Our guide, Ilena was very pleasant and knowledgeable. Besides seeing the suburbs as we drove by, we walked through both palaces and learned about the owners' history. A fascinating trip back in time and history.
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.