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Excellent experience. Especially with Lida as a guide. She was really good. Gave us a lot of details and history stories.
tour was first class all on time skipped the line entry . our guide Aliona was excellent 3 hours long only 6 in our group .great tour .
Although we had a problem with the booking form (the hotel address and telephone number didn and #39;t store), Viator could find a good solution. Today we did the tour with the guide Elena. It was fantastic! The place is really nice, and Elena an excellent guide. Thank you!
I booked a private full day tour of St Petersburg. My guide Ekatarine was very knowledgeable and provided plenty of information about the history of this city and threw in interesting anecdotes and jokes here and there. We were driven in a comfortable car between each landmark which was very convenient. The sites included the St Peter and Paul fortress, stunning Church on the Spilled Blood and St Isaac's Cathedral and ridiculously opulent Hermitage. It was all very well oranised with plenty of time to take pictures and have a short rest. This tour also involved delicious Russian style lunch. Highly recommended to individuals who prefer sightseeing in unrushed and luxurious manner.
Doing what: Grand Tour of St Petersburg
Very beautiful Palace. Amber Room is quite unique. A lot of history behind the place and the Royals. We had a very good English guide. Gardens are photo-worth. Do recommend.
Unfortunately we were the victims of jet lag and had to skip this. I suggest you don't book it on the night you arrive.
comfortable mini van took us from our hotel in central St Petersburg and took us to Peterhof some 30 minutes away. The tour of Peterhof was great but somewhat rushed only because a large group with us had another tour to catch and were adamant we see everything rather quickly. However, we managed to see everything that we wanted and had plenty of time to take pictures of the beautiful park and fountains around the estate. We got back to St Peterrburg by hydrofoil which was comfortable and quick offering another perspective of the city.
Great trip and the local travel company and guide were great! There were lots of tourists though so would recommend going at a quieter time of the year we went in August.
The Palace tour by itself is very good. The English guide very knowledgeable. The fountan system reminds me of Tivoli, Italy. The Rooms of the Palace are magnificent.
But don't expect too much from the boat ride as it is just a return boat trip with general public. You just get a voucher to ride for free as you obviously already paid for the transport.
That's why it is a 4 star rating.
The meeting point should be in a public place - I had to pay for a train ticket that I wasnt going to use just to meet the group. The guide also wasn't a very good speaker/storyteller and preferred 1:1 conversations which really doesnt work in a group tour setting.
Doing what: Communist Walking Tour of St Petersburg
Most practical way to visit the palaces!
Excellent. Our tour guide Nadya is very knowledgeable and punctual. She also speaks excellent English and is fluent in all aspects of Russian history. Her degree from the University of St. Petersburg also has equipped her to be well versed in international affairs. We highly recommend Nadya for your St. Petersburg tour needs.
Great museum, the guide was very knowledgable and friendly. Long day on our feet.
Richard A United Kingdom
Fantastic tour - great guide.
Skipped the hours long lines and had a very informative, pleasant tour. Allowed in early and well worth every penny. Guide was a professor in the off season. Having only six people in our group allowed us to see so much, ask questions, and not have to follow a huge group of tourists. Highly recommend.
Fortunately, we were only 6 people on the tour and everything was great. The palace is amazing and all went smoothly. It seems it's always very crowded, but our tour guide Lidia took the time to explain everything in detail and of course, we recommend this tour to everyone, because it's a must do in St. Petersburg.
We were meet on time and fast tracked through the long lines of people waiting to enter Hermitage. We had an outstanding guide who gave us a select tour of key areas of the museum, and an historical perspective to the various works over three hours. Other group tours seemed to have much larger numbers - we were a group of six and were able to ask questions of our guide throughout the tour. I would highly recommend this tour.
Nadia was incredibly knowledgeable about the city and her English was perfect. When it turned out that the Russian Museum didn't open until 1pm that day, which was when our tour was scheduled to end, she extended the tour and we saw some additional sights before looping back to the museum.
When we finally did make it to the Russian Museum, I was amazed at Nadia's knowledge of both the museum building's history and the artwork in each room -- far beyond what I'd expect for a general city tour.
Highly recommended... if you do one thing in St. Petersburg, do this tour.
Couldn't fault in any way. On time, great guide, not rushed, very informative, highly recommended tour and company
Elena was excellent guide,'very clear explanations
Valeria was an excellent guide who showed us the most important parts of the museum with efficiency but also great enthusiasm for the works of art inside. My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed the tour and would recommend this tour to anyone who would like to skip the line when we visited, the line was 200 meters long and it was raining! and would like to have a professional, friendly, and knowledgable guide. Thank you, Valeria!
It was absolutely wonderful. The tour guide was incredibly knowledgable. Would recommend to anyone who doesn't want to miss out on one of the most beautiful sights in Russia.
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