This tour was very exciting, informative, and personal. We had an AMAZING time with our guide and truly learned a lot from our experience. I would recommend this tour and this guide to anyone who plans to travel to this area of Europe. The tour was well-worth the money, and I will definitely book this tour or a similar tour the next time I travel!
This was a great way to see the main sites of St. Petersburg. Elena, our tour guide, met me at the front door of my hotel around 10 minutes prior to the scheduled pickup, and a comfortable van then took us to meet the other 4 people in our group, staying a few blocks away. We drove first to the Fortress of St. Peter and Paul, and then on to tour several of the main cathedrals and other sites. Elena also guided us to a shop with very high quality jewelry and marushka dolls - a bit pricey but much better than the stuff found in the shops along Nevsky Forum. After lunch we had a guided tour of the Hermitage. Elena provided extensive knowledge of the history and life in current day St. Petersburg. We even had an insightful discussion of Russian vs. Western attitudes towards autistic children. I greatly appreciated this inside view of the city in a small group where we could ask all sorts of questions. I would highly recommend this tour to anyone wanting an introduction to the city.
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.
A wonderful experience! Loved the small group experience--private tour actually and knowledge of our guide.
This was for the most part a walking tour and was amazing. We learned so much about the history of St. Petersburg. Our guide met us at our Hotel and spent the whole day with us. I would highly recommend this tour.
The organization was excellent. A guide Elena and a driver were very pleasant. Elena was very knowledgeable and ready to answer all my questions.
Thoroughly enjoyed the tour. Best way to see the city in a short time. Our guide was very knowledgable and shared many interesting insights into the city and the culture. We would recommend the tour to anyone wanting to understand the history of St Petersburg.
This is an excellent tour if one wishes to see four historic churches plus the Hermitage Museum with ease, but it is a grueling 8-hour tour with an overload of information. Tour guide Lidea was excellent and had a wealth of information as she took my daughter and I around Saint Petersburg. I'd prefer to see these sites over two days, but am very happy we were able to experience as much of Saint Petersburg as we did in one day.
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.
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
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!
We had a tour of the city by car and then did the highlight of the day, the Hermitage Museum. The guide was excellent.
Good overview of the City.We always do this before starting individual Tours.
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.
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.
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
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.
It was an excellent tour, it was very informative .tour guides were very friendly and knowledgeable.
Excellent tour with highly knowledgeable guide - great introduction to St. Petersburg
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!
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