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Our guide Maria was fantastic, very knowledgeable, thorough and friendly. She took us to many places of interest and gave us detailed commentary. We were in a small group so it was easy to get around. The only negative about the tour was that we did not have internet as was said on the tour details .
Have rated this before 5 star without a doubt. Anna and Dimitri first class.
Would recommend to anyone.
perfect tour everything as listed in the ad , wi fi on bus was very good, the driver and guide was exceptional everything was organised .
there was no rushing and the time at places was well timed I would recommend this tour to anyone who has not seen Russia before.
Our guide was incredibly knowledgeable and this was the most comprehensive city tour available. We couldn't have asked for more!
A great way to see St.Petersburg, our guide was helpful and informative. A stunning city, so many things to see, lots of photos and wear good shoes because there is so much walking.
I would completely recommend this tour for anyone visiting St Petersburg. Marsha was such a knowledgeable guide - the trip was fantastic - so informative and exactly what we hoped for. We arrived from a cruise with MSC and a member of the viator team were waiting for us - all went very smoothly
It was a long two days, but it was worth it. We learned a lot about the history of St. Petersburg and Russia and saw many beautiful historical places. It was not the Russia I expected. It was very clean and well kept up in St. Petersburg.
The thing that made our trip was our wonderful tour guide, Anna. She explained all about Russian history, cultural sites, and interesting places along the way. She made our experience a great one instead of just a good one. We loved the Church of the Spilled Blood and St. Isaac's Cathedral. Iconic, to say the least. Catherine's Palace and Peter Hoff Gardens were beyond imagination. We couldn't have had a better time!
Thorough, entertaining and informative. Two full days with good company and great guides. Plus, when Russian officials could not find our names on the tour list, a quick call to the orovided local phone number brought the efficient Ludmilla quickly to the official in charge, and we were on our way
Johanne A Canada
Great experience with our very competent guides Olga and Christina.
Wonderful trip, loads of interesting places visited, with our guide Anna and driver Michael who made this a special experience.
With limited time in St Petersburg, this was an excellent way to see as much as possible in two days. We were able to avoid the long lines to enter museums and palaces. Our guide, Maria, was very knowledgeable and thoughtful. This tour was good value for the money that we paid.
This was an excellent 2-days of jammed-packed sightseeing and our tour guide, Helena, was very informative and managed to get up into areas quickly. Our small group of 11 allowed us to be able to see more than the bigger bus groups. We highly recommend this. We were in a comfortable van and also spent time in a boat sightseeing and even had a couple Metro stops to see that mode of transportation. We saw everything plus more than we hoped while in this city.
The tour was wonderful! Our guide and driver met us at the port and delivered all that was promised in the description. She had all our tickets for the attractions which eliminated the huge lines outside the Hermitage and other places. We just walked right in! We packed so much sight-seeing into two days with the small group- no waiting while a whole busload of people got on and off and no straining to hear the tour guide with only a dozen in the group. We would have liked a little more time to look for souvenirs but we were on a tight schedule. The second day we had lunch at a cafe outside Peterhof Palace. There were a lot of street vendors selling souvenirs. If I had it to do over again, I would have skipped lunch and used that time to look over their wares. The cruise ship would like you to believe that they are the only ones you can tour with without a Russian visa but that isn't true. As long as you stay with your organized tour group, no visa is required but it does mean that you can not walk around the city on your own when the tour ends. You are picked up and delivered back to the ship. The guide was not shy about soliciting tips but that was OK. We felt she had earned them. I highly recommend this to make the most of your time in St. Petersburg!
Awesome city and great tour staff. We were late out of the port because the custom took long time. The staff sent another vehicle for us to catch our main van. Great service!
Guy L USA
This was the best excursions we ever had! Our guide Katya was excellent! She gave us so much information, answered all questions. Her English is superb and personality is so pleasant!
We saw as much in two days as some people see in weeks.
Before I ordered I was paranoid about being late and missing my ship, but Stan the Manager of the company explained to me that there was no risk. BTW, I had very good experience communicating with him. We not only saved a lot of money, but had much smaller group comparing to our cruise line's excursions. Smaller group made a lot of difference in a crowded places, we felt much better knowing that we could never lose our group with our lovely guide.
Excellent. This is my second trip to St. Petersburg and I was able to enjoy and learn more in these 2 days than what I did in the previews tour that lasted 5 days. The tour guide was exceptional. Knowledgeable, courteous, with a wonderful sense of humor. We were taken to two small restaurants where the food was delicious and the prices very moderate.
excellent trip, we were met from the ship went thro customs no visa required if on an organised trip, tour guide Marsha was very pleasant and knowledgeable throughout, the bus a 12 seater was comfortable with Wi-Fi provided as was water and rain macs if required which we did, we went to all the tourist places with our guides driver Alex knowing were to park etc for short walking, sorted out all our ticketing and kept us informed at all times with the earphones which were also provided, as I stated excellent trip well done Viator.
We had great time with our tour guild Alissa and our driver. It was a fantastic two day tour to explore the great city St. Petersburg. Alissa was very knowledgeable and fanny. On the way to Catherines palace and Peterhof, she gave us a crash course about the royal families and Russian history from Peter the great to Mr. Putin. Alissa managed to finish all planned places but no rash at all. And she took us to local restaurants to try tasty local food. Our entire group 14 people all like the tour very much! Thank you, Alissa and Mr. Driver sorry we did not get his name!!! We would like to recommend this tour to everyone who is going to visit St. Petersburg.
We really enjoyed the 2 day tour and would recommend it to anyone who wants a great comprehensive tour of St. Petersburg.
Excellent tour! Very thorough and educational as well as enjoyable. Our guide Katherine was extremely knowledgeable about EVERYTHING. She was educated about the museums, art, churches, culture and history. Her English was excellent. She took us to a local restaurant each day for lunch and educated us about what the foods were. She assisted with paying our bill. Museum fees were included in price. Tour started and stopped on time. We were in a small bus/van. Smaller group was more personalized and friendly.
The sites were amazing. All the must dos were visited and explored. Katiana Cat was very knowledgeable and got us into all the sites with no lines and little wait. I loved how she made it personal for all of us. The group was 10, so no huge bus with 40 people to wait for.
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