St Petersburg Shore Excursion: City Tour with Hermitage Museum and Peterhof - Reviews

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rebecca c

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2013

Had an amazing tour, our tour leader was fantastic and full of information. We Highly Recommend this tour !!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2013

Our guide, Lena, was exceptional!! She was very knowledgeable and very easy to understand. As we drove through the city, she explained what the buildings or statues were. She answered all of our questions without hesitation. She had a great sense of humor and knew how to get into most tour sites without a long wait!!
Our only complaint was our lunch! The tour description says: "enjoy a classic Russian lunch in an elegant restaurant". Well, the lunch was in a basement cafe and far from elegant. The main dish was served lukewarm. We had a salad, chicken and pasta, bread and a piece of cake, I felt that they were not prepared for us. And, we really expected something more classic. Our friends who took a tour through the cruise line said they went to a really nice restaurant and had an excellent lunch. We were very disappointed. Also, we realize it wasn't Lena's decision.
I used Viator for 3 tours in Paris last year and was very happy with them, which is why I suggested Viator to my friends for this trip. Just don't promise what you cannot deliver.

Tanya B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2013

Really good tour, the guide was very informative with fluent English. We saw all the main sights in St Petersburg in 1 full day tour. Would recommend


5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2013

Again the guide was wonderful. As on the other tour not only did she share her wonderful city, but a little bit of how her life worked. It was great.

Maria T

4 star rating: Recommended
August 2014

A must see! We had a great time. St. Petersburg was AWESOME! Lunch was not good at all. We ate the food just to be nice. Our tour guide Lydia did not even eat her food, BUT Lydia is very knowledgable, courteous and patient. Glad to have her as our tour guide. Thanks again Lydia!

Reg J

3 star rating: Worth doing
June 2013

The tour was not as advertised, The tour according to our guide was only of the Hermitage Museum and Peterhof Palace with lunch .The write-up said we would tour Peter and Paul Fortress, have a 1.5 hour city tour and time to visit souvenir shops, none of which we did. The van that transported us was noisy(rattled) and the shocks in the rear end were non existent.
Our guide was very informative and knowledgable of Russian history and she was the saving grace of this trip.
Traffic congestion in St. Petersburg can be horrendous.

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