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From leaving the ship to boarding the very luxurious bus the experience was amazing. Our guides Maria and Alexi were great both with information and a very friendly attitude. A lot of walking through museums and palaces. The restaurants chosen were amazing both clean and serving very appetising food with pleasant and cheerful staff. We truly loved our time in St.Petersburg and would happily recommend this tour.
This tour is one of the best we have ever taken. Our tour guide, Maria, was fabulous and spoke perfect English. We saw so much the two days we were in St. Petersburg and Maria gave wonderful explanations regarding all the places we visited. I would highly recommend this tour to anyone going to St. Petersburg. You will see all the best of St. Petersburg and the small group made it very worthwhile. It is well worth the price and was better than any of the ship excursions that we took on our 12 day cruise.
This was the best Shore Excursion that I've been on my last 14 cruises. Hats off to our Tour Guide Maria for doing such a great job with her familiarity with the history behind every place that we have visited. Every question was answered with my utmost satisfaction. Viator,
great job for putting such a great itinerary. Highly recommended to anyone wishing to join this tour.
Ed C and 5 friends
Kaye M Australia
Our two day shore excursion was fantastic and so well organised. The driver and guide were fantastic, friendly and knowledgeable. One of the hardest things was to remember all the information they passed on. Entrance to sights was easy ... glad we weren't trying to do it independently as we might still be waiting in line! In two days we covered so many sights and all the ones we needed to see in our limited two days. Meal stops were excellent. We highly recommend this tour.
Joseph C United States of ...
This was a great tour and I would highly recommend it for Cruisers stopping for two days in St. Petersburg. It hit all the must see sights and the two lunch stops were at very nice venues with very good food and drink. our driver was Dimitri and our guide was Tatyana. They were both excellent and Tatyana was full of local info and told some very entertaining stories. The organization of the local tour company SPB Tours was excellent. The price was right, and all entry fees to the museums and other attractions were covered by the tour. This tour is an excellent value..
So happy we booked with you small group, outstanding value, friendly knowledgeable guide, it was all it was made out to be. Thank you
We did this 2-day tour first week of October. It was superb! Our guide, Luba, was tremendous. We saw all of the major attractions at much less cost than our ship's 2-day excursion. In fact, we spoke with some people who took the ship's tour and they were very disappointed in their tour and guide. We saw Catherine's Palace, Peterhof fountains, the Hermitage, toured the entire city by bus and also a canal ride, St. Isaac's Church, Church of Spilled Blood we went inside as well our ship's tour only did the outside, Yusopov palace which the ship did not tour at all and the subway which the ship did not do ...... I know, you're probably thinking - the subway? really? It is ranked as one of the ten most beautiful subways in the world and it certainly was incredible! It was a highlight!
This was one of the best tours I have ever taken - and we've taken a lot! I would highly recommend it!
The worst part was getting through passport control. Get there early as it took us over two hours. The tour that was supposed to start at 9:00 didn't start until 10:30 because of the delay. Maria was excellent and spoke English very well. The sites were interesting as was Russia in general. It was a great educational experience.
St. Petersburg was definitely the highlight of our cruise of the Baltics. Everything was organized quite well, there were no long lines to wait to get in anywhere. Our tour Guide Yekaterina was great and the only comment I could make even though she was pregnant it was pretty much always run - run - run. She was not slow by any means. On Catherines Summer Palace with the great gardens, she focused our attention on a squirrel. I was unimpressed. It's a rat with a fancy tail. Strangely enough, she was not the only tour guide, we witnessed several doing the same thing. What's up with that. Imperial Squirrels? The rest was great even though the weather didn't fully cooperate, 50 shades of gray she called it.
Overall speaking it was a good excursion!
Our tour guide is Leana, who is a native. She spoke English with some Russian accent, but her speech is understandable. Leana is responsible, knowledgeable, considerate and friendly most of the time however, once she was somewhat loosing her temper saying I am sick of your guys! when a few team tourists got lost and could not return to the meeting place on time a few minutes late.
Another regret is that we could have spent more time at the museum on the second day. 1.5 hours there was too short to view art pieces. On the second day, whole team were waiting for our bus coming for about 20-30 minutes. The set-off time was supposed at 8am, but the bus did not come until about 8:30am. We wished Leana could have given us the explanation about it, but she did not.
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