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Address: 56 9th Line, Suite 12 | The Basil Island, St. Petersburg, Russia (Formerly Optima Ltd)
Phone Number: +7 812 953-82-33
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Description: Established in 2003, Insider Tour offers a unique perspective on all...
Established in 2003, Insider Tour offers a unique perspective on all things Russian - history, architecture, arts, and present day life. All tours are conducted by experienced career tour guides with your unique interests matched with your tour guide's area of expertise. Fully licensed. No visa required for cruise guests. We also offer Moscow tours.
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Top choice in St. Petersburg!!!

We were a company of 4 friends (2 energetic couples) and contacted Insider Tour a few days prior to flying to our cruise. It took just a couple of emails to book Roll like a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
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New Haven, Connecticut
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English first
New Haven, Connecticut
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

We were a company of 4 friends (2 energetic couples) and contacted Insider Tour a few days prior to flying to our cruise. It took just a couple of emails to book Roll like a Russian tour on their website, then a quick personal information exchange to validate our entry tickets to Russia and a credit card payment (all done... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

My husband and I have just returned from a HAL cruise around Northern Baltics. We are not your typical adventurous couple and have always opted for ship sponsored tours in the past. Yet after reading many positive reviews about private tour providers in the area on Tripadvisor we decided to contact a few local companies to arrange private tours for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

My husband and I booked a tour with Insider after some friends recommended them. We were so very thankful we did. We felt that we got much more value than we would have with the cruise ship tour. Our driver and guide were extremely professional and informative. Everything ran as planned and we felt very safe and comfortable in their... More 

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Quebec City, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Our group of 4 had initial reservations about retaining a private outfit in lieu of ship sponsored tours. Would the tour guide speak fluent English? What type of vehicle would we be provided with? Can we really leave the ship without visas? etc, etc... Needless to say these were some formidable obstacles that kept us on the fence.... prior to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

We had a fabulous 2 day tour with this company and they came to meet us at the cruise sip. They were very kind and the lkady guide spoke excellent English....so much so that we had a delightful two days.

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California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Our driver and guide met us at our cruise ship--there was no problem with advanced visas. They were punctual and the guide was extremely well educated. It is a great way to see St. Petersburg and miss some of the crowds!

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Moscow, Russia
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

I have been with my wife there at the beginning of April. It was not my first time in St.Petersburg but I have seen it from the new side with Insider-tour. Our guide Jenya was extremely qualified, we wanted to see and my wife and me were happy with so polite, private and highly professional service.recommend this company to other... More 

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Moscow, Moscow City, Russia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 via mobile

Amazing Girls. Amazing weather. Amazing architure, amazing guids. Comfortable buses, everything was amazing with tour

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 via mobile

I have taken several excursions with this guys, ans I can say that u will never regret if you do the same in St.Petersburg. Very responsible and qualified team of guides.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 via mobile

I had a big luck to choose Insider tour! I recommend it for sure. The tour made with a precious attention to tourists and at the same time they want to show you all beautiful cites as more as they can. I liked that I had after visiting a sightseeing I has some time to understand what I've seen and... More 

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