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Insider Tour

56 9th Line, Suite 12 | The Basil Island, St. Petersburg, Russia (Formerly Optima Ltd) (Palace Square)
+7. 812. 953 8233
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Ranked #7 of 113 activities in St. Petersburg
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Tours
Owner description: Established in 2003, Insider Tour offers a unique perspective on all things Russian - history, architecture, arts, and present day life. All tours are... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Auburn, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

We were in Africa when we learned of Insider Tour from fellow travelers who were going to St. Petersburg immediately after Africa. Our trip to the Baltic States and St. Petersburg was several months later so we had time to do some research. Our experience with Insider Tour was positive from the beginning. We were traveling with friends and Insider... More

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Delray Beach, Florida
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

We made all the arrangements for the various sites we wanted to see in St. Petersburg months before we arrived. The tour went seamlessly including the tour of the Gold Room in The Hermitage. Our guide was highly informed and attended to our every need, including accommodating my fussy eating. We thought going into the subway would be hokey, but,... More

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

I selected this tour group based on tripadvisor review, but due to hi season, we were only able to get 1 day tour with them (out of 3 days trip). The lady was very pleasant, patience with us since i travel with an elderly and a toddler. The information was easy to follow, she was so helpful in explaining the... More

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Melbourne, Australia
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014 via mobile

My partner and I had a very limited time to visit St Petersberg due to our travel schedule. I looked at many organised tours which were simply not going to be able to visit what we wanted to see in the time we had. I organised a private tour with Insider Tour requesting where we wished to go in the... More

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Johannesburg, South Africa
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

A tour of St Petersburg and surrounds by knowledgeable and competent tour guides. There were 4 of us and our wishes were scrupulously looked after. Arrangements were made in advance and all details were adhered to. We asked for minor changes at the time and these were accommodated.

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Tauranga
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

Friends of ours recommended Insider tours as they had done the two day tour of St. Petersburg the year before. We were a group of nine friends and relations and I organised the tour on the Internet. Alexander was so helpful and it was no problem to change a few things to suit everyone. Although there are set tours, they... More

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san francisco
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

We visited St. Petersburg last summer. We booked a private 2-day tour with Insider Tour. It was customized to accommodate my mom who could barely walk at that point. My sister and I didn’t want her to miss anything and Alexandra was able to put something together that worked for my mom as well as my sister and I. She... More

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Huntsville, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

Our family of 6 visited St. Petersburg last summer. We booked a 2-day “low-paced” tour with Insider Tour. It was so easy arranging the specifics of the tour before we arrived; everything went just as planned. Don't believe the cruise ships with their threats of needing a Visa and having to use only their services...that is all untrue. Insider Tour... More

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New Delhi, India
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

We were a group of 12 people and had booked a 2 day St. Petersburg private tour with Insider Tours, We were really apprehensive in the beginning as we had booked the tour on the internet ,however after we landed at the Port and met our warm and friendly guide the rest is really all pleasant. Our guide was extremely... More

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Bellevue, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

We booked the insider tour for our cruise stop at St Petersburg. Since we have a small group, we have our own private bus and personal tour guide. Our guide took advantage of a small group, and was able to get us into all the points of interest without waiting on the long line. We enjoyed all the wonderful places... More

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