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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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A great 2 day tour of St Petersburg

On the advice of friends we recently conducted a 2 day tour of St Petersburg with two other couples from another cruise ship in port for the same duration. What a wonderful way... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2015
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Brisbane, Australia
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27 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

On the advice of friends we recently conducted a 2 day tour of St Petersburg with two other couples from another cruise ship in port for the same duration. What a wonderful way to see the major sights of this great city. Irena, our guide, was friendly and extremely knowledgeable. The tour was thoroughly well conducted and comprehensive, and we... More 

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Me
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5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

We went to St. Petesburg Aug 2015, and booked with insider tours. I looked for a spanish spoken guide, and they sent Vera, she speaks fluidly and explains everything with great knowledge. The tour is expensive but not as expensive as the cruise tour. They sent a van to pick us up at the cruise terminal and all went really... More 

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COLOMBIA
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418 reviews
167 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

We booked this private tour because our husbands like to spend extra time taking pictures. It was very well worth it. Kate, our guide, was soooo knowledgeable and accommodating to our every needs. The tour was worth every penny spent.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

My husband and I booked private two day tour of St Petersburgh with Insider Tours, We were on a Royal Carribean cruise and did not want to do a ship's tour. We were very lucky to have Valentina for our guide, a very pleasant, co-operative, experienced and knowledgable guide. Our driver, Sergei, drove a spotless Mercedes and we felt extremely... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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50 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

Used Insider tours for a 2 day cruise stop on Disney Magic. Was very worried about booking beforehand in Russia but this was an unfounded fear. We arranged plans beforehand for our party of 8 (including 4 children). The person who helped us online was very quick with responses (and these were many). We were met by Natalia at passport... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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286 reviews
55 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 159 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

We booked an Insider Tour guide for the first two days of our seven days in St Petersburg and although it was not cheap it was still very well worth it. We selected our own list of places to visit, in advance, and decided to do so without others, which we still think was a good choice - you have... More 

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Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Like a lot of travelers to Russia I was a bit nervous about booking a tour. We recently were on an Oceania cruise that stopped for 3 days in St. Petersburg and one of the ship tours included a one day trip to Moscow. Since I likely was not going to be in that part of the world again I... More 

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Schaumburg, Illinois
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19 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

We were a couple traveling independently and booked IT from the USA. They let us pay with VISA to a Canadian bank before we left. (Our banks blocked VISA in Russia). Valentina is an exceptional guide with a lifetime of experience in the tour business. She was patient, kind and a wealth of information. We were able to make a... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

My husband and I just returned from a Baltic cruise via Celebrity Silhouette and would like to commend Insiders on a job well done! We decided to hire them based on the raving reviews on this forum and also a co-worker has recommended them. From start to finish it was a truly smooth sailing with them - visas, excellent guides,... More 

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San Diego, California
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12 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

We took a historical & cultural tour of St Petersburg this past June with Insider Tours. Our terrific guide was Valentina. The tour was very well organized and Valentina is exceptionally knowledgable and very patient with us. We were 3 couples coming off the SilverSeas cruise ship. We found the city to be spectacular and the people very friendly. We... More 

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