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Insider Tour

56 9th Line, Suite 12 | The Basil Island, St. Petersburg, Russia (Formerly Optima Ltd) (Palace Square)
+7 812 953-82-33
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Ranked #6 of 139 Activities in St. Petersburg
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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S'pore
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Alexandra arranged the itinerary for our 3 fabulous days in St Petersburg which was one of our Baltic cruise's ports of call (Aug 31-Sep2). Our guide Natasha and her driver were wonderful. They were both very punctual in picking the 2 of us up and returning us to the ship as scheduled. Natasha made history come alive for us and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

On 18 and 19 August 2014 we had a two day tour through St Petersburg. This tour was very success full just by our guide Irena and her driver. We want to thank Irena and driver for these two unforgettable days. Leny and Rob Maastricht/Netherlands

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San Francisco, CA
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3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

We did the three day tour of St. Petersburg with Marina. I had some initial apprehensions about signing up for the tour due to how aggressive the back office people I dealt with at Insider Tours were. However, I decided to move forward and book the tour based on how good the Tripadvisor reviews were. I was glad I did... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014 via mobile

We had an excellent two day tour arranged through Alexandra who very accommodating to our desires for our 15 and 11 year old grandsons. Our guide, Kate, was excellent. She is very knowledgable, spoke excellent and understandable English and used English terms not metric. She was very courteous and accommodating. Our driver was efficient and persistent in dealing with Russian... More

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Halifax, Canada
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

On July 23 and 24, we had a wonderful two day private tour in St. Petersburg arranged by Insider Tour. Alexandra tailored the itinerary exactly to our need. We requested change the itinerary a few times and she is quite patient. Their price is reasonable. Our guide, Alexeeva Marina, is a very knowledgeable of not only tourist attractions but also... More

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sydney
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

On the strength of TA reviews, we booked a 2 day sightseeing tour "roll like a Russian". Originally, there was to be a tour of 6, but 4 people cancelled the night before. We were very impressed that they honoured our booking with no extra charge. Valentina our guide was a fountain of knowledge and her english was excellent away... More

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Hong Kong
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014 via mobile

This was a wonderful trip in St. Petersburg which was arranged by Insider Tour last year. Although we requested to add two attractions in the two days trip, we were no need to pay extra money. Their price was reasonable. The whole journey was excellent. The tour guide was very professional and polite. She also helped us to mail the... More

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

We had the most incredible three days in St. Petersburg our party of four saw everything possible with an extremely knowledgable guide who took everything including the weather in stride. The driver of our comfortable van was very capable and never once seemed to lose his cool while navigating a very busy city. I would not hesitate to recommend Insider... More

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Florida Keys, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

We had amazing 2 days in St. Pete during our cruise stop there! The best organization that gave us opportunity to see as mush as possible in this beautiful city. The guide was very knowledgeable, besides she spoke excellent English. Comfortable car and well set up intinerary. All people were very friendly and hospitable. No signs of any conflicts or... More

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Reston
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Our party of 4 wanted to make the most of a 3-day cruise stopover in St. Petersburg in July 2014 but tailor the itinerary to our interests rather than sign up for the ship's options, Insider Tour provided the flexibility we asked for plus an incredibly knowledgeable guide and fantastic driver, who navigated smoothly the city's congested streets. Together, they... More

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