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Best Guides - Private Tours in St. Petersburg

Naberezhnaya Reki Fontanki, 26, St. Petersburg, Russia
+7-921-906-09-67
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Ranked #14 of 141 Activities in St. Petersburg
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours
Owner description: We are a group of professional licensed tour guides of St. Petersburg. We all graduated from St. Petersburg State University. We all have been working... more » Owner description: We are a group of professional licensed tour guides of St. Petersburg. We all graduated from St. Petersburg State University. We all have been working as guides and interpreters for the best tour companies and providing private tours in St. Petersburg for none less than 10 years, and we all love our city and enjoy our work a lot. At the same time we are very good friends, so we joined together in order to provide you with the best possible guided tours of St. Petersburg and its fabulous sights and museums. « less
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Hua Hin, Thailand
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

We strongly recommend Best Guides to anyone arranging for a private tour of St. Petersburg. The program set up for our group of 5 seniors was very complete and took account of our special interests. Our guide, Olga, was very knowledgeable and did everything to make our experience unforgettable.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014 via mobile

excellent 3 hour tour for two with Masha, who has an extraordinary knowledge of the complex family history of Peter the Great. Much better value to directly hire a guide and use public transport than pay high overheads for private car and agency costs.

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Maryland
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47 reviews 47 reviews
11 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

We used Best Guides for a 2 day private tour of St. Petersburg for my husband and me. Our guide, Irina, was wonderful. She really knew the city and its monuments and museums--and also was a wonderful guide to its art, architecture, people, and history. We had previously arranged via email to slightly modify some of the standard tour, but... More

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The Lakes
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

I cannot recommend best guides enough. We had a wonderful guide, Larissa, join us for the duration of our trip to St Petersburg. She was very knowledgeable about Russian history, art and culture, but most importantly had a fabulous dry sense of humour. I cannot thank Larissa and ther rest of the team at best guides enough for making our... More

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

We wanted to learn more about the communist history of St Petersburg and our guide, Ina, was great. BestGuides chose excellent museums and got us into places we could not have visited on our own. Their service is really top notch too. A little later in our stay, we rang at 4pm to book a driver for the next morning... More

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San Francisco
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

We were on the Norwegian Star Baltic Cruise which had a two day stopover in St. Petersburg. I decided to use Best Guides for the tour and it turned out to be an excellent two day tour, which I custom designed with the help of Natalia of Best Guides. These people are extremely helpful, and most of all, responsive. I... More

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Cyprus
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 via mobile

Olga met us in the hotel promptly and we were off! Perfect English and very knowledgable, informative and experienced. Although I have visited Russia on many occasions on business, this was a first as a tourist! Without Olga we would have wasted much time standing in line buying tickets and figuring out what we needed and where to go. We... More

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Downham Market, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
12 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

We were aboard a Spanish cruise ship and opted to find our own English-speaking tour guide in St Petersburg. I contacted many of the tour companies in St Petersburg but most were rather discouraging, due to the fact that we were not travelling on a more popular cruise line. But Best Guides was willing to open up a mini-tour and... More

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sheffield
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

After looking at cruises to Moscow and St Petersburg and two centre holidays with big companies we decided to go it alone and spend money we saved on private guides. We flew with Easy jet and booked apartments in both cities We travelled on the Sapsan train between the cities. We booked Best Guides for two days in each city.... More

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Loveland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

My family and I are just coming back from a cruise that stopped in St Petersburgh. After looking at the reviews in Tripadvisor and other places we decided to book a private tour (we were 6 people) with Best Guides. We took the tour in Spanish as my mom does not speak English. It was an OUTSTANDING experience!. At the... More

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