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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 #18 of 134 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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Tokyo, Japan
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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

My friend and I used Best Guides for a day trip to Peterhof and Tsarskoe Selo. Excellent, in depth tour, and going as a group speeded up entry into these 2 places which was especially helpful in the busy summer season. Small group of 6, and our guide Olga was great. No forced shopping, and Olga was very open, frank,... More

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palm coast, fl
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Two couples had 3 days in St Petersburg. Best Guides worked with us to tailor a tour that fit our specific wants and needs. Dariya, our on-line person was terrific to work with. After at least 75 emails back and forth we set what we believe was the perfect itinerary. it included dinner in St Petersburg at a classic Russian... More

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New York
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

We had two days to discover Saint Petersburg. To make the best use of our time, we hired Best Guides and loved every moment of it. Swetlana was very knowledgeable and friendly and showed us her beautiful city. On day 1, we toured Peter and Paul Fortress, St. Isaac's Cathedral as well as the Spilled Blood Cathedral. After a delicious... More

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6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Elana was a pure delight! She exhibits a passion for the jewel of St. Petersburg. She is extremely informed and brings the history of the city alive. She brings across her feelings in the art and splendor of the city. We left with a new friend in Russia

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Doha, Qatar
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116 reviews 116 reviews
27 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Elena was fantastic. She guided us 3 out of 6 days of our stay in St Petersburg. On the first day she met us at our hotel and we spent 4 hours being educated about her favourite pieces in The Hermitage and learning heaps about Catherine the Great and other members of the Romanov family, including the secret husbands and... More

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Grand Junction, Colorado, United States
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70 reviews 70 reviews
23 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 via mobile

Instead of booking an excursion from our cruise line, we opted to use Best Guides which was less expensive and it was just the four of us instead of a bus load of people. That meant we were able to see more in less time. Our itinerary included: sight seeing and becoming familiar with St. Petersburg, hydrofoil ride, Catherine's Palace,... More

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Athens, Ohio
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

My wife, our two grown up children, and I visited St. Petersburg, while on a Baltic cruise. I selected this company after careful shopping since I wanted us to have a good experience. I also was thrilled to support a company started and run by highly educated and motivated women. Our experience with Best Guides was excellent right from the... More

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tiburon
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48 reviews 48 reviews
5 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Guide Guru. Found them on the internet at WWW.guide-guru.com. 8 of us in a sparkling clean van. Ada, our guide for two days was a joy. Took us by hydra foil boat to Peterhoff to avoid the 1 hour ride in a car/van. Went off to the side to avoid the tour bus crowd. She seem to be two step... More

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Toronto, Canada
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

We booked 2 days in St Petersburg together with another couple. Natalia took my requests into account and created a full 2 day itinerary, which included Jewish St Petersburg, Hermitage, hydrofoil,Catherine's Palace, Peterhof, Hermitage and more. We even rode the subway to see the magnificent stations.. Our guide Roman was outstanding. He was an incredible wealth of information and knowledge.... More

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Anaheim, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

When in St Petersburg early June, we had two days with Best Guides to tour us. The first day we went to Pushkin to see the three palaces. Elena was our guide and what a wonderful one she was. She gave us excellent tours of all three palaces, Her knowledge was extensive, fielding all our many and varied questions. She... More

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