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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 #19 of 135 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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The Lakes
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

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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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

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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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

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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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW 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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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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6 reviews 6 reviews
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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Tokyo, Japan
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14 reviews 14 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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
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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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