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“Alla 2 day tour of St Petersburg” 5 of 5 stars
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Alla Tours
Office 500, 11 Malaya Morskaya, St. Petersburg, Russia
+7 812 312-53-55
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Owner description: TOP NOTCH QUALITY - AFFORDABLE PRICES! Based in St. Petersburg, Alla Tours specializes in group and tailor - made shore excursions and city tours for cruise ship passengers. Our tours in St. Petersburg and Moscow are VISA FREE! Alla Tours is a fully licensed tour company. As a long established, family owned and operated business, we have been delivering a wide range of shore excursions and land-based tours in St. Petersburg and other Baltic ports of call. You may choose from one of our very popular group tours, customize your own private tour or pick and choose from our array of popular and reasonable priced package tours (4 or 5 city tours including St. Petersburg, Berlin, Tallinn, Stockholm and Helsinki). Our friendly, experienced, multilingual tour guides have an excellent command of the English language and will provide you with memorable experience that will be truly unforgettable.
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“Alla 2 day tour of St Petersburg”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

Couldn't recommend highly enough. Booking was easy online, saw as much as we possibly could in the time we had, guide Marina was great. Excellent value for money

Visited June 2013
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“Grand tour was grand!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

We had a great two days with Dimitri on this grand tour of St Petersburg. We saw all the promised sights - Yusopov's Palace, Perterhof, Catherine's Palace, Church of the Spilled Blood, the Hermitage museum, St Peter and St Paul's Fortress, St Isaac's Cathedral, etc - in a small group of fourteen people. There are many advantages in doing the tour this way - in a small group we were able to get around more quickly and see more; waiting times getting in and out of attractions was reduced; Dimitri was able to gauge how much to tell us and what to concentrate on. For us, the Hermitage museum was the highlight, and because we entered early in the second day we had a good two and a half hours inside ( although you could spend many days in this wonderful museum).
Alla tours met us efficiently off the cruise ship, and there were absolutely no problems at all getting through Russian immigration with their printed tickets. In this respect DO NOT LISTEN to the disinformation given out by cruise ships about the necessity of going on a ship's excursion, which is more expensive and, with a much bigger group of people, slower and less enjoyable. We were well looked after each day and Dimitri seemed to know how to get us in and out of the attractions with then minimum fuss. Dimitri was knowledgeable with a gentle sense of humour which was appreciated by the group. The only part of the trip which didn't go so well was the river cruise, undertaken during a "monsoon" during a wet afternoon on our second day. I would definitely recommend this company for a grand tour of St Petersburg, We're hoping to make a return visit.

Visited August 2013
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“THE MOST AMAZING TRIP OF OUR LIVES!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

WOW...Is all we can say about this trip! Based on Tripadvisor reviews, we booked our St.Petersburg trip with Alla Tours and this was the best decision ever. We saw all of the same sights as the cruise line tours (even saw cruise mates at the sights). The cruise lines will have you thinking that they have a leg up on priority entrance, but THAT IS NOT SO! We entered many of the sights ahead of those on the cruise line's tours, paid less and had a smaller more intimate group. Our tour guide was the best (Can't remember her name, but begins with an M...see her pic). She was a wealth of information. After the first day, we were mesmerized by the amount of information she provided. She was so knowledgable and genuine.

There was a couple with children (approx. 6 & 8 years old), but you can tell that this trip was a little too much for them. We traveled with our well traveled 16 year-old and it was a little overwhelming for her (information and length of day). Although this is a comfort tour, there is a lot of walking. One of the older group mates became tired and had much difficulty keeping up. Please take the length of the tour day and the amount of walking into consideration when booking this tour. This is a trip of a lifetime, but remember to be realistic.

Visited July 2013
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Melbourne, Australia
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“Top service from Alla Tours”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

We used Alla Tours for a two-day tour of St Petersburg, and every aspect exceeded expectations. Prior queries and arrangements had all been dealt with by Alla in an extremely efficient and friendly manner. We were independent travellers joining clients from a cruise ship but Alla organised for us to be picked up from our hotel and dropped off at a different location to the remaining clients - greatly appreciated. Our guide, Elena, was extremely knowledgable and cleverly negotiated long entry queues. The itinerary was nicely balanced - there were a variety of transport modes (bus, hydrofoil, ferry) and places to visit (palaces, cathedrals, underground rail station, gardens). I highly recommend Alla Tours.

Visited August 2013

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“Comfort Tour of St Petersburg”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

We booked the 2 day comfort tour when cruising to St Petersburg in August 2013. It was the best thing we could have done! We were met by our lovely guide Anya and driver Olec and had a personal tour of all the major sites in the city by car, hydrofoil, foot and boat. Alla tours also booked the ballet and transport for us on our one evening in the city. Anyas knowledge was amazing and her perfect english really brought the city to life. We were completely absorbed with the beautiful palaces and cathedrals and really felt we had had a thorough tour of this fascinating city by the end of day 2, including the metro and canals. I would thoroughly recommend this company. Diane Morgan.

Visited August 2013
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