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“Tsarskoe Selo visit” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Best Guides - Private Tours in St. Petersburg

Best Guides - Private Tours in St. Petersburg
Naberezhnaya Reki Fontanki, 26, St. Petersburg, Russia
+7 921 906-09-67
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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.
London, United Kingdom
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“Tsarskoe Selo visit”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2013

We had perfect Winter weather (-10C) sun and snow for our tour of Tsarskoe Selo and the Catherine Palace. This has to be the best time to see it, uncrowded and more of the Palace rooms open than in the Summer. . Our excellent and knowledgeable tour guide, Masha, arranged everything from pick up at our hotel, comprehensive and informative tour to leading us to the best place to buy a 'matrioshka' for our granddaughter. Thank you!

Visited March 2013
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London
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“Top class guide brought St. Petersburg history to life”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2013

SPB Guides helped bring St Petersburg and Russian history to life. Rather than just focusing on dates and facts, our guide, Masha, took us through history with stories of the people and the tsars. She was a fantastic tour guide and really made our trip memorable.

We did the White Days tour package, which was spread over a day and a half and included a city tour (including Peter and Paul Fortress), Catherine's Palace (Tsarskoe Selo) and the Hermitage.

The package was extremely good value and includes transport and entry to all the museums on the tour. Plus, since it was winter we were the only people in the group. The three tours cost the same as only one tour by our hotel - a bargain.

If you've got a short stay in St Petersburg and want to see and learn as much as possible then SPB Tours is the way to go.

Visited February 2013
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Palmetto, Florida
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Update on my previous review in June 2012”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2013

Hi,
I wrote a review already on this fine tour guide company. We saw so much in just 2 days with Best Guides, everything went smoothly. There was a link for my "video" trip report but since then I have updated it (much shorter, better editing :-O), and I would like to add it here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F-Mq-dfL8Jk

Visited June 2012
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Moscow, Russia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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“My dream come true”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2013

I have been dreaming about this trip for ages. I can’t believe it happened at last but it did. I AM IN MOSCOW NOW!!!!!!!!
I just can’t wait to share my great experience of touring Russia. We had 4 days in St.Petersburg and 3 days in Moscow. And alas! We are leaving tomorrow. But these were the wonderful 5 days!!! We booked the whole package with Best Guides and we want to thank them for the wonderful tours they organized. And we also would like to say thank you to both our guides – Inna from St. Petersburg and Elena from Moscow. They are both incredible – knowledgeable, informative and about all most pleasant people to communicate to. Seeing Russia through their eyes made our trip. Thanks!!! Thanks!!! Thanks!!!

Visited January 2013
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Princeton, New Jersey
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“Very knowledgeable guide”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2012

Anna is an extremely knowledgeable tour guide. She knows the city and its history inside and out--intrigues, legends, and fun facts included. Her tour was not only informative, but interesting as well. Anna's presentation brings St. Petersburg history to life and makes visitors feel as if they are a part of it. I can't wait to visit St. Petersburg again.

Visited June 2012
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