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Experience Russia

20 reviews
St. Petersburg, Russia
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About Experience Russia
Experience Russia is a US-Russian owned tour company that operates in St. Petersburg. We offer a wide range of VISA FREE shore excursions and tours in multiple languages. With experienced guides, SMALL GROUP SIZES, custom-tailored private tours, attentive staff, comfortable vans, and years of experience in the tourist industry, you’re sure to have a great time with us. We serve guests arriving by cruise ship, plane, and train. No matter how you arrive to St. Petersburg, it would be our pleasure to introduce you to St. Petersburg! Choose from a variety of multi-day PRIVATE, CUSTOMIZED, and GROUP TOURS for adults and families traveling with children. With Experience Russia you will see the best of St. Petersburg with the best of company. Why visit Russia when you can “Experience Russia” with us?
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This is a unique evening tour that only operates on the days when the Hermitage is open later (until 9:00PM). There are typically no crowds during this time, which allows guests to see rooms and art that tourists typically don't get a chance to see during the day tour.

This tour is at a much more relaxed pace than guests typically get to experience, allowing for more opportunities to ask questions and enjoy what the Hermitage Museum and Winter Palace have to offer.
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$70.00 per adult
This is a unique tour during which you will not just learn about the history of traditional Russian cuisine and the legends surrounding these dishes, but you'll get to try them for yourself!
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Plus you'll meet a friendly tour guide who will share what local life is like.
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During this 3.5-hour Food Tour you will get to taste such dishes as *(all are included)*:
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•Traditional Russian PIEROGI (hearty thick pastry with generous meat/vegetable filling)
•Russian TEA (Infused with various berries and herbs)
•BORSCHT (the most famous Russia soup with beets)
•STROGANOFF with buckwheat (Beef in creamy sauce with a traditional Russian grain. Be ready to hear the crazy story of creation of this dish!)
•KVAS (Ancient-style black bread beverage)
•BLEENI (pancake which comes from pre-Christian times)
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*All restaurants that we visit are reputable and trustworthy.
*Please let us know about any dietary restrictions, we will do our best to accommodate them.
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. BE SURE TO ARRIVE HUNGRY :)
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$85.00 per adult
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During this experience I will guide you through St. Petersburg' three most famous cathedrals: The Church on the Spilled Blood, St. Isaac's Cathedral, and Kazan Cathedral.
While inside each of these, I will tell you the fascinating stories of how they came to be. We'll have a break after seeing the first two cathedrals and have a snack (included in price) in a famous local pirozhki cafe.
I take pride in making my tours interesting and engaging, so please don't book if you're looking for a cure to your insomnia. With me, you will hear honest opinions and real stories. Contact me to get a sample of real Russian life and culture. :)
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$50.00 per adult
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Our tour with Mila was the highlight of our Baltic cruise. Mila is a PhD. candidate in the US, so her intellect and storytelling ability are exceptional, as well as her English. She is warm, funny, and accommodating. She tailored the tour to us, never...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Barbara H
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I had been on a group tour of the Hermitage earlier in my trip during the day. It was very busy and we hit the highlights. One the evening that I had booked this Friday evening tour with Mila, I happened to be the sole...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Mila has a wealth of information about Russia and beautiful sites in St. Petersburg. She is professional and has a great sense of humour! I would recommend all the stops we made: the 3 main churches, the Hermitage, Peterhof, and the Faberge museum. She took...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Experience_Russia, Owner at Experience Russia, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear lsgWaterloo, Thank you for this wonderful review! I had such a great time with the three of you. I hope you ladies will get a chance to return to St.Petersburg with your families one day. It would be my pleasure to show everyone around....More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It is a really nice experience with Mila to visit the three main churches.Mlia is so kind and knowledgeable about the history and detail in the churches. Highly recommended to people wanna know more about the churches :)

Date of experience: August 2019
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Experience_Russia, Owner at Experience Russia, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Kan Yuqi, Thank you for taking time to share your thoughts with the public. Please let me know if you ever come back to St. Petersburg, it would be my pleasure to show you the rest of St. Petersburg's amazing sights. :) 谢谢你! Mila

Reviewed 1 week ago

We (party of four) were very happy with tour guide Mila and the driver. Mila was very informative, educational, and patient. We enjoyed the tour thoroughly and recommend it to all.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank phuocdinhle
Experience_Russia, Owner at Experience Russia, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear phuocdinhle, Thank you again for trusting us with your vacation and for sharing your thoughts here. I had a wonderful time on your tour of St. Petersburg with everyone, I hope you see you all again one day! Best wishes, Mila

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We toured the three cathedrals and it was a magnificent experience, Mila was telling us about everything we were seeing along the way, the monuments, squares and palaces, a whole approach to the history and customs of St. Petersburg with a delicious russian lunch. Mila...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Experience_Russia, Owner at Experience Russia, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Joel, Thank you very much for your kind words! I really appreciate you sharing your thoughts about this tour with the Trip Advisor community. I truly enjoyed touring St. Petersburg with your family. I wish you and your family all the best and I...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a “Do not miss!”. Mila gave us a food tour in St. Petersburg that was an unforgettable experience. Not only did we enjoy authentic Russian specialties at non-touristy and delicious restaurants, we got to visit with Mila. She is a born and bred...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Experience_Russia, Owner at Experience Russia, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear IntrepidTraveler011, Thank you so much for for sharing your thoughts about this experience, I truly appreciate it! It was my pleasure to introduce you and your husband to the local life and local cuisine. I hope that you both will return to St.Petersburg one...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a very wonderful 3 day tour in St. Petersburg with Mila as our tour guide. She’s very knowledgeable, friendly and fluent in English as well as Chinese. She is also very accommodating and candid :) The guided tour was very pleasant and at...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank JennYeo
Experience_Russia, Owner at Experience Russia, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Jenn, Thank you for sharing the kind words and allowing us the opportunity to introduce St. Petersburg to you. I had a wonderful time with you and your joyful group, you all really know how to have fun! I hope you all have as...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I were accompanied by our 75yo mother and 6 yo daughter on a scheduled customized 5-day trip stop in St. Petersburg with Mila. Went everywhere supposed to go and much more. From palaces, museums, landmarks, treasure vaults, modern galleries to cosplay on...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank David000005
Experience_Russia, Owner at Experience Russia, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear David, Thank you very much for taking the time to share your experience and for trusting us with your trip. It was a delight to meet your family and spend those few days with you all. :) I hope to see you all again...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Paul and I can’t thank Alice enough for the fabulous tour she gave us on Tuesday 16th July. Alice is Mila’s sister. She was a fantastic host taking us through the interesting history of St Petersburg as well as various restaurants to sample typical Russian...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Experience_Russia, Owner at Experience Russia, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Edwina and Paul, Thank you for your detailed review of your experience on the food tour. We are delighted to have had the opportunity to introduce Russian cuisine and the St. Petersburg Metro to the both of you. We wish you the best in...More

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