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Insider Tour

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Address: 9th Line V.O. 56, St. Petersburg 199004, Russia (Formerly Optima Ltd)
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Established in 2003, Insider Tour offers a unique perspective on all things...

Established in 2003, Insider Tour offers a unique perspective on all things Russian - history, architecture, arts, and present day life. All tours are conducted by experienced career tour guides with your unique interests matched with your tour guide's area of expertise. Fully licensed. No visa required for cruise guests. We also offer Moscow tours.

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Fantastic Valentina

We spent a day with the wonderful Valentina from Insider Tours. She is wonderful and very knowledgeable. Showed us everything we should see in St Petersburg and her insight was... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We spent a day with the wonderful Valentina from Insider Tours. She is wonderful and very knowledgeable. Showed us everything we should see in St Petersburg and her insight was invaluable. Her time with us in the Hermitage was perfect as she guided us through pointing out all the best art works and talking us through the history of the... More 

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Wiltshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We found Insider Tour through a write up in the Daily Telegraph and our guide Sasha and our driver Sergei looked after us really well. We went for 4 days in January so we knew it would be cold. But we had some glorious sunshine, the weather was dry, the city was not busy and Sergei always had the car... More 

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Shutesbury, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited St. Petersburg during a 2-day stop on a cruise. We opted for a private tour company, rather than a cruise-ship excursion. We had some hesitation at first because we knew that in order to get off the ship you MUST have a tour booked in advance. If we made a mistake, we would spend our 2 days on... More 

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1 Thank Linda D
New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My fiancé and I visited your gorgeous city recently and would like to compliment your guide Natasha and driver Serega on a job well done! Entertaining narrative, historical museums, a clean and reliable vehicle, the driver always ready to take us to the next venue on time... this was by far the best private tour experience of my lifetime.

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Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2016

We chose a private tour through Insider Tour as opposed to going through our cruise ship. We were a party of 7. Our guide, Kate, and our driver, Alexander, were wonderful. The private tour allowed us to customize to our interests. We got great feedback from the company in planning our 2 day tour. They were very forthcoming with positives... More 

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Markham, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2016

We hired this private tour service (Insider) with a guide,driver & car for the two of us. It's about the same price as an excursion cruise tour but you have greater flexibility & service. Our guide Mira was excellent. Highly recommend this tour service. I've been to 74 countries & rank St. P #1 by far!!!

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Plano, Texas, Usa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2016

Valentina provided wonderful history and insight to several major tourist sites in St. Petersburg. Her English is excellent and her command of Russian history and personalities deep enough to satisfy even my retired-history-teacher's curiosity and questions. Our weather was perfect and sunny, unusual for September we were told. She eve made coping with my wheelchair a non-issue, other than dealing... More 

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3 Thank Pam L
Hong Kong, China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2016

Our family of six chose Insider Tours for our week-long stay in Russia visiting Moscow and St. Petersburg this summer. All the arrangements worked like a clock, we were taken to all the museums and attractions in a very comfortable new Mercedes-Benz. Our guide Natasha was a real gem to work with! Very familiar with the environs, apprehensive of our... More 

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Bengaluru, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2016

My wife and I took a three day tour between 21st and 23rd August with Insider Tours. Day 1: Katherine Palace & Peterhoff. Day 2: Local sightseeing. Day 3: The Hermitage and Nevsky Prospect (latter did not work out due to weather and also we had already walked along the whole avenue the night before by ourselves) Let me start... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2016

We were in a small group (two other couples) of six - small 'bus' most comfortable. We were met at right place/time off our cruise ship. Our guide Irene was friendly, so informed about the history of her country and St Petersburg! She was ready to discuss or answer any questions. We saw the main historical sites as well as... More 

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