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Address: 9th Line V.O. 56, St. Petersburg 199004, Russia (Formerly Optima Ltd)
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Phone Number: +7 812 953-82-33
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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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Insiders' St. Petersburg Tour

Wow, what an amazing tour with Larisa and Sergio from our cruise ship. Larisa, our guide, possessed a wealth of knowledge, was able to maneuver us around other groups in the large... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
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Ridgeway, South Carolina

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Chandler, Arizona
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I think with any of these companies, the guide you get really makes a difference. The guide we had for this tour was my least favorite of all the guides we had on our vacation. She appeared to have knowledge of English, but we really think that she had only memorized a script about each of the sites in St... More 

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Ridgeway, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Wow, what an amazing tour with Larisa and Sergio from our cruise ship. Larisa, our guide, possessed a wealth of knowledge, was able to maneuver us around other groups in the large palaces and churches, took us to out of the way places (subway and souvenir shops) as well as all the museums, palaces, churches, etc., and showed us more... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We did last july a " family cruise" to the Baltics, including St Petersburg, with three generations, my parents and mother-in-law, in their seventies, we, and our two preteen daughters. You can visit St Petersburg without a visum if you book a Tour with an officials accredited Tour company. I wrote to several tours and after deliberation i chose Insider... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We used insider tours for every port stop and 2 days in st Petersburg I can't say enough good things about this group. Dealing with the owner Dimitri was easy- he responded to every question I had by text or email. The tour guides and drivers were all very accommodating and knowledgeable We had a lot of extra requests in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We are a family of six that took a private tour with Insider tours while on a cruise in St. Petersburg for two days. Our guide Kate and driver Andrei were amazing! Kate was extremely knowledgeable and Andrei made drop off and pick up very convenient. The locations we visited were amazing and it made us want to come back... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our guide was Natasha. She did an amazing job describing all places we visited and also giving us lots of info while we were driving :) Always on time. Everything was smooth as planned. also special thanks too our driver Alexey for smooth ride and clean, smoke free car! We enjoyed our visit.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

‘It was amazing value. Our guide ensured we did very little queuing and allowed us to stop wherever we wished. We saw far more of St Petersburg than others on our cruise who booked with the cruise ship at twice the cost.’

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Others have done extensive reviews of Insider Tours so I will keep this short-ish. We were so happy that we had chosen to book a private tour with Insider Tours. Nervous over our travel agency telling us that we had to have our own visas or had to travel with the ship's excursions, the folks at Insider Tours talked and... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016

Last time I was in St. Petersburg and Moscow with my husband two month ago and it was very pleasant trip, because Russia has changed a lot and now it becomes more and more popular around American and European tourists. English, French and Spanish speech were everywhere in the city centre. Touristic police appeared on the streets to help innocent... More 

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Kenmore, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016

We were a family of 3 adults on Azamara cruise, and lucky to have a 3-day port stay in St. Petersburg, Russia. I choose to book a 3-day private tour with Insider Tours due to a friend who highly recommended the company from their experience last year. And she was totally correct !!! Fantastic tour that was way above &... More 

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