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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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A MUST see city!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
55Traveller55714
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Markham, Canada

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Markham, Canada
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26 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 (Bangalore), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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Ridgeway, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2016

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 August 20, 2016 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 August 20, 2016 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 August 16, 2016 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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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2016 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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