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Best Guides -Tours in St. Petersburg

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Address: Griboyedova Canal, 5, St. Petersburg, Russia
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We are a group of professional licensed tour guides of St. Petersburg. We...

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.

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Wonderfully productive guided tours of Hermitage by knowledgable art historian (Svetlana)

In 11/2015, we spent a day in The Hermitage. Overwhelming. Unproductive. Frustrating. In 12/2016, we decided to book Svetlana as our guide for two three-hour Hermitage sessions... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

In 11/2015, we spent a day in The Hermitage. Overwhelming. Unproductive. Frustrating. In 12/2016, we decided to book Svetlana as our guide for two three-hour Hermitage sessions (She is an art history graduate of the university). Wonderful experience. Very positive, beneficial learning experience for both of us. Svetlana is intelligent, thoughtful, knowledgable, fluent in English--a delight!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a very enjoyable trip to St Petersburg over New Year made successful by the help of Anna from Best Guides. Best Guides proposed various options for our trip and we agreed a three day tour over email. Anna met us at our hotel and gave us three wonderful guided days around the city. Perfect.

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

It was our third visit to St Petersburg with Best Guides. On this occasion, Svetlana Kotlyarenko was our guide for 2 days and made the whole experience so very memorable. Her knowledge and anecdotes about our itinerary were both entertaining and informative. Her art history background made our visit to the Hermitage in particular, an absolutely stunning occasion. A winter... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We chose some places from Lonely Planet that we thought we'd like to see and Best Guides put together an itinerary. We were met at our hotel the first day by Irena, and a chauffeur driven car. Irena was very helpful and knowledgeable throughout our stay, showing us the city, helping us choose where to eat and giving us a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had such a great time in St Petersburg and feel very lucky that we had Elena from Best Guides to show us round. She was very informative and gave us an insider's view of St Petersburg which we would never have had otherwise, especially as we don't speak any Russian. Overall it was a very efficient and friendly service... More 

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MashaV_BestGuides, Владелец at Best Guides -Tours in St. Petersburg, responded to this review

Dear deirdre891 Thank you so much for a 5 star review. I'm very happy you like Elena. She is really the best guide and I'm proud of her. Thanks a lot for the excellent review. We all will be pleased to see you again! All the best, Masha Vankova, Best Guides More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 21, 2016

We've never thought we could love a city as we love nature, but we fell completely in love with St.Petersburg. Svetlana, our "Best Guides-guide" knew really everything about history, arts, architecture, where to buy, to eat & drink, ..She was so enthousiastic and proud on her town, and history that it were 3 busy but extremely intresting and beautiful days... More 

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MashaV_BestGuides, Owner at Best Guides -Tours in St. Petersburg, responded to this review

Dear karinm1970 It's such a great pleasure to read your review! Thank you! Svetlana is our young star and we all are proud of her. I know it's "so much to see & do, and so little time" while in St. Petersburg.... We will be glad to see you again. Welcome to our beautiful city, Masha and Best Guides team More 

Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 16, 2016

Amazing guide very Well researched, and amazing value. Company proved to be very reliable and honest, would recommend to anyone five stars 😊

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Dear tracybB1317DP, thank you very much for your 5 star review. I'm happy you appreciated your guide and liked our service in general. Thank you for the recommendations. Best regards, Masha More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 7, 2016

We just returned from a trip to St. Petersburg. I booked the White Nights tour with Best Guides after reading several favorable reviews on Trip Advisor. The booking process was very easy through email and we were able to customize our tour to accommodate some time restrictions we had. Our guide, Inna, was very knowledgeable and professional. Her English was... More 

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MashaV_BestGuides, Owner at Best Guides -Tours in St. Petersburg, responded to this review

Dear Stoneburnr thank you for the lovely review. I'm very pleased you liked Inna. She is a great guide and we all love and appreciate her. I'm absolutely agree with you that a private tour is always much better then grope one and gives you a lot of flexibility. You are always welcome to St. Petersburg, Masha Vankova More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 7, 2016

I previously used Best Guides for 6 days of touring in St Petersburg, and I contacted Masha about their guides in Moscow. The Moscow manager set me up for 5 days of touring with Olga, and it was a most enjoyable and successful visit. Olga was on time each day. She's extremely knowledgeable about Russian art, history, culture, etc. And... More 

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MashaV_BestGuides, Owner at Best Guides -Tours in St. Petersburg, responded to this review

Dear john23 thank you so much for this review. I'm so glad you continue to visit Russia and I'm very proud you stay with us. Thank you for the good words about our manager and guide in Moscow, it's a real pleasure for me to read it. By the way we just started to organize tours to Kizhi. I think... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2016

Best Guides did an excellent job in organizing our time in St. Petersburg! All my numerous questions were patiently answered, every little detail was carefully thought through, every change was accommodated. They also were very good in changing the plans when the weather demanded it. I used to travel and very often I booked private tours. I always was lucky... More 

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MashaV_BestGuides, Owner at Best Guides -Tours in St. Petersburg, responded to this review

Dear Birkirkara M thank you so much for giving us 5 star review. Many thanks for the good words about Inna, it was a real pleasure for me to read your review. If you ever return to St. Petersburg, I hope it will be with us. Masha Vankova More 

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