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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...more
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Reviewed 3 days ago

At the end of August 2018, my wife and I had a three days private tour with this company. The program was OK. Our guide had a very good knowledge in history and arts. She explained everything very well in clear English. Unfortunately, on the...More

2  Thank Acacia9051
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Booked Best Guides on advice from a colleague. Great advice. Elena was on time to start with and proceeded to give me details about St. Petersburg straight away. Booked for 2 days to visit hermitage and Catherine’s palace. Couldn’t fault her knowledge. Highly recommend.

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MashaV_BestGuides, Owner at Best Guides -Tours in St. Petersburg, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear wcoppard, thank you for taking the time to write this review. I'm very pleased you had such a good expirience with our company. Thank you for recomendations. All the best and hope to see you again, Masha Vankova and Best Guides Team

Reviewed 1 week ago

Our guide, Irina was exceptional. Her knowledge of the city and it’s history were tremendously helpful in our understanding of the area. We saved time not having to waitt in lineups and got lots of extras and a really personalized tour. Highly recommended.More

2  Thank NectorOfLife
MashaV_BestGuides, Владелец at Best Guides -Tours in St. Petersburg, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear NectorOfLife, thank you for this review. Thank you very much for the good words about Irina. She is one of my most favorite guides. So it's a double pleasure for me to hear such words about her. Thank you for recomendations! Hope to see...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked this independently from our Breakaway cruise, as we wanted a small group experience. Our family of 4 were with 6 others on our 16 person van - plenty of room for us. Our guide Victoria was great, and very knowledgable. Max - our...More

3  Thank pe4all4
MashaV_BestGuides, Owner at Best Guides -Tours in St. Petersburg, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Dear pe4all4, Thank you for this 5 star review. I’m just happy you liked Victoria and Max. Great pleasure for me to hear it! Thank you for sharing your opinion concerning the restaurant on the second day. It’s important to know your expectations. We will...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visited St. Petersburg this summer on the Norwegian Breakaway cruise ship. Only two days is a very short time to see the whole of St. Petersburg. But I'm happy that I was lucky to find Best Guides Company ahead of time and order a...More

3  Thank chenxu73
MashaV_BestGuides, Owner at Best Guides -Tours in St. Petersburg, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for your review! It really makes me happy 😊 You know It’s much easier to please an adult group that children. I’m very proud of our guides and especially Maria. I’ve already send her the link to your review. Thank you! I hope...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

There is only one way to experience St.Petersburg: Best Guides for the one and only best way! From start to finish Best Guides were professional, helpful and courteous - a model that should be used worldwide!More

3  Thank JaffaSue
MashaV_BestGuides, Owner at Best Guides -Tours in St. Petersburg, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Jaffa Sue! It’s the most impressive review we’ve ever got! I’m more than proud …. And I will keep this review in my memory forever! We all will do our best to keep such high level of service in future. Thank you! Masha, Best...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Booking up with Best Guides was truly the best thing we could have done. We were on a cruise with a two day stop over in St Petersburg. We really appreciated the small groups and the Russian flavour that we were given in addition to...More

2  Thank Debbie L
MashaV_BestGuides, Owner at Best Guides -Tours in St. Petersburg, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Dear Debbie L Thank you for taking time to write such a detailed review and many thanks for the good words about Elena. I’m very proud of our guides. For me the most important words in your review are “we…. got a real flavour for...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Best Guides helped with all facets of our trip to Moscow for one week and St. Petersburg for 9 days. They first helped us with getting a visa, which is no easy task. They were excellent communicators and were quick to respond to all my...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A Group of 10 People from Norway was very satisfied With Best Guides and especially the knowledgeable and enthusiastic guide Maria! She took us to the important sights and made our experience unforgettable in every way! She knows so much and had stories and anecdotes...More

2  Thank Ole L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We organised a two day tour with Best Guides whilst visiting St Petersburg by cruise. Sophia navigated the crowds brilliantly. We saw all the highlights and everything went like clockwork. The car and driver was also superb. Fantastic tour that I would highly recommend.

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Aditi M
June 29, 2018|
Response from MashaV_BestGuides | Property representative |
Hi! Sory for the late response. Yes, we have a guide avalable for you 22 US $ per hour with the minimumum order of 3 hours. You also can join a mini group tour 120 US $ for the whole day - guide service, transportation... More
Hello Hi There! I am a VIP TripAdvisor contributor and cruise critic member who also uses Viator. I’d love to obtain the Best of the BestTour for your special price of $241.32. I can get a group together on cruise critic! Alternatively, We have a friend who obtained an English speaking tour guide to obtain a free pass for cruise passengers and tour them around.what would the cost be for the tour below if you can do it? Can you kindly help? We have four people— me, my husband, our daughter and her fiancée. Is this possible? Thanks! Sharon DAY 1 8.30 am (or 1 hour after ship arrival time) Meeting at the ship Drive around the city – part I (most famous highlights) Hydrofoil to Peterhoff Guided Tour of the park and inside visit to one of the small palaces Lunch at a nice local restaurant (Russian cuisine) Drive to Pushkin guided tour Catherine’s Palace with the famous amber room Drive back Evening program: 6 pm to 10 pm Extra time in the city for exploring the nightlife in the city and visit Faberge Museum and dinner (we pay for meal). DAY 2 8.00 Meeting at the ship Drive around the city – part II (visit to an active church, Famers' market, short metro ride) Hermitage Museum – early entrance Walking tour of Nevsky prospect Guided tour Spilt Blood Cathedral Lunch at a nice local restaurant (Russian cuisine) Boat tour along rivers and canals Drive back with a souvenir stop if possible 5 pm Back to the ship Sent from my iPhone
June 1, 2018|
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Response from MashaV_BestGuides | Property representative |
Hi the itinerary which you print with the evening will be 1415 $ for a party of 4. Lunches are included, evening meal is not included. Alternatively, if you get a grpoup of 12 and book it via our website you will get a free... More