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Friendly Local Guides

89 reviews
St. Petersburg, Russia
About Friendly Local Guides
Fun private tours of Moscow, Saint Petersburg and San Francisco. Fun facts, off the beaten path and a local friend as your guide
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3 Days in St Petersburg
3 reviews
See the best of St. Petersburg in three days on this private experience that includes a 5-hour sightseeing tour each day. The three days are themed to organize your experience: secrets and highlights of the city on Day 1, Peterhof Grand Palace and the city's royal history on Day 2, and Peter and Paul Cathedral and Strelka on Day 3. The price includes the tours only; entrance fees, accommodation, and meals are at your own expense.
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$375.00 per adult
Private St. Petersburg City Tour - All Must See Sites with Friendly Local Guide
3 reviews
Avoid the hassle of group tours with too many tourists, and opt to take this private St. Petersburg sightseeing tour. Your guide meets you right in your hotel lobby, and tailors a private experience based on your needs and interests. Plus, you’ll visit top St. Petersburg highlights such as St. Isaac’s Cathedral, the Winter Palace, Gostiny Dvor, and the Church of St. Catherine.
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$131.00 per adult
2 days in St Petersburg
5 reviews
Some group tours can feel impersonal and rigidly planned. This private two-day tour of St. Petersburg offers the flexibility to customize the tour to your own interests. See the city's top sights, as well as some lesser-known spots, and travel just outside the city to Peterhof to explore its palaces, fountains, and gardens.
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$230.00 per adult
River Boat Tour in St. Petersburg with Private Guide - Drawbridge and Jazz Boats
12 reviews
St. Petersburg is nicknamed the ‘Venice of the North,’ making a cruise along its waterways a must-do. Soak in the city’s riverside splendors on a cruise, passing sights like the Peter and Paul Fortress, the Mariinsky Theatre, plus cathedrals, palaces, and more. Choose a daytime cruise on the Neva River and main canals, a midnight cruise to see St. Petersburg’s illuminated drawbridges open, or a jazz dinner cruise on the Neva. Hotel pickup and drop-off included.
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$105.00 per adult
Skip The Line: Legendary Faberge Eggs on Private Tour of Faberge Museum
You can’t miss checking out the works of jewelry house Faberge while in St Petersburg. Make the experience even more special by taking a private tour of the Shuvalov Palace, which houses the world’s largest collection of Faberge works. Skipping the lines will make your day even easier, giving you more time to linger in the beautiful palace.
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$170.00 per adult
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Reviewed February 1, 2019

We explored the city on foot, guided by Andrey, who showed an incredible depth of knowledge and passion for this beautiful city and its history. We were blessed with blue skies in January and made the most of it. I highly recomnend both Andrey and...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank Malcolm S
Reviewed November 1, 2018 via mobile

It seems like she knows EVERYTHING about the museum and the city. Every detail, everything... And it’s clear how much she enjoys doing what she does. I recommend it.

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank victordamasio
Reviewed October 21, 2018 via mobile

It was a great tour! Kate was a fantastic, very knowledgeable and competent guide! She gave me a detailed insight into the history of Saint Petersburg and into Russian eating habits and culture. She showed me the most important landmarks of the city and I...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed September 30, 2018 via mobile

Our guide Kate is fun and always excited and passionate to show us the beauty of her hometown. She is well prepared and knowledgeable to everything about St Petersburg including food, culture, monuments, history, etc. She talks flawlessly in English and we all enjoyed the...More

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Reviewed September 30, 2018 via mobile

Our tour guide Kate has shown her knowledge and passion to this city which make the trip worth to go.

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Kenneth H
Reviewed September 8, 2018 via mobile

Our guide, Katya, took my brother and me through Saint Petersburg on the food tour today. It was simply fantastic! She provided us with ample history as we tasted our way through the Nevsky area. At the beginning, we knew virtually nothing of the area,...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Amy C
Reviewed August 28, 2018

We were in St. Petersburg for two days and used a private guide (Anna) through Viator. My advice upon visiting St. Peterburg is that one should hire a private guide to see the area. Ship cruises put enormous amounts of people in all of the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank wsch123
Reviewed July 29, 2018

We visited Russia during the World Cup, where we recorded interviews with two Friendly Local Guides for our "Dad and Me Love History" podcast series. In St Petersburg, Kate was flexible (our schedule was tight and changed last minute), charming and insightful. Her romantic personality...More

Date of experience: July 2018
2  Thank dadandmelovehistory
Reviewed July 5, 2018 via mobile

We decided to do the midnight drawbridges cruise in St.Petersburg, but were a little nervous leaving at midnight and returning to our hotel far from the port at 3am, however our experience could not be better!! Kate our guide met us in our hotel, she...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Juan Pablo R
Reviewed June 29, 2018

Kate was an excellent guide- she took us on a 3-hour walking tour around St. Petersburg, starting and ending at our Hotel. She was full of insights about both the current life of the city as well as the historical aspects of the various monuments...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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