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  • misterfuss
    San Francisco, California36 contributions
    This review is long overdue. We engaged Alla Tours the last week of June 2012. It was very satisfactory experience. We arrived on a cruise ship with three days for seeing sights in Saint Petersburg. Russia does not allow tourists to visit freely without an escort. I contacted Alla in advance for a driver escort and sent along a detailed map showing exactly what I wanted to see. I made clear that a guide providing narration was not necessary. Additionally the escort needed to understand that my spouse and I are a male couple. My itinerary was esoteric with architecture and art ranging from subway stations, social realist monuments, czarist churches, Art Nouveau residential neighborhoods, to a canal boat ride. It all worked as planned and I thought the price was reasonable. It is a good memory.
    Written March 6, 2021
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  • phillip g
    Kempsey, Australia7 contributions
    We booked a Tour with T J Travel for May 2020 to see St Petersburg. Unfortunately our cruise was suspended and we were unable to go with T J Travel on our booked Tour. During the Corona Virus Pandemic T J Travel has kept us updated, have fully refunded our Tour money back in a timely manner. This is a small business that would be doing it very hard and we very much appreciate their ongoing information to us and also the fact that they have given us the full refund. We would highly recommend this company if anyone wishes to booked tours in St Petersburg in the future.
    Written July 9, 2020
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  • BoardingPass518864
    1 contribution
    You could not fault any part, from the pick up, the transport, the locations, the food, the return to the ship, and especially the guides. What more could you need or want.
    Written March 24, 2020
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  • Arie K
    41 contributions
    As an american, coming to a country that potentially ( "politically") maybe problematic, That is in addition to the language barrier - Written as well as spoken - we felt we needed holding hands.
    Keep in mind, that Russian is the spoken language - little to no English - particularly outside of Moscow or St Petersburg, Street signs, transportation Signs, directions are mostly in Russian with that "funny letters"
    Tatiana in Moscow, Lillya in the golden Ring, and the rest of the trip St Petersburg and around were our guiding angles - making the trip effortless, stressless, enjoyable, informative, seamless the perfect group to hold one's hand.
    From an airport pickup with delays due to lost luggage, to help in retrieving the luggage, to suggestions as far as restaurants, to booking cabs for after hour dinners - they were there without being asked.
    All was arranged, with drivers, and guides, and cutting the lines at museums, and churches with escorted visits full of knowledge and information.
    The only way to do Russia.
    Can not say enough about the professionalism, the quality, the friendliness, the good will, the attitude. all were as expected and much much much more.
    While I indicated and outlined highlights for the trip before hand, Lillya and her co workers too care of the rest, we change, and tweaked several times all were done immediately, efficiently, and with us in mind.
    While Lillia put it together and were there for us Much of the time - special Shout out & thanks go to Tatiana & Alexi in Moscow, Maxim, Pavel, & Michael in St Petersburg
    So for a stress free, visit on your own without the hassle of the groups and the busses - give them a chance to show you what they can do.
    You will not be disappointed.
    Written September 29, 2019
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  • Dmitrij S
    Tallinn, Estonia32 contributions
    You will never guess what you gonna see and hear during the tour. It is really hard to imagine how different Saint Petersburg can be. It was my pleasure to find everything out together with Dmitri. Strongly recommend.
    Written May 1, 2019
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  • tokyobali
    New York City, NY59 contributions
    We used Timofey for a second time in St Petersburg. He set us up with a guide named Daria who was excellent and very knowledgeable about art and Russian history. She was the highlight of our trip. She guided us at the hermitage and Catherine’s palace. Timofey was easy to deal with over email and very straightforward. We also met him briefly at Catherine’s palace.

    Highly recommended.
    Written February 24, 2020
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • Beth A
    Morgan Hill, CA1 contribution
    I've done several of Olga's online tours in the last year. Olga is fantastic! What a joy she is when she's sharing the information during the tours. I've done most of the St. Petersburg tours with her and every time was great information. The virtual tours are fantastic as she is able to cover more locations in just an hour that you could in days. Every time was a wonderful experience. I look forward to any of Olga's tours, virtual or in person!
    Please note: the When did you go is Dec 2020 which was virtual tours, not in person.
    Written March 9, 2021
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  • Sinda
    4 contributions
    We are a family of four with one teenager and 8 year old. Julia suggested and customised a tour especially for us given the ages of the children and all our preferences. We did a 2 day private tour and it was excellent. Our guide Elena was very knowledgeable, personable and made our 2 days very enjoyable. We had an active tour and covered a great deal of the sites in St Petersburg in the 2 days without feeling the strain. A definite must do with Julia and the Dancing Bears Tours. You will not regret it. Highly recommend them.
    Written January 7, 2020
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  • Sheri & Chris
    2 contributions
    Two couples from California spent five days touring SPB with a remarkable tour guide named Tanya F. Her knowledge of Russian history, culture and art (also art contained in all of the sites we visited) was so impressive. Furthermore, her ability to communicate history and ideas in perfect English added so much to our time and appreciation of SPB. She is a truly an exceptional tour guide, her personality and disposition are delightful and we will never forget the time we spent with her in SPB. The four of us felt so fortunate to have Tanya guide us in and around SPB! Anna, of St. Pete's Private Tours helped us to customize our tours so that we were able to do and see everything on our list. She was very helpful and responsive. Shout out to our very excellent driver, Efraim!
    Written October 31, 2019
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • GPS-Gala
    Sofia, Bulgaria7 contributions
    We had the opportunity to visit StPetersburg for 7 days and lucky enough to have done several private tours including Hermitage, Carskoe selo, Peterhof, Kronshtadt, Peter and Paul Fortress with Kunskamera, night cruise and of course tour around the city with Spas na Krovi and Isaakievskiy sobor. The program was done according the weather forecast and we were provided very nice organisation. The guides were very nice all of them, and friendly. I will write a separate review for each tour, but over all : Exclusively nice and very informative and memorable.
    Written August 9, 2021
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  • Pat H
    Kennesaw28 contributions
    our tour guide Svetlana was just the best.....not only was she a perfectly wonderful guide, but she is beautiful also....a schoolteacher of the kindergarten set, she explained everything in beautiful English. It was a comprehensive tour of St Petersburg, covering all the main points of interest and was booked through Tripadvisor!
    Written June 4, 2019
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • Anı A
    Istanbul, Turkey3 contributions
    We only had a day to visit St. Petersburg and we arranged a private tour by Lentina Travel. Stanislava had arranged everything for us within very short notice. The tour was very well planned; our guide Lidia was extremely knowledgeable, very enthusiastic and friendly and our driver Sergei was also very kind and friendly. We absolutely loved our guide, Lidia, who showed us as many things as she could around St. Petersburg within our very limited time. She actually managed to not only show us the historically important places but also have us get a taste of the modern day living in St. Petersburg. Everything was absolutely wonderful.

    One thing that is also important I guess, is that the prices are also not too high compared to the service you get. In fact, I believe the prices of the tours are very reasonable especially when you have a limited time in St. Petersburg.

    Actually, our ferry tickets were also arranged by the company and I suppose there was no (or very little) additional charges on that too, which actually saved us a lot of trouble.

    I highly recommend Lentina Travel Company. Big thumbs up:)
    Written September 29, 2019
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • 999Lamb
    Greenwood Village, CO24 contributions
    We really wanted to get a good feeling for St. Petersburg and did we ever get it with Best Guides! Andrey and Masha worked with us to put together a very specific tour for me and my family with maximum flexibility and quoted us a very fair price all-in.
    But things got better when we met our guide, Inna. She spoke amazing English and is a really warm, caring woman who was very proud of her city. Over the course of 3 days, she took us to the see the sights (e.g. the Hermitage and Peter and Paul Fortress), but also showed us things a little off the beaten track. We learned about her family and a little about how the citizens of St. Petersburg live.
    And aside from how well they took care of us, Andrey was incredibly honest, which shouldn't surprise me, but still did. The last day, we felt like just hanging around the hotel for an extra hour, so we started the day late. Andrey wrote to me, telling me he had adjusted the price down to reflect the hour we did not use.
    So to summarize: 1) excellent communication and flexibility, 2) great guide, 3) very reasonable price, and 4) honest.
    And by the way, did I mention that St. Petersburg is a magnificent city?
    Written January 2, 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • Sixweeks
    Sooke, Canada243 contributions
    Our Baltic cruise to St. Petersburg was highlighted by our two day private tour with our guide Elena and our driver Andre. We have been touring the world for more than 15 years, and in that time have never been on a tour as professional and as organized as this. From our initial meeting to the end of our second day, Elena was a fountain of historical and location information. Andre was always prompt and courteous, and found the best parking access for us, no matter where we stopped. The Mercedes van was ultra clean, and the added touches of bottled water, ponchos for rain or an umbrella when required, made our days about as perfect as we could hope for. We thoroughly enjoyed our time with City Break Tours, they have the best people, the most impressive itineraries, and made us feel like we were the most important clients they ever had. Highly recommended.
    Written September 15, 2019
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  • Carol Y
    1 contribution
    If your time is tight, strongly recommend to go with their tour for Saint Petersburg, comfortable Mercedes van, small group tour, saves a lot of time and energy. Our driver Aleksei and our tour guide Liza are super nice and always accommodating with our needs. I have been to Saint Petersburg 3-4 times, and i was like rediscovering Peterhof with their tour. Great experience.
    Written October 8, 2019
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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