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“Alana is Awesome!”

Red October Tour Company
Ranked #38 of 434 Tours in St. Petersburg
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed July 29, 2015

There were 13 of us from a HAL cruise. All ages! We arranged our tour on the internet via Mike Finn. Very prompt responses and clear information. Could do without all the multi-colored high-lighted emails......Once we got off the ship, past Russian customs (not a big deal) we meet Alana. NOT a Babushka! She was charming, considerate and knowledgeable. Can't imagine our two day tour any better without her. We covered all the sites we wanted and she gave us some extra tips along the way. I'd highly recommend her. The only minor inconvenience was toward the end of the second day, while we were in this little shop paying our invoices, the internet connection was super slow and it took about 45 minutes too long to settle up. Still, I'm giving them and Alana 5 stars.

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Reviewed July 23, 2015 via mobile

Although we were with a cruise line, we booked our two day tour with the company, RED OCTOBER. A friend had recommended this company. All I can say was WOW! The wealth of knowledge surpassed our expectations. Being in a car made it easy to get around town. I could leave things in the car safely. We saw everything that we specified. In addition, we had lunch with a citizen in his apartment. I highly recommend this company.

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Reviewed July 17, 2015

We had a family of 17 ranging in age from 4 years old and up. Red October handled all of us quite well. We arrived via cruise ship, and they made it very easy. We were definitely given a thorough tour of St. Petersburg, along with much history on the town. Our guide did an excellent job of getting us through the hundreds of people also visiting the same sites. We got in and out of all attractions quickly!! They are workable to what schedule you would like to follow, if you let them know ahead of time, but also last minute!!! As we had several children, we switched up the schedule as the day went on, with our guide and driver being very accommodating! If I head back to Russia, I will definitely use their services again!

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Reviewed July 7, 2015

We had this company as guides on a previous trip.If anything their service is even better now.Alana our guide and Yuri our driver were PERFECT.Well informed punctual and practical.They made sightseeing a "breeze".I have some personal mobility issues and Alana was able to accomodate this.Their US rep is Mike Finn,who also is kind and helpful.

I recommend Red October highly

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Reviewed July 6, 2015

During May of 2015, our group (3 couples) traveled on Viking Star's inaugural Viking Homeland cruise (8 countries / 14 days). Rather than booking an excursion through ship's service, we selected Red October to accommodate our St Petersburg visit.

Long story short, the staff at Red October were exceptionaly accommodating of our requests in customizing a tour package that optimized the two days that we spent in St. Petersburg. Our booking was a last minute affair but we had no issues with visa's or anything adminstrative. Helen, our guide, provided wonderful commentary regarding the historical relevence of what we saw, as well as shepherding us to the head of the long entrance lines at each attraction. Her enthusiasm was refreshing and we packed more "stuff" into two days than we thought possible largely due to the "can do" attitude of the Red October staff. Our driver, Yuri, chauffeured our small group around with skill in a clean late model Mercedes van and at no time did we feel our lives were at risk!!! He was exceptionally helpful and courteous in every way. We were fortunate to experience a fun-filled visit that would not have been possible via a larger group. The combination of Helen & Yuri made St Petersburg a most memorable experience. Elena handled the administrative stuff regarding our booking and was extremely responsive to our emails, etc... They worked hard for us:)

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