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St Petersburg plus Palaces

Wow. What a well worthwhile day. First up my thoughts were on cost, approx $600 each AUD but... read more

Reviewed December 3, 2019
cambell2127
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Sydney, Australia
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Private Small Group Family Tour

We, chose Red October Tour Group as a result of a Trip Advisor search for tours of St. Petersburg... read more

Reviewed August 28, 2019
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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.

Date of experience: July 2015
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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!

Date of experience: July 2015
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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

Date of experience: June 2015
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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:)

Date of experience: May 2015
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Reviewed June 27, 2015 via mobile

We were on a Baltic cruise and had 2 days in St. Petersburg and used Red October to tour the major sites. Our tour guide Catherine was very knowledgeable and friendly. The first day we did Catherine's palace and the Hermitage. The second day we did Peterhof, the church of spilled blood and the armory and cathedral of Peter and Paul, plus a ride in the subway(something very special) and a hovercraft ride from Peterhof back to the Hermitage.

Date of experience: June 2015
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