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“Excellent 2 days tour”
Review of Insider Tour

Insider Tour
Ranked #6 of 347 Tours in St. Petersburg
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Established in 2003, Insider Tour offers a unique perspective on all things Russian - history, architecture, arts, and present day life. All tours are conducted by experienced career tour guides with your unique interests matched with your tour guide's area of expertise. Fully licensed. No visa required for cruise guests. We offer tours in St. Petersburg, Moscow, Novgorod, and across the Baltics.
Potomac, Maryland
1 review
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“Excellent 2 days tour”
Reviewed February 13, 2014

I made the private tour arrangements in St. Petersburg for our group of 10 family members. We wanted to customize our tour based on the group preferences. The folks at Insider Tour were extremely helpful to meet our requirements and prompt in providing us with timely details information regarding visa and other requirements. Our visit went on without a problem. Our tour guide and driver were both knowledgeable and professional. Our tour guide spoke english fluently and had made VIP arrangements for us so we did not waste any time waiting in lines. We were so pleased with the tour that everyone in the group felt that it was the best part of our entire two week trip.

Visited July 2013
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Bergen, Norway
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“Great time off our cruise in St Petersburg”
Reviewed February 11, 2014

When we departed from our cruise ship in St. Petersburg we were not allowed to go on our own, and was bound to one of the preset tours the ship arranged. Luckily we had bought our own tour with Insider Tour. We got driven direct to all the best attractions, and also got past every line as our guide had VIP passes for us. We saw the other cruice guests standing in endless lines to the Winter Palace while we went straight in. The other guests stood in large groups trying to hear their guide, while we got all the info directly from our Alexandra. She even took our 1-year old girl on a little stroll while we had lunch. We got more than we payed for and would certainly use their service again.

Visited July 2013
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Westport, Massachusetts
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4 reviews
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“Great Tour and Guides”
Reviewed February 8, 2014

My husband and I flew into Moscow first and used Insider Tours there for our 4 day stay. Because this review is under St. Petersburg, I will just say that the tours in Moscow were excellent. Our guide, Nadia, was always on time, personable and very knowledgable. We then took the Saipan express train to St. Petersburg, where we used Insider Tours for our 4 day stay there. Again, our tour guide, Oksana, was always on time, personable and very knowledgable. She switched a few things around on our itinerary to avoid any delays/problems that might be caused due to the Victory Day parade that was happening while we were there and everything worked out very well. She helped us avoid waiting in the very long lines at Catherine Palace and the Hermitage. She gave us plenty of time to walk around the Hermitage and Peterhof. We always had time to stop and take pictures. It was very easy to converse with her and we enjoyed our time with her. I was very happy that I chose Insider Tours because it was a great way to see everything that we wanted to see, in a short amount of time and they were flexible in terms of lettting us pick the sites that we wanted to see. We also used them for an airport transfer to the airport in St. Petersburg and again they were ready to pick us up on time and our driver, Kosta, who was also our driver for the tours in St. Petersburg, was nice and an excellent driver. I would highly recommend Insider Tours to anyone traveling to St. Petersburg and Moscow for the first time.

Visited May 2013
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2 reviews
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“Wonderful Tour”
Reviewed February 8, 2014 via mobile

My husband and I booked a tour with Insider Tour while in St Petersburg. We flew in and were not on a cruise tour. IT customized a tour for us and made sure we saw what we wanted. Our guide was very informative, knew her history very well. She got us in all the sites easily, skipped lines and maximized our time. Our driver was professional and timely.
We will definitely use Insider Tour on our next trip to Russia.

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Fort Myers, Florida
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285 reviews
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“Great Company - Great Getting Away from the Ship Tours”
Reviewed February 2, 2014

We spent two days in St Petersburg via cruise ship. Our guide Kate was excellent. We had a great two day tour. The driver was very good as well. They cover all the top sites to see. It was nice just having our group of seven. Kate was very patient with our 13, 10 and 8 year old kids. I hate the large bus tours with 50 people on it from the ship. This is the only way to roll...

Visited July 2013
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