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TJ Travel
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St. Petersburg Folk Show at Nikholaevsky Palace
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St. Petersburg Shore Excursion: One Day Highlights Tour
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$125.00*
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Russian Ballet from Saint Petersburg Port
Ranked #3 of 391 Tours in St. Petersburg
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Owner description: TJ Travel is a fully authorized and licensed tourist company providing a wide range of shore excursions and city tours in St Petersburg, Russia. Our shore excursions and city tours include the most famous and memorable sites in St. Petersburg including the Hermitage, Peter and Paul Fortress, Peterhof, Pushkin, and perhaps some sites you can’t find in a guidebook. Our friendly and multilingual tour guides will ensure your visit to our beautiful city will be truly unforgettable.
Reviewed November 24, 2012

We had a wonderful 2 day excursion booked through Tatyana at TJ Travel. The guide Alex was very attentive to detail and to our welfare. She spoke excellent english very clearly. She took us on a very well organised tour, visiting a wide range of locations in St Petersburg including the subway and museums. Lunch was provided on both days in authentic Russian cafes. An optional folk concert was arranged, we went on it and it was superb. We cannot speak highly enough of Alex and Constantine (minibus driver) and the overall package delivered by TJ Travel

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Reviewed November 14, 2012

If you want the best, try and get Polina (guide) and Alexandr (driver).
We can not praise them too highly. Any thing, any way they could help, they were there.
My wife has difficulty walking, so they had a wheelchair in the boot. Even took us to a russian cafe, which we would never have found without their help, (and the home-made apricot pie was the best we have ever tasted).
They are the greatest.

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Reviewed November 11, 2012

We arrived in St. Petersburg on a cruise ship. I connected with fellow travelers on a web site,CruiseCritic, before we left home. A ship passenger was looking for others to join her on a 2 day tour called Highlights of St. Petersbury with TJ Travel. This was an amazing tour in a beautiful city. The tour company arranged for our visas, tickets, lunches, and met us as we departed the ship. Our guide spoke excellent, easy to understand, English, knew her way through the museums to avoid congested areas, was very knowledgeable about Russian history, art, and government. This two day tour was a fraction of the cruise ship excursion price. I would definitely recommend this tour company. They also give tours in some of the other Scandinavian ports.

4  Thank bhxteacher
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Reviewed November 3, 2012

We thoroughly enjoyed our tour of St. Petersburg with TJ Travel, and our guide Maria and our driver Vladimir were excellent. We would love to come back again and if we do so we will have no hesitation in booking another trip with this company.Maria was an awesome guide and nothing was too much trouble for her. She went above and beyond her duties. We appreciated the special touches of champagne and chocolate on our canal excursion.

Most of all we enjoyed dinner with Russian family!

Indeed, the palaces, the museums, the culture, the scenery and the people were wonderful, but being in the home of this lovely young couple with their 6 years old son, sharing a meal, and allowing Vladimir to proudly practice his English while we learned so much about middle class modern life in Russia, was an unforgettable experience. From the moment we met them, we knew that they were so very proud of their home, their son, their culture, and how anxious they were to learn about us and our lives and to simply share our humanity including family history, humor, food, art, jobs, and so much about them.

We are so very grateful that TJ Travel arranged this evening for us and would not hesitate for a moment to recommend such an experience to other travelers.

6  Thank Brian T
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Reviewed October 30, 2012

Looking to save money, we booked our late August Baltic cruise at the last minute, then found many of the ship's tours were already sold out. We desperately searched Trip Advisor for a solution and found TJ Travel. It was a perfect match for us. Their St. Petersburg 2 day excursion, cost less than half that of the ship tour, was more intimate (only 4 others in our Mercedes van), and offered many more sites than the ship's offerings. In addition, TJ offered us a package of tours to Berlin, Tallin and Helsinki for only $200 for each person! Each tour was wonderful. All of our guides were excellent, gave us a very intimate look at their culture and history, and took us to great local places for traditional meals. Thanks to Olga for the fantastic service and to Trip Advisor for another great travel tip!

4  Thank Sandy R
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