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Russian Adventure Tours
Ranked #50 of 417 Tours in St. Petersburg
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Owner description: Private guided tours and shore excursions in St. Petersburg.The motto of the days or hours we will spend together will be comfort and fun. Only us, at a pace you feel comfortable with and flexible with our plans – we will see all the famous sites and beyond with comfort and attention you could never get with a large tour group.
Reviewed June 25, 2014

Tatiana was not only a perfect host for such a beautiful city, but her knowledge of historical facts, art, architecture, and her ability to convey the feelings of the Russian people were impressive. She was able to provide us with a tour tailored to our interests, which I'll treasure as one of my most cherished experiences. We visited places with rich historical value not usually visited by the large buses. She understood perfectly the kind of experience we were interested in. Even though we spent hours and hours with her, she was always informative, in good spirits, and personable. I never felt like she was reciting a "standard text", and she always made sure she was not drifting away from what interested us. It's a huge city with lots to offer, and she excelled at choosing what to show us. There is tons left, though, and so we hope we can benefit from her expertise in the future.

Thank Rafael J
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Reviewed June 5, 2014

If they gave out Olympic medals for guides in Russia, Tatiana Collins would win the gold. I found the standards for guides in Russian very high but Tatiana is in a class of her own. Her level of knowledge about St. Petersburg is astonishing and, as a former art history major, she has a special flair for discussing art and architecture. She excels at customizing tours for her clients, depending on their interests and amount of time. She is a deeply ethical person and a gifted conversationalist who seemingly can talk on any topic with insight and humor. In my case, she went beyond the call of duty in helping arrange the next leg of my trip to Vilnius and I'm sure she does similar services for all her clients. A warning: Tatiana will make you fall in love with Russia. After seeing St. Petersburg with her, you will want to return. Thank you, Tatiana (and to your husband, too)!

Thank NewJerseyGuy
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Reviewed May 26, 2014

We could not have known, when we engaged Tatiana’s professional services, just how exceptionally fortunate we were in making that decision. During the course of our six day visit, Tatiana took us to all the marvellous sights of St Petersburg at the same time providing us with an insight into its art, architecture, history and social character. Her observations and commentary were intelligent and informative and her background knowledge was as extensive as it was possible to be. To have done all that would have been all that we could reasonably have expected and we would have have returned home well satisfied. However, what Tatiana also did, and what we could not have expected or deserved, was her friendship, sincerity and warmth for those days that passed all too quickly. She broadened our minds in so many ways, not least the mysteries St Petersburg driving practices and the choice of vodka and of food! Certain mysteries remain, such as how Tatiana was able to avoid our waiting in line to enter historic buildings and how she managed to gain entry to buildings which were officially closed!

Our memories of our visit to St Petersburg therefore will not only be of its magnificence and unique treasures but of the friendship, sensitivity, good humour and care that Tatiana extended to us from arrival at, to departure from, the airport. For that, and so much more, we will forever be indebted to her and she has our profound and unqualified gratitude.

We certainly hope to make a further visit and would not consider engaging the services of any other professional guide than Tatiana at that time.

Thank JeanandJim16
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Reviewed May 23, 2014

Tatiana of Russian Adventure Private Tours defies description! We are two seniors along with our adult daughter who recently visited St. Petersburg as a special treat. Our daughter has been a Russophile for many years, and this was an opportunity for her to "show off" her great love for the country. She engaged Tatiana as our personal guide for our time in St. Petersburg, and we fell in love - both with the city and with Tatiana. In addition to being knowledgeable about the city, its history, its art, anecdotes about its leaders and all the expected expertise, she was utterly charming and so funny! We were so sad to have to leave her behind when we returned to the States.

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Reviewed May 22, 2014

Tatiana was the most caring, helpful, guide I could ever imagine. She spent many hours a day making sure we saw St Petersburg in every light. We saw things we could never imagine and her expiations' and stories about everything we saw was wonderful and held our attention completely. I highly recommend her for your St Petersburg guide. Her English is perfect in every respect. Our trip included our Daughter who researched and found Tatiana and traveled with us. She has been to Russia many times and she saw and learned a lot more from this trip. In the item below we did not have young children Our Daughter is an adult.

Thank Charles W
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