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“Excellent service”

Best Guides -Tours in St. Petersburg
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$93.66*
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Happy Tour 2 day shore excursion
Ranked #10 of 367 Tours in St. Petersburg
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Owner description: We are a group of professional licensed tour guides of St. Petersburg. We all graduated from St. Petersburg State University. We all have been working as guides and interpreters for the best tour companies and providing private tours in St. Petersburg for none less than 10 years, and we all love our city and enjoy our work a lot. At the same time we are very good friends, so we joined together in order to provide you with the best possible guided tours of St. Petersburg and its fabulous sights and museums.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
Perth, Australia
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Excellent service”
Reviewed September 27, 2012

My wife and I had only 4 full days in St Petersburg and thanks to Anna's organisation before our visit and Lisa's guiding during our stay we were able to maximise our time and see many of the best sites, all hassle free and with very knowledgable commentary.

We thoroughly recommend Anna and her team.

Visited September 2012
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Scottsdale, Arizona
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Great Experience”
Reviewed September 23, 2012

We travelled to St. Petersburg with another couple for the first time and found Masha with Best Guides on the Internet. We booked her for a day and a half including The Hermitage and Saint Issac's one day and then we booked a half day with a driver to Pushkin. Masha's enthusiasm and knowledge made our trip! We couldn't have seen all we did and more importantly understand what we were seeing without her. We highly recommend her if you're visiting St. Petersburg.

Visited September 2012
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Melbourne, Australia
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Citizens View”
Reviewed September 23, 2012

My daughter 17 and I had a day in St Petersburg and did a ship's tour of Peterhof in the morning but added the Citizens walking tour to make it a full day. Its hard to drag a 17 year old around museums and I'm not that interested either. The citizens tour was great. Luda our guide was fabulous and her English impeccable. I know my daughter has a positive memory of her experiences in St Petersburg and this personal touch is the reason. As many people only have 1 or 2 days- it is worth the expense to get a personal guide and a tailor made tour. We loved the metro ride and the stations are the best ever.

Visited August 2012
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Level 4 Contributor
31 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Highly recommended - reliable and informative.”
Reviewed August 27, 2012

We took the risk of using Best Guides, a company we had found on the internet. We arranged a one day, ten hour tour. Everything went extremely smoothly. The guide (Irina) and the driver were waiting for us. We received a highly informative tour including The Hermitage, Peterhof (by Hydrofoil), The Church of Spilled Blood and much more. Irina was always one step ahead of the large tour groups and her knowledge was superb. We were in a small group - two adults and one teenage child - and Irina kept us all involved and varied her information according to our interests. She used her local knowledge in taking us for an authentic Russian lunch. So much was crammed in to the day and we are desperate to go back.

If you are on a cruise ship, use Best Guides. A much more personal tour and great service.

Visited August 2012
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Aurora, Ontario, Canada
Level 6 Contributor
183 reviews
66 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“Made St. Petersburg Memorable”
Reviewed August 26, 2012

My husband and I were visiting St. Petersburg for 2 days while on our Celebrity Cruise. We met Olga at 8:00 am and we started touring immediately. We had agreed on an itinerary beforehand and Olga guided us thru the city which were truly stunning. We didn't think we would see so much but Olga kept us going from historical site to historical site. Her knowledge of the sites and the history made the experience rich and memorable. We did not have to wait in any lineups to get in to the busy tourist sites.Having a private guide made the experience more personal. Wish we had more time to see this beautiful with Olga. We will be back!

Visited August 2012
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