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“st petersburg private tour option”

KURS-Spb Ltd - Day Tours
Ranked #59 of 385 Tours in St. Petersburg
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Owner description: Planning your tour to St. Petersburg and the Baltic Sea region? Don’t hesitate to contact us - fully licensed and reliable tour operator! We offer customized and ready-made tours for groups of all sizes. We guarantee knowledgeable and professional guides, safe and skilful drivers, flexibility, careful and personal approach to every gues. Let’s discover St. Petersburg & The Baltics together!
Reviewed July 6, 2013

we are very happy that we did not take the cruise ship tour but opted, instead, for a private tour through KURS-Spb. Because we were not a "group" our guide, Irena , was able to get us into the Hermitage immediately, rather than standing in long queues, and also was able to grab a sandwich and a drink for me, bypassing another LONG line on tourists (there is only one place to get food and drink in the whole museum). We structured our trip to include 4-5 hrs in the Hermitage rather than just 3, and also added a canal cruise, which was one of the highlights of our 2 day, whirlwind tour in St. Petersburg. Our guide was pleasant and knowledgeable and knew her history. If you are arriving in SPB via cruise ship, you have no option but to take the boat tour or a private /small group tour as it is impossible and expensive to secure a Russian Visa.

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Reviewed May 28, 2013

Best value for our money! We were met by our guide at the cruise port just as promised and on-time. Svetlana is most knowledgeable and was extremely informative. She answered any and all questions about Soviet life versus today's Russian life. Her insight into the history of the nation was incredible. We saw everything you could pack into 2 days. Thank you, Katya and guide Svetlana! I recommend your company for an intimate look at St. Petersburg, Russia.

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Reviewed March 31, 2013

as an american physician who had worked in st. petersburg 50 years ago , i was anxious to return and see the changeds. Kurs-Spb wrote and told me what they offered and we tailored a perfect three day excursion that got us to every single place we wanted to see, with a highly knowledgabel well trained charming guide. They listened to our requests and had a program that we wanted. We were not pushed into cheap souvenir shops but permitted and guided to every single highlight.. This is highly unusual for inbound tourist group handlers and we will treasure our memories of seeing St Petersburg when the highest outside temperature was minus 7. Winter is definitely the time to visit as we stood in Hermitage rooms all alone and were able to enjoy the magnificent art without the hoards of tourists. Thank you for the experience

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Reviewed October 5, 2012

I am so pleased we found KURS-Spb Ltd-Day Tours.

Myself and my daughter were in St. Petersburgh for two days as our ship (jewel of the Seas was there)
I found Kurs on the internet and booked before we arrived via,Katya.
Katya was so helpful in getting us to see what we wanted to see in the time frame we wanted, and the two days were spent doing just that. Katya was very fast with email replies and suggestions of how to spend our time.
This trip was tailor made just for the two of us and KURS were unbeatable in their prices.

I was so pleased with our guide Tatianna, she was remarkable and seemed to know evrything.
Tatianna knew all the short cuts at the entrances to the sites, and she was very helpful, her English, her manners, demeanure, elequence, knowledge and attitude were remarkable.
We were picked up at the ship on both mornings and taxied to our palaces and museums with ease, our driver was Alexis was also very nice, and the car was very clean, he knew the roads very well, and always got us parked not far from the doors or gates.

Thank you for giving us a wonderful time, I am looking forwards to coming back.

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Reviewed August 18, 2012

We had a fabulous tour with Kurs-Spb. Katya was very professional and prompt in replying to my emails. We customized the tour to suit our group of 10 people. I found their tour to be very reasonably priced. With the extra 15% discount offered, the rate was very good when compared to the other tour companies. Lana our guide was very detailed and full of information. The whole tour was very well organized and no time wasted. We experienced a lot in such a short time. It would not have been possible if we tried to do this on our own. Thank you Katya and your team for such a wonderful and memorable experience in St Petersburg.

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