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“Great Guide!”

Russian Tour Guide, LLC- Day Tours
Ranked #103 of 376 Tours in St. Petersburg
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Owner description: Let Russian Tour Guide design your dream tour of Russia. We specialize in tours of St. Petersburg, Moscow and the Golden Ring. We use only fully credentialed guides who speak excellent English. Both private and group tours are available. We pride ourselves in offering the best tours of Russia. Contact us for help in planning "your trip of a lifetime."
saitn james NY
2 reviews
“Great Guide!”
Reviewed September 16, 2013

Natalia German e-mail german1982@inbox.ru was amazing. She is bright,fun , interesting and speaks perfect english. She is the best guide we've ever used.

Visited August 2013
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Melbourne, Australia
1 review
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“Fantastic two day St Petersburg Tour”
Reviewed September 16, 2013

When my husband, brother in law and two of our friends booked a Baltic cruise we decided we wanted a more personal tour in St Petersburg not on a crowded bus with at least another 40 people. I found Russian Tour Guide on TripAdvisor and after reading the positive reviews thought this sounds just what we are looking for. We were impressed right from the start with the professionalism of Steve and his team. They handled everything with little fuss and kept us informed regularly regarding visas etc. We could not fault the tour it exceeded our expectations. We were picked up on time both days and our guide Inna and driver Paul were exceptional people.Inna's knowledge and enthusiasm opened our eyes to the wonders of St Petersburg! We had a wonderful two days in St Petersburg and would strongly reccommend this company to anyone travelling there.

Visited August 2013
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“Great private 3 day tour in St. Petersburg”
Reviewed September 13, 2013

We had booked thru a travel agent a Baltic cruise on Silversea for our family of 4. Reviewing the cruise line tours we realized how large the group could be and the price, so we opted for a private tour. We have done that on most of our trips as it allows us to see what we want and for how long we want. Our travel agent tried to set us up with private tour company but they weren't listening to what I wanted to be sure to see. We had friends who were also taking a cruise and had found Steve and RTG. I emailed him and then we also chatted on the phone. He came back with a 3 day tour plan and after one quick modification it met our wishes. It worked perfect to see everything we wanted. He had provided the visas in advance and as soon as we came thru customs Anna was there. She was outstanding in providing so much information on all the sites and in getting us thru crowds and lines and able to see everything. She was so professional yet personable. and we had such fun the 3 days. We modified on the fly as wanted to go on subway one day and to stop and eat and check emails at a hot spot. It was not a problem with her to accommodate our changes. Steve had recommended several special tour options and we were so glad we took his advise. The private boat ride was a great break in tour and with the hot weather a welcome respite. Our driver and tour guide were at the dock every morning before us and made sure we were back to the dock safely and on schedule. We always felt safe and everything went according to our Tour plan. Steve was so responsive and timely from initial conversations to reviewing final questions. It was a great trip and his group does an outstanding job. I know if we had opted for group tours we would not have been able to see as much as we did, nor able to have such personal guidance. It is the best way to see St Petersburg and Steve Fowler and Russian tour Guides do a great job.

Visited July 2013
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Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
Level 1 Contributor
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“Two memorable days in St. Petersburg”
Reviewed September 3, 2013

We were booked on a Baltic cruise and were dismayed after reviewing the cruise line's shore excursion scope and prices for St. Petersburg tours. I found Russian Tour Guide on TripAdvisor and was impressed by the universally positive reviews of the company. Our travel agent investigated and found them to be seemingly reliable. To satisfy my niggling doubts I called the company and spoke to Steve Fowler. Steve was informative, patient and responsive and alleviated any concerns that I had. Our tours in St. Petersburg were outstanding. Kseniya, our guide, was very capable and knowledgeable, and everything went exactly as promised... no glitches.. no hiccups.. no no-shows...no problems...absolutely professional. In talking to fellow passengers who had opted for the cruise company's excursions, we found that we visited and enjoyed more in two days than they did in the three days that we were there. The perfect ending to our tour was a visit to the spectacular New Marinsky Theater to see a performance of the Carmen Suite Ballet with A- Team dancers...at a lesser cost than the cruise ships offered for the standard B-Team performances of Swan Lake. I cannot praise Russian Tour Guide more highly, and I would recommend them to everyone who is looking for a top-notch, worry free St. Petersburg experience. KDH, Hawaii

Visited August 2013
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Seattle, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Outstanding St. Petersburg Tour”
Reviewed August 28, 2013

When my wife and I started looking for tour guides in St. Petersburg for our recent cruise, we ran into nothing but problems. One tour company after another promised us that they could include us in their group tour for $X, only to email us a day or two later to tell us that we really didn't have a reservation - but instead we'd have to find two or three other couples to get that rate. Since we were traveling alone on this trip, that was really had to do. Plus we didn't think a tour company should put the onus on their customers to find other customers. That's kind of like saying you can't go to a baseball game unless you find three or four other couples to also buy tickets. It became very frustrating!

Then we tripped upon Steve Fowler's Russian Tour Guides. What a difference! Steve had a simple policy - one fixed price no matter how many people he could get for the tour. He realized it wasn't our job to round up customers. And as it turned out, we had the best group of tourists with us for the St. Petersburg tour - Steve and his wonderful wife and daughter. They were a lot of fun to have on our tour and cruise. Steve also REALLY knows Russia forwards and backwards, as do his tour guides - smart, young highly educated Russian gals. They absolutely made the tours in Russia a 5-star experience. My wife and I could have done all the things we did ourselves - well to a point. But we never would have really understood and appreciated everything we were seeing, including an absolutely incredible visit to the Hermitage museum and Peterhof Palace and Gardens. I can't say enough about Russian Tour Guides and would highly recommend them to anyone visiting Russia. The tours are fascinating and the price is very, very reasonable. Their tours will make your trip!

Visited August 2013
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