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“Russia on a 3 day visa”

Russian Tour Guide, LLC- Day Tours
Ranked #90 of 413 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."
Reviewed October 15, 2013

I have been to Russia during the past 17 years frequently and one of the things that has always irked me is Russian Visas, usually they require and expeditor and are extremely expensive. When I found out you could visit St. Petersburg for 72 hours without a visa by booking a ferry from Helsinki while on a trip to Tallinn I was delighted. Steve Fowler had also heard of this but for some reason unable to accommodate us, he has since corrected this and offers visa free visits. We did book his services for St. Petersburg and everything he promised was available to our group of 4, a private van with excellent driver. Dennis could put the vehicle in a VW Beetle parking space. He also furnished a Hot Spot in the vehicle so we could use Wi-Fi while enroute to attractions. Anna our guide was excellent she could teach Russian history & showed us the neatest places for lunch. We booked an extra attraction in the evening which was not normally covered by transportation but it was arranged for us. All in all our second trip to St. Petersburg was better than our first 4 years ago and a delightful surprise for out daughter and her friend for their first time visit.

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Reviewed October 7, 2013 via mobile

We had Svetlana take our group of 6 to visit the Jewish sights. She met us at our hotel, took us by subway (which was a real treat) to the Choral synagogue which was open throughout the Soviet period. We met with the administrator and learned the history and current life of the congregation. We then learned where the Jews lived and then went to the community center (again by subway) the building is new, houses a congregation, gym, theatre,art gallery, school and several restaurants. It was partially funded by the government. What a change in policy. We had a delicious
Lunch on the quaint restaurant and then walked to the new Jewish Museum and Tolerance center. This is the most innovative and complete Jewish museum I have seen. Fabulous interactive exhibits tracing the history of the Jews in Russia. You need a guide as not everything is translated to English. Svetlana was open, easy to ask questions to , and helpful and patient. We spent 7 hours with her and it a highlight of our time in Moscow. Highly recommend the company. We were able to add people to our group via email great day!

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Reviewed October 7, 2013

My family (mom, sister, cousin & cousin's wife) booked a 2-week Baltic cruise that included a 2-day stop in St. Petersburg, Russia. We wanted a personalized tour not associated with the cruise line and noticed that RussianTourGuide received high marks. Steve, the US tour company partner, called us almost immediately after we completed our inquiry form and walked us through our concerns about obtaining a visa and making arrangements for travelers with restricted mobility. He lined everything up so that all we had to do was show up!

We were immediately welcomed by our guide Eugenia and our driver Pavel upon clearing customs, which was located next to our ship at port. They took us to all the amazing spots throughout the city (including authentic restaurants and candy/bread stores) and were great at getting us as close as possible to minimize walking distance (even brought along a wheelchair). Eugenia’s knowledge of the city, culture, history and buildings was impressive and her English was great. The tour of the city, Peterhof Palace and the Peterhof church were fantastic, but our visit with a woman who lived outside of town was unique and perfect. We had dinner with her and toured her garden. Everything we ate and drank came from her garden and tasted so fresh!

Every interaction with our guide, driver and ownership of the company was top notch. No hiccups and we had a great time. Can't recommend Eugenia and RussianTourGuide.com enough.

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Reviewed September 26, 2013

My wife and I visited St. Petersburg while on a cruise of the Baltic. We prearranged a land tour before leaving on the trip. TJ Travel was selected and they did an excellent job! They handled the necessary visas and gave us a well rounded tour of the area. We were transported in a new, up to date, Mercedes bus. The tour size was for 16 or less people. We had 13 people one day and ten the next day. The price for the tour was reasonable and much less than what the ship's cruise was asking. Our guide Elena was excellent. Her English was articulate and clear. Elena's knowledge was incredible. We have no hesitation in recommending TJ Travel.

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Reviewed September 20, 2013

Steve Fowler from Russian Tours Guide.com is a wonderful person to work with. We had 2 days to spend in Moscow RUssia and Steve planned a wonderful itinerary for us. He answered our questions imediately and made changes necessary because of holiday conflicts. His guide was very, very knowledgable and extremely pleasant to be with and very accomading. I highly recommend Steve Fowler for your travel tour needs.

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