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St. Petersburg Tour Private

If you want a personal tour of St. Petersburg, this is the company to use. We did not want to do... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
bgvoley
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Grosse Ile, Michigan
The most fun and the most efficient tour guide ever!

We had 2 and a half free days in St Petersburg after seeing some major sites with our cruise ship... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
49SSusan
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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had 2 and a half free days in St Petersburg after seeing some major sites with our cruise ship. We made a list of what we wanted to squeeze in and asked Maria to take us to at least some of them. Maria, the wonderguide, arranged and rearranged so that we got to see everything on our list!! For example, at the end of one day, when most sights were closed at 6, Maria took us to the Faberge Museum, because she knew it was open til 8 PM. In between all of the sites of the day, Maria took us to a quick lunches, as we requested, to a pie place where we had delicious chicken and rice pie, and mushroom pie, and coffee and we were out for more fun in less than 30 minutes (as we wanted!) She also took us to an luggage shop a bit out of the city so we could buy an extra bag that we needed to fly home AND she took us to a liquor store which had great prices so we could buy 3 bottles of Mamont Vodka at half the price that our hotel liquor store was charging to bring back home. The most admirable thing she did was to quote us all of her fees before we got to Russia and then as we added sites to visit during the 2 and a half days, she did not charge us one ruble extra. Our list included: Smolny Convent, Peter and Paul Fortress, the Aurora Ship, Cabin of Peter the Great, Church of the Spilled Blood, Faberge Museum, Tour of the St. Petersburg Synagogue, Yusupov Palace, Museum of the Seige of Leningrad, St Isaac's Church, the Bronze Horseman, KuntsKamera, the Hermitage including the Diamond Treasure Room - and Maria took us to all these places, all in 2 and a half days and we never felt rushed for a minute. She even came out to dinner with us one evening and helped us order! Maria took many wonderful photos of my husband and me together which all turned out wonderful. Maria was also fun to be with! Let Maria show you St. Petersburg, you will not regret it!

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed September 15, 2019

Our family enjoyed an amazing tour of St. Petersburg while learning about the city's rich history with Maria. Absolutely the best way to see this wonderful city.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Alon N
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Reviewed September 15, 2019 via mobile

Booked as result of searching private guide options on trip advisor, decided to book with Maria. She gave us a guide called Olga. English excellent. Took us everywhere and MORE, that we asked. Got us in and out of attractions quicker than the big bus tours. She also took fantastic photos with my cellphone, so all 3 of us were in the pics. On time, comfortable private mini bus. The best 2 days, met our expectations and ABOVE! I highly recommend them. BTW , visas all organized by Maria. Also included special requests such as Coral Synagogue tour.

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed September 11, 2019

We spent 2 days with Maria after our group tour ended. One day we had a car and driver and were able to visit the Imperial Porcelain factory and a Pavlovsk's palace, a "small" palace outside the city. The highlight was dinner with a Russian family. Maria was very knowledgeable, and was excellent in translating both at the Porcelain factory and at dinner. The second day we took a walking tour of St Petersburg and spent a few hours back at the Hermitage viewing the impressive collection of Impressionist paintings. Maria took us to cafes where the locals ate and that was really interesting. Maria is very pleasant to be with and really knows the history of the city.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Barbara C
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Reviewed August 27, 2019 via mobile

We toured St Petersburg on 17th August 2019. There was excellent communication with Polina who helped us plan our tour. Olga was an amazing tour guide, she was extremely knowledgeable and informative. We really enjoyed our day which was everything we hoped for and more.

Date of experience: August 2019
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