The best way to quickly get around and tour St. Petersburg is with an experienced local resident. With a private guide you should also get a driver who knows his way around this complex city. With guide and driver working together, a visitor can explore the highlights of St. Petersburg and surrounding areas without having to wait in long lines or negotiate ticket prices. The driver will drop you off close to your destination and be ready to pick you and your guide up immediately afterward. A good guide will be familiar with the landmarks and speak English well enough to give detailed history and answer any questions about the site. An added bonus to hiring a private guide is the ability to tailor your itinerary to meet your personal needs.

Private St Petersburg tours or shore excursion can offer tourists several benefits including flexibility, customization, and a memorable and educational experience. A flexibile guide company work with your time schedule; no waiting in souvenir shops or at a restaurant with food and people whom you don't know. The private guide should ensure your experience is how you want it, when you want it.

Customizing your tour can save time and money because you visit only the attractions that are interesting for you. Wanting 2 days at the Hermitage?  Your experience can be adjusted as you go to make the most of your time and visit to St. Petersburg.

 Private guides can give expert insight to each attraction, answer all your questions, make recomendations, and guide you through the city. Again, the driver and guide are at your service. For example, a private guide should be able to recommend a restaurant with authentic Russian cuisine.

Sometimes private guides are just people and they are not registered companies. Registered companies usually display their license number and logo on their tour website.  

Private tours guides can be an option for all tourists visiting St. Petersburg including individual travelers, families, retired travelers, cruise passengers, and those people searching a way to get the most from their visit to the Cultural Capital of Russia.