Linda Hood, July 2015
We would like to thank you once again for your wonderful touring service throughout St Petersburg. Our 3 days there has left us with many fond memories and we feel we have learnt so much about the places we visited. St Petersburg's history is a fascinating one and the excellent standard of all of the tour guides provided ensured we made the most of our time. The friendly way in which we were treated and the extent to which the guide were willing to help us left us most impressed and was most appreciated. Right from the beginning of planning our personalized itinerary to the delivery of the touring services, your company is run in a most professional way.
Ian & Sue,
We are back in Canada, after our wonderful trip to St. Petersburg. Thank you for providing such an excellent guide. We interrupted Lana so many times with our questions and she was always very patient. When we saw some of the guides who worked in the Hermitage, we felt very grateful that she was so patient with us, and always so gracious. It was our first trip to Russia. I hope we can come again some day and in the meantime will not hesitate to recommend you to anyone else whom we know may wish to visit your beautiful city. All the best
Nancy & Michael, CA
St. Petersburg is a wonderful city full of history, beauty and charm. There are many places to visit in the City and the surrounding areas. We have visited the area twice in the last four years and encourage you to explore the city and the countryside. This is a place in the world that must be seen.
Each time we traveled to the area, we have had Anna guide us to all the great sites. She is extremely knowledgeable, professional, and personable. Also, she is a great person to be with - honest and friendly.
We recommend and endorse SPB tours. From our experience, we believe that they can provide an itinerary unique to you. They are the local experts that can provide you an experience that will give you insight into the people, places, history, and culture of one of the most notable locations you can visit.
While there are several significant places to visit in the City, the countryside is also filled with adventures to enjoy. From Catherine's Palace to Peterhof and more, you should not miss these unique and historical treasures. SPB provides the best arrangement for your enjoyment of Saint Petersburg and the surrounding areas.
Greg Bergman CANADA
Two fantastic days in St. Petersburg! Private tour, air-conditioned van, driver Segey , guide Anna were absolutely superb. SPBTours appears to be a great company offering a quality product. I would definitely recommend a tour in St. Petersburg with them. We did not think it would be possible to avoid so many lines, and see much more in the same time than if you take a ship bus tour. I can't say enough about our excellent experience.
I wanted to contact you to say how delighted we were with our 2 day tour in St. Petersburg. Olga was the most professional, friendly and knowledgeable tour guide we have ever encountered. Her passion for her country, culture, history and faith was infectious and has left a lasting impression in our hearts. Our Driver Alex was very professional and courteous as well as being a good driver. Once again my thanks to Svetlana for the most memorable 2 days filled with laughter, reflection and fun.
David Hong Norwegian Star May 2015
After extensive research on the net we chose SPBTours.com It was the best decision we made. Guys tailored a tour to suit our interests. Our guide Maria was fantastic. Anything seemed possible when touring with her. Our driver Vlad was excellent always on time !Our group of 12 people enjoyed our 2 day tour of St. Petersburg. We learned a lot about Russian history, art and culture. That short stay in St. Petersburg was the highlight of our cruise.
.Nancy C Handy, NY
We had two full day tours of St. Petersburg while on a Princess Baltic cruise 2011. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable, her English was excellent. We had 16 people in a comfortable van, our driver was very helpful and professional. We saw all of the major sites of St. Petersburg and had an excellent lunch on both days. We highly recommend Spbtours for the quality, value and price when touring St. Petersburg.
David Shanley. East Yorkshire UK Brilliance of the Seas June 2015
Just wanted to thank you on behalf of my parents and myself for your expert guidance on our trip to St Petersburg in June 2015. Your knowledge was staggering and you made everywhere we visited come alive. I have recommended your company to all my friends and hope to return, myself, to St Petersburg some day. Thank you once again.
Virginia and Tom from Eurodam June 2015
I wanted to send you a BIG THANK YOU for a wonderful 2-day tour is St. Petersburg. We had a wonderful time. Our tour guide Olga was outstanding. She was very professional and extremely knowledgeable of all the areas we visited. The overall program was more than we could have expected. The size of tour was perfect which made us feel that we were not just a herd of people.
Michael from NCL May 2015
We had the pleasure of meeting Olga our tour guide for St Petersburg.. She made us all very comfortable. Her knowledge of the city and all the museums, castles, fortresses was outstanding. We have usually taken the excursions sponsored through the ship but decided to branch out and try an outside excursion. We had also received a wonderful reference from a friend about SPBTOURS checking online decided we would give it a try. This tour was by far the best 2 days of our cruise. The size of the tour was great and gave us some flexibility when the need arose. She also tried to keep us ahead of the really huge tours which was great. Our driver Semen was also wonderful. Semen and Olga work very well at coordinating our timing too allow us to move through the city with ease. I will most definitely share our experiences with other travelers and look forward to vising SPb again. Thank you again for a wonderful experience.
Michael Stain, USA
Once we were in St. Petersburg, we were lucky to have Katia, a very personable and knowledgeable young woman, as our tour guide with Valeriy as our driver. From the Fortress, to the Hermitage, to the gorgeous cathedrals and churches, Catherine’s Summer Palace, Peterhof, etc., we did not stop but that was just as we liked it and maximized our time and our ability to see as much as we did. We even rode the beautiful subway! Thank you and your staff for making this part of our trip memorable.
St. Petersburg is everything it appears to be, gorgeous palaces, unbelievable museums, art galleries, fountains.... The thing that surprised all of us was the number of canals in the city. Spectacular.
I promise to be back! We all thank you from the bottom of our hearts, for making this part of our Baltic Cruise the most unforgettable.
Carol & Bill, Miami, FL, USA
Thank you very much, all your arrangements worked out perfectly. Our guide Olga and driver Roman could not have been more helpful and pleasant. St.Petersburg is an amazing city! We can not recommend your company highly enough!
Lanon Party, Australia
We took a 2 day private tour of St. Petersburg with SpbTours on May 28-29 , 2015. Our tour was absolutely fabulous, unforgettable and exceeded our expectations. Our driver Sergey was very good, always ready to help. Anna our tour guide was outstanding. She was extremely knowledgeable, moved us through the various sites to avoid crowding and generally took great care of us. We were very happy to experience Russian cuisine both days. Our tour couldn't have been any better!
Karen & Bill Parker, Canada
We had two full day tours of St. Petersburg while on a Princess Baltic cruise 2015. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable, her English was excellent. The tour was SPB Must Sees, we had 12 people in a comfortable van, our driver was very helpful and professional. We saw all of the major sites of St. Petersburg and had an excellent lunch on both days. We highly recommend SPBTours for the quality, value and price when touring St. Petersburg.
Susan Todd, CA, USA
We want to thank Anna for her preparedness and extra care throughout our 7 day stay in Russia in July 2015. We were most grateful for the very knowledgeable personal guides for both Moscow and St. Petersburg. Our visit was amazing, thanks to the efficiency, professionalism, and reliability of SPBTours!
We would like to thank Spbtours, our tour guide and our driver Vladimir for our morning tour of St Petersburg. Our guide was extremely obliging and very informative of such a beautiful city. We especially enjoyed the architecture and wonderful scenery of the cathedrals, churches and the canals. Our group would return to St Petersburg as we enjoyed our stay.
Bill & Marie AUSTRALIA
My wife and I have recently returned from a Baltic cruise which included an overnight stop in St. Petersburg. We have been twice before and have always taken the ship's tours mainly because the cruise lines tell you that unless you do you are unable to leave the ship without a visa. However, this is untrue and we decided on this occasion to take a private tour. I found extremely good reviews of SPB tours on trip advisor and sent them an e-mail telling what we would like to see and asking for a quote. SPB reply was immediate and all our questions answered speedily.
The departure from the ship and through immigration could not have been easier and we were met by Anna in the terminal hall. She escorted us to the car and introduced us to her driver Igor. I have nothing but praise for the way Anna and Igor conducted the tour. The car was always parked close to the Museums we wanted to visit so that we did not have far to walk which was important for me as I have difficulty walking. Apart from Anna's expert knowledge of St.Petersburg which meant she was able to answer any questions we had and tell us in detail about the history of everything we saw, she was an extremely pleasant young lady and we got on well together.
The tour was conducted at our pace and consideration given to our needs i.e. comfort stops and meals. We were taken to a local Russian restaurant having told Anna what we wished to have for lunch and there was no difficulty over payment which she arranged. She seemed to have a way of avoiding the crowds and we often found ourselves with uninterrupted views of any attractions in front of the usual crowded tours of 30 or so people. And of course the one to one conversation is far more conducive to a pleasant tour than trying to hear a guide at the back of a group of people. If you can afford this sort of tour ( bear in mind less than many people's bar bills ) why would you not do it? I have no hesitation in recommending SPB Tours and ask for Anna. If we visit St. Petersburg again we will certainly do so
David & Maureen, Portsmouth
We had the pleasure of using the services of SPBTours on our last trip to St. Petersburg. What a lovely tour we’ve had! Our guide Ira is so knowledgeable, gentle and accommodating. With years of experience in travel and other professions, she has a sophisticated and worldly point of view which she is willing to share and which make her tours so interesting informative. Her years of experience make her ready to deal with any problem that may arise. One day when we were with her, after having spent most of the day enjoying ourselves greatly, I developed a bad sinus headache. She was so kind and compassionate. She made arrangements to get me medication, get me to my lodging and made me feel well taken care of. I will never forget her concern. We are pleased to recommend SPB team heartily and have no hesitation in doing so.