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We are a group of professional licensed tour guides of St. Petersburg. We all graduated from St. Petersburg State University. We all have been working as guides and interpreters for the best tour companies and providing private tours in St...more
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Reviewed 19 August 2018

We couldn't have been more pleased with the places we saw and the knowledge of our tour guide, Lyuba. She was able to facilitate our entrance to the highly popular tourist places with ease and very short wait periods. Would highly recommend this touring agency

Date of experience: May 2018
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MashaV_BestGuides, Owner at Best Guides -Tours in St. Petersburg, responded to this reviewResponded 1 November 2018

Dear Tutor5 Thank you for the good words about Lyuba. It's a plasure to read! Thank you for recomendations and hope to see you again! Masha Vankova and Best Guides Team

Reviewed 19 August 2018 via mobile

Our group of six was met promptly at the pier by Irena and our driver Vladamir. What a wonderful two days we had. Exhausting as we saw so many of the sights around the city. We started by driving to Peterhoff Palace to see the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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MashaV_BestGuides, Owner at Best Guides -Tours in St. Petersburg, responded to this reviewResponded 1 November 2018

Dear mfrs, Thank you so much for taking time to write such a detailed review. Yes, Irina is a fantastic guide. We all know it, but it’s such a pleasure to hear it again. Thank you! Thank you for letting us know about the problem...More

Reviewed 17 August 2018

We had an amazing two days in St Petersburg with Best Guides, June 9-10, 2018. Our tour guide, Irena, was so knowledgeable and a lot of fun. Because we were a small tour group, we were able to see a lot more than the larger...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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MashaV_BestGuides, Owner at Best Guides -Tours in St. Petersburg, responded to this reviewResponded 1 November 2018

Dear travelbug201859 Thank you very much for such a detailed review, no doubts it will be very useful for future travelers. I’m very pleased you enjoyed your time in St. Petersburg. Special thanks for the good words about our guide Irena. She is obviously a...More

Reviewed 17 August 2018

Our family of 4 did this tour with a small group. The experience was wonderful. The guide and driver were very professional. The schedule was planned well. The only downside was the lunch. They were simple and budget type. We hope we were given an...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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MashaV_BestGuides, Owner at Best Guides -Tours in St. Petersburg, responded to this reviewResponded 1 November 2018

Dear bd5fh2, Thank you for the review. I’m very pleased you enjoyed your tours. Let me explain situation with lunches. All our mini group tours include sit-down lunches with fixed menu. It could be up to 12 people in such groups and if we let...More

Reviewed 12 August 2018

From the ease of transport and meeting our guide Olga to the conclusion of our trip everything went smoothly Our guide Olga was very informative and amenable to all our requests The organization and early admissions to all events was most appreciated This guided tour...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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MashaV_BestGuides, Owner at Best Guides -Tours in St. Petersburg, responded to this reviewResponded 1 November 2018

Dear MackenzieCalgary, Thank you for taking time to write this review. Thank you for the good words, it's a real pleasu for me to wread such reviews. All the best and hope to see you again, Masha Vankova, Best Guides Team

Reviewed 11 August 2018

This two day tour was excellent. Our guide Marina and driver Vasili were simply the best. Our two pre-arranged lunches at local restaurants were also excellent, highly recommend Best Guides.

Date of experience: August 2018
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MashaV_BestGuides, Owner at Best Guides -Tours in St. Petersburg, responded to this reviewResponded 1 November 2018

Dear Linda T, thank you for a 5 star review. Many thanks for the good words about your guide Marina. Welcome again! Masha Vankova and Best Guides Team

Reviewed 8 August 2018

We had the two day best St Petersburg tour this August. Our tour guide Elena met us from the ship with our excellent driver Anatolie. We set of in the blistering heatwave for our first day. We packed so much into the first day that...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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MashaV_BestGuides, Owner at Best Guides -Tours in St. Petersburg, responded to this reviewResponded 2 November 2018

Dear sandiago thank you very much for taking time to write this review. We all are very glad you enjoyed your time in our city. Thank you for the good words about Elena, she is one of my most favorite guides. We all will be...More

Reviewed 8 August 2018

Definitely the best way to make the most of your stay. Our guide Inna was charming & informative and organised everything to fit with our wishes, including appropriate lunch stops to sample Russian cuisine. Our driver Sergey got us swiftly from place to place and...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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MashaV_BestGuides, Owner at Best Guides -Tours in St. Petersburg, responded to this reviewResponded 2 November 2018

Dear dalee524, thank you so much for such good words about Inna, Kira and Sergey! They all did their best to provide exelent tours. I'm really glad you enjoyed your vist. Thank you! Masha Vankova, Best Guides

Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

We were very happy with how Olga structured and presented the tour for us (4 adults, 3 children). Everyone was kept entertained and we learned a lot. Thank you, Olga!More

Date of experience: July 2018
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DalevskayaO, Manager at Best Guides -Tours in St. Petersburg, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear fancyrestaurants, Thank you for your review! Our kids tours were created not only for kids but for adults as well! We know that families with children have some difficulties with finding a tour which would be fascinating for all the group members! We tried...More

Reviewed 5 August 2018 via mobile

We had a private tour with friends, Maria our guide and Vasilius our driver. The tour was easy to organise with prompt responses to take in our interests. Our guide Maria was passionate about Russian history very informative and enthusiastic. Our second day coincided with...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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DalevskayaO, Manager at Best Guides -Tours in St. Petersburg, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Lorna S, Thank you for your wonderful review! We are glad you managed to feel the atmosphere of Saint-Petersburg despite crowds and traffic jams. Navy fests are very important for SaintP because it is an acting port and marine base. This is a part...More

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Response from MashaV_BestGuides | Property representative |
Hi! Sory for the late response. Yes, we have a guide avalable for you 22 US $ per hour with the minimumum order of 3 hours. You also can join a mini group tour 120 US $ for the whole day - guide service, transportation... More
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Hello Hi There! I am a VIP TripAdvisor contributor and cruise critic member who also uses Viator. I’d love to obtain the Best of the BestTour for your special price of $241.32. I can get a group together on cruise critic! Alternatively, We have a friend who obtained an English speaking tour guide to obtain a free pass for cruise passengers and tour them around.what would the cost be for the tour below if you can do it? Can you kindly help? We have four people— me, my husband, our daughter and her fiancée. Is this possible? Thanks! Sharon DAY 1 8.30 am (or 1 hour after ship arrival time) Meeting at the ship Drive around the city – part I (most famous highlights) Hydrofoil to Peterhoff Guided Tour of the park and inside visit to one of the small palaces Lunch at a nice local restaurant (Russian cuisine) Drive to Pushkin guided tour Catherine’s Palace with the famous amber room Drive back Evening program: 6 pm to 10 pm Extra time in the city for exploring the nightlife in the city and visit Faberge Museum and dinner (we pay for meal). DAY 2 8.00 Meeting at the ship Drive around the city – part II (visit to an active church, Famers' market, short metro ride) Hermitage Museum – early entrance Walking tour of Nevsky prospect Guided tour Spilt Blood Cathedral Lunch at a nice local restaurant (Russian cuisine) Boat tour along rivers and canals Drive back with a souvenir stop if possible 5 pm Back to the ship Sent from my iPhone
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Response from MashaV_BestGuides | Property representative |
Hi the itinerary which you print with the evening will be 1415 $ for a party of 4. Lunches are included, evening meal is not included. Alternatively, if you get a grpoup of 12 and book it via our website you will get a free... More
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