Great Tour
February 21, 2020
This tour was very informative an dincluded the most important sites to see in beautiful St. Petersburg. Tour guide was very knowledgeable and provided great service. The process of visas was very fast and organized, we did not have any issues (even though I heard it is going to be a hassle) . Overall, great experience with much lower price than offered in the ship.
Reviewer: Vicky
5 Stars
highly recommend
January 28, 2020
the two day tours are very informative and covered all the highlight of St. Petersburg. If you do not have much time, this tour is highly recommend.
Reviewer: s. chotiwani
4 Stars
St. Petersburg Two day Program
January 24, 2020
Good and informative 2 days tour, wish we had more times at the museum due to crowded visitors!
Reviewer: S. Chotiwani
4 Stars
Exclusive St. Petersburg Two Day Program (Visas I
December 17, 2019
The tour guide is excellent telling us the history about the sightseeing sites of st Petersburg and waited us while the immigration process took longer than usual.
Reviewer: jiuping cui
5 Stars
Must visit
December 03, 2019
The weather was great , the tour guide spoke English and the places we visited were awesome
Reviewer: Jeanette Kenlau
5 Stars
Good tour
October 27, 2019
Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and informative. Her “take charge” attitude got us into sites quickly allowing us the most site seeing time. Lunches were ok. Not thrilled with the shopping stops. Think these might be owned by tour companies as they were just souvenir shops in non-descript buildings.
Reviewer: Kaye
5 Stars
Best 2 days we ever had on tour
October 23, 2019
With just 2 days and so much to see in St. Petersburg this package was ideal, like 4 tours in one. Our guide Dima spoke exceptional English, was informative but didn't talk non-stop either. First day Peterhof, a traditional Russian lunch, then Catherine's Palace. Using the group entrance we avoided waiting and were not rushed. Day 2, Romanov tombs, Church on Spilled Blood and walked down the canal for a better view and to our lunch spot. Then the Winter Palace - Hermitage. Dima's timing was again perfect and we avoided wasting time at the baggage check by leaving coats on our bus. Also, during the 2 days Dima fit in 3 short visits at sites not on our itiniery, plus 2 brief souvenir shop stops. We had really seen it all, tired yes, but we really enjoyed it. A truly excellent tour guide who kept incredibly good organization and pace throughout our tours. Well worth the price. Couldn't have been better!
Reviewer: Cathy Payne
5 Stars
Small group and superb guide
October 21, 2019
Had two marvelous days in St. Petersburg. Our guide was very knowledgeable, pleasant and knew the sites and their history very well. Additionally she was adept at avoiding and maneuvering through the crowds. Our group was small, about 12 people, and that made the excursion feel very personal. Our only negative comment was the small van. The seat backs were very high and since the van was low to the ground (as compared to a large bus) it was hard to see the sites while driving. Even with this issue, the excursion was excellent. I highly recommend this adventure.
Reviewer: Jacki Altman
5 Stars
Two excellent days
October 18, 2019
Everything about this excursion was fantastic. First of all everything was on time, the bus was comfortable and the sights we saw were well chosen. However, it was our guide who was the gem - not only was he extremely informed but he wove his observations so adroitly, so succinctly that it was a pleasure to listen.
Reviewer: Paul Collins
5 Stars
Highly recommended
October 18, 2019
The tour was very well organized and was tailored to accommodate those of us who had an evening tour as well. The bus was clean and comfortable for the long drive. Tour guide Iliya was the best. He spoke perfect English, had a dry, sarcastic sense of humor and was so knowledgeable that he talked almost nonstop for 2 days! He also displayed infinite patience with a group of ladies who were being difficult. We had ample time to take pictures and in some places, to wander around on our own. I would recommend Iliya and this tour without hesitation.
Reviewer: Susan K
5 Stars
Exclusive S. Petersburg 2 day programme.
October 17, 2019
I had such a good time on this trip...the guide was so good, knowledgable, interesting and knew what he was doing, and was able to communicate well.
Reviewer: Claire Richardson
5 Stars
Educational and interesting tour
October 12, 2019
Our guide was great with a sense of humor and educated. We enjoyed our tours. Very long days however and long lines for ladies rooms. Little top for shopping and free time.
Reviewer: Jim fox
5 Stars
St. Petersburg 2 day tour
October 09, 2019
St Petersburg is an incredible city and so glad we had 2 days. At that only saw a small piece of the city. No problem meeting our tour guide and bus. She was amazing. How she kept all those facts and figures in her head is beyond me. I would certainly recommend this tour to anyone.
Reviewer: Richard Court
5 Stars
Russia
October 09, 2019
Great tour with a very knowledgeable tour guide. She was wonderful & so was the tour!
Reviewer: Carolina Watkins
5 Stars
Excurssion trip
October 06, 2019
Overall the trip was good and covered alot material. The downside is both places were very busy bit I suspect theese sights are always busy. Our guide was excellent and the bus was comfortable, Exciting things to see and I would do it again.
Reviewer: john koeppen
4 Stars
ST Petersburg
October 05, 2019
great guide and so much good thing to see!
Reviewer: Robert Fischoff
5 Stars
St. Petersburg
September 30, 2019
Great excursion. Next time try for three days. Would liked to have seen more of the country and local foods. Guide was excellent,Illya.
Reviewer: P Crowley
5 Stars
2 Day St Petersburg
September 24, 2019
Great excursion - guide was friendly and knew the history and shared lots of stories. Was great to bypass some of the long lines.
Reviewer: Linda
5 Stars
Great Experience
September 23, 2019
We had a very pleasant time participating in the St. Petersburg Two Day Program. Our guide was very knowledgeable, spoke perfect English, and provided a lot of information. His name is Dima and we highly recommend his services.
Reviewer: Magda Polch
5 Stars
Wonderful guide and wonderful tours
September 23, 2019
Our guide and our tours were wonderful, but not enough time to see all !! The lunches were mediocre!
Reviewer: Freddie DiPlacido
5 Stars
Excellent value
September 21, 2019
Svetlana was our guide and she was fabulous. Spoke very good English, was well organized and provided the the right amount of narration. This was a 2 day event, inclusive of lunch in 2 different places. It's important to note that the places we visited are fraught with tourists. There were 8 cruise ships in port, as well as local travelers and that's a LOT of people in all of these places of interest. The excursion was well worth the price, and if you're lucky enough to get Svetlana as your guide, you'll have a good time.
Reviewer: Margret Nixon
5 Stars
Great Sites to See but no flexibility for shopping
September 18, 2019
Very controlled tour. Guide was knowledgeable and the sites were spectacular! Only gave 4 stars as there were opportunities to have more free time for shopping at other shops than the ones designed for tours, but could not deviate from schedule. Arrived back to port an hour or so early the 2nd day which could have been utilized to shop in the city center instead of the vendors at the port which provided the same goods as the souvenir stores were were scheduled to go to.
Reviewer: Kevin Beach
4 Stars
FANTASTIC TOUR AND TOUR GUIDE
September 17, 2019
There were 6 of us friends that took this Tour. I knew that there would be other people but didn't expect enough people to require a bus. Our guide was amazing and we really enjoyed his personality and he had a great deal of knowledge of where we went and overall information on Russia. St. Petersburg was beautiful and the places we visited were great. Make sure you let them know if you require a different option for your meal when you purchase this tour. They were able to accomodate us Vegetarians but would have appreciated being told prior. They give you opportunities to shop in specific souvenir stores. The stores are cheaper than on the ship and at the Port. Found the Port stores more expensive for the nesting dolls.Wear comfortable walking shoes as you are walking a lot. If you cannot walk on your own or require asssitance this tour is not for you. Would book it again.
Reviewer: Ronda Bowman
5 Stars
Good to do 2 day tour in St Petersburg
September 11, 2019
Our guide was friendly, knowledgeable, and surprisingly open about living in St Petersburg which was a surprise. We saw and did a lot in the 2 days and our guide had to juggle to find alternate transportation when our very old bus broke down. The old bus was the only negative. He had a lot to cope with when someone didn’t follow instructions and got lost in the Hermitage. The only change would be more free time to walk around. Definitely good to do 2 days.
Reviewer: Lisabeth Bertsch
5 Stars
St Petersburg
September 11, 2019
Great value, very well organised, selection of venues/itinerary good for us and at a great pace.
Reviewer: Belinda McFarlane
4 Stars
St.Petersbueg
September 10, 2019
It was well organized and had no problem with the Russian immigration.Our guide went out of his way to explain everything to us and answered all the questions.We also had good driver .I recommend this tour and will take again if we do Russia.
Reviewer: Sunil Udalagama
5 Stars
Exclusive St Petersburg
September 10, 2019
We loved the excursion Well organized & executed Thank you
Reviewer: Shanthini Ahangama
5 Stars
Very satisfied!
September 08, 2019
My husband and I were very glad we signed up for this excursion. There's no way we could have seen what we saw on our own in the same time frame. Our guide was knowledgeable and funny. Overall great experience!
Reviewer: Melanie Davis
5 Stars
Wonderful experience
September 05, 2019
We were a little concerned taking a excursion not offered by the cruise line but our apprehension was soon relieved. We met the leader who quickly changed our bus so that we could be together. Our guide Catherine talked for 2 days with all sorts of facts and background information.Really amazing. We were even talking about the lunches which were better than I expected. I would do it again and recommend it to anyone. My wife can't stop telling her friends.
Reviewer: Bob & Pat Sardiga
5 Stars
An Awesome 2-days in St. Petersburg
September 04, 2019
We had no idea how ornate and beautiful The Heritage, Catherine's Palace, and many others were until we took these two excursions this past month. What a fantasic experience!
Reviewer: Ron
5 Stars
Good experiences: St. Petersburg Two Day Program
September 03, 2019
We took this tour because the cost is much reasonable (compared to what was offered by the cruise ship.) It proved that our decision was right. Also, the local guide is very knowledgeable in the Russia history, and is willing to share his views on living in Russia.
Reviewer: Dennis Leung
5 Stars
Worth the price
September 02, 2019
This was an expensive excursion but I wante to check out the city. I am glad I took the two-day package. You will be dazzled by the grand castles with gold plated very detailed sculptures. The tour guide provided us with a detailed background of the history of each place and was very knowledgable.
Reviewer: Rajeev Ahooja
5 Stars
Awesome Two-Day Excursion in St. Petersburg
September 01, 2019
We had a great time in St. Petersburg. Everything from providing complete instruction on what to bring to the Russian immigration to taking us to many palaces, museums, and sightseeing sites. Our guide, Catherine, was knowledgable and provided us with a lot of insights into the places that we visited. This excursion was a similar one that the cruise offered without the high price. Highly recommended!
Reviewer: Juswan Ichwan
5 Stars
Having great time
August 31, 2019
Great tour guide, he is very knowledgeable he give a complete history to all the sites Had great time to see your beautiful Country/City. Great beer and vodka
Reviewer: Mohan Pillay
5 Stars
St. Petersburg
August 31, 2019
The two day excursion to St. Petersburg was well done. The guide kept us on schedule and was very knowledgeable of the itinerary. On the negative side, most of our stops were very crowded, but the price was much better than the cruise line.
Reviewer: Bob
4 Stars
Great Excursion
August 26, 2019
You definitely need two days to see the sights of St. Petersburg and all the beautiful architecture and elaborate buildings. Great tour guide and the time went by quickly with so many sights to see!
Reviewer: David and Cindy Taylor
5 Stars
St. Petersburg 2 day program
August 25, 2019
This was an excellent tour! Our guide, Irina, was particularly good and informative. She handled some very difficult personalities on our tour with grace and patience. We were pleasantly surprised with St. Petersburg and all we got to see. We would highly recommend this tour!
Reviewer: Chuck and Mary Ann
5 Stars
Excellant tour
August 24, 2019
It was a very enriching excursion...lots to see and learn. Very well organised. I definitely would recommend this excursion to my family and friends.
Reviewer: Sapna Sood
5 Stars
Excellent Tour
August 24, 2019
Everything about this tour was wonderful!! Tour guide was excellent and very knowledgeable. Could not have had a better time in a great city along with an excellent value
Reviewer: John Powers
5 Stars
Wow!
August 20, 2019
This tour packed a tremendous amount of site seeing into 2 days. Every place we visited was amazing. The bus was comfortable, the guide very knowledgeable, and the lunches were simple but very good.
Reviewer: Marian Anders
5 Stars
Very Comprehensive
August 19, 2019
We really enjoyed our 2 day tour of St Petersburg. Our guide, I believe his name was Ilya, and our Driver Julia were both top notch. St Petersburg, and consequently the tour venues, were very crowded, but we didn't miss anything. We also enjoyed the included meals. We recommend this tour and the personnel very highly.
Reviewer: Paul Schneider
5 Stars
St Petersburg 2 Day Excursion
August 15, 2019
Our visit to this beautiful Russian city on the Baltic Cruise was absolutely amazing. Our guide, Illya, was totally knowledgeable of the history and life of St. Petersburg and Russia for that matter. Not only was Illya entertaining, had all the historical facts that one needed to know about the lives of the Tzars and Empresses of Russia. Definitely deserves a return visit.
Reviewer: Wolf Frohlich
5 Stars
St Petersburg two Day Program
August 15, 2019
Outstanding, informative and worth the time invested. Really enjoyed the side shopping trip.
Reviewer: J Hardy
5 Stars
Wonderful excursion
August 15, 2019
This excursion was one of the best. Visit a lot of places, wish could spend more time at these amazing places. Hope will go back to see it again.
Reviewer: Lidia
5 Stars
Saw it all
August 11, 2019
The best part of St Petersburg was learning about the Russia "past" and its golden years as the city played a major force in the Baltic Sea history- Hermitage, Catherines Palace, Peters Gaard, and St Paul St Peters Catherdral were all highlights in addition to learning all about the city from our tour guide. I could not imagine trying to figure everything out without a tour guide- shore excursions was on time and very professional. We felt safe, we felt welcome and our experience was excellent.
Reviewer: TOM EWALD
5 Stars
Busy Two Days
August 05, 2019
This was a busy two day tour. Most of the time our group was on a full run through the destinations we visited. Some of our group were older, less mobile but the guide felt the need to rush through each stop. The only stop where we weren't rushed was the sponsored tourist souvenir stop. The lunch each day was excellent. The tour guide was an A++ personality and at times was somewhat rude to the members of our group. I checked with individuals who purchase this same tour but were on another bus/guide and they felt the same about being rushed and the guides A++ personality. The sites visited were amazing for their historical value.
Reviewer: Laurent Frost
4 Stars
Fairly Good Tour
August 01, 2019
This tour is expensive; while it was not disappointing but we felt it could have been better. Other reviews mentioned their good tour guide, ours was knowledgeable but not personable and didn't speak about current culture, so just average. We stopped off at two gift shops, which we felt was a waste of time, one was outrageously expensive so everyone left with no purchases and it took 1.5 hours out of the day to get there and back. With this tour you also go out to a few remote locations and while both of them were interesting, it meant a lot of time on the bus. We would have rather explored more in town and not spent time on the bus. Also, the tour was about 30 people, larger than we thought it would be. On the positive side, the locations we did get to were amazing and we spent very little time in lines, bypassing most of them with our tour guide which was nice. Also, movement through Russian security/visa check was smooth and took only about 10-15 minutes.
Reviewer: B Cammack
3 Stars
St.Petersburg
July 31, 2019
Getting into Russia wasn't as intense as we had heard. Make sure you have an extra copy of your passports and excursion ticket as they will want to see that on the first day. Our guide Ekatherina knew the history of St. Petersburg and got us in and out of attractions without the long waits. She warned us about pick pockets, and sure enough, they are good! Leave passports and wallets on the bus. We all felt we got good value for our money.
Reviewer: Cathy Strait
5 Stars
two day tour of st Petersburg
July 30, 2019
Very good guide. Was able to see all historical and cultural heritages in the city.
Reviewer: jiuping cui
5 Stars
Great Excursion
July 29, 2019
What can I say? It couldn't have been better.
Reviewer: Dennis
5 Stars
St Petersburg
July 25, 2019
Awesome tour - tour guide was very good and knowledgeable. Loved the sights - two days was definitely not enough.
Reviewer: Linda
5 Stars
st. petersburg
July 24, 2019
was a very nice two day excursion. very informative and a good learning experience.
Reviewer: ernie murff
4 Stars
St Petersburg
July 22, 2019
Excellent apart from Russian immigration. A must....
Reviewer: Maryam
5 Stars
St Petersburg 2 day
July 20, 2019
I would recommend this trip, it was very well organized and our guide Ilya was amazing. He was very knowledgeable and with a very good sense of humour he made our trip thoroughly enjoyable. His English was excellent and he did a great job of enriching us on Russia history. I would recommend this trip to all travellers. Special thanks to Ilya for his hard work and for taking good care of us.
Reviewer: J.W.Mckechnie
5 Stars
St Petersburg
July 19, 2019
The tour was well organized and on time. The tour guide was fluent in English and provided a lot of details and history. She was pleasant and knowledgeable.
Reviewer: Burt Perry
5 Stars
highly recommended
July 15, 2019
This trip is well worth the money.I really enjoyed seeing the sights of St Petersburg with an amazing and knowledgeable guide -thanks Ilya and a great driver Sergei (sorry if spelling is wrong).It was a really good tour of the highlights of the city and included nice lunches both days.It was very well organised and I do not hesitate to recommend it.
Reviewer: Jude Torrie
5 Stars
St Petersburg
July 15, 2019
Iliya (sp?) did a great job keeping us entertained and informed for the two day tour. He warned us of pickpockets and what to look out for. He got us into Catherine's Palace with only a short wait. When we came out, it was a 4 hour wait. His knowledge was impressive. The driver was also impressive finding us convenient parking spots when we got on and off the bus. The Hermitage was only a 30 minute wait that we used as a bathroom stop while others held our spot. We were very pleased with all we saw in the two day period. So much more to see so we might have to go back. Can't say much for the meals on either day. The service was find and the bread was good. The rest of it more than ho hum.
Reviewer: Deborah Zack
5 Stars
Very insightful Tour
July 15, 2019
Kathryn was fantastic! Very personal and informative. Six Stars!
Reviewer: steve branlund
5 Stars
Great Tour
July 15, 2019
We took the 2 day St Petersburg tour when our cruise was there in June. Our guide EKaterine, was excellent, funny, knowledgeable and articulate. She was able to answer any questions we had. I would highly recommend this tour. Visas are included and we saw all the important places, Catherine’s Palace, Peterson and the Hermitage as well as many cathedrals.
Reviewer: Judy
5 Stars
St Petersburg
July 15, 2019
The two day excursion was worth the money. Our guide, Ilya, was exceptional- knowledgeable and congenial. Our only complaint was the lunch on the second day; it was inedible and the people our our table barely ate any of it.
Reviewer: Gary Stanley
5 Stars
Excellent guide & bus
July 11, 2019
Ekaterina was simply fantastic! courteous, pleasant and knowledgeable. Please give her our best regards. The service to skip the long lines is just incredible. Day 1 could be longer since the boat is docked for 2 days. 2nd day lunch is not so good - perhaps a free time for individuals to do what they like would have been better. Buses and gift shops are fantastic. Thank you so much.
Reviewer: Mohamed
5 Stars
Exclusive St. Petersburg Two Day Program
July 08, 2019
Great tour, guide was great. Everything was on time. We had two lunches included, the first lunch was not great, I think that the Chicken Soup we were served had the chicken flown through it as it was mostly water and the rest of the meal was not great either. The second lunch was great, Borsh Soup and Entree was great.
Reviewer: Lyle Schafer
4 Stars
St. Petersburg 2 Day Program
July 08, 2019
Overall Rating is 4.0 out 5. The tourist guide was knowledgeable and helpful. The itinerary was pretty good. The only area required improvement was the coach arrangement. There were 2 coaches waiting for our Regal Princess guests. The seats were pre-assigned and some guests had to wait for almost 1.5 hours before the coach leaving the cruise terminal. It would be efficient and fair to have a first come first leave arrangement. Once the first coach is filled up with guests, it will leave the terminal and start the day tour.
Reviewer: Ying Kit Lai
4 Stars
Good overall tour experience
July 07, 2019
Irina was a knowledgeable and obviously experienced tour guide. She was very congenital and knew quite a bit about the history of St. Petersburg. We were in a group of 20, which was manageable. We were fortunate enough to have good weather. Bus drivers were fine. Only real downsides were 3 stops in overpriced tourist traps ostensibly just for bathroom breaks, and her active dissuasion from our desire to have a few minutes to look at street vendor’s wares (‘too dangerous’). Obvious collusion with the pricy shops. Lunches were very nice. We did waste some time for Irina to obtain entrance tickets, which could have been accomplished more efficiently.
Reviewer: Richard
4 Stars
Fantastic
July 02, 2019
We had great time with our tour guid Ilya. Who was very knowledgeable about the history of this beautiful city and provided us a lot of information.He spoke fluent English which is a plus point. He managed to guid our group well in heavily crowded places. Immigration process was very easy and smooth but crowded. I strongly recommend this shore excursion.
Reviewer: Karina
5 Stars
Great tour and tour leader
July 01, 2019
A packed two day tour with so many amazing things to see along with an appreciation of the magnificent restoration work that has been done on these truly remarkable historic treasures. Wear your walking shoes, get ready for crowds during tourist season but don't miss the opportunity to take this tour.
Reviewer: John Boley
5 Stars
st. petersburg
June 30, 2019
great guide. Knowledgeable and personable.
Reviewer: marlene bluestein
5 Stars
St. Petersburg, Russia
June 30, 2019
The itinerary included all the main historical sites. Given the distances we covered to see them, there was more time spent on the bus then at the sites. The included lunches were good, but time there could have been shorter. And some time at local stores (e.g., book, grocery, clothing, etc., where locals shop), instead of tourist shops, would have been appreciated. One problem was the first day when the ship wouldn’t let us off. It caused a lot of stress and time for everyone. Just begin the tour at 9:40 am, come back later, and avoid that problem. Our guide, Ilya, was great, knowledgeable and efficient!
Reviewer: Devona Miler
4 Stars
excellent 5 star
June 29, 2019
This tour was was wonderful. The tour guide, Ilya was knowledgeable and detailed in describing Russian life, history, culture, politics and spoke very good English. His descriptions of the art works In the Hermitage and Summer Palace were both interesting and informative. At the same time, the tour guide got the group safely through the various venues.
Reviewer: ELEANOR BOWCOCK
5 Stars
Spectacular Guide
June 27, 2019
Our guide Ilya was spectacular and knowledgeable about Russia and history & sites. He answered every question asked, including facts about other countries, and was very vigilant about the safety of his tour group. It was very well run and a beautiful city to tour.
Reviewer: Lori Andersen
5 Stars
Outstanding Visit
June 23, 2019
This tour made our visit to St. Petersburg better than we expected. Our guide was obviously well informed, easy to talk to, and had been doing tours for a long time. It was also evident that she loved her city. We saw all the things we wanted to see in St. Petersburg and more. We would recommend this tour to anyone who wants to see the sights and learn lots of things about the city. On it you will also feel safe and welcome to St. Petersburg.
Reviewer: Norma Yau
5 Stars
2 day St Petersburg tour
June 16, 2019
Our tour was well worth the money. Our tour guide, Dima, was incredibly knowledgeable and his English was excellent. The tour itself was well organized, on time, and it was easy to find the guides outside of the port bbuilding. Lucky for us the weather was perfect! I would highly recommend this tour as an alternative to a ship excursion or getting your own visa. The only observation I have to make is that the instructions for going through Russian customs on Day 1 were far more complicated than what was really necessary-apparently the Russian requirements have changed (simplified) and that is not reflected in the information from SEG. All you need is your passport, cruise ID, and the ticket for the excursion. It was quick and painless. Otherwise we were very pleased.
Reviewer: Tammy White
5 Stars
Very good 2-day program!
June 15, 2019
We really enjoyed this double-day experience with our knowledgeable guide. I heard another tour did a short subway ride which would have been great (I know the Moscow one is so different from Euro ones), instead of one of the 2 shopping stops. Now that passport control is faster, we could have started 1 hour earlier. Other than that, I would do it again!
Reviewer: Alister Ling
4 Stars
Worthwhile Tour
June 12, 2019
The document requirements as listed on the tour voucher were a little daunting and a bit worrying however they were not required and giving details in advance meant that we were through immigration very smoothly to be met by our guide Anastasia who spoke excellent colloquial English and certainly knew her stuff coupled with a pleasing personality she really made the tour. Lunches included were a bit mediocre this didn't distract from excellent tour. Must mention the excellent driver who tried his best avoid the heavy traffic.
Reviewer: John Sutton
5 Stars
Great itinerary and first-class tour!
June 12, 2019
This tour exceeded our expectations. Our guide, Ilya, was very good at managing a group, and provided excellent commentary about Russia's history as well as insight into contemporary Russia. The itinerary is ambitious because there is a lot to see. Catherine's Palace was a highlight, as well as the Peterhof Gardens. Note: the cruise line seemed to discourage tours by communicating that independent vendors would not be allowed into the cruise port until an hour and a half after we docked. This was not a problem at all. We were allowed off the ship in plenty of time and shouldn't have been concerned.
Reviewer: Pam Blue
5 Stars
good tour
June 08, 2019
the tour was very interesting and visited many places . The tour guide was very knowlegeable and professional. Would recommend to take
Reviewer: ELLEN WONG
5 Stars
St. Petersburg 2 day Program
June 04, 2019
We totally enjoyed our excursion. Dmitri was very knowledgeable and had a great sense of humour. He was very patient. We were picked up easily and returned to the ship BEFORE the cruise excursions. We highly recommend Shore Excursions.
Reviewer: Debra Reid
5 Stars
St Petersburg
June 04, 2019
Dimitri, our tour guide was phenomenal. His knowledge of the art and relics in the hermitage, Peterhof, palaces were incredible. Even under pressure when three of our guests went shopping and didn’t make it to the bus with the rest of us, he kept his cool, found then and brought them back in time. Dimitri made this excursion the highlight of our cruise.
Reviewer: Marie Miville
5 Stars
St. Petersburg's Excursion
June 04, 2019
The tour guide, bus driver & places visited were excellent. She had a bit of an accent so we couldn't catch everything, but her knowledge was amazing. My husband's ear pad that was handed out was not sufficient for him to hear everything. It was better to connect your own earbuds to the devise. We were caught in traffic & the bus driver somehow managed to manuever around a tight space & avoid the mess. It was very enjoyable!
Reviewer: B. Young
5 Stars
Excellent Experience!
June 02, 2019
This was was excellent. It was a two day excursion. I was very pleased with the ease of locating our guide and bus. She was waiting for us with her sign when we got off the ship. We saw all of the major tourist sights in St. Petersburg. The lunches were delicious. Each day’s schedule was well paced. Well worth the cost of the excursion.
Reviewer: Billie J.
5 Stars
All the Highlights in One Tour
May 31, 2019
This tour was well organized and Irena our host was knowledgeable, funny, and knew how to run a tour group. All the tickets for the various venues were ready when we got there, the bus drivers knew the best routes and we saw all the highlights of SP in two busy days. The lunches were good but a bit rushed. Irena gave us a lot of background information while on the bus, and knew everything about the various venues, art work, history and people. The trips to the souvenir stores were helpful and the prices were fine...you even got to sample some vodka! Even though the weather was cold in late April, we had a good time.
Reviewer: Tom Albrecht
5 Stars
St Petersburg Two Day Tour
May 27, 2019
Absolutely fantastic!! We had a wonderful, very knowledgeable guide who spoke perfect English and guided us through the highlights of this spectacular city. The Hermitage was incredible with it's vast collection of art. Everywhere you looked, you were surrounded by beauty and photos were permitted. Each day we had a lovely lunch in a Russian restaurant and a much needed break. Both days were filled with so much to see. Our bus and tour guide was waiting right outside the ship for us each morning and we wasted no time getting to the wonderful sights to be seen.
Reviewer: Bernadette Sherry
5 Stars
Russia/ two day
May 27, 2019
Excellent, knowledgeable guide re: Russian history and current events. Good choice of sites to see. Lots of traffic, ugh! Restaurant choices were not so good. Didn't like waiting in long line at Hermitage, but other sites were quick and efficient.
Reviewer: Susan K Woodard
5 Stars
Excellent Tour
December 13, 2018
This tour was one of the best tours that we have taken. It was very well paced, covered so many important places and even had an ethnic lunch each day. Our local guide was very good. He gave a lot of information and answered all of our questions.
Reviewer: Timothy Sylvester
5 Stars
Excellent service & attention by tour guide
November 30, 2018
I have an arthritis disability that prevents me from doing prolonged walking without constant stops. My wife & I took this tour and on the first day we didn't take the electric scooter that I use when traveling. I'm afraid I caused delays to the group so I talked to the tour guide. He said on the following day to bring my scooter. I wouldn't be able to use it at all the stops but there were certainly different locations that it would be usable. He & the bus driver loaded and unloaded the scooter into the luggage compartment every stop it was usable. I was able to keep up with the group and not miss out on the most fabulous sightseeing tour of this cruise. (we scheduled a total of 5 shore excursions). We have used Shore Excursion Group for the last 3 or 4 cruises and will be using them again on our 40 day Pacific cruise in 2019.
Reviewer: Bobble
5 Stars
Great Tour
November 25, 2018
Took us efficiently to several fascinating sites. Guide was knowledgeable and spoke fluent English.
Reviewer: Dan
5 Stars
St. Petersburg two day tour
October 28, 2018
Excellent tour - money very well spent. Our tour guide was extremely knowledgeable and very engaging. He was happy to answer any of our questions. I would highly recommend this tour.
Reviewer: Cheryl van Leeuwen
5 Stars
Very informative
October 18, 2018
We enjoyed our tour and learned many things. Our guide was very knowledgeable about Russian history as well as giving us insight into past and present Russia life.
Reviewer: Claudia Sorensen
5 Stars
Exclusive St. Petersburg Two Day Program
October 17, 2018
We were extremely satisfied with our two day program. Our guide was very knowledgeable, friendly and enthusiastic. He spoke English well and was rarely at a loose for words. He was on time each day and returned us to the ship with a little time to spare. The places we visited were very interesting. I had seen most of the first days offerings when I was in St. Petersburg a few years ago but it was all new to my partner and he was enthralled. The meal of beet soup the first day was delectable but unfortunately the lunch we had on the second day was not up to standard. I'm sure you can rectify that. I liked that you obtained the visas for us. Overall an excellent two days.
Reviewer: Theresa Sarnecki
5 Stars
St. Petersburf Two Day Program
October 09, 2018
very informative. saw all the high points and our guide was very knowledgeable. We had two full days of sightseeing.
Reviewer: Anne Jansen
5 Stars
St. Petersburg Two Day Program (Visas In
October 08, 2018
We found our tour to be excellent. Right from the beginning to the end it was well organised. The sites were fascinating. The meals were quite satisfactory. Ilya our 2 day guide was amazing. I have travelled a fair amount and have been on many tours but have never met a person with his knowledge of history in general and Russian History in particular. How he keeps all this detail in his head I have no idea. I would certainly recommend this tour to anyone visiting St. Petersburg.
Reviewer: Richard J Bigland
5 Stars
St Petersburg tour
October 04, 2018
Excellent guide, very informative and knowledgeable. The destinations were great. The lunches were OK, but it is Russia.
Reviewer: Michael Moran
5 Stars
St Pete
September 30, 2018
The guide was one of the best we have had on any excursion. He was extremely knowledgeable of the history of Russia and the points of interest we visited.
Reviewer: WILLIAM ARNOLD
5 Stars
St Petersburg tour
September 29, 2018
A busy two days! Enjoyed the tour immensely. Our tour guide made it special. Her insights gave us a much better understanding of Russia.
Reviewer: Denny Lander
5 Stars
St Petersburg Two Day Tour
September 28, 2018
We couldn't have hoped for a better two day tour of St Petersburg than the one we experienced through Shore Excursions and hosted by Ilja. A passionate young man with a breadth of knowledge around the history of his city, he kept us enraptured and entertained for nine hours the first day and and eight the second. By far the best value of any tour we have taken in our past travels. We will be using this company in the future and highly recommending it to our friends. Thank you!
Reviewer: JoMarie and David Naysmith
5 Stars
St. Petersburgh
September 26, 2018
Best tour of our entire cruise. Beautiful city - loaded with history. Outstanding guide who knew his stuff and provided lots of great personal insights. Highly recommended!
Reviewer: Ron Agnew
5 Stars
St Petersburg 2 Day Tour Review
September 25, 2018
Excellent Tour Organization. Good time management. Great Tour Guide: Very knowledgeable, professional and polite. Excellent bus drivers.
Reviewer: A. Nilda Cruz
5 Stars
Great tour
September 21, 2018
First and foremost our tour guide Irena was great. Full of local knowledge, stories and completely took care of our needs and interests for two days. She went out of her way to assist us no matter what the issue was. Tour was great, Hermitage was important to see but so crowded it was difficult to enjoy. The Peterhof gardens was spectacular as well as Catherine's homes. Lunch both days was good and a nice break.
Reviewer: James Slakey
5 Stars
A Great Experience!
September 17, 2018
This tour was very well organised and the guide well informed. He is a student of history whose knowledge, insights and personal reflections added considerably to the experience. I would not hesitate to recommend this tour to others.
Reviewer: Jonathan Watson
5 Stars
Exceptional Experience
September 17, 2018
WE started or tour with long lines to get out, but Irene, our tour guide, was right there by the door waiting for us. If I can give Irene 10 stars, I would. She was exceptional with tons of information and patience. The crowd was beyond believe....just way too many with long lines, but we managed to see what was scheduled on this tour. Two days packed with sightseeing. My only company is the food. It was horrible. Everything else was just top notch.
Reviewer: Hala Saardi
5 Stars
Excursion
September 17, 2018
The guide was good .
Reviewer: Guy Desrochers
5 Stars
St. Petersburg two day tour
September 10, 2018
Fabulous, knowledgeable guide who showed us all the sites. Intelligent commentary and great insight into Russian culture and politics. The crowds at the main sites were the only drawback.
Reviewer: Jim Ahler
5 Stars
The guide made it a wonderful experience
September 10, 2018
After a small glitch with the pickup at our cruise dock, we had an amazing experience. Our guide made our 2 day tour a wonderful experience. He told us about real life in St Petersburg. He was very informative about each stop we made. Since he has been doing this awhile, he knew exactly how long to stay without being mashed in with all the masses. I truly appreciated his narrative while in the Hermitage and the interesting side notes he made. Would definitely recommend this tour. Much better value than the cruise ships tour.
Reviewer: J Millerberg
5 Stars
August 17-18,2018
September 10, 2018
The tour guide was very knowledgeable and friendly. We saw so many beautiful sights, places, cathedrals and museums that it is hard to describe. I think that this tour was comparable to the tours sold by the cruise line and was a much better price.
Reviewer: Edwin Childers
5 Stars
Review of Tour
September 10, 2018
We had a very informative and knowledgeable guide who kept us on schedule. He made the whole tour very enjoyable!
Reviewer: Hannelore Talabis
5 Stars
The guide is great but the tour needs improvement
August 30, 2018
The guide (Iliya) is great-such a scholar and so knowledgeable on arts and history, which made our visits interesting and enjoyable. He worked hard and was considerate to our needs. In terms of sightseeing, it was wonderful and did not miss any major sites. However,they need to improve a few things. First, set a time limit when waiting for latecomers–we waited a long time in heat and nobody showed up. Second, provide water in the bus, especially when outside temperature is at high 90s and the air condition was below par! We had to buy water from the driver, which was fine but just so unfriendly. Third, the 2 lunches are just ordinary small meals which are perfectly fine at home but not enough when touring at a place like St. Petersburg. Introduced us to some local cuisine not just plain old chicken and salad. However, the tour is cheaper than our cruise ship's choice, so maybe they have a reason to cut costs.
Reviewer: qzbishop
4 Stars
St. Petersberg, Russia
August 29, 2018
This 2 day tour was amazing. Our tour guide Katherine did a great job of communicating and repeating the important information for us to retain. Her knowledge of the sites and history allowed us to maximize our time at the crowded museums and assured we saw the VERY BEST art on display. We would recommend this tour to family and friends. Do not be afraid to book this tour outside of the cruise line. This company did a great job of assuring we had all the proper documentation (visa) and copies to get thru Customs and Port Security
Reviewer: Tracey Brown
5 Stars
Highlights of St. Petersburg
August 20, 2018
This was a terrific way to see St. Petersburg on our limited time there. The main sites were all included, and the price for the tour was very reasonable. The lunches were also delicious. I could have done without the gratuitous stop at the souvenir shop, and instead added time to the Hermitage. We raced through that fabulous museum unfortunately. But, all in all, it was well organized and a delightful way to see St. Pete's.
Reviewer: Jill
4 Stars
Sore feet
August 20, 2018
The tour guide was very knowledgeable and would answer any question even if it was the tenth time asked. There is a lot of walking but worth it. My only complain is I wish the bus could have drove slower or stopped for a short time for pictures at some of the locations that were just described so wonderfully.
Reviewer: Les Silvan
5 Stars
Two Memorable Days
August 20, 2018
Given the extent of what St. Petersburg has to offer, the itinerary is well-planned and was very well executed by our guide, Catherine. She rearranged the schedules to make the best of the weather situation and took great care to ensure the group stayed together (we had our share of stragglers). As time permitted, she took us to additional places (we witnessed a baptism at a local church, a nice touch).
Reviewer: Dilip Rao
5 Stars
Wonderful VIP treatment
August 20, 2018
This was a lovely two day tour with a small group in a small van.Our guide Demitri was wonderful, answering all our questions about all the tourist destinations but also about modern Russia. I would highly recommend this trip and Dimitri!
Reviewer: Paul Berg
5 Stars
Wow! St Petersburg tour was amazing!
August 13, 2018
My family went on this tour during our NCL cruise in mid-July. What an amazing experience! Our tour guide, Helen, & driver Alexander were awesome. We enjoyed every minute of our time & from conversations with others on our cruise ship, we had a much better experience then the tours booked via the cruise ship. We saw everything outlined in the tour description & had plenty of time at each destination. There was alot of walking/climbing steps so be aware of that but the pace was moderate. One word of caution is Russian immigration. It can take a long time to get through that process. I heard up to to 2 hours. Be prepared by reading the Shore Excursion directions completely. Helen was so insightful & her English was excellent. Alex (driver) was also amazing with getting through traffic. He was an extremely safe driver & seemed to know all of the shortcuts. On the next vacation, I would not hesitate one bit in buying a tour from Shore Excursions.
Reviewer: Scott Griffin
5 Stars
Excellent Tour
August 13, 2018
Our family of five had a wonderful two day tour of St. Petersburg. The guide was extremely knowledgeable in both history and art. We were immersed in history from the time we left the dock area to our return in the late afternoon. Palaces, churches and the Hermitage were breathtakingly beautiful. I will remember it forever.
Reviewer: Ann Bateman
5 Stars
very good value compared to cruise ship offerings
August 13, 2018
K (or C) atherine had an exceptional command of the sites, uncanny control over pictures and historical dates & details. It should be noted in the promotion of this tour that it will be a bit rigorous for some so folks should be able to walk with the group. (we suffered multiple delays as 2 separate couples each got "lost" twice). Katherine, on her own time, extended day 1 to help make up for the lost time. The nature of the tour made things a bit harried, I would have been fine with one (not 2) shopping stops, and one sit down lunch and maybe one box lunch in exchange for more Hermitage time. Spectacular stuff though with Museums, Palaces, etc. We saw the best of what Russia has to offer. But, as we drove through that country we truly appreciated what the USA offers, that Russia can not. Wish there were other tours in the Baltic with you folks.
Reviewer: bill
5 Stars
Great Experience
August 06, 2018
This shore Excursion covers the most important sights in St. Petersburg, I highly recommend it.
Reviewer: Jorge Pena
5 Stars
Russian tour
July 30, 2018
Great tour. Very comprehensive and the tour guide very knowledgeable. Very nice authentic lunch provided.
Reviewer: Anthony Quicho
5 Stars
Excellent Tour
July 30, 2018
We could not have done better in St Pete!
Reviewer: PD Burde
5 Stars
Review of St. Petersburg Excursion
July 30, 2018
Our favorite tour by far. The guide, a young man, was exceptional. He always waited for everyone in the group, was very informative, and personable. The sites were all superb!
Reviewer: Ed Connolly
5 Stars
Great Service
July 30, 2018
Very well designed to see as much as possible in 2 day period. Hot lunch was appreciated. Our guide was quite insightful and knowledgeable. Recommended highly.
Reviewer: CH
5 Stars
St Petersburg 2 Dayton tour
July 30, 2018
Excellent two day tour. Our guide was faultless, extremely knowledgeable, organised and without question the best guide and tour we have experienced. My regret is I don’t have his card as he would be my first recommendation to anyone visiting St Petersburg.
Reviewer: Frank Barker
5 Stars
St Petersburg spectacular
July 30, 2018
We had a great guide who was so informative and showed us all there was to see. The second day we were just eight people so it was fantastic We will use shireexcursionsgroup again and again !
Reviewer: Joel and Betsy
4 Stars
Awesome
July 30, 2018
We thoroughly enjoyed our tour and our tour guide. He was so knowledgeable about everything! Lots of walking, but we couldn’t have been happier with our tour.
Reviewer: Julie
5 Stars
St. Petersburg
July 30, 2018
Again we had an excellent guide. She was patient with questions and set an appropriate pace. We crammed an awful lot into two full days. Lots of picture opportunities of the major highlights. Two good lunches as well.
Reviewer: Faye Wilson
5 Stars
Great tour
July 30, 2018
This tour takes you to the essential stops in St. Petersburg. I'm not an "art guy" but I really enjoyed The Hermitage. What a spectacular museum! The gardens at Peterhof and the two churches are not to be missed. Our guide was knowledgeable and engaging, with a great sense of humor.
Reviewer: James Dworman
5 Stars
Exclusive St. Petersburg Two Day Program (Visas I
July 30, 2018
I would recommend to anybody looking for St. Petersburg excursions
Reviewer: AT
5 Stars
Great two days of St. Petersburg tour
July 23, 2018
In the first day we have a group of six, four from our ship and two from the other ship. The local tour guide Dimitri, a young Russian, very knowledgeable and very accomomdating. In the second day, the group is left with only four of us from the same ship. It is like a private tour with Dimitri and a driver riding a Mercede. Very luxury. The tour is extensive and full well worth the cost.
Reviewer: Hoiying Cheung
5 Stars
Exclusive St. Petersburg Two DY Program
July 23, 2018
Wow, our very best tour, grandeur at its best! The Guide here was beyond excellent. St. Petersburg was, by far, our biggest surprise, in every way. Our Guide spoke such good English and was always ready to answer questions, although many were very dumb ones. Her knowledge of Russia 🇷🇺 History was superb, left us feeling a lot more informed about the country, despite Western propaganda.
Reviewer: Ken Adams
5 Stars
st petersburg
July 23, 2018
the tour guide was extremely knowledgeable about art and the city. was one of the best tours I've taken and would recommend it to anyone
Reviewer: John Eggerding
5 Stars
Recommend ++++++
July 23, 2018
We had great expectations for this tour as it was the centerpiece of our Baltic Cruise. I honestly think it could’nt have been better, with Illia, an erudite, funny and well-organised guide who helped us navigate through the marvels St-Petersburg had to offer, with minimal loss of time (this was at the same time as the «Mundial », so many tourists). Best choice.
Reviewer: Louis Cossette
5 Stars
excellent
July 23, 2018
very informative, lots to see, also convenient for visa being covered. enjoyed sight seeing very much. guide was excellent.
Reviewer: Kum Mo Kim
5 Stars
Great tour, includes everything!
July 09, 2018
We did this 2 day tour. It was very hectic because there was so much included in the 2 days, but then you did get to see all the important sights of St. Petersburg and Pushkin. Our tour guide, Irena, was excellent (as was our driver Sergei). She had so much knowledge of all the sights and was able to adjust the schedule to accommodate for traffic etc. To ensure that we got the best views and places. The only downside, I would say, was that the lunches were a little disappointing. We thought it would be more Russian style food, some was but it was very bland. Other than that it was definitely worth the cost and I would recommend this tour to those who are active and able to keep up with a fast paced tour.
Reviewer: Karen McConnell
5 Stars
A great of walking, but worth it!
July 09, 2018
Our guide was great. The bus air conditioned. The tour was amazing! St. Petersburg is rich with history that anyone should see and experience! Note: Expect long lines the first day when going through customs as your visa is created on the spot, thus the long time frame. Plan to be off the ship about a half and hour earlier to be on time. Short supply of rest rooms, so plan accordingly That Russian gift shop was excellent, the prices quite good. If you are into caviar, vodka, or Russian curios, then plan to shop there. They take Euros as well as American dollars. Make sure they know you are with that tour as they provide discounts. A great deal of walking and it can be rainy or hot or a combination of both. The bus drops you off right by the pier, the ship is there overnight and you can go back on your own. We did not. This tour is highly recommended!
Reviewer: JOHN KURANTY
5 Stars
All-Inclusive Tour
July 09, 2018
This tour included all the highlights of St. Petersburg in two days. We signed up for a group tour but evidently no one else signed up for the tour. Shore Excursions provide a private driver and tour director for us. I was upset that none of the contact numbers provided answered the phone. No one from Shore Excursion showed up. I was put on hold and hung up after four minutes I was charged on my phone for roaming and charged international fees for Russia. At 8:30 all the other tours left. I was worried we wouldn't have a tour. At 8:40 someone showed up. Evidently only tour buses were able to enter and after the buses left, then individual cars could enter. We were unaware at the time it was not a formal tour bus. It would have been nice if someone had contacted us with this information before the tour.
Reviewer: Susan Robinson
4 Stars
Grest 2 days in St Petersburg
July 09, 2018
Our 2 days in St Peyrtsburg was memorable, We had the same guide Dimitiri for both days which was great We saw l lot more than on a ships tour. We were in port the same time as the world cup and saw the fan fest which was very exciting. I would highly recommend shore excursions group, as they say you get what you pay for and we got a lot more.
Reviewer: Larry Liebowitz
5 Stars
St Petersburg two day excursion May 26,27 1918
July 02, 2018
Great tour of St Petersburg with Iliya. He was so informative a really smart guy with a very friendly personality. Unfortunately there were two Chinese couples on the tour that made things really uncomfortable for the rest of the group. One couple got lost a the Hermitage,so we went onto the restaurant without them when they did not show after 15 minutes. Our tour guide did everything he could to help. However, the other couple yelled and screamed at him, badgering him relentlessly. Blaming our guide for their friends getting lost, on and on it was awful. They also stirred up trouble with two elderly ladies who couldn't really handle the walking that was necessary for the tour. I think the Chinese couple persuaded these women to say that they had been injured (?) so that our guide would have to call the women a cab back to the ship. Iliya certainly did all he could to handle the situation and keep everyone happy. Was really impressed with him, he is an asset to your company.
Reviewer: mary mcnally
5 Stars
Great visit to St. Petersburg
July 02, 2018
We have a great 2 day visit to St. Petersburg with Shore Excursions Group. Our guide Irene was the best. Very knowledgeable with interesting antidotes about the palaces and the Romanov family and life in St. Petersburg in general. Would recommend it to anyone.
Reviewer: Adrian Clark
5 Stars
Excellent Value!
July 02, 2018
What a great way to spend two days! We thoroughly enjoyed our shore excursion in St. Petersburg. Our tour guide, DImitri, was extremely personable, organized, efficient and knowledgeable. We learned so much about all facets of life in St. Petersburg. Our entrance into the churches and palaces was included - we couldn't believe the beauty of architecture and design. We highly recommend this tour!
Reviewer: Karen Erler
5 Stars
Long and interesting tour
July 02, 2018
Our group of eight booked this tour because we wanted to see the highlights of St. Petersburg during our two days at port. Fortunately, the tour company uses small vans, which limited our group size to only 12 people. Overall the tour was very interesting and we are glad we booked it. The tour makes for a very long two days and we walked well above the 2 miles mentioned in the description. We had an 11-year-old and 8-year-old with us and they hung in there. The only reason the tour didn't get a five star was that the first day the tour guide wasn't using her radio properly and we couldn't hear here much of the time, even though we kept mentioning it to her. Also, the tour guide just dropped us off at lunch and left. The waiters/waitresses didn't speak English, so the lunch was an adventure. The second day was much better.
Reviewer: Richard Cardamone
4 Stars
St. Petersburg excursion
July 02, 2018
Everything was done on time and as planned. The guide (don't remember her name) was great, knowledged, and extremely nice. We were toured to, I believe, all the palaces and tourist sites. My wife and I liked the tour and the visiting places a lot. This was my second time to take shore excursion through Costco. The price was great and I will go for it again in future.
Reviewer: Rahmat Ghana
5 Stars
Great guide & tour
June 11, 2018
Ily was a very knowledgeable and tireless guide. The restaurants were good and served us quickly. The coach was clean and comfortable. This was better than any excursion I’ve ever purchased from a cruise line.
Reviewer: Connie Boardman
5 Stars
Two day visit in St. Petersburg
June 11, 2018
We had a jammed packed itinerary for our 2 days in St. Petersburg. Our guide Elya was extremely knowledgeable and made our visit a most enjoyable memory. This city has so much history and so many sites to see, that 2 days is simply not enough. Unfortunately the long lines for passport control on the first day, was a little bothersome but luckily on the second day, it went much more smoothly. We would highly recommend this company.
Reviewer: Irene Covatta
5 Stars
Fantastic!
June 11, 2018
Dimitri was a wonderful guide. The price was great. Worth every penny and much less expensive than the cruise ship tours. He had so much information and answered all of our questions. The sites were beautiful and we got to go inside the Peterof which many tours do not offer. The lunches were "russian" lunches and were in nice restaurants. My only issue was that one person held up our tour a lot. She was not able to walk very good and she had (I think) slight dementia. She got lost several times. This tour states that it requires a lot of walking. DONT TAKE IF YOU CANNOT. IT CHEATS THE OTHER PEOPLE OUT OF SEEING EVERYTHING.
Reviewer: Donna
5 Stars
Amazing St. Petersburg
June 11, 2018
100% satisfaction, this tour exceed our spectatations, very nice experience
Reviewer: Sergio Cardenas
5 Stars
Great tour, excellent tour guide
June 04, 2018
Saw everything I had ever hoped to see in St. Petersburg. Our tour guide provided an amazing amount of information on the history of everywhere we went.
Reviewer: Patricia
5 Stars
Great excursion!
June 03, 2018
Our 2-day guide was Dimitri. He was a wonderfully, knowledgeable, honest and forthright guide. He speaks excellent English! Dimitri knows the history, the culture and the people. He answered each and every question with directness, with historical references, with enthusiasm and was just quite good. We enjoyed the tour very much. It was the typical (at least we think) St. Petersburg tour stops at Catherine’s palaces, Petersboro palace, all the churches and other stops along the way. I particularly enjoyed the countryside around St. Petersburg on the way to and from Petersboro, as well as the lunch stops both days. All in All this was a 5 star shore excursions for me!
Reviewer: Jeffrey Roitman
5 Stars
Fantastic!
May 31, 2018
This two day tour is amazing. You get to go inside both Peterof and St. Catherine. I could not find another tour that did this. The price is also great. Well worth the price and way cheaper than the cruise's tour. Very easy, they meet you after you clear customs. Dimitri was our tour guide and was very informative and answered all of our questions about the sites and about Russia. Would highly recommend him and this tour. Our meals were truly Russian lunches. Great experience.
Reviewer: Donna Novak
5 Stars
Russia in a nutshell
May 31, 2018
Our guide was the best ever! Personable, FULL of interesting information - History and local observations that made us feel a part of where we were. Could not have had a better guide. Our only complaint was the first day the bus was the last one and were getting concerned (it was our first time ever using a tour other than the ships excursions) we missed them. But the bus was comfortable and again, the guide was THE best!
Reviewer: Pat Hori
5 Stars
Awesome time!!!!
May 28, 2018
Ilya was our tour guide for our 2 day tour of St. Petersburg while our RC brilliance of the Seas ship was in port. He was the best guide we have ever had on our journeys. Ilya explained so much history and culture of this beautiful city it was amazing and entertaining. We wish him well is all his future endeavors. Thank you, Karen
Reviewer: Karen
5 Stars
Best guide
May 26, 2018
My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our 2 day tour of St Petersburg. We were pleasantly surprised to get such a capable guide as Ilya. He is very personable, speaks fluent English and is a walking encyclopedia of knowledge. We were constantly amazed at the amount of detail he seemed to know regarding art and history of Russia. The only issue with covering so many venues is you don't really have time to really appreciate sites like Peterhof and the Hermitage to their fullest. But far as we are concerned, Ilya was our best tour guide ever .
Reviewer: Michael Bouillon
5 Stars
St-Petersbourg 2 jours
April 16, 2018
Excellent guide!
Reviewer: Nathalie Blanchard
4 Stars
Exclusive ST Petersburg Two Day Program
April 02, 2018
This two day drip into St Petersburg Russia was two days and money well spent. We saw so many places and into so many exhibits that we would never have seen in such a short period of time. we had our same tour guide for both days and we were picked up each morning at our ship and off to a full day of adventure and a wealth of Russian History at the same time. Our tour guide brought to light the history and the beauty of a lovely old city that we could have never done on our own. our guide knew so much and kept us moving and all together in a large group, but made it very personal as it was his city and his country. This was the best two days spent off ship in Russia. We would do again, and not needing an expensive visa was a plus!
Reviewer: Lenice Hillis
5 Stars
AMAZING TOUR!
January 08, 2018
BEST tour ever!! Beautiful city, good mix of bus and walking, great guide! Great stops, loved the 3 churches the MOST. Picked great gift shops, allowed us off for a group bus picture too. Lovely city and great people. Needed the 2 days to see it. Could have even been a 3rd day.
Reviewer: Scarlette Owens
5 Stars
Russian Tour
October 24, 2017
The tour was jam packed with many of the most popular sites in St. Petersburg. Our guide was very knowledgeable and we lucked out with the weather. The lunches were different at off the main path local restaurants but enjoyable.
Reviewer: Cindy Durkin
5 Stars
St. Petersburg Russia Shore Excursion
October 23, 2017
The guide Anatoliy Karpov was very pleasant, knowledgeable and helpful. His English could be a little better and it would be nice to provide a little more history at all the stops. Also, the group should be taken to a better-quality souvenir shop. Make sure to insist to see every stop listed on the itinerary. Sasha the bus driver was amazing! He knows the city very well, avoids traffic jams and knows how to get close to all the stops. This excursion provides an excellent overview of all the most important places to see in St. Petersburg. Well worth it!
Reviewer: Dimitri Gontscharow
4 Stars
Better than cruise ship tour
October 23, 2017
Baltic Travel was wonderful and our guide Anatoli was wonderful and funny and very knowledgeable! We got to do things the cruise ship tour didn't get to do and our lunches were better than the other tours also. We compared notes with the other people who took the same tour, different operator. Anatoli made the tour so much more enjoyable with his humor!
Reviewer: Paula, Bill and Alex Arlinghaus
5 Stars
Great Tour, excellent value
October 23, 2017
St. Petersburg tour was fantastic. We got the opportunity to see all major attractions. I usually like to see things on my own but this would have been impossible given the 2 days I was there. Tour guide was fabulous and very knowledgeable. My family was thoroughly impressed, would definitely recommend! **One word of caution - it takes about an hour to get through Russian Customs when getting off cruise ship. Second day is easy and fast, but first day off ship, customs is very slow.
Reviewer: Mike
5 Stars
St.Petersburg
October 16, 2017
Excellent tour. On the go from pickup to drop off. Guide was very knowledgeable on all sites. Meals were included and were very good. Give yourself lots of time to clear customs on the first day in port.
Reviewer: Scott Allan
5 Stars
The Best Tour Guide - Katherine
October 14, 2017
I loved this excursion as it's kind of hard not to love St Petersburg, but what made this 2 day adventure even better was our tour guide Katherine. She gave us an insight of how locals live and their traditions. She answered all of our questions and she also got us to the best souvenir stores in town. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this excursion at all.
Reviewer: Jacqueline
5 Stars
The best!
September 27, 2017
Excellent guide, good knowledge of the subject, she was very kind and willing to answer questions. Time used to the maximum
Reviewer: luis Garavito
5 Stars
St. Petersburg excursion 9/5&6/2017
September 26, 2017
The guide did a great job, we saw everything we were to see , the transportation was perfect, and the lunches were good . What more would you want .
Reviewer: ron rappold
5 Stars
Exclusive St. Petersburg Two Day Program
September 20, 2017
Two day program was well planned and the guide was excellent with a clear strong voice. All venues were very crowded, but our small group was well managed by our guide. This tour was a very good value!
Reviewer: Hugh Trumbull
4 Stars
Well worth every penny
September 19, 2017
We had a marvelous experience with Iliya, our expert guide. The information was endless and his knowledge astounding. We traveled in a large coach bus that was comfortable & roomy. The lunches were good but especially the traditional Russian borscht, delicious! We got to see all the key highlights and we are determined to visit one day again to see more! This tour was worth every single penny!
Reviewer: Aleksandra Evelyn
5 Stars
Very Good Tour
September 05, 2017
Took this tour on recommendation and glad we did. There is so much to see and just beautiful art. Our guide was very knowledgeable and thried the best he could to assist the ADA tourist.
Reviewer: Jesus Velasquez
5 Stars
The best tour guide ever
September 05, 2017
This 2 day tour was very full our guide was the best ever. People need to be active as there is a lot of walking but so good especially because Ilya was so good.
Reviewer: Shirley marr
5 Stars
Two day St Petersburg Russia excursion
September 02, 2017
Our two day tour with Irina was absolutely fantastic!! From the palaces to the churches to the city tour ... we loved all of our stops and had ample time to tour and shop. Our tour guide spoke English very well and was sooo knowledgeable, patient and kind to all of us. It was a lot of walking and two long days but all of the sites were well worth the exercise. Even our lunches were decent and very satisfying. One word of advice though ... DO NOT WAIT FOR YOUR CRUISE LINE TO ANNOUNCE DISEMBARKMENT... we waited but then proceeded to leave before the official announcement and still waited almost 45 mins to get through passport control at the terminal. There were 6 cruise lines at the terminal and way too many people but fortunately everyone was in the same "boat" and the tour bus waited for us!! So try to leave about one hour before your meeting time if possible especially the first day. But wonderfully packed tour and better priced than the ship's tour package!
Reviewer: Sandra Palassis
5 Stars
2-day St. Petersburg
August 31, 2017
The highlight of of our trip was this 2-day tour of beautiful St. Petersburg. The Hermitage, Catherine's Palace, Peterhof, Pushkin, the churches -all great and gold. But what made it special was our guide, Irina. She had a complete knowledge of everything, and added a little humor to the telling., No problems. Everything was on time.
Reviewer: Sharon Farbstein
5 Stars
perfect!
August 29, 2017
amazing, amazing!!! (2 day tour)
Reviewer: michelle bowman
5 Stars
Small Group Tour St. Petersburg
August 29, 2017
Best tour on our 14 day cruise although most St. Petersburg venues were extremely crowded with large tour groups (eg. 35-45 people). However, this is a small group tour and our guide managed to skillfully bypass the long entry queues. First day our group was 10 people (8 from different ship doing tour in reverse). Second day just two of us and delightful guide, Christina. Hermitage Museum was somewhat disappointing because of large tour groups all trying to see same small section of notable exhibits (mostly paintings). Christina was extremely knowledgeable about all venues/associated history and offered us honest insights into contemporary life in St. Petersburg. Highly recommend.
Reviewer: Richard McNulty
5 Stars
St. Petersburg, Russia
August 26, 2017
Our tour guide, Christine, was excellent. She was so knowledgeable about every where we went, whether palaces, churches, or museum. Her patience was appreciated with those with difficulty keeping up due to disabilities. She answered questions quickly and was honest if she was unaware of something. I loved the fact her English was so understandable. Meals were spot on and very good.
Reviewer: Please. Allen
5 Stars
Exclusvie St. Petersburg Two Day Program (Visa Inc
August 23, 2017
A most excellent tour!! Ilya was a great tour guide talking and engaging with us for 2 long days. He was great with sharing information and was very open in answering any questions someone had. Having a small group is highly recommended!!
Reviewer: Cynthia Griffith
5 Stars
You will get your money's worth
August 21, 2017
The price seemed high, but we received our money's worth. Our visas were purchased for us. We rode in a comfortable bus with a careful, courteous driver, and a knowledgeable, interesting, and understandable tour guide. Besides the bus ride around St. Petersburg, we were taken to two suburbs. In those locations we saw two palaces that we would not have wanted to miss. Our guide allowed us to roam the outsides of buildings while she stood in the line to enter. Then, she called us to her through our headphones of the FM system she provided for the entire 2 days. While on the bus, she told us about what we would see, then, at the sites, she spoke through the system to tell us what we were seeing. We had two modest pre-paid lunches, and we did not spend much time away from site-seeing. We saw all of the sites listed on the program and more! The tour took us to two different souvenir shops with a wide variety of products and prices. We could not have asked for a better tour.
Reviewer: Richard Phelps
5 Stars
Russia on the 4th of July!!!
August 12, 2017
The logistics and our guide for this tour were some of the best ever experienced with any tour company. Bus was comfortable and always parked nearby the sights; guide was locally raised and educated, so her knowledge and perspective was tremendous. We saw an incredible amount of sights in two active days.
Reviewer: Richard Udicious
5 Stars
Great way to see Petersburg
August 10, 2017
My family enjoyed this two day tour. The tour guide is very knowledgable and has a great sense of humor. The tour is well-organized and it allows you to see the best of St. Petersburg in a short period of time. Two recommended improvements are: 1. Too much time was allocated at the souvenir shops. Personally I would prefer to visit places where the local people shop. 2. Lunches were served in remote 'restaurants' outside the city. We could have simple sandwiches in the city instead.
Reviewer: Joyce
4 Stars
Wonderful
August 07, 2017
We were so glad that we chose Shore Excursions. So well organized and what an excellent tour guide! He was amazing. A pleasant, very knowledgeable young man. The sites we saw were amazing. We had enough time at each location, not rushed. Plenty of time to see everything. Our only disappointments were the lunch stops at the two locations and the fact that we did not see any Impressionists paintings at the Hermitage. Really disappointed about the latter.
Reviewer: Marta Holm
5 Stars
good trip
August 02, 2017
group was a nice size. Tour guide knew her stuff but she was a little hard to understand. Good experience
Reviewer: happy traveler
4 Stars
Too Much of a Good Thing
July 29, 2017
A very good tour for the time we had. We feel as if we saw as much as could be seen in the time we had. It took 3 hours going through customs so the tour guid added that time to the evening so we got it all in. If there is a complaint it is that there was almost too much, too many places and too much information for the time we had.
Reviewer: Jim Parks
5 Stars
Magnificent program and dedicated guide
July 27, 2017
Dear Shore Excursions Group! The “Exclusive St. Petersburg two day program” was magnificent! Very well organized and with the most dedicated and serviceminded guide possible. She was extremely knowing about history, art history and culture in general.
Reviewer: Sine Pernille Storr
5 Stars
Best Guide
July 25, 2017
Katarina was terrific. She gave us a preview of the day- attractions, food, bathroom, shopping… She shared lots of interesting information and was funny. We had some time to explore on our own and the rendezvous was obvious. Her english was easy to understand and she clearly enjoys her job. Highly recommend this tour.
Reviewer: Jill W
5 Stars
St. Petersburg
July 24, 2017
the tour was everything and more as stated. we had a very knowledgeable guide a very one of the better shore excursions we have taken. I would highly recommend this Excursion.
Reviewer: tim killion
5 Stars
St Petersburg
July 20, 2017
Very good trip, guide was informative and flexible. Lunch poor second day. There was a lot to see and not much time but made us feel like we needed to come back for more.
Reviewer: Colin Willmott
4 Stars
A busy but excellent two days of touring
July 19, 2017
This was excellent. Our tour guide was Ilya and he was extremely knowledgable of all the sites on this very inclusive tour. Our group was only 14 people, so we had ample access to all the sites (Ilya timed it so we avoided the large tour groups) and plenty of time to discuss things with Ilya. It's a very full agenda, and Ilya did a great job previewing what we were doing so we understood the sights and history of the facilities we visited. Ilya was excellent at explaining the family relationships in context with the palaces. There was so much to see that it was still difficult to keep Pushkin, Peterhof, Peter/Paul and Hermitage collections straight. We had the usual lost tour member(s), and Ilya was great at tracking them down and getting them back with the group. He was also very sensitive to time and made sure we were back to the ship when promised. All in all, we highly recommend this excursion - it's a lot to do in two days, but worth the effort!
Reviewer: Bill Connelly
5 Stars
Best Way to See St. Petersburg
July 18, 2017
The tour was on time and the guide was very easy to understand. Showed us all the highlights. Food was nice. Without hesitation better than being on the tour with the cruise, it was only 12 of us vs 35 or more from the ship.
Reviewer: Monica
5 Stars
Two Day Escorted Tour of St. Petersburg
July 18, 2017
My wife and I found this to be a very interesting and worthwhile two day tour with our group consisting of 15 people, a tour guide and driver. It was a very busy two days taking in and visiting the many historical sights and attractions of St. Petersburg and its surrounding countryside. Our guide Ilya, a young man, was exceedingly knowledgeable and informative that we came away from this tour feeling fully appreciative and satisfied in what we had seen and learnt. In fact it was very eye opening. We would certainly recommend this two day tour. Dick and Mary Hawkshaw Canada
Reviewer: R.A.P. Hawkshaw
5 Stars
Excellent Tour
July 12, 2017
Fantastic tour with a very knowledgeable guide. The palaces and churches are fantastic and a must see when visiting this region. The included lunches were below average but we very much enjoyed the stops.
Reviewer: Keri Sperling
4 Stars
Exclusive St. Petersburg Two Day Program (Visas In
July 12, 2017
Our guide was Ilya, and he was excellent!!! Please contract with him if you want us to have a top-notch tour. He even gave us a very brief tour of two artistically-decorated subway stations. This man knows his history and city, and even more importantly, has the language skills to convey that information to us. He is a priceless gem!!!
Reviewer: Thomas E. Kerber
5 Stars
Exhausting but rewarding.
July 10, 2017
We booked the two day but it was too much for us so we only could do 1 day. What we did see was wonderful. The gal that gave the tour was a slave driver but to get everything in, she had to be. The younger and healthier did fine but I'm sure all were tired. She didn't just give us our scheduled stops but pointed out things all along the way. She gave a good tour. Thanks
Reviewer: Robin Walter
4 Stars
Our two days in St.Petersberg
July 08, 2017
Excellent tour; would highly recommend. The visits to the palaces, Hermitage and assorted churches were what we had in mind when we booked this tour. Our guide Irina is very knowledgeable about the sites we visited and spoke English in a clear and concise tone. Pictures do not do the places we visited justice. You have to see it in person. Nice new bus, plenty of stops for breaks but lots of walking, mostly on flat ground. And, lots of crowds but it is tourist season.
Reviewer: Steve Worthington
5 Stars
Do Not Miss This Tour!
July 07, 2017
We took this tour and found it to be the highlight of our trip. Our guide was truly knowledgeable and passionate about the history, culture and art of the city. The museums with collections of priceless art and absolutely stunning riches of the palaces was amazing. She kept our interest for 2 days. If you want to see the best of St. Petersburg, this is the tour for you.
Reviewer: Sharon Pearson
5 Stars
2 day St. Petersburg Tour
July 01, 2017
Excellent guide and driver. Van was a little old and could have used a step stool to assist elderly travelers up to and off van. Also guide could have asked if travelers had any preferences as to parts of Hermitage to visit. We wanted to see the "Impressionists" collection but there was no time allowed.
Reviewer: michael keselica
5 Stars
St. Petersburg
June 24, 2017
Our guide Ilia was most passionate and informative about every aspect of Russia cultural history and contemporary life in Russia. A very impressive tour with him. We would highly recommend Ilia.
Reviewer: Gary kendell
5 Stars
Amazing St. Petersburg
June 22, 2017
We took the Shore Excursions two day St. Petersburg tour at the end of May 2017. This tour was amazing. We had an excellent guide, Irina, who was very knowledgeable and provided us with valuable information including Russian history. She took us to Peterhof, Catherine's Palace , the Hermitage and three catherals; St Issacs, St. Peter and Pauls, and the unbelievable Spilled Blood. THis was alot to see in two days, but she covered the most important aspects. In fact, I commented to her that after spending a half-day in the Hermitage we saw more with her guidence than if we would seen if we spent two full days on our own. I would highly recommend this tour to all. The only small glitch was the initiall meeting. We were told the guide would be meeting us inside the port facility and she was outside. It was aminor delay, but we were relucatant toexit as you were not allowed back in once exiting. Second day was no problem.
Reviewer: steve mandraccia
5 Stars
The best of the cruise ship excursions
June 21, 2017
The tour guides are excellent, professional and fluent in English. The Hermitage Museum is phenomenal. Unfortunately, it is very crowded and, for seniors, this will be a challenge to walk through for 3+ hours. I hope the tour guide would give some free time to walk around. We wish we can stay in St. Petersburg for few days.
Reviewer: Dan
5 Stars
Two day visit to St. Petersburg
June 12, 2017
We really enjoyed the two day program in St. Petersburg. The program was very well organized and included all major "must see" sites. The guide was excellent, spoke very good English, and had boundless energy. The driver managed to get us safely around, which was a major accomplishment as the first day of our visit fell on a major holiday.
Reviewer: Erika Boukamp Bosch
5 Stars
Bus tour
June 10, 2017
Tour was well organized and for the most part ran on schedule. Was expecting a smaller bus/van but we were on a full size coach. Our driver, Boris, was amazing! He was able to maneuver the bus easily in tight downtown streets and heavy traffic. Our guide, Ilya, was very knowledgeable and provided excellent commentary during the entire tour. My only negative comment would be that there were several guests in the tour that should have adhered to the physical limitations restrictions on this excursion. Our progress was constantly impeded due to waiting on these individuals. Our tour guide was gracious, but seemed frustrated with this at times too. Will probably book a private tour for our group of 12 next time.
Reviewer: Diane Hildebrand
4 Stars
Fantastic Shore Excursion in St. Petersburg
June 07, 2017
The two day Shore Excursions in St. Petersburg was one of the best Excursions we have taken from Shore Excursions Group. The guide, Ilya, was especially superb and provided the best tour and all the information needed. Ilya also spent necessary time where it was necessary to appreciate St. Petersburg highlights. Thanks, and we will continue to use Shore Excursions Group for all our needs.
Reviewer: Gautham, Raja and Vasanthi Iyer
5 Stars
Excellent in every way
June 05, 2017
First class tour. Good guide. Gives you your money's worth and then some
Reviewer: Bob Ogle
5 Stars
Fantastic Two Day Excursion in St Petersburg
June 05, 2017
Guide was very thorough, knowledgeable, and had impeccable English. Enjoyed our visits to the Hermitage (despite being obnoxiously overcrowded), Peterhof Palace, etc. Would give this excursion 5 stars except we were disappointed in having too many people on the tour. We like smaller groups of 15 or less. Would love to have seen a better quality souvenir shop, but that is a minor complaint.
Reviewer: Rebecca Ogle
4 Stars
UNFORGETTABLE ST. PETERSBURG
April 25, 2017
Built on a swamp, this magnificent city is not only a Russia's face to the West (as Peter the Great intended), but cultural capital with well preserved palaces, churches, monuments - a place that every person should visit and appreciate. As a recomendation - try to read and learn more about the history and art of the country, so you can appreciate to a greater extend your limited time there! Enjoy!
Reviewer: Evgeniya Chiflikova
5 Stars
St Petersburg 2 day tour
January 23, 2017
This was a terrific tour and a great way to really experience this amazing city. Our tour guide was fantastic - very knowledgeable and experienced. Because there is so much to see, it did feel rushed at times, especially at the Hermitage museum, which was at the end of the second day. It could be a bit tiring for some too, but the ease of travel, meals included, stops for shopping, and not having to worry about Visas was a relief. I would definitely recommend this tour for a good overall way to experience St Petersburg.
Reviewer: Deanna Patterson
4 Stars
2 Day St. Petersburg
December 02, 2016
Well worth the price. The museums and palaces and cathedrals were spectacular. Would go back
Reviewer: Michael Borkovich
5 Stars
Gregory our tour guide was fantastic!
November 29, 2016
Our tour guide Gregory was the most knowledgeable and pleasant tour guide one could hope for. Gregory brought a beautiful city to life for us. Thank you Gregory!
Reviewer: Edward Vanderleelie
5 Stars
St Petersburg two day program
November 28, 2016
Overall it was a very good excursion, mainly because St Petersburg is such an impressive and majestic city. The guide was friendly and personable. My only criticism is that on some long periods of time, perhaps when traveling to one of the castles, she could have talked to us more about the history of Russia, St Petersburg, different rulers of Russia, the culture of the Russian people, and so on. She did brief and very good introductions to those issues but I would have relished even more information. The only other criticism I have is that the food was not very good. The first day was worst than the second one. Nevertheless, overall, the guide was good and so was the tour. The city is even more than magnificent.
Reviewer: Rafael
4 Stars
St. Petersburg Two Day Program
November 24, 2016
We spent two tremendous days in St. Petersburg, Russia under the incredible guidance of Irene. We saw all of the important and beautiful sights but that was only part of the success of this adventure. Irene was, without doubt, one of the most well informed individuals we have ever met. She spoke continuously for the whole 20 odd hours and everything she said was interesting and informative. We left with the sense that we knew everything about the history and current state of the beautiful city of St. Petersburg. A nice lunch was provide on both days and we did have some time for individual exploration around the palaces and churches that were the highlights of the tour. All in all, we would highly recommend that tour. You could not see St. Petersburg on your own (as you could in several of the other cities we visited). The tour was reasonably priced; the group size was just right; and Irene gets an A++ for being the best guide one could imagine.
Reviewer: Wayne and Nancy Marino
5 Stars
Is a MUST
November 17, 2016
We had an extraordinary experience with this program. We were a little bit afraid because it wasn¥t a program from the ship but it works as well as the cruise¥s programs and may be better. In this place it is a MUST to take this kind of tours because the common russian people DOES NOT SPEAK ENGLISH so nothing can you learn or hear in this wonderful place, plenty of history. Wee took the 2 days programe and starts 08.30 am and finished at 6.00 pm That is enough because you stay exhausted at the end. Others took another night tour and many missed because they were tired.
Reviewer: Eduardo Diaz
5 Stars
2 day St. Petersburg
November 16, 2016
We must admit after getting through the stoic customs individual, it was such a pleasant surprise to have such a down to earth, informative, patient individual for a tour guide. He made our Russia experience, one to be remembered, for some time. Job well done, for my family, by your company.
Reviewer: Carl & Ann Quaglino
5 Stars
2 Day St Petersburg Tour
November 14, 2016
Excellent 2 day tour of St Petersburg! Our guide was extremely knowledgable. Her command of English language was flawless-very pleasant and kept our group moving at a very pleasant pace. I don't know just how she pulled it off but our small group of maybe 30 was always front and center at all sights--not so with the ship's large group. By far the best tour we have ever taken!
Reviewer: Barbara McKee
5 Stars
St. Petersburg guide
November 10, 2016
The absolute highlight of our entire Baltic cruise was our guide Ilya in St. Petersburg!
Reviewer: Anonymous
5 Stars
They were just wonderful
November 09, 2016
Our tour ran into problems due to weather and the ship was not able to dock on the first of the two days. The tour group could not have been more accommodating: they politely fielded our phone calls from the ship and rearranged the second day's itinerary to compensate for the lost day. We could not see everything in one day, but we didn't miss as much as I had feared we would. And, in keeping with their guarantee, the Shore Excursions Group gave us a full refund for the missed day. Our guide was excellent as well. Kudos to ShoreX!
Reviewer: Charles
5 Stars
2 day St Petersburg Russia Tour
November 08, 2016
Our guide for 2 days Ilanyi [I know I misspelled his name] was wonderful and very knowledgeable of every sight we were shown. He made our experience enjoyable while being through but not in the least bit boring and long. He attended to our every need and fully without hesitation answered our every question. What a pleasure it was to have him guide us on a magical tour one one of the greatest cities in the world. He always found a way for us to get to the front of the line with little fanfare. My husband and I would highly recommend your tour company not only for showing us all the sights but for the pricing attached to the tour. The number of people on the tour was great[6] I know there could have been more but with our guide it would have fine. Thank You for making our two days in St Petersburg, Russia special.
Reviewer: Mitchell D. Muley
5 Stars
Impressive imperial city
November 08, 2016
The destination is one of few dream destinations of a lifetime. The Hermitage/Winter Palace, Peterhof, Catherine Palace, Peter and Paul Fortress, and the colorful Church of the Savior of Spilled Blood are amongst the best monuments of civilization. The city and people however show the strains of low living conditions, public underfunding and a poor economy. The pace of the tour is somewhat hectic. Lunches, included in the two days tour were fine but not above average and did not really taste ´localª.
Reviewer: J.A. Gagnon
5 Stars
Great program
November 06, 2016
I would re book with out hesitation. Great Guide that was very knowledgeable. NO issues at all using this group for the tour. Group size was small only 30. We had a full size bus with plenty of room to relax. The historical sites and tour exceeded my expectations.
Reviewer: John B
5 Stars
Excellent Two day excursion in St. Petersburg
November 05, 2016
The excursion was excellent! The guide was outstanding. She was knowledgeable and very professional. We were pleased with this great experience. Thank You!
Reviewer: Elda Melendez
5 Stars
Excellent Tour of an Amazing Place
October 03, 2016
We really enjoyed our tours. The tour guide, Irina, was fantastic and really shared about what it was and is like to live in Russia. The itinerary was great and everything went smoothly. This was our first time using a tour that wasn't from the cruise line -- and it is definitely the way to go.
Reviewer: Fran Laue
5 Stars
St. Petersburg two Day program
August 30, 2016
The tour guide is very knowledgeable, personable and very informative. Too much to see and not enough time to do it. Need to come back in the future to see more.
Reviewer: Deh ying Chu
5 Stars
A great Cultural experience
August 26, 2016
My family and I joined this 2 day tour and enjoyed it immensely. My 3 daughters learned a lot from our tour guide Irina who made sure we got the most of the cultural history of the great Romanov family. The only down side was that though we went to two different restaurants on different days, the entree' of chicken stroganoff with rice was the same.
Reviewer: Jocelyn
5 Stars
Great guide
August 25, 2016
Catherine, was humorous warm and exceptional.
Reviewer: Yezdi Batlivala
5 Stars
S. Petersburg two day program
August 25, 2016
Was very informative. The guide was very good.
Reviewer: jyoti Malhotra
5 Stars
st pete's
August 20, 2016
The tour was extensive and informative. Catherine, tour guide, was excellent. I would have like to see more of St. Petersburg.
Reviewer: victor lozano
5 Stars
Russia
August 20, 2016
Everything was great, including our tour guide! Lines were long everywhere!
Reviewer: Bruce Sanft
5 Stars
Excellent tour and excellent tour leader
August 19, 2016
Very thorough, very informative and all around excellent except for meal which was nothing special.
Reviewer: Rosanne Ehrlich
5 Stars
The guide makes the tour
August 18, 2016
The guide on our two day St. Petersburg program was excellent--funny, knowledgable, and accessible. We saw so much of St. Petersburg and want to return, however, never in July and on days when five cruise ships are docked there!
Reviewer: Vondra Abbott
5 Stars
St. Petersburg To Day Program
August 18, 2016
One of the reasons we selected this cruise was we had St. Petersburg/Russia on our bucket list. This tour did not disappoint. It was awesome! Our tour guide Ilia was amazing. His knowledge of each Museum we were in and every palace we visited, was staggering. We saw a totally different Russia than what we see and hear in the news. We have talk up this tour to everyone we know.
Reviewer: Cheryl Daurie
5 Stars
St. Petersburg Two Day Program
July 23, 2016
We had two guides with us due to the larges size of our group. However, they were both very good and worked well together. They were informative and covered all sites listed on the tour over the two days. First bus was not very good (lacked adequate air conditioning) and we were given another bus on the second day. Lunch provided on both days were exactly alike and not very good. The difference was salad served with entree on the first day and soup on the second. The chicken was floating in a gravy that looked like Campbell mushroom soup. Same entree on both days! We were all surprised! Large crowds everywhere and we were rushed through the sites. Perhaps appointment tours should be considered as in other countries. It was great that we were given ear phones as guides used microphones so we heard everything. All in all interesting tour.
Reviewer: Lillian
4 Stars
The tour guide made the difference
July 16, 2016
Although we started off a bit strangely, with Irina knowing she had two people to pick up from Holland America, she had the wrong names. However, in her usual light airy way, we went on from there to have a wonderful time in St. Petersburg. The weather was hot and wet, but better than she gave us reason to expect. In fact, her downplaying of our expectations was the main reason it came as such a surprising pleasure. I would go on any tour with her and now with Shore Excursions Group, too.
Reviewer: Leslie McClure
4 Stars
He fulfilled the program
July 13, 2016
Elia our guide was very good ,dedicated and knowledgeable the met us at the cruise terminal and for two days took us to all attractions mentioned in the busybprogram answered our questions and responded to our needs we enjoyed very much
Reviewer: Moustafa Abouelnasr
5 Stars
He fulfilled the busy program
July 13, 2016
Elia our dedicated well informed well knowledgeable guide met us at the terminal and took us to all the attractions mentioned in the program explaining,answering our questions and responding to our needs we benefited and enjoyed a lot
Reviewer: Moustafa Abouelnasr
5 Stars
Very knowledgeable guide
July 13, 2016
Very good tour. Our guide, Ilya, was very knowledgeable about history and art. Our first day tour started late because one of the pre-paid coupes never showed up. Ilya still got the whole itinerary in by extending the tour, only after determining that no one in the group had any evening tour planned. We had to wait in long lines at nearly every site, which could have been very bad if the weather had been nasty, but we had good weather.
Reviewer: Anonymous
5 Stars
If I could give this a 10 out of 5 I would
July 13, 2016
EXCELLENT, OUTSTANDING. Our tour guide talked continually for two days straight, WOW what a wealth of knowledge. Our tour started two hours late day 1 due to no-shows but he made sure we got our full time in and we saw everything we were supposed to see and do. I would have given anything to spend a week with this guy listening to him and touring St Petersburg.
Reviewer: Jeanette Clark
5 Stars
Highlight of the entire trip
May 25, 2016
I can't stress enough how thankful we are to have booked this excursion. I'm sure there a a lot of very good guides, but none like Ilya. He was fantastic, funny and insightful, truly gave us the insiders version of local affairs. If we could go back, we would want no one other than Ilya to guide us. Sights and history are amazing. Not sure about the negative food reviews on here, we thought the food was great.
Reviewer: Old Travelers
5 Stars
Loved it would recommend this trip to every body
October 19, 2015
Our guide and bus driver were the best we had such a great time with them
Reviewer: Barbie m
5 Stars
Excellent Excursion
September 09, 2015
We did this excursion as part of a 14-day cruise on Celebrity. We used Celebrity excursions except for this one - and what a great choice it turned out to be. Rather than a group of 40 or more in a city where there are tons of tour groups, we had a group of 18. This made moving around some of the extremely crowded venues much easier - and a lot less time trying to keep the group together. Our guide, Anatoly, was very knowledgable and knew how to make adjustments at different attractions so that we could see more. St. Petersburg is very crowded - long drives to some of the attractions. But worth the time.
Reviewer: Indianacut1
4 Stars
Excellent tour of St. Petersburg
September 02, 2015
Tours were punctual on both days. Our guide Irena was extremely knowledgeable and very pleasant. We accomplished two full days of tours being relaxed at all times yet feeling that we had seen much of the locations on the tour. We would highly recommend this particular tour to anyone else interested in seeing St.Petersburg.
Reviewer: The Dancing Couple
5 Stars
Wonderful
July 17, 2015
Excursion was wonderful. Learned a lot. Saw all of the highlights but needed more time seeing the art at the Hermitage.
Reviewer: Lynne
4 Stars
Great tour
June 28, 2015
Great tour
Reviewer: ALH
5 Stars
Wonderful
June 25, 2015
So Much to see
Reviewer: Dee
4 Stars
St Petersburg
June 06, 2015
Tour occurred during celebrations of 70th anniversary of Russian VE Day - articulation of events occurring en route to tour venues would have added a great deal to the overall two day tour. Guide lacked good judgement when moving the tour group through holiday crowds - lost two people resulting in 1/2 hour delay - only luck prevented it from being longer. Audio systems used during palace tours was excellent - explanations of tour venues was above average.
Reviewer: Bob
4 Stars
Great tour For the Money!
June 03, 2015
Nadia, our guide was very informative. Small group(about 15) was ideal & paid less than the huge 30+ tour groups to see the same sights. The so called ""Russian lunch"" was a farce. Only thing Russian was the borscht. We were herded in with several large tour groups & sat so close together that it was hard to lift your arms. Very disappointing. 2nd day was a little better in that we dined right at Peterhof without the other tour groups but the meal was identical to the 1st day's (but without the borscht) I am of Russian heritage &, believe me, none of the 2 meals we had were Russian in nature.
Reviewer: Lelia, the cruiser
5 Stars
Highly recommend this 2 day tour of St. Petersburg
May 31, 2015
We were so happy with this tour and our tour guide who definitely made this 2 day excursion so wonderful and memorable. She was the best, so professional, knowledgeable, and so well organized. Communication was excellent, radio headsets were awesome, very clear and you were able to walk around a huge room and look at everything without being glued to the tour guide and worrying about losing her. We saw so much in the span of 2 days and also learned so much from our tour guide. I can't say enough about her and I thank her so much. Only con was that our meal was about the same both days and it would have been nice to have some variety.
Reviewer: Mediterranean Mama
5 Stars
knowledgeable, fluent English guide
May 29, 2015
The guides were on the pier, the buses were present & on time. The selection of sites to see in St Petersburg was great. Especially going inside the Church of the Spilled Blood, a must see, that many tour groups just drive by the outside of. Utta, our guide spoke excellent English and knew her stuff. Individual headphones for everyone, so you did not have to cluster around the guide to hear. We spent just the right amount of time at each site. Prior to leaving the USA, the instructions from the company were specific on bringing copies of our shore excursion tickets and passports for each guest (Russian immigration was very picky). We had a bus load, 30 people, the trip was well run. We will use SEG again
Reviewer: laculturevulture
4 Stars
great tour but crowded musuems
May 29, 2015
tour guide Yuetta was very good.She worked very hard to provide information on all the musuems and answered all our questions.The tour at the Hermitage is pretty tiring because of the large number of people visiting the muesuem. I felt that we got more for for our money than by purchasing tour on the ship.
Reviewer: speedbird
4 Stars
First Class
October 04, 2014
Again, we were a small group. Our guide was fantastic. Very informative, friendly and having 2 sunny days in St. Petersburg made it possible to see everything so differently to our experience last year. (that tour was not with Shore Excursions) You are still No. 1 reliable, reasonable prices and your guides are 1st class. Keep up the good work.
Reviewer: Ing
5 Stars
Unique once in a lifetime experience
September 16, 2014
Guide, ride, and sights were a once in a lifetime experience
Reviewer: Mike reviews
5 Stars
Super guide, super driver, super tour!
August 24, 2014
Experienced and knowledgeable tour guide worked very hard at providing us an excellent, quality tour. She provided educationally in-depth information and insight into the culture and history behind the artifacts. She was able to get us into the sites on the itinerary quickly. We saw the interiors of all our sites which was a huge plus. When we did wait, there were musicians who provided entertainment for us. She also took us to one very good shop with a variety of Russian souvenirs which provided a receipt in dollars, Euros, and roubles, making it quite easily understandable to pay. The driver was also top notch. He was amiable and efficient in getting us to our destinations. When the tour finished back at the cruise port, there were port shops that unfortunately cheated people out of their change, e.g. giving 10 (cent) coins instead of 10 rouble notes. One duty free shop promised if we bought their postage, they would mail our postcards for us. They have yet to be delivered weeks after we returned home. But all in all, the tour itself was memorable and St. Petersburg was well worth the visit with its amazing architecture, culture, and history.
Reviewer: Richard and Debbie
5 Stars
world class city - not to be missed
August 17, 2014
The guide was unbelievably knowledgeable about all aspects of the city and its history She kept us moving at a rapid pace through many palaces, museums, and churches The lunches provided were a pleasand surprise - tasty food and a variety of courses
Reviewer: K&M
5 Stars
Full on Two Days
August 14, 2014
Great to see all St Petersburg has to offer but a lot of stamina is required because a lot is packed in to the two days.
Reviewer: Chris
4 Stars
ONCE IN A LIFE TIME EXPERIENCE
July 18, 2014
A GREAT VISIT FOR AN ART LOVER. OUR GUIDE ELENA WAS KNOWLEDGEABLE ABOUT ART & HISTORY. WE FOUND HER INDIFFERENT THOUGH. A FRIENDLIER ATTITUDE ON HER PART WOULD HAVE GONE A LONG WAY. LUNCH OFFERED ON BOTH DAYS WAS QUITE GOOD.
Reviewer: RAMESH
5 Stars
Fabulous
July 10, 2014
St Petersburg is a must see. The palaces were beautiful beyond description. The art at the Hermitage was well worth the crowds.
Reviewer: BDR
5 Stars
I would do it again
June 13, 2014
Better price than cruise line! And also better coments
Reviewer: Tina
5 Stars
Outstanding
June 12, 2014
We are experienced travellers.We have had some bad experiences with cruiseship excursions so we sought an alternative for our planned visit to St Petersburg a long anticipated once in a lifetime experience.Our choice of Shoreline excursions intensive 2 day tour as an alternative was a good one. We were toured in a new Mercedes 12 person air-conditioned minibus.We had wonderful unseasonably warm weather so appreciated the air.Our Guide and driver were excellent.They were always on tme ;pleasant and helpful.Our guide was an intelligent well educated articulate and informative women ( Nadia)who spoke English fluently;really knew her subject matter and had style and flair in her presentation as well as giving useful advice. The itinerary was very intensive not recommended for the inferm or handicapped.We saw all the major sites in a sensible(early entries to avoid crowds)and organized fashion. We wholeheartedly recommend this tour; pricey but worth it!!
Reviewer: JAG
5 Stars
Very informative tour led by Maria
June 10, 2014
There is no way that a person, on their own, could pack this much sightseeing into two days. Maria was very knowledgeable and a great tour leader. She obviously reads and studies these subjects, as well as being very experienced. The first day meal was not memorable. We didn't take the tour for the food but it would be nice to have a more memorable meal as long as we have to eat! We saw and learned a lot and I can recommend this tour and this guide highly.
Reviewer: hjg33
5 Stars
Knowledgeable guide but beware politics
May 28, 2014
These are must see sites that beg for an organized excursion with someone who knows what you're looking at. It's a mad pace but well worth it. Maria, our guide, really came through when we did this tour in May, 2014 and then some. We hope she gets to see this as she lost out on well deserved tips when she would offer unsolicited commentary on President Putin's work toward bringing back the old Russian glory days of the Soviet Union. These may be her honest opinions but should have been left as private answers to customer's questions rather than a lecture on the bus.
Reviewer: J & B
4 Stars
An Exceptional Tour
February 17, 2014
My husband and I took this trip July 13, 2012. The tour was spectacular and very well organized. The best thing about this tour is, due to the small size of the group, you did not have to wait in the long lines. We went to the front of the lines every where we went. The lines were very long and this was a real bonus. The lunch was very good. I would recommend this tour to anyone going to St. Petersburg.
Reviewer: Genie
5 Stars
A Tour to Remember
December 04, 2013
This tour was the highlight of a cruise planned to encourage our grand daughter to realize there was more too the world than southern California. We saw history, other cultures and met people of various nationalities and origins. St. Petersburg, it's beautiful churches, Katherine's palaces and the Hermitage were amazing.
Reviewer: D/J
5 Stars
What an experience!!!
September 20, 2013
Very educational...2 days are not enough to explore St Petersburg, I will do it again.
Reviewer: Norma
5 Stars
Fabulous!
September 17, 2013
Best part was the small group, but also the very experienced tour guide. Everything was very professionall done.
Reviewer: Karen
5 Stars
A fulfilling two day excursion
August 26, 2013
The group was small, the guide was extremely knowledgeable. We kept moving on schedule, saw the most important highlights could not have done much better. Only negative was the lunches were just average but maybe that's how the Russians eat every day.
Reviewer: the coach
4 Stars
Fantastic 2 days in St. Pete's
August 11, 2013
Shore Excursions tour was better than the ones from the ship's options due to a super local guide - Irena - she is an English teacher but so knowledgeable and interesting - we were all sorry to say goodbye
Reviewer: live to travel
5 Stars
St. Petersburg
August 03, 2013
Our guide, Maria, was well organized and knowledgable. She went above and beyond by adding an attraction to our itinerary to accommodate the large majority of our group. The tour was a excellent experience
Reviewer: Ron and Sue
5 Stars
A great two days experinces
August 01, 2013
It was a well-organized tour. Our tour guide was very friendly and knowledgeable to our questions. Time was divided wisely to spend in each attraction. St. Petersburg is indeed a beautiful city.
Reviewer: HG
5 Stars
Informative, fun and punctual
July 29, 2013
Tour guide was aware of ship's schedule and kept to time constraints so the rest of us could enjoy the day. Tour guide's historical knowledge made the tour extremely enjoyable.
Reviewer: Punter
4 Stars
Two days are not enough!
July 26, 2013
Perhaps a recommendation to bring portable battery operated fans along...
Reviewer: JR from Melbourne
5 Stars
A Don't Miss Experiance
July 25, 2013
An exceptianaly organized and knowlagable guide took us on a fast pased but highly enjoyable tour of St. Petersburg. For the short amount of time we had, two days, I think we got an amazing view of the city & the wonders it holds.
Reviewer: Dustin
4 Stars
Highly interesting and pleasant
July 25, 2013
We had a very intelligent guide who provided us with a lot of historical and artistic info/knowledge. The sites we visited were amazing. Unfortunately, the choice of restaurants and food was less successful...
Reviewer: no nickname
5 Stars
What a city!
July 16, 2013
Irina, our guide, was very good. Her English was not very accomplished, but her attitude and honesty were. Food was a little disappointing, but we were not really on this tour for food. St. Petersburg is unbelievable! Kudos to Russia for preserving this extravagent piece of history. Kudos to your company for efficiently exposing us to it. I loved having a small group.
Reviewer: Judybird
4 Stars
Stunning!!!
July 07, 2013
Our guide was young, energetic, experienced, knowledgeable, and, at times, amazing. She was able to work around any negatives about the weather, the crowds, the lines, you name it. We saw an amazing amount in the 2 days, due to her expertise. I would recommend this excursion without hesitation--especially when I saw and heard about the ship-coordinated alternatives which involved long lines, long waits, huge groups, herding from room to room through the sites. Our guide knew the Hermitage like the back of her hand. If there were crowds in one area, she would reroute our group to where there were none--still getting back to the crowded areas at a better time.
Reviewer: tom
5 Stars
Absolutely great tour, guide and driver
June 26, 2013
Really enjoyed the smaller size group. It was much easier to move through museums with the small group. Our tour guide was fabulous. The driver was also great!
Reviewer: Pat
5 Stars
A well organized tour
June 17, 2013
Our guide was well educated, and responsive to our questions and needs.
Reviewer: Bill
4 Stars
Great value
June 16, 2013
Very organized trip. Well trained guide. Skilled driver. Excellent itinerary. Excellent value.
Reviewer: Jim
5 Stars
St. Petersburg, Russia tour
June 16, 2013
On the second day we were taken to a restaurant for lunch. Wine was served as part of the lunch so when the waitresses came around to take orders for beer, I think many people thought it was included as the wine had been. When it came time to pay for the beers that people had ordered, some didn't have money to pay. The fact that it was NOT included as part of the lunch should have been made clear as it had been at the restaurant we had lunch at on the previous day. That was, however, the only small glitch in a very good tour.
Reviewer: Northville Retiree
4 Stars
Well executed two day tour!
June 12, 2013
This tour included EVERY venue in St. Petersburg. We were really impressed!
Reviewer: Leslie and Dave
5 Stars
would buy again
June 03, 2013
The guide was well informed and spoke great English. The museums & palaces info were great but more local info would have been nice. She skipped general info about the people & city.
Reviewer: Henry
4 Stars
Best Way to see St. Petersburg!
December 31, 2012
This was a wonderful way to see so much of a beautiful city! Our group was around 20 people, many of us ""bundled"" this tour with other ports (I added Tallin) and that just added to our savings. Our guide was so informative and knowledgeable (over 20 yrs experience), we learned not only about the Romanoffs, but she also could elaborate on the changes in Russia since 1990 (just another advantage of smaller groups- all questions can be answered!) This tour covered everything you'd want over the 2 days.. palaces, cathedrals, city & countryside. We never felt rushed or over-extended either.
Reviewer: suzyQ
5 Stars
Awesome two-day excursion!!!
September 23, 2012
Tour guide and bus driver were absolutely the best!! Tour guide had Masters in Art History, and shared a wealth of knowledge. We always felt safe with the negotions of the bus, with our great driver. We would recommend visiting just one palace, and replacing one with an alternate site.
Reviewer: Carolina Traveler
5 Stars
Eye operning experience
September 05, 2012
The tour guide was excellent,very knoweledgeable, informed and experienced. She kept us altogether and was very patient and kind.
Reviewer: traveler
5 Stars
Highlight of our cruise!
September 05, 2012
We could not have had a better guide...she was so knowledgeable and pleasant...we saw everything and learned so much history about an incredible city! All agreed this was the BEST tour...and we had no trouble leaving ship or clearing customs!
Reviewer: gail
5 Stars
Great Itinerary
August 07, 2012
We got to see the most important places in St. Petersburg.
Reviewer: Vicki
4 Stars
Comprehensive Two Day Tour
July 13, 2012
Overall, great tour and incredibly comprehensive. At the end of the second day, we definitely felt that we had seen the highlights of what there was to see in the area of St. Petersburg. Additionally, loved the fact that there were only 25 people on our tour bus. The smaller group size was a huge plus. This tour has a very aggressive itinerary. If you are looking for a relaxing, laid back tour, pick a different tour. However, if you are looking to maximize your time in Russia to see all you can possibly squeeze into two days, this is the tour for you! The only negative comment we have is that the lunch that was provided on both days was only fair and did not appear to be very Russia and that there was very limited time to shop. There was a huge financial summit in town while we were there so traffic and road closings were an issue but the tour company did the best they could to accommodate the situation and we were still able to see all that we were scheduled to see.
Reviewer: Donna
5 Stars
Best tour we took on the cruise!!!
July 04, 2012
Our group thought this tour was the best of our nine day cruise. We would highly recommend your tour to all who ask.
Reviewer: montanajohn
5 Stars
I would love to go again
July 04, 2012
We saw many beautiful places but we were always rushed to go to the next place. If you have any walking disability you might not want to go on this excursion. The places we visited were very crowded which was not the fault of the excursion company. It was not easy to get in the bus. It had a very high step and no hand rails to help you.
Reviewer: Lois
5 Stars
Great guide, beautiful city
June 26, 2012
Similar to tour offered by our cruise line, but it was less expensive and offered more sites.
Reviewer: Chris
5 Stars
Great Tour
June 20, 2012
Lived up to expectations
Reviewer: Ed
5 Stars
Great Comprehensive Overview!
June 18, 2012
Great guide and driver! Hit all the biggies except for a cruiser Aurora drive-by/photo op. Did see it in the far distance! Lunch in Catherine's Palace was very enjoyable as was the prior day's lunch in an upscale downtown restaurant. Felt safe and secure in a modern motorcoach with 30 others! Due to 306 anniversary celebrations and associated traffic/delays, our guide made sure that we saw what was scheduled even though we didn't get back to the ship until 7:30pm! She went the extra mile!!! :-)
Reviewer: Lee & Barb
5 Stars
Great inside view of Russia and history
June 13, 2012
Difficult to go thru customs to enter Russia, but fortunately the tour waited beyond the start time. The VISA included made things a lot easier. The guide spoke excellent English and provided insight into ""life in Russia"" as well as excellent historic knowledge.
Reviewer: Barney
5 Stars
Great Tour
May 31, 2012
This tour package covered all the major sites of St. Petersburg that I wanted to see.
Reviewer: Sonja
4 Stars
St. Petersburg
May 29, 2012
Very good shore excursions.
Reviewer: Duc
5 Stars
worth the money
May 29, 2012
This tour includes Catherine Palace, Peterhoff Palace, Hermitage, Cathedral on the Spilled Blood. If the tour includes the Canal Tour, that will make it perfect tour.
Reviewer: SW
4 Stars