Private Guide and Vehicle - Full Day (Visas Included)

June 02, 2019
Yulia Chebotar was our tour guide, and Andrew was the driver. Yulia gave us the option of Peterhof Grand Palace which is an outside city tour or the city center tour which is about 5 hours long. This included a rest break of an hour at Abpoba, a souvenir shop that provides free washrooms, hot/cold drinks and biscuits. We had 2 hours free time to have lunch. We wanted authentic regional food, Yulia choose Restoran Yat for us. Superb! The private bus sits 22, which was very comfortable for our small group of 5. Our group wanted to experience a tank adventure which is located 1.5 hours outside the city. As we did not make prior arrangements with the tank operator, Yulia was able to make contact and set up an arrangement, but due to the distance and time required, we chose to just keep the city tour. We were impressed that she was able to make arrangements in such a short time. I highly recommend booking with Shore Excursions as it is amazingly more economical than with the ship.
Reviewer: Bill and Willa Poon
5 Stars
A day in St. Petersburg
September 17, 2018
Our guide, Adele, did an excellent job of organizing a route that included all the specific places we wanted to visit and she also adding a few lesser known places which we thoroughly enjoyed. Overall it was an excellent day.
Reviewer: John Butler
5 Stars
Excellent experience.
August 06, 2018
Our tour guide Sergei was very friendly and knowledgeable. He spoke English well and accommodated the varying interests and needs of our large group of 9, including an infant and a toddler. We had a very full day of sightseeing including Peterhof and the Hermitage impressionist collection. Sergei and our driver made sure that we arrived back at the ship on time.
Reviewer: David S.
5 Stars
Full Day Tour - St. Petersburg
November 30, 2016
Ekaterina was an exceptional guide! My wife anbd I thoroughly enjoyed the day. She married our wishes with her extraordinary knowledge of St. Petersburg and made it a fun and fact filled day. We would engage her servies again in a heartbeat.
Reviewer: Stephen & Donna Lyons
5 Stars
July 03, 2011
The guide Elizabeth and driver Valentine were excellent. They took us to the places we had selected and made some adjustments so that our day and a half was even more than we expected. Their recommendation for a Russian restaurant where we selected local food was excellent. We never felt rushed. Even though it was a bit more expensive than organized tours we could spend as long or as little time as we wanted and could select the rooms in the Hermitage that we were most interested in and we viewed the dungeon in Saint Peter and Paul Fortress which was not part of the regular organized tour. Highly recommended!
Reviewer: Mel & Mim
5 Stars