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We are a group of professional licensed tour guides of St. Petersburg. We all graduated from St. Petersburg State University. We all have been working as guides and interpreters for the best tour companies and providing private tours in St...more
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From beginning to end the service was impeccable and we felt truly valued. Went to St. Petersburg as part of our 12 day Baltic cruise. Booked a private tour for my family of 7 including my 80 year old mom, 4 siblings and my young...More

Thank symonsds
Reviewed 3 days ago

We booked this tour instead of doing a shore excursion through our cruise. This was WAY lower in price and very informative. We had about 12 people in our group, and our guide was very knowledgeable. I loved that we got to see so many...More

1  Thank Marsha G
Reviewed 3 days ago

We did a 2 day walking tour (5 hours each day). Our private tour guide Ludmila spoke perfect English and was very knowledgable of history and art. The communication with the agency "Best Guides" to define the tour was also to our satisfaction. We can...More

1  Thank Matthias_Dubai
Reviewed 3 days ago

Our tour of St. Petersburg was the highlight of our 12 night Baltic cruise. We were paired with a wonderful family of five and met Olga at the specified time and place on the first day. Our driver, Mikhail, was fantastic at getting us where...More

1  Thank Lisa H
Reviewed 4 days ago

This tour has a reasonable price and excellent quality. I ordered this package of shore excursions a month before visiting St. Petersburg. I could see in two days all the main sights of St. Petersburg and even visit its suburbs - the unforgettable park of...More

3  Thank KrisNelson
Reviewed 5 days ago

We wanted a private, three-day tour of St. Petersburg for our group of 7 (including 3 kids ages 10, 10, and 6). Best Guides came well recommended for family-friendly tours. They lived up to -- and exceeded -- all expectations. Our guide, Anna, was exceptional....More

2  Thank tasty
Reviewed 5 days ago

Once Norwegian finally let us off the ship we were 90 minutes late. There was a Best Guides representative waiting who put us in a taxi so we could catch up to the group. We arrived just as the hydrofoil was leaving for Peterhof. The...More

2  Thank Scotte44
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

While visiting St. Petersburg for World Cup, my boyfriend and I arranged a private tour with Best Guides. Booking the tour via email was a pleasure - Natasha was very helpful and timely in her communications. Our tour with Maria covered parts of three days...More

2  Thank Julie H
Reviewed 6 days ago

Our tour guide was Svetlana (Lana) and she was absolutely fantastic - perfect English! She met us off the ship and took us to our driver. They provided a wheelchair for my mother as she has limited mobility. Her knowledge of St. Petersburg was phenomenal....More

2  Thank Maz270371
Reviewed 6 days ago

We were a party of 14 from Crystal Serenity. Our guide Nina was given the period of our stay and she planned a very comprehensive 3-day program which allowed us to visit all the key sites. Nina was also very flexible in accommodating our group's...More

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Aditi M
June 29, 2018|
Response from MashaV_BestGuides | Property representative |
Hi! Sory for the late response. Yes, we have a guide avalable for you 22 US $ per hour with the minimumum order of 3 hours. You also can join a mini group tour 120 US $ for the whole day - guide service, transportation... More
Hello Hi There! I am a VIP TripAdvisor contributor and cruise critic member who also uses Viator. I’d love to obtain the Best of the BestTour for your special price of $241.32. I can get a group together on cruise critic! Alternatively, We have a friend who obtained an English speaking tour guide to obtain a free pass for cruise passengers and tour them around.what would the cost be for the tour below if you can do it? Can you kindly help? We have four people— me, my husband, our daughter and her fiancée. Is this possible? Thanks! Sharon DAY 1 8.30 am (or 1 hour after ship arrival time) Meeting at the ship Drive around the city – part I (most famous highlights) Hydrofoil to Peterhoff Guided Tour of the park and inside visit to one of the small palaces Lunch at a nice local restaurant (Russian cuisine) Drive to Pushkin guided tour Catherine’s Palace with the famous amber room Drive back Evening program: 6 pm to 10 pm Extra time in the city for exploring the nightlife in the city and visit Faberge Museum and dinner (we pay for meal). DAY 2 8.00 Meeting at the ship Drive around the city – part II (visit to an active church, Famers' market, short metro ride) Hermitage Museum – early entrance Walking tour of Nevsky prospect Guided tour Spilt Blood Cathedral Lunch at a nice local restaurant (Russian cuisine) Boat tour along rivers and canals Drive back with a souvenir stop if possible 5 pm Back to the ship Sent from my iPhone
June 1, 2018|
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Response from MashaV_BestGuides | Property representative |
Hi the itinerary which you print with the evening will be 1415 $ for a party of 4. Lunches are included, evening meal is not included. Alternatively, if you get a grpoup of 12 and book it via our website you will get a free... More
Prasanna K
May 31, 2018|
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The cost of such tour in the second part of September and later will be much less - 325