Traveler Ratings for Private Tour in Saint Petersburg, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia by Tour Guide Alexander S.

Tour:  One Day with Your Private Guide in St. Petersburg Walking Tour

Alexander S.
  Saint Petersburg, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia
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William Martin

United States
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Tour: #6803, One Day with Your Private Guide in St. Petersburg Walking Tour, Saint Petersburg, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia    view tour
Date: Jun 15/17

Alex showed me St Petersburg and The Peterhof Palace on a two day personal walking tour. He has a outstanding understanding and knowledge of the area and history. On my next trip to Russia, Alex will be the first person I contact for scheduling for undated tour. Alex, thank you for great time. bill martin

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Bill, thank you very much for high rating of the tour! It was a great pleasure to show you around the city and Peterhof for two days. I will be happy to see you again!

William Martin

United States
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Tour: #6803, One Day with Your Private Guide in St. Petersburg Walking Tour, Saint Petersburg, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia    view tour
Date: Jun 14/17

Alex is great, please see my two day tour review in June 15th, 2017 bill martin

Barry Breen

Israel
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Tour: #6803, One Day with Your Private Guide in St. Petersburg Walking Tour, Saint Petersburg, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia    view tour
Date: May 15/17

We enjoyed our day of a long walking tour with Alex. He gave us a great overview of the city so we could be independent the next two days and spend time at the museums and other sites. The short ride on the metro was also very helpful since we then felt confident to purchase tokens and use the metro during the rest of our stay.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Barry, it is great to hear that you enjoyed our long walking tour on the first day and explored St Petersburg on your own using the metro!

Linda Kelsey

United Kingdom
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Tour: #6803, One Day with Your Private Guide in St. Petersburg Walking Tour, Saint Petersburg, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia    view tour
Date: Oct 26/16

We were first time visitors to St Petersburg and sought a guide to help us navigate the city whilst providing 'insider' knowledge and cultural insights. Alexander was brilliant at both, and helped us make the most of our trip! Naturally we wanted to see top attractions including the Hermitage, and thanks to Alexander's researched and intelligent approach (and great English) we were able to couple these visits with hidden gems - the arresting Underground and Seige of Lenningrad Museum. Highly recommended!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Linda for your kind words and great review! I really hope to see you and your family again in St Petersburg and show you around both world-famous attractions and other local spots, off the beaten track.

Samantha Forster

United Kingdom
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Tour: #6803, One Day with Your Private Guide in St. Petersburg Walking Tour, Saint Petersburg, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia    view tour
Date: Sep 28/16

Alex was a brilliant guide! Great email communication beforehand. He was so knowledgeable and had so much information to give. I had such a great day in St Petersburg made more memorable with Alex as my guide. Thank you so much Alex!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Samantha! I was really happy to be your tour guide and show you around St Petersburg last week. And many thanks for your gifts from England!

Jennifer Bolton

United States
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Tour: #6803, One Day with Your Private Guide in St. Petersburg, Saint Petersburg, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia    view tour
Date: Sep 5/15

Alexander was fantastic. He was very knowledgeable about the city and was able to show me very much in the short time I had in St. Petersburg. I will definitely book another tour with him if I'm lucky enough to return.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Jennifer! I will be happy to be your tour guide again and show you around our beautiful city and its Imperial suburbs!

Michael Caristo

Australia
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Tour: #6803, One Day with Your Private Guide in St. Petersburg, Saint Petersburg, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia    view tour
Date: Jul 22/14

Alex was on time, very thorough and knowledgeable. We asked lots of history questions throughout our 2 days and Alex answered almost all. Alex would tell us lots of interesting facts about what we were seeing without prompt and knew where to take the best photos.He also helped plan an itinerary for our free day including route map, attractions, excellent museum and Soviet cuisine recommendations. We had a great time and would recommend Alex especially if you are a history buff.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Julia and Edmund! It was my pleasure to spend 2 days with history buffs!

Michael Caristo

Australia
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Tour: #6803, One Day with Your Private Guide in St. Petersburg, Saint Petersburg, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia    view tour
Date: Jul 20/14

Alex was on time, very thorough and knowledgeable. We asked lots of history questions throughout our 2 days and Alex answered almost all. Alex would tell us lots of interesting facts about what we were seeing without prompt and knew where to take the best photos.He also helped plan an itinerary for our free day including route map, attractions, excellent museum and Soviet cuisine recommendations. We had a great time and would recommend Alex especially if you are a history buff.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Julia and Edmund! It was my pleasure to spend 2 days with history buffs!

John R.

St. Simons Island, GA, United States
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Tour: #6803, One Day with Your Private Guide in Saint Petersburg, Saint Petersburg, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia    view tour
Date: May 1/14

Alexander was an excellent guide for the beautiful city of St. Petersburg! He was punctual, friendly and very considerate during our three days with him. He did a wonderful job of presenting the history of St. Petersburg, and he answered all the questions we had about both art and history. Our tours were well organized and very interesting. I would not hesitate to recommend Alexander to my friends.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much John! I was very happy to spend three days with you and show you around this beautiful city.

Emily P.

United Kingdom
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Tour: #6803, One Day with Your Private Guide in Saint Petersburg, Saint Petersburg, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia    view tour
Date: Apr 14/14

Booking two tours with Alexander was the best thing we could have done. He enhanced our historical perspective and made navigating very simple. We usually do everything on our own but this time we were so happy to have guidance. He is EXTREMELY knowledgeable and his pride in the city and willingness to share his knowledge was enriching.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks a lot for being my very good customers, Emily! I'm always happy to share my knowledge about this great city.

Emily P.

United Kingdom
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Tour: #6803, One Day with Your Private Guide in Saint Petersburg, Saint Petersburg, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia    view tour
Date: Apr 12/14

Alexander was wonderful. We booked him for a one day private tour of St Petersburg. Right from the get-go, he was prompt, courteous and attentive. He asked us what we wanted, and was able to fulfil our wishes for the day. He was judicious with all his fun facts, history and local knowledge. I would wholeheartedly recommend him. SMP

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your kind words, Emily! By the way, I went to the Faberge Museum the next day and it was sold out. You were really lucky! :)

Paul Green

United Kingdom
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Tour: #6803, Saint Petersburg Private Tour (7 - 9 April, 2014), Saint Petersburg, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia    view tour
Date: Apr 7/14

We spent a delightful and informative 3 days with Alexander. He is prompt and polite and speaks excellent English. He had a vast knowledge of all the various sights we visited and their historical background. He gave us generous amounts outside our allotted time to ensure all the sights we had asked to visit were covered in a meaningful way. We would highly recommend him to other visitors to St Petersburg.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your kind words Paul and Christine!

Will Miller

United States
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Tour: #6803, One Day with Your Private Guide in Saint Petersburg, Saint Petersburg, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia    view tour
Date: Sep 1/13

We were extremely disappointed with our day with Alex. We had emailed extensively explaining exactly what we wanted and yet he delivered the 'default' tour. What he did was very good and informative but it was nothing like we had asked for.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Actually I liked this day with Mr. Miller's family. We took a boat ride in the morning and had a very good walking tour in the afternoon. We ate Russian food in a local restaurant for lunch and they enjoy it. We came back by subway and I helped them to buy some food and drinks in a local grocery... It was a very good day indeed! I did my best to guide Mr. Miller's family of 6 people and they all were happy except him. I'm sorry to hear that Mr. Miller was the only one who he didn't get what he wanted.

TOURSBYLOCALS RESPONSE: We've spoken to Alex and Mr. Miller about this tour as Mr. Miller's review is in sharp contrast to the other reviews. Mr. Miller was expecting to see 'local' St Petersburg but only saw the tourist sites.

Joe Chow

Belgium
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Tour: #6803, One Day with Your Private Guide in Saint Petersburg (23 July, 2013), Saint Petersburg, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia    view tour
Date: Jul 23/13

Alexander was very punctual and attentive. His English is fluent and the tours with him were enjoyable, extra information plentiful. A "down to earth" guide....showing us the local fast food for lunch, keeping us company during the beginning of our 2nd day dinner at the Vodka Museum. We will surely recommend him to friends.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Joe! It was a pleasure to guide you and your good friends for two days. A special thank you for a great dinner at the Vodka Museum restaurant! Belgian chocolate is the best! :)

Joe Chow

Belgium
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Tour: #6803, One Day with Your Private Guide in Saint Petersburg (22 July, 2013), Saint Petersburg, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia    view tour
Date: Jul 22/13

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for high rating of the tour. I will be happy to see you and your friends in St Petersburg again!

Ruth Velenski

United Kingdom
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Tour: #6803, One Day with Your Private Guide in Saint Petersburg, Saint Petersburg, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia    view tour
Date: Oct 26/12

Alex was friendly and informed of the main history of the City. He provided us with all the relevant details of each of the sites visited. It is a shame that we did not fit in the Church of the Spilled Blood in the tour as this would have completed the day for us even though I understand that it was not originally included. I would recommend Alex to all those who want a good overview of the various major sites in St Petersburg. we would have liked a bit more detailed history of the city.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Ruth, Thank you very much for your review and recommendations! I wish we could spend more time together and visit other interesting sites and I could tell you a bit more detailed history of the city. I hope you visited the Church of the Spilled Blood on your own in one of the days. Best regards, Alex

Wijeyendran Joseph

Australia
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Tour: #6803, Saint Petersburg Private Tour, June 10, 2012, Saint Petersburg, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia    view tour
Date: Jun 10/12

Alex helped plan a tour to meet our particular needs and it was executed exceptionally well.

Wijeyendran Joseph

Australia
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Tour: #6803, Saint Petersburg Private Tour, June 9, 2012, Saint Petersburg, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia    view tour
Date: Jun 9/12

As with the tour the next day,Alex helped plan the itiniery to meet our particular needs and it was executed exceptionally well.

Emilia Joesoef

Jakarta, Indonesia
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Tour: #6803, Saint Petersburg Private Tour, October 30-31, 2011, Saint Petersburg, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia    view tour
Date: Oct 30/11

Alex met us at the airport, and following our request started the tour by changing the itinerary to Catherine Palace and then to Hermitage Museum.. Both are breathtakingly beautiful.. its just unbelievable.. after seeing these places, Versailles (Paris) and Schonbrunn (Vienna) looks very down to earth... Thank you Alex, we enjoyed our time in Saint Pete very much, and thank you for taking care of our transport back to the airport with all the "unfortunate" conditions..

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Emilia, It is great to hear that you enjoyed your time in St Petersburg with me. I was also a bit worried about your night transfer to the airport, but everything went fine. Hope to see you again and show you around Peterhof, 'Russian Versailles'.

Rayna Caldwell

United States
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Tour: #6803, One Day with Your Private Guide in Saint Petersburg, Saint Petersburg, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia    view tour
Date: Sep 24/11

I can highly rate Alexander. He was prompt, polite and extremely knowledgeable. He seemed really interested in making sure that I saw the highlights of the city and came away with an overview of it. I felt that compared to other tour options, I got more than is standard for a day's tour at a reasonable price. I ended up in St Petersburg alone due to my friend's visa troubles and it was also nice to have door to door service. Wear good walking shoes.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Rayna, Thanks for high rating of the tour. Hope to see you again in Saint Petersburg and go to Peterhof together! Alexander

Brad Wiewel

United States
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Tour: #6803, Saint Petersburg Tour, July 27-28, 2011, Saint Petersburg, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia    view tour
Date: Jul 27/11

Alexander is a professional. He was on-time and friendly. He was also patient with me, my wife and our three teenagers! He had prearranged tickets to The Hermitage, and was our personal tour guide there as well. He allowed us to set the pace, but did not let us linger too long - there were too many things to see!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Brad, Thank you very much for your kind words. I hope to see you again and spend more time in the Hermitage museum. Best regards, Alexander