5 stars to Anna is short as it should be 6. She has been an excellent guide to us since the beginning. Upon a more or less elaborated wish list she built immediately a very well rounded program and communication with her before the trip was fluid and accommodating. During the visit, it was a real pleasure to have her by us as always looking for the best. The visit to an authentic Russian family was a real experience. Thanks Anna, Galina, Anatoly and Max and all the best for future! I DO FULLY RECOMMEND
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Jordi. Thank you for the kindest feedback. I was blessed to meet you , my best thoughts are with you! Anna
My daughter was studying abroad in Helsinki. We planned a 4-day trip to St Petersburg with Anna. She was exceptional. Communication in advance was great. We saw a combination of all the tourist highlights and many local exhibits we'd never have seen without Anna. Meal choices and recommendations were amazing. Anna has great passion for her clients and was always available to us if we needed here, even off tour times. Her English and knowledge are perfect. We had the trip of a lifetime thanks to Anna!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mike , thank you so much for the feedback. It was great to meet you and Grace, thank you for choosing me to be your guide!
James MullerUnited States
Wife and I were lucky enough to have met Anna at the 2019 NY Times travel expo. in NYC when she was here representing T.B.L. We liked her immediately. Very nice personality and willing to customize our tour and price based on our available time, the weather, and personal interests, all while remaining flexible. She delivered an outstanding 5 star 2 day experience. Her driver was also professional and polite. Anna's English was excellent and knowledge of the area comes from being raised in St. Petersburg.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear James, Thank you very much, I am so lucky that I met you in New York and we collaborated on your tour in St Petersburg! Appreciate your feedback a lot!!
Steven SemmerUnited States
Anna was fantastic and so was the driver. Our two days with her provided great insights into the history of St. Petersburg and the amazing beauty of the City. We will be recommending her to our neighbors who will be in St. Petersburg next year.
Donna KleinUnited States
We had 2 fabulous days with Anna. She met us at our ship and off we went. She took us to every site on my husbands list. Her knowledge and enthusiasm made our short time in St. Pete's pure joy. I wanted to do some shopping so we squeezed that in and I spotted the Astoria hotel so we ended our day by going into this historic hotel and enjoying a cappuccino and dessert. Our time with Anna was like being with a good friend. We adjusted things as we went along. She is a Russian jewel you will be �� to leave
Shannon PetersonUnited States
Anna was wonderful!!!! She provided us with a 2 day Saint Petersburg overview - efficiently allowing us to see as much as possible. Her English was perfect and she was very knowledgeable. We highly recommend Anna !!!!
Wow what can I say Anna was fantastic. She was very well organised, arranged the perfect trip for us. Her driver was also amazing, they worked very well as a team. Anna was not only very efficient, spoke perfect English, didn't waste time, did exactly as she said as per her quote and trip itinerary. We would definitely recommend Anna , very impressed. She was also very easy to get on with, she seemed to love what she does and that definitely showed. Forgot to mention how knowledgeable she was.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Natalie, many thanks for your feedback! I hope you’re doing great and planning new trips!
Anna was most professional from the first time I contacted her until she took us back to the ship. She organised a 2 day tour in St Petersburg which included all our specific requests including the pace we wanted to travel. Anna is very knowledgeable and imparts her knowledge in a very interactive way making for a much more relaxed tour. We would highly recommend Anna and her driver without any hesitation.
Sharon StevensonSewell, NEW JERSEY, United States
Anna was an outstanding your guide and we thoroughly enjoyed our day with her. She made sure we were able to see all of the sights on our "must see" list, and also showed us some sights we wouldn't have thought of. Anna was friendly, courteous and accomodating. We highly recommend Anna to anyone planning a visit Saint Petersburg!
T PUnited Kingdom
Thank you Anna, we both really enjoyed our tour and would recommend you to others. It was so lovely and enjoyable to walk and talk and have St Petersburg opened up to us. There are so many places to see that a day is clearly not enough time to take in all the sights, but you showed us all the places that we could fit in within our limited time. It also made us feel so special to have our own personal driver take us around with you - collecting and dropping us off wherever we wanted. Many thanks once
With Anna we had best Tour experience EVER. In a short stay of 7 days at Saint Petersburg she became a family member. Apart from the booked itinerary tours she helped us in shopping and made our stay very comfortable. Thanks a lot Anna for everything. We wish you all success.
everything was perfect. Anna was a great guide. Her driver was also very reliable. I can recommend Anna very well. many thanks
Darla FribbsTUCSON, AZ, United States
Anna was great! She tailored our two days with her to what we wanted to see. She changed our set places to go with what we decided to change. She was very informative and spoke English very well. I can't tell you how much we enjoyed our excursion with her! Fabulous and I highly recommend Anna. Thank you again!!
Mary R.United States
The best tour of our entire trip. Anna is amazing. Friendly and very well informed. Tours By Locals will be my first choice in every available city. Thank you, Anna, for your expertise. Anna was prompt, easy to communicate with, very well organized and chose exactly what we wanted to see, including daily life outside of Saint Petersburg.
Thank you Anna for a wonderful two days of seeing St Petersburg. Special thanks as well to our driver who got us close to every attraction and helped getting the WC in and out of the trunk. Anna's knowledge of the city and the history and sights was excellent. We were able to navigate in and out of long lines of tourists and see everything we wanted. A stop at a local grocery store (great coffee and food) that dates back in time and a walk about added to our experience. Would highly recommend Anna!!! TKS
William J AnhornCanada
We cannot say enough good things about our guide, Anna. We spent two wonderful days in St Petersburg and we had a marvellous tour of the City. She was very knowledge and courteous and spoke very good English. She went out of her way to make sure we saw all the highlights. On the next day we went to Peterhof and what a fantastic visit. Anna showed us the neighbourhood where she grew up and took us to a local restaurant for some authentic borscht. I highly recommend Anna as a guide in St. Petersburg.
Ruth GrahamUnited States
Anna was an excellent guide. Not only was she knowledgeable (but she did not over-whelm us with lots of facts), but she was sensitive to our health issues and personal desires of what we were interested in. She chose excellent restaurants, was so organized and just a delight to converse with. THANK YOU, ANNA, for making making our St Petersburg dream come true. Ruth G
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Ruth and Caroline, Thank you so much for your feedback and appreciation! I was happy to meet you, thank you for choosing me as your tour guide in St Petersburg!
Lloyd BoordUnited States
Our family LOVED our day with Anna. She did an amazing job of tailoring the experience for our family. Anna was able to arrange an hour long ride at a local hose stable (our oldest even got a private lesson from the head instructor). We then shared a wonderful lunch with the parents of one of Anna's friends. We got to see their home, town, and life; and enjoy a wide range of different foods. Our hosts could not have been sweeter. We ended the tour visiting the heart-breaking Levashovo Memorial Cemetery
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Lloyd, this is so nice of you. Loved your sweet family. My best wishes and Happy New Year to you all!
Anna was very attentive and accommodated our interests as much as possible. Her tour provided an excellent introduction to the city and was a good combination of 'must-see' sights, scenic viewpoints and snapshots of everyday life. We saw alot more and learned more about the city than would have been possible on our own as we do not speak or read Russian. The tour made for an unforgettable first day in the city. We highly recommend Anna as a guide!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Violeta and Don, Thank you very much for leaving such a nice review. It was a great pleasure to show you around. I hope you enjoyed your trip to Moscow too)).
Patti S.United States
We arrived in St. Petersburg with some concerns about our lack of language skills, fortunately, Anna's English was perfect! Anna tailored the tour to our wish list and was very flexible about including our daughter, who could only join us occasionally. Anna is knowledgeable, professional and very personable. She has a deep understanding of her city's history and enthusiastically shares it with her clients. She exceeded our highest expectations and we recommend her in a heartbeat!
Adam SmithUnited States
Anna gave us a great tour of St. Petersburg and did a wonderful job keeping the kids engaged. She took us to tasty local spots for lunches, and gave us just enough fun and insightful information. Thanks for a great time!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Adam, thank you very much for the feedback. My greetings to your lovely family. Kids are amazing! I wish you many new wonderful trips ahead!
Sarah StarkeyUnited Kingdom
Anna is a superb tour guide, it was a fantastic day from start to finish, we got to see all the sights of the city. Her knowledge was outstanding and she spoke excellent English. We would recommend Anna 110% Thankyou for making our stay so memorable
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you dear Sarah! I’m sending my warmest regards to you and Tony.
Stanford SchreyerUnited States
We have been traveling in Europe for the past 4 weeks and just finished two days with Anna. I have used private guides all over the world and can without hesitation recommend Anna to anyone. She is simply one of the best guides we have ever used. She accomadated our ships delayed arrival and still fit everything in without seeming pressed for time. The two day visit was capped off with a fantastic home cooked dinner with a local family. Great food and we felt as if we left with new friends.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Stan, I appreciate your kind review , thank you ! But most of all I appreciate time I spent with four of you. I was happy to close up this summer season with such a lovely group!
Yvette WhiteUnited States
Our tour guide Anna was perfect for our group. Anna was very polite and knowledgeable about her city and county in general. She appeared very genuine and happy to be with us and was excited to show us her city. No questions were off limit. We visited all the historic museums, churches and parks with little wait time in lines. Anna arrived on time on both days and came prepared with tickets for all our activities. Seeing St. Petersburg from the canal was one of our highlights.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: My dear friends, thank you for being such a fabulous group! I was happy to be your guide and to spend to days with you. Anna.
Jack SiegelUnited States
Anna was the best tour guide we've ever had. She uses a driver so she can focus on her presentation. The van she used was very comfortable and easy to see out of. Anna's English was excellent. Her knowledge of the history of St. Petersburg and every important site there were very impressive. She answered every question we had with facts and humor. We loved that she arranged the perfect 2-day tour for us yet was very flexible to change plans to suit our interests. I'd highly recommend her. The best!
Jeffrey LevyUnited States
Anna is a wonderful tour guide. We were with her for 2 full days in St. Petersburg. She exceeded all of our expectations. She provided all of our pre-tour documents, her driver and vehicle were wonderful, we saw everything that we wanted to and more. We experienced authentic Russian food and drink at great places. She was very knowledgeable about all of the places we visited. She was very accommodating before we booked so that we planned the specific tour that we wanted. Highly recommend Anna. Thank you
Bethany DeschenesUnited States
We were a group of four from the US, that enjoyed our tour of St Petersburg, Russia. It is a truly beautiful city that is full of rich history. We loved our tour guide Anna! She put us at ease right away, as we were not sure what to expect. Anna showed us the great beauty of St Petersburg, she was very informative, fun and accommodating to our group. Thank you very much Anna!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your feedback!! Enjoy your trip and have more fun! Anna
We thoroughly enjoyed our two days with Anna in St Petersburg. She was knowledgeable, professional and speaks English fluently. Anna and Alexander, the driver, was flexible too and we enjoyed many other sights beyond what were in the agreed itinerary. She is also very responsive in responding to emails prior to the trip. We highly recommend using Anna in your tours of St Petersburg and the surrounding areas. She is indeed a gem of a tour guide for us in St Petersburg!
Anna was an exceptional guide and host representing her country. She was always happy to tailor the 2 day visit to our particular intrests.
Amber OlesenUnited States
Anna was very knowledgeable and thoughtful. We were really lucky to have her to show us around. Best tour guide you can find in St. Petersburg ♥️