Susan JonesUnited Kingdom
Valeria was a friendly, informative person, perfect English & very easy to understand & follow. We had very little knowledge about Russia & it's history but we could sit an exam now and pass. Valeria is so well informed & has such a passion for her job. We felt at ease straight away with her & our driver Anton, who was a pure gent. They went out of their way to accommodate our wishes. We are hoping our daughter & friend will visit St Petersburg & have already recommended they get Valeria when they do.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your pleasant company, inspiration shared with me, curiosity and wonderful time spent together! Thank you very much for your encouraging review and your kind recommendations. Sincerely Yours, Valeria
Lesley FingerUnited Kingdom
Valeria was a fantastic guide, we are so happy we booked her for our trip to St Petersburg. She is so knowledgable and friendly and made the whole experience so informative and interesting. This is been a most memorable trip and mostly due to the fact Valeria was our guide. Can't recommend her highly enough.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Lesley and Laurence! Thank you for the fantastic time spent together! The whole tour seemed to be blessed due to your charm, vivid curiosity and wonderful nature of your couple! With love, Valeria
Bregje van GestelNetherlands
Wonderfull tour! Lovely and enthousiastic guide Valeria showed us things to go back to again. We were impressed by the city of st Petersburg and the info and background story's. Many thanks
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your wonderful company! It was a real delight to meet you. Wishing you more exciting traveling soon and emotions! Sincerely yours, Valeria
Patrick MulvihillUnited States
Valeria is the best. Perfect english, funny, very well informed and knowledgeable. Forget the rest, choose the best, Valeria.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your great company! I was happy to spend the time with you! The tour was kind of a blessed one - look at the weather today in St.Petersburg
I travelled to Saint Petersburg with my wife and we had the most enjoyable time there. Our guide for two days, Valeria, had a vast knowledge on her city and its history. With her help we had easy access to all sites we wished to visit. Her pleasant and friendly nature made our trip especially valuable. We worked out a very flexible itinerary together, there was nothing impossible for her to organise. I would rate her as one of the best guides I have used during my long history with Tours by Locals.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello George! Thank you for such an encouraging feedback! Still remember our time spent together with utter sense of pleasure and inspiration. I was so happy to meet and communicate with you! Wishing you more exciting travelings and all the best! Sincerely Yours, Valeria
Tanya SumnerUnited Kingdom
Door to door 5 star service. Thank you.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Tanya!
Tanya SumnerUnited Kingdom
Thanks to Valeria we had a fantastic 2 days in St Petersburg. She tailor made an exciting and unique tour which catered to the needs of 7 people, ranging from the age of 6 to 69. The added challenge of one in our party being in a wheelchair was certainly an added challenge which Valeria had planned for carefully. We were even able to add in a few extra stops on the day. We all felt exceptionally well looked after and will never forget our time in St Petersburg. Thank you.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was really fantastic tour! Thank you for the inspiration given and absolutely stunning company! Sincerely yours, Valeria
Elie RivollierUnited States
Valeria was a fantastic tour guide. Her knowledge of Russian art and history was amazing! I had my ninety year old parents with me and Valeria's care and concern for them was wonderful. She adjusted our pace so everyone had a great time. We'll definitely be going back and definitely seeing Valeria again. Well worth the money and time. Elie Rivollier
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Elie! With the greatest pleasure I remember the time spent together in St.Petersburg! Will be looking forward to meeting you again! Always Yours. Valeria
Eddie SchaeferUnited States
Valeria was knowledgeable, passionate and we felt like friends in stead of customers. She told us much about the siege of Leningrad and how it effected all of Russian history for those times. Tour of Peterhoff was great along with Rakita watch factory and metro stations. Use her you won't regret it
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks a lot! I enjoyed your company much
Edwin AbbottUnited States
Valeria F. did an absolutely superb job for us. All the transfers occurred right on time and we made optimal use of our time at the various, numerous, sites we visited. Additionally Valeria is extremely knowledgeable and genial and we made maximum use of our time with her as we traveled around St. Petersburg. St. Petersburg would be a difficult place to visit had we not used her. She gets our very highest recommendation.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Ed! What a great pleasure and delight it was to communicate with all of you! Thank you very much for coming and your company! I wish you health and happiness! Sincerely Yours, Valeria
Nancy K.United States
Valeria is a delight. She made St. Petersburg come alive for us. She is so knowledgeable and energetic and we loved every moment of our 3 day tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Nancy and Leonard! What a delight it was to spend that time in your company! I've started missing you soon after telling you Goodbye. Sincerely yours, Valeria
Brian OrtmeierUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Brian! I do remember your cheerful company and pleasant time spent together! Thank you very much for that and my best wishes to all of you! With best regards, Valeria
Angela M.Lightwater, United Kingdom
An excellent very full 2 day tour. Valeria took us to many sites and gave us in depth information at each. She managed our expectations and gave us a memorable visit. We have shared our pictures and memories with family and friends. She paced the tour to suit my husband who needed stops as he had hip surgery, but we felt we saw everything possible in the time available. Valeria is a very friendly welcoming guide who has amazing knowledge of her city and the surrounding area. Very highly recommended.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Angela! It was very nice to spend the time with you! Think about coming back one day) I would be very happy!
Barbara W.United States
We had an incredible two day adventure with Valeria in St. Petersburg. She was warm, welcoming, and an amazing historian, and we all learned so much as her driver Anton very expertly and comfortably drove us between sights. Valeria handled everything while catering to our interests, including buying tickets, avoiding lines, arranging a really great boat tour and delicious places to sample the local food, finding the PERFECT place to stand as the Peterhof fountains started up, and much more. Thank you!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Yes, Barbara! It was really incredible time spent together! Thank you and in case you need my assistance in Russia you are always welcome! Sincerely Yours! Valeria
Lisa HenthornePlano, TEXAS, United States
Valeria did a wonderful job on our tour to Peterhof and Catherine Palace. Having a driver meant she could focus on commenting about the sights. She knew exactly where we were suppose to be and found a good balance of "guiding" and letting us see it ourselves. We had a wonderful quick snack at a local restaurant. At the end of our tour she went above and beyond to get us dropped off for a canal cruise - we made it just in the knick of time. She's knowledgeable about the sites & speaks English very well.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for the company and amazing day spending together!
Arik BurakovskyUnited States
Valeria is an excellent tour guide. We had a wonderful experience in Saint Petersburg in Saint Petersburg over a couple days, and she coordinated our entire visit from start to finish.
Arik BurakovskyUnited States
We came to Saint Petersburg as a group of 15 students from the United States. It was such a pleasure to spend a day exploring the city with Valeria. Prior to our arrival, she organized everything for us, including restaurant reservations, airport and train station transfer by bus, as well as bus transportation and headphones for the tour. She was incredibly thoughtful, giving us lots of useful recommendations. She is incredibly knowledgeable, speaks clearly in English, and communicates very effectively.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, Arik, for your encouraging review! Working with you and communicationg with the group were a special delight for me! Wishing you great time in Moscow and nice flight back home!
Nathaniel OrdersUnited States
Valeria's tour was a great introduction to St. Petersburg on our first day in the city!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much! Enjoy your stay in St.Petersburg and think about coming back one day...
We did a private two day tour of St. Petersburg with Valeria. Having a private tour was a real treat as you get to set your own pace, stop for lunch and breaks when you want and spend as much or little time at the various attractions. Valeria was a wealth of knowledge and she was able to answer any questions we had. She was also very personable. We would highly recommend a tour with Valeria. Mark and Brenda Calgary, Canada
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mark and Brenda! Thank you very much for your encouraging review! Your company was great! Wishing you more exciting travelings.
Wayne CrowderWest Palm Beach, FLORIDA, United States
Valeria met us with a driver and immaculate eight passenger van for our four person group. The van had a microphone and amplified her voice so everyone could hear. Valeria took us everywhere we wanted to go and then some. She was very knowledgeable and gave us many interesting comments and details. We highly recommend letting her guide you to the Vodka Museum for lunch -- the borscht was fantastic! You cannot find a better guide for St Petersburg.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: What a great pleasure it was to spend 2 days with your company! Thank you very much!
Ivor LeibertUnited Kingdom
Great tour guide.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much, Ivor!
Ivor LeibertUnited Kingdom
Valeria is an excellent guide, very knowledgeable and helpful. We had a great day, she went out of her way to ensure we saw everything that we asked for. I would recommend her to other people.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your great company!
John BurtonNew Zealand
Valeria gave us a fantastic 3 days in Saint Petersburg. She was extremely knowledgeable and spoke very good English . We worked out a schedule outlining all the places and sights we wanted to see and she was very flexible in making sure this worked. One of our group was in a wheelchair and she hired a van with a wheelchair hoist . Valeria then worked out what places were not suitable and made sure that no one in the group of 6 missed out on anything. Great to have a local showing you around .
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your encouraging feedback! I agree the time spending in your company was really fantastic! Wishing you more great travelings and all the best!
Sandra StewartUnited Kingdom
Delivered on everything promised and more ! Excellent guide and driver. Valeria had tailored our tour exactly as we had requested with e mail contact prior to the trip. Our private tour was as private as we expected unlike the experience of other friends on our trip who booked with other companies Valeria took great care in planning and booking tickets so our trip went smoothly Could not have asked for more and highly recommend her. Wonderful and memorable 3 days thanks to Valeria
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Cannot help my running tears of delight thinking about those 3 days with your company! Seemed to be kind of a blessed tour with smooth entries everywhere and sunshine while boat trip which was real magic. I've been inspired by you! Thank you for some lessons, aiming not only to improve my English))) Wishing you all the best and more exciting travelings! Valeria
Clive HarpurSouth Africa
Valeria first made an effort to understand our tour objectives, which she then completely and intuitively understood, and gave us exactly what we wanted. She also offered alternatives and ideas of things we could change or add, all done without pressure and at the most appropriate time. She also had the right balance between some historical and interesting facts without it becoming overwhelming and boring. We would fully recommend her.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for the encouraging review! I did enjoy your company. Wishing you all the best! Valeria
John AlexanderUnited Kingdom
Excellent tour and couldn't fault it in any way took us where we wanted and would recommend her to anyone who asked and the driver could not be faulted as well all round excellence
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your company I really enjoyed!
Patricia LifrakUnited States
Amazing tour, excellent, knowledable, courteous and very pleasant, honest guide!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your awesome company and this encouraging review! Wishing you great tours in Lapland and more!
Sean BroderickUnited States
Valeria was excellent!! We had a wonderful day with her in St. Petersburg. She worked with us throughout the process to come up with the best itinerary for us. Another bonus was that she had a driver, which made it much easier to just jump out and see the sites versus trying to find a parking spot each time there was a stop. We would definitely recommend Valeria and if we make it back to the area we will definitely use her again! Thanks for a great day, Valeria!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, Sean, for your company! It was a real pleasure for me! Hope to see you again one day.
Barbara P.United States
Valeria is a dynamic,fun and knowledgeable tour guide. She was an incredible help with many other of our activities way beyond the tour itself. We worked around closures, traffic and sailed through line ups because of her careful attention to all details. You will be lucky to get her and learn about St Petersburg and Russia through her extensive knowledge.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Barbara! Thank you for the encouraging feedback! My best wishes to all of you! Valeria
Dana ForteUnited States
Amazing! Valeria made our trip !!!! I was attracted to this tour operater who advertised flexibility. I was traveling with my spouse , 2 teenagers and 3 college age students (my kids). I knew we wanted to see all the museums but if the kids were bored wanted to see how the locals lived , learn about the people and see more of Russia. We ate at local restaurants, shopped in markets and asked 1000s of questions while she kept us engaged in almost perfect English . Would recommend without any hesitation!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, Dana, for your amazing company and your encouraging feedback! I'll be waiting for you to come back once!
We very much enjoyed this tour with Valeria. She's very friendly and gave us lots of information about the Peterhof Grand Palace. With the early entrance we were able to see the Palace in comfort without the crowds. And had time to to get a great vantage point to view the fountains as they were switched on. Highly recommend this tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Linda! Thank you for your company! It was a very pleasant day with you. I wish you more and more exciting travellings!
The tour was awesome; better that I can expect! Valéria is super kind , sweet and knows a lot about the Saint Petersburg history. Was really a pleasure to spent this time with she ! I extremely recommend! More than just a guide , she's actually worried in make you feel comfortable and confident in the city . Peterhoff is super nice, beautiful place with lots to see . Go for it !
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your kind review and for the time we spent together, Leticia! It was really a great company! Wishing you more and more exciting travellings!