Olga was an excellent guide. Her English is excellent. Her readiness to help buying tickets for performances we wanted helped us tremendously when it was difficult to order via the internet, She also sent me websites to pick performances. She met us at the performance. Olga is very knowledgeable. She answered my emails promptly. We picked another company for a tour to Pavolsk Park. Big disappointment because we had no idea whom our guide is. Tours by locals worked well in St. P. and Moscow,
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Leslie, thank you very much for your nice review. My best regards to all members of your team:)
Olga was a perfect local guide. She was very informative. And made our trips to the hermitage Museum, city tour, Peterhof and pavlovsk very beautiful. She has a super good sense of making stories about the tours which made it interesting and real. She knows her way through the museums very well and experienced. Thankyou for the lovely 2 days
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Sujata, thank you so much for the great review. That was my pleasure to meet all of you and show you my city. I hope you love the city and will come some other day. We have a lot to see:)
Boris ShostakUnited States
We spent two wonderful days in St. Petersburg on July 9/10, 2019 as a part of out Baltic Cruise Our guide was Olga S We wanted to see a lot of things in a short period of time. Olga S was very attentive to all our requests. We were truly impressed with the depth of the knowledge Olga S. has about St Petersburg and Russia. Olga S is very pleasant person to communicate with. We would certainly recommend Olga S to any person who would like to get the most informative and pleasant experience from the tour
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Alla and Boris, thank you very much for such a great review! Was it really so good? I also had two great days with you and hope to see you again in St Petersburg.
Kathleen OberleUnited States
Olga was fantastic! Enthusiastic, we'll traveled, insightful, an encyclopedic knowledge of Russian history, great conversationalist in near perfect English. We never waited in line. She took care of tickets to everything. My husband has walking challenges- she arranged for a wheelchair in the Hermitage! She employed a marvelous driver - always ready for us after each visit. Olga customized our itinerary. We visited memorable restaurants each day. It was without a doubt the best experience we ever had.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Kathy, thank you so much for your kind words! I wish all the best to you and Dick. Warmest regards, Olga
Thomas LarkinUnited States
Olga was excellent. Her knowledge of her heritage and history of St. Petersburg was outstanding. She was able to get myself and my wife into every major tourist attraction without waiting in very long lines. We never had to wait for anything and was able to do so much in 2 days. We also had an opportunity to enjoy Russian folk dancing at night and explore the city at night. Olga was very attentive and we enjoyed her company and appreciated her knowledge of this beautiful city. Worth money for private tour
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Thomas and Clarisa, thank you very much for a nice review, I really appreciate it.
Olga was our guide for a two day excursion in St Petersburg. She was FANTASTIC. Every place we worked on in the itinerary was met. Our own guide and good driver (Yuri) made time for us at every stop if we needed rest rooms or to rest our feet. We always made head of line and because we were only two in our party we saw everything while passing the larger tour groups(who incidentally paid more and saw less) I have no hesitation on recommending ToursByLocals generally and Olga in particular. Thank you!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Malcolm, thank you very much for your kind words. That was my pleasure to show you and Mary my city. You always welcome back to St. Petersburg!
Partha Pratim SenguptaIndia
if you want to get the flavor of the old Russian history blended with the present St Petersburg ,please accompany with Olga , the Great. The tour of three days were fabulous. Olga was simply great to explain the culture and history of this city and its treasures. The paintings of Hermitage became live , the fountain of Peter's Palace at the Baltic sea became dancing, the greatness of Peter's fortress was prominent and off course the great summer at Catherine the Great Place became warm with the Olga.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Partha, thank you very much for the great review. I remember these words from Russian letter :) I hope to see you again some other day.
Ian GudgeonUnited States
What a pleasure to have Olga as our private tour guide. She was charming extremely knowledgeable about her country and St. Petersburg. Every where we went and any questions we posed she knew the answer in all detail. Very well organized.Everything went like "Clockwork".
Chuck DunhamHoover, AL, United States
Olga is passionate about her country and eager to share with her clients!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Chuck, thank you very much!
We really enjoyed our two day tour of St Petersburg with Olga. She speaks English very well with a soft accent (English also is not our first language) and was very courteous. She really knows a lot about the history of her country and we enjoyed every moment of it. My husband is not a fan of visiting museums but he really enjoyed it with Olga since she has such vast knowledge about history, art, etc. Highly recommended, she was great.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Elizabeth, thank you so much for your kind words. I wish you and your husband all the best and hope to see you again in St.Petersburg.
Olga was a great tour guide for our family group ( 4 adults and 2 children 10 and 15 ) She met us on time each day in Saint Petersburg. It was an extremely busy time there and she knew how to manage the crowds and secure us a position to see what we wanted. Olga made reservations at a typical Russian restaurant with great food. She was very observant to our needs especially our 2 boys.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Elizabeth, thank you very much for the reference. My best regards to your boys and all the rest.
Shayne (Angela) ThomasUnited States
What a wonderful woman! Olga is an excellent email communicator; that calmed our nerves about heading off in St. Petersburg. She took fabulous care of us, often asking if we needed a toilet or coffee which was very much appreciated. She set up a wonderful, jam-packed, two-day tour that we wanted and she was very knowledgeable and informative. We appreciate her professionalism and hard-work. We were able to see so much more than others who took excursions arranged through the cruise ship. We highly recomme
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Thomas, thank you so much for your kind words. That was my pleasure to be on the tour with you. I hope to see you again in St.Petersburg.
Olga is a fantasic guide. Her tours were well prepared, she took care of every thing including ticket purchases. We were a group of 5, she was able to give us a guided tour to most of the must sees of Saint Petersburg, her home town. Her command of the English language was excellent. A perfect five days adventure was had by all.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear all, thank you very much for the nice comment. That was my pleasure. Misha like the koala and say thanks to you.