Marty StittUnited States
Over the years we have taken numerous private tours. Our tour of St. Petersburg was without a doubt the best tour we have ever experienced. Tatiana and her driver Nickolai were fantastic!! Having previously worked at the Hermitage, Tatiana has an immense knowledge of the history, art, and culture in Russia and St. Petersburg. Thank you Tatiana for providing us with two days of wonderful memories we will always treasure!! Marty Stitt Houston, Texas
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Marty: Thank you so much. It is wonderful to host such well read visitors.
H Ronald MccollumUnited States
Our 2-day tour was better than expected. Tatiana was punctual, gracious, efficient and an extraordinarily good guide. The tour she conducted at The Hermitage was excellent: she was not only an expert on the art work but was also able to avoid the crowds enhancing our ability to spend some time with the pieces she described. Because of her organized approach to the tour we were able to see many more of the wonderful sites in St. Petersburg than we could have on our own. The food was good, too.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you !
Deborah RamseyUnited States
We are so glad that we chose Tours by Locals to show us St Petersburg. Our guide made the most of our time here by gaining early entry into museums. Her knowledge of art history was shared and made the experience more meaningful.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you
Michele RyanNORTHVILLE, MI, United States
Everything was perfect, and I would have to say it was the vacation of a lifetime. Tatiana's love of Russia and her vast personal experience enabled us to appreciate and see all the highlights of St. Petersburg. Thank you so very much for having arranged the magnificent trip we took!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much!
Bob FentonUnited States
Harry A.United States
An extraordinay tour with an exceptionally outstanding guide. If you are going to St. Petersburg, this tour with Tatiana as your guide, should be your only choice. In all of our tours with ToursByLocals, she has been the most engaging, knowledgeable, prepared and accommodating guide. It just doesn't get any better. The tour schedule covers a lot of ground historically and the Hermitage is a must. Tatiana can provide ALL the details. You are missing out if you pass on this tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much. I was inspired by you! Hope to see you again in our amazing city!
Sherry CampbellUnited States
I was a little nervous about going into St. Petersburg and having the proper paper work but Tatiana provided that to me by email prior to our arrival which made entrance into Russia so easy! We spent 2 full days with her and her driver. I could not even begin to express how pleased we were! She grew up there so her knowledge base of the history of Russia was superb! She is also immersed in the arts and her love for that shows throughout her tours. Two delightful days which we will not likely forget!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you! Best from St.Petersburg!
The tour was everything promised and succeeded in getting the most out of our two days in St. Petersburg. It was very helpful to travel with someone knowledgeable about the art and architecture we were looking at, rather then simply running off a series of memorized dates, and Tatiana's tour added considerably to our enjoyment and understanding of the city. If you want a tour with depth, this is the right one.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Donald: Thank you so much. It is always a pleasure to meet meet deep people! Hope to see you again to continue... Best regard, Tatiana
Rob LandgrenUnited States
We had a fabulous 2 days in Saint Petersburg with Tonya. She was very able to share her insights knowledge and love of her country with us. She was able to share her art history understanding with us at the Hermitage museum and at the other Palaces that we went to. The 2 days there were packed full of history culture palaces and Russian daily life. We all enjoyed our time there very much and Tonya was a big part of that. We could not of had a better guide. Thank you very much.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Rob: Thank you so much. With warm wishes, Tatiana
Miriam HarringtonUnited States
Tatiana is an excellent guide, one of the very best. Her extensive knowledge of history, art, and architecture is remarkable, as is her store of fascinating details about historical figures. She was able to arrange an amazing backstage tour of the Mariinsky Theatre, and her own quite expert tour of the Hermitage (she seems to know every inch) included a special tour of the Gold Storage. Her charming personality and her willingness to tailor her tour to our interests made our 2 days with her very special.
Karen MestonUnited States
Our guide Tatiana was very knowledgable, pleasant and accommodating. She was a wealth of Russian history and art history. Our two day tour was tailored to our interests and Tatiana made art and history come alive for us. She arranged early entrance to the Hermitage and scheduled our tour stops to avoid crowds whenever possible. We were very pleased with our driver, the van with AC and the restaurants chosen for our lunches.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mrs.Meston: Thank you for your warm words. It was real pleasure to host you in St.Petersburg and I hope you enjoyed your visit and have best memories of the trip. Best regards, Tatiana