Traveler Reviews of Private Tours in St Petersburg Russia by Tour Guide Svetlana I. (Guide #15929)


Randeen R.

United States
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Tour: #213980, 3-day Shore Excursion 'Wonders of St.Petersburg and Jewish Heritage sights', Saint Petersburg, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia    view tour
Date: Jun 16/18

Superb! We could not have asked for a better guide, or a more delightful one, for our three packed days in St. Petersburg. Svetlana was most helpful and flexible, working with her by email before arriving in St. Petersburg, as we customized our itinerary. She is a wealth of knowledge about her city... its history, art, culture, monuments and museum. We would not hesitate to recommend Svetlana to anyone who wishes to have the best of the best guided tour in St. Petersburg.

Ira Miller

United States
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Tour: #214232, 6-day private tour 'Best of St.Petersburg and its surroundings', Saint Petersburg, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia    view tour
Date: Apr 28/18

It was a great tour and Svetlana I was a terrific guide.

Francine Ricki Horwitz

United States
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Tour: #225178, 2-day private shore excursion for Ricki Horwitz, Saint Petersburg, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia    view tour
Date: Aug 24/17

Svetlana was an excellent tour guide. She was friendly, very knowledgeable, and extremely interesting. I would highly recommend her to anyone seeking a comprehensive tour of St. Petersburg.

Helen MacArthur

Australia
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Tour: #225178, 2-day private shore excursion 'The Best of St.Petersburg', Saint Petersburg, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia    view tour
Date: Jul 31/17

We were a group of 14 and had two great days in St Petersburg. Everything had been beautifully organised with no problems at all. Our visit to the Palaces were just amazing. Nothing was a problem. Thankyou Svetlana for two fabulous days

Maureen Nappi

United States
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Tour: #225368, 3-day private shore excursion 'St.Petersburg highlights and treasures', Saint Petersburg, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia    view tour
Date: Jul 24/17

What a gem. We spent three days with Svetlana and each day was a wonderful adventure. She tailored our tours to our needs as one of our guests had limited mobility. She had made all arrangements for early and easy access to the important sights of Saint Petersburg. She is a very special guide.

Allan Seidman

United States
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Tour: #214232, 2-day private shore excurion 'Best of St.Petersburg combined with Jewish Heritage sights', Saint Petersburg, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia    view tour
Date: Jul 22/17

Our 2 days with Svetlana were fantastic! We saw everything we wanted and had a great time. Svetlana was knowledgeable and got us through many crowds easily and efficiently. The van was modern and comfortable and the driver was great! We will definitely contact her the next time we go to St. Petersburg.

Sondra Ettlinger

United States
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Tour: 2-day private tour St.Petersburg at a glance, Saint Petersburg, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia
Date: Jul 14/17

Wendy B.

Canada
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Tour: #225368, 3-day private tour 'St.Petersburg highlights and treasures', Saint Petersburg, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia    view tour
Date: Jul 4/17

Not customized as I asked for. Not good descriptions Not good with answering questions Not very social. She joined for lunch but didn't talk. We had to make the conversation with her.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Wendy, Thank you for your feedback. It's unusual and useful to learn that there might be even this kind of opinion about my work. Quite the opposite reviews about the same tour which I have received from you and from your fellow travelers make me think again about the preparation of the private tours for the small groups. In any case I am sorry you were left with bad aftertaste of your journey. With warm regards, Svetlana

Ruben Khadiullin

Russia
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Tour: Two-day tour of St.Petersburg, Saint Petersburg, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia
Date: Jun 16/17

Svetlana is a wonderful guide! She expertly arranged and led a two-day tour throughout St. Petersburg and inside Hermitage museum for 16 people. She has profound knowledge of cultural and historic facts, excellent command of English, as well as very friendly and welcoming attitude! We enjoyed her guidance a lot and are truly grateful for the time well spent! Many thanks, Svetlana!

J A Hinton

Fresno, CA, United States
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Tour: #225178, 2-day private shore excursion 'The Best of St.Petersburg', Saint Petersburg, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia    view tour
Date: Jun 8/17

Svetlana I was wonderful! This two day tour for 7 of us with guide and driver was a fabulous alternative to the 2 day ship's tour which we took previously. We had minimal lines, wonderful commentary, visited many areas we missed on the bus tour on our previous visit. Our visit included Peterhof, Catherine's palace, carriage museum, group lunches and dinner with folkloric show, private canal cruise on small boat, Spilled Blood, Hermitage, Yusupov, Peter & Paul, everything on ship's tour and much more.

Esther Iron

Israel
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Tour: #214232, 2-day private shore excurion 'Best of St.Petersburg combined with Jewish Heritage sights', Saint Petersburg, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia    view tour
Date: May 9/17

Wonderful two days with Svetlana! A very knowledgable, caring guide. Always ready to meet the needs and interests of the group. Excellent English and very easy to understand. Prior to the trip, Svetlana was readily available to answer our many question. In fact by the time we met Svetlana we already felt like old friends. Hopefully, we will return to St. Petersburg next year and that we will have the pleasure of Svetlana as our guide once again. Our compliments to our excellent driver.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Esther, Thank you very much for your warm feedback. You are mostly welcome to come back to St.Petersburg! Svetlana

Diane S.

United States
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Tour: #212138, St.Petersburg Jewish Heritage and Present-Day Life Tour, Sankt Petersburg, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia    view tour
Date: May 5/17

Learning about the Jewish Experience and Jewish life today in Russia was fascinating. Svetlana is an excellent guide who is Jewish herself so her narrative is personal, not just factual. My grandparents came from the shtetl experience so I saw my own heritage during this tour. We began in the Ethnographic Museum to learn about Jewish life in all parts of Russia and ended our day at the main synagogue and JCC where the buzzy place captured the incredible sense of community here. Svetlana is wonderful!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Diane, It was such a pleasure to meet your and Ian. I’m glad that you enjoyed the Jewish tour. Thank you for your interest, it is so important to feel.. Glad to know you liked St Petersburg, and hope someday you’ll come back. We have a lot to see and to visit. For me it is very important to be not just a tour guide, taking people from one place to another, but to be an ambassador of my native city and my motherland. Thank you for your warm feedback. Give my best wishes to Ian, Yours, Svetlana

Hsin-Yi Ai

Taiwan
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Tour: St.Petersburg at your fingertips, Saint Petersburg, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia
Date: Sep 6/16

Svetlana was a superb tour guide! I enjoyed the tour of St. Petersburg very much! I will most definitely come back for another visit!

Sheila Gitelson

United States
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Tour: #212138, St.Petersburg Jewish Heritage and Present-Day Life Tour, Sankt Petersburg, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia    view tour
Date: Sep 6/16

Jan Rohde

United States
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Tour: #214417, 3-day Private tour for Jan Rohde, Saint Petersburg, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia    view tour
Date: Jul 27/16

Svetlana accommodated all of our travel goals and brought us to exceptional restaurants for lunch.

Hilda Ruth McIlrath

Canada
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Tour: #225368, 3-day private shore excursion 'St.Petersburg highlights and treasures', Saint Petersburg, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia    view tour
Date: Jul 18/16

This tour was fabulous, we were able to see so much without any line ups.

Janet B.

United States
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Tour: #213980, 3-day Shore Excursion for Janet Belkin, Saint Petersburg, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia    view tour
Date: Jun 22/16

Svetlana was our guide for three days in St. Petersburg. She was a fantastic guide and a pleasure to be with for that time. She was able to meet all of our request and was able to provide extras that allowed us to better enjoy the tour. I could not imagine a more competent, enjoyable or interesting guide. Thank you Svetlana Janet Belkin and Al Tarlov

Ronald L Ver Baker

United States
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Tour: #216192, private tour for Ronald Vel Baker, Saint Petersburg, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia    view tour
Date: Apr 26/16

While in St Petersburg on a first time visit to Russia, I and my wife Edith contracted for two days with a private guide with "Tours by Locals". Our guide, Swetlana, spoke English very clearly and in a manner very interesting. This Lady was very courteous and helpful. She was extremely informative. We enjoyed the experience. I would recommend her service to any English speaking first time visitor to St Petersburg. Ron Verbaker

Ronald L Ver Baker

United States
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Tour: Catherine's palace and Peterhof Grand Palace tour, Saint Petersburg, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia
Date: Apr 24/16

While in St Petersburg on a first time visit to Russia, I and my wife Edith contracted for two days with a private guide with "Tours by Locals". Our guide, Swetlana, spoke English very clearly and in a manner very interesting. This Lady was very courteous and helpful. She was extremely informative. We enjoyed the experience. I would recommend her service to any English speaking first time visitor to St Petersburg. Ron Verbaker

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Ronald and Edith, thank you very much for visiting Russia and booking your private tour with me. I truly enjoyed our time together. Thank you for your warm comments, I really appreciate it. Wish you all the best, Svetlana