Traveler Reviews of Private Tours in St Petersburg Russia by Tour Guide Kseniya G. (Guide #5333)


Ouida Fritschi

United States
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Tour: #39621, 3Day "St.Petersburg All Highlights" Private Tour, Saint Petersburg, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia    view tour
Date: Jul 13/18

Very professional, yet extremely affable. Truly enjoyable tour of a beautiful and history laden city. Appreciated advice both solicited and unsolicited. Command of English was excellent and attention to our personal needs was very much appreciated. Our driver was equally impressive. Thank you.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Ouida, thank you so much for finding time to review the tour and for such kind words. Thank you.

Lee Morgan

United States
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Tour: 3 day tour for Lee Morgan and his daughter, Saint Petersburg, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia
Date: Jun 19/18

My daughter and I went to St. Petersburg for the World Cup soccer games and did some sight seeing between games. It was cold and complicated by the world cup crowds. Ksenyia was very flexible and showed us more than we could absorb. I had a little difficulty hearing her clearly (I am a little hard of hearing) but the arrangements were terrific and Ksenyia did an excellent job.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Lee, Thank you for finding time to review my service and for your kind words.

Sharon Kalemkiarian

United States
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Tour: #52729, Tour of Peterhof (by car) in St.Petersburg, Saint Petersburg, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia    view tour
Date: Sep 26/17

We had a wonderful day with Ksenyia at the Peterhof. She is very knowledgeable, having studied Art at the University, and speaks wonderful English. The transportation was very comfortable, and she used a speaker in the van so everyone could hear her. We especially appreciated her thoughtful answers to our many questions about modern Russia, and her willlingness to take us to the Victory Memorial honoring the heroes and victims of the siege of Leningrad. We highly recommend that addition to everyone!

Mary Sharp

United States
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Tour: 3 day Shore Tour for Mary Sharp, Sankt-Peterburg, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia
Date: Aug 20/17

Ksenya was superb! She had everything arranged and was very accommodating for us. We got to have some local food while there and she chose great spots for us. We highly recommend her as she is totally prepared and professional.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Mary, thank you very much for your great review!

Julia Olree

United States
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Tour: tour for Julia Olree, Sankt Petersburg, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia
Date: Aug 9/17

Kseniya is extremely knowledgeable about St. Petersburg's history and particularly art culture. She was great about hitting the highlights with insightful facts and kept the pace going. Definitely enjoyable and highly recommend!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much, Julia!!!!

Janine Vadas

South Africa
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Tour: 2 day shore tour, Sankt Petersburg, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia
Date: Aug 4/17

Our guide Ksenyia was a wonderful informative guide. We loved our 2 days with her. We saw everything we wanted to see.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Mike and Janine! We had great time!

Michael Walker

United States
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Tour: #39386, 1 Day St. Petersburg Shore Excursion Tour, Saint Petersburg, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia    view tour
Date: Jul 11/17

Grab this women if you are touring in St. Petersburg. She is prompt, very detailed in her instructions to go through immigration and lovely to be with. We enjoyed tour the Hermitage with her avoiding the crowds and seeing everything possible. She is available both days the ship was in port so you can have her care for two days.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much, Michael!

Annelie Jordaan

South Africa
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Tour: #39621, 3Day "St.Petersburg All Highlights" Tour, Saint Petersburg, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia    view tour
Date: Apr 25/17

Ksenyia is FANTASTIC!!!! In all of Russia you will not find a better tour guide. She is extremely knowledgeable and has a way of making history come alive. She has made our time in St'Petersburg one of our best and memorable. Edgar, our driver is one of the nicest people you can ever meet. We have loved our time in St'Petersburg with them!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Annelie we just loved having you as our guests! Great time! Thank you.

Martin Barron

United States
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Tour: #39623, St Petersburg Tour of Catherine Palace, Saint Petersburg, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia    view tour
Date: Sep 21/16

Martha Hernandez

United States
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Tour: Ballet tour, Saint Petersburg, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia
Date: Sep 5/16

We had a fantastic time. (2) Couples arriving on cruise ship. Spend three fabulous days in St. Petersburg. The trip was made more memorable due to the professionalism and warmth of the tour guide and driver. Thank you again. Until next time.

Jeffrey F.

United States
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Tour: Pavlsovsk tour, Saint Petersburg, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia
Date: Aug 16/16

This tour included Peter and Paul fortress and Yusopov Palace on one day, then a visit to Pavlovsk Palace a second day. It was a great tour, and we enjoyed doing this as two separate days. Feel free to contact Kseniya for a custom tour if you want to arrange it, she is flexible and the tours were great (this was our third tour with Kseniya.

Kimberly Lassetter

United States
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Tour: #61130, 2 Day "Must Sees" Tour of St. Petersburg, Saint Petersburg, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia    view tour
Date: Aug 13/16

We had a wonderful two-day tour of St. Petersburg even after a crazy start on day one. Kseniya is knowledgeable about the history of the city, the art, and the architecture and all those interesting things in-between that make a tour a truly unique experience. Well done!

Kip Hooker

United States
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Tour: Custom tour, Saint Petersburg, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia
Date: Jul 17/16

Kseniya is a wonderful guide! you will not be sorry if you book her. She toured our family which included my son (11) and daughter (9). She was very careful to be sure that we saw everything but did not over do it for the children. St. Petersburg is a wonderful place but two days of full out touring can be tiring. Kseniya did a wonderful job in balancing the two. Thanks again for a wonderful tour!!

Stephen Chenin

Henderson, NEVADA, United States
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Tour: #39526, 2 Day St. Petersburg Moderate Shore Excursion Tour, Saint Petersburg, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia    view tour
Date: Jun 25/16

We were in St. Petersburg for two days and had a wonderful time with our guide Kseniya and the driver. they worked together well and showed us so many wonderful sites it's hard to remember them all, it's lucky that we have our camera to re-see them so we can review all the wonderful sites and sounds. I would recommend her to other travelers without hesitation

Peter Shulman

United States
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Tour: Blanket visas & Port fees, Saint Petersburg, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia
Date: Jun 22/16

Kseniya was fabulous. She was punctual, extremely informed about Russian history and fun to spend the day with her. My wife and I had a wonderful 2 day tour of St. Petersburg and would recommend Kseniya very highly.

Peter Shulman

United States
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Tour: #61130, 2 Day classic tour, Saint Petersburg, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia    view tour
Date: Jun 22/16

Kseniya is a fabulous guide. Her knowledge of Russian history and the passion she exhibits for her country brought this experience to life. She is a wonderful ambassador for St. Petersburg. I would give her my highest recommendation.

Amy Rogers

Switzerland
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Tour: Tour of Catherine palace, Saint Petersburg, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia
Date: May 6/16

Kseniya was great at communicating. She pitched the tour perfectly for our students, kept them engaged and interested throughout the tour, even though it was a long day! Kseniya also gave some great tips regarding the local market! Thank you!

Øivind Sanden

Norway
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Tour: Driving tour guide, Saint Petersburg, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia
Date: Sep 25/15

My guide was excellent. She gave a lot of interesting facts, she was a very pleasant person to spend the day with, and she was very acurate in all her doings. Top score!!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Tank you Øivind)

Nelson Laureles

New Zealand
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Tour: 2 Day Active Tour, Saint Petersburg, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia
Date: Aug 26/15

I recommend a private tour such as this for people when visiting St. Petersburg. Customised itinerary (more places and experience), very comfortable transport (Mercedes) and cost almost the same as the cruise excursions. Very personalised. It's like going on tour with friends who really know the place. Kseniya and Eugene made us feel comfortable from the first time they met us at the terminal until the end. Their english is as good (if not better) as any other guides we've met in our cruise.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your review!

Stu Milam

United States
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Tour: #39385, 2 Day Relaxed Shore Excursion Tour - Stu Milam, Saint Petersburg, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia    view tour
Date: Aug 18/15

Kseniya is the best guide ever! It would be difficult to say how there might be a better guide. She is personable, extraordinarily knowledgeable about Russian history and contemporary Russia, fluent in English, and simply delightful to travel around St. Petersburg with. No guide I have used at Tours by Locals or from other providers has been as excellent as Kseniya. Having her as a guide is much like touring with a long-time, close and very bright friend. Highest possible recommendation.

Adam Lewkowicz

United States
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Tour: 2 Day Shore tour for Adam Lewcowicz, Saint Petersburg, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia
Date: Aug 1/15

Without Kseniya, I believe the tour would have just been a walk through the city and the sites. Her knowledge of art was incredible. She took her time explaining all the details and even suggested where we should go for dinner. I have to admit it was one of the finest meals we ever had.

John Intorcio

United States
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Tour: #39526, 2 Day Moderate Shore Excursion Tour, Saint Petersburg, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia    view tour
Date: Jul 21/15

Kseniya guided our family of four for two days through St. Petersberg. Paired with a driver, we were comfortably driven to all the sites we wanted to see, granted preferred entry, and expertly informed of the history and relevance of the sites. Kseniya's English is excellent, and stories of her parents and grandparents added a personal touch. Highly recommended!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you!!!

Fred Witt

United States
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Tour: 3 Day tour for Kathleen Witt, Saint Petersburg, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia
Date: Jul 3/15

Kseniya was a wonderful guide. She has an amazing knowledge of her city and we too loved it when we finished three days with her tour. She provided background and history of St. Petersburg and she has an excellent knowledge of art and architecture. Her style of guiding was so good that I still remember some of the facts she gave us. The pace of the tour was perfect, and her English was very good. Kseniya showed us everything on our list.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much.

James Mordy

United States
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Tour: #39386, 1 Day Shore Excursion Tour, Saint Petersburg, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia    view tour
Date: Jul 1/15

Kseniya is an excellent guide. She is very knowledgeable of the history of St. Petersburg as well as the paintings at the Hermitage. She has a terrific sense of humor, and was very flexible in accommodating our various wishes for things to see during the day. Thank you Kseniya!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you James! Thank you very much!

Peter Murton

United Kingdom
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Tour: 1 Day Shore Excursion tour for Peter Murton, Saint Petersburg, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia
Date: Jun 28/15

Very friendly guide and driver. Helped us to see all the major sights and adapted the tour to cope with my wifes walking difficulties. Could not have asked for more.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your review.

Maria Lynch

Australia
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Tour: 3 Day Highlights Tour for Maria Lynch, Saint Petersburg, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia
Date: Jun 27/15

Thank you Kseniya for making our stay in St. Petersburg so informative, interesting, and super comfortable. Kseniya is a very professional, informed young person who has a very high knowledge of the history and culture of her beautiful city. She always went out of her way to help and she was very approachable and punctual.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you do much for your great review.

Rodrigo Pelaez

United States
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Tour: tour for Roger Pelaez, Saint Petersburg, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia
Date: Jun 22/15

David Walker

United Kingdom
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Tour: #39526, 2 Day Moderate Shore Excursion Tour, Saint Petersburg, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia    view tour
Date: Jun 16/15

What a wonderful way to see the highlights of Saint Petersburg. Kseniya, our guide, who was extremely knowledgeable also knew the best way to avoid the crowds at the very busy places. Our driver, Eugene, was very adept in dealing with the heavy, clogged traffic. Kseniya was very adaptable and adjusted the itinerary to include locations we requested as well as sampling local food. It is certainly good value for money and the easiest, most informative, personalized way to enjoy Saint Petersburg.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: David, Thank you very much!

Peter P.

Canada
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Tour: #39526, 2 Day Moderate Shore Excursion Tour, Saint Petersburg, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia    view tour
Date: May 27/15

Kseniya was a very personable and highly knowledgeable young woman who we spent two days with in St Petersburg. All four of us enjoyed her excellent communucation skills and we all learned so much of the history, the incredible sites she took us to, and, in particular we enjoyed her perspectives of life in this wonderful city. Being from a family who has lived in St petersburg for a very long time, Ksenuya's tour was enhanced by her stories, her optimism and her obvious love of St Petersburg. Fabulous!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Peter, thank you very much for your kind words about me.

Roger Walworth

United Kingdom
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Tour: 2 Day Tour for Roger Walworth, Saint Petersburg, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia
Date: May 18/15

Kseniya proved to be an excellent guide who was extremely knowledgeable about all aspects of the tours we chose. She has a great personality and her English is perfect. Thoroughly recommended.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Roger, Thank you so much for your testimonial. I enjoyed time with you so much. Thank you.

Daniel Eder

United States
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Tour: 2 Day Moderate shore tour for Daniel Eder, Saint Petersburg, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia
Date: May 8/15

First off, Kseniya is far from simply a tour guide. She is a witty, funny, sparkling young lady, a delight to be with under any circumstance. At first, we thought she would be too young to have absorbed all the history and information about this fascinating and sprawling city. We were so wrong. Kseniya is like a sponge of vast amounts of names, dates, stories, and in the Hermitage, she was an expert pro at explaining things. We could not more highly recommend this vibrant, smart, energetic young lady!

Timothy Lin

Hong Kong
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Tour: #133225, 3 Day Shore Excursion Tour: Moscow & St.Petersburg, Saint Petersburg, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia    view tour
Date: Apr 27/15

Ralph Sarmiento

United States
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Tour: Driving Tour Guide tour, Saint Petersburg, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia
Date: Mar 8/15

Kseniya was an excellent guide for St Petersburg, and she was accommodating with my changes due to the airline. I did the driving tour with her, and the drive itself was an adventure. I definitely recommend her service. Ralph S.,San Antonio, TX

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Ralph, thank you very much for your testimonial.

Alex MacDonald

United Kingdom
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Tour: Wedding Tour for Alex MacDonald, Saint Petersburg, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia
Date: Feb 20/15

I could not rate Kseniya highly enough. She was not only extremely knowledgable and entertaining but her english was impeccable. It was not ideal to undertake a bus tour in both english and russian but Kensiya did an outstanding job. I would advise anyone planning a tour to use Kseniya. She also offered a lot of advice prior to the tour which I greatly appreciated. Thank you Kseniya for our work and contributing to the happiest day of my life. It will never be forgotten!!

Annabell Trujillo

Ecuador
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Tour: 7 hour tour for Annabell, Saint Petersburg, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia
Date: Sep 21/14

Excelente!!! Knows a lot and takes care of you!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you!

Lynne Berry

United States
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Tour: Tour for Lynne Berry, Saint Petersburg, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia
Date: Aug 16/14

Kseniya was a delightful, professional guide. She and the driver were prompt and courteous. She was very knowledgeable and extremely considerate. I HIGHLY recommend her. She is a pleasure to spend time with and is perfectly suited for this work.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Lynne!

Bruce Prager

United States
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Tour: extra tour for the 3rd day for Bruce Prager, Saint Petersburg, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia
Date: Jul 22/14

We spent 3 days in St. Petersburg with Kseniya as our guide. She was on time waiting for us at our ship. I had forgotten the tour tickets and Russian passport control was not going to let us through. Fortunately Kseniya had copies and we were on our way. She is a beautiful young lady who has perfect english. We saw all the palaces and churches with no rushing. Our group of 4 traveled in a new van. The highlights was the Metro and a Georgian lunch. If you travel to St. Petersburg, book with Kseninya.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Bruce, Thank you very much!

Bruce Prager

United States
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Tour: 2 day active tour for Bruce Prager, Saint Petersburg, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia
Date: Jul 20/14

We spent 3 days in St. Petersburg with Kseniya as our guide. She was on time waiting for us at our ship. I had forgotten the tour tickets and Russian passport control was not going to let us through. Fortunately Kseniya had copies and we were on our way. She is a beautiful young lady who has perfect english. We saw all the palaces and churches with no rushing. Our group of 4 traveled in a new van. The highlights was the Metro and a Georgian lunch. If you travel to St. Petersburg, book with Kseninya.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you!

Douglas Sutherland

Luxembourg
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Tour: Early entry for Douglas Sutherland family, Saint Petersburg, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia
Date: Jul 12/14

Perfect organisation. Kseniya's knowledge was limitless, but she adapted to our pace and interest levels and did not overwhelm us.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Douglas!

Douglas Sutherland

Luxembourg
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Tour: #39385, 2 Day Relaxed Shore Excursion Tour, Saint Petersburg, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia    view tour
Date: Jul 12/14

Great organisation and completely adapted to our requests.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you!

Steve Currie

Canada
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Tour: Steve Currie Tour: St Petersburg+Moscow, Saint Petersburg, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia
Date: Jul 7/14

Kseniya is a great host - she is incredibly knowledgeable and great with tourists. Her knowledge of the sites, history and local customs made our 3 days very enjoyable. She also provides great customer service and ensures that her customers are well looked after. Our time with Kseniya exceeded our expectations and we would highly recommend her.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Steve!!!

Greg Peet

Canada
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Tour: 3 day tour for Greg Peet, Saint Petersburg, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia
Date: Jul 2/14

Kseniya is an excellent guide. She has an outstanding knowledge of art and history in St. Petersburg and presents information with story-telling and an open and engaging personality. We were absolutely delighted with our 3 day.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Greg, Thank you very much!

Georgina Harley

Australia
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Tour: St. Petersburg Private Tour: Summer Residences of Romanoffs, Saint Petersburg, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia
Date: Jul 1/14

Kseniya was fantastic: she found a car and driver for us at very short notice (due to rain) and changed the tour accordingly.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you!

Georgina Harley

Australia
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Tour: Half day walking tour of St.Petersburg downtown, Saint Petersburg, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia
Date: Jun 30/14

Ksenya was fantastic: she picked up our tour from another guide due a clash of dates and managed to keep to the same itinerary allowing us to visit museums which are typically closed on the day.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much!

Lila Heilbrunn

Canada
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Tour: 3 day tour for David Heilbrunn, Saint Petersburg, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia
Date: Jun 23/14

Kseniya is a 5 star guide! She is very knowledgeable about her beautiful city, its architecture, history and wonderful museums. She is organized, punctual and has a delightful personality and a phenomenal command of English. We really enjoyed the three day tour that she organized for us.

Moshe Golden

Israel
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Tour: 1 day tour for Moshe Golden, Saint Petersburg, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia
Date: Jun 20/14

Kseniya is a very pleasant person and easy to get along with. She is knowledgeable in what she showed us and explained more than any tourist can catch in the few hours that we were with her. Due to the heavy traffic we could not see everything that was on our itinerary but we did have the great pleasure of visiting the Mining Museum. I would gladly take another tour with kseniya at a later date.

Stein Tore Skraastad

Norway
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Tour: Early prearranged entrance to Peterhof Grand palace, Saint Petersburg, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia
Date: Jun 4/14

Kseniya appeared as extremely knowledgable and all 9 participants expressed their satisfaction with the way she shared her knowledge. Arrangments were excellent.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you!

Stein Tore Skraastad

Norway
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Tour: #39621, 3Day "All the Highlights" Tour, Saint Petersburg, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia    view tour
Date: Jun 3/14

I can only repeat the previous rating. Kseniya is an excellent guide.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much!

Kenneth Zeilberger

United States
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Tour: #61130, 2 Day classic tour, Saint Petersburg, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia    view tour
Date: May 18/14

Excellent guide, well informed, timely, punctual, flexible, was the highlight of our Baltic cruise. enthusiastically recommended.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much!

Kara Foulk

United States
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Tour: Tour for Kara Foulk, Saint Petersburg, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia
Date: Apr 30/14

Kseniya was well educated in each area we saw on the tour. We were here for three days and she customizes a tour for my family with two kids. The places she took us to eat were fantastic and had great atmosphere. She was able to answer any question we had. Her drivers were also very nice and friendly. We had her organize a traditional Russian folk dance show for us one night with her driver. Everything was great.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much.

Heidi Canarelli

Henderson, NV, United States
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Tour: 3 day tour for Heidi Canarelli, Saint Petersburg, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia
Date: Sep 30/13

Kseniya was terrific. Her command of the English language is excellent. She is not only darling but interesting, considerate and willing to be very flexible to whatever we wanted. She is obviously well educated and could easily answer our many questions. We HIGHLY recommend her as a guide.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much!

David Umansky

United States
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Tour: 3 day tour for David Umansky, Saint Petersburg, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia
Date: Sep 11/13

DO NOT HESITATE, BOOK KSENIYA NOW!!! If you want to insure a deep rich historical and cultural tour then you have found your ultimate guide. Kseniya's friendly outgoing nature and her encyclopedic knowledge of Russian art and history will delight the most experienced and novice traveler alike. I discovered this website by chance and was unsure what to expect but when we were five minutes into our first day I new I had discovered a true jewel. I cannot imagine my trip to St. Petersburg now without Kseniya.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: WOW! David, thank you so much!

Michael Berger

United States
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Tour: Tour for Michael and Donna, Saint Petersburg, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia
Date: Sep 8/13

Kseniya and her driver were great. My wife and I had two wonderful days in St. Petersburg with her. Everything was taken care of as promised and we saw so much more than our cruise mates who took group tours from the ship. I would highly recommend Kseniya to anyone looking for a private guide in St. Petersburg.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you!!!

Jeffrey F.

United States
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Tour: #39623, Catherine Palace (Amber Room), Saint Petersburg, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia    view tour
Date: Aug 21/13

We had a great tour! Kseniya arranged everything and was expert and friendly! The arranged van was excellent. Palace was crowded (other tourists) but Kseniya got us in quickly. During the tour, Kseniya was patient and flexible and adjusted the tour as we went according to our interest and the weather (it was like she could read our minds). We also saw a neat "hermitage" building used for private Imperial dining with mechanical elevator tables. I had a good feeling as we toured throughout. Great!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much!

Jeffrey F.

United States
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Tour: Early Hermitage, Saint Petersburg, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia
Date: Aug 20/13

We had a great tour! Kseniya arranged everything and was expert and friendly! The arranged van made a great first impression. Museum was chaotic (other tourists) but she got us in ahead of lines quickly. During tour, Kseniya took was efficient (large museum). She was flexible and adjusted the tour as we went depending on our interests (like she read our minds!). She was patient and early put me as ease ("my job is to make you feel comfortable here"). I had a good feeling as we toured throughout. Great!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much!

William Simpson

Canada
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Tour: early entrances to Peterhof Gran Palace and the Hermitage Museum, Saint Petersburg, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia
Date: Aug 9/13

really good value!Kseniya was perfect in every way!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much!

William Simpson

Canada
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Tour: 2 Day active tour, Saint Petersburg, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia
Date: Aug 9/13

Kseniya provided the 6 of us with the perfect tour.She is very knowledgable,efficient,considerate,and pleasant.Everything from the moment we were picked up at our ship to the end of the two days was exceptional.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much.

George Weintraub

United States
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Tour: 3 day tour for Serena Weintraub and George Weintraub, Saint Petersburg, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia
Date: Aug 4/13

Kseniya was a wonderful young guide. We got a great feel for St Petersberg from her. When we first booked the tour we had some trepidations ( for no particular reason) At this point after the tour I / We would highly recommend Her to anyone wishing a great tour from lovely (on time) guide.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you!

Michael Gerber

Portimao, Portugal
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Tour: additional tour for Michael Gerber, Saint Petersburg, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia
Date: Jun 22/13

Once you know that you will be visiting St. Petersburg, book Kseniya as quickly as possible. You will not find a better guide. Her knowledge of Russian history, art, architecture, etc. is exceptional. In addition, she is extremely well organized as well as flexible. With Kseniya as your guide, you are guaranteed to get the most out of your visit. Dr Michael S Gerber Portimão, Portugal

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much!

Elinor G.

United States
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Tour: RussianHomeVisist, Saint Petersburg, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia
Date: Jun 7/13

We had an absolutely delightful time and learned a lot by meeting an older woman who not only was charming and a very good cook, but was willing to talk to us about all the many changes she has seen in her lifetime. An excellent experience that deepened our understanding of life in Russia today.

Elinor G.

United States
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Tour: #39385, 2 Day Relaxed Shore Excursion Tour, Saint Petersburg, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia    view tour
Date: Jun 7/13

Ksenya was fabulous! She was our guide on our second tour of St. Petersburg and she provided us with wonderful new places to visit and see. She arranged for our wonderful evening of dinner in someone's home. We visited the Ethnographic Museum and the Russian Museum. We visited the subways, a market, etc. Most of all, she gave us a new depth of understanding about the life of a young person in Russia and insights about the transition the country has experienced from communism. Highly recommended!

Richard Norton-Hall

Canada
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Tour: 2 Day active tour, Saint Petersburg, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia
Date: May 3/13

We had a 2 day tour with Kseniya. She arranged for us to be picked up from the airport and to be driven around the city on our tour, which meant we got to see so much more than a walking tour. Kseniya was marvelous. She worked with us before the visit to see what we wanted out of it a provided the perfect tour. She has a deep knowledge of the city its history, legends and characters, and conveys it it in a really interesting way. I would highly recommend her services.

Robyn Fisher

United States
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Tour: 3 day tour of St Petersburg, Saint Petersburg, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia
Date: Apr 17/13

Kseniya was absolutely a treasure trove of information. So friendly and fully of fascinating stories and facts. She was very accommodating. Even took us on a last minute tour of several subway stations on our way to Peterhof. We could not have asked for more. All our tickets were in order and she let us take as much time as we liked. Her driver as also fabulous and spoke English too. Both were very easy to understand. We are from the United States and this trip was a life time dream cometrue

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much. I enjoyed time spent with you so much.

Tyler M.

Canada
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Tour: #39621, 3Day "All the Highlights" Tour, Saint Petersburg, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia    view tour
Date: Apr 4/13

Although Kseniya wasn't able to make the tour due to illness, she did arrange for another guide, Maria, to take her place. (I thought it was very professional to pre-arrange a replacement!) Maria was wonderful, taking me to all of the best places in Saint Petersburg, including some really tasty lunch spots. Her English was great, and I appreciated that she brought me to the most unique, interesting parts of each site we visited, to maximize my short stay. Thank you Maria (& Vadim, our driver)!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you,Tyler! I will send your words to Maria.

TOURSBYLOCALS RESPONSE: In the unusual case where a guide can't personally deliver a tour, the traveler is notified in advance and given the opportunity to cancel or accept the substitute.

Hong Vu

United States
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Tour: 3 day tour of St Petersburg, Saint Petersburg, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia
Date: Mar 7/13

As knowldgeable as she is pretty. This is probably one of the best tours in the entire trip!

Toni Dankovich

United States
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Tour: City tour+Hermitage, Saint Petersburg, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia
Date: Dec 29/12

Kseniya is a very knowledgeable guide. She is a very warm & takes care of her clients well. She asked us if we wanted to stray from the itinerary as that was OK with her. What ever it took to make us happy she did. I am highly recommending Kseniya as a guide for you will not be disappointed.

Michael Blaise

United Kingdom
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Tour: Best highlights for 3 days, Saint Petersburg, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia
Date: Dec 23/12

Kseniya was our guide. She and her driver Igor took us around all of the great places around St Petersburg. Kseniya was a dream.She was not just a guide but a friend who gave us the lowdown on all the gossip of St Petersburg from Peter The Great to the Dish washer. At the end of each tale she would say, of course there is always another story. Kseniya is a Princess of the guide world. If you want the best tour of St Petersburg then it has to be with Kseniya. Nothing else will be good enough.

Wendy Smiley

United States
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Tour: 4 Day Customized Private Tour, Saint Petersburg, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia
Date: Sep 24/12

Can't believe I did not do this yet. Kseniya was the most fabulous tour guide my husband and I have ever had. We have been on many tours and enjoyed our time spent with Kseniya more then any other. I would highly recommend Kseniya. She is adorable, spoke fluent English and knew a great deal about St. Petersburg. Bruce and Wendy Smiley

Raj Sivananthan

Phoenix, AZ, United States
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Tour: Diamond Room, Saint Petersburg, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia
Date: Sep 20/12

A fascinating experience......the riches of the Romanovs and much more!

Raj Sivananthan

Phoenix, AZ, United States
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Tour: Additional excursions, Saint Petersburg, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia
Date: Sep 19/12

Kseniya was superb. The tours she added for us to see the Winter Palace, the Yusupov Palace where Rasputin was murdered and Alexander Palace where the Nicholas II and his family were imprisoned until their deportation to Siberia where they were executed, were exceptional. Kseniya also gave us special tours of the Spilled Blood Cathedral, the Tsar's village, and beautiful, haunting, St. Nicholas cathedral where the heart and soul of St. Petersburg remain enshrined. You will do well to tour with Kseniya.

Raj Sivananthan

Phoenix, AZ, United States
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Tour: 3 Day "Must sees"Tour, Saint Petersburg, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia
Date: Sep 19/12

Kseniya is a wonderful guide. Her knowledge of Russian history, art and civilization is first rate and of a caliber well beyond the ordinary tour guide. She is lovely, friendly, and extremely motivated to make one experience St. Petersburg's multi faceted history to its fullest. Her in depth tours of the opulent Imperial Residences of the Tsars, the great Hermtage, and the magnificent Orthodox churches of St.Petersburg are not to be missed. Thanks Kseniya for giving us a glimpse of your amazing city !

Gerald Roberts

Canada
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Tour: Tsarskoye Selo, Saint Petersburg, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia
Date: Sep 14/12

Kseniya was one of the most knowledgeable guides I've ever encountered. She also has a great personality and the time we spent with her was great fun. I have no hesitation in recommending Kseniya highly to anyone visiting St. Petersburg.

Robert Attwood

United Kingdom
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Tour: 3 day St. Petersburg customized tour, Saint Petersburg, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia
Date: Sep 8/12

Our visit to Saint Petersburg was thoroughly enjoyed by all six members of our party. We had been told that the sights of this city are wonderful but what we saw far exceeded our expectations. It must be said that our enjoyment was immeasurably enhanced by the input of our guide, Kseniya. Her knowledge of the city and its history added so much interest and we would have missed so much without her. We thank her also for her sweet nature and good humour.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your warm words, I'm so glad you enjoyed the tour. I enjoyed working with you so much!Thank you!

Robert Attwood

United Kingdom
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Tour: Transfer, Saint Petersburg, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia
Date: Sep 7/12

Our transfer went perfectly to plan. A very polite and helpful driver and comfortable drive through fearsome traffic.

Tony Sutherland

Australia
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Tour: 2 Day custom shore tour, Saint Petersburg, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia
Date: Jul 11/12

I had a excellent private tour with my good friend in St. Petersburg for two days hosted by Kseniya. She was very helpfull, informative and flexible with the itinerary. We saw all we came to see plus much more and had a great time with this friendly guide and driver. My good friend Katia was very pleased to meet Kseniya and she was happy to share conversations with her in Russian. St. Petersburg was the highlight of our cruise ship tour and was the best value for money to see all we wanted to see.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much!