Karen DryUnited States
There are no words as to how AMAZING Polina was as our guide. So knowledgeable and sweet. She showed a side of Russia that left us awestruck and so happy she was with us. Our group was large and we ran out of time to see certain sites, but that wasn't her fault at all. She recommended the Russian Vodka Room for lunch and the food was perfect - great Russian experience. So appreciative of her getting us back to our cruise ship on time, even after some rather crazy requests for a last minute shopping!
Mark SchloesslinUnited States
Our time with Polina was excellent! She was most knowledgeable, upbeat, and friendly. From the time we first met her to the time we hugged her goodbye, the tour with Polina went very smoothly. Our tour of St. Petersburg was a highlight of our Baltic cruise. After this experience, we would definitely use Tours by Locals again; it's a good alternative to tours planned by the cruise lines.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Mark! For very very warm words)))))
Jeremy FerreUnited States
Polina was great to work with from booking to tour. We made several changes in the itinerary and number of people and made things complicated for her, but she took it with ease. Our group was very happy with the tour provided and Polina as our guide. We highly recommend Polina as a tour guide!
Darryl StitsonUnited Kingdom
Although we have never used this kind of service before, the tour was everything we had hoped it would be. Polina is professional and knowledgeable and tailored the day to what we wanted to see and do. The day was jam packed with all the main fantastic sights of St Petersburg, as well as an insight into how modern Russian people live. We even managed a market and a Metro ride, finally ending with Swan Lake in the evening at the Alexandrinsky before being safely escorted to our ship by our driver Dimitri.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Darryl! Thank you for this commentaries!! That was pleasure to meet your party!
Kevin Van WykUnited States
We've toured with Polina and her private driver on two different cruises and both times were very pleased. She is very smart and attentive to your needs. We had a great time both days and would highly recommend her. Thanks Polina! Kevin
William RathbunUnited States
Polina was very knowledgeable about St. Petersburg. We enjoyed Polina's wonderful attitude, her friendly manner and great language skills. We recommend Polina and Tours by Locals for anyone visiting St. Petersburg. The nice car with a driver was an additional benefit and provided transportation from the cruise ship terminal.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Willam! I had wonderful day with your party!
Arch GettyUnited States
Fantastic customized tour, and I'm a Russian historian so hard to please. Polina was the best guide I have met in many years of leading groups in Russia and elsewhere . She was very knowledgeable and professional, and everyone in my group adored her.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you a lot Arch! It was more than pleasure to participate your tour not mine)))!
Rosemary DalesandroUnited States
Polina was a wonderful guide - very informative and helpful.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your warm words, Rosemary!
Mark FicklinScottsdale, AZ, United States
Polina was the very best. She has been the best guide ever. We have used Tour By Local many a times and she is one of the best. She knows her stuff and most accommodating. Don't miss your chance to book her for your tours.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Mark! Great to meet you and your party!!!!
Cheryl HowardUnited States
Polina was the best guide we could have asked for! She took us to all of the best sights that we wanted to see in St Petersburg. We didn't have to stand in any lines like most people waiting to get into the museums or cathedrals. Polina knows Russian history and arts extremely well! I believe she said her college degree is in art history. Polina is an extremely nice young lady and her English is excellent. We would definite like to use her services again if we ever return to St Petersburg.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Cheryl! That was nice to meet you here and i hope one day you will come back!
James MordyUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much!!! I am very happy that we managed to give you great tour and experience despite the troubles!