Debra PottsUnited States
I very much enjoyed my time with genial Margarita. Her English is excellent, and she knows her history thoroughly. I chose to spend three days with the same guide so that we could get to know one another, and we did. Examining our histories (I was participating in a duck-and-cover drill as she was running to an air raid shelter) and our pre-conceptions as we toured was one of the most enjoyable parts of my three-week trip to Russia.
Stephen WasbottenUnited States
Incredible guide.. Brilliant knowledge of sooo many subjects.. Expert on Soviet times & ALL Russian Culture. Was with Rita for 4 days, my Wife, Daughter & I.. Great choice and enjoyable times, all day long. Evenings were never finished until 1800 hours & beyond.. So so many Important sights plus a nice tour of St Petersburg Sububerbia , Rita's choice of wonderfully cheap restaurants was excellent.. So knowledgeable of all cuisines.. When we return, 2018 World Cup, we will certainly give Rita a bell!!!
David BairdChristchurch, New Zealand
Margarita adapted our tours to the wet conditions and we had a great time despite the constant rain. She also went the extra mile helping us organize taxis and shows.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for being friendly, patient, polite and organized. I wish all my tourits were like you.
James RambergUnited States
Margarita is an exceptional guide! Her knowledge of St. Pete and if Russia seemed endless. She was always on time and continually concerned about my comfort and well-being. We saw the sites I wanted to see including a new museum that she herself had not been to. She recommended restaurants within my budget. I felt that I learned a lot about Russia because of Margarita.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: James, I have told you many times. You are my favourite. Thank you for your great feedback.
Very informative 3-days St. Petersburg Tours. Magarita has given us a lots of information about russian's history and way of living. She showed us all the important attraction places. She took care of our individual wishes. Our tour have covered different aspects that we could not do by our own in this short periods. We are very satisfied with this 3-days tours with Magarita. Her car is very comfort for 2 of us. It is just perfect.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Sumalee, You both are my special ones. Easy to deal with, flexiblle and open. Thank you.
Margarita was an amazing guide. She took me to places that I didn't go on my cruise and consulated with me each day as to where I wanted to go. Margarita was so knowledgeable and it was great to talk to her about her Native Country. We went to local resturants/cafes to eat and I enjoyed the food and Margarita's company so very much. Thank you so very much Margarita for making St Petersburg the highlight of my long awaited holiday to Russia, Ros Young
Chris KingsleyUnited States
Rita was great and very knowledgeable about Russian history, architecture, and art.
Frederick LeBlancUnited States
Margarita was a fantastic guide. She was very knowledgeable about St Petersburg and was able to impart this knowledge to us. Margarita designed the tour around our interest and showed us some the best restaurant where we had the best meal while in Russia. She did more than a guide's job whenever she took my wife to a pharmacy to aquire medical supplies for me. We really enjoyed her company and consider her a friend more than a guide. I only wish we had had more time with her.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you,Fred I hope you'll get this message. I admire your courage and patience. I don't think I'll ever forget the days when I guided you. I wish you good health.
Dianne ArnoldUnited States
Rita was an excellent tour guide! We were lucky to have reserved her services for 3 days so we were able to design our on trip with her assistance. Rita was very informative and knowledgeable. We saw Catherine Palace, Peterhof, Peter and Paul Fortress, Church on Spilled Blood, Smolksy cathedral, Hermitage, St Isaacs and went to the market. We ate at local restaurants and she took us to the souvenir market and helped my Mom find the faux Fabrege Egg she dreamed of!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Dianne! I sometimes recall the tour with you. My big respect and admiration to your Mum. In spite of her age she was one of the easiest and nicest people I've ever guided.You tour was really unforgettable. Thank you.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you!!!!!
Robert GreenbergUnited States
Margarita was a wonderful tour guide during our stay in St. Petersburg. She was knowledgeable, reliable, competent, warm, friendly, interesting and fun to be with. Our visit would have been much less worthwhile without her. We would recommend her without reservation.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you,Robert! Thank you for being very special and interested tourists. Guiding you was exciting and unusual for me as well. Thank you!
Theresa DunawayUnited States
We had a wonderful time with Margarita. Her English was very easy to understand and our daughter says she was the epitome of finesse. She is very calm, drives confidently, and parallel parks like nobodies business. She was very accommodating, educational, flexible, informative, and fun. We were completely at ease in her company and trusted her completely. We wish we could have spent more time with her and visited the "real" Russia and her favorite palaces. Hopefully there will be a next time.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you,thank you,thank you,Theresa. You are very very nice people. I felt comfortable guiding you. I wish you the life covered with chocolate (we use this word-combination in Russia). Please pass my best wishes to Bred and Thalia (sorry if I misspelled their names). I would be happy to meet you again. Margarita.
Thank you so much to Margarita for very nice time in St. Petersberge. Margarita has a lot of knowledge, time management, good walker and good driver. Even I couldn't buy Thereminvox in St. Petersberge, but she kindly searched me how can I buy it.(This was because I though all Russian people know it, so I didn't tell her in advance.) If you would like to buy uncommon souvenir like Matryoshka, key holder, etc. I suggest you to tell her in advance.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Wipaporn. You are a real traveler.It was great to guide you. Margarita.
Lynne HeizelmanUnited States
Margarita was a wonderful person to have as a guide in St Petersburg. We learned about life in Russia as well as information about the sights in & around St Petersburg. The only reason I did not give her a 5* is because we got lost on the way to Peterhof and therefore were a few minutes late to our ballet that night, however we had nice discussions about different aspects of Russian life which made the "getting lost" a rather fun adventure!