Jetxika NunezUnited States
We tailored our tour with Nikolai for Petergof, the Ekaterina Summer Palace and the Hermitage Museum. He knew how to best use of our time; e.g. we entered the main palace easily whereas we could tell it was very crowded by the time we left out. Being a tailored tour, he was very open to tweak it and provided suggestions along the route about what to see and responded all of our questions demonstrating that he is very knowledgeable of these locations. Outstanding job!! Highly recommended!!
Nikolai is very knowledgeable and experienced, speaking perfect English.He started our tour as we left the city, pointing out historical momuments on our way to Peterhof.He is patient and considerate, going at our pace.We thoroughly enjoyed our day with him.
Excellent tou guide, we could not ask for a better tour or guide I relly recomend him to see as much as you can in saint petersburg
Kelly ChengUnited States
Nikolai is very professional and knowledgeable not just about peterhof and Catherine palace but also Russian history. Having Nikolai as a guide gave us a greater understanding of these amazing sites. He moved us to the front of the lines at two very crowded and popular places. Nikolai is also a great photographer who knows where the best places to take pictures are. We heartily recommend Nikolai. He has excellent communication skills and is very responsive to email. We are in mid 30s and from NYC.
Monika StrakUnited States
Nikolai was fabulous and I highly recommend him as your guide to St Petersburg. He is knowledgeable, personable & accommodating. He was waiting for us when we arrived at the port. We asked if he would stop at a grocery store for us and he did. He dropped us off at our micro-hotel and we were so grateful. The building was hidden I don't think we would have found it on our own. Nikolai gave us many tips for the few days we had ahead of us. We really appreciated Nikolai and would hire him again!!!
Nikolai was a great guide, we enjoyed our 2 day tour very much.St Petersburg is a wonderful city.
Nikolai is an excellent Guide. A good communicator with an excellent knowledge, without "bogging down" with information. We mixed up our Tour schedule & Nikolai responded flexibly, to provide wonderful tours of both Peterhoff & Catherines Palaces, without compromising the quality of our visits. He delivered a memorable & most enjoyable tour, maintaining our interest throughout & succinctly answering our questions in an informative & interesting way. He is a strong, accomplished preformer. Great job!
I booked this tour the day before and everything went as smooth as silk! Paul at Tours by locals was efficient and very accommodating. Nikolai was waiting when I arrived from the ferry with my name. He got us into the Winter Palace within 15 min; avoiding a 2hour line up. I saw as much as one could in 7hours...very flexible and a good driver. So glad I did this, so worth the money!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you! I am glad everything worked well! With my experience I know best ways to get around the city:)
Tara VuUnited States
Wonderful tour by Nikolai of two great palaces of the Tsars. We had a very knowledgeable guide and learned a lot about Russian history, architecture, and culture while enjoying the great sites!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Tara! Thank you for the good review! Niko.