Traveler Reviews of Private Tours in St-Petersburg-Russia by Tour Guide Alexander S. (Guide #1611)


Francis De Cock

Belgium
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Tour: #6803, One Day with Your Private Guide in St. Petersburg Walking Tour, Saint Petersburg, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia    view tour
Date: Dec 27/19

Alexander guided us through St Petersburg on our first day in the city. He showed us the highlights of this wonderfull city, and gave us many tips for our further stay . Lots of background information, just what we needed to have a great stay in St Petersburg ! Thanks again Alexander !

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your feedback, Francis! I was happy to show you around the highlights of this beautiful city. Hopefully you both had a great time in St Petersburg! Happy New Year!

Kasia Robinski

United Kingdom
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Tour: #59465, One Day in St. Petersburg with Your Private Tour Guide and Driver (September 21, 2019), Sankt-Peterburg, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia    view tour
Date: Sep 21/19

Alexander S was a wonderful guide. We were in touch with him by email, before we arrived - he is very helpful. He crafted the perfect tour for us. It was our first visit. He arranged a fabulous boat trip, as a start, which gave an excellent overall view of St Petersburg. He is very knowledgable about the city its history. He showed us the classic sights, museums and churches, but also those that others might miss out on. His English is very good. We had a wonderful time. Highly recommended.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Kasia! Thank you very much for your wonderful review. It was my great pleasure to be your tour guide and show you around our beautiful city.

Helen Zagona

United States
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Tour: #26443, Two Days with Your Private Guide in St. Petersburg Walking Tour, Sankt-Peterburg, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia    view tour
Date: Sep 16/19

We spent 2 days with Alexander. He was punctual, knowledgeable and has a good grasp of English. He helped us select our sights well in advance and he took us exactly where we hoped to go. He requested $220. additional for tickets. Be aware that you will pay for his transportation, tickets and meals so it is a bit more than advertised. Also, he can be irritated and impatient if you need a bathroom break. Otherwise, a good tour.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I had a great historic tour with Helen and Steve for 2 days. Though I'm a bit surprised to hear that I was impatient when we had several bathroom breaks. :)

Judy Hale

United States
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Tour: #7811, St Petersburg Shore Excursion: Classic St. Petersburg for One Day Private Tour (September 11, 2019), Saint Petersburg, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia    view tour
Date: Sep 11/19

Alexander is very easy to work with. I emailed him our requests for one very full days tour in advance. Together we worked out the details and had an unforgettable day in St Petersburg. One example of his professionalism was our private canal tour for my husband and I. He brought a microphone to narrate our tour. His attention to detail is what makes him an outstanding tour guide. I asked for shopping time for souvenirs and he found the perfect shop, You will be happy you selected him as your guide!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: What a pleasure to read feedbacks like that! Thanks a lot for such kind words, Darrel and Judy! It's chilly and rainy in St Peterburg today, but you've made my day!

Keith Phare

Salmon Arm, BC, Canada
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Tour: #6803, One Day with Your Private Guide in St. Petersburg Walking Tour, Saint Petersburg, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia    view tour
Date: Aug 25/19

We had Alexander for 4 days. His knowledge on Russian history is amazing. We didn't have to wait in long lineups, very accommodating, English is very good. I highly recommend Alexander as your tour guide.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much, Keith! I really enjoyed to show you around our beautiful city and its Imperial suburbs for 4 days. Have a great time in Moscow!

Keith Phare

Salmon Arm, BC, Canada
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Tour: #6803, One Day with Your Private Guide in St. Petersburg Walking Tour, Saint Petersburg, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia    view tour
Date: Aug 22/19

Alexander is punctual, speaks good English, very knowledgeable with the history of Russia. Excellent guide, highly recommend.

Julie Wilcox

United States
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Tour: #7811, St Petersburg Shore Excursion: Classic St. Petersburg for One Day Private Tour, Saint Petersburg, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia    view tour
Date: Aug 5/19

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Julie! Thank you very much for high rating of my tour.

Stephen Allen

United States
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Tour: #6735, St Petersburg Shore Excursion: Private Tour of Catherine Palace and Savior on the Spilled Blood Church (July 7, 2019), Saint Petersburg, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia    view tour
Date: Jul 7/19

Alexander did a great job showing us around the city. He was professional, friendly, knowledgeable and adaptable. We all had an enjoyable day seeing many sites in St. Petersburg and the beautiful Catherine's Palace.

Suzanne Saltz

United States
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Tour: #6884, St Petersburg Shore Excursion: St. Petersburg with Your Private Local Guide, Saint Petersburg, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia    view tour
Date: Jun 11/19

Alexander was amazing! He was friendly, knowledgeable and made our tour fantastic. He took us all over the St. Petersburg, showing us all of the sights and was able to answer all of our questions. For lunch he took us to a well known Russian fast food place and for dinner, a very trendy, traditional Russian restaurant. Thank you for an exceptional time!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your kind words, Suzanne! I really enjoyed to be a tour guide for you and your family and show you around our beautiful city.

Ronald Newton

United Kingdom
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Tour: #59465, St Petersburg Shore Excursion: One Day in St. Petersburg with Your Private Tour Guide and Driver, Sankt-Peterburg, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia    view tour
Date: Sep 18/18

Alexander was an excellent guide. His knowledge of St Petersburg and Russia in general was very detailed.

Wayne Pedder

Kent Town, SOUTH AUSTRALIA, Australia
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Tour: #6803, One Day with Your Private Guide in St. Petersburg Walking Tour, Saint Petersburg, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia    view tour
Date: Sep 4/18

We contacted Alexander 10 months before our holiday and he helped us to fine tune our five-day itinerary by suggesting the best places to visit in an appropriate order to minimise travel and maximise time at each location. He also arranged travel between locations and lunch each day. Alexander's English, knowledge of St Petersburg attractions, history and culture is excellent. He has a wonderful sense of humour and made our visit to St Petersburg the highlight of our holiday. Thank you Alexander !!!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Wayne, I'm really happy to hear that you enjoyed my tours and St Petersburg! It was a great pleasure to be your tour guide and show you around this beautiful city. I'm looking forward to seeing you and Ian again in St Petersburg!

Wayne Pedder

Kent Town, SOUTH AUSTRALIA, Australia
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Tour: #6803, One Day with Your Private Guide in St. Petersburg Walking Tour, Saint Petersburg, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia    view tour
Date: Sep 3/18

Wayne Pedder

Kent Town, SOUTH AUSTRALIA, Australia
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Tour: #6803, One Day with Your Private Guide in St. Petersburg Walking Tour, Saint Petersburg, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia    view tour
Date: Sep 2/18

Wayne Pedder

Kent Town, SOUTH AUSTRALIA, Australia
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Tour: #6803, One Day with Your Private Guide in St. Petersburg Walking Tour, Saint Petersburg, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia    view tour
Date: Sep 1/18

Wayne Pedder

Kent Town, SOUTH AUSTRALIA, Australia
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Tour: #6803, One Day with Your Private Guide in St. Petersburg Walking Tour, Saint Petersburg, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia    view tour
Date: Aug 31/18

Kathleen Giles

Australia
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Tour: #6803, Tsarskoe Selo/Catherine Palace - A Summer Residence of the Russian Tsars, St Petersburg (August 26, 2018), Saint Petersburg, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia    view tour
Date: Aug 26/18

We had a great tour with Alexander. We had a detailed briefing on the history of the Catherine Palace and its superb interiors. We wandered through the gardens and he put the landscape in perspective. A first class guide made all the difference to our visit here.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Kate, I'm glad to hear that enjoyed the tour of Catherine Palace and park. You were the first class customers and I was happy to be your tour guide.

Vincent Fabrizzi

United States
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Tour: #6537, St Petersburg Shore Excursion: Imperial St. Petersburg for Two Days Private Tour, Saint Petersburg, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia    view tour
Date: Aug 23/18

We booked Alexander for a 2 day tour of St. Petersburg during a recent Baltic cruise trip. I can't say enough nice things about him and our tour. He was prompt, pleasant to be with and extremely knowledgeable of Russian history and the sites of St. Petersburg. Although he is an accomplished tour guide, we never got the feeling he was going thru the motions. He put together a great itinerary - museums, palaces, churches, city, shopping etc. - and he explained each visit with enthusiasm. I highly recommend!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Vincent - Thank you very much for high rating of my tour! I was really happy to be your tour guide and show you and Cynthia around our beautiful city.

Lee Toole

Johns Creek, GA, United States
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Tour: #6537, St Petersburg Shore Excursion: Imperial St. Petersburg for Two Days Private Tour (August 16-17, 2018), Saint Petersburg, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia    view tour
Date: Aug 16/18

Alex was outstanding. He was exceptional in his pre planning of the details of our visit. We were able to avoid extreamly long lines into several venues and he provided an advanced visa which was helpful going through immigration. He quickly recognized that I took a lot of pictures and took us to the spots that provided the best view. I would feel very comfortable recommending to others.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much, Lee! It is great to hear that you enjoyed your time in St Petersburg. I was trying to do my best to make your time enjoyable and memorable.

Rick Roberts

United States
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Tour: #7811, St Petersburg Shore Excursion: Classic St. Petersburg for One Day Private Tour (August 13, 2018), Saint Petersburg, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia    view tour
Date: Aug 13/18

Alexander was waiting for the 4 of us when we got off the Regal Princess in St. Petersburg. The itinerary we set with him worked out perfectly. He was excited that we chose to see sites that related directly to the Siege of Leningrad, and we began our tour visiting The Freedom Park & The Monument to the Siege. Both sites were moving & inspiring, and we would recommend them to others. Alex was extremely knowledgeable, and his attentiveness to my sister-in-law's need to walk slowly was most helpful.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Carol, Thank you very much for your kind words! I was very happy to show you around our beautiful city, including visiting the places connected with the Siege of Leningrad, which are very important for me and my family. I really enjoyed this day with you, Rick, Sheila and Tom.

Charles McLendon

United States
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Tour: #6803, One Day with Your Private Guide in St. Petersburg Walking Tour, Saint Petersburg, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia    view tour
Date: Jun 23/18

Alexander was well informed, pleasant, and did an excellent job of showing us the city. We enjoyed the time we spent with him.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Charles! Thanks for high rating of the tour. We had a great time and I was really happy to show you around our beautiful city.

Dave Harris

Canada
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Tour: #7811, St Petersburg Shore Excursion: Classic St. Petersburg for One Day Private Tour (June 11, 2018), Saint Petersburg, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia    view tour
Date: Jun 11/18

Our guide was Alexander. We would rate him a 5. He was very knowledgeable about the history of St Petersburg. We were amazed by his recollection of dates and times in history. We would recommend him to anyone wanting to learn about St Petersburg.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Joy and Dave, Thanks for high rating of my tour. I was happy to show you around and tell about the history of St Petersburg. I would be happy to be a private tour guide for you and your friends again.

Jill DiRoma

United States
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Tour: #6537, St Petersburg Shore Excursion: Imperial St. Petersburg for Two Days Private Tour, Saint Petersburg, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia    view tour
Date: Jun 9/18

TOURSBYLOCALS RESPONSE: ToursByLocals is committed to 5-Star tour experiences and we appreciate any learning opportunity to improve the quality of the service we offer our customers. We take all feedback seriously and have, as always, attempted to clarify with our customer if there was anything our guide, or ToursByLocals, could have done differently to have made this tour a 5-Star experience.

Chinpo Chi

Taiwan
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Tour: #26443, Three Days with Your Private Guide in St. Petersburg Walking Tour (May 24-26, 2018), Sankt-Peterburg, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia    view tour
Date: May 24/18

Alex is very knowledgeable and good control the timing and always follow our steps to let us have a nice journey. Thanks Alex !

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for high rating of my tour, Chinpo Chi! Enjoyed to be your tour guide for all three days! Have a nice trip in Russia!

Christina Dayman

United Kingdom
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Tour: #6803, One Day with Your Private Guide in St. Petersburg Walking Tour, Saint Petersburg, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia    view tour
Date: Feb 12/18

Alex is an incredible tour guide and we enjoyed our day with him very much. We can't believe how much we saw in just one day! Alex is incredibly knowledgeable and gave us a fantastic understanding of Russian history and the city of Saint Petersburg. Would highly recommend Alex for anyone wishing to learn as much as they possibly can in one day! Thank you so much again Alex - you went above and beyond!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much, Christina and Richard! I wish I was available to be your tour guide on the second day. We had a great day and I hope to see you again in St Petersburg!

Keith Meredith

United Kingdom
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Tour: #6965, Peterhof - A Summer Residence of the Russian Tsars from Peter I till Nicholas II (November 17, 2017), Saint Petersburg, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia    view tour
Date: Nov 17/17

Alex was a superb guide and offered exactly what we wanted. A full days tour of the must see sights plus a half day to the Peterhof. His English was excellent and he was most informative and obliging. I can certainly recommend both Alex and ToursByLocals. Many thanks

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for high rating of my tour, Keith! I was happy to show you around our beautiful city and Peterhof. Enjoy your time in St Petersburg!

Nancy Douglas

Canada
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Tour: #6537, Imperial St. Petersburg Shore Excursion Tour for Two Days (September 5-6, 2017), Saint Petersburg, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia    view tour
Date: Sep 5/17

very well planned tour.Alex was a thorough guide who supplied much info and answered all our questions.He took us to an authentic Russian restaurant which we requested and thoroughly enjoyed both the food and the atmosphere.The driver was amazing and the car comfortable.We were very happy with our choice of tours and not the cruise suggestions.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for high rating of the tour, Nancy! Enjoyed your company and was very happy to show you around for two days!

Robin Lee

Australia
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Tour: #26443, Two Days with Your Private Guide in St. Petersburg Walking Tour, Sankt-Peterburg, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia    view tour
Date: Sep 1/17

Alex is very knowledgeable, and also very accommodating. He designed a great tour based on our requests and his experience. It was an excellent experience and great value.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for high rating of the tour, Robin! Enjoyed both days with you and Bernard very much.

Lauren Mushegain

United States
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Tour: #6884, St. Petersburg with Your Private Local Guide Tour, Saint Petersburg, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia    view tour
Date: Aug 29/17

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Lauren! Thank you very much for high rating of my tour!

Jennifer Williams

Australia
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Tour: #26443, Two Days with Your Private Guide in St. Petersburg Walking Tour, Sankt-Peterburg, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia    view tour
Date: Aug 17/17

Alexander was an excellent guide and very knowledgeable about the city and its history. He took time to find out what we wanted to see and was happy to take detours for sights that took our interest. We were happily exhausted by the end of the two days and thrilled with our new knowledge of St. Petersburg. Thanks you Alexander!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for high rating of the tour, Jennifer! I did my best to show you around as much as possible for less that two days. Enjoyed both days with you and your family!

Annemarie Salowski

United States
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Tour: #6537, Imperial St. Petersburg Shore Excursion Tour for Two Days, Saint Petersburg, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia    view tour
Date: Aug 15/17

Alexander was very polite and very focused. He spoke excellent English He led our group of 6 for two days. He was very knowledgeable. He gave us lots of historical and architectural information

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for your response, Annemarie! We could see a lot for 2 days and I enjoyed to show you and your group of 6 around our beautiful city.


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