Thomas LarkinUnited States
Olga was excellent. Her knowledge of her heritage and history of St. Petersburg was outstanding. She was able to get myself and my wife into every major tourist attraction without waiting in very long lines. We never had to wait for anything and was able to do so much in 2 days. We also had an opportunity to enjoy Russian folk dancing at night and explore the city at night. Olga was very attentive and we enjoyed her company and appreciated her knowledge of this beautiful city. Worth money for private tour
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Thomas and Clarisa, thank you very much for a nice review, I really appreciate it.
Martin RaubenheimerSouth Africa
Olga was the perfect guide. We got a lot of information about other things outside the tour, and the tour was conducted very professionally. She has a lot of knowledge of the Hermitage which was dearly appreciated.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Martin, thank you for your kind words. That was my pleasure. You always welcome back to St. Petersburg.
Olga was our guide for a two day excursion in St Petersburg. She was FANTASTIC. Every place we worked on in the itinerary was met. Our own guide and good driver (Yuri) made time for us at every stop if we needed rest rooms or to rest our feet. We always made head of line and because we were only two in our party we saw everything while passing the larger tour groups(who incidentally paid more and saw less) I have no hesitation on recommending ToursByLocals generally and Olga in particular. Thank you!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Malcolm, thank you very much for your kind words. That was my pleasure to show you and Mary my city. You always welcome back to St. Petersburg!
Olga is very knowledgeable and she truly loves her city. She made history fun and easy for our 3 children ages 14, 12 and 9. Two hours at the Hermitage (seemed short to me, but just right for the kids) and then walk around city center. Highly recommended!!
Partha Pratim SenguptaIndia
if you want to get the flavor of the old Russian history blended with the present St Petersburg ,please accompany with Olga , the Great. The tour of three days were fabulous. Olga was simply great to explain the culture and history of this city and its treasures. The paintings of Hermitage became live , the fountain of Peter's Palace at the Baltic sea became dancing, the greatness of Peter's fortress was prominent and off course the great summer at Catherine the Great Place became warm with the Olga.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Partha, thank you very much for the great review. I remember these words from Russian letter :) I hope to see you again some other day.
Ian GudgeonUnited States
What a pleasure to have Olga as our private tour guide. She was charming extremely knowledgeable about her country and St. Petersburg. Every where we went and any questions we posed she knew the answer in all detail. Very well organized.Everything went like "Clockwork".
Lois JacowskyUnited States
Olga was a great host along side her driver Alexander. Olga was extremely knowledgeable and her great English allow us to understand everything. She was very flexible when we asked her to make some changes and never seemed to be thrown when that occurred. I would highly recommend Olga to anyone who wants a knowledgeable tour guide that is friendly and nice to spend one or two days with as I and my wife and four other friends did. I would rate her ten if I could.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Ken, thank you so much for your kind words. That was my pleasure to be on the tour with all of you. Hope to see you again.
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.
Olga can speak fluent english and she is friendly. She handled our team well with her knowledgeable experiences. Thanks to Olga.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Vincent, thank you for the rating and kind words. Hope to see you again in St Petersburg.
Jim Francesconi. OfficeUnited States
My wife and I had great expectations for our experiences in St Petersburg and because of Olga and her tour our expectations were exceeded! Her great knowledge and love for the city made this city and tour the highlight of our terrific Baltic ocean cruise. Unlike other large group tours we traveled in the comfort of a comfortable small van and saw many more sights including the highlights. Olga also answered all of our questions about everyday life in Russia.We left loving the city. Thank you Olga.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Jim, thank you very much for the great review and kind words. That was a pleasure for me to be on the tour with you. Hope to see you again in St.Petersburg
Grant MoncurUnited States
Let me say this simply: Olga knows everything about this beautiful city, it's hiatory, people and art. She is pleasant, a good listener and very accommodating. We enjoyed our entire experience with her. We learned so much more than we would have on our own and were able to accomplish many visits. Plus her lunch recommendations are top notch and high quality. Thanks Olga!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Grant, thank you so much for your kind words. I also had a very good time with you. Thank you for photos! I got them. Hope to see you again in St Petersburg:)
Patricia MalatestaUnited States
Olga was very knowlegeable and conscientious as she escorted us through many locations around the city. She was responsive and considerate, and we felt that we were with a friend in St. Petersburg. We enjoyed lunch at a local fast food place that was delicious. Olga was especially knowledgeable about the artwork in the Hermitage, which was a highlight for us. We also had an outstanding driver who very safely navigated us around the city. We highly recommend this pair - I am sorry for not knowing name of d
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Patricia, thank you very much for such a great review. I hope you are fine now.
Olga was fantastic, professional, extremely knowledgeable and made our St Petersburg experience exceptional. It was not much more than the cruise options and we had a driver, guide and a tour tailored to what we wanted. No queues, inside at every venue and able to linger longer and ask questions when we were interested in something particularly. Olga shared her experiences living in St Petersberg freely. No problems at customs/passport checks. All fabulous. Highly recommended!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Marnie, thank you very much for your kind words. That was my pleasure to be with you both.
Chuck DunhamHoover, AL, United States
Olga is passionate about her country and eager to share with her clients!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Chuck, thank you very much!
We really enjoyed our two day tour of St Petersburg with Olga. She speaks English very well with a soft accent (English also is not our first language) and was very courteous. She really knows a lot about the history of her country and we enjoyed every moment of it. My husband is not a fan of visiting museums but he really enjoyed it with Olga since she has such vast knowledge about history, art, etc. Highly recommended, she was great.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Elizabeth, thank you so much for your kind words. I wish you and your husband all the best and hope to see you again in St.Petersburg.
Devyn DamoreMohnton, PA, United States
Olga was a great tour guide for our family group ( 4 adults and 2 children 10 and 15 ) She met us on time each day in Saint Petersburg. It was an extremely busy time there and she knew how to manage the crowds and secure us a position to see what we wanted. Olga made reservations at a typical Russian restaurant with great food. She was very observant to our needs especially our 2 boys.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Elizabeth, thank you very much for the reference. My best regards to your boys and all the rest.
Olga provided a perfect welcome for our group of 10, adults and children, with a walking tour that highlighted the wonderful sites and great stories the city has to offer. Perfect first afternoon in St Petersburg.
Shayne (Angela) ThomasUnited States
What a wonderful woman! Olga is an excellent email communicator; that calmed our nerves about heading off in St. Petersburg. She took fabulous care of us, often asking if we needed a toilet or coffee which was very much appreciated. She set up a wonderful, jam-packed, two-day tour that we wanted and she was very knowledgeable and informative. We appreciate her professionalism and hard-work. We were able to see so much more than others who took excursions arranged through the cruise ship. We highly recomme
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Thomas, thank you so much for your kind words. That was my pleasure to be on the tour with you. I hope to see you again in St.Petersburg.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you!
Olga is a fantasic guide. Her tours were well prepared, she took care of every thing including ticket purchases. We were a group of 5, she was able to give us a guided tour to most of the must sees of Saint Petersburg, her home town. Her command of the English language was excellent. A perfect five days adventure was had by all.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear all, thank you very much for the nice comment. That was my pleasure. Misha like the koala and say thanks to you.