Traveler Reviews of Private Tours in St-Petersburg-Russia by Tour Guide Valeria F. (Guide #19773)


Ed Hjermstad

Sioux Falls, SD, United States
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Tour: #421950, Create Your Own Art Lovers' Tour, Sankt Petersburg, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia    view tour
Date: Sep 2/19

Great time and tour by our guide Valeria. Would definitely recommend her as a guide to friends and family.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your kind review! It was a real pleasure to run the tour for you! I would be happy to meet your friends and families in SaintPetersburg. Wishing you great time! Valeria

Ed Hjermstad

Sioux Falls, SD, United States
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Tour: #294824, Peterhoff Grand Palace and Fountain Parks Grandeur - A Private Tour, Saint Petersburg, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia    view tour
Date: Sep 2/19

Fantastic tour and our guide was wonderful. Had a great day at the Peterhoff. Would not hesitate to recommend Valeria to my family and friends.

David Groettum

United States
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Tour: #287110, Two Day Visa Free St.Petersburg Private Tour for the Cruise Passengers, Saint Petersburg, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia    view tour
Date: Aug 30/19

Valeria gave us a wonderful two days in St. Petersburg. No waiting in lines and she knew everything. We wanted a canal cruise and she arranged a private little boat for us. Driver was very good and cooperative. She arranged very nice luncheons for us. Hermitage was a pleasure with her. She was able to avoid the masses for the most part. These private tours offer very good value compared to cruise ship excursions. We were a group of 6 and really appreciated the ease and convenience of a private tour.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear David! Thank you so much for your kind words and wonderful days spent together!

Len Goldstein

United States
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Tour: #294825, Three Day Shore Excursion Private Tour for the Cruise Passengers, Saint Petersburg, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia    view tour
Date: Aug 26/19

Valeria F deserves a 6 on a scale of 5. Her tour and arrangements were timely and fit our needs perfectly. Her depth of knowledge about Peter the Great and successors brought a needed dimension to the the usual tours of castles and museums. We would highly recommend her.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Len and Martha! Thank you so much for your great company and such an encouraging feedback! If at any point of time you need my assistance in Russia I would be very happy. Have a happy time! Valeria

Jerry Holsworth

United States
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Tour: #287110, Two Day Visa Free St.Petersburg Private Tour for the Cruise Passengers, Saint Petersburg, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia    view tour
Date: Aug 21/19

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks a lot for the rating! Have a happy time! Valeria

Marc La Palme

United States
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Tour: #297938, Taste Russia! A Private Tour, Saint Petersburg, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia    view tour
Date: Jul 10/19

Marc La Palme

United States
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Tour: #281071, One Day Visa Free Shore Tour for the Cruise Passengers, Saint Petersburg, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia    view tour
Date: Jul 7/19

Valeria is the best choice for St Petersburg! She was full of enthusiasm, very responsive, professional but most of all so knowledgeable about the city and Russian history. She was able to get our group of 10 into all our attractions ahead of all lines - true VIP standard. with first class transportation. She also customized our day so that we could add a caviar and vodka tasting with a singing show in a typical Russian establishment. What a fantastic day - we would recommend her to everyone!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your kind words and for the time spent together with your brilliant family! What a great idea to organize the tour for the family and to make fun together! Wishing you more and more exciting travelings and emotions! Sincerely Yours! Valeria

Susan R.

Australia
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Tour: #287110, Two Day Visa Free St.Petersburg Private Tour for the Cruise Passengers, Saint Petersburg, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia    view tour
Date: Jun 29/19

Super knowledgeable, friendly, and great English. Also used a great earpiece system so that we could all hear, even when walking through crowds. Had amazing "skip the line" access. Better than we ever hoped! Fantastic service!!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your kind words and your amazing company! Wishing you more and more exciting travelings and great emotions! Think about getting back to Russia one day...

Frances Huang

United States
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Tour: #281071, One Day Visa Free Shore Tour for the Cruise Passengers, Saint Petersburg, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia    view tour
Date: Jun 17/19

On 2nd day, we first visited Peterhof in the morning. Then we lunched at a local bakery famous for their pies. We tried all kinds of pie and my favorite was the cabbage pie ! She took us to Catherine's Palace in the afternoon and we enjoyed it without much waiting. We were back to the ship right on our schedule. Valeria is really amazing and sweet , specially if you were senior citizen that require more attention and a flexible schedule . I highly recommend her without hesitation.

Frances Huang

United States
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Tour: #281071, One Day Visa Free Shore Tour for the Cruise Passengers, Saint Petersburg, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia    view tour
Date: Jun 16/19

Valeria is one of the very best tourist guide we had . We are 4 senior citizens visited St. Petersburg with our cruse ship. She met us on time by the ship side. Took care of ALL our separate needs and showed us her deep knowledge of St. Petersburg's history, culture and treasures. We had such a great time with her visited all the hot tourist spots. We were also very happy she took us to enjoy local food . If you ever visit St. Petersburg and want some excellent tour guide, Valeria is the one.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your encouraging feedback! It was a real pleasure to meet you and thank you very much for the time spent together!

Maria Teixeira

Russia
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Tour: #297938, Taste Russia! A Private Tour, Saint Petersburg, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia    view tour
Date: May 26/19

Valeria was exceptional. She was knowledgeable and kind. She helped us make many memories.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Maria and Natasha! It was the greatest pleasure to spend the time with you! Wishing you more exciting travelings and wonderful emotions! Sincerely yours! Valeria

Michael Storey

United States
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Tour: #287110, Two Day Visa Free St.Petersburg Private Tour for the Cruise Passengers, Saint Petersburg, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia    view tour
Date: May 24/19

Valeria was the best and most professional tour guide I have ever had. She had a wide breadth of knowledge and was able to explain things clearly and concisely. She was very easy going and adaptable to the abilities of people in our group of 6 aged 43 to 82. It was obvious that Valeria takes her profession very seriously and wants to provide the best experience for her customers, which she did for us. When I travel back to St. Petersburg I would not hesitate to contact Valeria again.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Can't help my running tears reading your wonderful words! Thank you very much for booking with me, your amazing company and wonderful time spent together! Welcome back to St.Petersburg and I would be happy to meet you, your family and friends!

Susan Jones

United Kingdom
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Tour: #297939, Create Your Own Private Tour!, Saint Petersburg, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia    view tour
Date: May 13/19

Valeria was a friendly, informative person, perfect English & very easy to understand & follow. We had very little knowledge about Russia & it's history but we could sit an exam now and pass. Valeria is so well informed & has such a passion for her job. We felt at ease straight away with her & our driver Anton, who was a pure gent. They went out of their way to accommodate our wishes. We are hoping our daughter & friend will visit St Petersburg & have already recommended they get Valeria when they do.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your pleasant company, inspiration shared with me, curiosity and wonderful time spent together! Thank you very much for your encouraging review and your kind recommendations. Sincerely Yours, Valeria

Lesley Finger

United Kingdom
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Tour: #297939, Create Your Own Private Tour!, Saint Petersburg, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia    view tour
Date: May 9/19

Valeria was a fantastic guide, we are so happy we booked her for our trip to St Petersburg. She is so knowledgable and friendly and made the whole experience so informative and interesting. This is been a most memorable trip and mostly due to the fact Valeria was our guide. Can't recommend her highly enough.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Lesley and Laurence! Thank you for the fantastic time spent together! The whole tour seemed to be blessed due to your charm, vivid curiosity and wonderful nature of your couple! With love, Valeria

Bregje van Gestel

Netherlands
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Tour: #281071, One Day Visa Free Shore Tour for the Cruise Passengers, Saint Petersburg, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia    view tour
Date: May 1/19

Wonderfull tour! Lovely and enthousiastic guide Valeria showed us things to go back to again. We were impressed by the city of st Petersburg and the info and background story's. Many thanks

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your wonderful company! It was a real delight to meet you. Wishing you more exciting traveling soon and emotions! Sincerely yours, Valeria

Patrick Mulvihill

United States
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Tour: #297938, Taste Russia! A Private Tour, Saint Petersburg, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia    view tour
Date: Sep 25/18

Valeria is the best. Perfect english, funny, very well informed and knowledgeable. Forget the rest, choose the best, Valeria.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your great company! I was happy to spend the time with you! The tour was kind of a blessed one - look at the weather today in St.Petersburg

George Somjen

Australia
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Tour: #297939, Create Your Own Private Tour!, Saint Petersburg, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia    view tour
Date: Sep 5/18

I travelled to Saint Petersburg with my wife and we had the most enjoyable time there. Our guide for two days, Valeria, had a vast knowledge on her city and its history. With her help we had easy access to all sites we wished to visit. Her pleasant and friendly nature made our trip especially valuable. We worked out a very flexible itinerary together, there was nothing impossible for her to organise. I would rate her as one of the best guides I have used during my long history with Tours by Locals.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello George! Thank you for such an encouraging feedback! Still remember our time spent together with utter sense of pleasure and inspiration. I was so happy to meet and communicate with you! Wishing you more exciting travelings and all the best! Sincerely Yours, Valeria

Tanya Sumner

United Kingdom
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Tour: #287110, Transfer, Saint Petersburg, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia    view tour
Date: Aug 12/18

Door to door 5 star service. Thank you.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Tanya!

Tanya Sumner

United Kingdom
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Tour: #287110, Two Day Visa Free St.Petersburg Private Tour for the Cruise Passengers, Saint Petersburg, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia    view tour
Date: Aug 12/18

Thanks to Valeria we had a fantastic 2 days in St Petersburg. She tailor made an exciting and unique tour which catered to the needs of 7 people, ranging from the age of 6 to 69. The added challenge of one in our party being in a wheelchair was certainly an added challenge which Valeria had planned for carefully. We were even able to add in a few extra stops on the day. We all felt exceptionally well looked after and will never forget our time in St Petersburg. Thank you.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was really fantastic tour! Thank you for the inspiration given and absolutely stunning company! Sincerely yours, Valeria

Elie Rivollier

United States
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Tour: #287110, Two Day Visa Free St.Petersburg Private Tour for the Cruise Passengers, Saint Petersburg, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia    view tour
Date: Aug 1/18

Valeria was a fantastic tour guide. Her knowledge of Russian art and history was amazing! I had my ninety year old parents with me and Valeria's care and concern for them was wonderful. She adjusted our pace so everyone had a great time. We'll definitely be going back and definitely seeing Valeria again. Well worth the money and time. Elie Rivollier

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Elie! With the greatest pleasure I remember the time spent together in St.Petersburg! Will be looking forward to meeting you again! Always Yours. Valeria

Eddie Schaefer

United States
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Tour: A la Carte tour, Sankt-Peterburg, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia
Date: Jul 4/18

Valeria was knowledgeable, passionate and we felt like friends in stead of customers. She told us much about the siege of Leningrad and how it effected all of Russian history for those times. Tour of Peterhoff was great along with Rakita watch factory and metro stations. Use her you won't regret it

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks a lot! I enjoyed your company much

Edwin Abbott

United States
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Tour: #287110, Two Day Visa Free St.Petersburg Private Tour for the Cruise Passengers, Saint Petersburg, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia    view tour
Date: Jun 29/18

Valeria F. did an absolutely superb job for us. All the transfers occurred right on time and we made optimal use of our time at the various, numerous, sites we visited. Additionally Valeria is extremely knowledgeable and genial and we made maximum use of our time with her as we traveled around St. Petersburg. St. Petersburg would be a difficult place to visit had we not used her. She gets our very highest recommendation.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Ed! What a great pleasure and delight it was to communicate with all of you! Thank you very much for coming and your company! I wish you health and happiness! Sincerely Yours, Valeria

Nancy K.

United States
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Tour: #294825, Three Day Shore Excursion Private Tour for the Cruise Passengers, Saint Petersburg, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia    view tour
Date: Jun 22/18

Valeria is a delight. She made St. Petersburg come alive for us. She is so knowledgeable and energetic and we loved every moment of our 3 day tour.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Nancy and Leonard! What a delight it was to spend that time in your company! I've started missing you soon after telling you Goodbye. Sincerely yours, Valeria

Brian Ortmeier

United States
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Tour: #297939, Create Your Own Private Tour!, Saint Petersburg, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia    view tour
Date: Jun 13/18

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Brian! I do remember your cheerful company and pleasant time spent together! Thank you very much for that and my best wishes to all of you! With best regards, Valeria

Angela M.

Lightwater, United Kingdom
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Tour: #287110, Two Day Visa Free St.Petersburg Private Tour for the Cruise Passengers, Saint Petersburg, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia    view tour
Date: Jun 1/18

An excellent very full 2 day tour. Valeria took us to many sites and gave us in depth information at each. She managed our expectations and gave us a memorable visit. We have shared our pictures and memories with family and friends. She paced the tour to suit my husband who needed stops as he had hip surgery, but we felt we saw everything possible in the time available. Valeria is a very friendly welcoming guide who has amazing knowledge of her city and the surrounding area. Very highly recommended.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Angela! It was very nice to spend the time with you! Think about coming back one day) I would be very happy!

Barbara W.

United States
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Tour: #297939, Create Your Own Private Tour!, Saint Petersburg, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia    view tour
Date: May 28/18

We had an incredible two day adventure with Valeria in St. Petersburg. She was warm, welcoming, and an amazing historian, and we all learned so much as her driver Anton very expertly and comfortably drove us between sights. Valeria handled everything while catering to our interests, including buying tickets, avoiding lines, arranging a really great boat tour and delicious places to sample the local food, finding the PERFECT place to stand as the Peterhof fountains started up, and much more. Thank you!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Yes, Barbara! It was really incredible time spent together! Thank you and in case you need my assistance in Russia you are always welcome! Sincerely Yours! Valeria

Lisa Henthorne

Plano, TEXAS, United States
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Tour: #294824, Peterhoff Grand Palace and Fountain Parks Grandeur and Catherine Palace - A Private Tour, Saint Petersburg, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia    view tour
Date: May 7/18

Valeria did a wonderful job on our tour to Peterhof and Catherine Palace. Having a driver meant she could focus on commenting about the sights. She knew exactly where we were suppose to be and found a good balance of "guiding" and letting us see it ourselves. We had a wonderful quick snack at a local restaurant. At the end of our tour she went above and beyond to get us dropped off for a canal cruise - we made it just in the knick of time. She's knowledgeable about the sites & speaks English very well.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for the company and amazing day spending together!

Arik Burakovsky

United States
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Tour: #297939, Create Your Own Private Tour!, Saint Petersburg, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia    view tour
Date: Mar 17/18

Valeria is an excellent tour guide. We had a wonderful experience in Saint Petersburg in Saint Petersburg over a couple days, and she coordinated our entire visit from start to finish.

Arik Burakovsky

United States
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Tour: #297939, Create Your Own Private Tour!, Saint Petersburg, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia    view tour
Date: Mar 16/18

We came to Saint Petersburg as a group of 15 students from the United States. It was such a pleasure to spend a day exploring the city with Valeria. Prior to our arrival, she organized everything for us, including restaurant reservations, airport and train station transfer by bus, as well as bus transportation and headphones for the tour. She was incredibly thoughtful, giving us lots of useful recommendations. She is incredibly knowledgeable, speaks clearly in English, and communicates very effectively.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, Arik, for your encouraging review! Working with you and communicationg with the group were a special delight for me! Wishing you great time in Moscow and nice flight back home!

Nathaniel Orders

United States
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Tour: #297938, Taste Russia! A Private Tour, Saint Petersburg, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia    view tour
Date: Mar 6/18

Valeria's tour was a great introduction to St. Petersburg on our first day in the city!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much! Enjoy your stay in St.Petersburg and think about coming back one day...