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Traveler Reviews of Private Tours in St-Petersburg-Russia by Tour Guide Vadim M. (Guide #21333)

Diane Forrest

New Zealand

Tour: #391647, Two Days Two Capitals for Diane Forrest, Saint Petersburg, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia    view tour
Date: Sep 8/18

This was a fantastic tour by far the best of all our tours, Vadim was marvellous he went way above what we expected of him. Larissa in Moscow was fabulous also, both very patient, knowledgeable and kind with four New Zealanders (Kiwis!), St Petersburg to Moscow and back was a long day 18 hours in total and 8 hours in St Petersburg the following day but worth every cent and the time, we (all four of us) would definitely recommend it. Thank you so much both of you we would love to see you again.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Diane, Thank you very much for the feedback! I am very glad you liked Moscow, my hometown! And it is really great that you could see the Day of Moscow: very often I celebrate my birthday together with birthday of Russia! Thank you very much for your presents! Happy travels! Kind Regards, Vadim

Fred Katz

United States

Tour: #388514, Saint Petersburg for First-Time Visitors - Private Tour, Saint Petersburg, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia    view tour
Date: Aug 27/18

Vadim was amazing! Above and beyond what I expected It was touring with a friend-not a guide!!! That was awesome I HIGHLY recommend this guy VERY attentive to everything and showed things no one else would I can't say enough good about Vadim Fred Katz/Nashville Tn USA

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Fred, Thank you very much! I wish we could travel more to explore other places of Saint Petersburg. And I hope to see you again, maybe in Moscow? Kind Regards, Vadim P.S. Expose yourself to Russia and Russia will expose itself!

John Hannah

United States

Tour: #388517, John's Flexible Tour in Saint Petersburg, Saint Petersburg, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia    view tour
Date: Aug 23/18

Vadim's tour was perfect for us! We wanted to see the highlights of St Petersburg from the perspective of a local. We needed a flexible tour with a 3 and 1 year old and he accommodated us. He was very knowledgeable and we learned a lot after the tour. His English was great and he was always punctual. He gave us the option of using public transportation and also a private car. We really enjoyed when he took us to some local places and we tried all the Russian delicacies.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Clara and John, Thank you very much for these words! I will never forget that two days with your wonderful children: brave Dylan under water jets of trick-fountains of Peterhof, active Daniela using playground of one of backyards of Saint Petersburg! Thank you and all the best! Kind Regards, Vadim

Ron Mirr

United States

Tour: #388517, 'Tsarist' Russia Tour for Ron Mirr and his family, Saint Petersburg, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia    view tour
Date: Aug 9/18

Vadim is a fantastic tour guide. We had asked him to create a custom itinerary for us and he did a great job...we were able to see exactly what we wanted. His English is perfect and he is extremely knowledgeable. If you need a tour guide in St. Petersburg, make sure you select Vadim!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Ron, Thank you very much for your rating! Your family was so advanced in Russian history! Thank you for your interest, your questions and for being so organized. I hope you’ve enjoyed Saint Petersburg! We have a joke that there are 3 beautiful cities in Russia: Saint Petersburg, Petrograd and Leningrad. You have been to all of them! Kind Regards, Vadim

Anthony Chan

Hong Kong

Tour: #396720, Peterhof and Tsarskoye Selo in one day for Anthony Chan, Saint Petersburg, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia    view tour
Date: Jul 5/18

Vadim provided perfect arrangement and excellent service. Highly appreciated and recommended. Thanks Vadim again.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Anthony, Thank you for your kind words and the great rating. I very much enjoyed meeting your party!

Zita Bilog

United States

Tour: #399919, 3 Generations 2-days Tour for Zita Bilog, Saint Petersburg, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia    view tour
Date: Jun 29/18

Our tour with Vadim is MORE THAN EXCELLENT! Our 2-day tour at St Petersburg is the highlight of our vacation. Vadim was very knowledgeable with the Russian history and provided us with very detailed information about the attractions we went to like Catherine Palace, Peterof Palace, Hermitage Museum, Church of Spilled Blood and St Isaac's Cathedral, and even subway station. Very friendly and very fluent in English language, also made it much easier for my mom who is in a wheelchair to get around. SPASIBO!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Zita, Thank you so much for such a great rating! I should say that our tour was one of the best I have ever had! I will never forget Audrey singing in the interiors of the Catherine’s Palace, Aurea’s great knowledge of Russian history, your optimism and positivity! Thank you so much! Say hi to Manny! All the best, Hope to see you again!

Richard Levy

United Kingdom

Tour: #414506, 3 Centuries of Russia in 3 Days in Saint Petersburg, Saint Petersburg, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia    view tour
Date: Jun 26/18

Vadim was an excellent guide. He brought the history to life. A superb experience that we will never forget.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Susan and Richard, Thank you so much for the wonderful review. I had a great time with you as well and it was great to see as much as did in a short time. Hope to see you both again sometime. Kind Regards, Vadim

Marcus Gremli

Trinidad and Tobago

Tour: #388517, Highlights of the Emperial capital, Saint Petersburg, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia    view tour
Date: Jun 23/18

Vadim was exceptional!!! He was on time and paid attention to what we were interested in. He customized the tour to what we requested and even went out of his way to accommodate one of our non-tour requests...excellent service. Vadim is very knowledgeable and his narration of history made it come alive. We all enjoyed his company, humor and very interesting view of historical events. We had a fantastic day with him. We would highly recommend Vadim for a memorable tour of St. Petersburg. Thank you Vadim!!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Marcus and Kay, Thank you so much for your wonderful review! It is so great you visited most important cities of Russia during FIFA World Cup 2018! I hope that Saint Petersburg was one of the gems of my huge country. Thank you so much for keeping in touch with me. My season 2018 was great: 123 tours, around 700 tourists! The day we spent together was wonderful! Thank you very much for your humor and positivity, I will never forget this honor to be your guide! Kind Regards, Vadim

Alan R.

United Kingdom

Tour: Flexible walking private tour in Saint Petersburg for cruisers, Saint Petersburg, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia
Date: Jun 12/18

We had an amazing day in St Petersburg with Vadim. He was extremely knowledgable, very attentive and courteous at all times and his English was excellent. He obviously loved his job and was helpful throughout including helping other tourists where appropriate. We managed to see all of the places on our list plus a few others he suggested. Using the local public transport (bus & metro) and eating in a cafe used by locals gave us a really good feel of local life. We would highly recommend Vadim.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Ann and Alan, thank you so much for these words, you are so kind. I also had a wonderful time. Happy travels!

Joe Lesser


Tour: #388514, Saint Petersburg for Joe Lesser- Private Tour, Saint Petersburg, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia    view tour
Date: May 26/18

Fantastic coverage of the best St. Petersburg has to offer. Vadim gave in depth explanations of what was being seen along with the history behind it. (Vadim is a historian). The sites chosen were amazing and the guides patience and good humor added to our enjoyment. Not to be missed.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Joe! Thank you so much! Those three days were great! Say hi to Dina, Michael and Anit! All the best!

Dr. Nestor Gayomali

Avon Lake, OHIO, United States

Tour: #391647, St.Petersburg-Moscow-St.Petersburg tour for Mr. and Mrs. Gayomali, Saint Petersburg, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia    view tour
Date: May 16/18

We enjoyed this tour very much ,it was well organized, by Vadim who was an amazing tour guide, extremely attentive, efficient, very helpful and caring to our needs. He went above and beyond with his line of duty. He made us feel welcome and always made sure we knew what was coming up . He made sure we got to see everything . The sights were beautiful esp, in Moscow , the Russian history . We had a great time too in St. Petersburg. This tour was a trip of a lifetime . We will never forget Vadim .

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Dinah and Nestor, Thank you so much for these wonderful words! Our trip to Moscow was amazing! Moscow is definitely a magical place and taking visitors there is always a thrill. I am really happy you liked my home town Moscow and enjoyed Saint Petersburg! I had great two days with you, I wish you could stay longer in Russia! Enjoy cruising! Hope to see you again someday! All the best! Kind Regards, Vadim

Sandra Sarkunaite


Tour: #388514, Saint Petersburg for First-Time Visitors - Private Tour, Saint Petersburg, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia    view tour
Date: Apr 28/18

Vadim is truly a great guide! He was well organized, caring, polite and funny, which made St Petersburg even a more special experience. Strongly recommended!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Sandra! Thank you very much! Your parents are sooo lovely! Hope to see you in Russia someday! ;)

Sofia Maunula


Tour: Short panoramic with short drinks., Saint Petersburg, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia
Date: Apr 13/18

Vadim was the best guide I've ever had! He did a great job and he also helped us with other things (gave us tips, made reservations and called a taxi for us) as well. His job was really priceless for our group and I and our entire group gives full recommendation for him. Also we learned a lot, he kept the info interesting as we were a group of bachelorette girls.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Sofia! I had such a great time with you and got really a lot of positive emotions (I can't say the same about energy next morning;) !!! You, Sofia, who organized this tour to Russia for your group did a great job! Tiia is sooo lucky to have such a wonderful friend! Say hi to all nine girls! Hope to see you again!

Davide Indellicati


Tour: #388514, Davide and Ester Private Walking Tour + Banja, Saint Petersburg, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia    view tour
Date: Mar 25/18

wonderful tour! Vadim has been an excellent guide, perfectly english speaker (very clear and comprehensible), very friendly, careful with our needs and pleasant. We have enjoyed and learned a lot of things and curiosity. Vadim has been very kind and helpful not only during the tour, but also in the days after, helping us with transfers and suggestions about the city. Choose him if you want discover and appreciate the city! So if we will return to S.P surely we will contact him!!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Davide and Ester! Thank you sooo much for the rating! It was such a great day for me: your are wonderful! So much energy, such a positive mood, great choice of places to visit! I am very glad you have enjoyed the city and I hope to see you again someday! Ciao! :)

Ashish Gupta


Tour: #388514, Saint Petersburg for First-Time Visitors - Private Tour, Saint Petersburg, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia    view tour
Date: Mar 11/18

Wonderful tour and outstanding guide - Vadim's attention to detail, planning, knowledge and spoken english are unbelievable. Cant imagine why this tour is not priced higher!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for these words Ashish! It was such a pleasure to guide your small group in my beloved Saint Petersburg! Thank your for your interest in Russian history and for all your questions! You are amazing travelers, I hope to see you again someday. All the best!