Robert SoderstromUnited States
We were in St Petersburg for just 3 days, but Elza did a great job of getting us to all the places we wanted to see. She was very knowledgeable, personable, and her English was excellent. She saved us many hours of standing in line during peak season with her guide privileges. We feel very fortunate to have found her and would highly recommend her as a guide.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Robert, thank you for your letter, thank you for booking the tour with me, I was very happy to meet you and to be your guide in Saint-Petersburg!
Neil CowardUnited States
Elza was a delight to be with. She was a great communicator both prior to our visit and during. Always very prompt in answering our e-mails. Elza went out of her way to accommodate our visit, especially by securing our ballet tickets prior to our arrival. Elza was very knowledgeable and really facilitated our visit to St Petersburg. Our visit would have been much less enjoyable without her help.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Neil, thank you for the review, I am glad that you enjoyed your tour and your stay in Saint-Petersburg, hope to meet you again one day! Best regards!
Jaye TomlinsonUnited States
Elza is extremely knowledgeable of all the toured areas. She is very efficient which allows you to do alot of things. So there is no lingering. She treated us with great kindness and even bought a gift for my teen daughter on her birthday. We would highly recommend.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Jaye, Thank you for the booking and for your review! Take care. Regards, Elza
Kaye C.BELDEN, MS, United States
very knowledgeable and excellent at accommodating family of6 with children
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for the review and for booking the tour with me!
Leon JonesUnited States
We have used Tours by Locals several times in the last 8 years and had positive experiences that kept us coming back. One important thing for us has been the ability to customize our excursions to suit our interests. St. Petersburg was one of our best 2 day experiences to date. You could never see it all in 2 days but with Elza as our guide she was able to get all our main interest in the package as well as several special sites we would never had known about without her expertise. We'll be back.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your review, it was a real pleasure to meet you and it is a great joy for me to hear that you enjoyed the visit to Saint-Petersburg! Hope to see you again in Russia!
Elza was an amazing tour guide. Our group (8 adults) appreciated Elza's knowledge of St. Petersburg and how well she accommodated our requests and answered our questions. We would recommend Elza to other tourists, specially those visiting St. Petersburg for two days on a Baltic cruise.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Anita, Thank you very much for the review, It was a pleasure to meet you and show you around my hometown, I am very happy that you enjoyed the tour!
Erudite and entertaining, Elza G. is the perfect tour guide one must hire to see St. Petersburg . She is both educational and enlightening from start to finish, the thinking person's tour-guide to St. Petersburg. She is must-hire for anyone who wants to truly understand what makes St. Petersburg.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Lal, thank you for the kind words and this wonderful review! You are the perfect tourist a tour guide could only dream of, have a great time in Saint-Petersburg!
Elza is an excellent guide and with her I saw many interesting places related to food around Saint Petersburg. She is patient with our questions and speaks perfect English.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, Gabriel, it was a pleasure to meet you and to guide you around the city!