Pavel Is an excellent guide, very well prepared. He has guided us for an introductory overview of St. Petersburg, which has allowed us to properly enjoy the days after.
ANdrew GuzmanUnited States
Pavel is an excellent guide for the first time to St. Petersburg. He came up with the perfect itinerary and was able to accommodate my preferences despite me arriving relatively late into the city. He knows his city well, and showcases it so well. Not to mention, he is quite nice and polite. I felt like I was seeing the city with a friend. Highly recommend him!!
Billy CheungUnited States
Pavel showed us the best of ST Petersburg. We had an amazing time there and he is very proud of his heritage and culture and explained a lot of the history of the city as well as the Russian culture/customs! I would highly recommend anyone to join this tour!
Judith SheppardUnited States
What a great day spent with Pavel! Pavel was so easy to understand, gave easy-to-follow explanations, pointed out unusual sights, and accommodated me and my interests. I never felt rushed, walked at a pleasant pace, and experienced a totally satisfying day with Pavel. He is friendly, knowledgeable, and took great care that I was comfortable. There are many choices for guides in St. Petersburg, and I am so happy Pavel was mine.
Peggy FrankUnited States
I enjoyed this tour so much. Pavel was a terrific guide and so generous with his time and knowledge. I received such a wonderful introduction to the food scene in St. Petersburg. In addition to visiting a very large supermarket and an extremely interesting covered market, we ate at 4 different local restaurants, tasting a different course at each location. It was a such a treat to sample some local cuisine. I highly recommend Pavel as a guide in Saint Petersburg.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Peggy! I also enjoyed showing you our food scene) I hope the rest of you stay in St Petersburg was no less amazing.
Marek KopecSouth Africa
Amazing 2 days in beautiful Saint Petersburg spend with Pavel and Kalim (driver). Pavel is warm and very friendly person that went out of his way to make our trip very enjoyable..He has vast knowledge of the region and history which we immensely enjoyed. He was open to any suggestions and fulfilled all request we had. Our group of 6 have enjoyed the tour very much and would highly recommend Pavel to anybody that wants to have individual experience exploring St Petersburg
Lawrence HansUnited States
Pavel, our day with you was spectacular in every way. The neighborhood tour was educational. The food tour was a great Cross section of delisicious and filling Russian food. And your personal style and attention were wonderful!
Maryam MercierUnited States
Fabulous day with Pavel. He is full of lots of interesting information about St. Petersburg both historical and current. I appreciated that the tour was such a comfortable pace. It was my first day in St. Petersburg and Pavel helped me understand the layout of the city and how to ride the metro. I not only enjoyed the day, I am set to enjoy more. Thank you.
Tom WaclawikUnited States
Pavel was very kind and sweet. He did a very good job showing us the Hermitage.
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Debbie SmolikUnited States
Pavel was on time. We headed out to the Faberge Museum which ended up being one of my favorite places to visit in Russia. He made sure we did every kind of transportation including taxi, multiple metro stations, and of course walking so that we could see the city in every way. We enjoyed the culture first hand and an amazing lunch at a little cafe down the street from the Church of our Savior on Spilled Blood. This being our last day, I can honestly say that ToursByLocals helped make our visit memorable.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Debbie for the review! I was really privileged to meet you and Jim and show you something different to what they offer on those large group tours. We were a little bit lucky having the Faberge museum cool and quiet ;)
Andy PooleUnited Kingdom
Pavel was a friendly and knowledgeable guide. He was very helpful in organising visas for the day and arranging a customised tour to work with our 8 month old baby. We really enjoyed using public transport and walking to get around as this gave us a real russian experience. We would not hesitate to use Pavel again.
Irina GrayUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for the rating Irina, it was just a pleaser to show you the beautiful palaces of Russian tzars!
Pavel was a superb guide around St Petersburg - really excellent. He understood exactly what we wanted and when we were only roughly sure what we wanted he made first class suggestions and then made them happen. Pavel was very friendly, welcoming and engaging without being intrusive. He had great knowledge of the History and places and also the parts of the City away from the tourist areas. He was also very flexible when we wanted to change our itinerary. Finally we was very good value for money. 5 stars.
Tomas DiazUnited States
I contacted over 40 tour guides from this website for a 2-day customized walking and public transportation tour of St. Petersburg for a family of five. All tour guides received the same request from me. Pavel was the ONLY one who knew exactly what we wanted and HE DELIVERED. We enjoyed the customized tour that Pavel provided us.
Kenneth FirminLA, United States
Pavel is very passionate & knowledgeable of his city and country's history. He speaks English well and was very patient with regards to our questions. We are in our late sixties and he paced the tour to fit our abilities. We highly recommended him for your tour of St. Petersburg, Russia.
Rasha AlrabehUnited Kingdom
Very polite Has alot of information Took us to the places we wanted and more Speaks very good english
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Rasha! I'm very glad about your endorsement of my work. I hope your niece is happy with the gift we found for her)
Pradeep NambiarUnited Arab Emirates
Pavlov organized an amazing tour of St Petersburg for me and family. He was attentive to understand the interest of each member of the family (which is not easy) and was flexible to accommodate everyone. Pavlov went out of his way to help us select restaurants and h even booked restaurants for dinner. He was patient to respond to non-stop questions from my 8 year old son too. One of the best guides that I have met !!
Ian MacleodUnited Kingdom
We have visited St Petersburg several times in the past and as we were bringing some friends this time decided to use tours by locals. Pavel organised a tailor made tour to meet our needs and we were absolutely delighted with the result. He met us on the dock at the prearranged time and took us on a wonderful tour including a lunch. He described everything in perfect English and we have nothing but praise for him. Ian Macleod
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Ian! I really appreciate your comment on my work. We did quite an intensive tour as you wanted to see these many places in one day. You and your company were very nice and fun and just a pleasure to guide around St Petersburg.
Nikki Oliver BertzGermany
We did a 17km walk around the city with our guide Pavel and it was perfect. Pavel showed us so many insights of St.Peterburg and had a very nice choice of Sighseeing Spots at hand for us. He always offered a few options so we had a choice of the routing. Along the way he knew alot of details and stories to every Place, Church and Street. Pavel has also demonstrated a profound knowledge of the history of his city and country. After 8 hours, 21000 steps, multiple Metro Rides he guided us back to our hotel.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Nikki for the very precise review ;) I'm very glad you liked our tour and hope you have only good memories of St Petersburg!
Liam AitkenUnited Kingdom
Pavel is a complete gentleman with incredible knowledge of St Petersburg. He met us for a walking tour through the city, explaining all of the main attractions inside and out before having a pit stop in a nice cafe. Followed by a trip to several stations on the metro. He took us to a beautiful restaurant for lunch and explained about local foods. We finished our day with a trip to the Hermitage, me and my gf couldn't have got a better guide. Pavel is a polite and intelligent man, and also a friend 10/10
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I'm very grateful for your review, Liam! It was such a pleasure to be your guide in my beautiful but sometime a bit too snowy city) I hope you come back once again.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for the rating, it was pleasure to meet you!