Tiffany LamUnited States
Anna V showed up at the pier on time. The car was an 8-passenger Mercedes Minivan as promised. Places visited as planned: The Faberge Museum/The Youssoupov Palace/Peterhof. Anna V arranged lunch at an authentic Russian restaurant where we get to taste the various Russian dishes. Anna V was professional and courteous. We enjoyed the excursion and would definitely recommend her to anyone.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Tiffany for your warm rating note! I will be always there on the pier waiting for you☺️
Our tour with Anna was the highlight of our Northern Europe trip. We chose her partly because of her Fine Arts background. But it was her 15 yrs working at the Hermitage that meant she knew everything, how best to navigate, to customize a tour. The vehicle and driver were impeccable. We saw city sights by car, and ate at a classic Russian restaurant with vodka bar. Neither seemed to mind that our tour ran late - it was clear they just wanted us to have the best experience of their city - and we truly did!
Julie HuntUnited States
Top notch experience. Anna is a wealth of knowledge and very pleasant to spend a day with.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Julie, thank you, it was my pleasure too. Come back one day there is a lot to explore here.
Christine KitajiUnited States
We had toured the Hermitage the day before our tour with Anna. When we told her this she took our group to paintings and places we had not seen. She knew how to avoid the crowds which made the experience more enjoyable. She has an art history background so her explanations of the painings and art work was very in-depth . . We would highly recommend Anna for any tour you may want.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Christine, thank you very much, I still hope to show you Crimea , you will love it!
Tour went as planned. Anna did her best to meet my interests, and allow for my mobility issues.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much, Simon! Hope to see you again!
Suzanne RostanUnited States
Anna's warm personality, expertise in art, and competence as a guide made our 2 day visit to St. Petersburg so enjoyable. Anna met us with car and driver and whisked us to an early entrance at the Hermitage Museum, where avoiding the crowds, she led us through the highlights of this amazing Winter Palace, including a visit to a special exhibit. The next day we visited several beautiful sites, took a private boat ride on the canals and enjoyed lunch at a delicious Russian restaurant. Thank you, Anna!
Eric TjelleUnited States
My wife and I toured St. Petersburg on June 16-17th with Anna as our guide. To put it simply, she was amazing and well educated. Anna has a degree in English and Art History. She is well versed in the area of paintings and their history. Highly recommend Anna to anybody even thinking about seeing St. Petersburg. We had some specific recommendations involving restaurants and souvenirs. She handled our requests perfectly. I do not know how taking an excursion through our ship would have been better.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Eric, Julie thank you so much for everything!!!
Jodie CharlopUnited States
Anna is super knowledgeable about history and art. She's excellent in sharing knowledge about everything you see along the way. She was flexible to our needs and we highly recommend. Only flaw was her driver's air conditioning was not work. Wicked hot on the drive to the palaces but that wasn't her fault and we still had a great tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Jodie, thank you so much! I have very sweet memories of your visit. I’m very sorry for the conditioning system. In fact this wasn’t my driver, mine couldn’t come that day. And the day was hot..... I won’t ever use this driver’s services.
Anna was a great tour guide! She was very knowledgeable and enthusiastic about her city. We had 16 travellers in our private group and were there for two full days. Anna arranged a great driver and Mercedes bus, all our tickets were taken care of and she did a lot of work arranging things in the weeks before. We all had a great time and saw a beautiful city. It was the highlight of our cruise. I would recommend Anna to anyone else wanting to visit St Petersburg! Ineke
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Ineke. I keep your BOOK. I really appreciate that gift. I have very good and fair memories of your group. Keep well and be safe!
Anna is a professional and expert guide very dedicated to share her extraordinary knowledge on history and art. She kept high interest among the 4 members of the family during a large tour of Ermitage museum, speaking an excellent French. We learnt a lot, even on French painters that we knew the most. She contextualized master pieces to essential. Anna knows every inch of the Museum and was incredible in navigating into the place and long line-up. We could not expect a better guide for a memorable tour.
Thomas CincottaUnited States
Anna is a true art lover & teacher. Guided our group of 4 cruisers through Staff Bldg & Hermitage. In a short time, she gave a course in Impressionism - offering insights into lives of artists, forms & subjects, relations to social & art developments. On short notice, Anna got wheelchair access with staff. Expertly navigated way to key works through Hermitage, contextualizing many pieces with ease. Equally at adept at Russian & art history, life of the Palace & Museum collection. DELIGHTFUL.
Alexander ReusMiami, FLORIDA, United States
Anna was a perfect guide for our family. She guided us to the most important places in history in Saint Petersburg and made the tour fun and interesting for the whole family (children ages 5, 8, and 11). We not only learned more about the city, but also felt very confartable to drive around the city and buying things such as food and souvenirs with her help and knowledge since we do not speak Russian. She also accompanied us to a local restaurant, where we experienced traditional Russian cuisine.