Traveler Reviews of Private Tours in St-Petersburg-Russia by Tour Guide Polina I. (Guide #2603)


Darin Hill

United States
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Tour: #51642, All Musts of St Petersburg in 2 day tour, Saint Petersburg, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia    view tour
Date: Mar 8/20

Cannot recommend Polina enough! Explored places we would never have thought to explore! She is incredibly knowledgeable on everything. No question went unanswered! She also gave us some of the best recommendations for food and places to explore on our own. If you have the opportunity definitely explore Saint Petersburg with her!

Sebastian Palazio

United States
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Tour: #51642, All Musts of St Petersburg in 3 day tour, Saint Petersburg, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia    view tour
Date: Feb 15/20

Polina was great. She was very knowledgeable, she organized the days in an efficient manner, the days were seamless and it was pleasure to spend the day with her. Highly recommended.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you big, big times!

Lionel Helie

Australia
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Tour: #64524, Winter Offer. St Petersburg Private tour. Hermitage+Tzarskoe selo by car, Saint Petersburg, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia    view tour
Date: Jan 8/20

Polina is extremely knowledgeable on all Russian history and art in particular. She was extremely helpful in jumping the queues and her local knowledge was unvaluable. As for her English, it was more than perfect and adequate. She arrived promptly as agreed and nothing was too much trouble for her. We can only recommend her services.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for you coming in winter and spending this day with me!!

Berta McDonnell

United States
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Tour: #51642, All Musts of St Petersburg in 2 day tour, Saint Petersburg, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia    view tour
Date: Nov 15/19

Polina is a very knowledgeable tour guide with great flexibility. We spent a couple of days going to different sites and really enjoyed her company, her skilled advice and good tips.

Amit Prakashchandra Shah

India
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Tour: #51642, All Musts of St Petersburg in 2 day tour, Saint Petersburg, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia    view tour
Date: Oct 28/19

Polina is a very efficient and knowledgeable guide who showed us St Petersburg in an amazing manner,as well as gave us insights in the russian life and culture.She was quick and decisive in getting us around as well as entering all the museums and monuments.She is a wonderful person and i would surely recommend her to everyone.Thanks again Polina and God bless

Eric Solberg

United States
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Tour: #94800, 2 day relaxed tour in St Petersburg for cruise passengers. Special offeror September and October, Saint Petersburg, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia    view tour
Date: Oct 6/19

I canceled a group bus tour after they canceled part of the itinerary we paid for, opting for this tour with our private guide Polina . I was a little skeptical- the reviews are almost too positive here. But I gave it a shot, and I'm glad we did. Polina was fantastic- she crafted the tour exactly to our desires, was full of useful information, and made it a really great two days for us. We totally maxed out our 2 days in St Petersburg- and if we go back I wouldn't hesitate to book another tour with Polina

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you sooo much))) it was so fun to meet your family)

Kathleen Creech

United States
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Tour: #94800, 2 day relaxed tour in St Petersburg for cruise passengers, Saint Petersburg, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia    view tour
Date: Sep 9/19

My dad and I toured with Polina last September. I thought I had already completed this review! Polina gave us great history and current information about St. Petersburg. She was very relaxed and engaging. We had a great time and this was our very favorite cruise stop. She also took the time to tailor the trip to us. As an example, I needed to buy tea cups for my daughters and she took us to a fantastic shop that was off the beaten track. I highly recommend Polina!

Steven Luscinski

United States
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Tour: #94800, 2 day relaxed tour in St Petersburg for cruise passengers, Saint Petersburg, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia    view tour
Date: Aug 30/19

Polina is a superb guide. She made our 2 day bucket list trip to St P unforgettable. Polina is quite knowledgeable, very pleasant & professional, and very considerate of physical limitations. Polina handled all aspects of our tour, including the visa. She showed and narrated for us the typical tourist destinations; importantly, she took us to sites that we wanted to see. Polina appeared to be respected by the officials at the sites. She is a good driver of her well kept vehicles. We highly recommend her!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you! It was so nice to do something special for you and Kathy!

Maria Andrisova

Slovakia
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Tour: #101705, 1-day St Petersburg tour for cruise passengers., Petersburg, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia    view tour
Date: Aug 27/19

Polina is a very nice person, helpful, also very educated. Thank you for her servis as a guide. Maria

Arch Getty

United States
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Tour: #101705, 1-day St Petersburg tour for cruise passengers., Petersburg, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia    view tour
Date: Aug 21/19

Polina is the best. As either an individual or group leader, Polina is the best guide I have seen in Asia, Europe, or Russia. She is knowledgeable, flexible, friendly and speaks perfect English. I totally recommend her!

Andrew Cruce

United States
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Tour: #101711, 3-day tour for cruise passengers of St Petersburg, Saint Petersburg, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia    view tour
Date: Aug 13/19

Polina was wonderful. Very knowledgeable about everything we saw and was able to handle our tours to avoid the worst of the crowds. Took us to a couple of local restaurants for lunch where we could sample local cuisine. On top of all that she was extremely personable and fun to be around. You couldn't do better with a guide.

Giles Evans

United Kingdom
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Tour: #101705, 1-day St Petersburg tour for cruise passengers., Petersburg, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia    view tour
Date: Aug 10/19

We needed a tour which was slightly out of the ordinary. Polina responded to the challenge better than we could have hoped for. We managed to achieve all of our goals and more. Polina had arranged a wonderful itinerary including a lunch stop at a super-cool restaurant, but was also flexible to our needs during the day. She arrived on time, was informative, friendly and made our day in StPetersburg amazing.

Gerry O'Connor

United States
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Tour: #94800, 1,5 day relaxed tour in St Petersburg for cruise passengers, Saint Petersburg, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia    view tour
Date: Aug 6/19

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for sharing your big day with me)))

Amy Tam

Hong Kong
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Tour: #101705, 1-day St Petersburg tour for cruise passengers., Petersburg, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia    view tour
Date: Aug 5/19

Polina is very professional and knows the place very well. Very organized and well planned. Highly recommended.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Amy!!❤️

Allen Witham

United States
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Tour: #94800, 2 day relaxed tour in St Petersburg for cruise passengers, Saint Petersburg, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia    view tour
Date: Jul 25/19

We had an amazing guide in Polina and she gave us a wonderful and informative tour for two days and we both give her 6 stars!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for 6 ⭐️ !

Letitia Lii

United States
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Tour: #94800, 2 day relaxed tour in St Petersburg for cruise passengers, Saint Petersburg, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia    view tour
Date: Jul 17/19

Our group of 8 persons (ages 5-70+) had a terrific time with Polina. Polina expertly guided us through the highlights of Saint Petersburg. She was very knowledgeable and interesting. Polina was great at avoiding the lines and minimizing our wait time. She picked great places for lunch, where we could try some of the local cuisine at very reasonable prices. Our family had a wonderful time and we fully recommend Polina as a tour guide for Saint Petersburg.

Danny Vickers

United States
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Tour: #101711, 3-day tour of St Petersburg, Saint Petersburg, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia    view tour
Date: Jul 11/19

Polina toured our family of nine around St Petersburg for three interesting days. She did an outstanding job of tailoring the tour to our specific interests. She knows all about the architecture, history, arts, food and culture of St Petersburg. We also learned about the daily life of living in St Petersburg from Polina. She was very open and answered all of our questions. She created a wonderful experience for our family which made visiting Russia a trip of a lifetime. Many thanks Polina!!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: My greatest pleasure to meet you guys!! Thank you!

Renee Dineen

United States
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Tour: #51642, All Musts of St Petersburg in 2 day tour, Saint Petersburg, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia    view tour
Date: Jul 9/19

Polina was on time, professional and flexible. All the things that make a great local guide. She took the time to get to know us and modified the tour accordingly. She knows the city and surrounding area well. Being able to travel in her car was a huge plus. We covered a lot more distance and with kids, could go all day with little complaints! Her English was wonderful too.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Loved your family !! Thank you a lot!

Adam Kelly

Richmond Hill, ONTARIO, Canada
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Tour: #94800, 2 day relaxed tour in St Petersburg for cruise passengers, Saint Petersburg, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia    view tour
Date: Jul 6/19

Polina was an excellent guide. She was extremely knowledgeable, adaptable, and friendly. We did a 2-day tour, including night ballet. She organized everything and was on time for everything. Her level of knowledge on Russian history was astounding. We learned so much and appreciate the time and opportunity. St. Petersburg has so much to offer and Polina created an amazing experience for us.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Adam!! Your party was my greatest match this year♥️

Daniel Ballard

United States
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Tour: #94800, 2 day relaxed tour in St Petersburg for cruise passengers, Saint Petersburg, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia    view tour
Date: Jul 4/19

Polina was great! We had a 2-day tour of Russia and from setting up our itinerary before our trip to the final drop off, Polina was organized and very well prepared. She gave us such a wealth of knowledge. Being first time travelers to Russia, we had no idea what to expect. In St. Petersburg, we always felt safe and welcomed by the people and left with a greater appreciation of people and the region. Thank you Polina!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: You are very welcome!! Thank you for great review!!

David Symonds

United States
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Tour: #94800, 2 day relaxed tour in St Petersburg for cruise passengers, Saint Petersburg, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia    view tour
Date: Jul 1/19

Polina was fantastic. I would hire her again, in a heartbeat. She knows all the spots you want to see, and all of the ones you don't know you need to see. She is an excellent driver and knows how to get around traffic. We wanted to eat in five star restaurants and she set it up so well. She is a value and I can't recommend her enough.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you David for coming and spending your time in my company!! I appreciate!

Christina Tan-Changkachith

United States
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Tour: #94800, 2 day relaxed tour in St Petersburg for cruise passengers, Saint Petersburg, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia    view tour
Date: Jun 27/19

Our family group had a great time with Polina. She arrived on time each day of our tour & the personal Bluetooth earbud devices we received were perfect. We could always hear everything she said no matter where we were in the group. The tour was very informative & I do feel like we received the best all around 2 day tour of St. Petersburg. I highly recommend Polina for anyone looking to tour St. Petersburg.

Robert T.

Canada
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Tour: #101711, 3-day tour for cruise passengers of St Petersburg, Saint Petersburg, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia    view tour
Date: Jun 10/19

Polina was a great guide. We had 3 days off a cruise and saw a lot. She was very knowledgeable about the museums and sites that we toured. She knew exactly where to find the hermitage's only Gainsborough. She kept us to a tight time schedule, allowing us to see sites outside of town and in town as well. Even though SPB sites are often very busy we were often the only ones in the rooms we were touring due to good guiding on Polina's part. We appreciated that Polina did not take us to shopping venues.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you a lot for you wonderful feedback♥️

Kim Harmon

United States
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Tour: #64533, Walking private tour in St Petersburg with 2 visits, Saint Petersburg, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia    view tour
Date: Jun 1/19

We had a delightful walking tour with Polina in St Petersburg, Russia. We asked to be taken to some of the "non-touristy" sights so spent a nice afternoon exploring neighborhoods, finding some fun coffee shops, and getting suggestions for restaurants later in our trip. I would highly suggest Polina for your tour. She is friendly, speaks excellent English and is really knowledgeable about St Petersburg.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Kim!!♥️

Steve McCurdy

United States
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Tour: #94800, 2 day relaxed tour in St Petersburg for cruise passengers, Saint Petersburg, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia    view tour
Date: May 25/19

Polina was Awesome! She showed us around St. Petersburg Russia for two days and treated us like family! Polina was kind, punctual, and extremely knowledgeable! She wasted no time showing us so many sights in such a short two day trip. When I was searching for a tour guide I took notice of all the five star reviews that Polina had received and now I know why! So if you are looking for an Awesome tour guide look no further, Polina is your Guide! Thank You So Much Polina for your Hospitality! Steve McCurdy

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Steve!!! Thank you so much, all my stars because I have wonderful guests!!

Jonathan Ruback

United Kingdom
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Tour: #64533, Walking private tour in St Petersburg with 2 visits, Saint Petersburg, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia    view tour
Date: May 24/19

Polina is a superb guide. She is very knowledgable and friendly and a joy to spend time with.

Natalie Wattre

United States
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Tour: #101705, 1-day St Petersburg tour for cruise passengers., Petersburg, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia    view tour
Date: May 23/19

Polina was a great guide! She had a ton Of knowledge, was funny, and personable. We had a great time in Saint Petersburg, thanks to her. I would highly recommend her!!

Ron Kneiser

MI, United States
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Tour: #101711, 3-day tour for cruise passengers of St Petersburg, Saint Petersburg, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia    view tour
Date: May 14/19

Above expectations! Best decision we made was to hire Polina instead of the ship tour. Superb English speaking skills. Navigated our three days like a consummate professional. Highly recommended. She was patient and responsive to all my advanced planning messages.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Ron!!! Thank you very much! I’m sooo happy you enjoyed this tour!!��

Alex K.

Canada
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Tour: Your personal guide by car - Private Tour by car, Saint Petersburg, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia
Date: Apr 27/19

There is absolutely no way we could have accomplished what we wanted to do in St Petersburg without Polina. She was a wealth of knowledge and tailored our tour as we went along, based on our interests as she learned them. Polina took me to the university my mother went to, when I simply asked her about it on the day of our tour. She also took us to some unplanned and wonderful sites and provided helpful tips on sites for the rest of our visit in St Petersburg. The tour exceeded our expectations!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Alex, Thank you for your kind words)))

Marco Aiquipa

Peru
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Tour: #51642, Winter Offer. All Musts of St Petersburg in 2 day tour, Saint Petersburg, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia    view tour
Date: Feb 25/19

Polina was a perfect Guide. She care every detail with many days in advance. She knows every place in St Petersburg and she vas very kind with us. Thanks Polina.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Marco! Thank you very much for choosing me to guide your family, that was great experience, I hope your daughters loved those days in St.Petersburg Polina