Traveler Reviews of Private Tours in St-Petersburg-Russia by Tour Guide Nikolai M. (Guide #3021)


Elizabeth Wilson

United Kingdom
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Tour: Winter magic white days of St. Petersburg, Saint Petersburg, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia
Date: Jan 23/20

We had a great half day tour with Nikolai. The itinerary was just what we wanted - giving us a good feel for the city and the key sights. Nikolai was great company and extremely knowledgeable. I would definitely recommend him!

Myriam Rotzetter

Switzerland
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Tour: #47361, 2 day shore excursion private tour of St. Petersburg, Saint Petersburg, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia    view tour
Date: Sep 14/19

Great experience with Nikolai. Very knowledgeable, punctual, all activities perfectly organized. I got to see the best St Petersburg has to offer during my short stay. Strongly recommend him.

Judy Hale

United States
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Tour: #18442, St. Petersburg visa-free private Shore Excursion for Judy Hale, Saint Petersburg, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia    view tour
Date: Sep 12/19

Nikolai is a friendly & experienced tour guide. We spent the day taking the hydrofoil to Peterhof and Catherine's Palace. He is prompt, knowledgeable and organized, and you will be happy you selected his services. The tour was just for my husband and myself. Since we had such a short visit, I will forever be thankful we booked a private tour with him. Our goal was to get the most out of the day and with Nikolai's help we accomplished that. St Petersburg is a beautiful and unforgettable experience.

Susan L.

United States
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Tour: #43002, 3 days shore excursion of St. Petersburg private tour, Saint Petersburg, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia    view tour
Date: Sep 8/19

It was a pleasure having Nikolai as our guide. On our first day he managed to get us into St Issacs Cathedral during a service, before it opened to tourists, which was an amazing and special experience. We had other such examples showing the knowledge and skill of our guide. He had a deep knowledge about the history, art and culture and is well traveled himself. Nikolai was good at determining our needs and interests and truly gave us the best possible experience.

Louis Pohoryles

United States
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Tour: #47361, 2 day shore excursion private tour of St. Petersburg, Saint Petersburg, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia    view tour
Date: Sep 1/19

Charles Larson Jr

United States
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Tour: #47361, 2-day private tour of St. Petersburg for Charles Larson Jr. and family., Saint Petersburg, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia    view tour
Date: Aug 8/19

Nikolai was outstanding to work with. He kindly picked us up at the airport and we immediately set off to see everything we could in 2 days. St Petersburg is an amazing country with so much to do. Nikolai was able to jump all of the lines to help ensure we maximized the trip. His expertise in art abs history was excellent and we all learned so much. Nikolai's English is excellent, his car spotless. Everyone loved the trip. We highly recommend him

Stephen Thompson

Saint Martin
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Tour: #72107, Peterhof + Pushkin (the Catherine palace) Private Tour, Saint Petersburg, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia    view tour
Date: Aug 4/19

Nicolai was 100% professional with great knowledge of the city and the places he took us. Friendly and helpful.

Tom Waclawik

United States
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Tour: #18442, St. Petersburg visa-free flexible Shore Excursion, Saint Petersburg, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia    view tour
Date: Jul 28/19

Nikolai was very good. He speaks perfect English. He was prompt, courteous, We so appreciated his very creative approach to the open tour day in St. Petersburg. We left the itinerary in his hands. It was a Sunday and he took us to a Russian Orthodox church Mass. We loved that. Also, he got us tickets to the Faberge Museum (it was not on our list of things to see) for the only English speaking tour of the day (so thoughtful) and she was FABULOUS. Her name was Svetlana.

Véronique Mentens

Belgium
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Tour: #18442, St. Petersburg visa-free flexible Shore Excursion, Saint Petersburg, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia    view tour
Date: Jul 25/19

Nikolai is the perfect guide to show you the wonderfull city of ST Petersburg. He is punctual, flexible, kind, professional, drives safely and on top is a good photographer so you will have a lovely family picture...He really knows everything about the history and background of the sights. He also took us to a great restaurant for lunch. We very highly recommand him. Thank you so much for a fantastisch day!

Brian Newton

Australia
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Tour: #72107, Peterhof + Pushkin (the Catherine palace) Private Tour for Brian Newton and family., Saint Petersburg, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia    view tour
Date: Jul 14/19

Brenda Baumgarten

United States
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Tour: #28384, Private Tour to the Catherine Palace (town Pushkin), Saint Petersburg, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia    view tour
Date: Jul 12/19

Nikolai is a great guide. He’s knowledgeable and pleasant. The perfect combination. Thanks for making our day memorable.

Karen LaVoie

Mantoloking, US-NJ, United States
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Tour: #18239, Private Tour to Peterhof and Hermitage for Karen LaVoie-Mastria and company, Saint Petersburg, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia    view tour
Date: Jul 7/19

Nickolai was a great guide. We had a great day and saw everything on our list. He was very personable, professional and knowledgeable. Would definitely recommend using Nickolai.

Mary Arnoult

United States
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Tour: #18830, Non-touristic private tour of St. Petersburg, Saint Petersburg, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia    view tour
Date: Jun 22/19

Nikolai was very professional and showed us some unique sights such as food halls, Metro, and a local cafe. I wanted to do some shopping and he was able to take me where I wanted to go. He picked us up with our luggage from our river cruise boat in his car and at the end of the day dropped us at the airport . Highly recommended

Martine Snels

Belgium
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Tour: #72107, Peterhof + Pushkin (the Catherine palace) Private Tour, Saint Petersburg, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia    view tour
Date: Jun 8/19

Great day thanks to a knowledgeable guide! Certainly recommended!

Tamara Trevino

United States
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Tour: #18442, St. Petersburg visa-free flexible Shore Excursion, Saint Petersburg, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia    view tour
Date: Jun 6/19

Nikolai was AWESOME! He was very friendly, professional and knowledgeable about the city, the history and the art. We were able to customize our tour and see the things we wanted to see and he recommended a few other stops that were very interesting as well. Anyone visiting the city should request Nikolai - he was definitely the icing on the cake for our trip to St. Petersburg!

Jitske Hoekstra

Netherlands
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Tour: #18239, Private Tour to Peterhof Grand Palace and park with fountains, Saint Petersburg, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia    view tour
Date: Apr 27/19

We had a wonderful Tour to Peterhof. The guide was very nice and flexible. Greetings from Amsterdam

Kris Hopfenbeck

United States
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Tour: #18830, Non-touristic private tour of St. Petersburg, Saint Petersburg, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia    view tour
Date: Sep 26/18

Nikolai was a 5 star guide!!!! He was so knowledgeable and made our time in St Petersburg so interesting!!!!! I would definitely recommend him to our friends!

Judith Miller

United States
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Tour: #47361, 2 days shore excursion private tour of St. Petersburg for Judith Miller and company, Saint Petersburg, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia    view tour
Date: Sep 11/18

Extremely knowledgeable about St. Petersburg. I feel we saw the highlights and had a great understanding of the history of the city.

John Larivee

United States
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Tour: #43002, Private 3 days shore excursion of St. Petersburg for John Larivee and company, Saint Petersburg, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia    view tour
Date: Sep 7/18

Nikolai was fabulous! He helped us understand the history and culture of St. Petersburg and its people as he guided around palaces, museums, cathedrals and streets. Our 3 days allowed us to see many of those sites as well as a ride on the metro, an evening of ballet, and dinner at a local restaurant. He was knowledgeable, dependable, and patient with us.

James Klein

United States
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Tour: #43002, 3 days shore excursion of St. Petersburg private tour, Saint Petersburg, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia    view tour
Date: Sep 4/18

Nikolai made our three day cruise visit to St. Petersburg very easy and enjoyable. He, and Tours By Locals, were very responsive to my emails. Nikolai took care of getting our visa documents so that we had no trouble going through immigration every day; he was very prompt; he put together our shore excursion consistent with our suggestions; he made all of the arrangements in advance; he was friendly and very knowledgeable; and he spoke fluent English. I strongly recommend Nikolai as a tour guide.

Sheryl Bennett-Hullin

Australia
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Tour: #18442, St. Petersburg visa-free flexible Shore Excursion, Saint Petersburg, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia    view tour
Date: Sep 3/18

Nikolai is a fantastic guide, he's extremely knowledgeable on the history of the city. We can't recommend him highly enough. His fluency in English made communication extremely easy for us. We had a wonderful day seeing the main sights of this beautiful city. And gaining an insight into what makes St Petersburg tick. Thank you Nikolai. Sheryl & Gary.

Mary Thuma

United States
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Tour: #18830, Non-touristic private tour of St. Petersburg, Saint Petersburg, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia    view tour
Date: Aug 24/18

Having traveled to St Petersburg previously we had already toured all of the highlights. This tour was perfect for our return visit to St Petersburg. Nikolai was a great guide.

Ray O.

Australia
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Tour: #18442, St. Petersburg visa-free flexible Shore Excursion, Saint Petersburg, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia    view tour
Date: Aug 17/18

We had two tours with our guide Nikolai and he was very informative and accommodating. He took us to where we wanted to go and showed us what we wanted to see plus more.

Debbie Lund

CALIFORNIA, United States
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Tour: #47361, 2 days shore excursion private tour of St. Petersburg for Debra Lund and company, Saint Petersburg, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia    view tour
Date: Aug 14/18

I had A LOT of guides to choose from in St. Petersburg but after looking trough my options I decided on Nikolai.. all I can say is WOW!.. what an excellent choice! I was a little nervous about traveling around Russia, our ship issued a caution warning to the American guests but all my fears were for nothing. I could not have felt more safe and was not at all worried. Nikolai is extremely knowledgeable and gives just the right amount of information. I HIGHLY recommend him, you won't be disappointed!

Kit Murdock

Uruguay
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Tour: #18442, St. Petersburg visa-free flexible Shore Excursion, Saint Petersburg, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia    view tour
Date: Aug 13/18

Nikolai is incredible. He did a great job and. Was super informative. Anyone who gets him for a guide is very lucky.

Rick Roberts

United States
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Tour: #18239, Private Tour to Peterhof and Hermitage for Carol Roberts and company, Saint Petersburg, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia    view tour
Date: Aug 12/18

Nikolai was waiting for our family group of four when we disembarked the Regal Princess in St. Petersburg. He was extremely knowledgeable about the history of this remarkable former capital of Russia. He kept us informed concerning all that we passed along the way to Peterhof, and was an excellent guide there and at The Hermitage later in the afternoon. He was particularly attentive to my sister-in-law's needs to walk slowly and to sit when there was availability. An overall fabulous tour experience.

Nancy Simonson

Bend, OREGON, United States
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Tour: #43003, Private tour of St. Petersburg for Nancy Simonson and company, Saint Petersburg, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia    view tour
Date: Aug 1/18

This was our 2nd trip with Nikolai as our tour guide. He is very knowledgeable about St. Petersburg. This trip there were 5 of us and he arranged for a van to take us to the specific sites we wanted to see and added some an additional side trip. He kept our 10 year and 13 year old grandchildren interested in what we were seeing. Nikolai even made arrangements for ballet tickets for us to see Swan Lake - great seats. His English is very good. I highly recommend Nikolai.

Ricki Sernick

Canada
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Tour: #43002, 3 days shore excursion of St. Petersburg private tour, Saint Petersburg, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia    view tour
Date: Jul 24/18

Hi Nikolai! So hard to believe that's been a 3 weeks since we first met. We are now home in Toronto and are thinking back on our 3 days together. We so enjoyed the time we spent together. It was very intense, so much to see and learn about Russian history! You were exceptional in your knowledge and enthusiasm not to mention you patience at our questions which -in my case-I repeated over and over again. Thank you for making our stay in St Petersburg so memorable and meaningful! Wishing you good luck!

Christine Hsiao

Taiwan
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Tour: #47361, 2 days shore excursion private tour of St. Petersburg, Saint Petersburg, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia    view tour
Date: Jul 10/18

Nikolai is a wonderful guide that knows so much about the city and all the attractions we visited. He is very flexible with itinerary arrangements as well and really cater to our needs. We had a lovely time in Saint Petersburg and surely learned so much about it! Highly recommend!

King Huei Sim

Singapore
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Tour: #72107, Peterhof + Pushkin (the Catherine palace) Private Tour, Saint Petersburg, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia    view tour
Date: Jul 7/18

Very good organised day tour of both Peterhof and Catherine Palace at Pushkin by Nikolay. He drives his own car and very safely so you can rest in between touring. Nikolay is a fountain of knowledge about Peterhof, Catherine Palace and Russia in general. My wife and I really gained a greater understanding of Russian culture and history, all thanks to him. We highly recommend this tour. Spasiba Nikolay!!!������


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