Diane HillmanUnited States
A very good day overall! Only disappointment was learning we had to wait while he negotiated the palace entrance AFTER the fountain start, since he seemed to have planned that we do EITHER the palace OR the gardens. This was achieved in about 20 minutes, and once inside, he led a very informative tour, followed by a stroll through the gardens, all with good photo stops. Inside the Hermitage, he was very attentive to our interests, explaining the highlights with just the right amount of information/time.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your review, Diane! It's great to hear that your enjoyed this tour which combined the two most famous sites in just one day. Of course we could go straight to the palace, but I definitely wanted you to see the spectacular opening of the Grand Cascade at 11:00 AM. It was worth seeing and waiting for a while before I got our tickets, wasn't it?