There was probably more driving than I expected on this tour, which proved quite difficult at times due to big events in the city at the time we were there. I think the day could have been planned a bit better in advance. Margarita was pleasant and did know her way around the city and shared some historical insights with us. Thanks Margarita
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I tried to do my best to reduce the time of driving. The city is spread out, sights are far apart and there are many one way roads in the downtown.SP is preparing to the world cup and many roads are being repaired. If I give the standard tour it is better planned as we do all sights step by step. Yours was supposed to be flexible. I like giving my tourists some freedom to choose the places to visit. We visited 3 main attractions plus museum of siege for one day. It is normal itinerary for one day.
Susan HamelUnited States
Margarita organized the day well and maximized what we could see in one day. Her knowledge of the history and art was very impressive. Really appreciated her recommendation on Georgian restaurant which we enjoyed on our second day.
Maria PanichelliUnited States
Margarita was absolutely fantastic. A pleasure to communicate with before the tour, and a great guide. I took a full day tour with her to Peterhof and Catherine Palace. She picked me up and drove. We had more than enough time to stroll the gardens and see inside at Peterhof, get lunch, and see Catherine Palace as well. Margarita's English is pretty much perfect, and her knowledge of history - and, moreover, enthusiasm for the history and culture of her country - made for an absolutely wonderful tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Maria for high rating and great feedback. Thank you for listening and being interested in Russian culture and history.
Joy ReedUnited States
Excellent guide! Margarita was knowledgeable and attentive to our wishes and timeline. She provided an overall taste of Russia with great personal insight. I would absolutely recommend her.
George CipovUnited States
Friendly, Informative, Very flexible, this type of tour fit very well as an add on in front of a River Cruise that started in St. Petersburg and ended in Moscow. Margarita was very personable, and gave a lot helpful information to us. (first time visitors to St. Petersburg) I would recommend allowing more time in St Petersburg as there are so many places to see that require more than just a drive by.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you. Thank you. I hope the rest of trip was smooth and enjoyable. Your group was easy to guide. I enjoyed talking to you and thank you for listening and walking well.
Stephen WasbottenUnited States
Exceptional day!! Was reminded of the Siege of Leningrad & how gruesome war can be,, The Siege/ St Petersburg history museum is so moving.. Park of the unknown was incredible.. Rita is a super guide!! AND! Has a Chinese car!!! Great!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Stephen. Thank you for your great review. Wiski is wonderful. Hope to hear from you soon. You can gen in touch any time.
Rachael Morris-jonesUnited Kingdom
Margarita was a fabulous guide, She met us at our carriage on arrival on the overnight train from Moscow to St Petersburg. She drove us in her own car which was excellent. We saw everything we could have hoped for in 1 day. She was mindful of what a 10 and 12 year old would enjoy and tailored the tour accordingly. She was highly knowledgeable and interesting, we all had a great day.
Miriam ParkerUnited States
Margarita made our trip to St. Petersburg immensely more interesting and rewarding. Her English is excellent and she truly served as an embassador to her city. Retaining Margarita allowed us to experience so much more than we would have ever been able to accomplish on our own. Our arrival in subzero temperatures in late December did not deter our guide one bit! She proved hearty and flexible. We will definitely be back to Russia and will enlist Margarita's services again.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, Miriam. You are 6 stars tourists too. Next time in Russia I promise to offer you the sights and the activity which I hope you'll find exciting. Thank you very much again.
Jane BardavidUnited States
Gordon NormanUnited States
We had an excellent time. She was very knowledge of the local area and arranged our tour around our request.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you,Gordon.