Vera MehtaUnited States
Elena came very promptly at 10 AM to pick me up for our visit to the Hermitage.As we walked there, she pointed things out, answered questions about buildings and places and also about her own life in St. Petersburg. At the Hermitage, it was great to bypass the waiting lines and start our tour rightaway. She steered me expertly through the various buildings showing me the the most interesting features of each.Her pace was just right for me and I could not have asked for a better introduction to the City!
Ewan LabromUnited Kingdom
Another excellent visit arranged by Tours by Locals. Elena was extremely knowledgeable, very pleasant company and a joy to be with.
Ronald PikeUnited States
Excellent tour. Recommended.
Jagdish NagdaUnited States
The visit to the Hermitage and Winter palace was very good. We needed more time but Elena got us started and gave excellent advice on what to do the rest of the day. She also helped get us concert tickets and was kind enough to answer questions after the tour by phone.
Pauline OrsgoodUnited Kingdom
Excellent visit. Collected at hotel and took bus to the Hermitage because of rain - we were going to walk. By-passing the queues was good and Elena had such a fund of knowledge on all the things we saw. I had asked for some specific things and she managed to include most of these. I have no hesitation in recommending Elena as a guide, I'm sure any of her tours would be just as good as she was so professional but very easy to talk to and answered all my questions.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Pauline! Thank you for your positive response; I am glad you liked the tour. Thank you for your letter - I am impressed by your skills not only to survive in foreign city but also to see SO many things! Congratulations! My warmest wishes; Elena