Judith MillerUnited States
Extremely knowledgeable about St. Petersburg. I feel we saw the highlights and had a great understanding of the history of the city.
Debra LundUnited States
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!
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!
Ivor LeeCayman Islands
Nikolai was a fantastic guide for our trip to St. Petersburg. We were in town for the World Cup and he showed us the many wonders of the city. Nikolai pointed out things that we would never have looked at on our own and was able to get us past all the long lines. He was very patient with us and very knowledgeable. We highly recommend getting in touch with Nikolai as your tour guide for the city.
Nikolai is a great passionate guide who made sure we understood and loved his culture. Visiting the palaces with him made a great difference, he is very good!
Nancy SimonsonBend, OREGON, United States
Nikolai was a great guide. He set up 2 days of touring that included all the sights my husband and I wanted to see. He is extremely knowledge and helped us understand the sights and the history of the sights. He answered our many questions and went out of his way to help us with special requests. He was prompt each day and communicated exactly what the plan would be. Communication before our time in St. Petersburg was always very complete and prompt. We highly recommend Nikolai as a tour guide.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was my pleasure to give tours to Nancy Simonson and her husband. It was not too difficult for me to rent necessary folded wheel chair, which we needed during tours in the palaces and museums. I am glad Nancy and her husband Wes enjoyed performance of classical Russian ballet. I was happy to arrange tickets in the private box in one of the theatres in downtown.
Brian MullenUnited States
We enjoyed our two-days in St. Petersburg with Nikolai. His insights and English are superb. We greatly appreciate that he pre-purchased all the tickets and visa that we needed. Saved us a lot of paperwork and long lines. He led us to the best entrances and really helped us navigate the major sites of St. Petersburg on a busy summer weekend. From the Hermitage to the Peterhof Palace, Nikolai shares the stories and history behind each piece of art and each czar. Highly recommended.
Julie MorrisUnited Kingdom
A great excursion! Nikolai tailored the day to our reduced mobility requirements. His knowledge of the Hermitage, Church of the Spilled Blood and St Isaacs Cathedral was superb - he was a fantastic guide around St. Petersburg. Highly recommended
Elaine MeldrumUnited States
I am handicapped and was worried about visiting Russia but Nikolai made it the most wonderful experience in my life. His professionalism was impeccable. His knowledge was extensive. He was able to obtain a wheelchair when I couldn't use my walker. We never had to stand in line. He also knew the best place to eat. Thank you Nikolai for making our trip so memorable.
David ZiserUnited States
We had two days planned in St. Petersburg and Nikolai was going to be sure that we visited all the highlights. 15 hrs on Sat. and 8 hrs on Sun. We called the day before to see if he could arrange Ballet tickets for us. We had the best seats in the house for Swan Lake at the Palace Theater. The experience was unbelievable! Nikolai was very well informed with all the locations we visited and thankfully was able to negotiate a shortened queue to the city's highlights very efficiently. Highly Recommended!
Richard PratherUnited States
Nikolai was excellent! Very knowledgeable and professional. He was very congenial and accommodating, making stops when needed, allowing shopping detours as requested, etc. He was fun to be with, and I would use him again should I ever return to St Petersburg! Overall great guy!!
John RenningerUnited States
Very pleasant and reliable guide who was very well versed in both art and Russian history. I would highly recommend him.