Scoring an average traveller rating of 5
out of 5
based on the last 24 recent reviews
We flew to St. Petersburg for a day during a week-long trip to Moscow for the World Cup. Our tour guide, Dasha, was very competent and knew her history. She also spoke perfect English, which was very helpful. We did the all day tour which included Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, lunch and ended at the Hermitage Museum. There was a lot of walking, but we were driven to each location by minivan. The Hermitage Museum is huge, like the Louvre, so there is a lot to see in just a few hours. My only complaint was that we did not get dropped off at our pick up location (across from the airport), but instead had to take a taxi back to the airport. With the World Cup traffic (there was a game in St. Petersburg that day) and a sudden downpour, we barely made it back to the airport in time for our return flight to Moscow. Other than that small inconvenience, the tour was very informative and covered all the sites one would want to see while visiting St. Petersburg.”
stefani.migliorini • Submitted 10 Jul 2018
beautiful tour with Yulia!
with visit to HErmitage! without waiting!
T • Submitted 09 May 2018
Leslie T • Submitted 24 Mar 2018
We booked this amazing excursion on Viator in Saint Petersburg on the 26th of December 2017. It was absolutely fantastic! Our guide Julia picked us up at our hotel in a comfortable minivan on time. She made it possible for us to see almost all the main attractions in St Petersburg in the short time available to us. We had lunch at the most charming little restaurant with lovely food typical of the region. Julia was a fountain of knowledge and enjoyed the day immensely. She spoke English perfect. I would 100 recommend this trip.”
Patti S • Submitted 07 Mar 2018
This was perfect. My husband literally had one day to tour and we wanted to see as much as we could. Our guide was perfect-she was so friendly and we did see everything. We were together all day and into the evening. I would definitely recommend this if you need to do St. Petersburg in a day!”
Lauren M • Submitted 04 Feb 2018
Anya was very nice and knowledgeable!”
SB • Submitted 22 Jan 2018
So this one day tour suited the needs of our small group of six and it made sure we understood some of the highlights of this wonderful city. Our guide was Lyda from Maria tours and she was absolutely first class and so knowledgable and very patient in imparting that explanation. The first part of the tour is via minibus with stops on the way. The latter part of the tour is conducting on foot but its not arduous. The lunch stop is in a very nice restaurant with a very enjoyable 3 course format. All of the entry fees are included in the rice and the guide facilitates these on the parties entry.”
Paul M • Submitted 11 Dec 2017
Whistle stop tour in a car with driver and guide. We got to see lots and it was a grea5 way to get an appreciate for the city. The guide was excellent and we had lots of stops for photo opportunities”
Geoff C • Submitted 09 Nov 2017
It was my first stop in Russia, and I am so glad that I join the grand tour in St Petersburg. I got to see the most interesting and famous sites within the city in just one day!! The route was very well planned so that we got to cover as much places as possible. My tour guide named Alyona was amazing! She's one of the most knowledgeable guides I have ever encountered when I visit a foreign city. You will never get confused or bored when you have her on your side. Her very well-spoken British English will charm you throughout the tour : In general, I would highly recommend this tour to visitors who only visit the city for a short time. But believe me, St Petersburg is a very beautiful and classic city with enormous elegant sites to visit and fun to shop. So stay a bit longer is highly recommended!!”
Jack • Submitted 31 Oct 2017
Our tour guide was great at explaining the historical significance of everywhere we went, in good detail.”
Is Vic • Submitted 14 Oct 2017
Sollena S • Submitted 28 Aug 2017
Malinka was a wonderful, knowledgeable and best of all, enthusiastic guide!
Her english was perfect and I was just swept off by the wonderful display of historical and beauty of the places she showed me.”
LEE S • Submitted 07 Aug 2017
If you are short on time in St Petersburg and are after a comprehensive tour of this stunning city, we can't recommend this tour enough.
Our guide Lida was incredibly informative and provided excellent commentary throughout all of the places we visited. Lida even took us on a little detour to visit the Church of St Nicholas Naval Cathedral which had its daily service on when we visited we were silent! and we were blown away by the beauty of the cathedral as well as the choir that sang during service. Possibly one of the better tours we have ever attended.”
vtan7777 • Submitted 01 Jan 2018
The guide,Gleb, was friendly, knowledgeable,and efficient in showing us the highlights within the short time we had. Tour duration was just right and we managed to see the main sights without feeling rushed. Highly recommended for those who only have time to see St Petersburg in a day”
alivespeed • Submitted 25 Jun 2017
Gülşen E • Submitted 22 May 2017
Our guide Romero arrived promptly and was a knowledgeable and informative guide. He include some additional stops that were of particular interest. We enjoyed his company and gained greater insight into Russian culture and the way of life. Thanks also to Max our driver.”
MR BP T • Submitted 10 Apr 2017
Our tour guide was lovely and so knowledgeable. She kept us moving as a good pace throughout the tour which meant this tour really packs in a lot of historic and important sites. This was the perfect start to our St Petersburg visit and provided an excellent orientation tour of the city.”
Samantha J • Submitted 19 Feb 2017
An excellent experience with an extremely knowledgable tour guide, who was keen to share her knowledge and experience.”
Paul B • Submitted 16 Feb 2017
Our tour guide was most excellent. She is extremely knowledgeable and very gracious.”
Daniel N • Submitted 20 Jan 2017
Very good way to start your stay in the city.
The tour covers many of the interesting places to see.
Our guide Lidia was so informative and friendly.
We really enjoyed the day.”
mary l • Submitted 25 Dec 2016
Excellent. One of the best tours we've had with viator. Fab guide very knowledgeable. Highly recommended.”
Stephen E • Submitted 17 Nov 2016
It was a fantastic trip . Our tour guide lady was superb. She was well-versed and experienced. Got to know a little bit of history of everything we visited.
abusayeedr • Submitted 05 Nov 2016
This tour was very exciting, informative, and personal. We had an AMAZING time with our guide and truly learned a lot from our experience. I would recommend this tour and this guide to anyone who plans to travel to this area of Europe. The tour was well-worth the money, and I will definitely book this tour or a similar tour the next time I travel!”
Rachelle M H • Submitted 23 Sep 2016
This was a great way to see the main sites of St. Petersburg. Elena, our tour guide, met me at the front door of my hotel around 10 minutes prior to the scheduled pickup, and a comfortable van then took us to meet the other 4 people in our group, staying a few blocks away. We drove first to the Fortress of St. Peter and Paul, and then on to tour several of the main cathedrals and other sites. Elena also guided us to a shop with very high quality jewelry and marushka dolls - a bit pricey but much better than the stuff found in the shops along Nevsky Forum. After lunch we had a guided tour of the Hermitage. Elena provided extensive knowledge of the history and life in current day St. Petersburg. We even had an insightful discussion of Russian vs. Western attitudes towards autistic children. I greatly appreciated this inside view of the city in a small group where we could ask all sorts of questions. I would highly recommend this tour to anyone wanting an introduction to the city.”
Frederick B • Submitted 21 Sep 2016