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Excellent guide and professional driver in a very nice vehicle

I arrived in St. Petersburg on a cruise ship and selected this tour rather than going with a cruise ship excursion with a bus full of people. More specifically I wanted something that would better fir my partners limited mobility and allow him to tailor the amount of walking and sightseeing. Our guide was an absolute wealth of knowledge and always made us feel in control of the tour while accommodating my partners limitations. Her English skills were on par with any tour guide in the US. We had a very nice luxury Mercedes van which felt as if it had just come off the car lot. Our driver was very professional and made every effort to drop us off as close to the different venues as was possible and was ready and waiting at the exits. I even made multiple comments that it felt as though he had spots right in front reserved for him. I would recommend this tour to anyone looking for something more private and personalized and can say it was well worth the cost. 5 star service & tour.

Excellent, informative tour with a friendly, knowledgeable guide.

My partner Michelle and I were lucky enough to be allocated Timur (Tim) for this half-day tour to Peterhof. Tim met us on time at our hotel in central St Petersburg, and right away we were struck by the quality of his English. Turns out that when not guiding, he teaches languages, including English, so not surprising. During the ride out to Peterhof (about 50 minutes,) Tim pointed out many places of interest and gave us the stories behind them. On arriving at the palace, we were able to skip the line, and he took us through the various display rooms, all absolutely stunning, and different from one another. We arrived on the terrace just in time for the 11:00am switching on of the fountains, accompanied by suitably dramatic music. Then we toured the beautiful grounds, where we heard the stories behind the various fountains, cascades, and follies. Throughout Tim was informative, good huimoured, and willing to answer our many questions. Overall, thoroughly recommened.

Peterhof Palace and Gardens Half-Day Tour Reviewed by Stuart, 08/22/2017

Excellent experienced professional guide

We were lucky enough to get Marina herself as our guide, and since it was off season we had a private tour. Marina picked us up in her comfortable car and she is an excellent driver. She gave us the highlights of the city as we drove through on our way to Peterhoff. Once at the Palace, we were the first ones in and this aided us in avoiding the crowds, which tend to stack up a bit later. Marina had an excellent fund of knowledge about the palace and it's history and was willing to answer any questions we had. We had time to stop in the gift shop, which was a good one, as well as stop for a quick snack in the cafeteria. We brought our own snack and we were able to buy coffee with it. The cafeteria was not of the highest quality and Marina had suggested that we could bring our own food- excellent suggestion. I would highly recommend any tour with Marina.

Peterhof Palace and Gardens Half-Day Tour Reviewed by Anonymous, 10/17/2013

Our tour of the spectacular Peterhoff Palace was very good !

The tour was very good, the Palace and surrounding grounds are spectacular! The Palace and fountains front the Gulf of Finland. We were picked up and dropped off at our hotel at the exact time we had arranged for. Our guide sent a couple of emails confirming our time and our hotel. It was a beautiful September day. Our guide was very knowledgeable. There were only four of us on the tour, so we got lots of personal attention & extra information that large tour groups can not do.

Peterhof Palace and Gardens Half-Day Tour Reviewed by Patricia, 09/19/2014

Alexandra was knowledgeable, friendly and it was a great experience

We had a great time with Alexandra, she was a constant source of knowledge and insight. She was vey friendly and very happy to answer our endless questions about all the places we visited. The weather was really cold and she regularly checked to see that we were ok. In addition she recommended some sights to see by ourselves and gave us some excellent restaurant suggestions. She really brought our trip to St Petersburg alive and we would very much recommend her ;) Thank you.