St. Petersburg Private Tour Excursion Reviews

A private tour is the best way to see St. Petersburg, moving at your own speed with your own guide. Prepare to see it all, from the world famous Hermitage Museum to the impressive variety of palaces and cathedrals that bespeckle the former Russian Capital.
Can't rave enough about our experience from answering questions pre and post booking to our 2 day ...
Can't rave enough about our experience from answering questions pre and post booking to our 2 day Imperial Splendors and Faberge Museum tour. Our small group of 15 easily zipped through SPB traffic. We saw many more sites than the ... Read More
Can't rave enough about our experience from answering questions pre and post booking to our 2 day Imperial Splendors and Faberge Museum tour. Our small group of 15 easily zipped through SPB traffic. We saw many more sites than the ships offerings for nearly 1/2 the cost. Our guide Svetlana and driver, Dimitri, were fabulous. We never waited to get into a site and never waited for our driver when we were done. Of the many sites we saw our favorites include Ch on the Spilled Blood, SPB by boat cruise, Peterhof lower park fountains, Catherine's Palace Amber room, the Hermitage and most of all the Faberge Museum. What an incredible collection, I could have spent a half day there! Read Less
Sail Date July 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
We hired a two day tour.
We hired a two day tour. It was amazing. I was truly surprised with the city and the history behind every single place. I highly recommend you seize the time you get in St. Petersburg.
We hired a two day tour. It was amazing. I was truly surprised with the city and the history behind every single place. I highly recommend you seize the time you get in St. Petersburg. Read Less
Sail Date July 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
After much research I decided to book a private two day tour through Alla Tours.
After much research I decided to book a private two day tour through Alla Tours. They were cheaper than the cruise ships two day bus tour. All tickets were included. Olga our tour guide and Alexander (our driver) were wonderful. The ... Read More
After much research I decided to book a private two day tour through Alla Tours. They were cheaper than the cruise ships two day bus tour. All tickets were included. Olga our tour guide and Alexander (our driver) were wonderful. The two day tour was fantastic. Exhausting but fantastic. The weather was perfect the first day. Olga had so much historical knowledge. Everywhere we went she pointed out all of the little things you may never learn if you are part of a big tour when you have 75 other people with you. Alexandar our driver was alway there to pick us up and wisk us off to the next exciting place. We went to the Amber Room, did a city tour, river cruise tour, Peter and Paul Fortress, Hermitage Museum, Yusupov Palace, Catherine’s Palace, Church of Spilled Blood, Peterhof Palace and two wonderful lunches from small local cafes. All in all the five of us couldn’t have been more pleased with the tour and the service. Read Less
Sail Date July 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
We took the 3-day deluxe tour with SPB.
We took the 3-day deluxe tour with SPB. There were 16 people on the bus with a driver and guide. We saw many highlights including Neva river cruise, subways, Peter and Paul Fortress, Yusupov Palace/Faberge, Peterhof Palace, Catherine ... Read More
We took the 3-day deluxe tour with SPB. There were 16 people on the bus with a driver and guide. We saw many highlights including Neva river cruise, subways, Peter and Paul Fortress, Yusupov Palace/Faberge, Peterhof Palace, Catherine Palace, Hermitage, Spilled Blood Church, etc. Our tour guide, Irina, was great. Read Less
Sail Date July 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Oceania Cruises
We booked a two day tour with Redsun Tours who was recommended to me.
We booked a two day tour with Redsun Tours who was recommended to me. I would 100% recommend Elena who was wonderful. We weren't rushed around, she was so knowledgeable and had gotten to know us before we went so it was very lovely ... Read More
We booked a two day tour with Redsun Tours who was recommended to me. I would 100% recommend Elena who was wonderful. We weren't rushed around, she was so knowledgeable and had gotten to know us before we went so it was very lovely and personal Read Less
Sail Date June 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: P&O Cruises
Irina was one of the best guide we had.
Irina was one of the best guide we had. We had 3 day private tour at a fraction of the cost for ship excursion. St. Petersburg is an amazing city, and we had a chance to see it very well.
Irina was one of the best guide we had. We had 3 day private tour at a fraction of the cost for ship excursion. St. Petersburg is an amazing city, and we had a chance to see it very well. Read Less
Sail Date June 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Oceania Cruises
Alla Tours did a great job.
Alla Tours did a great job. Very punctial, very informative, good food, good driver. I saw it all in two days and next year (2019) I'm going back for more.
Alla Tours did a great job. Very punctial, very informative, good food, good driver. I saw it all in two days and next year (2019) I'm going back for more. Read Less
Sail Date June 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
Faultless!!!
Faultless!!! Comprehensive tour with our personal tour guide and driver.
Faultless!!! Comprehensive tour with our personal tour guide and driver. Read Less
Sail Date June 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Our guide from Alla Tours, Polina, was exceptional.
Our guide from Alla Tours, Polina, was exceptional. We had a marvelous two days exploring St. Petersburg, Peterhof, all of the main sights I wanted to see. The highlight of the trip.
Our guide from Alla Tours, Polina, was exceptional. We had a marvelous two days exploring St. Petersburg, Peterhof, all of the main sights I wanted to see. The highlight of the trip. Read Less
Sail Date June 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Small van with driver and guide, only six guests, most principle museums, churches and palaces.
Small van with driver and guide, only six guests, most principle museums, churches and palaces. Canal tour and lunch with small folk music group. Hydrofoil trip back from Summer Palace gardens to city. Second day nice restaurant lunch ... Read More
Small van with driver and guide, only six guests, most principle museums, churches and palaces. Canal tour and lunch with small folk music group. Hydrofoil trip back from Summer Palace gardens to city. Second day nice restaurant lunch near Catherine’s Palace. Excellent, friendly guide. Highly recommended. Read Less
Sail Date June 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
A 2 day tour, very tiring, we were in a group of 8.
A 2 day tour, very tiring, we were in a group of 8. We visited the main sights, used the metro, really great tour.
A 2 day tour, very tiring, we were in a group of 8. We visited the main sights, used the metro, really great tour. Read Less
Sail Date June 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
A fantastic tour over two days, very well organised, with all the main sites visited.A very well ...
A fantastic tour over two days, very well organised, with all the main sites visited.A very well informed and friendly tour guide.
A fantastic tour over two days, very well organised, with all the main sites visited.A very well informed and friendly tour guide. Read Less
Sail Date June 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
T J Travel are one of the most attentive tour companies we have ever used!
T J Travel are one of the most attentive tour companies we have ever used! They handled all the group visas and were waiting outside the terminal promptly on both days
T J Travel are one of the most attentive tour companies we have ever used! They handled all the group visas and were waiting outside the terminal promptly on both days Read Less
Sail Date May 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
An absolutely fantastic 2-days of touring with Tzar Travel.
An absolutely fantastic 2-days of touring with Tzar Travel. It was worth every dollar (and not much more for the same agenda as a ship big group tour). We had a nice van with guide and driver for the 4 of us. Blew past all the lines and ... Read More
An absolutely fantastic 2-days of touring with Tzar Travel. It was worth every dollar (and not much more for the same agenda as a ship big group tour). We had a nice van with guide and driver for the 4 of us. Blew past all the lines and got an in-depth, personalized experience. Could ask all the questions we wanted!! Our guide Marina spoke near perfect English and had amazing knowledge. We saw all the major sites with ease, took a boat tour, subway ride, and had an authentic lunch. They arranged for our visa waivers and made it all pretty painless. Highly recommended! Read Less
Sail Date May 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
We booked a 2 day deluxe tour w/ SPB Tours.
We booked a 2 day deluxe tour w/ SPB Tours. Our SPB tour guide & driver were extraordinary - we covered everything on our itinerary, subway ride, sphinxes, rostral columns, Peter & Paul Fortress, Peterhof Gardens & Fountains, ... Read More
We booked a 2 day deluxe tour w/ SPB Tours. Our SPB tour guide & driver were extraordinary - we covered everything on our itinerary, subway ride, sphinxes, rostral columns, Peter & Paul Fortress, Peterhof Gardens & Fountains, Lunches at outstanding restaurants, Catherine's Palace & Amber Room, Souvenir shopping, Boat ride on Neva river & canals, Hermitage, Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, Yusupov Palace, St. Isaac's Cathedral, farmer's market - incredible two days in St. Petersburg - fulfilled a life long dream - this is why we booked this cruise. Read Less
Sail Date May 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
Customized 2 private day tour with SPB Tours.
Customized 2 private day tour with SPB Tours. Do it if you can. Great.
Customized 2 private day tour with SPB Tours. Do it if you can. Great. Read Less
Sail Date April 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
All our St Petersburg tours were through Viator.
All our St Petersburg tours were through Viator. Found them excellent as always and at a much cheaper rate than booking on the ship. We did pre book before we left Australia.
All our St Petersburg tours were through Viator. Found them excellent as always and at a much cheaper rate than booking on the ship. We did pre book before we left Australia. Read Less
Sail Date April 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
Took the deluxe 2 day tour, Maria our guide was fantastic.
Took the deluxe 2 day tour, Maria our guide was fantastic. She was very experienced and flexible and the tour was organised around the queues and the weather. The tour covered the Hermitage which was early in the morning and we were in and ... Read More
Took the deluxe 2 day tour, Maria our guide was fantastic. She was very experienced and flexible and the tour was organised around the queues and the weather. The tour covered the Hermitage which was early in the morning and we were in and leaving before it got too crowded. We had a wait at Catherines Place but was worth the wait. Went to gardens at Peterhof which were beautiful. Peter and Paul Fortress well worth seeing as was St Isaac's Cathedral. Neva River Cruise, visited the subway which was very interesting and beautiful to see. Church of the Saviour on Spilled Blood . Tour included 3 course lunch on both days which was excellent. Maria also organised the trip around toilet stops in souvenir shops which meant the toilets were clean and free. There was also coffee and vodka available in the shops for free. You could donate a tip. Would thoroughly recommend this trip and ii is a lot less expensive that the tours from the cruise line Read Less
Sail Date September 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
We took a fantastic 3 day tour with TJ Travel.
We took a fantastic 3 day tour with TJ Travel. Highly recommend.
We took a fantastic 3 day tour with TJ Travel. Highly recommend. Read Less
Sail Date September 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Oceania Cruises
e booked two days tour with ALLA tours.
e booked two days tour with ALLA tours. It was excellent and enjoyable. Our Guide Madame Alexandra was very prompt and helpful. the tour was profitable.
e booked two days tour with ALLA tours. It was excellent and enjoyable. Our Guide Madame Alexandra was very prompt and helpful. the tour was profitable. Read Less
Sail Date September 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
We had a fantastic tour guide who took us to all of the sights and entertained us the entire time.
We had a fantastic tour guide who took us to all of the sights and entertained us the entire time. I would highly recommend this company
We had a fantastic tour guide who took us to all of the sights and entertained us the entire time. I would highly recommend this company Read Less
Sail Date August 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
Alla Tours is a very good private tour company.
Alla Tours is a very good private tour company. They are much cheaper than the cruise line. The tour guide spoke very good English and was very knowledgeable about the city and its history.
Alla Tours is a very good private tour company. They are much cheaper than the cruise line. The tour guide spoke very good English and was very knowledgeable about the city and its history. Read Less
Sail Date August 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Very fast-pace, 2 days of sightseeing.
Very fast-pace, 2 days of sightseeing.
Very fast-pace, 2 days of sightseeing. Read Less
Sail Date August 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
We did a double-whammy here - did a private tour during the day and then did the Evening with the ...
We did a double-whammy here - did a private tour during the day and then did the Evening with the Tsars through Regent. This is the second time we've done this and it never disappoints. You get a much more personal view of the ... Read More
We did a double-whammy here - did a private tour during the day and then did the Evening with the Tsars through Regent. This is the second time we've done this and it never disappoints. You get a much more personal view of the palace, and the dinner if a blast. The food is average at best, but the music and vodka make for a really fun evening. Read Less
Sail Date August 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Regent Seven Seas Cruises
We had a private tour for four.
We had a private tour for four. The driver was very good and the guide was extremely knowledgeable. We had a very tiring but extremely interesting 12 hour day. Expensive but well worth doing as there is so much to see here. We had a city ... Read More
We had a private tour for four. The driver was very good and the guide was extremely knowledgeable. We had a very tiring but extremely interesting 12 hour day. Expensive but well worth doing as there is so much to see here. We had a city tour, underground ride, visited the Hermitage, Catherines Palace and park, the Church on the Blood, Peterhof fountains and garden (by hydrfoil). They provided a packed lunch and took care of all tickets and entrance to all activities. Very efficient. Would recommend. Read Less
Sail Date August 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises