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.
Wonderful/ amazing.It has opened my eyes to the history of Russia.
Wonderful/ amazing.It has opened my eyes to the history of Russia.
Wonderful/ amazing.It has opened my eyes to the history of Russia. Read Less
Sail Date August 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
We saw all of the above major sights.
We saw all of the above major sights. Had booked the tour with max of 10 people and it turned out to be just the two of us for same price. Great guide and driver and very nice BMW SUV. We were able ton skip lines and had so much extra time ... Read More
We saw all of the above major sights. Had booked the tour with max of 10 people and it turned out to be just the two of us for same price. Great guide and driver and very nice BMW SUV. We were able ton skip lines and had so much extra time we got to see and ride the subway. Guide was very knowledgeable and kep asking what else we wanted to do and know! Read Less
Sail Date August 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
EXCELLLENT!
EXCELLLENT! The only way to see St. Petersburg. The tour was extremely organized so that we can visit many main sites and points of interest in the city in 2 days. The guides were outstanding and extremely knowledgeable ( Ask for ... Read More
EXCELLLENT! The only way to see St. Petersburg. The tour was extremely organized so that we can visit many main sites and points of interest in the city in 2 days. The guides were outstanding and extremely knowledgeable ( Ask for Svetlana). Best of all the tour covered more than the tour offered by our cruise ship was small (15 people) and was half the price Read Less
Sail Date August 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
Very informative tour with a guide that spoke English very well.
Very informative tour with a guide that spoke English very well. Again lunch with vodka and champagne.
Very informative tour with a guide that spoke English very well. Again lunch with vodka and champagne. Read Less
Sail Date August 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
SPB Tours guided us for our two days in St.
SPB Tours guided us for our two days in St. Petersburg and we would highly, highly, recommend them. Our guide was wonderful and we saw the Amber Room, did a canal/river cruise at night, Catherine Palace, Church of the Savior on Spilled ... Read More
SPB Tours guided us for our two days in St. Petersburg and we would highly, highly, recommend them. Our guide was wonderful and we saw the Amber Room, did a canal/river cruise at night, Catherine Palace, Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, Hermitage Museum, Peterhof Palace, and more. A great way to see this wonderful city. Read Less
Sail Date July 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Our guide was knowledgeable and energetic during our extensive 2-day tour
Our guide was knowledgeable and energetic during our extensive 2-day tour
Our guide was knowledgeable and energetic during our extensive 2-day tour Read Less
Sail Date July 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
This tour was another I was real excited to go on.
This tour was another I was real excited to go on. The Restoration Facility for the Hermitage was another amazing tour. To be a couple of feet from a bust of Julius Caesar that is over 2000 yrs old, what can I say. This place was full of ... Read More
This tour was another I was real excited to go on. The Restoration Facility for the Hermitage was another amazing tour. To be a couple of feet from a bust of Julius Caesar that is over 2000 yrs old, what can I say. This place was full of antiquities. Read Less
Sail Date July 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
Excellent tour meticulously well organised and delivered by our knowledgeable guide from Alla Tours ...
Excellent tour meticulously well organised and delivered by our knowledgeable guide from Alla Tours (Paulina). We took in the Catherine Palace, a Neva river cruise, Peter & Paul fortress, Yusupov Palace, St Isaac's, Church on ... Read More
Excellent tour meticulously well organised and delivered by our knowledgeable guide from Alla Tours (Paulina). We took in the Catherine Palace, a Neva river cruise, Peter & Paul fortress, Yusupov Palace, St Isaac's, Church on Spilled Blood, Hermitage and Peterhof Palace gardens plus hydrofoil. The days were very full but we never felt rushed and the organisation was so good, we never had to queue for long and our small bus (for 15) was always waiting to pick us up in the right place at the right time. Very good value for money and we had no worries about being late for the all aboard time on the second day. Read Less
Sail Date July 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Cunard Line
We took a fabulous 2-day tour with TJ Travel, which I will review separately.
We took a fabulous 2-day tour with TJ Travel, which I will review separately. Among other things, we saw the Amber Room, the Peter & Paul Fortress, Yusupov Palace, Catherine Palace, Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, Hermitage ... Read More
We took a fabulous 2-day tour with TJ Travel, which I will review separately. Among other things, we saw the Amber Room, the Peter & Paul Fortress, Yusupov Palace, Catherine Palace, Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, Hermitage Museum, Peterhof Palace, St. Isaac's Cathedral, the subway, and a Neva River Cruise. It was a wonderful two days that we will never forget! Read Less
Sail Date July 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Windstar Cruises
The two day tour was fantastic.
The two day tour was fantastic. The Hermitage Museum was my favorite. I did get to see the Amber Room, Peter & Paul Fortress, Yusupov Palace, Catherine Palace, Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, St. Isaac's Cathedral, etc. ... Read More
The two day tour was fantastic. The Hermitage Museum was my favorite. I did get to see the Amber Room, Peter & Paul Fortress, Yusupov Palace, Catherine Palace, Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, St. Isaac's Cathedral, etc. This was a once in a lifetime tour of SPB. Read Less
Sail Date July 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Words cannot express our pleasure and appreciation for the two days of touring in St.
Words cannot express our pleasure and appreciation for the two days of touring in St. Petersburg through Alex’s Tours. Our guide, Inna, was the very best, being most informative and excited about sharing the history of this very ... Read More
Words cannot express our pleasure and appreciation for the two days of touring in St. Petersburg through Alex’s Tours. Our guide, Inna, was the very best, being most informative and excited about sharing the history of this very beautiful city. Our driver, Alexander, always managed to get our party of eleven as close as possible to each site visited. Alex’s Tours arranged for everything including tour visas. There were NO waiting in lines, there were no glitches. Alex’s Tours far exceeded our greatest expectations not only in the reasonable price paid, but also in the sites we visited and the time we spent at each. Travelers to any of the Baltic Capitals would most definitely benefit from choosing Alex’s Tours whenever possible. They cannot be beat! Our tour included an overview of the city in our comfortable, air conditioned mini-bus down Nevsky Prospect passing Anichkov Bridge and Palace, the Fontanka and Moika Rivers, Kazan Cathedral, Admiralty, Winter Palace, Palace Square and many other sights. We then visited Pushkin to tour Catherine’s Palace, the Amber Room, and Catherine’s Park stopping for a traditional Russian lunch at a delightful café before continuing on to tour Peterhof and its numerous gardens and beautiful fountains, ending our first day with a tour of the Tsars Bathhouse. After returning to the ship to refresh, Alexander drove us to the Ballet where we enjoyed excellent seats and an outstanding performance of Giselle, before meeting Alexander again to return to the ship. The next day we relaxed on a canal cruise of the “Venice of the North” and toured the Hermitage including the amazing Gold Room. Following another delightful lunch we continued to tour the Peter and Paul Fortress where we visited the Peter and Paul Cathedral. Before returning to the ship we visited the magnificent Savior on the Spilt Blood Cathedral. Everything was included in the price quoted. Read Less
Sail Date July 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Our tour guide was rude and was constantly rushing our group of 12.
Our tour guide was rude and was constantly rushing our group of 12. She even told us to push people out of the way!
Our tour guide was rude and was constantly rushing our group of 12. She even told us to push people out of the way! Read Less
Sail Date July 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Excellent tour company.
Excellent tour company. Small bus which meant we were dropped off and picked up right outside the Palaces and Museums.
Excellent tour company. Small bus which meant we were dropped off and picked up right outside the Palaces and Museums. Read Less
Sail Date July 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
Excellent guide and driver Expensive $1000 for 2 days
Excellent guide and driver Expensive $1000 for 2 days
Excellent guide and driver Expensive $1000 for 2 days Read Less
Sail Date July 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
We booked with TJ Travel over the internet & telephone the week before we travelled.
We booked with TJ Travel over the internet & telephone the week before we travelled. They were super efficient with our booking & the paperwork. We had a 2 day tour in a small group of 12 on a minibus. Our guide was excellent - ... Read More
We booked with TJ Travel over the internet & telephone the week before we travelled. They were super efficient with our booking & the paperwork. We had a 2 day tour in a small group of 12 on a minibus. Our guide was excellent - brilliant English, very knowledgeable about his home & he made it all come alive with his stories from history & more contemporary times. It was great to find out what life is like from an ordinary working man. We visited all the famous places, the Hermitage, Peterhof Palace, Church of the Spilled Blood, Peter & Paul Fortress & my favourite, Catherine's Palace. We also had time for a trip on the Metro as well as lunch at an authentic Russian Pie shop! As we expected all the sights were busy & we didn't get to spend enough time just 'wandering' & soaking it all up but we got a comprehensive look at all St Petersburg's treasures & it just whets the appetite for a return trip. Read Less
Sail Date June 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
This was wonderful.
This was wonderful. Our tour company, Alla Tours, did a great job of setting up the 2 day visit with stops at: the Hermitage, Yusupov Palace, Catherine Palace, Church on Spilled Blood, St. Isaac's Cathedral, Peter & Paul Fortress, ... Read More
This was wonderful. Our tour company, Alla Tours, did a great job of setting up the 2 day visit with stops at: the Hermitage, Yusupov Palace, Catherine Palace, Church on Spilled Blood, St. Isaac's Cathedral, Peter & Paul Fortress, a walk through the gardens in Peterhoff, a metro ride and a delicious lunch in the city. We also have a canal boat ride and a ride on a hydrofoil. Read Less
Sail Date June 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
The tour was much better than a cruise line excursion with a bus load of people.
The tour was much better than a cruise line excursion with a bus load of people. I also do private tours. They allow me to adjust and be on our own schedule. Our tour guide was fantastic. She knew the staff at the museums, shops and ... Read More
The tour was much better than a cruise line excursion with a bus load of people. I also do private tours. They allow me to adjust and be on our own schedule. Our tour guide was fantastic. She knew the staff at the museums, shops and restaurants. I can't imagine touring St. Petersburg without a knowledgable guide. Read Less
Sail Date June 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
We really enjoyed the 2-day tour with Alla Tours.
We really enjoyed the 2-day tour with Alla Tours. We drove about in a van ,seeing all the major sights of St Petersburg ! Excellent tour guides!
We really enjoyed the 2-day tour with Alla Tours. We drove about in a van ,seeing all the major sights of St Petersburg ! Excellent tour guides! Read Less
Sail Date June 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Great tour and well organized, although people with walking difficulty should avoid since it is ...
Great tour and well organized, although people with walking difficulty should avoid since it is very intensive.
Great tour and well organized, although people with walking difficulty should avoid since it is very intensive. Read Less
Sail Date June 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
Great tour of the palaces.
Great tour of the palaces. Our tour guide went out of her way to please us, even stopping at a couple of requested places which were not on her itinerary. Loved the Russian Folk evening.
Great tour of the palaces. Our tour guide went out of her way to please us, even stopping at a couple of requested places which were not on her itinerary. Loved the Russian Folk evening. Read Less
Sail Date June 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Highlight of the entire cruise.
Highlight of the entire cruise. St Petersburg is an amazing city with awesome sights and attractions. Museums, churches and other attractions makes this city well worth visiting. Three days was not enough.
Highlight of the entire cruise. St Petersburg is an amazing city with awesome sights and attractions. Museums, churches and other attractions makes this city well worth visiting. Three days was not enough. Read Less
Sail Date June 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
An exceptional 2 day small group tour with TJ Travel covering the Amber Room, Neva River Cruise to ...
An exceptional 2 day small group tour with TJ Travel covering the Amber Room, Neva River Cruise to the Peterhof Palace, Hermitage Museum, Church of the Saviour of Spilled Blood, Peter & Paul Fortress and much more.
An exceptional 2 day small group tour with TJ Travel covering the Amber Room, Neva River Cruise to the Peterhof Palace, Hermitage Museum, Church of the Saviour of Spilled Blood, Peter & Paul Fortress and much more. Read Less
Sail Date June 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Amazing place and if you can go for longer time its got so much to see.
Amazing place and if you can go for longer time its got so much to see. Immigrations was nightmare as it took so so long but our guide was amazing and made up the hours as our ship was there for 2 days.
Amazing place and if you can go for longer time its got so much to see. Immigrations was nightmare as it took so so long but our guide was amazing and made up the hours as our ship was there for 2 days. Read Less
Sail Date June 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
We had dinner at a local restaurant and then had a private tour of the city after hours (mostly, we ...
We had dinner at a local restaurant and then had a private tour of the city after hours (mostly, we wandered some outside museums and then the waterfront) and then went shopping. I very HIGHLY recommend SPB Tours - our guide was ... Read More
We had dinner at a local restaurant and then had a private tour of the city after hours (mostly, we wandered some outside museums and then the waterfront) and then went shopping. I very HIGHLY recommend SPB Tours - our guide was OUTSTANDING! Read Less
Sail Date June 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Booking was very efficient with SBP, they delivered ST Pete's as promised No need to be forced ...
Booking was very efficient with SBP, they delivered ST Pete's as promised No need to be forced into taking a HAL ship shore excursion or getting your own Visa.Just remember to print your tour ticket for Russian immigration. The ... Read More
Booking was very efficient with SBP, they delivered ST Pete's as promised No need to be forced into taking a HAL ship shore excursion or getting your own Visa.Just remember to print your tour ticket for Russian immigration. The tour with 16 passengers. Very crowded at some sites but do able. Food and shopping was very good. We went to everyplace as advertized on the website, the tour was very well run. I would definately recommend this tour company for ST Pete. No worries. Read Less
Sail Date May 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line