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.
would have liked to include the Metro but stopping for meals used up a lot of time.
would have liked to include the Metro but stopping for meals used up a lot of time. One of our party was ill so we moved a little slow
would have liked to include the Metro but stopping for meals used up a lot of time. One of our party was ill so we moved a little slow Read Less
Sail Date July 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
Excellent tour- limited to 16 persons per tour- excellent guide
Excellent tour- limited to 16 persons per tour- excellent guide
Excellent tour- limited to 16 persons per tour- excellent guide Read Less
Sail Date July 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
We took a wonderful 2-day private tour seeing all of the highlights of St.
We took a wonderful 2-day private tour seeing all of the highlights of St. Petersburg including the fabulous Catherine Palace!
We took a wonderful 2-day private tour seeing all of the highlights of St. Petersburg including the fabulous Catherine Palace! Read Less
Sail Date July 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
Our guide Ivan was excellent.
Our guide Ivan was excellent. They managed to fit the Hermitage, the Fabrege and multiple churches and a boat tour into one jam packed day that hit all the high points, missed the crowds, avoided the traffic and made the day memorable.
Our guide Ivan was excellent. They managed to fit the Hermitage, the Fabrege and multiple churches and a boat tour into one jam packed day that hit all the high points, missed the crowds, avoided the traffic and made the day memorable. Read Less
Sail Date July 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Unfortunately missed our first day in port due to poor weather but SPB were brilliant and ensured ...
Unfortunately missed our first day in port due to poor weather but SPB were brilliant and ensured we made the most of the time we had there. We were a small group of 14 and so they could be flexible and adapt the day to suit. We managed to ... Read More
Unfortunately missed our first day in port due to poor weather but SPB were brilliant and ensured we made the most of the time we had there. We were a small group of 14 and so they could be flexible and adapt the day to suit. We managed to do river trip, Hermitage, Church of the spilled Blood, St Isaac's, Hydrofoil, Peterhof gardens. subway ride and farmers market plus good lunch. We were out from 8am to 7pm so very long tiring day in the pouring rain but still the highlight of the cruise. Read Less
Sail Date July 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Everything was set-up perfectly.
Everything was set-up perfectly. The guide was waiting for us when we exited Russian Customs and escorted us to our nice Mercedes with a driver. The guide was awesome (as was the driver) and we had a great time learning about Russia. ... Read More
Everything was set-up perfectly. The guide was waiting for us when we exited Russian Customs and escorted us to our nice Mercedes with a driver. The guide was awesome (as was the driver) and we had a great time learning about Russia. The restaurants we were taken to were great. When we finished each stop, the driver was waiting for us so we made the most of our trip. Read Less
Sail Date June 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Crystal Cruises
Booked with a discount via cruise critic (thanks Maisiecat).
Booked with a discount via cruise critic (thanks Maisiecat). Tiring but great 2 day tour. Great guide - Daniel. Amazing city.
Booked with a discount via cruise critic (thanks Maisiecat). Tiring but great 2 day tour. Great guide - Daniel. Amazing city. Read Less
Sail Date June 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Anna was excellent and made sure we say a lot!
Anna was excellent and made sure we say a lot! comfortable van with wifi.
Anna was excellent and made sure we say a lot! comfortable van with wifi. Read Less
Sail Date June 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
TJ Travel handled everything, including trip to Fabrege Museum to see eggs and mansion.
TJ Travel handled everything, including trip to Fabrege Museum to see eggs and mansion. Wait until end of tour @ TJ Travel site to buy souvenirs. They have Russian made quality momentos sold by informed staff.
TJ Travel handled everything, including trip to Fabrege Museum to see eggs and mansion. Wait until end of tour @ TJ Travel site to buy souvenirs. They have Russian made quality momentos sold by informed staff. Read Less
Sail Date June 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Fabulous private 3-day deluxe tour with SPB.
Fabulous private 3-day deluxe tour with SPB. Worth every penny, saw 9 museums, avoided the long lines during popular tourist season because we were a small private group, very reasonable price, fantastic tour guide!
Fabulous private 3-day deluxe tour with SPB. Worth every penny, saw 9 museums, avoided the long lines during popular tourist season because we were a small private group, very reasonable price, fantastic tour guide! Read Less
Sail Date June 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Silversea Cruises
Incredible 3-day tour.
Incredible 3-day tour. Would highly recommend.
Incredible 3-day tour. Would highly recommend. Read Less
Sail Date June 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
We had pre-booked with a company recommended by friends (Denrus).
We had pre-booked with a company recommended by friends (Denrus). This covered 2 of the days in port. This was an excellent excursion it covered all of the key palaces, gardens, churches & museums. It included a canal trip & a ride ... Read More
We had pre-booked with a company recommended by friends (Denrus). This covered 2 of the days in port. This was an excellent excursion it covered all of the key palaces, gardens, churches & museums. It included a canal trip & a ride on the metro. Lunch, bottled water & water-proofs were provided. Two full on long days but felt we missed nothing. The third day in port we booked a Celebrity excursion to be dropped off on main shopping street. Read Less
Sail Date June 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
only 11 in coach great guide very knowledgable
only 11 in coach great guide very knowledgable
only 11 in coach great guide very knowledgable Read Less
Sail Date June 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Akka Rours were very knowledgeable and responses to individual needs.
Akka Rours were very knowledgeable and responses to individual needs. The offered small group tours, thereby enabling visitors to obtain a better insight of the attractions visited. Our guide Alexandra was incredible,,,,,Alla Tours were ... Read More
Akka Rours were very knowledgeable and responses to individual needs. The offered small group tours, thereby enabling visitors to obtain a better insight of the attractions visited. Our guide Alexandra was incredible,,,,,Alla Tours were very responsive from beginning to end. Read Less
Sail Date June 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: P&O Cruises
Two tours booked - Baltic Inspiration - Light for the day tour and the Canal Cruise for the evening.
Two tours booked - Baltic Inspiration - Light for the day tour and the Canal Cruise for the evening. This was the highlight of our trip.
Two tours booked - Baltic Inspiration - Light for the day tour and the Canal Cruise for the evening. This was the highlight of our trip. Read Less
Sail Date May 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Best way of seeing St.
Best way of seeing St. Petersburg in two days. Small group allows access to places where the ship's tour does not go at half of the price.
Best way of seeing St. Petersburg in two days. Small group allows access to places where the ship's tour does not go at half of the price. Read Less
Sail Date May 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Best tour I have been on, great guide and driver.
Best tour I have been on, great guide and driver. Only12 in group so no one was left out.
Best tour I have been on, great guide and driver. Only12 in group so no one was left out. Read Less
Sail Date May 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
went with Alla Tours and they were fantastic
went with Alla Tours and they were fantastic
went with Alla Tours and they were fantastic Read Less
Sail Date May 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Booked a private tour ahead of time.
Booked a private tour ahead of time. Made some adjustments to the usual tour schedule. Excellent guide and driver!
Booked a private tour ahead of time. Made some adjustments to the usual tour schedule. Excellent guide and driver! Read Less
Sail Date May 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
On Day 1 we were met in the customs hall by Marina, our guide from Red October.
On Day 1 we were met in the customs hall by Marina, our guide from Red October. We only needed our passport, our tour ticket & our sea pass to quickly pass through passport control but we were expecting to start at 7.15. I'd say ... Read More
On Day 1 we were met in the customs hall by Marina, our guide from Red October. We only needed our passport, our tour ticket & our sea pass to quickly pass through passport control but we were expecting to start at 7.15. I'd say 8am is a more realistic time to disembark. We had a quick city tour before The Hermitage,an excellent lunch organised by Red October, then the hydrofoil to Peterhof Palace (amazing gardens) ...then Church on Spilled Blood and still time on Day 1 for souvenir shopping. We got back on board around 7pm and ate in Bistro on 5 as we'd missed our early dinner sitting (no problem). On Day 2 we drove to Catherine Palace (it's at least an hour away but worth it to see the Amber Room) & the gardens. A quick lunch at a local speciality pie shop (fabulous) then a Neva River Cruise which is a highlight. We skipped the Peter & Paul Fortress in favour of some walking & shopping in the city centre with our guide. I'd highly recommend this company - very professional, knowledgeable & eager to please. We were delighted. Read Less
Sail Date May 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
More than fulfilled our expectations
More than fulfilled our expectations
More than fulfilled our expectations Read Less
Sail Date May 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Excellent tour!
Excellent tour! Our guide Natalia was so very informative and spoke beautiful English. She was a true delight for 2 days with sooo much information about Russia, St.Petersburg, the Cathedrals, the art, the sculptures, I can go on... ... Read More
Excellent tour! Our guide Natalia was so very informative and spoke beautiful English. She was a true delight for 2 days with sooo much information about Russia, St.Petersburg, the Cathedrals, the art, the sculptures, I can go on... We couldn't have asked for a better tour! We were a little apprehensive about the booking at first, a little known company- Red October but our fears were subsided when we were met by Natalia and our fabulous driver. They took us all over St Petersberg in traffic, which I must say was hectic- being August, and showed us a delightful artistic and enlightened tour. Loved it! We only wished our time was longer. 2 days were not enough. Tour was worth every bit of money spent, which by the way was less than the tour offered by the cruise ship. I would whole heartedly recommend it. We saw everything we wanted to see, all the palaces, the Fortress, the Hermitage...anything we wanted to see. The tour was at our discretion! Read Less
Sail Date August 2015
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
necessary to book when in russia, places are overcrowded and tour companies know their way around.
necessary to book when in russia, places are overcrowded and tour companies know their way around. not speaking russian and having a toddler forced us into booking a 2 day private excursion. we saw the highlights but were not super ... Read More
necessary to book when in russia, places are overcrowded and tour companies know their way around. not speaking russian and having a toddler forced us into booking a 2 day private excursion. we saw the highlights but were not super impressed with their service. city is great and monuments are incredible, really worth visiting as much as possible. Read Less
Sail Date August 2015
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
This was an excellent two day tour and Maya was a wonderful guide.
This was an excellent two day tour and Maya was a wonderful guide. TJ Travel did an excellent job (small van - 16 people max) and is very reasonably priced.
This was an excellent two day tour and Maya was a wonderful guide. TJ Travel did an excellent job (small van - 16 people max) and is very reasonably priced. Read Less
Sail Date August 2015
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Wonderful St Petersburg.
Wonderful St Petersburg. Our private tour guide spoilt the tour a bit with an overload of information. Apart from this the places we visited were wonderful. Lunch on out two days wasn't included so our guide took us to what she said ... Read More
Wonderful St Petersburg. Our private tour guide spoilt the tour a bit with an overload of information. Apart from this the places we visited were wonderful. Lunch on out two days wasn't included so our guide took us to what she said was a typical Russian restaurant, This turned out to be a fast food pancake house in a shopping mall! Disappointed, you bet, and the pancakes were pretty average at best. The second day, again we were told we were eating in a Russian pie cafe where the various pies on offer were excellent. This cafe turned out to be a Russian version of 'Greggs' serving, to our taste very average dry pies. Not good. Read Less
Sail Date August 2015
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises