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Delightfully unique insight into Russia's past and present.

As mentioned in the title, this tour was unique and an absolute joy to be part of. Jon shows up in... read more

Reviewed 17 May 2016
Brisbane, Australia
The Russian life and mindset translated for you

Jon's Soviet tour is the perfect complement for the usual postcard sights of the pretty Tsarist... read more

Reviewed 25 October 2015
Helsinki, Finland
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17 May 2016
“Delightfully unique insight into Russia's past and present.”
25 Oct 2015
“The Russian life and mindset translated for you”
WOW Russia Tours is an exciting new way of exploring St. Petersburg. All of the tours are done with an old Soviet Volga showing the fun fascinating sights beyond touristic St. Petersburg.
Zayachiy per 4-2-62, St. Petersburg 191015, Russia
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Reviewed 17 May 2016

As mentioned in the title, this tour was unique and an absolute joy to be part of. Jon shows up in his classic 'volga' and his orange jacket, taking you to visit alternative parts of St. Petersburg. Although the day was informative it felt far...More

Thank Patrick375
Reviewed 25 October 2015

Jon's Soviet tour is the perfect complement for the usual postcard sights of the pretty Tsarist buildings. He gives not so much information but understanding of the real Russia and Russians in general, and of soviet times in particular. And he manages to be quite...More

1  Thank teelaurila
Reviewed 25 October 2015 via mobile

I'm really happy to have met Jon. He picked us up in his old Russian car and was very happy to give us a tour at whatever pace we liked centering on what we we were interested in or wanted to explore. It was very...More

Thank ragazzaviola
Reviewed 5 October 2015

If you want a really good stay in St Petersburg - start with this! Jon, a Dutch guy living in St Petersburg,picked us up at the hotel and took us around in his "Sovjet Mercedes", a Volga which never would have gone through an EU...More

1  Thank eudnes
Reviewed 13 September 2015

We did the 'Old Soviet Stuff Tour' which brought us away from the city centre to some great sites, monuments and buildings we otherwise would not have visisted. Among others there was a rare museum in one of the university buildings you would not find...More

Thank nora138
Reviewed 13 August 2015

WOW Russia tours are run by Jon, an amiable, long-term Dutch resident of St. Petersburg. We took a trip out to Vyborg in his retro Volga 24 - great fun and learned a lot about Russian history. Can't recommend WOW Russia's reasonably-priced tours enough. What...More

Thank Daniel A
Reviewed 4 August 2015 via mobile

My husband and I took the Murder & Intrigue tour of St. Petersburg with Jon and it was a blast! He picked us up in his vintage Volga, told us tales from Russian history, then fed us a delicious Soviet lunch. Jon focuses on the...More

Thank ohwait11
Reviewed 2 May 2015

We were lucky to be able to spend a day with Jon and his retro Volga car. We started off looking at some of the Old Soviet stuff before going out to Tsarskoe Selo. Jon was such an interesting and informative guide sharing his insight...More

Thank Fiona C
Reviewed 27 March 2015

Jon and WOW Russia Tours came recommended in advance of our trip and how grateful I feel that it did! From the moment of first contact with Jon he offered nothing less than a highly personalised, interesting and informative service, filled with humour and humanity....More

1  Thank Charlotte A
Reviewed 20 March 2015

Jon and Wow Russia Tours came recommended to our group and we weren't disappointed! Recommend the soviet tour in the old style car/'loaf', which is great fun, informative and something you would unlikely see or do on your own. Jon pays attention to detail and...More

Thank Red205
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