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“Guide Guru Highly recommended”

Guide Guru Private Day Tours
Ranked #11 of 380 Tours in St. Petersburg
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Guide-Guru Tours provides private tailor-made tours to cruise passengers and independent travellers visiting St.Petersburg and Moscow. Personal attention of tour guides, comfortable transport for mini-groups, families, friends.
Reviewed 18 July 2014

We were fortunate to find Guide guru on the internet and booked them for a 2 day tour whilst our Cruise Ship was in St Petersburg. Our guide was very knowledge and considered our needs and interests and then showed us what we were interested in. As well as showing us some of the fascinating history of the area, we got to see the city of Pushkin, the place where Rasputin was murdered, the vodka factory and more. The bonus for us was that we wanted to do some shopping but wanted specific things, and then our tour guide turned into our personal shopping guide which was awesome and time saving. I would definitely look for this company elsewhere as they did a fabulous job in ST P. I loved that while most of the passengers on our cruise ship were being herded into buses to go off with big groups, we were whisked away in a late model mercedes, just the two of us, for 2 informative but relaxing days seeing the sites.

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Reviewed 17 July 2014

It is very rare for me to use organised tours as I much prefer to do things independently. However in the case of our visit to Russia there is no way that we would have been able to cover all of the sites on our own and also avoid the incredibly long queues for tickets. While organised tours are fairly expensive and the itineraries are often very rigid, I researched a number of tour companies and found Guide-Guru tours to be extremely competitively priced and their itineraries very flexible.

Natalia promptly responded to my emails and custom designed the two day St. Petersburg tour and the one day Moscow tour so that we did not miss any sites due to the usual Monday/Tuesday closures and also included a couple of extra things we wanted to see. Natalia also assisted us with our Tourist Confirmations and Tourist Vouchers required to obtain our Russian visas at no extra cost (many hotels and tour companies charge to issue these vouchers).

For our two day St. Petersburg tour, Olga was an excellent guide and we appreciated the detailed descriptions that she gave of the various places we visited. She also had a great knack for avoiding queues. Our driver, Vadim, did a great job getting us safely through the St. Petersburg traffic.

The one day Moscow tour is a very long day but well worth the effort. The day starts at 6:00 am and finishes just before midnight. The high speed Sapsan train is a very comfortable journey. Our Moscow guide, Maria, is a charming young woman who really did a great job covering a rather extensive itinerary. Maria and our driver juggled the afternoon itinerary so that we avoided most of the passing showers that occurred late in the afternoon.

We are glad we used Guide-Guru and we were more than satisfied with our guides and drivers. Guide-Guru provides a quality product and is more than willing to adjust their suggested itineraries to accommodate particular interests or special requests. Natalia does a brilliant job ensuring clients are totally satisfied with their itineraries.

Highly recommended. Guide-Guru is worth every Rouble, particularly if you have limited time, as you will visit more sites than possible on your own and you will avoid all of the ticket queues and entrance queues.

3  Thank pyctravellingman
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Reviewed 15 July 2014

Tatiana was pleasant and quite knowledgeable about Peterhof and Catherine Palace. A good day well spent!

2  Thank CleopatraBunny
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Reviewed 15 July 2014

Doing both Catherine Palace and The Peterhof in one day with Guide Guru was one of the highlights of our trip to Russia.

3  Thank Michael P
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Reviewed 14 July 2014

The tour was very responsive to our entire group. We had a variety of ages and interests, as well as a member of the group who had a small handicap, and they were very accommodating to small changes and timelines, trying to get vehicle closer to allow easier drop off and pick up.

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