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“What an incredible experience!”

Guide Guru Private Day Tours
Ranked #21 of 423 Tours in St. Petersburg
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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 11 August 2014

We had a wonderful time on our Moscow tour! Or tour guide, Svetlana, was very knowledgeable and I think she got the sense we wanted to see as much as we could in the short time we were there because she did a great job of making sure we saw everything! Guide Guru is a very professional company and I would recommend them to anybody!

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Reviewed 21 July 2014

Our guides, Sofia and Anastácia were fantastic, also our driver Alex.
Anastácia and Sofia speaks spanish and some portuguese.
We took a 3 days private tour at St Petersbourg. I recomend Guide Guru services

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1  Thank LeticiaRiodeJaneir
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Reviewed 21 July 2014

We were on a 7 day Baltic Sea cruise with 3 days in St. Petersburg, Russia. I contacted Natalyia with Guide Guru, and she set us up with the Baltic Extravaganza package that included 1 full day in Moscow. Not only did we save a great deal of money by booking with Guide Guru rather than our ship, we saw MANY things that our fellow passengers did NOT get to see with the ship's organized tour. This company is professional in EVERY way! We felt completely safe the entire three days. When the our guide picked us up to take the train to Moscow, she not only handed each of us a printed slip that had a note and number written in Russian in case we got lost, but she also gave us a phone that had Natalyia's phone number, where she cold be reached at all times. Our guide in St. Petersburg was Elayna, and she was the most knowledgable guide I've ever used. She took us to an excellent eatery and the best souvenir shops, shaping our excursion to our needs. The guide in Moscow was just as professional, telling us about his memories of Soviet days and what Russia was like during communist times. We got to know both guides on a personal level and feel like we've made new friends. I see Russia from an entirely different perspective and will no longer judge its people based on their govt. officials. I can't wait to go back again someday.....Guide Guru, I could go on and on, but just know that you made two Oklahoma women's days while we were in Russia!

3  Thank gayersEnid
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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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3  Thank LuckyShepherd
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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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