This was a wonderful 2 Day Tour and our Guide and Driver was AWESOME! We were on a 9 Day Baltic Cruise and instead of booking a tour of St. Petersburg through the Cruise Line we did a little research and booked through Tailored Tours of St. Petersburg and we are so happy that we did! We were picked up both days at our Cruise Port and Returned at the end of the day. We saw everything and it was A++! The great thing about Tailored Tours is that you work with them directly to do what ever it is that you want to. They are great about suggesting places to go ahead of time and then you can email back and forth to set your itinerary. Everything is planned about before you arrive, any changes that you may want to make are no problem. This is definitely the way to see St. Petersburg, and would highly recommend booking through them. We traveled in June of 2018. My wife and I and two teenagers had a wonderful time, extremely well informed local guides and drivers, safe, worth the price, and a great time!
First Class All the Way!!!Look no further!
There is a reason Rick Steves recommends Timofey Kruglikov and Tailored Tours, his company is hands down, the BEST! I pestered Timofey for months tailoring our 2 days of touring with many many questions-- we added Jewish heritage, we added the Folklore show at night, we added the Siege on Lennigrad Memorial, and we added souvenir shopping (made sure you add this!!) -- but most importantly Timofey was extremely attentive to details and helped me decide how to best utilize our two days off the Disney Magic. My husband and two sons ages 20 and 16 and I believe touring with Katarina and Max our driver, was the ultimate experience of our 11 day Baltic Cruise! Katarina is an art history professor at the University of St. Petersburg and we were lucky to have her, as she "moonlights" each summer with Timofey. We had in depth discussions about ALL history of Russia-- but her expertise in art history was a huge bonus! We had early entry to the Hermitage, added on the Impressionists AND the Diamond room... probably there about 5 hours!! Katarina was patient with my 20 year old son practicing his beginning Russian, she was delightful and truly cared that we had meaningful visits on our chosen itinerary each day. Timofey met us as we were dropped off our second day at the ship and he wanted to personally hear our feedback. A class act, all the way. Really, look no further.
Look no further!A personalized tour of St.Petersburg.
We had a spectacular 3d visit to St. Petersburg, thanks to Timofey, Sergei and Tailored Tours! Our guide Sergei was not only a welcoming and pleasant person to spend a few days with, he was incredibly educated, intelligent and informative. Our discussions ranged from art to history to philosophy to religion to current events - both in Russia and the world - and Sergei provided thought-provoking insight and a deep understanding on many levels.
From a logistics perspective, the extent of customized planning that went in to our trip before our arrival was evident throughout our stay, but the flexibility of the company and in particular, of Sergei in accommodating some last minute requests was quite unique. Sergei went out of his way to accompany us on an unplanned trip to the national botanical garden exhibit and ensure our safe transit home. The ability to stride right past enormous lines at Catherine's Palace, the Hermitage and elsewhere with a private guide was incredible. Our one-on-one private tours of the museum exhibits were in stark contrast to the massive group tours, where people struggled to hear their moderator as he/she droned on with rehearsed speeches. Round-trip airport-to-hotel transit was seamless and punctual, and allowed us to maximize our time in St. Petersburg.
Simply stated, our trip to St. Petersburg and Tailored Tours' services could not have been better, and we are most grateful to Timofey, Sergei and their outstanding staff.