ABSOLUTELY excellent in every regard.We would be dropped off at the venues and our driver would go, when we were finished he would be waiting at the door for us. No long walks etc.Our guide spoke excellent english and was very knowledgeable.The two lunches we had on our two day tour were lovely and nice venues.Didnt need to get visa as they organised all that and we just walked off cruise ship and they were waiting .Cannot recommend this tour highly enough.
Two day tour is well worth the cost to not only see exterior facades, but also inside the Hermitage, Church of the spilled blood, the castles, Rasputin's home, even the beautiful metro system, and much more. Our guide, Valerie, was very knowledgeable and hospitable. Don't visit St P without the 2 day Viatour.
Such a feature filled city . Sample offered was fantastic Would love to go back and follow up with more time.
Two hours in the Hermitage was not enough. Would suggest multi language wi fi . Some tourists were unable to keep up wth the guides instruction in English
Excellent tour, with Veronika. We had a slight blip when getting off the ship as we made good time through passport control and were out by 7:15, and there was no sign of maxibalti until after 7:30 by which time we were worrying as the other tour companies were all very visible. When they did turn up, we were transported to another part of the port to meet the rest of the group there was 16 of us in total. They were not so lucky getting through passport control and we ended up waiting until after 9am which was frustrating. But that was the only blip in an otherwise splendid tour. It might appear expensive at first glance, but considering it includes the minibus and driver, tour guide, all attraction entrance costs, two boat trips and lunch on both days, it really is first class value.
Worth being aware the weather in st Petersburg is VERY changeable and the rain when it comes is hurricane proportions. Take a waterproof and umbrella. Also a very full on trip, loads of walking trainers would be very sensible and very little time to pick up any drinks or snacks on route. There's also very little opportunity for any shopping, but they do try to arrange a stop at a tourist shop.