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The rooftop tour was the highlight of the trip! My guide Ilya was extremely professional and very accommodating. He was also very knowledgable with regards to the history of St Petersburg. Thanks again for the awesome tour Ilya and Sputnik!About activity Roof top tour in St Petersburg about 2 hours ago
Guide Kirill friendly and interesting. We overcame language difficulties and I enjoyed talking to him immensly. Great view of Neva. St Isaac Cathedral not very visible. Tour definitely not for people uncomfortable with heights, darkness, ladders, slanting rooftops etc. I loved it.About activity On the roof top with view of St. Isaac's Cathedral 22 days ago
Очень понравилась экскурсияAbout activity Пушкин (Царское село) с посещением Екатерининского дворца, янтарной комнаты 29 days ago
Amazing tour! We had a rough start to the day and almost canceled. We are so happy that we didn't. Arsene is a wonderful guide! He was very informative and accommodating. We would highly recommend this tour to anyone who is interested in architectural history, urban decay or if you just want to get out of the tourist hot spots.About activity Red Bermuda Triangle: stories and mysteries of an old industrial district about 1 month ago
We were fortunate to book Igor for a two day hermitage and city tour. We learned so much, covered so much ground and enjoyed the experience that we booked Igor for another day to Peterhof and Catherine’s Palace at Pushkin.
Igor is in himself a quintessential Russian experience. His passion for his craft, the history of his city and the landmarks know no bounds. As an Australian, Igor looks, sounds and acts like what we would believe a typical Russian would be, stern, forthright and a sense of humour as dry as a dead dingoes donger. Dressed partway between Sherlock Holmes and a university professor you scuttle along after him, keeping up with his long stride as he talks verbatim into a microphone connected to your own earphones. ‘We’ve got a lot to cover today’ he chimes, ‘so lets get cracking!’
I’ve always hated the wasted time that goes with group tours, Igor – not only removed any wasted time with us, but we covered more in one day (albeit we were beat!) than a two day group itinerary. All on foot.
If you are after lots of laughs, morning, afternoon tea, long lunches and commercial recommendations then Igor is not your man. If you are after a jammed packed experience, with each landmark contextualised with time and place, a story woven between them, fact based descriptions that enable your own imagination to go back to that era, and the occasional quiz to check you’ve been listening – then Igor IS your man.
We thoroughly value our travel experience with Igor and highly recommend him not only to generalist travellers like ourselves but those interested in specialty components of St Petersburg history – such is his depth he can tailor a super experience to suit. Oh and he is REALLY good value too!
Thanks Igor for making our experience in St Petersburg unforgettable!About activity Two-day individual tour: The Hermitage and Saint Petersburg downtown about 1 month ago