I have taken many other tours in St. Petersburg but this is a very unique and interesting one! Alex is second to none not only in the types of food of Central Asia, but also in the history and culture of this area that is little known to most western tourists. We visited a very authentic food market on Vasilievsky Island and we had a great lunch in a nearby restaurant. Alex is very friendly and a great company! Many thanks Alex!
This is a unique and very interesting tour! Irina is an excellent guide who did not simply tell me historical facts but escorted me in a leisurely stroll in many off-the-beaten-track locations in Kronshtadt. We walked into parks, saw the abandoned locks of ships, took pictures of old and ruined buildings, visited the Kronstadt Naval Cathedral, and had lunch in a local café. The Kronstadt Naval Cathedral is highly recommended! Also recommended is the walk along the system of locks that was made possible with the help and expertise of Andrei. Many thanks Irina and Andrei for the amazing experience and the great company!
This was a fascinating tour with anecdotes, legends, and enigmatic deaths of the tsars and other royalties that you don’t hear in normal history tours in St. Petersburg. Alexandra knows not only historical events, dates, and buildings but also the little known secrets of those buildings and their ghosts! Alexandra is a great storyteller! I highly recommend this tour!
I've taken many tours and I can confidently say that this one is a unique and very interesting tour that will not repeat any historical material provided in other tours in St. Petersburg. Arsene is very well-researched guide, very serious in what he is doing, and also very good story-teller about the development of this industrial area of the city. The tour combined interesting historical background and a great walking exercise in a location where no one else would take you in St. Petersburg. Very well done. Highly recommended! Thank you Arsene for the great tour and the great company!
Unlike the famous attractions in St. Petersburg, this is a "real" contact with the life of creative people and their small businesses. Olya is an experienced insider, who has worked in this field for years and therefore the most knowledgeable person to show these spaces. She has a passion for what she is doing. During the tour she was extremely friendly and full of energy. She also provided us with links and suggestions about visiting some places later by our selves. If you want a "real" and off-the-beaten-track experience, then this tour is for you. Highly recommended!