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Red October Tour Company

St. Petersburg, Russia
+7 812 363-03-68
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The best way to see and learn all about St. Petersburg!

From our initial contact with Mike Finn in the USA and then Tatiana "Tanya" Knysheva (English... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Sertich
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Atlanta, Georgia
Worth the time and the money

We returned about 2 weeks ago and while our tour was exhaustive it was terrific and we saw almost... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Janatthebeachnow
,
New Buffalo, Michigan
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St. Petersburg, Russia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

From our initial contact with Mike Finn in the USA and then Tatiana "Tanya" Knysheva (English interpreter) and Yury Kolanov (Driver) at the cruise terminal in St Petersburg, we new we were in good hands. Our three day private tour included all the iconic sites...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We returned about 2 weeks ago and while our tour was exhaustive it was terrific and we saw almost everything we wanted to see. Our guide Eleana was terrific and my granddaughter wanted to know how she got us to the front of every line....More

1  Thank Janatthebeachnow
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We are a family of 2 teenagers and 2 little boys. We just did our 1st day tour with our Tour guide, Tanya. She is the best. She is veey knowledgeable, accommodating, nice, helpful and very professional. Will surely recommend her as a guide for...More

1  Thank vickylim
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Reviewed 8 June 2018

Our cruise ship spent 2 days in St. Petersburg at the end of May, 2018. We booked 2 days of private guide and car with Red October. Our agenda was customized in advance with help from Mike Finn, who leaves no detail hidden. We saw...More

3  Thank 763henryg
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Reviewed 11 November 2017 via mobile

If you plan to go and tour St Petersburg. Use a tour guide. Use Red October our guide and driver were great. Very interactive and considerate. Very professional. Would use again and highly recommend.

4  Thank Valuerequired
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Reviewed 11 November 2017

November is a great time to visit St Petersburg, no queues, you only need to dress for coldish weather/ A group of 8 we had a 2 day tour with Tatiana as our guide and Peter as our driver; both were fantastic. The cost of...More

3  Thank P W
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Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

We did a 2 day shore excursion with Red October in September while on a Baltic cruise. Marianne our tour guide was excellent - she was so knowledgeable on every detail about Saint Petersburg itself as well as all the art and exhibits!! The small...More

4  Thank Karen P
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Phil_Arts, Public Relations Manager at Red October Tour Company, responded to this reviewResponded 19 October 2017

Dear Karen P, Every opinion is very important to us, for it helps others to make decisions and find unbiased information. Yours, of an experienced traveler, which we assume from the amount of reviews you have left elsewhere, is appreciated even more, because you can...More

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Reviewed 30 September 2017

Our party of eight was overwhelmed by the knowledge and friendliness of our guide, Lorna, and our drive, Sergio. The two very full days we spent with them were the highlight of our Baltic cruise. From what I could gather from folks who took different...More

3  Thank Paul T
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Phil_Arts, Public Relations Manager at Red October Tour Company, responded to this reviewResponded 19 October 2017

Dear Paul T Were are both pleased and happy to read your review of the great time you had in St. Petersburg with Red October. Kind regards.

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Reviewed 21 September 2017

We found out about Red October Tour company from a fellow cruise passenger during an earlier trip. About 6 months prior to our trip to Northern Europe we contacted Red October and were very pleased with the responsiveness. We docked in St. Pete and were...More

2  Thank Richard A
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Phil_Arts, Public Relations Manager at Red October Tour Company, responded to this reviewResponded 21 September 2017

Dear Richard A. We are glad to see that you have enjoyed the trip so much. Also we are greatful to you for the review and all the details.

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Reviewed 16 September 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed 2 days w/ an incredibly knowledgeable tour guide named Eugenia. Everywhere we traveled, whether @ a site or on the roadway, she continuously shared information about what we were seeing or visiting. Additionally, our driver was spectacular in weaving in and out of...More

2  Thank stewinaustin
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Phil_Arts, Public Relations Manager at Red October Tour Company, responded to this reviewResponded 21 September 2017

Dear stewinaustin. Thank you so much for your positive comments.

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Didn’t go to Moscow. For three of us, we paid about $2200. Two days in St. Petersburg, river cruise, and dinner. Worth every penny. No visa required. Company does it all for you.
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