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Red October Tour Company

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Address: St. Petersburg, Russia
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The only way to see St. Petersburg

Our tour guide Alona and driver Gen were the best. Don't try to do this on your own. Our foursome booked in the US. Although the US-based guy provided some misinformation about... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 16 October 2016
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San Antonio, Texas

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

Our tour guide Alona and driver Gen were the best. Don't try to do this on your own. Our foursome booked in the US. Although the US-based guy provided some misinformation about how many copies we needed of everything and scared us a little about "you must all stay together always, including going to the bathroom," our guide and driver... More 

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Hudson, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

Our family of four chose Red October for our two day cruise stop in St Petersburg and couldn't have been happier. After clearing passport control on both days Alonna, our guide and Ghenna, our driver were waiting to whisk us away. Alonna was fantastic. Her knowledge of Russian history taught us all so much and her knowledge of the different... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

Being a wardens daughter - I did not tell my parents I was using a non RCL company to offshore in St. Petersburg (as they scared me to bits about the need to book through the cruise line) but I can only tell you it was the best decision I ever made in my life travelling and after I got... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

If you are on a cruise ship and only have two days to see St. Petersburg, hiring a personal guide is the only way to go. We saw SO much more than our cruise buddies and did not wait in a line once! Dealing with Red October was a seamless experience and everything was as ordered and as planned. Dimytri... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

A group of six visited St. Petersburg and spent three days seeing museums, palaces, and so much more using Red October's tour guide and driver. Dmitry was an excellent and knowledgeable guide who is passionate about the history and culture in St. Petersburg. Sergei, the driver of the van, was very calm in all the traffic and with our various... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

Firstly I would like to express my sincere thanks to our amazing guide, Helen Oxina, who worked for Red October. We were a party of 8 people and had arranged a 2 day tour of St Petersburg, August 6th and 7th. From the moment we first met Helen she immediately put us at ease, introduced herself to our group and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

I had the extremely fortunate pleasure to have been assigned the esteemed Professor Dmitry as tour guide for my visit through St. Petersburg. Dmitry was the highlight of my first experience in Russia and i was totally impressed with his knowledge, enthusiasm and execution of the places chosen for our tour. And for added enjoyment he pick out "off the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016 via mobile

Alona was our guide and is possibly the best guide we have ever had. She led our group of 8 on a tour of all the sites we wanted to see. She is extremely knowledgable, funny and caring. This is an intense city to visit as there is so much to see but we had early tickets for all the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016

My wife and I along with our other 2 relatives in the group, were recently escorted by Red October during our 3 day stay on our Baltic Cruise in St. Petersburg. First, Mike Finn made it so easy with all the forms sent to us immediately after booking and making notes exactly how the forms were to be completed before... More 

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Danville, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

We booked a 3 day private tour with Red October. The tour was great. Our guide was very knowlegeable regarding history, art and sites. Took us to a locale reasaurant for a very good lunch of Ruusion food. The vehicle was an air condiatoned Mercedes. Booking was a breeze. Red October provided a sample 3 day itinerary and we made... More 

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