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Address: 9th Line V.O. 56, St. Petersburg 199004, Russia (Formerly Optima Ltd)
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+7 812 953-82-33

Established in 2003, Insider Tour offers a unique perspective on all things...

Established in 2003, Insider Tour offers a unique perspective on all things Russian - history, architecture, arts, and present day life. All tours are conducted by experienced career tour guides with your unique interests matched with your tour guide's area of expertise. Fully licensed. No visa required for cruise guests. We offer tours in St. Petersburg, Moscow, Novgorod, and across the Baltics.

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Amazing Two Day Family Tour

We had an amazing two day private tour for a family of 8. From the time of planning ad booking to pick up and drop off everything was perfect! Our guide was amazing so... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Jupiter, Florida

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Jupiter, Florida
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had an amazing two day private tour for a family of 8. From the time of planning ad booking to pick up and drop off everything was perfect! Our guide was amazing so knowledgeable and made it very interesting to my three teenagers . We traveled to St Petersburg on a cruise ship and had only two days to... More 

Thank macmadchar1
Estero, Florida
2 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Kathryn, our guide had extensive knowledge of all the sites, especially the castles and Hermitage. We were surprised by the beauty of St. Petersburg subway stations. The driver dropped us close to the attractions, adding to our sightseeing time and enjoyment. Highly recommend.

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Thank Jack C
New Jersey
1 review
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We booked with Insider Tour as a group of six on a Baltic cruise. From the initial booking, through the end of our tour, we had a fantastic experience. Emails were promptly returned and booking extremely easy. Our visas were taken care of by Insider Tour, and detailed instructions and itinerary emailed prior to our cruise departure. The small bus... More 

Thank kmk405
1 review
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited St Petersburg last year for 2 days from a Baltic cruise. We decided to chance a tour with a Russian company as opposed to the standard cruise tour on a coach. The tour exceeded all expectations, just myself and my husband with a guide, Irene and a driver in a very comfortable car. We visited all the essential... More 

Thank Lorraine B
Brisbane, Australia
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25 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent 2 days with Natalia in St Petersburg during our cruise in August 2016. From when I contacted Insider Tours 8 months prior to the cruise, Natalia was always prompt in replying to all my emails and the service we received from Insider Tours from when i enquired to when the tour finished on the second day was exemplary.... More 

Thank Soniab2509
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Insider Tours was excellent in organizing and customizing our 2 day private tour of St Petersburg. The guide and driver were waiting for us at the cruise terminal and all went smoothly, We managed to cover the wonderful highlights of St Petersburg at our own pace and Laura, the guide, was knowledgeable, warm and friendly. We also booked Insider Tour... More 

Thank Mai-views
Boulder City
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We spent 2 action packed days in St. Petersburg & saw all the major sites. Our guide was extremely knowledgeable & did an awesome job of getting us to the must see sights BEFORE the big bus groups arrived, this made for a very pleasant experience. Our trip to Moscow was pleasant, well worth the early morning departure and two... More 

Thank CherRuss M
Grosse Pointe Farms, Michigan
1 review
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We recently used Insider Tour private guide services at 4 ports of our 7 day Baltic Cruise. We worked with the company ahead of time to customize our experience. They were extremely responsive to all of our queries and a pleasure to work with. The guides were wonderful. Their English was excellent, they were extremely knowledgeable and were waiting for... More 

Thank S7523DZdebbieg
Landstuhl, Germany
1 review
Reviewed 17 April 2017

We have a fabulous visit during our two day tour of St Petersburg. We had a private tour with 4 adults and 3 children (10, 7, 3). The company was very responsive to our emails and questions. Our tour guide and driver were so so knowledgable and friendly. They were very accommodating and understanding especially with three little ones in... More 

Thank Ginurse7
Kent, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 17 April 2017

Insider Tours organised 2 days of tours for us in October 2016. They were excellent, efficient and well organised. I would recommend them.

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