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Histours

St. Petersburg, Russia
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Amazing!!

We did 3 tours with Alexander and Irina. Each tour was better than the last We could not have... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
A TripAdvisor Member
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One of the highlights of our trip to Russia

If you are interested in history, this should be on the top of your itinerary. Alexander was so... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Carla J
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Richmond, Virginia
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Private bookings only! - Explore the battlefields of the most destructive siege in human history - Travel along the Road of Life and visit the battlefields where the fate of millions was decided - See lake Ladoga and the countryside behind the city's facades
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“siege tour” (7 reviews)
“his passion” (2 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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St. Petersburg, Russia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We did 3 tours with Alexander and Irina. Each tour was better than the last We could not have asked for better people. They picked us up from the bus station the first day. We visited several cathedrals, The Hermitage, Peterhof, Catherine’s Palace, The Siege...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you are interested in history, this should be on the top of your itinerary. Alexander was so knowledgeable and professional. Everything with the tour was well-planned and organized. Each stop on the tour illustrated the history of the Seige of Leningrad. The people, places...More

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Reviewed 10 April 2018

On a late winterday in St Petersburg we met our friend and Guide Alexander Shmidke. He showed us time after time that he was the best guide we ever met. So to you bosses at Histours take care of this guy and to you who...More

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Reviewed 25 September 2017

Alexander picked me up from the hotel and from the first moment did not stop with the fascinating information. The tour was also adapted to my interests, and the focus was exact. If you are in Saint Petersburg and hope to get some history -...More

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Reviewed 18 July 2017 via mobile

We did the one day tour in a group, six people in total. The tour started with Alex picking us up early in the morning at our accommodation in Spb. He greeted each one of us and came off as a very cheerful person from...More

2  Thank Alex G
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Reviewed 9 May 2017

I will definitely say this one day tour will stay in my memory for the rest of my life. Alex speaks perfect English, very casual and native, the use of words is wise and precise, the grammar is perfect. how he replied my question is...More

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Reviewed 28 February 2017 via mobile

We took a two day advanced tour and visited Kronstadt, Oranienbaum, Peterhof, Ladoga and Nöteborg plus much more. Memorial places, ruins, museums and Battlefields. Our guide Alex Was simply superb and had a Deep knowledge in history. Very impressing. The driver took us around safe...More

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Reviewed 9 November 2016

Did the one day Leningrad Siege tour with host Alexander ad driver Oleg (Me and 2 adult sons). The whole experience was excellent, and the price more than fair. We stopped at a number of locations on the Road of Life, and visited the museum...More

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Reviewed 26 September 2016

If you are visiting St. Petersburg and would like to experience Russian history on a tangible and intimate level, I cannot recommend Alex and his tours enough. The Road of Life tour he provides will bring you to countless poignant monuments, the lakeshore of Lagoda,...More

1  Thank Koppketee
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Reviewed 26 September 2016

We did not actually go on this standard historical tour of Histours, because we already had a tight schedule. But Alexander was so kind as to accompany us on an evening stroll. We walked through an area of the city that, while still central and...More

1  Thank Michele A
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Richard P
26 May 2017|
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Response from AlexanderShm | Property representative |
Hello Jack, please tell me the dates you are going to take this tour on by writing to me by email, and I'll try to connect you to a group which booked a tour in this time interval. However, there's no guarantee such option... More
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marylgarr
21 June 2016|
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Response from AlexanderShm | Property representative |
Hello, maryglarr! Yes, I pick up and drop off at the client's hotel. The cost for 2 people will be 19 000 roubles. The inclusion of the fortress costs 4 000 for 2 people.
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marylgarr
1 December 2015|
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Response from AlexanderShm | Property representative |
Hello marylgarr, Sorry for the late response - I didn't get any notifications about your post from the website. You can get full information about the tour, its duration and prices by clicking on the "website" link on this... More
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