ReviewsThe ONLY way to see St Petersburg

We organized a Baltic cruise (Celebrity Eclipse) with another couple who have not been here before. We went several years ago and only had one day in St Petersburg so we knew there was a lot to pack in this time, even though were there for two days. We also knew that the trips organized by the cruise lines are overpriced and impersonal so decided to look at 'going alone' - St Petersburg Private Tours. If you look on the Internet it seems that you have to go through all sorts of visa hassle to go independently and it is easy to be put off. Don't be.

We were lucky enough to run into someone acting as a tour guide on a trip to Amsterdam who turned out to be living in St Petersburg. So we asked him to recommend someone. He put us in touch with Alexei from  MaxiBaltTours and everything went smoothly from there. We had some idea about what we wanted to see and they had suggestions as well, so by an exchange of emails we came up with an itinerary. They emailed us a ticket which we printed out and presented at the immigration desk, so there was no problem with Russian visas.

Alexei met us and took us to an evening show. The next day we had a minibus with driver and the fantastic Maria as our guide for the four of us. We got to go at our pace and do what we wanted to do, managing to miss the worst crowds in the process. I thoroughly recommend MaxiBaltTours as the bes way to see this fantastic city.

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Of all the many ports we visited, St. Petersburg was the absolute best.
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We had a two day tour of Saint Petersburg and MaxiBaltTours were excellent throughout.
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Optional tours
Russian Folk Show

Russian Folk Show

When you are in St. Petersburg, ballet is one of the things you can't miss! This is where the Russian Composer Peter Tchaikovsky wrote Swan Lake, one of the most beautiful and dramatic ballets of all times. Ballet here is always accompanied by an orchestra and you can be guaranteed that you will see a high quality performance.

Duration: 2 hours
Russian Ballet

Russian Ballet

If you are looking for a great way to relax after a day of sightseeing and want to get to know the Russian culture and mind, then this show is definitely for you. You will see Russian & Cossack dancing, listen to famous national instruments while beautiful voices sing of the joyful traditions in the Russian countryside. Feel yourself Russian!

Duration: 2-3 hours
Canal Tour

Canal Tour

What can be more impressive than seeing the beauty of St. Petersburg leisurely from the water? The city is criss-crossed with small rivers and canals which make the city look like Venice or Amsterdam. Our comfortable boat will take you past the granite embankments along the main waterways of St. Petersburg.

Duration: 1 hour