Visa-Free
Shore Excursions
in St.Petersburg,
Russia 
Phone: +7 965 09 555 12
E-mail: alexp@stpetersburg-guide.com

Mansi Bhatt, Cambridge, MA

I honestly do not know how to explain how wonderful it was to do our tour with Alex's Tours & Travel. My family consisting of my 26 year old brother, me and my husband at 35, and my parents at 60 did the 4 Baltic capitals tour which included Berlin, Tallin, 2 days in St. Petersburg, and Helsinki. Alex was wonderful to work with. He responded to emails right away with any question I had small or large.

Over the course of planning this trip I realized he is a very genuine and honest person. He was also not at all pushy like some other tour company that kept contacting me even after I told them I had booked with someone else. He even helped us plan a visit to see a folklore show the first evening of the St.Petersburg tour and transportation back to the ship. All the guides were great and knowledgably, but the best was Elena in St. Petersburg. She went out of her way to make sure we were able to see everything on our itinerary.

Even though circumstances on that particular day made other tour companies have to skip Catherine's Place, we did not have to. We also loved that we saw exactly the same stuff the other bigger tour companies saw, but with a smaller group. We did not opt for a private tour, however still felt like it was pretty private compared to the numbers we saw with the other tour companies.

When we left the ship there was a sign with our last names (along with the names of others on the tour) on it, not a sign with a tour company name that was waiting for lots of people and then were dividing them up in groups. That was a nice personal touch.

Mansi Bhatt, Cambridge, MA
mansi_shah77@hotmail.com