Shore Excursions
in St.Petersburg,
Phone: +30 6907131680

Here is some information on Alex's Tours and Travel

Hello, I am Alex Polenov (the "Alex" of Alex's Tours and Travel).

My company specializes in personalized sightseeing tours for travelers on their own and private VISA-FREE shore excursions for cruise passengers, who would like to make the most of their time in St. Petersburg and its surroundings.

I have been working in the travel business since 1996. Having worked with clients from Cruise Ships and independent traveler, foreign business men doing business in Russia, couples adopting children from here, people looking for prospective marital partners, and many others, I have had extensive experience in many areas of the travel field, my work has included helping clients with the bureaucracy and red tape that sometimes needs to be navigated.

I deal with the most talented guides and safe drivers, all of them are fully licensed, very knowledgeable and experienced professionals. They are friendly, hospitable, helpful and pleasant people, who will do their best to exceed your expectations. Many of our clients have sent glowing, complimentary thankyous and would be happy to give you a personal recommendation.

Knowledge, skills, experience, licenses, ratings, and rewards mean much for any company, but the most important thing for those who work in the Service Sector, from my point of view, is to learn, to UNDERSTAND one simple rule: "If you want to be successful working in this field, you should work hard and treat your clients as you would treat your best friends, your family members, or your loved ones". In other words, treat people EXACTLY as you wish to be treated. The next rule which we prefer to adhere is "A job worth doing is worth doing well". We do our job with great attention to detail and thoroughness and promise better service as a result.

Oops.....having said all that, I might have gotten into trouble. My competitors may learn these golden rules too. Well then, I will use another rule: "The tortoise has the same chance to reach the finish line as the hare". We work slowly and methodically, covering all the bases, and reach the finish line with a better product for our customers. The only wise rule I still can not (and probably will never be able to) learn is: "Silence is golden". (By the way, this does not work for guides anyway :-)

We look forward to serving you with class, comfort, and expertise.

USA Today recommends Alex's Tours and Travel

About us

Alex's Tours & Travel is a team of well trained, experienced professionals who want our guests to feel more than comfortable and well taken care of. Transfer all of your travel worries to our well-trained shoulders and see Russia the way we see and love it. Get the most out of your trip and leave with unforgettable, wonderful memories of St. Petersburg, Moscow or any other Russian or European city you go to.

Under our care you will have only 3 things to do:

  1. Let us know any of your special needs or wishes as they come to mind;
  2. Find our sign with your names on it that we will be holding at the airport, river or sea port, railway station or the lobby of your hotel and ;

Having a private guide will eliminate all of your worries and troubles as you will have your own friendly and pleasant assistant to help you in every way. We'll be glad to make your Russian dreams come true! We are eager that you love this country as much as it is loved by us and by those travelers who have already been here (feel free to contact them and ask whether they received one empty promise from Alex' s Tours)

We offer you unique Russian experiences such as: a countryside trip, staying at a country house with a Russian family, experiencing the Russian "banya" or sauna, enjoying traditional country home made meals and drinks, picking mushrooms and berries, Russian fishing, and much more. There is no limit to your fantasy trip. You may book our private tour, shore excursion or custom-made Russian trip, having created it yourself the way it satisfies your own wishes and interests.

On this site we not only offer our services, but our aim is to introduce you to Russia in general and St. Petersburg in particular. That is why we have included some information about the city's history, places of interest, theaters, cathedrals, as well as information on famous Russian people such as the Romanov family, writers, poets, painters, and composers. Here you'll find information about authentic Russian food, souvenirs, Russian folklore, customs, beliefs, and fairy tales. Everything is richly illustrated for your pleasure.

We encourage you to thoroughly review our web site. We hope you will explore our fascinating country including St. Petersburg and Moscow with our guidance

Why take a Russian tour with Alex's Tours & Travel?

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If you have the dream to visit Saint-Petersburg, Moscow or any other Russian city, to learn more about Russian history, culture, to explore this wonderful country - we welcome all of your inquiries. We will provide visa support, accommodations, transportation, personalized sightseeing tours, and any and everything else that might be needed.