Posted August 4th, 2011, 07:28 AM
We did a private tour with http://www.spb-tours.com/st-petersburg/
Our private tour was for four people and for 3 days.
Our tourguide (Luba Anatskaya) was absolutely wonderful!
She spoke excellent English, is highly educated, and provided us with historical insights and cultural insights that were invaluable.
She came with a van and driver and when we rolled up the cost vs. the cost of the cruise ship tour, it was actually less expensive for us to book the private tours plus we saw much more than offered by the cruise line (which is a top tier cruise company).
It was easy to book via their website and the communications via email was prompt and all of our questions/concerns were addressed prior to the trip.
Would HIGHLY recommend this company and, certainly, this guide though I suspect the quality of all their guides is very good!