Best Guides
Saint Petersburg

Back in 2010, several St. Petersburg guides, graduates of St. Petersburg University, joined together, created their own website and started working together. We saw no obstacles and were ready to move mountains. And most importantly, we loved our city and our profession very much.

This is how the Best Guides company appeared.
We grew and developed very quickly. After 2 years, we have already started conducting excursions in Moscow, then in Novgorod. And a couple of years later we had wonderful guides in Tallinn, then in Berlin, in Stockholm, in Helsinki and, finally, in Copenhagen.

Time passed. A new generation of guides has arrived. Then-another one. But the selection criteria have remained the same – young, energetic, talented people who are in love with their city and their profession come to us.

Best Guides

We are sure that the profession of a guide is not just one of the most interesting professions in the world, but also one of the most important. Guides are the face of the city. They meet guests, they tell about the city, they bring knowledge. It depends on the guide how interesting, meaningful, and informative your trip will be.

We have our own criterion for a good excursion. If after the tour our guests say: "How interesting! I had no idea! I will definitely read more about it, what exactly can I read? " - so the tour was a success.

We are proud of our guides and we are sure that they are the best!

Natasha Kazachok
English, Russian
Olga Zabolotina
English, Portuguese, Spanish
Olya Dovzhenko
Svetlana Polyakova
English, Portuguese, Spanish
Daria Bezlepkina
Olga Kuznetsova
English, German
Olga Balayan
Elena Zaretskay
Tamara Dubko
Reviews about us

When we made a trip to St Petersburg Russia, we really wanted to get a good feeling for the city and did we ever get it with Best Guides! Andrey and Masha worked with us to put together a very specific private tour in St Petersburg for me and my family with maximum flexibility...


I cannot recommend Best Guides highly enough. Our private tour guide Irene brought St Petersburg and it’s history alive for us. We loved every minute of it. Our driver Volodya was great too - ensuring we were comfortable throughout our 2 day tour. Don’t miss out!


Fantastic group tour with Maria from Best Guides!
An amazing two days packed with history, art, beauty, adventure and cultural experiences. Our tour guide was Maria who spoke English very clearly. Her head was so full of knowledge that it was like she could not share enough...


We had an excellent tour guide Zoe from Best Guides of St Petersburg who was very friendly, knowledgable and accommodated our small group of seniors. The vehicle provided was a Mercedes van with enough room for each of the 8 of us to have a window seat and was very comforta...


SUPER )) We visited the Hermitage on August 22 with the mega-guide Elena on the route No. 1, the Jordan Staircase. During the period of restrictions, the museum is given 2 hours to explore and without a guide, at the first visit, there is simply nothing to do...


We weren’t sure whether to book a private tour or not for seeing St Petersburg, but we’re so glad we did, and with Best Guides! It was a great way to get around and our tour guide on both days, Svetlana, was excellent. She is very experienced as a guide and very knowledgeab...


Our group of 6 Aussies booked the 2 day White days tour package as we didn't know St Petersburg or the language. Dariya was our contact before we left and answered many of our questions and was extremely well organised. Our tour guide during the tour was Irina and we ha...

We observe sanitary and hygienic standards
All the equipment we used is disinfected before each trip
We provide individual protection for each person on our tours
Antiseptics are available on all tours
Personal headphones are disinfected after each tour
We can organize excursions in 12 European languages
700+ positive reviews
Individual approach
Handmade tours
We provide visa support documents
We have been working since 2010
RTO 023144

Federal Register of Tour Operators
We are always on time