ALEX'S Tours & Travel (Tours 9)
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.
Knowledge, skills, experience, licenses
Reviews about ALEX'S Tours & Travel
Dina and friends
18 09 2018
May We Please Give 10 Stars?
This is a much delayed review, but a very well-earned one. In August of 2018, we traveled to Saint Petersburg (by air, not cruise ship). In planning this trip we realized that we would need a guide. Ordinarily, we travel very independently, but our lack of any knowledge of the Russian language suggested to us that we couldn't do this on our own. Great decision! First we emailed numerous tour companies with our wishlist of things to see and do. The response were rapid and mostly uniform. Every single tour company except Alex's Tours and Travel said, "NYET (No)! This is the tour we will provide to you." Amazingly, Alex replied, "DA (Yes)! We will arrange any tour you wish!" And he did! Among other things, we said that we wanted two 4-hour visits to the Hermitage and one 3-hour visit to the Hermitage Storage Facility. Other tour companies would provide only one 3-hour visit to the Hermitage and none to the Storage Facility. We had all three of the visits we requested. Alex worked with our itinerary, always mindful that we were the customers and he wanted to satisfy us. By the time we had everything arranged, we felt like Alex was part of our family. Then he assigned our guide and driver. Top! Top! Top! Kristina (our guide) and Boris (our driver) were nothing but the best ever. Courteous, personable, knowledgeable, engaging, prompt. Name any good quality, and they had it! It was a wonderful, interesting trip and a true learning experience. We will definitely return to Saint Petersburg, but we would be devastated if we couldn't have that team again. Look no further. They are the best. And don't take NYET for an answer. Alex will arrange any tour you want.
11 01 2018
We booked all our tours for Baltic Cruise with Alex tours. Loved that the groups were small and tour guides spoke English well! Always someone waiting at each port just as promised. Only way to do St Petersburg in 2 days.
We had an opportunity to use EXCOOR TEAM and Travel while on a Baltic cruise with my brother and his wife. We knew we wanted to see as much as possible on our two day visit to St. Petersburg. From the moment I began to communicate with managers via email, I knew I had found the right company for us. Excellent communication skills and flexibility in meeting our desires made him stand out. We packed it in during those two days but that’s exactly how we wanted it. Our guide was exceptional and so was our driver. I have recommended him to others and they have all been delighted with his services.
10 01 2018
We wanted the best tour possible for our group of 8 from Canada. Friends recommended Alex's Tours as they hired him privately when their cruise stopped at St Petersburg.
We had an outstanding tour. All was set up by Email and everything Alex promised was delivered. We had the same Mercedes Van with driver for two days, bottled water and an intinerary we could adjust if we wanted.
I was worried that we get the best guide possible and I asked Alex if he would lead us but he said Anna would lead us and that we would not be dissappointed. He was right
Anna was outstanding and by far the best guide we have had in all our travels. Firstly she is totally fluent in English, but not just working daily words in English, but totally fluent.
We could ask Anna questions about anything we saw and she would know about it. We ended up telling her that there is something better than Wikipedia called AnnaPedia!
But most of all, she is not just a teller of facts and history, she has a sense of what it is important for a tourist to know. We learned much more about St Petersburg and Russia than the history.
Alex has excellent guides and he delivers. Top marks and I recommend him
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