Our guide and driver were FANTASTIC!!
Our guide was extremely knowledgeable - she shared both the history of this incredible city as well as her own experiences. We were accommodated with booking a tour only two days before our arrival - TJ Travel arranged for a driver to pick us up at our hotel to join a 2-day cruise ship shore excursion. Our courteous driver arrived on time and drove us to meet the rest of our group on each day - we were also driven back to our hotel at the end of the day. The group was small (10 of us). The guide used earpieces which was wonderful in the busy museums. We asked about joining the Russian Folk Show event only hours before the show started and again TJ Travel came through for us - AWESOME SHOW - so much talent. For this evening show TJ travel sent a driver to our hotel, the driver walked us into the theatre, looked after the ticket pick-up, and then met us at the door at the end of the show. On the ride back to the hotel he pointed out many of the sights. The trips are very well priced and you learn so much more than you could possibly learn on your own. Another nice bonus was that as part of a group we skipped a lot of the really long lines - our guide showed us the highlights which worked out well since we had a very limited amount of time. If you have only a short time in St. Petersburg I highly recommend having TJ travel be your guide to experience this incredibly beautiful city.