«What a wonderful guide ! Fantastic English, so knowledgable and thorough. We were in St Petersburg on Columbus September 23/24 and Elena made us so very welcome And showed us so much it was a wonderful whirlwind visit to the most beautiful city in the world. Thank you so much for everything, and we will definitely be coming to your city once more in the near future, there is still more to take in and to gaze at. Breathtaking.»
Oh my gosh! Thank you so much with providing our group of nine from the Oceania Nautica on August 14th - 16th, 2017 with Elena Popova and driver Alexi for our 3 day St. Petersburg tour. We couldn't have had a better guide or weather... as we toured more of the beautiful city than one would think possible in 3 days! Punctuality and a supreme knowledge for navigating the sights was an art and a treasure. I honestly can not think of any suggestions that would have improved the experience! The photo stops, her in depth knowledge, knowing what to see, the wonderful lunch experiences, the Mercedes van transportation, small group, fast track no crowd entrances....wow! Elena...(The Great)...Desrves the title as much as the other (Ekaterina!!)»
«My husband and I were on a 13 day cruise of the Baltic on Royal Caribbean’s Serenade of the Seas. We booked a 3 day tour through Viator who used Alla Tours. We had the pleasure of touring St. Petersburg with Elenna Popova, an outstanding guide. We have been on many tours throughout our travels but I can say with the utmost certainty that Elenna was by far the best guide we have ever had. She gave us a very comprehensive tour of the city, far better what other passengers told us on our ship. There were only 16 of us so we were able to ask her questions easily throughout our 3 days. It rained 2 of the 3 days but Elenna managed to adjust our tour so that most of the outside activities were on the non-rainy day. The choice of restaurants for the 3 days, actually eating authentic Russian meals were wonderful! Her commentary of each and every site we toured was over the top! She also shared her personal life, her amazing education, and her family. I honestly can say that this tour could have not been improved any better. Well Done! Best wishes for continued success.»
«Our entire group wants to send a very strong recommendation for Elena, our guide in St. Petersburg. She made things happen when we were early and reorganized the tour to deal with traffic that was overwhelming at times so that we could get to everything we could in the right timing. She was able to aim us at the various important art at the Hermitage...she was excellent at showing us how to get in front of all the great art...it was very impressive. She was our personal advocate and also was a very calm and informative guide. Really she was great! We could not have had a better guide. We all agree that the head phones were very helpful...so we could hear what she was saying. She helped us cover an ambitious itinerary. The driver was also very supportive...he always had a smile even if we could not totally communicate.»
Karen and I thoroughly enjoyed the three days we spent with you in St Petersburg, July 9-11. You made our visit to your city both informative and enjoyable.»
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