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“"A trip that went above and beyond all expectations"”

Fourth Century Company - Day Tours
Ranked #133 of 388 Tours in St. Petersburg
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Owner description: Fourth Century Company offers a wide selection of VISA FREE shore excursions for cruise passengers as well as city tours for both groups and individuals.
Reviewed 3 November 2015

When booking this trip my wife and I had limited expectations of St. Petersburg. We had done an extended trip of Russia 2 years ago and expected this trip to be similar. However we were extremely pleasantly surprised by this tour and overall service! Tatiana and the Fourth Century Company were not only well-versed, courteous, and extremely friendly. We wish all of our trips and tours were like this recent experience. I would not only recommend this tour to family/friends but we would consider coming back for an extended period of time.

Thank Leo F
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Reviewed 31 October 2015

Based on one of Fourth Century's previous customer recommendations, we made arrangements for our three day stay in the city completely by email contact with Tatiana.

We arrived in St Petersburg on a cruise ship. Experienced some difficulty getting through immigration as they were unhappy that we couldn't produce individual tickets that each bore names tying back to our passports. In the end they relented and let us through.

After that, we never looked back. We were met by Eugene, our guide, and Yury our driver. What a team, always so pleasant, accommodating and keen to make sure we enjoyed our time in the city. As other reviewers have said, Eugene's immaculate English, knowledge of history, art and literature were to be admired. He also knew his way around the various attractions and saved so much time avoiding the usual tourist queues and making certain we saw the most interesting exhibits.

If you are planning to visit St Petersburg, we have no hesitation in strongly recommending Tatiana and her team.

Thank Cepinternational
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Reviewed 30 October 2015 via mobile

The only phrase that can describe our time in St. Petersburg is "Priceless". The main reason for such a high remark is solely because of the Fourth Century Company's escorted tour headed by Evgenia Romanova and our driver Dmitry - the most professional and knowledgable team I ever had a pleasure to work with. They were courteous, polite, incredibly well-versed in the history of this magnificent City and provided us with two-days of unforgettable experience.

I highly recommend Forth Century Company vs. getting tours from the cruise ships. The main reasons are:
1. You get a very personalized device
2. You get your own car (mini Van) with a dedicated driver
3. You do not stand in lines -- all access is VIP - saves precious time vs. waiting for 50 people on the bus going to the restrooms!
4. You get team of people with great sense of humor, humility, knowledge and in-depth commitment to Quality.

Bottom line: hire this company when in St. Petersburg -- they are worth every penny.

Thank Jack S
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Reviewed 10 September 2014

This company and Tatiana were referred to us by friends for a 2 day tour of St. Petersburg. It could not have been better. There were only 6 of us, so we "whizzed" through long lines of hundreds of people waiting to get into the venues. Her staff and driver were fantastic and knowledgeable tour guides. We had 1 lunch in the country in a log cabin-like restaurant and 1 in the city which seemed like the business side of St. Petersburg. They were prompt and made us feel safe and secure at all times. "Always go with a smaller group if you want your money's worth" is our motto from now on!!!!

Thank jlohrentz
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Reviewed 23 June 2014

Three full days of touring with Tatiana's Fourth Century Guide in St. Petersburg was without a doubt one of the best travel experiences encountered on a "private" guided tour. Tatiana (who at the moment is about to deliver her first child) met us with her designated guide at our ship. She had planned three wonderful days for us and she, herself, met us twice for lunch and a private Canal Boat Tour --- the guide she gave to us - Eugene - was so knowledgeable - well spoken and interesting in his own right that we saw not only what our itinerary included - but several other things of interest that the normal "tourist" might not encounter. Eugene's vast knowledge of art - architecture - paintings and history - and his professional, gentle, and gracious manner added unexpected dimensions to our already well executed itinerary. Tatiana was the planner - and would have been our guide as well had she not been about to deliver her baby. We felt so fortunate to have had her plan our tours - and put us in the capable and knowledgeable hands of Eugene. I would suggest her fourth Century Company to anyone traveling to Beautiful St. Petersburg.

Thank nztraveler1
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