Testimonials from our tourists

An excellent experience. Intelligent, friendly guide Elena and excelent driver Denis made our individualized tour everything we had hoped for. Could not have been better!


Natasha did a wonderful job of taking us to so many places in 2 days! Thank you for the wonderful 2 days - fabulous city, fabulous tours, fabulous guide and driver!


We saw everything we wanted to see and more. Overall, I would highly recommend your tour company and Olga, our guide. Olga really made sure we saw everything and understood everyting.


The smiling face of our guide and our helpful driver were remarkable. The places we visited were very nice. The car was very nice and comfortable as well.

AYCA AYTAC, JULY 1-2, 2012

TO ALL VISITORS TO ST PETERSBURG , RUSSIA My wife and I have recently returned from a 10-day cruise to the Baltic countries. The highlight of our cruise was a 2-day visit to St Petersburg , which we had heard so much about but had never visited. Knowing that we were required to obtain the necessary "Tourist Visas" before we arrived , I attempted to do so via the authorized authorities in the United States. This was extremely frustrating , since we were told that such visas were only granted to people who booked hotel accommodation in St Petersburg. Passengers arriving by cruise-ship would have "Tourist Visas" granted only if booked on shore-excursions offered by the cruise company ... and since we wanted to see the delights of St Petersburg on our own , we faced a problem !! Fortunately Trip Advisor solved our problem ... and pointed us in the direction of LENTINA TRAVEL COMPANY who offered tours of the city and nearby attractions. This was the best decision which we could ever have made. The owner of LENTINA TRAVEL COMPANY , Stanislava Somova , told us all about her city and the attractions that we could visit ... catering to the needs of a keen photographer (me) and an avid shopper (my wife). She listened to our needs and drew up a comprehensive itinerary which embraced all of the famous and historic sites (and sights) of St Petersburg and nearby Pushkin , a river and canal cruise , and an evening of Russian ballet. In addition , LENTINA TRAVEL COMPANY arranged for the necessary "Tourist Visas" at NO CHARGE. Our e-mail "interaction" before we departed the United States was FIRST CLASS and Stanislava took care of ABSOLUTELY EVERYTHING !! We arrived in St Petersburg clutching our "Tourist Visas" , passed through the security check-point and walked outside to be met by a smiling Stanislava clutching a large sign bearing our names. She introduced herself and walked us to a luxury air-conditioned car where we met Sergei , who would be our driver for 2 days. We were made to feel like family by Stanislava , who speaks perfect English. Stanislava was without any doubt the BEST tour-guide that we could ever have wished for. She has an encyclopedic knowledge of the history of St Petersburg ... and showed us all the historic landmarks with enthusiasm , a keen sense of humor and with pride. She was patient with me , catering to all my requests to "take a photograph , please" and taking my wife shopping. As I said before , we simply could not have wished for a better guide and driver. Stanislava and Sergei were punctual , polite , entertaining ... and both treated us as if we were FAMILY. Stanislava organized everything down to the most minute detail , so that we could see everything including a night at the Russian Ballet and a river / canal tour. Throughout , Stanislava conducted herself most professionally ... she was always happy and did everything that she could to make our visit to St Petersburg the BEST EXPERIENCE EVER !! We will never forget Stanislava Somova or LENTINA TRAVEL COMPANY !! We heartily recommend Stanislava and LENTINA TRAVEL COMPANY to all tourists intending to visit St Petersburg.


We used Letina travel for a full day private tour of St Petersburg, Russia. Our guide, was friendly, poised, and very knowledgeable. It was easy to relax and let her be in charge. We were on a 12 night cruise, and the private tour with Lentina Travel was our very best land excursion. Everything was the BEST!


All were EXCELLENT. Especially - the Church of Savior on the Spilt Blood and Boat tour on rivers and canals! Excellent itinerary! Overall: excellent tour - sites and suggestions; all of us enjoyed everything and very much appreciated Vladimir's (guide) knowledge and courtesy as well as the safety and punctuality of nikolai


We enjoyed everything enourmously! We wouldn't have done anything differently!


I just got back from a Baltic Cruise which included St.Petersburg , Russia. We chose Lentina Travel Company as our guided tour company and may I say that we were surprisingly amazed at the knowledge our guide Stanislava had and at the depth of our tours. She made the most of our two days there and we had tailor-made tours. Stanislava and Sergei (our driver) went out of their way to accomodate us and to enable us to tour St. Petersburg extensively and at our own pace. We never had to wait in queues, or pay extra for taking pictures or videos. Wherever we went we skipped ahead of the queues (thanks to Stanislava) and could take pictures. It was the most comfortable tour of the whole cruise. My partner and myself were driven around in a comfortable Mercedes Benz and it was just us and the driver and the guide in the car, We were also given a bottle of mineral water and a blanket visa was provided for us by Lentina Travel. Contrary to what people might think, when we compared the price, it was lower than the coach tours which some of the cruise liner passengers had taken and much more intense and informative. Although Lentina Travel have been operating just since last April 2011, they will go far because they offer an excellent service. I cannot praise them enough and it is thanks to them that we managed to see the real beauty of St. Petersburg in just two days. Keep up the good work Stanislava and thanks again for a wonderful two days in your country!


When we travel, I always take the advise of trip advisor to find my private tour companies as we hate being a part of the "lollipop" tours of the cruise ships and it is cheaper this way. AGAIN, I found a perfect tour company with LENTINA TRAVEL for our tour of St Petersburg, Russia, Sept 4-5, 2011. I emailed other companies, but from the beginning this one just seemed to be the perfect match. Stanislava of Lentina Travel Company emailed me every day and soon we had our tour planned and she emailed our tour tickets which were also our blanket visas to get us into Russia. To our surprise, she was the one who met us at the port and ended up being our guide; and what a pleasure she was.....very personnable, knowledgeable, spoke great english, and knew when to get to the sights to beat the crowds! We had a very comfortable van for the 4 of us traveling; Stanislava, our guide; and a driver, who went out of his way when dropping us off and picking us up, always a door open and a hand out to help us. Our Canadian friends we were traveling with had never done a private tour before and they had their hesitations about taking a 2-day tour with a guide, but the Lentina tour Stanislava quickly became their favorite part of the trip. The four of us spent 2 wonderful, exciting days with Stanislava, and her tour ending up being the highlight of our cruise. At the end, it was hard to say goodbye to Stanislava. When you tear up saying goodbye to your tour guide, you know you had good time!! We highly recommend Lentina Travel Company whether visiting St Petersburg by land or by sea, you will have a wonderful time.


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