Our visit was part of a Baltic cruise on the ship Marco Polo taking in a shore excursion in St Petersburg and we made arrangements with the Guide for You company before leaving. We spent 2 glorious days exploring the wonders of St Petersburg with our guide Svetlana and a personal driver. Not only did we visit the key sightseeing locations but she managed to provide us with an insight into everyday life in Russia. Svetlana was extremely knowledgeable about all the palaces, the cathedrals and of course the Hermitage on which she is an expert, steering us through the maze of corridors and exhibitions so that we felt we saw more than we would ever have managed on our own. Our visit was immaculately planned and time managed. We felt we had sufficient time at each location, never feeling rushed but at the same time packed so much into each day. We highly recommend using Guide for You company and especially Svetlana who made our visit very special.