All travel arrangements were booked and given as promised.
The tour guides in St. Petersburg were excellent and all had fluent English. The first one was Maria who helped us purchase tickets to the Opera at the Mariinsky Theatre. The second guide was Lina who took us to Catherines Palace (as Maria couldn’t). Both were excellent guides with great knowledge.
Would like to mention that our driver, Nicolai was absolutely brilliant. Very caring and courteous.

Andrew & Margaret F. (Australia)

Dear Scandi,

The trip and Anna were fantastic, really thanks alot for the great arrangement!

I will try to check for the group in Aug and advise you when back to Singapore aftee 4 Jun.

Take care!

Jeannie (Singapore, May 2017)

I came across your agency in an Internet search. Our family was very pleased to partake in the “72 Hours Visa Free” trip to St. Petersburg. We stayed at the Petro Palace Hotel, which was a lovely hotel with an ideal location. We also purchased the meals for the ferry trip, which were appropriate for a member with food allergies and for eating vegetarian. All of the paperwork and reservations were in complete order for us. I would reccommend your agency without hesitation.

You might consider listing your agency on a site like Trip Advisor. I always use it as a reference, and came across an old forum where this trip was discussed. I have never seen the 72 hour visa free option advertised or written up in the NYC area. It was only by chance that I came across this option, and was thrilled to find it.

Hi all!

We traveled to Rovaniemi and Kemi with your company in Jan. We requested a spacial itinerary to cover Sampo Icebreaker cruise and several tours and safaris. Now I would say many thanks for the very well organized holidays for us. It was really exactly the same as we expected. Hope to travel with you again in the near future.

Katie (Hong Kong, January 2017)


I recently went on the St Petersburg 5 day trip from Helsinki. I completed your form but also wanted to tell you that I will post your details on my Facebook page and tell people how good your tour is!

Since I left Russia I have me a lot of travellers who don’t know about the Visa Free option to enter Russia and I know a lot of people who would love to do it.

Thank you again for a great trip, if I’m in that part of the world again I will definitely use Scandi Tours!

Kind Regards, Luke D. (Australia, October 2016)

We took the 5 day visa free tour from Helsinki to St. Petersburg on September 11.
We were very pleased with the entire trip. Our tour guide in St. Petersburg, Maria, was excellent. Our driver was also very good. The only thing that could be improved was the food on the Princess Maria, but that might be something you have no control over.
We had a very memorable trip.

Thank you,Bonnie and Peter K.

We loved the boat ride, our room on board, the restaurants, the great service.

We did not know one thing about St. Petersburg, and so it was quite a shock to be dropped off in front of St. Isaac’s and have no idea where we were. Of course we were taken advantage of by the cab driver.

If at all possible, it would be more than kind of you to drop people off at the hotel. We were delighted with the hotel, the room and breakfast, the kind attendants at the front desk. If only they’d been around instead of the cold columns at St. Isaac’s.

The pickup at St. Isaac’s was just fine. Better even than the hotel. But the drop off is too hard, I think.

Also, you might want to warn people about pick-pockets in St. Petersburg.

Ann L. (USA, September 2016)

I received an e-mail inviting me to submit a survey response.So, below is a summary of our experience.

We took the 3 day St. Petersburg visa free tour from Helsinki in late July. The ferry accommodations were comfortable, and the trip in both directions was enjoyable. The ferry breakfast was okay, but nothing special. We had one evening meal in the Italian restaurant, and it was very good. Our one day in St. Petersburg was very nice. Our tour guide and driver were very good, and the tour was well organized and coordinated.

We don’t ofter travel to the region you service, but we would likely utilize your company again if we are in the area, and we would gladly recommend you to our friends if they travel to the area.

Best regards, Randall D. (United Kingdom, July 2015)

We hope to return to St Petersburg one day and will certainly recommend your company to friends.

Our personal thanks again for all the support we were given by Alexandra and Maria. As a guide Maria spoke excellent English and has a huge knowledge of Russia, it’s history and all the treasures housed in the magnificent palaces.
We loved what we saw of St Petersburg. Your company gave us so much help.

Thanks again, Ann and Wayne H (New Zealand, 2015)

Dear Scandi Travel Team

It was very wonderful tour to Lapland. Mr. Irari of our guide was wonderful. He made the delicious meal.
we are not good at English.But he speaks English is intelligible us. We spent pleasant time. Moreover, I wished to go to Rovaniemi.

Thank you. Harada (Japan, July 2013)