ABOUT US

Though Russia is confidently emerging as a rightful luxury travel destination, its tourist industry has not yet fully lived down its reputation for uneven service quality, occasional lack of modern conveniences and ubiquitous petty annoyances, leading some travelers to opt for other destinations. It is to such travelers that ESPERANCE first addressed itself, setting out to prove that Russia’s cultural riches can and ought to be explored in style.
We believe that luxury begins with the details: the opulence of Imperial palaces and the architectural splendor of the cities will be lost in most travelers, unless the seemingly mundane aspects of their stay are taken care of to ensure ultimate comfort. Meticulous attention is devoted planning, as the agency gathers information about each client’s interests, individual style of travel, dietary preferences and state of health and customizes each tour in accordance with these factors.
Whether by arranging VIP access at the city’s top museum to ensure that no precious time is wasted in lines, employing a team of scouts who consistently monitor the quality of service at every establishment visited by our clients, or personally sampling the fare of every new restaurant before adding it to the list of recommended venues, ESPERANCE takes no chances when it comes to excellence.
ESPERANCE Ltd.
is a full service travel agency that has been operating in St. Petersburg, Russia since 1993. The agency’s founders bring with them decades of experience and a genuine commitment to the task of making Russia’s exquisite cultural treasures accessible and alluring to the worlds’ most discerning travelers.
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I wanted you to know how much my clients enjoyed their tour of St Petersburg.  Their guide Sergei was the perfect choice for them, and the days with him were certainly the highlight of their journey, and far and above any shore experience they had with the ship.

I thank you for arranging this experience for them, and for certain when we have clients in St Petersburg, we will contact Esperance.
Pamela Steves
St Armands Travel, USA
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We enjoyed our recent voyage to Russia. I would say that everything went  perfectly – which is unusual for any travel  - and your suggestions and planning made the experience so much more than we would have  had otherwise. Esperamce was extremely professional and the guides were experienced and extremely knowledgeable.
The private tour of the Hermitage was a high point and anyone remotely interested in art should do this.
Don, USA
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The tour with Irene was phenomenal. She is an excellent guide. I will certainly pass your info on to anyone I know coming to St. Petersburg.
Marcia, USA
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"On behalf of our group of six, I am extending our thanks for two excellent days spend touring St. Petersburg with our extremely knowledgeable guide Maryan and our excellent driver Michael.  Maryan was so informative; everywhere we went , she had interesting and in depth information for us plus getting into places without waiting and then to be shown through every building in such detail was incredible.  Her sense of humour and extensive knowledge made for one of our best travel experiences ever.  Michael drove skilfully and knew exactly where he was going and when it was time to move on, he was right there to meet us. Thank you for two memorable days, we will definitely recommend Esperance Travel to anyone who is travelling to St. Petersburg."
Heather, Canada
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"Wanted you to know that we absolutely loved both Moscow and St. Petersburg. Hotels were fabulous, as were both of our guides (and driver in St. Petersburg also noteworthy as well). VIP arrival and departure services were phenomenal - worth every penny - and train between Moscow and St. Petersburg was fast and very comfortable. Ate terrific Russian cuisine (including a lot of beef stroganoff and caviar) and drank a lot of vodka in Russia - and generally liked cuisine a lot."
Richard, USA
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"Our trip was wonderful!  The Esperance Travel Company provided really excellent service in every way.  Both the Moscow guide and the St. Petersburg guide were amazing, both very nice and extremely well-informed. So...it was a success!  I feel as if we not only had a marvellous holiday but also we all had a crash course in Russian history and art. I'd love to go again!"
Pat, USA