I'm trying to find other people that would make a group tour of St. Petersburg for sept 9 th two day tour. I know it's late but this looks great and we need more people......the company is named Best Guides and we want a package tour....check them out and let me know
I suggest you go into TripAdvisor and see the St. Petersburg state authorized tour guide firms. The larger ones will have room to put you in one of their Mercedes vans seating about 15 people. As far as I can tell, there are 50 or more companies--all fantastic at what they do.
The independents' smaller vans run all over the city, through alleys and small places. They can have you to the big tourist attractions before the cruise lines' full size buses get out of the parking lot.
The tour company we went with didn't even collect the money for the tour until the end of the second day. And they were giving us Rubles for spending money if needed and putting it on our tab. We had to pay for lunch, but used our U.S. credit cards for that.
I was wondering where Koningsdam was; Googling, I see it's a cruise ship!
The Cruise Critic website has a section called Roll Calls, which has exactly what you are looking for - a way for people on a particular sailing to connect and save money by joining private tours. Here's the specific Koningsdam Roll Call thread: http://boards.cruisecritic.com/forumdisplay.php?f=987