Professional tour guide in Russia
I was born in Leningrad – that’s the previous name of St. Petersburg. I’m not only a professional guide interpreter, but also a journalist on TV and radio by education. Recently I’ve started teaching English to adults. No matter, what I do - I always have passion for my work. I find exciting ...(read more)everything that is connected with meeting people, communication and sharing of knowledge. But especially I love showing my city to the guests of St. Petersburg, which I have been doing since 2003, when I graduated from a special University course for guides. All education I have got helps me in doing my job in the best way. And since I enjoy helping people, discussing interesting issues, I’m always cheerful and optimistic - I feel, guiding is my thing. Even my hobby is connected to my job – it’s art and history. They always help me in introducing a visitor to the unique atmosphere of the City on the Neva River – our favourite St. Petersburg, Russian Amsterdam, Venice of the Nor
Meeting people, art, history, jokes, any weather, interesting questions, friendly atmosphere
My perfect day
Is the day when I get I smile back. And seriously speaking, the best day is when my guests are happy with the tour and start felling in love with my city.
I have traveled to
England, Finland and Italy
English and Russian.
Today a museum, theatre and St. Petersburg Palace of Culture for Educators, the Yusupov Palace dates back to the 19th century. It used to belong to one of the wealthiest and the most distinguished families in Russia and abroad - princes Yusupovs. It is definitely one of the most exclusive private palaces in St.Petersburg, which has survived up to nowadays. The unique exquisite interiors rival even the Winter palace's of the Romanovs. Moreover - this palace is a mine of history. It was in the cellars of the Yusupov palace that Rasputin was terribly murdered. To see the rooms connected with Rasputin the administration of the museum demands tourists to be accompanied by the guide: for the rest of the palace visitors without a licensed guide can use an audio guide, but they will miss the rooms of Rasputin. What's more, if you inform me in advance, some more special rooms - the boudoirs of Princess Yusupov - can be opened for you only. It will cost a bit more - but worth it.
During this tour you will see the highlights of our city including Nevsky Prospect (the main avenue), the Palace Square, the Spit of Basil’s Island, the Peter-and-Paul-Fortress (erected on the orders of Peter the Great more than 300 years ago), the vast Saint Isaac's Cathedral where Russian royalty worshipped, the Saviour on Spilled Blood Church (erected in memory of Tsar Alexander II, who was mortally wounded at that spot in 1881) and much more. Besides seeing these sights, you will also be given an overview of the history, architecture and culture of Saint-Petersburg to help you to appreciate the spirit of this amazing city.
Day 1 08:00 – meet at the port and start of the city tour 10:30 - visit to the Lower Park of Peterhof and Monplaisir Mansion 12:30 - 13:30 - lunch at a traditional Russian crepes’ place or in a Russian cuisine restaurant (optional) 14:30 - visit to the Catherine Palace with the Amber Room in the city of Pushkin 17:00 - 18:00 - canal boat ride (seeing the Neva and most important canals) 19:00 - return to the ship Day 2 09:00 – meet at the port and continue the city tour, visiting Peter and Paul’s Fortress, and the Church on the Spilled Blood 12:00 - 13:00 - lunch at a traditional Russian pies’ place or in a Russian cuisine restaurant (optional) 13:00 - 15:30 - visit to the Hermitage 15:45 - 16:15 - visit to St. Isaac’s cathedral 17:00 - return to the ship
Overall guest satisfaction
No deposit needed for tours which don't need prepayment of the museum tickets in advance!