Professional tour guide in Russia
I’m a licensed guide and an enthusiastic, positive and energetic person.
When I guide tourists around a museum or a palace, I always try to provide some historical background information so that my guests could get a better idea of the city and the country in general.
During my tours you will discover the ...(read more)magic of St Petersburg with all its history, traditions, architecture, and rich cultural heritage. I not only can guide you around the most remarkable highlights of the city and its marvelous suburbs, such as the Catherine Palace with its world famous Amber room or Peterhof - the Russian Versailles, and show you the “face” of the city but also help you feel its “soul” - through getting to know the locals, experiencing Russian lifestyle, modern culture and amazing Russian cuisine.
If you have special preferences, my tours can be easily tailored to meet your interests.
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travelling,backpacking,cycling,art, ancient and Russian history
I have traveled to
Germany, Italy, Sweden, Finland, Holland, Estonia and Latvia
Russian (native language) English (fluently) German (fluently)
During the tour you'll visit the Hermitage museum which is located in four adjacent buildings including the Winter Palace and learn about its collections, people who lived in the Palace,their everyday life, and some world-famous events which took place there. You will see: Jordan Staircase State rooms (the Great Enfilade) Italian painting (including Da Vinci, Raphael, Titian and Giorgione) Spanish painting (Velasquez, El Greco, Murillo) Dutch and Flemish painting (Rembrandt, Rubens, Van Dyck) European Art of the 19th and 20th centures (Monet, Degas, Cezanne, Pissarro, Renoir, Matisse, Picasso, Gauguin, Van Gogh)
We will walk along the Nevsky avenue enjoying numerous churches and palaces which used to be owned by the noble Russian families. Then we’ll turn left towards the Isaac Cathedral where you’ll see the grandest and highest edifice of the city – the wonderful St. Isaac cathedral. Behind the cathedral is the tragically famous Decembrists Square – the place where the first Russian uprising took place and was cruelly suppressed. The focal point of the square is an elegant monument to Peter the Great – the Bronze Horseman. Afterwards we will walk back again to the Nevsky along the Admiralty (ex-shipyard) and find ourselves on the Palace square - the very heart of the city – surrounded by the world-famous Winter palace and the General Staff Building with its huge and glorious triumphal arch. Then we will proceed to the Church on Spilled Blood, the site where the Russian Tsar Alexander II was assassinated, now it’s the largest museum of mosaic in Europe. After crossing the Fine Art Square with the Russian Museum (it houses the largest collection of Russian art in the world) facing it, we’ll find ourselves again in the middle of the Nevsky avenue. On the opposite side is the Catherine park and the monument to Catherine the Great surrounded by her associates (most of them were her favorites). The major gem of the square is the Alexandrinsky theatre – the first Russian theatre which was established in 1756. The Park is one minute walk from the metro station Gostinny Dvor (where we started) and this is the final point of our tour. We can also include visiting the Church on Spilled Blood, St. Isaac Cathedral or climb up to its colonnade and enjot the great areal view of the city
In the course of the tour I will show you around the city’s historical part, you will see the earliest structures of the city and find out about the first years of the city and its habitants, about Peter and his striking but controversial personality as well as some amazing facts about events of the Petrine epoch. so I'm sure you'll enjoy the walk around the most impressive attractions and catch the spirit of early Petersburg Tour highlights: 1. Peter’s cabin (the first proper structure in the city, and the only remaining wooden house dating back to the time of Peter the Great). 30min, entrance fee is included in the tour price 2. Peter and Paul Fortress (the site where the city was born in May 1707). (entrance free). The cathedral built in 1712 within the fortress walls is the burial place of all Russian Emperors). 1hour 3. Spit of Basil Ireland. This site was intended by Peter to be the heart of the city, and it used to be the first city's harbor. Now it is one of the most wonderful ensembles in St Petersburg with a great view of the Winter Palace, Peter and Paul Fortress and the delta of the Neva River 4.The University Embankment (we'll walk past the first Russian museum Kunstkammer, the Twelve Colleges Building - the largest edifice from the Petrine era which housed the Russian government) 5.Summer Garden (the first regular garden of the city and the place where amazing court feasts and drinking parties took place)
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