Professional tour guide in Russia
Welcome to Saint Petersburg, the most European city in Russia!
The majestic imperial capital, the city of Fyodor Dostoevsky, Leningrad - Hero City, the romantic white nights' dream and energetic modern megacity - that is all our St. Petersburg.
I was born in Saint Petersburg and ...(read more)I lived here all my life. I love this magnificent city and I hope you will love it too!
For the past 7 years I've worked as a freelance guide-interpreter with about 20 local tour companies. I prefer working with independent travelers as a personal guide.
Hope to see you and hope to show you Saint Petersburg soon!
Travelling, reading, music, dancing, cooking. I enjoy good conversation and learning about different cultures and lifestyles.
My perfect day
...is sunny and warm!
I have traveled to
Finland, Sweden, Denmark, Tunisia, Israel
English and a little Swedish
I am currently
at my computer, obviously
The tour is for those who would like to get a taste of everyday life in Saint Petersburg. This is a walk through the downtown. We are going to see the church, the farmers' market, we'll have a snack in the "Soviet-style" cafe (where tourists usually don't go) and we'll see some of the most beautiful subway stations in our city. We are going to walk along the central thoroughfares and squares too, of course, but mostly we would concentrate on "hidden" places that most visitors have no time or opportunity to visit.
See the best highlights of Saint Petersburg and combine it with three museum visits. We will see Peter and Paul Fortress including the cathedral where the Romanovs are buried, St. Isaac's Cathedral, Saviour on the Spilled Blood Cathedral. Included: The services of your tour guide. Transportation by private car and driver. Museum entrance fees.
Overall guest satisfaction
There are 3 types of lies: lies, shameless lies and weather forecast. This joke is true in St. Petersburg! We are by the sea, so the weather is very changeable. It rains often, the humidity level is high and the weather in the morning can be absolutely different from what you see in the evening. So take BOTH sunglasses and umbrellas, make sure to have comfortable waterproof footwear and jac... (read more)
There are still many people in Russia who are smoking. The government has started the campaign discouraging people from smoking and promoting healthy way of life, but still the matter of smoking can effect: •If you book a room in ex-Soviet hotel – it might be smelly, because some people just smoke in the rooms despite of prohibition. Sometimes it is allowed to smoke in the room. •If you boo... (read more)