I can help you make your trip to Russia comfortable, fun and memorable.
St. Petersburg is my native city and I love to share my admiration for its beauty with my guests! I work both with individuals, families and larger groups who come to Russia from all over the world. I can help you organize your tour program and entertainment (theatre, concerts, restaurants, shopping, etc. ) during your stay in St. Petersburg.
I will take care of transfers from/to the airport or train station for you and organize transportation you will need in the city. I can provide you with any assistance you might need in Russia to make your stay enjoyable and memorable. I got my first MA in World History and Arts at St. Petersburg State University (2006) , and later my second MA in Arts at European University at St. Petersburg.
I can offer you great variety of tours, so that you could find the one that meets your expectations even if you have been to St. Petersburg before. In case you have your own suggestions and requests, please, let me know, I am always open to new creative tasks my clients can possibly make.
I do special thematic tours as well, so if you want to know about "St. Petersburg of Dostoevsky" or wish to see "St. Petersburg of Lenin" or to take a look at the city of the times of famous ballet dancers of the beginning of the 20th century - please, let me know.
We will have the city tour devoted to the special person or event. So come and turn your dream of St. Petersburg to the journey of your dreams!
A Recent Review of this guide
Irina was without a doubt one of the best guides we have ever encountered. Tours by locals is fortunate to have her as one of their guides. Irina is a real pro. Her knowledge and organizational skills was outstanding. We would recommend her to anyone whose wants to tour St Petersburg. Her knack to get us to the front of the line at busy sites was skilfully done. This was our 2nd visit to St Petersburg. Others in our group it was their first. Irina was able to keep our interest through out.
St. Petersburg State University, History Department (MA), European University at St. Petersburg, Department of Fine Arts (MA), The Intourist Training School for Guides (Intourist SPb Co.). Licenses: The Hermitage Museum, The Russian State Museum, The Yusupoff Palace, St. Isaac Cathedral, The Church of Our Savior on Spilled Blood, Peter & Paul Fortress, Peterhoff, Tsar's Village (Pushkin), Pavlovsk, Tour Around Rivers & Canals of St. Petersburg.