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Elina S.

St. Petersburg, Russia

Privyet (hi) Dear Visitors of St. Petersburg, My name is Elina (Welcome to Russia, you will meet here many Elenas, Leenas, Elinas in English called Helens :) I am a licenced tour guide in St.

Petersburg and its suburbs. I was born and grew up in the downtown of Leningrad. I LOVED wandering around the CITY with my friends not knowing that in future my job would be tightly connected with it :) I fell in love with my city and after school I chose Art history as my major. Confucius once said: "Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life", so I am I am a happy person :)

You will see main touristic sights of interest together with everyday life of its citizens. I can share my childhood memories of the changes our country went through during the transition from the Soviet Union to today's Russia. Being a mom I know what it means to travel with a little one and I will try to make your trip with children as comfortable as possible :)

I will be glad to meet you at the airport, train station, sea port, advice a hotel, arrange a vehicle and tour tickets for visa-free shore tourists. Ask me about theater tickets as foreign agencies sell tickets to our famous ballets double or triple price which is very sad. I am open to hear your preferences and I will do my best to make your tour memorable. Come and I will share my love to the city with you!

Welcome to our wonderful CITY. St. Petersburg is charming! You will LOVE it!

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Elina was simply PERFECT ! We truly recommend her as an expert and efficient guide. She was very professional, helpful and easygoing . She helped us throughout everything and all her proposals were excellent.
Maria Giannioti

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Graduated from St.Petersburg State University of Culture and Arts, Art History Department

Accredited and certificated by St.Petersburg Government Committee for Investments and Strategic projects Tourism Management Department.

Member of St.Petersburg Association of Professional Guides and Interpreters

Licenced tour guide in all major local museums:

  • The State Hermitage

  • Peter-and-Paul fortress

  • Cathedral of Our Savior on the Spilled Blood

  • St.Isaac's cathedral

  • Yusupovs' palace

  • Catherine's and Alexander's palaces at Tsars' Village

  • Peterhof

  • Pavlovsk

  • Russian museum

  • Faberge museum

  • Museum of Russian Ethnography

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