My name is Svetlana and I am a free-lance professional guide providing tours in English for individuals, families, small and large groups.
I am licensed to guide in all museums and palaces of Saint-Petersburg and its suburbs. I offer full variety of walking and driving tours, museum visits, trips to magnificent outskirts palaces, boat trips, transfers, visa support, visa-free tours for the cruise ship passengers and help with accommodation.
Some personal information - I am 36 years old native citizen of St. Petersburg. I work as the professional guide for over 15 years and enjoy my job very much. I have traveled a lot independently and therefore can understand the traveler's needs and concerns. I studied Art and History in the St. Petersburg State University which is considered as one of the best schools in Russia.
I am interested in Art and history especially history of 18-19 centuries. Providing the tours my main objective is to meet your expectations and treat you as my guests showing the best of the city, helping to feel Russian life and unique atmosphere of St. Petersburg.
I am a mother of two wonderful kids - a boy and a girl and so especially enjoy working with families giving tours interesting not only to parents but to the children as well.
Giving tours I always create warm comfortable atmosphere for everyone to make your tour really special and private.
Several years ago I started giving tours dedicated to the history and culture of St. Petersburg Jewish community. I do special Jewish Heritage tours and also incorporate sights of Jewish interest into the general sightseeing. Wherever we go - Hermitage, Peterhof, Russian museum, Catherine's palace, Peter and Paul fortress and so on there always something connected with Jewish history to show you and tell you about.
Being Jewish myself I know the history and present-day life or our Jewish community very well.
So I would love to show Jewish Petersburg and its miracles to you. Join me on the way to discoveries and joy!
A Recent Review of this guide
Svetlana was an excellent tour guide. She was friendly, very knowledgeable, and extremely interesting. I would highly recommend her to anyone seeking a comprehensive tour of St. Petersburg.
Francine Ricki Horwitz
I am licensed to guide in all popular museums and palaces of St.Petersburg and its suburbs. I have city accreditation as well.