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Catherine S.

Saint Petersburg, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia

Hello, my dear travelers! I am more than happy to welcome you to St.

Petersburg, the capital of the Russian Empire. My name is Ekaterina and I graduated from Moscow State Pedagogical University. I am an experienced guide, and have been working between Moscow and St. Petersburg for 7 years.
My motto is - «try to do your best to make your guests happy». To be a tour guide is not just a job for me, but it's my real passion!

I was born in Moscow in 1983, but nowadays I live in St. Petesburg where I met my love. I have got a beautiful love story of how I moved to Saint-Petersburg from Moscow. By the way I really prefer to share my own life experience, the life of my grandparents who lived through the Soviet period and remember Josef Stalin regime very well. I prefer to be informal in my excursions, having conversation to my guests rather than being boring like an audio guide.
After additional graduation I got certificate from the Saint-Petersburg association of Professional Guides and Interpreters and have been guiding around St. Petersburg for 7 years.
What is Saint-Petersburg famous for? First of all it is associated with a number of prominent figures of Russian culture and history. As I usually tell to my guests: Our History is a criminal novel, or better to say a detective story.

I can provide standard tours and unique tours which will help you to understand Russians, our soul and feel the real Russian hospitality. I may also arrange different thematic classes like: cooking class, local tour, bar tour, family tour, VIP tours and so on. As a transport, I can rent any vehicle of any size required by my guests.

A famous citizen of Saint-Petersburg Fedor Dostoevsky once wrote: «The beauty will save the world ». When you are in Saint-Petersburg you may actually see and feel this beauty. Undoubtedly, everybody will find something special in my city to remember forever.
I am looking forward meeting you in the most European Russian City, City of History, Art and Beauty!

Credentials

- Degree of Moscow State Pedagogical University
- Certificate of The Intourist Training School for Guides

Museum Licenses:
- The State Hermitage Museum
- Peterhof Grand Palace and Parks
- Catherine's Palace in the Tsars Village
- Pavlovsk Palace
- The Russian State Museum
- Yusupoff Palace and Rasputin's exhibition
- St. Isaacs Cathedral
- The Church of Our Savior on Spilled Blood
- Peter & Paul Fortress and Cathedral
- Tour Around Rivers & Canals
- Local life Tour

Restrictions

I am not a driver. I don't have my private car, but I can arrange for a separate comfortable A/C Mercedes car or van with the professional driver.

Guide Requirements for Russia

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Tours by Catherine S.

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Private tour guide Catherine

Off the Beaten Path 2-Day Unique Visa,...

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2-Day private guided shore excursion around Saint-Petersburg and its,...

880 USD per tour

(max 10 people)

2 days

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First Rate 2-Day Royal Saint Petersburg,...

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2-Day Visa free shore excursion around Saint-Petersburg

980 USD per tour

(max 10 people)

2 days

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Must-see 1-Day Tour Around Saint-Petersburg,...

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Spend a day on a Private guided tour around all the highlights of Saint-Petersburg,...

630 USD per tour

(max 10 people)

8 hours

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Full Day Tour to Peterhof and Tsars Village,...

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Private guided tour to the countryside palaces of Saint-Petersburg

675 USD per tour

(max 10 people)

7 hours 30 min.

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Saint-Petersburg Private Boat tour

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Private tour around rivers and canals with the visits to the most beautiful,...

510 USD per tour

(max 6 people)

4 hours

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Half Day Tour to the Hermitage and Peter,...

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Private half-day tour around the main sights in Saint-Petersburg with,...

310 USD per tour

(max 10 people)

5 hours

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