Born and raised in Saint Petersburg, I've loved walking around and discovering my city since I was a teenager. I finished special courses for guides to fulfill my dream, to do what I love as a job! I'm a licensed guide and a member of the Saint Petersburg's Guide's Association.
I'm an open-minded and friendly person. I traveled a lot so I know what is the key to having a good time in a foreign country and how to give you, with charm and knowledge, the insider's perspective of this wonderful city.
I really enjoy taking care of my guests and I like to transform my tours into an enjoyable conversation about Saint Petersburg and the things you are most interested in, rather than a continuous monologue about the city. So with me as your personal tourist guide, you'll have a historian and expert at your service, but especially a new Russian friend: we'll discover together famous sites but also local traditions, culture and food.
Saint Petersburg offers an endless variety of tours and I will help you plan your day according to your preferences and interests. I can customize the tours for you based on what you want to do, just give me the details and I will prepare your own tour that you can book.
A Recent Review of this guide
It was a pleasure to walk the beautiful city of Saint Petersburg with Irina, Her knowledge about the city, and the history of her country & sites, amazing, She really take you back in time, the amount of information I receive in her perfect english deserve 10 Diamonds not 5 stars, looking forward to comeback to this beautiful country. Thank you.
I have a Degree in Linguistics and also a diploma of a guide-interpreter for Saint Petersburg and its suburbs.
I have Tour guide accreditation certificate of St.Petersburg Government.
Licenses for all major local museums: State Hermitage Museum, Peter and Paul Fortress, Saint Isaac's Cathedral, Church of Saviour on the Spilt Blood, Peterhof, Pushkin/Tsarskoye Selo, Pavlovsk, Faberge Museum
I am not a driver guide but I can arrange transportation upon request.