It is the city of my grandmothers and grandfathers, the city where my parents got married and where I have been living, studying and working all my life.
I started guiding 7 years ago when I studied history, then I took a special post-graduate program for guides and this year I have graduated from Saint-Petersburg State University. I am fond of foreign languages, the history of arts, Russian history, travelling. Thus, developed first as a hobby, guiding became my passion, profession and lifestyle.
Saint-Petersburg has its unique atmosphere and fascinating beauty, its charm and magic which make all the visitors feel like coming back one day; feel captivated. Coming here even once in your life, you will fall in love with this city, its broad bridges and rivers, its picturesque streets and spectacular panoramic views.
My dear guest, I want you to admire the city like I do and I'll do my best so that you could get acquainted with the city's rich and dramatic history, its citizens, customs and legends, could feel its heartbeat and unique spirit.
I am here to make it all familiar and friendly to you, and all my knowledge and skills are at your disposal.
A Recent Review of this guide
We traveled to Saint Petersburg as a group of 8 person. It was a coincidence that we booked Elena as our tour guide but we were all very pleasantly surprised by her. She is professional, efficient, friendly, and her knowledge is history is so impressive - she thinks about the smallest detail to make the trip more enjoyable. She was all in one. She is recommended to anyone beyond doubt. :-)
BA in translation, Saint-Petersburg State University, 2017
MA in Management, Herzen's State University, 2011
Guide-interpreter, Saint-Petersburg State University, 2010
"The history of arts" training program by Saint-Petersburg State University of Culture and Art, 2016
"The history of Russia from ancient times to nowadays" training program by Saint-Petersburg State University, 2017
- Catherine's Palace
- Kazansky Cathedral
- St. Isaac's Cathedral
- Savior on Spilt Blood Cathedral
- Russian Museum
- Usupov Palace
- Peter & Paul Fortress
- Museum of the Political History of Russia
Accreditation: city tour, rivers and canals (given by the City Tourist Information Bureau)
I am not a driver. I can arrange for a separate car or van and an experienced driver.
I am not permitted to guide in the Russian language in Peterhof, Catherine's palace, Usupov Palace, Savior on Spilt Blood Cath. - only English (inside).