I was born here, actually, I am the fourth generation citizen of this spectacular city and I can't imagine my life without it. And, definitely, I would like you to fall in love with it because Saint Petersburg is amazing! And I can prove it!
As long as I can remember I was always learning English, since the age of 5. Then it was a special linguistic secondary school and I added a second language - French, then Technical University and suddenly my life made a turn and I found myself working on a local TV. I started from a reporter, worked as a host, scriptwriter and climbed up to the post of the executive producer of an everyday TV show. So gathering information and telling news and stories to others was a big part of my job!
But time goes on and I decided to try something else. This is how I became a tour guide. I've graduated from one of the oldest Guiding Schools in the city (and I must say that Leningrad's or Saint Petersburg's guiding school have always been the best in the USSR and Russia), I've got the city accreditation and licences practically to all city museums, let alone our famous Hermitage, Peterhof, Tsar's Village, Church on Spilled Blood and many others. And started to work.
And I must say, I love it! I love communicating with people, I love when my guests are happy, I love when they feel safe and comfortable and thus open to new discoveries. And I have a lot to tell and show!
My hobby is photography, so I look at my city sometimes a bit differently. And I know these spots with the best views and angles and even the right time of the day to make the best shot!
I am constantly in search of something new, fascinating and unusual, that I would be able to tell or to show my guests: new monuments, attractions, museums, parks, cafes and restaurants.
I am a happy mom of two kids and I must say I love kids. . . and teenagers. They are brilliant tourists, asking most unusual and tricky questions. So kids are always very welcome here and don't believe if someone tells you our city is too boring for them. I know how to make them happy.
I can't stop admiring our world known highlights, but I also know how many hidden treasures we have - rooftops with unforgettable views, unique well-courtyards, preserving specific Saint Petersburg atmosphere, beautiful parks and gardens and great scientific and technical museums and constructions. It is so much to see and to do here, in every season, and I am eager to share it with you!
A Recent Review of this guide
Olga provided us with an extremely informative and well organised tour. The program she formulated was breathtaking and we felt showed us the best highlights we could see in our limited time. The tour was well paced giving us time to enjoy and photograph all the sites. Olga was obliging and reorganised schedules to cater for our every request. Our safety was always paramount and Olga ensured that we were well briefed on every step of the schedule. Thanks for an amazing time.
I am a graduate of the National Guide School.
My city accreditation is # 08738.
Licenced tour guide in:
- The State Hermitage Museum
- Tsarskoye Selo (Tsars' Village)
- Peter and Paul Fortress
- Church on Spilled Blood
- St. Isaac's Cathedral
- Faberge Museum
- Russian Museum
- Yusupov's Palace
- Museum of Political History of Russia
- Russian Museum of Ethnography
- Museum of History of religions
- Museum of Russian Theatre and Ballet
- Kronstadt and Naval Cathedral
- Scale model museum of Saint Petersburg "Petrovskaya Akvatoria"
- Scale model museum "Grand Maket Rossia" (Grand model of Russia)
I am not permitted to guide in Russian inside any city museum except Peter and Paul Fortress, Faberge Museum, Kronstadt Naval Cathedral, Kazan and Feodor Cathedral and Russian Museum of Ethnography.