Petersburg - a true local! After my studies at the State University, I have been teaching English and working as a summer guide. I also travel around Europe a lot.
I can say that St-Petersburg has absorbed different epochs and styles from ancient Egypt to Art Nouveau and Soviet Constructivism. Here lived and worked people like Heinrich Schliemann (discoverer of Troy), Ivan Pavlov (physiologist), Feodor Dostoevsky (writer), Alfred Nobel etc.
In a relatively short period of existence of the city there are many different events: Crimean campaign of 1854, three Russian revolutions, WW2, 900 days of Siege. I can show you sites relating to each of these and bring their stories to life for you.
If you decide to come it will be an unforgettable experience, you will be enriched with new thoughts and feelings!
See you soon!
A Recent Review of this guide
Dasha is an exceptional guide. Has a vast knowledge of the St Petersburg and Russian history and a deep education in fine arts. Her English is superb. We covered a great deal in the two days under her guidance a lot more was accomplished with her skill in scheduling us to beat crowds and negotiating with other tours to reduce our wait times. Her driver Victor was also excellent. We would certainly recommend her!
SPb State University, Hermitage, Church on the Spilled Blood, St.Isaacs Cathedral, Peter&Paul Cathedral, Russian Museum , Yusupov's palace, Peterhof, Catherine palace ( Amber room), Pavlovsk, Oranienbaum