Lisa StonerUnited States
Irina was very knowledgeable, prompt and friendly. She is from the city and has both personal and historical observations of the city. I would definitely recommend a guide for the city to help with lines at key attractions and to get the perspective of a Russian citizen.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Lisa, I enjoyed the company of you nice family and thank you for your comment! It is very importatnt for me to let people feel the spirit of the city. So I am glad you liked it. Best regards, Irina.
Sollena M.D. SunCanada
Irina was a very very knowledgeable tour guide, her English was excellent. we felt so lucky to have her. thanks to all the chocolates she gave us as a souvenir.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Sollena, It was my pleasure to guide you. It is always great to hear how somebody enjoys St-Petersburg. Wish you all the best, Irina
Jose Luis del Val RomanSpain
Although both palaces and places are really huge and fantastic one day is enough for visiting them. Irina was fabulous ... She drove, organized tickets with no queues, and she cared about anything we needed or were interested in. Her comments and explanation about monuments, history and russian life were fabulous ... 10 over 10.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Jose, I appreciate your attention and it was a great tour for me as well. I definitely will come back to Spain and wait for your family to come back to Russia. Kind regards, Irina.
Laurie JacksonUnited States
Irina picked up 4 of us promptly at Eliz Embankment pier dock in clean roomy van. Her English is great, had very informative talk with her in car both ways, especially interesting to hear about her and her family's own experiences in St Petersburg. At Tsar Selo she had convenient parking spot, got ahead of the lines, very good tour guide. We got back to SP early, so she even took us to store she knew and waited there to drive us back to ship.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Oh, Laurie, so great review ) thanks for coming! All the best
J. Scott SykoraChicago, IL, United States
Irina is a consummate professional! She is extremely knowledgeable across a wide range of local historical and cultural sites. She is very dedicated to providing a first class experience. Over two days, Irina drove us to various sites including Catherine Palace, Peterhof and Kronstadt. She is a courteous and conscientious driver and always made us feel secure. Finally, her English is impeccable. I highly recommend Irina as a tour guide for St. Petersburg and the surrounding environs.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Scott, that was extremely intresting for me too. And I'm sure you know it. Glad you helped me to enjoy some different places. Hope your own trip in the Hermitage was nice as well. Take care
Francis KoonUnited States
We spent a day and a day and a half with Irina in St Petersburg. She did an excellent job for us. Her English is outstanding and she has an indepth knowledge of Russin history. She was able to book tickets in advance which saved time. Irina and her driver had an excellent working relationship and communicated seemlessly thropugh out the tour. Six of us were very comfortable and well taken care of throughout our time with her.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Wow) thank you for all compliments) it was very enjoyable trip for me too. Take care, Best regards, Irina.
Irina gave us an interesting and relaxed tour of Catherine the Great's Palace and its grounds in Tsarskoye Selo. We enjoyed the conversation about St Petersburg, Russia, old traditions and recent changes. The drive out of town and back was smooth, and all worked according to schedule. A very pleasant outing which we thoroughly enjoyed - thank you.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you one more time for your warm words, Best regards!