Richard MeredithUniversity Heights, OH, United States
If you are still deciding on a St. Petersburg guide, stop your search, and book Irina immediately!! She is fun, personable, and very flexible. She is a fountain of knowledge for St. Petersburg and Russian history in general. She efficiently gets you into all the sights with almost no wait, is always eager to help with a photo, and takes you to many small off-the-beaten path spots which adds a nice personal touch to her tours. Count yourself blessed if she is available. Highly recommended!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Richard and Elizabeth, It was simply great time we spent together. Thank you for your wonderful review, it is nice to hear from you again. I hope you got good Christmas souvenirs from the market. Wish you all the best! Irina.
It was a wonderful experience with Irina. She is very flexible with the schedule and made one that suits us. She went above and beyond in helping us enjoying our journey in not only Saint Petersburg but in Russia in general. I had many questions during and after the tour and she answered all of them. I highly recommend her as a guide as in my opinion shes the perfect guide.
We had the most delightful 2 days with Irina as our guide. She is knowledgeable, flexible (essential for a good guide), thoughtful and a pleasure to be with. We would recommend Irina, without hesitation, to anyone who wishes to explore beautiful St Petersburg
Nick PanayUnited Kingdom
Great tour Irina was very nice and knowledgeable 5 STARS!
Lori Jennings-EmeryAuburn, WA, United States
Irina is a delightful person and the best guide you could possibly have. We have visited St. Petersburg twice and worked her both times. She is extremely thorough, makes all ticketing arrangements and even has her own vehicle to drive you around. She also knows some great places that are outside of the city that most guides won't tell you about. You can't go wrong selecting her. But be sure to book well in advance; she is very busy during "season" because she is so good.
Brian EalesUnited Kingdom
Good morning,Please be advised I had a fantastic 3 day tour with Irina, not only was she very informative but we also had fun at the same time, she was very professional and would recommend her to anybody wishing to visit St Petersburg. I have no hesitation in giving her a 5* rating out of 5*
We spend a delightful afternoon and evening with Irina. With her we visited Kathrinen Palace and made a evening boat tour. On both occasions she was not only very very knowledgeable and emphatically and flexible especially as we had 3 children on our trip. I can highly recommend Irina and would book again a tour with her.
John HuennekensUnited States
Irina led us through the Hermitage for a truly outstanding visit. This museum is overwhelming, with hundreds of rooms full of wonderful art treasures. Irina got us from place to place very efficiently, and made sure we saw all the highlights as well as those things that were of particular interest to us. Her knowledge of art is extremely good and her commentary was interesting and entertaining. We really enjoyed our visit, which was well worth the cost. We strongly recommend both Irina and this tour.
Nana BrownUnited States
I am giving Irina a 5 Star rating only because there is no 10 Star rating to give. Irina The most incredible 1 FULL day tour of Peterhof, Catherine Palace, Savior of the Blood Church, and St. Isaac's Cathedral you can imagine. Irina was incredibly knowledgeable Of Russian History and made it come alive during the tour of a grandmother traveling with her two granddaughters aged 16 and 11. A very comfortable automobile and knew all the BEST places to park close to waste no time.
Leonard M Young JrUnited States
Excellent guide and very knowledgeable.
Shelley ArmstrongUnited States
Irina was an awesome guide, so knowledgeable about the history of St Petersburg and really did a great job of making sure we saw as much as possible in the two days we had. We loved the whole experience and would book time with her again in a heartbeat. Highly recommended!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Shelley, Thank you for enjoying our trip which is so memorable to me as well. You are always welcome to come back! Take care, Irina.
We found Irina to be very professional, with an extensive knowledge of St. Petersburg and the surrounding area. Irina is friendly, approachable and caring. She assisted with lifting of my mobility scooter in and out of the car and frequently checked that we were OK. Her vehicle, a people carrier was spacious, well cared for and comfortable. Irina was able to arrange visits which Celebrity Cruises were unable to offer, i.e. the Folklore show. All our visits were timed appropriately. Highly recommended.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Martin, I am so happy you liked our tour. You are very strong traveling so far without a fear. It was a great tour and I really wish you to continue visiting new amazing places! Warm regards, Irina.
Daniel CooperUnited States
This tour was the highlight of our entire cruise! With only 1 and a half days in St. Petersburg, we wanted to cover as much territory as possible, and knew that a private tour was the only way to do that. Our guide, Irina, was knowledgable, had an excellent command of the English language, and was kind and helpful to us, especially to my 83 year-old parents, with whom she was most patient. She recommended a typical Russian cultural restaurant in Pushkin which was nothing short of amazing. Well done!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Daniel, Thank you so much for coming and enjoying the tour. It was a big pleaseure. I wish our paths will cross again someday. Best warm wishes, Irina.
Ami MironUnited States
Outstanding informative professional guid. Full of energy and knowledge. Pleasant presentation and personality. A great day in Saint Petersburg! Thanks, Ami&Tali
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Ami and Tali, It was a great day in the city, thank you for taking tour with me. Hope our paths will cross again. Best wishes, Irina.
Irina has been a fantastic choice for us. She tailored the tour to match our needs and schedule perfectly. Her knowledge of Saint Petersburg history and important landmarks is just fascinating and equally fascinating is her drive to transfer her love of the city to her guests. We were very happy with her services and would definitely recommend anyone Irina as a guide.
Richard Levinsonhallandale, FLORIDA, United States
Richard Levinsonhallandale, FLORIDA, United States
Irina was delightful. She knows everything about Russian history and the art at the Hermitage. She drove us everywhere with her savvy style and parking acumen. Irina gave us a true taste of the city. We could understand what it would be like to live and work in St. Petersburg. This was our favorite stop on our cruise and much of that delight came from Irina's care.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Barbara, Thank you for coming and taking tour with me. It was a great tour and I enjoyed it so much. Thanks for the interest in Russian everyday life. Wish you all the best! Kind regards, Irina.
Very well organized. Within 3hrs we get a very good overview of the hermitage and a lot of useful information. Highly recommended!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Julia, Hope my adviced place for dinner was another great stop of the city sights. Best wishes to your great family! Kind regards, Irina.
Kristine E.United States
Irina did a great job - we had tons of communications before we left the states to arrange the tour we wanted. Upon arriving on a cruise, Irina met us at the port and was an excellent guide for 2 days. She listened to what we wanted/needed and helped to accommodate our children. Irina was prompt, professional and insightful, I would recommend her for your tour needs, especially if you're traveling in a mixed age group (3-76 in our group), have limited time, are arriving on cruise ship or have other needs.
Lloyd BoordUnited States
Highly recommended - Irina is a fantastic guide. She is very knowledgeable and super well organized. Our children love horses and she was able to locate and take us to the cemetery of the Tsar's horses at Catherine's palace (not something that is usually seen by tourists). Admittedly, our family was not at our best (my daughter had injured her eye and was having a rough day). Irina was empathetic and adapted the tour as was necessary. She even took us to a pharmacy to help us get some eye drops.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Lloyd, It was very interesting to find the horse cemetery and stories about it. Something new is always exiting for me too. I hope all of you had great Christmas and New Year time! Best wishes, Irina.
Our one and a half days in SP was made memorable by Irina. As a Guide and Driver she was an invaluable asset to our Group. SP is not an easy sightseeing destination - it is hard work if you try to cover it in a short span of time. She guided us through the marvellous attractions of this amazing city and, for such a young person, she has acquired deep insights into the history of SP. Her explanations in the world of art were specially appreciated. We would definitely recommend Irina as a Guide.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Abhijit, Thank you for your high rating of our tour. It was a big pleasure to work with your group. Wish the Princees will be always happy) Kind regards, Irina.
Our day in St Petersburg with Irina was amazing. She provided us with a well planned and full day itinerary including a memorable lunch at a quaint restaurant that you would not likely find on your own. Irina is a professional guide and her knowledge of the major attractions in St Petersburg is exceptional. Irina is very friendly and accommodating and her passion for her city was very evident. Thank you so very much for an amazing day!
Pamela WilliamsNew Zealand
Irina was an exceptional guide, very fluent in English, with an engaging personality, kind and considerate, given our tiredness after our extra long travel time, knowledgeable with clear explanations, a sense of humour and a willingness to answer our general questions about St Petersburg and general Russian culture. We had a wonderful three days of guided experiences wth Irina. Many thanks indeed ...we will be recommending both your company and Irina. Pam & Morgan (NZ)
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Pam and Morgan, I hope that St Petersburg will not be covered with water when you will come for the next time ;-) just a hope and joke. It was a great tour and thank you for making it so memorable. Best wishes, Irina.
Christian SegerUnited States
Our guide, Irina K, was exceptional in all respects. She is a St. Petersburg native who is totally knowledgeable about all aspects of her birth city. Her command of history, art, architecture, and the Romanov dynasty is superb. Irina was very patient with our group, which included a seriously handicapped person. She had all the tickets needed for each place we visited and never failed to be on time to pick us up. I cannot imagine a more perfect guide to the sights of Saint Petersburg.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Chris, You know that even a while later I read your review with a big smile on my face and in my heart. I totally enjoyed our tour and you are my friends for ever now! I cannot say anything else, just great that you came ;-) Best, warm wishes to all, Irina.
Ian R.United States
We wholeheartedly recommend Irina. She showed us around Saint Petersburg for two very full days. Her English is very strong and her knowledge is very deep. But what we valued the most was her willingness to answer all our questions about both history and modern Russian life. We talked almost nonstop the entire time. Add to that her ability to navigate the famous Russian traffic, and get us to the head of all the long lines. Thanks to Irina we were able to get the most of our tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Ian, Big thank you for your deep interest in my stories and my country. It was a pleasure to answer all questions, so thank you for being so active! Kindest regards, Irina.
Petes MetellusBuenos Aires, Argentina
Irina was amazing!!! We spent a 3 days tour with her and she is great. She is extremely knowledgeable and answers any question regarding St-Petersburg & Russia. She knows a lot about history and knows the city very well. She told us about every single historic building and corner of St-Petersburg. She always had something to say about a monument, a building. She always answered our concerns and she helped us with transport logistic issue the last day of our trip. Thank you very much Irina you are a star.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was a great tour, we were having fun for sure. I was trying to show my best in order to let you fall in love with St Petersburg. Thanks a lot!