Polina drove us to and from Novgorod and en route told us much about Russia and the countryside through which we were passing. Our guide in Novgorod was extremely knowledgeable about the history of the town. He made the day very special for me when I told him that I had recently discovered that I was a descendant of Rurik, the founder of KievanRus.
William ReiterUnited States
Polina was a superb guide. I spent a prior day with her visiting Peterhof and Pushkin. She brought in a local Novgorod guide, Natalia, expert in Novgorod history. Despite being about 3.5 hours by car from St. Petersburg it was time well spent and it gave me a new perspective on medieval Russian history. Polina is fluent in English and our conversation during the long drive provided considerable insight into current Russian social life. My visit to Russia gained considerable depth from this trip!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you William!