Virginia DavisUnited States
Very knowledgeable and interesting. Knows her history and culture. Warm, fun, flexible and easy to be with. Showed me places I would not have seen on my own. A rest day. Thank you!
We requested a walking tour and Elena took care with planning to ensure that we saw as many of the treasures of St Petersburg as possible. Her in depth knowledge of the history, architecture and collections of the city resulted in a most enjoyable two days.
John ChivertonUnited Kingdom
Marcia L.United States
Very knowledgable. Warm, friendly. Flexible to our needs.
John S.United Kingdom
Elena is friendly, hard working, very knowledgeable about her city, and speaks excellent English - everything you could wish for in a guide. When my wife and I went to St Petersburg the help we received from Elena was the key factor in making our visit a huge success and very memorable. We'll be back as soon as possible!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear John and Jeannette! It was a pleasure to help you. Best wishes in your research!
Claudia FewinUnited Kingdom
We had asked in advance whether during the 6 hours Elena could fit in three separate events and when we met her, she had organised this perfectly. Everything we asked for was included and we thoroughly enjoyed every minute with Elena as our guide. It was expertly planned, carried out and Elena is very flexible to make sure what you want is what you get. She is very knowledgeable about St Petersburg and it was a pleasure being with her on this tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Claudia and Allan, thank you, spasibo!
She took us to places we would not have found on our own, eg Vladimir Nabokov's house. Knowledgable, good company.Having a guide is much more efficient use of limited time. Katherine and Clive Thomas, Australia
Jagdish NagdaUnited States
Elena was great, helped us get oriented and we managed to do a lot in the 6 hours
John IrvineUnited Kingdom
Elena was an excellent guide and helped us ensure we maximised our time in St Petersburg , particularly in taking into account opening times and in cutting through queues as if they were not there ! This was done in a way that allowed us to pace it just right for us. We would have found Russia very confusing if she had not been able to guide us through it all and we felt very secure with her there. Thank you very much Elena you even found Russian wine for us !!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear John and Ann, thank you! Hope Russian wine was good!
A very kind, resourceful, and knowledgeable guide that can put you at ease almost instantly. Making all the preparations, for me to see the oldest Watch Factory in Russia (Raketa) is truly one of the highlights of my travel... You are definitely in good hands with Elena. Thanks and more Power :)
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear John! Thank you for having such a great idea - visit of famous Russian Watch Factory "Raketa"!!! I will definitely offer it to my next customers.
We spent two terrific days - despite a rainy start - exploring St Petersburg with Elena. Her flexible approach allowed us to experience aspects of the city missed on our earlier river cruise excursions and of personal interest to us. She provided a window on the lives of native St Petersburgers and how their lifestyle has changed over time. A great experience and we would contact Elena before visiting in future!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Vonna and Louise! Thank you for response. I was very glad to meet your special wishes regarding our tour, and it was real pleasure to meet you after our correspondence.