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Leena S.

St.Petersburg, Russia

Hello, dear guests! Welcome to St. Petersburg! I would love to introduce you to my St.

Petersburg, a city of fabulous palaces, magnificent cathedrals, museums and theatres displaying an extraordinary history and a veritable treasure trove of artwork and culture.
As we sweep along the River Neva you will be introduced to this city of dazzling grandeur, revealing tales of dramatic historic events and tales of personal courage.
A walk through the city streets or a trip on our underground will give a flavour of everyday life with maybe a stroll through the food market and a stop at a café for a coffee or tea with Russian blini or pirrogi.

St. Petersburg is at the heart of who I am, having been born and schooled here and worked as a guide for almost 14 years. I aim to make my tours an engaging introduction to my home city that I love and respect.

With its seductive and sometimes heart-breaking history, I hope to help you to catch a glimpse of this place through the lens of people living here, past and present.

I am very flexible in making arrangements to suite your available time and also your budget. Towards the end of this introduction you will be offered a menu of places to visit so you can pick and choose those places that interest you and suits the pace you wish to set. However the menu is only a taste of what is possible as St Petersburg has much more to offer.

If you are new to my city then you might want me to decide the main highlights that you can visit in a day or two. For instance my visitors love the visit to the Peterhof gardens and Peter's summerhouse Monplaisir and the hydrofoil return trip across the Gulf of Finland back to the city.

If you have particular interests and let me know I will do my best to introduce that element into the tour.

As a licensed tour guide I can organize visas for cruise ship passengers. If you come to St. Petersburg for 2 days look at my 2 day Light shore tour.

Please let me know before you book the tour.

It is a great pleasure to hear from people who want to get to know more about something specific : a particular area of art, a foodie tour, a specific type of architecture. I can tailor the itinerary around your preferences.

I learn from my groups as well.

Some guests (particularly from cruise ships) are willing to organize groups between 5 - 16 people who want to be transported from place to place for a 1, 2, 3 or more days visit. I have worked with cruise ship passengers for more than 10 years.

I can arrange a Mercedes Minibus Sprinter complete with Internet access and bottles of water for larger groups (10 - 16 persons), a Mercedes Viano for 3-5 persons and a comfortable air conditioned car for 1-2 persons. I know you need to be returned to your cruise ships, airports or rail terminals in comfortable time and will build it into the agreed schedule.

When I quote a price it will include , transport , visas, my services.

This is a sample of places that can be included in your personalised tour.

- Catherine's palace and park
- Pavlovsk palace and park
- Kronstadt
- Oranienbaum
- Peterhof
- Gatchina
- Faberge museum
- Russian museum
- Hermitage
- Yussupof palace
- St. Peter and Paul's fortress and cathedral
- Church on Spilled Blood
- St. Isaac cathedral
- Novgorod town
- Moscow tour
- Metro of St. Petersburg
-Tickets to a Folk show, ballet, concert or opera
-Troika ride

I look forward to meeting you in St. Petersburg!

A Recent Review of this guide

Elena was on time, knowledgeable and responsive to our requests. I would highly recommend her tours.
Timothy Sproles

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Credentials

- St.Petersburg State Pedagogical University

-The Intourist Training School for Guides

- Accredited and certificated by the State Tourism Management Department

- Linsenced in the main museums of St.Petersburg

Guide Requirements for Russia

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Tours by Leena S.

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Private tour with your guide-driver (,...

Private tour with your driving guide, shore excursion

450 USD per tour

(for up to 4 people)

7 hours

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St.Petersburg 1-day standard private,...

One-day tour of St.Petersburg, shore excursion with a private guide

450 USD per tour

(for up to 4 people)

7 hours

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3-day tour "The Best of St.Petersburg"

See Catherine's palace, Peterhof Lower Gardens & Hermitage museum and,...

1825 USD per tour

(max 4 people)

3 days

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3-day private tour "Two capitals : St.Petersburg,...

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3-day shore excursion: Royal residences- Peterhof and Catherine's palace,...

1945 USD per tour

(max 4 people)

3 days

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1-day shore excursion "City tour&free,...

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visits to St. Peter&Paul fortress and the Church on Spilled Blood with,...

675 USD per tour

(max 4 people)

7 hours

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Private Tour of Catherine's palace

Catherine's palace and the Amber room with a local private guide

330 USD per tour

(max 4 people)

5 hours

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City tour

private guided tour of St.Petersburg

300 USD per tour

(for up to 2 people)

3 hours

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Tour of the Hermitage museum

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Private tour of the Hermitage Museum

160 USD per tour

(max 10 people)

3 hours

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