There will be different tour costs for this year. Please contact me for more information.
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.
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.
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 16 years, I aim to make my tours an engaging introduction to my home city that I love and respect.
My sightseeing tours are rich, interesting, fun and very informative as I provide HIGH QUALITY guide's service in St. Petersburg.
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.
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 shore tours.
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 15 years.
I can arrange a Mercedes Minibus Sprinter complete with Internet access and bottles of water for larger groups (10 - 16 persons), a nice minivan 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 personalized tour.
- Catherine's palace and park
- Pavlovsk palace and park
- Faberge museum
- Russian museum
- 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
-Dinner with a Russian Family
-Matryoshka painting class
- Siege memorial
I look forward to showing you my beloved home city!
A Recent Review of this guide
Please see comment for tour on preceding day! Tour was fantastic, accommodated wonderfully for my husband's mobility issues & we felt that we had experienced & learnt so much over the two days! This experience was definitely the highlight of our Baltic cruise & our visit in general to Northern Europe! Elena & her driver made us feel so welcome & it was such a pleasure spending these two days with them!
- 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