I am a highly professional guide and experienced tour manager who worked long enough for huge international travel corporations.
Why to choose me?
- I design your tour. I analyse and offer a perfect tour that meets all your requirements.
- Reasonable rates. All tours are designed to work with your budget. Exclusive tours for the price of standard.
- You book my tour and nothing else to worry. High level of professionalism. All of my guests are well cared 24/7.
- Booking at short notice. You can book your private tour even 1 day in advance.
- Providing tour tickets (permission to leave the cruise ship without a Russian visa), museum, theatre, folklore performances tickets, transportation, restaurant reservation.
- All tours are completely configurable, change any part and include the attractions you like.
I am a professional guide and tour manager who worked long enough for huge corporations to see all the flaws of the mass tourism system. If you have ever travelled to the other countries using the services of any large tourist company, you probably had the doubtful pleasure of acquainting with them by yourself. You surely remember how much of your limited vacation time was wasted while collecting tourists from various hotels, or while your guide was looking for a missing people from your group, or when you had to wait for those your fellow travellers who were not as organized and conscious as your. You may still regret missing those wonderful places that you were looking forward to see, but never did, because of inflexibility of available sightseeing tours. And above all you may recall how the guide or a tour manager were unreceptive to your complaints and wishes and how impersonal overall was the way they treated you.
Because of these major problems and myriad of minor ones which were not mentioned, many people choose to travel by themselves, so that they can plan a nice vacation schedule that would fit their needs. While being very effective this method often requires a lot of time, energy and knowledge about the place that will be visited and thus this option is not available to all. People unwillingly have to subject themselves to mass tourism, hoping for the best.
But I can offer you another alternative and the following advantages: you can expect very personal approach to your needs as a tourist; possibility to custom-tailor your tour with the places you want to see; possibility to choose from a wide range of my carefully designed excursions, which passed the test of time and won appreciation of thousands of tourists during decades of my work in the industry. So you just have only to enjoy your stay in the gorgeous city of St-Petersburg.
A Recent Review of this guide
Elena was very accomodating for customizing my tour and very knowledgeable. I got to see all of the hightlights of St. Petersburg and more! It was a short trip for me but I definitely recommend her as a tour guide. Thanks Elena!
-State Pedagogical University, English language department
-Diploma of the Intourist Training School for Guides, St-Petersburg
-Tour Guide Accreditation Certificate of St-Petersburg Government and Committee of Culture
Licences: The State Hermitage museum, the Russian museum, Faberge museum, the Yussupovs Palace, Peter and Paul Fortress, St-Isaac's Cathedral, Church on the Spilled Blood, Peterhof, Catherine's Palace, Pavlovsk, Museum of the Besieged city, Alexandro- Nevskiy Monastery, Kronstadt.
- I am not a driver. I can accompany you in your vehicle or I can arrange for a separate car and driver.