By the way, in August 2018, "The Economist" came to the same conclusion. The city of dreams, the city of music, the capital of a former great Empire!
Let me introduce myself. My name is Elena and I have had quite a few occupations in my life like, for example, interpreter for business negotiations or medical translations. But the greatest fun I had was while working as a guide during my study at the university (Philology and German Studies)! So a few years ago I made a decision to return back to the roots and to devote myself again to this wonderful job, that is at the same time my passion and my hobby! I enjoy all these experiences, like meeting people coming from different corners of the world, visiting the most beautiful places of the country with them, sightseeing, showing them the precious museum collections, etc. All this definitely belongs to the most wonderful life experiences and brings me unforgettable impressions.
Born in St. Petersburg, I was used to the architectural beauties of a city and a very special air of a former huge imperial capital. How lucky was I that my grown-up life brought me to Austria and to Vienna! I got acquainted with this amazing city and fell in love with it! So I wish to share this feeling for the country and for this city with YOU!
I would help you to understand the moods and the soul of the Austrians, would explain to you the huge and complicated historical background of this country in a delightful manner and not like a boring lecturer, never forgetting that you are on your holidays! So my informative entertainment is full of funny stories and anecdotes. Even the kids find enjoyment visiting my excursions and tours! Being a very sensitive and tactful person it is very important for me, that you feel yourself comfortable all the time, so I am flexible and tailor the tours very individually for you.
I would appreciate it very much if you would consider me as your Austrian guide and become my guests in Vienna! I will do my best to make your stay in this country an unforgettable experience for you and your family!
I would attain my goal if you have a warm feeling in your heart with lots of amazing and beautiful memories thinking back about your tour!
A Recent Review of this guide
Elena is extremely knowledgeable, organized, entertaining and personable. My adult daughter and I thoroughly enjoyed her stories and 'secrets' about Vienna and Austria. Her tour is well thought out and we enjoyed every aspect of her tour. I was concerned about taking a 6 hour tour, but this was unfounded. The time flew by quickly. Elena is professional and personable, a great combination.
State certified Austrian Tour Guide
I am not a driver but I can accompany you by public transport or I can arrange for a separate car/van/bus and driver.