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St. Petersburg, Russia

Privyet (hi) Dear Visitors of St. Petersburg, My name is Elina (Welcome to Russia, you will meet here many Elenas, Leenas, Elinas in English called Helens :) I am a licenced tour guide in St.

Petersburg and its suburbs. I was born and grew up in the downtown of Leningrad. I LOVED wandering around the CITY with my friends not knowing that in future my job would be tightly connected with it :) I fell in love with my city and after school I chose Art history as my major. Confucius once said: "Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life", so I am I am a happy person :)

You will see main touristic sights of interest together with everyday life of its citizens. I can share my childhood memories of the changes our country went through during the transition from the Soviet Union to today's Russia. Being a mom I know what it means to travel with a little one and I will try to make your trip with children as comfortable as possible :)

I will be glad to meet you at the airport, train station, sea port, advice a hotel, arrange a vehicle and tour tickets for visa-free shore tourists. Ask me about theater tickets as foreign agencies sell tickets to our famous ballets double or triple price which is very sad. I am open to hear your preferences and I will do my best to make your tour memorable. Come and I will share my love to the city with you!

Welcome to our wonderful CITY. St. Petersburg is charming! You will LOVE it!

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A Recent Review of this guide

Elina was great along with our driver. She was extremely knowledgeable about all sights throughout the city and history of the each location. She was also very flexible as we needed to shorten our 2nd day of our tour.
Kristen Lynch

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Graduated from St.Petersburg State University of Culture and Arts, Art History Department

Accredited and certificated by St.Petersburg Government Committee for Investments and Strategic projects Tourism Management Department.

Member of St.Petersburg Association of Professional Guides and Interpreters

Licenced tour guide in all major local museums:

  • The State Hermitage

  • Peter-and-Paul fortress

  • Cathedral of Our Savior on the Spilled Blood

  • St.Isaac's cathedral

  • Yusupovs' palace

  • Catherine's and Alexander's palaces at Tsars' Village

  • Peterhof

  • Pavlovsk

  • Russian museum

  • Faberge museum

  • Museum of Russian Ethnography

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Private tour guide Elina

Winter day private tour in St.Petersburg

experience winter activities in Russia and see the city under snow,...

385 USD per tour

(max 6 people)

9 hours

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Private tour guide Elina

1 day Shore Excursion Private Tour of,...

see St.Petersburg highlights in one day with a local guide!

425 USD per tour

(max 10 people)

9 hours 30 min.

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Private tour guide Elina

2 day Relaxed Shore Excursion Private,...

see the city in a relaxed pace with a local guide!

785 USD per tour

(max 10 people)

2 days

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2 day Active Shore Excursion Private,...

see the city in its full beauty with a local guide!

825 USD per tour

(max 10 people)

2 days

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Private tour guide Elina

3 day All Highlights Shore Excursion,...

See the best of St.Petersburg in three days with a local guide!

1225 USD per tour

(max 10 people)

3 days

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Private tour guide Elina

3 day St.Petersburg and Moscow Highlights,...

see two biggest cities of Russia with a local guide!

1515 USD per tour

(max 10 people)

3 days

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Private tour to the Hermitage museum

Visit one of the biggest ART museums of the world with a local guide!

129 USD per tour

(max 10 people)

4 hours

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