Olianna W.United States
This tour is amazing! Tatiana is wonderful and it was a blessing to have her as our guide! The Hermitage is so vast and she provided us with such a unique and intimate tour. Tatiana took us back in time as we walked up the staircases and gazed upon the grand rooms of the Winter Palace. We then learned about and admired countless works of art by the masters. Tatiana's knowledge of art and history is endless! We learned so much from her and can't thank her enough for such a memorable experience. :)
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much!
Melissa WeavindSouth Africa
Tatiana was an absolute professional as well having a wonderfull engaging personality. Extremely knowledgeable about every aspect of St Petersburg. We could not have wished for anything more, we were all very impressed, very happy and extremely satisfied with our tours. Tatiana was a joy to be with, how lucky we were to have chosen her to show us the beautifull city of St Petersburg. All our expectations were met and more. Thank you Tatiana.
Tatiana is terrific!! Bright, personable, witty, knowledgeable, sensitive and delightful! Tatiana's knowledge of the architecture, works of art and her love of St. Petersburg shone through and inspired us to double the time of our tour and extend into further days. Your time spent with Tatiana will enrich your knowledge not only of the culture and art of this incredible city, but also of your experience of life as a whole!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Sarah and Leo: Thank you so much for your kind words. It was real pleasure to share my knowledge with such intelligent and nice people, I was really impressed with your desire to learn about Russian culture and art and enjoyed spending time with you. Hope to see you here again. Sincerely, Tatiana
Alison RydeUnited Kingdom
Tatiana is an outstanding tour guide. Not only knowledgeable and enthusiastic about art and all things Russian, she gives of her own personal experience and engaged directly with us so that we learnt a huge amount above and beyond what was advertised (tour of the Hermitage). Absolutely worthwhile getting early entry and a guide. The museum is VAST and labrynthine so impossible to navigate intelligently without guidance. Tatiana tailored the tour to our interests. HIGHLY RECOMMEND, NO RESERVATIONS!
Sriram PadmanabhanUnited Arab Emirates
Tatiana is very knowledgeable and exceptionally passionate about Saint Petersburg, her home city. She met us by Alexander's column at Hermitage; on time and with pre-arranged tickets for entry at 9:35 am. We had a near 'private showing' of the Hermitage as we were amongst the first to enter the museum. Tatiana went through the details of several paintings and exhibits and it was fascinating to hear her explain. Highly recommended.
Connie CenacUnited States
Tatiana was amazing! She is an expert in art and architecture, and it was evident in all that she said and did. If we ever return to St. Petersburg, we will only go if we can have her for a tour guide. I cannot believe she was able to show us so much of the art and beauty of the city. She made it come alive!!! Thanks, Tatiana!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Connie: Thank you so much, do come back. Hope to see you soon. Best, Tatiana
Tatiana was the best guide - her knowledge of the artistic treasures of St Petersburg was encyclopaedic but she always checked to see how much we wanted to know and the speed at which we wanted to go through various galleries, allowing us to concentrate on periods we most admired. A joy of a day.
If you want to know Hermitage Museum and Saint Petersburg do not hesitate: Contact Tatiana. I, my wife and my daughter had a great experience with her in Hermitage Museum. We were very sad to stay only one day in Saint Petersburg. Tatiana is a high quality guide, with an easy communication and has a deep understanding of the culture of The Russia Empire. We really thanks for this unique opportunity.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mr.Rahme: It was my pleasure to spend a day with you and your family. Since I day is of course not enough to see St.Petersburg I look forward to meet you here again to see the other wonderful sights you missed. Thank you for the nice comment.
Chris SaffellUnited Kingdom
Tatiana is so knowledgeable about the history and architecture of the Hermitage buildings and in particular about the great works of art it contains but more importantly she conveys that knowledge with great clarity and enthusiasm during her tour. If you really want to understand the Hermitage, then you can do no better than Tatiana as your guide. She will adapt the tour to your needs and pace and the early entry offered on her tour is a great bonus as well.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mr.Safell: Thank you so much for the warm words and high evaluation of my tour. Hope you enjoyed the rest of your stay in St.Petersburg.
James WhitmanUnited States
Tatiana was a bit more expensive than other guides, but well worth the money. She has in depth knowledge of the Hermitage and its many amazing pieces of art. It was such an enjoyable day just walking around the musuem with her and talking about art, history, and culture. It was the highlight of the trip!
Hazel VosperUnited Kingdom
Tatiana really made my day - very knowledgeable about both art and history. Spent a fabulous extended morning seeing so much more at the Hermitage complex than if I'd just pottered around on my own.
Tatiana's knowledge of St Petersburg is really astounding. She is passionate about her city and in particular the Hermitage. She was really comfortable to be with was a terrific guide. I would recommend her without hesitation to anyone visiting St Petersburg and wanting to know more of the city and its history.
Tatiana was very interested and knowledgeable about the art pieces, the development of the artists and art history in the Hermitage Museum. She was also very informative about the Museum buildings and their historic significance which are of as much interest as the works they display. She also tailored the tour to my specific interests. Her English is very good. We experienced no communication problems. Highly recommended to anyone who truly wishes to understand the works in the Hermitage Museum