We should first say that Irina is a charming, reliable young woman who made our & night stay in Saint-Petersburg very enjoyable. Irina customized a 5 day tour that included Peterhof, Catherine's Palace and Pavlovsk that are on the outskirts of the city. She has a mini-van that can accommodate up to 6 passengers and is a careful driver with an amazing ability to find parking spots! She also gave tips on getting around by ourselves, using taxis (can use Uber) and places to eat. We would use her again.
Anne ChalfantUnited States
At my request, Irina put together a tour of Impressionist and Western paintings, which in 2016 were moved from the Hermitage to the General Staff Building. Tour was such a treat. Irina was knowledgeable and organized. I appreciated how clearly she kept in touch during the planning stages. I never doubted that it would all work. Irina secured the visa I needed for a fraction of the price had I done it on my own. I'm so glad I got brave and did a private tour with Irina, and I'll use this company again.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Anne, It was a big pleasure to guide you. Thank you for sharing very intresting facts about Art. I am always ready to learn more. Impressionist department is one of my favourite places and I hope yours also since this trip. Wish you to write a story about St-Petersburg someday. Sincerely, Irina.
Irina was excellent, knowledgeable, professional, and friendly. I have a degree in Fine Arts History, and I am sure that I am not an easy person to guide as I ask specific questions and already know some things. Irina took this in her stride and responded to my interests. I learned new things from her and appreciated her insights. She was genuinely enthusiastic.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Lorie, It was a big pleasure to guide you, to learn a lot and actually to see the same things but from a new prospective! Thank you so much.
Tan Fong Y.Singapore
Irina is very professional and responded very promptly to our email exchanges. She speaks impeccable English and is very knowledgeable about the artwork, sculptures and other collections of the Hermitage. Her passion for the subject is evident and she is also patient in explaining the works to my friend and I. Though we are layman to artwork and biblical stories/background, Irina is able to engage us and explain clearly to us. Much appreciated! I would recommended Irina to anyone visiting St Petersburg.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, it was a pleasure to guide you) Warm regards!