Irina and her driver picked us up on time and whisked us away to the Hermitage. Irina has a very pleasant manner and was quite knowledgeable about the Impressionists. She helped us decide what to see on our 2nd day visit to the Hermitage and even wrote a short note in Russian to be presented to the ticket office. We were happy that we had booked her before our trip. After our 2 hour visit to the Hermitage with our cruise group, Irina's tour was unhurried and relaxing!
We could not have been in better hands. Irina is a very knowledgeable guide who showed us the highlights of the Hermitage in an interesting and informative way. We thoroughly enjoyed our tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Kathleen! It was a wonderful tour for me as well. Mostly we have very busy itinerary so I liked the way we strolled through the museum with no rush. Thank you for coming! Best wishes, Irina.
J.a KutlickUnited States
Irina was excellent. Very good English, friendly, flexible and vey well prepared. Great overview of the city and the Hermitage. It was really hot, we were tired and she made the tour concise and light hearted. I highly recommend Irina! Thanks for this great tour!
Asif AhmadUnited States
Our guide, irina, was fantastic! One of the best group tours we have done. Excellent pace, patient and very knowledgable. Highly recommend!
John ManziUnited States
Irina was just the best. A personable and knowledgeable guide who took care of everything. We were five middle age to seniors trying to get a good tour of the Hermitage along with a tour of Peterhof and Irina delivered it all efficiently. We would recommend this tour and guide without qualifications.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear John, You have wonderful family and I really appreciate your attention to the details. I think we had a great tour even the hydrofoil boat didn't work. Take care! Best, Irina.
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!