Allan WinkworthUnited Kingdom
Elina was very flexible and able to accommodate last minute changes in the schedule. A very good & enjoyable tour. Elina showed her extensive knowledge of Art and the Hermitage. The French Impressionist works ebnable us to better interpret the genre and come away with a better knowledge of Russian artists.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, Allan. Looking forward to meet you again!
Leonard StudleyUnited States
Elina escorted me around the Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg. She is very knowledgeable about the museum and all the artwork. I was very pleased with that she was able to take me to see the Impressionist collection which has been moved to another building and my companions on the cruise ship tour were not able to see.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much, Leonard for your appreciation of art!
John R.United Kingdom
The Hermitage is a fantastic museum, and there is so much to see. Elina was both very knowledgable and very friendly showing us round. She told us about the main rooms in the Winter Palace, and then took us to see the highlights of the paintings in the museum, explaining their significance. We would not have enjoyed it so much without her help. (She also made sure we had advance tickets, to save time getting in!)
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, John. I'm glad that you liked the tour and I hope you had wonderful time in our beautiful city!
David EnglishUnited Kingdom
Excellent tour, Elina is very knowledgeable and thoughtful to our party, highly recommended. David UK.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much, David!
Richard LannamannUnited States
Elina was a terrific guide, highly knowledgeable, flexible and able to efficiently show us all the high points, while evidencing considerable depth of knowledge of art history. She also steered us to a very suitable restaurant for an informal bite before we had to rush off to the Mariinsky Theater.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, Rick! I'm glad you liked the tour and dinner. You're very cheerful.
Michael WatsonUnited States
Elina was a wonderful guide to the Hermitage and its treasures! She was gracious in meeting our last minute schedule change and her charming personality really made for a visit to remember. I chose Elena because of her love and background in art and it really was a joy to hear her reveal the secrets of some of the worlds most beautiful art. We will have moments to remember for a lifetime thanks to Elina! My highest recommendation for Elina & Tours by Locals Saint Petersburg! - Michael and Maria
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, Michael and Maria, it was a pleasure to be your guide!