Lori DunaiskyDix Hills, NY, United States
Elina was incredible!!! We spent three days touring St. Petersberg with her and had the most amazing time. We saw so much, all of the main sites and some out of the way places as well. She was great about adding some of our special requests like the Dostyesky museum and a private boat tour. She stayed late with us one day so we could do a Vodka tasting and dinner in the city. I will be recommending her to anyone I know who is going to St. Petersberg.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much, Lori!!! You were a fun group. I enjoyed that evening with you and part of the tour off the beaten path as well :)
Joel SpivakUnited States
Elina is an outstanding tour guide and person. She is highly recommended for her suggestions, planning and response to our requests and needs. She contributed to our tour
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much, Joel!!! Come back to see Moscow :)
Craig ParrishUnited States
This was our first time in Russia and did not know what to expect and we were impressed by the awe and beauty of the sites. Elina is a top notch tour guide and absolutely made our trip special. I cannot imagine that we could have found a better guide than Elina as she is extremely knowledgeable, personable and professional. Elina efficiently managed our pre-tour paperwork so that when we arrived on our ship we were able to pass through immigration without any delays. Our driver, Demitry was great!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much, Craig for your interest and humour during all the 3 days!!!
Victoria WilsonUnited Kingdom
Having contacted Elina several months prior to our visit we decided on a two and a half day programme to suit our requests. At every stage Elina was informative and helpful organising our programme, making changes as requested and ensuring we had all the necessary documentation for disembarking the ship. We had a wonderful time with her, Elina is extremely knowledgeable and we have no hesitation in recommending her (and her driver) to anyone wishing to book a private guide in St Petersburg.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much, Victoria&Terry! I'mglad that you will have wonderful memories of St.Petersburg:)
Gina PrattUnited States
We spent three days with Elina. She made everything we desired possible. Elina knew how to negotiate St. Petersburg sites so that there was no standing in line. She took us to amazing places to eat and made certain that we saw all of the fabulous sites in a leisurely, yet comprehensive manner. Hats off to Elina.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much, Gina! Keep learning Russian and come back to practice more :)
Linda MillerParadise Valley, AZ, United States
We had an outstanding tour with Elina! She and our driver, Hiymel were punctual, got us around the St. Petersburg traffic expertly and well coordinated. They are a fabulous team. Elina was a delight in every way, fun & perfect English! We were given a thorough tour of the city. We were particularly interested in the Hermitage. She possesses a depth of knowledge of this site offering interesting insights plus got us through before the throngs of larger tour groups arrived. She is an expert guide!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your treatment of us, Linda&Bill, Bruce&Jill! I am still learning: stirrup and goiter :)
Sandra KennedyStoney Creek, ON, Canada
Elina was a wonderful guide full of knowledge that she graciously shared with us. The highlights were our Russian lunches, and the many palaces we visited. Peterhof and the grounds were amazing. We would recommend Elina. She was eloquent, polite and open. We spent 3 full days with her :) choose her if you can. Cheers Sandi & Bill, Art and Colleen ( Canadians)
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Sandi&Bill, Art&Colleen, I enjoyed working with you and thank you for your sense of humor! Collage :)))