Please see comment for tour on preceding day! Tour was fantastic, accommodated wonderfully for my husband's mobility issues & we felt that we had experienced & learnt so much over the two days! This experience was definitely the highlight of our Baltic cruise & our visit in general to Northern Europe! Elena & her driver made us feel so welcome & it was such a pleasure spending these two days with them!
We had an absolutely wonderful tour with Elena on Oct. 15 & 16! I had contacted her about my husband's use of a walker & she was very accommodating & structured the tour accordingly! She was a wealth of knowledge & her descriptions were so interesting! We were awestruck with what we saw & learned! She also fit in some very authentic experiences, i.e. lunch both days at delicious local restaurants & a visit to a Russian Orthodox service which we found very moving! In addition her driver was so helpful!
Dempsey McKeenUnited States
Elena was AMAZING! Best tour guide I've ever had. She was fun, easy to talk to and knew SO MUCH about St. Petersburg. She made our day relaxing, educational and so memorable. Not only do I HIGHLY recommend her as a tour guide, I hope to make it back one day to get to explore the city more and hire Leena again. Her husband, Igor was the driver and he was just as lovely as she is.
Monica FarrellUnited States
Stephen P.United States
Leena did a great job on our 2.5 day tour of St Petersburg. She was always on time, had a great driver (Igor), modified the tour to enable us to see our high priorities, was very friendly, and had a huge amount of knowledge about Russian history and culture. We were there on Russian Navy day and she got us through all of the sites we wanted and exposed us to the parade and kept us a step ahead of the huge crowd all day. She's the best.
John McNeilUnited States
We had the good fortune of having Leena as our St. Petersburg guide. She is an excellent guide with a wealth of knowledge about the city, but just as important for us, she is someone whose company we thoroughly enjoyed. This was our first visit to St. Petersburg, and Leena made it a great experience. We hope our paths will cross again. There is no doubt that Leena is a five-star guide. Jack and Peggy.
Andy WolinParadise Valley, ARIZ, United States
Petersburg is an amazing city. However, our guide Elena made the experience an over the top foray into the history and culture of all of Russia. Her enthusiasm and true love of Petersburg will be ever indelibly etched in my family's heart. We loved our 2 days and look forward to our next visit.. The Wolin family
Wonderful experience with Leena and her driver, Igor. Well planned and executed tour. No waiting around, plenty of information and opportunities to see and appreciate St Petersburg.
Melinda WeldenFort Worth, TX, United States
Spent a great two days with Elena (guide) and Vitaliy (driver). Elena amazed me with her breadth of knowledge, her cheerfulness and professionalism, and her ability to get in and out of the many sites with ease. Vitaliy was excellent at dropping us off and being right there again to pick us up. He maintains a very clean and air-conditioned vehicle, was very courteous and helpful. So important to have both a guide and a driver. It was a delightful experience!
Terry RockstadUnited States
From the time we met Elena at the airport to the last moment we saw her, she made us feel like family and made St. Petersburg feel like home. We learned a lot, we saw a lot and did a lot and the whole time was easy and fun. We are thankful for her personal and professional service. We now say we have friends like family in St. Petersburg.
Thank you Elena, you exceeded all our expectations. With warmth you organized our tour expertly with sensitivity to needs of all of us. We had VIP entries to all the venues , no waits anywhere. The driver that worked with you had a wonderful sense of humour and appeared magically whenever needed. You picked such wonderful restaurants that represented the best of ST Petersburg and showed the love that you have for your beautiful country. Without hesitation I recommend your services to any future visitors
Bruce RoenUnited States
Elena is the best. My wife and and I and another couple spent 2 days with Elena touring the city the first day and Peterhof the second. We were in a very comfortable van with her husband/driver Igor and enjoyed ourselves very much. Elena is an experienced tour guide native to the region and knows her stuff and was a lot of fun to spend a couple of days with. Can't say enough. Highly recommended.
Shirley ThompsonUnited States
We had a wonderful experience! Our guide was knowledgeable and made our trip so special.
Both Elena and the driver were wonderful, intelligent, warm and accommodating. We enjoyed every moment we spent with them. I found it very professional of them that they prepared bottles of water and raincoats. For our lunches, they brought us to lovely restaurants and we enjoyed both meals very much. We saw how beautiful St. Petersburg was and we learned so much without being stressed. We absolutely think that the tour was worth its price and we will definitely consider them again when we go back.
David CottonNew Zealand
Elena was brilliant on our custom 2 day tour of St Petersburg. She is a walking encyclopaedia on the history of SP, the Tsars and their various palaces. She drove past various points of interest on our way to the places we had asked to see and at times, traffic (& tourists!) permitting was able to stop for photo opportunities. Being a small group Elena was able to legitimately negotiate our way to the front of many of the queues which made a massive difference. We would definitely use Elena again in SP
Marcia KordaUnited States
Elena made our visits convenient, informative, and memorable. There were lines in which we didn't have to wait; information that illuminated the tour; and insights on sites that made our trip a wonderful experience with exceptional memories.
Teresa VolzUnited States
Elena was wonderful. Her knowledge & love for her country made our visit to St Petersburg an amazing adventure. I highly recommended her. Simply outstanding.
Rick SmithUnited States
Elena was truly great! Very flexible, knowledgeable, nice and fun. She knows everything about St. Petersburg. I can't recommend her highly enough!
Randall BonoUnited States
She was incredible! Very passionate and knowledgeable about her city, country, history and art. knew the best places for lunch. Had great time with her and would HIGHLY recommend her.
Timothy SprolesUnited States
Elena was on time, knowledgeable and responsive to our requests. I would highly recommend her tours.
Joel BrodyUnited States
Elena S was a terrific guide. We did 2 days in St Petersburg with her Very flexible and had a nice comfortable car that accommodated 4 of us So knowledgeable and caring. You will be happy with your choice.
Guide was very very busy bec. it was world cup week so although we did go to many places, we were on our own to explore. There was little explanation or background history bec. guide was making deals on her phone a lot. Sorry,but I did not feel that we got her attention 100 %. I hesitated to write this comment but thought I had to be honest about our personal experiences.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, dear Shirley for finding time to write a review about our tour what was one year ago. I am so sorry you had such bad experience with me. One year passed and I don’t remember the details. But I remember you and other three ladies. We spent such nice time together. I never leave my tourists on their own at museums. Probably it was some misunderstanding and you just had 10-15 minutes as your free time for taking pictures.
Lisa Li CelorioUnited States
Elena was excellent. We have 2 children (8 & 5 yearsold) and she was very patient and sweet with them. She tried to make it fun for them too. She was flexible with the itinerary. She was extremely knowledgeable and mixed history and culture in her tour. Highly recommend!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Lisa for your review. And thank you for coming to me. I was great and fun to spend three days with your family!
Mackenzie LechUnited States
Amazing guide!! She made the day so interesting and fun!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Mackenzie! It was just a pleasure to show you the highlights of St. Petersburg!
very professional tour.
Carole CurreyUnited States
Elena is an excellent guide, friendly, thoughtful and knowledgable. I feel that I was most fortunate to have had her for my 2-day visit to St. Petersburg. She was prompt, never gave me a worry of gettting lost and an amazing driver and amazing at finding parking spots! Rain did not deter the visit. I wish everyone could have such a visit and guide! carole currey
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Carole! Thank you for coming to St. Petersburg! Thank you for coming to me! It was so great to meet you and become friends! We spent 2 wonderful days together! Hope to see you again!
Elena is fantastic! We learned so much and it was so well presented! She's warm and friendly and went out of her way to make sure our time with her was well spent. I highly recommend her as a guide. (she even arranged for her daughter to take us to a wonderful souvenir shop).
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Lianna. It was just a pleasure to guide you! I was really happy to share my love to this beautiful city with your family!
Jeffrey McCrearyUnited States
Elena combines impressive domain expertise with authentic care and attention to her guests satisfaction. Her three day St P tour provides an extraordinary opportunity to learn about the history and people of St Petersburg. It was thorough, deeply engaging, and an exceptional experience for our family!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Jeffrey! Thank you for coming to St. Petersburg and booking my tour! I am happy you enjoyed it! Hope one day you will come back to Russia and we meet again!
Chad KuehlUnited States
Elena was a great tour guide. She was so knowledgeable & personal - you could really hear & feel her passion for Saint Petersburg & what she does! I would highly recommend her to anyone who wants to have a very enjoyable day while in 'her' city!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Chad, Thank you very much! I was happy to share my love to the city with your family! All the best, Elena.