Ian CharmanUnited Kingdom
Elina gave us a thoroughly enjoyable and professional tour of The Peterhof Palace (plus a very nice lunch spot) followed by two museums and a private boat trip in St Petersburg itself. She is a very personable guide and made the whole day very enjoyable. I have to say her guide skills through the Peterhof were exemplary and very much enhanced our experience there.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much, Ian!!! Come back to try herring in a fir coat :)
Lance LimUnited States
4 of us (3 adults and a 12 yo) spent a day with Elina with Igor as our driver. We went to Peterhof and Catherine Palace. We were picked up on time at our hotel. Van was a very clean, newer model Mercedes. Elina was obviously very knowledgeable and personable. She provided a ton of knowledge about St. Petersburg, its history, buildings, streets, canals etc. She went at our pace and made sure our boy was entertained too. We also had a meal/snack which were excellent! We won't hesitate to recommend Elina!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for same day review, Lance!!! Enjoy the rest of your Russian vacation, this country is beautiful :)
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, Lourdes and Rudolf!!!
Lance DublinUnited States
Elina was an excellent guide to show us a combination of historic and contemporary St. Petersburg. She listened to what we wanted to do, see and experience. And then planned a great day that was tailored to us. She is smart and engaging, easy-going and knowledgeable. Elina was a wonderful combination of tour guide and new found friend. We can not recommend Elina highly enough!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much, Lance! I enjoyed our day off the beaten path and would love to guide you again:)
Nicholas HollandUnited States
Elina deserves five stars out of five stars for guiding my wife around St. Petersburg and Tsarskoye Selo. Her knowledge about architecture, art, and history is broad and deep. Moreover, she is a well organized and effective communicator--one of those rare people who are natural teachers. Sincerely, Nicholas D. Holland/Linda Z. Holland
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, Nicholas and Linda. You taught me a lot!