Two Canadians travelling in St. Petersburg who had a lovely day. She is very professional, knowledgeable and personable. We toured the city, took the Hermitage tour and learned about the 900 day Siege of Leningrad. Definitely recommended to take a full day tour as there is so much to see in this beautiful city.
Alisa CataniUnited States
From the second Irina K. met us to when she dropped us off at our ship 9 hours later, everything was perfect. For our family of 2 adults and 2 teens, Irina helped us come up with the best itinerary for our interests and was incredibly knowledgeable. There is not ONE thing we would change about our day with her. She was lovely and interesting and conversation was constant and effortless with her. She taught us so much and made our day in her beautiful and amazing city incredibly memorable.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Alisa, Thank you for such a high rate you gave. It was great pleasure to meet you and your family. It will be a great to guide your friends in the future. Take care, Best, Irina.
Poi YuHong Kong
Irina is such a knowledgeable and professional tour guide that bring us walked around in Hermitage, Spilled Blood, Isaac, Peter The Great Statue, Catherine The Great Statue and lots of other places. She brought us lots of histories and stories and cultures in perfect English and with love of the city. It's so great to have her as our private tour guide on our first day in St. Petersburg. MUST visit with her!!
Scott DoneenUnited States
Irina was a star. There were 6 of us and all different. In planning our day in St. Petersburg she was patient with all of us and worked hard to put together a near perfect day. Her English was perfect and her knowledge of the city was vast. I have used private tour guides in the past and she ranks up there as on of the best.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Scott, So nice to hear from you! I am very glad that we spent wonderful time together. Hope to see you someday again. Warmest regards, Irina.
Gary KardysWynantskill, NEW YORK, United States
My wife and I visited St. Petersburg on an August 2017 cruise. Irina's tour of St. Petersburg was great! It was the best private tour my wife and I have ever taken on any vacation. Irina spoke English wonderfully and her knowledge of St. Petersburg's history was impressive. She was friendly and considerate too. We saw many more sights in St. Petersburg than we would have seen on the cruise ship tours. We would highly recommend Irina to anyone considering a private tour of St. Petersburg.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Gary, It was a pleasure to guide you like my friends and show you best sights of the city. I am happy you did like our tour so much! Best wishes, Irina.
Jim NgUnited States
Irina was fantastic, she really knew her way around St Petersburg. We went to all the major sites. Had a great time at all the museums' and she know a lot about all the different pieces or art. She had all the ticket vouchers ready and we didn't have to wait long in any of the places. She also went out of her way to help my son with a personal request to visit a "Magic" store. Overall an outstanding visit with a great guide.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Jim, Please say hello to everybody! Thank you for bringing you wonderful family here. I appreciate your special interest in Russia as it is motivation of my work. I wish you would travel to new places and someday will come back to St-Petersburg. Sincerely yours, Irina.
Melissa VolerUnited States
Excellent guide, thorough explanations of sites. Very flexible with our itinerary. Thanks, Irons. We loved our day in st Petersburg!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much! That was a great trip even it was a one day tour. Thank you for beeing so interested in my native city. Best regards, Irina.
Mike LempUnited States
I had one day on my business trip to sight see in St. Petersburg. Irina was knowledgeable, interesting, fun, and packed the day with great sites. She was our tour guide, translator, driver, art historian and even helped us parse the menu at lunch. She purchased tickets in advance, which allowed us to skip long lines at the Summer Palace, and Catherine's palace. I don't think it would have been possible to see as much as we did in one day without her help.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mike, Thank you for coming! I am very glad that you have enjoyed our trip. Wish you to come back someday :) Take care, Irina.
Jeffrey G.United States
I want to thank Irina for her fantastic tour. It was well arranged, she was flexible with the arrangement I wanted. I did both the Hermitage and Catherine's Palace tour on the same day. As she drives it is easily doable, some walking required. Irina is one of the best guides I had in Russia, her expertise, knowledge and personality made it all worthwhile. Irina is very easy to talk to and will answer any and all questions you have. I highly recommend her for any tour, you will NOT regret it.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Jeff, I am glad that we still keep in touch. I like to see all pictures you post after your trips. It was also very enjoyable for me. Hope you will come back here someday. Best wishes, Irina.
Dave RabenUnited States
Irina is punctual, knowledgeable, fun, and very easygoing. She has an extremely comprehensive knowledge of all aspects of St. Petersburg as evidenced by her advanced education and the fact she is a native. The best part, she loves what she does and her passion is contagious !
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dave, thank you for coming and being in my company. You are beautiful couple and I had so much joy guiding you here. I hope somedays you will come back. Wish you to travel a lot and meet new friends everywhere) Say hello to Anabel, best regards.
James LongUnited States
Irina was wonderful. I have problems walking and Irina made sure I sat down and took a rest as she told us about what we were seeing. I would use her again.
Thiam Chay OngSingapore
Irina is a fantastic guide who is very friendly and professional. Our family of 6 greatly enjoyed her guided tour. She is very knowledgeable and passionate about St. Petersburg and its amazing Arts Collection. Hermitage is a must go with her. Superbly recommended.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much)
Irina was an excellent guide. She was knowledgeable and interesting. Her English is excellent.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: WOW! So glad to receive such rating from you. Only best wishes to your beautiful family :-)
Irina was really polite and helpful. She was great with our student group, as we had a few students who weren't listening and she would help the staff to make them pay attention! Well done Irina!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Ohh, how cute ;) I appreciate your feedback!
We had a great time with Irina. She is a encyclopaedia. She knew the history, small trivia, practically everything about St Petersburg that has been written anywhere. Vey understanding, patient with a boisterous, enquiring group of 8 of us.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Sanjay, I hope will come back to Russia in future!
James BlesenerUnited States
Very knowledgeable of the tour and very easy to spend a day touring with our group
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I'm just very glad that you appreciated our tour! Thank you.
Irina guided me through the streets, parks and monuments of St. Petersburg, in a sort of informal tour. She was very flexible in order to fulfil my interests and very helpful. Thanks Irina, all the best. Miguel Henriques
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, wish you all the best and many interesting trips ahead!
Irina was an excellent guide. With her, we managed to cover many of the high points of Saint Petersbourg, and we saw many lovely areas that were historically significant. She did an excellent job and I would strongly recommend her. Ligia Occhini
James WhitmanUnited States
Irina was amazing! She was incredibly attentive and responsive. We had a 2-day private tour with her. Both were tailored to exactly what we wanted: a walking tour of the city the first day, and a trip to Catherine's palace the second day. Irina was very knowledgeable. And she went out of her way to make our trip to St. Petersburg go smoothly: she booked dinner reservations for us, bought opera and ballet tickets for us, and even arranged a cab to take us to the airport on our last day! Irina is the best!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: James, thank you so much for these kind words. I'm really glad that was your guide in my native city! Best wishes to you!