Petersburg? It's a city definitely worth visiting. I was born and grew up here. I studied, married and got two wonderful kids in this city. I know it very well and really love it.
My name is Irina. I'm a professional licensed tour guide working for more than ten years. I've got a degree in history and art history from St. Petersburg State University. As a schoolgirl participated in an exchange program with US students. Besides guiding I used to work as an English teacher for kids at school and at a language center for adults.
Delivered lectures for future tour guides for several years. Now happy to see them as my colleagues.
When you think of a perfect guide for your private tour you probably think of a friendly, patient, flexible and knowledgeable person and I think I match the description:)People are always welcome to ask any questions about me and life in Russia. It's the best way to know the country and its everyday life!
I do care if you like the city and the sights you're visiting and will try my best to make your tour very special and unforgettable.
Worked with individuals, families (with little kids and seniors), small parties and large groups. I'm sure that smaller parties where tours are tailor-made to match your interests and wishes are the best. It's much more personal and I prefer it that way!
I'll be glad to help you organizing your evening program (theatre, restaurant, folk show) during your stay in St. Petersburg and arrange a pick up from the airport/railway station.
If you have any special interests let me know and I'll be happy to make a special customized tour for you. Will be also glad to offer you more programs for cruise ship passengers, tours in various museums of the city - Yusupov Palace, Russian Museum, Faberge Museum, walking tours as well as a trip to Novgorod (2, 5 hours drive from St. Petersburg) .
Coming to St. Petersburg from October to April? It's a low tourist season. Contact me before booking to learn about special off season offers.
It would be a pleasure to meet you one day!
If you come to St Petersburg from June, 14 to July, 15 2018 contact me before booking!!! Prices during the championship can be higher due to the increase of transportation prices!
A Recent Review of this guide
Super tour! Irina is a very knowledgeable guide who gets the story and message across perfectly. We had a 6 hour tour with van and driver and saw so much of the city, but still left us wanting more. We stopped for a delicious lunch in a perfect setting. Her command of English is 5-star. We highly recommend Irina especially for an introduction to St. Petersburg. Excellent!
Higher education (history, major in fine arts),Intourist guide school, licenses in the State Hermitage, Peterhof, Tsars Village (Catherine and Alexander palaces and parks), Pavlovsk, Peter and Paul Fortress, St.Isaac Cathedral, Savior on the Blood Church, Yusupov palace, the State Russian museum.
I am not permitted to guide in the Russian language in the museums - only English.
In Russian can be only city tours.