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My romance with St. Petersburg started 11 years ago when I moved from the far away land of Siberia, where I was born. In 1996 I graduated from the Department of Foreign Languages at the State Omsk University. I took my post-graduate courses at the St. Petersburg Teachers' Training University. I have stayed in St. Petersburg because I have fallen in love with it, its bridges and canals, palaces and embankments. Tour guiding began as a hobby, but I have been giving tours now for six years. Whether we have rain or shine, I love giving the tours, for the city is beautiful regardless. St. Petersburg is the city for the eyes. I adore Peterhof, the Hermitage, and the Yssoupovs' Palace and their picturesque surroundings. In St. Petersburg your senses never rest, and I enjoy sharing with our guests my knowledge and love of this majestic place.
I am a graduate in Russian History from St. Petersburg State University. Since 1998 I have been working as a lecturer with St. Petersburg Academy of Culture. I have also conducted many tours for tourists from all around the world, including my own “Romanov Secrets”, “Tsars and Revolutionaries”,”Russian Orthodox Tradition”, “Dostoevsky’s St.Petersburg”, “October 1917 Revolution: Facts and Myths”,”Siege of Leningrad”, and a “Soviet History Tour.” As a traveler myself, I am convinced that St. Petersburg is one of the most unique and enigmatic cities in the world. Having lived here most of my life, I am fond of sharing with tourists my knowledge of its history and art, its fascinating past and present. My aim is to cover in a lively way all aspects of St.Petersburg that may interest them, and make a tour not only informative but entertaining too!
After I graduated from Herzen Pedagogical University and worked as an English teacher, I decided to do something different. Up until now I have been working as a scientific translator at the D.I. Mendeleyev Institute for Metrology. In 1989 I finished training as a tour guide, and now for more than 20 years I have been working as a tour guide in St. Petersburg. I really enjoy this work because it gives me the opportunity to show off my beautiful city, to meet and communicate with many interesting people, to enrich my knowledge of history and arts, and to practice my English. Despite some economic problems and rainy weather, I believe St. Petersburg is the most wonderful city in the world. I conduct various excursions: a sight-seeing tour, the Hermitage, the Russian Museum, Peter and Paul’s Fortress, St. Isaac’s Cathedral, the Church on the Spilt Blood, Peterhof (the "Russian Versailles"), Catherine’s Palace (famous for its Amber Room), and the Yusupov’s Palace (one of the most magnificent private mansions of the 19th and 20th centuries, the place where Gregory Rasputin was killed). I like to travel, and have visited a lot of countries of Europe, as well as the United States, where I gave some lectures on the history of St. Petersburg. I feel like an ambassador of St. Petersburg and I am never tired of telling the people how wonderful my city is!
I was born in St. Petersburg on March 22, 1979, and have lived here ever since. I finished English specialized school having studied English and German, and then studied Linguistic Interpreting at St. Petersburg State University. Here I took a training course for Tour Guides and have since been working as a guide with great pleasure. I am dynamic, active, helpful, and knowledgeable, all of which helps me to find the right approach to the many different people from around the world visiting St. Petersburg. My favorite part of this job is meeting new people. I love traveling, and have been to Europe, Africa, and Asia. Here in St. Petersburg, I have been to the Hermitage, Catherine's Palace, Yusupov's Palace, and countless other museums hundreds of times, and will gladly answer any questions the visitors may have.
Born in the 80s when communist Russia was on the verge of change, I grew up with an extraordinary passion for languages, art and music. The records of Little Richard and Bobby Bland as well as the writings of Oscar Wilde and Irwin Shaw were great influences on me. I studied History at the State Teachers' Training University, where I found my passion for tourism after showing people around St. Petersburg. In 2006, after training at "Intourist," I became an official tour guide. Through this I have had the pleasure of meeting all sorts of people, of all different ages, nationalities, and personalities -- from mid-western fisherman to Hollywood actors. I have loved every minute of it and enjoy all aspects of tour-guiding, from being an interpreter in the Hermitage Gold Room to leading a tour himself.
I was born in St. Petersburg and have a degree in ESL from the Pedagogical University of St. Petersburg. I was an English teacher for a couple years, but my interest and history and people eventually led me toward the tourism industry. I have a passion for St. Petersburg and its history, magnificent architecture, and arts. In particular, I am interested in the history from the Romanov's dynasty to the Soviet times. I try to make my tours reflect my love of and respect for this gorgeous city. I am married with two wonderful daughters. My other passion is music, particularly Russian classical. With stories, conversations, and sometimes a little music, I try to illustrate as much as possible life in St. Petersburg and help my visitors discover this fascinating city.
I am 28 years old and was born in Leningrad. I have been working as a tour guide since 2003. I can speak English and German, and my aim is to give an excellent tour to our customers so they can best enjoy their stay in St. Petersburg. I graduated the Herzen State Pedagogical University in 2004 with a degree in linguistics. I have also taken art courses at the Hermitage and The Russian Museum of St. Petersburg. I am an energetic, creative person who enjoys traveling, sightseeing, exploring new cultures, and art.
I was born and raised in St. Petersburg and have 20 years experience as a tour coordinator and tour guide. I am a professionally licensed guide in St. Petersburg museums. I enjoy traveling, and have traveled with groups through Siberia, Mongolia, China, and Nepal. On my own I have traveled the far East, Europe, and the United States. I also enjoy music, art, sports, yoga, and mountain skiing. I have a Masters in Multi-Channel Communications and a son who is a rock singer.
I was born in the Krasnoyarsk region, a small town in the south of Siberia. I graduated there from the Institute of Foreign Languages in 1984. I moved to St. Petersburg and took guide courses at the GosIntourist School. I have been working as a guide the 18 years since. It is my only job and I love it.
All my life I have felt deeply connected to St. Petersburg. I decided to become a tour guide to mix my love of people with my love for this city, and I have been tour-guiding and translating since 1999. With my vast experience as a tour guide, I believe it is important to tailor the tour to the visitors, setting the most comfortable pace that allows them to see the widest range of interests, and making sure all desires are satisfied. St. Petersburg is a Mecca for lovers of beauty and never fails to impress its visitors, and having a tour guide is the best way to experience the secret charm that only the locals know.
Welcome to the most magnificent city in Europe. I am among the very most experienced guides in Russia as this has been my profession since foreign guests first began arriving at the end of the Soviet era. The Saint Petersburg experience is perhaps he best kept secret of treasure in the world and I will delight in sharing every element of it with you. This city of islands, canals and rivers is a work of spectacular architecture that was the home of the Tsars with their opulent palaces and the playground of the world’s elite. If you have an affinity for history, Saint Petersburg is the textbook. You will walk in the footprints of Lenin and visit all corners of the birthplace of the revolution that changed society and the world. Curious about the Soviet era? My family and I lived through it. I enjoying sharing the experiences about life “behind the iron curtain.” I equally enjoy sharing and enabling you to experience what life is truly like today in post-Soviet Russia. Do not let unfounded concerns of logistics, formalities or any such issues enter your thoughts. You will experience the natives’ true treasures and touch the soul of my city and culture that can only be felt with an individualized visit facilitated by a true insider.
I am happy to name Saint-Petersburg my native city. I graduated from Saint-Petersburg University with degree in Linguistics & Intercultural Communication. As an experienced traveller I am convinced that Saint-Petersburg is one of the most unique and magnificent cities in the world and it’s really worth to visit it. Though I have lived here all my life, every time I walk around the city I cannot help but wonder and admire its magic beauty, broad straight avenues, majestic palaces and cathedrals, green parks, countless bridges and canals. I conduct various excursions trying to cover all the aspects of the history of the city and our modern life. During different tours you will have the opportunity to catch the spirit of the age of Russian tsars, revolution and Soviet times and I will be glad to share with our guests my admiration and knowledge about Saint-Petersburg.
I was born in Far East and have lived there most of my childhood. The place where I used to live is very close to the border of the United States. When I was ten years old my family visited St.Petersburg. I was delighted with the beauty of the city. I gave a word to myself that some day I will come here to live. When I graduated from my secondary school in Kamchatka my dream came true. I moved to St.Petersburg and entered St.Petersburg State Polytechnic University. During my studies I learnt a lot about the city. I attended the ”School of guides”, took art courses in the Hermitage, Yusupov Palace and in many other museums to improve my knowledge. I have been guiding for four years. By this time I have got Master degree in linguistics. I enjoy traveling to different countries, getting acquainted with people of different nationalities, their pecularities, customs and traditions. I am firmly convinced, St.Petersburg is the city that everyone should visit at least once!
So many words have already been said about Saint-Petersburg…Why not to come and make your own judgment of it?
Like all the members of our company, I am a professional licensed guide with a linguistic background (Degree in Linguistics & Cross-cultural Communication) and will be glad to show you the highlights of the city, to share my knowledge of it with you. Being born in Saint-Petersburg, I’ll try to make your stay in the city unforgettable and to give you the comprehensive overview of “Venice of the North”.
People travel for the same reason they collect works of art: because the best people do it. I happen to agree with Aldous Huxley on this point. It makes the job of a tour guide the most interesting, enjoyable and rewarding for me. Doing it professionaly in the city like St.Petersburg is yet another plus and quite a challenge as well. Did anyone tell you that this city is infectious? That it does things to the brain? That St Petersburg is not really a city after all, but a state of mind? Then come and explore this misterious fenomenon yourself! I would love to join you on this exiting quest. I have been acompanying inquisitive travellers round the city and its environs for more than ten years by now and still love doing it. I was born in this city and majored in child psychology and English at the local university. Since this job is seasonal I also do some teaching offseason.
I was born in Leningrad – that’s the previous name of St. Petersburg. I’m not only a professional guide interpreter, but also a journalist on TV and radio by education. Recently I’ve started teaching English to adults. No matter, what I do - I always have passion for my work. I find exciting everything that is connected with meeting people, communication and sharing of knowledge. But especially I love showing my city to the guests of St. Petersburg, which I have been doing since 2003, when I graduated from a special University course for guides. All education I have got helps me in doing my job in the best way. And since I enjoy helping people, discussing interesting issues, I’m always cheerful and optimistic - I feel, guiding is my thing. Even my hobby is connected to my job – it’s art and history. They always help me in introducing a visitor to the unique atmosphere of the City on the Neva River – our favourite St. Petersburg, Russian Amsterdam, Venice of the North.
I was born in this city so many years ago...as we say in Russian: "One can't live so long!" It was Leningrad then & I was lucky to be the post-war generation!
Having lived through fantastic changes & being still in my mind, I can share the memories of them with tourists. Memories & present day life with its advantages & disadvantages, positive & negative, as anything else in this world.
I lived, studied & worked here all my life "behind the iron curtain", not that I'm complaining - we were happy then - and BANG - all of a sudden after the collapse of the Soviet Empire, many of us, including myself, walked out, rushed out flew out to explore the free world! I travelled a lot within my country in the past and I travel much around the world now. I must tell that St.Petersburg is EXCEPTIONAL for not only its charismatic man-made beauty, but comparatively short & extremely bright & outstanding history.
The longer I live, the more I admire St.Petersburg, inspite of inevitable problems, typical for all cosmopolitan cities of the world.
Come here at least once, you won't regret it! Besides, you'll be in good hands.
My main interests are art and politics. That is why I am currently studying political science and working as a guide. What I love about this work is that it allows me to explore and reexplore the city every time I show somebody something new. It allows me to share my passion for the city where i was born, the city that formed me the way I am today.
I have been working as a licensed tour guide in English and Spanish since 2003 and simply love my job.
I feel extremely happy, for not only is it my profession - it's my passion.
I love St. Petersburg: its majestic views, outstanding museums, lovely white nights…I could carry on forever.
And, of course, I'd love to share this feeling of love, passion, and pride for my city with you. I promise, you will feel deeply impressed! Also I can promise a lot of interesting and useful information, flexibility and friendliness from my part. Come and fall in love with ST. PETERSBURG!
I started working as a tour guide 5 years ago, doing "off the beaten track" walking tours in the city centre, boat trips and pub crawls. The more I came to know my city, the more I was falling in love with it and chose guiding as my main occupation along with business interpreting. After graduating from the Faculty of Political Science of St. Petersburg State University in 2008 I got the licenses required to conduct tours of all major attractions in St. Petersburg and its suburbs. My main focus of interest is the political and military history of St. Petersburg. In this city every street is breathing alive with dramatic events which changed the paths of the country and the whole world, and it's my passion to relate these incredible stories to our guests. I do tours covering such subjects of St. Petersburg history, as the Revolutions of 1905 and 1917, assassination attempts on the Czars and Bolshevik leaders, social changes in the Soviet Union, World War II and the Siege of Leningrad. My hobbies range from researching the history of abandoned WW2 battlefields and studying Art Nouveau architecture to forest trekking and rooftop walking.
I'm originally from Saint Petersburg and I'm really proud of being the citizen of this amazing city .I was born in Leningrad and I have seen many changes which the city has lived through.I graduated from Saint Petersburg University where I studied languages,Histrory and Literature.I have been doing guiding for nine years already and I must say that I do enjoy it.
I meet a lot of people through my work .Fortunatelly,most of the them are nice,friendly and broad-minded.I'm convinced that my City is one of the most beautiful cities in the world.If you come here at least one time its' beauty will take your breath away and the city will stay with you forever.Come here and you will wish to come back .
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