Private guide in St. Petersburg


A few words about my tours

Hello, dear guest, and welcome to my website! My name is Maria and I’m a private tour guide in Saint-Petersburg. I’ve been doing this since 2007. I graduated from Saint-Petersburg University Of Culture And Arts as an interpreter guide. I have diverse work experience: I’ve been guiding in museums of Saint-Petersburg (Peter and Paul Fortress and Peterhof), training other guides and creating texts for boat tours, guiding groups around Europe and, of course, organizing and giving tours in Saint-Petersburg.

I have all the necessary licenses for guiding in the city museums (The Hermitage, The Yusupov Palace, The Russian Museum, Faberge Museum, St.Isaac Cathedral and the Church of the Savior on the Spilt blood) and beautiful suburbs (Peterhof, Tsarskoe Selo, Pavlovsk and Gatchina).

I know a lot of Russian history, interesting and funny facts about the city and famous people. I can tell you how exactly people lived in the Russian Empire, in the Soviet time and nowadays. I look forward to see you in my beautiful city!

Most Popular Tours

My best tours

From 6 500
3-5 hours

with St. Isaac Cathedral, Church on the blood, Peter and Paul Fortress

From 13 000
5 hours

Catherine Palace with the Amber room and the park

From 11 000
3 hours
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Tourists about me

Cecil and Brian from USA

Hi Maria. Just wanted to say THANK YOU for the tour to Peterhof and Kronshtadt. You are such a great storyteller, your knowledge on Russian history is overwhelming. Perfect timing and a great selection of local places to eat as well! 

Michael, Law professor from Netherlands

We spent wonderful two days with Maria walking around St. Petersburg. I particularly liked the stories about the Imperial past and WWII. We visited several cathedrals and the Russian Museum. Maria is a great professional and a very interesting person. I was totally absorbed by her stories about Russian history. 

Vishy, India

For someone who does not know a word of russian or is not so familiar with the language , Maria is the ideal guide to have in St Petersburg.Fluent in english and extremely knowledgeable ,she takes you through the sights of St Petersburg at a pace that is most comforting and congenial to comprehend what you see on the guided tour.St Petersburg is a treasure trove of historic structures laden with exquisite artifacts and each with a story behind it.A proffessionally trained guide like Maria ,is mandatory in St Petersburg to have or else you would have missed out on one of the most beautiful cities in Europe.Maria is extremely patient and takes the trouble to answer each of your queries without rushing through.I strongly recommend her as the guide you must have in St Petersburg.