Private guide in St. Petersburg

About Maria Gureva Tours

Read about me, my team and the most exciting tours in St Petersburg!

Dear traveler! My name is Maria Gureva and I’m a private tour guide in St Petersburg. I've been a guide for 12 years now.

I and my team of professional guides are licensed to run tours in such museums as the Hermitage, Russian Museum, Peter and Paul Cathedral, Peterhof Palace, Catherine Palace, St Isaac's Cathedral and many more. 

There are many travel companies in St Petersburg but the best tours you will find here only:

  • We customize the tours for you. No tours are amended to complete a group count.
  • Transfer is given at your request precisely. If you need a wheelchair access, we will organize it. 
  • All museum tours are provided with skip-the-line admission.
  • I designed the itineraries myself. All of them are based on my guests requests. We take into account every tour detail. 

Some tours we made are known to a lot of travelers now. Please take a look at some of them: 


St Petersburg is an inspiring city. I designed a lot of tour itineraries to show you the very best of it. 

Palace revolutions took place at the palaces like the Winter Palace, Catherine Palace and Peterhof Palace. Visiting them you will learn more about Russian emperors.

The USSR era brought to life St Petersburg Metro and witnessed the Siege of Leningrad - the most dramatic time in history. 

Russian Christmas became a world-famous fairy tale with cozy street markets, enormous Christmas trees and unforgettable shopping. 

I and my team are really excited to guide you in this spectacular city so you could feel the spirit of it. 

Most Popular Tours

Book the tours hundreds of travelers rated 5*! We are really proud of them. Each tour has a unique itinerary.

From 110
3-5 hours

Visit St. Isaac's Cathedral, Church on the blood, Peter and Paul Fortress on a City Highlight Tour in St Petersburg. The tour lasts for 3 hours and it is perfect for the first time visitors.

From 220
5 hours

Take a tour to the Catherine Palace & Amber Room. The tour includes a licensed guide, transfer.  

Skip-the-line admission, no additional fees.

From 180
3 hours

Spend your Christmas holidays in Russia! Take a Christmas tour and see the most beautiful St Petersburg places in winter. Visit local markets and squares sparkling with snowflakes and illumination.

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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.