Private guide in St. Petersburg

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!


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Day Tours are made for travelers who want to dedicate an entire day, two or three to see the very best of St Petersburg. There is itinerary to rely on of course but you can change it any way you like. 

Theme tours are separate museum visits you can combine in any order you like. For instance the Hermitage tour and the Catherine Palace tour.

Cruise tours are different from other programs because they require a visa-free stay. We can arrange that as well. All you need is contact us.

Our advantages

Maria Gureva and her team have a lot to offer:

Over 10 years of experience
Guided more than 70000 tourists
Always qualified and well organized tours
Tailor made tours and transfers at your request
Confirmed tickets to the museums to avoid queues
Help with tickets to the main theaters, folk shows and reservations at restaurants