Many guests who I have guided are more that happy to chat with you about their experiences.  Please don't hesitate to email me & ask for their contact information!  You can also find reviews about me on TripAdvisor .
We were on a cruise that stopped in St Petersburg 3 days. We reserved in advance a custom tour with Anya. She accommodated all our requests and priorities. We emailed back and forth to work out an ideal schedule for each day. She's very responsive by email, with excellent English. The visa paperwork and admission tickets all worked perfectly. She's super knowledgeable about the city, its history, art museums and a local place for yummy fresh-made donuts! :-) Enjoyed chatting with her too. Van very comfortable, skillful polite driver.
Mark L. 
August 2018
This review is also posted on my TripAdvisor page
Dear Anya,​​
Thank you so much for organizing our last minute tour of St. Petersburg.  We were somewhat overwhelmed when we arrived and after getting in touch with you we felt so much more confident about our visit.  You made it all worthwhile.  We're excited to return for the world cup this season and will be sure to refer all of our friends to you that will be joining us.  Best wishes and give my best to your little one and family.

Jimmy Thomas 
December 2017
We (including my wife Jen and her parents) enjoyed our St. Petersburg visit with Anya very much.  Each day of our trip in St. Petersburg was well organized and we never felt rushed.  She was flexible and made sure that we had all the time we wanted at each site.  She was very good at talking to us about St. Petersburg history in a clear and intriguing manner.  The four of us had the best time in St. Petersburg, with Anya as our tour guide. 

Kevin Chan 
Vice President 
XL Insurance 
United Kingdom

Privet Anya,

Our experience with Anya was pleasant from start to end.  Before departure, she was always prompt with her replies and proposed itinerary.  During our time in St Petersburg, everything went seamlessly.  She was always punctual in picking us up from our accommodation and ended each day at a place of convenience for our evening programme.  Anya also booked all tickets in advance, such that we did not have to queue.  In addition,  we found Anya to be very knowledgeable about the places of interest we visited.  These places were well planned according to our preferences and the historical development of the city.  We also really enjoyed the last day of the tour, where Anya brought us to more local attractions. Many thanks for the wonderful memories of St Petersburg.  We would certainly recommend Anya's service to other tourists visiting St Petersburg. 

Best wishes, 
Amanda and Nicholas from Singapore
November 2015


Our Baltic Cruise was a dream trip of a lifetime and the St. Petersburg overnight was 
the highlight. Having you afford us "real time" to enjoy and digest your fantastic city. 
The private car and driver and your knowledge as a tour guide  was well worth it. 
We had your professional input and guidance in advance, so we went where we 
wanted to when we wanted to, changed plans when we wanted to and had an overall
terrific experience during our visit to St. Petersburg.

Michael Cohen - VP Imperial Majesty Cruise Line

I wanted to thank you for a wonderful experience. It was a pleasure to meet you and spend time sharing both your knowledge and your personal stories. It was very enjoyable, educational and stimulating. I very much appreciate the time, effort and wisdom that went into making our trip great. Please keep in touch.

Lisa  Pollack  New York, NY (2012)

Anya:   I truly enjoyed your company, your intellect, your knowledge of the world, you made me feel like a friend as if I had known you forever. Its rare I meet wonderful people like you in my quest to explore the world. You impressed me with ALL the knowledge you shared with me and some of our conversation will always echo in my life. I want to bring my boys to meet with you and hope you would teach them history, culture and aristocracy that Russia has to offer to an inquisitive mind.  You have so much to show people and you have the right job and your flair with history and blending with people skills is impressive. 

Mahesh - San Fransisco April 2013


My husband Tom and I visited St Petersburg with my sister and brother in-law for 8 days in 2006.   Anya was our tour guide in St. Petersburg.  From the moment she met us at the train station with her driver, she was a delight. We all highly recommend her to anyone wanting to take a trip to St. Petersburg.  Anya speaks impeccable English and is very knowledgeable about the history of St Petersburg and the surrounding areas. There was a problem with the hotel when we arrived, and within an hour, she had used her local contacts to find us an even better one. She arrived each day very promptly and escorted us to each of our selected destinations, all along the way teaching us about the history and present day aspects of our surroundings. 

Anya is not just competent, but an exceptional St. Petersburg tour guide!  One of the things we love about travel is enjoying the local cuisine.  Wherever we were, she guided us to a fabulous lunch spot each day, and pointed us to a variety of charming and delicious places to dine.  So if you are considering going on a tour of St Petersburg, don't delay, just do it.  It is one of the most beautiful and fascinating cities we have visited.  When you go, don't do it without hiring Anya as your private tour guide. With Anya, you will feel like you are traveling with a friend, you will have a fabulous time, you will learn a lot, and you will not need to worry about a thing.  Please feel free to ask Anya for our contact information, we are more than happy to talk to you.

Janet Harmon and Tom Braz


Dear Anya

The weeklong visit we had to St. Petersburg with you as our tour guide was definitely the highpoint of the month we spent in Russia.  Your knowledge of the county's history, art, and culture were unsurpassed by any other tour guide we experienced during the trip.  Your ability to pace the sightseeing to our capability was uncanny - never any pressure or hurrying.  

Your service to us did not end with the trip.  While in St. Petersburg, I purchased some china and shipped it to Canada with unfortunate results.  You came to my aid providing valuable documents and information that resulted in our reaching a satisfactory outcome with the shipping company.  If ever we have the opportunity to return to St. Petersburg, you can rest assured that Anya will be our very first contact when planning  for a Russian tour guide begins. Please feel free to ask Anya for our personal contact information, and we will be happy to tell you personally how we felt about the many services she provided. 

Carolyn & Doug McGillivray
Ontario, Canada 


We visited St Petersburg in Nov 2008. Having only a short time and being first timers to Russia we decided to use a tour guide. We are very pleased with that decision. We found Anya very professional and a knowledgeable tour guide. She and the drivers were courteous, organized, reliable and in all ways trustworthy. 

Ultimately the highlight of the trip for me was just talking with her and getting a picture of the way of life in St. Petersburg.   I don't hesitate to recommend Anya as a tour guide in St. Petersburg to anyone else visiting, she will take a lot of hassle out of the trip, will organize anything you want, will tell you everything you could want to know about St Petersburg's history and monuments and offers a window to the locals you can't get from the usual tourist standpoint.

David & Bridget Wilkinson