Guide Vera

Hello, everybody!

I'm happy to be your guide and be sure – we'll have the best time possible together!

I'm keen on my job because I'm crazy about Saint Petersburg and everything that concerns with its culture and history. Not only me but also my parents and grandparents were born and grew up in St. Petersburg so you can taste and enjoy the company of real ‘native’ person. I can tell you the real stories from my own experience and those from my ancestors lives. While telling about the Siege of Leningrad I can't avoid mentioning my Grandmother who not only survived during this severe time, but also starving every day, studied to become the doctor. 

I graduated from Philological Department of Saint Petersburg State University and I'm guiding in English and Dutch. Now I'm also improving my German and Italian.

I'm certified to work as a guide and I have to prove my capabilities and skills every year. I have got licenses for all the main museums of St. Petersburg.

During winter I teach at State University and at Language School. I also work as a private teacher of English and German languages. Winter is a low season for tourism so I take my time to advance the knowledge of art and history and visit different courses in the museums and art galleries of St. Petersburg.

I studied Jewish History both here in St. Petersburg and in Jerusalem so I'm probably the right person to choose for the Jewish St. Petersburg tour.

I've also had a course on imagemaking and I'm practising it now. So if you are interested in fashion and style I can show you the most interesting places for shopping and consignment shops with pretty retro clothes. I can bring you to the showrooms of young Russian designers where you can discover what modern Russian fashion is and select something according to your taste and my advice.

I'm flexible and open-minded. I'm married and I'm fond of my family and friends, travelling, art and fashion. My friends consider me kind, easy-going and intellectual. 

I'm very proud of my homecity and I always try to do my best to show it from its advantages. Just come and I'll make you time in Saint Petersburg unforgettable!


Her Backgrounds:

Time spent visiting St Petersbrg with Vera was wonderful - She is a very knowledgeable and personable young woman! 

Fred Kadin, Florida, 12-13 Sept 2011 

Vera, We are now safely home, and cannot stop talking about our wonderful time in St. P. You made our trip very special and I very much appreciate all of your help at every step along the way. I especially appreciate all of your reassuring and informative communications prior to the trip. There were a lot of unknowns prior to the trip, and I can now say that all of your communication was accurate and exceedingly helpful.

Your very intelligent, flexible and helpful guidance was much appreciated by all of us.

Fond regards to you.
Andrew Kaufmann, 1-6 June 2012

Hi Vera,
We just got home after this very busy trip we made in Russia and London. We know we were a last minute client looking to maximize
our very short ( 2 days ) visit in St-Petersburg. We want to thank you for the amazing service you provided. Your kindness, your smile,
your knowledge of history, and your sense of organization were all very much appreciated. we had a fantastic visit in St-Petersburg and
Peterhof because of you. You made us save a lot of time and made every minute count including the white Night's boat tour you organized
for us, which was very romantic!

Spasibo, so much!

Ann and Hugh
Montreal, Canada

15, June, 2012