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Private Guide in St. Petersburg - Oxana

(Member Since 2008) Excursions/tous in the following cities: St. Petersburg Languages: English

My name is Oxana; I’ve been working as a guide since 1999, I have licenses to run the excursions in almost all main museums and suburban palaces of Saint-Petersburg. If you are interested more in the revolution past of Russia, or in literary tours, or in common live of ordinary citizens – every your wish will be granted with pleasure.

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Private Guide in St. Petersburg - Timofey Kruglikov

(Member Since 2012) Excursions/tous in the following cities: St. Petersburg Languages: English, German

I studied Russian history and art extensively and I am passionate about these subjects. Since 1996 I have been working as a lecturer with St.Petersburg Academy of Culture. Since 1997 I started giving lectures on Russian history, literature and arts for English-speaking students.

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Private Guide in St. Petersburg - Ekaterina Chelpanova

(Member Since 2012) Excursions/tous in the following cities: St. Petersburg Languages: English, Spannish, Russian

I guide in all the museums of St. Petersburg and also in small towns like Pskov or Novgorod. In my free time I enjoy writing books and have two books of novels already published. Those who know me say I am a creative and bright person. Believe me with me you will never feel bored because I can't stand being bored myself!

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Russia

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Capital: Moscow
Language: Russian
Currency: Russian ruble (RUB)
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The Russian Federation is located in northern Eurasia and is the largest country in the world. Russia shares borders with sixteen countries, including maritime borders with Japan across the Sea of Okhotsk and the state of Alaska in the U.S. across the Bering Strait. The country is so large it has nine time zones and many different landscapes and environments. Russia also has the largest population in the world with 143 million people (2012.) Most of the country has a subarctic climate, except for Black Sea coastal areas with its milder winters.

Tourism in Russia is mainly centered around the fascinating cultural and historical heritage, with amazing architecture, museums and landmarks throughout the country, especially in Moscow and St. Petersburg. One of the most recognizable icons in Mosow is the St. Basil’s Cathedral with its colorful, ornately decorated domes and spires. Overlooking St. Basil’s and Red Square are the massive fortifications of the Kremlin and all its palaces and cathedrals.

In St. Petersburg, the Winter Palace is a monumental Baroque-style Imperial residence constructed in 1728, and is the home of the Hermitage Museum with some of the most priceless works of art in the world. 

Another extraordinary UNESCO World Heritage Site is the open-air museum on Lake Onega, a beautiful reconstruction of peasant life in Old Russia and site of the Church of the Transfiguration.

 

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Private Guide in St. Petersburg - Andrey Vereshchagin

(Member Since 2008) Excursions/tous in the following cities: St. Petersburg Languages: Russian, English

Dear supposed visitors to Russia! Andrey Vereshchagin as an English speaking guide in St.Petersburg would be glad to offer his services. St.Petersburg – a tourist destination of the great demand, a window to Europe for Russia since 1703, the year of its foundation.

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Private Guide in St. Petersburg - Anna Bleskina

(Member Since 2013) Excursions/tous in the following cities: St. Petersburg Languages: Spanish, Russian, English

Dear guests of Saint Petersburg! My name is Anna and I am an authorized and professional guide in Saint Petersburg. Also I'm a member of Association of Professional Guides and Interpreters of Saint Petersburg.

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Private Guide in St. Petersburg - Raisa Shilina

(Member Since 2013) Excursions/tous in the following cities: St. Petersburg Languages: English, Spanish, Russian

Hello and welcome to St. Petersburg. My name is Raisa and I’m an authorized and professional guide in this beautiful city. I started to work as a tour guide in 2003 and I’m a fully licensed guide...

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Guide Licensing Information for Russia

Russia offers a very broad range of tour possibilities due its immense territory and vast cultural diversity. However, despite the official licensing requirements, there is a very large number of guides operating without a license. Moreover, since every city has its own guide licensing requirements, it is often not feasible for private guides to get a license, which is rarely required for general tours. However, when conducting tours in national museums, especially in large cities like Moscow or Saint-Petersburg, a valid tour guide license is always required. That’s why the main cultural tourist attractions are usually serviced by officially licensed guides. 

In order to get a guide license in Russia the applicant has to possess relevant knowledge in the respective domain. If there’s no proper education, guiding courses can be found in almost any large city, however it is important to make sure that they will provide a valid certificate or diploma. After completing the courses and obtaining the certificate, the guide will have to register with the local authorities of the city he or she is willing to operate in. But this only refers to guides, who are willing to focus their tours on history and culture by including national museums to their tours. For general interest tours no license is required.

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Hi, I am very eager to discover the richness of St. Petersburg’s culture and architectural splendour. Can you please suggest to me some magnificent spots to visit? As I also love shopping, were do you suggest me to go to shop in this city? Regards, Lorella
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