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Discover the known & less known gems of St Petersburg with me

Your guru: Aleena
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Alen
  • Saint Petersburg
  • Available in: English

About the guru Aleena

Note: I require a day or at least a night's notice to conduct tour so our tour is smooth and I'm right on time. Last minute bookings are difficult for me to manage since I have to walk a lot and take a metro to reach the meeting point, though I can still be available so it's better to send me a message as soon as you book. I am currently a masters student and I work part... More »

Note: I require a day or at least a night's notice to conduct tour so our tour is smooth and I'm right on time. Last minute bookings are difficult for me to manage since I have to walk a lot and take a metro to reach the meeting point, though I can still be available so it's better to send me a message as soon as you book. I am currently a masters student and I work part time as an English teacher and tour guide. As I was related to the educational sector therefore, during these 3 months of semester break my only source of income is through being a tour guide. I am friendly person who is keen about history and architecture and loves to travel. Out of curiosity I've discovered interesting historical facts about Saint Petersburg; that's where I live. I am a good narrator and story teller and I am sure you'll enjoy my company. Please don't forget to leave me reviews, it enhances my chances of future guests. I'd love to involve fellow travelers in an immersive experience. We'd not only sight-see but I'll additionally guide you about events, activities, restaurants, bars, clubs, and more. I like to meet people from different countries and learn about different cultures. One of the reasons I'm here is for the sake of cultural exchange. I'm very social and you'll feel at ease with me. My tour is offered in English though I'll provide Russian translation service if required such in purchasing some tickets or souvenirs.

About the tour

We’ll walk around Imperial Palaces such as Winter Palace, Stroganov Palace and Mikhailovsky palace and feel the history alive. We'll stroll through Gardens like Mikhailovsky Garden, Field of Mars, Summer Garden, Yusupov. We will visit the most important and beautiful Churches, Chapels and Cathedrals of the SPB with lots of legends and stories about these convents such as Vladimirsky cathedral, church of saviour on spilled blood, Lyutheran church of St Peter and Paul, St Catherine's cathedral, St Petersburg Court Chapel, St Isaac’s Cathedral, Kazan’s Cathedral, Trinity Cathedral , Smolny Cathedral and Chruch Yevangelichecko. You’ll realize a mix of cultures and religions when we’ll pass through churches (Orthodox, Catholic, Lutheran), and a heritage Mosque. You’ll learn about staple things related to Russian history as well as culture and customs and style of living in the city.

We’ll see the palace square, hermitage, Admiralty building, Senate and Sinod building complex, the bronze horseman, Peter and Paul fortress.

A spectacular way to see the city is from above; the Collonade (& bell tower) our guarantees a stunning panorama. The panoramic views would be combined with curious stories about architecture and people. Other than key landmarks you’ll get to see places that emit the true spirit of Saint Petersburg. We’ll walk along rivers and canals seeing monuments, bridges and banks.

Meeting point
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How to find me: Outside the entrance of cafe Delmar, near the metro underpass
Tour duration: 3 hours

Tour schedule

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What's the price?

A guruwalk is a pay-what-you want walking tour, which means, it's completely free to book and join the group, but the 'guru' expects to be rewarded once the tour ends. Some people give 5, some people give 50, you choose the price.

Reservations in advance are mandatory because if the 'guru' doesn't see any bookings one day, she will not show up at the meeting point. Or if she has too many 'walkers' that day, won't allow you to join without the reservation. Booking is completely free, fast and easy. Book your guruwalk now!

Ratings (2)

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Peter

7 days ago

Aleena was awesome

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Andreea

7 days ago

She did not come to the tour and did not announce. Very disappointed.

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