Our guide in Russia was Nadya. We spent 3 days with her and visited Cetherine palace. Peterhof palace, the Hermitage and had a general tour of the city. First of all, in Russia we did not find a lot of people who spoke good English.. mostly young people ..<br /> Nadya spoke fluent English and we had no barrier at all! Nadya is communicative and very friendly and we were very well taken care of.<br /> We enjoyed our days with Nadya sooo much. She took us to very good and not very touristic places to have lunch and we really liked all her recommendations. All the best to You Nadya! Hugs- Brook and Lisa
We engaged Maria for our trip to Russia in 2016. We had a good idea of where and what we wanted to see and she worked this into a well planned tour giving us enough time at the various destinations and with some buffer time to add things in that she thought we would appreciate. Her knowledge of the area, history and places was excellent her commentaries were always of interest. Transport was well arranged and she knew when to leave us to get on with our own time at places. We did consider doing the whole thing ourselves, which of course can be done but we would have missed out on so much of the history and reasons why had we not of had a guide.</p> <p>We can highly recommend Maria.- Fiona Chambers
Dear Nadya, We are now safely home and we cannot stop talking about our trip to Russia and mainly about You! You made our first visit to St. Petersburg so special and I really appreciate all of your help.<br /> You were very informative as a guide and even prior to our trip your communication with us was helpful. There were so many unknows before we met You and I must tell that all of Your explanations were exceedingly helpful. You are so sweet and we wish You all the best in what you are doing! PS My husband keeps saying that we should find a husband for You here in US.. just kidding…All the best to You.- Ann and Mike
My name is Haris Bin Saleem and I got the opportunity to visit St. Petersburg, Russia in October 2014 with group of 40 individuals for a sales convention. The trip was guided by Maria who made sure that we get to feel the beauty, culture and history of Russia to the core, breaking the language barrier for us. She organised various tours for the group to the beautiful sights of St. Petersburg like visit to Peterhoff, Catherine's Palace, the Pushkins Palace, Peter & Paul Fortress and the unforgettable River Cruise. I must admit, what a commendable guided tour in a very short span of 5 days. Made me fall in love with St. PETERSBURG!- Haris Bin Saleem
Maria, has an enormous knowledge of St. Pertersburg and is gifted with a natural talent in communication, further more, in adversity Maria copes so well you do not realise it is happening. On one occasion we had a puncture in our car ,in much traffic ,soon we were all laughing and chatting away. Maria kept us safe while the repair was done. Maria has that sixth sense to understand people ,to know what interests them and what does not.whether to stay and browse or to move on more quickly.Maria has travelled the World visiting many places by herself. She is addicted to travel and consequently is an amazingly interesting person to converse with. She is never boring and always chats with great enthusiasm also, most importantly, she listens well and leaves one feeling great . I employed Maria as my Guide and Mentor for six full days. 10am to 2pm and 5pm to 9pm. Thus giving me 3 hours rest and recuperation daily. Her instructions were to show me all the famous sights and for me to meet The People of St. Petersburg, where possible, avoiding touristy places. She proved to be excellent , a lot of fun ,showing me wonderful places not in the guide books. Maria I am so tempted to visit you again, to compare out World Travel Experiences, and to see your wonderful St. Petersburg once more. My regards, thanks a million ,<br /> Professor, Dr. Bernard Harrison, England. E.Mail [email protected]- Professor, Dr. Bernard Harrison