Irena

Irena boasts a diverse background that makes her tours engaging and fun. A University graduate, she also spent several years working at a leading architectural firm in St. Petersburg. She further expanded her knowledge of history and Russian arts while working at the Russian State Naval and Historical Archives, and later at the Russian National Library. Dubbed the “walking encyclopedia” Irena can answer your most difficult questions about virtually any subject! When she is not busy showing guests around her beloved St. Petersburg, Irena is off to another destination—feeding her love of travel and learning.
Languages: Russian, English

WHAT OUR CLIENTS SAY ABOUT HER

Her knowledge is unbelievable! She was an excellent tour guide and did a wonderful job of showing us around St. Petersburg.

Penny Watzka, USA

What a pleasure it was to have Irena as our tour guide. She was so knowledgeable, warm, funny and kept us on schedule at all times.

Gladys Sherman, USA

Irena was so easy going, knowledgeable and personable, that everyone in our group, including the older people who have been to St Petersburg before, as well as the little kids, had an amazing and memorable time.

Galina Karpel, USA

Irene is one of the best tour guides that we have ever met. She was able to get us in and out of all the important sites without us standing in long lines. In addition her knowledge of history was amazing.

Tom Young, USA

Certainly Irena made the experience perfect. Her knowledge of St. Petersburg and her enthusiasm for sharing it was only exceeded by her ability to move us efficiently through the long lines. Her English speaking skills were excellent, surpassed only by her knowledge, time organization, and pleasant disposition.

Marvin Sachse, USA

Irena was the best guide we had in any of the 7 countries we toured. Most of our guides in other places seemed to read from a script, but she was speaking from memory, and there was never a question we asked that she couldn't answer.

Colleen McLain, USA

Irene was truly an exceptional guide. Her passion for, and interest in her subject were such a gift to us, and we enjoyed every minute of our stay.

Bev Singleton, Australia

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