Name: Julian Prideaux
From: Great Britain, Shaftesbury
From: USA, Arkansas
Thank you so much for your professional services during our trip to St. Petersburg. Thank you too for your friendship and for the lively and informative conversation. Our trip was certainly enhanced by your help as a guide, interpreter, historian, driver, philosopher and friend. Please remember that we would welcome you into our home should you ever decide to visit Arkansas.
Name: Geoff and Liz Mason
From: United Kingdom
Thank you for all you did towards our wonderful holiday in St. Petersburg last month. We have left with a greater understanding of Russia, Russian history and the Russian way of life which we will retain for years to come.
It can't have been easy dealing with a boisterous, self-opinionated group of six but you succeeded magnificently and we all felt our own particular interests had been included. Your itinerary was ideal as was your selection of restaurants and the food we ate was second to none.
Geoff has asked me to particularly thank you for your generosity over his surprise birthday present which he's retaining for a special occasion. We will of course be recommending to all our friends and acquaintances that a visit to St. Petersburg will be a disappointment if they are foolish enough not to engage you as their guide.
Geoff and Liz Mason
Name: Daniel Morton
From: France, Paris
Both my girlfriend, a friend of mine and myself went to St. Petersburg for several nights during the white nights. I can't really recall how I came across Tatiana since I had sent out lots of emails to a diverse set of websites. For the 3 months prior to our trip Tatiana was very helpful in assisting us in securing visas, a non trivial task. She also proposed several itineraries for us. Her regular correspondence, good english, and encyclopedic knowledge of St. Petersburg convinced me that she would be reliable and enjoyable. I called one of her former tourists who was in Norway or Finland and she provided an excellent review. My girlfriend and I have traveled a fair bit to some several dozen countries and never used a guide but we were strongly recommended by other experienced travellers that for Russia (as with Japan) a guide is most useful. Tatiana was true to her word and our impressions. She was very knowledgeable about Russia and its history as well as discussing current social issues. She has strong opinions which we appreciated because we are not there to be placated but get a real feel for the local situation. While we were concerned during our trip whether or not a guide spends all day with you, it wasn't really a problem. Tatiana had a lot of energy and was flexible. I really recommend the hot baths if you are not too squeamish.
Please feel free to contact myself or one of my travel companions if you are considering Tatiana as your tour guide
Name: Bill Drohan
I wanted to thank you for arranging for our great trip to St Petersburg. The tours and your knowledge of the history of St Petersburg was most interesting and educational. We also appreciated your perspectives on the former Soviet Union,and the current political situation.
We also appreciated Anna's assistance on Sunday and Monday. She is very nice and very knowledgeable.
Let us know if you would like us to serve as a reference for you. We would be happy to do so
All the Best.