Igor Kasatkin Private tour guide in Saint Petersburg - Russia

Igor Kasatkin

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St. Petersburg is full of surprises, and without doubt, is best experienced on foot. You've probably already heard, that it is often called an open air museum. Each building is an exhibit with its unique history surrounded by mystery, intrigue and even murder. There is no better way to see it than to take a guided walking tour around the historical center of the city and learn the history of Peter's creation. You will not only see beautiful ensembles and royal palaces but would be able to find out about its former creators and owners. Was it a curse or blessing for its inhabitants? You’ll learn this and much more. I usually speak about socio-economic progress of the country, during corresponding period of time in conjunction with the development of different architecture’s and art’s styles. Along this route we talk about the history of each building and their former famous owners so you’ll get a crush course of Russian history as well. I can be academic, yet not overloading you with the details, I can be entertaining, yet informative at the same time. So if you are "Intellectually curious" and btw it is not a strict term, the walking tours are just up your alley. They are extremely small (six people maximum), personal, and informative the real nitty-gritty of the city. Usually the fine details often overlooked for the more popular highlights. Of course, the highlights are available for anyone who asks. My area of expertise is in architecture and European art history. But where I really exceed, it is Russian history. So if you are not intimidated to be led by PhD-wielding smarty-pants type, get in contact with me for customizing your personal tailored tour. My English is fluent plus it would not grate on your ears and sound threatening or defensive, because unlike those other guides, I learnt the language directly from the original sources, so I can speak it with right tonality a modulation.

Recent reviews of this tour guide:

5 stars Chris F.

Igor was an excellent guide who, over the course of two days, made the city come alive with the stories and intrigues of the families and rulers who commissioned the many monuments, palaces and residences. Walking along the boulevards and canals of the city we were very impressed at the depth of knowledge Igor had of the history, art and architecture of the city. He was very flexible and more than happy to answer the myriad questions that we had. He was one of the best tour guides we've ever had

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Private sightseeing & group tours offered by this guide:

2 day tour for ferry boat passengers Price Per Group 220.00 USD
Block of three major squares Price Per Group 50.00 Euro
Duality of power under the double-headed eagle Price Per Group 100.00 USD
Eclectic styles during development of capitalism Price Per Group 100.00 USD
Feel yourself like a Russian Price Per Person 75.00 USD
Hermitage history of its inhabitans and collection Price Per Group 60.00 Euro
History through Biography of Russian people Price Per Group 100.00 USD
Murders that changed the world’s history Price Per Group 60.00 Euro
Peter I walking tour Admiralty, Bronze Horseman Price Per Group 100.00 USD
Royal mysteries of the House of Romanov's dynasty Price Per Group 50.00 Euro
Russian maritime glory and Oranienbaum Price Per Group 100.00 USD
St.Petersburg's city history and architecture Price Per Group 50.00 Euro
Traveling through time and space in St.Petersburg Price Per Group 100.00 USD
Two days intense on shoar for small groups Price Per Group 1300.00 USD
Understanding Russia, understanding time Price Per Group 100.00 USD
White nights and Brown bears 2013 St.Petersburg Price Per Person 150.00 USD

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Saint Petersburg city tours personalized

Saint Petersburg travel tours for your needs

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Reviews of this tour – by clients who booked!

5 stars Chris F. 09 Aug 2011

Igor was an excellent guide who, over the course of two days, made the city come alive with the stories and intrigues of the families and rulers who commissioned the many monuments, palaces and residences. Walking along the boulevards and canals of the city we were very impressed at the depth of knowledge Igor had of the history, art and architecture of the city. He was very flexible and more than happy to answer the myriad questions that we had. He was one of the best tour guides we've ever had

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