Olesya Makarova BABUSHKA TRAVEL Private tour guide in Saint Petersburg - Russia


Guide profile:

Hi, I am Olesya, I would be glad to take care of you in beautiful St Petersburg! I am a licensed local guide with 10 years experience. I also run a small travel company "Babushka Travel". I organize "SKIP the line", hassle-free private tours and shore excursions in all languages. Drop me an email to check the availability and prices. You will be pleasantly amazed, I guarantee this! You may find positive reviews on TripAdvisor about me and "Babushka Travel".

Recent reviews of this tour guide:

5 stars Nicholas F.

She is the best I would highly recommend her. 5 Star plus. She knows St. Petersburg and is a joy to be with. A very fun tour. When it was over felt like I was leaving a good friend not a guide

Tour guide services/sample itinerary:

Maybe you have always dreamt of enjoying the famous Russian ballet “Swan lake” from the Tsar’s box or really looking forward to see walking bears on the streets of Russia? ;) Share with me what you like, what excites you and I will come up with the ideas and suggestions how to make your tour to St Petersburg at its best. Drop me an e-mail to discuss the details.Thank you!

*pre-booked entrance tickets, FREE visas organized for cruise passengers.

Transportation by tour guide:

a car or minivan/ rates with no hidden costs

Private sightseeing & group tours offered by this guide:

2 days St Petersburg VISA-FREE shore private tour Price Per Person 320.00 USD
Guiding Service 21-22 July - Angela Urban 10 pax Price Per Group 40.00 USD
Hermitage and Peterhof by hydrofoil Price Per Person 120.00 USD
St Peterburg drawing bridges private boat ride Price Per Group 185.00 USD
St Petersburg Communist Era Tour, Revolution 1917 Price Per Group 250.00 USD
tour for JACKELINE DOMINGUEZ Price Per Group 60.00 USD
Tour for Terry Clark (3 pax) 14th-15August 2019 Price Per Group 30.00 USD
Tour to Catherine Palace and legendary Amber room Price Per Person 120.00 USD

Tour guide interests:

Saint Petersburg private shore excursions visa-free

Saint Petersburg sightseeing tours

Saint Petersburg city tours personalized

Saint Petersburg travel tours for your needs

Saint Petersburg tour guide general services

Saint Petersburg shore excursions

Saint Petersburg tours for art lovers

Saint Petersburg private guide

Saint Petersburg private tours

Saint Petersburg art tours

Reviews of this tour – by clients who booked!

5 stars Nicholas F. 27 Sep 2018

She is the best I would highly recommend her. 5 Star plus. She knows St. Petersburg and is a joy to be with. A very fun tour. When it was over felt like I was leaving a good friend not a guide

5 stars ira J. 25 Sep 2018

I would like to rate Olesya.She is by far the very best tour guide I could have asked for,she went beyond any expectations and did absolutely EVERYTHING to make our trip and wedding dress shopping unforgettable.We had a lot of trouble with our bank card and she helped us out so much I can not thank her enough for everything she did for us.Without her help I am not sure if I would have been able to get anywhere in Saint Petersburg.Best tour guide , lovely person, she does takes care of everything

5 stars Robert P. 17 Jul 2018

5*-Plus! Very knowledgeable with enthusiasm showing pride in giving a great impression of her city and country. Personal engagement enabled her to tailor the tours as we went to be sure our group saw our items of most interest. Her time management was excellent and made the most of our time St P with her. Her recommendations for restaurants and other sites to see were spot on. She made the extra effort to be sure we thoroughly enjoyed our visit. Oleysa has our highest recommendation possible.

5 stars DeLease B. 24 May 2018

Olesya (Babushka Travel) was the best, friendly, informative and always responded to my emails when I had questions. She was there for us. We had the best time ever. Even included a few surprises for us. Great guide, would definitely recommend using her for your tour of St. Petersburg. We had a group of 14.

5 stars Jill C. 13 Aug 2017

Enlightening, kind, warm, helpful, generous, deep experience. We recommend her 101%!

5 stars Clement C. 08 Jun 2017

Olesya, you are simply marvelous.

Thank you so much for showing us your wonderful city. We are planning to go back to St. Petersburg in the near future. We'll email you.

5 stars Nigel M. 27 Aug 2015

Our guide, Olesya, and driver was great for the 2 days we spent in St. Petersburg at the end of August. I would recommend her to anyone. Money well spent.

5 stars Mark P. 09 Aug 2015

Olesya was so personable, knowledgeable and accommodating, our time with her and Arthur, our driver, was the highlight of our trip. She went out of her way to include everything we were interested in and adjust the itinerary based on our level of comfort. Her knowledge of St Petersburg, it's history, and especially art history was amazing. Her sparkling personality was wonderful. Arthur was very helpful getting us to and from sights and in and out of the very comfortable car. Highly recommended!

5 stars Charming A. 15 May 2015

Very organized & experienced tour guild.

Lovely, charming & sincere!

Once you meet her, even it's raining day. You will have a sunny mood!

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