Your Guides in St. Petersburg
Your Guides in St. Petersburg
VB-Excursions were founded in 2005 by Vyacheslav Bochkov, who was the only guide at that time. Now we are 7 people, who live and work in St. Petersburg. We know the city quite well: its major sights, famous places, unknown and interesting spots. We do not try to load you up with a bunch of historical information and unnecessary figures and facts - we walk at your pace, see the places and things which regular tourists do not see, we tell you funny stories and jokes, we always enjoy our time, because these are NOT instructive, but entertaining walking tours. If you prefer individual approach,have an adventurous type of personality and have millions of questions, you have come to the right place. It is as simple as that: pick up one of the tours, e-mail to us and we will arrange it for you.
The author of the project (VB - Vyacheslav Bochkov). Quite adventurous young man. Has lived and worked for a while in the USA and Great Britain. Experienced the Thai hospitality. Can tell you in detail what the Hawaiian sun is about. Loves St. Petersburg and its nice parks, little streets, curly canals, picturesque views of Petergof and the Finnish Gulf. Enjoys reading Russian classics, including Dostoevsky, Tolstoy, Goncharov. Will be happy to answer any of your questions about the USSR history and present days.
Smart girl. An English teacher. Pretty one, ahhh? Has a very good experience in survival in wild conditions. Has gone to several archeological expeditions all over Russia. Has worked in the USA. Will be ready to argue about any topic you pick up. A big fan of Beatles and Bon Jovi. Likes reading. Hates TV except for Discovery Channel….. Favorite excursions are "Dostoevsky's "Crime and Punishment" and "Back in USSR".
Dmitry was born and grew up in St-Petersburg. He has always been very passionate about travelling. He travelled to many places in Russia including even some remote spots where no people have ever been before. He was happy to share his travel passion with foreign travelers working 4 years as a tour guide. His slogan is "I want you to love Russia as much as I do". Dmitry is a really positive and open minded person and speaks excellent English. Prefers "Revolutionary St.Petersburg" among the excursions we offer.
Very bright personality. Always positive and optimistic. Big experience in working as a guide. Loves bicycling and skiing. There is a feeling that she's been everywhere except Antarctic. Knows Hermitage better than her own flat. Has Master's in Marketing. Enjoys reading about the Russian history. Prefers "Revolutionary St.Petersburg" among the excursions we offer.
Nice and clever. Ambitious. Has extensive experience in working with tourists from Australia and the UK. A student of the well-known St.Petersburg State University. Likes Russian classical literature. Among other interests are sports and travelling.
Multitalented young man. He freely speaks English (he used to live and study in the USA for a year) and has black belt in karate. Being fond of photography, he climbs on St.Petersburg roofs and shoots such amazing views. He also enjoys traveling by bicycle around the city. Pavel is always very interesting to talk to as he knows a lot about his native city and has a great sense of humor.His favourite walking tours are "Dostoevsky's "Crime and Punishment" and "Vodka Pub Crawl"
Olga's surname is Veselovskaya, "veselo" means "have fun with" in Russian, so you will not be dissapointed with her company. She is now getting her PhD in ethnography at St.Petersburg State University. Loves sport, music and travellingg. Olga is a very charming girl, with a great sense of humor.
An English teacher. Has had a great experience of international volunteer work in Europe. Keen on travelling: has felt the hot temper of Turkish lifestyle and the hot sun of Egyptian desert. Deeply interested in history and its philosophy. Loves foreign literature, dreams of translating it into Russian on a highly professional level. Most of all enjoys listening to people telling their lifestories and comparing different nationalities in the way they think and behave.
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