Thursday, 10 December 2015 09:47
Maria is a Legend! She is very knowledgeable, passionate and witty. She answered all our questions and was fully engaged.
Saturday, 12 September 2015 09:24
Siamo stati 3 giorni a s. pietroburgo e pensavamo di fare i turisti fai da te. Sbagliatissimo!
Allora abbiamo cercato la guida turistica.
Maria e' stata la nostra guida per un giorno solo purtroppo perche' e' veramente brava, professionale, simpatica sempre sorridente.
Anche se il nostro gruppo era un po' indisciplinato lei non ha mai perso la pazienza. E con noi vecchietti c'era propria da perdere la pazienza. Grazie Maria un saluto da noi tutti
Sofia e il gruppo di italiani.
Tuesday, 18 August 2015 16:19 | Texas
What is the highest rating I can give Maria? If it is 5 stars, I give her 6!!!! We could not have asked for a more knowledgeable and organized tour guide- or was also completely flexible and in tune to us as tourists. She was able to show us all of the "must sees" of St petersburg but also so many things most people will either never know exist... Or that they might have the opportunity to tour.
We were amazed at her incredible fluency and astounding vocabulary - and not only does she speak English impeccably but 4 other languages as well.
I'm planning a trip to Italy in a month but I'm worried that Maria spoiled me for future tour guides. I really don't see how anyone could top the experience we had with Maria in St petersburg.
Thursday, 06 August 2015 08:08
Six Stars for our three days with Maria.
Maria is a generous guide to the treasures of St Petersburg, sharing her comprehensive knowledge of her hometown in impeccable English to the delight of this Australian family of four adults. We visited Catherine's Palace, The Hermitage, Peterhof and the city sights in her company and the Ethnography and Political History museums on our own. Our experience was definitely enriched in her presence and we would have her guide us everywhere next time!
Maria delivered six star service: adding in an impromptu boat trip at 2 hours notice; driving past Baltika bus station to orient our backpacker as to where to catch the coach to Tallin, Estonia; and ordering a cab to take 3 of us out to Pulkovo airport on a day she was not retained by us.
Her knowledge, professionalism and warm, engaging manner is topped off by a wry sense of humour; fearless skill as a queue jumper; and talented red squirrel whisperer!
Monday, 01 June 2015 07:25
My wife and I visited St Petersburg in April, and we feel incredibly lucky to have had Maria as our guide for three full days. She is the perfect guide-- knowledgable, efficient, fun to spend time with, and she has great affection for her city. Highly recommend!
Thursday, 07 May 2015 23:42
Grazie Maria…. Ci hai fatto conoscere San Pietroburgo come da soli non avremmo potuto fare. Grazie per le grandissime professionalità, competenza e disponibilità che hai dimostrato. Grazie perché hai saputo rispondere alle nostre esigenze ancora prima che noi stessi le ca***imo. Grazie per il tuo fluente italiano, con cui ci hai sorpreso usando un lessico ricercato e di particolare finezza; ascoltarti è stato facile. Grazie per la pazienza che hai avuto quando invece di sei adulti ci siamo comportati come 40 ragazzini in gita. Grazie per come hai fatto squadra con noi creando un’atmosfera semplice e senza problemi.
Non potremo ricordare San Pietroburgo senza pensare a te.
Siamo stati fortunati ad incontrati.
Tuesday, 13 January 2015 14:11
I can only echo the excellent ratings given to visitpeter.com. We have had 4 extremely memorable days in St Petersburg touring with Maria - she was so efficient and knowledgeable and made all our visits to various attractions great fun. She fluently speaks Italian, English and German. You need some more time to see this wonderful city, but she managed to give us a very good rounded feeling for it with many original and off the beaten track visits. I recommend Maria highly, bottom line I can't imagine a better tour service than the one she provided.
Wednesday, 12 November 2014 20:51
Great city, great guide, choose Maria! Extremely knowledgeable and helpful.
Thursday, 16 October 2014 06:55 | Russia
We visited St. Petersburg this year and had Maria as our tour guide. Maria is very pleasant and knowledgeable with Russia's history. I would highly recommend choosing her for your visit to
Thursday, 21 August 2014 18:14 | India
Just back from a holiday in Russia. Thanks to Maria touring Saint Petersburg was such fun.
She knows her history and statistics, is fun to be with and answered our endless questions patiently.
She made the city come alive for us.
Thank you !