«I cannot forecast to you the action of Russia. It is a riddle, wrapped in a mystery, inside an enigma; but perhaps there is a key…»
This famous saying can also be referred to St. Petersburg.
St. Petersburg is not just a fascinatingly beautiful place, it is a city of special character and remarkable fate, a magic combination of old-fashioned and modern, mythology and reality, mysticism and prose.
We offer a variety of excursions and tours which are more than trivial sightseeing.
They are perfect for those who are interested in Russian history and history of Russian art, as well as those who would like to gain a better understanding of the phenomenon of St. Petersburg in the context of not only Russian, but also of world history and culture.
We not only give you bare facts, dates, and names, but we also introduce you to the mysterious world beyond city guidebooks. We can help you see the meaning of the signs and symbols of different periods from a Russian cultural and historical perspective, understand the origin and consistency of various architectural styles and artistic tendencies, as well as political trends and parties.
Tailored Tours was founded by Timofey Kruglikov, a historian and a graduate in Russian History and Culture from the State University of St. Petersburg. Timofey has been a lecturer for St. Petersburg Academy of Culture and he also continues to dedicate his time to as many interested individuals and groups as the schedule allows.
Tailored Tours is a network of highly professional local experts.
Besides being licensed guides and brilliant story-tellers, most of them are professional historians, art historians, and university teachers (often PhD or Terminal degree), all competent experts in their fields.
For more than 6 years, we have shared our passion for Russian history,
culture, and politics by preparing and giving numerous unique and successful tours for a variety of tourists from around the world.
What distinguishes us:
personalized tours – you can choose from the standard list of tours, or make a request towards your personal interest in either history and politics, or music, art, and literature
the best tour guides – you will have detailed, clear, and authentic information from our knowledgeable experts who will help you to put all you see into a clear context
small size of groups – you will be treated as individuals in a setting which easily allows all of your questions to be answered
when possible, take the fast track and avoid the long lines in the museums
reliable shopping, cheap and tasty meals
reasonable prices - all tours are designed to work with your budget
Our tours are perfect for:
visitors with special interests
families and small groups
VIP sightseeing tours
Tailored Tours of St.Petersburg is an officially registered tour company.
Our register number at the Federal Agency of Tourism of Russian Federation is: PTO 021736
Our party of seven friends engaged your services on the recommendation of friends who had toured with you previously. We found your presentation of your city and its features enthralling; you were never at a loss to be efficient, informative and interesting, to answer our questions, to keep us moving through the occasional crowd and to make good eating and entertaining recommendations. We would like to come back and in the meantime have no hesitation in recommending your company to anyone sincerely interested in all St. Petersburg has to offer.
Chris Hodson USA
A heart felt thank you from Billy and me for making our time in St. Petersburg so special and interesting. We are so grateful to have made a wonderful new friend and to have been so fortunate to partake of all of your knowledge. A long trip back home - but pretty smooth all in all.
With love and best regards,