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Marina Matiukhina

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Guide at a Glance

  • Company

    Local Friends SPB

  • Locations

    St. Petersburg, Northwestern District, Russia

  • Activities

    Sightseeing, Walking Tour

  • Guiding Experience

    12 years

  • Languages

    English, Russian, Spanish

  • Favorite Trip

    Hidden City

Guide Bio

I am a local sightseeing guide and event organizer in St.Petersburg. I provide all details and administration for weddings, corporate parties, birthday and private parties. I offer day tours across the city.

I started by showing the city to my friends visiting from Europe. They were complaining that it is hard to communicate with Russians because of the language barrier. They wanted to know what the locals do, where they spend leisure time and try eating the local food. Now, I show the city for more than 50 people. This is a beautiful city, which is full of contrasts. Only a local person can show you the hidden places that a tourist wouldn’t find. I love all kinds of art, music and attending different events. I would like to know your interests that I can offer special programs for only for you. I will work around the schedule of the days you are planning to visit the city.

My organizational skills in my personal life peaked my interest in planning events for family and friends. I received my Masters in Event Planning from the St. Petersburg State University of Culture and Arts. After several years of working with other companies, I decided to start my own online company recently. It connects people to local events and people to make their stay more enjoyable. As an event organizer, I have added tours to many places such as Mariinskiy theatre, exhibitions and concerts.

I also enjoy meeting new people and sharing my local experiences. I love traveling. I am a positive, intelligent, kind young woman. So welcome to my world!

Marina Matiukhina's Reviews

  • Daniel Avina

    Saint Petersburg is the most beautiful city I’ve visited, a lot of touristic attractions, but is difficult to enjoy when it comes to the language and the local places where tourists never gets. There’s when having a local friend like Marina gets invaluable useful, as a local in SPB she really knows the place and every little interesting corner, extremely professional and impressive background, she certainly helped to make my experience in SPB completely different of what I expected.

    She made a plan according to what I wanted to see in the city, best jazz bar in town, Interesting local art expositions beyond the touristic ones, a Classic Motorbikes expo and best places for local food!

    Thank you!…I’ m looking forward to come back soon! :)

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