Art and Architecture
Tours by Natalya

Welcome to Tzar Travel!

Discover St. Petersburg with an Art Historian!

Hello! I am Natalya German-Tsarkova, an experienced tour guide and art historian. My personally vetted and experienced guides will lead you through the vast city and beyond… all in a private tour vehicle.

Ethos of St.Petersburg

I believe in providing high quality personalized service to my clients. Besides impeccable knowledge of St. Petersburg’s civic and art history, I believe that my clients should be entertained during their tours.

In 2004 I graduated from St. Petersburg Academy of Fine Arts, Dept. of Art History. I started guiding in 2005. Being an educated art historian, I never envisioned becoming a tour guide, but like many milestones in life, it happened by chance. A friend of mine asked me to show his relatives around St. Petersburg. I gave it a try and realized a wonderful sense of personal fulfillment. Sharing my knowledge and passion for this city with my clients was a real pleasure for me. Eventually, my experiences grew into «Original St. Petersburg Tours».

Today, my staff of ten, highly qualified, handpicked guides eagerly await our opportunity to share my vision of what a tour should be. My personal assistant Anastasia is also available to assist a smooth running program.

Note: Professional experienced drivers and high quality, comfortable vehicles is something we are very serious about.

I am happy to provide you with:

  • Visa-Free Shore Excursions
  • Private guided tours of St. Petersburg and its environs
  • Walking tours
  • Ready-made and Customized Tours
  • Airport/Railway Transfers
  • Ticket Booking
  • Segway Tours (new!)

Our clients


Reviewed October 27, 2014
Visited September 2014
The only way to see and fully appreciate St Petersburg. Natalya was an excellent guide, very knowledgeable, efficient, and accommodating, we learnt so much from her and came away with a better appreciation of her country and its history. So much to see but we were guided with such expertise and care that it seemed easy. We had a private tour, we told Natalya what we wanted to do and see and she covered everything and more. We ended our three days , informed, wiser and feeling that we had gained a friend. Would thoroughly recommend this way of seeing this beautiful city.
— walton2253.