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Aleksei Kurlian

Mountain Guide, Traveller, Tea master

My story

I was born in Leningrad, grew up in St. Petersburg, and I am happy about it. The city became really native to me after 2014, when I having lived in different areas found my present house. Having managed to live in the sleeping areas and the historical center of city – Petersburg of Dostoevsky, I found my own Paradise on Malaya Okhta.

What do I do here?

I am a mountain travel guide, event organizer, traveler and tea master. In St. Petersburg I rest and work in the mountains or other countries. And in my free time I really like to share my vision of the city with guests. I love nature and going to the country, I know the suburbs of St. Petersburg.

What's the best of my city?

Most of all I love the city center and Kolomna, Petersburg of Dostoevsky, Petrogradsky district and Vasilievsky island. I am also happy to take you to interesting art places of the city: museums of modern art, rare exhibitions, loft spaces, tea rooms in traditional Chinese style or falafel from Syrians

My tours secret sauce

I feel that the "secret ingredient" of this project is to convey the vision of the city through the eyes of a local resident, and not through the eyes of the layman, but a creative person. I can also optionally arrange for you meetings with local artists and musicians, because I'm in the loop and, of course, I know where and when there are good concerts in St. Petersburg.

Places of Interest
Creative Spaces
Nature and Parks
I also provide
Travel Planning
Road Trip


This flat fee is effective for up to 4 travellers, applied for every localie and destination you choose. 5+ is twice the standard rate.

Whole day


For a full day, it is about 8 hours of activities together with our locals.

½ day


Your ½ day walk with one of our local takes half a day usually takes 4-5 hours.

Discover Saint Petersburg with Aleksei Kurlian

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