Guide & photographer
in Saint-Petersburg

Natalia Dubovik

I'm coming to St Petersburg and I'd like a tour with Natalia


/ licensed guide & professional photographer /

Tours and photo strolls

in St Petersburg and royal suburbs, in museums and palaces

Saint- Petersburg

classic or lesser known


park & fountains

and palaces

grand and lesser known

Hello! I'm Natalia

I'm a city guide, photographer, teacher, author and owner of project in St Petersburg.

I've been showing my beloved city to travelers for over 9 years.
I was born in a town of Cherepovets, lived a year and a half in New Jersey, and moved to Saint Petersburg in 2008.

I graduated A Foreign Languages Institute and completed several courses on history, art, culture, architecture, photography and journalism.
I'm an avid reader of books about Petersburg.

You may see me with English, French, and Russian speaking tourists.
I also teach English & Russian as foreign language, and work with theaters as interpreter.
I'm working on my very own guide book that will include lesser known and unobvious attractions and places to see.

Recently written a cool & fun Russian phrasebook for travellers (French version is coming too!).
I love contemporary French music.

I'm a proud cat owner. My Sophie likes to walk me on a lawn near our home.
Once I've petted a koala, several kangaroos and a wombat - all in one day !

I'm a big hugger. There are people hugged by me in every corner of the world.

I enjoy being the first person you meet here, and showing you around on your first day, giving you plenty of ideas and advice for your solo discoveries. Also have fun taking you on strolls for savvy tourists.
If you've seen everything from the guide book I will know the places to show you: a local "Bermuda triangle" , a massive architectural wonder - the apartment building that takes up the entire block, an anti-cafe in a former mansion or a semi-destroyed church that once was a dance hall. Awe-inspiring memories are guaranteed.

Walking and auto tours

My tours and photostrolls are not boring historic lessons.
I am a story teller that won’t bother you with tons of facts, but rather entertain you with urban legends, interesting stories, and funny jokes. I create vivid images of the years gone by based on historic facts and memoirs of people who lived in the city. You will bring many of these stories back home.

I offer :
- individual walking tours and mini-groups auto/bus tours
- information support and advice before and during your trip if you need it

You'll see the most famous buildings and panoramic views in the city, but also a piece of local life: the lesser known spots: cafes and anticafes in the hidden yards, roofs and former mansions now transformed in hip hang out locations.

Why Photostroll-Spb?

- to feel safe and comfortable
- to enjoy the city
- not to worry about carrying heavy professional photo equipment with you
- you are alone in St.Petersburg and you need a travel companion and someone to talk to
- to get a feeling of the local culture and way of - life
- you travel with family and you want to get great photos all together
- to get a personalized shore photo-excursion if you arrive with the cruise ship
- I can adapt and change any itinerary according to your interests.

Photo tours

I am telling the story of the city and creating a photo chronicle of your travel experience while YOU are having fun and taking home great photos to share with friends and family.

Photo experiences with me:
- individual photo stroll that combines a tour and a professional photo session (yes, I'm also a photographer)
- individual and mini-group photo workshops that includes personal photographic tutorship and a light tour along the way (no camera needed,  modern phone is enough to take great shots)

Master your photographic skills, discover the city on a comfortable pace during a Walking Photo Workshop. You'll get customized photography guidance if you come with your own camera or a modern smartphone. I will give you some advice on how to get the best from your camera \ cameraphone and how to take great shotsof the city.
I will adapt our itinerary to include the best picture spots and views of St Petersburg.

What you get with every tour
Fun time in Russia in any weather

Best-kept secrets of the city and personal advice on the hot spots

Professional photos if you choose a photo stroll

All the essential information for your comfortable and safe stay in St. Petersburg (transport, places to eat and party, museums and art galleries)

Insight into that mysterious Russian soul and way of life

A new friend in a new city

Tour descriptions are coming soon!
For now please be kind to contact me for more info

Tours, photo strolls
and photo workshops

Saint Petersburg and suburbs

My 1st day in St Peterburg

all you need to know about the city
a day out with a new friend
(min 2 hours)

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2\3 day itinerary

main attractions of St Petersburg + Peterhof fountain park and museums
(customized individual program)

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Peter and Paul Fortress

the cradle of the city
(1,5-2 hours)

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Along the Nevsky towards Dostoevsky

hidden paths and yards behind the facades
(1,5 hours)

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Birthday Stroll

a relaxed city tour with stories on how Russians celebrated their birthdays and namesake days in bygone times, what kind of presents they received.
A gift for a birthday boy\girl\mom\dad\granny or a stroll with your friends before the party
(champagne and presents on request)


New Year and Christmas a la saint-petersbourgeois

holidays spirit and stories about the holidays in the Russian Empire, USSR and nowadays
(only from Dec, 17 till Jan, 12)


Photo workshop

and a relaxed city tour


Peterhof gardens

fountain park 60 km from St Petersburg
(2,5 hours)

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Tsarskoe Selo

Catherine Palace and Gardens

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Museums and palaces

The Hermitage Museum (Winter Palace)

parade interiors and principal masterpieces
(2,5 hours)

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Faberge Museum

Easter chef d'oeuvres and Russian enamels
in Shuvalov Palace
(about 1 hr)


Model-museum Peter-Aqua

like a time machine that takes you to the 18 century of St petersburg
(about 1 hr)

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Sheremetev Palace / Museum of music

mansion and palace in the city center
the Fontanka Emb, 34
(2 hrs)

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Rimsky-Korsakov museum - apartment

very cozy flat of the famous composer
(1 hr)

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