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My highest recommendation

I have been extremely fortunate to work with Olga Bychek–and have recommended her to many of my very sophisticated friends. Read more… “My highest recommendation”

DIANE DORRANS SAEKS
Magazine founder and editor, design book author, travel writer and THE STYLE SALONISTE blogger
San Francisco, CA, USA

…very knowledgeable and informative…

Olga was very knowledgeable and informative, giving us the history of our surroundings and keeping our interest peaked. The tour took in all that was described in the brochure. My favorite part of our tour was … Read more… “…very knowledgeable and informative…”

JULIE P.
Georgia, USA

The days with Olga became more like visiting with a friend who was showing us her St Petersburg. BeHappyRussia was well organised and the experience was hassle free….

Our 3 day visit to St Petersburg in 2015 is one of the highlights of my travels around the globe.
The fascinating history and … Read more… “The days with Olga became more like visiting with a friend who was showing us her St Petersburg. BeHappyRussia was well organised and the experience was hassle free….”

LYNDON and JUDY McLEOD
Australia

Вы сделали наше путешествие незабываемым, увлекательным и познавательным!

В праздничный день, 14 февраля 2016 года, я оказалась участницей авторской, музыкальной экскурсии по центру Санкт-Петербурга «Музыкальный Петербург … Read more… “Вы сделали наше путешествие незабываемым, увлекательным и познавательным!”

ЕЛЕНА МАКАРОВА
Санкт-Петербург, Россия

…an unforgettable experience both for European colleagues and those who live in St. Petersburg.

The St. Petersburg School of Conference Interpreting and Translation (SCIT) of Herzen University hired Olga Bychek as a guide for … Read more… “…an unforgettable experience both for European colleagues and those who live in St. Petersburg.”

ANGELIQUE ANTONOVA
Ph.D., Associate Professor, Deputy Director St Petersburg School of Conference Interpreting and Translation Herzen State Pedagogical University of Russia
St. Petersburg, Russia

…she was flexible and sensitive to our needs…

After a friendly e-mail exchange with Olga over a course of two months, we were able to decide on a suitable itinerary for our group of ten. Upon arrival … Read more… “…she was flexible and sensitive to our needs…”

CAROL
Hong Kong

She customized our tour to address what we wanted to see…

We had a wonderful time in St. Petersburg with Olga. She customized our tour to address what we wanted to see in our St. Petersburg experience while also making sure … Read more… “She customized our tour to address what we wanted to see…”

BENSON WONG
San Francisco, CA, USA

She will make centuries of history come alive for you. And even better, you’ll have fun along the way!

There were 6 of us travelling together, and we had three days to tour St Petersburg. Olga was the perfect guide in every … Read more… “She will make centuries of history come alive for you. And even better, you’ll have fun along the way!”

TRISHA HEATON
Sydney, Australia

…the best possible value for your money……the best way to get immersed in this unique country and culture in the least amount of time.

Olga put together a complete, thoroughly enjoyable and truly unforgettable trip for us on our visit to St. Petersburg. This was our first visit to Russia and … Read more… “…the best possible value for your money……the best way to get immersed in this unique country and culture in the least amount of time.”

BOB A.
San Francisco, CA, USA

…sensitive to the clients’ needs, she is just how a guide should be.

Olga is a first class guide. Sharp but sensitive to the clients’ needs, she is just how a guide should be. She has … Read more… “…sensitive to the clients’ needs, she is just how a guide should be.”

PADDINGTON TUCKER
Managing Director of Travel Advance
Prague, Czech Republic

Свадебная экскурсия на Захария Серповидца

Замужество единственной дочери – серьезный повод задуматься над тем, как организовать праздник, чтобы он запомнился. Озаботившись проблемой, нам пришлось перебрать все … Read more… “Свадебная экскурсия на Захария Серповидца”

ИРИНА И СЕРГЕЙ МАРТЫНКЕВИЧ
Санкт-Петербург, Россия

…everything was organised perfectly; she is superbly well informed; a wonderful relaxed host; very flexible…

When we decided to visit St Petersburg in 2015, we discussed the trip with friends who had been there in 2014. “You must get Olga Bychek as your … Read more… “…everything was organised perfectly; she is superbly well informed; a wonderful relaxed host; very flexible…”

KEITH BERMAN
Auckland, New Zealand

It was excellent we could not have asked for a better guide than Olga.

Our tour was arranged to our specific specifications. It was excellent we could not have asked for a better guide than Olga. Read more… “It was excellent we could not have asked for a better guide than Olga.”

SUZANNA ALLEN
member Board of Directors Institute of Architecture and Art Northern California chapter; Former member Board of Directors Sir John Soane's Museum Foundation New York
San-Francisco, CA, USA

We were definitely beneficiaries of her connections and her high regard in the local tourism industry in terms of preferential access.

We worked with Olga on our three-day port stop in St. Petersburg in June 2015 on the recommendation of other well-traveled friends. She was fantastic, and probably the best private tour guide we … Read more… “We were definitely beneficiaries of her connections and her high regard in the local tourism industry in terms of preferential access.”

LARRY AND VALERIE
San Marino, CA, USA

Olga’s love of and enthusiasm for St. Petersburg is infectious.

Olga’s knowledge of Russian history is breathtaking.
Olga’s love of and enthusiasm for St. Petersburg is … Read more… “Olga’s love of and enthusiasm for St. Petersburg is infectious.”

PAT McELROY
San Francisco, CA, USA

Think St Petersburg, think Olga.

Think St Petersburg, think Olga.
Our tour of St Petersburg booked with Olga was seamless from obtaining our Visas to finish. Read more… “Think St Petersburg, think Olga.”

PENNY and GERRY BETT
The UK

She knows how to bring the art and history to life with her expertise and superb background in art history

We have traveled to St. Petersburg twice by cruise ship (three days each cruise), and Olga was our guide both times for each and every day. St. Petersburg is a magnificent city, and Olga is … Read more… “She knows how to bring the art and history to life with her expertise and superb background in art history”

SHELLEY BAYER
Malibu, CA, USA

Our St. Petersburg trip was the best because we had a very charming tour guide…….. Olga Bychek

We were lucky to have Olga Bycheck as our tour guide in St. Petersburg, Russia when we did our Scandinavian Tour. Read more… “Our St. Petersburg trip was the best because we had a very charming tour guide…….. Olga Bychek”

LOIDA VILLEGAS
San-Diego, CA, USA

… it’s really like having a tour with an old friend of yours!

Olga is a perfect guide. She is very professional and knowledgeable and speaks excellent English. Read more… “… it’s really like having a tour with an old friend of yours!”

SIMONA
Bologna, Italy

… a major highlight was an early entry to the Hermitage – we had the ballroom to ourselves for a brief waltz!

Olga guided us for the three days of our trip to St Petersburg, the first benefit was she arranged all our visas, we did not have to worry about that. She … Read more… “… a major highlight was an early entry to the Hermitage – we had the ballroom to ourselves for a brief waltz!”

CHRIS AND PENNIE, GRAHAM AND GLORIA
Auckland, NZ

You can safely let her lead you in your discovery of Russia.

Olga is a very knowledgeable, dynamic and easy going guide. Her love for her native city is contagious and her … Read more… “You can safely let her lead you in your discovery of Russia.”

GLORIA V. STOKOL
LOS ANGELES, USA

Her knowledge of everything Russian, impeccable English, and winning personality, made her my favorite guide of all time!

As a travel consultant for 40 years, I have always searched for the best guides wherever I send clients. Olga was recommended to me when … Read more… “Her knowledge of everything Russian, impeccable English, and winning personality, made her my favorite guide of all time!”

ANDREA DeGRAFF
San-Francisco, USA

..a great tour guide!

Olga is fantastic! She is knowledgeable, fun, smart, fun to be with..in short..a great tour guide! Read more… “..a great tour guide!”

MAX SHAPIRO
San Francisco, CA, USA

…..she made each site come alive

Our two days with Olga were truly a wonderful experience. She took us everywhere we wanted to go and had SO much history and … Read more… “…..she made each site come alive”

JIll & RYAN
Weatherford, TX, USA

Our rating is 10 out of 10 and that is sincere.

Olga could speak excellent English at all times. Always punctual and consistently enthusiastic  with good humour. The van used for … Read more… “Our rating is 10 out of 10 and that is sincere.”

DANNY & SANDY
NEW ZEALAND

Olga is incredibly engaging …… We had a super tight schedule and Olga kept us ahead of the lines at each of our stops.

Myself and 5 friends spent a full day with Olga visiting the beautiful and impressive sites of St Petersburg. Olga is incredibly engaging and her storytelling is very … Read more… “Olga is incredibly engaging …… We had a super tight schedule and Olga kept us ahead of the lines at each of our stops.”

JON
San Francisco, CA, USA

The trip was beyond our expectations….

Olga was recommended by a family friend. We started planning our trip many months before we finally got here. It was … Read more… “The trip was beyond our expectations….”

Milana K.
Los Angeles, USA

An exceptional tour with Olga

St. Petersburg came alive during our two days of touring with Olga last month. Her knowledge of the city’s history, people, and sites is extraordinary. She is professional but … Read more… “An exceptional tour with Olga”

David & Robin Savitz
USA

We are very pleased to recommend Olga for a number of reasons….

We visited St Petersburg earlier this year as part of a Baltic Cruise. Olga had been recommended to us by friends in New Zealand who had earlier visited St Petersburg. We are very pleased to recommend Olga for a number of reasons … Read more… “We are very pleased to recommend Olga for a number of reasons….”

Anita and David Hughes
Auckland, New Zealand

…. a real expert with intimate knowledge of all the places we went.

I still remember what a great tour you gave Dora and Kathy and me in St Petersburg several years ago at the Hermitage and the Summer Palace. Read more… “…. a real expert with intimate knowledge of all the places we went.”

Thomas Bugbee
Hacienda Heights, CA, USA

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