Through communication On the Air, I realised that many Hams would like to visit my home city of St. Petersburg - the city of Peter the Great, White Nights, Drawbridges and fantastic aura.

So the idea came to me to create a very individual tour of St. Petersburg for Radio Amateurs.

Do you want to know the real Petersburg with the real YL Raisa?

I do not represent any travel company, so we are talking about Individual Tourism, with an exclusive program developed in close contact with you.

My responsibilities include travel planning tips, the organisation of your stay and movement around the city taking into account the best value for money. I would offer excursions with the ability to go where no ordinary groups of tourists usually go.

I want to show Petersburg as it really is, not just the facade.

And of course, I will offer you also options for Amateur Radio interests such as:

  • the Communications Museum and Memorial Museum of Alexander Popov (RK1B) 
  • Russian club stations, incl. the Icebreaker Krasin or the Cruiser Aurora
  • Working/portable with my own equipment, maybe even from one of the islands in the Gulf of Finland

Petersburg is also known as the "Venice of the North". This is a great place for water excursions along the canals. Depending on the weather, we can also see the evening life of St. Petersburg.

Other options are my professional photo shootphoto book in memory of your trip.

I graduated in St. Petersburg where my studies were also in Tourism. But I am not a professional guide (translator). Those of you who wish to dig deeper into the city’s history I have a colleague who specialises in this field.

And some more great news, once all Covid-19 restrictions have been lifted, a new regulation for entering Russia will commence. Nationals of 51 foreign states (or even more) will be able to apply for an electronic tourists visa to St. Petersburg which can be easily applied for on-line, therefore cutting out all of the paperwork making it much simpler than with previous applications.

If you are interested, please contact me, indicating your call sign and plans.

I kindly ask for your patience but due to my limited capacity, it is essential that those interested should plan and book their trip well in advance