Katya Puzyreva

Katya Puzyreyva was born in Moscow and lived in both Moscow and Minsk before moving to St. Petersburg with her family at a young age. With a Master’s Degree in Journalism and English Interpretation from St. Petersburg University, she has traveled all over the world, from the most distant reaches of the Russian Federation to Mongolia, China, and 19 states in the US. “When I introduce travelers to Russia’s history, I’m fascinated by the things that bring the human touch to history, like visiting the Armory Museum and seeing the actual wedding dress of Catherine the Great or the fragile Faberge flowers that outlived their Imperial owners, or connecting the magic of  St. Petersburg with figures like Alexander Pushkin, the poet who expresses the soul of the Russian people. I hope to make my travelers enthusiastic about Russian history, art, and culture, and to explain the reasons for Russia’s contradictions.” When not guiding, Katya indulges her passions for nature, ballet, family history, memoirs, and the hand-painted porcelain produced at the 250-year-old Imperial Porcelain Factory in St. Petersburg. She is fluent in English and lives in St. Petersburg.

Upcoming Trips: TBA

Past Trips:

Russia: Land of the Czars, May 20-31, 2011
Russia: Land of the Czars, June 17-28, 2011
Russia: Land of the Czars, May 18-29, 2012
Russia: Land of the Czars, August 31-September 11, 2012
Russia: Land of the Czars, May 17-27, 2013
Russia: Land of the Czars, August 30-September 9, 2013
Russia: Land of the Czars, May 16-26, 2014
Russia: Land of the Czars, June 13-23, 2014
Russia: Land of the Czars, August 29-September 8, 2014

Client Testimonials:


Katya Puzyreva is by far the best Wilderness Travel guide or guide of any travel organization that I have had the experience of knowing in over forty years of overseas travel. She was patient, enthusiastic, punctual, polite, and unbelievably intelligent. Jerry D. T., Laredo, TX
Land of the Czars
Katya was great. She is such a professional and extremely knowledgeable. Shirley R., Springfield, MO
Russia: Land of the Czars
Katya is one of the best guides I've ever had. Marian B., New York, NY
Russia: Land of the Czars
Katya was an excellent guide, very conscientous and knowledgable. Mark H., Soda Springs, CA
Russia: Land of the Czars