Welcome to Russia and to K JOY Travel!
I am Kseniya Gurova. I was born and bred in St. Petersburg, and have always lived here. I graduated from the St. Petersburg State University of Culture and Arts with a Masters degree in Art History. I have also taken numerous courses at the State Association of St. Petersburg for tour guides and interpreters. I am an officially licensed English Speaking Tour Guide with a license from that Association, as well as special licenses from all the major museums in St. Petersburg. K JOY Travel is my pride and joy. After all, I created it 5 years ago!
K JOY Travel has been a family business from its infant days, and is more so now than ever! For example, my father is the transport manager of the company; and my grand mother runs the “Russian Home Visit” tour, which is very popular. My father will arrange to have you driven in comfort and safety anywhere you wish to go in St. Petersburg, and my granny is ever willing to welcome guests to her former communal flat from the Soviet era, where she will share her life history, delicious home cooking, and her rather unique views of modern Russia as compared to her life in Soviet times, with you. She is the soul of K JOY Travel!
Today "K Joy Travel" Co. Ltd. is an official Russian tour operator, authorized by Federal Agency for Tourism, Ministry for Culture of the Russian Federation (МВТ 015017) to provide services to foreign visitors. We specialize in travel service for foreign tourists, both for individuals and for small or larger groups. Although our offices are based in St. Petersburg, we offer a range of tours and excursions in Russia covering not only St. Petersburg, but also Moscow, Novgorod and Pskov. We cater to tourists arriving by plane, train or ship. For our cruise ship customers, we offer visa-free shore excursions in St. Petersburg. Our customers enjoy their personalized and chaperoned tours in the comfort of a chauffeured private car. Entrance to high demand sites is arranged through pre-booked tickets or special entrance privileges.
What makes K JOY Travel unique is that everything we offer you is highly personalized. We do not believe that what interests one tourist will necessarily suit all others. That is why we have made it our priority to talk with each of you and to listen to your expectations, long before we customize the perfect tour. It is our business to understand your needs and to custom tailor your Russian experience so that you get the most benefit out of your precious time in our wonderful cities. As a team of highly trained multi-lingual guides and professional chauffeurs we are proud of the testimonials we have received from happy customers young and old from around the world over these last 4 years, because those testimonials were earned one tourist at a time with a great deal of human investment and mutual satisfaction. That is our promise to you too: put your Russian experience in our hands and we will make it our responsibility to see you fully satisfied. We understand the travel business because we are experienced; we understand Russia because we truly love and respect her; and we understand you because we always take the time to listen to your needs.