For a military historian a visit to the Austerlitz battlefield is a rewarding experience: the terrain has not changed much, and most of the battle's key locations (command posts and such) are well marked. You can follow the phases of the battle, and understand the "fog of war" the commanders had to deal with. (Plan on at least 4-5 hours - anything less, and you miss a lot.) The battlefield is about 8 miles by 12 miles - far too large to cover on foot, unless you have several days and a good pair of boots. And you must get there first, and you must know what to look for and where - and this is where Ms. Svedova excells.
She picked us up with a van at our hotel (at about 08:30), and drove us to Napoleon's command post first. From here we could view the entire battlefield, and with the help of the maps she provided we understood the overall situation. Then we visited the key locations (the Santon hill, the Pheasantrie, Sokolnitz castle, etc) to get a complete picture. A visit to the museum in nearby Slavkov rounded it all out.
We may have seemed a bit of a challenge: two American professional soldiers, with a keen interest in military history. Although Ms. Svedova claims to be "just a tour guide," that is an understatement: she met the challenge wonderfully. Without her local knowledge we would have missed a great deal, regardless of our professional background.