Here are some reviews from our past travellers to Russia. For more details on each tour, simply click on the tour image.
Maria was very knowledgeable about places we went. Very easy to get along with, and open to discussing pretty much anything. Took the time to find out things we might like to do during free time, and made sure that we were given the information needed to find the places. I quite enjoyed visiting with her on the trip, and hope that others who take this tour, are as lucky as I was, to get her for a guide.
As for the tour, I personally, would have preferred spending more time in St. Petersburg, and Novgorod (countryside), than in Moscow. It almost seemed as if other than the Kremlin and St. Basil's Cathedral, unless you were doing optional excursions, that was all there was to do there, in relation to the tour. There seemed like so much more to see and do and explore in and around St. Petersburg, with all the churches, palaces, the various canals, and shops and the Hermitage, which was my personal highlight of the tour.”
Excellent tour made better by our first class tour guide, Dasha. Dasha had excellent knowledge of the country, the history and the places we visited. She handled any issues capably and without fuss. Excellent work.”
The tour was wonderful, everything I'd hoped for. I saw almost everything I had on my list, the only places I missed were due to the Victory Day celebrations being on and things being closed. I loved the variety of history and culture on the tour and trying so many new things. I felt like I saw a lot of different aspects of Russia which was wonderful.
My only feedback would be sometimes due to the times of activities, it made it difficult to eat meals at a reasonable time (for example meeting at 6 for an evening activity, so we had to have dinner super early or really late).
Dasha our guide was excellent, probably the best group tour guide I've ever had. She was very knowledgeable, fun and patient (which can sometimes be tough in big groups!)
A wonderful tour, I can't wait to start planning the next one!”