Tatiana was an outstanding guide and really made the tour. And I don't say that flippantly. She was vastly knowledgeable (particularly in St Petersburg), had a great command of English and a wicked sense of humor. In addition, she artfully handled a particularly difficult guest.
St. Petersburg was fascinating. We had enough freedom to explore as we wanted and enough guidance to keep us safe. The location of the hotel was great.
The hotel in Moscow was good quality and very close to a fun area (market). Tatiana had a wonderful way of teaching us to navigate the metro and even the above mentioned guest managed to get herself around without incident.
All in all, 10/10. Thoroughly recommended and, in fact, already recommended to anyone who will listen.”