I returned from my trip on Monday and cannot thank your company enough for planning the trip to Russia for us. We all had an fantastic time everywhere we went while in Russia. Every detail of the trip was planned so perfectly for us.
Everything was absolutely perfect from the time I was met at the airport in Moscow until I was taken to the airport in St. Petersburg. We found the people in both cities to be extremely friendly and helpful.
The trip was exactly as I had wanted it to be: to visit Russia but not as a part of a large tour group. The hotel arrangements were excellent. The staff at both hotels were professional, friendly, and very accommodating: they provided outstanding service to us. The staff at the Taleon in St. Petersburg did not speak English fluently; however, I did not mind this as it gave me more opportunities to practice my Russian. The accommodations at both hotels were very spacious and comfortable. There was a large selection of food at the buffet breakfasts in both hotels. All the food was tastefully prepared.
The guides provided were extremely knowledgeable as to the specific places we visited.
We all enjoyed seeing the ballets in both Moscow and St. Petersburg. They were breathtaking and magical to watch.
The food and service at all the restaurants we ate in while in both cities were also excellent.
I also had the opportunity to travel on the Metro in Moscow several times by myself. I was proud that I could read the names of the stops in Russian and did not get lost even once.
I most enjoyed the train trips to Sergiyev Posad, St. Petersburg, and Veliky Novgorod. I gave me the opportunity see the landscape and the various villages as we passed by them.
We saw so much and did so much while visiting Russia. For me, this was a trip of a lifetime, one that I totally enjoyed, and one that I will never forget.
Therefore, without question, I would like to make another trip to Russia around the same time in October, 2017. I am not certain if my husband will come me this time as he did regret not coming with me. If it is possible to plan, I would like to visit several of the cities in Russia via the train. These cities would include Yekaterinburg, Volgograd, Vladivostok, Kaliningrad, and Sochi. I would like to spend 2 days in Moscow and then take a return flight home from one of the Moscow airports. I would like to have a guide who would take us around in each city; as to the hotels, they do not have to be 5 stars ones.
Many thanks to you and your company. This trip was the best trip that I have ever taken.!!!
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