Rosemarie Culver 5 star review | Travel All Russia

My recent trip to Russia's Ancient Kingdoms Russia was fantastic

Rosemarie Culver from United States traveled to Russia
5

I wanted to make some comments about my recent trip to Russia's Ancient Kingdoms. It was fantastic. One of the best trips I have ever had. There were so many surprises about Russia. All were positive. We hear only negative things about Russia for so long no one has any idea of what this country is like in 2014.

I was greatly impressed with the beauty of both Moscow and St. Petersburg. The buildings are so beautiful and even more spectacular lit up at night. The night tour of Moscow and the night boat ride in St. Petersburg were wonderful experiences. I have not ever seen such beautiful cities. Our hotel in Moscow was within easy walking distance of Red Square. Nice planning. Also, with the hotel in St. Petersburg.

Lots of attractions and shops were nearby. There wasn't much time to shop when visiting various attractions. Understandable, but maybe the guides could suggest places to shop on free time. Women would like that. Maybe not so much the men.

I especially enjoyed the Golden Ring portion of the trip. There is so much to see that one could easily spend several more days to see all that is there.

I am an avid photographer and so, looking back, I would recommend that avid photographers would be well advised to spend more time in the Golden Ring, especially Suzdal. One could easily spend another day or two in that attractive town.

Also, the older houses with those wonderful elaborate windows are of special interest to photographers. Perhaps a town with these attractions could be suggested to travelers interested in photography.

The guides were well-spoken in English and well informed about all the places we visited. The Russian people were friendly and welcoming. I would not change anything about the trip except to make it a few days longer for some people. I wish more North Americans traveled to Russia. We need to know that Russia is a modern and developed country that now enjoys the freedoms of speech, press, religion and enterprise.

I have only one observation about Russia that visitors might be advised about before they go. The buildings and streets everywhere have uneven floors and roads that make tripping and falling very likely. On my trip my friend fell but is ok. Another man fell and broke an arm and shoulder.

In closing I want to again say what a fantastic trip I had in such a beautiful and surprising country.

Published,
September 26, 2014
Read more Collapse
4
4.00
412 Reviews
4
4.00
412 Reviews
5
4.95
412 Reviews
5
4.95
412 Reviews
1 country, 2 cities
4, 5-starhotels
Russia1 country,2 cities
5
4.87
412 Reviews
5
4.87
412 Reviews
7 days
1 country, 2 cities
4, 5-starhotels
Russia1 country,2 cities
5
5.00
412 Reviews
5
5.00
412 Reviews
1 country, 2 cities
5-starhotels
Russia1 country,2 cities
5
5.00
412 Reviews
5
5.00
412 Reviews
9 days
1 country, 2 cities
4, 5-starhotels
Russia1 country,2 cities
5
4.50
412 Reviews
5
4.50
412 Reviews
1 country, 2 cities
4, 5-starhotels
Russia1 country,2 cities
5
4.98
412 Reviews
5
4.98
412 Reviews
9 days
1 country, 2 cities
5-starhotels
Russia1 country,2 cities
5
4.96
412 Reviews
5
4.96
412 Reviews
1 country, 2 cities
5-starhotels
Russia1 country,2 cities
5
4.89
412 Reviews
5
4.89
412 Reviews
11 days
1 country, 3 cities
4, 5-starhotels
Russia1 country,3 cities
5
4.89
412 Reviews
5
4.95
378 Reviews
5
4.89
412 Reviews
5
4.89
412 Reviews
11 days
1 country, 3 cities
4, 5-starhotels
Russia1 country,3 cities
5
4.86
412 Reviews
5
4.93
412 Reviews
5
4.87
378 Reviews
5
4.87
412 Reviews
5
4.87
412 Reviews
8 days
1 country, 2 cities
4, 5-starhotels
Russia1 country,2 cities
5
4.87
412 Reviews
5
4.87
412 Reviews
12 days
1 country, 3 cities
4, 5-starhotels
Russia1 country,3 cities
5
4.68
378 Reviews
5
4.97
378 Reviews
5
4.87
412 Reviews
5
4.96
378 Reviews
5
4.76
412 Reviews
5
4.76
412 Reviews
7 days
1 country, 2 cities
4, 5-starhotels
Russia1 country,2 cities
5
4.83
376 Reviews
5
4.91
412 Reviews
5
4.91
412 Reviews
8 days
1 country, 2 cities
4, 5-starhotels
Russia1 country,2 cities
5
4.99
378 Reviews
5
4.85
376 Reviews
5
4.85
376 Reviews
2 countries, 4 cities
3, 4, 5-starhotels
RussiaMongolia2 countries,4 cities
5
4.65
376 Reviews
5
4.65
376 Reviews
2 days
1 country, 1 city
5-starhotel
Russia1 country,1 city
RussiaRussia:Moscow
5
4.82
378 Reviews
5
4.82
340 Reviews
5
4.82
340 Reviews
2 days
1 country, 1 city
5-starship
Russia1 country,1 city
5
4.87
378 Reviews
5
4.89
17 Reviews
5
4.89
17 Reviews
3 days
1 country, 2 cities
4-starhotels
Russia1 country,2 cities
4
4.00
414 Reviews
5
4.84
376 Reviews
5
4.84
376 Reviews
6 days
1 country, 1 city
4-starhotel
Russia1 country,1 city
RussiaRussia:Moscow
5
4.90
377 Reviews
5
4.90
377 Reviews
3 countries, 6 cities
4, 5-staraccommodation
RussiaMongoliaChina3 countries,6 cities
5
4.89
340 Reviews
5
4.89
340 Reviews
7 days
1 country, 1 city
4-starhotel
Russia1 country,1 city
5
5.00
378 Reviews
5
5.00
378 Reviews
1 country, 3 cities
5-staraccommodation
Russia1 country,3 cities
5
5.00
340 Reviews
5
5.00
340 Reviews
7 days
1 country, 1 city
5-starhotel
Russia1 country,1 city
5
4.80
413 Reviews
5
4.80
413 Reviews
13 days
1 country, 5 cities
4, 5-starhotels
Russia1 country,5 cities
5
4.88
412 Reviews
5
4.82
413 Reviews
5
4.82
413 Reviews
13 days
1 country, 3 cities
4, 5-starhotels
Russia1 country,3 cities
5
4.93
412 Reviews
5
4.93
412 Reviews
11 days
1 country, 2 cities
5-starhotels
Russia1 country,2 cities
5
4.89
412 Reviews
5
4.89
412 Reviews
16 days
1 country, 4 cities
4, 5-starhotels
Russia1 country,4 cities
5
5.00
412 Reviews
5
5.00
412 Reviews
11 days
1 country, 2 cities
5-starhotels
Russia1 country,2 cities
5
4.88
412 Reviews
5
4.88
412 Reviews
7 days
1 country, 2 cities
4, 5-starhotels
Russia1 country,2 cities
5
4.92
412 Reviews
5
4.92
412 Reviews
9 days
1 country, 2 cities
4, 5-starhotels
Russia1 country,2 cities
5
4.87
414 Reviews
5
4.87
414 Reviews
9 days
1 country, 4 cities
4, 5-starhotels
Russia1 country,4 cities
5
4.96
413 Reviews
5
4.96
413 Reviews
16 days
5 countries, 8 cities
4, 5-starhotels
DenmarkNorwaySwedenFinlandRussia5 countries,8 cities
CopenhagenOsloFlamBergenStockholmHelsinkiSaint PetersburgMoscow
DenmarkDenmark:Copenhagen
NorwayNorway:Oslo, Flam, Bergen
SwedenSweden:Stockholm
FinlandFinland:Helsinki
5
4.83
376 Reviews
5
4.83
376 Reviews
3 days
1 country, 1 city
5-starhotel
Russia1 country,1 city
RussiaRussia:Moscow
5
4.72
17 Reviews
5
4.72
17 Reviews
4 days
1 country, 2 cities
4-starhotels
Russia1 country,2 cities
5
4.99
378 Reviews