“The clients told me that they had a wonderful time. They were most impressed with the Hermitage's curator, Alexei Leporc, who was outstanding and brought everything to life. Another highlight was the cooking session. This trip was taken due to their daughter's interest in Russia and she thought it was "great" - and would love to return. The family also thought everyone was more friendly than they expected and they appreciated that.
Thanks very much!”


“I really enjoyed meeting you on our arrival. Many thanks for the gifts and your warm hospitality.
Essential tour was a beautiful journey through Russia, because of your dedication in Russian tourism. The choice of the hotels was very good specially in St. Petersburg and I am glad that we stay four nights at Taleon Imperial Hotel at the end of our trip.
The guides choice was perfect; Ms. Natalia Frolova was knowledgeable, very good English spoken, intellectual and Russian aristocratic classy character. She present Russia the way I was wishing the group to see in high level. Ms. Gulya Anastas, very good English spoken, experienced and knowledgeable guide who present past and present of Russia to our group in a very honest simple way.
The drivers were very good and the transportation vehicles was fine for our group. Thank you, the choice of restaurants and menus was excellent. Service at airports and stations was perfect help.
Thanks again for all you did to make the trip pleasant and successful and looking forward to visit Russia again soon.”


“'Sehr kompetente und sympathische Fuhrerin.' Hat uns punktlich abgeholt, war sehr offen fur Fragen und Vorschlage. ”


“The clients told me that they had a wonderful time. They were most impressed with the Hermitage's curator, Alexei Leporc, who was outstanding and brought everything to life. Another highlight was the cooking session. This trip was taken due to their daughter's interest in Russia and she thought it was "great" - and would love to return. The family also thought everyone was more friendly than they expected and they appreciated that.
Thanks very much!”


“Just to let you know that we have all had a really great time, weather was perfect, only one day of rain. The guides were so good, very flexible to accommodate our literary tastes, and so knowledgeable. They managed to fit in a visit to Ahkmatava's Museum and even drove to the outer north of St. Petersburg to see where Pushkin fought his fatal duel.
Everyone agreed that one of the highlights was Tolstoy,s Estate, Yasnaya Polyana. It was like a comfortable family home, and Tolstoy,s presence was very powerful. Both the literary and non literary in the group thought it well worth it.
The other thing that had a profound effect on us was the visit to the Piskaryovskoye Cemetery. After seeing heart-wrenching photos and a video, we walked through the cemetery. Just mounds of grass labled with a year 1941, or 1944, etc. But what was so moving was the classical music being played through loud speakers throughout the grounds. It had such a sobering effect on us that nobody spoke on the bus, including the guide, for quite some time. It should be required visiting for every visitor to St. Petersburg.
The Moscow hotel was fine. The breakfast was excellent. Being close to a Metro so that we could get out at night was a plus for us.
The Suzdal hotel was perfect, right on the main square
St. Petersburg hotel was great. Excellent location for making the most of the evenings. We all came back with coughs and colds, utterly exhausted, but singing Russia's praises and the amazing experience we had.
Again, thanks for making it such a great trip.”

“First of all thank you very much for your excellent cooperation and your patience regarding this group.
They were very happy with the trip and gained many, many, many new experiences. They praised your work and dedication as well as Tatianas in St. Petersburg.
They loved the St. Petersburg guide. They really liked Korchma Tara Bulbas and Glavpivtorg restaurants and in general the meals in St. Petersburg.
Thanks again for the great cooperation, it was and is a pleasure working with you.”

“Es war ein toller Rundgang mit Oxana Es war ein interessanter und informativer Rundgang. Wir haben vieles zu den Sehenswuerdigkeiten aber auch darueber hinaus erfahren. Vielen Dank dafuer noch einmal.”

“Informativ, gut gemacht, keine Beschwerden. Punktlich abgeholt, informativ, fur gutes Wetter war auch noch gesorgt, es gibt daruber nix zu meckern!”

“Just a quick email to say that the whole trip was excellent. As I have just stated in my feedback questionnaire, Colin Bailey and the local guide in St Petersburg Elena were a dream team and could not have been bettered. The Moscow extension worked flawlessly too, and there too the local guide Natalia was excellent. The ballet and opera at the Mariinsky and Bolshoi respectively were superb. Thank you for handling the booking and dealing with all my queries and emails.”

“Just to say that we had the best time in St Petersburg and we both felt it was extremely well organized. The hotel was excellent; Colin, our art history buff, was both extremely knowledgeable and personally delightful; Elena our Russian guide was marvellous and the other people on the trip were extremely nice. So thanks for your efficiency and helpfulness.”

“M&G perfect. Good, very clean, new minibus. Met by Julia and driver Sergey who were with us through the M&G and then the next guided day. Bottled water in car etc.
Kempinski is very very good. Perfect location, within sight of the Hermitage and right on a canal to add a bit of old St Pete feeling. Great staff, spoke perfect English, polite and very helpful!
Julia was an excellent guide, very well educated, charming and well understood the cultural differences and therefore she was able to explain and discuss.
LED is now a ‘New’ airport, completely rebuilt – I go through it twice a year at least and it is now really good. V easy to get around. No problems at all.
In Summary – the Kempinski is the best hotel there I think – we looked at the other top hotels and frankly the Kempinski location is just excellent, much, much better than the others, the level of service and comfort is just what you would expect – first class.
Will we go back? Yes – probably for two days or so. There is masses to see, we barely scratched the surface. A very cosmopolitan city, deep history, very clean, unthreatening. Highly recommended.

“Einfach super! Elena sprach perfekt deutsch und wusste unglaublich viel! Sie hat unsre Tour so gestaltet, wie es fur uns am angenehmsten und besten war. Sehr zu empfehlen.”

“I write in order to praise Amina our guide , who was outstanding. I am used to you providing a fabulous itinerary and for everything to run smoothly. Very best wishes and thanks.”


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