“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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