Testimonials 2013

“I just wanted to let you know that we returned safely from Russia on Friday after an absolutely fantastic trip. I never expected to be so well received, & enthralled by everything we did. The organization with the guides, the hotels & the transport was absolutely first rate, & we felt like VIP’s. The choice of restaurants was also excellent & ALL the meals we had in Russia, Georgian, Japanese, Russian, French etc were to the very highest standard & something which really surprised me.
Anyway, it was a truly marvelous trip & I would recommend it as well as your services to anyone without hesitation.”

Mr Tim Percy family trip to Russia Dec 2013, Ultimate travel

“Dear Svetlana and Helen
I wish to thank you again for organising such a wonderful trip for the Museum of Contemporary Art, Australia. I hope you have a wonderful Festive Season. Could you please also pass on our appreciation and warmest wishes to the two Elena guides. They were outstanding and made the trip very special. Thank you again.”

Museum Of Contemporary Art (MCA) of Sydney Group September 2013

“Dear Friends and colleagues,
The two weeks since our return from Russia have flown by but I find myself with a few moments to write and send a list of coordinates for our group – something several of you requested. It was a marvelous trip – both as a rich opportunity to look at incredible art together – and also as an opportunity to get to know many of you more fully. As some of you know, the trip was based, originally, on curatorial necessity and these objectives were met beyond our expectations.
With the expert assistance of Bob Kaszanits, the trip became more than a curatorial working trip and we were able to develop a full itinerary and make it available to a small group of Patrons and supporters. In this sense it was our first – but it will not be our last.
Thank you so very much to each and every one of you for the pleasure of your company on our Russian adventure. I know you all join me in thanking Bob Kazsanits and the Canadian Friends of the Hermitage. Bob, your careful work, the work of your team at Merit and Travel Russia, and your generosity in sharing your own professional networks was extraordinary”

National gallery of Canada group October 2013

“'The trip has gone very well. Thank you for all you have done to make it such a success. The guides were fantastic and the restaurants and food has had excellent feedback. Thank you again”

Lisa Hamilton, MCA Ambassador Art Trip to Russia October 2013, Museum of Contemporary Art – Sydney

“We arrived in Moscow safe and sound. I wanted to let you know that our visit to St. Petersburg was fantastic. In particular, our guide, Anna Udalova, was flawless -- knowledgeable, punctual, personable and an all-around pleasure. I would appreciate it if you would please pass this on to her agency so her fine work is appreciated. Thank you both for setting up this excellent trip. It was everything we hoped for. All the best, Andrea Flink”

Protravel/US August 2013

“had a brilliant time in st P - hotel was excellent - absolutely nothing to fault. The whole itinerary was perfect and having a bit of time to ourselves was good plan.
Guide - anna - was exceptional - she effortlessly n professionally guided us throughout the various periods of russian history with just the right amount of information delivered in excellent english. she had a marvellous skill in expediting our entry into many places without having to join the long queues!!
She went the extra mile to show us additional sites en route to the building of the morning/afternoon and thus extended our knowledege and understanding of this marvellous city.
Our driver - andrew - was lovely. Very courteous and prompt and a very careful driver.
Please would you extend our thanks to 'Travel Russia' and commend anna and andrew to them on our behalf”

Mrs Cath Wilson private trip to Russia

“– back safe and sound and I wanted to let you know that it was a wonderful trip in every way, one of the best ever. Excellently organised, no problems whatsoever, really good guides – I achieved more than I could have hoped. So thank you and the Moscow team very much. There will be a good spread in the Telegraph – I shall be filing within the week – and Steppes will also get a proper credit in my book. There is bound to be other stuff too, I find good trips keep yielding extra material. A million thanks indeed”

Sarah Wheeler (Telegraph) private trip to South Russia June 2013

“I just wanted to write to thank you for our wonderful trip to St Petersburg. Our guide Galina Petrovich was amazing, so passionate and incredibly knowledgeable. If we ever were too travel to any other part of Russia we would certainly try to have her as our guide. The whole trip went very smoothly without any problems whatsoever. She looked after us like were were here family.
You certainly arranged a perfect itinerary and organised it to perfection. The Hotel was also excellent. I can not praise your organisation of our journey highly enough, or our wonderful guide Galina.
We will most definitely not hesitate to use you for other trips and will recommend you to our friends.
Once again James thank you so much for organising a trip that has created wonderful memories for life”

Liz Taylor private trip to Russia (Scott & Dunn), March 2013