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Dear Into-Russia team,
I want to report back on our fabulous and unforgettable 5* Luxury Russian holiday in Moscow and St Petersburg last month.
It was a fantastic three days of excursions with Irina in Moscow and with Dasha in St Petersburg for four days of architectural amazement; both guides were informative and made each tour a very personal experience as they were so knowledgable, organised and friendlytowards us. The drivers, too, were reliable and all connections/transfers went smoothly.
Irina even accompanied us to the station and matched us to our seats on the Sapsan train to make sure that nothing went wrong and we were most appreciative of her attentiveness.
Our two hotels were excellent and breakfasts a true feast for the eye and stomach. We were given an upgrade at The Astoria and felt extra lucky once again. You must be proud to offer such wonderful accommodation and quality service which make this particular holiday an unforgettable experience.
I would recommend your travel company without the slightest hesitation.
Mrs PA Douglas, Norfolk, England
I would like to compliment and congratulate 'IntoRussia Ltd' on a very fine service. I prefer to use your company because I can be sure of the standard and quality of service which is consistently delivered. It is clear that the experience and expertise within the company places it firmly at the top of its field.
I am extremely happy with IntoRussia Ltd and have utmost confidence in its service. As an example, recently I had a problem with my application for a Russian visa at the Russian Visa Application Centre in London. I telephoned 'IntoRussia Ltd' and explained the problem. Through the clear, polite and professional advice and assistance of Alena, the problem was resolved immediately and the application process continued smoothly with a positive outcome. Alena reassured me that 'IntoRussia Ltd' is available to help and assist and that I shouldn't hesitate to phone if there are any queries.
Through this experience I am 100% certain of the highest quality and professional performance of 'IntoRussia Ltd'. I am very happy indeed with the service.
Mr Philip Miles
We just wanted you to know how successful out trip had been. Everything worked exceedingly well - all transfers and trains. Hotels were good.
All the places we visited were fascinating in different ways and we would recommend them to anybody wanting stops on that railway line. The train was comfortable and we all slept exceedingly well being gently rocked. I would be happy to be sitting now with millions of birch trees gliding by!
Everywhere we went people were very helpful. I am glad we had learned a little Russian. Actually it felt a bit of a come down to be in St Petersburg, awash with Western tourists and all hotel staff speaking impeccable English! We had very much enjoyed being places with few if any tourists.
Thank you so much with all your work on our trip. We would certainly use you again though not just in the immediate future!
We have just got back from our trip to Moscow & St Petersburg.... It was fantastic!
Thank you for all the arrangements, everything was extreamly smooth...
Can I thank you for arranging excellent guides... Tatianna in Moscow was good and we enjoyed our days with her.
But the young lady we had in St Petersburg ( dasher - Nick name! ) was outstanding!! Not only a fantastic guide, but assisted in getting us tickets for the Russian Folk evening, which was a great night and a must for anyone visiting St Petersburg. We had the same driver everyday which was great too.
Russia had been a must for me for over 45 years, and this trip far exceeded my expectations ...
Having returned from our Russia trip a couple of days ago I thought I would drop you an email to let you know how delighted we were with our trip. We really, really enjoyed ourselves. When you first said that we were the only English speaking people on the boat I thought the holiday would not be a very sociable one. However, we were blessed with being accompanied by 22 Russians who tried to ensure that we were included in everything, helped of course by our wonderful guide Elena who quickly became our friend. She was wonderful - highly knowledgable, a great sense of humour and a delight to be with.
The staff on the boat were all friendly and efficient and the Peter the First had character, unlike the newer, bigger boats that we came across on our trip. Sergei was an ideal host. I cannot sing the praises enough of the whole trip and would highly recommend it to anyone who is visiting Russia.
I must mention the food too. Absolutely delicious - every meal. My husband mentioned that he liked sugar with his prroidge so every morning there was a bowl of granulated sugar on our tale. I don't eat certain types of meat and they only had to be told once, after that there was always an alternative meal served to me.
A very wonderful and memorable holiday. Every aspect ran like clockwork. Thank you for arranging the trip for us.
We would like to let you know what we felt about the trip, and we wish to say an enormous 'thank you' for all you did to make it so amazing. Everything about it was, we can only say, perfect. Each one of the hotels was really comfortable, with friendly and helpful staff, and all the facilities we could wish for. All the drivers and guides were great, always at the stations to meet us on our arrival, on subsequent day trips, and ensuring we reached our train for departure on time. In addition, they were consistently helpful and obliging and always friendly. The guides themselves spoke English with plenty of confidence, and we learned a huge amount from their in-depth knowledge of the areas we visited. We cannot fault the great efforts they all made on our behalf.
The train journey was amazing, a wonderful experience, and again, all extremely well organised, with tickets on hand at the appropriate times, so we couldn't get ourselves lost! It was an experience we had long dreamed of, and it couldn't, in our opinion, have been bettered. So interesting to meet lots of different railway staff, and to talk with so many interesting people. Although we were many days on the trains, it certainly didn't get tedious or seem an endless journey from place to place.
The organisation for the various destinations we stopped at was so well thought-out, and we gained so much from all the places we visited. There was loads to learn about the history, geography, culture, natural life of the beautiful countries we visited, and to have some insight into the lives and beliefs of the wonderful people we met.
We hope that you will personally accept our thanks for all you did to make our 'trip-of-a-lifetime' so spectacular, and to pass on our thanks and gratitude to all those others who also played their part in ensuring our holiday was the enormous success it was.
With kind regards,
Leo and Elizabeth