I apologize for not contacting you earlier. We had a fabulous time and without your help and guidance it would have been a disaster. The guides you set us up with were excellent and the key to our happiness. Your recommendation to allow you to find nice hotels (not expensive 5 star ones) and use the dollars saved to hire a daily guide for half days was right on. After spending mornings with them we were very comfortable moving about the cities in the PM.
I must admit your recommendation of the Monastery in Moscow and the special sites in St. Petersburg were correct. Thanks, we loved every minute of our trip. Henry Algers