August 16, 2017
Review about Russia 101 by Richard Karpowich
This tour of two cities was extremely comprehensive and very enlightening. My only issue is with the touring in Moscow The tour of the red square, Kremlin, Armory etc. was entirely too exhausting. The tour was 9 hours long with no break for lunch and the group had to demand a bathroom break. A number of the group including ourselves had to opt out of the Metro and Aviation museum tours because of exhaustion. No one could keep up with the tour guide.
The connections between cities and transportation was flawless. I have not seen better. On another note, it appears that many museums are closed on Mondays. We paid for the additional tour to the Tretyakov gallery but were notified before we left it was closed on Mondays.
A tour in St Petersburg to the Russian Museum was substituted.. this caused a vacancy in the activities. This should have been known.