May 29, 2014
Review about Splendors of Russia - Deluxe Tour by Walter F. Mortimer
We are winging our way to London after a truly spectacular experience. The trip exceeded all of our expectations, we could have never dreamed we would have had such wonderful individuals as guides. We felt more like friends rather than tourists. Both Larisa and Masha were absolutely wonderful, filled with passion for their country and their history. We truly appreciate their openess and frank descriptions of the tsars, the revolution, the soviet time and the collapse and rebirth of Russia. We are saddened to be leaving, but filled with joy and love of Russia.
Special thanks to Ausra who patiently put up with all my craziness. She is knowledgeable, extremely efficient and worthy of a great deal of trust. I thank her very much.
A very special thank you from Paulette, this trip far exceeded her dreams, she was thrilled with the descriptions of the royal intrigues which were so passionately related by Larisa and Masha.
The Crown Plaza was excellent, the room was large and well equipped and the staff was efficient and attentive, highly recommend it. The Azimut was fine but not nearly the quality of the Crown Plaza. All transportation worked exactly as you designed it. And I am so happy I got to see the Bolshoi. We will recommend you whenever we have the chance. We will also keep you in mind as we are thinking about traveling to Estonia at some point.
A special note, we were truly honored to be with Masha, she made us feel like family. It made our experience very rich and fulfilling. She is a wonderful person, someone we will treasure having met. If we visit again we would only want Masha as our guide companion.
Again, thank you. If I can ever be used as a reference, I will be more than happy to recommend you, your people and your firm. Walter and Paulette
Walter F. Mortimer