28 November 2018

Fabulous Karelia

We loved this tour. Croatia was a fabulous  discovery.  The tour was well organized . Our guide Maya was a gem. She took care of us throughout the trip and was very knowledgeable in history, architecture and arts. We thoroughly enjoyed her narrations. We decided we are returning next year as there are  masses of things to discover in this beautiful country. Nature is fantastic there. We liked the way you handled  this tour booking process and the tour itself  and will definitely contact East West Tours next year . Thank you. – Rose Barney


31 July 2018

We had an excellent tour to Kishi island from St. Petersburg.

We had an excellent tour to Kishi island from St. Petersburg. Our train tickets (luxury!) to and from Petrozavodsk were booked in advance. Luckily we'd had a bit of experience with the excellent russian trains before this so we had no problem. We were picked up at the train station at Petrozavodsk and taken for a short walking tour around the town before being dropped at the hydrofoil to Kizhi island and given very clear instructions on when and how to catch the hydrofoil back. At the Island, our guide was once again ready and she was a lovely lady who gave us an excellent tour of the old wooden church.

I wish to thank you for all your help in planning our trip from St. Petersburg to Moscow. All went very well. The train ride was uneventful. We did need some assistance from the concierge at our hotel in St. Petersburg in deciphering the signs in the railroad station. We had her write our the words "departure" and "arrival" in Russian, so we would know what track our train would be leaving.