23 September 2019

Splendors of Russia - Deluxe Tour

Hi Alex! Just wanted to let you know that we had a wonderful trip. Accommodations were beautiful, and the guides were

excellent. We really enjoyed this trip. Moscow and St Petersburg are beautiful cities! Thank you for all your help.

And Aerflot worked out well for us !


21 September 2019

"Splendors of Russia" tour

Recently returned from a wonderful "Splendors of Russia" tour, from 9/6 – 9/16. Everything went very well. Natasha in Moscow and Maria in St. Petersburg were excellent guides; both were very knowledgeable and caring. The hotels were excellent and the sights were well chosen. I had a wonderful time. My only suggestions, which seemed to be shared by many others, are to increase the length of the trip to at least 14 days (4days more), with most of that time being free time to explore on our own. I felt very safe in both Moscow and Saint Petersburg, and would have loved to have more time to make my own discoveries. But I am very glad to have chosen East-West-Tours for my first venture to Russia. I hope to return within my visa time.

02 September 2019

Tour of a Lifetime

Thanks very much Maria for everything. It was a wonderful trip. I learned a lot of Russian history because you are very thorough and knowledgeable. Thanks for making us feel very special. Spacibo.
Apollo & Mariza Lirio

07 August 2019

Wonderful tour with great guides

We recently went on the Splendors of Russia tour and had a wonderful time. We knew it would be a small group, but didn't know it would only be 3 people – so it was more like a private tour! The hotels provided were wonderful, 5 star all the way. And our guides, Alexander in Moscow and Maria in St. Petersburg, we VERY knowledgeable about their cities, the history and culture of Russia and also spoke excellent English. The transportation everywhere went without a hitch and the guides were very accommodating to my husband's handicaps in making sure he was able to participate as much as possible on the tours.

04 June 2019

Excellent Recommendation for East-West Tours "Splendors of Russia- MOSCOW & ST. PETERSBURG"

This was a vacation of a "lifetime" and I want to thank Susie Main, our East West/Nordic Saga tour representative and Ursala for making sure our passports were correct, so this trip could be possible. My girlfriend & I are in our 70's and had some apprehensions about leaving our husbands to go to a country, we knew so little about. We went two days early, so we had time to explore Moscow on our on. Our hotel was just across the river from the Kremlin, so we went to Red Square, St Basil Cathedral & the GUM shopping center the first evening. We were overwhelmed by the beauty especially at night, when all the lights were on. We walked the streets freely and never once felt uncomfortable or insecure.

28 May 2019

Excellent trip to Russia

Dear Dora 

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.

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.