27 November 2017

Well organised trip from Moscow to Vladivostok

This summer we took a 17 day trip on the trans-Siberian railway, Moscow to Vladivostok with stops in Yekaterinburg, Kazan, Ulan-Ude and Irkutsk/Lake Baikal. The trip was set up for us in the most efficient way. The travel company East West Tours suggested the itinerary and all went the way they promised. Hotels everywhere seemed to be up to Western standards, except perhaps Hotel Vladivostok. It was very hot and the room had no air conditionig. Fortunately the windows opened and there was a fan. The guides on the stops were very friendly and spoke good English. We also did a lot of sightseeing on our own which was great . Too much history sometimes is boring. It seemed to be easy to change money in the cities. We used ATM.

27 November 2017

Moscow to Vladivostok - a trip not to forget

Hi, I would like to thank East West Tours for a fantastic job arranging a trip for us from Moscow to Vladivostok. We wanted to see as much of Russia as possible and were suggested to take a semi-private tour by Russian train with frequents stops and overnights en route with private sightseeing. All tour details were arranged for the smooth run, without unpleasant surprises. Everything we had designed and scheduled was delivered and even exceeded our expectations. Trains were good, sometimes it was too rough ride but for the most part, we could sleep well . Food on trains was good, overpriced, though, so we preferred local food on the stops. Time spent in Moscow was stunning. It is one of the most beautiful cities of the world.

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.