28 November 2017

Russian River Cruise

Russian River Cruise on ship Chernyshevsky was incredible. We liked this trip very much. The ship was clean and inviting. The crew were very friendly and smiling in contrast to people in many places on land. The food was the best possible. I actually was surprised by the quality of the food, and the way it was served. Lots of choices every day. No one got sick. Free wi-fi . Many fun activities on the boat and interesting trips to lovely cities of Uglich, Yaroslavl, Goritcy and other. We enjoyed slow pace free time in Mandrogui. We made friends with a few nice people on the boat and had a lot of a good time together. Would highly recommend this trip. Many thanks to East West Tours for making our summer great.

23 November 2017

Volga cruise - fantastic holiday

A Russian river cruise was a different and nice way of holiday. We decided to give it a try and were not disappointed. The boat was nice, with the name Rostropovich which pointed to heavy entertainment schedule. Concerts were a daily entertainment with professional musicians as well as music students who were very good indeed. The trip was very well organised with lots of activites like matryoshka painting, pancake and vodka testing , lectures on history and folk art. There was something every day. Overall, the cruise can be given four-star plus rating. Some people were complaining about the lack of their favorite food but with four meals every day – no one went hungry.

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.