This was by far the best tour we did during our 6 days in Moscow Our guide Sergey was both professional and extreme knowledgeable and made use feel as if we had known him for years. The tour was amazing and helped us to understand the Russian way of life. The restaurant he chose for lunch was authentic Russian style with the most wonderful food. Even though it was a long day we enjoyed every minute of the tour. We would highly recommend this tour .....
The guide speaks good English and is friendly. She even took us to a local restaurant for us to try out the local speciality foods and drinks.
Yuri, our driver, was punctual, professional, courteous and a pleasure to ride with. He stopped when we needed and he picked clean and up to date facilities. The vehicle was clean and comfortable.
The two tour guides were knowledgeable and friendly. They both made our experience discovering these Golden Ring cities enjoyable.
We were not advised about the ongoing known road construction on the way to Vladimir that added one hour to the trip from Moscow. This resulted in our tour in Vladimir being limited to one hour. The tour did not include strolling around the town or seeing any monuments other than the Golden Gate.
In Suzdal we did not see the museum of crystal glass or learn about glass blowing, We only saw the exterior of one church in the open air museum of wooden architecture and peasant life. WE didn't see any Windmills, Barns, Houses, etc.
The city tours were too short, based on what was stated should be included in both tours.
Suzdal and Vladimir are a long drive from Moscow but the scenic route made us forget about the distance! The towns important from religious and political perspective are blessed with natural beauty and a charm which is heightened by the strikingly colourful onion domes - the highlight of the Byzantine architecture. Our guide was friendly and knowledgeable. She made sure we had an eventful day.
Too many Hours to see almost nothing, medieval town as promised hard to envision
Too many hours to see almost nothing, medieval town as promised hard to envision
Sergey, our guide, did a fabulous job and it was a perfect addition to seeing Moscow and St. Petersburg to go back further in history to the 12th century!