This was the trip of a lifetime and everything was perfect! Thanks to your impeccable planning and the expert guides/drivers. In St. Petersburg we made a friend for life with our guide, Arina. She really got to know us and what we liked and spent time each evening to prepare little surprises for the next day tours. Things like outdoor parks were we could walk, talk and take in the great weather and she even took us to the world renowned Vaganova School for Ballet where the Mariinsky Ballet trains their students. The evening of our performance my favorite ballet dancer of all time actually performed.
The accommodations were first class and the breakfasts were a feast, more than we could eat in a lifetime.
Needless to say we did not want to come home and would go back for the same trip again. We thought Ireland would be the next on our list but St Petersburg took our hearts.
Thank you for all the time and planning you did for us. We were able to see palaces and museums in St. Petersburg that a lot of my Russian friends have not been able to get to. Especially the Gold and Diamond Rooms at the Hermitage.