Message: Re: St.Petersburg weekend city break on March 14-15th, 2009
Yes, everything was great. The hotel was very convenient and the owners were very helpful and nice. the guide was EXCELLENT. I will recommend your services to any of my colleagues who come to Petersburg.
Thanks for writing me - I was planning to, but it has been busy: coming back to work, my son is living for Washington for internship etc. I really want to thank you for great services you provided. Our tour guides were wonderful: very knowledgeable, flexible, great personalities. Kids loved them! Thanks again, and great wishes for 2009.
Russia has changed a lot - it is so much better: clean, friendly, great food, and iwe could feel a great holiday spirit everywhere. You can not find anywhere in the world this time of the year. I hope to come back next year for holiday season with my husband.
Message: Let me take this opportunity to thank you very much for the excellent guide you sent us during our visit in St. Petersburg on December 29, 2008. Vera was very knowledgeable, and together with the driver, she managed to show us very important aspects of this wonderful city.
Well i would have to say that the whole group loved the guesthouse in Suzdal. We were actually split over two different houses that were at complete opposite ends of Suzdal. 6 people sayed with Zina, and 5 others, including myself stayed with her Sister Ira. They made us feel very welcome and although they only speak Russian, i managed to communicate and get my point across to them (they are both full of energy).
They had actually prepared breakfast for the first morning we arrived as well as the next day which was amazing. We then took taxis to the other house before meeting for the walking tour at 12:00. The people who stayed in house number 2 (Iras) got a lift by her husband to the Monastery where we met the others. Later in the evening we again took Taxis back ti Zinas for Dinner. The food was fantastic.
As for the Walking tour. The guide was excellent but maybe a tour of the Kremlin as well as the Monastery would be a little better as this is one of the main sights in Suzdal.
Overall i thought both the Guesthouse and the walk were very good and would like to stay here again.
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and were treated very well by Marina - who is very knowledgeable - and also by our driver Slava! I wanted to make sure I told you this myself but I do hope that in the meantime Marina passed on my feedback to you because i asked her to make sure she told you that we were very pleased with the tours and the service.
I will certainly reccomend your company if I hear of anyone I know visiting St Petersburg in the future and I will definitely be in touch with you if we make the decision to visit Moscow in the future. Thank you again.
Message: Tour to St.Petersburg, river cruise to Valaam, Golden Ring of Russia
We are back home after a wonderful trip to Russia. The tours handled by Parallel 60 were operated in a very professional way: all meetings and transfers on time, 3 very good guides, good accommodations and meals.
Honestly, from a tour operator to another tour operatour: I hope that our clients go back to their countries as satisfied as we did from yours.
Two comments made with the aim of the search for improvement of your services:
A payment of 280rubles per person for a boat transfer in Valaam caught of by surprise. It will be good to mention that the such transfer is not included.
With our lack of knowledge of the Russian language, and the lack of knowledge of the English language from the front dest staff at the Vladimir Hotel, it took us time to make them understand that our dinners and lunch were included.
Everythig else was just perfect!
Mr Arturo Duarte, Embassador of Guatemala to Russia, has mentioned that the Embassy will be contacting Parallel60 for future tour services they may need.
We had a nice weekend in st. Petersburg. Partly for business, partly for leisure and due to the sunny weather.
No worries: we will recommend you to everyone who wants to go to st. Petersburg from the Netherlands. But maybe some little recommends to upgrade your quality:
1- Driver and Tania (the guide): Perfect !
2- Bustour and boattour: Perfect and flexibel !
3- Dinner: below what we expected, although we realise that we did??™nt pay very much for the total tour. I think for business-people you better ask and bring some more.
4-In your mail you gave me your telephonenumber: Please give next time the complete international reachable number. I could??™t phone you yesterday when we lost the driver and waited in front of the restaurant.
5-Maybe you give also numbers of guide and driver.
Please, consider this as fine-tuning. We are in general very happy with the tour !
River cruise Moscow - St.Petersburg on July 29th-August 7th
Hello. This is Ben Allin and I just wanted to make a few comments on our trip on board the Motor ship “Lenin” The trip was great overall but there were a couple of things I wanted to point out. First of all, in Moscow you have down for us on July 29th, that we would be seeing the Tretyakov Gallery. That never happened as that was an optional tour that we had to pay for ourselves and they had no idea that it was part of our trip. What happened? That was something we really wanted to see and was part of the excursions that were supposed to be included in the tour. But, on the other hand, the last day a trip to the Peterhof’s fountains was included which you did not mention at all so that was a surprise and was great to see.
Another thing that would have been really nice to have known before we left for the tour, was that on board there was a “Pirate’s Dinner” what we were supposed to dress up in Pirate costumes. If we had known about that ahead of time, it would have been fun to bring our own and could have joined in the fun. As it was, we had nothing that could even remotely resemble a pirate’s costume so we could not join in. Also there was a ‘Talent show’ that we knew nothing about and that would have been fun to have prepared something ahead of time. I realize that you probably had no idea that either of these things were going to happen but it would have made the time on board a bit more fun. It was no big deal as we had fun anyway.
One final note is that at the last day, you have down “end of cruise” it would have been good to note that the checkout time for the boat was 10:00 AM. I had no idea when we were supposed to leave the ship and I had a pick-up scheduled for 12:00 which was way too late.
Thanks for a great cruise as we had a nice time overall and going to Peterhof made up for not going to Tretyakov Gallery. We will recommend you to our friends that may be going to Russia in the future.