Alex was a great help in planning our trip this summer. We had a wonderful time and were very pleased with all of the accommodations (including the hotel recommendations in Helsinki and Stockholm) that he made. The hotel in St Petersburg was well located but was a bit tired; we also did not select the top level accommodations, so we would do that if we were to make the trip again. Our guide (Olga) was also wonderful. She was very knowledgeable and also very flexible/fluid. We will definitely recommend East-West Tours to others that want to make this journey! - Jenni Roudebush -