Pearls of the Baltics Review
Hi Bobby, We're back from our tour of Scandinavia and Russia. Wanted to reach out and say thanks again for making it such a successful trip. We loved getting to see all those different countries in only a week. The whole trip was highly organized and the guide we had was very professional. Other than the poor weather in Stockholm, it stayed sunny the majority of the time which we were both thankful for. There were so many things we loved in each city, but just being on those guided city tours was a lot of fun. I always enjoy learning about the history and culture of each new place I visit. It gives you a new perspective and you tend to appreciate your surroundings a bit more while you're there if you're actually familiar with it.
3 Days in St. Petersburg via ferry
We’d never done a tour before, but this sounded like a good way to see St. Petersburg, which everyone RAVES about. The “cruise” part of the tour was forgettable (food was quite mediocre, there were frequent announcements on the loud speaker, first in Russian then – supposedly – in English but after “Ladies and Gentlemen” it was mostly unintelligible. Getting off the ship in both Helsinki and St. Petersburg took a very long time and seemed disorganized, but perhaps that isn’t a problem the cruise line can address. BUT then we started the tour in St. Petersburg! We were a congenial group of six Americans, with a very nice Mercedes van and driver who was with us for the entire three days.
Thank you very much for arranging our tours of Scandinavia and Russia. We really enjoyed the services provided by Borealis Destination Management, most of all our tour leader, Mirjana. I learned a lot in Russia from Masha and Natasha. The transportation arrangements went smoothly and we enjoyed the variety of types of travel. The accommodations were very good. We were fortunate that we traveled with interesting and pleasant people. All in all, my husband and I had a fantastic trip. Thanks for putting it together. – Christina Ferguson
Flights, trains, private vehicles, meet/greet, airport pick ups/transfers, boats, 5 star hotel accommodations, private guides tours all done by Bobby for our 5 country tour. We started in Japan, across all of Russia and ended in the Scandinavian countries of Denmark, Sweden & Norway. Just the logistics of pulling this off for us is amazing and we are grateful for the way it all went. THANK YOU, BOBBY!!! – Jon Delgado -
I would give this tour, Fabulous Scandinavia and Imperial Russia, between 4 and 5 stars.
The travel and accommodations on this tour were terrific, and the travel guides were very knowledgeable. I believe I truly got a lot for my money. The only suggestion I would have is perhaps giving tour guests a printed itinerary the night before so they can better plan for the upcoming day's events. – Diane Grant -
Wonderfully organised tour of St Petersburg run by Maria was fantastic!
We joined the 72 hour visa-free tour of St Petersburg – and it was fantastic! Our guide, Maria, was brilliant organising and directing us in all our activities. We visited so many interesting sights and heard a wealth of information – really felt we made the very most of our time there. We would highly recommend this tour. – Sue Kennedy -