Booked our 2 day tour with TJ Travel
Booked our 2 day tour with TJ Travel after reading such great reviews here on TripAdvisor and Oh are we glad we did. From initial e-mail to drop off at ship we couldn't ask for better.
Met after we came through immigration from our cruise liner by Lisa and shown onto our Minibus. There were 14 of us which was a perfect group size. Lisa spoke excellent English and her knowledge of the sites we were taken to was phenomenal! She also went that little bit extra to explain what life in Russia, their customs and culture is like even taking the trouble to show us pictures on her iPad whilst we were travelling between the historical sites.
Lunch both days were at typical Russian restaurants and these were delicious.
Being able to get into the Hermitage Museum before the crowds started was fantastic as we got a supberb tour whilst getting a chance to get photos without being jostled.
We were able to take a short metro ride which is something I would highly recommend if you get a chance, the metro is breathtakingly beautiful. We also had a boat trip on the Neva River giving us the chance to see St. Petersburg from a different perspective.
I also have to mention our driver Alex who drove with passenger comfort in mind and remained with the bus at all times enabling us to leave valuables on the bus knowing they were safe and secure.
Other little details like providing a bottle of water for us each day and providing ponchos to some who had forgotten to bring a raincoat when we got caught in a downpour I feel put this company head and shoulders above others (including cruise line tours)
I would highly recommend this company to anyone and would not hesitate to use them again they really are first class.