Donna Carpenter and Joseph Cannizzaro
We just wanted to write and thank Tatiana so much for an unbelievable one-day tour of St Petersburg, Russia. Once our ship, Royal Caribbean Serenade of the Seas, came into port Wednesday morning 8-Aug, we found it very easy to go through immigration and locate our TJ Travel group as explained in the instructions.
The nice size group of about a dozen seemed to be very efficient for avoiding long lines, and gaining entry to the sites. This was apparent after leaving the Hermitage when we passed the incredible long line of people waiting with folding seats and umbrellas in the heat.
The sites were truly amazing, and we were astounded at the amount of information she provided at each. Also, giving us the interesting background on the different buildings and statues we passed going to the next site. Since we only had the one day, we wanted to see as much as possible, and she came through with the perfect itinerary. The use of the electronics with earpieces was very necessary to conduct the tours at each place with crowds of people all around which would otherwise be impossible.
The bag lunches were delicious and bottled water when needed was very welcomed. Our driver, Vladimir, was an expert on getting us through traffic, dropping us off and picking us up quickly to get us to the next site.
We had done a great deal of research on different tour groups and chose highly rated TJ Travel. We can say from experience they are very professional and incredibly well organized from the beginning of the booking process through to the end of the tour and getting us back to the ship in plenty of time for boarding. All of the instructions provided after booking the tour were very clear and thoroughly explained everything we needed, and any question very quick response.
It was an incredible tour that we will remember forever.