I used Nordic Travel to take me from Helsinki to Petrozavosdsk and then onto a business meeting in Segezha. I was collected at my hotel near Vantaa airport , and driven in a very comfortable mini-bus to Petrozavodsk with a most courteous driver who assisted with border crossing into Russia. I stayed overnight at a pleasant hotel in Petrozavodsk , and was driven to Segezha the next morning. ( The hotel was also arranged by Nordic Travel ). The return journey was the same , and I can thoroughly recommend Nordic Travel.
I wanted to thank you for all the help and arrangements that you made for us. We had a good time in Russia and saw all the places we had hoped to see. Our guide on Kizhi was outstanding, Marina our driver on the Golden Ring was very good and the trains left on time and arrived on time. We enjoyed being in the train compartments.
Although we were travelling in many country, the trip of this Russia was pleasant to be very impressive also in it. I felt that I wanted much more Japanese to touch the charm of not only Moscow or the Hermitage but the Kareliya district. We are all thankful to you.
We went to Moscow and St. Petersburg in Spring 1990. We were amazed at how much these cities have changed. We enjoyed our holiday very much, especially petroglyphs!! We could not have done it without you. Thank you for everything!!!
The guides spoke good English and we could understand what they were saying. They also showed us what we could do during our free time around the town. I would like to add that Marina and Dmitry were very helpful and hospitable during our Golden Ring and Moscow tour.
Kai Lin, Malaysia
After working with Nordic on three trips to Russia, I agree 100% with the comments of other happy clients. From my initial inquiry, I was impressed by the director's prompt and thorough replies to questions about tour possibilities and itinerary, and came to be grateful for his valuable help with general questions about travel in Russia and the places I was going. (I was traveling independently part of the time.) He is always professional, courteous, patient, and knowledgeable about all sorts of things. My recent frustrations with other travel agencies make me appreciate Nordic all the more. Anyone considering a Nordic tour can have total confidence that the tour will be just wonderful, run like clockwork, and be both enlightening and enjoyable. The tour and independent guides he arranged were top-notch. I just with other businesses were as capable and as trustworthy.
Thank you for the professionally and courteous services through out the entire trip. I'm back home in Thailand safe and sound.
My family and I are now home, but I did not want to delay in saying thank you. The Kronstadt tour was well-planned, informative, and especially interesting. I will keep your email address for the future and share it with others who may be interested.
Everything was running well, it was well organised. Hotel was also very good and friendly personnel. We can recommend. Thank to you.
Just wanted to thank you for your service. It was superb, and sweet Olga was a fantastic guide yesterday. We thoroughly enjoyed our day trip. I will mention you and Olga on TripAdvisor when we return home. Thanks again,
We got home late yesterday evening and I am just writing to thank you for arranging such a wonderful trip for us. Your organisation and efficiency are amazing - all the drivers and guides turned up exactly on time and everything worked like clockwork! We were particularly impressed with the quality of the guides who were all extremely knowledgeable. You were right about the hotel in Suzdal by the way - it is a very special place - and Dimitri persuaded us to try a Russian banya whilst we were there. The sleeper to Novgorod was truly memorable and we're really pleased we decided to pay the extra for the de-luxe cabin - it was well worth it.
Rosemary, United Kingdom
Dear Sir, I want to thank you for the excellent planning of our trip. There was not the slightest mistake. My son and I got marvellous impressions of russia, with would not be possible without the help of your bureau and Tatjana. I will recommend your office. Yours sincerely,
We wish to congratulate you for the wonderful visit to your country. Believe us when we say that you could teach many tour operators in France and abroad! Michel keeps saying that you know how to select your collaborators... The journey was so smooth (except for the roads) and trouble-free all along. Hotel Rossi was a very good choice as it is very comfortable and close to Nevsky Prospekt. We particularly appreciated to see Alexander I waiting for us at the door of our car in Saint Petersburg railway station. Thank you again.
Nous tenions à vous remercier pour votre travail. Tous nos clients étaient très satisfaits de leur séjour, de l'accueil des guides et en général de toutes les prestations. Merci encore, en espérant que ce voyage aura plus de succès d'année en année! Merci et à bientôt; Bien cordialement,
Poezka po Karelii nam ochen ponravilas'! Vsyo otlichno organizovano, i ekskursovod v Petrozavodske i voditel' masjiny (Petrozavodsk-Sortavala) simpatichny, gostinitsa normal'na.
Agnes, the Netherlands
Большое спасибо за организацию нашего путешествия! Все было просто на высшем уровне: нас встречали и провожали без задержек, в "Причале" и на приезде и на отъезде реагировали так, как будто только о нас и думали все время. Все очень отработано и к тому же дружелюбно. И гостиница "Приют" на Соловках нам понравилась: недостаток комфорта (у нас были удобства на 2 номера) и отсутствие постоянного кафе при гостинице (это неудобно, если останавливаться с ребенком, как я) вполне компенсировалось очень гостеприимным отношением и отзывчивым персоналом, который старался помочь всеми доступными им средствами. Еще раз большое спасибо. С удовольствием буду рекомендовать Ваше агентство своим друзьям. С уважением,
wir sind wieder zu Hause angekommen und möchten uns für alles bedanken. Ihre Leute haben alles gegeben um uns den Aufenthalt in Russland als unvergesslich schön in Erinnerung zu behalten. Meine Frau sagt; Nordic Travel hat wie ein Schweizer-Uhrwerk funktioniert. Wir wünschen Nordic ´Travel alles Gute und viel Erfolg beim weiteren Aufbau, besonders angenehm war die fast schon private, also sehr persönliche Betreuung durch Konstantin und Tatjana. Herzlichen Dank!
Olga und Jürgen, Deutschland
... YAMAL is a smashing ship--powerful, comfortable, and sea worthy. The Captain and his crew, too, were very determined, careful, and considerate. We hit a wall of ice unbelievably thick and attacked it 6 times to cut a path to the North Pole. I loved this action plus the sound of the ship's bow breaking the sea ice to open a path for progress. When we stopped to observe the polar bears, there was utter silence--a time when you know how awesome the earth is at that latitude. I felt like I was at the top of the world! I especially enjoyed the tour of the operation of the nuclear powered engine, room; meeting the Captain on a small group basis and having champagne or wine (the ship's photographer Gordon, from the States, will send me a photo of this occasion as well as us dancing in a circle at the North Pole). I SPOTTED 10 POLAR BEARS; one of which came right to the ship's bow so I think I have a fairly good photo of him even though I am not a photographer. PAV treated the crew and staff well. Overall, PAV, especially Max did a superb job as well as Oleg. They are in demand to serve pesty people from the moment they awake till the time they hit the bed. I learned a little Russian folk dancing with the crew and staff including Lena, our room steward. They were all so much fun the night of the BBQ on the deck. They all worked very hard so I hope that my tip gives them a boost...
We are now back at our home in Wales after travelling on from St Petersburg to Turkey for some (more) sunshine. i would like to say thank you for a very enjoyable experience in Russia. Everything went very smoothly from the moment we were met at the Airport. Natalia was splendid - she gave us a very well informed 3 days of cultural experience whilst being very companiable - we felt we were sharing St Petersburg with a friend! Please pass on our appreciation to her Thank you again for arranging the experience - i will certainly be recommending your services to friends and colleagues Very Best Wishes