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We (8 of us) were in St Petersburg on 6-15&16-2009 and used TJ Travel and had the best possible 2 days.We had a prompt email from them and really liked their tour offerings for 2010. The pie place sounds great, too. However, we are a little concerned because they are so new. The people that we are touring with have concerns about that. Glad to hear you had a wonderful tour with them.
Tatyana answered all the questions we had prior to the trip and provided detailed instructions and the forms and information we needed to get through Russian customs with no problems. She was there to meet us as soon as we cleared customs.
Our guide was Julia (not the Julia of TJ Travel) and she was amazing.
She got us into every place without ever waiting in line and provided outstanding information on everything we saw. She was also a joy to spend 2 days with.
I would try to have the Russian meat pies for lunch one of the days. Julia took us to a great pie place!
Another nice thing is, you don't have to pay anything until you get there and they give a discount for cash!!!
There site is www.travel-stpetersburg.com
Have a great trip, Lee
We booked with Tatyana for June of next year and I've been thrilled by here courteous and immediate and professional responses to all my questions. We had a group of 8 almost immediately on our roll call and the tour looks amazing, cost is great too! And, they are honoring 2009 prices for 2010 bookings with early reservation too!Thanks, J18.
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Does anyone have any more recent experience of T J Travel? We are visiting StP in August and planning to use them.Have you contacted them, at all??. Just don't go by some one's recommendation. YOU need to contact the tour group and see if you feel comfortable with them. People like myself sort of get turned off by 'form type letters' that several of the tour groups send out. We like a personal; touch where we feel the people doing the tour really care if we have a great time in their city. Some of the tour groups have gotten a bit too big, and people are becoming like cattle to them and that 'personal' touch isn't there. that's why each year you have more and more tour groups being formed.