Tour company recommendations for Russia (St. Petersburg/Moscow)?
My mother has offered to take my 18-year-old daughter for her first trip abroad. Little D has had an interest in Russia since she was little, so Mom offered to take her to Moscow and St. Petersburg.
Mom's done the trip before, via OAT Tours
, a 16-day trip primarily by boat up the Volga. Sounds cool, but I'm concerned that this may a bit too long and too rugged a format for a novice traveler.
(Please note, this question is not asking you to convince me that particular trip isn't not too long or too rugged. Ultimately it will be my daughter's decision, and my mom's.)
That said, I'm wondering if anyone could recommend a reputable tour company that offers an 7-10 day tour of the two cities. Mom likes OAT because the groups tend to be small (around 16 people), but they don't seem to offer tours of this duration. Let's assume cost does not have to be a consideration. Independent travel is probably not an option, despite my daughter's recent A in introductory Russian.