We used DenRus when we were there in 2006. We had a english speaking guide and driver to ourselves. We saw more in 2 days then we would have, if we took the ships tours. It was wonderful and worth every cent. We were picked up at 8am and returned at 6pm for the 2days we were there. We by passed lines of people and went in side doors. Our guide was unbelivable. I highly recommend them. The ship was used to them and we had a meeting place on board for all passengers going with DenRus. Would love to do it all over again.