I am interested in maybe persuing a DenRus tour on our cruise in June.
Here are my questions
1) Do they carry a group visa like Celebrity or do we need to file for Russian visas? I know DenRus' website says they do, but I don't want to send them $500 only to find out this is not the case and we can't use our tour.
2) Any experiences in breakdowns or arriving back to the ship later than scheduled? Talked to my TA and she said if on the second day the tour group had a breakdown and we arrived back to the ship late, we would be screwed as far as catching back up to the ship. All though if we had the same thing happen with a Celebrity tour, that the boat would wait for the tour group. Of course she said that using secondary tour people (locals) really is the best way to go because you see more and it costs much less but to solicit advise from people who have used the local tour company first.
We are looking at The Grand St. Petersburg tour from DenRus NOT the private ones.
Thanks for any insights you have