An extremely interesting and qualitative visit. Maxime knows a lot and clearly explains very well the history.
A tremendous experience and helps a lot to understand the past.
I highly recommend.About activity Cold War: air defence system around Moscow. One-day-excursion by car! 6 months ago
Anton and Julia was the perfect hosts and made the day most enjoyable. They were entertaining and knowledgeable about the places we visited and took us to a little village to meet locals and view the summer houses.
Julia is a beautiful lady that makes you feel at home and takes beautiful photos of the day and the experience. We highly recommend going on a trip with them!!
Anton and Julia were very warm and accommodating guides. They gathered information and thoughtfully crafted our tour to our interests.
My only suggestion is that the restaurant choice for lunch did not have much ambience or food that would please most western tourists. I'd recommend going up a level or two in restaurant quality. However, it was for locals which we appreciated.we did love the monastery, though!
We wish all the best to Julia and Anton!
Marilyn and Asia HuntAbout activity Day Trip to Zvenigorod: Discover Russian Countryside 8 months ago
Excellent trip by night,I would highly recommend it.About activity Cold War: air defence system around Moscow. One-day-excursion by car! 9 months ago
It is very excited tour. I hope will join the tour in summer again.About activity Cold War: air defence system around Moscow. One-day-excursion by car! about 1 year ago
Super interesting, especially if you have an interest in soviet history!About activity Cold War: air defence system around Moscow. One-day-excursion by car! over 1 year ago
I was really interested in the history of Cold War and decided to book with my friends a full-day excursion. It was amazing!
Maxim knows the places, the history and interesting facts about Cold War and it's weapons. He knows, how it works. The air-defence buildings are really fascinating! Spheric radars, that he showed us almost made me crazy! =)
You can feel the atmosphere of those times, feel it with your own skin. This excursion is really worth trying. If you have an interest in abandoned places, you should remember, that those soviet era buildings won't be waiting for you forever.
Maxim, thank you a lot!
Blini Reizen is a Dutch touroperator who offers trips to the former Soviet-Union. We always advise our clients to book excursions with a local guide: to view the country and it's people with different eyes and also to get information they otherwise wouldn't get to know (easy). Two of our travellers found the "Be a guest at a real muscovite's dacha!"-tour at this website and decided to book it through our agency. They liked it very much, I quote: "Our excursion to the Dasha Nadya was fun and educational. We were warmly welcomed and even got a nice souvenir to take home!".
As an employee of Blini Reizen I arranged this tour for our clients and found Nadya very pleasant to work with: she is accurate, flexible, cooperative, interested and always trying to be helpful (e.g. finding out the best way to reach the meeting point from the hotel of clients, etc.). I would surely recommend this tour!