Experts in Upscale Travel
We organize awesome private and small group tours. They are way better than any bus tours and half the price of similar tours by other luxury travel companies.
Way better than any bus tours.
We believe that bus tours are not for you. After flying across the ocean to have a journey of a lifetime, the last thing you want is to spend 40 hours per week on a bus. Besides, bus tours rush you away from the most interesting places and put you in poor quality hotels. We don’t. With us, you stay at the best hotels in the best cities. We arrange the best transportation for you, including private transfers and high-speed trains. With us, you have a choice of traveling on a private basis or with a small group of 16 likeminded people.
Half the price of tours by other luxury travel companies.
We organize our tours ourselves and work with local suppliers. This is how we ensure the quality and get great rates. We pass many of the savings to our customers by offering the unmatched value for their money. Our tours cost from $200 per day for small group and $300 per day for private and this is the best value when it comes to upscale quality travel in Europe or Russia. We improve our tours every year based on our clients' feedback. This is exactly why offer the best tours at the best rates.
Company you can trust
Focused on Customers
We have a rewarding 99% customer approval rating. We improve our tours each year based on the feedback from our travelers. If they did not like something, we replace it. If they recommend including an optional service in the program, we will do so.
We are a highly praised company with numerous trophies from the most prestigious travel awards, including World Travel Awards and Travel & Hospitality Awards. We are also the finalists of 2018 Travvy Awards. Apart from that, we are an A+ member of Better Business Bureau, a member of European Travel Association and one of America's top 10 fastest growing travel companies according to Inc. 5000.
Our brands Firebird Tours and Travel All Russia have been featured in many leading newspapers and magazines in the US and UK, including PBS and CNN Go, National Geographic and Travel+Leisure, Washington Post and The Guardian, Fodor’s and The New York Times.
See the difference
How we compare: Bus tours are one of the worst ways to travel in Europe and here the three simple reasons. First, you spend 40 hours per week on the bus. Second, you are waiting for 40 or 60 other people, everywhere you go. Unless you really like traveling by bus with large groups, you are not going to enjoy this kind of travel experience. Finally, bus tours rush you out from the greatest destinations and take you to a number of obscure places in between. This is how they save money, and this is how you miss out on the great destinations.
We are different. We book the best hotels in the heart of each city and arrange your trip so that you travel with the most comfortable modes of transport. In Europe, these are usually trains or private drivers. With us, you have a choice of traveling on a private basis or with a small group. Our small group tour is not a bus tour. It is more like a private tour where few people share a guide during a day program. Our private tours are just as good as the most expensive luxury tours, only better - they cost half the price.
How we compare: Luxury tours are very expensive because luxury travel companies buy tours from the actual tour operators. In essence, you overpay for the brand names. Unlike them, we organize our tours ourselves working with local suppliers, guides, drivers, rail companies, and hotels. This is how we are able to offer you great rates and this is how we are able to control quality without asking you to pay more for it. Our typical tour costs $200 per day for small group and $300 per day for private.
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