Gate1travel - Scare tactic used to buy their transfers in Russia
We took the 10 day River Trip in Russia.We were told that taxis would overcharge us and not adhere to previously agreed fees.
We had no trouble getting a taxi to the dock in St. Petersburg for about $38 for 2, Gate 1 price, $181 for 2. We did not see online how easy or difficult it might be at the Moscow dock so took Gate 1 transfer for $181. They called a taxi for us and he handed us a receipt for 1200 rubles or about $38.
They made a $143 profit!
They are the Motel 6 version of river tours, tiny cabins, limited service, drinks provided only at meal time, lousy wi-fi service.
We had some good local guides, but not all.Think carefully before signing on.