Testimonials from Clients

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If you are my former client, I would greatly appreciate your open (and honest) comments, which can be sent online using the form below. I hope that you will not mind sharing your Russian experience directly with my potential customers. Your e-mail address will be hidden for security purposes, and only given to a potential customer upon personal request.

Customer responses and reccomendations sent online from 2002 to 2018:

Former clients share their travel experience to Moscow Russia after using services of the private guide and personal driver Arthur Lookyanov. This message archive was started in 2002.
photo corners At the Beautiful Kremlin Walls
«At the Beautiful Kremlin Walls» - See photo in Gallery
Arthur is the friend you haven't met yet in Moscow. He was very flexible in taking me to places I wanted to visit that aren't on the usual Tourist trail. He is extremely knowledgeable and always on time. He has a great sense of humor. He picked me up at the airport furthest away from City center and took me to the train, found my seat, put my luggage where it was supposed to go and checked to make sure all was well. His pricing is very competitive, his English is great. I loved his night tour of Moscow plus all the other stops we made. I am willing to give a verbal recommendation if someone wants to make sure that someone this good is actually available.
From: USA
Date: 2011-10-07 13:35:55
photo corners At the Victory Square
«At the Victory Square» - See photo in Gallery
My family and I used Artur as a guide for our five days visit to Moscow. The first thing I have to say is the fact that Artur has been extremely reliable, coming on time and organizing our trip not only what we asked him to do but adding some special area that were very worth it. We investigated several guide company and found that Artur was very reasonable pricewise and did not requested to be paid everything before the trip started. His knowledge of Moscow was very deep and he introduced us to several places and restaurants that we all enjoyed. We also appreciate his art in making photographs as he is a real expert in it and I hope he will use some of the photographs he took of our family in his photo display. If anyone would like to check anything about Artur please e-mail us and we will be ready to tell everyone how good he treated us.
From: Henderson NV, USA
Date: 2011-10-01 13:21:16
photo corners With Russian Hats in Vernisazh Market
«With Russian Hats in Vernisazh Market» - See photo in Gallery
Arthur: The Barker's join me in thanking you for an incredible 4 days with you in Moscow. Your command of the English language, your knowledge and your love for your city and your country was evident. I can not thank you enough for opening our eyes to the sights, sounds and the great food of Moscow. I have told everyone I know that they are missing out in their travels if they do not include Russia in their list of places to visit. Naturally, anyone coming to Moscow will be told how great you are. YOU made out trip so enjoyable we miss you already as a true friend. If any of your prospective clients have any doubts on your capabilities, please ask them to phone me at 212 369 2400 in New York. I would be more than happy to tell them not to look at any other guide but YOU.

Again, my thanks, Allan Armour New York City
From: USA
Date: 2011-09-25 10:59:50
photo corners Hug on the Red Square at Night
«Hug on the Red Square at Night» - See photo in Gallery
Arthur was great help and great fun. He has great knowledge of Russia and it's history and great sense of humor making it interesting se see al the museums and historical monuments.
From: South Africa
Date: 2011-08-19 21:08:34
photo corners At Smolensky Cathedral in Novodevichy Convent
«At Smolensky Cathedral in Novodevichy Convent» - See photo in Gallery
Great blessings this new years to you and to all of russia. The experience of the holidays continues to set in motion many questionable traditions. For many in the states it is a difficult time which brings sadness. when an over commericalized atmosphere creates images that are not real for all families. The important issue of christmas is being able to take time out to be grateful for what is in ones life. To pray for a better world where we can seek an understanding of one another. Primarily to assume that we are our brothers keeper, and we have a responsibility to serve those less fortunate than ourselves. I pray that as stewards of the the earth we become more concerned with the caring of the earth, each other, and all sentient beings in the next decade.
As for russia, My husband and I fell in love with her people and her beauty. Just shows you that 70 years of tyranny cannot darken the human spirit. My warmest wishes that the US and Russia can work together to collaborate as equal partners. I know our people can, lets hope our leaders can as well.
blessings!
From: USA
Date: 2010-12-30 10:00:54
photo corners At Smolensky Cathedral in Novodevichy Convent
«At Smolensky Cathedral in Novodevichy Convent» - See photo in Gallery
Just returned from a wonderful trip in russia, arthur was a great guide and helped us to learn a great deal about the people and history of the country.

Arthur was a great asset to our trip, we learned a great deal of the people and history,he's a wonderful guide and worked the schedule for us with the time we had available. In three days we were able to see the most important sites, including sergio p, the monastery outside of moscow. If I can help a fellow traveler get a better idea of what to expect,just ask arthur for my email and I will be glad to give you any additional information you may need. I know we were able to see as much as we did because of Arthur's help.
From: USA
Date: 2010-11-29 16:56:13
photo corners At the Ancient White Stone Cathedral on the River Nerl
«At the Ancient White Stone Cathedral on the River Nerl» - See photo in Gallery
I was looking for a driver/guide to tour Moscow's Golden Ring and somehow fortunately found Arthur's website. Via email and a few SKYPE calls we discussed my proposed itinerary, with Arthur suggesting some great embellishments to what I had planned. In two, 14+ hour days we toured four of the major cities on the Golden Ring including Sergeev Posad (a must see), Vladimir and Suzdal. Arthur's knowledge of the sights and history of each of these areas was more than impressive as was his perseverance to gain entry into monasteries and churches that were closed when we arrived. He therefore enable me to see all the major sights along the way and not miss anything due to the timing of our arrival. Beyond being totally fluent in English, Arthur is extremely reliable, has a very comfortable car and really does a great job in fulfilling every wish of his clients. By the way, he's also a great photographer and may help you bring back some great pictures of your visit. After our initial long distance conversations and spending two days traveling the Golden Ring together, I feel that I not only had a great tour guide in Russia but have made a new friend. Arthur thanks for a fantastic tour!
From: Encino, California, USA
Date: 2010-09-02 17:52:18
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Arthur Lookyanov

My name's Arthur Lookyanov, I'm a private tour guide, personal driver and photographer in Moscow, Russia. I work in my business and run my website Moscow-Driver.com from 2002. Read more about me and my services, check out testimonials of my former business and travel clients from all over the World, hit me up on Twitter or other social websites. I hope that you will like my photos as well.

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