Testimonials from Clients
You are welcome to read responses about sightseeing excursions, business trips or travels to Moscow, Russia, from former clients after using the services of private English speaking guide, personal driver and freelance photographer Arthur Lookyanov! You can also check some testimonials left by my former clients on the world's popular travellers website TripAdvisor.
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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.
We hired Arthur to take us on an off-the-beaten path day trip to Leo Tolstoy's ancestral estate, Yasnaya Polyana, and it was one of the best days of our entire trip to Russia. From the moment we booked Arthur's services, he went into action, setting up a personal English language tour of the estate for us as well as researching other nearby attractions that we could visit to enrich the day. Arthur is friendly, courteous and extremely knowledgable about seemingly all aspects of the country's history, culture and attractions. He is also tireless and extremely professional. Plus, his rates are very reasonable for the level of service he provides. We've traveled all over the world and I can honestly say that Arthur is one of the best personal guides we've ever had.
From: London, UK
Date: 2008-09-19 03:33:58
My wife and I were looking for a personal driver who would show us Moscow at night. We hired Arthur, and certainly we were not disappointed. Arthur gave us a complete tour of the city. His personal attention was excellent, and he went out of his way to take us to all parts of the city an oridnary tour company would not do it for the price he charges. He is an excellent driver who would tell you the history behind every single landmark. He is very corteous and friendly. I will definitely hire Arthur again on my next trip to Moscow. And if you are looking for a personal guide who would show you the city at very, very reasonable prices, do not hesitate and hire Arthur right away.
From: Diamond Bar, California, USA
Date: 2008-09-15 14:10:40
My husaband and I went to Moscow on July 2008, Arthur was our tour guide for few days, we planned very interesting places to see, he was always on time,he is very reliable, very friendly, optimistic,he make us laugh a lot, his personality is very pleasent.
He knows a lot about his country, history, culture,really now we have a very nice impression about Russia and the people, thanks to Arthur.
From: Washington, DC, USA
Date: 2008-09-11 07:20:26
I contacted Arthur as recommended by a user on the Lonely Planet Thorntree forum. My nephew and I had a 9 hour layover at Moscow's Sheremetyevo 2 airport while traveling from a primary vacation in the Middle East. We preferred to tour Moscow rather than sit at the airport for 9 hours. I arranged for Arthur to pick me up at the airport and provide a quick tour of the major attractions. I realized this was risky given Moscow's notorious traffic problems. Our flight landed an hour late in Moscow. I called Arthur while still on the plane on the runway ready to cancel the arrangements because of the late arrival. However, he convinced me that we still had enough time. He took back roads into Moscow to avoid the horrendous freeway traffic and was still able to provide us with a two hour + walking tour of the Red Square/Kremlin area with a quick Metro tour thrown in. Arthur definitely knows the city well--both from a historical and navigational standpoint. I am glad he convinced me to leave the airport--the short tour was definitely a highlight of our week. I would definitely use him again and would highly recommend him to anyone looking for a driver and/or tour guide in Moscow.
From: Pittsburgh, PA USA
Date: 2008-09-03 14:03:36
I have used Arthur's services on my last trip to Moscow. Very responsible, on time and amazing knowledge of Russia's history. Although i was there only for a day it felt like i got to know the whole Moscow or Moskva.
Date: 2008-09-02 04:28:03
My husband John and I spent three days with Arthur in July 2008 before going on a boat trip on the Volga river. Arthur helped us with tickets for the Bolshoi Ballet, showed us the sights, and took us to off the beaten track restaurants. He drove us to our boat on the last day in Moscow. We would definitely use Arthur again in Moscow and are pleased to recommend his services to other visitors.
From: Chicago, IL USA
Date: 2008-08-29 14:52:31
I was only in Moscow for about 11 hours. Arthur met me at the airport and had my time planned to the minute. We first went to Red Square to see the changing of the guard which only occurs on Saturdays. From that we toured Red Square. Arthur's in depth knolwedge of Russian history is outstanding. He constently provided facts regarding Russian history and culture which increased the experience in Moscow tremedously. Arthur's professionalism, knowledge, personalism, and command of the English language is amazing. Moscow was a highlight of my trip due mostly to Arhtur. If (when) I return to Russia and Moscow Arthur will be first person I contact while planning my trip. Thanks Arthur for my great experience in Moscow!!
From: Portland, Oregon, USA
Date: 2008-08-26 22:27:50
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About Me in Short
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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