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.
Don't be deceived by the title "Moscow Driver". Arthur is not merely a good driver, but an excellent tour guide and photographer. He picked us up from the airport and wasted no time in giving us a brief narrative of the city. We arrived in the afternoon and booked the evening tour. It was snowing but Arthur gamely lugged his pro camera and tripod to make sure we had great night time pictures which was a challenge by itself. He brought us to a nice grocery and helped us pick out food and rations for the next 2 days, a real money saver for us because the breakfast buffet at our hotel was pricey.
Arthur had boundless energy and passion during our 2.5 days with him. The fact that he is an engineer already suggests that he is highly educated and intelligent. His English is fluent and he is well versed in various subjects of local history, art and architecture. He never rushed and completely took in our pace which was exactly why we did a private tour so we were not herded in a bus like sheep. He is a consummate professional and patiently waits and speaks both like a history professor and long lost friend. At the end of each day, he promptly sent us all the wonderful portraits and pictures he took of us during the tour. Why even bother bringing your heavy photo gear when you have this guy? He was there till our last day to personally escort us to our train platform for our trip to St. Petersburgh.
Moscow is a vast city. Arthur is one of the best people not only to drive you through rain and snow, but to capture the precious moments and to make sure your trip will be remembered for a long, long time. A highly recommended tour guide and friend in Moscow.
Date: 2017-02-18 15:33:47
Thank you so much for the wonderful tour of Moscow. You were able to show us all that we wanted to see plus more. I really appreciate you working around our tight schedule and getting up so early in the morning to pick us up. I’ll never forget being the only ones in Red Square. It was a perfect tour.
Date: 2016-10-08 01:46:43
My son and I had a fabulous time with Arthur on our four day stay in Moscow. Arthur is a great tour guide - he knows so much about the history, architecture, and art and is very enthusiastic and proud of his city and country. The trip to Suzdal and Vladimir was the best part of our time with him. So many things to see and experience! The photographs taken by Arthur are an added bonus - so much better than our Iphone photos!. Thanks, Arthur, for a fabulous and educational tour of Moscow, Suzdal, and Vladimir!
Date: 2016-08-06 06:36:48
I have no hesitation in recommending the services of Arthur, from our original enquiry via email Arthur gave us a full itinery of suggested sites to visit which could be tailored to suit our needs it included very useful tips on what to expect on our visit. Only a nominal deposit was required with full payment made on completion of the tour. Deposit for the tour was easily made via Paypal and Arthur promptly provided a receipt. Arthur arrived on time as expected in a vehicle of very high standard, Arthur's English was near perfect and nothing was too much trouble for him. He is a first class photographer and provided us with a comprehensive lasting memory of our visit. Thanks Arthur from Debi, John, Mark & Katie X
Date: 2016-07-19 23:18:43
I recently visited Moscow for the first time on an individual tour. I needed a driver and tour guide and found Arthur.
He was professional and considerate from start to finish.
We spoke mainly in Russian but Arthur speaks English well.
He followed through on all our commitments and made sure that I was taken care of.
Myself coming from a Russian background added an interesting dimension to my trip and Arthur and I had built a friendship during my trip and communication before hand.
I had an itinerary that was probably out of the box on some levels and Arthur handled it well.
Thank you Arthur for service and helping to make my trip outstanding.
Date: 2016-06-09 01:41:14
We landed in Moscow for one night connection and we only had a few hours in the evening to tour the city.
A Google search prior to our trip, resulted in a few guides for a night tour of Moscow, and I contacted them all by email. Arthur was the most responsive and communicative, and gave the best impression by far, so we payed the deposit by Paypal and waited for the day.
Arthur met us at the hotel at 20:00 as agreed (90 minutes after landing) and took us to a great tour of the city, explaining both what we see all the time, as well as the history of Moscow and Russia. Arthur also took nice photos of us with his professional Nikon camera, and two days later sent them to us via Dropbox.
I would recommend using Arthur's services with no hesitations! Excellent English, Good clean car, polite and knowledgable.
Next time I'll be visiting Moscow (hopefully during day-time, no doubt I'll use Arthur's services again.
Date: 2015-12-22 07:11:57
Moscow is an amazing city, but because of its greatness and political dynamics can become very intimidating for Western tourists. Arthur was my guide on this fascinating journey through the main tourist spots.
Arthur was the best choice I could have made. Punctual, patient, friendly, with extensive knowledge of the city's history and always willing to help. Arhtur was a great friend who I had the good fortune to meet.
On top of this a photographer that will leave you with memories of your trip much better than the usual "selfies" tourists end up doing and it will never have the artistic quality that a good photographer can accomplish. I strongly recommend this service.
Date: 2015-11-10 13:28:28
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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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