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.
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.
We finally arrived home after a very eventful trip to Italy, Greece, Turkey, and Egypt. However, one of the most memorable times was our day with you in Moscow. Thank you for spending the time with us.
We didn't know what the process would be when we arrived at the Moscow airport nor did we really know if you would be there to meet us. We were just a bit apprehensive. Not only were you there but you were there before we were and you were ready to escort us around. You had the day planned so that we could crowd as much into it as possible. You seemed to know what we would enjoy best and enjoy it we did. St. Basil's Cathedral, in my mind, is one of the Wonders of the World. I am impressed with your knowledge of history.
One highlight for me was getting back to the airport. I have never seen traffic like that before. Where else do sidewalks become a lane of traffic or where unused oncoming lanes become lanes going our direction? Even you seemed amazed at the driver who negotiated the heavy traffic going backwards. That was the most fun trip I have ever made in bumper-to-bumper traffic. I realize you didn't plan that but thanks for it anyway.
Not only did we enjoy our time with you but you created enough interest that I would like to return sometime and have you show me more. I have one request. The borsch at the restaurant that you took us to was wonderful. You mentioned that your mother's borsch is better. Is there any chance she would share the recipe with us?
Thank you for the fun day. To anyone who reads this or would like to contact me, I would give you my very highest recommendation. Thanks for adding to our adventure.
From: Bountiful, Utah, USA
Date: 2007-07-10 03:45:00
My aunt and I were on a tour of Russia but we had extra time to schedule as we pleased. We had heard about Sergiev Posad and Abramtsevo. We found Arthur on the Internet and scheduled with him to go to those places when we had a free day.
Arthur planned our day beautifully. He met us exactly when he said he would. He had arranged for local guides in both places and we were delighted with them. Not only is he a great driver/guide, but Arthur is a fun person with whom to spend a day. We were totally pleased with the way he took care of us and when I return to Russia I will definitely seek him out.
From: Tacoma, Washington
Date: 2007-07-01 04:15:46
From the moment we saw your smiling face as the train pulled into Moscow, till the second we regretfully said good bye at the airport, 3:30AM, we felt completely comfortable and very lucky.
I found you on the Internet and had good vibes. Your concern for our seating at the circus and ballet came through on line, and you did get us the bst seats in both places.
But still, we didn't expect to have the most caring guide we've ever had in all our years of extensive travel.
We talk about you anytime someone asks about our trip to Moscow. We can only express our appreciation for your warmth, never ending consideration, planning, guiding knowledge, air conditioned car, and yes, English.
We cannot thank you enough for making our Moscow visit exceptionally terrific.
Thank you, thank you, thank you.
Anne and Chuck
Date: 2007-06-14 07:49:30
WOW-There are no words to describe how wonderful my experience in Moscow was, due to Arthur. He exceeded my expectations. If you want to see Moscow, this is the way to do it!
Date: 2007-06-12 18:32:15
We used Arthur for professional and business interpretation - but his abilities as a driver and as a photographer added lustre to his overall support.
Arthur really has a good command of the English language and dealt with many technical and business discussions with ease. His ability to navigate Moscow and get us to appointments on time was most impressive but it was the small things like his reliability, his obvious integrity, his good sense that made his contribution to our visit so marked. We didn't have to attempt to read Cyrillic signs for the Metro, or restaurants or streets , Arthur was completely in control of our movement through Moscow. He really was a marvel and we can't recommend him too highly. A nice man and a most professional individual.
From: Glasgow, Scotland
Date: 2007-05-01 14:41:47
We had an excellent experience with Arthur during our trip to Moscow two weeks ago. We found him to be reliable, punctual, friendly, and helpful. When we arrived in Moscow by train, Arthur was waiting outside our train car promptly at 6:30 a.m. When we left by international train, he arrived at our hotel early, took us to the station, and stayed with us until we were safely aboard. During our stay, we had an excellent tour of Sergiev Posad. Arthur also provided interesting and relevant commentary on the sites we saw and could answer any questions we had. Moscow is a fascinating city, and Arthur's services helped us enjoy it to the fullest. We highly recommend him.
From: Chicago, USA
Date: 2007-04-15 09:55:25
Arthur was an amazing guide! I had a hectic schedule, photographing for American Express-owned Departures magazine in early March. Everything was organized pretty last minute and it wasn't easy to quickly get permission for the various sites I had to photograph. But Arthur did an incredible job. He was very persistent and came through on everything, all the while maintaining his humour! I know for sure I couldn't have done my 3-day shoot without his superb guidance! Thanks a million, Arthur!! You're the best!
From: London, UK
Date: 2007-04-02 16:42:52
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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.
See you in Moscow!