Testimonials from Clients
Feel free to add your own response about your sightseeing excursion, business trip or travel to Moscow, Russia, after using the services of private English speaking guide, personal driver and freelance photographer Arthur Lookyanov! 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 2013:
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.
To my Guide Arthur
Throughout the last seven years I have spent a lot of time traveling to different parts of the world, exploring whenever and wherever I can in order to better appreciate the world around us. Several months ago I decided it was time to visit Russia and Moscow was one city that I have wanted to visit since I was in grade school, so the pressure to see and experience the Russian capital was on. After a series of random internet searches I found a guide that had good reviews and so I decided to send an email whereupon several days later Arthur Lookyanov replied with a detailed itinerary of sights to see and a very organized cost sheet that made everything concise and easy to understand. My tour to Moscow began in the early June, 2012 and was the last leg of a mini European tour that included Berlin, St. Petersburg, Chernobyl, Kiev and after a long delay navigating through customs I met Arthur at a Snack Time café area. Right from the start Arthur was on time, waited for my delayed entry and navigated the airport like it was his second home.
Throughout all of my three tours, Arthur was always on time, organized what we saw from beginning to end, allowed enough time to take as many pictures as one wanted with a break for lunch and made adjustments to the itinerary when it rained or crowds got in the way of our tour. When you sign for one of Arthur’s tours, you can rest assured he will not be sitting in his car texting while you navigate the Russian subway system because he will be there with you every step of the way regardless of weather, circumstance or Kremlin security. What is also a real bonus throughout his tours, it that Arthur brings along his very professional camera whereby taking pictures from his perspective therefore you get a second camera snapping shots to further enhance your Moscow experience. His energy to show the beauty of Moscow is immediately apparent because his knowledge about Russian history is overwhelming even for a professional historian and Arthur’s drive to make sure you get the best tour possible is without question what sets him apart from other tour operators. It is without reservation or doubt that when I return to Moscow Arthur Lookyanov will be my personal guide and photographer.
From: United States
Date: 2012-06-13 23:08:10
I visited Moscow with my parents in early April 2012 and we hired Arthur to show us around the city for about 2.5 days. We were all very pleased with his services as his English is excellent, he is reliable and he knows the city in and out. He not only knows all the major attractions that most first-time tourists want to visit, but also helped us customize the tour to some of our own interests - including guiding us to Jewish sites of interest, and also a fascinating site for exploring Russian military aviation history! On top of this, Arthur's photographs are professional quality - the photos he took of us at St. Basil Cathedral and of various viewpoints on our evening tour are particularly special. In fact they are the nicest photos I have from any trip in recent memory! Many thanks again from my parents and me!!
Date: 2012-04-21 02:04:07
Arthur was recommended to me by a friend who used his services before, but my actual experience with him surpassed my friend's recommendations, and exceeded my expectations. Arthur posses the following attributes:Always on time,safe driver, knows Moscow's roads very well,very knowledgeable tour guide be it in a museum or outside at any of the numerous tourist attractions. Combine this with his excellent English, and his pleasnt personality, and you get all the ingredients required for a perfect vacation in Moscow.
The city is magnificent, and with Arthur's help you get to see it from mant angels, both during the day and at his famous night tours which should not be missed.
He is also a professional quality amature photographer, and will provide you with a dossier of artful picture taken during the trip. Nothing but Kudos and Echolades
Date: 2012-04-09 20:59:00
Arthur is a fantastic guide to have whilst in Moscow on business. He effortlessly combines a great knowledge of all the business districts and quickest routes between meetings with a passionate knowledge of the city's history and culture! Would recommend Arthur's services to anyone!
From: London, UK
Date: 2012-04-09 05:31:45
I had a great time with Arthur. We went out one night to photograph Moscow at night, and we spent an entire day together touring around.
Arthur speaks fluent English and it is very easy to converse with him on most any topic. I grew up in the US during the Cold War and Arthur did the same in Russia. It was fascinating to compare our impressions as we both saw how much the world has changed.
One of my goals on our day tour was to find a specific gift for my wife. Arthur made it his mission to help me locate the present.
I would recommend Arthur to anybody visiting Moscow without hesitation.
From: Columbus, OH/USA
Date: 2012-04-07 02:42:08
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