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 2019:
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 just returned from a Viking River Cruise from Moscow to Saint Petersburg. We were concerned about the limited time we had in Moscow, and the fact that we would not be able to see everything we desired. Also, considering that June 12 was a holiday we did not know how that would affect venue openings. We arrived in Moscow late afternoon on June 10, so that day was lost. This basically left us with only 2 days including the holiday.
We were truly fortunate to have found out about Arthur, and yes, all those glowing reviews are true. Prior to leaving home Arthur called us on our computer using Skype and we talked for 45 minutes about our Moscow plans.
Arthur made sure we saw everything we wanted to see and more! We were with him from 8 AM to 6 PM on June 11, and from 9 AM to 1:30 AM on June 12-13.
We travelled all around Moscow in his car, seeing buildings and monuments from every angle, stopping at those sites we wanted most to see, and those, which Arthur suggested. At the Kremlin, we saw all the Kremlin churches, the tomb of the Unknown Soldier, and the changing of the guard. We also toured the Armory and the Diamond Fund. We even went back to Red square after it reopened at one AM to get a closer look at Saint Basil's illuminated. Among other sites, we visited the seven sisters, the GUM department store, the Arbat, Peter the Great monument, the victory memorial, multiple metro stations with their unique interiors, and the Tretyakov Gallery with site guidance and extensive commentary by Arthur. The Sergius Monastery was delightful especially as a service was in progress. On the outskirts of the city we visited the Novodevichy Convent and cemetery. On our last night, we ate at a Ukrainian restaurant and saw the Moscow lights by car and from Sparrow hill and Moscow University where we were expecting fireworks, which never materialized. The crowds however were exciting and the entire Kremlin, not just the towers, was ablaze for Russia Day.
We couldn't be more pleased with the attention and professionalism that Arthur demonstrated. He is knowledgeable about Moscow and Russian history, and is fluent in English. More importantly, he is a genuinely nice person who bent over backwards to ensure that we got the most out of our experience. He goes as fast or as slowly as his guests prefer. His fees are very reasonable, especially considering all the extras, such as photography that he provides.
Probably the best travel money we ever spent. You absolutely can't go wrong seeing Moscow with Arthur.
Date: 2010-06-28 13:42:38
Arthur, thanks for making our trip to Moscow so worth while and well spent! Surely you are giving tours on a regular basis but Pat, Guss and I really appreciated your heartfelt efforts to show us around the beautiful city.
Date: 2010-06-22 13:47:11
Whether you have a whole day or just a few hours, Arthur will make sure you get to see Moscow through his very intelligent and accommodating tours. I will be sure to recommend him to anyone I know going to Moscow. And I hope to be able to see him again on a return visit! Thank you Arthur!
From: New York, USA
Date: 2010-03-30 19:29:28
The best thing that we did to help with jetlag was booking a Moscow by night tour with Arthur. We saw and learned so much in just a few hours with Arthur. I was greatly impressed with his knowledge and enthusiasm of the history of each point. What a beautiful city and all the more charming with a guide like Arthur! Spasiba Arthur!
Thank you so much for 2 wonderful, wonderful experiences during our stay in Moscow. We are sorry that we weren't able to get you tickets to the show but it was very very oversold and we were not able to get anything. All of us had a great time and I just wanted to thank you again.
Sincerely, Craig (Dancer of the Mark Morris Dance Group).
From: Brooklyn, USA
Date: 2010-03-28 02:59:47
My 10 hrs in moscow with Artur was great, his knowledge of history and his planning was great. My lay over between flights could not have been better. I would certainly do it again with Arthur. Thxs
From: AB, Canada
Date: 2010-01-27 19:47:46
Although we only had one day to explore Moscow with Arthur, we got to see most important sights of Moscow and learn a lot about Russian history (Arthur is very knowledgeable). Arthur was not only a great tour guide, but also a great photographer! Thanks to Arthur, we had a safe and enjoyable time to Moscow!
From: Hong Kong
Date: 2010-01-22 06:40:34
Great choice for a long stop over in Moscow, with only 5 hours to know the city, Arthur did an amazing job. I feel like I know Moscow, I visited so many places. The night tour is great to catch a glimpse of the city. And having a driver in the Russian winter is a great option to escape from the freezing cold weather!!
From: Tokyo, Japan
Date: 2009-12-13 07:36:33
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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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