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.
Upon arrival I was welcomed by Arthur and I felt welcomed and with such a friendly atmosphere I had a fantastic start! The guide and tour was extremely good, very flexible (appreciate this!) and for that he deserves a special thanks. I had three great days there, which obviously also added up to the experience.
Arthur is such a warm personality and highly motivated guide (recommendable!). I truly enjoyed walking with him The scenery was beautiful and it was a relieve to walk in such a quiet and peaceful environment.
The atmosphere is so special that it really felt like home to me All respect for Aruther who does a great job there; a true sample of excellent tour guide!
Special Thanks for his Warm Coat,Hat and a delicious dinner (cooked by his 77 yrs mothers)....I am also so thankful of his mother as well . ...
Date: 2018-01-03 09:00:05
As a Photographer based in US for long time, I was looking for a very Professional college in Moscow that can provide me the "secret" places or as we know in photography, the Key points of the BEST POV (Point of View) for each photo we can get.
I did my research very well before I travel to Moscow and St. Pet during the month of May 2017.
I have to say that I love Night city view Photography; and after my research, I could not make a better decision than contact Arthur as my Photo tour guide.
Since the very beginning when I get in contact with Arthur, He was very helpful in all matters including the easy way to make deposit payment etc.
The best part came when I arrive to Moscow and after a nice dinner with my wife, He offered to pick me up any where I need to.
I can say that for sure not many people know the city and the best Points Of View of Moscow as Arthur does.
We started the city tour during the "magic hour" at dusk and from there on, EVERY place He showed to us was better and better. I can say that I came back to US, with a LOT of Great Photographs thanks to Arthur.
Those places could not be found (or covered) by my self in the same period of time we did.
There is no way to move in Moscow at night using public transportation and cover the many places we did cover during this GREAT tour with Him.
Arthur, thank you very much for your VERY professional Photo Tour. For sure, in future visits to Moscow, I know I do have a friend and a very professional tour guide for us ...
Leonardo and Jackeline Osorio
Colombias based at Miami Florida
Date: 2017-11-30 19:25:53
The "Moscow-by-Night" tour that we had with Arthur Lookyanov towards the end of September this year (2017) was an absolutely stunning, jaw-dropping introduction to this marvellous city. It was amazing how much we saw in the three hours with Arthur - from the classical Moscow sights to the evocative WW2 Memorial, the beautiful Cathedral of Christ the Saviour and the colourful, hyper-modern skyscrapers of the business district. Touring Moscow by night is an absolute "must" for first-time visitors, and if one can arrange to have the knowledgeable, friendly and enthusiastic Arthur Lookyanov as the tour leader, so much the better!
Ben Langner (South Africa)
From: South Africa
Date: 2017-11-24 16:16:32
I had a night car tour and had a great time during the 3-hour tour. I highly recommend Arthur's services to anyone coming to Moscow. Not only you will have a chance to see the city but also to know it's history and get a few nice pictures on top of it.
Date: 2017-09-05 14:00:46
One of the reason we could cover so much in Moscow in 3 days was Arthur and his well maintained Car.
Night tour was a must do as you see the places that look much more exciting at night !! Arthur was very knowledgeable and hence quick to show us many places.
Next day was Kremlin Cathedrals, Armoury and Diamond Fund. Arthur showed us all the important things there and explained in detail. He also managed to show us Diamond Fund which was a little difficult as tickets could not be pre-booked.
Metro tour was also nice and Arthur showed us all important stations and then he dropped us to the Cosmonautics Museum as agreed. All thanks to Arthur for making our Moscow trip wonderful.
Date: 2017-09-05 09:55:32
Fearing to lack assistance in such so great city, I was so close to suspend my business travel to Russia, if by chance by easy search in the Net I got Mr. Arthur contact.
I avow this it was my best choice to book a guide and I feel lucky to get so serious, professional guide.
Mr. Arthur has escorted me in all my moves in Moscow, and he was there to serve as translator in Hotels, in the markets, for the money exchange..
I was in Moscow for a fair but wanting to join the pleasant to the useful, I had Mr. Arthur who made me visit to the main monuments of Moscow.
So knowledgeable, so precise about Moscow history, so passionate, proud about his city, I have discovered a wonderful city, full of glory.
Mr. Arthur has cared to finish all the itinerary and icing on the cake, fantastic photos all along the visit.
A high quality service from a professional guide.
Date: 2017-02-26 22:56:07
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
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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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