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.
From the moment I found Arthur on the Internet, he has been a real pleasure to deal with.
The booking was set up before we arrived in Moscow and he made us feel very safe and secure in a country where the language is very difficult to understand.
Arthur arrived at the hotel exactly on time and it was like meeting an old friend! He drove us into town and chatted all the way there, putting us at ease. He explained where we were going and what we could expect to see. All the extra pieces of info that you would not get from walking round, reading the descriptions of the exhibits. We went to see the changing of the guard, Lenins tomb, The Armoury, the diamond exhibition, Red Square, Gym store, The Kremlin, St Basil's and had a meal at a Ukranian restaurant. A fabulous day with a fabulous host. I would recommend Arthur's services to anyone considering a trip to Moscow. After a few hours with him, we could conquer the city on our own feeling confident with proper bearings.
Thank you Arthur, it has been FAB !!!!! Xx
Date: 2015-02-11 13:42:08
We (couple in mid 30's) had a long 15 hour layover in Moscow on our way to SE Asia over Christmas break. We wanted a guided that could pick us up at the airport, show us the sites, & bring us back to catch our connection. Who wants the stress of trying to figure out taxis or public transportation when you don't have a lot of time, you have luggage, & your in the middle of a long haul flight with little sleep? You just don't need that kind of stress on vacation! Arthur was the perfect choice! He met us at the airport. We loaded our luggage into his car & we were off to the city! Arthur has a deep knowledge of history and was able to give us great insight into Russian history. He is also a really good photographer which I loved since I too greatly enjoy photography. He suggested great photos & angles & was also there to take shots of Michael & I together around the city. We now have great trip photos to share with family & friends. We visited Red Square, St. Basil’s Cathedral, Lenin’s Tomb, Moscow Kremlin ground and cathedrals, Armory museum, changing of the guard, Moscow Metro stations, took panoramas of Moscow Kremlin from river and after dark photographed some night scenes of Moscow. He took us to a great Ukrainian restaurant to eat. The hearty food was sooo good on a chilly Moscow day! At the end of the day Arthur drove us back to the airport & even walked us to our gate. We really had a great day in Moscow with Arthur. Don't spend your layover in the airport. Get out & experience this amazing city with a great guide & no worries!
Date: 2015-02-07 09:07:05
A lifelong dream came true to visit Russia and the perfect guide came along with it. Arthur is the “Russian Guru of Drivers-Guide” for everyone looking or considering a guide please also, reference Steve Killian’s post on 2006-12-20. Steve’s post is on spot. Arthur is still on point after 8 years. Like Steve, I was solo on my visit with no worries with Arthur at the wheel. Pick up from DME several tours in 7 seven days and I was directed in the correct line for my return flight. I experienced Moscow through the eyes of a true Muscovite, who loves his city, country and wants you to experience the true Moscow. Arthur thanks for the experience of life time. During our visit to Sergius Lavra (Russia’s Vatican City) services I felt the presents of God in this historical church. Arthur thanks for sharing with me the Art, History, Religion (Churches were awesome), Cultural Centers, Markets, Culinary and photography it was all amazing. Also, visiting Russia in the winter you don’t have to deal with the crowd’s. Moscow was lit up like a Christmas Winter Wonderland. In every park there was a theme and several streets were closed to traffic for venders in the center of the city on the weekends. Arthur thanks for everything. If you are reading this post and trying to decide to use Arthur “just do it”.
Date: 2014-12-30 15:05:59
We had a wonderful time at Moscow with Arthur as our guide . He is a honest , professional guide , very serious in catching time for us to see more of Moscow , and also bring my husband to great photo site to take beautiful pictures. He himself is a very good photographer and knowledgeable in Russian history , i highly recommend him if you are planning to go to Moscow on your own.
Thank you Arthur for giving us such a good memory of Moscow. Miss you .
From: Hong Kong
Date: 2014-10-29 07:59:55
We booked Arthur's services for a day tour of Moscow in August. We felt like we saw a lot of Moscow in one day. It helps that Arthur has a car :) the highlight for me was the Kremlin and Arthur's vast knowledge of the museum treasures and the Kremlin itself adds another dimension to the tour. And of course his photography skills are very good!
Date: 2014-10-06 00:17:28
Mr. Lookyanov is a very professional and knowledgeable guide, with excellent English. We had a special request for a tour of Constructivist architectural masterpieces, and he organized our list of addresses into a coherent, logical sequence. He is also an excellent photographer with an impressive professional camera. In addition, he is a very pleasant person to spend the day with. We recommend his services very highly.
Date: 2014-08-26 11:19:01
My teenage son and I had a day and a half in Moscow, and Arthur took care of us. It was a great experience, we felt like we were being shown around this beautiful city by a good friend. We saw amazing sites, chatted about anything and everything, and in particular, we enjoyed taking photos together. Thanks, Arthur, for a really fun and interesting tour. It was really memorable.
Date: 2014-08-05 13:09:31
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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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