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 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.
Arthur provided my husband and I with a perfect tour to the Golden Ring towns of Vladimir and Suzdal. It was the highlight of our trip to Russia.
His enthusiasm, knowledge and organisation were superb. He understood our needs and provided a wealth of information appropriate to the sights. We had time to explore all the historic locations and appreciate the amazing history, Russian architecture and art as well as visit the top class museums. Because of his photographic skills, Arthur took us to special photogenic locations ensuring that the photographic record of our journey was first rate. Last but not least, having a guide who could translate Russian into English so skilfully was invaluable and deepened our whole Russian experience.
Date: 2013-08-30 10:19:40
Arthur was a fantastic help to my parents and my mother in-law when they visited Moscow. My mother in-law has some mobility issues and Arthur could not have been more helpful in assisting with the wheelchair, ensuring that guards opened gates so they could drive into the red square and Victory Park, and that my mother in-law was able to see as much of Moscow as anyone else. My parents also had a great time and enjoyed Arthur's knowledge of the history of Moscow, as well as his excellent photography skills. Thank you Arthur!
Date: 2013-08-13 04:09:03
We were prompted to make plans to visit Moscow this year when our daughter Elizabeth was invited to attend a medical conference in June 2013. Our friends Richard and Stacey Host had visited Moscow in February 2013 and recommended Arthur.
It was the best decision. In three days we saw so much and learnt so much about Russian history and its impact and connections with our own history.
We firstly visited St Petersburg for three days on our own and then travelled to Moscow by the fast train Sapsan. Arthur was there to greet us and immediately took us to Red Square, St. Basil's Cathedral and GUM Department Store. After a quick lunch we visited the vast Moscow Kremlin with all its fascinating buildings. Arthur explained a lot of things to us and took lots of photos. He then drove us to our hotel and helped us check in.
The next day Arthur took us Novodevichy Convent and Cemetery. Many famous people are buried in the cemetery. Later we went to Sparrow Hills and Victory Park (WWII memorial). The peace and beauty of the convent on a sunny day was special in contrast to sadness of the Victory Park with its Hall of Memory and Sorrows. The Museum and collection of military vehicles (including the famous T34 tank) and aircraft was very interesting.
On Friday we did a Countryside tour to Sergiyev Posad (Russian Jerusalem). It was lovely to be out of the city and to enjoy the country area. We finished off the day by walking round the All-Russia Exhibition centre (VDNKh). Once more Arthur drove us back to hotel.
What a great experience! Thank you Arthur for your Tour Guiding competence, friendly accepting character and great photographs. We highly recommend him.
Date: 2013-07-12 00:47:30
Arthur is a great guide and made my time in Moscow exciting and very interesting. He put together a very unique and engaging itinerary that included some Moscow classics as well as some more specialized destinations that focussed on my interest in space and aviation. Arthur has all of the inside knowledge that can make a huge difference when trying to make the most of your time in Moscow. Whether it is how to find the best parking spot, the best way to avoid long lines in Red Square or some super interesting thing to see in a museum or a special view of the city, Arthur has the information. I strongly recommend having Arthur be your guide when in Moscow. He is super friendly, patient, has great English skills and is a great photographer to boot. I can't recommend him strongly enough. I am looking to forward to returning to Moscow again and having Arthur act as my guid again.
From: Los Angeles, CA USA
Date: 2013-06-30 10:31:38
It was a great trip for my first Moscow visit. Arthur is not only a great guide, he is a great driver, photographer and a very good friend of ours. He is very responsible, experienced, knowledgeable, without him, our trip will not be easy. Definitely I will recommend him to all my friends and will revisit him again for my next visit. Truely from our hearts.
From: Hong Kong
Date: 2013-06-26 19:21:01
Hiring Arthur as my driver/guide was the wisest decision I did when I planned my trip to Moscow. He drove me to places I would never be able to visit by myself, even if I spoke any Russian (with is NOT the case). He is also an exceptional photographer, and made the documentation of my trip much better. The fact that he is very knowledgeable in Russian history and culture, make his company even more pleasant and adds great value to his guidance. I strongly recommend Arthur and when I be back to Moscow (what I plan next year with my son), I hope he is available for me to hire him again.
Marcelo Ramos - São Paulo Brazil
Date: 2013-06-20 17:59:55
Hi...both me and my wife really enjoyed the three days we spent with Arthur ...a fascinating night trip of moscow,a pictursque trip to suzdal and vladmir and the icing of the cake a trip to the metros and of course pushkin cafe.It was really a very well spent memorable weekend in Moscow!!!Arthur is a patient,well learned ,dignified person with good photgraphy skills and of course a safe driver( that was the best part)who knows his job well.Would definetely recommend him to my freinds visiting Moscow.Good job Arthur!!
Date: 2013-06-19 02:07:18
The form to add your own response about your trip to Moscow, Russia:
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!