Meet our Guides

Get to know the person behind the tour

Private tour guide Daniel P.

Daniel P.

Moscow, Moskva, Russia

Hi and welcome to Moscow! My name is Danya (Daniel, or just Dan:) I've been an independent tour guide and a member of the Moscow Guide Association for over 10 years.

I'm going to show you the place where East meets West. The city where magical Art Nouveau houses stand next to the Soviet skyscrapers and 21-st century high-tech offices cast their shadows on the 18th-century churches. The place where 200 nations live side by side and where trans-Siberian train blows its whistle.
Tell me how you want to get around Moscow on foot, by car, by bicycle or by kick scooter. I'll come up with the itinerary to match your interests and time frame. Areas to be visited can be tailored to suit your particular interests.
In addition to the obvious sights that everybody needs to see, like the Kremlin and the Tretyakov gallery, I'll take you outside the city center to show you the life of the average people. I can show you the Soviet era houses where Moscovites live, the parks where they relax and the shops where they buy their food. And all this is within a 15-minute ride from the Red Square. I can show you things that you won't see on a regular tour bus. And don't forget that there's no such thing as bad weather, only unsuitable clothing.

I can create a customized tour for you including the following:

- The most beautiful stations of Moscow Metro
- The Writers' Village of Peredelkino
- An easy going boat trip along the Moscow river
- The gems of Russian art at the Tretyakov gallery
- Moscow's coolest bazaar- the Izmaylovo flea & souvenir Market
- The Secret Soviet bunker ZKP 42
- Wheelchair accessible tour of Moscow

Beyond Moscow:

- The estate of Yasnaya Polyana - the house of Leo Tolstoy
- Sergiev Posad
- Kazan
- Samara and the Zhiguli Nature Reserve.

* * *

You may find these books on Russian history useful and interesting:

Russia and the Russians by Geoffrey Hosking

Russia's War by Richard Overy

Hammer And Tickle: A History Of Communism Told Through Communist Jokes
by Ben Lewis

A Recent Review of this guide

Daniel was an amazing tour guide he extensive knowledge and insights taught me so much about Moscow and Russian history he went above and beyond to show me the most in the limited time I had. This tour is must when you are in Moscow.
Khalifa Binhabtoor

Read Reviews


Licensed tour guide

Guide Requirements for Russia

Private tour guide Daniel P.

Contact this Guide

Questions about the tour? Not seeing exactly what you’re looking for? Contact this guide with questions, or to create a custom itinerary for you and your travel companions.

Message Daniel P.
Web address (URL) of this page:

Tours by Daniel P.

See all of the tours offered by this guide.

Private tour guide Daniel P.

Kremlin, Red square and more

Big orientation walking tour of Moscow

185 USD per tour

(max 5 people)

4 hours

learn more
Private tour guide Daniel P.

Fun in Moscow


Kidult Friendly Private tour

460 USD per tour

(for up to 4 people)

6 hours

learn more
Private tour guide Daniel P.

Russia through the back door

See how real Russians live with a private guide

180 USD per tour

(for up to 10 people)

5 hours

learn more
Private tour guide Daniel P.

Play it by ear tour

Flexible 2 days tour of Moscow with your private guide

400 USD per tour

(for up to 6 people)

2 days

learn more
Private tour guide Daniel P.

Jewish Heritage tour

See the best Jewish sights of Moscow with a private guide

275 USD per tour

(for up to 6 people)

3 hours

learn more
Private tour guide Daniel P.

Moscow eye opener 1 day tour

See the highlights of my city from the comfort of the car and a bit,...

540 USD per tour

(max 6 people)

1 hour

learn more
Private tour guide Daniel P.

Stalin's age: Myth and reality

Explore the most important Soviet sites with a private guide

400 USD per tour

(for up to 6 people)

7 hours

learn more