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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:

- Vladimir and Suzdal- the cradle of North-Eastern Russia. 2 days tour
- The estate of Yasnaya Polyana - the house of Leo Tolstoy
-Sergiev Posad & Pereslavl-Zalessky( 1 or 2 days tour)
- Kazan, the city where East meets West.
- Samara and the Zhiguli Nature Reserve.

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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

On scale of 5 Daniel P certainly deserves a 10.We are a family of 4 including a 10 and an 8 year old. We spent 4 days with Daniel a true Muscovite; that not only knows the city and it's history but also truly commits himself to make your time in Moscow an unforgettable one; furthermore, he really cares about his clients, looks for the best deals and opportunities for you.We walked, saw, tasted and experienced a part of Moscow that most tourist never get even close to enjoy. I 100% would recommend him
Karen Dailey

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Kremlin, Red square and more

Big orientation walking tour of Moscow with a private guide

180 USD per tour

(max 5 people)

5 hours

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Fun in Moscow


Kidult Friendly Private tour

200 USD per tour

(for up to 4 people)

6 hours

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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

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Yasnaya Polyana. Private tour of Leo,...

Visit the place where Tolstoy wrote War and Peace and Anna Karenina,,...

735 USD per tour

(for up to 6 people)

10 hours

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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

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Play it by ear tour

Flexible 1 day tour of Moscow with your private guide

200 USD per tour

(for up to 4 people)

6 hours

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