Traveler Ratings of Private Tours In Moscow-Russia by Tour Guide Maria S.

Maria S.
  Moscow-Russia
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James P.

United States
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Tour: #637823, Three days private tour of Moscow, Moscow, Moskva, Russia    view tour
Date: Sep 20/19

My wife and I took Maria's 3-day private Moscow tour in Sept, the tour was highly enjoyable, interesting, and educational. Maria's knowledge of Russian history and literature was second to none, and she was able to skillfully make history come alive as we were walking through interesting historical sites. She was also flexible enough to make adjustments to the set schedule to take us to the sights we were especially interested in seeing. We highly recommend to take Maria's tours.

Virginia Davis

United States
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Tour: #127912, Flexible two days private tour of Moscow, Moscow, Moskva, Russia    view tour
Date: Sep 16/19

Two great days in Moscow. Maria knows her city well and will help you explore what you are interested in, so you can see and experience what you choose.

Virginia Davis

United States
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Tour: Market and Circus for Virginia - 2, Moscow, Moskva, Russia
Date: Sep 14/19

Maria is very knowledgeable and very accommodating. She took me to the outdoor market, to a fun cafe for dinner and then the circus. Her English is very good. I recommend her highly.

Donald Schaefer

United States
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Tour: #127912, Flexible two days private tour of Moscow, Moscow, Moskva, Russia    view tour
Date: Sep 3/19

Maria S was very punctual and extremely knowledgeable. At times she walked too fast for us but we realized she had a lot of sights to cover. Maria never really established rapport with us but was very professional in her job. We never could have seen the sights we saw in the allotted time without the driver Valislav? The first day- and Maria's metro expertise the second day. We were also not sure if the lunch was included in our tour- we paid the first day and were not hungry the second day.

Johanna Magdalena Steenkamp

South Africa
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Tour: #177575, 'My own Moscow' tour, Moscow, Moskva, Russia    view tour
Date: Aug 29/19

Johanna Magdalena Steenkamp

South Africa
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Tour: #339472, Living in Moscow private tour, Moscow, Moskva, Russia    view tour
Date: Aug 29/19

Maria Andrisova

Slovakia
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Tour: #127911, Flexible full-day private tour of Moscow, Moscow, Moskva, Russia    view tour
Date: Aug 24/19

Thank you for the chance to take the service. Maria was great, she is very educated person, also nice and helpful.

Fithrahana Baharuddin

Malaysia
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Tour: #127912, Fithrahana August 14-15, Moscow, Moskva, Russia    view tour
Date: Aug 15/19

We enjoyed our tour with Maria!

Fithrahana Baharuddin

Malaysia
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Tour: #42883, Best of Moscow Private Tour, Moscow, Moskva, Russia    view tour
Date: Aug 14/19

We adore Maria! She was prompt, efficient and her knowledge of Moscow is second to none Would definitely recommend ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ service

Magnus Johan Dagestad

Oslo, Norway
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Tour: #177575, 'My own Moscow' tour, Moscow, Moskva, Russia    view tour
Date: Jun 26/19

Very interesting tour of an interesting part of Moscow. Maria gave a super tour. Her English was very good, and she had a ton of knowledge about the history of Moscow which she shared with passion. Our family really enjoyed the tour. Recommendable

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for being appreciative listeners! It was nice to meet you!

Karina Saroukhanian

United Kingdom
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Tour: #127912, One Day Tour of Moscow, Moscow, Moskva, Russia    view tour
Date: May 28/19

Very enjoyable.Described everything we saw in great detail and was a good and nice guide.

Debra Brownlie

Australia
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Tour: #127912, Flexible two days private tour of Moscow, Moscow, Moskva, Russia    view tour
Date: Jan 12/19

Was great at finding restaurants for our vegan participant. Great local knowledge, flexible when needed. Would highly recommend

Debra Brownlie

Australia
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Tour: Flexible full-day tour of Moscow with a private car, Moscow, Moskva, Russia
Date: Dec 29/18

Maria was fantastic. Everything ran to plan. Her English is flawless. She found a specialty restaurant for my sister who is vegan. Would highly recommend.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: The day was my pleasure!

Maria Lloyd-Jones

United States
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Tour: #127912, Two days private tour of Moscow, Moscow, Moskva, Russia    view tour
Date: Dec 23/18

Great tour. Saw lots.

Michael Freedman

United States
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Tour: #127912, Flexible two days tour of Moscow, Moscow, Moskva, Russia    view tour
Date: Aug 7/18

Maria is a great gal to assist you to learn about Moscow (and Russia), while seeing all the sites. Extremely bright and a book of knowledge for every monument and building. Perfect conversational English makes it easy to communicate so there are no lost thoughts. She picked 2 great lunch restaurants, helped us bypass the line getting in to the Kremlin, and was just an absolute delight. Any negative attitudes regarding Moscow and Russia might change after two days with Maria!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for a nice review! I am really satisfied with my own work since you have got a good impression of Moscow. All the best!

Jennifer Casale

United States
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Tour: #127911, Flexible full-day tour of Moscow, Moscow, Moskva, Russia    view tour
Date: Jun 17/18

Maria was very knowledgeable and helpful to us throughout our time in Moscow. Beginning with helping us communicate with hotel staff to get our safe working, to explaining what we were seeing throughout the day. We had to deal with the crowds of the World Cup, but she navigated things well. And she was very flexible with our schedule, including adding in a visit to the Armed Forces Museum at the end of the day. She was friendly, energetic and shared her city well.

Jennifer Casale

United States
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Tour: Airport transfers, Moscow, Moskva, Russia
Date: Jun 16/18

It was so easy to get to and from both airports using TourByLocals transfer. Maria communicated well and both drivers were excellent. Even without mush English, they were able to communicate with us how long it would take.

Jenna Eliav

United States
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Tour: #127912, Flexible two days tour of Moscow, Moscow, Moskva, Russia    view tour
Date: Mar 4/18

Absolutely amazing tour! Maria is extremely knowledgeable about Moscow history, and was great about answering all of our questions regarding day to day life in Russia. Her English is impeccable, so don't fret if you don't understand Russian. She was always prompt and on time when meeting us at our hotel. I would 100% recommend her as a tour guide!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I am happy you had excellent impressions! This was my mission.

Julia Penny

United Kingdom
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Tour: #42883, Best of Moscow Tour, Moscow, Moskva, Russia    view tour
Date: Dec 15/17

Ann Austin

United States
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Tour: #339472, Living in Moscow tour, Moscow, Moskva, Russia    view tour
Date: Sep 14/17

Maria gave us an excellent tour of every day life in Moscow. She took us to grocery stores, showed us different neighborhoods, explained the education system, and answered our many questions. She was very personable and knowledgeable. Thank you Maria!

Neal Guttman

Canada
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Tour: #127912, Flexible two days tour of Moscow, Moscow, Moskva, Russia    view tour
Date: Sep 7/17

Phil Dash

Australia
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Tour: #127912, Flexible two days tour of Moscow, Moscow, Moskva, Russia    view tour
Date: Aug 27/17

Maria, provided us with a fantastic 2 day tour of all the main highlights of Moscow . She was very pleasant, and was extremely knowledgeable about Russian history and all aspects of life both past and present in Moscow and Russia. From life under the Tsars, the USSR and since the fall of communism. She also provided tremendous insight into the artists and individual paintings that we saw in the Tretyakov gallery. I would highly recommend her because a personal guide provides much more insight. Phil

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was my pleasure too!

Asha Kamath

India
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Tour: Sergiev Posad 1 day private tour from Moscow, Moscow, Moskva, Russia
Date: Aug 20/17

Sergiv Posad tour is not meant for people who have no idea of Christianity or those who have extra time and money. Its really a 40 minute tour. 2 hours traveling to and from Moscow + 1 hour lunch. Guide was ok as there was not much for her to do except come with us there. Guided tour is by local monk or the monastery tour guide. On the way Dacha was colorful but the stench inside was terrible. My sister n I sat out. I m sure they could find a cleaner place. Not really really worth it.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: There is no airport in Sergiev Posad, and the only way of getting there and see its unique monastery included to UNESCO list is by car or by a suburban train (both are 1 to 1,5 hours one way). Having a local guide booked in advance is prescribed by monastery rules. I have comprehensive knowledge about the monastery history. I used it interpreting the local Russian speaking guide and enreaching her narrative (I told about 3 times more than a local guide usually tell) as well as on the way to Sergiev Posad.

Judith Barham

United Kingdom
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Tour: #127911, Flexible full-day tour of Moscow, Moscow, Moskva, Russia    view tour
Date: Jul 29/17

Maria was a wonderful guide. The plan for our day was ideal for our needs. We toured the main sights in Moscow. The weather was very warm so the metro tour gave a little relief. Maria is very knowledgeable and her English excellent. I definitely recommend her.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: You are always welcome!

Colby Cammans

United States
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Tour: Full-scale Kremlin Tour of Moscow, Moscow, Moskva, Russia
Date: Jul 26/17

The tour of the Kremlin is great. It includes all of the major sights and muse(except for climbing the Ivan the Great bell tower). This is an extensive, quick paced 4 hour tour, and is well worth your money. My tour guide, Maria, was wonderful. She is very knowledgeable about not only the Kremlin, but can also explain much of Russian history. I highly recommend this tour, and Maria as a tour guide.

Steve Bows

Australia
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Tour: #127912, Flexible two days tour of Moscow, Moscow, Moskva, Russia    view tour
Date: Jul 7/17

Maria displayed a wide range of historical and cultural knowledge on our tour, from sixteenth and seventeenth century political intrigues at the Kremlin, to nineteenth century artistic styles at the Tretyakov gallery, to the triumphs of the twentieth century Soviet space programme at the space museum. All was delivered while navigating the challenges of Moscow weather and endless Summer roadworks. Thanks for a great tour Maria!

Robert Jones

United States
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Tour: #127912, Flexible two days tour of Moscow, Moscow, Moskva, Russia    view tour
Date: Jul 1/17

Pleased to have Maria as our guide. She was knowledgeable, insightful and a lot of fun. She planned tours around our preferences, but was accommodating to requests. She researched antique stores so that we could find a Lenin bust and took us to a fabulous grocery store. We loved touring the Soviet Space museum and Red Square. Lunch at Gum was a treat! Helpful with cars, translations and general advice, thank you for sharing your beautiful Moscow.

Ruben Khadiullin

Russia
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Tour: #42883, Best of Moscow Tour, Moscow, Moskva, Russia    view tour
Date: Jun 13/17

Maria is a fantastic guide! She had no problem leading 16 English-speaking people, while giving very interesting insights and professional descriptions to surrounding places and sightseeing marvels. We all enjoyed Maria's guiding very very much - many thanks Maria!!

Kwok Wing Ng

Hong Kong
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Tour: Sergiev Posad - a tour from Moscow, Moscow, Moskva, Russia
Date: Jun 12/17

Maria is informative, energetic and enthusiastic. Our short stay with her was full of joy and laughter.

Marie-Anne Mancio

United Kingdom
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Tour: #127911, Flexible full-day tour of Moscow, Moscow, Moskva, Russia    view tour
Date: Jun 2/17

Maria was a fantastic guide - hugely professional and knowledgeable, giving us a real insight into life for Muscovites as well as her Kremlin, GUM, and metro tour. On a curious June day of hail, wind, rain, sun, she made sure we stayed dry without missing out on anything and she timed everything perfectly. My clients loved her and she answered all our questions with grace. This was the first time I had used toursbylocals and I was impressed by the whole process.