Patricia BoehlandUnited States
Dan made this tour a "WOW!" from start to finish. He customized the itinerary to accommodate my husband's mobility scooter. He took us places and told us about life in Russia that was far above any of the tours provided by our river boat. If we return to Moscow we will ask Dan to escort us again and we will tell all of our friends what a wonderful guide he is.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, Patricia.I'll be happy to be your tour guide again!
Nancy SimonsonBend, OREGON, United States
Daniel was an excellent tour guide, very knowledgeable & informative who speaks English very well. There were 5 us, including a 10 year old and a 13 year old and he kept them engaged. Daniel went out of his way to show us the sites we requested and added additional interesting locations. Per my request Daniel provided a wonderful wheelchair which made touring much easier! At the last minute he arranged for a van to take us to the train station. Very flexible! I highly recommend Daniel!
Mary F.United States
We completely enjoyed our time with Daniel. We originally had a two day tour booked, but due to really bad luck with United Airlines, we missed one full day. Communication was great prior to our visit. He was friendly, on time and so interesting. He took us to a small monastery, we took local transportation and had lunch in a great market. During a terrible downpour we had smoothies in Gorky Park and talked. We saw several metro stations, then he dropped us off at our river boat! Excellent tour!
Daniel was a terrific guide, he had lots of suggestions for what to see and nothing was a problem. I would highly recommend his tours.
Ana Carolina CintraUnited Kingdom
Daniel was our tour guide in Moscow, and I am sure we could not have had a better guide to that incredible city. He is a very cultivated guy, a living encyclopaedia of Russian art, history and culture. He customised a 7 days tour for us that suited perfectly with our interest in art, architecture, politics and literature. His English is excellent and he went an extra mile by being very accommodating to the fact my father is in his late 70s by arranging for taxi transfers and where to find med. assistance.
John BaillieLeeming, WESTERN AUSTRALIA, Australia
Daniel was very attentive and mindful of my right leg disability planning accordingly. He demonstrated vast knowledge of the subject; was very engaging and made the tours an enjoyable experience. He has a quiet affirmative manner that immediately puts one at ease. I valued the long and meaningful conversations on Russsia and it's future. A highly qualified and mature guide who I would gladly recommend.
Daniel was very knowlegeable and we learnt a lot during the two days with him. He speaks good English and was very helpful with our personal needs.
Beth Ann AlittUnited States
Daniel is the best guide we have ever used, and we travel frequently. He replies promptly, and has exceptional, personalized, professional service. Our trip was WONDERFUL Thanks to Daniel and his driver Shemeer. I can't recommend him highly enough. He's THE BEST. He planned our trip, including the best meals we have ever had, in places that are not touristy. Daniel has an engaging personality, is warm, engaging and intelligent. Daniel plans meticulously.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Beth!!! Thank you for your feedback. It was a BIG pleasure working with you and your family.I really hope to see you in Moscow again! Kind regards, Dan
Daniel has a deep knowledge of Russian culture and history and of Moscow in particular which he often backed up with drawings, pictures and photos adding greatly to my understanding of the subject. He also has a deep appreciation of Russian art and architecture and communicates this well. In addition he showed me some great, inexpensive eating spots and was able to change schedules and destinations if inclement weather or time became a problem. I thoroughly enjoyed my time exploring with Daniel.
Thisd is the first time that we have hired a guide for a personal tour over a number of days so we weren't quite sure just how this would go. We found Dan to be a great guide with a friendly disposition and related well to the three of us in the party. Dan is a wealth of information having excellent knowledge on all the popular tourist sites as well as less known off the beaten track attractions. Dan really made our time in Moscow very special and took away the worry of navigating our way around Moscow
Wolfgang PordzikPotomac, MD, United States
What an unforgettable experience for my wife and I having Daniel as our personal guide for a full day! He deserves a Five Star PLUS rating. Familiar with this great city - Daniel also provides in-depth historic context to all sights. And he is a very kind and fun person to spend the day with. I HIGHLY recommend Daniel to whoever seeks to discover this amazing city. Daniel - THANK YOU.
Debbie AlexanderUnited Kingdom
I would not hesitate to recommend Daniel to anyone wanting an historic insight into all that Moscow has to offer. He has a great knowledge of not only the sights but of all the major historic events of this facsinating Country. We would have missed so much without his expert guidence.By far the best way to get the most of our short stay.
Karen Scott S.United States
Daniel is a superb guide for the Moscow area. He was with us during our entire stay in Moscow making sure we had what we needed, making sure we saw all the important sights, teaching us about Moscow's history, and helping us learn some Russian words and phrases. I definitely recommend Daniel as your tour guide when you visit Moscow.
Steve LewisUnited States
My husband and I hired Daniel for the first two days of a 10 day trip to Moscow. My husband is in a wheelchair and unable to walk although he can transfer into cars. Daniel was knowledgable about the city and adaptable to our wishes and needs. His patience and willingness to share his experiences and ideas as a Russian made our time with him more valuable. With his introduction we were able to subsequently take public buses and travel around the city with greater confidence. I would highly recommend him.
Olga BradesUnited Kingdom
We would like to take time to thank Dan for all the effort he went to showing us the sites of Moscow. His tour was peppered with a wonderful mix of histories, some from the book but much relating to his own family background. This really helped the place come alive for us. We also had a returning Muscovite in our presence and Dan really took time to give them opportunity to input throughout, it definitely was made to feel like a communal affair rather than just being the usual 'on your left you will see..
George S.United States
Do not recommend.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Seems George did not feel like being in Russia. His wife in contrast was more positive and friendly. It looked like it was her idea to visit Russia and her husband was just accompanied her being not interested in the tour at all. Sometimes he just stayed at the hotel and did not join us.
TOURSBYLOCALS RESPONSE: We tried to get in touch with the traveler in order to try to find a solution and listen his details about the tour but we got no response.
Kara FoulkUnited States
Daniel was a wonderful tour guide. Very knowledgeable with the history of the people and the buildings of Moscow. He arranged for a driver to pick us up at the airport and take us to our hotel the first night. That was a big help. This driver stayed with us the whole trip and was very nice as well. The trip was well organized. Daniel would take us on the subway and walk us home at the end of each day. He suggested bike riding one day to keep my younger kids interested. Big hit! Would highly recommend.
John S.United Kingdom
Daniel showed us parts of Moscow that would be nigh on impossible to find on your own. Being a tourist in Moscow is quite daunting and our first two days with him gave us the confidence to use the metro on our own and finish a very interesting visit to Moscow. We enjoyed our tour that was tailor made for our interests and we saw more in two days with him then we thought possible.
Albert SeeUnited Arab Emirates
The tour was everything I wanted and hoped for. Daniel was a gracious and knowledgable guide, willing to accommodate my special requests. Throughout the tour, my comfort and safety was always uppermost in his mind. His tour of Moscow at night was spectacular. I would recommend this tour to any visitor who has a night free in Moscow.
My wife and I had Dan for a 2 day tour of Moscow. Dan customised our tour based on the list of attractions I wanted to see. He took us these locations and was very flexible. I added in a tour of the Moscow Metro last minute which Dan made happen. His Level of English is very good. He took us to Lunch at a Soviet style eatery which served traditional Russian food which was good. He also has an IPAD with photos that he uses to supplement the information provided during the tour. We enjoyed our time with Dan
Brian PetersUnited States
Very informative and friendly. Daniel was not only knowledgable about the area, but catered to our pace and was happy to assist us with just about anything. Since we didn't speak the language, he was very helpful in setting up transportation, helping us in restaurants as well as shopping. Daniel was so good that we booked him for a second day. We felt like we were touring with a friend, not just a tour guide. Daniel seemed to not only be interested in his surroundings, but also in us and our country too.
Daniel is a very knowledgeable young man who seems to enjoy giving tours. He is very accommodating and tries to arrange things so everyone enjoys the tour. He is very passionate about the Gulag Museum and we are very grateful that we saw it. We learned a lot about the atrocities of that time. On the second day of the tour, he seemed a little distracted arranging for the next tour, however, he was very accommodating in arranging for transportation for us to return to our hotel.
More stars than you have here for Daniel! He absolutely single-handledly made our trip to Russia and we wish we could have taken him to St. Petersburg as well with us. Knowledgeable, intelligent, sensitive and charming...it was a sheer joy to meet him. Highly recommend him.
Daniel is extremely pleasant to deal with and has good language skills. The tour was largely as organized in advance. We did think that the tour could be improved by considering other attractions in the region such as the natural features, perhaps activities such as canoeing or kayaking and exploration of farms, production of handicrafts, cooking. The hotel Volga Volga was great. Rostov Veliky also
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Ross. I'll keep that in mind.Hope to see you in Russia again.
Alexander Vescanoakville, ON, Canada
We were extremely pleased and satisfied with Daniel's guiding services. He is a very knowledgeable guide and his skills were above expectations. Although we agreed on daily plans before arriving in Moscow (we were there for 4 nights), we sat down every morning in the hotel lobby and fine tuned the daily programs to ensure they can be "executed" comfortably. Daniel was very flexible in this regard. He knows this city very well, knows how to get to the planned "attractions" in the most efficient ways.
Victor BaumUnited States
I don't know how things could have been better. Daniel was happy to do what I preferred doing in the time I had, and offering several good options. Helpful and knowledgeable. A real plus for ToursByLocals.
Brian HusemanUnited States
Daniel is a great tour guide. He speaks excellent English, is charming, and went out of his way to make our day in Moscow a terrific experience. He spent extra time with us to make sure we saw everything we wanted to and even paid for our metro fares himself when the line to buy tickets was too long. I would highly recommend him!
Steven M.Northfield, MN, United States
Daniel met my plane at Moscow's SVO airport exactly as promised and quickly escorted me to my hotel via express train and metro, as I had requested. The next day we toured downtown Moscow. Daniel's English is superb, as is his knowledge of Russian history and fine arts. He took pains to understand my desires for the tour and accommodated them fully. He even helped me exchange train tickets from Moscow to St. Petersburg! Dan is very pleasant. I highly recommend him (and his Mom's borscht).
Emilia JoesoefJakarta, Indonesia
Dear Daniel, we are now back home in Bratislava. Thank you very much for being a wonderful guide for our trip in Moscow... Your knowledge about the city and your kindness made our holiday in Moscow so perfect.. Regards from the whole group to you, and hopefully we will meet again someday.. take care.. Daniel is a perfect guide, being flexible, and making sure everybody is happy.. He's one of the best..!!
Kimberly StubbeUnited States
We learned so much from Daniel. He was extremely accomodating and took care of everything during our 3 day custom tour with him. It would have been very difficult to figure out our way around Moscow without him, so we really appreciated his expert guidance as well as his historical knowledge. If you're a little nervous about going to Moscow, just book Daniel as your tour guide and you'll have nothing to worry about so you can just enjoy beautiful Moscow.
Brigg ThorpUnited States
We booked a 3 day tour with Daniel which was the best part of our trip. Daniel went above & beyond to ensure we saw all the sights we wanted plus fabulous sights not listed in guide books. He was extremely knowledgeable & it was fascinating speaking to him about politics & Moscow history. He also served as a concierge buying our train tickets to St. Petersburg & helping us negotiate at the souvenir market. We started off with a world class tour guide, but by the end of the trip, we had a wonderful friend.
Day 1 we would like to rate it at 41/2 stars. The only negative comment we would make is that we spent too much time in the Kremlin's cathedrals and not enough in the Armory. We didn't get to the Diamond Fund at all as we ran out of time. Maybe we should have asked Dan to move on quicker, but this was our first tour and we were unsure how things work. Day 2 5 stars Dan did all that was asked. Overall, Dan was friendly and very helpful with advice on what to do on our free day
Ralph SternUnited States
Daniel did a great job! He effectively planned and executed a tour, over a period of three days, that gave us an excellent overview of Moscow. He also was of great assistance during the time we were on our own by doing such things as explaining how to get to various places, helping us buy a Metro card, and arranging for a taxi to the airport at 1/2 the cost of what the hotel would have charged. Also, his insights and sense of humor helped us gain an understanding of Russia today.
Paul BaynhamUnited Kingdom
Very informative and a good way to get a good overview of the city. Guide Daniel was good fun.
Lawrence ScheinUnited States
Very knowledgeable and friendly
Jeremy ThigpenUnited States
I couldn't have been more delighted than I was with Daniels superb guiding, knowledge, patience and friendliness. It was obvious that Moscow and it's history, art and culture are some of Daniel's true passions. Finding a guide as personable and at the same time with such a keen intellect was a stroke of good luck. I wholeheartedly recommend choosing him as your tour guide the next time you are in Moscow. There are no words for just how beautiful a city it is! Jeremy, United States, Florida
Dr Ian GrahamNew Zealand
Daniel was a most courteous, well informed and thoughtful guide. He always answered emails quickly and he cared for our well being and made sure that we were comfortable. We had a wonderful day seeing as much of Moscow as was possible in such a short time. I would recommend him to anyone wanting a tour here.
Deborah ChathamUnited States
Daniel P. was a delight ... very knowledgable and included some unique tour sites that were of local/cultural interest. He was flexible in the initerary as we discovered the Kremlin was closed the date of my tour and easily filled my time with highlight sites. I happily recommended him to my hosts should they need to arrange tours for others.
We really enjoyed Daniels tour. We would definitely recommend him. His English was very good and we gained a good overview of Moscow. He had very interesting old photos which was great. We wish him well.
Sandrine JonesUnited Kingdom
Daniel has been a fantastic guide full of local knowledge and Russian history making the day interesting and a trip to remember. He was very considerate to our 7 year old daughter making sure she was included and not getting too tired. Thank you for a lovely day that we will remember for a long time!
Kihwang KimUnited States
He is the best guider in the world.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It is too strong Kim, I’m just a humble Moscow sherpa, thank you though.
Lisa SteinUnited States
Hi Daniel - I'm finally back in California where its a balmy 57 degrees! I just wanted to tell you how much I enjoyed the tour of Moscow. I found it incredibly fascinating and your depth of knowledge about the history of Russia was extraordinary. Thanks also for the stop at the market so I could get some candies for my daughter's class. I just wanted to let you know that it was really an educational and enjoyable day! I hope to see you in Moscow again someday.
John KinsellaUnited Kingdom
Great customised tour of Moscow. Daniel really knows his city and you will to after touring with Dan!!!
Maria Teresa R.Chandler, AZ, United States
We had other private tour guides in both Moscow & St Petersburg. By far, Daniel is the most professional and knowledgeable. He presented and conducted himself like a true pro. I will definitely refer him to people I know who will be visiting Moscow in the future. Thank you.
Excellent, 8 hours is not enough for capturing all Moscow highlight. The Moscow traffic was jam and very crowded especially during the office hours. The Russian cuisine restaurant is also excellent.