Traveler Reviews of Private Tours in Moscow Russia by Tour Guide Svetlana P. (Guide #13493)


Lawrence Glick

United States
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Tour: Kremlin & Red Square tour, Moscow, Moskva, Russia
Date: Jul 1/18

Svetlana was everything we hoped and more. She suggested we meet her at our hotel and that was perfect. I hoped to see Lenin's Tomb although that was not planned. It was more amazing than I could imagine. Our tour of the Kremlin was magnificent. We had also hoped to visit St. Basils and Svetlana made sure we had the time to fit it in. Then she walked us right to our subway train so we would not miss the World Cup game we attended. We laughed a lot and had great political discussions.

Mark Archer

Australia
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Tour: Kremlin & Red Square tour, Moscow, Moskva, Russia
Date: Jun 22/18

Svetlana arrived at our apartment on time to take us around the Kremlin in Moscow and Red Square. Her knowledge is excellent and she was very flexible with timing and sequence of viewing which was prefect for us as we were travelling with a child and a baby. Thank you for being a great guide.

Dianne Klette

South Africa
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Tour: #216417, 1 Day Must-see Private Tour of Moscow, Moscow, Moskva, Russia    view tour
Date: May 28/18

Svetlana was an excellent and knowledgeable guide. We had a very interesting and enjoyable day in Moscow. Her English is very good and she is friendly and helpful. She answered all questions I sent prior to this trip timeously and went out of her way to get tickets to the Armory museum and to explain how to collect them and where to enter.

Lisa Henthorne

United States
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Tour: Christ the Saviour + Novodevichy + Leo Tolstoy's house, Moscow, Moskva, Russia
Date: May 5/18

Svetlana is a true professional-as changes had to be made to our plans due to the closing of the Kremlin, she kept us posted and made suggestions of other things to do. We had a wonderful day. She is knowledgeable and passionate about tourism in Moscow. She went out of her way to judge what we were interested in and even added to the tour to make it more interesting. She found a local Russian orthodox church and we saw a more traditional service. Her help picking up our Bolshoi ballet tickets was a bonus!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, Lisa! Glad I could be somehow helpful to you. Hope you successfully reached the Armory that day and enjoyed it.

Linda B.

United States
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Tour: #295467, 1 day private trip to Suzdal and Vladimir by train, Moscow, Moskva, Russia    view tour
Date: May 4/18

Both Vladimir and Sudzal were well worth seeing in their different aspects, and we took in Bogolyubovo on the Nerl River as well. The local guide Sergei was quite knowledgeable, and provided very detailed explanations. Our lunch break was at a supermarket location frequented by locals, not other tourists, and served up very reasonably priced well prepared food. Svetlana was great to chat with during the time on the train and by car, and this 14 hour day passed very quickly. Overall I had a blast.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Linda, hope you are back home safe and sound. Did you get pics I emailed? Let me know and if not, I will send them again. Thank you! I will be very glad to help you with information or whatever when you come to Russia again. Please!

Katherine Moser

United States
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Tour: #216019, Full-scale Kremlin Tour of Moscow, Moscow, Moskva, Russia    view tour
Date: Dec 27/17

Svetlana was just terrific - she spoke English very well and expertly navigated us through the vast Armoury exhibition. In addition, Svetlana is very personable and fun to be with, and she is very knowledgable about the Kremlin and Russian history. We took the tour with our adult children, and all of us had a great time. I highly recommend Svetlana!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Katherine, thank you a lot! Happy New Year and great trips in 2018!

Andrew Sanzenbacher

United States
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Tour: Sweet November in Moscow ;), Moscow, Moskva, Russia
Date: Nov 21/17

Svetlana arranged a perfect tour of Moscow for us, including a thorough review of Tolstoy's house that was truly amazing due to her extensive knowledge of his literature, life, family, and philosophy. We could never replicate our tour of the amazing city of Moscow without her; Svetlana took us to sites that we might otherwise have neglected, such as the Novodevichy Cemetary, and provided in-depth insight on every location we visited. We are truly grateful that we had such a capable and brilliant guide!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Meg and Andrew, thank you so much for your kind words! Thank you for having a dancing daughter who was a test pilot in your exploring Russia and gave me an opportunity to spend a couple of days with your wonderful family. Happy New Year to you all! Hope you will take another chance to visit Moscow next spring and then you will get to see new sides of the city. I will be happy to help you with some navigation and information, feel free to ask!

Andrew Sanzenbacher

United States
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Tour: #216019, Full-scale Kremlin Tour of Moscow, Moscow, Moskva, Russia    view tour
Date: Nov 19/17

Svetlana is an amazing guide. Her command of English is impeccable and her understanding of Russian history, culture, arts, politics, etc. is excellent. She is incredibly intelligent, kind, helpful, and brings a depth of knowledge to each and every site and subject that is truly astounding. We have never used a guide before, mainly because we do extensive research and reading to ensure that we make the most of our travels, but Svetlana's insight and information made our own work complementary at best.

Joseph Micatrotto

United States
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Tour: #216558, 2 days in Moscow private tour, Moscow, Moskva, Russia    view tour
Date: Oct 12/17

Svetlana was not merely very good she is excellent and made us feel so welcome and amazingly informed about the GREAT city of Moscow. I would rate her as highly as any tour guide we have used over the years.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, dear Joe. You have such a bright personality that I always kept feeling inspired next to you. If one day you are back to Russia for Volga river cruise or Transsib ride, you know where to find me. All the best to you and truly wonderful Connie!

Susan Hamel

United States
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Tour: #216558, 2 days in Moscow private tour, Moscow, Moskva, Russia    view tour
Date: Sep 28/17

Svetlana was incredibly knowledgeable - was able to answer all of our questions. She was also very flexible giving us options when we were having a hard time making decisions. She coordinated with the driver very well and entertained us well with interesting factoids and stories those times when in transit or waiting in traffic. Definitely recommend.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, Susan! Hope I didn't exhaust you too much with my "knowledgeability")), I tried my best not to. If you have another chance to visit Moscow for work and some free time, you are most welcome! My best regards to Martin, Ellin and Charles!

Resa Francisco

Philippines
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Tour: #216558, 2 days in Moscow private tour, Moscow, Moskva, Russia    view tour
Date: Sep 24/17

Svetlana was simply amazing in her knowledge about Russian history and current events-- full of fun anecdotes that really made Russia's historical characters come alive! We spent 2 days with her touring Moscow and there was A LOT of ground to cover but she made it as light and easygoing as possible with her bubbly personality. She was also extra helpful to my parents who are seniors and had a LOT of questions and slower than the rest of the group. We're inspired to learn more about Russia and return soon!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Resa, thank you for your kind words and first of all for joining your parents on the trip to Russia! Hope you and Joanna don't regret it. It was a real pleasure for me to be with you those days. I wish I have more guests from Philippines if they are half as sweet and charming as you are. Please convey my warm regards to Chito and Mariel!

Neal Guttman

Canada
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Tour: #216498, Jewish Heritage Tour by Moscow private guide, Moscow, Moskva, Russia    view tour
Date: Sep 6/17

Sharon Mayo

Australia
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Tour: #216019, Full-scale Kremlin Tour of Moscow, Moscow, Moskva, Russia    view tour
Date: Aug 30/17

We had a fabulous day with Sveltana, she is very fluent in English & passionate about Russia in particular Moscow. sveltana has a great sense of humour so our time spent with her was also a lot of fun, we would thoroughly recommend her to you.

Elena Rozanova

United Kingdom
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Tour: #216019, Full-scale Kremlin Tour of Moscow, Moscow, Moskva, Russia    view tour
Date: Jul 19/17

Svetlana is very knowledgeable and speaks fantastic English! And we were a tough crowd - 4 people and 2 of them were Russians who brought the friends from UK. As a Russian, I can confirm that Svetlana's history knowledge is deep and she can answer any question! She also knows a lot of funny stories and She kept us interested for over 4 hours! Svetlana made the Kremlin tour a highlight of the trip. I would definitely recommend her to all of my friends in the future! Thank you from all of us! Thanks, Elena

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: That's really generous feedback! Thank you, Irina. Blagodaryu ot dushi! Wish you all the best in London and wherever you will choose to live and travel!

Lynne Aldrich

Vanuatu
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Tour: Kremlin & Red Square private tour, Moscow, Moskva, Russia
Date: Jul 14/17

Svetlana was fantastic in every way. Was attentive to things we wanted to do as part of the tour and corresponded with us prior to our arrival to make certain our tour included what we wanted. Arrived smack on time and spent additional time with us to make certain we accomplished all we wanted. (ours was an all day tour) English is impeccable as was her knowledge of all that we did. Walked us back to our hotel via the Bolshoi so we would know how to get there the next day on our own. HIGHLY RECOMMEND

Petter Wendel

United States
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Tour: 2 days Moscow Discovery private tour, Moscow, Moskva, Russia
Date: Jul 1/17

Svetlana was very friendly, accommodating, knowledgeable and you could set your watch by her-on time. Highly recommended!!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, Peter! Wish you new exciting travels all around the world!

John Tillman

United States
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Tour: #216417, 1 Day Must-see Private Tour of Moscow, Moscow, Moskva, Russia    view tour
Date: Nov 28/16

We have travel to 43 countries and she is by far the best tour guide we have ever had. Her command of the English Language is amazing. We though we were talking to another America. I would highly recommend her to anyone wanting to tour Moscow

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Jogn, thank you and remember about 150 countries still waiting for you ahead! Wish you happy new year coming soon and great trips in 2017!

Stanley Ingel

United States
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Tour: #216417, 1 Day Must-see Private Tour of Moscow, Moscow, Moskva, Russia    view tour
Date: Sep 30/16

Svetlana is a superb guide. ‎She is extremely knowledgeable about history, art, music, literature, culture, and has traveled herself extensively. She has a delightful personality, is full of energy and makes everything come alive. Her English is completely fluent. She is by far one of the best guides we have had in our 30 years of international travel. Everything went so smoothly. Svetlana really understood what we wanted from our time in Moscow and tailored our time together to meet our requests.

Stanley Ingel

United States
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Tour: #216502, Sergiev Posad 1 day private tour from Moscow, Moscow, Moskva, Russia    view tour
Date: Sep 29/16

Svetlana is a superb guide. ‎She is extremely knowledgeable about history, art, music, literature, culture, and has traveled herself extensively. She has a delightful personality, is full of energy and makes everything come alive. Her English is completely fluent. She is by far one of the best guides we have had in our 30 years of international travel. Everything went so smoothly. Svetlana really understood what we wanted from our time in Moscow and tailored our time together to meet our requests.

Elizabeth B.

United Kingdom
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Tour: #216556, Nuclear Bunker and Metro tour by Moscow private guide, Moscow, Moskva, Russia    view tour
Date: Sep 26/16

This tour is a must if you want to see the best of the Metro as well as the underground bunker. Svetlana went out of her way to ensure that we saw as much as possible and was continuously pointing out things we would not have spotted without her. As well as answering all of our questions regarding the metro she was also most helpful with local knowledge & tips to make our stay in Moscow a little easier. I highly recommend Svetlana as a local tour guide who has an amazing local knowledge.

John Chiverton

United Kingdom
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Tour: #216021, Driving city tour of Moscow by private guide, Moscow, Moskva, Russia    view tour
Date: Sep 21/16

Mark A.

Kingwood, TEXAS, United States
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Tour: #216019, Full-scale Kremlin Tour of Moscow, Moscow, Moskva, Russia    view tour
Date: Sep 9/16

Svetlana is extremely pleasant and professional, and arranged the access to the armory and diamond exhibition for us in advance. We learned a lot from Svetlana's personal experiences from living during the 1990's transition, and even more from her knowledge about the Kremlin exhibits, and churches that we visited. If only we had booked more time with her!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mark, thank you. I would love to spend more with you, indeed.

Hodith Hawat

Lebanon
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Tour: #216019, Full-scale Kremlin Tour of Moscow, Moscow, Moskva, Russia    view tour
Date: Aug 20/16

Our full-scale Kremlin tour with Ms. Svetlana was great. Her professionalism was apparent from the time we booked the tour: the confirmation, the follow-up, the punctuality. Svetlana is a very pleasant person, discreet, her English is perfect, she's very knowledgeable, the information, recommendations (shops & restaurants) and anecdotes she shared with us made our visit to the Kremlin and Moscow a really enjoyable and memorable experience. Thank you Svetlana for being our guide.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hodith, thank you very much for your great feedback! It is really important for me to hear back from guests, especially when high season is getting off and all tour guides badly need to be encouraged a little to continue;) Thank you again, dear ladies!

Dennis Eichenlaub

United States
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Tour: 3 day Moscow tour, Moscow, Moskva, Russia
Date: Jul 23/16

We did a 3-day tour of Moscow with Svetlana. She is extremely knowledgeable in all of the venues we visited. She is punctual, professional and friendly. She is flexible and worked hard to correct any little issues that come up during our tour. We simply couldn't have asked for a better tour guide.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Dennis for your kind words! Wish you many-many years of traveling the world and great impressions.

Jannen Tan

Australia
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Tour: #216502, Sergiev Posad 1 day private tour from Moscow, Moscow, Moskva, Russia    view tour
Date: Jul 22/16

Well organised, lovely day out of Moscow. The visit to a local farmers house was especially amazing! Great tour! Highly recommended!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Jannen, hope you enjoyed Anatoly's raspberry;)

Diane Rushton

United Kingdom
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Tour: #216019, Full-scale Kremlin Tour, Moscow, Moskva, Russia    view tour
Date: Mar 26/16

The knowledge of Svetlana was incredible. Without her insight we would just have seen buildings and artifacts .Instead we now have a deep understanding of their importance in Russian History.

Walter Taliaferro

United States
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Tour: #216558, 2 days in Moscow, Moscow, Moskva, Russia    view tour
Date: Feb 17/16

Svetlana knows more about Moscow than Putin!! I didn't know it was possible to see so many astounding places in two days. She gave me a ski jacket as a present (I was freezing)..thanks again Svetlana! From the Kremlin to Red Square..to the marriage trees..great experience. Put Svetlana on speed dial for your Moscow tour...

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Of course I know Moscow better than Putin��, his home town is Petersburg...being such a busy man he is hardly able to explore his own residence! Thank you Walter, hope your jacket will serve you well in your future travel around the world!