Nathaniel OrdersUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Nathaniel, I appreciate your kind words, thank you! Me too, I had a great time with you and Melissa. My best wishes to you and family, Anatoly
Shirley B.Quezon City, 1112, Philippines
To rate Anatoly with a 5 star is an understatement. My husband and I have been booking private guides from ToursByLocals in our numerous travels around the world in the last 3 years. By far we have not met a PERFECT Guide in all aspects as Anatoly! Our two travel mates in Moscow rate him "EXCELLENT"!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Shirley, many many thanks for these very kind words! I had a great time with you, your husband, and your travel mates. It was a great pleasure to meet you and I very much enjoyed the conversation.
Anatoly is very friendly and knowledgeable about Moscow and Russia and he adapted our tour to suit our slower walking pace. He helped us secure a Bolshoi tour and took us to some hidden sights in the city.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Trevor and Jane, it was my pleasure, you are very kind, thank you!
Joan JacobsonNewhall, CA, United States
Anatoly was a wonderful guide who assisted us in learning about my favorite Russian authors, Tolstoy and Pasternak. He took us out of town to Peredelkino (Pasternak's grave and dacha) and Tolstoy's house museum in Central Moscow. He was easy to work with by e-mail in setting up this custom tour and was able to modify it when I needed a private car and driver due to a hip injury. His English was impeccable and he was a friendly, knowledgeable guide. We highly recommend him!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Joan and Jeff, it was a genuine pleasure to meet and spend a day with you. My warmest wishes, Anatoly
Donna OrtegaUnited States
We were a group of 10 and enjoyed ourselves with Anatoly. He was able to satisfy everyone's needs. He showed us as much as he could in the short amount of time we allotted for him. I loved that he's very proud of his city and so learned a lot from him.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Donna, it is a genuine pleasure to read this feedback from you, many thanks! And thank you for the candies, they were delicious!
Anatoly is very knowledgeable, articulate, fluent in English , patient with questions and open to suggestions. It was a treat to walk with him in and around the Red Square in Moscow.Our group of 9 seniors were very happy that he was guiding us.I would highly recommend him.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Madhu, thanks a lot for your very kind feedback! My best wishes for you and your friends!
Alina Cristina PopescuAustria
Great day and excellent guiding tour!!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Alina, thanks so much! Many wishes of happiness to your wonderful family!
Alisa FickewirthUnited States
Wonderful tour! Anatoly was very knowledgeable ! Can recommend to anyone
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Alisa, I'll remember that wonderful day!
Randi WillisUnited States
Anatoly was a fantastic guide. He was extremely well organized and prompt. We felt like we had received a short course in Russian history and culture. He answered all our questions and gave us insight into many aspects of life in Russia. It was a real pleasure spending a day with him.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Randi I enjoyed my time with you and Oliver. You were very kind to me, many thanks.
Singer Rosely WBrazil
Best guide ever!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much, I greatly appreciate! My warmest wishes to you and your family.
Charles HinnantUnited States
Anatolia is an excellent guide. His knowledge and ability to communicate make him extremely effective. He was able to get us tickets to the Armoury Museum which was excellent and well-worth seeing. Our driver was courteous and safe and helped make Anatoli's job easier. I really can't recommend him higher. Call him first if you are headed to Moscow!
Anatoly was very knowledgeable. He was able to answer all of our questions. He also made sure everything was ok and waited for us until all of us boarded the train.
Anatoly was knowledgeable and very flexible on this private tour. I enjoyed spending time with him and learning about Russia. I would recommend him.
Chad ChristensenUnited States
Anatoly was fantastic! He speaks very good and clear English. He is very knowledgable and interesting to listen to. He also was very good about tailoring our tour to our kids and our needs. We highly recommend Anatoly for your time in Russia!
Paul ClitesHouston, TX, United States
I had toured Moscow once before, so I asked Anatoly to take me to sights beyond the usual. He did a great job and packed in more than seemed possible. He used a very good driver (Igor) with who I never had to cringe in Moscow traffic. Anatoly is friendly and quickly became like a friend. Also went beyond the normal to help me with a train ticket issue even though it was 20 minutes beyond what I had signed up for. I like his pick from a menu approach to touring Moscow. Highly recommended.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks a lot, Paul, I enjoyed your fascinating travel stories. My very best regards to you and your family. Anatoly
Allan WinkworthUnited Kingdom
Very Good showing a wide range of sights with Local knowledge. Highly Recommended.
Anatoly is very knowledgeable on all aspects Moscow life and history and visiting Moscow guided by him allows you to really discover Moscow in a quite enjoyable walk. I asked a customized visit and he scheduled and prepared everything upfront allowing is to leverage as maximum the tour time.Very much I recommend Anatoly to anyone visiting Moscow.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Pedro, I enjoyed that day with you and your beautiful family!
Notre tour avec Anatole était très agréable, très intéressant, nous allons le recommander à d'autres!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Merci beaucoup, cela m'a fait un grand plaisir de faire votre connaissance!
Elizabeth B.United Kingdom
The only way to see Moscow in a day is with Anatoly. A great amount of thought is given to his schedule with Anatoly checking on traffic conditions etc whilst on the move to ensure that as much as possible is seen without at any point feeling rushed. His local knowledge is immense and told in the most interesting way. During our tour my Mother became ill, Anatoly ensured that her & my father were safely back at the hotel before continuing our tour, nothing was missed. I highly recommend Anatoly.
Nanette MayberryUnited States
We enjoyed our tour with Anatoly very much. He was very good about taking into account what we had already seen of Moscow and showing us amazing things that we had not seen. He was knowledgeable and a good driver! Thanks!
Melissa WeavindSouth Africa
Anatoly is a very professional and knowledgable guide and we had an amazing two days with him. Our experience in Moscow was incredible and it is all thanks to Anatoly who showed us this fantastic city. His knowledge of Moscow is tremendous and everything was extremely professional. Our days were filled with unbelievable sights. I would recommend him to everyone visiting Moscow. Thank you Anatoly.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Melissa, Let me say how immensely I enjoyed your company, and I'm very grateful to you for being my clients.
Yolanda R.United States
Anatoly was on time, considerate of my bad knee, knowledgeable, and friendly. I have already recommended him to my friends.
Ying WongUnited States
Excellent guide. Efficient, knowledgeable, friendly, flexible, and responsible.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Ying, thank you all for being so nice and kind to me. Greetings from Moscow!
Shauna AfshaniUnited States
Anatoly was a fantastic tour guide for Moscow. His English is excellent, and he knows some really great and unique spots in the city to see. The Moscow by night tour was my personal favorite; the city is beautiful at night. I highly recommend Anatoly for your tour around Moscow.
Enjoyed the tour of the Kremlin with Anatoly as he is extremely knowledgeable and it was an informative tour.
Alison RydeUnited Kingdom
The main reason to get a guide to the Kremlin is to make the visit smooth without hassle over tickets, and to get valuable information. Anatoly fulfilled this requirement. However, in conscience I have to say that this tour is not good value for money. 1. your guide does not enter the Diamond Fund. 2. In Armoury Museum external guide is not allowed 3. plenty of info available in the churches. Kremlin could easily be self guided. Adequate but not great.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Alison, I regret you did not get a perfect tour experience. Due to some personal and practical issues on that day I was not able to deliver my best, I'm sorry.
TOURSBYLOCALS RESPONSE: Anatoly has removed this tour from ToursByLocals.com in order to prevent any future misunderstandings.
Anatoly created the perfect "short" tour of Moscow for us and he did a fantastic job in the short amount of time we had. I highly recommend him and toursbylocals
Fantastic guide. Very knowledgeable and very obliging - went out of his way to make sure we had a great day. A genuine, kind man with a great personality. Would highly recommend you book a tour with Anatoly if you're in Moscow. We did a "free day" tour which Anatoly helped us plan. Everything was perfect. A thoroughly enjoyable and stress free day.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Samantha thank you sincerely for your judgement, I also had good time with you. My best wishes.
Karen FletcherUnited States
We received Anatoly for our guide just days before we arrived. We were a bit concerned as to how all the details would work out. We should not have worried at all because Anatoly was just perfect and so very sweet to my 85 year old mother. We could not have asked for any better!!! Thank you so much Anatoly. You made Moscow special!!!
JoAnn L.United States
We did a three-day custom planned tour with Anatoly. He was an excellent guide, thoroughly knowledgeable about all things in Moscow and able to give thoughtful answers to more nuanced questions, which was greatly appreciated, not just "That is a complicated question." We felt he added a lot to our experience and we enjoyed him personally as well. One day he didn't feel well, but he gave us a complete 8-hour day anyway. He was on time, the order of sites toured was sensible and efficient. Kudos to him
Gary NishiokaUnited States
Very personable and knowledgeable We revised our tour in real time based on our interests (art, history, culture, and architecture) Highly recommended
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Gary, thank you for being my very gentle client.
Tiffany TheerUnited States
We loved this tour - Anatoly was very personable and easy to talk to. Loved all the extra information he provided.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Tiffany, it was a pleasure to meet you.
Mary TolentinoUnited States
We really enjoyed our private tour of Moscow. Having seen the major sights the day day before he scheduled a private tour of the Bolshoi theatre...it was amazing, gorgeous, and extremely informative. He asking took us to Christ the Savior Church/Cathedral which is one of the most beautiful churches I've seen. Finally Anatoly took us to the space museum, a must on my husbands list! He really appreciated the knowledge and history provided as he was in the aerospace industry for many year. Thank you Anatoly
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Mary and Lu, it was my pleasure to be your guide, I'm so glad you enjoyed Moscow!
Deno BarrogaUnited States
Excellent tour. I had a really good time and saw many different things and visited many different places in Moscow. Beautiful city.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Deno, I appreciate your feedback and thank you for being my very kind and gentle client!
A very knowledgeable and obliging guide. Made me feel like I am going out with a friend.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, Garrie, I had a good time with you!
Tasi HillNew Zealand
Anatoly was an amazing guide and we learnt so much from him from both tours we did. He was happy to do what we wanted to see and we fit so much into the day with him. Would definitely recommend him without hesitation.
Tasi HillNew Zealand
Anatoly is an amazing guide and this tour is fabulous to do at night.a completely different aspect to Moscow.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Tasi, thank you! I had a great time with you and Adrian. My warmest wishes.
Ronald L Ver BakerUnited States
While in Moscow on a first time visit to Russia, I and my wife Edith contracted for two days with a private guide with "Tours by Locals". Our guide, Anatoly, spoke English very clearly and with a vocabulary more extensive than my own. This gentleman was very courteous and helpful. He was extremely informative. We enjoyed the experience. I would recommend his service to any English speaking first time visitor to Moscow. Ron Verbaker
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Ronald and Edith, thank you for being so kind to me. I'm very glad I've met you.
Ellen SmithUnited States
Knowledgable, attentive to our needs, very kind. Everyone enjoyed the touring thoroughly!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks, Ellen, it was a pleasure to work with you.
Maria Munoz EstevanSpain
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks, Maria, that was a great day we spent together.
Terrence SmithUnited States
Guide was very informed and his depth of knowledge and command of English made the tour excellent. He's very intellectual and interesting. I recommend him highly.
Peter D.United States
We spent 4 fabulous days with Anatoly. He covered everything we wanted to see and even more showing us some unique aspects of Moscow. . He was very well organized, efficient, prompt and knowledgeable. Anatoly was also very accommodating to our special requests.
Richard MyersUnited States
Francis KoonUnited States
Six of us were very pleased with services rendered by Anatoly during the day we spent with him in Moscow. His English is very good and he has a fine grasp of Russian history. He was easy to work with in planning our tour itinerary and made helpful suggestions. We got around Moscow with Anatoly using the subway. He has an encyclopedic knowledge of the subway system and enhanced our tour with selected stops at unique and unusual stations.
Ir GalUnited States
Great job. very informative. molded the trip to our needs. would recommend.
James HalperinUnited States
Anatoly was just a great guide. If you visit Moscow it would be your loss not to use him. I recommend him highly.
James HalperinUnited States
Excellent Tour Guide. Would suggest that you use him if you plan to visit Moscow.
James HalperinUnited States
Rachael Morris-jonesUnited Kingdom
Anatoly was a fantastic guide. He was always punctual and always checked what we wanted to see and do in advance of the tours. He is highly knowledgeable and speaks fluent english. Moscow by night was fabulous - the car and driver was a huge help as we managed to see a lot in a short space of time. It was well worth taking this tour.
Rachael Morris-jonesUnited Kingdom
Anatoly was a fantastic guide, we would highly recommend him. We had an action packed day and saw so much. Having the car and driver was a big help.
Francesco Lo PrestiItaly
Anatoly has proven to be the perfect guide , knowledgeable, friendly and willing to fulfill any request . punctuality and flexibility other important skills , good knowledge of the language. If I was to return to Moscow definitely ask him .
Julie GriscomUnited States
Elizabeth B.United States
Greatly enjoyed spending the day in Moscow with Anatoly. He was very knowledgeable, friendly, and accommodating to our requests. He was instrumental in enhancing our visit.
Anatoly came on time despite pouring rain; courteous & smiling, suggesting alternatives & solutions. The tour took its full length, with minimal wet moments, maximum benefit from the itinerary & full utilisation of time, places & spaces. Anatoly's info-providing was generous, accurate & satisfying. We finished 30 minutes earlier than scheduled; yet Anatoly insisted on accompanying us to the gift shop, facilitating the communication with the shopkeepers. Great job despite bad conditions; thank you Anatoly
Anatoly was prompt, courteous, accurate, flexible, knowledgeable and generous in his time and explanations. Upon my request, he took us to an excellent tour of Moscow's best kept secrets and in response to a very specific and complicated historical question, he nearly neglected his lunch to give me an excellent historical perspective that was cardinal to understand the existence, evolution and various metamorphoses that led to present-day Moscow. Highly recommended.
Margarita MooreUnited States
I cannot pass the opportunity to express how pleased we were with the tour with Anatoly. He was prompt, guided us well throughout the city, and was courteous. He was very knowledgeable and flexible with all the things that we wanted to see. We couldn't be happier with the day we spent with him in the wonderful city of Moscow!
Notre tour avec Anatoly dans Moscou a été excellent. Cela a dépassé nos attentes. Il connait bien la ville et son histoire. Nous le recommandons à tous. Merci pour l'excellente journée. Our tour with Anatoly in Moscow was excellent. It was better than we expected. He knows a lot about the city and the history. We recommend this tour to everyone. Thanks for the nice day.
Thomas EckelsUnited States
This tour just added on to our morning walking tour. We ate lunch with Anatoly and enjoyed his company as well as his information. His tour was extremely effective maximizing our sightseeing during a very short visit to Moscow. His English is impeccable and his knowledge of the sights in the Kremlin and the Armory let him present those places in just the right amount of detail. We would love to have guides with his skill in other places we visit. We will put Tours by Locals high on our list of tours.
Thomas EckelsUnited States
Anatoly arrived promptly and began a tour that was very thorough in presenting the sights of central Moscow. We learned the styles and historical causes of the diverse architecture. He guided us through St. Basils and Red Square and even timed our walk to arrive at Changing of the Guard at the tomb with a very short wait for the ceremony to begin. He showed us the renewed and original walls of the city and generally made extremely good use of our very short visit in Moscow.
Thomas BrassUnited States
I had taken the Moscow Day Tour with Anatoly and after a great experience with a personable, knowledgable and friendly guide, I knew I would not be dissapointed with the Magical Lights Tour. He personally took us around in his comfortable transport and were able to see many of the great landmarks around Moscow with time to walk around at the different sites he tailored to my interest. My time in Moscow could not have been more enjoyable and informative without Anatoly's assistance!
Thomas BrassUnited States
A great guided tour by a wonderful guide who's knowledge, efficiency and tailoring the tour of Moscow to my interest was second-to-none! I would not hesitate recommending Anatoly for anyone looking for a full-day of sightseeing within the city center as well as Moscow's periphery. I do not believe I could have seen and experienced everything I did without his assistance. His City Lights tour is also not to be missed!
Abbiamo avuto la fortuna di prenotare un tour con Anatole durante il nostro soggiorno a Mosca. E' stata un'esperienza sicuramente ottima. Anatole è stato quanto di meglio ci si poteva aspettare come guida : gentile, preparato, puntuale e con UNA CONOSCENZA QUASI PERFETTA DELLA LINGUA ITALIANA. Con la sua auto confortevole (Land Rover Discovery) abbiamo girato per tutta Mosca oltre la 1:00 di notte, scoprendo aspetti indimenticabili di una stupenda città. Consigliamo sicuramente agli Italiani questa guida
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Livio, grazie, questo è troppo gentile! Anch'io ho conservato un bellissimo ricordo di quel giro.
My wife and myself had Anatoly for the whole day tour in Moscow. He showed us all the must see of Moscow starting from 8 at our hotel to 5 . We have travelled numerous countries and joined numerous tours and I can assure you that you will not regret with Anatoly. He was very patient courteous and professional in his duties as a tour guide. After a couple of hours with us he knew our likings and veered the days tour to the areas we prefer. We wouldn't have covered such a huge area without him. Great guide.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear James, I enormously enjoyed the day myself, you and your wife were so kind and resourceful. Thank you!
Jim Goddard-JonesUnited Kingdom
We had a fantastic day with Antoly in Moscow and are happy to recommend this tour. His knowledge of the city, it's architecture, history and culture helped us to learn so much in one day. Antoly met us exactly on time at our hotel with a clean, smart and comfortable 4x4 and having a tour by car also meant that we could very easily visited lots of sites beyond just the central area. His excellent language skills and explanations helped us pick up things we would have missed without a guide. Thank you!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Jim, I'm so grateful to you for choosing me as your guide and for your very kind assessment. I had a great day too with you and your beautiful family.
Roland JarquioUnited States
This was the perfect tour for an overnight stopover in Moscow. Anatoly was extremely pleasant, knowledgable, spoke excellent English and his vehicle was quite comfortable. I would highly recommend.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Roland, thank you so much! I enjoyed being your guide. With my best wishes, Anatoly
Elisa C.United States
Elizabeth HillUnited Kingdom
Our guide Anatoly was excellent - he had great knowledge of the city, perfect English and was courteous and helpful. We hadn't eaten when he picked us up and took us to a local café for breakfast, helped arrange concert tickets and gave us a lesson on how to use the Metro system - this was on top of an excellent tour of Moscow in the comfort of his car. I would thoroughly recommend this tour and Anatoly as a tour guide. 5 out of 5 - couldn't have been any better.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Elizabeth, thank you for your kind words! I enjoyed being with you and your party. My best wishes, Anatoly
Dr Joseph RomanoUnited States
Anatoly was great! He had a command of the sites and hstory and was very personable. We shared the entire day and drove to outer city sites; excellent. We shared lunch at a local buffet and had a good meal near the Kremlin which was inexpensive. I highly recommend this tour/guide and once of the best I have hired. His English was terrific and his knowledge of our culture and needs was wonderful. Highly endorsed.
Anatoly was very accommodating. He gave an interesting afternoon tour by car and a wonderful night tour all around the city.
Anatoly was an excellent guide. Very knowledgeable about almost everything. He led us to good dining spots and places we never would have gone to on our own. The tour of the Tretyakov Gallery was superb.
Pyers TuckerUnited Kingdom
There was a misunderstanding about the cruise being 10.30 pm, when I thought I was booking for 10.30 am. We therefore had to squeeze this tour into the previous day's tour. It ended up being a rushed 40 minute trip round the central island / canal and was not very good nor good value for money.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It had been agreed by the customer in advance that the river cruise would be added up to the day tour and it would make the tour 1 hour (60 minutes) longer. The actual "river" part lasted indeed about 40-50 minutes (I cannot recall exactly now) and was in the plan. The river cruise was exactly the same as I had done before with other customers, and I apologize that I probably had not make it absolutely clear to the customer that it would have that itinerary and would last that long.
Pyers TuckerUnited Kingdom
Anatoly was very knowledgeable and hospitable. His Landrover Discovery was perfect for my family of 5 people. He looked after us very well and we gained a good introduction to Moscow and how to do the rest of your visit over the following few days. He also showed us how to use the Metro which was really helpful too. I would thoroughly recommend him. The tour was also very good value for money and easy and efficient to set up
Nigel NicholsonUnited Kingdom
My wife and I would definitely give Anatoly 5 out of 5. He is exceptionally knowledgeable not only about the sights of Moscow but also history and world affairs. His ability to reel off names and dates was very impressive. I was concerned that a tour by car during the day would be a problem in Moscow traffic but in practice it was a big advantage as we were able to combine the walking tour of the main sights in Central Moscow with a trip around some of the most ornate metro stations. Highly recommended.
Natallia YaromenkaUnited States
We would highly recommend Anatoly as a guide. He was very professional and accommodating. He was also incredible knowledgeable and personable as well. He lined up a good tour path and was a highly effective communicator. We were impressed. Natallia - Robert
we throughout enjoyed our tour of the Kremlin and Armory and Anatoly found additional interesting information to give us on the Kremlin because we had already had a tour, he is a very kind gentle guide with a wealth of information. The Armory was wonderful and well worth the visit and a return one whenever possible. Thank you Anatoly for assisting with making our visit to Moscow such a memorable one.
We thoroughly enjoyed this cruise even thought it was a little cool, we appreciated the insight into the various sights were went passed and appreciated your kind attention to the needs of our group allowing frequent rest stops. Thanks you for the insights into Moscow.
What a wonderful evening tour we had and we all learnt so much more about Moscow, thank you for sharing your knowledge and experience with us, we thoroughly enjoyed the evening and would recommend it to anyone. Thank you also for going the extra mile to find a little car for my husband he will treasure it.
Larry BryantUnited States
Great communication skills, knowledgable, flexible, personable, thoughtful, experienced, insightful, engaging, unselfish, intellectual, friendly, and committed to deliver highest level of service. I spent 9 hours with Anatoly and he tolerated my (frequent) need to stop and take photos. He offered options and recommendations. And he accepted my request for the tour despite less than 24 hrs notice. I would go 6 stars if I could.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Larry, this is far beyond I could have expected, thank you! I'll remember that rainy and then sunny day and I'll wait for your shots to be published. My warmest regards, Anatoly
Christopher FournierChelsea, QUEBEC, Canada
Anatoly was simply excellent.He was always on time,has an excellent command of English,provided a land rover that completely suited our needs and was engaging and co-operative. His knowledge of Moscow including its history,landmarks,art galleries and their contents and restaurants was exceptional.I can't think of anything more we could have asked of him.By all means hire him.You will not be disappointed.
Bernard LoddoBeckenham, United Kingdom
An extremly interesting day was spent with Anatoly. We greatly recommend his tour, no better way to get accustom to Moscow, so in the days to follow our stay we felt very familiar & confident when going around town. We learned a lot about this vibrant city
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Bernard, thank you for these kind words! It was my great pleasure to meet and spend a day with you and all your family. I have to say I learnt a lot from you too! My warm wishes to everyone!