Denise ZioloUnited States
Victoria was the best! She arrived at our hotel right on time and helped explain the metro to us along the way there. Once at the market she was exactly what we were hoping for. Helped us negotiate and shared what she thought was a good price. But never rushed us or tried to steer us in any way. We were able to wonder around and shop at our own pace and she was always there when we needed to bargain. Definitely go to Izmaylovo with Victoria! - thanks for helping with my new fur hat collection �� -Denise
Kris HopfenbeckUnited States
Victoria was a fabulous guide!! I give her 5 Stars!!! She was very knowledgeable and so interesting. She answered all of our questions and helped us to get to know Moscow! She was very flexible and went out of her way to show us sites we wanted to see! I would definitely recommend her to anyone, she was excellent!
Shirley ThompsonUnited States
Victoria met us at our boat and arranged transportation to and from the flea market. She is a delightful young woman and made our afternoon at the market great fun.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Helen thanks for your great company and nice words , i also had fun with all you !
Heather SargentNew Zealand
Victoria was absolutely the best guide we could had ever wished for. We only had two days in Moscow and came away feeling we had seen and learned so much about the history of the city. Victoria's humour, knowledge, sense of timing, understanding of our needs, thoughtfulness, and helpfulness was so appreciated by us. If you ever need a guide, you can not go wrong, if you choose this wonderful young lady.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Heather and Mike, thanks for such a nice review. I am very happy that you had a nice time on your tour of Moscow with me . Two days with you were wonderful ) One more time thanks for your presents. Let’s keep in touch and see you again in New Zealand, I am seriously too ���� All the best from Moscow !!!
Communication with Victoria including meeting her on the day of the tour was prompt, accurate and easy. We did a 6 hour customized tour of Moscow. She got us into the Kremlin and St Basils with no issues, we had a great lunch and then did a subway tour of key stops. Victoria was a lovely person. Great balance between explaining Moscow history, being attuned to what we were interested in and also being interested in us and our life and perspectives in our country and sharing her life in present day Moscow.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Scott, i had a lot of fun with you and your nice family))) Kind regards, Victoria
Lori Jennings-EmeryAuburn, WA, United States
Victoria is a wonderful guide. She has up-to-the minute information and if a site is closed for any reason, she knows an alternative that will be just as interesting. There is probably no place within two hours of Moscow that she hasn't already visited, so you can trust that you will visit great spots. We'll call upon her any time we come to Moscow!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Спасибо Лори! Всегда рада вас видеть)
Partha Pratim SenguptaIndia
It was an Excellent tour with Victoria.
Victoria was an excellent guide who could bring a friendly personal touch in her approach. She made me extremely comfortable and helped me tour across various places and attractions of Moscow in a very relaxed manner. She had a good knowledge of history of Moscow to share. As I was also interested in culture, social life etc she was very forthcoming to give me a good perspective about such things. She exceeded my expectation in all respect.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Arindam for your very positive feedback ) It was outstsnding day, thanks for being so nice to me ! Wish you a nice football game !
Wassim Abu HamadBahrain
Amazing guide, very knowledgeable and friendly. We spent two unforgettable days in Moscow with Victoria as our guide. Thanks Victoria for a great experience. Very highly recommended.
Alejandro MoralesUnited States
Victoria was an excellent guide. She's very knowledgeable about the places we visited and patiently answered all our questions. She also assisted in solving a non-tour related challenge, thereby making the whole experience a very pleasant one.
Peter R.Hong Kong
Victoria was an excellent guide who was willing to answer all our many questions and to accommodate our requests to see more. She is clearly passionate about Moscow and most filling to share here knowledge of the city and country.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Peter !! Thank you very much for the warm words , it was a pleasure to show tou night Moscow )
Lisa MyersUnited States
We highly recommend Victoria. My family with 2 kids (ages 9 and 11) spent 2 days with her in June when we were visiting Moscow from the USA. Despite a schedule mix-up (my fault) and two very tired kids (who after 10 days of vacationing did not want to see more palaces or museums), Victoria worked hard to fit us into her schedule and adjust plans to work around our needs. She took us to some places for the kids that we would not have selected on our own. She speaks excellent English and is fun to be with.
Jennifer CasaleUnited States
After spending the day in the Moscow City Center, it was nice to see the suburbs and get a feel for life in a smaller town. It was also great to experience the monastery and get a flavor of the history and culture of Russian Orthodoxy. Victoria was knowledgeable and very friendly. We enjoyed meeting her and finding out about her life in Moscow.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was a great day )) thanks, Jennifer !!
Victoria was a very patient and helpful tour guide. Not only did she show the sites, but she also used her local knowledge to make the tour interesting. She was friendly and it was nice to spend the day exploring a city with someone who is actually from the city. At the conclusion of the tour, she had good advice on where to go and what to do afterwards. No complaints.
Tamer HassanDubai, DUBAI, United Arab Emirates
We had one day private tour in Moscow with Victoria. It was great to see all the main highlights in the city & Victoria was more like a friend explaining all the history behind the places we visited and flexible with our itinerary after we wanted to visit Kremlin instead of other planned sites. Highly recommended!
Tamer HassanDubai, DUBAI, United Arab Emirates
Susannah PaymerUnited States
Victoria is a fabulous tour guide. Her English is perfect. She is very well organized, lots of fun, easy to be with and extremely knowledgeable. She is very accommodating and went out of her way to show us as much as possible on our day together. Before we arrived she made several attempts to get us a tour of the Bolshoi. It wasn't easy but she finally succeeded. Our day with Victoria was amazing!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Susannah, It was a fantastic day with you! hope we will see each other again :) Best regards from Moscow !
Our story: Plan was for day @ Sergi Posad Monestary, 1 hr from Moscow. Victoria met us at hotel, we took metro to train station to find out express train cancelled. V used her phone to find a local train to take us half way. We transferred to a bus then found out it wasn't the right bus. Got right bus, transferred again half way to bigger bus and made it after 3.5 hrs. It was 1 of those days that was more about the journey than the destination. FUN! V was extremely resourceful and good humoured
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Marsel ! I am happy that you enjoyed by our adventure and had much fun ) it was a cool experience for me too! Loved your company , thanks for choosing me as your guide !
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Nasir , Thanks you for the tour and for good rating) All the best , Victoria
TOURSBYLOCALS RESPONSE: ToursByLocals is committed to 5-Star tour experiences and we appreciate any learning opportunity to improve the quality of the service we offer our customers. We take all feedback seriously and have, as always, attempted to clarify with our customer if there was anything our guide, or ToursByLocals, could have done differently to have made this tour a 5-Star experience.
Andrew G.United States
Even before we met Victoria, she was so efficient about coordinating details. Once our tour began, it was everything we hoped for and more. Having already seen the popular tourist spots like the Kremlin, she took us to local markets and sights that many tourists never encounter. We saw how the locals live, rode the Metro, learned interesting facts and got to spend time with a true local who knows the city inside and out. This tour is a nice contrast to historical based options. It was a day well spent.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Andrew, thank you very much for everything, it was really enjoyable time with all of you ) One more time thanks you for Bolshoi, It was so kind from you :) All the best, Victoria
Arik BurakovskyUnited States
We had an excellent tour of Moscow with Victoria. She speaks clear English, knows a lot about Russian culture and history, and is cordial with everyone. She worked out all of the logistics from start to finish.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Arik, it was a pleasure to work with you and your team! Wish you all the best !
Arik BurakovskyUnited States
I came to Moscow with a group of 15 students for a conference. Victoria organized a tour of the city for us. She arranged tickets to museums, the bus reservation, restaurant bookings, and boat trip tickets. She was wonderful to work with and spoke eloquently. The students all enjoyed the spectacular day in Moscow.
Whitney KlonskyUnited States
We really enjoyed Victoria and the tour. She's very knowledgeable about the history, the art, etc. It added so much context to everything we saw it truly made a difference. We would never have found everything she had set up on our own. I would highly recommend her for a visit in Moscow.
Victoria O is a very nice amiable young lady with understanding of what you want to see and visit and your limitations if not so fit She whizzed us round the Metro great fun to see the stations and arranged the visit to the Kremlin where she excelled with her knowledge and trivia.as well as Red Square and so much more Helped make our tour a treat and had interests in common with my wife regarding the exhibits particularly the Art ,fashion and the Jewels on display. Very thoughtful guide which I recommend
Rosely W SingerBrazil
It is ok
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: hello Rosely, I was very surprised to get this kind of feedback from you. Unfortunately, I have no idea what could be wrong, but during the tour all of you seemed satisfied and happy. I cared about the tickets in advance (making sure, that the discounts for your children were made), the itinerary was discussed in the details. I tried to reach you to get some more comments, but i got no answer. I do like my job and i try to do all my best each time, that is why the feedback is very important for me.
Kenneth GordonUnited States
Great guide, thanks!
I spent 2 days in Moscow with Victoria and it was an experience I will remember for life. Apart from obviously being very knowledgeable about all the places we visited, she was really easy to get along with. Despite the pouring rain the first day and the fact that she had to change socks 3 times, her positive attitude never left her. I would recommend a tour with Victoria for anyone looking for an unusually involving experience while in Moscow.
Alison GerahamUnited States
I wanted to see some of Moscow that was not on any scheduled tours. Victoria worked to create a tour that went where I wanted & we saw what I wanted to see. We combined Metro, bus, taxi & walking to over much Moscow: Bunker 42, TV Tower, Metro Stations w/history, Bee Hive House, Gorky Museum, Changing of the Guard, River by the Kremlin, Diorama of Moscow, just some of what I saw. And she helped me with a SIM card for my phone & when the first place was clueless, she found another. Fabulous lady - enjoyed.
Linda SchleigerUnited States
Victoria was a fabulous guide. We spent 3 very enjoyable and informative days with her in Moscow. She was always on time, had a specific plan for each day, and was very, very knowledgeable ! She gave us great advice on things that we could do on our own as well. She helped us get tickets for the Bolshoi Ballet, the Moscow River Cruise, and the Armoury in the Kremlin. Victoria speaks beautiful English and has a vibrant, vivacious personality. We loved our time with Victoria !
Lori Jennings-EmeryAuburn, WA, United States
This is absolutely the way to go. Victoria was a superb guide. She took us all the places on our list, most of which were not on the typical tourist destination map. She arranged for our driver, who deftly handled the overwhelming traffic of Moscow. Working directly with a personal guide is light years better than joining a touring group. The personalized attention makes all the difference. We look forward to returning to Moscow and finding Victoria again to share the adventure with us.
Mark BogenUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: thanks , Mark!
Kimberly LebronUnited States
Victoria took on our tour at the last minute. Even though it was very cold and it was not enjoyable to be outside, she made the experience informative. She was also flexible to change the iterinary when the weather was not cooperating. I will definitely use Tours by Locals again.
Herman WaldmanUnited States
Our three days in Moscow with Victoria were fantastic. We are seasoned travelers and have been all over the world , but I must say Victoria was perhaps one of the best guides we have ever had. Smart, personable and quick to react to any situation that arouse, and able to help us get the most out of our time in her city. From arranging our pick up at the airport to dinner reservations she always delivered and with a smile. The best........
Victoria was a wonderful guide in Moscow. She is professional and has excellent English. We enjoyed our time with Victoria! Thank you!
John SavageUnited States
Victoria is wonderful. There were six of us and we do not go very fast and she slowed down to our pace. I would say only use someone other than Victoria, only if she is booked and not available.
Chris MurphyUnited States
We really enjoyed Victoria's company.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks , Chris ! It was a pleasure
Sally LundbladUnited States
Victoria was a wonderful guide. The tour was better than we expected. I would deck end Victoria and this tour to anyone.
Gina JadwisiakUnited States
Very friendly. She spoke English very well. Her recommendations for what to do on our own were great and she was always sure to leave us in a spot where we were comfortable getting back to the hotel by ourselves. We especially enjoyed the river cruise she recommended.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I had a great time with you ! thanks for the review
Saleem ShubairUnited Arab Emirates
Perfect guide, and very useful for someone who is first time in Moscow. Recommended 100%. Perfect English, well educated, friendly, flexible & very helpful.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: thanks Saleem, for your warm words)
John MooreUnited States
I thought the driving tour was fast and pointless. Most of the time I was told where something was after we were past it. I thought we would have stopped at the places she was showing me. I could have done the tour myself.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear John, during 106 tours i have never received two stars ! I am very sad, that you could not tell me, that something was wrong on the spot ..I am very flexible and always ready to meet any traveller's interests! I hope, at least, that you really enjoyed by a local company of my friends and by free drinks & bites !
Melissa DiPasqualeUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: thanks!!
Alexander T.United States
Victoria = gold standard; My wife and I could not think of a better compliment for her. Please make sure Victoria takes you to the Genatsvale restaurant for Georgian food; that place is a real deja vu mystique. And do not forget a private tour at the Bolshoi theater either. Moscow is absolutely fantastic.
Walter TaliaferroUnited States
Victoria was fantastic! She took me to places I never knew existed. Personable, professional and knowledgeable...what a treat!! She's very experienced and tailors your tour to your wishes. She was a total pleasure to tour Moscow with. I miss Moscow..but I miss Victoria more....
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: thanks Walter for such a warm review! i am happy, that you liked a tour with me, it was a pleasure to show you around! all the best from Moscow ! Victoria
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for the rating, Monica!
Alan DickmanUnited States
This was a very nice tour. The Kremlin is amazing and Red Square is magnificent. I would have given the tour 5 stars however the pacing was off. At the end of the tour, we spent at least 30 minutes walking around Moscow which was nice but not meant to be part of the tour. I would have preferred to linger while inside the Kremlin churches and museums. Also, we were not taken inside St. Basil's Cathedral so had to do that on our own later.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Alan, for the review! I will take it into my account. Anyway, never hesitate to tell your guide about your preferences))) i am very flexible and if i only knew, that something was wrong, i would have changed it !
Mark NixonUnited Kingdom
I can unhesitatingly recommend Victoria to show you the great city of Moscow. Professional, organised, flexible, knowledgable, punctual; and she speaks very good English. She was fun to be with, and gave me insights into modern Russian life as well as great Russian history. She was also very good with extra suggestions, like the river cruise.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Mark!!
Marcy BrownUnited States
Very thorough and efficient.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank u!
Victoria is an excellent tour guide. Her English is very good. Victoria showed us many the amazing sites to see in Moscow. She even accommodated us to find a specialty store that we wanted to visit. We also were able to experience a variety of local restaurants as she helped to navigate us through the menus that were in Russian. Victoria helped to educate us about the history of Russia, about daily life in Moscow, and how to use the Metro system.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you)))
Victoria is an excellent tour guide. Her English is very good. She communicated with me before my family and I arrived in Moscow. She arranged a driver to meet us at the airport. Victoria took us to an excellent restaurant for a late lunch and on a tour of Red Square and helped us understand the Moscow Metro system. This was an excellent introduction to Moscow! Definitely, well worth it for families and for people who do not speak Russian.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: thanks, Timothy!
Christopher MowbrayUnited Kingdom
Victoria looked after us very well and showed us the things we wanted to see - plus a lovely lunch break with a magnificent view
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: thanks, Christopher!
An exceptional tour guide! Thanks!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you )
A special night in Moscow! Thanks! Angelo
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: thanks Angelo)
Kyle GisbrechtUnited States
Victoria was the perfect guide for my short trip to Moscow. She was extremely professional, knew the history and best times to visit the central sites, answered all of my probing historical questions (don't be afraid to ask her for more info!) and was also simply fun to hang out with for an afternoon. I would recommend a tour with Victoria to anyone visiting Moscow who is seeking a top experience.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Kyle , for such a nice review!
Andrew MeiklejohnUnited Kingdom
Victoria was very helpful at advising on the correct souvenirs to buy and also took me to see a couple of good places off the beaten track that I would not have found myself. Thanks Vivtoria
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Andrew!
Michael MarionUnited States
Victoria was a fantastic and very knowledgeable host for my recent trip to Moscow. I would recommend her highly for anyone planning a trip. We spent a wonderful day together, her enthusiasm and expertise was a joy to experience. Victoria's knowledge of art was especially helpful at the Hermitage. Looking forward to my next trip, Sincerely Michael Marion.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks again, Michael !!!
Very nice person and good tour
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Horward! It was my pleasure
Dean ConnerUnited States
If you are an older individual and not quite in the shape you want to be you might want to ask for a taxi more than once. It really is not that expensive. Otherwise be prepared to walk. And walk, and walk. But enjoyed immensely and Victoria was personable, friendly, and just a delight to be with.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: thanks Dean, i hope it was great experience for you - to cover so many places in 4 hours) and finally to have a rest in such an amazing ( secret :) ) place All the best, Victoria
Paul EstesoUnited States
Victoria was once again amazing and took us to so many of the beautiful sites that Moscow has to offer. She was our guide and companion making our visit to Moscow fun, safe and interesting. Victoria was not only incredible with us during her tour but has continued to help us with booking taxis to drop us off at the train station for our trip to Saint Perersburg and another to pick us up more than three days after we saw her last. Highly recommended.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Paul ! A taxi is confirmed again! All the best !
Paul EstesoUnited States
Victoria is extremely knowledgeable and friendly. She made us feel comfortable from the first minute. She is very energetic and went out of her way to show us as much as we could take on the first day and then more. Also she arranged a fantastic taxi driver that met us at the airport making our first trip to Russia a non chalant event. We are looking forward to tomorrow with a very well thought schedule to maximize our experience. I learned so much. I highly recommend her.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much)
An excellent, informative tour. Highly recommended for a good insight into Moscow, its people, history and architecture. Time spent exploring Moscow with Victoria was a great holiday highlight.
John HigginsUnited States
Victoria is an Excellent tour guide and a wonderful young woman. She really cares about her work and showing people exactly what they want to see and experience. She is extremely knowledgeable and loves Moscow. We are Senior Citizens from the USA who have been very fortunate to travel quite a bit. We have hired private guides in the past and none of them was better than Victoria. She made wonderful suggestions and since I have a very bothersome problem walking long periods of time she was patient with me
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank John, it was my pleasure, you are very nice couple and I had a great time in your company ) Warmest regards, Victoria
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks!
Victoria was very punctual, helpful and flexible. Even though this was more of a walking tour we enjoyed being independent and catching Metros everywhere - it was quite challenging battling with a new alphabet. The Red Square, Saviour Church, Pushkin Gallery, Gorky Park, etc. etc. - such a fascinating city but we saw so much in the 3 days we were there. Victoria's recommendations for restaurants were excellent and we enjoyed our anniversary at the famous Pushkin Cafe in a beautiful bygone era setting.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Maria)
Easy, versatile and very helpful. Great!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks, Ken!
The performance of Giselle at the Bolshoi Theatre was one of the greatest highlights of our trip. The dancers were extraordinary and the theatre was so ornate and beautiful, we felt as if we were on the set of a Tolstoy period movie. Bravo!! Victoria for organising this evening for us!
First day the highlights (Kreml,Red Square,GUM, Romanow House..) and the 2.day a russian Park (sorry, forgott the Name but very nice) as well as the Izmailovsky market and the nicest Metro Stations. Victoria was very flexible and knows a lot about the historical and present Moskau. She was very helpful and educated and her german is better than she is claiming. 2 days well spent.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: dear Uwe, thank you so much, your review is very pleasant for me P.S.especially about my some german skills)) it was a pleasure to be your guide!
Victoria and I did a 3 hour pub crawl tour in Moscow. It was obvious she is passionate about the city and knowledgeable about its history. We visited numerous bars on a Friday night and I subsequently went to some of them on the rest of trip so this tour was successful. Victoria is a little reserved when you first meet her but she quickly warms up. I would recommend her.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for the rewiew !!!
Francisco QuinonezEl Salvador
Victoria was cooperative and eager to do well at all times. She was a perfect young lady doing her best to introduce us to the main history, culture and modern life of the city of Moscow. We really enjoyed her company
David JacobUnited States
Victoria was my tour guide for 2 days in Moscow. She is a superb tour guide, but she is also much more. She is like a personal assistant and friend. Of course, she created a fabulous personal tour tailored to my interests. Besides the usual tourist sights, she took me to some places that are off the beaten path. Some pretty sights. Some interesting places. Some cafes with special ambience. She was punctual, and wasn't concerned with the time. She taught me how to use the Moscow Metro.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank You David!
David JacobUnited States
Victoria is a fantastic tour guide. I used her for 2 days in Moscow. She made me feel so comfortable and relaxed. She designed a personal tour tailored to my needs. Her English is perfect. She is fun to be with. She acts more like a friend. She showed me all the usual tourist places, but also, many beautiful and interesting places, not in any books. She was punctual, and had boundless energy.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: When you like your job- it is always like that! Thanks, once again))
Bertha BarrazaUnited States
Why is Victoria a great tour guide? As a female and single travelor my safety was my number one priority. Victoria was mindful of my concern and when I arrived to Moscow there she was waiting for me. She made sure we got my hotel room at the airport before we left on our tour. She also looked after my best interest by checking at three currency exchanged booths for rates before she allowed me to exchange money. I came home with some of the most amazing pictures and most important a wonderful memory.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank You Bertha))) good experiences - it is something, that stays in your mind forever!
Viktoria is the perfect guide for awalk around the city. We visited some great Christmas markets and real markets too.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Eirik, always welcome !! It was a pleasure )
Michael AtkinsonUnited States
Victoria is wonderful. Very accommodating, very fun! My son and I toured with her and had a great time, she was also very helpful with everything we asked her about
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: i also had a great time with you two !!!! wish you all the best!
Timothy CarmannUnited States
Victoria was an EXCELLENT tour guide! I was very glad to have her help navigating the Izmaylovo Market. She did a great job translating and negotiating very reasonable prices for my purchases. Based upon the much higher prices I saw for similar souvenirs in downtown Moscow and Saint Petersburg, it was clear that Victoria helped me get some great deals. She was also very friendly and funny, and was great company to have for an afternoon. I would happily recommend her to friends and colleagues.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Tim) always welcome to Moscow !
Victoria is sociable, charming, flexible - and speaks good German!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Danke schön, mein Freund aus Konstantz!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for the warm rating!
Poh Yean OoiMalaysia
We had a fantastic time on the metro with Victoria. She even helped us to get a taxi to the airport.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you :)
Poh Yean OoiMalaysia
Victoria was very helpful and we had a wonderful time with her.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, Poh Yean)
Peter ChristensenUnited States
Our time with Victoria was very much a pleasure. In addition to showing us the sites we wanted to see, she added in a great deal of insight into life in Russia. I felt that we became friends after the two days of touring, yet she remained completely professional. I would highly recommend her services to any English-speaking travelers.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Peter) it was great time for me as well! hope to see once again!
Jaime FuHong Kong
Victoria is a fun and friendly person. We especially like the tour by night, very beautiful and relaxing after a nice dinner by the river. Unfortunately, we only had a short window of time to experience Moscow (including some rainy periods in those days). We had a great time. Thanks very much, Victoria.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Jaime, sorry for bad weather
Victoria is a very nice and friendly person. Very easy to talk to. Her English was excellent. We learnt a lot about Moscow way of life and culture, politics and changes. She made recommendations for restaurants and bars. However she could have told us about the cathedral dress code we had planned to go to as my husband ended up staying outside. She was also quite brief about the history of certain churches/monuments we visited. She also led us through a garden which ended up being a construction site.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I am very sorry, that i was not excellent and especially, that i hadn't warned you about the dress code in the cathedral. Normally, i highlight the most curious historical facts, so that it can stay in a memory of tourists and their experience in Moscow wouldn't become a long term historical lesson. As you might have noticed, Moscow is on a construction now everywhere, so it is not a surprice, that you visit a place, where yesterday was piece and quiet and see redecoration process today ...
TOURSBYLOCALS RESPONSE: We were sorry to hear of Michael´s less-than-ideal experience in Moscow. After speaking with Victoria, she resolved to clarify dress-code requirements on any tours involving religious sites and to omit the garden in question from future itineraries until construction has been completed. While Victoria's preference to avoid fact-and-date oriented guiding is appreciated by most of her travelers, we decided that there is value in explaining this guiding style to her clients in advance of future tours.
An-Sofie Van den BergheBelgium
We've booked Victoria for 2 days. She is a very friendly guide, who is very flexible. You have the feeling that you are visiting the city with a friend. Maybe we could get a little bit more out of the 2 days, the communication/empathy in what we wanted to see was not always optimal, but we know that we are not the easiest persons :-). So thank you again and good luck!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, An-Sofie.
Martin SeifUnited States
My wife and I had a delightful tour of contemporary Moscow with Victoria. We walked, talked, rode the metro numerous times, and ate together over two half days. Victoria has a winning personality, speaks perfect english, and shares her perceptions of life in Moscow. We had a great time, and we are very thankful to you, Victoria.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, Martin! Best regards to your own Marilyn Monroe)) Wish you a nice time in Russia
I only had a short window of time to experience Moscow, it was an overnight stopover flight which arrived 5pm, then flew out at 7am next morning. So, I didn't want to waste "any" time! Victoria did EVERYTHING for me (met me at the airport, negotiated the hotel accommodation and left bags there, kept a close eye on train timetables as we sped around Moscow sightseeing, nice tour of city centre) - maximized every minute! Awesome!! And she is a fun happy girl! Thanks for your company!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Shane, hope to see you again in Moscow!
Marc SandalowUnited States
Victoria is great: enthusiastic, energetic, and efficient. We spent a busy 5 hours walking and taking Metro to places I never would have known to go to without her. Her English is excellent and she is eager to answer questions and engage in conversations which I found a great addition to my three days in Moscow. She met us at our hotel and was very flexible about our itinerary. My only complaint is her limited expertise in politics and history. I'm delighted we took this tour!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Marc, thank you for the review! i appreciate so much to hear any complaint, because this is the only way, to improve myself as a guide. Next time will try to pay more attention at politics. All the best from Moscow! Victoria
Victoria was an amazing tour guide! With a limited amount of time (I had about 8 hours), she showed me the highlights of downtown Moscow as well as some markets and wonderful metro stations! She is very accommodating to ones interests so that helps a lot. Highly recommendable for customizable tours.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Cristina, thanks for a rating, although the weather was terrible, we had a great time! YOLO!!!!!!!!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for the rating, Richard)))
David K.United States
We (4 people) were in Moscow on a Grand Circle River cruise and had a free afternoon. Victoria was terrific: helpful, knowledgeable, and accommodating. It was only our exhaustion that limited our activities with Victoria. We are grateful to her for her time with us.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much David ! Was a pity that you couldn't see the fallen sculptures, All the best, Victoria
Victoria customised the plan according to my requests. She has planed my trip and given suggestions even before me flying to Moscow. I felt so confident in a foreign country where people barely speak English. She konws Metro very well. We have vsited so many places just in two days. She is very knowledgeable about Moscow history and speaks prefect English. Most importatnly she has been travelling around Europe herself, she totally understands what a tourist want. I highly recommend Victora.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: William, thank you very much for a lovely review. Next time you are in Moscow - i will show you more nice places) Cheers, VIctoria
Victoria has arrnaged taxi to pick m up at the airport. When I arrived the hotel lobby, she is there wating for me. After checking in my room. She showed me around the neighbourhood, we had dinner and I tried local food and speical Russian soap. We went to Red Square after dinner, such a prefect time to visit Red Square at night. I love the night of Red Square better than day time, fewer people but beautiful lighting! Victora arranged everything right and very efficiently.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you William, hope to see you in Moscow again)
Robert LeopoldUnited States
Victoria was the best guide I could hope for. She fit right in with our group. She was flexible on the itinerary. She new Moscow inside and out and was fun to be with. I would highly recommend her.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Robert, You were one of the best group I have ever had )
I really enjoyed the tour that I took with Victoria. She spoke English very well and has such a bright personality - a pleasure to be with. I would recommend her services to others.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Jay, i can say the same about your personality))
We really enjoyed being with Victoria in our Moscow tour
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: So did i ! Hope you will come back in summer and i will show you other beautiful places.
Charles DoyleTexas City, TX, United States
my son Patrick and I found Victoria to be much more than a guide....she treats you like a guest to the city of her birth, BEAUTIFUL .MOSCOW. We had a wonderful time on several tours over two full days and evenings 2-25 & 26 2014....quality restaurants, Bolshoi Ballet, Kremlin, River Cruise on Raddison Boat, Museums, gardens and beautiful churches. Eveything including the weather was absolutely perfect...contact Victoria when planning to visit Moscow..she will be your friend as well as a guide! Chuck
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Charles, I am happy, that I could meet your and Pat's interests, it was interesting to make a plan fir you and of course, I had a very nice time with you two. I would like to thank you again for everything! Best regards, from Moscow. P.S. the weather since you left is not good anymore :(
Melissa EngelsUnited States
Amazing tour experience! Took the 2 day Moscow tour with Victoria and I highly recommend her! Before my tour, she took the time to develop a tour that was specific to what I wanted to see (Red Square, St. Basil's, metro stations), but also had recommendations for locally known places that ended up being highlights of the tour (Izmailovo flea market)! The sights may be beautiful, but it is Victoria who really who makes the tour outstanding; she's professional, knowledgeable, friendly, well spoken, and fun!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Melissa, you are so easy- going person, i wish i could show you more!These two days passed really fast in your company, hope to see you once again!
Alicia ArganoUnited States
Victoria met me at my hotel on time and ready to shop! I requested some souvenir shopping and a tour of local food markets. I had previously purchased a few souvenirs in St Petersburg but wish I had waited. Victoria took me to an open air market and negotiated some fabulous deals for me. The food markets were beautiful and a glimpse at daily Russian life outside of the tourist areas. Victoria went above and beyond in search for a perfect pair of cufflinks. She is outgoing, fun to be with and honest.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much dear Alicia))