Irina was extremely knowledgeable and an excellent translator. She was willing to show us as much or as little as we chose. She was willing to go with the flow.
Randi WillisUnited States
Irina is a charming girl who was well versed in the Jewish life in Moscow. She shared a photo of her handsome Jewish grandfather who served in the army. Our tour was on a Saturday so we got to experience services in the synagogues. We thoroughly enjoyed our time with Irina and would recommend her highly.
So interesting and informative! We had a lovely time.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Cara, thanks for your kind words, I am sorry I do not have your email to transfer the photos from the tour.
Unfortunately Irina did not give us the tour as she was not able to, but she sebt Daniel P who was very good, and since he had Jewish background, he was a great help. Thank you Daniel
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Eddie, Thank you for your feedback Irina
TOURSBYLOCALS RESPONSE: In the unusual case where a guide can't personally deliver a tour, the traveler is notified in advance and given the opportunity to cancel or accept the substitute.
Stewart PearlUnited States
The Jewish Heritage Tour with Irina was one of the highlights of my Moscow trip. She took me to two functioning synagogues,one of which had three separate sanctuaries depending on where you came from. Irina spent well over an hour translating a conversation I had with two older Russian gentlemen in one of the sanctuaries, one that opened my eyes to the way America is perceived by other peoples and the world-wide bond of being Jewish. Do not miss the opportunity to see this side of Moscow with Irina!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Stewart for your kind words!
Toni BennerUnited States
Irina was very helpful, very knowledgable and gave us a complete Jewish tour of Moscow. We will pass her name to anyone interested in this tour. Thank you.