Kris MainesUnited States
Irina was so knowledgeable about Moscow. She was also accommodating and helped us converse with gift shop owners when we needed help choosing gifts. Even though we didn't get to go inside Lenin's mausoleum, she stood in line with us for an hour! She was a pleasure to talk to - would highly recommend this tour! Thanks, Irina!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Kris, thank you so much for your review! It was a great please to meet you both. I hope you will come to Moscow again and this time around we will get to Lenin's Tomb and see other wonderful places in Moscow.
Karel SlavíčekCzech Republic
Irina was a fantastic guide. She demonstrated an abundant knowledge of the city and its history and was very able to inform us of things that caught our attention. Would have loved to have spent more time with her in this amazing city. Thank you.
Giri GopalUnited States
Great tour guides, great vacation highly recommended!!
Maria Bernardita ReyesPhilippines
Irina made our night. I requested her to bring us to an observation deck restaurant for dinner and gladly did. She did not count dinner time as part of tour so we still had the time to see the places in the itinetary. She was well prepared, pleasant to be with and professional. We were lucky to have chosen her as our guide
Taane JohnsenNew Zealand
Irina was a wonderful guide to have on my visit to Moscow. Her knowledge both contemporary and historical was fantastic as was her willingness to adjust to suit the day was much appreciated. Also of a great help was her advice on things to do in the days following my tours to help give me the best Moscow experience I could have within the time I had available. I would strongly recommend Irina to anyone looking for a relaxed, knowledgeable and energetic guide while in Moscow.
Jairus P.United Kingdom
Twelve hours before the tour, our guide cancelled supposedly due to heat stroke. Irina came to the rescue and made our first visit to Moscow memorable. Thanks a lot to our savior Irina and to the Tours by Locals management's timely action and thereby preventing a fiasco.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you thank you Rosario for your wonderful words, I really enjoyed my time with you and your family/ Yes, let's keep in touch, and I'd love to meet you again if you ever decide to come back to Russia or maybe I'll visit the Philippines
Kirk BenedixUnited States
Overall very good guide. We were in Moscow during Victory Day Celebrations, so this lead to some adjustments of our itinerary. But she was very flexible in adjusting the plan, and gave us some tips for viewing the parade, as well as the fire works. We did a partial car tour, partial Metro. The metro was actually better, as we did not have to fight traffic. All our guides in Eastern Europe were 15-30 mins late for the start time, as was she, and is the only reason we did not give her 5 stars.
Kristen LynchUnited States
Irina was very nice and made the day enjoyable
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Kristen, Thank you for your review. I really appreciate it. It was very nice to meet you and your husband! I enjoyed my time with you! Hope you enjoyed Moscow, Saint Petersburg and Murmansk, especially the northern lights. I'm sorry I didn't realize you would have liked to hear more history information, I sometimes feel I may overwhelm my travelers with too much information, but your comment is very valuable to me. Thank you! And Happy New Year!
Yee T.Hong Kong
Very enthusiastic and never lack subject for discussion in her presence. Really enjoyed her company and service.
Michael SilverUnited States
Lance LimUnited States
We had a several fun hours with Irina. She arrived early and we went on the Metro to Victory Park and we went on our own pace around this beautiful park. She explained all the monuments/history very well. We also went to Cathedral of Christ the Saviour and the bridge behind it. We then had an excellent lunch at Pushkin Kafe. Irina spoke excellent English and was very knowledgeable. I won't hesitate in recommending her for your tour in Moscow.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Lance! I had a great time with you and your family! Hope you had a great time in Belarus as well and in other places you are going to visit. Will be very happy to see you again if you decide to come back to Russia.
Ahmad RahmehAmman, Jordan
It's amazing day with Irina, she professional and she know about everything in Moscow, she take me to the beautiful monument and the most interesting metro station. I will not forget this day. I recommend any one who visit Moscow to book with Irina.
Steven van. ZylSouth Africa
Irina proved herself to be a knowledgeable professional. Her language skills are excellent and her interpersonal action top notch. She made my trip an unforgettable experience. I highly recommend her.
Doug AbbeyUnited States
Very good English. Very agreeable and knowledgeable. When we went into the cathedrals I would suggest she develop an art history presentation to explain the icons etc. I was very interested in the are and when we went in and she didn't have anything to say.
We had such a great day with Irina. She's very helpful to make sure that we got all tickets we wanted to visit. And, she cares enough to speak slowly for us to understand all information and knowledge she provided us. Even though it was a long day walking, we are lucky to have her as our guide. Thank you so much, Irina!
Lee MorganUnited States
My daughter and I came to Moscow for the World Cup soccer games and added sightseeing between games. Irina made all the arrangements and was very flexible working around our game schedules. She shared with us her personal experiences which were very insightful. In addition to sightseeing she assisted us in shopping for souvenirs in various markets. Our only mistake was using a car when the Metro would have been quicker.
Juan BossanoUnited States
Sorry for the delay in the rating. I did not press submit. It was a wonderful 3 days. Very informative, pleasant and accommodating. Definitely recommend her.
Irina was absolutely excellent. She is very knowledgeable easy going with a great personality. Irina made us feel at home! Thank you!! you made our trip one to never forget!!
Marcus GremliTrinidad and Tobago
Irina was wonderful. She is very knowledgeable and paid attention to what we were interested in. On the day of the tour, Red Square was closed so she improvised and replaced that part of the tour with a tour of some of the more interesting metro stations. She met us at our hotel and made sure we got back safely. Irina also gave us some good tips for the rest of our stay in Moscow. We enjoyed our day with her and would highly recommend her tours.
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 why this tour experience appears to have fallen below our guides’ normal high standards.
Irina was a wonderful, very knowledgeable, warm and friendly guide. Every item scheduled for this tour was visited. Each location visited was accompanied with a clear description.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Joe, Thank you very much for your review! I really enjoyed our tour!
Lisa HenthornePlano, TEXAS, United States
A night tour is a great way to see Moscow. Irina did a good job showing us the sights from near the Kremlin, to Christ the Savior Church, Moscow State University and then Sparrow Hill. With the Victory Day celebration in just a few days, Irina and the driver did a good job negotiating the traffic, road works and road closures. Irina does a great job communicating - she should be proud of her command of the English language.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Lisa, Thank you thank you for your review! I really enjoyed this evening tour with you!
Rory BrownUnited Kingdom
As this was our first visit to Russia/Moscow, we (a small party of 4 Scots) agreed to hire a guide for our day in Moscow. We used Tours by Locals and were not disappointed. Irina was early, waiting for us at our hotel. She took us far and wide, using the Moscow Metro extensively to show us many parts of the city. Her English was excellent, she was charming and knowledgeable, going to great lengths to ensure a highly enjoyable day. We all agreed it was a fabulous way to discover Moscow. Highly recommended.
Sarith RajendranUnited Arab Emirates
Irina was a fantastic knowledgeable guide, both professional and warm. Irina is fluent in English, very knowledgeable about Russia's past and present. We feel very fortunate to have Irina as our guide. The tour was perfect!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Sarith, Thank you very much for your review. I had a great time with you and your friends!
Chris DeeHong Kong
Irina navigated a family with preteen children through an intensive day seeing some of the best sights Moscow has to offer. Her experience meant we were able to get the most out of our time in Moscow. She was extremely knowledgeable about everywhere we went. We will be back and we hope to see more with Irina again.
Best idea having a guide in Russia. Would have spent too much time figuring out the transport system. Irina was lovely kind and helpful you are in safe hands with her.
David CampbellUnited States
Irina was the best tour guide! She showed up at my hotel at the pre-agreed time. From there we headed to the nearest subway station where she showed me how to get from one station to another. From their we proceeded to visit Red Square, St. Basil's Cathedral, Lenin's Tomb, GUM, Tverskaya street, Hard Rock Cafe (to pick up a souvenir pin), and several parks. Irina speaks perfect English, is very friendly, and has a lot of insight about the city/country and it's history. Highly recommend! Thanks Irina!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your words. It was great to meet you!
Irina was very kind and our tour with her has been very interesting and full of many stories about Moscow despite the rainy day. Everything was perfect and we definitely discovered every sides of the city which we will remember for sure! Great experience!