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.
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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!
Jeffery HallUnited States
Irina was a friendly and knowledgeable guide. Her walking and metro tour of Moscow was a great way to see some of the key sights of the city. Highly recommended for first time visitors!
Joan JacobsonNewhall, CA, United States
Irina was a fabulous Moscow tour guide. She took us around by taxi (due to a recent hip injury) and was very sensitive to my need to minimize excessive walking. She took us to all the places in Moscow we had not seen during our recent group tour (Kolomenskoe Estate, Ismilovo Market, and Arbat Street). She was wonderful to work with via e-mail to design and modify our tour when we needed to change the itinerary. Her English is impeccable. She is friendly, flexible and easy-going. We highly rec her!
It was the nicest tour ever. I love Moscow. And i really adore my wonderful guide Irina. She is really friendly and show you the real hospitality meaning. Dear tourist Never think twice choose Irina and you will have an unforgettable tour in Moscow
Simon PriceUnited Kingdom
Irina is a credit to the tourism industry, very punctual and knowledgeable. Had a one day custom tour with Irina and she went above and beyond to show me not just the attractions I wanted to see, but made suggestions also to make my day fun and value for money. Super friendly, bright and enthusiastic - highly recommend.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much, Simon, for nice words. I also enjoyed my time with you. Will be very happy if you decide to come again!
Irina was very attentive and tailored some sightseeing in Moscow to meet our schedule. Irina has a great knowledge of Russian history and culture and I was able to learn so much from her in a very short visit. With a little luck business will draw me back to Moscow, a city that I want to explore in much more detail. Irina made my recent visit to Moscow exciting, sparking an interest to learn more. Irina's english skills are impeccable. Having her as our guidewas a real treat. Kind Regards Michael
Dennis BroadwellIssaquah, WA, United States
Irina is a fantastic guide. She was flexible to work with our itinerary, friendly and has great communication skills. Thanks again for giving us a wonderful day in Moscow.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you! I enjoyed my time with you!
Irina S. is considerate of the customers' purpose of visiting the destinations. She explains everything that we want to know clearly as if it is at the back of her hand. Moreover, she is kind and friendly which make the trip so much enjoyable.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Susin! It was a great pleasure to meet you and your family!
Barbara ValentineNew Zealand
Irina is a delightful young woman who was very obliging and flexible in concentrating on sights we were interested in. Enjoyed her history stories.
Barbara ValentineNew Zealand
Irina was very attentive without being patronising or intrusive in the Armoury. All in all looked after us and entertained us very well. She also had a great sense of humour.
Steve TozierUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, Steve! It's been a great pleasure meeting you
Colin K.Aurora, WESTERN CAPE, South Africa
Excellent day in -11 Degree C snowy Moscow! Irina speaks excellent English and is knowledgeable, took us to all the sights and was very helpful, full of suggestions to help a tourist and good fun too ! Went beyond the call of duty with her help. Recommend highly !
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your words Colin. It was a great pleasure meeting you and Marlene. I'm very glad you enjoyed the tour.