Fred ShrinerUnited States
Anton was friendly, knowledgeable, flexible, and he spoke very good English. We took a day trip to the Trinity Lavra of St Sergius. During the time in the car we learned about the history of Russia since 1990 and what is was like to live in a communist society. At the monastery we learned a great deal about the importance of the Eastern Orthodox religion to the Russian people. The monastery is a must see if you are visiting Moscow, and Anton is the guy to take you there.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Fred and Suzy, thanks so much for having me on this tour! I'm so happy that you enjoyed the highlights of Golden Ring: Chernigov Gethsemane skete and The Trinity Lavra of St. Sergius!
Linda B.United States
Impressive variety of locations and historical explanations, and the very interesting guides from opposite north and south ends of Russia. There was an opportunity to share in the observance of the faith and the appreciation of the artwork without large groups of tourists. The visit to the contemporary church provided a particularly interesting contrast. The tea taken in an open field outdoors made for a very private and special experience totally in keeping with the idea of a countryside visit
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was a pleasure to meet you, Linda. We are truly happy that you enjoyed our tour and your time with us, we appreciate!
Sharon KalemkiarianUnited States
We thoroughly enjoyed our tour with Anton. He tailored the countryside tour to our interests. We felt that we got a look at the "real" Russia beyond the tourist sites. He was a great source of information about Russian culture, Russian history, and Russia today. We highly recommend his company and his tour!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your review, Sharon! I’m happy that you liked the experience, it was a great day for all of us.
Lisa ParksUnited States
Anton was patient with us jet lagged travelers; he picked us up from airport and helped us check in. Then we took walking overview tour of sites near red square and enjoyed some pistachio ice cream. Got a great nights sleep after.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Lisa, thanks so much for your kind review! Thanks for having me on this tour and it was a pleasure for me to show you Moscow! I really enjoyed answering your tough questions. Have a good trip! Bon Voyage!