Rob WaiteUnited Kingdom
Vlad comes highly recommended by us: me, wife (hard-to-please History teacher) and grown up sons (don't suffer fools gladly). Vlad showed great empathy, listened and clearly appreciated what we were looking for and then organised the tour to suit us. He has a dry sense of humour, has some interesting things to say and was good to be with. All in all, an excellent guide who made the experience informative and a great pleasure.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Rob, Thanks a lot for booking my tour. I really enjoyed the company of your family and it was a great pleasure to show you Moscow. I have tried to do this day as a memorable experience for you and I am happy that you liked it. Hope to see you some day in Moscow again! And keep using TourByLocals, it is great company!
We were a group of six gentlemen who wanted to see different sides and aspects of Moscow. A request for "Moscow tastes" was sent to Vladimir who gave a very quick, clear and interesting proposal, both for content and price. The full day guiding (Moscow highlights) + nightlife tour were full of interesting spots inclusive verbal history professionally explored by Vladimir. Top recommendation can be given; excellent service and in addition the ability of the guide to create good atmosphere.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Knut, thanks a lot for using my services, ot was a pleasure to spend a day with you and your friends!
Brad ZemcikUnited States
Vladimir is wonderful. HE took my wife and I some places for night photography we could not have gotten to on our own. His English is great and being a native of Moscow, he know the city deeply. He listens to your wants and delivers what he can with the time you allow him....more time with him, the more you see...Moscow is a big city and distances can be more than we think....allow him to do his job and you'll be happy.
We are two older,84 and 86 year old experienced travellers, who walk a little slower and take a few more rests than years ago! We asked Vladimir if he could tailor a three day tour to suit us and he did so very well. We were pleased with the pace of our tours, pleased with his knowledge and really enjoyed our trip to Moscow. We could not have enjoyed such a good overview with a big faster group .
John PetterUnited States
We highly recommend Vladimir — even if you have just one free day. He is very knowledgeable, thoughtful, flexible, personable, and quickly replied to emails. Vladimir immediately understood what we wanted to experience, and he put together a clear, personalized tour. Our general idea became a wonderful day that we'll always remember. On the tour, Vladimir answered all our questions fully in his excellent English. The eight hours we spent with him were the highlight of our entire trip to Russia.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: John, thanks a lot for the feedback and for taking my tour! I really enjoyed working with you, your wife and your friends.
Michael EkernUnited States
We had a great Metro Tour with Vladimir, he also taught us how to use the metro ourselves so we felt comfortable using it for the rest of our stay. Vladimir also provided an Introduction to Moscow so we received a lot of helpful info on planning the logistics of the rest of our stay. Very informative and friendly. Highly recommend him.
Jerry FortenberryUnited States
Vladimir was adequate as a guide. I suppose I am spoiled as I have had some fantastic guides in the past. I was disappointed that he suggested we take the metro back to our hotel esp since he was going to take us back early anyway. He ended up taking us to Hotel as I told him that was the agreement. He just wasn't one to go beyond. He fiddled with his phone while driving us around constantly. He fixated on where traffics might be to ensure he wouldn't get back later than he wanted to.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Jerry, Thanks for your feedback. I am glad that you enjoyed the tour in general. As I see the only issue was misunderstanding when I proposed you to go by metro at the end of the tour. That was only to save time for you as you know the traffic in Moscow sometimes is terrible. I think we ended up quite well by car, so it was just a proposal. I am sorry that I have not explained to you more clearly. In any case as you confirmed to me later I am happy that you liked the tour which is important for me.
Magnus Johan DagestadOslo, Norway
All went as planned.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Simon, thanks for booking my tour. It was a pleasure to show you Moscow city
Dan WilenUnited States
Vladimir P. was great. Spoke English, had a car and really covered Moscow in one day. Explained much history we never knew and gave us a new prospective on the Russian people. And recommended great restaurants!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dan, thanks a lot for taking my tour and for your positive feedback. It was a pleasure to spend this day with you and your wife and show you the best of Moscow!
Olivia Hanrahan-SoarUnited Kingdom
Vladimir was a wonderful tour guide! He tailored the tour exactly to our interests and was very flexible— we found him very knowledgable, engaging, and in general fun to be around. Thank you Vladimir!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks a lot for taking the tour with me Olivia! It was a pleasure to spend these few hours with you in Moscow! Hope to see you one day again here.
Mark A.Kingwood, TEXAS, United States
We can't say enough positive things about Vladimir. He met us on time, and took us to the sights that we had arranged on our customized itinerary. Vladimir is very knowledgeable and friendly, flexible, fluent in English, and allowed us to cover many sights, without the day seeming rushed. Thoroughly enjoyed our tour, and wouldn't hesitate to book with Vladimir again.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Mark, it was nice meeting you and your wife! Hope to see you again in Moscow!
Michael AnthonyUnited States
Vladimir is a fantastic guide. You will not be disappointed. We corresponded with him many times before finally arriving in Moscow. And when we finally did arrive, we completely changed our itinerary and Vladimir was totally supportive. We did a 12 hour tour on a Sunday with him and we actually spent more like 13 hours with him. We liked and trusted him so much, we also had him provide our transfer to the airport when we left Moscow. He receives our highest recommendation.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Michael, thanks a lot for booking my tour, it was a great pleasure to make this tour for you. I would be happy to see you again in Moscow. And keep using Toursbylocals!
Alan WolffPotomac, MD, United States
Vladimir goes to great lengths to provide excellent service. He works long days to assure that the things we wanted to see got seen. He knows Moscow well and surrounding areas.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Alan, Thanks for booking my tour and for the feedback. It was a pleasure working with you! Hope to see you again in Moscow!
Carlos Alberto dos SantosBrazil
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Carlos, Thanks for booking my tour and for rating. It was a pleasure to provide my services for you during this wonderful World Cup period! Hope to see you in Moscow some day! Give my regards to all the group!
Sharad GuptaUnited States
While our guide Vladimir was quite knowledgeable and friendly, the tour was a waste of money because we spent a lot of time in traffic and finding parking (In other tours, the guide usually came with a driver, who would drop us at the entrance. Ended up walking a lot and only saw few of the sites. I would suggest just stay close to the Red Square and visit the main sites there. City tour is not worth it. Instead, tour the city at night.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Sharad! Thanks for your feedback! I understand your concern regarding the traffic and spending time for it but that is sometimes unavoidable in the big city like Moscow. The tour set up was to use the car as we cover both center and more further places. Anyway, my apologies for this. I will take it into consideration planning my tours . Still I hope you enjoyed overall tour and Moscow experience! I would be happy to propose special tour for you if you in Moscow next time!
Brian OrtmeierUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Brian, Thanks for taking the tour with me and for rating it high. Hope to see you in Moscow again some day! Best regards, Vladimir
Noel ChapmanUnited States
This guy is the absolute BEST. Highly recommend. Loves his city and will tailor the tour to your taste. A history buff who knows every nook and cranny. We only spent one day with Vladimir but now we feel like we have a friend in Moscow!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Noel! Thanks a lot for boking the tour with me and for your feedback! It was a great day! I also feel that I have new friends now!
We thoroughly enjoyed out time with Vladimir in Moscow. Vladimir was very flexible and knew a great deal about history, which was what we were interested in.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for booking the tour with me. It was a pleasure to spend this day with you and show you around my city.
Stephen DrimmerUnited States
Vladimir was great - incredibly nice and FLEXIBLE. Our needs were not those of normal tourists and Vladimir went out of his way to find things for us to see that fit our interests. We had our own ideas about what we wanted to see and was very helpful and positive in arranging these things for us. He enhanced our trip to Moscow immeasurably and I think we made a nice friend in Moscow in the process
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Stephen and Nadya, thanks for booking my tour. It was a pleasure for me to show you around my city and especially to adjust this based on your interests. Hope to see you again in Moscow some day! Remember in 2019 the reconstruction of Archangelskoe estate will be completed!
Alyssa ClarkNew Zealand
Vladimer was an excellent guide for our first evening in Moscow. Only an hour after checking into our hotel, he was there at our pre-arranged time to take us for a walk around downtown and beyond. The three hours went by so fast, but we came away with a really good understanding of how to get around, and the most important parts of Moscow to see at night! Vladimer was a knowledgeable and easy-going guy to walk around town with, we almost forgot the cold temperature. We would definitely recommend him.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Alyssa Dear Roma, Thank you very much for booking my tour with Toursbylocals. We had wonderful walk around the city and it was a pleasure working with you! Hope to see you again in Moscow! Best regards, Vladimir
Vladimir tailor-made a Soviet inspired 2-day tour for my 4 sons, including the must see sights. He adjusted the schedule when our flight was delayed; able to answer queries about anything (historical and trivial). He even went out of his way to return the eyeglasses of my husband the day after.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Roma, Thank you very much for booking my tour with Toursbylocals. It was a pleasure to work with you and your family during these 2 days. Hope to see you in Moscow someday! And keep using Tourbylocals! Best regards, Vladimir
Andrew G.United States
We had high expectations based on the tour description and positive comments from other tourists, and we were not disappointed. Vladimir was a terrific host -- personable, knowledgable, flexible and easy to explore with. He had excellent suggestions on what to see, and what to skip, always reflecting our interests and timing. We covered a lot territory and walked away more informed and even more inspired to get to know Moscow. We highly recommend this tour and its competent leader! Don't miss this one!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Andrew, Thanks a lot for booking my tour with Toursbylocals! It was a pleasure to travel with you and show you my city! I always remember my clients and I would be happy to provide you best services anytime you are in Moscow. And keep using Toursbylocals!
Reinette SimensonSouth Africa
We did a custom made day tour with Vladimir in Moscow seeing as our time in Moscow was very limited. From the start it was very easy to communicate with Vladimir and to pay Tours by locals. We told him more or less what we wanted and he then made it happen in a smooth and well run manner. We enjoyed the day in Moscow and Vladimir was an excellent, knowledgeable and accommodating guide. He made the tour very interesting indeed. He made sure that our time was well managed and fun without us feeling rushed
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Reinette, Thanks a lot for ordering my tour. It was a pleasure to work with you. Hope to see you again in Moscow!
Vladimir was very knowledgeable about Russian history and culture. I enjoyed spending time with him and learning about history and legends of Moscow metro stations. It was not boring at all. Vladimir was born in Moscow and lived there during the Soviet time so he told me many interesting stories. He also gave me good advice on other interesting places in Moscow. Highly recommend!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Ronald, Thanks a lot for taking my tour with Tourbylocals. It was a pleasure to work with you! I am glad that you enjoy the tour. Hope you enjoy the rest of your holiday in Moscow! In case you are interested in other tours in Moscow please refer to my page at Tourbylocals! I have just added Moscow Night tour, which might be interesting for you. Otherwise, have a nice and safe trip home!