Traveler Reviews of Private Tours in Moscow-Russia by Tour Guide Svetlana S. (Guide #33388)


Pedro Panisello

Switzerland
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Tour: #543496, Moscow Happy Day Tour, Moscow, Moskva, Russia    view tour
Date: Jan 27/20

Svetlana is a wonderful tour guide. She is so friendly and knowledgeable and her English is excellent. She knows very well the history of the country and she is making the link between the history and the architectural wonders of Moscow. We were a group of 5 friends and we have had a fantastic time during the tour. We had one day fully of joy, history and fun !!! If you want to visit Moscow Svetlana is your tour guide.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Pedro, I was very glad to get acquainted and to guide you in Moscow! Please pass my best wishes to your friends!

Julie Jodie

United States
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Tour: #543496, Moscow Happy Day Tour, Moscow, Moskva, Russia    view tour
Date: Oct 29/19

Julie Jodie

United States
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Tour: #543496, Moscow Happy Day Tour, Moscow, Moskva, Russia    view tour
Date: Oct 28/19

Svetlana was a wonderful tour guide. We spent two days together and she arranged everything perfectly from the sights to the restaurants. We covered historical sights, museums, food and shopping. It was a perfect experience! I highly recommend booking Svetlana!

Carla Fiorenzi

Russia
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Tour: #543496, Moscow Walking Tour, Moscow, Moskva, Russia    view tour
Date: Oct 20/19

We enjoyed a walking tour in the center of Moscow, main historical buildings with a architectural and russian history insight and outstanding metro stations. Svetlana even showed us hidden gems in the city! Even though we know Moscow quite well, Svetlana managed to adapt the general tour to our knowledge and enthusiastically filled our gaps! We highly recommend Svetlana not only for her broad knowledge but also for her sweet personality. Thank you Svetlana!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Carla, Thank you very much for your review and your interest in Russian history and archtecture! All the best to your family!

Zhanna Suprun

Russia
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Tour: #540973, Russian Art Tour, Moscow, Moskva, Russia    view tour
Date: Oct 4/19

A very proud always smiling professional. The beautiful comfortable way in which she presents her lovely Moscow and her heritage makes you want to belong to this unique magnificent race. Thank you Svetlana :) And keep smiling :)

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Zhanna, Thank you very much for your warm wards! Hope to see you again!

Sarah McPhee

Sweden
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Tour: #540973, Russian Art Tour, Moscow, Moskva, Russia    view tour
Date: Oct 1/19

Svetlana knows about art and about the historical trends surrounding it. She can also compare it to European trends so as to put it in context. She is a warm but discreet person who makes a guided tour feel personal and well worthwhile.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Sarah, Thank you very much for your feedback! It was my pleasure to share with you Russian culture and art!

Sarah McPhee

Sweden
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Tour: #543496, Moscow Happy Day Tour, Moscow, Moskva, Russia    view tour
Date: Sep 30/19

Svetlana is endlessly knowledgeable and can capture your attention with historical details. She is a discreet but delightful person and will make your visit to Moscow fully worthwhile!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Sarah, Thank you for choosing me to guide you ! I hope that was just your first visit to Russia and you will discover the rest of the country too! Sweden is so close!

Peter Dowding

Australia
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Tour: #539993, Sergiev Posad Day Tour (with an option to visit Datcha!), Moscow, Moskva, Russia    view tour
Date: Sep 5/19

We have already posted our comment that Svetlana was a fantastic guide. You could not fault the way she provided an informed and friendly guided tour for our group of 4. Fantastic Svetlana,thank you

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Peter, It was my pleasure to guide you! Thank you very much for your reference!

Peter Dowding

Australia
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Tour: #543496, Moscow Happy Day Tour, Moscow, Moskva, Russia    view tour
Date: Sep 4/19

Peter Dowding

Australia
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Tour: #539017, Tour of the Kremlin with the Armory & Red Square., Moscow, Moskva, Russia    view tour
Date: Sep 3/19

absolutely fabulous guide

Neil Ciarfalia

United States
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Tour: #539993, Sergiev Posad Day Tour (with an option to visit Datcha!), Moscow, Moskva, Russia    view tour
Date: Aug 27/19

Four of us had an 8 hour driving tour of Sergiev Posad, followed by a lunch with Svetlana's mother and grandmother at the family dacha. On the way back to Moscow we toured the VDNKh Park. Svetlana was an extraordinary guide with a winsome personality and full of personal observations and stories. Her English is excellent. The lunch prepared by her mother was a genuine Russian meal and provided a real insight into daily life. Sergiev Posad is beautiful and VDNKh fascinating. Cannot recommend highly enough.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Neil, Thank you very much for your warm words! It was my pleasure to share with you all the things that we saw, tried and felt! I am wishing you all the best!

Hilary Gregg

United States
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Tour: #539017, Tour of the Kremlin with the Armory & Red Square., Moscow, Moskva, Russia    view tour
Date: Aug 23/19

Svetlana is one of the best tour guides I have hired. Our group of six had a long list of things to see and she miraculously found a way to efficiently create an itinerary to meet all of our requests. One month prior to our trip, she confirmed our tickets for the Armory and guided us through the museum to avoid the long lines in front of popular exhibits, while making sure we saw the highlights. Svetlana's English is extraordinary and she has a vast knowledge of Moscow. We look forward to hiring her again

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Hilary, Thank you! It was my pleasure to guide you!

Hilary Gregg

United States
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Tour: #543496, Moscow Happy Day Tour, Moscow, Moskva, Russia    view tour
Date: Aug 22/19

I have traveled extensively and Svetlana is one of the best guides I have hired. She listened to our small group's needs and modified her suggested itinerary multiple times to meet our needs ultimately creating an efficient and well organized two-day tour of Moscow. Her English is impeccable and her knowledge of Russian/USSR history is exceptional. She was friendly, patient, and candid as we bombarded with her questions. We fell in love with Moscow and will certainly hire Svetlana when we return.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Hilary, Thank you!

Rajai Tahboub

Jordan
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Tour: #543496, Moscow Happy Day Tour, Moscow, Moskva, Russia    view tour
Date: Aug 18/19

Our guide Svetlana is excellent guide, well informed, polite and we enjoyed her. We recommend her for our friends

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Rajai, It was so interesting to guide you and to exchange thoughts and view on the past and the present!

Rajai Tahboub

Jordan
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Tour: #539017, Tour of the Kremlin with the Armory & Red Square., Moscow, Moskva, Russia    view tour
Date: Aug 17/19

Our guide Svetlana is excellent guide, well informed, polite and we enjoyed her. We recommend her for our friends

Jeffrey F.

United States
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Tour: #539017, Tour of the Kremlin with the Armory & Red Square., Moscow, Moskva, Russia    view tour
Date: Aug 14/19

This was a GREAT tour! Svetlana met us in our hotel lobby and we took Metro to Kremlin which was a nice bonus (we're on a short schedule here). Our path thru the Kremlin was well planned so we saw a large number of cathedrals and landmarks a few times and I felt like I began to have a grasp on this complex area. The Armory museum was interesting and I liked following the Tsars path in the cathedrals. Svetlana was wonderful and we will try to tour again with her in future visits to Moscow! Thank you!

Jacqueline Chia

Hong Kong
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Tour: #539993, Sergiev Posad Day Tour (with an option to visit Datcha!), Moscow, Moskva, Russia    view tour
Date: Aug 7/19

We really enjoyed our journey outside of Moscow to the countryside. Sergiev Posad is a very interesting and important site. We enjoyed visiting the various churches and hearing the history of the city. We also enjoyed a delicious local lunch accompanied by vodka. It was my first time to try horseradish vodka. A very fun experience indeed!! Svetlana is a warm and friendly guide who shares her insights on life in the past as well as the future in Russia. She is especially knowledgeable about art and culture

Jacqueline Chia

Hong Kong
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Tour: #543496, Moscow Happy Day Tour, Moscow, Moskva, Russia    view tour
Date: Aug 6/19

Svetlana is very knowledgeable about the culture and history of Russia. On this tour she showed me more of the modern day life in Moscow. Svetlana introduced me to Russian food and the different regional specialties. I really enjoyed my tour of the subway stations and Gorky Park. Svetlana is a warm and friendly woman who is easy to talk to, she can explain the background and historical context of any sites you visit as well as answer questions about life in Moscow. Thank you Svetlana!!

Jacqueline Chia

Hong Kong
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Tour: #539017, Tour of the Kremlin with the Armory & Red Square., Moscow, Moskva, Russia    view tour
Date: Aug 5/19

Svetlana is very knowledgeable about the history and culture of Russia. We toured with her for three days and she painted a picture of life in Moscow in the past as well as the present. She is a professional guide who is very thoughtful and intelligent. I really enjoyed her insights to life in Russia. I was travelling with my 80 year old mother and she was considerate of her needs and comfort. She was always warm and friendly. I will definitely tour with her on my next trip to Russia.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Jacqueline, Thank you very much for your warm words! I was really nice to meet you!

Stuart Mitchell

United Kingdom
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Tour: #543496, Moscow Happy Day Tour, Moscow, Moskva, Russia    view tour
Date: Jun 25/19

Excellent tour and tour guide. Would highly recommend. Very informative.

Merrilou H.

United States
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Tour: #543496, Moscow Happy Day Tour, Moscow, Moskva, Russia    view tour
Date: Jun 16/19

Svetlana was a wonderful tour guide. She was very friendly and knowledgeable, and made sure we were comfortable and happy during the tour (we were traveling with 2 children so not an easy task!). I highly recommend her for your tour in Moscow.

Elsie Yuen

Hong Kong
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Tour: #539017, Tour of the Kremlin with the Armory & Red Square., Moscow, Moskva, Russia    view tour
Date: Jun 3/19

We are a group of six from Hong Kong who had a very fruitful and enjoyable time on 3 June 2019 touring the Kremlin with the Armory & Red Square under the guide of Svetlana. She was so knowledgeable, organised and professional! We also appreciate her personal sharing of the subtle impact of history on the life of Russian people. I would strongly recommend Toursbylocals and Svetlana to anyone planning their trip to Moscow.

Danielle Burns

United Kingdom
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Tour: #543496, Moscow Walking Tour, Moscow, Moskva, Russia    view tour
Date: Apr 12/19

Kept in touch and fast response from when I made first enquiry. Friendly, informative, knowledgable and perfect morning out. Very interesting and just at the right level. Answered all right questions, took us to all the sights we wanted. Just brilliant. Highly recommended. Perfect English. Perfect tour guide.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Danielle, thank you very much for your feedback! It was my pleasure to guide you and to talk about contemporary situation in Russia! Thank you for choosing me as your guide!

Sandy Ruengsorn

United States
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Tour: #539017, Tour of the Kremlin with the Armory & Red Square., Moscow, Moskva, Russia    view tour
Date: Mar 7/19

My mother and I took a customized 5 hour tour with Svetlana and it was excellent. She incorporated all the various things we asked for, including coming up with several alternatives. One of those alternatives, the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour, ended up being one of the highlights of our tour. As first timers in Moscow we found it hugely beneficial to have a guide and Svetlana is everything you could ask for: professional, knowledgeable, responsive, and a very nice person too. I'd highly recommend her.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Sandy, thank you! Hope to take your tour in "Paris by Mouth" one day!

Mark Fleshman

United States
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Tour: #539993, Sergiev Posad Day Tour (with an option to visit Datcha!), Moscow, Moskva, Russia    view tour
Date: Jan 29/19

My name is Mark Fleshman. I brought two family members and a friend from America to visit Moscow. Svetlana was our tour guide for a day trip to Sergiyev Posad. What a wonderful trip. She was on time , pleasant , spoke great English and was very knowledgeable. The entire trip was delightful and we would highly recommend her as a guide. The history and information was exactly what we wanted. Svetlana took excellent care of my family we appreciate her dedication.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mark, Thank you very much for your warm words about the tour! It was my pleasure too to guide and share with you! Svetlana

Richard Malone

Orange, CA USA, United States
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Tour: #539017, Day Tour of Moscow, Moscow, Moskva, Russia    view tour
Date: Dec 21/18

This tour was beyond great. We wanted to see a lot and not just the normal tourist stuff. Svetlana customized out tour and places to make our visit to Moscow great. The sites, food, and views will be remembered often. Our 10yr old son loved the history lesson and especially the military with all the cannons. We have Moscow on our list of countries to return for a full vacation verses a stop for a few days. Thanks Svetlana for making our trip great

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Richard, Thank you very much for your warm words about the tour! It was great to meet you and I hope to see you again in Moscow! Best regards to you, Paula and Connor, Svetlana

Adrian Carter

United Kingdom
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Tour: #543496, Soviet Era Tour, Moscow, Moskva, Russia    view tour
Date: Dec 12/18

Communication with Svetlana was very clear from the outset and our pre-meeting arrangements were confirmed without any complication. The 3 hour tour was well balanced, covering the metro and various central locations. Svetlana was really enthusiastic, knowledgeable and interesting on all aspects of our tour - and talked engagingly rather than just announcing, as some guides tend to. Having been on various guided tours in different countries, I can honestly say Svetlana's was the best I have been on!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Adrian, thank you so much for choosing me as your guide in Moscow and your warm words about our tour!


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