Traveler Reviews of Private Tours in Moscow-Russia by Tour Guide Alina (Guide #3450)


Jeremy Aitchison

United Kingdom
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Tour: #48899, 1 day in Moscow with a friendly private guide, Moscow, Moskva, Russia    view tour
Date: Oct 21/18

Alina was an exceptionally good guide - very informative and she gave us a real for life in Moscow over the last 30 years. I could not recommend her more highly. Jeremy and Ruth and family.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Jeremy! Thank you so much for your kind words, you made my day! :)

Satoshi Takehana

United Kingdom
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Tour: #48899, 1 day in Moscow with a friendly private guide, Moscow, Moskva, Russia    view tour
Date: Oct 12/18

Alina is very knowledgeable and flexible in the tour planning and showed me interesting parts of Moscow tailored to my request. She is a keen traveler herself and knows what ticks for a tourist exploring unknown city. She is a very cultured person and I have learned a lot from not only what she knows but also how she sees. Recommended to anyone who wants to discover Moscow in truly cultural way.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much, Satoshi! It was a great pleasure for me to be your local guide and friend.

Frederick (Rick) Lowe

United States
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Tour: #48899, 1 day in Moscow with a friendly private guide, Moscow, Moskva, Russia    view tour
Date: Aug 18/18

Alina did an outstanding job! She was punctual, had a plan, very knowledgeable, personable, flexible and she connected well with every member of our group. Everyone commented about her knowledge of the city and Russian history. We also greatly appreciated that she quickly understood what our group interests were and adjusted the plan to make the most of our time together. Alina's English is excellent and she skillfully led our group in a wide variety of circumstances. We would highly recommend her!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: That was pleasure showing you around, Rick! Thank you for choosing me. You are always welcome back

Alan Luecke

United States
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Tour: #49169, Red Square and Kremlin Tour, Moscow, Moskva, Russia    view tour
Date: Jul 18/18

we were all immensely excited to see the Kremlin and it didn't disappoint (personally I would recommend the diamond fund). Alina was very nice and polite.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for the feedback, Alan! I truly appreciate it

Rick Smith

United States
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Tour: #50675, 2 days in Moscow with a friendly private guide, Moscow, Moskva, Russia    view tour
Date: Jul 17/18

Alina was really great! Very friendly, knowledgeable and helpful. Always on time. She was helpful in helping me plan my time (when i was not with her) in Moscow. It was a very pleasurable experience and Iwould recommend her highly.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Rick! I appreciate your kind words

Mauricio G.

Switzerland
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Tour: #189182, Jewish Tour of Moscow, Moscow, Moskva, Russia    view tour
Date: Jul 14/18

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Mauricio! I was very happy to be your local guide and friend in Moscow. See you again one day!

Mauricio G.

Switzerland
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Tour: #49169, Red Square and Kremlin Tour, Moscow, Moskva, Russia    view tour
Date: Jul 12/18

Lori Bishop

United States
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Tour: #48899, 1 day in Moscow with a friendly private guide, Moscow, Moskva, Russia    view tour
Date: Jul 4/18

Alina was very knowledgeable and customized the tour to our specific interests. A wonderful guide!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Lori! That was pure pleasure to be your guide

Ann Brandt

South Africa
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Tour: #134820, Moscow Metro Tour, Moscow, Moskva, Russia    view tour
Date: Jun 29/18

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 if there was anything our guide, or ToursByLocals, could have done differently to have made this tour a 5-Star experience.

Ashley Ray

United States
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Tour: #48899, 1 day in Moscow with a friendly private guide, Moscow, Moskva, Russia    view tour
Date: Jun 23/18

We had an amazing day with Alina in Moscow! She was very personable and extremely knowledgeable in the culture and history not only of Russia, but many other countries as well. She helped form an itinerary for the day that was unique and interesting to us so that we could see several main sites and others off the beaten path. Alina was our favorite tour guide of our 4 week trip!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Ashley! It was my pleasure

Alistair Wilson

United Kingdom
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Tour: #80228, 3 days in Moscow with a friendly guide, Moscow, Moskva, Russia    view tour
Date: Jun 17/18

Alina, was a very pleasant and extremely knowledgable guide. She was fluent in English and took us to all the places we wanted to go in Moscow. I would highly recommend Alina as your tour guide in Moscow. Ally Wilson.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much, Alistair! It was a lot of fun to be your local guide

Vicki Strawn

New Zealand
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Tour: #48899, 1 day in Moscow with a friendly private guide, Moscow, Moskva, Russia    view tour
Date: Jun 7/18

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Vicki!

Scott Geoffrey

United States
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Tour: #50675, 2 days in Moscow with a friendly private guide, Moscow, Moskva, Russia    view tour
Date: May 24/18

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Scott!

Roben G.

United States
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Tour: #189182, Jewish Tour of Moscow, Moscow, Moskva, Russia    view tour
Date: May 14/18

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Roben!

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 if there was anything our guide, or ToursByLocals, could have done differently to have made this tour a 5-Star experience.

Elsa Martinez

United States
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Tour: #80229, Russian Food Tour, Moscow, Moskva, Russia    view tour
Date: May 11/18

Alina knows where the best places in Moscow are and is an accomplished and reliable guide to be with. Booking a tour with her was a great complement to our experiences on a recent trip to Russia. We are glad we chose her and highly recommend her to anyone visiting Moscow. Thank you Alina! - Dan & Elsa

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Elsa! Much appreciated!

Linda B.

United States
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Tour: #134820, Moscow Metro Tour, Moscow, Moskva, Russia    view tour
Date: Apr 25/18

Took this tour not only to see the magnificent underground Metro infrastructure, but also to familiarize myself with how to use the system. I got a good start in learning the Metro, as well as the opportunity to interact with a very engaging, educated, and interesting guide. Alina came prepared with various extras which she shared in order to help me familiarize myself with Moscow, and even emailed some additional information upon my request. Great first day in moscow!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Linda! I appreciate your kind words

Lawerence Norris

United States
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Tour: #80228, 3 days in Moscow with a friendly guide, Moscow, Moskva, Russia    view tour
Date: Apr 19/18

Alina was wonderful. She went above and beyond all expectations! I consider myself lucky to have met such a wonderful person in my travels to Moscow. I consider her my friend and will want her for my guide if I should return. Thank you! Lawerence

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was a great pleasure to be your local guide and friend, Lawerence!

James Carley

United Kingdom
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Tour: #80228, 3 days in Moscow with a friendly guide, Moscow, Moskva, Russia    view tour
Date: Mar 31/18

We had a 3 day tour with Alina. She took us to all the key sites, as well as to some interesting things not in the guide books, including some great traditional restaurants. She speaks great English, and has a thorough knowledge of Moscow's history and attractions. We travelled as a family with two teenagers, and she kept things interesting for everyone. We would highly recommend her. She helped make Moscow very welcoming.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: That was so much joy and pleasure to be your local guide and friend for your family, James. Thank you for this experience!

Ashish Gupta

India
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Tour: #49169, Red Square and Kremlin Tour, Moscow, Moskva, Russia    view tour
Date: Mar 2/18

Enjoyed the tour. Alina provided us with a lot of interesting insights into some not so touristy things which we would have otherwise never known.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your nice words, Ashish. I'm glad you enjoyed your time with me

Susanna Saiu

United Kingdom
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Tour: #50674, Moscow Night Tour, Moscow, Moskva, Russia    view tour
Date: Feb 11/18

5 stars: Excellent - without reservations, I would recommend this service to anyone.

Tony Infantino

United States
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Tour: #80229, Russian Food Tour, Moscow, Moskva, Russia    view tour
Date: Feb 4/18

I visited Moscow for the first time and I decided on a food tour. Fantastic tour! My guide, Tanya, and took me around the city for 5 hours showing me so much. She showcased all the history I could ask for. The food choices were excellent and I truly enjoyed each of the four. I would love to recommend this tour to anyone interested in food and history. It was a highlight of my trip to Moscow and allowed me to appreciate the culture of this area in a very enjoyable way. Definitely take this tour!!!!!!!

Lisa Weaver

United States
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Tour: #50675, 2 days in Moscow with a friendly guide, Moscow, Moskva, Russia    view tour
Date: Nov 17/17

Alina was great! She adjusted the tour to hit key items of interest and gave me a thorough view of Moscow. I had a fantastic experience and highly recommend her.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much, Lisa! You're amazing!

Riaz Cachalia

South Africa
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Tour: #50675, 2 days in Moscow with a friendly guide, Moscow, Moskva, Russia    view tour
Date: Oct 11/17

Saw some lovely off the record places and Alina was very accomodating

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much, Riaz! I truly enjoyed our tour and I hope to see you guys again one day

Clive Levitt

Israel
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Tour: #48899, 1 day in Moscow with a friendly guide, Moscow, Moskva, Russia    view tour
Date: Sep 30/17

Alina B is a well travelled trendy young lady who certainly knows her stuff. Showing us things one would have easily mussed without her in depth knowledge , and enthusiasm. Lots of local colour was added by her enthusiasm. Great guide friendly and easy going to be with. Certainly well worth hiring her to enhance your stay. Clive & Lynn Levitt

Kenneth Leavitt

United States
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Tour: #80228, 3 days in Moscow with a friendly guide, Moscow, Moskva, Russia    view tour
Date: Sep 26/17

This young lady was so accommodating. Extremely pleasant and considerate. She was wonderful. She took us three days of excursions in Moscow that made our vacation, at least the best I have had in 50 years of travel. When I return to Moscow next year with my wife, she will be the one I will call on to show us around.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It is so much joy to read your kind words, Ken. Thank you so much, I appreciate it

Freda Johnson

United States
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Tour: #50675, 2 days in Moscow with a friendly guide, Moscow, Moskva, Russia    view tour
Date: Sep 3/17

We thoroughly enjoyed our two-day tour of Moscow with Alina. We had communicated ahead of time about our itinerary, which she was happy to customize for us. She arrived on time at our hotel, spent a few minutes in cementing the plan, and then gave us a great overview of the city over the course of two days. She was friendly, enjoyed discussion on many topics, and, as an avid traveler herself, understands how much information is enough in a short period of time. We highly recommend Alina!

Chetna Kumar

India
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Tour: #48899, 1 day in Moscow with a friendly guide, Moscow, Moskva, Russia    view tour
Date: Aug 22/17

Truly a happy friendly guide. - Good for Metro tour - decent for overviews of other parts of city and some less visited spots around central square - may not recommend for inside Kremlin because the depth and accuracy of knowledge needed work Suggested for the happy go lucky tourists looking for overviews

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your feedback, Chetna. I didn't want to overwhelm you too much with names, dates and numbers as some tourists get bored with such kind of info, and I thought you were enjoying the fun facts I was giving you as I was trying to share the most interesting and fascinating facts and stories. I'm sorry if it was not enough for you.

Phu LeNguyen

United States
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Tour: #50675, 2 days in Moscow with a friendly guide, Moscow, Moskva, Russia    view tour
Date: Jul 24/17

We were very impressed with Alina as our tour guide in Moscow. She's knowledgeable, professional and courteous. She was also very accommodating with our requests. She made us very comfortable, and we really enjoyed learning and admiring the history and the beauty the city has to offer. We strongly recommend her to anyone that wants to have a great experience with this city.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I truly enjoyed our tour and it was a lot of pleasure and joy to be your local guide in Moscow. Thank you so much for your kind words, Phu!

Idalie Santaella

United States
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Tour: #50674, Moscow Night Tour, Moscow, Moskva, Russia    view tour
Date: Jul 19/17

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Idalie. I'm very sorry you were disappointed with the tour. We discussed the plan for the tour at the beginning of the tour and I thought we were on one page and I wanted to show you as much as I can on tour, but it seems I got it wrong. I'm sorry we didn't visit a bar on tour, I hope you still enjoyed the metro tour I arranged for you during this night tour and the other places we saw that night

Robert Parker

Australia
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Tour: #50675, 2 days in Moscow with a friendly guide, Moscow, Moskva, Russia    view tour
Date: Jul 19/17

What an amazing tour of an amazing city. Alina met me at the train station as we had planned previously - she was on time, very friendly, and made sure I was able to drop my bags off at my hotel before we started our tour. I was able to change a few things in the tour that suited my interests, which Alina was more than happy to accommodate. The restaurants she recommended over our two day tour were some of the best meals I had in Russia. I felt like I not only had a great tour, but made a friend too.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for these words, Robert! You really have made a friend in Moscow. You are always welcome back.

Stephan Gagne

Canada
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Tour: #48899, 1 day in Moscow with a friendly guide, Moscow, Moskva, Russia    view tour
Date: Jul 14/17

Great guide. Very friendly and likes to talk. Not only about subject of the tour but life in general in Russia. Thanks Alina for this wonderful tour of the subway system...

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was a pleasure, thank you so much for your company, Stephan!!

Dean Jerome

United States
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Tour: #80228, 3 days in Moscow with a friendly guide, Moscow, Moskva, Russia    view tour
Date: Jul 7/17

Alina did an outstanding job. She communicated with me via email for 6 more than 6 months prior to visiting Moscow so we could work out the schedule. We started off with a get acquainted dinner that last several hours while we discussed food options and reviewing the schedule. We then had two 6 hour days and did a lot of walking along with the Metro. We could not have asked for a better guide. Excellent English.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dean, I truly enjoyed our time together and have very good memories. Thank you for choosing me!

Svetlana Koontz

United States
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Tour: #49169, Red Square and Kremlin Tour, Moscow, Moskva, Russia    view tour
Date: Jul 7/17

It was awful! The worst private tour ever! I wanted a simple Kremlin tour, just what's in Alina's ad. We got nothing what was promised. Huge disappointment. I learned nothing, my American guest learned nothing. Alina really oversold herself in her advertising. Her English is below average, she was boring and quiet, didn't talk much, hardly talked at all, she seemed young and inexperienced to me. Unfortunately, it was a waste of very valuable time in Moscow. I DO NOT RECOMMEND this tour with Alina!!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Svetlana! I'm endlessly sorry you had such an awful experience with me. I'm very shocked too, as I had a feeling you and your son and his girlfriend were enjoying the tour, as despite the hurricane we did quite fun activities that day: Red Square and Kremlin tour, caviar sampling, Museum of Toys, Eliseevsky Emporium... I am so sad you didn't enjoy any of it and you and your American guest learnt nothing from tour and that it was a waste of your time. My sincere apologies

Kenneth Gordon

United States
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Tour: #49766, 4 days in Moscow with a friendly guide, Moscow, Moskva, Russia    view tour
Date: Jul 3/17

Great tour guide, always on time, loved her!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you!! :)

Peter Valentine

United Kingdom
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Tour: #48899, 1 day in Moscow with a friendly guide, Moscow, Moskva, Russia    view tour
Date: Jun 28/17

Alina provided us with a fantastic 6 hour walking tour of Moscow. Her English was perfect, but more importantly she provided us with a great insight into life in Russia and Moscow in particular. Alina was very flexible about how we organised the day and tailored the itinerary to our needs as we went along. We had a really enjoyable time and learned a lot. We would highly recommend Alina. Peter & Sue Valentine, Epsom, UK

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Peter and Sue! That was a beautiful day and I'm so happy you had a good time

Wayne E.

South Africa
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Tour: #50675, 2 days in Moscow with a friendly guide, Moscow, Moskva, Russia    view tour
Date: Jun 25/17

Poor communication - if itinerary needed changing or tickets were not available, this should be advised in advance. If we were required to pay for these in advance, this needs to be advised. Sarcastic replies to why tickets could not obtained, are not acceptable. Very little information about various sites was provided and many questions could not be answered. We were unaware that we needed to pay for guide's entrance tickets. This should have been communicated in advance. A very disappointing experience!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Wayne, I'm very sorry you had a bad experience with me and felt like there was poor communication on tour. I personally was doing my best to please you, entertain you and answer all your questions, but as I see it was not enough. I appreciate your feedback and it's a good lesson for me to come up with more ideas and ways to make my tours more insightful for my tourists. The tickets couldn't be bought within such a short notice in high season, I'm very sorry about that.

Melanie Hiorns

United Kingdom
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Tour: #49169, Red Square and Kremlin Tour, Moscow, Moskva, Russia    view tour
Date: May 30/17

Alina was an excellent guide. She was super efficient and flexible at showing us the things we had asked to see, during our very limited time in Moscow, and it was great to be able to whizz round the key sites, and some quirkier ones, with her keeping a careful watch on our timing. We really came away feeling we had covered all the key sites, and a few more unusual ones!

Olivia Esquibel

United States
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Tour: #49169, Red Square and Kremlin Tour, Moscow, Moskva, Russia    view tour
Date: May 25/17

Alina was extremely patient. She took on the role of teaching me the Moscow metro system and how to get around in it. She covered all areas of which there a many. I got tremendous instructions and she kept checking what I was understanding. She and I shared delight in my "getting it" she is young and enthusiastic and yes responsible and mature. I was very lucky to get her help. I ended by doing the circle viewing the Moscow stations with my new skills.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Olivia! I'm so happy you enjoyed our time together

Sandra B.

United States
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Tour: #50674, Moscow Night Tour, Moscow, Moskva, Russia    view tour
Date: May 16/17

Alina is wonderful! She took her time to show me where to buy souvenirs, negotiated a fair price, and in no way did I feel hurried! I throughly enjoyed my time with her on this tour and The other one I booked with her!! I really enjoyed the fact that I could book the same person for two Tours, since I am touring during the day by myself while my husband is with other friends. Thank you and if you need a tour guide in Moscow, choose Alina, you will not regret it!

Sandra B.

United States
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Tour: #49169, Red Square and Kremlin Tour, Moscow, Moskva, Russia    view tour
Date: May 15/17

Alina was wonderful! She is knowledgeable about the city and history, took me places not common to tourists, and a pleasure to tour with in the city.. I didn't feel hurried, and sincerely enjoyed my one on one tour with her! This is my first experience with Tours by Locals, but will not be my last!

Allan Winkworth

United Kingdom
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Tour: #49169, Red Square and Kremlin Tour, Moscow, Moskva, Russia    view tour
Date: May 14/17

A good tour with good knowledgeable explanations.

Annelie Jordaan

South Africa
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Tour: #50675, 2 days in Moscow with a friendly guide, Moscow, Moskva, Russia    view tour
Date: Apr 29/17

Alina is a lovely guide, she took us around Moscow making it very accessible and local to us. She was always extremely kind and accomodating to our needs. We really enjoyed our time with Alina.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your kind words, Annelie. It was a great pleasure guiding you! I hope to see you again one day.

Annelie Jordaan

South Africa
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Tour: #134820, Moscow Metro Tour, Moscow, Moskva, Russia    view tour
Date: Apr 23/17

We enjoyed our metro tour with Alina very much. She is very knowledgeable and we value all the information about the beautiful metro stations of Moscow. Thank you Alina!

Erin Buzuvis

United States
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Tour: #70274, Moscow Layover Tour, Moscow, Moskva, Russia    view tour
Date: Jan 4/17

Alina was the perfect guide for our morning in Moscow. She was very knowledgeable and enthusiastic about her home city. Her guidance helped us maximize our short time in Moscow, and to have a unique and memorable experience. U.S. citizens should know that you need a tourist visa to leave the airport on your layover. The application process was more expensive and complicated than I realized. Make sure you factor that in to your planning!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Erin, thank you, it was my pleasure! Yes indeed, visa application can be tough :/ I'm sure they will do something about it some time soon

Lisa Dance

United Kingdom
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Tour: #48899, 1 day in Moscow with a friendly guide, Moscow, Moskva, Russia    view tour
Date: Nov 25/16

Alina was lovely and very knowledgeable - we had a great day with her - saw all the sites we wanted to in one day - we were exhausted by the end - Moscow is amazing, we loved it!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Lisa! You're lovely too :)

Benedikt De Zwart

Netherlands
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Tour: #48899, 1 day in Moscow with a friendly guide, Moscow, Moskva, Russia    view tour
Date: Nov 18/16

We (5 guys from The Netherlands) spent a excellent day in Moscow with Alina. Alina showed us he highlights of Moscow and she knows incredibly much about the city and it's history. And she is a very cheerful and friendly person!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you do much, Benedikt! You're amazing people and I'm so happy to have met you

Henry M.

Australia
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Tour: #50675, 2 days in Moscow with a friendly guide, Moscow, Moskva, Russia    view tour
Date: Nov 2/16

Excellent, one of the best guides we have had and her English was great.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much, Henry! It was my pleasure

Deborah Domes

Canada
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Tour: #48899, 1 day in Moscow with a friendly guide, Moscow, Moskva, Russia    view tour
Date: Oct 31/16

Alina took 6 of us on tour and we all had the most fantastic time, very informative but fun great way to tour Sergiev Posad.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was a great adventure! :)

Deborah Domes

Canada
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Tour: #50674, Moscow Night Tour, Moscow, Moskva, Russia    view tour
Date: Oct 30/16

Alina is a wonderful guide very flexible and informative great tour to see all the wonderful sights at night

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, dear Deborah!!

Vivien Karp

United States
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Tour: #50674, Moscow Night Tour, Moscow, Moskva, Russia    view tour
Date: Oct 28/16

alina customized the tour just for us. She was very knowledgeable and friendly. We enjoyed the tour very much seeing Moscow by night.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was such a beautiful and peaceful night, I enjoyed it a lot too! Thank you for choosing me, Vivien

Tara Pattisall

United States
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Tour: #80228, 3 days in Moscow with a friendly guide, Moscow, Moskva, Russia    view tour
Date: Oct 20/16

This tour was fantastic! Alina was fun and friendly and perfect welcome to the city. We did all the usual tourist stuff but also saw some everyday Moscow sites. The highlight was just hanging out with her getting a feel for regular life in Moscow. I definitely recommend seeing the city by night-it is most beautiful lit up and it was a great first night in town. also, use the metro! Alina showed us how and it was so easy and efficient once we were on our own. Great tour with an excellent guide!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Aww thank you for your warm and kind words, dear Tara! I'm glad you had a great time in Moscow and had no problem using metro. My pleasure!!

Carla Murillo

United States
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Tour: #134820, Moscow Metro Tour, Moscow, Moskva, Russia    view tour
Date: Oct 19/16

Alina was very knowledgeable about the Metro stations and its history. She was able to keep 6 people together in the craziness of rush hour. She was also very accommodating in terms of where to start and where to end.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Carla, the tour was a blast! I'm glad you had a good time

Steven Sayre

United States
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Tour: #50675, 2 days in Moscow with a friendly guide, Moscow, Moskva, Russia    view tour
Date: Oct 14/16

The 2 Days in Moscow tour was great! Alina is both exceptionally professional and personal, with a breadth of knowledge about history, culture, and the world. And she has a great sense of humor! Highly recommended!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much, Steven! You're welcome back anytime and we'll explore even more!

Kimberly Lebron

United States
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Tour: #80229, Russian Food Tour, Moscow, Moskva, Russia    view tour
Date: Oct 8/16

Alina was very personable and informative. It was a nice relaxing tour with clear explanations of city and the food. I am very happy that we took this tour.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I was very happy to meet you, Kimberly! Thank you for kind words

Sandra Herrick

United States
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Tour: #134820, Moscow Metro Tour, Moscow, Moskva, Russia    view tour
Date: Oct 7/16

Alina was very personable, understood and spoke fluent English and very knowledgeable about Moscow. I found her to be engaging and interesting to talk to about the tour and Russian life.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your feedback, Sandra. I hope to see you again one day

Bob Moore

United States
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Tour: #50675, 2 days in Moscow with a friendly guide, Moscow, Moskva, Russia    view tour
Date: Sep 13/16

Wow, what a great experience. Our guide couldn't have don a better job. Not only did she do a great job showing us the sights of Moscow, but she gave us restaurant recommendations and helped in any other way she could. Great job!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I'm very happy you guys had a great time! The pleasure is mine!

Simon Knock

United Kingdom
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Tour: #50674, Moscow Night Tour, Moscow, Moskva, Russia    view tour
Date: Sep 12/16

Thoroughly enjoyed night tour of Moscow. Alina was a great guide, very informative (I learnt a lot) and a lovely friendly person. The tour was altered so I could visit some of Moscow's very interesting / beautiful metro stations which was appreciated. Alina also made sure I got back safely to get train to the airport. Would definitely recommend.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Tank you dear Simon. I loved our tour too!

Diogenes Villacis

Ecuador
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Tour: #48899, 1 day in Moscow with a friendly guide, Moscow, Moskva, Russia    view tour
Date: Sep 11/16

Diogenes Villacis

Ecuador
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Tour: #50674, Moscow Night Tour, Moscow, Moskva, Russia    view tour
Date: Sep 10/16

Denys Garden

Australia
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Tour: #49169, Red Square and Kremlin Tour, Moscow, Moskva, Russia    view tour
Date: Sep 2/16

Excellent tour and knowledgeable guide. We really enjoyed our day in St Petersburg

Vladimir Medved

United States
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Tour: #49766, 4 days in Moscow with a friendly guide, Moscow, Moskva, Russia    view tour
Date: Aug 22/16

Very pleasant person,extremely accommodating. Excellent 4 days walking tour through Moscow streets and Moscow history. Highly recommend V.M, New York , USA

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Vladimir, that was my pleasure! Very beautiful 4 days!

Aunali Merchant

India
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Tour: Izmaylovo Flea Market & Kremlin in Izmaylovo tour, Moscow, Moskva, Russia
Date: Aug 1/16

Katie Smith

United States
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Tour: #70274, Moscow Layover Tour, Moscow, Moskva, Russia    view tour
Date: Jul 19/16

We had a fabulous tour with Alina. She met us at the airport at 4:30 AM for our layover tour. She's very knowledgable in Russian history and her English is excellent. She's really charming and fun to talk to. The tour included all the "must see sights," plus a few surprises. It was well worth the effort (and visa!).

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Katie, I appreciate your feedback. We had a great time :)

Ronel Smit

South Africa
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Tour: #134820, Moscow Metro Tour, Moscow, Moskva, Russia    view tour
Date: Jun 22/16

In June 2016 we experienced a wonderful Metro tour with Alina B in Moscow. She is not only knowledgeable but also kind and helpful. We learned so much from her and thoroughly enjoyed our morning.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Ronel, it was a blast! :)

Linda Nishioka

United States
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Tour: #134820, Moscow Metro Tour, Moscow, Moskva, Russia    view tour
Date: Jun 20/16

Alina was very efficient and executed a perfectly timed tour for the subway trains showing us the art in the Moscow subways.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Linda!!! My pleasure

Arwinder Luther

United States
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Tour: #48899, 1 day in Moscow with a friendly guide, Moscow, Moskva, Russia    view tour
Date: Jun 19/16

Alina was very friendly and professional. Most importantly, she was so flexible in working with me when my flight into Moscow was delayed. The tour that was to start at 9am finally started at 3:30pm and Alina made sure I still saw all the points of interest in Moscow. Alina took me to so many spots that other people in my travel group did not check out with other tours.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Arwinder, I'm happy to enjoyed our tour :)

Anna Marinac

United States
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Tour: #49169, Red Square and Kremlin Tour, Moscow, Moskva, Russia    view tour
Date: Jun 18/16

I highly recommend Alina. She's energetic, very knowledgeable, and flexible. So much to see and do in Moscow, she made sure we got the most out of our first day.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you dear Anna! You're welcome back any time!

Sarah Schneider

United States
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Tour: #48899, 1 day in Moscow with a friendly guide, Moscow, Moskva, Russia    view tour
Date: May 28/16

Alina was awesome. We only had one day to see the sites and she worked with us to make sure we saw the sights important to us but also added some nice local flavor. She was a joy to talk with and learn about the country through her eyes. We had a fabulous tour!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Sarah! I loved our tour too, hope to see you again one day!

Melanie Ashmore

New York, NEW YORK, Ireland
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Tour: #49169, Red Square and Kremlin Tour, Moscow, Moskva, Russia    view tour
Date: May 20/16

I did the Red Square and Kremlin tour with Alina and she was great. Very informative, interesting and knowledgeable and she also included some of the surrounding area/streets. Really enjoyed the tour....despite the fact it poured rain almost the entire time!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Melanie, yes indeed, the rain attacked us that day. I'm so happy you enjoyed the tour, so did I! Loved it despite everything

Ruth Gould

Canada
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Tour: #80228, 3 days in Moscow with a friendly guide, Moscow, Moskva, Russia    view tour
Date: May 8/16

Alina was wonderful at negotiating the city through the holiday disruptions!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Ruth, thank you. It was a challenge, but we did it! :)

Patricia Ledesma

United States
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Tour: #50675, 2 days in Moscow with a friendly guide, Moscow, Moskva, Russia    view tour
Date: Apr 6/16

Alina was a fantastic guide. We arranged three different tours with Alina and we saw everything we had requested; She met us on time at the hotel on each occasion. She had arranged tickets for the sites ahead of time and it avoided us having to queue up to buy tickets; Alina was very patient and answered our questions about various exhibits. We travelled on the metro in Moscow and Alina explained interesting facts about some of the stations.Her company, availability & flexibility made all the difference!

Patricia Ledesma

United States
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Tour: #50674, Moscow Night Tour, Moscow, Moskva, Russia    view tour
Date: Apr 5/16

Alina was a fantastic guide. We arranged 3 different tours with her and we saw everything we had requested; She met us on time at the hotel on each occasion. She had arranged tickets for the sites ahead of time and it avoided us having to queue up to buy tickets; of course this came at a premium, which we paid for. Alina was very patient and answered our questions about various exhibits. Her company, availability and flexibility made all the difference. Thanks Alina!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: So happy to hear that, thank you Patricia. It was my honor to be your local guide and friend in Moscow. Always welcome back! :)

Sarah Hughes

United Kingdom
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Tour: #48899, 1 day in Moscow with a friendly guide, Moscow, Moskva, Russia    view tour
Date: Mar 27/16

Alina is a warm and genuine guide who provides an excellent introduction to the splendid city of Moscow. Well informed and equipped with many historical images on her iPad, Alina brings the history of the city alive and ensures you are constantly kept engaged and involved. You will quickly feel like old friends and the day will pass faster than expected leaving you with great memories and sharing her affection for the city. I recommend Alina highly and enjoyed the time I spent with her.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Sarah, thank you so much for your feedback. It was my pleasure and honor to be your local guide and friend. Always welcome back to Russia!

David Wells

United Kingdom
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Tour: #50675, 2 days in Moscow with a friendly guide, Moscow, Moskva, Russia    view tour
Date: Feb 9/16

Alina was an excelellent guide and a mine of interesting information. She tailored the two day walking tour to suit our needs and took us on a tour of the best architecture on the metro. She was punctual and very friendly and we really enjoyed our time with her. We would recommend her as a guide to anyone who wants to do all the main sights but also wants to get a bit off the main attractions. David & Sally Wells

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: David and Sally, thank you for being my tourists, I loved our 2 winter days too! XO

Fred Gallegos

United States
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Tour: #48899, 1 day in Moscow with a friendly guide, Moscow, Moskva, Russia    view tour
Date: Jan 16/16

I can't say enough how nice it is to go to a country where you have no experience or knowledge of the language and find a friend to show you around. Alina was exactly that. I learned some history, experienced some of the culture, saw some beautiful site and even did some ice skating in Moscow. She shared some interesting stories and was very easy to talk to. I highly recommend Alina as your friend and guide when visiting Moscow.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your kind words, Fred. It was a beautiful winter day! I'm happy you enjoyed skating ;)

Benjamin Godder

United States
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Tour: #50675, 2 days in Moscow with a friendly guide, Moscow, Moskva, Russia    view tour
Date: Jan 10/16

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, Benjamin

Danny Force

United States
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Tour: #50674, Moscow at Night Tour, Moscow, Moskva, Russia    view tour
Date: Nov 20/15

Wonderfully educated on the tour and spent a great deal of time making sure we got to see the things we wanted to see. Laid out an itinerary in advance and made sure it was good before proceeding. Highly recommended!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, Danny! It was such a pleasure showing you the night city on Friday night! Always welcome back :)

Robert Y.

United States
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Tour: #49766, 1 Day in Moscow with a friendly guide, Moscow, Moskva, Russia    view tour
Date: Oct 17/15

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, Robert!!!

Marcy Brown

United States
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Tour: Izmaylovo Flea Market & Kremlin in Izmaylovo, Moscow, Moskva, Russia
Date: Sep 26/15

The tour was exactly what we expected based on the description.. Seeing local life outside the city was interesting and informative. Also, souvenirs were priced better than in the City.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Marcy! I'm happy you enjoyed our short but lovely tour

Andrew Meiklejohn

United Kingdom
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Tour: #50675, 2 days in Moscow with a friendly guide, Moscow, Moskva, Russia    view tour
Date: Sep 8/15

I spent a fantastic 2 days with Alina. Her knowledge of Moscow was great and was able to explain everything clearly, I would recommend Alina to anyone she was very enthusiastic and interesting when talking about Russia today. I really enjoyed knowing her and was very good about communicating

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Andrew, thank you! You're always back in Moscow, my friend! :)

Mary Lynn Riboli

United States
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Tour: #50674, Moscow at Night Tour, Moscow, Moskva, Russia    view tour
Date: Aug 20/15

Alina was a wonderful guide. I highly recommend her if in Moscow, especially if there only a short time.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Mary, you're an awesome family! Thank you!

Dean Maynard

United States
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Tour: #49766, 1 Day in Moscow with a friendly guide, Moscow, Moskva, Russia    view tour
Date: Aug 19/15

Alina is great. She's very informative, fun, knows the subway system well, good places to eat and very much willing to customize the tour. Next time we are in Moscow we will use her again!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Looking forward to meeting you again, Dean! :)

Isaac Pollak

United States
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Tour: #80228, 3 days in Moscow with a friendly guide, Moscow, Moskva, Russia    view tour
Date: Aug 2/15

she was caring and considerate and patient She was terrrific

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your kind words, Isaac. I learnt so much myself from our communication during these 4 days. It was great pleasure to meet you. Have a safe journey back!

Isaac Pollak

United States
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Tour: #189182, Jewish Tour of Moscow, Moscow, Moskva, Russia    view tour
Date: Jul 31/15

wonderful, sweet kind and considerate

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for spending your Moscow time with me, I'm so happy!

James Gray

United States
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Tour: #49766, 1 Day in Moscow with a friendly guide, Moscow, Moskva, Russia    view tour
Date: Jul 27/15

Alina is very knowledgable about Moscow and is proud of her country. She is personable and enjoyable to be with. Her English is good. We spent one walking day with her and got good exposure to central Moscow.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, James! I'm happy you still enjoyed our day despite this stormy weather :) Have a beautiful week!

David Bloch

South Africa
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Tour: #49766, 1 Day in Moscow with a friendly guide, Moscow, Moskva, Russia    view tour
Date: Jul 4/15

I am so very grateful to have had the pleasure of meeting Alina and to having her show me around her beautiful city. We could not have asked for a more glorious day! Working through ToursByLocals and spending the day with Alina was like meeting up with an old friend and being able to see the city through the eyes of someone who really loves her home. It was just so comfortable and easy and Alina was amazing. I would not hesitate to recommend her and the services of ToursByLocals to anyone. Thank you! D

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Awww David! Thank you so much! It was so hot that day, I was worrying you would melt :) I loved our tour too. Thank you for choosing me. Hope to see you again one day. Best, Alina

Ann Miller

United States
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Tour: Red Square and Kremlin, Moscow, Moskva, Russia
Date: Jun 5/15

Alina was very enthusiastic, patient, interesting when talking about Russia today. We really enjoyed getting to know her. She was very good about communicating in advance to know what we wanted to see, where to meet, etc . We found her to be a lovely person.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, Ann

Anjan Chaklader

Canada
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Tour: #134820, 3 hour Russian Art and Culture Experience, Moscow, Moskva, Russia    view tour
Date: May 23/15

Alina and I did 3 hour tour of regions of Moscow other than the Red Square area. She me showed some areas of historical significance as well as ones which are popular with younger residents of Moscow. She also showed me some of the wonderful interiors of the city's subway system. Alina is very knowledgeable about Moscow, as well as other parts of the world she has visited despite her youth. Very enthusiastic, you feel you're with a friend not a tour guide. I highly recommend her.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much, Anjan. I'm so happy top hear from you! :) Hope ot see you again one day.

Chuck Weil

United States
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Tour: Red Square and Kremlin, Moscow, Moskva, Russia
Date: May 15/15

Alina was a great guide! She knew so much about Moscow and was so cool to hang with. You will not be disappointed!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much guys! I will always remember you. Really hope to see you again :)

Andrea Lessard

United States
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Tour: #49766, 1 Day in Moscow with a friendly guide, Moscow, Moskva, Russia    view tour
Date: May 1/15

Oren Basse

Israel
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Tour: #70274, Layover Tour, Moscow, Moskva, Russia    view tour
Date: Apr 9/15

This was great. Alina greeted me at the airport with a sign and a smile. In my limited time she took me to see everything I wanted to see, and we did everything I wanted to do. Plus I got a good history lesson as we went along. Very smart and passionate young lady. Thank you Alina!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Oren, it was the earliest start time in my life and the most adventurous tour as well. I loved it! Thank you for choosing me and for this wonderful, a bit crazy, very memorable morning! Please, come again in summer!

Karl Golnik

United States
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Tour: #48899, Moscow for young people, Moscow, Moskva, Russia    view tour
Date: Mar 17/15

I arranged this for my 19 year old daughter while I was in a meeting. She really enjoyed the tour and actually spent some extra time experiencing young people's Moscow.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: You have an amazing daughter, Karl. We had so much fun! :)

Laura Finocchietti

Switzerland
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Tour: Izmaylovo Flea Market & Kremlin in Izmaylovo, Moscow, Moskva, Russia
Date: Feb 15/15

Alina is really supernice! She gave me a lot of information, and made my tour really interesting and fun! I really appreciated it, and I am happy to leave Russia with a new friend!!! I highly recommend her if you want to have a nice day in Moscow!!!! :)

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I'm happy to have a new friend too, Laura! Hope to see you again one day!!

Laura Finocchietti

Switzerland
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Tour: #49766, 1 Day in Moscow with a friendly guide, Moscow, Moskva, Russia    view tour
Date: Feb 14/15

Absolutely terrific!!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was so much fun, Laura! Thank you for these fantastic days!

Eduardo Canovas

United States
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Tour: Bike tour in Moscow with a friendly guide, Moscow, Moskva, Russia
Date: Oct 10/14

Great time with Alina in center of Moscow...would repeat again Thanks

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: That was a real adventure ;) Hope to see you again one day, Eduardo!

Stephan Buechel

Germany
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Tour: #49169, Red Square and the City, Moscow, Moskva, Russia    view tour
Date: Aug 27/14

THis was just the perfect afternoon, Alina adjusted the program very flexibel to my Needs the weather conditions and all other influences. Would always do this again!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: WHat a beautiful day it was! Happy you enjoyed it too, Stephan. Hugs!

Candy Bagley

United States
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Tour: 10 Must-Dos of Moscow in 1 day!, Moscow, Moskva, Russia
Date: Aug 26/14

What a nice way to see Moscow. Having ten choices gave us a chance to see all the sights we had not seen with the river cruise. Alina spoke great English and had such a nice way of explaining things.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Candy, thank you for this amazing day! It was an adventure for all of us!

Timothy (Tim) Walker

United States
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Tour: 10 Must-Dos of Moscow in 1 day!, Moscow, Moskva, Russia
Date: Aug 25/14

Alina met and exceeded all my expectations. Here English was great; her knowledge of Moscow was perfect for me--as I had very little. Her attitude and smile were added to her narrative. She was flexible for me and knew when to speed up and to slow down. And...she found me a great hotel at a great price. Everything was great.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Tnank you, TIm! Come to Moscow in winter and we will go sledging or skiing to GOrky Park

Timothy (Tim) Walker

United States
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Tour: #50674, Moscow at Night Tour, Moscow, Moskva, Russia    view tour
Date: Aug 24/14

Timothy Treadwell

United Kingdom
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Tour: #50674, Moscow at Night Tour, Moscow, Moskva, Russia    view tour
Date: Aug 21/14

Had a few hours before my late flight back so Alina planned an excursion to get an overview of Moscow, always put my needs first, when I was flagging in the 30 degree heat she organised a car so not have to use the metro, at no extra cost Highly recommended will definitely use Alina again

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I hope you had a safe journey back, Tim. Will miss you )