Traveler Reviews of Private Tours in Moscow Russia by Tour Guide Daniel P. (Guide #75)


Judith Gavranich

Australia
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Tour: #199228, Kremlin, Red square and more, Moscow, Moskva, Russia    view tour
Date: Aug 28/18

He was flexible with the itinerary and had plenty of interesting photos and facts, and jokes as well. Judy

Ruth Borsuk

Meriden, CT - CONNECTICUT, United States
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Tour: #13148, Play it by ear tour, Moscow, Moskva, Russia    view tour
Date: Aug 13/18

If you are hesitating because of Dan's fluency in English, don't. Dan is affable, knowledgeable, and conveyed information clearly and beautifully. He came prepared with photographs, maps and vivid description of places we visited. Dan was able to plan a unique trip for our group. We only wish we had booked him for a longer period of time.

Jade Peridou

France
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Tour: #184, Stalin's age: Myth and reality, Moscow, Moskva, Russia    view tour
Date: Aug 8/18

If you are looking for an intelligent historian and art critic, do not hesitate one second to choose Daniel as a guide. Besides being completely bilingual in English, he has an incredible knowledge of Moscow's history. He adapted very well to the rhythm of our group (changes of plan, pauses) and designed a tour around the city, at the Red Square and at Tsaritsyno palace. Even if he said he usually does not give tour there, he was able to explain lots of funny and interesting anecdotes from the Tsar era.

Nancy Simonson

Bend, OREGON, United States
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Tour: #549, Private tour of Moscow for Nancy Simonson, Moscow, Moskva, Russia    view tour
Date: Jul 28/18

Daniel was an excellent tour guide, very knowledgeable & informative who speaks English very well. There were 5 us, including a 10 year old and a 13 year old and he kept them engaged. Daniel went out of his way to show us the sites we requested and added additional interesting locations. Per my request Daniel provided a wonderful wheelchair which made touring much easier! At the last minute he arranged for a van to take us to the train station. Very flexible! I highly recommend Daniel!

John Heng

Canada
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Tour: #13148, Play it by ear tour, Moscow, Moskva, Russia    view tour
Date: Jul 26/18

We enjoyed Daniel's company and guiding immensely. We had a "play it by ear" day tour with him. He was able to accommodate our interests and create an engaging and informative itinerary. We navigated by taxi and walking with ease, which made the most of the time we had. Daniel has a wealth of information and perspectives about the city and Russian history and culture. We highly recommend him!

Deborah Ramsey

United States
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Tour: Moscow eye-opener 2 days walking tour, Moscow, Moskva, Russia
Date: Jul 21/18

Daniel is a very knowledgeable guide who is very accommodating to his tourists. He took us to the usual tourist locations but also made sure to include other points that we were interested in. We are an older couple who need a few rest breaks during the day and Daniel made sure to include breaks into our schedule. I strongly recommend Daniel to those interested in the art and history of Russia.

Mauricio G.

Switzerland
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Tour: #8363, Streetcar ride along Moscow's leafy boulevards, Moscow, Moskva, Russia    view tour
Date: Jul 13/18

Karen Dailey

United States
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Tour: Prvate tour of Moscow for Karen Dailey, Moscow, Moskva, Russia
Date: Jun 23/18

On scale of 5 Daniel P certainly deserves a 10.We are a family of 4 including a 10 and an 8 year old. We spent 4 days with Daniel a true Muscovite; that not only knows the city and it's history but also truly commits himself to make your time in Moscow an unforgettable one; furthermore, he really cares about his clients, looks for the best deals and opportunities for you.We walked, saw, tasted and experienced a part of Moscow that most tourist never get even close to enjoy. I 100% would recommend him

Haig Bazoian

United States
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Tour: Private tour of Moscow for Haig Bazoian, Moscow, Moskva, Russia
Date: Jun 7/18

Dan was very knowledgable and helpful. He covered all the important sights of Moscow that were in the itinerary we had previously developed. He did a good job of describing the background and history of all that we saw on the tour.

Christopher Dabski

United States
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Tour: #13148, Play it by ear tour, Moscow, Moskva, Russia    view tour
Date: Jun 4/18

Another excellent day with Daniel. Completely flexible and imaginative. We walked, took subway, train or taxis when appropriate. Nothing is impossible with Daniel. Good conversation and interesting takes on different aspects of life in Russia. You will bring good memories from Russia with this incredible guide!

Christopher Dabski

United States
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Tour: #66775, Russia through the back door, Moscow, Moskva, Russia    view tour
Date: May 31/18

Daniel is a terrific guide: very informative, attentive to your needs and flexible. He speaks excellent English and above all displays a friendly, personable approach that gets you quickly though the day. We couldn't wish for a better guide and would recommend him wholeheartedly for any assignment.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Chris!!! See you tomorrow.

Barbara W.

United States
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Tour: A tour of Moscow for Barbara Weiler, Moscow, Moskva, Russia
Date: May 24/18

We were so fortunate to have Daniel as our guide in Moscow. He shared his wealth of knowledge about the sights and Russian history in a really fascinating way. Even our teen who claims he "hates" history absolutely loved it! We walked a ton, but Dan was very considerate about taking breaks when needed, and he was very flexible with our interests. By the end of our tour it felt like a friend was showing us around. His warmth, openness, and intelligence was a pleasure to be around.

Mary F.

United States
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Tour: #549, Moscow eye opener 2 days tour, Moscow, Moskva, Russia    view tour
Date: May 17/18

We completely enjoyed our time with Daniel. We originally had a two day tour booked, but due to really bad luck with United Airlines, we missed one full day. Communication was great prior to our visit. He was friendly, on time and so interesting. He took us to a small monastery, we took local transportation and had lunch in a great market. During a terrible downpour we had smoothies in Gorky Park and talked. We saw several metro stations, then he dropped us off at our river boat! Excellent tour!

Joy Cook

Australia
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Tour: #549, The tour of Moscow for Joy Cook, May 12 - May 15, Moscow, Moskva, Russia    view tour
Date: May 12/18

Daniel was a terrific guide, he had lots of suggestions for what to see and nothing was a problem. I would highly recommend his tours.

Laurie Graham

Ireland
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Tour: #67293, Yasnaya Polyana. Private tour of Leo Tolstoy estate., Moscow, Moskva, Russia    view tour
Date: Apr 25/18

I give Dan 5 stars. He arranged a visit to Yasnaya Polyana and was everything a guide should be: efficient, punctual, friendly and well-informed. I would recommend him to potential customers.

Alyssa Clark

New Zealand
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Tour: #184, Stalin's age: Myth and reality, Moscow, Moskva, Russia    view tour
Date: Mar 31/18

Dan really exceeded my expectations of this tour, and he was so well organized. He created a fast-paced historical tour around our interests, and got us everywhere we wanted to go for the perfect amount of time spent in each location. He provided abundant knowledge of the subject matter, which he shared with passion and personal experience. We also found him to be friendly, easy company with excellent English. We would highly recommend Dan to Moscow visitors who are after an insider's perspective.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Sorry for the delay in replying to you Alissa. Thank you for the feedback and hope to see you in Moscow again!

Kaylene Ross

Australia
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Tour: A one day trip to the Trinity monastery of St. Sergius, Sergiyev Posad, Moskovskaya, Russia
Date: Mar 30/18

I went to this famous monestry. Very crowded I know need to expect this but hard to get a feel for the place. Highlight was stopping in a village and going to a church where they where singing and meeting a charming older man and his colourful house.

Kaylene Ross

Australia
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Tour: #8363, Old streetcar ride along the city's leafy boulevards, Moscow, Moskva, Russia    view tour
Date: Mar 29/18

This is a really fun way to see Moscow,s not so well known spots. The market was amazing streets lined with old houses. Daniel was fantastic. Want something a bit different this is the one.

Ana Carolina Cintra

United Kingdom
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Tour: #549, Prvate tour of Moscow for Ana Carolina Cintra, Moscow, Moskva, Russia    view tour
Date: Oct 10/17

Daniel was our tour guide in Moscow, and I am sure we could not have had a better guide to that incredible city. He is a very cultivated guy, a living encyclopaedia of Russian art, history and culture. He customised a 7 days tour for us that suited perfectly with our interest in art, architecture, politics and literature. His English is excellent and he went an extra mile by being very accommodating to the fact my father is in his late 70s by arranging for taxi transfers and where to find med. assistance.

Arjen Jaarsma

Netherlands
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Tour: #67293, Yasnaya Polyana. Private tour of Leo Tolstoy estate., Moscow, Moskva, Russia    view tour
Date: Sep 29/17

Excellent guide, friendly with a positive attitude ans a lot of knowledge.

Robert Phelps

United States
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Tour: One day Moscow tour with river cruise, Moscow, Moskva, Russia
Date: Sep 22/17

Daniel substituted for another Tours by Locals guide who had an unexpected event preventing her from conducting our tour. He was right on time to meet us and made our visit to Moscow a great success. He was very professional and knowledgeable, and kindly answered all our questions (many detailed ones, in fact!) about sites in the Kremlin and Red Square, etc. In addition, he was very flexible and willing to make a some requested changes in the tour to make it even better for us. A fine professional guide!

Yanti Fristikawati

Indonesia
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Tour: #199228, Kremlin & Red square.Big walking tour, Moscow, Moskva, Russia    view tour
Date: Aug 27/17

Daniel is very nice and helpfull. He knows Moscow by heart and so knowlegdeable. We really enjoy the tour and recommend Daniel to other user.

John Baillie

Leeming, WESTERN AUSTRALIA, Australia
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Tour: #549, 1 day tour of Moscow for John Baillie, Moscow, Moskva, Russia    view tour
Date: Aug 26/17

Daniel was very attentive and mindful of my right leg disability planning accordingly. He demonstrated vast knowledge of the subject; was very engaging and made the tours an enjoyable experience. He has a quiet affirmative manner that immediately puts one at ease. I valued the long and meaningful conversations on Russsia and it's future. A highly qualified and mature guide who I would gladly recommend.

Robert Bouic

Mauritius
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Tour: #549, Moscow eye opener 2 days tour, Moscow, Moskva, Russia    view tour
Date: Aug 1/17

Daniel was very knowlegeable and we learnt a lot during the two days with him. He speaks good English and was very helpful with our personal needs.

Rosely W Singer

Brazil
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Tour: #32965, Jewish Heritage tour, Moscow, Moskva, Russia    view tour
Date: Jul 20/17

He is nice!

Philip Symon

Israel
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Tour: Moscow Jewish Heritage tour, Moscow, Moskva, Russia
Date: Jul 14/17

Benjamin Seow

Singapore
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Tour: Moscow eye-opener 3 days tour, Moscow, Moskva, Russia
Date: Apr 28/17

We enjoyed ourselves in Moscow thanks to Dan who was very helpful and friendly. The experience of seeing the spectacular sights in Moscow was enhanced by the personal stories and experiences shared by Dan. We really enjoyed our time in Moscow.

Pamela Henry-Spears

United States
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Tour: #199228, Big City Tour of Moscow+ Visit to the Kremlin, Moscow, Moskva, Russia    view tour
Date: Apr 22/17

We (3 seniors 65 to 90) throughly enjoyed our full day Moscow tour. Daniel mixed the touring between driving and walking and added personal stories of growing up in Moscow with photos to add additional insight to the sights and history. We did the major sights and then went farther afield to the sparrow hills and Novodichy convent. We would definitely take another tour with Daniel if we return to Moscow. If you have a special interest,he is more than willing to customize tour.

Tudor Arter

United Kingdom
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Tour: #66775, Moscow through the back door, Moscow, Moskva, Russia    view tour
Date: Oct 3/16

Elizabeth B.

United Kingdom
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Tour: #184, Stalin's age: Myth and reality, Moscow, Moskva, Russia    view tour
Date: Sep 27/16

If you only do one tour whilst in Moscow please ensure that it is this one. Such an important lesson to be learnt. Daniel conducts this most interesting of tours with such passion and in the most interesting of ways. So many locations are visited as Daniel's story unfolds. We all became so engrossed in what we were being told that before any of us realised our time with Daniel had overrun considerably - Daniel had all the time in the world and was including extra things in our itinerary as we went.

Beth Ann Alitt

United States
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Tour: #549, Three days Private Tour of Moscow for Beth Ann Alitt, Moscow, Moskva, Russia    view tour
Date: Sep 17/16

Daniel is the best guide we have ever used, and we travel frequently. He replies promptly, and has exceptional, personalized, professional service. Our trip was WONDERFUL Thanks to Daniel and his driver Shemeer. I can't recommend him highly enough. He's THE BEST. He planned our trip, including the best meals we have ever had, in places that are not touristy. Daniel has an engaging personality, is warm, engaging and intelligent. Daniel plans meticulously.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Beth!!! Thank you for your feedback. It was a BIG pleasure working with you and your family.I really hope to see you in Moscow again! Kind regards, Dan

Alison Ryde

United Kingdom
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Tour: #184, Stalin's age: Myth and reality, Moscow, Moskva, Russia    view tour
Date: Jul 28/16

Daniel is an engaging and enthusiastic guide. His english is easily up to the task of guiding and his explanations and descriptions were thorough and expansive. His knowledge is excellent and he has a wealth of extra information, anecdotes and stories, to give a really full, 3 dimensional angle to the guiding. He enjoyed adding all sorts of extra things to the itinerary, and was flexible and helpful at all times. He also connected with us on a personal level. Excellent tour & guide! Don't hesitate.

Jillian G.

Australia
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Tour: #549, Three days Private Tour of Moscow for Jillian Grace, Moscow, Moskva, Russia    view tour
Date: Jul 17/16

Daniel has a deep knowledge of Russian culture and history and of Moscow in particular which he often backed up with drawings, pictures and photos adding greatly to my understanding of the subject. He also has a deep appreciation of Russian art and architecture and communicates this well. In addition he showed me some great, inexpensive eating spots and was able to change schedules and destinations if inclement weather or time became a problem. I thoroughly enjoyed my time exploring with Daniel.

Melanie Ashmore

New York, NEW YORK, Ireland
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Tour: #11691, Discover Moscow By Bike Tour!, Moscow, Moskva, Russia    view tour
Date: May 21/16

Daniel was fantastic! I did the bike tour which was so much fun and such a great way to see all the sights of Moscow. Daniel was really knowledgeable about all of the sights and the history and culture of Moscow/Russia. Enjoyed every minute of the tour and if wasn't booked the other days of my trip I would have booked an additional tour to learn and see more!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Melanie for such a great feedback. I'll be happy to see you in Moscow again! All the best, Dan

Adriaan Vorster

Netherlands
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Tour: Moscow eye-opener 1 day tour, Moscow, Moskva, Russia
Date: Mar 25/16

Neil Sheppard

Australia
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Tour: #549, Three days Private Tour of Moscow for Neil Sheppard, Moscow, Moskva, Russia    view tour
Date: Dec 30/15

Thisd is the first time that we have hired a guide for a personal tour over a number of days so we weren't quite sure just how this would go. We found Dan to be a great guide with a friendly disposition and related well to the three of us in the party. Dan is a wealth of information having excellent knowledge on all the popular tourist sites as well as less known off the beaten track attractions. Dan really made our time in Moscow very special and took away the worry of navigating our way around Moscow

Wolfgang Pordzik

Potomac, MD, United States
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Tour: #549, The best of Moscow by minibus + visit to the Kremlin, Moscow, Moskva, Russia    view tour
Date: Dec 25/15

What an unforgettable experience for my wife and I having Daniel as our personal guide for a full day! He deserves a Five Star PLUS rating. Familiar with this great city - Daniel also provides in-depth historic context to all sights. And he is a very kind and fun person to spend the day with. I HIGHLY recommend Daniel to whoever seeks to discover this amazing city. Daniel - THANK YOU.

Ulrich Koall

Germany
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Tour: Red Square, the Kremlin and St.Basil's cathedral, Moscow, Moskva, Russia
Date: Dec 13/15

Daniel to s very knowledgable and also flexible to suit everyone's needs. Thank you for this great day

Ulrich Koall

Germany
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Tour: #184, Stalin's age: Myth and Reality, Moscow, Moskva, Russia    view tour
Date: Dec 12/15

Fantastic job, Dan. We enjoyed the day a lot.

Gabriela Fernandes

Brazil
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Tour: Moscow eye-opener 3 days tour, Moscow, Moskva, Russia
Date: Nov 8/15

Daniel is a great guide: he knows everything about Moscow. We couldn't have had a better experience!

Norman Dyer

United States
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Tour: Moscow eye-opener 2 days tour, Moscow, Moskva, Russia
Date: Oct 17/15

Daniel's terrific tour included taxis and train to Vladimer and Suzdal and guide Ilena (sp?). Next day, Kremlin, subway and Tolstoy, also very good.

Debbie Alexander

United Kingdom
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Tour: #549, Private tour of Moscow for Debbie Alexander, Moscow, Moskva, Russia    view tour
Date: Sep 26/15

I would not hesitate to recommend Daniel to anyone wanting an historic insight into all that Moscow has to offer. He has a great knowledge of not only the sights but of all the major historic events of this facsinating Country. We would have missed so much without his expert guidence.By far the best way to get the most of our short stay.

Noreen Abel

Australia
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Tour: John and Noreen Parker's Moscow tour on September 8-14, 2015, Moscow, Moskva, Russia
Date: Sep 8/15

Daniel was an ideal guide. He took away the fear of being in a far flung land not quite so daunting. He was happy to help in any way possible and made our stay in Russia truly memorable, so much so that before the end of our trip my partner and I were beginning discussions about a return trip. Daniel has an extensive tour range to cover all tastes and if given indications of what you are into will make suggestions accordingly. Good job Daniel.

Stephen Wasbotten

United States
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Tour: Discover the Russian capital with your Moscow guide!, Moscow, Moskva, Russia
Date: Aug 31/15

Danya(Daniel) was a super guide. Spoke impeakable English.. Understood all that we were trying to convey.. Extremely knowledgeable of all the places of interest that we visited in our 4 days with him.. Always punctual, although he had to travel for 1 1/2 hours in each direction to visit us each day.. His advice to us concerning various taboos was spot on.. Due his super knowledge, we had the time of our lives in Moscow, such a beautiful & intriguing city. The Russians are wonderful & amazing..

Yelena Dale

United States
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Tour: #13148, Play it by ear tour, Moscow, Moskva, Russia    view tour
Date: Aug 18/15

Daniel was a very knowledgeable guide. He was very pleasant and we enjoyed his company and the tour he gave us. We highly recommend him as a tour guide and would definitely use him again on our future visit to Moscow.

Mark Langston

United States
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Tour: #13148, Play it by ear tour, Moscow, Moskva, Russia    view tour
Date: Aug 16/15

Excellent tour! Daniel is a wealth of information about Moscow. He made sure I experienced all the "must see" sites around town without wasting any unnecessary time. Visiting the beautiful metro stops and learning the history demonstrated in the art there was unexpected and extremely interesting. Highly recommended!

Sandra Paemeleire

Belgium
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Tour: Moscow eye-opening 2 days tour, Moscow, Moskva, Russia
Date: Jul 20/15

It's our second time that we booked a guide via toursbylocals.com and again we were very pleased. Dan showed us Moscow during the day, it felt like home thanks to our local guide. I thought 2 days would be to long with a guide or that we would feel uncomfortable, instead of uncomfortable, it felt like we were on a visit to see a friend.

Joshua Chan

Australia
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Tour: #11691, Discover Moscow by bike!, Moscow, Moskva, Russia    view tour
Date: Jul 11/15

We took the 5-6 hour bike tour through Moscow. We booked a private tour for 2. Daniel was friendly and explained each site we stopped at with passion and knowledgeably. This is a great and unique way to orientate yourself if its your first time in Moscow.

David Tsujimoto

United States
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Tour: Moscow's coolest bazaar!, Moscow, Moskva, Russia
Date: Jul 4/15

Dan was a great guide. He speaks fluent English and took us to the exact places we wanted to see. He was very friendly and engaging. He even made sure we were safely back at our cruise ship before he left us. I highly recommend Dan as a guide in Moscow.

Karen Scott S.

United States
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Tour: #549, Private tour of Moscow for Karen Scott Stevens on July 1 - 3, 2015, Moscow, Moskva, Russia    view tour
Date: Jul 1/15

Daniel is a superb guide for the Moscow area. He was with us during our entire stay in Moscow making sure we had what we needed, making sure we saw all the important sights, teaching us about Moscow's history, and helping us learn some Russian words and phrases. I definitely recommend Daniel as your tour guide when you visit Moscow.

Christine B.

United States
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Tour: Private tour beyond Moscow.1 day trip to Vladimir and Suzdal by train and taxi, Moscow, Moskva, Russia
Date: Jun 28/15

We had a great tour of Vladimir and Suzdal with Dan and local guide Marina. Dan was very nice and considerate - as well as very knowledgable on history and sites. As a gift, provided us with some books on Russian monarchy - and history of Vladimir and Suzdal.

Michael Phelan

United States
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Tour: Wheelchair accessible 2 days tour of Moscow, Moscow, Moskva, Russia
Date: Jun 13/15

Daniel was a knowledgeable and flexible guide. We had a great time and learned a lot. He helped get a wheelchair for my disabilities. Highly recommend him.

Steve Lewis

United States
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Tour: #549, Private tour of Moscow for Steven Lewis, Moscow, Moskva, Russia    view tour
Date: Jun 9/15

My husband and I hired Daniel for the first two days of a 10 day trip to Moscow. My husband is in a wheelchair and unable to walk although he can transfer into cars. Daniel was knowledgable about the city and adaptable to our wishes and needs. His patience and willingness to share his experiences and ideas as a Russian made our time with him more valuable. With his introduction we were able to subsequently take public buses and travel around the city with greater confidence. I would highly recommend him.

Martha Garzon

Mexico
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Tour: #184, Stalin's age: Myth and Reality, Moscow, Moskva, Russia    view tour
Date: May 29/15

Olga Brades

United Kingdom
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Tour: #549, The best of Moscow by minibus + visit to the Kremlin, Moscow, Moskva, Russia    view tour
Date: May 8/15

We would like to take time to thank Dan for all the effort he went to showing us the sites of Moscow. His tour was peppered with a wonderful mix of histories, some from the book but much relating to his own family background. This really helped the place come alive for us. We also had a returning Muscovite in our presence and Dan really took time to give them opportunity to input throughout, it definitely was made to feel like a communal affair rather than just being the usual 'on your left you will see..

Lydia Strickland

United States
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Tour: Moscow eye-opener 2 days tour, Moscow, Moskva, Russia
Date: Apr 21/15

If we could give Daniel 10 stars, we would! He was a superb guide and pleasant company. He was patient with all of our questions and really gave us an honest feel for Russia. Two long days for him with his arm in a sling, yet never a complaint nor slowdown. All of our guides were top notch, but he was the best of them all.

George S.

United States
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Tour: #549, George Schrenk tour of Moscow on July 14-18, 2014, Moscow, Moskva, Russia    view tour
Date: Jul 14/14

Do not recommend.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Seems George did not feel like being in Russia. His wife in contrast was more positive and friendly. It looked like it was her idea to visit Russia and her husband was just accompanied her being not interested in the tour at all. Sometimes he just stayed at the hotel and did not join us.

TOURSBYLOCALS RESPONSE: We tried to get in touch with the traveler in order to try to find a solution and listen his details about the tour but we got no response.

Craig Combs

United States
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Tour: #13148, Play it by ear tour, Moscow, Moskva, Russia    view tour
Date: Jul 13/14

Daniel was a fantastic guide and we appreciate him making the tour so enjoyable.

Jeff Knowles

United States
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Tour: #13148, Play it by ear tour, Moscow, Moskva, Russia    view tour
Date: Jun 15/14

Perfect!!! Daniel met us at the airport, got us checked into our hotel, arranged our taxi for the next day's travel back to the airport, in addition to being an excellent guide around the highlights of Moscow. He had a great knowledge of the history of what we were seeing and knew all of the best view points for photos. Thanks Daniel!!!

Eric Wrobley

France
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Tour: May 28, 2014 in Moscow, Moscow, Moskva, Russia
Date: May 28/14

We thoroughly enjoyed our 2 tours with Daniel. He brought to life the history, art and architecture of Moscow and he gave us a surprisingly open insight into how Russians of the past and present think. Everything about our experience with Daniel was 5 out of 5. A big thank you as to Tours By Locals.

Eric Wrobley

France
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Tour: May 26, 2014 in Moscow, Moscow, Moskva, Russia
Date: May 26/14

We thoroughly enjoyed our 2 tours with Daniel. He brought to life the history, art and architecture of Moscow and he gave us a surprisingly open insight into how Russians of the past and present think. Everything about our experience with Daniel was 5 out of 5. A big thank you as to Tours By Locals.

Kara Foulk

United States
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Tour: #549, Private tour of Moscow for Kara Foulk, Moscow, Moskva, Russia    view tour
Date: Apr 28/14

Daniel was a wonderful tour guide. Very knowledgeable with the history of the people and the buildings of Moscow. He arranged for a driver to pick us up at the airport and take us to our hotel the first night. That was a big help. This driver stayed with us the whole trip and was very nice as well. The trip was well organized. Daniel would take us on the subway and walk us home at the end of each day. He suggested bike riding one day to keep my younger kids interested. Big hit! Would highly recommend.

John S.

United Kingdom
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Tour: #549, John Slade Moscow tour on April 26- 27, Moscow, Moskva, Russia    view tour
Date: Apr 26/14

Daniel showed us parts of Moscow that would be nigh on impossible to find on your own. Being a tourist in Moscow is quite daunting and our first two days with him gave us the confidence to use the metro on our own and finish a very interesting visit to Moscow. We enjoyed our tour that was tailor made for our interests and we saw more in two days with him then we thought possible.

Albert See

United Arab Emirates
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Tour: #549, A Private Tour to the Cities of the Golden Ring, Moscow, Moskva, Russia    view tour
Date: Apr 13/14

Sue Cundle

United Kingdom
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Tour: Moscow Jewish Heritage tour, Moscow, Moskva, Russia
Date: Mar 24/14

Daniel was a superb guide - extremely knowledgeable and patient with our endless questions. He even went to the trouble of taking us back to the train that took us to the airport, making sure we were there on time. He deserves 5 stars.

Leo Mazurek

United States
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Tour: #184, Stalin's age: Myth and Reality, Moscow, Moskva, Russia    view tour
Date: Mar 2/14

The tour with Daniel was very nice. He was very flexible with the schedule and places I wanted to go on the tour. We had lunch at a traditional Russian restaurant chain that served tasty and affordable food. Daniel was knowledgeable of every place that we went to, and could always give an educated answer to my questions. So if you're looking to see the main historical sights of Moscow, and want to go with a smart guide- choose Daniel.

Donna C.

Canada
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Tour: #549, Donna Carpenter 3 days tour of Moscow, Feb 5-7, 2014, Moscow, Moskva, Russia    view tour
Date: Feb 5/14

The tour was everything I wanted and hoped for. Daniel was a gracious and knowledgable guide, willing to accommodate my special requests. Throughout the tour, my comfort and safety was always uppermost in his mind. His tour of Moscow at night was spectacular. I would recommend this tour to any visitor who has a night free in Moscow.

John Bridle

United Kingdom
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Tour: John Bridle's Moscow tour, Moscow, Moskva, Russia
Date: Jan 3/14

Daniel is a knowledgeable, humorous and very informative guide. Not just for an excellent Kremlin tour but for his general background information on Moscow. Highly recommended

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you John,It was a pleasure meeting you.Hope to see you and your wife in Moscow again.

Brian Veazey

United States
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Tour: #13148, Play it by ear tour, Moscow, Moskva, Russia    view tour
Date: Jan 2/14

Daniel was an excellent guide. He showed us a Moscow we would have never been able to see on our own. On top of it all, he's a really nice guy! Would definitely recommend him to anyone planning a trip to Moscow who wants to experience something beyond the typical tourist trail.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Brian, I'll be happy to see you in Moscow again.

Kevin Morris

Australia
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Tour: #549, Private tour of Moscow for Kevin Morris, Moscow, Moskva, Russia    view tour
Date: Nov 25/13

My wife and I had Dan for a 2 day tour of Moscow. Dan customised our tour based on the list of attractions I wanted to see. He took us these locations and was very flexible. I added in a tour of the Moscow Metro last minute which Dan made happen. His Level of English is very good. He took us to Lunch at a Soviet style eatery which served traditional Russian food which was good. He also has an IPAD with photos that he uses to supplement the information provided during the tour. We enjoyed our time with Dan

Christine Podbielski

United States
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Tour: #13148, Play it by ear tour, Moscow, Moskva, Russia    view tour
Date: Oct 5/13

I can't say enough about Daniel. His Play it By Ear Tour included accommodating my request for an unscheduled stop at a rail agent office to buy a train ticket. After pointing out where to find my train and seat numbers, we were on our way. Before we got started though, he gave me a brief orientation of Moscow and its history, arriving with helpful maps, photos and more. I asked him many questions regarding Russian politics, literature, history...Daniel was able to answer them all.

Ruth Cousineau

United States
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Tour: 3 days tour of Moscow, Moscow, Moskva, Russia
Date: Sep 28/13

Daniel was a wonderful guide. He was timely, pleasant, helpful, and very knowledgeable. His English was excellent. We could not have navigated our way around Moscow and out to St. Sergius Monastery without him. We recommend him most highly!

William Taylor

United States
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Tour: Yasnaya Polyana tour September 10th 2013, Moscow, Moskva, Russia
Date: Sep 10/13

This was a delightful tour, one of the highlights of our trip to Russia, and well worth the cost. We are inspired to read more Tolstoy. I don't think we could have done it without Dan, and I would use him again if we were to return to the Moscow area.

Mary C.

Richmond Hill, ONTARIO, Canada
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Tour: #13148, Play it by ear tour, Moscow, Moskva, Russia    view tour
Date: Sep 4/13

Dan showed us how to get through the city using public transit. He took us to a nice and delicious restaurant near the famous convent. It was a raining day but it didn't stop Dan enthusiastic to show us around Moscow. Dan is knowledgeable about Russian history, very nice tour director. Recommend.

Martha Warner

United States
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Tour: Play it by ear tour, Moscow, Moskva, Russia
Date: Aug 23/13

We cannot say enough good things about Daniel. He was extremely knowledgable about Russian history, culture and customs. He carried an ipad loaded with pictures of pivotal events in Russian history which tied in with our touring. He was flexible, able to reschedule plans instantly to accomodate our interests. Daniel was extremely patient, waiting while we took many pictures and never hurried. He had a car available on call. An unforgettable experience - like touring with a friend. Want to go back!

Martha Warner

United States
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Tour: #11691, 4-5 hours private Moscow bicycle tour, Moscow, Moskva, Russia    view tour
Date: Aug 22/13

Another great tour by Daniel. Would do it all again very soon if we could.

Brian Peters

United States
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Tour: #549, Private City Tour of Moscow by car + visit to the Kremlin, Moscow, Moskva, Russia    view tour
Date: Aug 17/13

Very informative and friendly. Daniel was not only knowledgable about the area, but catered to our pace and was happy to assist us with just about anything. Since we didn't speak the language, he was very helpful in setting up transportation, helping us in restaurants as well as shopping. Daniel was so good that we booked him for a second day. We felt like we were touring with a friend, not just a tour guide. Daniel seemed to not only be interested in his surroundings, but also in us and our country too.

James Cross

United States
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Tour: Private tour beyond Moscow. Trinity Monastery of St.Sergius, 33 miles north of Moscow, Sergiyev Posad, Moskovskaya, Russia
Date: Jul 9/13

This was a great tour. A long day though, primarily because of the Moscow construction and traffic. Not his fault, of course, but be prepared ! It included some stops at small villages and churches and another town a bit further north. The monastery is undergoing refurbishing for their 700 year anniversary coming up next year. So most of the sight is covered up in construction drapes. Highly recommend a personal tour guide from the monastery to add to the experience. Great day out of the city.

James Cross

United States
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Tour: 3 days private tour of Moscow including a trip to Sergiev Posad, Moscow, Moskva, Russia
Date: Jul 5/13

Daniel was amazing! He was prompt, spoke good english, great personality, and very flexible with our plans. He always added little extra things to do and see. He picked great Russian restaurants for lunch. It was an all around excellent time spent with him. We could not have been more pleased. I highly recommend him for a guide to anyone, particularly if you are a bit adventurous.

Duayne King

United States
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Tour: Izmaylovo Flea Market and unusual Moscow shops, Moscow, Moskva, Russia
Date: Jun 6/13

Daniel is an excellent tour guide. Very knowledge and accommodating The Izmylovo flea market was not as big as it is on the weekends. But we had a good selection of gift to chose from. We did not go into the Izmylovo Kremlin. Fake "authentic" medieval town and environs We asked Daniel if he would guide us to the Pushkin Museum. He did so and guided us through the museum. The Schliemann Gold exhibit is not disappointing. Then he got us to the proper metro line to go back to the river port

Joan B.

Australia
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Tour: #8363, Scenic tram ride along the city's leafy boulevards., Moscow, Moskva, Russia    view tour
Date: May 28/13

Daniel was a kind considerate tour guide who was mindful of the needs of our tour group in respect of walking ability. Thank you Daniel for sharing your special tour with us we enjoyed seeing the local areas and visiting the market. You patients in getting our parcel mailed and finding a pharmacy was much appreciated. We were honoured to experience the passion you have for your city. Thank you for a wonderful day.

Felicity Segel

Australia
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Tour: Moscow Jewish Heritage tour, Moscow, Moskva, Russia
Date: May 23/13

Excellent guide. Well prepared with additional resources And material went out of his way to meet out needs. Enthusiastic and had. Good knowledge base. Easy to relate to and would highly recommend him

James Wilde

United States
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Tour: Secret Soviet bunker & the best of Moscow subway, Moscow, Moskva, Russia
Date: May 18/13

very knowledgable and extremely accommodating!

Elizabeth Hensley

United States
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Tour: Play it by ear tour, Moscow, Moskva, Russia
Date: Apr 18/13

Dan exceeded our expectations. He spent 2 days with my husband and me in Moscow. He met us at our hotel each day. He suggested a wonderful itinerary when were greeted.. Day One: We took the commuter train into a village nearby, toured a soviet style apartment, and ate a Russian lunch Day Two: We went to the shopping market, a delicious lunch,and then had a driver take us around the town for pictures & city tour. Dan was knowledgable and friendly. We left Moscow feeling like we had a new friend.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Elizabeth for such a great feedback. Hope to see you and Brandon in Moscow again!

Emma Stace

United Kingdom
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Tour: #13148, Play it by ear tour, Moscow, Moskva, Russia    view tour
Date: Feb 17/13

Hiring Daniel for the day gave me a chance to see bits of Moscow that I wouldn't have a chance to see otherwise. We covered a lot of ground and it was very informative. I also really liked the short trip to the supermarket and the guide through Russian chocolate labels - was very useful when it came to buying presents!

Lisa Suennen

United States
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Tour: 2 days private tour of Moscow, Moscow, Moskva, Russia
Date: Dec 14/12

This tour with Daniel really could not have been better. Despite bitter cold, Dan was there for us on time & in good humor & ready to show our group the best of Moscow. He was wonderfully personable & flexible & provided us great information about political context & history for everything we saw. Dan spoke perfect English, making it easy for us to get the most from the tour, and was eager to ensure we saw everything we wanted and things we didn't think to ask about. I'd hire him again in a minute.

Ilana Belmaker

Israel
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Tour: #184, Stalin's age: Myth and Reality, Moscow, Moskva, Russia    view tour
Date: Sep 23/12

Daniel is an excellent, informed tour guide. He took us to out-of-the way spots that are not usually on a tourist's itinerary and gave us a very interesting view of places relevant to Stalin's age such as the Gulag Museum, the Sculpture Park (Garden of Fallen Monuments with a statue of Stalin with his nose broken off, next to powerful sculptures of the victims of the Gulag), the KGB building with a monument to the victims of the Gulag in a neighboring square. Highly recommended.

Andrew Ciofalo

United States
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Tour: #13148, Play it by ear tour, Moscow, Moskva, Russia    view tour
Date: Aug 28/12

Daniel speaks excellent English and is thoroughly knowledgeable. He is patient and caring and will work with you to develop the best itinerary for your situation. I needed a wheelchair and he found the rental...and did a lot of the pushing. He goes the extra mile; you won't be disappointed.

Marie Adams

Canada
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Tour: #549, Marie Adams tour of Moscow on August 12-13, 2012, Moscow, Moskva, Russia    view tour
Date: Aug 12/12

Daniel is a very knowledgeable young man who seems to enjoy giving tours. He is very accommodating and tries to arrange things so everyone enjoys the tour. He is very passionate about the Gulag Museum and we are very grateful that we saw it. We learned a lot about the atrocities of that time. On the second day of the tour, he seemed a little distracted arranging for the next tour, however, he was very accommodating in arranging for transportation for us to return to our hotel.

Karl Menzel

United States
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Tour: #13148, Play it by ear tour, Moscow, Moskva, Russia    view tour
Date: Aug 11/12

Daniel was fabulous! He met my 17 year old son at the airport, accompanied him to Moscow for the day and made sure he was safely back at the airport for his connection. Daniel was easy to work with planning the tour, he had great ideas about what to do and my son enjoyed all the sites they were able to see in the time frame. I was even able to contact him from the US to confirm my son made it back to the airport. Also, my son returned with several great photos of himself in Moscow - a bonus!

Mary McArthur

LONDON, LONDON, United Kingdom
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Tour: #13148, Play it by ear tour, Moscow, Moskva, Russia    view tour
Date: Aug 10/12

Daniel was great and, incidentally, actually looks much younger than his photograph! Get it updated, Daniel! Daniel was an invaluable Guide for us. Moscow is not an easy place to navigate. Daniel knows his city through and through. He was more than happy to "Play it by Ear" so that we were able to see all the sights which were important to us. Of particular interest was the Subway Art and Daniel took us around to all the important stations with our limited time available. Thanks again, Daniel.

Sallie Singleton

Bermuda
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Tour: #549, Sallie Singleton's Moscow tour on July 30, 2012, Moscow, Moskva, Russia    view tour
Date: Jul 30/12

More stars than you have here for Daniel! He absolutely single-handledly made our trip to Russia and we wish we could have taken him to St. Petersburg as well with us. Knowledgeable, intelligent, sensitive and charming...it was a sheer joy to meet him. Highly recommend him.

Ross Maxwell

Australia
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Tour: #549, Private tour to the Golden ring cities for Ross Maxwell. Amended version., Moscow, Moskva, Russia    view tour
Date: Jul 4/12

Daniel is extremely pleasant to deal with and has good language skills. The tour was largely as organized in advance. We did think that the tour could be improved by considering other attractions in the region such as the natural features, perhaps activities such as canoeing or kayaking and exploration of farms, production of handicrafts, cooking. The hotel Volga Volga was great. Rostov Veliky also

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Ross. I'll keep that in mind.Hope to see you in Russia again.

Alexander Vescan

oakville, ON, Canada
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Tour: #549, Alex Vescan Moscow tour on June 27-July 1, 2012, Moscow, Moskva, Russia    view tour
Date: Jun 27/12

We were extremely pleased and satisfied with Daniel's guiding services. He is a very knowledgeable guide and his skills were above expectations. Although we agreed on daily plans before arriving in Moscow (we were there for 4 nights), we sat down every morning in the hotel lobby and fine tuned the daily programs to ensure they can be "executed" comfortably. Daniel was very flexible in this regard. He knows this city very well, knows how to get to the planned "attractions" in the most efficient ways.

Laural Hildebrand

United States
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Tour: #13148, Play it by ear tour, Moscow, Moskva, Russia    view tour
Date: Jun 19/12

Daniel was great! He was willing to make a last minute change in the pre-planned tour so we could take pictures at Red Square. He was very informative about the sites we visited, and was willing to share some personal information about his life in Russia.

Zelna Blignaut

South Africa
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Tour: A day in Moscow with private guide, Moscow, Moskva, Russia
Date: Jun 15/12

Daniel was waiting at the airport and after making sure that we booked in at our hotel, he made suburb suggestions for sights we could visit by ourselves during the days before our day with him. He arrived on time 2 days later and tailored the tour exactly as we wanted- in depth tour of the underground, outer Moscow, lunch at GUM and a tour of the Kremlin. We arrived in Moscow as tourists, but parted as friends! Daniel is truly excellent, very knowledgeable and I recommend him to all Moscow tourists!

Fran Konorowski

Canada
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Tour: Izmaylovo Flea Market and unusual Moscow shops, Moscow, Moskva, Russia
Date: Jun 10/12

Despite the horrible weather (rained non-stop from the time we arrived at the flea market) we had a memorable day. Daniel met us at our river boat as promised, escorted us to the Flea Market - and provided translation and "bartering" services for us. We had a delicious lunch there - and had the opportunity to chat about life in Russia. His command of the English language is very good, and his willingness to change plans as requested made this a great day. This tour was a wonderful way to end to our trip.

Susan Gerard

United States
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Tour: Susan Gerard's Moscow tour on Jun 8, 2012. A day in Moscow with private guide. Final version., Moscow, Moskva, Russia
Date: Jun 8/12

Probably the best tour guide we had had to date.!!!! Took fabulous pics and explained every place we visited in detail. As well as the places, he knew the history,politics, etc. that some of our grout was interested in !!!! Wish we could go back and take the tour again, susan gerard

Rick V.

United States
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Tour: #13148, Play it by ear tour, Moscow, Moskva, Russia    view tour
Date: May 31/12

Daniel took our many suggestions for places to see and crafted a comprehensive tour at the last minute. He encouraged us to seek out obscure museums but also made sure we saw the major sights of this very impressive city. Dan's English is excellent and he was eager to learn new words and sayings. Hiring Dan made sure we got our trip to Moscow off to a good start!

Rick V.

United States
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Tour: Bonny Price Moscow tour, Moscow, Moskva, Russia
Date: May 26/12

Dan is knowledgeable, flexible, easy to work with, considerate, and a pleasure to work with. He eased our transition into life in Moscow and was very creative in making sure we saw the sights we wanted to see. We were very impressed and highly recommend Dan to anyone seeking to hire a guide when visiting Moscow!