Here are the testimonials posted by some of our recent clients on Tripadvisor.com.
AMAZING 3 day tour with FANTASTIC guide
"The itinerary that Maria suggested was similar to a well known company but at slightly more than half the cost and it was so much more personalized. Maria was willing to make changes and alternations to the itinerary at our request and made sure all of our requests were met"
Hillary - USA (January 2016)
Awesome way to learn about Moscow
"Maria S. met our group at the hotel, took us around to the sites we had determined by email. It is worth the cost to hire her, to make the most of a limited time in Moscow. I definitively recommend her and this company to anyone visiting Moscow"
Seema - USA (February 2015)
A long snowy weekend in Moscow
"Svetlana took us on an amazing snowy tour of Moscow and it was truly an brilliant experience. We went on a day trip around the city, seeing all that Moscow had to offer. She showed us places that we wouldn't have seen if we were just using a guide book. She was also incredibly knowledgeable and was more than happy to answer our hundreds of questions about the city’s history and general questions about life in Moscow. It was like being shown around the city by a friend!
Her enthusiasm and energy was fantastic! We highly recommend her and Tours of Moscow!"
Charlie - USA (December 2014)
Moscow came alive
Maria Soboleva gave us a memorable two-day tour of Moscow. She is young, enthusiastic, and is very well-organized. She speaks English very well, and is exceptionally punctual. She has a good knowledge of Russian history and culture, as well as the sights of Moscow. She guided us to shops and restaurants based on our interests.
I give Maria Soboleva my highest recommendation, without any hesitation or qualification!
Vijay - USA (November 2014)
I had done a tour of the city of Moscow in the past..Svetlana took it to another level. Made it totally worth while. I was amazed by her knowledge of art, architecture, folklore and of course the crossover between feudal Russia, USSR and then after Perestroika. We shared our love for the arts, and the respect she showed at the churches was something rarely seen today.
Rolnugam - Venesuela (September 2014)
Svetlana made my day
"I have travelled a lot and had many guides, but never a guide as good as Svetlana. Professional, but warm, personal and friendly. Her knowledge about Moscow and Russian history, culture and life is amazing. I was full of questions and Svetlana pretty much answered them all"
Bejoerg - Norway (August 2014)
A long snowy weekend in Moscow
Maria's love of Moscow made all the difference
"Maria's informative, smart, pleasant and engaging manner made us learn so much about the history, culture, art and attitudes of Russians. It was especially interesting to travel with her to the Kremlin and its churches, the Tretyakov Museum of Russian art, and the subway stations, which were like museums themselves. Her passion for all things Russian is quite evident, and added so much to our experience"
Wendy - USA (August 2014)
Guided tour of Moscow
"Maria Soboleva, who was our tour guide, was incredible. Though we have traveled to 46 countries taking many tours, with Maria, this was the best tour we have ever taken. We got an understanding of the history, culture, politics and life in Russia amongst these incredible people"
Jean - USA (August 2014)
Guided tour of Moscow
"How did I squeeze in all the important sights of Moscow in barely one day? Simple, I had Svetlana as my guide. She was such a ray of sunshine and my idea of the perfect guide. Not only was she professional and rich with knowledge as all guides should be, most importantly for me, she was warm, friendly, personable, and laughed at my jokes"
Vivian - Singapore (July 2014)
Moscow - Private tour
We took 3 Days in Moscow with Maria & Svetlana. Both guides were prompt, friendly & knowledgeable and helped us to get the most out of Moscow during our short break. We took their preplanned tours and well arranged! Value for money, highly recommended!
Chan - Hong Kong (July 2014)
My trip to Russia
I recently had the good fortune of a trip Moscow and being an American I wasn't sure what to expect. My host was wanting to share his culture with me and hired Svetlana S. to be our guide. I have to say it was really a highlight of my life, her love of history and her country was so wonderful. She beamed as I learned so much about Russia I never expected
Jim - USA (May 2014)
Off the beaten track tour
"...My wife and I do live now as "expat" almost since 3 years in Moscow and Maria offered a completely new and very interesting view on an "almost" hidden part of Moscow, that we never visited before"
Giovanni - Italy-Russia (March 2014)
The Armoury. Expertise and Passion.
“…Svetlana’s knowledge was able to link the beautiful masterpieces to vibrant stories and historical facts. Her passion made every minute of the tour an enjoyable and lasting souvenir of the Armoury Museum. I wish that every tour guide could transmit the passion for Moscow's history to every Tourist. Thank you again Svetlana for your passionate sharing of Moscow's Uniqueness.”
Chris - Switzerland (February 2014)
Magic Moscow with Svetlana Shubina
“Svetlana's strength is her broad expertise. She is a professionally certified Moscow tour guide as well as a native Muscovite. This gives her full flexibility to customize a tour ad hoc, according to the clients’ favorites.”
Helmut - Cologne, Germany (December 2013)
Monino - aircraft museum
"My 16 years old son, which is more than average interested in aircrafts, had a dream-day at Monino aircraft museum together with Maria's "driver" who is an aviation-historican! And I enjoyed it very much to. The museum is aproxemately one hour outside Moscow and not very easy to find, so I am very glad that we hired Maria to organize it. Good value for money!"
Kristin Tangvik, Norway (October 2013)
Foodie's tour of Moscow
"Maria also really understood the food in her homeland. Whether it was a Siberian or Ukranian restaurant, she has traveled extensively in and around her country so she knew how to steer us as far as food choices off the different menus"
Peggy, Los Angeles (August 2013)
Trip to Russia
"We had great time in Russia. We contacted Maria and she send Svetlana to take us to Kremlin and Armoury Museum and also took us to Sergiev Posad and Vladimir and Sudzal . She is a wonderful guide. We had fantastic time"
Kadakshi, USA (August 2013)
Learning about Moscow
"I contacted Maria as well as several other potential private tour guides several months before our trip to Russia. I had decided that a private tour guide was worth the additional expense to enable seeing more Moscow sites and to gain knowledge of the various sites. Maria arranged a detailed program and after some changes I commited to utilize her service"
Jim and Gerry Martin, North Carolina (July 2013)
A 2-day tour to Moscow with Tour of Moscow
"We booked this 2-days tour in three weeks before coming to Moscow. Maria took into consideration all our wishes, gave some valuable recommendations and made up a schedule for us... We were very satisfied with the whole trip. Both guides were friendly and well-organized, we felt really comfortable and confident with them"
Sandrine Dubois, Paris, France (June 2013)
Bridging between the present and the past
"It was a good mixture of history explained in a balanced way with good cross-references to Euopean Epochs and Svetlana's explanations were always garnished with hints to architecture and social stati of Russian church, nobility and society of the past and the present. Should I ever need another tour guide to learn about Moscow its rich history , I'd chose Svetlana"
Dr. Diethard Solderer, Germany (March 2013)
The Tretyakov Gallery
"Knowing about the life of painters is also knowing about the historical background of the time behind them. Listening the explanation from Maria, the person who has been drawn to the painting became much more reality to me and it was so nice experience that I felt I could share the air, the space, smells, and cultures with them though I can't go there absolutely"
Ai, Japan (March 2013)
Two days in Moscow in December
"I would recommend any tour that is given by Maria and Svetlana. I just wish that we had more time to see the Moscow area with these knowledgeable guides. If we ever make it back to Moscow, I will definitely reserve their services for every day that I am in town. Moscow is too fantastic to waste time trying to see it on your own. The tours were so reasonably priced that I feel like I got my monies worth and then some"
Sheila, The U.S. (December 2012)
The value of having a really good personal guide
"Svetlana brought more than her immense knowledge of Moscow and Russia to our explorations with her - she had a deep passion for her home city and wanted to share it with us with great enthusiasm. She brought Moscow to life for us as we viewed sites old and new with the help of her eyes"
Esmine and Roy Gordon, San Francisco, California (September 2012)
Half day Tour of Central Moscow
"It was amazing how much we covered in the limited time we had available but we felt, thanks to Svetlana, we had a greater understanding of the history and culture of this incredible city.
I would definitely recommend to business visitors or leisure travellers that you take this tour, Seeing the sights is one thing but knowing the history brings it alive. Make sure you wear comfortable shoes and take your camera so as to capture some long lasting memories"
Julian, The UK (July 2012)