Our guide was EXCELLENT. She was friendly, full of knowledge and also spoke fluent English with clear accent. We could not believe how much we learned and experienced in just five hours. If we didn't had our guide we would have spent days figuring out what we should do. So, it is a lot cheaper to book a guide instead of getting lost in google.
My daughter and I loved our private tour of Moscow City with Julia. She was able to understand exactly what we wanted to do and see in our 5 hours with her, and guided us expertly around Red Square Lenin's tomb, St. Basel's GUM with lots of information about Russia, its history, and its culture. It was exactly what we wanted on our first day in Moscow and set us up for the remainder of our 3 day visit Thank you, Julia and Viator.
This was our third day of touring with Friendly Travel Guides, we got our monies worth on the first two and day three was the icing on the cake. Julia arrived at our hotel bang on time and we walked to the Kremlin wall to get tickets for admission to add to the Armory tickets Julia had already purchased to save us time. She explained the history and use of the buildings around the walls while we waited to join the line for Lenins tomb, then on to St.Basils which was amazing, into Gum for caviar, all the time she was pointing out things of interest throughout Red Square such as the burial place of Yuri Gagarin. A bit of a walk took us out of the square and gave us the chance to see the renovations that are taking place of old buildings before we had an included Russian lunch in an amazing restaurant that we could have spent hours in, trying things and probably putting on a few pounds!
Back to the Square by Metro and then into the Kremlin where we gazed at the wonderful architecture and marveled at the exhibits.
A long, full day full of interest and history, a lot of it off the normal tourist group map. Super.
Terry and Holly
The guide was very good
I had a very short time in Moscow and wanted to get a good overview of the city sites complemented by history, culture and food. My guide Dasha met me promptly at the hotel. She had excellent suggestions on how to maximize the time and adjust the tour to my interests. We started near Red Square and then walked through Kitai Gorod and back to Red Square to see St Basil's and the GUM up close. We then went on the Metro circle line and stopped at several stations to see the post-revolution living art. She reminded me that the Metro is classified as a museum ... for good reason. We then headed to Novodevichy monastery area where we had a Georgian hachapuri and dumpling lunch. After getting tickets to the Kremlin, we said our goodbyes. It was the best half day tour I have taken!
Julia was a delight and very knowledgable. We enjoyed her company throughout the day while getting to know the sights of Moscow. We would highly recommend! Thanks!
The tour was fantastic! Irina met us on time at our hotel and she was fluent in English. We had previously emailed her to purchase tickets to the Kremlin and the Armory. Irina was a wealth of information and she told us the history behind everything we passed. The best tour with the best guide!
Our guide met us in our hotel lobby and after meet and greet we sat down and went through the tour. Her English was very good and we got to see many different beautiful sights of Moscow and try authentic Russian cuisine at a local restaurant. The guide was excellent and I highly recommend this tour.
good tour, not enough time to do any shopping in the dept store
The tour guide was very kind and helpful.the tour itself it isnothing including just walking tour to the Kremlin but Kremlin was closed that day!Normally the tour operator have the obligatii s to have all the informations regarding the tour.So my guide made her best to replace Kremlin with something else.The tour it is very expansive for a walking tour.You have to buy all entrance tickets.Very disapointing.