We got there right on time, but a couple arrived almost 30 minutes late. Not sure if this was the cause of the rest of the tour being rushed, but that was how it felt. We passed a lot of great sites but that was just it -- we passed by them. Only stopped at 3-4 sites to take photos for about 5 minutes.
The tour guide was satisfactory in pointing out the sights. In driving past, there was often only time to say: on the right we have x; on the left we have y. But the guide could have done more to engage with us and on the photo stops to give us a bit more information and historical detail of the buildings and location.
Nevertheless, reasonably priced for a Moscow tour and a good way to get an overview of central Moscow.
Beverley R Australia
This could have been a total disaster. The directions given for finding the tour bus were so unclear that we spent an unhappy 20 minutes running round a square full of buses trying - and failing - to find ours. It was sheer luck that we eventually found the right one, almost 10 minutes after its scheduled departure. And then we wished we hadn't found it as the guide was an unpleasant woman who seemed to hate her job, and the bus was old and battered.
This was our only disappointment with Viator, and we couldn't possibly recommend this tour to anyone.
Gualberto A Argentina
muy corto por lo que es moscu. el guia con un ingles muy limitado. aceptable pero nada mas
graeme.pattinson South Africa
Somewhat rushed as we left a little late but guide was knowledgeable and pleasant.
Rod H Australia
It was a good way to see some key locations around the city... orientate yourself. We're glad we did it. It did make exploring this very big city a little easier.
First of all, please fire that bus driver, how rude! I said to him hello in Russian, he did not answer.Then I said, Hey driver there is a woman waiting (freezing) to get on the bus (please open the door), he said in Russian " so what?". The tour guide himslef was good, this tour is a very quick orientation type of tour, very limited stops and time.
We got off the bus at the convent and had to wait for 3/4 hour before it came around again. We rang the office but no-one could speak English. It might have been helpful if we had a mobile of the tour guide.
In general the tour was very good in as much as there were few people on the bus and as such we had plenty of time to ask questions. However, the tour was 35 minutes shorter than advertised
The operator talked to the tourists on the bus via microphone and would often halfway stop a sentence to have a chat with the driver. I found it unprofessional and I got the message that she does not see us as important. So I was not too impressed
Rebecca G USA
Good way to see around Russia and economical. However, location of bus start point and travel group VERY difficult to find and we missed the tour first day after looking and asking for two hours. Limited people to ask in English. The tour guide was ok and informative but quite flat.
Jackie C United Kingdom
The tour started late and ended early and wasn't helped by a member of the party wandering off and lost to the group for 15 minutes. The bus that drove us around Moscow was travelling at speed so the guide almost had to point out all the sights in an almost hilarious rapid-fire manner. After all that we still spent 15-20 minutes idling at the Moscow State University look out point. At least there were souvenir stalls to keep us amused for a bit. All in all the tour was OK. With the speed of the bus we seemed to have covered most, if not all of what's on the itinerary. There were about 4 brief stops for photos but apart from those, don't blink or you'd miss it!
Not really worth your time. Driving around with only 2 photo shoot stops(5 min). Hop on Hop off is much better
The guide was really boring, could barely hear and understand what she was saying, reading some textbook info instead of adding personal touch to the tour. The bus was small and not comfortable. People where waiting for the guide, she was late. The tour was overbooked, so several tourists were left outside (it was raining). Worst tour. Needs a lot of improvement.
This tour was a joke. Out of the 13 advertised stops we only had 5 of them. The guide was rude and it was like a formula 1 tour through Moscow. Only 1 or 2 minutes at each stop. We had to book a new Moscow tour the next day in our hotel to see the sites. Very, very dissapointed in this tour. Avoid!
The worst tour ever, low quality of the transportation, driver was making comments to the tourist believing we don't speak Russian, The guide was absent minded, there was no good view to take pictures, city story was poorly presented. Never do this tour!
For a first time I met a person who does not care about his job. She spoke so bored! The trip is twice expensive then others that you can buy in front of Balshoy Theatre. Viator is a very helpful site, but this trip and the agency that offer it, have no place here!
Used samr tour guide as Kremlin grounds and she was whiny voiced and spoke vey poor Englis. Could not understand what she said. You should find new local supplier.