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MoscowMania

#194 of 629 Tours in Moscow
Moscow, Russia
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About MoscowMania
MoscowMania is a team of energetic history scholars specializing in different fields: Moscow history, Soviet history, Art, Music, Literature, Archaeology, etc. Our mission is to share the history, culture, spirit of Moscow with everyone who has a profound interest and seeking to go deeper in exploring the city through a lively walk and intellectually stimulating discussion in English.
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Steve L wrote a review Oct 2019
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We were interested in 2 of Moscow Mania's tours: Zamoskvorechye and the Seven Sisters. Olga at Moscow Mania was very accommodating and arranged for us to combine them into a single tour, which was much more efficient for us both time- and cost-wise. Our tour guide (another Olga) was very professional and very knowledgeable, especially about Zamoskvorechye. She gave interesting explanations of the history of Zamoskvorechye, and took us through many “nooks and crannies” where there were interesting buildings that we would never have found on our own. She was especially knowledgeable about religion and about different styles of architecture. She was engaging, enthusiastic, and always willing to answer our questions. She also gave us several helpful recommendations for other Moscow sights that we might want to see on our own and how best to get to them. The one thing that could have been improved was the Seven Sisters portion of the tour. Olga didn’t seem to have nearly as much information about them and didn’t seem sure of what she should show/tell us. She seemed to be hoping we would be happy to just keep walking around Zamoskvorechye. We felt that she and Moscow Mania hadn’t discussed this portion of the tour enough. That's the only reason we didn't give this tour 5 stars.
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Date of experience: August 2019
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sharron l wrote a review Aug 2019
Beijing4 contributions
We did a tour with Stan, he was really knowledgable about architecture, history and culture - he gave truly perceptive insights tying together contemporary history and society that you'd never get from a regular tour or book. It was great to walk around Moscow, take in some sights and have genuine conversation rather than just a few surface details that you could get from a book. It was a rainy day and Stan dealt with it well and flexibly... Highly recommend!
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Date of experience: August 2019
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AlessandraRocco wrote a review Aug 2019
Italy2 contributions4 helpful votes
Many thanks for organising the tour with Stan, we had a great time. Stan is very knowledgeable and has shown availability to all our questions. We will recommend you guys to our friends when they come visit.
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Date of experience: May 2019
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SusanCamperdown wrote a review Jan 2019
Sydney, Australia25 contributions6 helpful votes
Thank you for our two tours. Both of our guides (Olga and Stan) were fantastic. They had a wealth of information to share, and we greatly appreciated their warmth and approachability. We thoroughly recommend them to others. The communication before the tour was also excellent.
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Date of experience: January 2019
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Willi L wrote a review Oct 2018
Basel4 contributions3 helpful votes
Olga Burtseva was our private guide for our 4-day-stay in Moscow. She was perfect. She has prepared a very interesting program as per our wishes. Insipide of the well prepared Programm she has been very flexible to follow our desires and interests of the day. She also has very well assisted my mother who had to use a while chair. Olga is very fluent in English, and has very profound knowledge about the city, the history and the life in Mosca and is very prepared to share her knowledge with the guests. She has also arranged for all our dinner reservations and all worked very well. I can highly recommend Olga. It is so much easier to travel in Moscow with a competent guide, since all the signs are in Russian language, impossible for non-Russians to read. Moscow is a very beautiful city and thanks to Olga very easy to explore.
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Date of experience: October 2018
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