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by moncahanuska Online Now Mar 17, 2013 at 7:23 AM

Hi, we are family 3 adults and 1 child ( 3 years). Our idea is to rent a car with driver in Moscow and to go to Sergijev Posad and Suzdal for 2 days. Does somebody know any Moscow travel agencies or any company who rent car with driver for normal price?
Package cost around 500 USD for 1 person for 2 days, it is not normal:-)

Thank you very much

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    Re: rent car with driver

    by Poling Online Now Mar 17, 2013 at 7:50 AM

    well i once contacted a private service for that but eventually i went by train & bus. if you are interested you can email me.

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    by johngayton Online Now Mar 17, 2013 at 9:00 AM

    Bear in mind that Moscow is not cheap, and especially not when using USD.

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    by kris-t Online Now Mar 17, 2013 at 9:05 AM

    You are right, it's not normal but it's pretty usual price for tourists. For locals it cost about $150 one way to Suzdal (per car/day) and $220 for two ways. The problem is that a driver won't speak English...
    It probably has sense to separate Sergiev Posad and Suzdal to two trips in your case, because the combination of this directions makes it “a special order” and price will sky rocket :

    visitrussia.com/excursions/s...
    travelcentre.com.au/travel/r...

    Note: We have never used this agencies and can not say how reliable they are.

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    by kris-t Online Now Mar 17, 2013 at 9:08 AM

    You are right, it's not normal but it's pretty usual price for tourists. For locals it cost about $150 one way to Suzdal (per car/day) and $220 for two ways. The problem is that a driver won't speak English...
    It probably has sense to separate Sergiev Posad and Suzdal to two trips in your case, because the combination of this directions makes it “a special order” and price will sky rocket :

    visitrussia.com/excursions/s...
    travelcentre.com.au/travel/r...

    Note: We have never used this agencies and can not say how reliable they are.

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    by Muscovite Online Now Mar 17, 2013 at 12:05 PM

    'It probably has sense to separate Sergiev Posad and Suzdal to two trips in your case'

    Agree. In fact, in any case, unless you choose to stay overnight in Suzdal
    Concerning chauffeured car - I can look up a few phone numbers - they are the drivers I used before I switched to trains, decent folks, but I rather doubt they speak English.
    No idea what they charge, though.

    In general, the system here works like this, whether it's transportation, cooking or house help: you want to have things done well and no budget broken - you do it yourself; otherwise you can pay any price, and still it's no good.

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    by Muscovite Online Now Mar 18, 2013 at 8:57 AM

    Try this
    SERGIEV POSAD. TROICE-SERGIEVA LAVRA (time of excursion 1 hours) $ 252
    VLADIMIR - SUZDAL (time of excursion 3 hours) $ 297
    go-to.ru/en/catalog/accessor...
    I have positive experience with this company, but only for airport transfers
    Anyway, they have got an English site

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    by Muscovite Online Now Mar 18, 2013 at 8:59 AM

    And you can book a driver here
    http://www.go-to.ru/en/catalog/carrent/

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