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Private tour guide Irina

Irina V.

Essen, antwerp, Belgium

I was born and raised in Kiev, Ukraine but for the last 25 years, I've been lived in the vicinity of Antwerp, Belgium.

Though in Ukraine I have studied foreign languages, history and art were always my two great passions. Flanders is one of the best places in the world to satisfy your thirst for everything beautiful so I went to school (again!) just to study the history of Belgium and Flanders in particular, without thinking that it may lead to something quite different than simply studying history books. And just like that, during the practical exam, I have understood that I quite like telling people of the places we see but that was not quite enough. I went back to school to study the history of art and one of the most important things for me, life and work of our greatest painter of all times, Peter Paul Rubens.

After graduation, I have started working as a guide, giving tours in English and Russian (my mother tongue) and I continue doing it still today.

The capital of Baroque - Antwerp, Gent - the source of Flemish youth and vitality, Bruges - our trip to the Middle Ages and majestic Brussels: all these cities are within reach to everybody who comes to our rather small, but charming country. And I love showing them all to our guests. But I do try not just to shower them with historical facts and events: food, funny stories, city legends and, of course, Belgian beer - I try to tell and show them all (fluent Dutch helps of course). And we must not forget shopping; it is not for nothing Antwerp is called the fashion capital of the north. I know just the places to go to!

In short, I love Belgium, I love Flanders and love sharing it with my guests.

Credentials

CVO - Antwerp school for city and museum guides

Restrictions

I prefer not to drive myself and use either public transportation (e.g. trains) or arrange for a car and a driver (e.g.taxi).

Guide Requirements for Belgium

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Private tour guide Irina

Shore Excursion to Antwerp - city of,...

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Visit the Flemish capital by private transportation

791 USD per tour

(for up to 8 people)

4 hours

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Private tour guide Irina

Shore excursion to Bruges and Ghent

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Enjoy your day discovering two real gems by private transportation

791 USD per tour

(for up to 8 people)

5 hours

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Private tour guide Irina

Antwerp - capital of Baroque, city of,...

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Falling in love with the Flemish capital - walking tour

172 USD per tour

(for up to 10 people)

3 hours

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Private tour guide Irina

Enchanting Bruges

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A trip in a time machine - walking tour

172 USD per tour

(for up to 10 people)

3 hours

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Ghent - Forever young

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What is a real ghentian - walking tour

172 USD per tour

(for up to 10 people)

3 hours

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