Traveler Ratings of Private Tours In Lviv-Ukraine by Tour Guide Iryna T.

Iryna T.
  Lviv-Ukraine
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Lisa Huxley

United Kingdom
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Tour: #175050, Lviv in five wars., Lviv, Ukraine    view tour
Date: Dec 8/19

Iryna was a fabulous guide and went out of her way to tailor a tour for our group. She quickly understood the areas our group were interested in and developed this tour for us including arranging the necessary transport to cover all the key sites. Although the subject matter was often difficult Iryna handled it sensitively and openly giving us some real insight into the struggles of the people of Lviv and of Ukraine over both recent and not so recent history. thankyou Iryna

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you all very much for your respond. I really was very afraid of presenting this tour about the wars, more I prepared it, more difficult it was for me. Such a vast topic! Thank you for the inspiration, which you gave to me!

Lisa Huxley

United Kingdom
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Tour: #14744, Welcome to Lviv, Lviv, Ukraine    view tour
Date: Dec 7/19

Iryna was a wonderful wonderful guide - her knowledge and enthusiasm for both Lviv and Ukraine made our experience all the more positive - we really felt like we saw some of true Lviv and learnt so many things. The whole group were very positive about the tour and we would not hesitate to recommend Iryna Thankyou Iryna - we loved it all and the fire coffee is still being talked about!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: My dear Friends! I am soooo happy you liked my city and my country, Thank you for your wonderful words of appreciation and love.

Lily Faust

United States
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Tour: #15018, Everything is Illuminated in Lviv for Lily, Lviv, Ukraine    view tour
Date: Oct 31/19

Iryna was a pleasure to tour with. She created a custom tour suited to my interests, combining historical and cultural sights, was enthusiastic and knowledgeable, and truly brought Lviv to life. I highly recommend hiring her if you have the opportunity to visit Lviv.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, dear Lily! It was pleasure meeting you and talking to you! Thank you for everything! The name of the movie is “Phoenix”, 2014. I am sure, you will like it! Enjoy every moment Lviv! I wish you all the best in your life and your future career. I am sure, you will become a wonderful historian!

Lee (Лі) Kremin (Кремінь)

United States
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Tour: Interpreting and discussion, Lviv, Ukraine
Date: Oct 23/19

Iryna is highly competent and very professional. At the same time she is personable and charming. She is highly recommended.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, Lee! Enjoy your further research. I am happy I was part of it.

Lee (Лі) Kremin (Кремінь)

United States
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Tour: Footsteps of your Grandparents, Lviv, Ukraine
Date: Oct 16/19

Iryna was set a very difficult task - to find relatives out of touch for a century. She far exceeded expectations. She charmed the Archive staff. She befriended strangers on the street. She successfully dealt with gov't reps. She unabashedly talked with every and anyone who could help. In the end, she got an octogenarian to sing for us and tell us how she played with the very people we sought. Almost immediately, we were in touch with confirmed relatives from long ago. Can't say enough good things of her.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, dear Lee for your upraising words and your desire to learn Ukrainian. All your Family is amazing! I am happy to have the possibility to “touch” your roots. It was pleasure meeting you!

Barbara George

United Kingdom
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Tour: Traces of Kazimiera Smigielska in Lviv, Lviv, Ukraine
Date: Jun 18/19

In praise of Iryna: We have fallen in love with Iryna after spending 3 days in her company. She planned my personalised family history tour. We toured Lviv in her knowledgeable footsteps; were treated as VIPs at the University and Records offices, to a safari through a cemetery and a harrowing visit in a prison. She often went above and beyond; arranging seats at the opera and a table at the best restaurant. She fed us with wild strawberries, gave us recipes for bigos and pancakes. Delicious! 'Thank you!'

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, my Dear Friends for your wonderful words about me. Thank you for spending those days with me. I have also deepened my knowledge about those years, when your Mother was young and a part of the Lviv Math Circle. You may look at my profile of ToursByLocals: yesterday I added a new tour “Lviv Math Circle, broken by WW2”. You were one of my motivators to create that tour. I will be talking about your Mother there as well. You became the members of my family! Lots of love, I.

Richard B.

Oceanside, CA, United States
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Tour: #15183, Lviv with the scent of coffee and chocolate., Lviv, Ukraine    view tour
Date: Apr 25/19

There are several chocolate shops and many places selling chocolate in Lviv. The same with the coffee stores. Iryna made sure to get me to the finest spots in town. The coffee shops we saw were truly outstanding. I learned a lot about coffee Lviv style. Sampled coffee in the finest shops and enjoyed it. The tour of the chocolate world here was great. saw the finest chocolate shop in the city making it live. Coffee and chocolate are such a huge part of the city so make sure you see it right. Thanks, Iryna!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: My great pleasure! You are always welcome!

Richard B.

Oceanside, CA, United States
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Tour: #15286, Lviv and beer, Lviv, Ukraine    view tour
Date: Apr 25/19

I would never have made it to the Beer Museum without Iryna. This place does a great job of chronicling the European and Lviv beer scene. Finished up the tour with a sampling of some really good beer. I loved the Beer Theater. What a neat place. It was busy and exciting here. Drank some good draft and bottled beer they produce while watching a small orchestra perform live. Thanks, Iryna, for spending more time with me than planned to make sure that I saw everything.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: My pleasure, dear Richard! I am happy you liked it and managed to see everything. Warm regards, Iryna.

Richard B.

Oceanside, CA, United States
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Tour: #14744, "Lviv Pockets", Lviv, Ukraine    view tour
Date: Apr 25/19

Passion. Energy. Excitement. This describes the unique spots we saw in Lviv that only someone with a thorough knowledge of the city will provide for you. The first three words also describe my guide, Iryna. She made a huge difference in my appreciation for the city. Old Town is filled with a lot of nice places and sites to see. The Pockets tour will give you a deep appreciation for the humor and history of the city. There were several spots she took to me to see that were very unique. Loved it!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for all good words about me. I am very glad you liked this tour.

Richard B.

Oceanside, CA, United States
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Tour: #15182, Lviv by Night, Lviv, Ukraine    view tour
Date: Apr 24/19

I arrived into Lviv late afternoon by train. After relaxing for a few hours I went out on this tour at night. What a great start to a visit. The city is definitely different and alive at night. This is one of the best ways to experience it. Thanks, Iryna!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: You were great! To have this tour after your arrival! We were exchanging our energies! You are always welcome to Lviv!

Margaret G.

Australia
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Tour: #15018, Everything is Illuminated - Lviv style, Lviv, Ukraine    view tour
Date: Oct 5/18

Excellent guide. Very thorough and illuminating

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, dear Margaret for your words of appreceation. I am happy, that I managed to illuminate everything, what was possible to illuminate :-) Warmest regards, Iryna.

Boris Ulis

Australia
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Tour: Touch of your Childhood and much more..., Lviv, Ukraine
Date: Jul 22/18

From the moment we met her we found her to be extremely friendly and helpful and pointed out so much on the drive. The first day of our Tour was mainly on foot and she took us to many places she frequents herself and they were all outstanding. On the second day of our tour, our children started losing attention to all the history of the city, and we asked Iryna to do something to get their attention back on this important tour. She immediately did that and it got their attention and interest back.

Taliya C.

Australia
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Tour: #14744, "Lviv Pockets", Lviv, Ukraine    view tour
Date: Jul 10/18

Iryna is a passionate and exceptionally knowledgable guide. The tour of hidden pockets of Lviv gave a new and in-depth perspective on the city. Something that you're unlikely to get on a regular tour. Iryna's comprehensive understanding of history meant that you get a complete and accurate picture. Her tour also has an element of fun and quirkiness. Highly recommend Iryna and her tour.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Taliya and Gareth, thank you so much for pleasure being your guide and for your high rating of my work. I am happy, that you liked our tour. It was so nice to meet guests with Ukrainian and Polish roots from Australia in Lviv. Safe travels! Enjoy every moment of your further trip! Love, Iryna.

Aleksander S.

United States
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Tour: Traces of your Childhood, Lviv, Ukraine
Date: Jun 17/18

You were instrumental in making this wonderful experience possible. In the planning stages of this trip your intimate knowledge of the city was able to immediately locate the places of my childhood from my limited information. I could not have knocked on doors and spoken with the locals without your intimate knowledge of the appropriate customs for that situation. Your company made this experience as if I was revisiting my past with warm old friend. Thank you.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was pleasure for me to be your guide and to assist in unveiling your past. I am happy your trip was memorable and you managed to touch your Childhood. And I still see the photo of you as a child near the Opera House.. Warmest regards, Iryna.

Aleksander S.

United States
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Tour: #13321, "Streets of old Lviv", Lviv, Ukraine    view tour
Date: Jun 17/18

At first sight we were greeted as if we were old long friends that were finally reunited. Your facility with the English language was fabulous. Thank you for sharing your love of Lviv, it's interesting places and history. We could not have done better!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, dear Alek and Martha for your warm words. You ARE my old long friends, as you, Alek, were born in Lviv and left it at the time, when I was born there :-)

Peter Jenks

United Kingdom
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Tour: #14744, "Lviv Pockets", Lviv, Ukraine    view tour
Date: Aug 28/17

Iryna is a good guide , knowledgable and easy to understand , I enjoyed my time with her . Peter Jenks

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, dear Peter, I also enjoyed time, which I spent with you. How was your further trip? Was the train good?

Courtney Dziuma

Australia
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Tour: #13320, "Lviv yesterday, today and tomorrow", Lviv, Ukraine    view tour
Date: Aug 6/17

The love and passion Irene has for her town is evident and is inspiring. Irene was amazing to say the least, the tour was hands down the best we have had & we have had many (ranging from Italy, France, Switzerland, Poland etc). We would highly recommend Irene and wish all of our tours were like Irene's, with passion and love. Thank you for sharing your knowledge with us Courtney, Charles and Ricky

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: My dear Friends! Thank you for all your wonderful words about our tour and me. Believe me, for me it was not a work, but a lovely time and conversation with you. Have a nice trip further on and a safe and pleasant way home. Warmest regards, I.

Simonas Teskevicius

Lithuania
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Tour: #15182, Lviv by Night, Lviv, Ukraine    view tour
Date: Mar 3/17

Irene is a perfect guide with excellent knowledge about Lviv city. We had 2 hours evening city tour and we were amazed how much knowledge we got in such short time. Besides, Irene speaks perfect English. I would highly recommend her as a guide!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, my dear Friends, for your good words. I also enjoyed every minute of the tour with you!

David Walentik

United States
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Tour: #13320, Back to your Lemko roots in Ukraine, Lviv, Ukraine    view tour
Date: Jul 6/15

Irene is a fantastic tour guide who clearly loves her city, & is a warm friendly person. In 2 days we essentially did 4 tours "Streets of Old Lviv", "Lviv by Night", "Lviv Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow" and "Ukrainian Cuisine" tours. All were excellent. The most memorable was the Ukraine Cuisine tour---like being in your aunt's kitchen helping her prepare a terrific home cooked dinner. Old Lviv is charming both day & night. We saw many things we wouldn't have found on our own. Wonderful stay in Lviv.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much, my dear friends for your high appreceation of me being with you. For me it was fun as well to be with you and cut all those small pieces of carrots, onions and beets! Welcome back to Lviv any time!

Michael Khomsky

Russia
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Tour: #13321, "Streets of old Lviv", Lviv, Ukraine    view tour
Date: Aug 13/13

Liliya Kirchberger

Austria
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Tour: #13321, "Streets of old Lviv", Lviv, Ukraine    view tour
Date: Aug 6/13

Irene is a wonderful guide, with excellent command of foreign languages. Her friendly manners are so welcoming. She told us much history about Lviv, stories legends, traditions and tips about what to see and where to eat etc. She truly loves her city!!and this makes her tours very special, positive and interesting. We were charmed by her style and also flexibility as we were with a little baby. Her tours are interesting to all age groups. We highly recommend Irene to those who look for a guide in Lviv!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Lilia,, thanks a lot for your nice words about me. I also enjoyed our tour. You are wonderful people - so warm, knowledgable and open for the world. God Bless all your large Family! Lots of love and kisses, especially to the most patient traveller - your baby son Sasha!

Renata Greenspan

United States
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Tour: #15213, Lychakiv cemetary, Lviv, Ukraine    view tour
Date: Jul 22/13

Excellent tour. Irene is a true professional, and a very pleasant person. She was well prepared, well organized. We enjoyed all three tours she prepared for us. We were a group of 6 people and we all agreed that Irene as a tour guide was exceptional.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Renata, I enjoyed every minute working with your group. It was not a work for me, it was a real pleasure of communication and conversation! All the best to you and your lovely family! Lots of love, Irene

Renata Greenspan

United States
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Tour: #15018, The traces of your parents, Lviv, Ukraine    view tour
Date: Jul 21/13

This tour was specially prepared for us by Irene so we can trace footsteps of our parents. Irene's preparation for the tour and her knowledge of the city and it's history made this tour a very special event for us. She was a gem.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: My Dear Friends! And I would like to thank YOU for this tour! I am grateful to your parents, who were born and were studying in Lviv, otherwise, I would not have discovered such an interesting and amazing slice of history of my native city! I will always remember, that your Mother was doing her exercises, which she has learned at her Ursulian school! It is just unbelievable! That's why I love tour guiding so much: you learn from me and I learn from you! Love, hugs and kisses. Sincerely Yours, Irena.

Renata Greenspan

United States
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Tour: #13321, "Streets of old Lviv", Lviv, Ukraine    view tour
Date: Jul 21/13

Irene made us see this charming city through the eyes of people who live there now and who lived there through centuries. She made us understand how historical events shaped the character of the city. But most of all she made us appreciate the physical beauty of the city and the effort it took to bring it to present glory from the the years of occupation. Thank you.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Renata, Thank you very much for all your nice words about your trip and me being a part of it. I highly appreciate that you managed to organize this trip, bringing your Family to your roots!! God Bless all of you! Warmest regards, I.

Carol Mazur

Canada
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Tour: #13321, Private tour for Carol Mazur, Lviv, Ukraine    view tour
Date: Sep 10/12

I found Irene to be a very warm and friendly tour guide. She made me feel immediately at ease and took me around old Lviv giving me insights into its rich history through her commentary. She was very patient and allowed me to take pictures and notes on the churches and buildings we explored. I appreciated Irene's helpfulness also in finding me a driver and suggesting places to eat and to shop. She went out of her way to be helpful.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Carol, I wish you a merry Christmas and a Happy New year! I wish you many interesting trips nice people to surround you and good healthy and much money to implement all those travel plans! Lots of love from your Motherland Ukraine and me.

Katerina Alm

Germany
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Tour: #13321, "Streets of old Lviv", Lviv, Ukraine    view tour
Date: Jul 26/12

The tour with Irene was absolutely fantastic!!!! she is very passionate about Lviv, was kind and very knowledgeable. Her English was perfect, she recommended great local restaurants and warned us of the tourist traps. She even wrote an email to me the next day to answer a question about a very specific symbol we saw in a church that we wanted to know more about. I highly recommed Irene as a trusted and talented guide of Lviv!! Katerina

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Katerina, Thank you so much for your high appreciation of my just love to my city and people visiting it. Thanks a lot! I wish you good luck and more interesting and breathtaking adventures and trips. Lots of love, Irene.

Martin Kemp

United Kingdom
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Tour: #13321, "Streets of old Lviv", Lviv, Ukraine    view tour
Date: Jul 14/12

I thoroughly enjoyed my tour, Irene arranged a tour guide by the name of Halyna as she was absent that particular weekend I was visiting Lviv. Halyna was very knowledgeable and spoke excellent English, I saw some very interesting sights and learnt a lot. Highly recommended.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks a lot, dear Martin. Hope, you liked Lviv that much that one day you will be back (there still are places that you have not seen) and get more impressions. Sincerely yours, Irene.

TOURSBYLOCALS RESPONSE: Halyna is Irene's colleague - the substitution was agreed to in advance.

Martin Kemp

United Kingdom
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Tour: #15182, Lviv by Night, Lviv, Ukraine    view tour
Date: Jul 13/12

Halyna who was the tour guide in Irene's absence was excellent, punctual and knew so much about Lviv, there was never a dull moment, highly recommended.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Martin, I am baqck home from Poland. Thank you very much for your high eveluation. I am glad you liked Halyna. Warm regards, Irene.

TOURSBYLOCALS RESPONSE: Halyna is Irene's colleague - the substitution was agreed to in advance.

Heather Ellis

United States
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Tour: #13321, "Streets of old Lviv", Lviv, Ukraine    view tour
Date: Jun 18/12

Irene was absolutely wonderful. Her excitement was contagious. I am a tour guide myself, and I was very impressed with her enthusiasm and knowledge. In my experience, sometimes local guides are a bit dry and seemed to have lost their passion for their city but that was certainly not the case with Irene. She showed us some amazing things that we would have never found on our own. I cannot recommend Irene enough. Definitely book with her if you want to experience something truly special in L'viv.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Heather, thank you very much for all your wonderful words about me. You did not tell me, that you are a tour guide as well! I am very glad, that you managed to spent some time for the tour of Lviv, thought those were busy EURO 2012 days. Please, say hello to your Mom and Dad and all the best to all of you! Lots of love, Irene.

Vitaly Tetruashvily

United States
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Tour: #15018, Everything is Illuminated - Lviv style, Lviv, Ukraine    view tour
Date: Jun 3/12