We had the great pleasure to be guided throughout old Riga by Jelena Demitrieva. She masters the history and heritage of Latvia and Riga as its capital. She is most forthcoming and her conduct with her audience is fantastic. Nehama & Arik
It was a big group with 30 people so it was difficult to hear her. Maybe for next time a "microphone" would be better... But she was very friendly and nice!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Rosina, thank you for feedback, next time certainly I will use microphone for group.
Merch BeckUnited States
Jelena was a wonderful guide. She picked us up at our hotel and gave us a very nice and thorough tour of Old Riga. You could tell she loves her city and spent a lot of time pointing out architectural and interesting historical information. She was patient, answered our questions and didn't mind walking us around in the cold and wind. I highly recommend her!
Paul SidikmanUnited States
Above and beyond.
Jelena went above and beyond the tour we booked with her. She is extremely knowledgeable and we are very appreciative of the time and effort she put in to portray the history of Riga and Latvia as a whole. It was thoroughly enjoyable strolling around the old city, listening to the colourful past of Riga and this knowledge greatly enhanced our enjoyment of our visit to Riga. Thank you Jelena.
Latif KhalilUnited States
Very knowledgeable and informative guide and tour.
Johannes Craffordport elizabeth, EASTERN CAPE, South Africa
Jelena was an excellent, knowledgeable and entertaining guide with whom we have become friends in a very short space of time.
Very informative and thank you Jelena for showing us Old Riga.
Jelena was a delightful young woman who obviously loves her city Riga and so she should. Even though she though her English might be difficult for us to understand, we had no problems at all. The four of us on the tour enjoyed the day tremendously and were grateful for the extra help she gave us when asked e.g. taking us to the supermarket to purchase wine for our cruise. We would recommend her to anyone wishing to ask for her services. Mary Lawson Sydney Australia
Jelena is dedicated, passionate and she goes the extra mile. We had several unplanned events like being ill equipped for polar temperatures or forgetting our credit card in the ATM... She was understanding and very helpful. And we believe that the tour is a must to get the gist of the Old City! I can only recommend her strongly.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hope You feel well after cold-cold Riga :) Today is -22C in Riga! Come back to Riga in summer! Jelena
Thanks for a very nice tour with interesting facts about Riga. We very much enjoyed it and Jelena was a very competent and nice guide.
Michael RynexUnited States
Jelena was sweet and very knowledgeable about Riga but her English was difficult for my group. We were tired and jet lagged though and enjoyed the peek at Old Town Riga!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I completely agree with Michael that the tour balled up. To say the true, I was not prepared for so tired group, I wanted to show all things included in 2.30 hour tour, but we have very limited time and all these facts make me really stressed. I will revise tour for such cases. Thank You for experience. I hope, Riga and people have made a good impression on you and your firends!
We truly enjoyed our tour of Riga with Elena. She was knowledgeable regarding her city and country it was very interesting walk excursion by "Old Lady". I would recommend Elena to other visitors to Latvia!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank You, Ildar! It was pleasure to serve You and Your friends! :)