Sharon RonanUnited States
My tour was perfect. The guide was pleasant, flexible and knowledgeable. If transportation was able to be part of the tour, I would have given 5 stars. It could have been arranged at a much higher fee with a driver. I would highly recommend Tatiana to all. She speaks many languages and worked with the Olympics and now works with those organizing FIFA. She has Russian, English, Spanish and Chinese herself and can make contacts for other languages. A great experience!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, Sharon! I had a wonderful day together with you, got to know a lot of interesting about Japanese traditions and a life on the islands... :))))))) This tour usually doesn't include private transportation, but of course it's possible. Next time it's better to discuss about it beforehand. I'll be very glad to see you and your pupils in Sochi again. :))) Keep in touch! :)
outstanding! knowledgable, informative, helpful and incredibly energetic and compassionate! Highly recommend Tatiana as your local tour guide in Sochi!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Jeff, thank you so much for the kind words!!! Although an amazing time with you and children is over, it will stay in my memory forever!!! A lot of emotions, great experience, interesting challenges, a huge impulse to improve my Chinese... everything is thanks to you! I wish we could visit more places in Sochi. So just let me know when you have not such a tight schedule! Hope to see you again soon! :) Best regards to everyone! You have a wonderful team of talents! :))
Tatiana is an excellent guide and our driver was very professional as well. She is very knowledgeable and about her city and enjoyed sharing its history with us. Thank you for a perfect day.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Eleanor, thank you very much! I had a wonderful day with you too! It was very pleasant to meet you in Sochi and share some facts with you. I also got to know a lot of interesting information during our communication. You're a very nice couple! I hope to see you again one day! :)))
Marlin AdamsUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Marlin, thank you very much! It was a great pleasure for me to meet so active and positive travelers. Have a wonderful trip! Hope to see you again!!! :)
Stefanie CarliUnited Arab Emirates
It was a wonderful tour with a perfect guide. Thanks to Tatiana - we hope to come back to Sochi, to see more of this great place.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, Stefanie! It was my pleasure to spend such an amazing day with your family. It was a great adventure in search of working waterfall. :) I do hope to see you again!!!
Tatiana is a friendly and engaged guide and she really helped us searching for sights in Sochi. She organized the trip very well, connected to the bus and found a restaurant for us.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, Markus! I enjoyed to hold a tour for such a young interesting group, and it was a great experience for me. Thanks for your review and recommendations! I will definitely take them into account in the future. As for the shops, I didn't expect them to be closed so early. It happened because few days ago they started to work according to the winter time. Sorry for not getting to know about it earlier. I hope that you enjoyed your time in Sochi. I will be very happy to see you again!!! :)
We were all extremely pleased with our guide Tatiana. She is a very professional, friendly,very smiley, polite and very knowledgeable. She really exceeded my expectations and the whole group were amazed by her personality and attitude. I was lucky enough to be part of her other group (October 18th). Tatiana is definitively an asset for "Toursbylocals" and when we left Sochi, we also left a friend behind! Thanks to her and hope to have a chance to have her as a guide on a future visit to Sochi.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Linda, thank you very much for these kind words and for booking the tour! I had an amazing time with your group. Everyone of you is so positive and merry, that I even felt sad when you were going back to the shipboard and I realized that our adventure was over. You became friends for me too. A special thanks for your card! It was so nice of you. Sometimes I read it over and remember our wonderful trip. I will be very happy if you come back to visit Sochi and me. I do hope to see you again! :)))
Jack PlakotarisUnited States
We booked two tours with Tatiana while in Sochi and enjoyed both very much. Tatiana has a wonderful personality and is a pleasure to be with We hope to see her again in the future.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much, Jack! These 2 days were so wonderful in spite of the bad weather at the first day that I'm still under the impression. I really had a great time with your cheerful group. I do hope to meet you again! :))) And I wish you to have a unique and unforgettable birthday celebration every year!
Tom HolumUnited States
Tatiana was a great guide. We were won over by her friendliness and warm personality. She was a delight because not only was she happy and cheery, but she knew so much about the Olympic venues and told great sorties about her personal experience during the games. We were probably difficult clients because during the tour we often changed her plans based upon how we were feeling, but she handled it perfectly and smoothly. That's a sign of an experienced and high-quality private guide. Thanks Tatiana!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Tom, thank you very much for the kind words! That was a great trip from the seaside to the mountains together with you. You were wonderful clients, I was impressed that you were so interested in Russian culture and language. During our tour I got unique experience, and I really appreciate it.:) I wish you had more time in Sochi and I could show you other beautiful places. I do hope to see you again in Sochi or in the USA! Good luck with your Russian! Keep it up, you're good at it! My regards to John!
Zafer Ilker Y.Turkey
It was a very informational tour, including the basics and necessary useful information about the city and the region. I recommend this tour to everyone who would like to be informed about the city before discovering more. The guide is also very friendly and helpful alos flexible to cater the various information needs. Thank you for the tour for the Guide and Toursbylocals team.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Ilker, thank you very much for your kind words! I really enjoyed our tour. I had a marvellous time taking you around! You've become like a friend to me. That would be great to meet you in Sochi again! Best regards and take care! :)))
Alan GaskellUnited Kingdom
Our guide, car and driver were waiting for us as we came through immigration. Both Tatiana our guide and her driver went out of their way to give us a great tour of Sochi with many insights into local history and customs. When we did not have small change for admissions or for a drink, they paid for us! We could not have hoped for a better private tour and at a fraction of the price the cruise line would have charged. Fantastic -thanks.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Alan, thank you so much! It was a real pleasure to meet you and show you our beautiful city. That was a great day, and we were lucky with the weather that you had brought from the United Kingdom. :))) I'm also happy that we could share with you insights into local history and customs. Moreover, I've opened up new things for myself too. Do you remember the portrait in Stalin's Dacha that remained under wraps? It was really Yuri Andropov. Take care and I hope to see you again soon! :) Tatiana
Many thanks to Tanya for a wonderful day in Sochi! Our immigration permits (Tour tickets for cruise ship passengers) were perfectly organized. Tanya and her driver were already waiting for us at the terminal. Our tour program was flexible and could be adapted to weather conditions. We learned a lot about Sochi and it's surroundings, the Olympic Games, Russian culture and mentality. Our Russian lunch was fantastic, and we were even able to try the local snaps Cha-Cha. Overall: A great day with great fun!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much, Regina! I'm very happy to have met you, it was a great pleasure to hold a tour for you. That was an amazing day and wonderful experience for me that I will never forget! My congratulations on your victory in the World Cup! Your team is really worthy of being the Champions. Now I'm so excited about the World Cup coming to Russia. That's a good reason to come back to Sochi. Hope to see you again one day! You're always welcome to our warm city with smiling people! :)))