Lorraine KlueberUnited States
Our group of 10 people ages one to 82 needed a small private tour as a large bus tour would have been very expensive and would move at a too fast pace. Edi our guide, his driver and Johanna his assistant planned our day so that we visited the sights when the many tour busses were elsewhere. In our photos we are the only people! We didn't know it was a tender port so we were late off the bus. Edi had lunch waiting for us on the bus. A super day! Thank you!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Lorraine.It was a true pleasure for me to answer to all of your questions and to provide you with insight in different historical eras of these places and nations. I am so pleased to hear that you have enjoyed your first time in Albania, hopefully beyond your expectations .. I wish you to have many more great tours and even better guides than I was. You are always welcomed. All the Best to your 10 stars family, Edi!!
Mary-Lou G.United States
"Edi" impressed me from the start with his thoughtful, articulate, gracious, & helpful response to my initial online inquiry! I knew my husband, 2 friends, & I would have a fabulous tour with him on our port call. Edi--a savvy top-rate driver/guide--shared so much with us in a short time: his in-depth knowledge of Albanian history, politics, culture; Sarande's hilltop fortress, the amazing forest with the "Blue Eye," Butrint's extensive Roman remains, & Edi's kind offerings of local snacks, water, & maps.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Professor thank you very much, it can not get sweeter than that!! I was very honored to spent that day with you and your husband and I wish all the best to both of you for being such perfect human beings above everything else!! You are welcomed.
Jane MannUnited Kingdom
Jennifer KokalariUnited States
I was pleased with the tour we received from Edvin. We had a full day personalized tour for 4 adults and 2 children. I would say the time allotment could have been better since we were starting to see ruins 30 minutes before sunset and returned to the car well after sunset. Had to use cellphone flashlights to get by. Next time I will make sure that everyone will have their own seat as it was very uncomfortable having 4 people in back of a minivan. Van meant for 7 (we had 6 adult plus driver and guide)
Lori DaniellUnited States
WOW!! What an amazing experience with Edvin!! We couldn't thank him enough for the experience we had in Albania. What a surprise to discover the many wonders of this beautiful place, from mountains, valley's, seaside and the Blue Eye. By far the BEST sunset view from our entire trip was in Albania overlooking the port and our cruise ship. Please book with Edvin, he will give you an experience in Albania you will never forget!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Lori&Michelle and of course your husbands for all your kindness and positivism. For me, it was a true privilege and true joy to meet you and to spend the day with you . This day that we spent together will also remain in my most pleasant memories. I wish to you all the best and many many more journeys to have in the future with new and exciting destinations to see!! And of course you are always welcome in Albania!!
Misty JenningsUnited States
This was a wonderful day! Edvin was a great tour guide. We learned so much about Albania from him. My son and I could not have asked for better. We loved all the places we visited. We started with the Gjirokastor Castle which is both interesting and beautiful. Next we walked through the streets a little to get to the 2 houses these were also very informative. Then the blue eye was great with a special stop before. Edvin kept my son interested the whole time which is hard with a teenager.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Misty thank you very much for your kind words, I really hope you enjoyed your day in Albania as you got to see two of the most visited towns of my country. Met is a great kid and while growing up to be a real man soon enough you shall be proud of him as he becomes an architect or whichever of his dreams he choses to follow. I just downloaded the antivirus he suggested me . Misty I also enjoyed your company , I wish you all the best and you are welcome in Albania always.
Edvin made our visit to Sarande just perfect. He arrived on time, offered us a choice of car for our tour and provided cold bottled water and a lovely pastry! We hadn't even left town and already we had a great start to the day! Edvin spoke excellent English, he was knowledgeable and informative. We really couldn't have asked for a more wonderful day. Thank you Edvin.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Bernadette thank you very much for your kind words and your review. I really enjoyed the time i spend with you and Alan and your friends cause your very positive attitude made everything easier for me. I hope you really liked your tour in Saranda and still consider the possibility to come again in here this time for a longer period of time. I shall be here to arrange everything in here for you this time as my friends. All the best to you and Alan!!
Bjorn Hove JensenDenmark
If you go to Sarande and want to explore beautiful countryside with an extremely friendly, professional and competent local guide who speaks excellent english/german/italian, don't hesitate book a tour with Edvin. He's extremely responsive, communicative, precise. First class trekking in the mountains of southern Albania combined with a visit and fantastic local dinner with his family. Great people with hospitality second to none! Next time we go to Albania, a tour with Edvin will be first on the list.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It is always a privilege for us to accompany while discovering our share of the land of the eagles such a loving family as yours Susanne , we shall always be here for you!! You are always welcome ,thank you for everything, God bless your family!!
I would give this tour ten stars if possible because Edvin gave us a wonderful day that included all of the places that we hoped to see and more. He is extremely knowledgeable about the history and culture and a joy to spend the day with. In addition to guided tours of Butrint and the Blue Eye, he took us to an ancient monastery with an interesting history and magnificent views. Thank you Edvin and thank you Tours By Locals for the great service.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Steve. Thank you very much for your positive comments. I am so glad to hear that you enjoyed the time we got to spent together.A person like you deserves all the stars that a human being can be . I wish all the best to you and also to Peter and his wonderful sister.