Jan Rune Yanni VikanNorway
Yuri was very flexible on how to put together itineary and was helpful to arrange a longer horse ride than included and showed us an open air museum, introduced us to local home made foods a.s.o. We ended up driving quite a lot because of this - but was well worth it.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you both! I'm very glad you enjoyed it :)
Mark MarkovichUnited States
The Cossacks Outpost was a great experience, and I highly recommend it. First, Yuri is a great guy. He's also well educated, fluent in English, and he lived through the turbulent times from the from the end of the USSR through today. Yuri tailored our tour specifically according to our requests. The highlight his small ranch near Yahotyn, for a slice of Ukrainian village life. Our day included home cooking and horseback riding. Yuri also took us to many unique sights Southeast of Kiev. Unforgettable!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, Mark! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and your family!
I have really enjoyed the Cossack Outpost tour. Yuri and his family have been remarkable hosts and I have been very pleased with the genuine traditional foods, warm hospitality, friendly company, comprehensive service and comfortable car trips to interesting places. This was the perfect introduction to Ukraine. I will come back any time I am in Ukraine. I was lucky to find them.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Appreciate you response, Daniel. We will be looking forward to see you again.
Thomas LevitanUnited States
The beyond Kiev tour with Yuri was excellent. Good information and translations, ability to customize and interesting conversation. Highly recommended.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Thomas!
Kathy LesleyUnited States
Yuri's help was invaluable in connecting us with people in a village outside Kiev that my family came from, and where we didn't know anyone. His knowledge of the area and of the Ukrainian language was very helpful as we traced our roots and met the local people, who were friendly and accommodating. He made a point of meeting us beforehand to help arrange the trip. We thoroughly enjoyed our tour with Yuri.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I'm happy it all worked out well for you. THANKS!
Susan MinorUnited States
Yuri, through his diligence and concern, helped my sister and I find links to our past. He talked to elderly people and through them found an obscure cemetery where we found graves of relatives. The tour went to all the places we wanted to see in a very comfortable van. He was very knowledgeable about the places we visited and provided local information that would not be included on a regular tour. I would highly recommend him to future travelers.