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 GreenspanUnited States
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.
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.
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 KempUnited Kingdom
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.
Heather EllisUnited States
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.
Alan StalnakerUnited States
Irene gave a great tour. She was very knowledgeable and enjoyed what she was doing giving us a history of Lvov.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: thanks a lot for all your good words about me. Warm regards, Irene
Monica Aa. HansenNorway
Irene is a pleasant, knowlegdable and interesting guide. We were in a groupe of seven and we were all very, very happy with the tour. Her English is excellent and she has a warm and winning personalty that made our three hour tour truely a great experience. A wonderful introduction to Lviv.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Friends! Thank you very much for all your good words about me. I am very glad, that I was a part of your tour and managed to share my love to my city with you. Warm regards, Irene.
Alan SchorrUnited States
We are very experienced travelers and I can say with confidence that Irene is one the very best guides we have ever had. Knowledgeable, personable, prepared, interesting, and caring. In the three days we were together she was more than a guide, she became our friend. Irene loves L'viv and helped us to understand why. Thank you Irene for making our genealogy trip with our two adult sons so very memorable.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Alan, I am very glad you liked your trip and I was a bit related. I also learned a lot and am very happy that I met your lovely family. We have accomplished a lot, but still not everything. Hope, that we will have a chance to sing and play together on one of the stages in Lviv! Lots of love, Irene.