Paul GrandleUnited States
I booked 2 tours with Cristi during my stay in Bucharest. He is timely, knowledgeable, personable and professional. This tour was interesting for the history. Veliko Tarnovo is a charming town with a very old citadel, and the rock church was fascinating. The restaurant recommendation was excellent (your cost), and Cristi even showed me places shop where the owners were making the items themselves. If history is not your thing, choose Cristi for a different excursion as he is a great guide.
Anna Irena BudzinskiUnited States
Cristi showed up at our hostel on time. Conversations were easy. He was friendly and informative. Throughout the long day, Cristi made sure we were comfortable. Overall, Cristi was a good tour guide. In regards to the tour itself - highly recommend. Especially if you are looking to do something outside of Bucharest. It's a long day, but, you do get to see a lot.
John FalkUnited States
First time user of Tours By Locals and will use again based upon my experience on this tour. Asked Cristi to start an hour early and he did that no issue. No question I asked was unanswered and he understood what we were looking to do - for example we are not shoppers and he didn't bring us to a lot of shops. Restaurant was great that he chose and he paid his own tab - on other tours the guide expected us to pay without even asking. Nice touch. His car is comfortable as well. Thumbs up to Cristi
John CrumlishUnited States
This tour exceeded my expectations, largely thanks to my guide Cristi's eagerness, knowledge, courtesy and excellent time management. From start to finish Cristi provided fascinating historical and cultural perspectives on the sites we visited. He was fully engaged in me as his guest and welcomed my many questions. He was a wealth of knowledge! Cristi let me dictate how long we stayed at each stop - I never felt rushed, or that we were staying in one place for too long. I highly recommend Cristi!
Anthony N.United States
Great guy, knows his stuff and a pleasure to have as a guide. Enjoyed this trip and he knew the city well. Very helpful for me to see it with a guide when I was out of my element in a foreign country.
Ronald OakhamTucson, AZ, United States
Cristi was a delight to be with for our day long tour into Bulgaria. He was punctual, very personable, and his English skills are excellent. He has a great laugh enjoying our humor. His knowledge of local history and facts about the places we visited were excellent. He was very open to adjusting the tour to what we wanted to do.