Louise C.Nevada City, CA, United States
This is the second tour we took with Cristina. She is very knowledgeable about Romanian history and helped us to understand the evolution of the various ethnic influences on the culture over hundreds of years. She knows her way around Bucharest and so we were able to see many sites: the concert hall, Ceausescu's house, Romanian architecture, the huge Parliament building and old town. She was very courteous and "knows the ropes" to make sure her clients are satisfied with their experience.
Henry Clifford BaggettUnited States
Cris was extremely informative as we toured her hometown of Bucharest on the Essential Bucharest tour, and she shared her incredible knowledge of the history of her country, its tremendous challenges over the years and the life of today. Very interesting tour for sure!!!
Howard SomersCoronado, CA, United States
This was our second day with Cristina, and it was as enjoyable as the first. We were able to experience things that were unexpected, just because of Cristina's knowledge of Bucharest and her sincere desire to show off her city. She made our time there extremely enjoyable!
Kevin McQuadeUnited States
Cristina did an excellent job of showing my group the highlights of downtown Bucharest. Her historical conversations gave my group context to the places we were visiting.
Roseann FreitagUnited States
Appreciate Christina's knowledge and passion of Romanian history and city geography. Also her willingness and effort to help us learn about my daughter's early months in Calarasi. Wonderful.
Brian AskettGreely, ON, Canada
Cristina created a tour around our included pre-river cruise tour of Bucharest. As a result,we have a very good understanding of Bucharest and all of its facets. It is obvious she has a commanding knowledge of the subject matter. We also know just how much the fellow passengers missed out on.
Tracey TommasiniUnited Kingdom
Cris is amazingly knowledgeable and flexible, much more than a standard local history guide. We were researching family history in Bucharest, and Cris did a lot of research prior to our arrival, then created a personalised tour that took in both her family-related findings and additionally the history of Bucharest. Cris put a lot of extra hours in for us, both beforehand and on the day, and did it all willingly and without rushing us at all. Without her we would not have found out anywhere near as much.
Michael McCluskeyUnited States
We had a great time walking/driving around Bucharest. You will learn a lot about the history here, and you might already know more then you think. If you need a restaurant recommendation just ask Cristina and she can set that up. also ask her about other sights to see on your own.I try to use TBL in every new city that I go to, and they never let me down. They guides always know their stuff.
David RobertsUnited States
Crista was superb. She is an encyclopedia of information, from history to economics to culture to wonderful places to eat! WE highly recommend her services.
Kristi KendallUnited States
I thoroughly enjoyed my tour of Bucharest with Cris. I had wanted to tour the Palace of Parliament however, the week before my visit the government stopped tours for an unknown reason. Cris had excellent communication and let me know it was closed and came up with alternative options for our tour. We had a wonderful time walking around Bucharest and I learned so much! I highly recommend booking a tour with Cris.
Karen BayerUnited States
Cristina is a great guide. She knows Bucharest and is able to navigate the area with great ease (Bucharest traffic is a nightmare). She also knows the history and culture of her people and we would recommend her without hesitation.
Roger VorcheimerUnited States
Cristina is a lovely person who cares about giving you information about Bucharest. She arranged getting us a driver to take us from the cruise ship to Bucharest for the day who also was very nice and a safe driver. She did all that she could to take us to areas that would interest us providing lots of information. I would recommend her to anyone wanting to do this tour.
Monica Aa. HansenNorway
Cristina showed to be an extraordinary guide with deep and broad knowledge of Romanian history. We came away with a much deeper understanding of Rumanian society and how it have developed during different regimes, some visible in the capital, other's not so much. What also added positively is that Cristina herself experienced life under Ceaușescu and listening to her telling how things were left a big impression on us all. I give Cristina my warmest recommendations.
Mike MalloyUnited States
Christina gave us not only a tour of Bucharest but also gave us the emotions of the Romanian people during the past 30 eventful years. It was a good value and we recommend her highly