Tone Annette M. StrømNorway
We were a group of 30 persons that were guided by Olga in August. She took us on 2 hours walk around in Riga Oldtown. Olga guided with confidence and knowledge. She shared a lot of exciting stories of historic events from Riga, presenting it with a good sense of humour where applicable. If you are interested in history and architecture, you will find a valuable resource in Olga, she has the historical knowledge and the skills to convey it.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Tony, I am glad to hear from you and thank you for a great reveiw. I hope you've had nice days in Riga enjoying more sights. Your group was very interested in my information and it was pleasure to give you that tour. My best regards to you all.
Debra LundUnited States
Olga was absolutely wonderful. She loves Latvia and told us such interesting and funny (and sometimes serious) stories about the country. Olga went above and beyond to accommodate us, no matter what changes were thrown at her (ship changing the arrival time.. she knew that before we did!) she was still able to deliver exactly what we were looking for. I highly recommend her, you won't be disappointed!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Debbie, I'm glad that you liked my tour. Despite it was a longer wait for your family you all were so bright and that encouraged me to tell you more stories. I hope you enjoyed Riga's sights and tastes as well. Good luck to all of you.
Anna HaworthUnited Kingdom
Excellent introduction to the old town of Riga - good choice of sights, very interesting commentary and insights into life in Latvia
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Anna, thank you for a wonderful comment, your vivid interest in Riga and latvian history made me open my heart to your group. Best wishes to you all.
Darryn WolffSan Francisco, CA, United States
Very informative. Really enjoyed our time with Olga. If ever back in Latvia I would have her as our tour guide again.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, Darryn. It were really great two days and I was happy to show you as much as it was possible.
Barger JeutterUnited States
Our tour with Olga was excellent. She is exceptionally knowledgable .... and she sprinkled her knowledge with extraordinary stories which gave us a true flavor of Latvia.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Barger, thank you so much for the review. I`m glad you liked the town and felt the spirit of it.
Adrian WhiteUnited States
Olga was extremely knowledgeable of the local area and was more than happy to answer the many questions I had for her! She was fun and very personable! This tour made my trip! :)
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, Adrian, it was really pleasure to do this tour for you. Good luck to you.
Geraldine ScottUnited Kingdom
Olga was absolutely fantastic! Not only did she tailor the tour exactly to our requirements but she was patient, answering all of our many questions. She is extremely knowledgeable with a great sense of humour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, Geraldine, for your comment. I was glad to open for you as much of Riga as it was possible. My best regards to all your lovely group.
Olga was a real gem of a guide. She knew a lot about the history of this great seaport with a very difficult and chequered past. That information made the 2.5 hour tour very informative and exciting.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Abhijit Basu, thank you for appreciating our tour so nicely. The questions asked by your family showed such a great interest to our town and country that it was a real pleasure to answer and explain as much as I knew. My warmest regards to you all your family.
Lynn McNamaraUnited Kingdom
We all liked Olga, she was full of knowledge, I for one was amazed how she remembered everything, dates events etc! she was full of interesting little stories applicable to the things we were seeing. Thoroughly enjoyed our time with her!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks again Lynn and I`m happy that you had nice time here in Latvia. My best wishes to your friends:)
Joseph StanleyUnited States
Lloyd AppelUnited States
Olga give my family and me a great tour of Riga last week. she picked us up at the pier and did a fantastic job of showing us the sights of the city. She was very informative and pleasant. My family really enjoyed her insights and stories and frankly, just chatting with her. I highly recommend her services.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, Lloyd. Very nice to hear such warm words from you. My best regards to your family and special wishes of success to your boys.
Olga gave us a very interesting tour of old Riga and showed good knowledge of the town and its history. She was pleasant and helpfull and we can recommend her as a guide. 5 ladies from Trondheim
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Dorothy, thank you for the feedback and nice words about the tour. I hope you and your friends liked Riga - my best wishes to you all:)
Olga was great with all her details and a sense of humour that fitted our group. I can warmly recommend her!
Lydia StricklandUnited States
Olga was extremely knowledgeable and led an excellent tour of Riga. She answered many questions beyond the scope of the tour, as well.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, Lydia, for the comment, I really enjoyed introducing our town to you:) I wish you to have great impressions of all your trip:)
Eduard KlikshteynUnited States
she is very good guide, she showed us all sightseeing spots in Riga. THank you Olga
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Eduard, Thank you so much for the warm comment. It was so nice to do the tour with you. And I really enjoyed the talk with you after the tour. I wish you good luck, health and happiness in your life.
A tour made special by her interesting way of bringing the places we visited to life. The stories and her way of delivering them made for a wonderful excursion.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: "Sveiki=hello", Loraine, again and "paldies=thank you" very much for the comment. I hope your visit to the market was interesting for you and your mother. Send Rae my warmest greetings and I wish her to be healthy and the same active as I remember for many years ahead.
Suzanne MakeUnited Kingdom
Olga was superb. We all really enjoyed our tour around the old town of Riga. Not only did she tell us all about the history of the town, but she also advised us on places to eat and what else was worth seeing. She knew vast amounts about Riga's history and was not only interesting and informative but also very funny. Would DEFINITELY recommend. There were six of us and I think that for just over £10 each for a two and a half hour tour, it was extremely good value for money,
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Suzanne, my warmest greetings to you and all your group, I hope you enjoyed the days in Riga and Christmas trees... Thank you for appreciating my tour, I also enjoyed the time with the great ladies and I am sending my best regards to them.
Olga was a very good quide.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Torstein. Rather chilly weather on that day didn`t pamper you a lot, but at least that hot coffer warmed you a little:)
Nelson JoynerUnited States
My wife tripped on the cobblestone street. She suffered a deep gash above her eye. An ambulance was called. Olga was very helpful in dealing with the medical technicians. My wife and I appreciated Olga's concern and how she dealt with the situation. (Our relatives were able to continue with the tour.)
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Nelson, it`s a pity that all this happened on the first day of your stay in Riga and we couldn`t complete the tour & stories as it was planned with all of you, only for your relatives..... but I hope that they told you some of my stories that I was telling them on our way back to the hotel. I hope that Susanna will be ok soon and, please - no more falls! :) Great luck to you.
Richard BeckermanUnited States
Knowledgable and friendly. Was a good tour. Her accent made it a little difficult to understand everything she said.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Richard, Thank you for your comments and thank you also for bringing my accent up - I am working on making my speech clearer. I tackle making my accent more slight as a challenge:) To my future guests: Please feel free to ask me if I said something and you did not understand - I`m always glad to repeat or explain what I meant. I definitely want you to enjoy Riga and my tours, so nothing is impossible:) Thanks again, Richard, and good luck to you and your group.
The tour has been very instructive and enjoyable at the same time. Olga knows very well the history background and many legends.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, Laura, for the comment. I still remember our tour in the noise and music of the city festival. I wish you also great success in your tours.
Ivetta KrolUnited States
We were very lucky to have Olga B as our tour guid. She gave us very interesting tour of old Riga with the history and legends and even garlic ice-cream.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Ivetta, thank you for the comment and good words. I hope you liked Riga and your stay in Jurmala was wonderful. And thank you for a new point of view on garlic ice-cream tasting: in a take-away cup - one for the group...:) good luck to you and your family.
Evelyn SilversteinUnited States
Olga met us promptly and gave us (six people) a comprehensive walking tour of old Riga. She included the Synagogue as a special request and was friendly and very willing to answer all our questions. Her English was very good and we all enjoyed our day in Riga. I would recommend Olga to others without hesitation! Evelyn Silverstein, traveling with Oceania's ship, Nautica in June, 2012.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Evelyn, thank you for giving such a good comment on my tour. Yes I tried to do my best for your group would keep brightest emotions of your visit to Riga. Good luck to you and your mates.