David BairdChristchurch, CANTERBURY, New Zealand
Philip picked me up from the airport and then I enjoyed a 6 hour tour around the centre of Sofia. He have me lots of information on the history of the country/town. We were able to tailor the sites and durations at these acoording to my interests. He then dropped me back to the airport for my onward flight.
My daughter and I visited Skopje and Thessaloniki with the tour guide Philip. Both tours were really amazing, Philip is a very nice guy, so intelligent, patient, an excellent guide, very professional, he is extremely knowledgable about all places that we have visited with him. I higly recommend him to anyone. I have already booked some guided tours in other countries and to be honest Philip was the best. He made us a great surprise, he showed us the Osogovo Monastery, an amazing place! Thanks from Brazil!
Andy AdamsArlington, VIRGINIA, United States
You will enjoy your time with Philip. He knows the sights and the history. Take advantage and engage him in conversations about the conflicts over the centuries in the Balkans. I brought my amplifier so we could hear a guide talking in front seat. He had his own demonstrating his experience and drive to do the best. Our guide from Romania brought us to the border, and Philip picked us up. This is best method to get from country to country. Philip designed and conducted a tour to our desires. YES!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Andy and Liz, traveling in Bulgaria with you was more than a job for me - I had in my car nice and smart people, very much appreciative of all that Bulgaria can offer to a traveler and I greatly enjoyed providing my services to you! Thank you for the nice comments - this means a lot to me!
Uriel MeshoulamUnited States
Philip is an extraordinary guide. He knows Bulgaria, its sites, and its history very well. His English is superb (including accent!) He is unusually kind and generous. Philip has dedicated to us as much time as we wanted, which made some of his days as long as ten hours or more. He went out of his way to show us Bulgaria, and quickly learned our interests. Philip is very personable with good sense of humor. My wife and I travel a lot, and we both agree that he is one or the best guides we've ever had.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Uriel, Traveling with you was not only work but also a pleasure - the best possible combination, and I have to say I admire your wilingness to taste Bulgarian cuisine again, to learn the relations between the different languages, and to visit some places which were somewhat less popular, but wonderful! Thank you for your great reference about my job - I am most happy when my customers are and when they turn into friends!
Lisa KuzmaUnited States
Philip is more than just a tour guide, a tour with him is like spending a day with your very good Bulgarian friend. He is extremely knowledgeable about the history, customs, culture, and geography of every region in Bulgaria. But more than that, by the end of our day together, we felt that we had made a new friend. Our tour with Philip went above and beyond anything we could have expected, and we learned so much about this beautiful country.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Lisa, I did enjoy our trip to Ruse greatly and I'm so glad that I was in a way involved in assisting you with your future Bulgarian adventure! I would like to wish you and your family every success and yes - you do have one more friend here in my country! I will remember just a single day but full of smile and nice time!! Warmest regards, Philip
TOURSBYLOCALS RESPONSE: Thank you for the wonderful feedback. Your experience with Philip highlights exactly what we strive for at ToursByLocals: to facilitate enjoyable, meaningful travel experiences between guides and travelers.