Inés MarrouUnited States
Ivan was an excellent tour guide. He has great knowledge about the history of the city. He was very curteous, brought several anecdotes along the ride. We really enjoyed his tour and recommend it to anybody coming to Copenhagen!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Inés Marrou And thank you to and your lovely family for a spectacular, though extremely windy day. I am glad you enjoyed the moulded wine and "ableskiver" - appleballs .... and hope you get to make some homemade when back in peru. Best christmas wishes. Sincerely Ivan
Ivan is the most perfect guide. I learned, saw, appreciated, admired Copenhague and Denmark through his narrative and great knowledge not only of what he showed me but also on the best spots to park, stand, take pictures, etc. I had a perfect day, as I told him, and I'm very thankful for it. Perfect days are hard to come by. Jimena from Chile!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Jimena Bronfman. Thank you for your most kind words, I can only return with ***** 5 stars for you as well, it was a true joy to show your around. Sincerely Ivan
Becca KellyUnited States
Ivan was excellent! You could not ask for a better guide to Copenhagen and to give you an introduction to Danish life. His stories made the country come alive and his joy and pride for being Danish were evident. He's the type of guy who makes you feel right at home while providing all sorts of interesting facts. We would highly recommend Ivan.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Becca Kelly Thank you for the most kind words. I was a true joy to tour with you guys, I think I may have fallen a bit in love with your mum :-) I hope you enjoyed the rest of the trip just as much and found the places you were looking for. Give my best to Mum, Husband and the "In-law Kellys". SIncerely Ivan NB: you're welcome to "steal" a picture from my flickr account though I know it's not the same
Richard YearginUnited States
David VarneyUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear David Varney Thank you for the most kind words. Adapting tours Is why Private Tours are better and what I aim for, glad you enjoyed and hope you enjoyed your cruise as well. SIncerely Ivan
Susan GanadenUnited States
We were very much impressed and how our guide Mr Ivan organized our tour so we can see as many places as possible in a very short period of time. He really delivered on his promise and we were not disappointed. I fact. He went above and beyond the hours allocated to us. He took us to the off beaten tracks and showed us how the locals live which was fascinating to us . We mentioned that we love seafood and he took us to the Fishmarket where we had the best f
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Susan Ganaden Thank you for the most kind words and like wise back, it was a great fun filled day. Sincerely Ivan
Beverly PeekUnited States
Timothy A HickeyCincinnati, OHIO, United States
Ivan has a tremendous personalty and a great sense of humor. Because of those traits and his immense knowledge of Copenhagen he was a great guide. I would highly recommend him for anyone visiting Copenhagen. 5 Stars.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Timothy Hickey Thank you for the most kind words. May I return them by saying it has been a rare privilege to meet you, your lovely wife and family. I am still flappergasted by the love, respect, confidence and perfect balance with enormous space for each one to be there own self and best. All governed with the deep love from you and your wife.... You and your wife have my deepest love and respect for being who you are and for "running" the perfect all american family. Sincerely Ivan
Susan KuhnUnited States
Ivan went the extra mile for us. We only had a short period of time to see Copenhagen and he really packed our time without us feeling rushed. He picked us up a little early as his schedule cleared. We got to see a little green space the mermaid both big and small windmills the canal area and even a beer and also some of the neat things Copenhagen is dong for housing and purchasing Thanks so much Ivan
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Susan Kuhn. Thank you for the most kind words, guess this means that you checked in on time at the airport. I most certainly enjoyed as well. Sincerely Ivan
Jeffrey McElweeUnited States
Ivan was excellent in all respects! He was friendly, spot on time, thoughtful in his prep and presentation and to the needs of our group, wonderfully informed on all things 'Copenhagen' and Danish, plus he went out of his way to pick us up and drop us off. Ivan upholds the high respect I have for Guides by Locals .. we have been assisted in four other locations by your local guides and all have been very professional. Thanks to Ivan. I would highly recommend him.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Jeffrey McElwee Thank you for rhe very kind words, I hope you and the for "girls" get a fantastic stay and find some need viking and herritage stuff around. Sincerely Ivan
Fran Sadoff-LeBowUnited States
Ivan was fabulous. He was on time, very personable, flexible, knowledgeable and respectful. He gave us a wonderful overview of Copenhagen and also took us to Dragur...a small fishing village. He showed us the Jewish Museum and made arrangements for us to go to a synagogue. He was extremely accommodating and quite pesonable. I would highly reccommend having him as your guide. Additionally, he was very easy to work with during the planning stages.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Fran Sadoff-Lebow Thank you for the most kind words, you know how to make a man blush :-) You and the group made it esay to be a gracious host. Hope you enjoyed the rest of the cruise. Sincerely Ivan
Jeffrey BradfordUnited States
Good tour. Ivan did a very good job changing tour to account for both bad weather and our request to see more architecture and less tourist things. All tour guides say they can change tour based on request, but Ivan actually did it.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Jeffrey bradford. Thank you for the very nice words, I first read it as I changed weather to fit tour... i'm glad you enjoyed, it's always good to hit spot on, and in my world, that is what a private tour is all about .. Adapting to your wishes. Sincerely Ivan
Stephen AdlerCHAPPAQUA, NEW YORK, United States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Stephen Adler Glad you liked the tour Sincerely Ivan
Arlis ClarkeUnited States
He made the most of the 6 hours we and squeezed in everything. He gave us so many interesting facts about Denmark and Copenhagen that made the tour so much more interesting. We saw the changing of the guard in the perfect spot and after seeing all the sights we could, we had a taste of true Copenhagen, one of their delicious hot dogs. My mouth is still watering and I do need the recipe for the sauce that came with the meatballs. Would definitely recommend Ivan anytime for a tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Arlis, and Jim. If you promise not to tell anybody, I had a good time too, and I too enjoyed the danish hot dog, one of many danish contributions to the world. I'll make sure you get a good secret family recipe for the best REMOULADE sauce ever. Hope you're enjoying your cruise. sincerely Ivan
Ivan did a customized tour for our 2.5 hour window in Copenhagen prior to boarding our cruise ship. He had an organized approach by asking our group at the beginning if we preferred a cultural tour or a modern one. When we told him we wanted a cultural tour, it was easy for him to plot out his itinerary, thus was able to manage our timetable very well. He was also helpful and gave us advise on the most efficient means of transportation from the cruise ship to the airport upon our return.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Rebecca Anselmo Glad you enjoyed the tour, and hope hou also enjoyed your cruise. Best regards Ivan
Cora JamesUnited States
We have had such great luck with our tours by locals tours. This was no exception. Ivan gave us a wonderful experience taking us throughout Copenhagen to see all the wonderful sights. He was very knowledgeable and very fun to spend the day with. This was our 6th or 7th Tours by Local Tour and we appreciate the knowledge and kindness we have been shown by all tour guides. We will definitely use TBL whenever we can. Thank you!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Cora James Thank you for the kond words, good to hear that you have regained your strength efter a tough week off cruising. Sincerely Ivan
Lynette SmithUnited States
This tour was fantastic, Ivan showed us things that a tour bus could never do. Our highlights included the little and big mermaid, churches, a beautiful fishing village and the modern architecture that abounds in Copenhagen. Ivan is so knowledgeable and we learned so much. He was very understanding with my husband who use a walker and was able to accommodate him for the entire tour. We would highly recommend this tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Lynette Smith Thank you for the kind words, glad that you enjoyed, I hope you had sufficient energy for the rest of your quite extensive cruise. Best regards Ivan
Pamela C.United States
Our last day in Copenhagen was only 4 hours long. Ivan filled every minute with informative stories/ photo stops / and 'off-the-beaten-path' experiences.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Pam. Thank you for the kind words, and the hot dog at the gas station ... that one you didn't see comming. Glad you enjoyed and got home well. Give my best to Pat and the others, hope to see you again. SIncerely Ivan
Kathleen KendellenRohnert Park, CA, United States
Ivan is a wonderful guide and we thoroughly enjoyed the entire day thanks to his kindness and planning. He was very accommodating and scheduled the day with our interests and abilities in mind. Ivan has our highest recommendation!
Jill McClearyCypress, TX, United States
Outstanding guide. Very knowledgable of country and and sites. Flexible in his scheduling to cover important sites and customer requests. Great sense of humor. Will definately request again upon return to this fabulous city.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Jill McCleary Thank you for the kind words, It was a delight to tour with you guys, I do hope to, that we meet up again ... Sincerely Ivan
Jan FischerUnited States
Our second day with Ivan as our driver and tour guide was as interesting and meaningful as our first full day with him. It is so nice to have a guide who is personable, knows your names, even though there were six of us, speaks over and above fluent English, and learns your interests very quickly. His knowledge of history and architecture is amazing. Jan Fischer
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear jan Fischer.. Thank's for your kind words, I'm glad that I could find stuff for you guys all to enjoy. Best regards Ivan
Linda DahlUnited States
Ivan was a great guide! He took us to places we would never have found on our own! He knew the exact place and time to stand for the changing of the guard! His Mercedes even had wifi, so we were able to post Facebook photos along the way! Would highly recommend him!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Linda Dahl Thank you for your most kind words Hope the rest of your trip continued on the same path Best regards Ivan
Lawrence FeldmanUnited States
Ivan superb. Informative gracious. Witty So worth the cost. He a great asset.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Lawrence Feldman Thank you for the kind words, I'm glad you enjoyed, and hope you got "safely" back to your hotel, I was very surprised to see the amount of people participating in the Pride parade. Also hope you enjoyed your evening in Tivoli gardens Best regards Ivan
Nancy GiuffreUnited States
Although my review is past due, I simply have to state that Ivan N. was absolutely wonderful!! He was more than we could have expected. He provided nice insightful information of the area and went above and beyond to be certain we enjoyed our tour (August, 2015). He was quite jovial. I only wish he was available everywhere we plan to travel. He is, without a doubt, a 5 out 5!
Matt WilsonUnited States
Our family of five had a great day in and around Copenhagen with Ivan. His communication prior to our trip was excellent. The knowledge he has about Copenhagen and all Denmark is exceptional and the manner in which he educated us and showed us all of the sites throughout the day was fantastic and quite memorable. He even helped set up a private transfer off our cruise ship when we returned to Copenhagen 12 days later. We couldn't have chosen a better guide to show us Copenhagen. Ivan is fantastic!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Matt Wilson Thank you for your extremely kind words. I'm glad to hear that it worked out with Kjartan for your transfer and hope you got on the plane in time. SIncerely Ivan
Kalpana PrasadUnited States
Candice BauerUnited States
There are not enough characters available in this review to comment about how incredible Ivan is. He is a very safe driver, amazingly knowledge, and extremely kind and accommodating. He knows the best places to stop to get the right angles for perfect pictures, too.
George BloodworthUnited States
On June 25th we had a great Tour by Ivan. He is very knowledgeable on Copenhagen and showed us exactly what we wanted to see. His timing on the changing of the guard was right on. Ivan is sociable and cooperative which we appreciated. George
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear George Bloodworth Thank you for your kind words, hope you enjoyed the rest of your vacations just as much and got home well. Sincerely Ivan
Rodrigo PelaezUnited States
We really enjoyed our day with Ivan in Copenhagen. He's knowledgeable, friendly, funny, patient, and takes you to places you wouldn't be able to visit on your own or in a big tour. When we're back in Copenhagen we will surely tour with Ivan again. Tak.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Rodrigo Pelaez. It was amazing to tour with you and your fantastic family as well and I do certainly hope to meet you again - and also seeing all your selfies from the tour. Say hI to all, and I hope you enjoy your cruise. Kind regards Ivan
Marcial I GarciaUnited States
Great tour guide
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Marcia, you and your group was very pleasent to tour around with, I'm glad you enjoyed. Kind regards Ivan
Wow, we were very pleased to have Ivan as our guide. He is very knowledgeable and obliging. We are family of 5 adults and we booked the Grand Tour of Copenhagen for a full day stop over. Under Ivan's guidance we felt we had an understanding what is Copenhagen, the history, culture, architecture, the people. Ivan's vehicle is very comfortable and he has good manners and spoken English. Thank you for your service.
Barbara PulaskiUnited States
Little did we know the friendly, knowledgeable, thoughtful depth of commitment we were about to receive when we first spied Ivan waiting for us in the air terminal in Copenhagen. He not only showed us the things we ask for but had great suggestions like the best restaurants and coffee shops. He even arranged a white Christmas for us He was always on time and did not pressure us in any way. Our three days under his care could not have been better. Should we decide to revisit He will be the first to know.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Now I'm just blushing, thank you so much, you and your kind spirits made it possible. Sincerely Ivan
Zina GreeneUnited States
Ivan is a gem. We had a complicated itinerary which included pick-up at the airport and picking up my granddaughter (a college student) downtown. We didn't want a run of the mill tour, but wanted to know about Copenhagen today -- what's special, exciting, different and really worth seeing. He gave us what we wanted and more -- showing us unexpected gems (art, architecture, history) and giving us a good sense of the personality of Copenhagen. We all had fun.
Merlina TanUnited States
Ivan N did an excellent job in showing us Copenhagen. The beauty of private tours is it personal and speed is at our own pace. I like the fact that Ivan is very adjustable and cognizant of our needs, most specially dealing with seniors! Thank you very much, Ivan! You do your job very well!!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Merlina Tan And a great thank to you, I certainly enjoyed the tour with you. I hope you could keep up the level for the rest of your trip. SIncerely Ivan
Miriam GentryUnited States
Ivan was knowledgeable, courteous and well prepared. He was able to accommodate mobility issues/walker. Additionally, he handled unusual traffic and scheduling issues very well so that we were able to see everything we hoped for and more.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Miriam Gentry. Thank you for your kind work, it was kind of fun to have to rethink the tour adapted for a limited walker. I'm so glad we succeded, and I hopy your nieces got a little "jealous" fun out of seeing you in the cockpit of an F16 fighter. Kind regards Ivan
Mary McMahanUnited States
We had a marvelous time. Ivan was marvelous. We learned so much and feel we have a friend. We'd recommend him to anyone!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mary McMahan. Thank you ever so much for your extremely kind words, and the friendly feeling is definitely mutual Kind regards Ivan
Ivan was a fantastic tour guide, customising the tour to our needs. He's extremely knowledgeable about country's history, architecture and customs. He's very friendly, funny and extremely professional, showing us sights of Copenhagen that not every tourist would see, we didn't have to compete with other tourists for photos, Ivan new exactly where we should stand to get the best shots. He's one of our favorite guides and helped us enjoy Copenhagen to its fullest. Ivan has our highest recommendation.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Yelka Lajic. Thank you for the extremely kind words, It was indeed very pleasent touring with you and the group. SIncerely Ivan
Valerie RoweUnited States
Ivan provided such a wonderful experience for all of us, some of which have never been to Copenhagen and some that were born and raised there. Lots of fun surprises and very interesting historical stories by someone that obviously loved the city. He knew the best times to avoid lines and crowds as we made our way around the city which made things even more enjoyable. I would highly recommend Ivan as a top of the line tour guide. Valerie Rowe-California
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Valerie Rowe Thank you for the kind words, It definitely was a joy touring with you as well, I hope you got around to complete the rest of your itinerary for the rest of the stay. Kind regards Ivan
Arthur RosenblattUnited States
We toured with Ivan in Copenhagen on 7/28. We found Ivan very informative and pleasant. He is extremely enthusiastic about his country and his city, and this enthusiasm came through. He was very well informed of the history as well as the current economic, cultural, and political life of the city. The only improvement we would have liked is for his car to have had better air circulation. In the back seat, we found it somewhat stuffy and hot.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Arthur Rosenblat. Thank you for the kind words. And I have to agree, when we have the hottest day of the year, and the trunk is filled with luggage for the transfer, it is hard for the aircon to keep up, I do apologize for the inconvenience. I hope that the one of you that felt queze when we met, got better to enjoy the rest of your cruise. Kind regards Ivan
Charles T.United States
We booked him for two tours. He was prompt and his van is comfortable and up-to-date. He was excellent in showing us the sites and was very knowledgeable in giving us the history of those sites and of Copenhagen. My wife uses a wheelchair for travel because she can walk, but only very slowly. Ivan was very accommodating in this regard and got us quite close to the tourist attractions that we visited. We were both very pleased and highly recommend him for tours of Copenhagen
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Charles Thomas Thank you for your very very kind words, I hope we didn't wear you wife down entirely. Kind regards Ivan
Theresa SheffieldUnited States
Ivan was a lot of fun and very informative.. I would highly recommend him.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Theresa Sheffield Thanks for the kind words, I hope you dad is up and running again, and that you all are enjoying the rest of your cruise. Kindly Ivan
Kathleen MoonUnited States
This was one of 3 tours we took with Ivan while in Copenhagen. We would recommend him as knowledgeable and enjoyable.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Kathleen Moon. Thank you for the kind words, and thank you for letting me show you Copenhagen, it was 3 fantastic days with a fantastic group. Kind regards Ivan
Ted WakefieldUnited States
Ivan was a fabulous tour guide! He was really in touch with the community, what was going on in Copenhagen, the history, the lifestyle...all the things we were interested in. I would recommend this tour and most certainly this guide!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Ted Wakefield. Thank you, it was a pleasure touring with you and the group. I hope everybody got up an running again for the rest of your stay/trip. Sincerely Ivan
Ronald RagonaUnited States
We have been on many guided tours throughout all of Europe, and Ivan was definitely the very best. His Grand Tour was outstanding and worth every dollar. Additionally he was happy to extend himself and help us with some personal things. If you want the very best tour guide in Copenhagen choose Ivan!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Ronald Glad you liked the tour, hope your return trip to US was just as pleasent. Kind regards Ivan
Denzel LimManila, NCR, Canada
It's awesome.. we learn a lot from Ivan.. Ivan is a great Tour guide, local knowledge and most of all Ivan show us and guide us where to stand at the Royal Changing guard so that we can have a change to see up closed. Well, What I can say to fellow traveler's Book this guy and you have lot's of fun and to see places, exclusive for the tour. Good Luck and Have Fun...
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Denzel Lim Thanks for the nice response, I'm glad you enjoyed, and hope you had a good time Scandinavia hopping. Kindly Ivan
Richard PeaseUnited States
Ivan's tour was great, just the way we wanted it. His vehicle was perfect for the city tour. Great day!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks a lot, hope all your photos turned out well, and that you got the video. Kindly Ivan
Edge DeuelUnited States
Ivan was not only knowledgeable of the city of Copenhagen, but held the interest or our two grandchildren that were part of the tour party. One of the best tours we have ever had.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Edge. Thanks for a fantastic review, glad we got Rita's backpack returned to her, hope she didn't miss it too much. Give my best regards Kindly Ivan
Barbara KellyUnited States
Our group consisted of 4 children ages 1,2,3 and 4 and my husband who uses a wheelchair and 4 other adults. Ivan did a fantastic job tailoring the tour to ensure all had a good time, giving the children time to run while telling the adults all about the city, including finding us a real Danish pastry, ensuring that we got to see the changing of the guards at the palace and even seeing the king leave! We all had a memorable time and the group couldn't stop talking about what a great job Ivan did!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Barbara - thank you sooooo much ... and give my regards to all in the group, they made it so easy to please you all.