After more than 20 years we came back to Bahrain and wanted to see the changes. Zoya showed us all the highlights as described in the programme and commented on all the various changes. She did everything to tailor the tour to our individual wishes and interests. Fully satisfied. Great.
Julio MesserUnited States
Zoya's enthusiasm and great sense of humor made our tour truly pleasurable. She also provided us with a lot of "inside" information that a tourist customarily does not get.
Stefanie CarliUnited Arab Emirates
I can only highly recommend Zoya! She showed us a lot of interesting places, which without her, we would have never discovered. We had a lot of fun also and if we will come back to Bahrain, we will surely book again with her
Liz FurnissHong Kong
Kathleen SchandlerUnited States
We had a great day with Zoya. Booking Zoya is like hanging out with your best friend all day. She was very helpful retrieving us from the cruise ship, which the port over complicates by not letting her pick up directly at the ship. Zoya is full of personality and opinions. What she may have lacked in historical explanations and stories, she makes up for in her enthusiasm to make sure you see and do exactly what you want. She is very accommodating and willing to tailor the tour to whatever you want.
Зоя интересный, знающий гид. Все покажет, все объяснит, в общем сделает все как надо. Зоя украсила наш день в Манаме. Удачная экскурсия.
James StevensUnited States
Zoya is a wonderful guide. It was a pleasure spending the day with her . She was not only very informative about Bahrain, but was also personable and a lot of fun. I highly recommend her.
John CraneCzech Republic
Zoya and her driver were lovely people. They took us where we wanted to go and even helped us to buy pistachio nuts and dates. Zoya has an interesting perspective, being Russian and living in the country for over 12 years.
Tamara MichaelUnited States
Zoya's tour ranked up at the top of all the tours taken during our journey through the Middle East. She intertwined the history of Bahrain with modern day to day life in Bahrain and a splash of humor. We loved our tour with Zoya! Exciting and interesting...
Bill GoldUnited States
It was especially interesting to have a woman guide in this corner of a he world. Zoya was fun, informative and knowlegable. We highly recommend her.
Cecile de PierreNetherlands
Zoya took us on a wonderful tour of Manama-area. She is very enthousiastic and gives a lot of information. I would recommend this tour anytime. We also learned a lot about the ancient and modern culture of Bahrain, as Zoya is more than willing to share her insights with us. We had surprising moments: visiting burial-mounds in an urban area; fortress made of fossilized coral; ordering tea from the car. And Zoya enthousiastically kicking-off her shoes and looking for a geocache on the causeway.
Sharon BeasleyColorado Springs, COLORADO, United States
Zoya was a wonderful guide, and made us feel completely at home in Bahrain. She went out of her way to make sure we saw as much as we could in the time allotted. There were 6 of us and she managed to please everyone.
Jeffrey BattenUnited States
Zoya was wonderful! I enjoyed the tour very much. I highly recommend Zoya if you are going to Bahrain. 5 stars!
Karen SternUnited States
Zoya is a wonderful guide with lots of enthusiasm, knowledge and willingness to go beyond the expected. And we had fun with her!
Don RainUnited States
Pros: Zoya added to the program a visit to Bahrain Fort and to the Saudi Causeway. Cons: Her explanations were meager and unorganized; timing-30 minute late arrival without calling us; missed Al Jasra House because arrived after closing; time given to mosque guide uncontrolled; location sequence poor; navigation to Tree of Life poor; speed, lane shifting, cell phone use made us uncomfortable.
Rachael LomasUnited Kingdom
I enjoyed a lovely day out with Zoya. She organised an itinerary which perfectly suited what I wanted to see. She was flexible with things like me wanting to spend a bit longer at some places and not much time at others. It was a great introduction to Bahrain, and very interesting getting an expat's take on the country. Thanks Zoya!
My flight was late but Zoya made sure that I did see and visit as much as I can, she is very motivated and well prepared and loves the work she is doing. I enjoyed the visit and learned many new things not always available from guide books.
Michelle EversonUnited States
A great tour during my layover, I really enjoyed it!
Johan Wilhelm (Hans) v.Netherlands
Great tour with Zoya. She and her driver showed me Manama in a very relaxed way. I got to see most of the highlights this small Island state has to offer. And they were good company to talk about Bahrain and the region. I liked it a lot. Thanks.
Andrew ChungUnited States
Was very pleased to meet Zoya in Bahrain. The tour she designed for me was exactly what a first time visitor to Bahrain would want. Loved how everything was done so promptly but still with plenty of time to enjoy every stop. Zoya was also very knowledgeable in the old traditions of Bahrain. The transportation she has provided was very comfortable with good air conditioning (very important in Bahrain). She provided me with plenty of drinking water too (Bahrain can get hot). Will hope to see her again.
Paul G.United States
I had a wonderful tour in Bahrain. Zoya is a great person and a very accommodating guide. She made every effort to make sure that I was satisfied with the tour experience. Any time I saw something I wanted to photograph, she had the driver find a good place to pull over, and she made sure that any particular interests or concerns I had were addressed, not that I really had any. This was my first private tour and it was well worth it.
German GomezUnited States
Zoya pick us up at the airport on time and took us to several sites including the fort and museum, during a 6 hour layover. Thanks!