Elena was a fantastic tour guide who made the tour very informative & interesting. Great to have her walk us around & explain the history. Would recommend her to anyone who asked.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Lisa thank you very much!
Lana-Ann BradySouth Africa
Elena went out if her way to accommodate my tour request. We had an awesome afternoon strolling the tours of Vladivostok and unpacking the city's rich history right until she put me on a taxi back to my hotel. Thank you Elena. I look forward to hosting you in South Africa some day.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Lana! For your feedback and for invitation as well)) It was very nice to walk and talk with you.
This tour was very satisfactory and interesting. Elena was always quick to respond to queries in advance of our cruise and she helped us navigate the immigration requirements to leave the ship for the excursion. Her English is very good and she provided some photographs and other information on laminated pages for us to look at. Elena had a pleasant demeanour and was happy to answer all questions. She got us back to the ship at the agreed upon time. I recommend this tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Ida, thank you for your feedback! I’m happy to know that your group like my tour!
Elena is a responsible lady with excellent English, she showed us wonderful places and taking care of my child. We highly recommend her.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Soken for your kind feedback!
Joyce HaleeUnited States
Elena was a wonderful guide. She was knowledgeable, took us to places we would never have found on our own, and was a very pleasant person to spend two hours with. I highly recommend her. I also want to confirm what Elena had told me many times, but which the cruise line contradicted, which is that it is totally, completely possible to walk off the ship with just your U.S. (and probably any other) passport without being asked for a visa or for proof of a guide. I did, with no problems or questions.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Joyce for your kind feedback!)
Robin H.United States
Elena was excellent. She arrived promptly, went over our itinerary and we were off. She provided history, facts, information and answered our questions. She took us to see things that we never would have seen (or found). We would highly recommend her (and her English was excellent).
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Robin, thank you for your feedback! I appreciate it very much! Best wishes, Elena
Helen W.Adelaide, SOUTH AUSTRALIA, Australia
Elena K provided an engaging and informative walk through old Vladivostok. The damp foggy weather was forgotten as she took me to places and told me stories I would otherwise have missed altogether on my own. Her excellent English language skills and depth of knowledge appreciated greatly. Thank you.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Helen thank you for your appreciation! It`s always a pleasure to do tour for such curious travellers!
Susie DavisUnited States
My guide was very friendly, conversational, and knowledgeable about Vladivostok and Cape Tobizina. She was very patient and spoke excellent English. She even brought hot tea and chocolate on the hike and we had a little picnic at the end. I would highly recommend her.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Susie thank you very much for your feedback! I enjoyed our tour also! You are very open and friendly and it was very interesting to talk to you)
Kristopher S.Hong Kong
Elena went above and beyond what I was looking for and she was able to customize the tour to what I was looking for. She taught me a lot about the city and I could really see how much she loves this city and how much she wants to show it to people from all over the world. I got to see a lot of the city and the natural beauty of Vladivostok as well. I learned about the history of the city and I got to see the best of Russian hospitality. I hope I can come back soon!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Kris thank you very much! Your appreciation is very valuable for me!
Patrick BellotUnited States
We thank you for a great day in Vladivostok. We truly appreciated the visit you organised for us. We found both the city and your tour very informative and very enjoyable. It was our first time visiting Russia, and it did not disappoint. It will be one of the highlights of our cruise. Thank you again to you and your sister for a memorable day. Patrick and Irene
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Patrick and Irene thank you very much! I very glad you liked it!
Libby LogerwellUnited States
Elena was an excellent tour guide. She showed me many interesting spots and did a great job explaining the history. She was friendly and her English is very good. She also made several good recommendations for me for restaurants, and even made a dinner reservation for me. I recommend her most highly!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Libby!))
Roderick BurgessUnited Kingdom
We booked the city tour (walking) with additions to take in Hill Fort #7 and the Voroshilov Battery on Russky Island. Elena was most helpful in arranging what we should do, and we had a fantastic day with her - the tour over-ran because we were so interested in the Hill Fort and the Battery, but this was no problem. Her command of English, her sense of humour and her communication skills were all excellent. She arranged a local taxi (with a great driver) and we totally recommend her.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Roderick thank you very much!))
I would highly recommend Elena. She gave us a very informative tour and pointed out many out of the way places that we wouldn't have found otherwise. Her English was very good and she was very accommodating altering the tour for us as we were late coming off the ship. Thank you Elena for a great few hours.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Jillian thank you very much for your kind words!
Daehwan KimSouth Korea
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Daehwan!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Andrew thank you very mush for your rating! it was very interesting and cognitively for me to meet such keen on military history person like you!)))
I took the half day walking tour. Elena was quite informative, told us the history of the city that we were not aware of. Upon our question, she recommended us a good Russian restaurant. We tried it for dinner and it was very nice. Thank you Elena.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Kanako! It was very nice to meet your couple)
Very good tour and interesting our lovely guide was able to give us lots of interesting history and information about Vladivostok. Many thanks
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Rosemary! Your koala settled down on my bookshelf))
Matt CoomberUnited Kingdom
We really enjoyed our tour with Elena and would thoroughly recommend it to anyone visiting Vladivostok. Elena is extremely knowledgable about the city, speaks excellent English, and is very friendly and easy to talk to. A great morning all round!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Matt! It is my pleasure to recieve so high characterization from English teacher)
Elena was a wonderful guide who made our short time in Vladivostok memorable and enlightening.
Sally ColeUnited States
We had a great tour with Elena. She met us on time in hotel lobby, was very informative about the area. She also took us to places we asked to go to and helped us buy the right SIM card at the best place. Weather was terrible but that didn't seem to bother her. Her English was good, and she understood what we said.
I will recommend Elena and the Vladivostok Fortress tour if you are going to Vladivostok. She was very positive and speaks good English.