Traveler Reviews of Private Tours in Warsaw-Poland by Tour Guide Monika K. (Guide #1377)


Jeffery Alexander

United States
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Tour: #10768, Jewish Warsaw, Warsaw, Poland    view tour
Date: Jul 2/18

Fantastic. Nice. Funny. Knowledgeable. Couldn't recommend higher. A delight, a joy and a fantastic tour guide

Fazleabbas Daudjee

Canada
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Tour: #10772, City tour of Warsaw Highlights of Warsaw., Warsaw, Poland    view tour
Date: Jun 30/18

Punctual. Great Transportation. Knowledge of history.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much. It was great to spend time with you!

Boris Royzen

United States
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Tour: #10772, City tour of Warsaw Highlights of Warsaw., Warsaw, Poland    view tour
Date: Apr 7/18

Monika was great! She promptly met us in the airport, was able to quickly find us a place to have breakfast since we landed at 8 am and have been up since 2 am. We had a fairly large group (9 people including kids ages 10-14) and she was able to keep everyone engaged. Her wealth of knowledge was incredible she was able to answer any question that we had regardless of the topic. I would highly recommend her to anyone looking for a tour of Warsaw or Jewish Warsaw tours.

Mark Baron

United States
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Tour: Auschwitz -Birkenau, Warsaw, Poland
Date: Oct 10/17

Monika is both knowledgeable and passionate about Polish history and about the horrors of Auschwitz and Birkenau. Only by visiting the death camps can one attempt to grasp the horrors perpetrated by the German Nazis on the European Jews.

Mitch Brown

United States
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Tour: Tour for Mitch Brown, Warsaw, Poland
Date: Oct 2/17

My friends and I feel so blessed to have been matched up with Monica K in Warsaw. We planned to come to Warsaw for months and realized we needed a guide a few weeks before the trip. Tours by locals connected us and Monika provided us an outstanding 3 day tour of Warsaw. She is extremely knowledgeable, and shares real life stories of peoples lives that provided us an extra level of understanding life in Warsaw. Without question, Monika is a local expert with passion and love for Warsaw and her clients.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello! It is so nice to read your feedback. It was our pleasure to meet you and spend time together. Touring was real fun. Thank you for all the kind words. It was Great to show you around my Town. Huge hugs from me and Tomek!!!

Steve Levinson

United States
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Tour: Tour for Steve Levinson, Warsaw, Poland
Date: Jul 21/17

If I could have given Monika 10 stars I would have. From the time her and her partner picked me up at the airport till the time she dropped me off at dawn it was an outstanding experience. Her deep knowledge of not only the places we went but other parts of her country and its rich history were staggering. Her scheduling was perfect and I was able to cover everything I wanted to see in a very short time . Even her choice of lunch stops left nothing to chance ! Guide for Poland PICK MONIKA NO DOUBT

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for an amazing Feedback. It was also Great time for us. It is always a pleasure to guide Guests like you. Thank you for all Great discussions. For all jokes and laughter. If you ever come back to Poland we will be happy to meet you again. All the Best. Monika and Tomek.

Curt Steele

United States
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Tour: Tour for Curt Steele, Warsaw, Poland
Date: Jun 15/17

Monika is, and was for us, a superb guide! She was very responsive to our interests and needs. We are not Jewish, but Monika's knowledge of Jewish language and tradition is remarkable and very much informed our understanding of World War II and the Holocaust, which we had studied in depth and which were the main objectives of our tour. Tomasz, Monika's colleague, is an excellent driver whose skill and welcoming personality made our tour so much more efficient and meaningful.

William Rogers

United States
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Tour: Treblinka Extermination Camp Private Tour, Warsaw, Poland
Date: Feb 1/17

Extremely knowledgeable and capable guide for the Treblinka tour. She was very experienced, arrived out our hotel on time and used a professional driver so she could devote her attention completely to us. We recommend her highly!

Sue Menkes

United States
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Tour: Private Tour for Sue Menkes, Warsaw, Poland
Date: Aug 1/16

Highly recommend!! Extraordinary Monika (&driver Thomas)one of the best tour guides we have ever had in our travels to 53 countries! A wealth of knowledge, Monika told us facts and stories in an interesting way & in impeccable English, keeping us captivated for 3 touring days,including Warsaw Jewish Heritage Tour and Kazimierz Dolny. She was flexible & responsive to our every need, included extra time at no added cost. Car is new immaculate Mercades van w/WIFI,water. Train/airport transfers were included

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Sue. Thank you so much for all your kind words. It is so good to know that I meet your expectations. That all the Tour was what you wanted it to be. And it was our pleasure to work with you and your Friends. It was also Great time for us. Thank you far the time we spent together. All the Best to The Four of You. Best regards Monika

Lynn Stafford

United States
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Tour: #10772, City tour of Warsaw Highlights of Warsaw., Warsaw, Poland    view tour
Date: Jun 30/16

Monika was enthusiastic and flexible. Her English is excellent and we highly recommend her. Lynn and Bert Stafford

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hallo Thank you so much for your Great feedback. Best regards Monika

Jill Bauer

Fernandina Beach, FL, United States
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Tour: #10772, City tour of Warsaw Highlights of Warsaw., Warsaw, Poland    view tour
Date: Apr 30/16

If you have only one day in Warsaw, Monika makes it all worthwhile. Her detailed knowledge of history brings to life all of the different faces of the people of Warsaw. This tour was a great combination of walking and private transport. Her recommendation for lunch was also great local cuisine that was both quick and affordable. Monika has excellent English skills and was able to quickly determine our priorities for the tour. Thank you!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello! Thank you for your feedback. It was a Great day for me and I am happy I met your expectations and you enjoyed the Tour. My Best regards!

Lawrence Scanlan

United States
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Tour: Tour for Lawrence Scanlan, Warsaw, Poland
Date: Apr 9/16

Monika was great! We toured Krakow, Poland for two days. Her extensive knowledge and enthusiasm made the trip wonderful. She was also flexible and sensitive to our needs. In addition, previous to our Krakow tour, we had Monika assist us with our genealogy agenda over a previous two day period. So for four days, Monika provided us a wonderful experience. Her mini-bus was a pleasure to be driven in. Would highly recommend Monika!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello! It is so nice to hear all this complements. Thank you for your appreciation. Hope to hear from you and see you again. Have a Great time in Krakow and save flight back home!!!!! Regards from both of us. Monika and Tomasz

Lawrence Scanlan

United States
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Tour: #13612, Genealogy - back to roots tour., Warsaw, Poland    view tour
Date: Apr 8/16

Rating would be top notch, 5 out of 5 stars. Knows her stuff and accommodating to individual needs!! Great service and very knowledgeable about Poland. Highly recommend. We had her the last four days. Would hire her again!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello! It is only couple of hours since I left you in Krakow and already miss you. Time spent together was amazing. Fact that we found you Relatives in Dzialyn- made this trip very special to me. All the jokes we made - we are just still driving back home and talk about them. Best regards from Tomasz (memeber of the Very Special Club) and me - hope to see you again!

Lawrence Scanlan

United States
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Tour: #13612, Genealogy - back to roots tour., Warsaw, Poland    view tour
Date: Apr 7/16

Rating would be top notch, 5 out of 5 stars. Knows her stuff and accommodating to individual needs!! Great service and very knowledgeable about Poland. Highly recommend. We had her the last four days. Would hire her again!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello! It is only couple of hours since I left you in Krakow and already miss you. Time spent together was amazing. Fact that we found you Relatives in Dzialyn- made this trip very special to me. All the jokes we made - we are just still driving back home and talk about them. Best regards from Tomasz (memeber of the Very Special Club) and me - hope to see you again!

David Hampshire

United Kingdom
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Tour: #10772, City tour of Warsaw Highlights of Warsaw., Warsaw, Poland    view tour
Date: Jan 11/16

Monika is efficient, well organised, a good communicator with excellent English, very knowledgeable and, above all, very passionate about her city, it's history and culture. We had a day to see Warsaw and we rate it as a day very well spent. We have no hesitation in recommending her.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello! How was jour journey back home? Thank you so much for such Great feedback. It was a Great day for me as well. Absolutely lovely experience. Hope to see you again if you decide to visit Poland again. Would be happy to Guide you not only in Warsaw but at any other city in Poland. All the Best Mońika

Han Chang

Malaysia
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Tour: #10772, City tour of Warsaw Highlights of Warsaw., Warsaw, Poland    view tour
Date: Dec 4/15

We had a whole minibus just for the four of us. Good driver, relaxing tour, excellent experience with Monika.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello! Thank you very much for your feedback. It was very nice day and great pleasure to meet you. Have a great stay in Berlin and lots of fun at Christmas Markets! Best regards Monika

Richard Palmer

United Kingdom
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Tour: #10772, City tour of Warsaw Highlights of Warsaw., Warsaw, Poland    view tour
Date: Sep 10/15

Monika was very pleasant, knowledgeable and enthusiastic and adapted our tour to suit our interests very well. Highly recommended.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Richard. Thank you very much for your feedback. It was my pleasure to spend the time with you and your wife. Best regards Monika

Joe Eisenberg

United Kingdom
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Tour: Tour for Joe Eisenberg, Warsaw, Poland
Date: May 22/15

Monika is a very professional guide, very knowledgeable and accommodating. She made my visit to Poland informative and up to my expectations. She certainly deserves a 10 by my judgement.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello! It is so nice to hear from you! Thank you for your kind words. It was my pleasure to spend this few days with you. Whnever you come back to Warsaw - Please do not hesitate to contact me. Would be happy to Guide you more. My best regards! Monika

Jaffa Singer

Israel
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Tour: Tour for Jaffa, Warsaw, Poland
Date: Dec 31/14

Monika is not a guide, she is a friend. Apart from being a great guide with a brilliant English and a great knowledge about Polish and Jewish histoty, she is a person who wants to do the utmost for her clients. She is creative, full of energy, all the time thinks of something more that might be interesting for her tourists. She is in love with her hometown Warsaw and talks and describe it as one who is deeply in love. Not only that she took us allover the town, all her culinary recommendations were great.

Carolyn Savikas

United States
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Tour: Tour for C. Savikas, Warsaw, Poland
Date: Jul 27/14

We visited Poland and engaged Monika to try and locate relatives of our grandfather who emigrated in 1919. With only a 20 year old address, Monika found a priest who knew our family. They lived in the middle of a field but she and her driver, Martin, got us there even when the directions were literally "turn right at the corn then left at the wheat!" We would have never found them without her help. She is professional, efficient and added many little extras to make our trip one to remember

Mary Neely

United Arab Emirates
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Tour: #13498, Kazimierz Dolny, Warsaw, Poland    view tour
Date: Jul 11/14

An excellent tour! Monika is enthusiastic, very knowledgeable and most pleasant. Something special we noticed about Monika's tour was the depth and breadth of her historical knowledge - she is able to speak of Renaissance events to recent history in a seamless fashion. We also appreciated the comfort of the van we were driven in, and the safe courteous skills of our driver, who was excellent! This was a very high quality tour, and when we return to Warsaw, we'll be asking for Monika!

Charles Rose

United States
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Tour: Tour for Charles Rose, Warsaw, Poland
Date: Jul 9/14

I selected Monika because her profile said she could speak Hebrew. Even though we don't , I thought it would assure an excellent Jewish tour of Warsaw. I was right. Her knowledge, delivery, enthusiasm were exactly what we wanted. There wasn't a part of The Warsaw Jewish hi story we didn't see. Her first day tour of the other parts of Warsaw was great also. I would recommend Monika to any of my friends. Charles R from Voorhees NJ and Boynton Beach Fl

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Charles Thank you very much for all this kind words. It was a great time I spent with you. Wish you nice stay in Europe - have a great cruise! If you ever come back to Poland I would be happy to meet again. Todah Raba ve Lehitraot!!!! My best regards! Monika

Bart Schroe

Netherlands
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Tour: Tour for Bart Schore, Warsaw, Poland
Date: Jun 2/14

Excellent and very interesting tour. Monika is very qualified. At the Wolfsschanze another very qualified guide takes over.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for you feedback! I have had a lot of fun in Wolfsschanze. Also it was realy nice to see your interest while touring Auschwitz - Birkenau. If you ever come back to Poland - feel free to get in touch with me. It would pleasure to guide you. Monika

Judith Looney

United States
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Tour: #13612, Genealogy – back to roots tour., Warsaw, Poland    view tour
Date: Jul 31/13

We would really like to give Monika an 11 on a scale of 10. She went above and beyond on our Back to Roots tour. Not only did she help us find our grandfather's birth records in the State archives, she helped us find the granddaughter of our grandfather's sister in a tiny village. We were thrilled! Monika is a wonderful source of information. If you need help with searching your ancestry, try to hire her. You will not be disappointed!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Judith It was a great pleasure to work with you. Visit to Koziebrody was amazing. And I am so happy that we have managed to achive so much! Thank you so much for the amazing day we have had together and for all your kind words.

Elinor G.

United States
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Tour: Tour for Elinor Gollay, Warsaw, Poland
Date: Jul 10/13

Monika had to cancel at the last minute due to her son and father being in an auto accident but she found fabulous substitutes: Marek J took us around Warsaw and then to Sierpc to track down my family roots. Then he came with us to Krakow and showed us around there. He was wonderful: excellent English, very knowledgeable, and just a wonderful person. Anna B in Krakow was also wonderful. She accompanied us to Auschwitz. Monika checked in periodically to make sure all was going well.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Elinor. Thank you so much for your words of appreciation for Marek and Ania. I know them and was sure they will provide a very professional service. Thank you as well for your understanding. All the best!

TOURSBYLOCALS RESPONSE: In the unusual case where a guide can't personally deliver a tour, the traveler is notified in advance and given the opportunity to cancel or accept the substitute.

Jeff Bogdan

United States
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Tour: #10772, City tour of Warsaw Highlights of Warsaw., Warsaw, Poland    view tour
Date: Mar 23/13

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Jeff thank you for the rating. It was my pleasure to guide you and your family. Hope that the rest of the journey was as well good. Please pass my best regards to your Mother, Wife and Sons!

Jeff Bogdan

United States
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Tour: Airpot transfer, Warsaw, Poland
Date: Mar 22/13

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Jeff!

Pam Kermisch

United States
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Tour: Extention to the tour 50873, Warsaw, Poland
Date: Oct 13/12

It's hard to express how phenomenal Monika was. She took my parents on a personalized tour of Jewish Warsaw, Treblinka and a shtetl and they said it was mind blowing. My dad's quote was that he has learned about the Holocaust his entire life and he learned more in the hours with Monika than he had ever learned. She brought to life personal stories and details and married the statistics and the emotion. My parents then joined a high end tour company and they said Monika was significantly better.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Pam it was a great pleasure to guide your Parents. Thank you so much for all your kind words. Hope to see you in Warsaw.

Pam Kermisch

United States
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Tour: Tour for Pam Kermish, Warsaw, Poland
Date: Oct 12/12

It's hard to express how phenomenal Monika was. She took my parents on a personalized tour of Jewish Warsaw, Treblinka and a shtetl and they said it was mind blowing. My dad's quote was that he has learned about the Holocaust his entire life and he learned more in the hours with Monika than he had ever learned. She brought to life personal stories and details and married the statistics and the emotion. My parents then joined a high end tour company and they said Monika was significantly better.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Pam Thank you so much for your kind words. It was a pleasure to spend two days with your Parents. I had a great time myself and I am so happy I have met expectations as per the tour. Please pass my best regards to your Parents. And I hope one day we will meet in Warsaw. You are very much welcomed!

Stewart Pearl

United States
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Tour: Tour for Stewart Pearl, Warsaw, Poland
Date: Sep 6/12

My time in Warsaw could not have been better, thanks to Monika! What amazed me most was her encyclopedic knowledge of Warsaw and, more importantly, the depth of her feelings -- her pride and enthusiasm about the way in which the city was rebuilt following WWII and her compassion for the victims of the German occupation, the Ghetto Uprising and the Warsaw Uprising -- even after having given so many tours. Please do yourself a favor and book a tour with Monika: you'll be glad you did!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Stewart Thank you so much for all this amazing words you wrote. I am happy that I met your expectations as per the tour. It was real pleasure to show you my City as well as to share the time with you. I hope one day we can meet together so that there will be a chance to talk more and than I will be able to show you more amazing places in my town. Best regards and all the best for the New Year - Shana Tova!

Fred Petersen

United States
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Tour: The Best of Warsaw and Jewish Heritage Tour, Warsaw, Poland
Date: Sep 5/12

Monika was an extremely good guide. She was knowledgable, dependable and spoke excellent English. She was also very pleasnt to be with. I would highly recommend her.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Fred, thank you so much for all the complements. It was real pleasure to work with you. I've had a real good time and a lot of fun. I love your jokes! I hope rest of the tour will be an excellent experience. All the best!

Luis Barrenechea

United States
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Tour: Euro 2012 hotel reservation in Gdansk Hotel Orbis Posejdon, Gdansk, Poland
Date: Jun 9/12

Monika is awesome

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Muchas Gracias!!!! It was amazing experience also for me. All the best and hope to see you in Poland!

Luis Barrenechea

United States
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Tour: EURO 2012, Gdansk, Poland
Date: Jun 9/12

Monika is really good, one of the best trips ever

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much. This trip was real pleasure. I have had lots of fun and enjoyed it very much. We have visited more places than an average person in Poland visits in 30/40 years - enough to say - we have made around 4000 km crossing Poland. And what is most important - SPAIN WON:-)Thank you so very much for this wonderful days we spent together!

John Dye

Burlingame, CA, United States
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Tour: Tour for Andrea Degraff, Warsaw, Poland
Date: May 29/12

As a travel agent, I am always interested in establishing relationships with outstanding guides. Monika is one of those special people! She is very personable, understanding of limitations, and so knowledgeable. We learned so much about both Jewish and general history on our full day tour. The 5 of us thoroughly were captivated by her stories and animation. She had a large, comfortable van for us and the driver was friendly and cautious. I would not hesitate to recommend Monika and will to my clients.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Andrea Thank you so much for your kind words. I wish we had more time so that you can see other wonderful sites in the town. I am so happy I met your expectations. I wish you all the best for the rest of your tour!

Alan Weinstock

United States
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Tour: #10773, Old Town, Warsaw, Poland    view tour
Date: May 23/12

Monika was just terrific. If there was a 6th star she would get it. She has a great passion for touring. Her English is excellent. Her fund of knowledge is extraordinary. She even extended our tour at no extra charge because she felt there still were sites that we must see. She is a gem!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Alan it was a great pleasure to guide You. It was amazing day also for me. I am so happy that I could show you all the places included in the tour as well as to show You that, what you were interested in and you still did not see it. I wish you all the best for the rest of your tour in Poland as well as abroad!

Magda Palczynska

United Kingdom
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Tour: Warsaw Uprising, Warsaw, Poland
Date: Jul 23/11

Monika is very knowledgeable and was flexible to reflect what we told her our interests were at the start of the tour. Her English is flawless and she added a lot of colour to historical events.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much. It was a great pleasure to work for you. Although it was quite cold and it was raining I enjoyed the time spent with you. All the best!

Jack Goldstein

Colombia
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Tour: #13612, Private tour for Jack Goldstein, Warsaw, Poland    view tour
Date: Jul 19/11

Monika is one of the most knowledgeable guides I have ever had. But first and foremost, she truly understood my reason for been there and made sure to fulfill all my expectations, even after the tour was finished. She is a great professional also because she knows very well how to deal with extremely sensitive historical issues of great sentimental value. I strongly recommend her services.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Jack, It was a great pleasure to spend this three days with you, to guide you in Warsaw and to show you a little bit of Poland. And I am so happy I could help you to find all the documents on your relatives - this was amazing just to see how happy you are with all we have fond during your stay and after you left. Thank you very much and all the best!

Daniela Georgescu

Romania
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Tour: #10773, Old Town, Warsaw, Poland    view tour
Date: Jun 26/11

James Lazenby

South Africa
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Tour: #13498, Kazimierz Dolny, Warsaw, Poland    view tour
Date: May 25/11

Monica has an incredible wealth of factual and historical knowledge. She could answer all questions not only specifically, but within the broader European context as well. She is warm and welcoming, and has a great sense of humour. Professional and relaxed, her name is "the magic word" according to others in the tourism field. The forest walk was wonderful and a necessary diversion from the busy town, and the short hike up to a view point was well worth it. Highly recommended.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Jack, It was a great pleasure to spend this day with you and your Daughter. Thank you very much! All the best! Monika