Elizabeth MerchantUnited States
Our second tour with Cristi. He did a wonderful job.
Elizabeth MerchantUnited States
Cristi was wonderful. So knowledgeable and fun to be with. This trip was amazing and would do it again in a heartbeat.
Paul GrandleUnited States
I booked 2 tours with Cristi during my stay in Bucharest. He is timely, knowledgeable, personable and professional. This tour was interesting for the history. Veliko Tarnovo is a charming town with a very old citadel, and the rock church was fascinating. The restaurant recommendation was excellent (your cost), and Cristi even showed me places shop where the owners were making the items themselves. If history is not your thing, choose Cristi for a different excursion as he is a great guide.
Very knowledgeable guide, great day at Mamaia and Constantia!
Cristi was fantastic. He is intelligent, geopolitically and historically informed. He agreed to drive us to Transnistria. His driving ability was the best. He is intellectually curious. The drive was about 1000 kilometers over 3 days. An absolute pleasure. The side trip made the whole trip a much richer experience. The winery in Moldova was an experience in and of itself. Others should consider doing the same itinerary but I might suggest 3 nights 4 days instead of 2 nights 3 days
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi James, I am happy that you enjoyed the tour. It was a pleasure and a very nice experience for me as well. Thank you for your review and tell me how is the wine and the cognac. All the best, Cristi
Richard N.United States
Christi is an outstanding local guide. Our tour was booked on a local holiday when some of the areas to be visited were not open, but his knowledge of the area made it seem as if we had not missed anything. We would definitely book his services again if we visit Bucharest in the future.
Randy RabanalUnited States
Cristi is a knowledgeable tour guide. From the beginning of our tour to the end he enlightened us about the history of Romania. He knows his stuff and the content was interesting.He recommended a traditional Romanian restaurant that was delicious.The car he used was comfortable and he is also a very safe driver.He showed us the places that were interesting to us and also spent extra time showing us the city. Our day was a pleasure and well spent. Would definitely recommend Cristi for a tour.
Anna Irena BudzinskiUnited States
Cristi showed up at our hostel on time. Conversations were easy. He was friendly and informative. Throughout the long day, Cristi made sure we were comfortable. Overall, Cristi was a good tour guide. In regards to the tour itself - highly recommend. Especially if you are looking to do something outside of Bucharest. It's a long day, but, you do get to see a lot.
John FalkUnited States
First time user of Tours By Locals and will use again based upon my experience on this tour. Asked Cristi to start an hour early and he did that no issue. No question I asked was unanswered and he understood what we were looking to do - for example we are not shoppers and he didn't bring us to a lot of shops. Restaurant was great that he chose and he paid his own tab - on other tours the guide expected us to pay without even asking. Nice touch. His car is comfortable as well. Thumbs up to Cristi
John TisdallUnited States
On time, good driver, enjoyed his work, knowledgeable about the area and it's history and proud of his country. A very good start for a visit to a country that I knew little about.
Tracy WilsonSan Antonio, TEXAS, United States
Cristi was an excellent guide. He was prompt and met all established time constraints. He is very knowledgeable and provides detailed explanations of the sites and locations, often with a humorous story or local legend. There were some minor schedule adjustments that needed to be made due to access to locations and some changes we requested; Cristi handled them with ease and scheduled alternate events that were interesting and informative. We were extremely happy with Cristi, he is a true professional.
Cristi was a very good guide. We enjoyed tour. He filed when it's good to tell us something interesting and when leave us in quite to relax.
Very good and well presented. Loved his way of explaining the information. Great and safe driver. 5 out of 5.
Laura C.United States
C was there early, and he carved a perfect day for us. Highly recommend, has all the history on Siniaia , knows the town, helped us with a medicine problem, too! Good sense of himor, and great vehicule.
Rachel DarlingUnited States
Christi was a wonderful tour guide. Due to no fault of his, we made it all the way to the salt mines only to discover that they had closed for the day due to a problem the previous day. After thinking quickly, Christi took us to a nearby salt pool resort where he recommended some lovely Romanian dishes for us to try. Once that was over, we went on to the wine tour. We got to see the whole order of operation, which we had never seen before! Definitely with bookings. Christi was a wonderful guide!
Rose FinkUnited States
Wonderful tour. Fascinating old cities. Guide was a wealth of information! Cristi was able to answer all of my husband's many questions. He shared much historical and cultural information with us. Great guide! Very nice professional young man with a nice sense of humor! This tour makes us want to return to this area to experience even more sites with Cristi!
Cristi is really knowledgeable and has shown us an amazing tour of Bucharest that we greatly enjoyed! So we can really recommend him and his tour - if we are in Romania again we will definitely contact him again. :-)
Vilma AndersonUnited States
Cristi was super! His English, courtesy and knowledge were excellent! He reacted to our spontaneous requests without hesitation. Would hire him again in a heartbeat! Loved, loved the tour. THANKS!!!
John CrumlishUnited States
This tour exceeded my expectations, largely thanks to my guide Cristi's eagerness, knowledge, courtesy and excellent time management. From start to finish Cristi provided fascinating historical and cultural perspectives on the sites we visited. He was fully engaged in me as his guest and welcomed my many questions. He was a wealth of knowledge! Cristi let me dictate how long we stayed at each stop - I never felt rushed, or that we were staying in one place for too long. I highly recommend Cristi!
A wonderful tour by Cristi, through the Romanian countryside to the Slanic Salt Mines and Mud volcanoes. Cristi was very informative, helpful and interesting for the whole trip. The salt mine was incredible and then Cristi topped that with the Mud Vocanoes. If you do nothing else this is the tour to take out of Bucharest and do it with Cristi, not some uncaring tour company. He took us to a local restaurant for lunch and introduced as to local dishes which was much appreciated. The whole day was fabulous.
Kathleen DubinUnited States
Cristi S. made our visit to Constanta and Mamaia an enjoyable experience. He was truly professional and considerate of the visitor. He shared his vast knowledge of Romanian history, culture, and current events in an interesting manner. Cristi S. is a great tour guide who speaks excellent English. I highly recommend him.
Eddy le CouvreurNetherlands
Christi picked us up at the agreed time in our Hotel and drove us around Bucharest in his comfortable car. Christi is very proud of his city and country and knows a lot about it, which he likes to share with his guests. Apart from driving we spent some time walking in the Village open air museum and the old town. Christi is a very friendly and reliable guide.
Anthony N.United States
Great guy, knows his stuff and a pleasure to have as a guide. Enjoyed this trip and he knew the city well. Very helpful for me to see it with a guide when I was out of my element in a foreign country.
Singer Rosely WBrazil
Christian arrived on time with a lovely clean tidy car. He was informative and was able to answer questions about subjects not related to tour. We enjoyed our day very much.
Jerry FortenberryUnited States
Everything was smooth as silk. Cristi made sure we had a good time and allowed us to make any changes we wanted! We could not be more pleased!!
Yvette AlbrightUnited States
Cristi took my group of 6 on a 3-day whirlwind tour of Transylvania. We had a great time in part because Romania is such an interesting country and in part due to Cristi's good humor and organizational skills. We enjoyed delicious food and wine, saw beautiful sights and learned a lot about the culture and history of Romania. Cristi made sure we all had a good time, gave helpful suggestions, shared a lot of history and current events and was patient with us when we went in 4-6 different directions!
Christopher DabskiUnited States
A whole day car tour to Sinaia Castle, Brasov and Bran (Dracula) Castle went smoothly due to good driving skills and cheerful company of our guide Cristi. The weather cooperated and a in a slightly off season the lines to both castles were short. Our guide took time to explain all relevant facts and to answer any question we could come up with. In Brasov we had a nice traditional Romanian lunch in a local restaurant. We appreciated Cristi's good command of English, professionalism, confident dri
Christopher DabskiUnited States
Five hour car tour of Bucharest with Cristi included a separately guided tour of the Palace of the Parliament, a visit to a National Village Museum and a stop at a Patriarchal Cathedral. In addition we stopped at a few other places on the way where we listened to informative talks and anecdotes about the city. Cristi spoke good English and showed great patience and professionalism in his presentation. We would highly recommend this tour to anyone
Ronald OakhamTucson, AZ, United States
Cristi was a delight to be with for our day long tour into Bulgaria. He was punctual, very personable, and his English skills are excellent. He has a great laugh enjoying our humor. His knowledge of local history and facts about the places we visited were excellent. He was very open to adjusting the tour to what we wanted to do.
Excellent guide. Always punctual, friendly, well versed and went out of his way to please us. Walked the old city and learned so much from his hands on information. Expedited our tour into Palace of Parliment and magically got us to the front of the line. Took us on an excellent tour of Transylvania, bought our tickets and kept us well informed. Speaks fluent English. The 4 in our group recommend him very highly.
Ellen DilleyUnited States
Cristi had a clean, nice car and was a careful driver. He was prompt picking us up. At the castle he got the tickets promptly and got us into the castle with little wait. It was a great day.
Maryalyce StraightUnited States
We spent two great days with Cristi exploring the castles and villages in Transylvania. Cristi was very professional and was extremely patient and accommodating with our 5 month baby.
Great tour - the salt mine was amazing to see and well worth the 90 minute drive. Cristi was informative and professional.
Tim RyderUnited States
The tour was truly amazing. The country is a beautiful place to see and learn about. Cristi was a very excellent guide and I learned a lot about the Romanian history and culture. I highly recommend taking a tour with him.
Jeffrey WileyUnited States
Cristi's enthusiasm and flexibility makes him an ideal tour guide. He is extremely knowledgeable about Romanian history and we learned an immense amount of information from him. He drove us all over Transylvania from Sinaia to Brasov to Sibiu and made excellent suggestions on where to stop along the way. He was flexible and adapted to our pace. There were 5 people in our group Cristi's versatility accommodated each one of us in his own special way. A++ let Cristi show you his amazing country Romania!