Andy AdamsArlington, VIRGINIA, United States
We have used guides from toursbylocals 5 times in the past, and all set such a high standard that I must vote with 3 stars here. All other guides were much more attentive, staying with us for dinner. Edgars tended to end his day in mid to late afternoon and left us mostly alone to find a good place to eat and arrange transportation. He seemed to be distracted by his taxi/transportation business. He is Latvian and does know enough about the other 2 countries.
Catherine SzymanskiUnited States
Edgars was an excellent driver. We encountered quite a bit of rain off and on. He recommended many things to see in Riga. He helped us into our apartment and carried most of the luggage. He took us to a delicious restaurant for lunch and we were able to ask him some of his history under the Russian occupation. He is a friendly guy with a pleasant personality. He is very knowledgeable about the history of Latvia and knows Riga very well. We would highly recommend Edgars as your tour guide.
Paul DenenfeldUnited States
Edgars was excellent. Knowledgeable, interesting, knew Riga and Vilnius well. Very good experience.
Charles DoyleTexas City, TX, United States
Edgars gave our party of 6 with two handicapped an excellent tour of RIGA, Latvia and TALINN, Estonia . The van was excellent for our son who cannot walk and is confined to a wheelchair and my wife who also uses a wheelchair but can walk short distances. Both of our tour days were very interesting and informative we were visiting Kadriog Park and the Presidents Palace when the Princess of Norway paid a State visit for the celebration of 100 years of freedom.... our guide made sure we saw it!����
Edgars was a knowledgeable and enthusiastic guide who answered all questions posed by us including maps and pictures he had to illustrate his answers and suggested a very nice restaurant for lunch on what was a well balanced tour with a Castle a fantastic Soviet Era Classic Car Museum ( 80% road worthy) and an accompanying Tractor Collection, less interest to me. finally Rundle Palace and garden which is unique to the Baltic States. This is a great day out with an excellent guide
Thomas FrankelUnited States
We had a very good six hour tour of Riga. Edgars took me and three grandchildren ages 23, 17 and 16 in his car and we saw all the important sights. He was knowledgable and pleasant.
Annesley A.Glen Waverley, VIC, Australia
Edgars is a reliable, thoughtful, compent and knowledgeable guide. We felt very safe with him. He took care of all the arrangements on our 14 day tour of the Baltic countries and tailored the tour specifically to our interests. He also introduced us to many other delightful places. We learned a lot from Edgars's vast knowledge of history, geography, culture and current affairs and we enjoyed his interesting commentaries. Edgars took great care of us, always thinking of our comfort. We highly recommend him
Bennet SingerUnited States
Very informative . Excellent guide
Lisa KarlinUnited States
Edgars was waiting for our cruise ship to arrive & drove us to great spots for photos, then drove us to the ethnographic museum (wonderful thanks to Edgars explaining everything), then to Segula for beautiful scenery. We ended at Old Town Riga. Edgars was easy to understand and provided great commentary on the history of Latvia and everyday life. He is a careful driver and pointed out interesting sites, like stork nests. I highly recommend this private tour-we learned a lot about Latvia! Thank you Edgars!
Chi Wo MaHong Kong
Worth every dollar. The best and only way to visit these two top attractions in one day. Edgars is friendly and reliable.
Chung Yuan LeeTajikistan
Brian D.University Park, MDM, United States
Edgars provided great assistance and was very accommodating in adapting to the unusual requirements for our visit, which included selection of ideal filming location and translation services.
David McAllisterUnited States
Edgars drove us from Vilnius to Riga, stopping along the way to show us the Hill of Crosses and Rundale Palace. He was punctual, knowledgeable about both Lithuania and Latvia, energetic, and a careful driver. Our only issue with him was our inability to understand his speech at times. You have to listen to him carefully. But he carried out his duties exactly as we had hoped and expected.
A great day trip from Riga. Edgars provided much information about the area and it's history.
Edgars went beyond our expectations. Very flexible in varying the itinerary to suit us. Lots of information about Latvia. Thank you Edgars!
Pam FerrisUnited States
Edgar was a wonderful guide. We learned a lot about the Baltic. He was very accommodating and gave us good advice for sight seeing.
John CassaniUnited States
Edgar was punctual and polite. He arrived at 9 AM to pick us up and drive us from Riga to Vilnius. His communication prior to picking us up was excellent. However, once we met Edgar, he spoke very little to us. It was difficult to understand his English. At the Rundale Palace, he walked us into the palace and took us to the ticket office, but stated everything was written in english and that he would not accompany us. At hill of crosses, he pointed us in the direction, but did not accompany us.
Farida KbarMiami Beach, FLORIDA, United States
Edgars was a wonderful companion for my round trip tour from Riga to Vilnius via Rundale Palace and the hill of Crosses. He was punctual, patient with me and my endless questions, sharing, proud of his culture, and very passionate about his country. Although he is not a licensed tour guide, he was very knowledgeable about the history of the places we visited. I highly recommend him and will use his services for my future trips to the Baltic region.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Tarifa for your kind words. I will do my best to improve my service. Edgars
Steven MillerUnited States
We had Edgars take us from Riga to Vilnius, via Rundale Palace and the Hill of Crosses. Edgars picked us up right on time at the lobby of our hotel. An excellent driver, he took us to Rundale and gave us plenty of time to explore. Then on to the Hill of Crosses, another great stop. Dropped us right at our hotel in Vilnius. A perfect day, great drive, and exceptional way to go from Riga to Vilnius. You will be very pleased to put yourself in Edgars' hands!
Alex WolUnited States
Edgar made our one day here in Riga totally come together for my wife and I. My grandparents left here in 1903 and we wanted to make the tour flexible and spontaneous based upon what Edgar showed us and the tour sights we saw..................he made it perfect. Thanks Edgar
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Alex, Thank you for the kind words! Paldies
great trip, thank you!!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank You! Have a safe trip!
Cindy W.Aurora, COLORADO, United States
Edgars was very attentive to what we wanted to see and do. He was friendly and knowledgeable about what the area. He was also flexible with the unique sights and lengths of time we wanted to spend at each location. Thanks Again!!!!!! :D
John FranklinUnited States
Edgars L did an amazing job facilitating our tour! His knowledge around Latvia was expansive, educating us throughout the entire day. Driving to Hill of Crosses in Lithuania is something that is worth the time commitment, it is a place like absolutely no other in the world. On returning to Riga, Edgars L ensured that our trip was rounded out with amazing panoramic places of interest that showed off Riga. This experience is one that we will never forget, Great Job Edgars L,"Liels paldies"!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear John, Thank you for the kind words! It was very nice meeting you. Liels lūdzu!! :)
Edgars was friendly, and knowledgeable and knew the city well. Unfortunately he spent too much time on his cell phone particularly when he and my husband were walking around together while I stopped for a rest for a previous leg injury
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Judy! Thank you very much for your feedback! Review will definitely help me to improve the quality of the tour!
Darren LydtingUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank You very much! Hope to see again.