Traveler Reviews of Private Tours in Sevastopol Yalta Ukraine by Tour Guide Alexander S. (Guide #2300)


John Miller

United States
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Tour: #11754, Sevastopol Shore Excursion, Sevastopol, Ukraine    view tour
Date: Aug 22/17

Alex is an AWESOME guide! He is fun, energetic, and he enjoys people. I knew it was going to be a great day right when we met. You expect a guide to be know their history, but Alex has an EXTENSIVE KNOWLEDGE OF HISTORY and a passion for it that leaps out of him as he describes things and informs you. Spending 20 years on a Russian sub gives him insights and stories other guides would love to hear. His English is great and he is very flexible. I look forward to my next tour with my new friend Alex. Thanks.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks, John. I'll be happy to see you in Crimea again!

Francine Ricki Horwitz

United States
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Tour: #78238, From Yalta to Sevastopol, Yalta, Ukraine    view tour
Date: Nov 2/13

We had a wonderful day with Alex. He is very interesting and pleasant to be with. He makes history come alive. We had a great authentic Ukrainian lunch, which made our day in Yalta even better. Looking forward to going back again one day with Alex as our tour guide. Ricki and friends

Neil Webman

United States
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Tour: #59286, From Yalta to Foros church, Yalta, Ukraine    view tour
Date: Oct 10/13

Alex, is a great communicator and has a wealth of knowledge of the area. we used Alex for two days of touring , both in Yalta & Sevastopol ,..he has a comfortable vehicle, and was very helpful. Alex has extensive knowledge of the navel submarine base and it's history and was able to impart this to us.

Neil Webman

United States
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Tour: #11754, Sevastopol Shore Excursion, Sevastopol, Ukraine    view tour
Date: Oct 9/13

see comments given for Yalta, we use Alex 2 days both in Yalta & Sevastopol in October 2013, Neil-Orlando,Florida

Ardice Hartry

United States
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Tour: #11754, Sevastopol Shore Excursion, Sevastopol, Ukraine    view tour
Date: Oct 8/13

Alex provided a great tour -- he has extensive local knowledge, a great sense of humor, flexibility, and a real interest in helping us learn about Crimea. In particular, visiting the Balaclava submarine tunnels with him was fascinating. He was responsive to our requests and took us to locations that are outside the usual itinerary but still very interesting. We would thoroughly recommend taking a tour with him, and I have already recommended his services to family and friends.

Tammy Tenaglia

United States
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Tour: #11775, Private Yalta Shore Excursion, Yalta, Ukraine    view tour
Date: Sep 29/13

Eslyn Bassuk

United States
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Tour: #11775, Private Yalta Shore Excursion, Yalta, Ukraine    view tour
Date: Sep 11/13

Great guide and info! Got a good picture of the city and history.

Pete Nicholas

United Kingdom
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Tour: #14814, Hiking in Crimea, Sevastopol, Ukraine    view tour
Date: Sep 9/13

Before we arrived Alex asked what we liked to see and put a plan together before we arrived. He advised because it had been good weather, we could go to Chufut Kale. Whilst the hike was not particularly difficult, but well worth the effort. Alex had told us about a well that we may be able to visit, which we were, and words can not describe the experience. Then we were in the cave city, which is fantastic, Alex explores and explains. Alex was our tour guide when we arrived, but we left with a friend

Pete Nicholas

United Kingdom
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Tour: #27753, From Sevastopol to Yalta, Sevastopol, Ukraine    view tour
Date: Sep 8/13

Alex was a fantastic guide, he asked before we arrived what we liked to do and see, then put a plan together of what he thought we would like. He was correct, we had a very enjoyable day. He loves his city Sevastopol, his English is very good, so communication is not a problem. His naval knowledge was fantastic, and came in handy when we visited Balaclava. My wife and I would love to visit Crimea again, and when we do, we will use Alex's services again, with out doubt! Thank you Alex.

David Carrington

United Kingdom
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Tour: #27751, Sevastopol in Crimean War, Sevastopol, Ukraine    view tour
Date: Sep 7/13

Possibly the best tour I've ever been on. Alexander is extremely knowledgeable about Crimean War, World War 2, and the Soviet submarines. On top of that he is extremely entertaining. Highly recommended

Elizabeth Phillips

United States
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Tour: #78238, Elizabeth Phillips Tour - From Yalta to Sevastopol, Yalta, Ukraine    view tour
Date: Sep 4/13

Alex arranged a fascinating and fun day for us in Sevastopol and Yalta! We loved being with him, learned a lot, and ate well :) Thank you Alex!!

Tyrus Corbett

United States
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Tour: #78238, From Yalta to Sevastopol, Yalta, Ukraine    view tour
Date: Aug 29/13

I'm giving Alex 10 stars! What an awesome time! Alex is very knowledgeable about everything in Crimea. I would HIGHLY recommend him to anyone who wants a guide in the area. He has a great attitude and is very pleasant with a great sense of humor. I would definitely not hesitate to use him again next time I'm in Crimea. Thanks again Alex!!

Luis Moreira

Portugal
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Tour: Charming Yalta, Yalta, Ukraine
Date: Aug 27/13

Richard Rubenstein

United States
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Tour: #11775, Private Yalta Shore Excursion, Yalta, Ukraine    view tour
Date: Jul 30/13

I would give Alex six stars if they were available. He is a retired Naval officer who has a great knowledge of History. In Yalta we visited all the main sights plus a few out of town as well. And he brought us Vegetables from his garden (which he tends when he is not guiding). An absolutely wonderful day.

Richard Rubenstein

United States
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Tour: #11754, Sevastopol Shore Excursion, Sevastopol, Ukraine    view tour
Date: Jul 29/13

Alex took us to the former Soviet Sub Base for a wonderful guided tour (he is a former Sub officer)plus all the very interesting sights in Sevastopol. My only regret is we did not have more time to explore more with him. Very highly recommended.

Daniel Womersley

South Africa
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Tour: #27753, From Sevastopol to Yalta, Sevastopol, Ukraine    view tour
Date: Jun 13/13

Alex was a fantastic cheerful and always prompt tour guide. His knowledge was amazing and his enthusiasm for imparting knowledge was great. He could not do enough for us and wanted to make sure we saw the things that WE were interested in. Alex likes to be told what you would to see, so he can individually tailor make the tour to suite the individual. Thank you Alex....my husband , daughter and myself found you to be most welcoming and professional with a great sense of humour. We highly recommend Alex

Marvin Marblestone

United States
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Tour: #11775, Private Yalta Shore Excursion, Yalta, Ukraine    view tour
Date: Oct 9/12

Alex was wonderful. He was informative, helpful in every way and very enjoyable to be with. We highly recommend him to anyone touring the area.

Lorelei Redding

United States
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Tour: #11775, Private Yalta Shore Excursion, Yalta, Ukraine    view tour
Date: Aug 24/12

Alexander did a great job. We saw and experienced much. He was also sensitive to our time frame returning to our cruise ship on time.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Lorelei and Pete. I enjoyed two days with you. Thank you.

Lorelei Redding

United States
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Tour: #11754, Sevastopol Shore Excursion, Sevastopol, Ukraine    view tour
Date: Aug 23/12

Alexander gave us a very complete and informative tour of his city. His English is excellent.

Robin Heiber

United States
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Tour: #11754, Full day Sevastopol Shore Excursion, Sevastopol, Ukraine    view tour
Date: Jul 16/12

Excellent guide. Passionate about Sevastopol and very interesting.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Robin and Bob. It was very pleasant to show you my favorite places in Yalta and Sevastopol. Hope you will visit Crimea again and I'll show you cave cities in Crimea mountains!

Robin Heiber

United States
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Tour: #11775, Full day Yalta Shore Excursion, Yalta, Ukraine    view tour
Date: Jul 15/12

Excellent guide and tour. Alex is quite charming and very interesting. He knows his history and the sites well.

Jerome Baer

United States
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Tour: #11775, Private Yalta Shore Excursion, Yalta, Ukraine    view tour
Date: Jul 11/12

Alexander did a great job. He was very accommodating and his tours were the highlight of the vacation. His willingness to share his personal experience and feelings made it extra special also.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks. It was pleasant to escort your group in Sevastopol and Yalta. Regards to your friends (hope my friends too).

Jerome Baer

United States
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Tour: #11754, Sevastopol Shore Excursion, Sevastopol, Ukraine    view tour
Date: Jul 10/12

Alexander did an outstanding job. His extensive knowledge as well as personal experience added so much to our trip. We would highly recommend him.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Jerome. It was not enough time to show you everything that I wanted to show in Sevastopol. Hope to see your charming group in Sevastopol again.

Ken Young

Canada
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Tour: #11775, Private Yalta Shore Excursion, Yalta, Ukraine    view tour
Date: Jun 6/12

Alexander Knows his stuff, adjusted to our pace, well done

Carol Harman

United States
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Tour: #11754, Sevastopol 7 hours Shore Excursion, Sevastopol, Ukraine    view tour
Date: Apr 22/12

His knowledge and preparation were excellent, his cheerful demeanor was very much appreciated. His military background allowed him to give us special insights into the Sevastopol military history. Good tour!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, Carol. I'd like you spend more time here to show you more interesting places in Crimea! Good luck!

Jenny Vanmaurik

Canada
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Tour: #11754, Sevastopol Shore Excursion, Sevastopol, Ukraine    view tour
Date: Oct 17/11

Were very happy with tour and would highly recommend Alexander.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Glad to hear you are happy with the tour, though it was Monday and some museums were closed. I will be happy to show them to you during your next visit to Sevastopol :)

Tom F.

Des Moines, IA, United States
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Tour: #11775, Private Yalta Shore Excursion, Yalta, Ukraine    view tour
Date: Oct 9/11

Our tour of Yalta with Alexander was wonderful. His command of English is great. He is well versed on the area, knows his history and is able to transfer that knowledge to the traveler. He is fun and interesting to talk with. We had a great day and look forward to coming back and having Alexander show us Sevastopol.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, Tom! I will be happy to show you and Mary my favorite city Sevastopol. Welcome!

Barbara Eisenberg

United States
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Tour: #11754, Sevastopol Shore Excursion, Sevastopol, Ukraine    view tour
Date: Sep 3/11

This is one of the best tours we have ever taken! Who better to tell you the history of this city with its hidden submarine base, than a retired Russian navy man? Alex was funny, knowlegeable, and his English was excellent. Highly recommend him as your guide.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks. It was pleasant for me to spend time together with your group. I wish to see you in my favorite city again and to show you sightseeing that you didn’t visit last time as your visit was too short.

Barbara Eisenberg

United States
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Tour: #11775, Private Yalta Shore Excursion, Yalta, Ukraine    view tour
Date: Sep 2/11

Alex is very excited to tell you the history of this country. He is extremely knowlegeable and loves this job. His English is excellent and he was able to suggest many places of interest to our group.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, Barbara. Best regards to members of your charming group.