Eric Van BelleBelgium
I enjoyed very much both days which gave me a good additional overview of Moldova (I visited Chisinau-Transnistria-Gagauzia on my own). The visits of the winery Milestii Mici and the Monastery Hincu were real highlights on the first day. The Monastery Capriana was of lesser interest. Orheiul Vechi was the highlight on the second day. I felt the visit of the winery Cricova was to crowded/commercial. Natalia is punctual, a waterfall of words and a very good organizer. I enjoyed her company. Just perfect !
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks a lot for your feedback. It was a pleasure to spend these two days in your company, Eric!
John BartramUnited Kingdom
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hey John. Thanks for your kind feedback, your opinion is highly appreciated.. thanks for having us around! All the best :)
Christopher FrenchUnited Kingdom
Natalia is excellent. Enthusiastic - and determined to make your trip a memorable one. Energetic, yet relaxed, we never felt hurried. Overall, a great learning experience with a very friendly and extremely knowledgeable guide. Highly recommended.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks dear Christopher. Thanks for having me as your tour guide. :)
Couldn't have been a better introduction to Moldova's past and present in the four-hour walking tour conducted by Natalia. She is a storehouse or Moldovan history, culture and politics. And if you are curious enough, she can relate it through the eyes of her family. We walked almost 15000 steps or 7.5km and she never seemed bored of her vocation which she obviously enjoys.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for having me as your tour guide. I fully enjoyed your company and was extremely happy to share my knowledge with you, dear Akhil!!
Jo Anne ZujewskiUnited States
Very friendly, responsive, fluent in English, flexible in accommodating me.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for having me as your tour guide, Jo Anne.
Craig JonesUnited Kingdom
Natalia really went the extra mile in helping us learn about Chisinau and to give us a great time. This was one of the best tours we've ever had, even after travelling to 75 countries! Natalia's English is flawless and the organisation of the route was perfect. We recommend her without hesitation and would love to come back and see more of the country.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Craig and Dan, thanks a lot for such a fabulous feedback. Keep in touch :)
Greg MehalovitzUnited States
Natalia gave an amazing tour! She was very knowledgable, friendly, and took care of us all tour long. I would definitely recommend this tour to any tourist in Moldova.
Daniel SimmonsUnited States
Natalia was a perfect tour guide -- very charming and exceedingly knowledgeable. We greatly appreciated her energy and her optimism, particularly in a region which seems beset with many political and economic difficulties. I would highly recommend her services to anyone who is interested in Moldova.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Awesome feedback guys. Thanks so much for having me as your tour guide.
Couldn't have been more fun and filled with information. Natalia is an asset to her country and city.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks so much, Jan! What a lovely day we had,ha? Thanks for having me as your guide!! Safe travels and keep in touch !
Natalia is an excellent guide. The trip to Transnistria is informative and what one sees is unexpected ;)! Natalia is very kind, funny, honest, knowledgable and goes out of her way to assist. We were delighted to have her tour us Transnitria. Multumim si Sanatate!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Kelsey, thank you for great feedback! Good luck to you and many happy returns to Moldova. It was a pleasure to guide you around and to meet your family!!!
Judith-ann W.United Kingdom
bubbly, friendly, very informative
Absolutely brilliant tour. Knowledgeable and fun tour guide, and a very safe driver. Would highly recommend to anyone interested in Eastern European history. Thank you for an amazing day Natalia!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Pleasure,Graeme and Alex. Thanks for your lovely company and fun tour )) safe travels and keep in touch!
Gary LeClairUnited States
Amazing tour guide with a big heart. Sensitive, lovely, knowledgeable,open and very honest about her country--its glories and failures.We have traveled around the world with dozens of guides in 130 countries and she is superb!We spent 4 wonderful days with her and Slava, our driver. Don't miss a tour with this woman for a genuine experience of this amazing country. My wife absolutely adored this delightful woman as well.
Davy WettonUnited Kingdom
Natalia was an excellent guide and from the first minute made us feel very welcome. She asked about our objectives for the tour and what we wanted from it and then tailored some items accordingly. Transnistria was an unusual place to visit but wasn't as dark or oppressive as you think before you visit. We visited a moving war memorial museum about the breakaway, amongst many other places, and ate at an excellent restaurant. Natalia was always ready to answer questions and provide history details.
Kurt GutfreundUnited States
All that I can say she is fantastic
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, dear Kurt!You made my day..)
Chris WalmsleyUnited Kingdom
We spent two fantastic days with Nathalia. This was our second day and very different to the trip to Transnistria. Both tours are great. This one was well structured and highly informative. Nathalia provides lots of interesting commentary and is also good humoured and fun to spend time with. Her tours made our time in Moldova awesome.
Chris WalmsleyUnited Kingdom
Natalia is a great tour guide: well informed, articulate, speaks perfect English and is lovely company. The tour is well put together and Natalia made the day stress free and trouble free. If you are travelling to Moldova she should be top of your list.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, Chris!! I appreciate your opinion and very grateful you enjoyed everything!!
The tour Back to soviet era.... was very interesting and with many things to see. The guide was as one with the driver and it was a must more. We had seen many monuments and the long but easy walking along the principal road of Tiraspol full of many information about people, political, landscape, jobs, shops, stamps, money and everything is interesting for the real travellers. You helped us to understand very well the real "air" that reign in Tiraspol and so we thank you.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Francesco and Renato!! We did our best to make you enjoy your trip!! Good luck to both of you! ;)
Gerald ScottUnited States
Natalia really believes in Moldova and knows Chisinau and its environs very well. I have some difficulty walking because of vision problems and Natalia made it easy for me to do the tour. Book her! She's fantastic and really knows her stuff.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Jerry!Safe travels and good luck and good health!!
Anne DorfmanUnited States
From the moment I started communicating with Natalia everything was perfectly organised and ran as smoothly as possible. She is an absolute pleasure to deal with and an excellent guide. We spent a lovely day driving around Chisinau and the trip out to the countryside was a real treat. If you have the option for the lunch in the homestead - definitely take it, you won't regret it. The food was absolutely amazing. Overall a wonderful day with a really excellent tour guide.
This was a really interesting tour - it was fascinating taking a drive around Transnistria, with the border control and the cold war feel about the place. Highly recommend this trip if you are in Moldova. Natalia is an excellent guide, very knowledgeable on the history and has lots of interesting stories. The Uzbek place she took us for lunch had the best borsch I've ever tasted! Highly recommend ******
Jose CastroUnited States
Excellent tour! Natalia was very knowledgeable, very charming, professional and attentive. Could not have asked for a better guide. We enjoyed her company and all the wealth of information she shared. We can not thank you enough for such a wonderful experience, especially with Natalia. Thank you again!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, guys!!! So nice of you to write such a fantastic feedback!! I really appreciate that!!!
Natalia, you made a perfect and save Trip to tiraspol. Best guide in moldova!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks to both of you guys!It was a pleasure to guide you about Transnistria!!!
Thomas H.United States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you!!!!
Thomas H.United States
Natalia provided an outstanding trip to this unusual enclave. Her background gave her a unique lens through which she could view both sides of the 30 year history. She used a separate driver to concentrate on things important to us and was quite familiar with all the applicable rules & regulations to keep us out of unnecessary delays. Her focus was on providing different glimpses of life there (museums, grocery stores, monuments) as well as obligatory facts & figures. Far exceeded expectations.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Thomas, thanks a lot for your feedback. I am very glad you enjoyed your trip to Transdniester!!!
Michael GuntherUnited States
Natalie provided a great overview of Moldova during the travel to Transnistria which was very engaging. Customs was handled by the guide. I left Transnistria feeling that I had gained a greater understanding of the history of Transnistria and seen the highlights. Tour provided time for lunch at a local restaurant, plenty of time to take pictures and to purchase souvenirs such as post cards, stamps, and local Transnistria brandy. Tour went smooth, was well thought out and paced by a outstanding guide!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, Michael! It was a great pleasure to be you guide)
Rosalind LevacicUnited Kingdom
Natalia was an excellent guide and explained a lot about Transdniester to me. It was an interesting and trouble free visit. I was disappointed not to be able for visit Tiraspol fort.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Sorry that we missed the visit to the fort, but we are out of tourist season now and there is no groups to join for this fortress tour as the local guides works with groups only. Anyway thanks for your feedback.
Rosalind LevacicUnited Kingdom
Natalia is very friendly and knowledgeable about the places visited. She looked after me very well. The car was comfortable and carefully driven. The underground wine cellars are unusual in their extent and having dining rooms underground. There was plenty to see around Orhei including the main attraction of Vechi Orhei monastery complex.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, dear Rosalind for your feedback. Many happy returns to Moldova!!!!
Michael MenakerUnited States
Wonderful guide. Knowledgeable, speaks perfect English, answers all questions. Great tour. Puts the lie to all the noise on the web about going to Transnistria being anything but easy. Thanks.
Michael MenakerUnited States
Natalie was prompt, cheerful, knowledgeable and spoke English fluently. The perfect guide. I'm so glad I booked this tour and had her as my guide. I will recommend your agency to anyone I know who travels to Chisinau.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks,dear Michael. I was very glad yo be your guide. Hope to see you again.
Paul NelsonHouston, TX, United States
We spent four full days touring Moldova with Natalia. She was superb! She is professional, knowledgeable and caring. We could not have asked for a better guide. For seasoned travelers who are ready to leave the beaten path and do not require first-world luxury, we think Moldova is definitely worth a visit. This country has a rich cultural heritage, and a complex history that is still in transition. Natalia is able to give clear explanations of both culture and history in excellent English.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Paul and Adele! Hope, you liked Moldova that much that one day you will be back. Stay healthy and happy) Sincerely yours, Natalia.
Amy TarrantUnited Kingdom
As a local, Natalia is really knowledgeable about the whole history and was able to explain to us the complex politics and history behind Transninistria. We really enjoyed our tour of Bendery & Tiraspol and it will remain with us as a totally unique experience.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you!
Amy TarrantUnited Kingdom
The tour started with a short drive through the centre of Chisinau which enabled us to orientate ourselves as well as getting some initial information about the country. The tour of Orheil Vechi was very interesting and we visited a local house and archeology museum as well as the cave monastery itself. We loved Cricova where we had a group tour but private tasting - we bought plenty of wine to bring home with us. All the time Natalia gave us a really rich insight in to the local culture & history.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Amy, you are such a wonderful couple and i tried to make the tour interesting and delightful for both of you. It was a great pleasure to be with you!!!
Erik BoelterUnited States
Natalia expertly created a custom tour which enabled us to see all of what was most important to us in one afternoon and evening. She is extremely knowledgable and friendly. I look forward to touring with her again outside of Chisinau in the future.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Erik, thank you very much for your kind feedback! It was a great pleasure to be your tour guide! Many happy returns to Moldova!
There is only one way to describe Natalia: SIMPLY FABULOUS!!! Natalia is a passionate advocate of her country and she is extremely knowledgeable about her country, the people and the history, and we were constantly captivated by her explanations. As well, she had an excellent sense of humour and didn't mind that we look at the world's lighter side. Cricova was fantastic, Orheu was amazing, the lunch at the farm superb and Tiraspol was a delightful trip back in time. Thank you Natalia!!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Eric and other guys! I was very happy to spend 2 days with you! We had fun!!!Glad that you enjoyed everything!natalia
Geoff WebbUnited Kingdom
Hi, the tour was really great and instructive, Inna was a fantastic guide and the food was really very good as well.
TOURSBYLOCALS RESPONSE: We're glad to hear you enjoyed your tour with Natalia's colleague Inna. As per ToursByLocals policy, the substitution was agreed to in advance.
Harry JonesUnited States
Natalia is an outstanding guide with an excellent knowledge of all the facts and her English is very good. She really wishes her clients to enjoy and understand all that her beautiful country has to offer. She is very flexible and will adjust the itinerary to meet the specific interests of the client. Her tours are well paced and loaded with interesting sights and information. She is an outstanding guide and tour leader and makes sure that the client understands everything. She is a wonderful lady.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Harry. Thanks a lot for your kind feedback.You are an outstanding tourist)
Natalia is an outstanding guide, informative and friendly, learned and entertaining, and thanks to her my tour went well beyond my expectations. After four hours I felt at the same time fully satisfied and longing for more. It is a shame I had no time for another tour, to Tiraspol, hope I'll be back for it in the future. Natalia deserves all the best from her career.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much, Giovanni. Many happy returns to Moldova. Hopefully will see you again.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks, Nicholas! It was a pleasure to be your guide.
Natalia, a very knowledgeable guide, has beaten my (our) expectations by far!!! I am a frequent traveller, always trying to find good guides. But up till now Natalia is my (our) absolute favorite. It's the informations she gave us in between you never can expect from a normal tour guide. Everything was well organized. One can feel that she loves her job. She has wide-ranging skills. Thank you!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks a lot for your review,dear Gerhard! Hope to see you in Moldova again!
Natalia is an excellent guide, full of interesting information about the places we went, recommended a very good hotel, a good van and driver, and everything else you want/expect from a tour guide, and she was also a hard-working, intelligent and caring member of our team. Without her skills, flexibility and perseverance, our trip would not have been as successful as it was. She really cares about her clients, and has the willingness and ability to make whatever needs to happen, happen. She was great!