Jerome TelesAlexandria, VIRGINIA, United States
Nicolaie was an wonderful guide. We had told him that we were interested in the Great Synagogue of Iasi. When we met him in the morning he told us he was able to get an appointment to let us in to the synagogue. We had a very nice stroll from our hotel (Unirea) through the Jewish section to the synagogue. When we got there, were were escorted right in. We were very happy to see that a young man was preparing for his Bar Mitzvah the next day. I introduced myself and were invited to joinbut we couldn't
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Jerome, I'm glad you liked my tour, I always try to do guiding on a high level, I' m happy when my tourists are satisfied. Iasi has indeed what to offers apart from gardens, palace, restaurants, Jewish heritage in Iasi town must be on the list for anyone with Jewish origins
Alexandru PopaUnited States
Nicolaie is the best tour guide me and my girlfriend have ever had. Knowledgeable about local Moldovan/Romanian history his tour took us to some of the best places the Republic of Moldova has to offer. From viewing the Chisinau scenery on the famous city water tower, to the world class Cricova winery, and finally going to a traditional Moldovan monastery Nicolaie discussed local history and architecture at an extremely highly level of knowledge, I would strongly recommend him as your tour guide!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Alexandru, I'm so glad you liked my tour. I'm so happy having the opportunity to share my knowledge about Romanian/Moldovan history. Moldova has indeed what to offers such as the Chisinau most important attractions and the "hidden gems" the underground wineries.
Nicolaie has been very professional and brought us in a long tour in a properly mix of activities. Recommended!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I'm glad you liked my tour, I'm glad the UNESCO painted monasteries where interested, Moldova/Bucovina has indeed what to offer for any tourists.
The tour went according to expectations and arranged schedule; that means enough time to have an overview of Chișinău and to enjoy fully the amazing experience of Cricova underground winery (tour + tasting); plus a monastery stop on the way back to Iaşi; car was confortable and guide's knowledge a big plus! One major improvement to consider: add the ability to share the tour with other willing tourists as an option on the website when booking to get the tour at a more reasonable price for solo travelers!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I'm glad you liked my tour, I'm glad that the wine tasting from Cricova has brought closer tastes and flavours of the richness of the earth. History of Chisinau and Moldova is interesting, and if happens to have good memories to tourists after the tour then I can say that I have fulfilled my mission. I'm open to any options, probably in time, as other tourists will be interested in this tour no need to go on tour alone.
The itinerary was customized according to our abilities and wishes. The guide was very friendly. We were fully satisfied.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: The pleasure was on my side to be a guide for such a beautiful family. Anytime with pleasure and as much enthusiasm.
Huguette De RyckeAustralia
Nicolaie is a great tour guide. He is informative and listens to my wishes. I am a 61yo woman with some health issues, he was patient and helpful when necessary. He let me take photograph, and stopped at all time, even when not schedule. I highly recommend any travels to do this tour. I wanted to see the Painted Monasteries and the tourist agent in my hotel said it was not possible, so thank you ToursByLocals for putting me in contact with Nicolaie. I am so happy.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Always with pleasure, Huguette I'm glad you liked my tour, I'm glad the blue of Voronet brought you joy and happiness in your heart.