Traveler Reviews of Private Tours in Tbilisi Georgia by Tour Guide Koba M. (Guide #2436)


Daniel Capurro

United Kingdom
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Tour: #111416, Svaneti and Vardzia Private Tour, Tbilisi, Georgia    view tour
Date: Aug 17/18

Koba is a brilliant guide. We had an amazing time and saw so much, despite only having a week in Georgia. He managed to pack in loads of stuff, but without ever making us feel rushed. All the food and accommodation was great and our trip wouldn't have been anywhere near as good without him. Even the long drives were fun in his company and he was a good driver on Svaneti's mountain roads. Koba is also a great hiking guide. We would definitely recommend him to anyone looking to visit Georgia.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks a lot for the great feed back, Daniel! ... I wish, all of travelers were just like you and your beautiful girlfriend ... looking forward to your coming back !!! :)

Zoryana Verbych

Ukraine
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Tour: #66458, David Gareja and Sighnaghi Private Tour, Tbilisi, Georgia    view tour
Date: Aug 16/18

Koba is a great guide! We really enjoyed our tour. He is very attentive to needs of his guests and very knowledgeable - he was able to provide answers to many questions that went well beyond the tour and its locations. We would happily take other tours with Koba if we get another chance to visit beautiful Georgia. Zoryana and Family

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello dear Zarina, and thank you so much for the great review... you have a wonderful family members and they must be proud of you, for sure!!! I would like to have you on tour in the future ... :) Wholehearted, Koba

Marianne Skeen

United States
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Tour: Svaneti-Tusheti private hiking tour, Tbilisi, Georgia
Date: Jul 31/18

An excellent trip, customized to fit the desires of our hiking group. Koba's extensive knowledge of the roads and trails allowed him to suggest options to accommodate varied interests and abilities of group members and to adjust to weather conditions. Koba is passionate about his country and conversant in its history. He was eager to share his knowledge and to show us as many interesting places as possible. His excellent driving kept us safe on challenging roads. Our 16 days with him were memorable!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: DEAR MARIANNE, I LOVE ALL OF YOU!!! Miss you all and hope to see you again!!! I wouldn't be so good without your friendly support!!! Thank YOU so much for the good review!!! Hugs from Georgia!!! :)

Debbie Chung

Australia
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Tour: Tusheti-Kazbegi-Svaneti-trekking tour, Tbilisi, Georgia
Date: Jun 22/18

Koba was very knowledgeable and passionate about the areas we visited. We felt that he had a true love for his country and went out of his way to tailor our visit and make it as interesting for us as possible. Our itinerary was quite fluid and varied depending on how we felt on the day and how much time we had left after major activities (like hikes cycle etc) and visiting major sites. This allowed us to be flexible and our days often stretched on well into the night. Thank you Koba for a memorable trip!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for everything that you did for me, especially for your warmth and friendly attitude! You are Amazing people. I enjoyed trips with you you know this :)... Wholehearted Koba :)

Patrick Dupuis

France
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Tour: 3 days around Kazbegi and wine region, Tbilisi, Georgia
Date: Jun 8/18

le professionnalisme et l'expérience de Koba combinés à ses qualités d'écoute ont certainement contribué à rendre ces tours très captivants et d'un grand intérêt. Le gentillesse et la disponibilité de notre guide ont rendu ces trois jours très agréables et très détendants. Bien sûr nous reviendrons dans ce beau pays plein de charme et nous repartirons avec Koba....

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Mrs. And Mr. Dupuis and thank you for a good feedback... You are fantastically nice people. Wholehearted, Koba

Jocelyn McClelland

United States
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Tour: Kazbegi region, Tbilisi, Georgia
Date: Jun 1/18

Koba is my HERO!! We spent 3 days with Koba and had a wonderful time! He is very knowledgeable about Georgian country and history. We drove to the Kazbegi region and stopped at several sites along the way for hiking. We spent the night at a lovely b&b which also fed us a delicious dinner. Coming home, we ended with a trip to a delicious winery where I left my purse. Koba, the day after our 3 day tour was over, went out of his way to get my purse and bring it to me in Tbilisi. Above and beyond! My hero!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Mrs. Mcleland, Thank you so much for the great review!!! I highly appreciate it. I want to underline that You are so nice and positive family. I wish I met you again for longer tour around my homeland. God save you all! Wholehearted, Koba :)

Jocelyn McClelland

United States
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Tour: #30760, Kakheti Region (Wine Homeland) Private Tour, Tbilisi, Georgia    view tour
Date: May 31/18

Koba was a wonderful, knowledgeable tour guide!! It was a great tour, being able to see both historical sites and taste some phenomenal wine at small, local wineries. He was able to answer all our questions about wine as well as Georgian history. Highly recommend Koba and this tour!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Mrs. Mcleland, Thank you so much for the great review!!! I highly appreciate it. I want to underline that You are so nice and positive family. I wish I met you again for longer tour around my homeland. God save you all! Wholehearted, Koba :)

Stuart Smith

United Kingdom
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Tour: #31583, Svaneti Private Tour - mountainous region, Tbilisi, Georgia    view tour
Date: May 24/18

Koba was absolutely superb in every way. He was a wonderful tour guide; knowledgeable on the geography, history and culture of his beautiful country and shared it with warmth and wit. He expertly drove us safely, was flexible and helpful with our itinerary and was full of useful tips on restaurants and menu choices. Koba finished with a flourish when he organised a fabulous Georgian wine tasting session for us, which would take far too long to describe here. Thank you Koba, you were the best.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello my dears, I wouldn't have done all without your friendly treatment! I will never forget these wonderful and warm people, with high sense of humor! People from my "home village"... love you all! Warm hugs from me! Wholehearted, Koba

Wendy G.

University Park, MDM, United States
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Tour: #13488, Tbilisi/Mtskheta Private Tour, Tbilisi, Georgia    view tour
Date: Apr 29/18

Koba was a great guide and translator during our short time in Tbilisi. His knowledge of the city and its people was truly amazing, and he shared his enthusiasm and interest in his country and its people. He dove right into our art project, working with local authorities to ensure we were able to carry out our interviews. He was a great help in approaching the local people and conducting interviews. His language skills are excellent, and he was a fun and interesting companion. Thank you, Koba!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Mr. Dailey and Mrs. Grossman, for the excellent recommendation! I enjoyed your project very much. I would say that you, as nice and friendly persons, made me to accomplish my mission so good! ... Wholehearted, Koba :)

Cliff R.

Los Angeles, CA, United States
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Tour: #13488, Tbilisi/Mtskheta Private Tour, Tbilisi, Georgia    view tour
Date: Apr 5/18

Koba is a lovely fellow and a consummate professional. My wife had all kinds of specific sites that she wanted to see and he made sure to incorporate as much as possible into our itinerary. He assisted her with translation while shopping which was a very helpful benefit for her to acquire what she really wanted. He was very knowledgeable about all religions and how they all interact and make Tbilisi such a unique city.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Mr. Reston, Thank you so much the good review. I just one thing to all this - I couldn't do my job properly If you weren't this interesting as travelers... God bless you!

Scott Glass

Canada
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Tour: #13488, Tbilisi/Mtskheta Private Tour, Tbilisi, Georgia    view tour
Date: Mar 4/18

Koba was amazing! 5 STAR +++++ We enjoyed our day immensely! Koba is extremely knowledgeable and our day was very entertaining. Thank you Koba for such a memorable and informative tour!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks a lot Mate... I also, enjoyed the tour with you! Have my respects :)

Thomas Montgomery

United States
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Tour: The best of Tbilisi & Mtskheta (One Day Private Tour), Tbilisi, Georgia
Date: Nov 7/17

Very personable, very helpful, always willing to do the extra. Highly professional. English is fine.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Mr. Montgomery, thank you so much for the great feedback. You were so Positive and nice persons that I wish all of my guests were just like you. With respect, Koba :)

Shivesh R.

United States
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Tour: 3 days private tour, Tbilisi, Georgia
Date: Oct 6/17

Koba is a phenomenal guide ! Passionate about his country, he showed us all the important sites across 3-days with enthusiasm and care. He is very knowledgeable in all things history, politics, and culture. Above all, he is a genuine person, caring for our needs and willing to go out of his way to make us feel comfortable. He also knows the best restaurants and introduced us to some awesome Georgian food and wines. He was fun to be with and we had a GREAT time in Georgia. Highly recommended !!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for the good review, dear Shivesh! You were always, constructive to me and very interesting as guests! I enjoyed every single day of our traveling!... thanks a lot again! Wholehearted, Koba

Jonathan Kipnis

United States
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Tour: 4 days private tour, Tbilisi, Georgia
Date: Jun 30/17

Koba was absolutely amazing. There are so many words I would like to say about him and there are very few that could actually describe him well enough. Besides being a fantastic guide, he is also exceptional with the little kids. We had a 4 year old with us (in addition to 16 and 13 years old), and he was simply in love with Koba. Everything was as promised and much better. Koba is HIGHLY recommended!!! We can't wait to visit Georgia again and we can't imagine doing so without Koba.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Jonathan, Hope you all are doing so well! First of all, than you so much for your warm words addressed to me, Secondly, I want to emphasis that you have wonderful family and they were so nice to me during the whole tour. I do wish to see you again and be useful to you again!... Many thanks, Koba

Hyun Min Kim

South Korea
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Tour: #30760, Kakheti Region (Wine Homeland) Private Tour, Tbilisi, Georgia    view tour
Date: May 7/17

Koba is very kind and very honest. IT was fun and I enjoyed traveling. The weather is also good. My parents and kids had a nice time. Thank you for everything.

Hyun Min Kim

South Korea
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Tour: #13488, Tbilisi/Mtskheta Private Tour, Tbilisi, Georgia    view tour
Date: May 5/17

Koba is very kind and very honest. It was fun and I enjoyed traveling. The weather is also good. My parents and kids had a nice time. Thank you for everything..

Mohamed Kasim Muhamed Ilyas

India
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Tour: 4 days private tour in Georgia, Tbilisi, Georgia
Date: Mar 6/17

The tour was simply great and we were really fortunate to get Mr. Koba as the guide for our visit. He is simply great as a Guide, friend and made the tour, a memorable one. We were lucky as the weather was excellent and with Mr. Koba, we could cover the Tour program as it was agreed. The transportation arrangements and the timing of the tour was organized by Koba extremely well considering our requirements as new tourists. In short, the tour was excellent and great & I can proudly recommend to my friends.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much dear Mohamed! I enjoyed tour with your nice family and I want to emphasis that you were full time attentive to me, and I appreciate that. I wish you the best of luck and wish to see all of you again! :) With respect, Koba

James (Jim) Bryant

United States
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Tour: Touch of Heaven (One Day Private Tour), Tbilisi, Georgia
Date: Oct 25/16

Excellent! This tour was amazing. Koba was extremely nice and an amazing source of information. Even thought the weather was a bit uncooperative, we were able to see some amazing sights and enjoy the beautiful Georgian countryside. Great lunch with good company. Would sign up again. Thanks Koba!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Mr. James, Thank you so much for the recommendation, but I would not be so active if you were not the good listeners, asking me reasonable questions. I enjoyed the tour with you! Dear Sir, have my gratitude once again! With respect, Koba J. M.

Kristiina Aksberg

Netherlands
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Tour: #13862, Shatili-Tower-village Private Tour, Tbilisi, Georgia    view tour
Date: Sep 18/16

We were definitely very happy with our trip with Koba. We spent three days exploring some amazing locations and got to do a bit of hiking, too. We were especially happy with the guesthouse he had arranged for us as that was one of the highlights of the trip. Everything was absolutely great and we can definitely recommend his tours to pretty much anyone. He pays great attention to customize the trips and adds a little extra, too.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much, dear Kristina! I really, enjoyed the tour together with you... I wish i had as many travelers like you as it`s possible :) With respect, Koba J.

Nadya Jaworsky

Czech Republic
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Tour: Kazbegi region, Tbilisi, Georgia
Date: Jul 31/16

We had a wonderful time on this tour to Kazbegi! Koba is an extremely knowledgeable guide, and very professional. But at the same time, he is a lot of fun. I highly recommend his services!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much dear Nadya! I just loved your company! I am very happy that I did a tour for this wonderful people!... I could not be this good without you! With respect, Koba J.

Chris Landon

United States
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Tour: #14682, Tusheti-Georgia, Tbilisi, Georgia    view tour
Date: Jun 30/16

My experience touring Tusheti with Koba was one of the most memorable ever! Tusheti was incredibly beautiful and surreal. At times the adventure was a dream and others not exactly for the faint-hearted, but all the while Koba made me comfortable and entertained. The experience was absolutely priceless, and I would highly recommend Koba for your guide in Tusheti.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much, Chris! That was really wonderful trips of mine, full of emotions! I enjoyed it so much! You were a good company to me! with respect, Koba :)

Sean Kelly

United States
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Tour: #66458, David Gareja and Sighnaghi Private Tour, Tbilisi, Georgia    view tour
Date: May 22/16

This was my second trip with Koba in Georgia. He's a great guide; knowledgeable in history, culture, nature, and current issues, but also great just to chat with (hint: it's helpful to know plenty of Braveheart movie quotes!). The monastery complex is phenomenal, but physically demanding, and I'm not much of a climber, so he was more than willing to be flexible, and we even got to see a church well off the tourist path!

Sean Kelly

United States
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Tour: #31583, Svaneti Private Tour - mountainous region, Tbilisi, Georgia    view tour
Date: May 17/16

I took two tours with Koba - the most Irish guy in Georgia - during my all-too-brief time in this fantastic country, and I cannot recommend him enough! He was flexible with the itinerary, allowing us to maximize our time in Svaneti while still being able to visit all of the sites listed. Even a flat tire along the road proved to be merely a minor setback, and it was a good opportunity to witness Georgian hospitality firsthand, as several of the locals came out to offer a hand!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Sean, Thank you so much for the recommendation! You are the person who could be a good company to anybody! I really enjoyed the tour together with you! Cheers mate!

Vasili Mladinov

United States
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Tour: 4 days tour around Georgia, Tbilisi, Georgia
Date: Apr 14/16

Koba is great tour guide. Very professional,kind, friendly, knows history of Georgia. We got more then we expected. Nice, clean and comfortable car. Got to places I never expected to go by car. Definitely coming back and do some trekking with Koba in the mountains.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello dear Vasili, please, have my gratitude for the great feed back and for being so opened and friendly to me :) Please, say hello to you beautiful wife from me. You both, were so good to me that i never felt tired at all :) With respect, Koba J.

Dileep Punalur

United Arab Emirates
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Tour: #13488, Tbilisi/Mtskheta Private Tour, Tbilisi, Georgia    view tour
Date: Apr 11/16

Koba was passionate about being a tourist guide which was reflected during the entire trip. He is very knolwedgeable about the history and could explain very well. Also he is flexible to get adjusted to the requirements of the tourist.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi dear Dileep, Firstly, thank you so much for the great recommendation, secondly, Despite of one day spent on tour with you, I saw your kind personality. I highly appreciate your advice about everything we`ve talked about. Thank you again Dileep!!! :) ith respect, Koba J.

Stephen Spencer

United States
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Tour: Svaneti-kazbegi-kaheti-Kutaisi-Batumi-Vardzia, Tbilisi, Georgia
Date: Mar 25/16

Koba is man with a mission: to share his passion and love of Georgia with his clients -- and it works! Very knowledgeable about this beautiful and welcoming country, he is also intimate with the ins-and-outs of every town and village (is there a villager he doesn't know, I wonder???) His debonair and convivial personality hides incredible resourcefulness, which came in handy on several occasions. Koba is also really good with children and knows how to motivate them. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Stephen, Thank you so much for the recommendation and the warmth, that you and your family gave to me! I do really love my country and pay a respect to all of those who come to visit my homeland, but some of them become unforgettable - like you and your really friendly family members. Cheers Mate :)

Karen Zerna

United Arab Emirates
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Tour: Kazbegi-Kutaisi-Vardzia..., Tbilisi, Georgia
Date: Nov 27/15

We would never have seen as much as we did in Georgia if not for Koba. And the extra service, the little things, the bits and pieces of information even outside the tour already, they all matter and are much appreciated. You arrive in Georgia as a client and leave as a friend. Comments from others in our group: Ann: "Wooohooo!! Love the trip!" Jerome: "Georgia's finest! Hope they would be considerate enough for a 7-Star rate. Highly recommended!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your good review! But, remember one the most important thing about this field - Only good guest can make you to do your job as good as you can! Cheers to all of you Karen! Wholehearted, Koba

Herb Brosnan

United States
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Tour: #14682, Tusheti-Georgia, Tbilisi, Georgia    view tour
Date: Sep 25/15

We booked the 5-Day Tusheti Tour with Koba and would highly recommend him to anyone visiting Georgia. Koba has extensive knowledge about Georgia's history, culture & people -especially in the mountains. He's well connected with locals which resulted in excellent accommodations and some amazing cultural experiences. Koba's sense of humor & his enthusiasm made traveling with him a delight. Koba is also an awesome driver-very important in Tusheti! We hope to travel with him again sometime soon!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks a lot my dears! I really enjoyed those days together with you!... You were awesome guest to me :) wholehearted, Koba J.

Ron Fleming Jr

United States
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Tour: Kazbegi-Tusheti-Kakheti (the wine region), Tbilisi, Georgia
Date: Aug 29/15

Koba was an extremely hospitable, and professional guide throughout our entire tour. He's exceptionally knowledgeable in just about every facet of Georgia. His profound love of his job and sunny disposition make him immensely personable and easy to talk with. If you are even remotely curious about the wonderful country of Georgia i would wholeheartedly recommend you follow through and go see This hidden gem in the Caucasus mountains. And booking Koba as your guide will ensure an unforgettable trip.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Ron, thank you so much for the warm wards and this high evaluation. I would say that you are a nice person, who made me to work professionally even by the end of the season ( normally should be feeling tired, but i did not). Cheers mate With respect, Koba

Moritz Waehler

Germany
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Tour: #14682, Tusheti-Georgia, Tbilisi, Georgia    view tour
Date: Aug 21/15

Koba is a perfect,sensational guide. I fell 100% safe. He do all for me . He was very informative in history, flexible and professional. All absolut perfet.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Moritz! You are a very good and friendly person, that made me to be a professional with you. Thank you very mych for your evaluation and being so great traveler! Wholehearted, Koba

Runi Jakobsen

Denmark
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Tour: Gori-Mestia-Ushguli-Kutaisi-Vardzia, Tbilisi, Georgia
Date: Aug 10/15

We used Koba to show us Svaneti, Kutaisi, Borjomi as the main things. Koba was very professional and hard working and did everything in his powers to make the trip as memorable as possible. A constant good mode, high energy and improvising when needed. This gave us five days, where it felt like we were driving around Georgia with an old friend. In case I would like to have another round trip in Georgia, Koba would definetely be the first I would contact.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for such a good evaluation, dear Runi!... I do really enjoyed your company very much! You, all are such a nice people... thanks a lot again for your humanly and friendly treating your guide! :) Wholehearted koba

Edward Martin

Australia
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Tour: #66458, David Gareja and Sighnaghi, Tbilisi, Georgia    view tour
Date: May 11/15

Very knowledgable and adapted the tour well to what we wanted to see and do. English was no problem and Koba went beyond the tour to help us pick up a lost phone from earlier in the holiday. Highly recommend the wine tasting as part of the tour.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much my dears for everything! I just loved our trip and you made me to execute my job professionally. I am ready to be useful for you in the future too. With respect, Koba

Frank Adorna

United States
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Tour: Two busy days, Tbilisi, Georgia
Date: Apr 29/15

Koba (Jacob) is warm and personable. He goes out of his way to insure your comfort, safety and enjoyment.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Mr. Adorna! I wish i often had travelers like you and your friend. I really enjoyed your company. With respect, Koba J.

Wojciech Zablocki

United States
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Tour: #13488, Tbilisi/Mtskheta, Tbilisi, Georgia    view tour
Date: Sep 15/14

Stuart Freeman

United States
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Tour: Eatern Georgian highland, Tbilisi, Georgia
Date: Aug 31/14

Koba is a sensational guide (and driver, considering the difficulty-factor of the roads in Tusheti and Shatili). He absolutely provided all of his considerable expertise to ensure that the trip went off without a hitch and that the hiking and photographic possibilities of the region were taken advantage of.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks a lot for your good recommendation. You were, also, nice to me and those who we met during the tour. Let the God bless you Stiu :) With respect, Koba

Conor Roberts

United States
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Tour: #13615, Kazbegi Region, Tbilisi, Georgia    view tour
Date: Aug 19/14

Two things you should know. First is come to Georgia because it is an incredible country. And second is consider talking with Koba about your trip. He is an incredible guide and even better person. And I swear he knows half if everyone in the country! Point is, if you want an experience full of surprises and just an overall amazing time, you should definitely talk with Koba!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks a lot dear Connor! You were so opened to me that motivated me to do maximum for you! Wish you just happyness and blessings from the Lord! "Eirine gho brach"- cheer to Ireland :)) Wholehearted, Koba

Richard Cotman

France
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Tour: #14682, Tusheti-Georgia, Tbilisi, Georgia    view tour
Date: Aug 3/14

Koba is a great guide, very knowledgeable and good company! Tusheti is a difficult region to visit on your own, and Koba helped us to discover and understand this fascinating place. Importantly, Koba is also a very safe and careful driver. Highly Recommended.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Cheeers Richard! I could not be a good guide without your assistance, both you and your wonderful wife! God bless you dears! wholehearted-Koba

Swaroop Nagaraj

Qatar
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Tour: 8 days with Mr. Swaroop, Tbilisi, Georgia
Date: Jul 26/14

Tour was extremely well organized.Perfect arrangements at every place.Never once did he express any sort of displeasure or rudeness to changes or absurd requests.He even made sure that our request of no beef/pork and only veg food on specific days was taken care in remote locations.Koba is a free spirited soul who enjoyed each and every destination along with us like a first time visitor.Koba is a genuine person,rare in the tourism industry.Many thanks "Kobaji" for the wonderful tour.Highly recommend him

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I have no words to express my gratitute! Only good persons travellers, can help me to do my job properly! Thank you so much for being nice and friendly to me ... god give you real happyness and success in the future... Wholehearted, Koba-ji :)

Sarah Barry

United Arab Emirates
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Tour: #66458, David Gareja and Sighnaghi, Tbilisi, Georgia    view tour
Date: May 23/14

We had a great day with Koba and saw a lot more and learnt a lot more than if we were traveling on our own. I would recommend Koba to anyone traveling to Georgia.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks a lot to you dear Sara! You were, also, very nice to me! With respect, Koba J. M.

Sami Rantanen

Finland
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Tour: kakheti region, Georgia, Tbilisi, Georgia
Date: Apr 19/14

Koba was very informative about Georgian history and had lots of interesting facts. Tour was planned generally well. One thing dropped stars to four - on second day there could have been a visit to some vineyard as there were on first day.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Semi, thank you for four stars, but I did not really understand anything about vineyards story, sorry. I have several points to your feedback: 1. We were travelling between vineyards, almost half of the second tour day (Alazani valley) and you could have said to stop if you felt like visiting any of the vineyards. 2. Grape trees just started blooming by the time of your visit. 3. I don't see any vineyard visit promises in the tour itinerary. Cheers anyway :) but I disagree with your point.

Nina Wise

United States
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Tour: #13488, Tbilisi/Mtskheta, Tbilisi, Georgia    view tour
Date: Mar 8/14

Koba was a very good guide. He was very informative, flexible and professional. He is clearly proud of the history of Georgia. He made good suggestions in schedule changes and sights to avoid bad weather. We highly recommend him!

Josh Gavrilov

United States
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Tour: Kartli - The Center of Georgia, Tbilisi, Georgia
Date: Mar 2/14

Great tour! Great guide!! Koba did a great job and completely accommodated all of our requests. Would definitely tour with Koba again!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Mr. Gavrilov, I appreciate your kindness and nice words addressed to me! Nice travellers make guide to work properly! Have my respect and gratitude! With respect, Koba J. M.

Inga Gasparova

Georgia
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Tour: #13695, Mtskheta, Gori,Varzia, Tbilisi, Georgia    view tour
Date: Nov 29/13

Koba thanks for a wonderful experience. It is rare to find a guide that is more concern with business than money and takes the time to truly show the beauty of any land. Great memories and cheers. P.S. stay out of holes that you may not be able to get down from and thanks for the blizzard.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Cheers dear Inga! You and Fred were so nice and friendly to me that I`ll never forget you! have my respect! :) Koba- with respect

Arne De Knegt

Netherlands
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Tour: #13615, Kazbegi Region, Tbilisi, Georgia    view tour
Date: Nov 16/13

this was my first tour done through Tours by Locals. Koba is an easygoing, flexible guide. good to do a trip in Georgia with. thanks Koba!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for rating me Arne...Cheers mate! :)

Patricia Tiller

Australia
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Tour: #66458, David Gareja and Sighnaghi, Tbilisi, Georgia    view tour
Date: Oct 18/13

Very informative and personable guide. Excellent tour.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Cheers again my dears! I highly appreciate your nice feedback! have my respect-Koba

Patricia Tiller

Australia
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Tour: #13615, Kazbegi Region, Tbilisi, Georgia    view tour
Date: Oct 15/13

Very accomodating and personable guide. Excellent tour to a beautiful part of Georgia.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for being my guests...You, also, were excellent company in those tours! Koba - with respect

Bernard Perry

United Kingdom
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Tour: #66458, David Gareja and Sighnaghi, Tbilisi, Georgia    view tour
Date: Oct 14/13

Koba was extremely helpful and very knowledgeable. His English is very good (he's lived in UK) and he knows a lot about Georgia and catering to tourists' tastes. By Georgian standards his driving is good and his 4x4 should be good pretty much anywhere. We would definitely use him again.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks a lot my dears! I really enjoyed tours with you and you are really nice and warm persons. Vheers mate, everything was perfect to me too :) Koba - with respect

Gill Cowlam

United Kingdom
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Tour: #13488, Tbilisi/Mtskheta, Tbilisi, Georgia    view tour
Date: Sep 28/13

Excellent tour. Kobe was clearly knowledgable and proud of his city. He was very attentive to my elderly mother making sure he kept walking to a minimum and found her spots to rest while we were off getting extra photos. A very enjoyable day and I feel like I now have a new friend!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: have my sincere respect and gratitude, Mrs. Cowlam. All of You were so kind to me, especially your nice Mother! cheers :) Koba - with respect

Angie Onu

United States
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Tour: #30760, Kakheti Region (Wine Homeland), Tbilisi, Georgia    view tour
Date: Sep 25/13

Koba made Georgian history come alive! his knowledge of the country's history, the environment, and his overall good nature and humor created an amazing experience for me while in Georgia! His enthusiasm for his work is refreshing and enthusiasm for the country is contagious. It was a privilege to spend a day touring Kakheti with him. Much respects, Angie

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Have my gratitude dear Angie and blessings from the sky! You could witness it how much I enjoyed your company, I wish we`ll meet again and see much more beauty of this Great and ancient country :)) Have my respect!

Megan Chudleigh

Australia
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Tour: #31583, Svaneti -mountainous region, Tbilisi, Georgia    view tour
Date: Sep 11/13

Koba is an energetic and fun guide who has an excellent knowledge of his Country,He was flexible to changes, attentive to our needs and was an amusing companion for us during our adventures in Georgia. Koba went out of his way to assist with extras such as catching a midnight train from a dark and isolated station then calling to make sure we were safely at our new destination. Koba will remain a friend who we hope to visit again. He made our visit to Georgia one of the best travel experiences ever.

Lori Barnett

United States
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Tour: #30760, Kakheti Region (Wine Homeland), Tbilisi, Georgia    view tour
Date: Mar 20/13

Koba was awesome again. He knows the land intimately and appreciates the beauty and history. The day was amazing!!! If you travel to Georgia, this is a must see tour with Koba as your guide.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thks alot again :) Koba

Lori Barnett

United States
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Tour: #13488, Tbilisi/Mtskheta, Tbilisi, Georgia    view tour
Date: Mar 19/13

Koba is an awesome guide. He possesses a vast amount of knowledge. He is very flexible and caring.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Cheers, Dear Lorri! I also, had a good time with all of you! Say hello to your gils from me :) Koba - with respect

Arnold F.

United States
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Tour: #58046, Half circle tour, Tbilisi, Georgia    view tour
Date: Mar 12/13

Koba is a great guide. We took the half circle, 4 day, tour and had a great time. We went to countless 1000-1500 year old Byzantine churches and forts which were of great interest to me. The frescoes in the churches were beautiful. We went to the cliffside cave city of Vardzia. We tasted local wine and ate local Georgian food. Koba is very knowledgeable of his country's history and likes to talk about it. He is also very flexible and will show you what you want to see.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thak you so much dear Arnold! I also, had a great time with you and your beaautiful daughter! :) It`s a opleasure to meet as interesting people as you. have my gratitute for above told warm wordas about my country and me! :) Koba - with respect

Abhay Pandit

Galway, Ireland
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Tour: 6 days tour-Abhay Pandit, Tbilisi, Georgia
Date: Oct 29/12

Koba is personable and has a good background of history and the sites in Georgia. He is very accommodating of your tastes and goes above and beyond than what is needed. He will make Georgia memorable for you.....

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Cheers, Abhay! ...i want to say many complements over you and your friend :)..You made me to do whatever i did for my dears! :) Koba - with great respect

Ester Sasser

Morocco
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Tour: #30760, Kakheti Region (Wine Homeland), Tbilisi, Georgia    view tour
Date: Oct 13/12

The tour as well as the guide are rated by me as excellent.Koba has managed excellently to accommodate only one individual. His knowledge and the interesting way in which he shares his knowledge of the country is exceptional.it gives credit to your company and I can recommend him with the greatest of confidence. My first tour of Georgia was more than what I expected! Thank you.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: :) Mrs. Ester, Have my appreciation and gratitude for your top level recommendation. If only all of my travelers were like you :))... Koba - with the greatest respect

Steve Pease

United States
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Tour: Tbilisi, Tbilisi, Georgia
Date: Sep 9/12

Koba did a very nice job. Showed us much of the City, was very flexible, and expained the history and significance of what we were seeing. His English is very good and he is very pleasant to be with.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: ...have my gratefulness Mr. Steve! ... I`m so sorry that we did not get a chance to visit Kazbegi and Kakheti regions! ... Koba with respect

Steve Pease

United States
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Tour: Tbilisi-gori-Uplistsikhe, Tbilisi, Georgia
Date: Sep 6/12

Like the Tbilisi tour, Koba did a great job of taking us to Gori helping us get to the Stalin Museum, explaining the history and politics of the City and then he took us to the the ancient cave sity along the Silk Route and aMtskheta, the original capital of Georgia. It was a wonderful day.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: ...have my gratefulness Mr. Steve! ... I`m so sorry that we did not get a chance to visit Kazbegi and Kakheti regions! ... Koba with respect

Roberta Simon

United States
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Tour: #13695, Varzia, Tbilisi, Georgia    view tour
Date: Sep 4/12

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Mrs. Simon, have my enormous gratitude!...I would say that you were so nice and interesting clients to me :)...say hello to your nice husband and son :) Koba-with respect

Roberta Simon

United States
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Tour: #30760, Kakheti Region (Wine Homeland), Tbilisi, Georgia    view tour
Date: Sep 3/12

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Mrs. Simon, have my enormous gratitude!...I would say that you were so nice and interesting clients to me :)...say hello to your nice husband and son :) Koba-with respect

Roberta Simon

United States
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Tour: Kazbegi region, Tbilisi, Georgia
Date: Sep 2/12

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Mrs. Simon, have my enormous gratitude!...I would say that you were so nice and interesting clients to me :)...say hello to your nice husband and son :) Koba-with respect

Roberta Simon

United States
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Tour: #13488, Tbilisi/Mtskheta, Tbilisi, Georgia    view tour
Date: Sep 1/12

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Mrs. Simon, have my enormous gratitude!...I would say that you were so nice and interesting clients to me :)...say hello to your nice husband and son :) Koba-with respect

Sarah Byrne

United States
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Tour: Vardzia, Borjomi, Khertvisi, kakheti, Tbilisi, Georgia
Date: Aug 15/12

Koba was a wonderful guide for my husband and me: full of energy, flexible, friendly but respected our space, funny, knowledgeable and a really good driver (which is saying something - the roads in Georgia are very rocky and not easy to navigate). We had a wonderful time, and could not have done it without him.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: ...:))) How are you doing my dears??? :)) Hope you had lots of fun in Italy :)... I really enjoyed trips with you (both), my Irish and Italian (Americans) brother and sister...God bless you for ever :)... Have my gratitude and respect!...I`ll never forget you... Koba - with huge respect :)

Sarah Byrne

United States
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Tour: #13615, Kazbegi Region, Tbilisi, Georgia    view tour
Date: Aug 13/12

Kazbegi is an incredibly beautiful area - wish we could have spent a whole week there! Stepansminda Church is amazing. Mystically beautiful. Koba was a great driver and guide - full of stories, energy, a great driver and advocate for us as American travelers. We are so glad we chose him as our tour guide.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: ...:))) How are you doing my dears??? :)) Hope you had lots of fun in Italy :)... I really enjoyed trips with you (both), my Irish and Italian (Americans) brother and sister...God bless you for ever :)... Have my gratitude and respect!...I`ll never forget you... Koba - with huge respect :)

Tom Holum

United States
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Tour: Kazbegi region, Tbilisi, Georgia
Date: Jul 3/12

I had a great time with Koba. He was an excellent guide, very personable, and a fun person to spend the day with. More guides should be like him. Very highly recommended. Thank you, Tours By Locals, for working with such a good person.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Cheers Tom! :)...You are the great person, who could be a good friend of mine ! :) Thanks a lot for being with me!!! Koba-always with respect

Mike Beeston

United Kingdom
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Tour: Tusheti-Georgia, Tbilisi, Georgia
Date: Jun 16/12

Koba is knowledgeable, high spirited and good company. He was our guide in Tusheti where his familiarity with the mountains ensured we had a thoroughly enjoyable few days.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Cheers my dears! Thanks a lot for being so friendly and nice to me! :)) I wish i head more guests from Britain, just like you! :)) Koba with respect! P.S. Looking forward for photos! :)

Paul Morgan

United States
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Tour: Georgian highlights, Tbilisi, Georgia
Date: Jun 13/12

If you are thinking of visiting Georgia, do it! And take Koba with you. Koba is a great guide with an amazing passion for his country. He packed more into 3 days of touring than I could have done in a week. He was great about customizing the tour to my interests, available time and abilities. Koba's knowledge and insight was great and his perspective on Georgia and its history and its future were interesting to hear and discuss. If you have any questions or concerns, contact him and he can help.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Cheers Paul!... I would like to have friends like you!!!... Thank you very much for being so nice to me!!! :) Koba - with respect

Daniel Simmons

United States
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Tour: untitledRacha-Svaneti-mountainous, Tbilisi, Georgia
Date: Jun 4/12

Koba is not just a guide: he's a polymath, a networker extraordinaire, and an incomparable raconteur. With less than 3 days before my arrival, he worked with me via e-mail to design a customized trip that met (and then promptly exceeded) my very specific and very high expectations. His prices were fair, his advice was faultless, and his skill at avoiding road potholes was legendary. A finer introduction to beautiful Georgia I cannot imagine; Koba has earned my highest, most enthusiastic recommendation.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Daniel, have my gratitude and massive respect to you! ... You made it easy for me to do everything possible for you! You are the MAN and so nice person! Cheers, for being with me! ...:) Koba - with respect

Robert McCafferty

United States
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Tour: Tbilisi, Tbilisi, Georgia
Date: Apr 28/12

Our second day in Tbilisi, Georgia was only a little more than half a day, as we needed to fly out that afternoon. Despite that, Koba put together a wonderful tour of Tbilisi that allowed us to see all the highlights of Tbilisi in the limited amount of time we had that day. At all times during our stay in Tbilisi, Koba was punctual and very customer service oriented. He was also very informative about the history of the region. I highly recommend Koba.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank a lot Mr. Bob...It was a honour for to have as friendly travelers as you and your mate! :) Koba with respect

Robert McCafferty

United States
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Tour: Kazbegi region, Tbilisi, Georgia
Date: Apr 27/12

We had a very limited amount of time in Tbilisi, Georgia: about 1 1/2 days. Koba put together a wonderful driving tour for our first full day, showing us all the interesting / important sights from Tbilisi, through the Kazbegi region, and right up to the Russian border. Koba was very personable and informative, as well as adventurous: he had to negotiate some treacherous terrain in his SUV to get us where we needed to be to see the best of the region. I highly recommend Koba.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Highly appreciate mr. Robert!...I wish all of my clients were like you and your mate! :) Koba - with respect

George Plunkett

United States
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Tour: #13615, Kazbegi Region, Tbilisi, Georgia    view tour
Date: Apr 17/12

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks a lot Mr. George, I do really appreciate that!!! It is so nice of you! ... Hope you are feeling good and wish you long and happy life!!! :) Koba - with respect

Laurie Dieterich

United States
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Tour: Vardzia, Borjomi, Khertvisi, kakheti, Tbilisi, Georgia
Date: Feb 21/12

Georgia is an extraordinary country, and Koba is an extraordinary guide! His willingness to customize the tour to our wishes, and to re-route when snow got in the way, allowed us to maximize the short time we had. Koba's deep knowledge of and enthusiasm for Georgia's history and sites, his careful driving, and his generous good nature made our three days with him a true pleasure.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much my dear Elise (Maggy), It was me only lucky person having such a nice and beautiful women on the tour! I wish i met you again in the future and spend all my energy to make you more happy and satisfied after any kind of trip around Georgia!...:) I do appreciate that !!! :) THANKS A LOT AGAIN! Wholehearted - Koba

Kenneth Gallant

Canada
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Tour: #13615, Kazbegi Region, Tbilisi, Georgia    view tour
Date: Feb 7/12

Mr. Koba brought me on a wonderful adventure. I highly recommend him if you are visiting Georgia. He was very knowledgeable about every area we visited, including history, language, food, and customs. He went above and beyond in every respect to make sure that I had a wonderful experience. Not only do I recommend Mr. Koba, but I myself will most definitely be visiting Georgia again, and I would not hesitate at all to contact him for another tour. You will not be disappointed at all!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks a lot mate! :)

Maud Johansson

Sweden
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Tour: Tbilisi/Mtskheta, Tbilisi, Georgia
Date: Nov 10/11

Koba is both extremely knowledgeble and a very pleasant person! Thanks for a great tour!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you too dear, Maud! and please, tell hello to your mother- The nice person with a kind look! :)...

Johan Wilhelm (Hans) v.

Netherlands
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Tour: #13488, Tbilisi, Tbilisi, Georgia    view tour
Date: Oct 28/11

Koba was on time, has a vast knowledge about Georgia, is a very friendly and well spoken (English) person and a good driver. A guide who literally goes that extra mile. After a day with him you might feel as if you went walking with a good friend. Have fun and be educated about Georgia with Koba.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks a lot dear Johan! I appreciate that! You also were a great guest, well educated and pleased person! If only all of my guest were like you! ... God bless you mate! :)

Melissa Smith

United States
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Tour: #13695, Borjomi, Varzia, Tbilisi, Georgia    view tour
Date: Oct 22/11

This was an awesome tour customized for me by Jacob (Koba). It was exhilarating and completely made my weekend. Jacob is very friendly, knows his country, and speaks English very well. Not once on this tour did I feel uncomfortable or feel as if I didn't understand what we were talking about. I would recommend everyone taking these tours, whether it be for a day like I did or in two days to have more time. Thank you Jacob, it was a grand experience!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi dear, Melissa! I really appreciate your warm respond! I think the Lord loves me and keeps sending as great guests (travellers) as you! I really enjoyed the trip with you...God bless you dear! :)

Keith Marshall

United Kingdom
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Tour: #13695, Varzia, Tbilisi, Georgia    view tour
Date: Oct 7/11

Koba was an informative and amusing guide. We are returning to Georgia next year and will hopefully be able to use him as a guide again.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi keith! Hope you and your friend are doing ok! ... many many thanks for your recommendations mate!!! Cheers, :))

Pauline Babaris

Canada
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Tour: #13615, Kazbegi Region, Tbilisi, Georgia    view tour
Date: Sep 28/11

Koba was a terrific guide. And Kazbegi was awesome. We were a group of four travellers and Koba, with his trustworthy 4 x 4, drove us expertly along the military Highway and to the Caucauses. It was a magnificent trip. He arranged for an overnight at a Guesthouse in Kazbegi. He took us to many spectacular sights that certainly would not be available on a larger tour. He was friendly, knowledgeable and very agreeable. And his English was excellent!! It was a treat to have him as our guide.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Mrs. Pauline! hope you are feeling ok! I do really enjoyed the time spent together with the nice Canadian Ladies! I wish to have you with me once again... Thk you very much for being so nice to me!!! i simply love you girls!!! :)

Tomas Mandak

Czech Republic
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Tour: Cross-Georgia Trip!, Tbilisi, Georgia
Date: Sep 10/11

We spent in Georgia eight amazing days and we were fully satisfied with services provided by Koba. I can personaly recommend Koba to all travelers who wants to have guided tour across Georgia

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Tomas, let me express my gratitude to you and say that, all of you were so desirable guest to me... You just made it easy for me to give so much satisfaction (like you expressed)... You are the person who can understand even aliens :)) Cheers Mate! - Koba

Julio Maessen

United States
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Tour: Kazbegi Region, Tbilisi, Georgia
Date: Sep 5/11

Koba was a great guide--very knowledgeable about Georgian history & culture while incorporating plenty of humor & conversation to keep things light. His mastery of the english language is a rarity in Georgia, despite what you may read. His choice of the tour was custom tailored to be adventurous & fun. The views were breathtaking & we experienced a part of Georgia that most never get to see. Would highly recommend this tour to anyone looking to get out of the city, & we strongly recommend Koba.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Julio! Thanks a lot bro.! ... Feel like we`ll meet again :)) God bless you!

Jim Urbain

Luxembourg
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Tour: Tusheti-Georgia, Tbilisi, Georgia
Date: Aug 14/11

This was a great 5 day trip to the remote area of Tusheti mountain region. Koba is an experienced guide who brought me and my girlfriend to such beautiful places and organised homestays in local families where we could experience the warm-heartedness and hospitality of the mountain-people. Many thanks for this wonderful experience!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Jim, I`ll hever forget your brave decision to go for hike alone! you are the real man! say hello to your girlfriend and thank you for everithing! :)

Matti Metsola

Finland
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Tour: #13488, Tbilisi, Tbilisi, Georgia    view tour
Date: Jul 24/11

Koba is a superb guide who takes good care of his clients. He is a great storyteller and very knowledgeable about the history and the culture of his country. Koba speaks fluent English and he is probably one of the best car drivers in Georgia, a big big plus because the road conditions are not always optimal.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thks alot Matti...:) You and your friend Tomas were the travellers who facilitated my work and made me to talk that much...I always ready for the visitors like you-intelligent and friendly!

Gregory Shteyngarts

United States
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Tour: #13488, Tbilisi, Tbilisi, Georgia    view tour
Date: Jul 20/11

The best service!!! Koba is very friendly, very knowledgeable. We enjoyed the tour. Koba made us to fell in love with Tbilisi. Hilly recommend to all Georgian guests. Thank you from all our family. Gregory Shteyngarts, USA.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello my dears! I`m entirely grateful for your warm assessment! ... God bless you! :)