Traveler Reviews of Private Tours in Lviv Ukraine by Tour Guide Iryna T. (Guide #2466)


Taliya C.

Australia
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Tour: #14744, "Lviv Pockets", Lviv, Ukraine    view tour
Date: Jul 10/18

Iryna is a passionate and exceptionally knowledgable guide. The tour of hidden pockets of Lviv gave a new and in-depth perspective on the city. Something that you're unlikely to get on a regular tour. Iryna's comprehensive understanding of history meant that you get a complete and accurate picture. Her tour also has an element of fun and quirkiness. Highly recommend Iryna and her tour.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Taliya and Gareth, thank you so much for pleasure being your guide and for your high rating of my work. I am happy, that you liked our tour. It was so nice to meet guests with Ukrainian and Polish roots from Australia in Lviv. Safe travels! Enjoy every moment of your further trip! Love, Iryna.

Aleksander S.

United States
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Tour: Traces of your Childhood, Lviv, Ukraine
Date: Jun 17/18

You were instrumental in making this wonderful experience possible. In the planning stages of this trip your intimate knowledge of the city was able to immediately locate the places of my childhood from my limited information. I could not have knocked on doors and spoken with the locals without your intimate knowledge of the appropriate customs for that situation. Your company made this experience as if I was revisiting my past with warm old friend. Thank you.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was pleasure for me to be your guide and to assist in unveiling your past. I am happy your trip was memorable and you managed to touch your Childhood. And I still see the photo of you as a child near the Opera House.. Warmest regards, Iryna.

Aleksander S.

United States
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Tour: #13321, "Streets of old Lviv", Lviv, Ukraine    view tour
Date: Jun 17/18

At first sight we were greeted as if we were old long friends that were finally reunited. Your facility with the English language was fabulous. Thank you for sharing your love of Lviv, it's interesting places and history. We could not have done better!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, dear Alek and Martha for your warm words. You ARE my old long friends, as you, Alek, were born in Lviv and left it at the time, when I was born there :-)

Peter Jenks

United Kingdom
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Tour: #14744, "Lviv Pockets", Lviv, Ukraine    view tour
Date: Aug 28/17

Iryna is a good guide , knowledgable and easy to understand , I enjoyed my time with her . Peter Jenks

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, dear Peter, I also enjoyed time, which I spent with you. How was your further trip? Was the train good?

Courtney Dziuma

Australia
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Tour: #13320, "Lviv yesterday, today and tomorrow", Lviv, Ukraine    view tour
Date: Aug 6/17

The love and passion Irene has for her town is evident and is inspiring. Irene was amazing to say the least, the tour was hands down the best we have had & we have had many (ranging from Italy, France, Switzerland, Poland etc). We would highly recommend Irene and wish all of our tours were like Irene's, with passion and love. Thank you for sharing your knowledge with us Courtney, Charles and Ricky

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: My dear Friends! Thank you for all your wonderful words about our tour and me. Believe me, for me it was not a work, but a lovely time and conversation with you. Have a nice trip further on and a safe and pleasant way home. Warmest regards, I.

Simonas Teskevicius

Lithuania
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Tour: #15182, Lviv by Night, Lviv, Ukraine    view tour
Date: Mar 3/17

Irene is a perfect guide with excellent knowledge about Lviv city. We had 2 hours evening city tour and we were amazed how much knowledge we got in such short time. Besides, Irene speaks perfect English. I would highly recommend her as a guide!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, my dear Friends, for your good words. I also enjoyed every minute of the tour with you!

David Walentik

United States
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Tour: #13320, Back to your Lemko roots in Ukraine, Lviv, Ukraine    view tour
Date: Jul 6/15

Irene is a fantastic tour guide who clearly loves her city, & is a warm friendly person. In 2 days we essentially did 4 tours "Streets of Old Lviv", "Lviv by Night", "Lviv Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow" and "Ukrainian Cuisine" tours. All were excellent. The most memorable was the Ukraine Cuisine tour---like being in your aunt's kitchen helping her prepare a terrific home cooked dinner. Old Lviv is charming both day & night. We saw many things we wouldn't have found on our own. Wonderful stay in Lviv.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much, my dear friends for your high appreceation of me being with you. For me it was fun as well to be with you and cut all those small pieces of carrots, onions and beets! Welcome back to Lviv any time!

Michael Khomsky

Russia
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Tour: #13321, "Streets of old Lviv", Lviv, Ukraine    view tour
Date: Aug 13/13

Liliya Kirchberger

Austria
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Tour: #13321, "Streets of old Lviv", Lviv, Ukraine    view tour
Date: Aug 6/13

Irene is a wonderful guide, with excellent command of foreign languages. Her friendly manners are so welcoming. She told us much history about Lviv, stories legends, traditions and tips about what to see and where to eat etc. She truly loves her city!!and this makes her tours very special, positive and interesting. We were charmed by her style and also flexibility as we were with a little baby. Her tours are interesting to all age groups. We highly recommend Irene to those who look for a guide in Lviv!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Lilia,, thanks a lot for your nice words about me. I also enjoyed our tour. You are wonderful people - so warm, knowledgable and open for the world. God Bless all your large Family! Lots of love and kisses, especially to the most patient traveller - your baby son Sasha!

Renata Greenspan

United States
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Tour: #15213, Lychakiv cemetary, Lviv, Ukraine    view tour
Date: Jul 22/13

Excellent tour. Irene is a true professional, and a very pleasant person. She was well prepared, well organized. We enjoyed all three tours she prepared for us. We were a group of 6 people and we all agreed that Irene as a tour guide was exceptional.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Renata, I enjoyed every minute working with your group. It was not a work for me, it was a real pleasure of communication and conversation! All the best to you and your lovely family! Lots of love, Irene

Renata Greenspan

United States
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Tour: #15018, The traces of your parents, Lviv, Ukraine    view tour
Date: Jul 21/13

This tour was specially prepared for us by Irene so we can trace footsteps of our parents. Irene's preparation for the tour and her knowledge of the city and it's history made this tour a very special event for us. She was a gem.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: My Dear Friends! And I would like to thank YOU for this tour! I am grateful to your parents, who were born and were studying in Lviv, otherwise, I would not have discovered such an interesting and amazing slice of history of my native city! I will always remember, that your Mother was doing her exercises, which she has learned at her Ursulian school! It is just unbelievable! That's why I love tour guiding so much: you learn from me and I learn from you! Love, hugs and kisses. Sincerely Yours, Irena.

Renata Greenspan

United States
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Tour: #13321, "Streets of old Lviv", Lviv, Ukraine    view tour
Date: Jul 21/13

Irene made us see this charming city through the eyes of people who live there now and who lived there through centuries. She made us understand how historical events shaped the character of the city. But most of all she made us appreciate the physical beauty of the city and the effort it took to bring it to present glory from the the years of occupation. Thank you.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Renata, Thank you very much for all your nice words about your trip and me being a part of it. I highly appreciate that you managed to organize this trip, bringing your Family to your roots!! God Bless all of you! Warmest regards, I.

Carol Mazur

Canada
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Tour: #13321, Private tour for Carol Mazur, Lviv, Ukraine    view tour
Date: Sep 10/12

I found Irene to be a very warm and friendly tour guide. She made me feel immediately at ease and took me around old Lviv giving me insights into its rich history through her commentary. She was very patient and allowed me to take pictures and notes on the churches and buildings we explored. I appreciated Irene's helpfulness also in finding me a driver and suggesting places to eat and to shop. She went out of her way to be helpful.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Carol, I wish you a merry Christmas and a Happy New year! I wish you many interesting trips nice people to surround you and good healthy and much money to implement all those travel plans! Lots of love from your Motherland Ukraine and me.

Katerina Alm

Germany
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Tour: #13321, "Streets of old Lviv", Lviv, Ukraine    view tour
Date: Jul 26/12

The tour with Irene was absolutely fantastic!!!! she is very passionate about Lviv, was kind and very knowledgeable. Her English was perfect, she recommended great local restaurants and warned us of the tourist traps. She even wrote an email to me the next day to answer a question about a very specific symbol we saw in a church that we wanted to know more about. I highly recommed Irene as a trusted and talented guide of Lviv!! Katerina

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Katerina, Thank you so much for your high appreciation of my just love to my city and people visiting it. Thanks a lot! I wish you good luck and more interesting and breathtaking adventures and trips. Lots of love, Irene.

Martin Kemp

United Kingdom
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Tour: #13321, "Streets of old Lviv", Lviv, Ukraine    view tour
Date: Jul 14/12

I thoroughly enjoyed my tour, Irene arranged a tour guide by the name of Halyna as she was absent that particular weekend I was visiting Lviv. Halyna was very knowledgeable and spoke excellent English, I saw some very interesting sights and learnt a lot. Highly recommended.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks a lot, dear Martin. Hope, you liked Lviv that much that one day you will be back (there still are places that you have not seen) and get more impressions. Sincerely yours, Irene.

TOURSBYLOCALS RESPONSE: Halyna is Irene's colleague - the substitution was agreed to in advance.

Martin Kemp

United Kingdom
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Tour: #15182, Lviv by Night, Lviv, Ukraine    view tour
Date: Jul 13/12

Halyna who was the tour guide in Irene's absence was excellent, punctual and knew so much about Lviv, there was never a dull moment, highly recommended.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Martin, I am baqck home from Poland. Thank you very much for your high eveluation. I am glad you liked Halyna. Warm regards, Irene.

TOURSBYLOCALS RESPONSE: Halyna is Irene's colleague - the substitution was agreed to in advance.

Heather Ellis

United States
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Tour: #13321, "Streets of old Lviv", Lviv, Ukraine    view tour
Date: Jun 18/12

Irene was absolutely wonderful. Her excitement was contagious. I am a tour guide myself, and I was very impressed with her enthusiasm and knowledge. In my experience, sometimes local guides are a bit dry and seemed to have lost their passion for their city but that was certainly not the case with Irene. She showed us some amazing things that we would have never found on our own. I cannot recommend Irene enough. Definitely book with her if you want to experience something truly special in L'viv.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Heather, thank you very much for all your wonderful words about me. You did not tell me, that you are a tour guide as well! I am very glad, that you managed to spent some time for the tour of Lviv, thought those were busy EURO 2012 days. Please, say hello to your Mom and Dad and all the best to all of you! Lots of love, Irene.

Vitaly Tetruashvily

United States
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Tour: #15018, Everything is Illuminated - Lviv style, Lviv, Ukraine    view tour
Date: Jun 3/12

Alan Stalnaker

United States
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Tour: #13321, "Streets of old Lviv", Lviv, Ukraine    view tour
Date: May 5/12

Irene gave a great tour. She was very knowledgeable and enjoyed what she was doing giving us a history of Lvov.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: thanks a lot for all your good words about me. Warm regards, Irene

Monica Aa. Hansen

Norway
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Tour: #13321, "Streets of old Lviv", Lviv, Ukraine    view tour
Date: Jan 12/12

Irene is a pleasant, knowlegdable and interesting guide. We were in a groupe of seven and we were all very, very happy with the tour. Her English is excellent and she has a warm and winning personalty that made our three hour tour truely a great experience. A wonderful introduction to Lviv.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Friends! Thank you very much for all your good words about me. I am very glad, that I was a part of your tour and managed to share my love to my city with you. Warm regards, Irene.

Malonie Banen

United States
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Tour: #15018, The Touch of Childhood, Lviv, Ukraine    view tour
Date: Sep 12/11

We were very pleased with the customized tour that Irene put together for us. Irene is an incredible lady who is very knowledgeable and passionate about the city Lviv. I was born in the city Lviv and after immigrating to USA 31 years ago have not visited the city since 1980. Irene made me fall in love with the city again. Because Irene have been doing the tours for more than 10 years she was able to share with us very interesting stories that are beyond the scope of a regular tour guide. Love her.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Malonie, I was thinking about you - my school friend, who was not visiting Lviv for 30 years will be arriving in few days. We will walk in the places, which are very dear to both of us. She was planning this trip long time ago, but did not have a possibility to come. Thank you for your high rating of my services. I love you too!

Alan Schorr

United States
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Tour: #13321, Private tour for Alan Schorr, Lviv, Ukraine    view tour
Date: Jul 20/11

We are very experienced travelers and I can say with confidence that Irene is one the very best guides we have ever had. Knowledgeable, personable, prepared, interesting, and caring. In the three days we were together she was more than a guide, she became our friend. Irene loves L'viv and helped us to understand why. Thank you Irene for making our genealogy trip with our two adult sons so very memorable.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Alan, I am very glad you liked your trip and I was a bit related. I also learned a lot and am very happy that I met your lovely family. We have accomplished a lot, but still not everything. Hope, that we will have a chance to sing and play together on one of the stages in Lviv! Lots of love, Irene.