Traveler Reviews of Private Tours in Krasnodar-Russia by Tour Guide Elena L. (Guide #2867)


Harry H.

United States
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Tour: Gorjachi Kluch (Hot Springs) and Wells, Gorjatschi-Kljutsch, Kransnodarskiy Kray, Russia
Date: Aug 8/13

Elena is a wonderful guide, and this was an interesting tour. She also stopped at a mineral water bottling plant and asked the plant manager if he would give 2 Americans a tour of his plant. The manager agreed and spent almost an hour with us.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Hal, dear Pat, thank you for your kind feedbacks and first of all for visiting our territory. I hope you are back home and it is all right. We are ok here. Many kisses, lena and Vanya

Harry H.

United States
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Tour: #17044, Novorossiisk - the Hero City, Novorossiisk, Kransnodarskiy Kray, Russia    view tour
Date: Aug 7/13

I have no complaints about Elena or her husband, Vanya. But it is a long way, on some bad roads in heavy traffic, from Krasnodar to Novorossiysk. If you were on a cruise ship docking at Novorossiysk, this would be a fine tour, but it may not be worth the trip all the way from Krasnodar.

Harry H.

United States
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Tour: #17013, Krasnodar City Walk, Krasnodar, Kransnodarskiy Kray, Russia    view tour
Date: Aug 6/13

Elena is a very good guide and this was an interesting tour. I find it more interesting to learn about a normal Russian city, which is not flooded with tourists. For part of the tour we rode on a trolley, which was a good experience. Learning that I was a retired lawyer, she made arrangements for a tour of the courthouse, including a visit into courtrooms.

Harry H.

United States
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Tour: Sochi - the Pearl of the Black Sea, Sochi, Kransnodarskiy Kray, Russia
Date: Aug 3/13

Due to our time constraints, we shortened this tour to 1 1/2 days. Elena met us as we got off the train and during our time with her and her husband we saw the highlights of Sochi, including the Olympic construction. She is an excellent guide.

Karen Fresson

Australia
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Tour: Sochi - the Pearl of the Black Sea, Sochi, Kransnodarskiy Kray, Russia
Date: Jul 31/13

I have no issues with Elena, she was a good guide, with excellent English. I thought that Sochi didn't have a lot to offer in the way of interesting places to see. I would have liked to see where the Olympic village is being built, but that wasn't possible because of so much traffic. Overall though Elena did the best she could in the circumstances.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Karen, thank you for the kond testimonials and for the time spent together. Send my greetings to all from our group! I hope you were safe back home and everything is ok. We are ok here. Sincerely yours, Lena

Tim Elderton

Australia
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Tour: #17013, Krasnodar City Walk, Krasnodar, Kransnodarskiy Kray, Russia    view tour
Date: Jun 4/13

Exceeded my expectations! Very knowledgable. Will be back with a group from Australia next year.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Tim, thank your for the testimonials!Are you still in Kiev? Was your mission in Kiev sucsessful))? Hope to see you and your friends next year, there is plenty more to see. Lena

Tim Elderton

Australia
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Tour: #17044, Novorossiisk - the Hero City, Novorossiisk, Kransnodarskiy Kray, Russia    view tour
Date: Jun 3/13

Excellent... just a pity about the non stop rain! ;-))

Rudolf van Deventer

Netherlands
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Tour: Sochi - the Pearl of the Black Sea, Sochi, Kransnodarskiy Kray, Russia
Date: Sep 24/12

This was one of the best tours we had in years. We got ashore with the new 72 hours visum rules. We first got a lot of information about the city and then our personal tour started. We had a good driver and Elena never stopped talking :). She new answers about everything. Also our lunch was special, we stopped at a local restaurant, with very low prices. I can not find one thing that went wrong. We can reccommend Elena to everybody who wants to tour in Sochi! Thanks Elena.

Quintus Vercueil

South Africa
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Tour: #17013, Krasnodar City Walk, Krasnodar, Kransnodarskiy Kray, Russia    view tour
Date: May 28/12

Elena has very good communication skills, is eloquent and very knowledgable about historical and ALSO general knowledge. I am planning to use her services again with other tours of Krasnodar.

David F.

United States
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Tour: #17044, Novorossiisk - the Hero City, Novorossiisk, Kransnodarskiy Kray, Russia    view tour
Date: Oct 16/11

On our 28 day cruise, we had a better tour with Elena in Novorossiisk than any of our other tours! More personal, more customized and more interesting. We visited a local museum that any ordinary tour would not have included. We went into shops that we wanted to see, not shops that had been arranged in advance. Everything we did was 100% Russian - just what we wanted! Elena speaks English well and is a delightful person to spend a day with. We can't recommend Elena enough!

Wendy Mickelson

Canada
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Tour: Sochi Highlights: Shore Excursion Tour, Sochi, Kransnodarskiy Kray, Russia
Date: Jul 3/11

Our tour of Sochi with Elena was one of the highlights of our trip. She was so knowledgeable, friendly and very fluent in English. We will enjoy watching the 2014 Olympics, having seen Sochi ourselves, with the help of Elena. The teahouse was lovely. Many thanks. Other cruise ship passengers should look at booking tours with tours by locals, they are less expensive than ship's tours and so much more interesting and geared to your interests.