As a fan of urbex, I was very excited to find Nicolai's "forgotten castles" tour. He went above and beyond to accommodate my last-minute request and the tour was amazing, including some extraordinary locations and great critical discussions. He is extremely knowledgeable about the history of Moldova and pointed out many details I was overlooking. He is a very polite guy with a great sense of humour - and for those worrying about drivers, you're safe with him :) One of the best guides I've ever met!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Huh, thank you very much, dear Alana, for your kind words! Yeah, that nice experience happens when both, a guide and a traveler share the same passion! It has been a big pleasure for me too. I hope you left Moldova with some good memories and you are always welcome back! So many ruins remained here to be explored! Trust me!))) Wish you all the best!
James ClarkeUnited States
I highly recommend Nicolai as a guide! This was my first visit to Moldova. I wanted to see the highest point of the country - a remote hill called Balanisti. He was happy to make the arrangements. Nicolai met me at the airport, on time, with the driver waiting. During the six hour tour, we had a great conversation on on the history and geography of Moldova and the overall region. Nicolai speaks several languages and also helped confirm my onward travel to Romania. I had a great visit to Moldova.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear James, thank you a lot about your decision to come to Moldova and to choose me as your guide! As I told you - you are my very first tourist from Tours By Locals and I am so happy I had so pleasant and smooth start within this great community of travelers and guides. I wish you to reach new tops of the world, and who knows, may be one day I say you "Hello James!" on the way to a mountain peak) All the best!