George PapakostasUnited States
This was an outstanding tour. Maria is an excellent guide. She is knowledgeable, very proficient in English and German, and very flexible. She is a native Crimean, and knows the peninsula very we'll. She can easily describe areas of importance relating to the various cultures of the peninsula, including Greek, Byzantine, Genovese, Tatar and Russian heritage. this land is the very definition of cultural crossroads and, as such, is very unique and diverse. It is safe, comfortable, and relaxing here.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much, George, For me it was a pleasure to be your guide. These three days were great!
Per Erik PerssonSweden
Maria, is very knowledgeable, pleasant, and extremely flexible and accommodating to the needs and wishes of the guests . Highly recommended.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much, dear Per, I was also glad that you and your friends were my guests.
Maria is the best guide you could imagine. Maria is fluent in English, she had all the knowledge about the things we saw, Crimean war and WW2 memorials. But most important of all, Maria takes good care of you, and her driver too, she gives good advice to 'a stranger in a strange land', about everything you need to know about visiting Crimea, due to sanctions is a bit difficult 2018. Maria is: Competent Skillfull Friendly Enthusiastic(she likes her work!) Very good English speaker Highly recommended by me
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much, I’m flattered! I’m glad that you liked our tour and I’m happy to be your tour guide once again if you happen to visit our peninsula in future.
Deborah AbrahamUnited States
Maria is an amazing guide and a wonderful ambassador for her country. The tour she took us on was the highlight of our trip.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Deborah, thank you very much for such a high appreciation of our tour. I'm especially flattered about being "a wonderful ambassador for my country"!
Edward John SmithUnited Kingdom
Really excellent tour - very knowledgeable and information presented in a most interesting fashion. Delightful young lady who spoke excellent English and could answer all our questions. Brand new air conditioned car made a big difference on a hot day, and the driver even came back to our ship to deliver binoculars that I had left behind. You would be hard pressed to find a better guide. I would recommend without reservation.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear John, I greatly appreciate your recommendation because I really did my best to cover all the crucial places and monuments of Crimean War and I'm glad that you liked the tour. Kind regards, Maria.
The three days with Maria would have to be the best tours of my two month Russia and Ukraine holiday adventure. I was so happy that Maria had excellent knowledge of Sevastopol military history. Next year I will bring a group of military history buffs from Australia and do it all again.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Tim, I'm very grateful for such a high appreciation of my tours! It was a pleasure for me to arrange some unique specially planned tours for you which appeared to be interesting. I'm waiting for you and your group next year!
Kenneth HansenUnited States
A very nice tour with a very helpful tour guide, nice car and enjoyable driver. I would come back and use them again anytime! Maria was very knowledgable and informative, excellent language skills and very pleasant to work with.
Sherry RobinsonUnited States
What a great tour guide. Maria moved us through the history of the Crimean War and the "Charge of the Light Brigade" as though she had experienced it. She shared her city and her interests and made the day thoroughly enjoyable as well as interesting and educational. We loved the visit to the Panorama. Would highly recommend her services. Thank You....
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much, dear Sherry, for you comment. I'm very glad that you liked the tour.
Joseph AdiutoriUnited States
Maria was fantastic as a tour guide. She was accommodating, friendly, helpful, spoke English wonderfully, and really knew her history. One of our party had problems walking, and Maria made sure that this person was able to keep up with our tour. I am so thoroughly pleased that I booked this tour through ToursbyLocals, and that Maria was our tour guide. WONDERFUL! Sincerely, Joseph Adiutori, Florida, USA
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks a lot, Joseph! I'm so glad that you liked the tour even though we had really not the best Crimean weather that day.
Gary EphraimMontreal, QC, Canada
A very personable young lady, Maria gave us a day to remember. We and our travelling companions all enjoyed a busy day of sightseeing. Her knowledge and love of the Ukraine was evident throughout our tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much, Gary. I also enjoyed working with you then.
Keith JacksonNoosaville, QLD, Australia
Maria was the perfect guide. Knowledgeable, efficient and flexible. As well as understanding Yalta, we also found out much about the Ukraine.