Traveler Reviews of Private Tours in Irkutsk-Russia by Tour Guide Tanya S. (Guide #29838)


Allen Wilson

United States
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Tour: #451521, Day Trip to Listvyanka Village, Irkutsk, Irkutskaya, Russia    view tour
Date: Jul 21/18

Though the weather was a bit tough, Lake Baikal and its museum were exceptional. On the way, The Taltsy Museum of Wooden Architecture and Ethnography was a unique surprise bringing tangible life to local Siberian history. At an outdoor concert, we participated in local folk dance--Tanya was very at home with this—what fun. With exceptional local knowledge and flexibility, she did a great job of making the very best of this short-notice, two-day window I had available. I highly recommend her services.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Allen, I’m happy that you liked this tour and appreciated my folk dancing skills. This dance was by chance, anyway, it was specially for you, and it was really fun. Thank you for being so kind to find time and send your review. And I’m happy that I was able to give you some idea of our life here, you are a grateful tourist, who is so much interested in our culture, life and sightseeing. Come back again to Baikal, maybe next time, when you have much more time to visit other places

Allen Wilson

United States
Rating

Tour: #450775, Private Irkutsk Highlights City Tour, Irkutsk, Irkutskaya, Russia    view tour
Date: Jul 20/18

Now this was a treat--we spent the first day in Irkutsk and then on to Lake Baikal. Typically, church visits offer a fair amount of redundancy but Tanya keyed in on the best of the local variety—well worth it. Irkutsk surprises with many old wood houses near modern buildings that reveals its frontier feel having been since antiquity, a gateway to east and west and the Arctic. See remaining comments on my Listvyanka tour.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Allen, It was a pleasure to guide for such an outstanding person. It was really great experience to know you. The city tour passed like one moment. Thank you for coming to see Baikal and thank you for this comprehensive review. I’m always happy to see you here, in Irkutsk, whenever you decide to come back.