I have used Yuriy as a guide twice and I can say with my heart that it is one of the best guides in Odessa. He is always punctual, gentle and has a wide field of knowledge and is a good communicator. He knows Odessa well and shows the hidden gems in addition to the usual tourist attractions.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you dear Morten It was pleasure again to see you!! Hope to see you again!) Yuriy
David MiraldiUnited States
Yuriy provided an excellent walking tour of Odessa. He was easy to understand and very knowledgeable. We would highly recommend him.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Oh! Thank you very much dear Leslee and David ! It was my pleasure to spend this wonderful day in such a nice company ! Yuriy
Yuriy is an excellent guide and very well informed with lots of interesting information on Odessa both its past and present my trip to the catacombs was great I don't think you could ask for a better guide.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Adam!! Waiting for you next time with nice bike! So we could visit Arcadia properly!)
Irina BelaiaUnited Kingdom
We just came from sunny and hospitable Odessa where architectural glory, culture, beaches and culinary marvels are overwhelming. There is so much to see that one can be lost until you ask local guide Yuri to take you round Odessa. Yuri tailored the tour exactly as discussed, choosing interesting route and opening our eyes on what lies behind the facades of this great city. Yuri has booked us lunch in pretty Odessa dvorik and gave our group of 12 Brits 3 hours of fun and discoveries. Highly recommended.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Irina!I enjoy my time with your lovely company as well!
Jim NollUnited States
Yuriy is a wonderful guide and person. My experience with him touring the catacombs was insightful, well-informed, and alot of fun. When returning to the city I felt as though I experienced Odessa as one born in the city would, as a citizen enjoying a beautiful day with a friend. I'm more than pleased with the adventure and highly recommend it!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much dear Jim! It was my pleasure to chat with you and find out so much common in our views! Hope to see you again in Odessa or States! Yuriy
Francine Ricki HorwitzUnited States
Yuriy was an excellent tour guide. He helped us to fall in love with his city, Odessa. Yuriy is very personable and knows his facts about this beautiful city. We hope to go back again to this city, and I will certainly call upon Yuriy to guide us.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Ricki!!
Timothy A HickeyCincinnati, OHIO, United States
Yuriy was a very personable and knowledgeable young man. His expertise was very much appreciated by me and our tour companions. We saw sights in Odessa that most tourists would not see. I would highly recommend him.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much!!)
Laura SikoUnited States
We had a lovely morning exploring Odessa with Yuriy! He was there waiting for us when we got off our ship. Yuriy was warm and friendly, professional, and his pride in his City was so apparent! It was truly a pleasure to spend our time in Odessa in such capable hands! Thanks again, Yuriy,for such a memorable tour!
Bruce GableUnited States
The people in the back seat had trouble hearing him as he spoke in a relatively low voice.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello my dear friends! First four star in my collection) Was always dream about it) Sorry for quiet speaking, unfortunately i notice that you wear hearing aid almost in the end of the tour near the restaurant "GOGOL-MOGOL", my fault. But i hope you like Odessa,becouse i enjoy your company and would love to show you more when you come back next time!
Eslyn BassukUnited States
Very informative, very personable. With Yuri, we were able to get a good feel for the city now. We had been 25 years ago and things have changed a lot.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was nice to hear from you how much odessa changed since Soviet Times, hope 25 years later it would be on if the most beautiful city in Eastern Europe.
Elizabeth MorrisonUnited States
Yuri's energy, driving ability, and knowledge of Odessa brought this city alive instantly for us. We especially enjoyed our walk through this beautiful city with Yuri and his running commentary on the city's history. Yuri is a thoughtful and knowledgeable guide, and through his eyes and information we will always remember the "Potemkin" steps and the Pushkin Blvd. We also appreciated his facility with English and ability to answer questions about Ukrainian culture, customs, and independence.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much my dear friends!!!
Ken FrankelUnited States
Yuriy was very knowledgeable, friendly and flexible in guiding us during our 1 day stop in Odessa. I would highly reccommend using him for a tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello dear Ken, thanks a lot !
Willem AnthonissenSouth Africa
He speaks very good English, very enthusiastic. And he knows a lot about the history of the city, the buildings, the people and he is current with developments. A very well rounded and pleasant guide and a total pleasure to be around with. Not merely going through the motions, but he has an actual interest in his city and his clients and makes you feel at ease and right at home. A truly good experience. Job well done.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear William, Thank you so much for a kind words !
Richard RubensteinUnited States
Yuriy is a nice young man with a very good knowledge of Odessa. The four of us had an excellent tour including a wonderful Odessa meal at a Ukranian Restaurant. Would easily recommend him for tours.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello dear Richard It was pleasure for me to met such a nice people like you!
Stephen WeissUnited States
Yuriy was a fabulous guide. We had a full day tour of Odessa and he took us everywhere we wanted to go. We had a marvelous time with him. Highly recommend him to anyone who is traveling to Odessa.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you dear Stephen!
Yuriy was one of our favourite guides on the trip! He had lots of information and presented it well. Very professional and competent!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello dear David I am very pleasant to hear such a kind words in my address and i am glad that you like my city! Yuriy
David SmithUnited Kingdom
The tour with Yuriy was first class in every respect. Would recommend. A very confident and friendly young man with excellent English vocabulary. Regards, David Smith
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you David!
Lorelei ReddingUnited States
Good overview of Odessa. Enjoyed the day.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: You are welcome,it was pleasure for me to spend this sunny day with you and your husband.
Robin HeiberUnited States
Charming and knowledgable guide. Well planned tour of Odessa.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: You're welcome !
Celia LidzUnited States
This was a terrific tour. My husband was traveling with a wheelchair, and Yuriy made sure that our stops were planned to accomodate either a wheelchair or a walker. We saw everything that we wnted to see, and had the pleasure of driving through 'non-tourist- neighborhoods as well. Yuriy was informative, good fun to be with and very accomodating. One highlight for me was a visit to the Prevost market.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you dear Dick and Celia. It was pleasure for me to work with you!
Clay C.United States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Always at your service, Sir.
Gary EphraimMontreal, QC, Canada
Yuriy was a personable young man. We met at the pier and he had an associate guide with him. Our driver asked if could also bring along his young daughter who was studying English. We had a full van! Our day was excellent, we were 4 of us, so that with Yuriy and associate we had a guide per couple. Had an excellent lunch at a popular Ukranian restaurant. After the tour we spent a lot of time walking and talking about the local culture and everyday life today in the Ukraine- very interesting.
Elaine KleinUnited States
We had a lovely time in Odessa with Yuriy and his friend Catherine. We visited many sites and had a lovely lunch. It was interesting to learn about the area from an historic and political point of view. Their explanations were excellent.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello dear Elaine,first of all want you to say that it was nice just to siting in cafe with you and your husband and compare our way of life.Looking at photo that you showed to me i find out that you live in paradise and you are very lucky family.Despite the fact that you are living in paradise =) i am very glad that i was able to surprise you with beauty and charm of our city.I wish you good luck! Thank you. Yuriy
David Egilmanfoxboro, MA, United States
He brought a second guide with him who works in the Potemkin museum. They were both very pleasant and knowledgeable. We asked for & he provided a car but you can do this as a walking tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you dear David.I always try to make my travelers feels so comfortable as it possible.Very glad to hear from you that everything was fine.I also enjoy to spend my time with your family.Hope to see you again =) Yuriy