Traveler Reviews of Private Tours in Tbilisi Georgia by Tour Guide Ivane P. (Guide #3111)


Timon Stucki

United Arab Emirates
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Tour: #85320, One day tour : Wine of Kakheti, Tbilisi, Georgia    view tour
Date: Jun 15/18

Jonathan Lee

Canada
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Tour: #70041, One day tour Kazbegi,Georgian Military Highway,Mtskheta, Ananuri, Gudauri,Cross Pass, Tbilisi, Georgia    view tour
Date: May 27/18

Great tour - very informative.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Many thanks !

Arthur Mackeown

Israel
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Tour: #70041, One day tour Kazbegi,Georgian Military Highway,Mtskheta, Ananuri, Gudauri,Cross Pass, Tbilisi, Georgia    view tour
Date: Apr 10/18

I can absolutely recommend this tour. The guide, Ivane, is very knowledgeable and the scenery is outstanding.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you !

Robert Volmer

United States
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Tour: #85320, One day tour : Wine of Kakheti, Tbilisi, Georgia    view tour
Date: Feb 24/18

Great guide and great experience. Highly recommend!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you !

Lynette Okeefe

New Zealand
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Tour: #85320, One day tour : Wine of Kakheti, Tbilisi, Georgia    view tour
Date: Dec 25/17

Great tour with Ivane. I was the only one on this tour of 3 vineyards. Had a great day tasting the wonderful nectar of the gods. I would defiantly recommend this tour with Ivane. He is very knowledgeable on the local history and answered all questions I had. A memorable trip, thank you :)

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much.Happy New Year !

Jason Holman

United States
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Tour: #70041, One day tour Kazbegi,Georgian Military Highway,Mtskheta, Ananuri, Gudauri,Cross Pass, Tbilisi, Georgia    view tour
Date: Dec 22/17

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you ! Have a nice flight !

Richard Chciuk

United States
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Tour: #78370, One Day Tour: Gori , Uplistsikhe and Borjomi, Tbilisi, Georgia    view tour
Date: Nov 9/17

Ivane is a great tour guide! He is incredibly knowledgeable about the areas we visited, and was able to answer all of my questions. He is also very friendly, and it was great having the opportunity to talk to a Georgian about the country and the areas we were visiting. I can't recommend him and this tour highly enough!

Thomas Montgomery

United States
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Tour: One day tour Vardzia and Rabath, Tbilisi, Georgia
Date: Nov 8/17

Excellent guide. Very professional driver. Is a very decent and conscienceous person. English t is very good.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much !

Joost Sluijter

Netherlands
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Tour: #70041, One day tour Kazbegi,Georgian Military Highway,Mtskheta, Ananuri, Gudauri,Cross Pass, Tbilisi, Georgia    view tour
Date: Oct 29/17

Thanks for the great tour Ivan. We had a good time in your car and visited all sights described in the iternary. Although we believe we could have arranged a similar tour for a less GEL in the city center, the service was great and worth the extra money.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much. And it was money for the option in Kazbegi,which you paid for that local SUV. Have a nice time!

Mahnaz Sheikh

Pakistan
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Tour: #70041, One day tour Kazbegi,Georgian Military Highway,Mtskheta, Ananuri, Gudauri,Cross Pass, Tbilisi, Georgia    view tour
Date: Jul 20/17

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Many thanks !

Kellie Stonier

Australia
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Tour: #69958, One day tour Mtskheta, Gori, Uplistsikhe: the old capital, the birthplace of the dictator and preserved antiquity, Tbilisi, Georgia    view tour
Date: Jul 14/17

Ivane was very professional and knowledgeable about the different sites we visited. He also structured the day well so that we were able to get into most of the sites ahead of the crowds. It was a very pleasant day out.

Pradeep Sahu

United Arab Emirates
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Tour: #70041, One day tour Kazbegi,Georgian Military Highway,Mtskheta, Ananuri, Gudauri,Cross Pass, Tbilisi, Georgia    view tour
Date: Jun 24/17

Excellent Guide with all informations. Covered a very long distance during the tour with genuine price and was ready to accomodate with our needs as we were travelling with kids.Would love to recommend him to friends and families.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Yes,thank you.Nobody's perfect.And many thanks you making me smile.

Joseph Derienne

Lebanon
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Tour: #70041, One day tour Kazbegi,Georgian Military Highway,Mtskheta, Ananuri, Gudauri,Cross Pass, Tbilisi, Georgia    view tour
Date: Jun 20/17

Sybil Villanueva

United States
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Tour: #85320, One day tour : Wine of Kakheti, Tbilisi, Georgia    view tour
Date: May 31/17

Ivane was a great guide. He promptly responded to my pre-tour questions, and showed up early for the tour. He was also full of knowledge about the sights on the way to the wineries. He was also friendly and made sure we had a good experience. I highly recommend this tour.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much !

Erin B.

United States
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Tour: #70041, One day tour Ananuri, Gudauri, Kazbegi,Shiomghvime monastery, Tbilisi, Georgia    view tour
Date: Jan 25/17

We were very impressed with Ivane's professionalism and knowledge. Before the tour he was very prompt to respond to my emails and request to alter the route. During it he was kind, funny, and well-prepared. He even accommodated our wish to use both Russian and English on the trip, which we appreciated. We would definitely recommend Ivane and his tours and would be happy to book him in the future.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much,many thanks!

Marie Pauline Maribbay

United Arab Emirates
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Tour: #70041, One day tour Mtskheta, Ananuri, Gudauri, Kazbegi, Tbilisi, Georgia    view tour
Date: Dec 7/16

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you !

Elliott Baim

United States
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Tour: #69958, One day tour Mtskheta, Gori, Uplistsikhe: the old capital, the birthplace of the dictator and preserved antiquity, Tbilisi, Georgia    view tour
Date: Nov 13/16

Great itinerary. Very safe driver. Wonderful guy

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Many thanks !

Florian Merz

United Arab Emirates
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Tour: One day tour Borjomi and Vardzia: cave city and a favorite place of the imperial family, Tbilisi, Georgia
Date: Sep 10/16

Ivane was a very good and save driver for the very long tour, which gave us great comfort. During the drive he explained very well all the areas/ points of interest we passed and political/ cultural backgrounds. He was very flexible to accommodate our spontaneous wishes (e.g. to have a very nice forest walk and swim in the river behind the historic park in Borjomi)or required changes due to our 3 kids travelling with us. In the end, we were 13 1/2 hours on a great tour.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you

Florian Merz

United Arab Emirates
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Tour: #19134, One day tour Tbilisi and Mtskheta : Old and New, Tbilisi, Georgia    view tour
Date: Sep 9/16

During the walk and drive he explained very well all the areas/ points of interest we passed and a very wide political/ cultural background. Ivane provided some real insider tips which made us feel local (e.g. where to have a real local lunch or where to buy the best local specialties). Furthermore he was very flexible to accommodate our prior/spontaneous wishes or required changes due to our 3 kids travelling with us. He had a very good communication with us prior (via SMS)and during the trip.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Danke

William Wagner

Columbus, OH, United States
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Tour: One day tour Borjomi and Vardzia: cave city and a favorite place of the imperial family, Tbilisi, Georgia
Date: Sep 7/16

Ivane was a great guide. He showed up promptly at 9am like we agreed. His vehicle was very comfortable, which was appreciated since the tour involved a lot of time on the road. Fortunately, the scenery along the way was spectacular. Ivane's English was excellent and he provided just the right amount of commentary. The cave monastery at Vardzia was amazing as was the lunch at a traditional Georgian restaurant. I highly recommend Ivane and thoroughly enjoyed my day with him!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very very much. For me it was very interesting and useful experience. Good luck !

Matthias Brandl

United Kingdom
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Tour: Georgia in August, Tbilisi, Georgia
Date: Aug 18/16

Vano is a very honest, very correct and friendly driver-guide in Georgia, an amazing country. You know you are in great hands with him: just take his proposal and you will enjoy a great country experience. Vano is a skilled and careful driver. We went throughout the entire country with him: mountains, Tiblisi, seaside (great Batumi), fantastic monasteries. He really knows the country and we had an enjoyable tour! Vano even changed the program for the last two days when I fell sick, and spent extra km.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you

Nadia M.zurq

Jordan
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Tour: #70041, One day tour Mtskheta, Ananuri, Gudauri, Kazbegi, Tbilisi, Georgia    view tour
Date: Aug 11/16

It was an amazing and interesting trip we all enjoyed it a lot I recommend it with no hesitation big thanks to Ivane the guide who made this trip successful and one of the best tours with the amazing views he showed us.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much !

Alexander McMichen

United Kingdom
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Tour: #85320, One day tour : Wine of Kakheti, Tbilisi, Georgia    view tour
Date: Aug 6/16

Ivane is a great guide and the wine tour and country side is wonderful.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you !

Rene Castilar

United Arab Emirates
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Tour: One day tour Borjomi and Vardzia: cave city and a favorite place of the imperial family, Tbilisi, Georgia
Date: Jul 4/16

Ivan is a very professional and knowledgeable guide. He accommodated our change requests and even suggested some nice sites to visit.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you !

Abdul Azeez Sunil Anwar

India
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Tour: Summertime in Georgia, Tbilisi, Georgia
Date: Jun 29/16

The guide, Mr. Ivane is very knowledgeable of Georgian History, culture and heritage. Very professional in all his behavior, with limited personal conversation. He delivered all the elements in the offer and kept the timing on all three days and reported ahead of the agreed time. The vehicle was very clean and he follow the traffic rules: A gentleman Guide and I strongly recommend him for Georgian Tours. Sunil Anwar

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you.

Alexander McMichen

United Kingdom
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Tour: One day tour Borjomi and Vardzia: cave city and a favorite place of the imperial family, Tbilisi, Georgia
Date: Apr 30/16

Great tour. Ivane is an excellent tour guide, good driver and very flexible. He adjusted to tour to our request visiting both Vardzia and Rabath and just driving through Bojormi.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Many thanks.You are always welcome !

Vern Russell

Canada
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Tour: #19134, One day tour Tbilisi and Mtskheta : Old and New, Tbilisi, Georgia    view tour
Date: Feb 27/16

Good Tour, Ivane adapted and modified his regular tour to include new attractions which I found very interesting. Also he returned my camera back to my hotel, when he found I had left in his car. Recommend.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you !

Rizvi Hadi

India
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Tour: Eastern Georgia in December, Tbilisi, Georgia
Date: Dec 23/15

I can easily recommend my new friend Ivane for the kind of service and person he is. I booked him for a 4 day schedule and we learnt a lot more about Georgia than we would with any tour operator. We saw a lot of beautiful places and understood the vibe of Georgia with his in depth understanding and knowledge of the country. He picked up on exactly what kind of places we and sites we wanted to see and gave us invaluable tips to navigate through the city. If want anyone wants a memorable trip - BOOK IVANE!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much!Good luck!

Luanne Koh

Singapore
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Tour: #69958, One day tour Mtskheta, Gori, Uplistsikhe: the old capital, the birthplace of the dictator and preserved antiquity, Tbilisi, Georgia    view tour
Date: Nov 3/15

Ivane was a very knowledgeable guide and we learnt many new things about Georgia from him. He spoke English very fluently and had a dry sense of humour. Really enjoyed the cave city of uplistsikhe and also mtskheta. Not so much the museum in gori. However Ivane did take us to a really good cafe for lunch. Thank you!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you ! Thank you very much !

Ivett Kecskes

Hungary
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Tour: #69819, One day tour : Mtskheta , Ananuri , Gori, Tbilisi, Georgia    view tour
Date: Oct 7/15

Vano is very knowledgeable about the sites he showed us, as well as the history of the region. He is very polite and speaks excellent English.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you !

Christopher Dabski

United States
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Tour: #70041, One day tour Mtskheta, Ananuri, Gudauri, Kazbegi, Tbilisi, Georgia    view tour
Date: Oct 2/15

Ivane is a serious, down to earth guide that you can rely on. He is knowledgeable about monuments and attractions on your itinerary and he explains things fully. He is fluent in English so there is no communication barrier. Georgia is a mountainous country and Tbilisi is a hilly city so you have to give your guide credit for walking up and down the steep streets and steps with you whenever necessary. We were very happy with Ivane and would highly recommend his services.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you !

Christopher Dabski

United States
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Tour: One day tour Walking Tbilisi, Tbilisi, Georgia
Date: Oct 1/15

Ivane is a serious, down to earth guide that you can rely on. He is knowledgeable about monuments and attractions on your itinerary and he explains things fully. He is fluent in English so there is no communication barrier. He is a fast but reliable driver so you can be sure that your schedule will be adhered to and you will get anywhere on time. We were very happy with Ivane and would highly recommend his services.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you !

Koshy Thomas

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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Tour: Autumn in Eastern Georgia, Tbilisi, Georgia
Date: Sep 23/15

My wife and I had travelled with Ivane in September 2015 on a 3 day itinerary around Eastern Georgia. Ivane was a very warm individual who spared no efforts to make our trip as comfortable as possible. With his strong sense of humour and good planning, we had a wonderful time there with no hassles. I would strongly recommend him to my fellow travellers. Cheers, Thomas K

Vladimir Kleyman

United States
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Tour: September in Georgia, Tbilisi, Georgia
Date: Sep 3/15

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Many thanks !

Andrea M.

United Kingdom
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Tour: #85320, One day tour : Wine of Kakheti, Tbilisi, Georgia    view tour
Date: Aug 13/15

Our guide Ivane was cordial, competent and very willing to answer all our questions - relating to wine or else. The car ride to Kakheti is for the most part very scenic and enjoyable, despite its length (about 1.30 hours each way). Ivane selected an excellent number of wineries, showcasing the history and various styles of Georgian wines. Wholeheartedly recommended!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much !

Philip Rich

New Zealand
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Tour: The mountains , the power and history, Tbilisi, Georgia
Date: Jun 13/15

Covered the itinerary that had been agreed upon in the limited time we had available. Ivane(Wano) was professional, helpful and knowledgeable. English communication no problem

Nick G.

United Kingdom
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Tour: #19134, One day tour Tbilisi and Mtskheta : Old and New, Tbilisi, Georgia    view tour
Date: Jun 10/15

excellent tour. very informative. would recommend this tour to anyone

Nick G.

United Kingdom
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Tour: #85320, One day tour : Wine of Kakheti, Tbilisi, Georgia    view tour
Date: Jun 9/15

excellent tour. very informative. would recommend this tour to anyone

William Blair

United States
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Tour: #69998, One day tour Dmanisi: the archaeological excavations and the first Europeans, Tbilisi, Georgia    view tour
Date: Apr 22/15

Ivane did everything possible to make this a memorable day at Dmanisi and he succeeded. He was professional and attentive and extraordinarily helpful. His English is superior and he is a careful driver - something most necessary in Georgia! I recommend him and his services enthusiastically.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much !

Patti Lank

United States
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Tour: Batumi Shore Excursion, Batumi, Georgia
Date: Sep 5/14

Just an average tour.

TOURSBYLOCALS RESPONSE: We're sorry to hear that this was an 'average tour'. We've tried contacting Patti for specific details but have received no reply.

Charles Schwalbe

United States
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Tour: Summertime in Georgia, Tbilisi, Georgia
Date: Aug 9/14

Our experience was good, unfortunately marred by factors that made it less than ideal. We traveled in a car with no AC in oppressive heat across all of Georgia. Our days on the road were unbearably long, so much that we cut out one entire area and opted to do a hike instead to not spend more time in the car. Vano provided good knowledge at historic sites and was flexible making changes on the go when we wanted more winery time vs monasteries in Kakheti. Be sure ask about hours of travel not distances.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Yes,it is good idea to add to multi day tours not only the distance,but also the approximate time. I'll do it i. At that time,the AC broke down the day before the tour. I had no time to fix it. That's why I suggested to replace the car. Thanks!!!

TOURSBYLOCALS RESPONSE: We helped the guide to update his tour content to make sure the driving duration is shown. Also we provided a compensation to Charles for the missed AC.

Samantha Azatova

United States
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Tour: One day tour : Kakheti , the birthplace of winemaking. David Gareja monastery complex. Sighnaghi, Tbilisi, Georgia
Date: Aug 1/14

Vano was a nice, laid-back tour guide. He wasn't peppering us with information, but giving an intro version of the history and then giving us ample time to ask questions, which he answered knowledgeably. Also, if he didn't know, he would just say he didn't know, and not just make something up. I appreciated that. The tour is a LOT of driving, but if you want to go to Davidgaruti monastery, that's just how it'll be. It's just a long way. It's a packed day, but if these are the things you want to see, do it

Clifford Wu

United States
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Tour: #85320, One day tour : Wine of Kakheti, Tbilisi, Georgia    view tour
Date: Jul 14/14

Perfect day in the Karkheti region. Good mix of visiting meaningful historic sites and places for wine-tasting (4 places in all). Ivane is easy-going and knowledgeable.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Clifford, thank you very much for your kind words! You always are welcome!

Thomas Ladek

Georgia
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Tour: One day tour David Gareja monastery complex, Tbilisi, Georgia
Date: Jun 7/14

Out guide, Ivane, was excellent. He arrived early at our hotel and was very knowledgeable about our trip. We appreciated he did not drive recklessly like many of the drivers in Georgia. We would definitely use him again if and when we return to Georgia.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello! Thank you very much for your kind words. I was very pleased to work with you. I want to thank you for your noble work in Georgia. Wish you all the best!!

Chantel Pederson

United States
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Tour: #85320, One day tour : Wine of Kakheti, Tbilisi, Georgia    view tour
Date: May 22/14

The tour was wonderful, even despite the rainy weather. Ivane was a wonderful guide. Patient, understanding and knowledgeable. We HIGHLY recommend this tour and Ivane! Thank you so much. :D

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much ! I am very pleased. It was very interesting to work with you . Have a nice day !

Gilberto Gamer

Brazil
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Tour: Georgia: Spring at the Homeland of Winemaking, Tbilisi, Georgia
Date: Mar 2/14

We really enjoyed our time in Tbilisi and in the Kakheti region. Our guide Ivane has proved to be very professional, knowledgeable, courteous, and displayed a great sense of humor. Even though the weather was unfavorable, Ivane managed to take us back and forth in total safety and confort. We highly redommend his services for those considering visiting Georgia.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much! It was a pleasure to work with you. Come again!

Mike Zangan

United States
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Tour: One day tour Telavi, Alaverdi, Gremi , Sighnaghi ., Tbilisi, Georgia
Date: May 23/13

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you!

Mike Zangan

United States
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Tour: The mountains , the power and history, Tbilisi, Georgia
Date: May 20/13

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much!

Laura Kelley

United States
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Tour: One day tour : Tbilisi, Tbilisi, Georgia
Date: May 19/13

Ivane was an enthusiastic and knowledgeable guide for the city tour. I enjoyed his perspective as well as his consideration in making changes in the itinerary. I would recommend him to any traveler who wants to see Tbilisi.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you ! For me it is important to know your opinion.

Laura Kelley

United States
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Tour: One day tour : Kakheti , the birthplace of winemaking. David Gareja monastery complex. Sighnaghi, Tbilisi, Georgia
Date: May 18/13

Ivane was a great and enthusiastic guide. You may omit this from the public site: (However, given the poor roads and the time it took to get to and from David Gareja Monastery, it would have been better to omit it - I missed things I would have like to have seen elsewhere in Khaketi. This should NOT be considered a bad reflection on Ivane. He is a good guide. It is just a suggestion for improving the tour.)

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Your feedback helped me. I have improved the tour. Thank you very much!

James Mendelson

Georgia
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Tour: One day tour : Tbilisi, Tbilisi, Georgia
Date: May 7/13

My son booked the tour of Tbilisi with Ivane so that we would have an opportunity to learn more about the city that is his temporary home. The tour was an excellent overview of both historical and contemporary Tbilisi. We walked, rode the cable car to the fortress and drove through the city. Ivane gave us the history through stories. Ivane is low key and flexible - giving us a mid-morning coffee break We enjoyed his humor and would highly recommend him.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much, my friends! You are always welcome !

John David Sitorus

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Tour: The mountains , the power and history, Tbilisi, Georgia
Date: Jan 1/13

Having Ivane as our tour guide has helped us understand the Georgia better since his English is quite good and he knows much about the history of places that we visited .

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much! You're welcome !

Naas Bothma

South Africa
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Tour: #19134, Tbilisi and Mtskheta : Old and New, Tbilisi, Georgia    view tour
Date: Dec 30/12

This has been our most pleasant experience in Georgia, the guide,Vano, was on time ,friendly, helpful, respectful and extremely informative as well as accommodating in every possible way. I would strongly recommend anyone to make use of Vano's excellent services Thanks Vano me and my family had a wonderfull time!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you! I enjoyed working with you! Come again! Ivane (Vano )

Eugene Gorodetsky

Canada
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Tour: Georgia for Eugene Gorodetsky, Tbilisi, Georgia
Date: Oct 11/12

Vano is a great guide: knowledgeable, courteous, pleasant. He is a level-headed driver (uncommon in Georgia). He has a great knowledge of Georgia, but he can also look at his native country from an outsider's perspective as he lived in Moscow for many years. The tour was great in no small part due to his efforts. Thank you!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you! It was very interesting to talk and to work with you. Ivane (Vano)

Daria Gazaryan

Russia
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Tour: #19134, Tbilisi and Mtskheta : Old and New, Tbilisi, Georgia    view tour
Date: Jul 21/12

Thank you, Ivan! we had interesting day in Tbilisi. a lot of distinctive places and things we knew. in addition in good inglish and russian.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you! It was very interesting to work with you. Ivane (Vano)

Rose Adams

United States
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Tour: #19134, Tbilisi and Mtskheta : Old and New, Tbilisi, Georgia    view tour
Date: Feb 1/12

Ivane was an excellent guide. His English was very good and he was extremely knowledgeable about his city and its history. He was on time, polite and I thoroughly enjoyed my day with him. I will definitely use your company's services again.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It`s very nice to hear ! Thank you very much and come again !