Juan Carlos CuadradoSpain
Trish LassartUnited States
Laura met our group of four with the warmest smile and the most welcoming attitude. She is absolutely delightful and she has a great background in art history. I would highly recommend her for any tour. She shares her knowledge and her love of Riga. Trish from San Francisco
William DrakeUnited States
Had a great time visiting Riga with Laura! She was a wonderful guide, and just a few hours into our day together, I thought of her as a good friend. She really helped us understand the complex history and cultural heritage of Latvia. An added bonus was learning about her mother's wonderful art!
Ryan JonsonUnited States
Laura did a fantastic job helping us to experience this beautiful city. She is extremely knowledgeable about the history of the city as well as the art and architecture of the area. I would highly recommend her tours to anyone wanting to visit this area.
John PoelkerAtlanta, GEORGIA, United States
Laura was one of the best tour guides I've had. Very fluent in English and extremely knowledgeable about the history and background of everything we saw. Terrific overview of beautiful Riga and so conversant on world affairs as an added benefit.
Bruce SchneierUnited States
Rating shud be 5 stars - don't know why it rated 1? Laura was exceptional and v pleasant. Fluent English speaking n most sympathetic to our need to remember family who were murdered in Riga by the Nazis. Knowledge was excellent and deliver3d in a delightful manner. Laura made excellent company. The vehicle used to ferry us around was clean n very comfortable.
Edward T.Hong Kong
I have a nice half-day tour with Laura at Rundale Palace, arguably the Versailles of the Baltic states. The stunning architecture, fascinating decoration, picturesque garden and the interesting history amazes me a lot. In fact, this is my 5th day with Laura, who is absolutely phenomenal. She posses all qualities of a perfect tour guide, lively, friendly, responsible, dedicated, knowledgeable...can't find words enough to describe her. After spending a few days with Laura, I miss her as much as I miss Riga.
Edward T.Hong Kong
A vacation in Riga can't be perfect without booking Laura's tour. I booked her for a few days but I only wish I could spend more time with her. On this day, we visited Turaida Castle and Sigulda Castle located in Gauja National Park, approximately one hour's drive from Riga. Thanks to her detailed yet entertaining and lively explanation, I learned a lot about the Livonian Order in the medieval times. The scenery in the national park is also absolutely amazing. All credit to Laura.
Edward T.Hong Kong
I spent a nice weekend with Laura in Jurmala, a chaming, laid-back town characterized with beautiful beaches, stunning pine tree forest and picturesque wooden houses. On our way back, she brought me to a famous local market. I thoroughly enjoyed the the tour. Laura is an exceptional guide, her tours are informative, inspiring, interesting and entertaining. Most importantly, she guides with a true heart and treats her visitors as friends. Do not hesitate to contact her if you plan to visit Latvia.
Edward T.Hong Kong
I can't be happier to have Laura, this lovely and charming young lady, to show me around during my short stay in Riga. She loves her country very much. She has a deep passion in her guiding job and wants to share everything she knows with visitors. Don't hesitate to contact Laura, no matter you are looking for a classic tour or something off-the-beaten-path. Unreservedly recommend her!
Edward T.Hong Kong
Laura is the perfect tour guide! I wish she could guide me wherever I travel in the world! She possess all the attributes of a top quality guide. She is not just professional, but also knowledgable, dedicated, charismatic and cheerful. Laura is a very patient and responsive tour guide. Laura listens and cares about her visitors, she is very attentive to details and customize plans according to all their needs, interests and preferences. Can't praise her highly enough!
Srikanth BalasubramaniyanUnited Kingdom
One of the best decisions I made in Riga was to book this tour. I was given the option to tailor it to suit my needs. Laura was very knowledgeable in the local history and gave some very nice little snippets of information along the way, which made things all the more interesting. The whole experience was very relaxed, no clock-watching and felt like spending an afternoon with a long time friend. Definitely recommend and will certainly do a different leg of this tour, if I'm in Riga next time. Thanks!
John OdonnellUnited States
We used a lot of TOURS BY LOCALS guides on our recent trip... All were good but Laura was the very best! She knows Riga well and was very informative about the town. We also learned a lot about life in Riga and Latvia/ now and in the past....
Gary JunghansUnited States
Laura P. was our favorite of 5 tour guides we had on this trip. She showed us some great countryside touring and was very knowledgeable.
Peter JenksUnited Kingdom
Our tour of Riga in Spanish with Laura was fantastic. We discovered Riga as an elegant and friendly city. Laura was very helpful with the history of Latvia and Riga as well as with their culture. She let us feel that we were her only concern that day, from the cruise arrival until she found a taxi for us to get back to the ship. She suggested a restaurant with Latvian cuisine and it was very good. In a few words, Riga was a nice surprise and we feel that we owe that to Laura.
Derek EngelbrechtSouth Africa
Kate PixleyUnited States
Laura was the absolute highlight of our trip to the Baltic! She is so engaging and intelligent; she really knew how to 'read' our group, and smoothly adapted her tour to our pace and interests. She was so flexible and accommodating; picking us up by car at our docking location when it was re-located, shifting gears and extending our tour to accommodate special interests. What a great resource!
Laura is an amazing professional, I really recommended her, she knows a lot and takes you to beautiful places in Riga. It was a wonderful time with her.
We enjoyed our tour of Riga with Laura. She was so informative and enthusiastic about her city. She had answers for all our questions and she spoke beautiful English so was easy to understand. We would highly recommend her guiding services.
Saul MirskyUnited States
The guide, Laura was exceptionally accomodating. Knowing the town a little we modified the route and she was very knowledgeable in additional items that were modified. She had deep interest in history, politics, people, etc. making the tour a deep excursion helping to understand connections between events, tour items, people etc. Thank you very much, Laura.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Saul, Thank you for the kind words! It was very nice meeting you.
Joan JarvisUnited States
Laura had great energy and was very enthusiastic. She was a wealth of information about both the city of Riga , the country and it's history. We could have spent many hours with her.
Mary GerlachUnited States
This is NOT a rating for Laura as she had to cancel our long booked tour but provided a marvelous substitute in GULA, an art history student. We saw all we wanted to and don't know how Laura might have been. The cancelation notice from Laura came as we left for airport but she found a substitution and all was wonderful.
TOURSBYLOCALS RESPONSE: In the unusual case where a guide can't personally deliver a tour, the traveler is notified in advance and given the opportunity to cancel or accept the substitute.
Gary DeitschUnited States
Laura, was so eager to please. A very nice young lady. Could not have chosen a better guide Would only choose her.
Juliette DavisUnited States
Absolutely excellent!!!! We cannot say enough great things about her. She was incredibly knowledgeable and professional. She tailored the tour to our needs. Her depth of knowledge was extensive and she conveyed all information in a very engaging manner. Our 5 hour tour whizzed by! She even helped us with dinner reservations and took us to the pharmacy when I was feeling ill. We cannot recommend her enough!
Lorraine LauUnited States
Laura is a fantastic guide. Very knowledgeable, pleasant & effective. Just a terrific guide that gave our group a most memorable & enjoyable visit. Highly recommend you experience Riga with Laura as your guide.
Robert BriscoeChicago, IL, United States
Laura was the best guide we've had the privilege to work with in designing a tour to meet our interests and needs. She was prompt in her responses and made suggestions which made the most of our limited time. Her English is a high standard and her knowledge and contacts at Rundale Palace allowed us to meet one of the individuals working on the restoration. We were a party of 4 and she was sensitive to the interests of each person. We would highly recommend Laura for tours in Latvia.
Lisa GionetUnited States
Can not say enough good things about Laura's tour. We had such a great time with her and learned so much about Riga. She helped us find items that we needed to purchase and showed us how the people of Riga lived. Highly recommended