Traveler Reviews of Private Tours in Riga-Latvia by Tour Guide Olga B. (Guide #4682)


Berta McDonnell

United States
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Tour: #37766, Riga Shore trip, Riga, Latvia    view tour
Date: Nov 21/19

Olga is a very versatile guide. She is impressively knowledgeable about every aspect of what matters to get to know in Riga. We had a very productive day with her fitting in hard to reach locations and more.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, Berta. It was a really great day. And my pleasure was to introduce you to Riga in our great varety. I m glad you liked our city.

Ken Bowie

New Zealand
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Tour: #88403, Grand walking tour of Riga For Paul Leigh, Riga, Latvia    view tour
Date: Sep 24/19

Great knowledge of city history and architecture. Personal stories , background, and viewpoints much appreciated. For some with hip & knee problems the seat at the organ recital was appreciated, as well as the performance. Perhaps an earlier start (9.30am ) with a short coffee break would be preferable.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Kenneth, thank you for your review. I am happy to know that you enjoyed Riga and our tour, it was a real pleasure to tell your interested and open-hearted group all those stories. And thank you for the idea to do a short break for coffee, I`ll definetely offer it to the next group. Have a nice and enjoyable trip and good luck.

Paolo Narciso

United States
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Tour: #37766, Riga Shore trip, Riga, Latvia    view tour
Date: Sep 21/19

Olga was fantastic and we really were pleasantly surprised by Riga! If you are thinking about visiting Riga don't think twice. Go! If you are going to get a guide, you are going to love Olga. Very thorough and one of the most knowledgeable guides we've ever have.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, Paolo, so much for your warm review. It was so nice to do this tour with you and for you. And I`m happy you liked our town and - come again to see more outside Riga. Good luck!

Brian Stevenson

New Zealand
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Tour: #88409, National park Gauya and Sigulda, Riga, Latvia    view tour
Date: Sep 19/19

TOURSBYLOCALS RESPONSE: ToursByLocals is committed to 5-Star tour experiences and we appreciate any learning opportunity to improve the quality of the service we offer our customers. We take all feedback seriously and have, as always, attempted to clarify with our customer if there was anything our guide, or ToursByLocals, could have done differently to have made this tour a 5-Star experience.

Ami Miron

United States
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Tour: #88406, Grand walking tour of Riga and Riga market, Riga, Latvia    view tour
Date: Jun 29/19

Pleasure to learn and enjoy Riga.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, Ami, for your interest in our town and have a good time on your travel.

Susan Matheson

Canada
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Tour: #37766, Riga Shore trip, Riga, Latvia    view tour
Date: Jun 29/19

We had a wonderful tour. Olga's knowledge of the history and architecture of Riga is outstanding. One of our passengers has mobility issues. Olga was able to get as close as possible with the car for us to see and experience. Well done driving in such narrow streets. A great experience would highly recommend. Thank you again Olga.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Susan, thank you for your comment and recommendation. With great pleasure I was giving this tour for you - so interested and attentive travellers. And yes, we were unsexpectedly lucky to get the closest to all the places of visit by car. My best wishes to you and your sister.

Brent Cooper

United States
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Tour: #37761, Old Riga, Riga, Latvia    view tour
Date: Jun 27/19

Olga was a great tour guide. She had extensive knowledge of Old Riga and done a lot of research on her own. I had been here many times but still learned a lot. I would heartily recommend Olga and her tour

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, Brent, for your comment and recommending my tour, I really like this tour as it`s very informative and lets my guests feel our town. And it was a great pleasure to give this tour to your group - so interested and involved in history of Riga despite of such a windy day. Have a good luck and enjoy your travel.

Keith Lucas

United Kingdom
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Tour: #37761, Old Riga, Riga, Latvia    view tour
Date: Jun 8/19

Olga was very knowledgeable about the history and culture of Riga. She was happy to answer questions and had a very good sense of humour which we appreciated. We got slightly lost on the way to meet her but she was happy to find us. Many thanks for a very interesting afternoon. Keith Lucas

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Keith Thank you for a great feedback. Your enthusiastic group motivated me to tell you more stories. I wish you all success in your life and a lot of pleasure in your travels.

Michael R.

Germany
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Tour: #474251, Walking tour of Riga, Riga, Latvia    view tour
Date: Jun 1/19

Great overview of the must-see -sights in Riga. Highly recommend the tour

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, Michael. Your dynamic and interested group motivated me for mor stories. My best wishes to all of you.

Jordan Elbaum

United States
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Tour: #88403, Grand walking tour of Riga, Riga, Latvia    view tour
Date: May 30/19

Olga's walking tour through old town Riga was great, starting at Hotel Justus, ending in the Central Market. Nice landing spot at the Art Cafe Sienna while gazing at Art Nouveau/Eisenstein architecture. She knows her history, good pace, nice first pass at Riga

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, Jordan, for appreciating our tour so high, I really enjoyed telling you all those stories seeing great interest in your eyes. I am glad you liked Riga and wish you more bright sightseengs in your lives.

Giel Bouten

Netherlands
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Tour: #88406, Grand walking tour of Riga and Riga market, Riga, Latvia    view tour
Date: May 17/19

Olga was right on time and in 5 hours she told us a lot about her beautiful city.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, Giel. It was a pleasure to give tours to your group: interested in Riga and dynamic. My best wishes to all of you.

Alka Shah

United Kingdom
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Tour: #88406, Two-days Grand walking tour of Riga and Riga market For Alka Shah 3, Riga, Latvia    view tour
Date: Apr 30/19

TOURSBYLOCALS RESPONSE: ToursByLocals is committed to 5-Star tour experiences and we appreciate any learning opportunity to improve the quality of the service we offer our customers. We take all feedback seriously and have, as always, attempted to clarify with our customer if there was anything our guide, or ToursByLocals, could have done differently to have made this tour a 5-Star experience.

Imelda Page

Australia
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Tour: #88403, Grand walking tour of Riga, Riga, Latvia    view tour
Date: Apr 28/19

Excellent guide. Tour comprehensive.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, Imelda, for your comment. Yes I always show diferent sides of our life and history. My best wishes of more impressions to you on your travel.

Stephan Bargmann

Germany
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Tour: #37761, Old Riga, Riga, Latvia    view tour
Date: Apr 26/19

Before our tour Olga was always quick to reply, and we easily (and timely) found her at the agreed upon meeting point. She's very knowledgeable about Riga and we believe that she showed us the most important bits of Old Riga. Would definitely recommend!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, Stephan for a good comment. I saw in your eyes such great interest to our history that it was a pleasure to give more information to you. My best wishes to all your friends.

Patricia Donohue

United States
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Tour: #474251, Walking tour of Riga, Riga, Latvia    view tour
Date: Sep 11/18

Olga gave us great, real world background on Riga from medieval times through the present. The discussion of the changes politically, economically and socially in the past 100 years was especially fascinating. In addition to our tour of Old Toen, Olga also provided us with a fabulous introduction to the beautiful Art Deco buildings and their architects. Highly recommended!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Tricia, thank you for your great reveiw and appreciating my tour so much, your questions helped me to introduce our life and history in full. My best wishes to all your group.

James Klein

United States
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Tour: #474251, Walking tour of Riga, Riga, Latvia    view tour
Date: Sep 8/18

Olga made our one day cruise stop in Riga very enjoyable. She was prompt, friendly, very knowledgeable and she spoke fluent English. I would strongly recommend Olga as a tour guide.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear James, thank you for your review and recomendation. My pleasure was to do this tour for your group and I'm happy that you liked Riga.

Charles Parke

United States
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Tour: #37766, Riga Shore trip, Riga, Latvia    view tour
Date: Aug 25/18

Our tour was from 10:30 AM to 4 PM. We became very tired and it was hard to enjoy the last couple of hours since we had no lunch. It would be a much better tour if it was 5 hours with a lunch break. We did learn a lot about Latvia, the city of Riga, and the Russian influence. Olga was especially knowledgable of the architecture for the buildings and we really enjoyed that.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Charles, thank you for your review and the recommendation to change the tour to a shorter one and add a lunch break. I was happy to do this tour for your group - so interested and open-hearted people, and I wish you all good luck and a lot of bright tours ahead.

Michael Shehadi

Miami, FLORIDA, United States
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Tour: #37766, Riga Shore trip, Riga, Latvia    view tour
Date: Aug 18/18

Olga is terrific - we had a wonderful afternoon in Riga with her. She is engaging, very knowledgeable, thorough and a pleasure to be with. Highly recommend. Aly & Michael

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Aly and Michael for your nice feedback. It was a great day despite the town was overcrowded but I hope you enjoyed Riga celebration and your trip is going on well.

Tone Annette M. Strøm

Norway
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Tour: #37761, Old Riga, Riga, Latvia    view tour
Date: Aug 15/18

We were a group of 30 persons that were guided by Olga in August. She took us on 2 hours walk around in Riga Oldtown. Olga guided with confidence and knowledge. She shared a lot of exciting stories of historic events from Riga, presenting it with a good sense of humour where applicable. If you are interested in history and architecture, you will find a valuable resource in Olga, she has the historical knowledge and the skills to convey it.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Tony, I am glad to hear from you and thank you for a great reveiw. I hope you've had nice days in Riga enjoying more sights. Your group was very interested in my information and it was pleasure to give you that tour. My best regards to you all.

Debbie Lund

CALIFORNIA, United States
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Tour: #37761, Old Riga, Riga, Latvia    view tour
Date: Aug 11/18

Olga was absolutely wonderful. She loves Latvia and told us such interesting and funny (and sometimes serious) stories about the country. Olga went above and beyond to accommodate us, no matter what changes were thrown at her (ship changing the arrival time.. she knew that before we did!) she was still able to deliver exactly what we were looking for. I highly recommend her, you won't be disappointed!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Debbie, I'm glad that you liked my tour. Despite it was a longer wait for your family you all were so bright and that encouraged me to tell you more stories. I hope you enjoyed Riga's sights and tastes as well. Good luck to all of you.

Suzette Adelman

United States
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Tour: Riga Jewish Heritage, Riga, Latvia
Date: Aug 11/18

Olga was the substitute for our guide that could not make it. She was very good at what she did, but the tour was supposed to be longer, she did not acknowledge the need for a bathroom stop and she did not follow the tour as was set up with the other guide. She spent too much time in one place and then we got short changed at the end. It was supposed to be 5 hours but she thought it was less. I don't know if it was the fault of ToursByLocals or the other guide for not giving all the information or Olga.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Suzette, I am sorry that the tour didn't meet your expectation. I always tried to do my best to accept all the requests of my guests if possible. That's why I also offered you some extras such as Victory park and Salaspils to give you a great experience of life of Riga Jewish community.

Anna Haworth

United Kingdom
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Tour: #37761, Old Riga, Riga, Latvia    view tour
Date: Jul 24/18

Excellent introduction to the old town of Riga - good choice of sights, very interesting commentary and insights into life in Latvia

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Anna, thank you for a wonderful comment, your vivid interest in Riga and latvian history made me open my heart to your group. Best wishes to you all.

Faith Quintero

United States
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Tour: #126643, Riga Shore trip including Jewish history, Rumbula and Salaspils, Riga, Latvia    view tour
Date: Jul 17/18

Olga is a lovely person and a reliable, knowledgeable and sensitive tour guide. I selected a tour with a Jewish theme. I saw and learned so many things I otherwise wouldn't have. Olga generously took me to a place that I requested that was not on the itinerary. She made it so I could spend more time with exhibits by bringing the car to me when parking was otherwise far. She took me to a fun Latvian restaurant with food that far exceeded my expectation. So glad to have met Olga. I highly recommend her.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Faith, thank you so much for a great review on my tour. It was pleasure to show you all those places of interest you wanted and a great pleasure to tell stories of Riga to you - a very attentive and interested traveller. I wish you many great days in your life.

Stephanie Ahlberg

United States
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Tour: #37766, Riga Shore trip For Thomas Ahlberg, Riga, Latvia    view tour
Date: Jul 13/18

Olga was very well informed and had lots of interesting information. Well worth it. I highly recommend her and tours by locals.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Stephanie and Tom, thank you very much for your comment on my tour and for a pleasure of my evening research about Jacob`s Barracks

Kenneth Norris

United States
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Tour: #37766, Riga Shore trip, Riga, Latvia    view tour
Date: Jul 6/18

Could not find her. At pick up

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Kenneth, I am sorry to hear that my not being able to meet you inside the port area affected your experience so poorly. On the day the port authorities had lost my details which made me unable to meet you near the ship but at the gate. As it was the first time for me and happened unexpectedly I was also upset. I am sorry to hear it had such a negative impact for you. I hope you enjoyed the rest of the tour and that my offer of waving the 80 Euro transfer fee went some way to making this up to you.

Rachel Najar

United States
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Tour: #37766, Riga Shore Trip For Rachel Najaŗ's Group, Riga, Latvia    view tour
Date: Jun 27/18

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, Rachel. It was great pleasure to work with your group.

Jana Ewart

Canada
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Tour: #37766, Riga Shore trip For Jana Ewart, Riga, Latvia    view tour
Date: Jun 26/18

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, Jana, for appreciating highly my tour. Best wishes to you.

John (Jack) McNamee

Leesburg, VIRGINIA, United States
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Tour: #37766, Riga Shore trip, Riga, Latvia    view tour
Date: Jun 18/18

Olga-a superb tour guide knowledgeable about Latvia. My wife is handicap & uses a wheelchair & Olga adapted the tour to suit our needs to see much more the we would have on a normal ship tour. We traveled first to Jurmala and visited the beach area famous locations on the way. The tour was much more than a windshield tour! We then returned to Riga touring the sites & enjoyed a Latvian lunch. The afternoon was topped off with stops & visits to the Art Deco area of Riga. Olga- very knowledge about Latvia!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear John, thank you for appreciating my tour and warm comment on it. I was glad to change a part of the tour for your group for a great opportunity to go for lunch in Lido so you could not only see the town and listen to stories of it but feel and taste it as well. I wish you all good luck and great impressions of the life.

Martin Dohm

South Africa
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Tour: #88406, Grand walking tour of Riga and Riga market, Riga, Latvia    view tour
Date: Jun 4/18

Wonderful experience!! Most interesting insights into Riga, its history, its architecture and intrigues. Olga is extremely knowledgeable.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, Martin. Your vivid interest to Riga history and architecture made our day. I wish you a great travel and a lot of nice and interesting people.

Connie Goins

Loveland, OH, United States
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Tour: #88409, National park Gauya and Sigulda, Riga, Latvia    view tour
Date: Aug 27/17

This was a very nice tour. We saw so much in a short time. Although the ride to some of the places was long she really showed us a lot. During the ride it was nice to hear her life story and cultural differences. Overall very pleased with the tour.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Connie, your review and reminding of tge summer tour is warm and sweet on these frosty winter days. Thank you so much, I was happy to do this tour for you.


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