Gregory BrownUnited States
Halina was a wonderful guide. Extremely well prepared and knowledgeable. She adapted the tour to my specific interests. She was throughout the tour convivial and engaged, interesting to talk to about many different aspects of Polish history and culture.
Herman WuUnited States
Rafi AvitsianUnited States
Very knowledgable, professional and ready to accommodate and alter plans according to our desire and needs.
Ivan ZieglerUnited States
Halina was extremely knowledgeable and personable. It was easy for us to understand her English. Her command of the material was excellent, and her demeanor friendly. We highly recommend her to others who would be interested in a similar tour. Sheila and Ivan Ziegler Long Island, NY
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Sheila and Ivan for your interest in Jewish history of Warsaw. It was a pleasure to be your guide. Halina
Ruth BloomUnited States
Halina is extremely knowledgeable. She clearly explained every site in detail. She willingly answered our questions. She was aware of some difficulties I was having walking and tried to accommodate me. We highly recommend Halina. Thank you for a great day.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for an enjoyable day. Enjoy the rest of your trip.
Irwin SilversteinUnited States
Halina was fantastic and extended her effort to make sure I could trace some heritage in Radzymin. She was well prepared and definitely one of the best tour guides I have experienced.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Irwin because thanks to your research I had a chance to broaden my knowledge about the Jewish heritage. Please contact me should you need any help.
Ann Elise S.United States
Halina was a great guide! She was a wonderful addition to our project while I was in Warsaw, and, she went way beyond what was asked of her. She knows her facts and is a fantastic people person. Highly recommended :-)
Philip BalisUnited States
It was great!
Sheila TaylorUnited States
Alan RothUnited States
Halina was very knowledgeable and kept our interest. we had the most amazing day! We saw so much and highly recommend the tour.
Geliani FuentesUnited States
I enjoyed being toured by Halina. She is passionate about her country and very knowledgeable about the city. She picked us up at the airport and was able to accommodate our luggage in her trunk. She keeps a very clean car. We were able to tour all the important sites of the city to include the Jewish ghetto remaining wall. Halina speaks perfect English and is very professional. She has very good timing to keep a schedule that you would enjoy.We stopped for lunch and was returned to the airport on time.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank both of you for wonderful conversation about international affairs:) Hope you are enjoying your sunny weather now:)
Seshadri SampathUnited States
We had excellent tour with Halina. She explained everything and took some extra time. If you are planning to visit Warsaw, please go with her. She know so much about the history and enjoyed the tour
Debra RoudmanUnited States
Halina is a wonderful guide! She is very knowledgable and very thorough in her explanations. She has a deep understanding of Polish history and really brought to life the story of the Warsaw Ghetto. We highly recommend her!
Julia SeymourUnited States
My private Jewish tour with Halina was everything I could have asked for and more. She is very knowledgable about Polish and Jewish history, as well their impact on modern times. She was accommodating to my pace and emotions. She offers so much helpful information and asked me good questions to provoke my thought processes. Her English is excellent and she was very helpful to this non-Polish speaker. If I had more time, I'd do another tour with her because I'd learn so much. Thank you, Halina!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank You Julia, it's been a pleasure to host you in Warsaw. I loved seeing your emotions which the story of Polish Jews elicited. It's good to know that my questions provoked thinking since I love to challenge my tourists' beliefs:) Hope your visit to Cracow and Sopot will also be so rewarding:)
Stanley HumiennyUnited States
Halina did an excellent job in walking us through the Old Town and explaining the history of Warsaw. She obviously has a deep love of the city and it shows whenever she talks about it. All in all it was well worth the time spent to learn about how Warsaw has recovered from both the Nazi demolition and Russian occupation. It was also interesting to share our thoughts with her about current political issues affecting the world today.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank You Stanley and Brenda for well spent time together. It was very interesting to learn your perspective on current international political affairs and have this very rewarding discussion.
Liz RankinUnited States
Halina's tour was a fine introduction to the Polish struggles with invasions and occupations for centuries, as well as the fierce loyalty to their nation and heritage through their historical resistance through military and other efforts. We also have a geographical footing in this large and bustling city, do that we will be able to explore other museums and landmarks on our own. we came away with the sentiment that Poles are defined by their history. What a great sentiment. A great tour! Bravo Halina!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Liz for your feedback. I hope your further explorations went very smoothly:) Enjoyed your company a lot! Hope to see you and talk to you again:)
Halina is the BEST. Very professional and quick to respond. She put together a custom tour for us to find ancestry and it was way above our expectations. She just took care of all the aspects and details, even ones we did not know existed. Her knowledge of the history of the area was extensive and very helpful. She helped us get a solid sense of our genetic past and the people who were our ancestors and made me so proud to have the heritage that I have. Heartfelt THANKS to her!!
Andy GauseUnited States
The tour was wonderful and covered all areas Warsaw and I saw a lot more than I was expecting. Halina is very knowledgeable and provided me a lot of history and her life in Poland as the country moved through recent decades. She sparked an interest and I have already being reading more about the history and looking forward to my next visit.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank You Andy for your feedback. I'm glad to hear that my stories made you search for more information on Polish history and everyday life. Let me know when you are in Warsaw next time, we will discover more:)
Robert Barry JrLos Angeles, CA, United States
Halina give us exactly the tour we requested - we had a great time.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I also had a great time with you. I got you a little surprise gift. I hope it will reach you soon:)
Judith LuskinUnited States
Halina was a superb guide for the Warsaw Jewish Heritage tour. She was extremely knowledgeable and a pleasure to be with for 5 hours. By the end of the tour I felt like she was a good friend. Thank you, Halina.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Judith and Michael. It's been a pleasure to show the city to people who appreciated its history so much and were eager to see and visit the most they possible could. I'm happy to be able to share my knowledge and experience with you:) all the best, Halina
David ListmanUnited States
Halina was great. Very knowledgeable about Warsaw and the events that took place during WWII. Her English is perfect. She arranged to pick us up and drop us at the airport which was super helpful with our stop over time and not having to negotiate a foreign transit system.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you David. It was a pleasure to have you here in Warsaw. Your kids were wonderful! Until next time:)
Gail BuckleyUnited States
The tour with Halina was one of the highlights of our whole trip to eastern Europe. We learned so much from her and she was so generous with her time. The 4 of us enjoyed having lunch with her and experiencing all kinds of dumplings. Walking was an issue with one of us and she never rushed us. Especially loved walking through the Jewish cemetery with Halina having so many stories to share with us. Could have spent hours there.
Tamar FernandezUnited States
Halina is knowledgeable about the history of her city. She provided us with a custom made tour of Warsaw to include both the Jewish and Polish history of the city. We enjoyed ourselves and her company, and came away with a wealth of information and appreciation on Warsaw. Would highly recommend her.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Tamar and James. It was really a great pleasure to have this walk with you and so interesting conversations. Really enjoyable and inspiring day.
Derek GuinnessUnited Kingdom
Halina was punctual, helpful, considerate, knowledgeable, compassionate, knew WARSAWA very well, & the Jewish Community past & present extremely well. I would have no hesitation in recommendingDerek her to anyone who wants to discover Jewish WARSAWA. Regards Derek & Joan GUINNESS
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank You Joan and Derek. It was a great pleasure to meet you both in Warsaw. You were also a source of information for me. Your alternative perspective was very inspiring. I hope you enjoyed the rest of your trip in Europe.
Nancy RyderUnited States
We were very happy with the tour of Warsaw with Halina. She met us at the airport, took us to our hotel and then proceeded with the tour. We found her to be extremely knowledgeable and presented information in an interesting way. Questions were answered without hesitation. Halina's command of English language is flawless. We asked that she take us for a meal in a typical Polish restaurant, and she selected one that served delicious Polish food. Thank you, Halina!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Nancy and Maggie, it was a great pleasure to host you in Warsaw. I hope your next tour to Europe will include longer stay in Poland. Best wishes. Halina
William M.United States
Halina structured this tour to accommodate our interests. She did a fantastic job of meeting our requests. It involved a combination of the memorials to the ghetto uprising and the later 1944 uprising. Sobering experience, but very worth seeing. Everything from the Warsaw Uprising museum to the new memorial building to Holocaust victims and remnants of the ghetto wall. Halina did a very thoughtful and valuable tour
William M.United States
Halina tailored this tour to accommodate our interests. She started with a Chopin concert in one of Warsaw's most beautiful parks. We then saw the castle on the water, the President's home and other beautiful sights in and near the park. She added a short stop near the Polish parliament to satisfy my curiosity. We proceeded from there to the New Town and had an excellent tour. She is well informed and an excellent guide. I recommend her.
William M.United States
Really enjoyed our tour with Halina. She had a deep knowledge of Polish history and how it related to what we were seeing. She was careful to ask about our interests and ensure we saw the things we wanted. She also helped us pick up our tickets to the Polish National Opera, that I had ordered on-line and made many helpful suggestions about seeing Warsaw. I recommend her highly.
Halina was efficient, pleasant and did her job, however we fel she was not able to add anything extra other than showing us the sights. Importantly her car was not clean with dirty tissues in the doors of the back seats. We also found her English a little hard to understand. It was a very hot day and we felt Halina was not coping well in the heat which was unfortunate for her and us.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Customers decided to make major changes 1/2 hour before beginning of tour so we ended up doing a tour of Old Warsaw. The day was very hot and the couple had difficulties to walk and did not pay too much attention to what I was saying. I don't recall them asking me to clarify/repeat things for them. Due to the hot weather and their lack of interest I shortened my speech. When driving by their hotel during the tour they asked to be dropped off because of the heat. My car is washed the day before my tours.
TOURSBYLOCALS RESPONSE: The issue was discussed with Halina and her manager both were extremely surprised, since she truly believes she did her best to assist the customers and has a very good track record with us and our customers.