Andrew B.United Kingdom
Helen helped us to make the best of our time in Odessa, guiding us on a walking tour of the city, a day trip to the Akkerman Fortress and Shabo winery, and a private guided tour of the catacombs. She is very organised, has excellent English and is a mine of information. Helen was great company, shared many insights into her country and city and provided lots of hints and tips on how we could use our spare day and evenings. Thank you.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much, Andrew and i am glad that Odessa is always in your heart. Welcome back to sunny city
Helen is a very good guide with fluent English. Nice atmosphere. I strongly recommend this guide. Trip to Dniester and saling by boat is nice experience. Fantastic for nature lovers.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much.i am glad that you enjoyed of the trip�� Hope that one day we will travel to Vilkovo, you will like, I am sure. Have good vacation and best regards
Yoan RivardUnited States
There are not enough words to describe how wonderful Helen is. She took amazing care of us. Even adjusting things once she saw what out interest were. I wish she could be my tour guide for every country in Eastern Europe. The information is wonderful and she is a kind person who takes care of every detail. Nothing you need is too much or too difficult for her.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you sooo much!!! I am glad that you had great time, but more happy that you fell in love with my native Odessa city. Ukraine is wonderful country, i am happy that i could show you it.��
Maurice KoussaifiUnited Kingdom
Helen was my tour guide in Kiev , Lviv and Odessa . she is a very nice person , perfect guide , full of energy , knowledgeable in each subject , very helpful and she speaks fluent English . without her I could not finish my 13 days tour in Ukraine .. Helen , thank you very much and I wish I can give you more then 5 stars because you deserve more ..
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Maurice�� I will take into account all my mistakes but it was great time. We will meet again, i am sure
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, Toni))))
She really assisted about my photography trip and my colleague for the essay. She's very knowledgeable, speaks fluent English and being an empath about the traveler's specific interests.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much !!!! Hope one day we will meet again
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much�� I think that its good idea concerning museums, will get into account. Hope one day see you again. ��Best regards Helen
Michael HartUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Karin and Michael, thank you for 5 stars)))
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for 5 stars�� Hope see you soon and provide more tours
Markus RemmlerUnited States
Helen was in any way outstanding - I required medical attention when I arrived in Odessa and Helen got me an appointment with a specialist within a few hours. Couldn't be happier!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Markus, I really happy that I could find help you. Thank you for your review and I know that it is not end of our story and we will continue the project about which you told me.
Steven HughesUnited Kingdom
Superb day. Helen & Dennis were fantastic hosts and taught us a lot. It's a long drive to Vulkovo, but relax, enjoy the sights and see it as part of your trip. We were very lucky - went to dinner with Helen's relatives at their house which was fantastic. You're really made to feel part of the family and see how people live. I doubt many other guides would've been kind enough to allow this. Once again Helen/ thanks from me and Hannah, and give regards to the family.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Steven and dear Hanna. You are very kind to put 5 stars. We really liked you. Yes meeting natives its interesting But i want to write here mistakes which i done ( too much to my mind). Next time i will never take tourists to such long way without airconditioner in the car. Next time i will include boad that we can see all nature. Again, ☺thank you that decided put high rate and closed eyes for my mistakes. I want next time ( if you come)to make gift for you-free tour to catacoms. thank you.
Jim NollUnited States
My guide was a wonderful, well spoken, and sweet woman. I cant say enough about how much I enjoyed my time with her. Her knowledge of landmarks, the city, the history was very good and she had an enjoyable, friendly attitude that was most welcoming to a stranger in a foreign country.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: My dear Jim, I also had great time, really))) What I like mostly is that you are very clever and frandly, you can talk about everything and I enjoy your view to music and paiting sides. We have a lot in common. I hope that one day you will back to my sweet city. And thank you for 5stars!!!
Can't thank enough to Helen and Dennis for the great ride from Odessa Airport to Nikolaev they gave me. They met me at the airport, got me coffee and a drink later, entertained me with a fun conversation during the whole trip. They told me a lot of interesting things about Odessa and their life in Ukraine. Dennis is a great driver! I asked Helen to get me a sim card and bring it to the airport and she was very kind to do that for me for no additional fee. I feel very lucky to meet Helen and Dennis!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Natalie, thank you very much for your rate but mostly for your company. You are wonderful girl, very friendly and very open. I am sure that you have a lot of friends. Give best regards to your granny and all your family. I hope that it was our first meeting but not the last. Have great vacation!!!
Helen was very pleasant guide. Picking me up at the airport was a very nice touch, not offered by many guides. She helped me to quickly get my bearings.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Colm, thank you for 5 stars. It was great 2 days and I really enjoyed your company. Back and I will be happy to see you again.
Jim VandiveerUnited States
I arrived and was met at the airport by Helen. She was very nice and spoke English very well. She has a degree in History and is well versed in the local history and culture as she is a native of the area. She found me a wonderful, clean and newly renovated apartment in downtown, within walking distance to everything. She also provided a phone so I could call her if I needed help in translation or if I met some local friends.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much, Jim for 5 stars!!! I really hope that you had great time in my city and I will be more then happy to see you again. If you will need help in future, I am always ready to help. Have great vacation!!!
Daniel MaysillesUnited States
Helen was charming and shared so many wonderful parts of the city with us.....excellent guide with great information and warmth...flexible to all our wishes and perfect for our needs....especially nice was the suprise coffee shop with the best strudle ever !!!!! Perfect Day !!!!!
Christine LaRocheUnited States
FANTASTIC! I wish we could give MORE than 5 stars! This was the highlight of our 18 day trip to the Black Sea area - the guide was VERY informative, prepared many Ukranian dishes, and made us feel like part of the family - a day we will never forget!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Christian and John, I am glad that you had great day. Jenya was waiting for your review and very happy that you liked excursion and our ukrainian dishes. I think that it's great to see the real life of native citizen. Back again to Odesssa, we have lots of places to show you. Best Regards Helen and Jenya
We booked an individual tour from Odessa to Lymanske (birth place of my wifes father (1,5h drive by car) followed by a Odessa tour. Helen picked us up at the port and her husband Denis drove us. The tour was absolutely perfect. Helen was well prepared and we enjoyed our time in every way. Hospitality and friendlieness of Helen and Denis were overwhelming. We recommend Helen for Odessa as well as for an individual tour in every respect. She is the choice for Odessa! Helen, Denis, thanks a lot!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: My dear Friends, thank you very much for your 5 stars!!!! I am glad that you gave me the chance to show you my city and even our weather was not good, we had great time. Best Regards Helen
Neil WebmanUnited States
Helen is articulate, with good communication skills. She was well informed with the history of Odessa, and gave us a feel of Odessa of the past,as well as the present era. Helen's enthusiasm and knowledge as well,as her punctuality, and caring attitude, during the tour of two days, rates 5 stars. October 11 & 12, 2013...Neil-Orlando,Florida
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: My dear Friends from Florida, thank you very much. I was very happy to provide you this tour and thank you for your invitation to join you in ballet. IT WAS GREAT TIME!!!
Dale S.United States
Great commentary. Excellent English. Could not have asked for more.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Dale very much, sorry for weather but hope that strudel with cherries helped us)))
Excellent Service. Helen was on time ,friendly and very informative .She made my stay in Odesa a pleasure.I would recommend Helen and Tours by Locals to anyone visiting here. Ross
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Ross very much!!!! I will try to do my best during your stay here. Helen