I was the only one who registered for the tour last Friday. Instead of canceling it, Dimitry showed me around the city and told me loads of interesting stuff about Irkutsk. He was very kind and involved. Thank you!!
Dimitriy was a very informative guide, who speaks excellent English and answered lots of my questions about Irkutsk and the sites around town. I had been tempted to miss Irkutsk, as another generic soviet town, but he showed the history of it as a pioneer...More
I joined this tour at the end of August. Our guide was Mary. My friend and I had such a great time with her. She was so friendly, knowledgeable and kind! She also told us about behind story about Russian history which made us more...More
We booked this tour last minute and the company were very helpful and accomodating. Mary, our guide, was friendly, informative and generous. She was excited to show off her city and gave many personal antidotes along with historical information. This made the tour much more...More
It was great to visit the city with Mary, we enjoyed the heart of the Siberia like a rare pearl! I was particularly fascinated by Irkutsk's history: I knew it was an important center of Lenin's enemies, but I wasn't aware it was they're capital...Irkutsk...More
Dimitry is a very laid back friendly guide who's command of English & personality makes him the perfect Russian guide. He is patient and polite and goes out of his way to make sure you enjoy & have a hassle free trip. Ask any question...More
We did a walking tour with Mary and it was perfect to get some facts and interesting stories about Irkutsk. The group was small so a lot of questions could be answered. Even though there were some troubles with finding the right expressions we always...More
We have done many Free Walking tours on our travels, and regrettably we have to say that yesterday's, with Mary/Maria was amongst our worst. Mary was pleasant enough and friendly, but there were serious shortgivings with her guiding style Her english initially seemed passable, until...More
Dear Paul, thank you for your critical comment on the subject. We are lucky and surprised that such an experienced traveler used our free tour offer. I am sure your comment will be a very nice note for Mary to go through and I am...More
Although we speak a little bit of Russian, it is not enough to get to know everything in and around Irkutsk. Especially if you want to visit Lake Baikal, it's not easy to find an interesting hiking route on your own. So that is why...More
Thank you very much. It was a gret experience to communicate and share travel experience with you. Also learning about your country and your views about stuff. I learned interesting things about my country too. Good luck on your travels!
Even though we didn't take a classic tour, dimitri was our link to russia and the baikal! We met him on the transsiberian railway and his excellent english skills and outgoing personality made us feel right at home in this place where we couldn't read...More
Good luck, my friends, and let me know if you need any help!