Reviewed on TripAdvisor on May 15, 2015
We met Cip the owner by accident through his friend who drove us to Suceava. He met us in the lobby and was quick to understand our needs. He was flexible understanding and accommodating. He was punctual and honest.
Reviewed on TripAdvisor on August 30, 2015
by Gerard K
from Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Ciprian, our guide, gave a good tour through the city of Cernauti in Ucraine. It was great to see the old Austrian-Habsburg city characterized by the buildings designed by the Czech architect Josef Hlávka. Incredible that this flourishing city has lost this from the start of WW-II.
Reviewed on TripAdvisor on December 9, 2015
from California, USA
First, let me address a concern most of us have when searching the internet for a more intimate tour itinerary and we find that such tours are usually offered by local tour companies rather than the larger corporate brands, and then we wonder... if not immediately, then certainly as we are about to wire a substantial sum of money to book the tour... is this local tour company legitimate? And, as we experienced, in the case of Irene’s Travel, you will not find any other company that could be more honest and committed to providing you with everything you ask for.a
We hired Ciprian (Chip) Slemco for a two week tour through Moldova and Northern Romania, and our experience was everything we had hoped to find... and more. He was very personable and as he got to know us and what we are interested in, rather than insist on staying with our pre-arranged itinerary, he even offered modify our itinerary on the fly by suggesting that we take an excursion into Ukraine. We had not thought of doing that but we enthusiastically accepted. With his flexible attitude and his knowledge of the area we saw so many more things that suited our taste than we ever would have if we had taken a tour offered by a large tour company.
Chip was totally accommodating and a great guide. And our tour included many more personal views of the region than any brand name tour could ever offer. (By the way, for clarification, the company name, "Irene’s Travel", is named after Chip’s wife Irene, while they use "HelloBucovina" as a more identifiable label for what they offer).
We highly recommend their services.