Our Guides

We do believe that guides and tour leaders working with us is a part of our success. We do trust them and we do see them as real professionals, doing excellent job with our tours. Our guides and tour leaders are the ones who represent real values of Balticvision and they are the ones who have made our product as a first class product of Multilingual Escorted Tours in the Baltic Sea region. We are pleased to introduce them and add feedbacks we have received from people who have already traveled with Balticvision Multilingual Escorted Tours in The Baltic States, Russia, Poland and Scandinavia.

Guide Descriptions

Elina Ozolina, Elina is 34 years and from Baldone outside Riga. She has graduated from the Latvian Academy of Culture. Elina has been living in Germany for a while to improve her language skills and now continue studies at Performance Art Theatre in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Elina is an attractive young lady with an active life style and an excellent command of German and English languages. Her mother tongue is Latvian and she also speaks Russian and Spanish. Elina likes traveling a lot and discovering the culture and life style of foreign countries. Elina is tour escort for English and German language groups.

Janis Liekmanis, Janis is 34 years and from Riga. He has bachelor degree in Sociology from the University of Latvia. He is traveling a lot and is spending all his free time in different countries like Belgium, Spain, Germany, Brazil and Argentina. Janis is especially interested in politics, geography, nature, economy and modern history of different countries. Janis speaks Latvian, Russian, German, English and Italian. Janis usually works as tour escort for German and English groups and also with Italian groups.

Ilona Ikauniece, Ilona is 31 years old and she has graduated from the Latvian Academy of Culture in 2007 where she studied the Intercultural Relations between Latvia and Spain. She has developed her Spanish language skills in Spain, in the University of Alcalá de Henares as an Erasmus exchange student. In 2008 she received a scholarship to study in Mexico for a year. Now she lives in Latvia again and works as a tour-leader in the Baltic states in the summer and during the winter she translates and teaches Spanish. Ilona speaks Latvian, Russian, English, Spanish and Portuguese. Her favorite pastimes are travelling, hiking, birdwatching, cooking and reading.

Guntars Gritans, Guntars is 43 years old. He has master degree in pedagogy from the University of Latvia and has graduated from Italian Culture Institute and studied in the University of Sienna. Guntars started as a guide in 2003. His main interests are culture, music, folklore and literature. During the off season Guntars study art science in the Art Academy of Latvia,  working as a flute teacher in the Musician school of Kekava and gives concerts as a soloist in Latvia and other countries. Guntars is a tour escort for Italian groups and he mainly emphasizes on traditions, uniqueness and interaction with other countries.

Valdis Ceics, Valdis is 27 years old, born in Riga.  He is a graduate of Vidzemes university bachelors programm  „Tour guide – travel and event management” and now continues studies at the same university for the master degree. He has been for exchange studies in Austria, Salzburg and for a internship in Tartu, Estonia where he polished his German and English languages. He enjoys being in a international environment and experience different cultures.  In his free time he enjoys traveling, sporty activities and theater. Valdis is a tour leader for German and English language speaking groups and he is mostly working on biking tours.

Marina Krucane,  Marina is 33 years old. She is born in Riga and now is living in Riga. Marina has graduated from University of Latvia and has bachelor degree in German Philology in 2007. Marina started as a professional guide in 2010. Her main interests are history, culture, geography,  languages, music, sport. During the off season Marina is teaching German in the secondary school No 32 of Riga. Marina is a guide in Latvia and a tour-leader for hiking tours in the Baltic States for German and English language speaking groups,

Daria Kudrjavceva. Daria is 25 years old. She was born in Riga, Latvia. After finishing secondary school Daria went to Spain to study Romanic philology in the University of Salamanca. She obtained master degree that permits her to teach Spanish as foreign language. During her studies she also had an experience with Erasmus program and studied one year in University of Padova, Italy. After that she studied Portuguese language in University of Coimbra. She has a five years’ experience of working as a tour guide. Daria speaks Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, English, Russian and Latvian languages. She travels a lot and studies history and culture of other nations. She always tends to transmit love for her homeland and culture to other people.

Lamija Mehtijeva, Lamija is 35 years and from Riga.The last  8 years she is living in Sigulda. Lamija has been living in Germany for a 5 years. Lamija is an attractive young lady with an active life style and an excellent command of German and English languages. Her mother tongue is Latvian and she also speaks Russian and  Spanish. Lamija  likes traveling a lot and discovering the culture and life style of foreign countries. Lamija is tour escort for English and German language groups.

Aleksandrs Pavļuks. Aleksandrs is 25 years old. He was born in Riga, Latvia. Aleksandrs has studied Romance langauges and cultures both in the Latvian university and in the University of Naples Federico II. After the graduation he has lived in Italy for 8 months more in order to discover both the modern and the ancient Mediterranean culture. Aleksandrs uses the 7 languages he speaks fluently (Latvian, English, Russian, Spanish, Italian, French and Portuguese) to travel all around the world. The last hobbie of his is learning the modern Greek langauge. Aleksandrs uses his kowledges and languages to make his guided tours interesting, exciting and unique.