"We did not know London. Then, we thought it was time to go. So my husband, my 17 year old son and I decided to spend the last Christmas and New Year there. In the first days we stayed in the neighbourhood of the hotel. However before the trip I had already contacted Vania and had arranged to do a city tour. When I visited her site, I liked it so much that we immediately booked a one day tour, seven hours. Those hours were of pure pleasure and fascination. Many of our curiosities were clarified and Vania is an expert at what she does. Most importantly, she does it with love. A love for the city that has welcomed her and this love runs through her pores. With energy and grace she recounts and explains each place and its history. She led us down London alleyways and streets, enchanting us with new places and leaving us with the desire to hire her for much longer. If it was not for her, we would have seen London on a less colourful way. Loved it! So pleased to recommend her, knowing that a tour with her as a guide makes all the difference!"
Gizeli Belloli, Luiz Henrique Schuh e Henrique Schuh. 2014
Vania accompanied our group of six couples on the 15th October 2014. She did a marvelous job! She knows the history of London very well and we learnt a lot with her. She was very good at controlling the group and kept our attention constantly. She taught us in how to use the public transport, working longer than the agreed hours and did not charge extra for it. If anybody needed a tour guide, we would therefore without hesitation recommend her.
Neide e Ken Steiner, USA.2014
"We did a short tour of London, led by Vania Gay, who proved to be an excellent professional with a great experience in tourism, with a vast knowledge in the history of capital as well as the particularities of each tourist spot we visited. Vania knew how to make our day interesting telling us little titbits while delivering actual information on the monuments and buildings. We passed the main city sights (Big Ben, Tower Bridge, and London Eye, among others) and circled the subway and the iconic London bus. The team was impressed and motivated to return to learn more of this capital that is a world reference in history and culture.”
Diego Andrade (Brazil Plant Impact). 2014
“Visiting London for the first time creates an extraordinary expectation.
But how to circulate its historic centre, its famous streets, parks, palaces, museums, see its sights and its historical monuments, experience some shows, all in three days?
This was possible after we hired the guiding services of Vania Gay.
As a experienced and methodical professional, she prepared our visit before we left Brazil, communicating with us by email. Before you even got to London, we had already purchased train tickets and tickets to concerts, all under her guidance .
Vania’s professional experience, her knowledge of the city and its history, made us enjoy our stay a lot more. Alone, my wife and I could never have seen so many important things in so little time.
Living for 25 years in London, Vania has not lost her Brazilian accent and acquired important English ways, including punctuality.
Competent, discreet, generous, sensitive, Vania took us for long walks always with great care, good humor and with precious and always very detailed information. Her care for us went beyond the call of duty when in our departure she took us to the train station and assisted us with boarding, which made us feel sure of the importance of a professional guide in the everyday life of a tourist.
We are very grateful, Vania. We hope to return to London to see her again soon”.
Amanda e Manoel Lorenzo. Salvador-BA-Brasil.2014
London through the eyes of Vania Gay:
"A city is an organism that is born, grows and develops in different stages. Getting to know London through the eyes of Vania Gay is revealing as she unravels the various stages of the London urbanity, since its emergence in the Roman Empire, its conquest in the Middle Ages with the construction of castles and important medieval buildings, to the richness of the Victorian period architectural monuments. In addition to tours that tell the history of the city, Vania introduces visitors to London best museums, restaurants, cafes, parks and the famous public transport, the Tube. Complete explanations by Vania of the contemporary city, with its immense buildings built with the latest technology were also accurate which made me appreciate even more the visited city. Congratulations to the excellent professional, helpful and attentive guide to the curiosities of London visitor."
Rachel Rodrigues Lima, Porto Alegre, RS, Brasil, 2014
“First of all, I want to thank you for all the attention and kindness that you have shown us. It is extremely gratifying to find people like you, competent and insightful who provided us with the opportunity to know LONDON in a pleasant way and with plenty of information that left us completely satisfied and missing you at various times of the rest of our trip, where it was necessary to have this historical knowledge. Congratulations on the professionalism and competence in which you develop your Tourist Guide profession."
Gilson Rosa, Bahia, Brasil, 2013
"In July, during a vacation with my family, I met Vania Gay and hired her as a guide. A person of a unique culture, she was extremely punctual, accurate and made our trip much more interesting, allowing us to explore the sites to which we followed with a closer look and complete understanding. She left us all eager to return and enjoy more of the city which is already in itself full of history and peculiarities. But I cannot fail to mention the understanding and kindness shown towards my little children. I was afraid they might end up bored with a guided tour. But on the contrary, with a gentle guide and patience with the limitations of a 6 and 11 years old, Vania captivated them with material previously prepared with picturesque details about the architecture and local curiosities, adapting the narrative so that they could understand."
Patricia Cunha and family, Porto Alegre, Brazil, 2013
"We loved our stay in London and certainly Vania greatly contributed towards it. Whenever we remember London, we will remember her. We wanted our children to have a great time on this trip so we decided to hire a guide, and Vania was our guide. I can say that they learned a lot from the explanations and information provided by her. My husband and I already knew London, but certainly having a good guide makes a difference. Thanks for accompanying us. For sure I will recommend her to my friends when they come to London."
Andrea Frizzo and family, SP, Brazil, 2013