"I was very fortunate when for my visit to London the tourism agency of Porto Alegre contracted to accompany me the professional London Blue Badge guide Vania.
Vania is Brazilian by birth and lives in London for more than 27 years. She is punctual, responsible, with a deep knowledge of the city and history. She made my trip an unforgettable experience and whetted my appetite for more. Previously, I had researched and prepared an itinerary of what I would like to visit with my friend who was accompanying me. Vania led us masterfully, acting as a curator, pointing out the main points among those I had selected. Even the works in the National Gallery which I had indicated as being of my greatest interest, she presented and described to us.
For all this, I strongly recommend the Vania historical guide for anyone who wants to make their stay in London an even more special moment."
Claudia Tropea, Porto Alegre, RS, Brazil, 2016
"Brazilian Tourist Guide achieves success in making videos about London"
...Toda esta formação faz de Vania Gay uma profissional diferente. Não se espere dela os clichês que, em geral, se ouve sobre Londres e os ingleses. Estudiosa, ela é uma guia para quem quer ir além da superficialidade dos cartões postais. Acompanhar Vania significa aprender um pouco dos 2 mil anos de Londres...
"Precisely at the arranged time, I found her sitting in the hotel lobby. We left and made our way through Hyde Park in front of the hotel. While we walked, we talked about general issues such as personal life, expectations for the day and weather. Good smile and pleasant reception. I had walked those paths several times before but this time, it was like a journey through monuments, past history and little nooks and crannies that made me appreciate even more that space. We carry on in different areas of the city, walking and learning the stories of castles, parks, cafes, tableware shops, shopping areas and local snack houses. It was an unforgettable trip in just one day, and best of all is that I knew that the next day we would meet again. Thank you Vania and next spring, let's go north!"
Geraldo M. Costa
IT Controller of M4U, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 2016
"Me and my family (husband and two children aged eight) were in London in July / 2016 and we had the pleasure of having Vania's guiding services. In addition to an incredible knowledge of all the wonderful sights of London, the best places to view everything and strategic points where we could position ourselves, she has incredible patience and managed effectively to show adults and children the best of London. My daughters were delighted with everything, they have learned a lot and Vania has become friends of the girls. Certainly got the taste of "I want more". Vania, thank you for everything.
Telma Ribeiro and family, Sāo Paulo, SP, Brazil, 2016
"When we were in London in April 2015, I can surely say that our trip was much more complete with Vania.
We contracted her guided tours for two days. With Vania we got to know much of the history of the city, its monuments and many curiosities hidden in its alleyways.
On our tour we discovered that both the City of London as well as the City of Westminster are home to a number of buildings that to the naive tourist gaze mean nothing but in the presence of Vania, she reveals the stories and "tales" one cannot miss.
So, the two days we spent with her were full of learning, beautiful places and valuable tips.
We returned from the English capital happy with her honorable friendship, grateful for the fantastic history lessons that this new friend gave us and certain that the next time we will not hesitate to hire her again... After all, there are cities that we never get to know completely, and though London may seem one of them, I'm sure in the company of Vania we can complete this mission! "
Marina Aurnheimer, Editora de Conteúdo, Imagina na Viagem. 2015
"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