"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
"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