Rachel McGuffinUnited States
Marina is the best tour guide we could have ever asked for, twice over. Not only was she warm, punctual, and a Vatican expert, she also went above and beyond to make sure my mother had no issues with her mobility disability. Her explanations and depth of knowledge, along with her sense of humor, made the trip for us. We could not be happier, Marina truly is the best!
Leslie KovedUnited States
Marina was knowledgeable, professional and excellent at guiding us quickly past the massive lines at the Vatican Museum. However, we would have liked a more in-depth explanation of the history and the art at the museum as well as at St. Peter's Basilica.
Susan BennettUnited States
Both Marina and the driver who provided transportation from our hotel to the tour and the tour to our ship were wonderful. Marina's guidance through Ostia Antica was superb and we learned so much more than if we had been on our own. She is also an expert on sites in Rome and made suggestions for us to visit when we return. I would be delighted to have her as a guide again.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Susan! Hope to see you again!
Lester DeanUnited States
A nice tour of the Colosseum and the forum.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Lester! Hope to see you again!
Joanne DuncanUnited States
Marina met us at the Spanish Steps and took us on a walk explaining many things about Rome. We loved the Trevi Fountain and she took us to several churches and the Column of Marcus Aurelius. She told us all about the Pantheon and took us inside to explain so much about the former Roman temple. She is very knowledgeable. We loved the tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Joanne for your feedbackand your kindness!
Michael BoorsteinUnited States
Marina was an excellent tour guide. She was very knowledgeable, pleasant and kept us to our schedule. Some in our group felt her English was at times hard to understand due to her accent.
Lory SarloVenice, CA, United States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Lory very much Looking forward to meet you again for another tour! Best regards marina
Pike AloianUnited States
Our Vatican and Roman Forum tour was great. All the arrangements were exactly as planned and Marina was an informative and enthusiastic guide. She was well-versed in history, art and architecture and responded well to our continuing questions. She even picked a great spot for lunch since we were on a full-day tour and needed a break midway.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Pike! I hope to see you again!
Barbara HannaUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you!
Kray KiblerUnited States
Marina was absolutely wonderful. She worked with me for months before this trip which include 12 people ranging from age 13 to 78. She created a full day Vatican/Collesseum tour for us and she is an expert on these sites. We threw her some curve balls when one of us got sick and another got tired and Marina gracefully massaged our schedule to make sure we saw what we had to see. She also arranged transportation for the entire day. She is a great professional and I recommend her without hesitation.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Kray for your wonderful feedback. It was a great pleasure to be your guide in Rome and I hope we'll see you again soon. Have a great day. Marina
Alisa W.Branford, CONNECTICUT, United States
Our tour with Marina felt more like a stock tour straight out of a guidebook rather than the interactive tours we have come to expect from tours by locals that take into account our interests and our planned itinerary for the city. She ended the tour early, even with so much to see in Rome and was on her phone during our walking tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Alisa I'm sorry you did not like your experience very much and it was not satisfying for your expectation. I had a sudden family problem and maybe my performace was not the best I did. I hope I can host you again in Rome, I will be happy to deliver another tour in Rome and give you a better performace. I hope you can accept my apologises and you'll be welcome in my tour if you 'll come back to Rome Regards Marina
Judith ManegoldUnited States
Our tour was amazing. My husband has difficulty walking distance so we opted for the expense. We saw so much in one day that we felt it was worth the money. We were able to skip all the lines. It was great to feel like a VIP for a day with fabulous service. Marina very knowledgeable narrated on the drive all day. She pointed out such interesting facts while in the Vatican and Coliseum that we never would have known or noticed showing us where to take the best photos.Upon my request stopped For coffee.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Judith!
Charles T.United States
Marino gave us an excellent tour in Rome. We saw the Spanish steps, the Trevi fountain, Piazza Novana and the Colosseum. She was very good at maneuvering through crowds. My wife uses a traveling wheelchair, so this makes getting through crowds quite difficult. Marina was extremely good at clearing the way for us. Her English is very good. I highly recommend her as a tour guide for Rome.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much charles for your great feedback!
Bill MossUnited States
Marina was an excellent tour guide with a great knowledge of Rome. We saw wha we wanted to see and enjoyed a great lunch in a local establishment.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Bill!
John O'BrienUnited States
Fantastic guide! Highly recommend. Fun, energetic, patient, knowledgeable and passionate about Rome and the History. 5 Stars!
Cathy WeinzerUnited States
Marina - what a perfect day!! You left no stone unturned with the highlights of Rome. So much rich history that you shared with us. Your edcuatonal tours were terrific. Hard to believe how your knew to navigate through the crowds ensuring that we had a great day touring Rome. Thank you for sharing your knowledge. Much laughter throughout the day as well as a terrific lunch in a quiet restaurant - it was like having the restaurant to our ourselves!!! Thank you and be well
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Cathy! You was a wonderful guest, it was a plasure to be your guide in Rome. Hope to see you again! Warm regards Marina
Wendy KatzUnited States
Marina did a fabulous job. She was able to explain everything in great depth. We learned so much. She helped us navigate to all the most important sites. Thank you for a memorable day!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Wendy! I hope to see you again!
Marina was a fabulous guide for our time in the Colosseum and Forum area. She was waiting for us at the time and place agreed on, and she has a huge knowledge of the history of those 2 places. Also, she was lots of fun to be with, and very patient with all our questions. We continue to be impressed with the Tours by Locals guides and will for sure continue to use your organization. Thanks. D&D Gibson
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very David, Looking forward to meet you again! Have a fabulous holiday!
Erin HeckUnited States
Our tour of the Colosseum and Forum was amazing! I am so thankful we had a guide like Marina who was incredibly knowledgeable about the history, but also on how to get us through the chaos of lines and ticketing. Highly recommend her and the tour!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for.your great feedback Erin! I would love to see you again for another tour!
Missy CarperUnited States
4 Stars just isn't enough!! Marina was so informative and passionate about the Vatican. She was a NINJA in the crowds, and took us the easy way through for my Mother who needed a bit extra time. This was an amazing tour all because of Marina!! We cannot thank her enough for taking such great care of us!!! Book her, you won't regret it!!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hahahahah, Thank you very much Missy, it was a great pleasure to be your "Ninja guide" !
Our private tour of the Colosseum and Roman Forum with Marina was very informative and enjoyable. Marina's knowledge of the history, and her archaeological background, added greatly to our appreciation of these magnificent sites.
My family thoroughly enjoyed this tour. The luxury of being driven to each location with Marina pointing out landmarks. We were then dropped off and picked up (no waiting) at the entrance or very near each site. Saved our legs a bit and we could discuss sites in the car without distractions. Marina was very informative, definitely knows her way around to get the best vantage point and very friendly and open to questions and discussions. I would recommend this tour and Marina, as well.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much carolyn for you supernice review, it was.such a pleasure for me too! Hope to meet you again!
Beth LantzUnited States
Marina was an extremely knowledgeable guide who loves to share Roman History and wonderful information about the Sistine Chapel and the Vatican. She was very considerate of her travelers and any needs we had.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Ciao Beth! Thank you so much for your lovely feedback. I hope to see you again All the best Marina
Craig LarsonUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Craig for your 5 star rating!
Marina was extremely knowledgeable about the Colluseum and Roman Forum. The ability to jump the line and have a personal guide explain the history and significance of the ancient monuments made such a difference to our experience. With our three kids it's easy for them to get bored quickly but Marina kept them captivated for the entire tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your feedback Catherine!
Jack SmithUnited States
Marina is an excellent tour guide. She is knowledgeable and Is enthusastic about sharing her love for the sights of Rome. She willingly adapted our tour to our limitations in climbing steep steps.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Jack for your wonderful feedback It was a great pleasure to be your guide in Rome. I hope to see you again Best regards Marina
Jack SmithUnited States
Marina is extremely knowledgeable of places and history and will willingly tailor tours to your indivual needs. Also has a great personality.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Jack Thank you so much for your beautiful feedback It was a great pleasure to have you as my guest in Rome I hope to see you again for another tour Best regards Marina
Very good guide, lots of information and great knowledge.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Marc for your feedback Hope to see you again Best regards Marina
Robert BrownUnited States
Great energy, passion, informative tour that was very organized and got us to the front of the lines and/or dropped off steps away from the busy monuments, etc. Marina provided us with a wonderful dinner selection too!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Robert! I hope to see you again for another tour Best regards Marina
Richard MinetteUnited States
Marina is knowledgeable- beyond our expectations- very considerate of our needs and times. She clearly knows the historical sites of Rome in depth. The tour was both efficient and yet moved at a pace that was easy for us all to follow and fully enjoy. We can recommend her as timely, enjoyable, interesting, and fun to be with - plus, her English was very easy to understand. Recommend unequivocally!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Richard Thank you very much for your beautiful feedback I hope to see you again in Rome for another tour. Best regards Marina