James KleinUnited States
Maria made our one day cruise ship visit to Helsinki very enjoyable. She was prompt; very energetic; very friendly; and extremely knowledgeable. She took us all around and provided a great overview of the history of Helsinki. She spoke fluent English and answered all of our questions. I would strongly recommend taking any of Maria's tours.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, James for your kind review. I am very happy to hear that you all enjoyed my tour. It was a pleasure to guide your group! Regards to USA!
Guy VanDellUnited States
Excellent experience, Maria has a great personality and we were able to learn a lot about Helsinki history in a short period of time, you can't go wrong with this tour. I just wish I had more time to spend there.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Guy for your lovely feedback. As usual it was a pleasure hosting such connected and intellectually curious guests. Regards to USA!!
Lori DunaiskyDix Hills, NY, United States
We had a wonderful morning touring with Maria in Helsinki. Maria was delightful to spend the day with and showed us everything Helsinki had to offer. I would highly recommend her if you are in Helsinki. You will walk a lot though it was an almost 7 mile day fo us.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Lori Thank you for your kind feedback. Happy to hear that you enjoyed my Helsinki Heartbeat Tram Tour. I also enjoyed sharing my home town wiith you. Regards to USA! Maria
Kathleen FrankovicUnited States
The walking and tram riding tour was great. We opted to see the Sibelius Monument, so we had a lovely walk through a park, on a beautiful summer's day. Maria shared her extensive knowledge of the city, and we have hopes of returning there (and touring with Maria again) soon.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Kathleen and Hal, Thank you for the lovely feedback. I also enjoyed our tour and the impromptu visit to the Sibelius Park. That is the great thing about the private tour : it can be adjusted on the spot to suit the exact needs of the moment. I hope you had a great two days in Stockholm following the Helsinki visit. Regards to Hawaii!!!!
Roben G.United States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, Roben and Fred. It was my pleasure to guide you around my home town. I hope you also enjoy the rest of your time in Helsinki. The weather is certainly marvellous for it. All the best and regards to California !
Sherry CampbellUnited States
We were greeted by a wonderfully friendly smile! Maria took us on the local tram and showed us things we likely would have never found on our own! She was very knowledgable of the history of Helsinki as well as current day living there. She was very interested in all of our questions and answered them without hesitation. She was very willing to accommodate us in any way she could. She would frequently ask during the walk if everyone was ok and did we need anything. What a warm and friendly visit!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Sherry! Thank you for your warm feedback. It was my pleasure to share my hometown with you all and I am very happy that you all had such an enjoyable day. Hope the great weather continued for the remainder of your vacation.. Regards to the USA!!!!
Darryn WolffSan Francisco, CA, United States
Maria was amazing! She's enthusiastic and very knowledgeable about history. She kept us on schedule and she was flexible when we needed extra time. Definitely the guide to use in Helsinki!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Darryn, Thank you for the constructive feedback. It goes without saying that I always take into account the needs of my guests on the tour day itself and flex wherever needed. No schedule should be written in stone, it should always be possible to adjust as needed, just as we did today. All the best and regards to sunny California . Kind Regards, Maria
Rob LandgrenUnited States
We had a great day in Helsinki. Everyone in our group wished we ha a couple more hours to explore, but that is the boat schedule fault. Marie did a great job of putting a tour of the highlights of the town. She was able to give us great insight to the area culture and customs. Everything was perfect she catered to our needs and was very flexible. I think we was and did all that was possible with the time we had. I would recommend her to anyone. Thanks Maria
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Rob. It was a pleasure to be your guide. I also enjoyed our time together. A great tour is always a combination of many factors : good guiding, connected clients and interestic topic matter. We had the lot. All the best and regards to Florida.
Steve GaudreauUnited States
This is the third time we have used ToursByLocals. Every time has been excellent and this was the best by far. Maria H. listened to what we wanted and gave us exactly the information we were looking for. In addition, she made the entire experience very friendly and comfortable. She is a real professional guide!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you , Steve and Jaquelyn! I also very much enjoyed having you both on my tour. A succesful tour is always the direct result of a seamless synchronization between guide and clients.You were both connected ,curious and full of enthusiasm. Just the way I am. Regards to Florida , USA !!!!
Timothy LinHong Kong
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you , Timothy for your feedback. Great tour with great client. Regards to Hong Kong !
Maria is a delightful, personable and very knowledgeable guide. Met us at the train station early on a Sunday morning, helped us secure our luggage before our tour. The Helsinki tram tour is accessible for people with wheelchairs or who use a mobility scooter (which my wife uses) but you need a companion as there are plenty of cobblestones etc. No problems with the trams as they are all easily accessible. Thoroughly recommend the tour if you have only a short time in Helsinki.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you , Andrew and Lana. It was a pleasure to show you around Helsinki. First time for me too on such a tour with a mobility scooter and I was very pleased at how easily it went. Disabled travellers- welcome to the HELSINKI HIGHLIGHTS TRAM TOUR !!!
William SchwartzUnited States
Maria did an excellent job! She gave us so much history and showed us all the highlights of Helsinki. I loved that she stopped at all the good places for photos. That is something some guides don't do. I highly recommend Maria for all those traveling to Helsinki :)
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear William, It was a huge pleasure to show your lovely family around my home town and I am very happy that you enjoyed my tour content and presentation. Photography is one of my hobbies so when you booked me you got an amateur photographer as well as guide ☺☺ Regards to all Stateside , MARIA :)
Debra ConnellySnellville, GA, United States
Maria is an outstanding guide! She is so warm, friendly, great with grandparents and children and for finding restrooms and making our entire group feel comfortable. Our tram tour was fabulous. I only wish that our ship was in port longer. Maria is very knowledgable and we appreciated her insights and tour. A must!!!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks you so much , Debra for the kind feedback. I throughly enjoyed guiding your lovely family around my hometown. I hope you all enjoyed the Finnish Fazer chocolate we bought at the last stop. All gobbled up ? If so, you will all just have to return for another trip to buy another lot, empty suitcase in tow ! Kind Regards, Maria :=))
April M.United States
I would highly recommend this tour. Maria is very knowledgable as well as personable.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi April, Thank you for your lovly review. It was a pleasure to show your group around Helsinki. In spite of the slushy weather we had a great tour. Regards to Florida USA !!!