Gillian HesselgraveHellingly, Hailsham, EAST SUSSEX, United Kingdom
We would give this tour 5. Victoria was extremely knowledgeable and accommodating. We particularly enjoyed the unexpected trip back on the motor boat and the visit to Comino. She went out of her way to accommodate us. If we have a criticism it is that we felt the temple tour was rather long for us and that those that climbed the Citadel would have like a little longer there
Jacquelyn SummersUnited States
Victoria was absolutely fabulous! She was on time, knowledgeable, especially friendly, and took us everywhere we wanted to go. Wish we had planned for a longer tour. She communicated by email with me several times before the tour and answered all questions I had. Another thing I wish—that I had given her more tip!! She deserved it. I would highly recommend her!
It was a very interesting tour. Victoria knew about everything in Valletta and its history. She was very personal and we had the feeling, as if we were guided by a friend. Highly recommended!
Jeffrey MenickUnited States
A delightful young woman whose flexibility and knowledge made a wonderful tour for us.
Sean KellyUnited States
This was our second tour with Victoria, and it was outstanding. Gozo is a great and beautiful place to visit, a respite from the hustle and bustle of Malta proper. Highly recommended!
Sean KellyUnited States
This tour is a perfect way to get acquainted with Valletta. Victoria is a knowledgeable and very fun guide, very flexible and making every stop worthwhile. Highly recommended!
Jeff KingWestfield, MA, United States
I enthusiastically give Victoria my highest recommendation. She is extremely knowledgeable, professional, and well-versed. But, more than that, she brings an exceptional warmth, friendliness, and positivity. After a day with Victoria, you will feel like you have more than just a guide in Malta ... you have a friend. Whenever I return to Malta, I will certainly make it a priority to hire Victoria as my guide.
Our group of 7 including 3 teens enjoyed a great private tour of Gozo with Victoria! She showed us the hi-lites of the island and provided lots of information for each site. Each tour location was chosen in consultation with our group - a nice touch.
Roy CarlsonUnited States
Victoria was fantastic! She was really an expert on the history of Malta. She went out of her way to customize our tour. What a joy.
Johanna Sofia SiljehagenItaly
Victoria is a high class guide. It shows she loves her work and meeting people. Very flexible and made this tour very well. The length of the tour was perfect, she changed some details as we wanted to focus on Mdina and the rest she could do as she wished. You can trust her capacity just giving her free hands.
Andrea G.United States
This tour was outstanding! We couldn't have asked for a better guide. Victoria was so kind and so very informative throughout the entire day. She customized an itinerary for us which hit all of the places we had in mind to visit with plenty of time for each location, and at the best times of day to visit each. We saw Valletta City, St Johns Co Cathedral, Marsaxxlokk, the blue grotto (our favorite), the Megalithic Temples and Mdina old capital city. We have wonderful memories of this day, thank you Vicky!
Cathy DrescherUnited States
Our tour was with Clive, Victoria's hisband. We loved seeing Malta and Clive was very informative about the area and Malta. I cannot say enough great comments about our experience with Tours By Locals. I would never again book with the ship for shore excursions! These tours are much more informative and private!
Donna LudtkeUnited States
I thought that Victoria is a very well versed and very good tour guide. She did excellent tour planning for our group of 8 friends for 3 days, two in Valetta and one in Gozo. We saw all the important sites with extensive background and historical information. We had some rain, but she was flexible enough to work around it. We highly recommend her for a tour guide.
Peter DrakeUnited States
Victoria was FANTASTIC! We loved her energy, knowledge and passion about Malta. We saw the most beautiful sights, and really enjoyed our time with her!
Victoria was timely and had a nice gentle manner. She was very helpful & knowledgeable about the places we visited as well as general information about Malta. We had a wonderful day and all felt we had seen & learned lots. She was also most helpful recommending restaurants and how best to spend our remaining time on the island. Thank you Victoria
One of the best tour guides, yet!
James MaloneyUnited States
Victoria is an excellent guide who provides first time visitors to Malta with a wonderful introduction.
Jake GambleUnited Kingdom
Excellent tour with a very professional and knowledgeable guide covering a visit to bee hives, wine tasting, a visit to an olive oil farm and a tour of Mdina. A great half day tour with a great guide which I would highly recommend to anyone visiting Malta.
Very knowledgeable about Maltese culture and history, excellent English, pleasant personality. A guide how a guide should be.
I have travelled all over the world, and have not enjoyed a tour more! Victoria's English was very good and her driver very safe. A very relaxed and informative trip with great food and wine. I'm from Australia and will recommend victoria to my friends when travelling in Malta.
Stephanie BlakeUnited States
Victoria was incredible! She was extremely knowledgeable and flexible with our schedule for the day. Thank you!
Robert WaltersNew Zealand
We had a lovely day with Victoria. We really appreciated her flexible approach and her consideration for my wife who has some walking difficulties. An excellent guide, lovely person and we can thoroughly recommend her services.
Geoffrey DaileyUnited Kingdom
A fantastic day from start to finish. Despite the heat we saw everything we wanted and more. Victoria was a delight to be with - more like one of the family than a paid guide. Also our thanks to Victoria's driver (sorry I have forgotten his name) who was also excellent. Historical sites, the beach from the Game of Thrones, sea salt pans, a fortress and windmills the attractions just went on and on. Remember that the capital of Gozo is Victoria and Victoria will be your "capital" guide
Rick StaropoliUnited States
Vicki was such a wonderful guide in many ways. Her knowledge of Malta is impressive, and she shares it so fluently and easily with uninformed people like us, with just the right amount of explanation. She was flexible with the schedule, and recommended changes as we went along. But perhaps most importantly, she helped us come up with a plan for how we'd spend our last few days in Malta. Her restaurant recommends were perfect! And all of this was done with a smile, and a great sense of humor! THANKS!
Victoria is a "5". She is wonderful, warm, knowledgeable, flexible and engaging. There is nothing that we could say that isn't positive about Victoria and the way she guides her clients. Leslie & Dennis
Jo Ann HardyUnited States
Victoria did a great job during our tour. She has a wealth of knowledge about all things Malta. She picked us up right on time and it was easy to meet up with her from the ship. I would recommend her tours.
VIktoria is an excellent guide. We met her on our trip to Malta on Celebrity Reflection. She took us all over Malta and her in depth knowledge and history about Malta was educational and fun. She is adaptable to making changes and working to your schedule by spending more time or less time in places, Her English is excellent and nothing was too much trouble. She is professional and I would highly recommend using VICTORIA .
We had a wonderful and informative tour with Victoria. A "must do" when you visit Malta.
Maria NordenstromUnited States
Our guide Victoria was friendly and give a detailed descriptions what we want to see and the history of the places we visited. We highly recommend her to our friends who plan to visit Malta.
Marcella LangUnited States
I wanted to take this opportunity to express my satisfaction with the private Malta tour by Victoria . She was extremely knowledgable and capable guide. She was extremely considerate of one of our party who had trouble walking, slowing her pace to accommodate this member and getting us as close to attractions as possible to minimize crowds and walking. I would not hesitate to recommend her or to use your company in other cities and countries on future trips. Thank you for such a pleasant experience
David SacharUnited States
Vivacious, charming, knowledgeable guide with perfect English and great enthusiasm. A remarkably broad coverage in each 4-hour tour; though if, like us, you are of advanced age and limited energy, you can request a slightly condensed commentary and still see all points of importance in 3 hours or less.
David McLendonUnited States
Daniel AruteUnited States
Victoria was wonderful! She was extremely flexible and engaging - not always easy with a 9yr old in tow on a tour... Thank you so much for a wonderful day and sharing your wealth of knowledge of Malta from the prehistoric to the WWII war rooms and museums. We are so glad we booked with you!
William HerterUnited States
Teresa CatronUnited States
Victoria was fabulous. Extremely knowledgeable about Malta history, art and culture. But of particular interest to us was her knowledge of local wine and cuisine. She created a custom itinerary for us that combined our interest in history and culture with local cuisine. Our heads and stomachs were full. Malta was the "great surprise" for our group, being a one day stop on a cruise. After touring with Victoria, everyone in our group has decided a more extensive stay in Malta is in order.
Robert MillerAnacortes, WA, United States
This is an excellent tour for those interested in local farm-to-table agriculture and organic production of garden vegetables. The restaurant recommendation was spot on as we were eating produce we saw growing a couple of hours earlier. The 'bee lady' gave a very informative view of bee keeping in Malta. Victoria is an experienced guide and being a 'farm girl', she knows the production techniques and people running these small farms. Very good four hours.
Lisa WanglerUnited States
Lana BulanovaUnited States
Victoria was a wonderful tour guide and made our time in Malta among the most memorable destinations of our travels through Europe. She is a wealth of knowledge and an expert at time management, she fit in everywhere we wanted to see and then some! Would highly recommend her to anyone traveling to Malta!
Jean GashHouston, TX, United States
My mother and her best friend had a wonderful day with Victoria, visiting Mdina and other sights of Malta. Victoria did her best to ensure they had a good time but did not get overtired, entertaining them with stories of Malta's history while viewing the lovely surroundings.
Victoria was a very interesting and entertaining guide. We really enjoyed our day with her. We especially appreciated how she worked with us to design a trip that was fascinating and memorable. We really recommend her as a guide!
John KadorWinfield, PA, United States
Vicky is punctual, personable, and very informed. She guided my party of three for a day and half and made every minute interesting and valuable. She was born on Malta, is well trained, well traveled, and knows the history of Malta intimately.
Leslie R.Houston, TX, United States
Victoria is the best. This tour was the second portion of a 1 1/2-day custom tour that she created for us. From a boat tour of the Blue Grotto, to a tour of two pre-historic sites, to a great lunch on the waterfront of a fishing village she shared a wealth of information with us. There were plenty of opportunities to take photos. Victoria's running commentary was interesting, informative and revealed how much she loves her country. It was great fun to be with such a charming guide.
Leslie R.Houston, TX, United States
Victoria B was great to work with. She was able to create a 1 1/2-day tour for us that was just what we wanted. We were able to see much of Malta during our time with her. We sampled Maltese pastries and coffee in Rabat, toured St. Peter's in Mdina, had a delicious lunch at a country restaurant, and tasted locally produced wines at a vineyard. At every point and during our drive from place to place Victoria was charming and full of information and history about her beloved country. It was a real pleasure.
Victoria is a very enthusiastic and knowledgeable guide, probably the best guide I ever had from tours by locals, I enjoyed the tour (and lunch) and I learned a lot of new things and made many new discoveries just in one day--well done !! Hope to be back one day--Victoria is very highly recommended if you wish to speak to locals with a high pride of their country and excellent background
Sharon GleasonUnited States
The tour we had with Victoria was perfect - we were amazed by her knowledge of everything we asked about! Not only did we learn so much about Malta and Maltese history, we also had a wonderful day that my family came to talk about all vacation! We highly recommend Victoria as a tour guide!
Jane EvansUnited States
Victoria was amazing! She took us to the old town of Mdina, where she expertly told us the history of this ancient city then to Valletta where we shopped. She is a wonderful guide and I highly recommend her.
Victoria was an awesome guide for our short stay in Malta. Our cruise ship arrived at 12 noon and we needed to be back to the ship by 18:00 hours. Victoria provided a customized tour of the sites that our small group had selected. She miraculously completed all requests with extra bonuses at the end of the day. The sunset at Dingli Cliffs was spectacular! I highly recommend Victoria for your stay in Malta. Truly a Gem!
Charles PhilipsUnited States
Victoria is an outstanding guide. Her knowledge of the sites we visited was great as was her ability to put things into a historical context. We'd recommend her for any tour on Malta and hope we can get back again and use her guide services.
From start to finish Victoria was very knowledgeable and personable. Highly recommended!
Marilyn ShirleyNew Zealand
A+ tour guide, Victoria always goes the extra mile. Would not hesitate to recomend Victoria to other travellers. Excellent tour guide who is well versed in the Malta attractions
Theresa SheffieldUnited States
We loved our tour with Victoria. It was an action packed day and i felt that we saw everything we could in Malta. She is so knowledgeable, and knows how to see everything while avoiding the crowds!
Sharon RearwinUnited States
We loved Victoria's tour of Valletta immensely. We would never have been able to see what she showed us on our own. We learned a lot about Valletta past and present.
Lise LaquerreUnited States
We really enjoyed our day with Victoria. The tour was well organized so that we were able to see all the highlights of Malta. Thanks Victoria.
Sandy StephensAnchorage, AK, United States
We took a 2 day tour of the highlights of archaeological sites plus other interesting sites on Malta and Gozo. Victoria was our guide and she was excellent. It was a great two days and I would recommend Victoria to anyone.
Victoria was a fantastic tour guide. She was very knowledgeable with the history of Malta, and took us to see some amazing sites. Would highly recommend taking the tours and if you are fortunate enough to have Victoria as your guide, she may even take you to try the best pastizzi in Rabat for the best price. Highly enjoyable and informative.
Karen FaberUnited States
Nina WagmanUnited States
Victoria B was excellent - very informative & nice
Suzanne Gili PostUnited States
Victoria was the consummate professional - on time, pleasant and informative. Her knowledge of the islands is broad and she was so efficient to make sure that we had time to converse in detail about our stops throughout the tour, take photos, have a snack and feel like a VIP. Her car and driver was first rate. She is a pleasure to travel the island with and highly recommend her.
Norman BlakeUnited States
Victoria was very knowledgeable and friendly. She was on time, very courteous and exhibited a real passion for her country's culture and traditions. You could not have a better guide.
Victoria was a wonderful and fun guide. She supplied enough history while making the tour fun. After the trip you fill like she has been your friend for s long time. I traveled on the tour with my 22 year old son and he equally enjoyed the trip. Highly recommend a tour with Victoria. Plus she will modify the tour for what you find interesting and fun.
Vivian ChillUnited States
Charles ClarkeUnited Kingdom
Charming, energetic and highly informative, Victoria knew her stuff very well and was able to answer every question put to her. She went out of her way to fit into our plans, to advise us on what to see and do before meeting her, and to tailor the tour to our wishes. We had a wonderful guided tour and recommend her unreservedly.
Brianna DworekUnited States
Victoria was absolutely amazing! Even after our tour was over she gave us a little itenary of what to do on our own. She was so knowledgeable, courteous, funny and flexible! She easily changed our itenary after we decided we didn't want to do an activity. When we return we will most definitely be contacting her!
Laurey BennettUnited States
Incredible! Lovely, approachable, and when I was asking about Malta information to understand it in its historical context, she was knowledgeable about far more than Malta so I could understand how Malta in the history of the world. She is well-travelled herself and I also appreciate that in a guide. My 15 year old daughter was very engaged as well. She offered a lot of advice for when we parted. She took us to taste very special foods. She was also very flexible, as we changed our plan a bit.
Thoroughly enjoyed our time together. Victoria was interesting and knew instinctively what we wanted to visit and what we were not as interested in. Her knowledge of the island and its history was very thorough. She even directed us to the shops with the best sales that day.
Bob JonesUnited Kingdom
We only had a short time in Valletta but Victoria was extremely informative and interesting
Victoria was attentive, knowledgable, flexible and informative. Exactly what we expected. Well done!
Melody LombardoUnited States
Melody LombardoUnited States
Melody LombardoUnited States
Victoria has a fantastic knowledge of everything she showed us, the tout of valetta was so much more interesting with her commentary,I would highly recommend booking one of her tours
Susan SilvaniUnited Kingdom
We toured Gozo with Victoria after a great tour in Malta. Gozo has so many beautiful wonders and Victoria seems to know so many little details about every interesting nook. As a native, she seems to know everyone in town and brings a perspective you could not get from an outsider. Recommend highly.
Susan SilvaniUnited Kingdom
Victoria was very knowledgeable and was able to engage our 9 and 12 year olds as well as inform the adults. She was flexible when the weather changed our plans and made sure we still had an enjoyable day, and knew where to get the best seafood! The temples were very interesting and Victoria really helped with our understanding. Great tour guide, we recommend!
Victoria was passionate about her country, interesting, entertaining and very informative. Highly recommended!
Susan MorrisUnited States
From the first emails planning our tour, Victoria was extremely knowledgeable, good humored and flexible. She accommodated our diverse group with aplomb and answered every tough question with keen insight. She left us after six hours of touring the island wanting more, which we hope to arrange on our next visit. Thank you Victoria Bexxina and thank you ToursbyLocals!
Teresa MacGregorUnited States
We had a wonderful day out with Victoria. She shared lots of great stories and was flexible in accommodating sights and flavors we had already experienced. Plus, the bees were AMAZING! Thank you!
Alex BulakUnited States
Great tour. In two days were were able to see most of Malta and the Gozo island. Gozo is amazing. Victoria is a great guide. She took us to all the best locations and made all the transportation arrangements. Everything was wonderful. I highly recommend her for the Malta tour.
David JonesUnited States
Victoria was a terrific guide in a wonderful location. My wife and I were both extremely impressed with Malta and Victoria made it even better. She was very knowledgeable about Mdina and the prehistoric temples, as well as current affairs in Malta. This was easily our favorite tour of the nine stops we made on our cruise. Victoria was also very pleasant, easy to talk to, responsive to our needs, and highly organized. I would strongly recommend her to anyone who is looking for a tour guide in Malta.
Sharon LearnUnited States
Our guide was a lovely lady who had a great sense of humor and knew many of the locals. We had a great day!
Bruce R.United States
Victoria accommodated all our requests. She showed us wonderful landscapes and megalithic structures. She is very knowledgeable and we sampled wild almonds, carob right off the trees, and learned about herbs growing in the wild.
Bruce R.United States
Victoria is just excellent guide and very nice person. She knows Malta and local culture to perfection
James WaymanUnited States
Victoria was on time, very well prepared and delightful . We saw most of Malta and had a very good driver(Joe) who drove carefully. If we ever come back to Malta we will certainly insist on Victoria!
Linda DePaoloUnited States
Victoria was the BEST. Prompt with emails and correspondence to set the tour up. Willing to alter the itinerary to fit our needs. Met us promptly at the port terminal. We rode in a comfortable, clean, air conditioned mini bus.She really knows the area and spoke clearly. She went the extra mile to personally assist one of our group who could not make it to the tour. Instead our friend was in Malta hospital having surgery and Victoria went to her aide. HIGHLY RECOMMEND. Best tour of my cruise. Linda
Harry D PilaUnited States
Maria J WrightUnited States
Victoria was a wonderful guide. Informative and funny and full of life she gave us a great view into Malta's incredible history and life. We greatly enjoyed the day we spent seeing the island with her as all the great tips and suggestions for our other day in Malta. And we loved the restaurant she took us to with all the delicious Maltese specialties.
Our Tours by Locals guide was Victoria, and her knowledge of Malta and its history was amazing. From Valletta, Victoria took us first to Mdina, then for a look at the Blue Grotto (didn't go in as we've seen many blue grottos), then to Marsaxlokk fishing village. We returned to Valletta and hopped on board a little boat that took us to the main part of town through the marina. Victoria walked us around Valletta, then recommended a great restaurant for lunch. We were very pleased with Victoria's services.
William BurstonUnited States
This was a great tour and the best experience of our vacation/cruise! Victoria is absolutely amazing in her knowledge of the history and significant facts about Malta (plus a number of other venues) We especially loved her memories of growing up in Malta and sharing the insights into the people, the politics and the way of life which we could only get with this private experience.
Victoria is very nice and she knows a lot about Malta. We loved her tour. Thank you Victoria!!
Marsha SanticchiaUnited States
Bill NoonanUnited States
Wonderful tour guide. Friendly, professional, efficient and very well informed. We saw so much in such a short period of time without feeling rushed. She was able to modify our itinerary on the spot and plan the best routes to Mosta, Mdina, Ancient Temples, Blue Grotto and Vittoriosa. She concisely described the surroundings, was attentive to our interests, and gave excellent advice about sites to see on our own. We highly recommend her.
Barbara DoigUnited Kingdom
Barbara DoigUnited Kingdom
Excellent from all perspectives - highly knowledgeable guide (Victoria) who responded to our interests in both the tours we booked and guided at a good pace; she also gave tremendous added value through her knowledge and understanding of Malta and the current social and economic context. And was good fun. The cars were very comfortable and the drivers were very professional and pleasant. Thanks to all.
Mark GasserUnited States
This was actually two tours - 1/2 day upon our arrival and 1 full day the next day. Vicky was engaging, fun, easy to talk to, and very knowledgeable - everything you want in a guide. She had no problem with implementing our litle changes/suggestions during the course of the tour. I strongly recommend her services.
Everett KaminUnited States
Victoria was a phenomenal guide who has the ability and energy to make all of your touring interests such as history, art, architecture, culture, culinary, etc happen in one day if needs be. I look back and am still amazed at all she was able to put together for me during my time in Malta (I can sometimes scare guides with how much I aspire to accomplish in such short time frames). For her there was not even a moment of hesitation, I felt like I spent the day with a super knowledgeable friend vs a guide!
Stephen VitaleUnited States
Rate her a 5, very knowledgeable of history of Malta. Very personable, easy to talk to, excellent tour of Malta.
Madelyn GoldmanUnited States
Victoria was the best! She was a wealth of information on this tour of Valletta. She is personable, on time and happy to accommodate any request. We had no idea what to expect in Valletta, but Victoria made it such a great and memorable experience! I highly recommend using Victoria as a tour guide in Valletta..