Eric TeutschUnited States
Much of the time, I felt as though she was reading tonelessly from a script. She talked at us, not to us, and wasn't always coherant. All of the other guides we've used through this site were EXTREMELY knowledgeable. They were able to give information beyond what was available to us on posted signs or in museum literature. With Marina, I felt as though I could have had a similar (and much less expensive) experience, simply by paying attention to my surroundings.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Your husband's and son's unexpected return made your using a luxury 8-seater (2 people instead of 4) costly, indeed. Im sad to read your comment, as you and Maggie seemed to be truly enjoying Stonehenge and even spent there 2h instead of usual 1h. I provide this tour not only privately, but also work for a big British tour operator doing large coach tours - I gave you vast volumes of information, including demonstration of the ancient flint tools which I keep for my clients' amusement while on the road.
TOURSBYLOCALS RESPONSE: It is listed on Marina's profile that she is not a Blue Badge guide. We have discussed with her ways to improve her tours for future travellers.