Heather SecristUnited States
Marta is very helpful and knowledgable, she gives you information about Krakow, the history of Krakow on our way to Auschwitz-Birkenau and then takes great care to be sure you're set up with your guide at the tour before you go in.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Heather ! Thank you for 5 stars It was a pleasure to take you to Auschwitz. I hope to see you again in Krakow. best regards, marta
Susan BrockmannUnited States
Marta was great and it's clear that she loves what she does. She was very quick to respond to any questions I had before our tour date. This was my mistake: We had booked the tour with Marta for 6 people and it turned out that there were only 3 of us. For Marta's sake, be sure to inform her if your group size changes. She had space for a lot more in her big van. I thought I would inconvenience her by changing our plan, but she would have preferred an accurate number so she could bring more people.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Susan ! It wan a pleasure for me to take you to Auschwitz. How was you trip to Zakopane . I hope you will visit Poland again. best regards, marta
Stuart OppligerUnited States
I find 'Tours by Locals' to be misleading. I booked a private tour for two and all that Marta (our guide) was able to provide was transportation to Auschwitz. She was not able to perform any guide services although she was very helpful in any way that she could be. Then we had to purchase tickets to get in and meet with another guide. I think a more appropriate title would be 'Transportation by Locals' instead of trying to appear that the price is all inclusive.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Margaret ! I was a pleasure to take you to Auschwitz. I am Krakow guide and in Auschwitz and salt Mine they have local guide and people join the English group tour. I am sorry that from my web side was not clear. Best regards, Marta
Paul WatsonUnited Kingdom
Excellent tour. Marta was very professional and knowledgable and gave full explanations of the tour as well as giving in depth details of the Kraków area which made the tour very interesting. We would certainly recommend Marta to all persons wishing to take Kraków tours.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Paul ! Thank you for 5 stars.it was a pleasure to be your guide. I hope it was not last visit in Krakow. Best regards. Marta
Christopher LivingstonUnited States
Marta was outstanding! She accommodated us on short notice and took very good care of us. We had a tight schedule and she made it happen! Her local knowledge was great and the food stops were incredible! When we go back to Krakow we will definitely use Marta to show us more and provide a local flair!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Sylvia and Chris ! Thank you for 5 stars. It was a pleasure for me to be your guide. I hope to see you again and have more kielbasa. Best regards, Marta
Glyn JonesUnited Kingdom
Perfect in every respect.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you see you again. Marta
Steven LeBlancUnited States
Marta was very helpful...I asked her many questions about Poland, Krakow, the Holocaust and every day life in Poland...she gave me intelligent, insightful answers. She also recommended a great Pierogi restaurant--the food was delicious and very reasonably priced. Hope to use you again this summer Marta (planning to bring a small group) to visit very interesting Krakow. Thank you!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Steven ! Thank you for 5 stars. It was a pleasure for me to be your guide. I hope to see you again. Best regards, Marta
Nicola WoodsUnited Kingdom
Excellent service! Very friendly and helpful Thankyou!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Nicola ! Thank you for 5 stars. It was a pleasure for my husband. I hope you will come back to Krakow and I can meet you. Best regards, Marta
Robert EhlersUnited States
Marta did a tremendous service to the understanding of basic polish history on our way to Auschwitz. Then more background when we headed back to Krakow. We had changes in flight arrival times and Marta adjusted her schedule accordingly. Prompt pick up at the airport. Tomorrow we look forward to our city and salt mines tour with Marta.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Robert ! Thank you for 5 stars. It was a pleasure to be your guide. I hope you will come back to Krakow. Best regards, Marta
Larry BarbatoUnited Kingdom
Excellent guide! Very knowledgable and able to answer any questions we had, perfect English, good sense of humour, good fun. As a a local, Marta was able to give us a sense of what life has been like during the latter years, not only for her but for her parents, grandparents and family friends. We could have happily chatted to her for hours. Thanks Marta, we will be back! Very happy to recommend.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Larry ! I was ma pleasure. Thank you for 5 stars. See you in January. Best regards, Marta
Geraldine HolmesUnited Kingdom
Marta was fantastic. Will definitely recommend her to friends . Thank you for a very moving and knowledgeable day
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Geradne ! It was a pleasure for me to be your guide. Thank you for 5 stars. I hope you will visit Krakow again. Best regards, Marta
Judy C.United States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Judy ! Thank you for 5 starts. It was a pleasure to be your guide. I hope to see you again. Best regards, Marta
Elizabeth B.United Kingdom
This was our 2nd day with Marta who continued to explain the history of this area on our way to Auschwitz. Although not allowed to enter with us Marta took time to ensure that we were where we needed to be with the correct working headsets. She was waiting to take us to the Birkenau camp and again ensured that we were where we needed to be whilst all of the time making sure that we understood the visiting procedure. Again Marta went out of her way to accommodate the needs of my elderly parents.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Elizabeth! Thank you again. Best regards, Marta
Gary EdwardsUnited States
Ray ForemanUnited Kingdom
Marta was on-time, friendly, knowledgeable, helpful, engaging, tactful and all that one would want from a tour guide. Her knowledge and background information she was able to give us before and after our Auschwitz tour added significantly to the tour. She could not have been more accommodating to our specific wishes and went out of her way to help us and make our day special. She handled what is a very emotional experience with respect, objectiveness, sensitivity and even humour. Would highly recommend.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Ray ! Thank you very much for 5 stars. It was a pleasure for me to be your guide. I hope you will visit Krakow again. Best regards, Marta
Very knowledgeable, was punctual and met us as each stage of the Auschwitz tour to give us access to our belongings. Her know-how also meant that we could join the tour quickly despite being a few minutes late due to heavy traffic.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Stephen ! Thnak you very much for 5 stars. It was a pleasure to be your guide. i hope to see you again. Best regards, marta
Martin KitchenerUnited Kingdom
Great tour, Marta was very helpful and informative on the journey and very knowledgeable about all aspects of her country and historical facts. Thoroughly recommend Marta to anyone planning a tour in Poland.
David TysonBolton, LANCASHIRE, United Kingdom
Marta was a great guide and only lost out on 5 stars because her English was not quite good enough to get the maximum rating
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear David ! THank you for 4 stars. It was a please to be your guide. best regards, Marta
Mike M.United States
Marta arranged a private tour with a licensed Auschwitz-Birkenau guide, who was excellent. Marta's role was mainly driving to the camps from Krakow, commenting along the way and discussing what we had seen on the way back. We were very pleased with the private tour of Auschwitz-Birkenau.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mike ! Thank you for 5 stars. Best regards, Marta
Matthew MayerUnited States
Marta was an AMAZING guide for my private Auschwitz-Birkenau Tour! She was very personable, and even during the ride was telling me much of the rich history of Poland as a country and spotting out other things besides just the camp. What amazed me most about Marta was her ability to personalize the tour and make it seem like it was one of the first she'd given. This was a very special trip, and she made it even more. Thank you, Marta! You are wonderful and hope to bring my entire family back someday!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Matthew ! It was a pleasure to be your guide. I will always remember you. I hope to see you again with your family. Best regards, Marta
Stephen TwiggsUnited Kingdom
We (group of 4 ),were shown around,for the weekend,by Marta.She provided a very enjoyable and knowledgeable guide and,because of her good command of English, had a great sense of humour which enhanced our experience….highly recommend her to anyone.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Stephen ! It was a pleasure to be your guide. I hope you will visit Krakow again. Best regards, Marta
Tobie AbzugUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Tobie ! It was a pleasure to be your guide. Thank you for 5 stars. Best regards, Marta
Val PolickyUnited States
Marta coordinated with us to use her husband, Chester to drive us to and from the Auschwitz-Birkenau tours. His English skills were very good and he was a very personable person. We learned a lot on these tours and it was fun talking with Chester to and from the tours. If Marta suggests using Chester to drive you to and from this tour, do not hesitate to have him drive you. The tours of the camps are conducted by professional guides at the camp. They too, were excellent and informative.
Guide was always on time and provided us with necessary information regarding the tour and other places. Provided explanation to every single question we asked. Would recommend to other friends.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Bjorn ! Thank you for 5 stars. It was a pleasure for my husband to be your driver . best regards, Marta
Mary Beth S.United States
Great tour! Really nice to have a private driver and not wait on a bus!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mary Beth! Thank you for 5 stars. I hope to see you again. Best regards, Marta
I was a solo traveller in Krakow and this was a great option for me, Marta took care of everything and pointed out interesting things on the drives there and back. Knowledgeable, friendly - despite the destination (Auschwitz) it was a great experience. Thanks Marta! Highly recommend.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Stephanie ! Thank you for 5 stars. It was a pleasure for me to take you to Auschwitz and see you again. Best regards, Marta
April HarwoodUnited States
Marta, our guide was friendly, helpful, knowledgable and spoke perfect english. As this tour is basically a private pickup, transport and return service, she gave us a Polish history recap during the drive and answered any questions we had. She arranged for our private tour guide in Auschwitz and picked a nice local restaurant for us to eat at on the way back. You probably get more tour bang for your buck with the other tours but we were happy and highly recommend Marta.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear April ! It was a pleasure to be your driver. I hope you will come back to Krakow. I hope to see you again. Best regards, Marta
Lori C.United States
Marta was right on time at airport & gave a short tour of the Old Jewish Quarter in Krakow before dropping us at a terrific tiny local restaurant for lunch. Then it was on to Auschwitz where she had arranged a private guide to take us on the tour. The tour was very sobering and we definitely felt that a private guide was the best option. Then back to our Krakow hotel in time for drinks and dinner. Marta has a great personality and wonderful English, would definitely recommend her to anyone.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Lori ! It was a pleasure to be your guide. I hope you will visit Poland again. Thank you for 5 stars. Best regards, Marta
Pam KingUnited Kingdom
We were very, very impressed with Marta - she was considerate and kind to us both and her wealth of knowledge was amazing. She did everything she could to make our visit run as smoothly as possible.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Pam ! It was a pleasure to be your guide. I hope one day you will visit Krakow one more time. Thank you for 5 stars. Best regards, Marta
James MeyerUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you again. Best regards, Marta
Alan WeinstockUnited States
On this excursion to Auschwitz, Martha's husband substituted for her. He is a fine driver with a very comfortable van, but basically, the tour is done by local guides which was arranged by Marla. The experience is very emotional and very worthwhile for everyone to see. I expect that Marla's talents would be better displayed on one of her other tours where she does the guiding and teaching.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Alan ! I hope one day you will visit Krakow one more time and I can be your guide. Thank you for 4 stars for my husband. Best regards, Marta
TOURSBYLOCALS RESPONSE: The substitution of Martha's husband was agreed to in advance. We've asked Martha to clarify that guiding on the tour of Auschwitz is done by specialized Auschwitz guides.
Linda L.United States
Our driver, Chester, took care of buying the tickets, and made sure we met up with the local guide. The local guide was excellent. A great tour experience overall.
Gary VoyceUnited States
Chester, Marta's spouse was our driver on this tour. At Auschwitz we were met by a local guide (required I believe) who had a wealth of knowledge which he passed on very straight forward. We probably saw some areas in Birkenau that other miss because we are good walkers. In summary our guide brought out that "Mankind's in-humanity to mankind should never be forgotten." gvf
Scott F.United Kingdom
We had an excellent trip with Marta she collected us from our hotel just as we had arranged. On our tour of Auschwitz and Birkenau Marta was able to answer all our questions and was very knowledgable. Marta was friendly and very pleasant to spend time with her English is excellent she helped us with our Polish translation and gave us some good advice about Polish cuisine. An excellent day, highly recommended.