Taiya ShevelevUnited States
Had a fantastic tour with Maria in Helsinki and Porvoo. As an added bonus, had an opportunity to visit the manor house. Highly recommend Maria as guide.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, Taiya for your kind feedback. I am gald that you both enjoyed the day's program. The Haikko Manor house is always a big hit with guests and I try to include it whenever possible in my Helsinki-Porvoo tour as today. Regards to Chicago!
John McFaddenUnited States
Maria was AMAZING! Although a citizen of Finland for decades, her previous life in England gave her a command of English better than mine! Her passion for Finland shines through in her tour and made us want to move there! Porvoo was stunning and Helsinki beautiful, made even more so by the flow and tales told by Maria! I would definitely book Maria again if ever blessed to go back!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks very much, John. I really enjoyed the tour with your group also. It was womderful discussing so many topics under the sun. It was my pleasure to serve. Mission accomplished !
Susanne CooperUnited States
Maria was great! On a rainy day, she made Helsinki a treat! We loved PorVoo! Her insights about Finnish life were fascinating and we enjoyed all our conversations. She is well-versed in many subjects and had really interesting perspectives as she is a transplanted Finn. English was great, tour and driver were expert! We saw so much in one day and some off the beaten path things. We felt lucky to have gotten Maria and hated to leave her at the end of the day!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Susanne, Thanks for the lovely feedback. Yep, it was a really rainy day but we all had great day. Great conversations are always a two-way interaction and your group made them possible as much as me. Also, yes, great driver. I am lucky to have great professionals assisting me on my tours. Welcome back anytime and regards