Paul WongUnited States
Ralf is very knowledgeable about the culture and most enthusiastic to help us to get the most of our time.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for the stars and safe travelling. Regards Ralf
Vijay KhannaUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for the stars. It was to go around with your group in Helsinki. Ans as usually I myself learned new things. Safe travel and best regards Ralf
Katie FishUnited States
My mom and I had a wonderful day with Ralf visiting Helsinki, Porvoo, and the Sibelius Museum. He was very friendly, welcoming, and knowledgeable. He was sensitive to our interests and moved at a pace that was comfortable for us - we never felt rushed or bored. His driving was safe and his car was comfortable and in excellent condition. I would highly recommend Ralf for anyone visiting Helsinki!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Katie, Thank you for your comments. I am very happy you liked the tour and it was also fun to go around in Helsinki and sourroudings with you and your mother. Safe journeys to you both in the future. Best regards, Ralf
James BeckUnited States
Ralf, Very nice appearance and a clean car. Enjoyable and neat tour. He is very knowledgeable friendly and accommodating.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear James, Thank you for the stars and the comments. It was a please do show you Helsinki and the surroundings and I wish you safe traveling where ever you are. Best regards, Ralf
Bruna BresnanUnited States
Ralf is a nice person and a good guide. He did his best to show us "his town" and the pride he feels for it is very obvious and admirable.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your kind words. It was a pleasure to show you my hometown. With best regards, Ralf
This was our first experience with Tours by Locals and we were very satisfied. Ralf was friendly and moved at a good pace for us. He gave us a lot of "life in Helsinki " information which we found interesting. Many thanks!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks James, I am glad that you liked it. It was fun to go around with you in Helsinki and I am sure it would be fun to go around with your group anywhere in the world. Best regards, Ralf
Manisha PatelUnited States
We were very impressed with how well he kept our large group of 44 people engaged with the tour. We ranged from age 5 to 76 years old. Very knowledgable and accommodating. We had a BLAST!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for the stars. I had fun too and then it is easy to make a tours. All the best to you and your extended family. Ralf
Sandra ShaUnited States
Excellent tour guide! Ralf was an absolute pleasure. He has high knowledge of various aspects of Helsinki, he is flexible and he is very funny! We highly recommend Ralf for anyone who will be visiting Helsinki!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Sandra, Thank you for your kind words. It was fun to go around in Helsinki with you all and showing you my town. Welcome back again one day. Hope your return went smoothly and that you now enjoy the warm weather in Florida. One of the many things I was not sure about Finland was obesity rate. Well it is 20 % . Now I know it :-) Best regards to all of you, Ralf
Ralf was a great guide!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your kind words and stars ! Ralf
Nina CharnleyUnited States
Ralf was a wonderful guide. He is very knowledgeable, interesting and has a good sense of humor as well. We learned a lot about Finland, it's history and its people. We visited Porvoo and many of the popular sites in Helsinki and walked around the city, markets, esplanade and historic buildings. I highly recommend touring this lovely city with Ralf. He's delightful.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your kind reply and Strats :-). I enjoyed spending the day with you all and wish you safe onward travels. Best regards, Ralf
Thomas MoriartyUnited States
Perfect in every way. Thoughtful, entertaining, and delightful company. Could not have been better. Thank you!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Thomas, Thank you for your kind words and the stars. I was a please to go around in Helsinki with you and your friends. Best regards, Ralf
Stephan PapaUnited States
Very experienced, knowledgeable, thorough, professional, kind and gracious, an excellent guide.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for the stars. It was a pleasure to be your guide in Helsinki. Wishing you all safe travels. Regards Ralf
Lance LimUnited States
Excellent guide! Picked us up on time and went on our pace. Obviously knows a lot about Helsinki and answered all our questions. His vehicle was a late model small SUV which was very clean. Drove us around carefully. Has a sense of humor too! My group of 3 adults and 1 12 yo were completely satisfied. We will not hesitate in recommending Ralf for your trip. Thanks, Ralf!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Lance for your kind words. It was a please to show you Helsinki and Finland. I always learn new things like the one that the moose looses its antlers every year. Actually I should have known it :-). Enjoy you days in Helsinki and the other destination you will have on your trip. Welcome back again. Warm regards to all of you, Ralf
Mary WeissUnited States
Ralf was very knowledgeable and helpful. He helped us find the best routes for my mother-in-law who was in a wheelchair. We enjoyed Porvoo and getting to know Helsinki in a short time. We appreciated his flexibility.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your kind words. It was nice to go around with you and your family. All the best and have a safe trip. Regards Ralf
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for the stars. It was a pleasure to show you Helsinki and Porvoo. Welcome back again someday. Best regards to all of you, Ralf
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Sue, Thank you for your kinds world. It is always nice to go around with people who are interested in new things and that is exactly what you are. I hope the Volvo project is finished now :-) Best regards Ralf
Karin BeebeUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Karin !
Warren WilkinsUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for the five stars and the nice weather you brought with you. I tried to remember who was the Finnish man who won the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences 2016 and it was Bengt Holmström together with Mr Oliver Hart from USA. And these uniq wagons we have in Finland: Russian royal carriage stock to survive anywhere in the world. They are in the Railway Museum in Hyvinkää. All the best to you and your wife, Ralf
Evangelina MedallaStaten Island, NY, United States
Helsinki Finland is such a lovely and wonderful place, thank you to our excellent and funny tour Guide Ralf . I highly recommend Ralf as your tour guide if you are ever in Helsinki. Don't miss Porvoo for that heavenly Brumberg Chocolate. Ralf, thank you so much we had a wonderful time, you have been patient with all 16 of us, who loves to roam around and make a million stops to shop. I am giving you 10 stars!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Eva for your kind words. I enjoyed very much going around with you group and I like the Brunberg stop myself ! All the best to you and the members in your group. Ralf
Jean OstertagMt Vernon, TX, United States
Ralf was very informative and we really enjoyed our tour. Considering that I cut his planned tour short because the ship was only in Helsinki for a short time, Ralf adjusted his schedule nicely.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Jean, Thanks for your kind comments. Next time we make a longer tour :-). All the best to you and your friends. Regards, Ralf
Ralf was a fabulous tour guide the best of our trip this far. He was engaging knowledgeable and showed us all the sights of Helsinki at the perfect pace. He was very easy to understand in his perfect English and we thoroughly enjoyed the 4 hours we spent with him. Thank you Ralf. Highly recommended. Lyle
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Lyle, Thank you for your kind words. It was also for me a pleasure to walk around in Helsinki with all of you and change ideas about different subjects. I hope you had a nice onward trip and at the end a safe trip back home. You are always welcome back to Helsinki and Finland. With my best regards, Ralf
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Mark WetterhahnUnited States
Ralf was extremely knowledgeable about his country and city and we felt we got an understanding of Finland and its people in a short amount of time. He was flexible and molded the tour to our interests. We would definitely use Ralf again and recommend him to friends who want a great walking tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello ! Thank you for your kind words. It was also a pleasure for me to walk around with you in Helsinki and change a bit of ideas on various subjects. I hope you had a nice cruise and welcome back to Finland again one day. Best regards to all of you, Ralf
John OdonnellUnited States
Ralf was great and so was his tour. We couldn't be happier!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear John, Thank you for your kind words. Best regards and welcome back to Finland sometime in the future :-) Ralf
Eric TrappUnited States
Ralf was great. He took us to the highlights and also talked to us a little bit about life as a local. We had a great time. Thanks Ralf.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Eric, Thanks for your nice comments. With people like you and your friends it is pleasure to make the tour. All the best for your future travels. Ralf
Delmarie ZampariniSouth Africa
We had the most wonderful day with Ralf in Helsinki and Porvoo. He has a superb sense of humor! I would recommend a tour with Ralf any day.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello ! Thank you for your kind words. I enjoyed to go out with you and your friends. All the best for your future travelling. Regards Ralf
Allan PisarzEYNON, PA, United States
We were so pleased with Ralph. Our group is made up of avid travelers and we must all say that Ralph delivered on all we discussed prior to the tour. He was extremely accommodating and fulfilled all of our requests. I would highly recommend him
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Allan, Thanks for your kind comments. It was nice to go around with you and your friends and as always I also learned some new things from you. Hope you had a good return trip back home. Best regards to all of you, Ralf
Janusz PrzewozniakUnited Kingdom
Ralf was a very engaging and interesting guide on our walk this morning. He brought the key central parts of the city to life and we enjoyed his company very much. He is very knowledgeable about the country's history and social traditions so we learnt a lot on this our first visit. Highly recommended. .
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you. It was a pleasure to show you Helsinki. And with you I discovered a new ( for me new ) coffee shop in Helsinki :-). Watch this site http://aurora.fmi.fi/public_service/ to know more about norther lights in Finnish Lapland. Best regards, Ralf
Keith S.United States
Ralf met us at the cruise port and was ready to go touring Helsinki. He set out to visit many areas and he avoided the traffic congestion by planning around it. His knowledge and communication was so enjoyable that you felt as if you were with a family member. The Brunberg Chocolate store was such a nice little side stop. We would definitely recommend a day with Ralf to experience Helsinki at its finest.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Keith for your kind words. It was a pleasure to show you and your family Helsinki and Porvoo. Meetings and sightseeing like is always a two way road. Thank you for your interest and good company. Sometimes it really does not feel like work at all and this was such a case with all of you. All the best and warm regards, Ralf
Margaret BabbUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Margaret, Thank you for your positive feedback of my tour. I wish you and your friends happy travelling in the furure. Regards Ralf
Stephen CheninHenderson, NEVADA, United States
Ralf did a great job showing us around the city especially since from time to time it was raining so hard. He was very friendly and accommodating to our needs. He was also very knowledgeable about history and architecture. I would recommend him without hesitation to other travelers!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Stephen for your kind words. I am happy that you enjoyed the tour. It was pleasure to meet all of you and to also hear about your life and Las Vegas. My best regards to all ! Ralf