Dina GarlandUnited States
Marianne worked to customize our tour and we had a fabulous 4 hour tour that went way to fast! Her knowledge and love of Oslo was apparent, her ability to navigate to parts of town we would have never found was awesome and her knowledge of history at the Viking Ship Museum made the museum stop awesome!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your generous and nice words, Dina. I enjoyed the day with you all hope you will have a successful trip to Tromsø. Welcome back any time. Best regards Marianne
Carol CowanUnited States
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Marian BlockUnited States
Great tour. Ms. Larsen was very flexible and extremely accommodating of my partner's mobility issue. I went ahead and suggested this an option Silversea should offer for its stops in Oslo.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Marian Thank you, Marian, I am happy you liked the tour, and your partner was a trooper! That tour can feel long for everyone. And we had nice literature-chat as well. I hope your cruise was nice. Best regards from Marianne
Karen GroenhofUnited States
Marianne was a terrific guide, full of energy and knowledge! We enjoyed her company as well as her professionalism. Excellent experience!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Karen for your nice words. Enjoy Oslo, It was very nice to meet you both. Marianne
Karen GroenhofUnited States
Michael S.United States
Michael S.United States
Marianne is a true professional. Smart, organized and enthusiastic about her beautiful city and country. She had great plan and was also very accommodating to changes we wanted to make along the way. She was kind and patient and knew exactly when we needed to take a break or two as we covered a lot of ground. So glad we had her as our Oslo tour guide. She is a class act!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Michael for your generous words. It was fun to spend the days with you all. I hope you brought back nice memories, welcome back any time. Best regards Marianne
Caesar CaampbellTurks and Caicos Islands
Marianne was very knowable about attractions of Oslo, and also personable.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your kind respond. I enjoyed the day with you. Good luck with your trip in Stockholm and Copenhagen Marianne
Edward MarcantonioUnited States
Lovely individual. Interesting, pleasant, and very knowledgeable. Highly recommend.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Edward Thank you for your generous words. I enjoyed the day with you all, welcome back any time. Best regards Marianne
Marianne was outstanding and we couldn't have asked for a better tour of Oslo. We experienced a local bus to get us to the Viking Ship Museum and then we had a ferry ride back to the City Centre to see the National Gallery, City Hall and Nobel Peace Prize Centre. Marianne was very knowledgeable and it was nice to see Oslo with someone who is so passionate about what she does and her city! Would highly recommend a tour with Marianne.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Andrea, I had a very nice day with you. You were all so interested in what I showed you, the pleasure was on my side. Marianne
Dr. Michelle GordonPUTNAM VALLEY, NY YORK, United States
This was a great tour of the museums. Marianne gave us the history of the Vikings and the exploration of the polar regions. She was very communicative and made sure to include everyone in my party. This is a fun tour for people who like history, and Vikings, and boats. The tour of the Fram museum was particularly fun as we were able to walk through the ship.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Michelle. Thank you for your generous words. I am happy you enjoyed the tour. Best regards Marianne
Joanna StingrayUnited States
Great tour of Oslo, we saw so much in our 3 hours and her stories were wonderful!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much, Joanna. Welcome back any time both of you, have a great journey. Best regards Marianne
Marianne was very engaging and knowledgeable in describing the history, architecture, city design, and culture of Oslo and Norway. We particularly appreciated how she was also able to give us many insights into the way Norwegians think and live day-to-day.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello David and Helen Thank you for your kind words. I really enjoyed the walk with you. You were both so inspiring and interested in everything I showed you and curious about our living. Welcome back any time. Best regards Marianne
Jan StephensAustin, TX, United States
Jason W.Los Angeles, CA, United States
Marianne was in one word fantastic! Her English is perfect and she tailored the tour to exactly what we wanted. When the rain came she altered the tour to make sure we saw exactly what we wanted and more. We wanted to see a museum that was off the beaten path and she took us there, guided us through and then safely placed us on the public bus onto out next destination. 5 stars are not enough for Marianne!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Jason Nice to hear from you again and thank you for your very nice words, you are more than generous. I enjoyed our time together, you were interested and inspiring to work with and I hope the rest of your staying went well. Best regards Marianne
Barbara P.United States
Marianne was very interesting and professional. Arranged for a van and drivers, Edwin who was very nice and accommodating. Unfortunately the weather was very poor, but we did our best to work around it.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for the kind words Barbara. It was very nice to meet you and your family / friends. Enjoy your trip and welcome back. Best regards Marianne
Steve AtkinsonUnited Kingdom
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your rating. I hope your journey in Oslo was a nice memory. Best regards drom Marianne
Mike HuckabeeUnited States
Marianne was absolutely delightful! She helped me see far more in our short 4 hours than I could have imagined and she tailored our tour to what I wanted to do and was of interest to me. She is passionate and energetic and her English is perfect so nothing was lost in translation. She is patient answering questions and being flexible to maximize the time for the most interesting things. Loved being with her! Would recommend to anyone.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Mike Thank you for your kind and warm words. I enjoyed the tour with you as well. Interesting and fun to hear about you and your family. Good luck to you with your new TV-show and good luck to your daughter and her very interesting job. Welcome back to Oslo any time. Best regards Marianne
Alfredo VinciUnited States
Outstanding tour, you get to know Oslo and its wonderful history after this fantastic tour of a really delightful city.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your generous comments, Alfredo and Anto. It was a joy to spend the day with you. Have a great holiday and good luck in Paris, Anto
Ross BrooksUnited States
The tour was organized to provide a great overview of Oslo and we took it on the first day in the city. There is not a lot of time spent in any one site, except for City Hall, but that worked great for us as we were able to plan the remainder of our time in Oslo from the highlights tour. Marianne was very informative, adjusted to our specific interests both by communicating ahead of the tour and during the tour, and provided a great service.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your respond, Ross. I hope you both had a nice time in Oslo, and welcome back any time. Have a great vacation and a safe trip back home. Marianne
Elliot KeyneUnited States
Marianne is wonderful and special tour guide. Anyone going to Oslo should request Marianne. Our tour with her was one of one the highlights of our trip through the Baltic countries. She is a history expert. Her English is perfect. Her history stories about Oslo and Norway were outstanding...interesting, entertaining and captivating. We will visit Oslo again and absolutely will engage Marianne's tour guide services again. We rate her a AAA+.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your kind words, Eliot. (I am blushing) did I really deserve this? We had a great time together, tell me when you are back and I will love to show you more of Oslo. My best regards to Randy. Best regards from Marianne
Miriam HarringtonUnited States
Marianne is an excellent tour guide. We enjoyed her company and her extensive knowledge of art, history, and the city of Oslo itself. She was also very flexible and made sure we got to see the things that were most important to us. We used various forms of public transportation and this added greatly to our experience of Oslo. We recommend her very highly. We also appreciated her informing us of a strike involving our hotel; we would not otherwise have known anything about it.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Miriam. This was a very nice message to get. Thank you so much. I enjoyed your company and our time together. You are welcome back anytime. I would love to show you more of Oslo. Best regards, Marianne.
Mary-Lou G.United States
Marianne was a charming and expert guide for a private 3-hour walking tour for 6 of us from a cruise ship--covering so much of interest in a short time without making us feel rushed (including inside City Hall's Nobel Halls). We even had time for a leisurely coffee break at a lovely venue. She was patient with group members who needed extra time ascending Akershus Fortress. It was like seeing Oslo with a highly knowledgeable friend. She also kindly provided tips for our afternoon on our own. A great tour!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Mary-Lou Thank you for your generous and kind words, Maru-Lou. I had a very nice time with you all. One of the great things with my job is to meet people like you and your company. All the best to you and your friends, welcome back to Oslo any time. Marianne