Trish LassartUnited States
Laila was the most welcoming and wonderful guide. She kindly emailed me about the upcoming heat wave in Helsinki so we would come prepared. She is so enthusiast about Finland. Her depth of knowledge and history is outstanding. What a lovely person and we were a group of four and everyone raved about her tour. I would reccommend her for any tour. Trish from San Francisco
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Trish, I felt privileged to be chosen to be your guide in Helsinki! I wish you all the best and be well, you all elegant ladies and the young man!
Andrew B.Princeton, NEW JERSEY, United States
Laila's irrepressible enthusiasm for Helsinki, Porvoo and Finland, in general added a whole new dimension to an already highly enjoyable tour. Porvoo, one of the oldest towns in Finland, is definitely worth the trip out of Helsinki. And Helsinki, itself, is a beautiful city that Laila expertly demonstrates. If you can get Petro as your driver, by all means do so. He complements Laila perfectly. But Laila, with her thoughtful insights on Finnish culture, society and Helsinki's beautiful places, is the star
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Warm regards from Petro as well! Thank you for your kind words. I wish you and Ann all the best and truly hope that you come back one day!
David CrowellEugene, OR, United States
Our family had a great tour with Laila. She was knowledgeable and friendly. She was open to our desires to spend more or less time at any place. One of the things I most liked about her was she understood that sometimes we needed a break from hearing more tour information and were ready some quiet time between sights. All in all, I would highly recommend her.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you David for your kind words and the review. Your review also taught me that it is important to have the brakes between all information and talking. I wish you and your family all the best!
Marcelo DamicoUnited States
Laila was an absolute delight to work with prior to our arrival in Helsinki. She made sure we were on schedule and that we fully understood the meeting location, which she described perfectly coming off of our cruise ship. She really worked hard to understand our goals for the trip, and since I have two little girls ages 10/8, she hit a home run with our hike to a nearby island a short 15 minute ferry ride. After our hike, we walked and shopped as Laila gracefully explained the main points of the city.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Marcelo! It was such a delight to spend the day with you and your absolutely beautiful and fun family. Whenever you need help and guidance for visiting Finland again, you know where to find me! Best regards to your ladies!
This was an excellent way to orient and learn about the history and culture of Helsinki. Laila was a thoughtful guide who is passionate about her country. She was responsive to our requests and nothing was a bother! Laila came with maps, restaurant options, tram information and more. I would not hesitate recommending her to show you her city. Jane
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Jane, it was truly a good day with you! Now I hope that you will see the Northern lights in Lapland and enjoy your stay the fullest. Hopefully you come back some day to enjoy Finland in summer as well. All Best wishes!
Michelle GaudetUnited States
Laila is an EXCEPTIONAL guide. We spent a lovely day in Helsinki with her. She went out of her way to make our tour fun and informative for all members of our group (ages ranging from 5-70)!! She is so kind and warm hearted she felt more like family then someone we had just met. Her love of Finland and was conveyed with the information and stories she shared and she made our day lots of fun. The hours we spent together flew by and it was hard to say good bye.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Michelle, Thank you so much for your kind words. You have an exceptionally fine family and it was a truly nice day. I wish you all a year full of light, joy and happiness!