Anthony PerrelloUnited States
Marthese was extremely knowledgeable, showed a deep love for Malta, managed our time very well (even though the tour was only 4 hours we never felt rushed) and very accommodating. I have a walking disability and it was creatively easy to be on the tour. She was approachable and answered all of our questions. From the moment we entered the beautiful van (which she arranged for) we felt cared for and the whole tour group was comfortable. I would strongly recommend Marthese for touring.
Margaret H.United States
Marthese was excellent. She was very knowledgeable. She provided lots of information and was able to answer questions. She took us to a small town not on the tour so we could see prepartions for a local festival. She also provided us with information about current Maltese life and issues. Very informative and easy to work with. English is excellent and easy to understand. She also went above and beyond in trying to help me find something I lost while we were on a tour with her. Highly recommend her!
Shelley AbramsUnited States
She should be a professor. Unlimited knowledge and kindness. Our group of 4 were a little slow and she changed the pace for us. We saw so much in 5 hours. I would recommend to anyone who really wants to know "the lay of f the land."
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: That is so kind of you !! I feel so lucky that my profession enables me to meet lovely people like you and your group. I wish I had the opportunity to spend more time with you. May you manage to return again to Malta one day. My very best regards and Sahha :), Marthese.
Marthese, was fantastic - she answered questions before we thought of asking them. She did an excellent job of combining history, culture, foods and religion into an interesting and entertaining tour of this impressive and important city. Highly recommend this tour and Marthese.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your kind, appreciative reviews. It is always a great pleasure meeting such lovely guests like you. Please give my very best regards to your lovely wife . Regards, Marthese
Marthese is a very comptetent guide who perfectly knows how to combine giving information and entertaining the group. Her German is perfect and her enthusiasme infectious. We will always choose her as a guide if we come back.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for finding the time to write me such a lovely review. I am so pleased that I have helped in making your visit to Malta a memorable one. Regards, Marthese
Heidi MattisonUnited States
Our tour was absolutely amazing! Marthese was a wonderful, friendly, and informative guide. She customized the tour to our interests and was flexible when we wanted last minute changes the day of the tour. We were traveling with our 8-month old baby, and she had planned ahead of time the best route for a stroller and that would keep the baby out of the sun. Malta is a beautiful country with a fascinating history, and we were so lucky to have Marthese to guide us. I cannot recommend this tour enough!!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your lovely, appreciative feedback. I feel so luck that my work enables me to meet such nice and kind people like you. Wish I had more time to spend with you. Regards, Marthese.
My well-travelled group of 11 persons agree that Marthese is one of the best guides each of us has ever had. She is knowledgeable about the rich history of Malta, a native Maltese versed in daily life of the country, passionate about her country and her profession, eager to please, and genuine and kind-hearted. Her hospitality went a long way in making us all fall in love with Malta! Her pre-planning helped us to avoid long lines and crowds.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your appreciation. I am so happy that I have helped in making your visit to Malta a memorable one. May you manage to return again one day. Thanks a lot again.. Very much appreciated!! Regards, Marthese
Thanks Marthese for sharing your love of Malta with us. What an extrodinary history, we loved hearing all about the knights, & other factors, including rulers that have influenced and shaped Malta. Soaking up some of the local atmosphere visiting your village and touching on the religion, government, infrastructure and traditions was all so interesting. I am looking forward to visiting again sometime, such a beautiful country.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your appreciative review. I wish I had more time to spend with you. Regards, Marthese
Craig KelloggUnited States
Not great, not awful, just OK. Marthese knows the history and stories of Malta very well. The tour just wasn't a fit for our family of 6 (4 children 15, 13, 8, 8) as there wasn't a good connection.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Craig, Thanks for your review. I have delivered the whole program that we have agreed upon before the tour. I think that it would have had been much better, if when booking the tour, there was written that there would be 5 little children instead of just 5 people, as we would have chosen other sites which are not too historical for children. I tried to include other extra visits such as the Popeye village which is more appealing for children but you have preffered not . Many thanks, Marthese
Marthese was for far, the best guide in all our trip A brillant person, lovely and very friendly Unbelivable how she is in love with her Country Congratulations to you for having Marthese working for you.
Marthese met us at the dock and what a delight she is, so passionate about her country which we loved. Marthese planned our day perfectly and we left it up to her to show us the must see sights . From Valletta to a beautiful harbour with the most stunning boats and then onto the blue grotto which is stunning, all the time telling us the history and then she left the best till last - Mdina oh wow we loved it there, what an amazing history this country has. Thanks Marthese for a lovely day.
Excellent and informative tour by Marthese - she was extremely flexible with our photo taking but hurried us when necessary so that we didn't miss out on anything - would highly recommend taking a tour with Marthese
Marjorie RobertsUnited States
We loved Malta and Marthese was the perfect guide to take us there. We covered a lot of territory - Valletta, Marsaxlokk, the Blue Grotto, and Mdina - and Marthese was perfect in telling us how best to use our time to maximize our understanding of Malta and our ability to see a diverse number of sights. She also was great in dealing with the different needs of the three members of our group, and her love for Malta is palpable. I'll recommend her to anyone considering a trip to Malta - and I'll be back.
Victoria PorcasiUnited States
We would very much like to thank Marthese for a wonderful day tour of Malta. Marthese's knowledge and enthusiasm for the sites of Malta meant we learnt and appreciated the sites, and made for a very enjoyable day. Also thanks to Frances for her driving and assistance. We rate our tour with Marthese 5 stars and strongly recommend her.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your appreciative feedback. It is greatly appreciated. It was a great pleasure spending the day with you and your lovely wife and showing you around Malta. Hope to see you soon for a longer time back with us. My very best regards, Marthese S.
Marthese has a deep knowledge of (pre)historia and is able to transmit it to us, smoothly. She has been very attentive to our wishes and questions. Well done!
Georgia DaCantoUnited States
Just sailed away after a oneday stopover cruise. Usually I wait until the cruise is over before making comments about the tours but in this case I couldn't wait to share my wonderful experience. Marthese was eager to share her love for her country and in just four hours she was able to provide an abundance of information on the history, architecture & devotion of the Maltanese people to their country. I have every intention of returning to Malta and will certainly use Toursbylocals & Marthese again.
today, me and my daughter had a great tour in valletta with marthese, thank you it was our pleasure!
Die Tour war großartig jederzeit wieder
Richard KramerUnited States
Marthese was very pleasant and informative. She kindly waited through a starting place mix-up and extended our tour time. We would recommend her very highly.
Paul HenshawUnited Kingdom
Our guide was Marthese and she was excellent. Very knowledgeable and a pleasure to be with on the tour. Would recommend the company and Marthese.
I had the pleasure of touring Valletta with the very knowledgable Marthese. First of all she was very punctual meeting me in my hotel, although she had to rush from another private tour. She is energetic, intelligent, well informed and a very personable human being. She answered any question without any hesitation, even touching the challenges that Malta is facing nowadays. Her love for her country is obvious and it is with great pride that she tells you about its history. I can recommend her 100%
Shane ElkinsUnited States
Excellent tour guide. She showed up promptly with everything planned. I appreciated the way she outlined our day while we were making our way out of the town. It was easy to keep track of what we were seeing, what we just saw, what we were about to see, and how they are all related. The entire tour was flawless. She is very knowledgeable about Malta, it's history and culture. She is also knowledgeable about the local folklore. Ask her to tell you about St. Paul, the snake and the Maltese women.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Shane, Thank you so much for your kind and appreciative review. It was such a pleasure showing you around our beautiful country. Please give my very best regards to your wife and your lovely son. Regards, Marthese,
Shayne (Angela) ThomasUnited States
We very much enjoyed our half-day tour with Marthese. She was on time, professional, respectful, knowledgeable and helpful. You won't be disappointed!
Shayne (Angela) ThomasUnited States
We took two, half-day tours and we were not disappointed! Marthese was intelligent, personable, dependable and kind. We would definitely book her again and give her our very high recommendation.
Very nice tour to the south of Malta. Beside visiting highlights like Medina... we learned a lot about Malta's culture, history, and development. We even discussed agriculture, and politics. Marthese was a very competent and pleasant tour guide.
Barbara WinchellUnited States
Marthese was a delight. Her knowledge of Malta is vast and she made it interesting and fun to learn about its history. She tailored the tour to our desires and then added things we didn't expect to see which made it even more interesting. I would hire her again in a minute.
Marthese was very informed on Malta and she made the day fun and interesting. I would highly recommend using her again.
Joanna LewisUnited Kingdom
Great tour tailored to us. Plenty of information, history about all aspects of the tour. Pick up as detailed outside Port terminal and drop off at airport. Driver was able to pick us up in Valetta after our walking tour which saved the uphill walk. Very informative and friendly guide. Highly recommended.