Traveler Reviews of Private Tours in Jamsa-Finland by Tour Guide Maarit L. (Guide #5075)


Nancy Feig

United States
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Tour: #56007, Helsinki Highlights City Tour and Porvoo Old Town, Half Day Shore Excursion, Helsinki, Etelä-Suomen, Finland    view tour
Date: Aug 29/19

Maarit was wonderful. She is so knowledgeable and a pleasure to spend the day with. She loves her city and was so happy to share it with us. Maarit thank you for an incredibly excellent day. I highly recommend a tour with Maarit. Please thank Carmen as well, she did a great job. Nancy & Arlene

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Nancy & Arlene It was a pleasure to show you my hometown and so lovely to have met you. Thanks again. I will also give your regards to Carmen.

Christel Bengoa

United States
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Tour: #56007, Helsinki Highlights City Tour and Porvoo Old Town, Full Day 9th Aug. Christel B., Helsinki, Etelä-Suomen, Finland    view tour
Date: Aug 9/19

Scott Simowitz

Boynton Beach, FLORIDA, United States
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Tour: #108608, Helsinki Highlights, Private City Tour incl. Rock Church, Helsinki, Etelä-Suomen, Finland    view tour
Date: Jul 24/19

Maarit was terrific. We had a wonderful time spending the day in Helsinki with her. She was enthusiastic and very knowledgeable. it was a complete pleasure. We highly recommend her.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Scott, It was my pleasure to have you as my guests in my hometown. Thank you so much! BTW, I sent you the pics I promised by FB messenger. Please, give my warmest regards to everybody.

Julie Yamin

Lebanon
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Tour: #227083, Helsinki Highlights City Sightseeing 3 hrs. Panoramic, incl. Rock church, Helsinki, Etelä-Suomen, Finland    view tour
Date: Jul 9/19

Knowledgeable and accommodating Guide. Tour was interesting and satisfactory. Thank you Maarit

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, Julie

Mary Ann Gaul

United States
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Tour: #56007, Helsinki Highlights City Tour and Porvoo Old Town, Half Day Shore Excursion, Helsinki, Etelä-Suomen, Finland    view tour
Date: Jun 18/19

Maarit was fabulous: smart, a great sense of humor, proud and knowledgeable as a fifth generation Finn, excellent command of English with so many of our idiomatic expressions. She didn't talk us to death with facts, but allowed plenty of time for us to observe on our own and/or talk among ourselves. We were only sorry we didn't have more than our 6 hour tour to spend with her, as she was such delightful company. Frank Gaul, USA

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Frank and Mary Ann, It was my pleasure to meet you and show you my beautiful hometown. Thank you very much for your kind words. Take care. Hugs, Maarit

Edward Ryan

United States
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Tour: #227083, Helsinki Highlights City Sightseeing 3 hrs. Easy. Panoramic., Helsinki, Etelä-Suomen, Finland    view tour
Date: Jun 15/19

TOURSBYLOCALS RESPONSE: ToursByLocals is committed to 5-Star tour experiences and we appreciate any learning opportunity to improve the quality of the service we offer our customers. We take all feedback seriously and have, as always, attempted to clarify with our customer if there was anything our guide, or ToursByLocals, could have done differently to have made this tour a 5-Star experience.

Merylle Alexander

United Kingdom
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Tour: #108608, Helsinki Highlights, Private City Tour incl. Rock Church, 13th June, Helsinki, Etelä-Suomen, Finland    view tour
Date: Jun 13/19

Maarit was an amazing tour guide, very engaging and passionate about her country! We certainly gleaned a lot information from her. Would highly recommend using Maarit and her driver!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Merylle, Thank you. It was a pleasure to meet you and your Mom. I'm very glad to hear you enjoyed the tour!

Irene Trachtenberg

United States
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Tour: #56007, Helsinki Highlights City Tour and Porvoo Old Town, Half Day Shore Excursion, Helsinki, Etelä-Suomen, Finland    view tour
Date: Jun 9/19

Ronald Newton

United Kingdom
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Tour: Love Helsinki Tour, Helsinki, Etelä-Suomen, Finland
Date: Sep 20/18

Maarit was an excellent guide. She understands her city of Helsinki very well and her knowledge of Finland in general. Our group of 10 were all very impressed with the city and Maarit.

Karen Denker

United States
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Tour: #56007, Helsinki Highlights City Tour and Porvoo Old Town, Half Day Shore Excursion, Helsinki, Etelä-Suomen, Finland    view tour
Date: Aug 24/18

Albert Fenech

Australia
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Tour: #227083, Helsinki Highlights City Sightseeing 3 hrs. Easy. Panoramic., Helsinki, Etelä-Suomen, Finland    view tour
Date: Jul 22/18

TOURSBYLOCALS RESPONSE: ToursByLocals is committed to 5-Star tour experiences and we appreciate any learning opportunity to improve the quality of the service we offer our customers. We take all feedback seriously and have, as always, attempted to clarify with our customer if there was anything our guide, or ToursByLocals, could have done differently to have made this tour a 5-Star experience.

Donald B.

Hilton Head Island, SC, United States
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Tour: #56007, Helsinki Highlights City Tour and Porvoo Old Town, Half Day Shore Excursion, Helsinki, Etelä-Suomen, Finland    view tour
Date: Jul 3/18

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, Don, for your kind words. It was a pleasure to make your acquaintance and I'm really glad you liked Helsinki.

Amelia Hollberg

Salt Lake City, UT, United States
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Tour: #227083, Helsinki Highlights City Tour 3 hrs 30 min. Easy. Panoramic., Helsinki, Etelä-Suomen, Finland    view tour
Date: Jun 16/18

Maarit was an excellent guide for our family! We had two people in wheelchairs, and she was great at working out a tour that fit our needs. She was also very knowledgeable about each of the places that we visited.

Laurie Becht

United States
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Tour: #82567, Architecture and Design Tour in Helsinki. Local Culture, All Day Excursion, Helsinki, Etelä-Suomen, Finland    view tour
Date: May 19/18

This was my second tour with Maarit, the first being the City tour. On this tour we went outside the city to visit Hvittraesk museum and Tarraspaa Atelier. We also enjoyed a boat cruise around the islands which I had requested. Maarit is well versed in art and architecture as well as many other subjects and is a good companion. Highly recommended!

Laurie Becht

United States
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Tour: #56007, Helsinki Highlights City Tour and Porvoo Old Town, Half Day Shore Excursion, Helsinki, Etelä-Suomen, Finland    view tour
Date: May 18/18

Excellent guide. Very knowledgeable and tailored tour to my interests. (Much appreciated.). Also provided a lot of information on what to do on my own. Highly recommended!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much, dear Laurie! It was a pleasure to meet you. Looking forward to our day tomorrow.

Susan Doshier

United States
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Tour: Discover Helsinki and Porvoo 6-hours tour, Helsinki, Etelä-Suomen, Finland
Date: May 17/18

We enjoyed a fabulous day with Maarit! She was so knowledgable and willing to change around the tour to meet our wishes. I would definitely recommend her to anyone traveling to Helsinki.

Suzanne Whitlock

United States
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Tour: #56007, Helsinki Highlights City Tour and Porvoo Old Town, Half Day Shore Excursion, Helsinki, Etelä-Suomen, Finland    view tour
Date: May 7/18

Enjoyed our day with Maarit. There is something special about discovering a city with a fifth generation local. She is knowledgeable, friendly and comical. Next time, sauna. (Smile.)

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Suzanne & hello to everyone Thank you so much I'm happy that you enjoyed your day with me. Next time, sauna. Definately :)

Annice Chiu

Australia
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Tour: #345782, All Day Excursion to Fiskars Village and Hvittraesk, Helsinki, Etelä-Suomen, Finland    view tour
Date: May 3/18

Annice Chiu

Australia
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Tour: #56007, Helsinki Highlights City Tour and Porvoo Old Town, All Day Excursion, Helsinki, Etelä-Suomen, Finland    view tour
Date: May 2/18

Brenda Sabey

United States
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Tour: #108608, Helsinki Highlights, Private sightseeing with a true local guide, starting and ending at the airport, Helsinki, Etelä-Suomen, Finland    view tour
Date: Apr 15/18

Maarit was excellent. She was willing to work with us to plan just the right itinerary and was flexible when we needed to make adjustments. She was so personable and her narrative of what we were seeing was very engaging. Can't imagine a better tour guide or person!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thak you so much, dear Brenda. It was a pleasure to meet you.

Norma Eleanor Sy

United States
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Tour: #56007, Helsinki Highlights City Tour and Porvoo Old Town, Half Day Shore Excursion, Sept 25, Helsinki, Etelä-Suomen, Finland    view tour
Date: Sep 25/17

TOURSBYLOCALS RESPONSE: ToursByLocals is committed to 5-Star tour experiences and we appreciate any learning opportunity to improve the quality of the service we offer our customers. We take all feedback seriously and have, as always, attempted to clarify with our customer if there was anything our guide, or ToursByLocals, could have done differently to have made this tour a 5-Star experience.

Joe Henderson

United States
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Tour: #56007, Aug 30; Helsinki Highlights City Tour and Porvoo Old Town, Half Day Shore Excursion, Helsinki, Etelä-Suomen, Finland    view tour
Date: Aug 30/17

What a wonderful tour with Maarit! She was very knowledgeable on the history of Helsinki and enjoyable to be around. We loved lunch at a favorite place of hers and the market in Helsinki where we took the time to sit and have coffee. I would highly recommend this tour with Maarit.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks, Joe! It was a pleasure meeting you, too.

Sandra Dunglison

Australia
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Tour: Helsinki City Tour on a Tram, black cab to drive around in the afternoon, Helsinki, Etelä-Suomen, Finland
Date: Jul 11/17

Maarit was a very knowledgable and pleasant guide to be with. Her plan for our day tour was well thought out and we had a most enjoyable day seeing the sights of Helsinki with her.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Sandra, Thank you for your kind words. It was a pleasure to show you around my beautiful hometpown and I'm always glad to meet people who are interested in architecture. Hvittrask is definately our national treasure. Thank you for letting me take you there!

Katrina Parks

Colorado Springs, CO, United States
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Tour: #56007, Helsinki Highlights City Tour and Porvoo Old Town, Half Day Shore Excursion, Helsinki, Etelä-Suomen, Finland    view tour
Date: Jul 7/17

Maarit was a wonderful tour guide- We all (teenagers to grandparents) enjoyed learning about her beautiful country and Finnish traditions. I would recommend Maarit to any friends and family traveling to Finland.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, Katrina! It was a pleasure to meet your family.

Barbara P.

United States
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Tour: #108608, City Tour, Helsinki Highlights with a true local guide, Helsinki, Etelä-Suomen, Finland    view tour
Date: Jun 18/17

Maarit is knowledgeable and matter of fact. Gave us a good understanding of Helsinki. She was able to make our tour to the Church of the Rock very efficient by knowing when and where to be at the correct time. Saved us tons of wasted time.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, Barbara. I'm glad that you liked your stay in Helsinki.

Timothy A Hickey

Cincinnati, OHIO, United States
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Tour: #56007, Helsinki Highlights City Tour and Porvoo Old Town, Half Day Shore Excursion, Helsinki, Etelä-Suomen, Finland    view tour
Date: Jun 16/17

Maarit was an excellent guide. She has an impeccable command of the English language and tremendous knowledge about Porvoo and Helsinki. She has a great personality and she made our tour memorable. 5 Stars.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, Tim, for your kind words! It was a pleasure to meet you.

Jennifer Thayer

Columbus, IN, United States
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Tour: #82567, Art & Architecture Tour in Helsinki and Countryside, Local Culture, Shore Excursion, Helsinki, Etelä-Suomen, Finland    view tour
Date: May 26/17

My husband, I, and 2 teenage boys had one day in Helsinki. This was a great way to find and see everything we wanted to. Maarit was very knowledgeable and entertaining. We also enjoyed learning a bit about Finnish culture. It was nice to also have a driver so we could just worry about seeing things, not driving.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Jennifer, It was a pleasure to meet you and your family. Please say Hi from me to your boys, very nice young gentlemen :) Have a great summer!

Janie Tipton

United States
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Tour: #56007, Helsinki Highlights Tour and Porvoo Old Town, Half Day Shore Excursion, Helsinki, Etelä-Suomen, Finland    view tour
Date: Sep 4/16

The guide did an excellent job of relating the historical events and the Porvoo area. I enjoyed the beauty of the Rock Church and the Cathedral. I will recommend Maarit to anyone as a guide.

Travis Lowe

United States
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Tour: #56007, Helsinki Highlights Tour and Porvoo Old Town, Half Day Shore Excursion, Helsinki, Etelä-Suomen, Finland    view tour
Date: Sep 3/16

Victoria Fernalld

United States
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Tour: #227083, Helsinki Highlights City Sightseeing 3 hrs - New Tour!, Helsinki, Etelä-Suomen, Finland    view tour
Date: Sep 1/16

Maarit was incredibly knowledgable and very friendly! She was prompt to pick us up at desired location and even spent extra time with us getting lunch and taking us to a specific location to be dropped off. She even tailored parts of our tour specifically towards things we would be interested in. Overall, a great tour and quick overview of Helsinki!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, dear Victoria! It was a pleasure meeting you.


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