Traveler Reviews of Private Tours in London-England by Tour Guide Marina (Guide #8324)


Intan Nurmaya

Indonesia
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Tour: #155405, London in One day!, London, England, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Mar 16/19

Marina is extraordinarily tour guide during the 8 hours walking tour. She gave me a context of history of everything that we visited (almost for all the important landmark in London) so i can really relates to what happened and whos doing what. She made my day! Besides, you never know, she is a professional photographer!

Wendy Patterson

United States
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Tour: #155405, London in One day!, London, England, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Mar 12/19

Marina was great today even during the pouring rain and wind. Her knowledge of London was amazing. I would recommend her to others.

David Cherny

Israel
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Tour: #155405, London in One day!, London, England, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Mar 8/19

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.

Antonio Muina

United States
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Tour: #155405, London in One day!, London, England, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Feb 27/19

Outstanding guide. Marina was extremely knowledgeable. She added many interesting "twists and insights" to her commentary. On multiple occasions she brilliantly tied events in the past to modern day London. She truly fulfilled her mission of "London in One Day". I recommend her with absolutely no reservations.

Adam Schaaf

United States
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Tour: #155405, London in One day!, London, England, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Feb 15/19

We had a wonderful tour with Marina We were able to choose the things we wanted to spend a little more time on. Would highly recommend a tour with her!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, Adam, for your kind appreciation. It was nice meeting your lovely family. And, of course, I am happy that you all enjoyed out tour :)

Angie Osborne

United States
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Tour: #155405, London in One day!, London, England, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Feb 13/19

What a perfect way to begin our time in London- Marina was Amazing ~ knowledgeable, fun, energetic and just a great person to share her passion and love of London ~ Huge thank you and we would most definitely book any tour with her again!!!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Angie, Many thank you for a lovely review. It is always a pleasure to share our fantastic city with my discerning clients and see their eyes lit up with awe and marvel :) Looking forward to host you in the future! My best, Marina

Laney Greenfield

United States
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Tour: #172825, Panoramic London Driving Tour, London, England, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Feb 6/19

This full day tour is full of British history, London sites and more. Definitely a lot of information to absorb is 8 hours. We definitely enjoyed it especially for our first time here. We learned a lot and saw a lot. However, we feel this tour was very expensive for the service we received .

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, Laney, for your review: "We definitely enjoyed our tour with Marina. She is very friendly and warm. She is extremely knowledgeable in British history, all aspects of the sites of London and its ins and outs. We saw so many of the sites that we wanted to see plus more". I am sorry for London being very expensive, but at least you had a luxurious new Mercedes saloon for the afternoon to help your husband with his poor knees. Hope you had a smooth flight back home. My best, Marina

Lidell Page

United States
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Tour: #155405, London in One day!, London, England, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Jan 15/19

Marina was great. Very knowledgeable and accommodating. Will definitely hire Marina again for a tour the next time I am in London for a longer period of time.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Lidell, Thank you for your appreciation. Im glad you've enhoyed our tour. Looking forward to show to you and your family more treasures that our beautiful country has aplenty!

Hanna Casano

Philippines
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Tour: #171582, Day Tours out of London, London, England, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Dec 21/18

We went around Bath and had a very lovely time! The tour of the Tower at the abbey as well as the Roman Baths were just stunning. And since Marina knew that my sisters and I love Jane Austen, she suggested afternoon tea at a restaurant featured in a few of her novels. When we got to the Jane Austen center, it was actually closing already but Marina was able to negotiate for us to be able to still have a quick look. She's just the best!

Hanna Casano

Philippines
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Tour: #171582, Liverpool - Bath, London, England, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Dec 20/18

Liverpool and Bath were amazing! Marina really personalized the itinerary based on my family's preferences and that really made this an unforgettable experience.

Hanna Casano

Philippines
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Tour: #171582, London - Stratford - Warwick - Liverpool, London, England, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Dec 19/18

Wonderful trip outside of London with the best guide! She's fabulous, full of energy, and very attentive to our family's needs.

Hanna Casano

Philippines
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Tour: #172825, Panoramic London Driving Tour, London, England, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Dec 18/18

Marina is an amazing guide! She knew that my sister loves The Beatles so besides must-see places in London, she took us to Abbey Road and other Beatles-related places.

Hanna Casano

Philippines
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Tour: #88873, Private guide for Hampton Court palace and Windsor castle, London, England, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Dec 17/18

Marina is just the best! Besides being well informed about the places that we visit, she's very accommodating of my family's needs throughout the tour.

Hanna Casano

Philippines
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Tour: #171582, Day Tours out of London, London, England, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Dec 16/18

We really enjoyed our tour with Marina. She treats us as if we're family and she always makes sure to attend to our concerns. She's also very informative when it comes to the history of the places that we go to.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Hanna, Thank you for your lovely words. The pleasure is mine and I am looking forward to our week together in Liverpool, Bath, Windsor and all the rest of our destinations planned. Marina x

Agata Samcik

Poland
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Tour: Introduction to London private tour, London, England, United Kingdom
Date: Dec 7/18

A wonderful time spent with Marina. We felt the taste of London and we feel we'd like more and more. We heard lots of interesting stories and met places that we did not know about so far. We would like to come back and spent more time with Marina visiting London. Agata and Jakub

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Agata and Jakub, Thank you for your review. I was very glad to see your eyes being lit up with excitement and pleasure - this is the effect London has for on us all! When you are back to the UK I would be happy to show even more treasures to you - in London and beyond it. My best wishes to you both. Marina

Michelle Boss

United States
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Tour: #171582, Day Tours out of London, London, England, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Oct 30/18

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your high mark, Michelle. Im glad your group had fun in Windsor. Looking forward to hosting you again in the future, lovely ladies. Marina x

Troy Carlson

United States
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Tour: #155405, London in One day!, London, England, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Oct 18/18

Marina was great. She took a very jam packed day and made sure we made the most of it. We learned so much about every stop we made on the tour. She was so approachable and was extremely eager. You could definitely tell she was very excited about what she does and was incredibly relateable. We were extremely grateful she was able to make time for us on very short notice.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Troy, It was a pleasure to meet your beautiful family! Thank you for your kind words; I am delighted that you enjoyed our tour. Hope to see you in London in the future. Regards, Marina

Sam Dean

Lebanon
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Tour: Introduction to London private tour, London, England, United Kingdom
Date: Sep 28/18

Marina is the best

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, Sam - very sweet of you :)

Angel Serbia

United States
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Tour: #155405, London in One day!, London, England, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Sep 16/18

Marina was a great guide. A bit rushed but I understand the time was limited. Very knowledgeable of the city and how to get around. She was very detailed with the explanations of the locations and the history behind them. I highly recommend this tour. Make sure you have comfortable shoes as you will need them to keep up with Marina :)

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, Angel. I'm sorry we had to increase our pace at times, but - remember - we decided to visit some extra venue (Spencer House) and I did not want you to miss any of the main sites on the route. And we've seen them all! :) My best regards, Marina

Gregory Mcnamara

United States
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Tour: #171582, Day Tours out of London, London, England, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Sep 10/18

If you want the detail and an enjoyable narration then Marina is the guide for you. We saw areas of London often overlooked. Great experience.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, Greg. Im glad your family enjoyed our tour of London. My best, Marina

Cindy Rutherford

Canada
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Tour: #155405, London in One day!, London, England, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Sep 3/18

Marina took us to The City and showed us places off the beaten track that maybe we would have found but we would not have done so much in one day. Also went to Tower of London and Westminster so we mixed old with new and she had a lot of knowledge. Adjusted our trip to our level of sightseeing already done and out activity level. Warm and caring about our energy level, hungry or needing a WC - she was very attentive. Also gave us advice on things to do on our own.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Cindy, Thank you for your words of appreciation. I am always glad to show as much as possible and happy that we were able to do it together. My best, Marina

Bridget Blessie

United States
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Tour: #172825, Panoramic London Driving Tour, London, England, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Aug 26/18

Marina was a great guide. We wish we had another day with her. Highly recommended .

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your appreciation, Bridget! You can always come back - London has so much more to share with you...

Suzanne Rostan

United States
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Tour: #155405, London in One day!, London, England, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Aug 23/18

We so enjoyed our day with Marina. We visited Westminster Abbey - where she whisked us through the crowds to see the highlights of the Abbey - saving time while ensuring we didn't miss any of the historical points of interest. Next stop was the Tower of London where Marina made the history of the Tower come alive through her wonderful narrative. She recommended we return to Westminster by boat - a very special experience not to be missed! A fantastic day with a fabulous guide!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Sue, Thank you for your feedback - I am always glad to hear that my clients are pleased. When you decide for your next visit - you know where to find me :)

Orrin MacMurray

United States
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Tour: #112970, Private Hampton Court palace tour & ancient Saxon Kingston visit, London, England, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Aug 21/18

Great tour. Marina was very accommodating and her running commentary about Hampton Court Palace during our tour was very good.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your feedback, Orin. My very best, Marina

Kent Klepper

United States
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Tour: #155405, London in One day!, London, England, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Aug 17/18

Perfect way to see the highlights of London in a day. Marina's knowledge of the history of historic and modern London gave us a chance to appreciate how it became what it is today. We ultimately saw more than even I had hoped for and were able to flex the schedule to be sure we covered the things we wanted to be sure to see. Marina is the best!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Kent, My best wishes to you both and thank you for your kind words. I felt sorry for Patti being infirm and happy with her speedy recovery.

Kent Klepper

United States
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Tour: #171582, Day Tours out of London, London, England, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Aug 16/18

Marina was exactly what we needed that day. Her knowledge of and passion for the history and culture of the area was phenomenal.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Kent, My best wishes to you both and thank you for your kind words. I felt sorry for Patti being infirm and happy with her speedy recovery.

Marina Blekher

Canada
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Tour: #172825, Panoramic London Driving Tour, London, England, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Aug 13/18

Marina did a great job! We truly enjoyed our 8-hour car tour of London. Marina is very knowledgeable and personable. I highly recommend her to anyone looking for a tour guide in London.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, Marina. I am glad we had such a lovely sunny day - London was shining!

Bill Guarini

Rockville, MD, United States
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Tour: #155405, London in One day!, London, England, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Aug 11/18

Marina expertly guided us through some of London's iconic sites and was provided great historical context as we walked. She efficiently used the Underground to take our group from key sites to key sites, and she took us to scenic and peaceful restaurant for a lunch break. She was very informative and accommodating.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, Bill. Im glad your big group was happy and enjoyed our marvellous city. My best wishes.

Debra Smith

United States
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Tour: #171582, Adventure Day Tours out of London, London, England, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Aug 9/18

Our group of 8 always chooses Tours by Locals because of their great offering of fabulous guides. Marina was no exception. We LOVED her. She was our guide for 3 days--Dover to London to Cotswolds. Not only was she willing to let us customize our tours, but was also helpful in recommendations for the perfectly located London hotel; as well as, arranging transportation for our group of 8 with luggage-not an easy feat. Her infectious enthusiasm and endless knowledge engaged us all. She had us at "HELLO"!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Debbie, what a smashing feedback! Im blushing :) Very happy that my service meets the high standard of such discerning travellers as your group is. Come back - I will show you more of good old England's magic!

Debra Smith

United States
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Tour: #172825, Panoramic London Driving Tour, London, England, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Aug 8/18

Our group of 8 always chooses Tours by Locals because of their great offering of fabulous guides. Marina was no exception. We LOVED her. She was our guide for 3 days--Dover to London to Cotswolds. Not only was she willing to let us customize our tours, but was also helpful in recommendations for the perfectly located London hotel; as well as, arranging transportation for our group of 8 with luggage-not an easy feat. Her infectious enthusiasm and endless knowledge engaged us all. She had us at "HELLO"!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Debbie, what a smashing feedback! Im blushing :) Very happy that my service meets the high standard of such discerning travellers as your group is. Come back - I will show you more of good old England's magic!

Debra Smith

United States
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Tour: #171582, Adventure Day Tours out of London, London, England, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Aug 7/18

Our group of 8 always chooses Tours by Locals because of their great offering of fabulous guides. Marina was no exception. We LOVED her. She was our guide for 3 days--Dover to London to Cotswolds. Not only was she willing to let us customize our tours, but was also helpful in recommendations for the perfectly located London hotel; as well as, arranging transportation for our group of 8 with luggage-not an easy feat. Her infectious enthusiasm and endless knowledge engaged us all. She had us at "HELLO"!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Debbie, what a smashing feedback! Im blushing :) Very happy that my service meets the high standard of such discerning travellers as your group is. Come back - I will show you more of good old England's magic!

LaBaron Washington

United States
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Tour: #155405, London in One day!, London, England, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Aug 5/18

Marina was prompt & responsive to our emails. She seamlessly guided us through London, and we experienced all the sights we could see. Marina shared abundant, relevant facts about the UK with us. Our highlight of our tour was attendance of a service at Westminster Abbey. Additionally, she trained our sights on an excellent restaurant—- it would have been hard for us to choose among the myriad restaurants in London! Marina was excellent, and we would take another tour with her.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your nice words, LaBaron. Especially valued as you and Patricia are such discerning travellers. Enjoy the rest of your trip.

Beth Palmer

United States
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Tour: #172825, Panoramic London Driving for Beth Palmer, London, England, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Jul 21/18

Marina is passionate about history and if you want that, I recommend her. She has a lot of information to share, but at times it felt like class, rather than conversation. While she answered our questions, she definitely wanted to get back to her script. Westminster Abbey was 2 hours, so other sites felt rushed and would've liked a more even schedule. Choosing a guide is about what you style want for the day, and to us, it felt a bit like a school trip. If you want a history lesson, Marina is great.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Beth, Im sorry if my sincerely client-centred approach didnt meet your expectation, despite the extra efforts of both, the driver and myself, to satisfy the demand "to get an overall view of the city, including a few of neigbourhoods". It sounds like catch 22: you wanted to see the real London life, which means extra sites and miles and I had to fit it all in 8 hours. Plus, long queue at the Abbey! Though, your friend Judson's praises indicated that she was very happy with our tour.

Donald B.

Hilton Head Island, SC, United States
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Tour: #155405, London in One day!, London, England, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Jul 17/18

We had an incredible tour with Marina. It was a full day of covering so much in London. The first thing we did was to review the proposed itinerary and recommend a few changes based on our personal preferences. Marina was very accomodating, changing the normal sequence to make the most of our day. When we wanted to spend extra time at Westminster Abbey, not only did Marina provide us with key information as we strolled through the Abbey, she also was able to get us to see everything on our preferred list.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Donald, Thank you so much for your appreciation - the pleasure was mine! My best, Marina

Steve Cantlay

United States
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Tour: #155405, London in One day!, London, England, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Jul 15/18

Marina provided an excellent single day tour. She was very prompt, friendly and enthusiastic to meet us for our tour. Marina also was very accommodating to adjust our tour when my daughter had a last minute foot ailment and we needed to minimize long amounts of walking. Marina is very knowledgeable and is able to share extensive amounts of history. London is really too vast for just one day but Marina did a wonderful job introducing us to this amazing, historic city-I highly recommend her!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, Steve. In turn, I truly enjoyed the company of your family. Enjoy Scotland! And a very good luck to your oldest son at his tournament!

Donna Lundy

United States
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Tour: #96447, Charms of Oxford and Stratford-upon-Avon, London, England, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Jul 10/18

Just back from a fabulous trip to Stratford upon Avon with Marina. She was terrific: planned a great day, provided excellent information about what we were seeing in a friendly manner, and adjusted as needed for our pace as I travelled w my 90 year young mother while always being kind and attentive. I would highly recommend her to anyone touring in and around London and look forward to my next opportunity to travel with her! Thanks for a great day in Shakespeare's land!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Donna, thank you for your kind words. You are Edith were such a great audience - the pleasure was mine. Looking forward to host you on your returns!

Jennifer McElroy

United States
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Tour: #155405, London in One day!, London, England, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Jul 9/18

We were really impressed with Marina's fund of knowledge. We added The Crown Jewels onto her tour; she easily handled this and was able to elaborate on the additional subject without the slightest hesitation. She was very accommodating in switching around the schedule so that we could visit the areas we most wanted to see first. There was some issues with traffic, but she worked around it very professionally. Would definitely recommend.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Jennifer, Thank you very much for your appreciation and praise. The pleasure was mine: I love my country and our capital and very happy to share my passion :)

Jennifer Bohner

United States
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Tour: #155405, London in One day!, London, England, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Jul 6/18

Marina met us at our hotel and was wonderful with our 11 and 13 yr olds as well as my husband and I. She knows her history and how to make the stories great so the lessons 'stick.' Book her if you can get her! We would use her again anytime we are in London. Highly recommended!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, Jennifer, for your lovely review of my tour. I'm glad the youngsters were enjoying it, too. They are the strictest judges, indeed :)

Mike Gionta

United States
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Tour: #155405, London in One day!, London, England, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Jul 5/18

Marina is passionate about the history of London and wanted to make sure she showed us as much as possible in our day together. She allowed plenty of time for questions, made a great recommendation for lunch and made us completely comfortable the entire day! Marina knows her history and the city... I highly recommend!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mike, What a fun company you were! Thank you for your lovely review, great sense of humour and apprecitation. My very best wishes. Marina

Diane Katz

United States
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Tour: #155405, London in One day!, London, England, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Jul 2/18

Marina K. was everything a tour guide should be: punctual, brimming with historical knowledge, conscious of the time and getting to the sites she had planned for us, choosing a luncheon restaurant that served delicious food, fabulous personal skills.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Diane, thank you for your lovely review, especially because I know that you'd run out of space and had to shorten it. The pleasure was mine!

George Gibson

United States
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Tour: #171582, Day Tours out of London, London, England, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Jul 1/18

We absolutely give Marina 5 stars! She was a pleasure to spend the day with. She was knowledgeable and gave a great tour connecting with each one of us. We highly recommend her!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear George, It is always a blessing for me to learn that my clients left happy and satisfied. On your next visit to Britain I'd show you more treasures outside London. My best, Marina

Ron Cady

United States
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Tour: #96447, Charms of Oxford and Stratford-upon-Avon, London, England, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Jun 29/18

Marina was prompt,courteous, very knowledgeable, made our tour one we will never forget! Her friendly approach to all aspects of our trip made everyone enjoy Oxford and Stratford ! We can't wait to come back and spend more time! We can't say enough about how much we enjoyed Marina as our guide!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dearest Ron and gorgeous ladies. Thank you very much for your appreciation. Truly, the pleasure was mine. My best wishes to you all and hope to see you in the nearest future.

Jerry Nelson

United States
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Tour: #149081, Cotswolds Private Tour: the Outstanding Beauty, London, England, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Jun 28/18

Marina was a great guide...very professional and helpful...clearly a 5 out of 5 rating!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, Jerry, for your appreciation. Enjoy the rest of your visit! My best wishes, Marina

Aleksandra Kazhokin

United States
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Tour: #155405, London in One day!, London, England, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Jun 27/18

Marina is an excellent guide! She is extremely knowledgeable, very flexible and engaging. She makes sure to address all your interests and makes great recommendations. She made our day in London very special. Thank you, Marina!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Alexandra, Im very glad you have left London happy. Hope the rest of your journey was successful, too. Would be nice to host you again.

Rebecca Silveston

United States
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Tour: #155405, London in One day!, London, England, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Jun 11/18

Marina was delightful, and asked the children questions which kept them engaged. She was flexible and quickly organized around our schedule, arranging a trip the the cotswalds on short notice which was delightful. I would recommend her anytime

Katherine d'Andrea

United States
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Tour: #155405, London in One day!, London, England, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Jun 8/18

Touring London with Marina was awesome. Full of information and smiles. We can't wait to visit again and will be requesting another day of exploration with Marina.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your warm and appreciative words. In fact, the pleasure was mine! Looking forward to seeing you in the nearest future. My very best, Marina

Stephen Bradley

United States
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Tour: #155405, London in One day!, London, England, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: May 26/18

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Stephen, Thank you for your mark. I notice you have given 4* for my performance. On my tours I thrive to give top quality service to my clients, therefore would really appreciate your detailed feedback, in order to improve my clients' experience. Thank you in advance. Marina

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.

William Nuzum

United States
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Tour: #155405, London in One day!, London, England, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: May 20/18

Marina was a fantastic guide! Her knowledge and passion for the history of London was remarkable. We would highly recommend her for anybody who is looking for a 5 star experience exploring London.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear William, many thank you for your generous appreciation of my tour. The pleasure meeting you and Beth was mine. Hope to see you again on your future visits!

Nihal Ponnamperuma

Australia
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Tour: #155405, London in One day!, London, England, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: May 14/18

Marina was an excellent guide with a wealth of fascinating knowledge of about her city. She was pleasant and extremely helpful. We would gladly use her again soon.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Nihal, I'm very glad your family enjoyed our tour. Thank you for the praises and hope to see you on your future visits to London.

Mark Lifshotz

United Kingdom
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Tour: #167763, Britain in One Week!, London, England, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: May 2/18

Marina is knowledgeable, enthusiastic, full of energy, willing and capable of delivering the interesting information and customizing it to the best interests of her clients. She is personable, likable and down the earth, did a great job selecting our itinerary, it was a lot of planning done well in advance. Since it was a custom tour (only four of us) she was able (and willing!) to accommodate any changes we wanted to make on the fly. What a fantastic first hand experience we had with English country side

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mark, many thank you for your kind words of appreciation. I am glad you were charmed by the countryside and enjoyed English Riviera in Cornwall. I hope you would equally enjoy Scotland. My best wishes to you all.

Felix Ferre

United States
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Tour: #155405, London in One day!, London, England, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Apr 28/18

Wonderful guide!!!! Superb knowledge of English history. Marina has a great sense of humor. We were able to see many attractions and maximize the viewing experience with her expert help.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Oh, guys! These kind words sent me blushing! The pleasure was mine and I hope to see you on your return to London sometimes in the future.

Sandy Garza-Morrison

United States
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Tour: #155405, London in One day!, London, England, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Jan 27/18

Marina was a very knowledgeable and flexible tour guild. She was fun loving and it was clear she loved her city of London!! We asked a question that she didn't know the answer to and got back to us the very next day with the answer. I highly recommend using her if you'd like to find the ins and outs of the great city of London!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Sandy, Thank you for your feedback. I hope you have a good rest after such intense touring of London :) See you on my tours in the future!

Karen Gregg

United States
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Tour: #149081, Cotswolds Private Tour: the Outstanding Beauty, London, England, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Dec 29/17

My husband and I and our 3 sons and their partners (all in their 20's) took the Cotswold's tour with Marina. We had theater tickets that night so we wanted to see as much as we could and be back in London by 5:45. She adjusted the regular tour and brought us to 3 villages - Burford, Bibury/Arlington, and Stow-on-the Wold. They were all charming. We had a lovely lunch at The Swan. They were able to accommodate my daughter-in-law with Celiac. Marina was extremely knowledgeable, thoughtful and organized.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Happy New year, Karen! And thank you for your feedback. Im glad your family enjoyed the Cotswolds. My best, Marina

Peterfi Sufandri

Indonesia
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Tour: #167763, Britain in One Week!, London, England, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Dec 19/17

We have pleasant time visiting York, Oxford, Bath and Brighton. Marina, our guide, is very resourceful, she explains short and precise about history of England. She is very warm and easy to talk to. She listen to our feedback and always give us options what to do next depend on our time.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your kind feedback, Peter. A very Merry Christmas to all of you! And my best wishes, of course :) Marina

Daniel Carmody

United States
Rating

Tour: #155405, London in One day!, London, England, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Nov 21/17

Marina was delightful. She was very engaged and shared a wealth of information. We had a great day and would highly recommend this tour and Marina as a guide! Dan

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, Dan, for your kind words. The pleasure was mine. Looking forward to hosting you in the future.

Teresa Schlegel

Bountiful, UT, United States
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Tour: #172825, Panoramic London Driving Tour, London, England, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Nov 13/17

I really enjoyed the tour. The castles were amazing, the guide was very knowledgeable and fun to travel with. Thank you so very much for spending the day with me.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Teresa, Thank you for your kind words. I am glad you had a good day on tour. My best regards, Marina

Kenneth K.

Kenya
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Tour: #171582, Adventure Tours out of London, London, England, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Oct 16/17

It was a good tour, the guide went out of her way to show us alternative sights which was quite good.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your feedback, Kenneth. True, the driver and I were accommodating your every request, in order to make an enjoyable trip for you and your 5 yo beautiful daughter. Both of you were seemingly happy, therefore I am quite surprised by such low mark for the tour. Regards, Marina

Timothy A Hickey

Cincinnati, OHIO, United States
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Tour: #171582, Adventure Tours out of London, London, England, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Oct 8/17

This was our second tour with Marina. She took us to the Cotswolds where she was able to inform us about the history of three separate cities. She was extremely knowledgeable and informative. I would highly recommend her.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Tim, The pleasure was mine. I'm glad you really enjoyed the Cotswolds. Have fun in Edinburgh! Marina

Timothy A Hickey

Cincinnati, OHIO, United States
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Tour: #96447, Oxford and Stratford-upon-Avon, London, England, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Oct 7/17

Marina was an excellent guide. She was extremely informative and operated on a very good schedule so that we could properly visit Oxford and Stratford upon Avon. I would highly recommend her services.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Tim, Thank you for your praise. I equally enjoyed your group's company and looking forward to more tours together in the future. Regards, Marina

Judith Rosenblum

United States
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Tour: #172825, Panoramic London Driving Tour, London, England, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Sep 23/17

Marina was a terrific and enthusiastic guide. Her stories were essential in bringing context to what we were seeing. The driver was also friendly and polite. We would recommend this tour to anyone visiting London for the first time.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Judith, many thank you for your praise. Im glad you had a great time. Enjoy London! Hope to see you on your future visits.

David Rezac

United States
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Tour: #155405, London in One day!, London, England, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Sep 7/17

Marina was an absolute pleasure! She was professional, thoughtful and very informative. It was obvious she is very passionate about London and made our tour a delight. Thanks so much Marina!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: David, thank you very much for your kind words. The pleasure was mine! Best wishes, Marina

Martha Rollins

United States
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Tour: #155405, London in One day!, London, England, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Aug 21/17

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Martha, thank you for your high rating of our tour. I'm pleased you and your family were satisfied. My very best, Marina.

Jane Whetham

Canada
Rating

Tour: Introduction to London private tour, London, England, United Kingdom
Date: Aug 11/17

Marina our guide was very knowledgeable about all the sites she took us to. She moved along at a good pace but not too fast. She was very personable and related well to the family and our questions. One of the best tours we have ever taken. Would highly recommend Marina...she was fantastic!!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, Jane, for your nice words. The pleasure was mine, as always. Wishing you bon voyage for your cruise!

James Crebbin

United States
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Tour: #155405, London in One day!, London, England, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Aug 6/17

While Marina is very knowledgeable and pleasant she spends too much time on trivial historical sites and not enough time at major sites. We missed the Changing of the Guard and only had distant views of Buckingham Palace.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear James, What you call "trivial" is a string of stories and little nooks-and-crannies, hidden from the eyes, which we visit on our way. It helps to experience the real life of the city, as opposed to the marching between the main sites in the centre of London. I'm sorry my tour doesnt include tea with HM the Queen, but we DID see the Changing of the Guards - next to Buckingham Palace.

Leonard Gross

United States
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Tour: Mystery of Stonehenge and Hampton Court for Leonard, London, England, United Kingdom
Date: Aug 4/17

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Leonard, Thank you for your high mark. This was quite a special day, indeed. My best regards to you and your family. Marina

Leonard Gross

United States
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Tour: #171582, Adventure Tours out of London, London, England, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Aug 3/17

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Leonard, Thank you for your high mark. I am glad you and your family enjoyed the tour. My best regards, Marina

Leonard Gross

United States
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Tour: #155405, London in One day!, London, England, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Aug 2/17

Marina is one of the finest tour guides we have had the pleasure to work with. Very knowledgeable but even more important highly concerned with the welfare of her clients. She goes out of her way to assure the clients have an enjoyable trip and come away with a real appreciation of the sites visited L L

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Len, Thank you for your kind words. The pleasure was mine - meeting you and spending time with you all. Looking forward to your future visits to London. Marina

Gregory Wales

United States
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Tour: #155405, London in One day!, London, England, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Jul 30/17

We had a very enjoyable tour with Marina. She was right on time and very enthusiastic to start the tour. She is very knowledgeable about the places we visited. She checked numerous times to be sure that the speed we were going was comfortable for us. She did not just leave us to find our way back but walked us to the train station and made sure we knew where we were going. It was a very joyable and informative tour. If we ever get in that area again we would definitely book another tour with Marina.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Greg, Sharon, Sarah, Thank you for your feedback. My aim is to treat my customers like I would my close friends, - always safe and happy. Marina

Mike Dufton

Canada
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Tour: #155405, London in One day!, London, England, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Jul 24/17

Marina was very knowledgeable about London and a good host. She took us to a great pub for lunch which was very enjoyable.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mike, Thank you for your feedback. I am glad you enjoyed our tour. My best regards. Marina

Cindy Boskind

United States
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Tour: #88873, Hampton Court uncovered, London, England, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Jul 13/17

Marina was very engaging and enthusiastic! She made extra efforts to keep our kids involved in the fascinating history of Hampton Court. We learned bits and pieces of trivia and history that we would never have learned elsewhere. We would tour with Marina again!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Cindy, It was a delight to give a tour to you and your family and I am happy that the children enjoyed our day out. My very best, Marina

Patricia Kee

United States
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Tour: #155405, London in One day!, London, England, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Jul 11/17

Marina is an excellent guide. On time, with a schedule of events for our day based on our interests, enthusiastic, extensive knowledge of London.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Patricia, thank you for the review. It is always gratifying to hear that clients appreciate my tours. Enjoy the rest of your trip!

Laura Rubin

United States
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Tour: #96447, Oxford and Stratford-upon-Avon, London, England, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Jun 29/17

Today our family of six (mom, dad, daughter 18, sons 16 14 and 12) spent the day with Marina touring Oxford and Stratford upon Avon. We started with a long chauffeured drive in a comfortable vehicle in which Marina spent most of the time discussing British history. At each location she gave us an interesting and energetic tour of several medieval buildings. She engaged our kids and kept them engaged throughout. We highly recommend her to others.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Wow! The best compliments for me are the ones from the teenagers! They are usually the hardest to keep interested. But, your guys were brilliant and very much involved. My best wishes to you all in all of your endeavours. Marina

Zaw Than Htun

Myanmar
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Tour: #172825, Panoramic London Driving Tour, London, England, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Jun 18/17

Hello I'd like to say thank you for your service and we have a wonderful time today. Appreciate to my tour guide and driver. Regards May

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear May, Thank you for your kind words; the pleasure was ours. Enjoy the rest of your trip! Marina

Linda Eaheart

United States
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Tour: #172825, Walking plus Panoramic London Driving Tour for Linda Eahart, London, England, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Jun 15/17

Marina was great. Finally home from our vacation to London and cruise to Norway. Thank you Marina would recommend you to any friends coming to London. Great tour Danny and Linda

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Linda and Danny, I'm happy you enjoyed London on my tour, - always welcome! My best, Marina

Susan Ambrose

United States
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Tour: #155405, London in One day!, London, England, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Jun 14/17

Marina gave us a full day of London - Westminster, Tower of London, St james Palace and park, and of course the changing of the guard. She also suggested a wonderful pub for lunch.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your feedback, Susan. Very happy that you enjoyed it all on the day :)

Scott W.

United States
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Tour: Introduction to London private tour, London, England, United Kingdom
Date: Jun 5/17

Marina was absolutely wonderful! She customized the tour agenda to better suit our two young daughters, and made our experience so much more fascinating with her stories, historical references, and enthusiasm. It was the perfect introduction to London for first time visitors.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Scot, it was my pleasure meeting your lovely family. Wishing you all great success with your endeavours and hope to see you in London on your future visits. Marina

Chee Heun Chin

Labuan, LABUAN F.T., Malaysia
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Tour: #171582, Tour to Cardiff and Bristol, London, England, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Jun 4/17

This is the second you have arranged the tour programme. Indeed you are very accommodating to our needs and very friendly. My group felt very comfortable with you. Ms. Marina has demonstrated her knowledge of Bristol and Cardiff city. She has performed a very high level of services. That's the mark of a true professional. We enjoy having her as our tour guide and we (the group) are sure to have enjoyed her services. A true professional.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Many thank you, Chee, for your kind words: you are very welcome! Looking forward to your visits in the future.

Joe McQuade

United States
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Tour: #113158, Tower of London and Hampton Court palace, London, England, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: May 31/17

Marina K was an excellent guide for my wife, grandson and me. She pointed out all the important information for both sites, the Tower and Hampton Court. Highly recommended

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Many thank you, Joe. The pleasure was mine and I am happy that you all were satisfied. My best, Marina

Mary Eggleston

United States
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Tour: Introduction to London private tour, London, England, United Kingdom
Date: May 22/17

Marina gave us a wonderful chronological tour of historical London. There were so many tales of yore that she told with great enthusiasm for her city. It was a delightful morning. Thanks Marina!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: The pleasure was mine, Mary. Hope you enjoyed the rest of your travels around Britain.

Randy Rothschiller

United States
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Tour: #171582, Adventure Tours out of London, London, England, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Apr 19/17

Marina is wonderful. She listened closely to our wishes. We received great information that I'm certain would not come from a group tour. Marina quickly learned our pace and style and adapted to that. We wanted to make a change to the itinerary and that was no problem. I recommend Marina and will use her again on my next UK trip.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, Randy. I'm glad you enjoyed Leeds Castle. Looking forward to our future tours.

Chee Heun Chin

Labuan, LABUAN F.T., Malaysia
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Tour: #171582, Tour to Leeds and York, London, England, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Mar 26/17

1. Friendly person She has one characteristic of humbleness. A humble friendly person. She sees us as a friends. Her perception goes beyond the shell of appearance. 2. Accommodating person She is very accommodating person who are easy to get along with and willing to help you. She is cheerfully willing to make small adjustments to help you out. 3. Professionalism in her work She has performed at a high level of services. That's the mark of a true professional. In

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Chee, many thank you for your kind words, - they made me blush ;) Im very glad that the group were happy with the tour. Looking forward to meet you all once again on your future travels to the UK.

Kimberly Gapinski

Houston, TX, United States
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Tour: #155405, London in One day!, London, England, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Mar 13/17

My family spent a full day touring London with Marina, and it was quite a full day! Marina is very knowledgable about London and taught us so much about the history and customs of every building, church, and monument we visited. Marina added some additional stops just for my son, which we really appreciated. All in all an amazing day! Thank you again, Marina!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your kind words, Kimberly. I'm glad that you enjoyed London as much as I do. Donovan's knowledge of history was awesome! My best wishes to you all. Marina

Miriam Collins

United States
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Tour: Introduction to London private tour, London, England, United Kingdom
Date: Nov 26/16

Marina was pleasant, personable, engaging and very friendly.. it was really a pleasure to be with her. It felt like we were old friends. I was quite amazed by her depth and wealth of knowledge about London, it's history, it's culture, it's flavor. It was A marvelous, comprehensive and thorough lesson of London. I would highly recommend Marina. In addition Marina was very caretaking of me to make sure that I understood where to meet and how to find my way back to the tube

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, Miriam, - the pleasure was mine! I hope your flight went smoothly and you are enjoying the rest of your trip in Africa.

Jonathan Gross

United States
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Tour: Magnificent City of London, London, England, United Kingdom
Date: Oct 21/16

Marina was excellent! She was very knowledgeable and her enthusiasm was infectious. We covered a lot of ground in the City of London - old, very old and new. Not a moment when we were not engaged in a positive way. Highly recommend.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Jonathan, Thank you for your kind words. The pleasure was mine, - I am always happy to share London with my tourists.

Michael Goefron

United States
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Tour: Guided London museums, London, England, United Kingdom
Date: Oct 10/16

Marina was a great guide showing us highlights from the National Portrait Gallery. She was very knowledgable and well prepared for our tour. My husband has a disability and Marina was very patient and made sure we were both comfortable. We're looking forward to our next tour with her.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Michael, I'm glad that I've managed to show the British history in portraits to you both. Looking forward to new tours in the future.

Timothy Lin

Hong Kong
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Tour: Introduction to London, London, England, United Kingdom
Date: Oct 2/16

Marina is one of the most professional tour guide I had from Tours By Locals. Although she had an academic background in physics, I was impressed by her knowledge about British history and architecture. I just happened to visit Ukraine and Russia last year and we hit it off at the very beginning since I have been to the place where she was born. I will strongly recommend Marina for anybody who is new to London. She will tell you many hidden treasures of the city.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, Timothy. I am glad I managed to surprise you in our great city. Have a wonderful trip and many happy returns!

Priscilla Scalley

United States
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Tour: Guided London's museums, London, England, United Kingdom
Date: Sep 21/16

Marina is definitely a five star guide. We met her at the British Museum when we arrived in London from a cruise. What a great introduction to London! Her enthusiasm for the museum added to our enjoyment of the Rosetta Stone, the Elgin Marbles and all the other unique and marvelous objects she showed us.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, Priscilla, for your kind words. It was a pleasure to introduce you to one of the best museums in the world. Hope to see you on your future trips to London.

Susan H.

Canada
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Tour: #155405, London in One day!, London, England, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Sep 16/16

We had a wonderful tour with Marina. She is very knowledgeable on the history of London. If you are a history buff, she's your tour guide. Our tour was "London in a Day" and we saw all of the highlights plus areas that we did not know existed. She is very friendly and fun and answered all of our questions including a quick tutorial on how to use the tube. We would definitely use her again.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear ladies, I am glad you enjoyed our tour. London is a treasure trove and I will reveal more of its secrets next time when you visit again.

Gayle Begin

United States
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Tour: Introduction to London, London, England, United Kingdom
Date: Aug 13/16

Marina was excellent. We loved her. She was very flexible and took us to see what we wished. She knew her history and gave us excellent information and wonderful stories. She showed us how to use the bus system and gave us an insight to all areas and landmarks we passed as well as other information and history of London.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear ladies, the pleasure was mine! Glad you had a good time on my tour. Hope to see you in London in the future.

Karen Turner

United States
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Tour: Cambridge and Imperial War Museum, Cambridge, England, United Kingdom
Date: Aug 5/16

Marina provided a lot of information on our drive to Cambridge and while we were there. It was an enjoyable day without the worries of getting there on our own. My husband throughly enjoyed the air museum.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, Karen. I very much enjoyed your company and learned a lot from your husband's vast knowledge about WWII airplanes. Live and learn! My very best wishes to you both.

Nancy Cuomo

United States
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Tour: #172825, Ancestor search, London, England, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Jul 17/16

Have used ToursByLocals in the past and everything has worked out fine. Be careful who you choose for your guide it can make or break your trip and cost you additional money.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I'm really sorry the tour did not meet your expectations. I had worked very hard for 4 nights eagerly researching your ancestors past and the places they lived, together with collecting photos from 1900s and finding the book I gave you. I think the driver of the hired taxi made some big mistakes which affected the tour. While I tried my best to be helpful, it was sad to see that it didn't work. I want you to know that I have complained to the taxi company too, and I’m not working with them anymore.

TOURSBYLOCALS RESPONSE: Tours By Locals has addressed this issue directly with the traveler. We have provided the traveler with a full refund and the guide will no longer be using the same transportation provider as it has proven to be problematic.

Robert Loucks

United States
Rating

Tour: Introduction to London, London, England, United Kingdom
Date: Jul 7/16

Chad Glanzer

United States
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Tour: #171582, Adventure Tours out of London, London, England, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Jun 20/16

Marina is very accommodating and very knowledgeable with the area. She does a great job customizing the tour to your needs. We had a family with kids and it was a great experience for us.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Chad, I am glad to know that your family enjoyed Stonehenge and Bath tour.

Chad Glanzer

United States
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Tour: #155405, London in One day!, London, England, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Jun 19/16

Marina is very accommodating and very knowledgeable with the area. She does a great job customizing the tour to your needs. We had a family with kids and it was a great experience for us.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, Chad, for your words. Glad your family had fun on tour.

Mike Norris

United States
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Tour: #96447, Oxford and Stratford-upon-Avon, London, England, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Jun 16/16

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, Mike, for your high mark.. Oxford and Stratford deserve it, indeed!

Mike Norris

United States
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Tour: #155405, London in One day!, London, England, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Jun 15/16

Marina did an excellent job of showing us the highlights of London in one day. Her knowledge of London and Oxford is amazing. I'm looking forward to our next trip to the UK so we can reunite with Marina.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mike and Ruby, I am happy for your enjoyment while on tour. Looking forward to your next visit!

Janet B.

United States
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Tour: #155405, London in One day!, London, England, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Jun 11/16

Marina was wonderful. She is very passionate about London and its' history.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, Janet. Hope to see you on my tours during your future trips to London.

Sheila Mae Velilla

Philippines
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Tour: #155405, London in One day!, London, England, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: Jun 6/16

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, Sheila. Glad you enjoyed our tour. My best wishes.

Dennis Burke

United States
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Tour: #155405, London in One day!, London, England, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: May 31/16

We had a very fine two days of touring London with Marina. She is very knowledgeable ...and we toured many sites. I highly recommend the London in a Day tour.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, Dennis, for your appreciation of our 2 days of intense exploration. I enjoyed your company and would be happy to provide you with more tours in the future.

Dennis Burke

United States
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Tour: #155405, London in One day!, London, England, United Kingdom    view tour
Date: May 30/16

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, Dennis, - I was pleased to meet you and your family. Great fun for 2 days, despite the rain!