Traveler Reviews of Private Tours in Gdansk-Poland by Tour Guide Maggie M. (Guide #9677)


Deborah Derby

United States
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Tour: #118185, Malbork and Cekcyn for Deborah Derby, Gdansk, Poland    view tour
Date: Dec 29/19

Very customer-focused. We had customized our castle tour of Malbork to include a side trip to a small town where our ancestors were from. Malgorzata was like a "dog with a bone" and did not give up she found someone who could help us, despite the local parish priest being of little assistance and the archives office being closed. We really appreciated her persistence to find some connection.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Deborah for your kind words. I hope you will be able to find and to meet more relatives in the future. Happy New Year to you and your family.

Christopher Burgin

United States
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Tour: #118185, Malbork and surroundings for Christopher Burgin, Gdansk, Poland    view tour
Date: Dec 10/19

Maggie was superb. Her knowledge of historical facts was amazing. We had two handicapped individuals in our group and she went above and beyond to accommodate them and ensure they were included. She arranged for us to see the villages where our ancestors lived and had done the research beforehand to tell us specifics about these towns. She was always in a jovial mood and made the tour a complete success. I have been on tours all over the world and I would rate Maggie the best!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for such kind and unexpected words. I admired your parents wished to hand over the children the knowledge and information about the country of their ancestors and the involvement of your mother in the project, despite her problems with locomotive faculty. She is wonderful woman and has wonderful children who tried to help her to effect the project. Best wishes for wonderful parents and wonderful children. It was pleasure to meet such nice family. Merry Christmas and Prosperous New Year!

Catherine Runyon

United States
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Tour: Gdańsk - Old Town (Main Town), Gdansk, Poland
Date: Sep 22/19

What an interesting and knowledgeable guide. When the guide we booked had a family emergency she stepped in at the last minute. We were so pleased with how she provided us with a very informative tour. I would highly recommend Malgorzata if you are looking for someone who is passionate about her city. She customized our tour and provided us with interesting historical information.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Catherine. I wish you a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Michael Berman

United States
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Tour: #104405, Gdansk for Bonnie and Michael, Gdansk, Poland    view tour
Date: Sep 12/19

Maggie is a great guide. She is very knowledgeable about the history, politics and geography of Poland and Gdansk in particular. I would definitely ask for her to guide me again if I return to the area.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Michael for your kind words. You and Bonnie are welcome again cordially. Kind regards Maggie (Malgorzata)

David Groettum

United States
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Tour: #237451, Gdansk for David's Group. Medieval, Royal and today's heart of Gdansk, Gdynia, Poland    view tour
Date: Sep 3/19

Maggie gave us a wonderful tour of Gdansk. With a group of 6 we appreciated the ease and convenience of visiting this popular city. We travelled in a very nice van with a good driver. Our tour started at 7:00am, but first arriving at Solidarity Square all by ourselves was a profound experience. This tour is highly recommended and a very good value for cruise ship passengers. The organ concert in Oliwa cathedral was a highlight.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you David for your kind words. It was a great pleasure for me to show you the magic and important places in our city. I hope that further journey brought also a lot of joy. Give my best regards to other members of the group. Kind regards Maggie (Malgorzata)

Shannon Peterson

United States
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Tour: #117349, Gdansk, Sopot, Gdynia, Gdynia, Poland    view tour
Date: Aug 24/19

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Shannon. It was nice to meet you and to make a walk with you. Kind regards Maggie

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.

Steven Cohen

United States
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Tour: #553081, The Heart of Gdansk., Gdansk, Poland    view tour
Date: Jul 28/19

Gdansk is must visit city if you are touring Eastern Europe. Our guide, Malgorzata (Maggie) was outstanding. Since she lives in Gdansk she know the city and Old Town like the back of her hand. She is very pleasant and full of information. We were so very lucky to be in Gdansk for the Saint Dominicks Festival. It and Maggie made our trip to Gdansk very memorable. Highly recommend Maggie and this tour.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi, Steven Thank you very much for your comments and stars. You are right that Gdansk during the Saint Dominics Festival makes visit Gdansk memorable. It was nice to walk with you during that time. Best regards Maggi (Malgorzata)

Andrew Dawson

United Kingdom
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Tour: #553081, The Heart of Gdansk., Gdansk, Poland    view tour
Date: May 25/19

Maggie is a wonderful lady and her tour of Gdansk was unique and informative. Really grateful for the great experience.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Andrew. I spent a nice time with you and your presence during the time of the Festival of our City was the more enjoyable for me. Best regards to your wife.

John P.

United Kingdom
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Tour: #108116, Gdansk. Solidarity movement, Gdansk, Poland    view tour
Date: May 19/19

Very informative and very well guided.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you John. It was nice to guide so interested listeners. Kind regards Maggie

John P.

United Kingdom
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Tour: #104405, Gdansk. Medieval, Royal and the present heart of Gdansk., Gdansk, Poland    view tour
Date: May 18/19

Very informative, however for us, spoiled by the weather

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi, it was very nice to meet you in Gdansk. English weather was brought by you. Next time come with more sun and less rain. Kind regards Maggie

Catherine Roberts

ANCASTER, ON, Canada
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Tour: #104405, Gdansk for Cathy's group., Gdansk, Poland    view tour
Date: Oct 20/18

Maggie is a wonderful lady who take care of her clients so well. She is very knowledgeable and makes sure everyone understands the history of this area,the old and the new. She was on time, and ready for our group to learn all about Gdansk. Made sure we were comfortable with all that we did. We couldn't ask for anything better. We spent a wonderful day with Maggie and would recommend her highly. Driver was excellent also. If in Gdansk get in touch with her, you will not be disappointed.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Cathy, Thank you very much for your rating. I appreciate that I could show you my hometown, to tell you about it and that you liked it. Thank you for choosing Tours By Locals, which celebrates 10 years of activity this year and me as your and their guide. Your visit on the board of the "Marco Polo" was the culmination of the cruise season in Gdansk Harbour. Welcome to Gdansk next and next year. With best regards to all of you, Maggie (Malgorzata)

Laura Marrero

United States
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Tour: #118246, Kashubia (Kaszuby) and Malbork, Gdansk, Poland    view tour
Date: Oct 5/18

A public comment is required for me to make this 'request' for a review go away on my account. I did voice my concerns with TBL but apparently they did nothing including providing at least a partial refund. I have avoided leaving a rating because I did not want to be hurtful. I am a very experienced traveller and always hire local guides. My advise, find another guide! Enough said.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I am very touched of your strange comment. You have got customized offer for 9h30min Kaszubian/Malbork tour at 620 USD. The sightseeing Malbork Castle usually takes about 3 hours. The special castle guide was arranged for extra fee, which was included in the tour price and paid. The price also included a car with a driver for the entire route and my guide service in English on the route and in Kashubian Regional Center. It enabled you to spare USD 415,-. Why are you making so incomprehensible comments?

Laura Marrero

United States
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Tour: #104405, Gdansk. Medieval, Royal and the present heart of Gdansk., Gdansk, Poland    view tour
Date: Oct 4/18

A public comment is required for me to make this 'request' for a review go away on my account. I did voice my concerns with TBL but apparently they did nothing including providing at least a partial refund. I have avoided leaving a rating because I did not want to be hurtful. I am a very experienced traveller and always hire local guides. My advise, find another guide! Enough said.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I am very touched of your strange comment. I found that you have paid for the tour LCVTG USD 168,- and the price later on was decreased. I entitle TBL to return you from my nearest payment the amount of USD 38,- which is the difference between the old and new price. If you had any objections you should tell it earlier. I would arrange you other guide for the next tour. I hope that you will be satisfied with corrected tour price and saved money for Kashubia/Malbork tour. Kind regards Maggie

Ursula Bevan

United States
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Tour: #118185, Malbork and Gdansk, Gdansk, Poland    view tour
Date: Aug 28/18

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Ursula for your stars. It was good choice to take this tour and to see both famous places. Maggie

Sherryl Altadonna

United States
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Tour: #123100, Follow the footsteps of the Jewish community in Gdansk, Gdansk, Poland    view tour
Date: Jul 9/18

Malgorzata (Maggie) is very knowledgeable on the Gdansk area. We visited for a day and she even went out of her way to help us search our Jewish family tree. A very special day for us. If looking for a english speaking guide with a great personality look no further. Thank you for a fabulous day! Sherryl, Lenny, Mitch and Sue

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Sherryl, Lenny, Mitch and Sue. It was also special day for me and great pleasure to meet you in Gdansk. Kind regards Maggi (Malgorzata)

Sandra Forman

United States
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Tour: Gdańsk - Gdynia, Gdansk, Poland
Date: Jun 20/18

Maggi was a wonderful and enthusiastic guide in the Gdansk area. She demonstrated flexibility when our ship chose to dock in Gdansk rather than Gdynia as originally planned. She uses a separate driver to provide convenience and eliminate delays. She is very well informed and took excellent care of us.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Sandra for your kind words. Gdansk is so beautiful and interesting city that it is not difficult to be its enthusiast. Best regards to all of you. Maggie

Rieko O.

Japan
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Tour: Gdansk Oliwa Sopot, Gdansk, Poland
Date: Sep 19/17

Very informative tour with an honest and warm-hearted guide and driver. Thank you.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Rieko. It is nice to hear that you liked our tour and thank you for choosing trip to Gdansk . Best regards to all of you. Maggi (Malgorzata)

Rieko O.

Japan
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Tour: #248260, Hitler's Headquarters in Gierloz, Gdansk, Poland    view tour
Date: Sep 17/17

Very informative tour with an honest and warm-hearted guide and driver. Thank you.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your kind words. It was my pleasure to have the opportunity to make with you this interesting trip. Best regards to the whole family. Maggi

Hans Bartsch

Canada
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Tour: #118185, Malbork, Elbląg and Stogi Malborskie, Gdansk, Poland    view tour
Date: Sep 13/17

We were very happy with tours by locals and your guide "Maggi". She was very knowledgeable about the area we were interested in. Thank you especially for finding our old Address. Hans & Karen

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Karen and Hans. Thank you for your kind words and nice rating. It is a great pleasure to be able to help the travellers in searching and visiting the places of their ancestors. It was very nice to meet you. Kind regards. Maggi

Annemarie Salowski

United States
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Tour: #104405, Gdansk. Medieval, Royal and the present heart of Gdansk., Gdansk, Poland    view tour
Date: Aug 20/17

Maggie was great. Very flexible. Very knowledgeable. Very helpful She arranged our transportation. She handled our food requests. She did it all Our group of 6 were all more then satisfied

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Annemarie. It was also nice time for me and great pleasure to be your guide. Have a nice vacation.

David Bonnet

Richardson, TX, United States
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Tour: #117349, Gdansk, Sopot, Gdynia, Gdynia, Poland    view tour
Date: Aug 10/17

knew her history

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you and best regards to all of you. It was nice to meet you in Gdansk.

Sheryl Manning

United States
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Tour: #237451, Gdansk. Medieval, Royal and today's heart of Gdansk, Gdansk, Poland    view tour
Date: Jul 16/17

Maggi had a nice van and driver, and worked very hard to score some very special experiences for us in Gdansk- including a photo op with the mayor! She's very energetic and fun to be with.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Sheryl and I am happy to read that you have spent a nice time in Gdansk. It was also my pleasure to be with you. Best regards

Makram Qubain

Jordan
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Tour: #237451, Gdansk. Medieval, Royal and today's heart of Gdansk, Gdansk, Poland    view tour
Date: Jun 23/17

She is a very passionate person and her heart is into it very well informed and takes excellent care of her guests.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your comment. It was my pleasure to have the possibility to show so nice people the city I like very much. Please give my best regards to all of you.

Sherry Ludlam

New Zealand
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Tour: Gdansk/Danzig and West Prussia or East Prussia #Ancestry Trip, Gdansk, Poland
Date: May 1/17

Excellent tour with Maggie. She had researched my family history so the tour was very customised to the regions my ancestors were from. Was great to see the church my ancestors worshipped at, and the baptismal font that was used back in the day. As we were visiting very small villages there would have been no way I could have done the tour myself, so it was well worth while.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Sherry for your review. During the registers investigation I found that your ancestors lived in a few villages around Kokoszkowy and I wanted to show you as much as it was possible in a short time. You came here from a distant country and it was pleasure to show you places where your ancestors were born, married, lived and prayed.

Don Szymanski

United States
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Tour: Malbork Castle and Godziszewo - Boroszewo - Damaszka, Gdansk, Poland
Date: Sep 23/16

Malgorzata was a fantastic guide! Everything went very well and I was completely satisfied.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you!

Don Szymanski

United States
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Tour: #118185, Pelplin, Gdansk, Poland    view tour
Date: Sep 22/16

It was an excellent tour and the guide was outstanding!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Don. It was just my ordinary work. Maggie.

Margaret Babb

United States
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Tour: Stutthof Nazi Concentration Camp Museum and Gdansk, Gdansk, Poland
Date: Jul 29/16

TOURSBYLOCALS RESPONSE: ToursByLocals are committed to quality customer experiences and take all feedback seriously. We appreciate any learning opportunity to improve the quality of tour experiences and so please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any further feedback.

Jane Halas

Canada
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Tour: #118246, Kashubia (Kaszuby), Gdansk, Poland    view tour
Date: Jun 25/16

Malgorzata was absolutely amazing!!!! I told her that my ancestors were Kashubian and provided her with a few details. This was during our tour. She changed the itinerary to accommodate me visiting the villages and cemeteries. It was an exceptional day for me. I will return to do further research and I will ask Malgorzala to be my guide and help me. She was absolutely the very best. Jane Halas of Canada

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Jane. Thank you for your kind review. We have changed a little bit our return way only. But it was nice to read that you could find the places where you can start your further investigations. It was also very nice day for me. Remember me to your husband. Kind regards Maggie (Malgorzata)

Michael Oliwa

Canada
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Tour: Gdansk - Oliwa, Gdansk, Poland
Date: Jun 11/16

Good morning we want to thank Maggie so much she over the top exceeded our expectations on this tour Maggie is. a pleasure to have as your guide. She knows everything about gdansk and surrounding areas it was an incredible day. Our family will be back the oliwas from canada

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi, Michael. Thank you very much for your nice rating. The meeting with your family was extra ordinary pleasure for me and I wish I will have another opportunity to meet you. Xander stole my and Ewa's heart. All the best for all of you.

George Bate

Stamford, CT, United States
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Tour: Gdańsk - Gdynia, Gdansk, Poland
Date: Aug 22/15

Our tour of Gdansk, Poland was the biggest and best surpise of the ten countries we visited on our cruise. Maggie did an excellent job of showing us the sights and picking things we told her we were interested in seeing. She also showed genuine concern from my walking issue (stroke 7 years ago). She picked an excellent restaurant in Gdansk for our "local Polish" lunch of Perioges. it was an enjoyable day. The vehicle and driver she hired for our tour was excellent.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi George, Thank you very much for your nice comments. I was very stressed to find the proper sidewalks and walkways however sometimes you had chosen your path and I felt in such moments big pain I believe you didn"t. Remember me to your wife and I wish you good health and many, many trips. Best regards Maggie (Małgorzata)


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