Troy CarlsonUnited States
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
Angel SerbiaUnited States
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
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
Suzanne RostanUnited States
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 :)
Kent KlepperUnited States
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.
Bill GuariniRockville, MD, United States
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.
LaBaron WashingtonUnited States
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.
Donald B.Hilton Head Island, SC, United States
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 CantlayUnited States
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!
Jennifer McElroyUnited States
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 BohnerUnited States
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 GiontaUnited States
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 KatzUnited States
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!
Aleksandra KazhokinUnited States
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.
Katherine d'AndreaUnited States
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 BradleyUnited States
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 NuzumUnited States
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!
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.
Felix FerreUnited States
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-MorrisonUnited States
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!
Daniel CarmodyUnited States
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.
David RezacUnited States
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 RollinsUnited States
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.
James CrebbinUnited States
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 GrossUnited States
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 WalesUnited States
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
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
Patricia KeeUnited States
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!
Susan AmbroseUnited States
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 :)
Kimberly GapinskiHouston, TX, United States
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
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.
Chad GlanzerUnited States
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 NorrisUnited States
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
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 VelillaPhilippines
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, Sheila. Glad you enjoyed our tour. My best wishes.
Dennis BurkeUnited States
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 BurkeUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, Dennis, - I was pleased to meet you and your family. Great fun for 2 days, despite the rain!
Jose D MartinezUnited States
Great tour, you learn a lot, the history book comes alive. We book Marina for 2 different tours and it was well worth it. Wish we had more time, there is so much to see. Her way of telling the story of the sites is informative and enjoyable. When we go back will need to book with her again. If she is standard that Tour by Locals follows than all their guides are top notch and well informed. You almost feel you have to spend at least 2 hours on each site with all the information Marina knows.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Jose, Sandra, - thank you, guys, - your compliments make me blush! :) I am very happy that you enjoyed my tours. Looking forward to our future ones next year.
Marina's extensive knowledge & passion for the city made for an exciting day!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, Erin. Glad that you shared my love for this great city. Enjoy the rest of your trip, guys!
Kelly TraverUnited States
Marina was terrific! So informative and told us so many fun stories and had a great grasp on the history of London. Highly recommend her!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, Kelly, - we had a lovely (girly) day, didn't we? :-) Looking forward to your coming back one day.
Hello We would like to say how fabulous our London sight seeing tour with guide Marina was superb !! Marina shared such high energy Enthusiasm and knowledge of London and truly made our visit Memorable ! Big thank you once again! Cheers
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Christina, Thank you for your kind words; it was a pleasure meeting you, guys, and yes, the day was lovely, despite the rain in the morning. Enjoy the rest of your exciting trip and hope to see when you are back to London!
Scott MollenUnited States
Marina gave us extremely helpful advice before we arrived and she was also superb after we arrived. She is extremely knowledgeable about London and her amazing command of historical details of the many important London sites made our tour interesting and fun. She invited and answered questions and tailored the tour to our preferences. Her enthusiasm and love of what she does is infectious. We learned far more than we would have ever learned on our own. We recommend her highly.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, Scott, for your kind words - the pleasure was mine. Hope you had a great reunion with your brother. Enjoy your stay in London!
Jim PierceUnited States
We had an excellent tour with Marina. She i very knowledgeable and enthusiastic. I highly recommend her.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your words, Jim. I'm glad you had an enjoyable time during my tour. My very best wishes to you both.
Sally RudmannUnited States
Excellent tour. Good for a novice visitor to London to become familiar with the city. Excellent guide.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, Sally. I am very happy to share my knowledge and love to London.
Larry CreemerUnited States
Marina was exceptionally knowledgeable about London from its ancient Roman beginning through the current monarchy. She was very friendly and easy to talk to. She was prompt and used our time with her very efficiently. We found it to be a very rewarding learning experience, and would not hesitate to recommend her tours to others.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, Larry, for your appreciation. The pleasure was mine.
Jena HernandezUnited States
Marina was great, Myself and my two 20+ year old daughters, booked her for a full day tour while in London. The span of her knowledge is amazing as well as her personality she fit right in and the day was fabulous, her stories helped us to remember what she was telling us and we enjoyed all the places she took us.. She just got us right from the start and we could not of asked for a better day.. def worth spending a day with this very lovely lady.. Hello Marina.. thanks again!!
Elizabeth MaysUnited States
Marina was incredibly knowledgeable, as well as a nice person. She really tried to engage our four children in the story of London.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, Elizabeth, for your kind words, - I had fun with you, guys, too. I hope I succeeded in making children interested and they would wish to come back to London!