Hope MorrisonUnited States
Maria is a fantastic guide! She stayed in touch beforehand, provided suggestions for what to do on our own, and was flexible about where we could meet as well as the pace of the tour. (One of us had digestive issues and needed to go a little slower and stay close to places with toilet facilities.) She is EXTREMELY knowledgeable and gave us so much interesting info about the area. She is also so friendly and warm. I highly recommend her.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you , Hope for such a lovely review. I also really enjoyed hosting your group. In spite of the rainy weather we all had a great day. Comparing how teachers, lawyers and dentist professions differed between Finland and the USA was enlightening and fun. All the best to sunny Florida. Ps Its sunny now !!!
Farida KbarMiami Beach, FLORIDA, United States
Maria was extremely professional; she was waiting for us in the hotel when we arrived; she adjusted the tour based on our interests and she responded to all our questions. She was extremely knowledgeable of the history and the culture of the country and all what made it unique and different.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you , Farida for your general feedback and personal comment. Both are very much appreciated . Regards to USA!
The tour was great. The weather was perfect and it was a great afternoon to be shown Helsinki by a fantastic guide. Maria is very knowledgeable.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your kind feedback. Flavio too was fantastic company and very knowledgable :) Regards to Oz !
Peter MasellaUnited States
Maria was fantastic. Extremely enthusiastic and knowledgeable, she loves her job and it shows. Shes was very accessible during the planning phase and helped customized my tour to exactly what I wanted which was something off the beaten path. She made the whole experience very enjoyable and easy to follow. She really wants her guests to learn. And learn I did! I HIGHLY recommend her. Perfection in tourism! I wish she was in more cities! And I love the idea of ToursByLocals!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Peter and Jason : Thank you , I'm very happy to hear that my tour was so well received. I really enjoyed showing you both around my home town and yes, I love sharing my knowledge of Helsinki with visitors. Indeed my aim is to provide guests with a enrichening learning experience that they can take back home with them and perhaps even share onwards. As a professional Tour Guide I also agree that the TBL idea of guests selecting their guide is a great step forward in guide-customer service.