Daniel M: Your friend in Kaliningrad
Marina is a professional guide with reasonable prices, but what sets her apart from the average tour guide is that she does her job with genuine passion and an unrivaled sense of humor. When you travel with Marina you are not merely seeing Kaliningrad with a professional guide - you are living, breathing, and fully-experiencing this historic city and its surrounding oblast with a friend who will gladly share with you its local cultural treasures. Although I originally booked a five-day private tour that included Kaliningrad City, Yantarny, Sovietsk, the Curonian Spit, and the eastern countryside of Kaliningrad oblast, I had such an excellent time with Marina that I extended my stay by one more day. If you have any interest in nature, European cuisine, jewelry, Old Königsberg, Soviet history, or fine art, Marina is a knowledgeable guide with many talents who can take you to the places that you would like to see. Oh, and did I mention that Marina is able to offer tours that visit both the Lithuanian and the Russian sides of the Curonian Spit on the same day? Marina speaks excellent English and Chinese, she is very open-minded, and she is an honest businesswoman. I highly recommend her services to anyone who is visiting the Kaliningrad region - and on a final note, if you happen to be the adventurous lone traveller who is skeptical of guided tours, Marina is the perfect tour guide for you! She is very good at surprising her more adventurous guests by treating them to unique cultural experiences and local hidden gems off the tourist trail - all you have to do is ask!
Thursday, 03 May 2018
Rianne: Day trip Kurshkaya Kosa
Marina was our wonderful guide for a day trip to Kurshkaya Kosa (Curonian spit). She regaled our group of 4 with stories about the history and legends of the region and showed us all the beautiful and interesting places en route. She also went out of her way to help us find places of special interest related to bird research in Rubachii (biological station, former bird museum, German cemetery). Thanks again for a great day out!
Saturday, 27 May 2017
Paul and Philippa, UK: Everything we hoped for and more!
Kaliningrad must be one of the world's most challenging destinations for tourism as so much of what was beautiful was destroyed by WWII and replaced with an ugly urban landscape. However, Marina excelled at bringing Königsberg back to life with her intimate knowledge of what had been and what is still extant.
We spent 4 very enjoyable days with her, each loosely themed around amber or nature (Ку́ршская коса́) or Königsberg proper. We learnt an immense amount not only about the history of the region but also about Russian culture and outlook. Marina was very responsive to our special requests whether that was food (we had some great smoked fish) or "Soviet archaeology" and was a great companion as well as a very professional and engaging guide.
We highly recommend her!
Wednesday, 24 May 2017
Lily from Shangha: Our guide Marina
Thank you for sharing your knowledge and company with us as we toured Kaliningrad. It was so wonderful to meet and spend time with you. We would love to see you in Shanghai!
Your fans from Shanghai
Monday, 06 March 2017
Melany Li: We Love our Guide!
We love our Guide! Marina is so pleasant to deal with.
Melany Li from Beijing, China
Friday, 03 March 2017