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Article by Marta Rzeznik on Discover Poland Magazine.

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 Marta led a walking tour for our American students who were studying in Warsaw. Her tours have the right balance between history, culture, and interesting facts. And her English is excellent! We recommend her tours." 
Holly Bouma 
Study Abroad Poland, Inc. 
http://www.studyabroadpoland.com, June 2007

Dear Marta
Thank you so much for your time while we were in Warsaw. You really made our stay in Warsaw a very memorable and enjoyable. We especially appreciated your consideration and time with our children. Warsaw was the highlight of their trip and this is because of you.
So thanks again, we hope to visit Warsaw and other destination in Poland again in the future."
Aaron, Anna, Mackenzie and Cooper from New Zeland, April 2008

 

Hi MartaThanks for great job. You charmed us all with your bubbling personality, not to mention, your competence as a guide. 100 % to you.
Jan Westmaas
Tour Operator Trinidad and Tobago, August 200
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Szanowna Marto, niniejszym, w imieniu w??asnym i Studium Europy Wschodniej Uniwersytetu Warszawskiego, chcia??am serdecznie podzi?kowa? Ci za wspó??prac?, a tak??e interesuj?c? prezentacj? historii ?azienek. Z uwagi na pozytywne do??wiadczenie, mam nadziej? na równie owocn? kontynuacj? wspó??pracy w przysz??o??ci. Pozdrawiam,
Studium Europy Wschodniej Uniwersytet Warszawski, Lipiec 2009

Dear Marta, we want to thank you so much for our time with you. We had such a big and meaningfull experience in Poland and you were an important part in it. We enjoyed your personality, your knowledge and your gentleness and patience for our needs at this visit. Warsaw was for us surprise, we could understand better Poland, Polish people, Polish families and their attitudes to the Jewish history with your help and openness. We  thank you for your advice and for your help to explore our families roots in Czestachowa and Sanok and we were so lucky to be helped by you getting the information about Kudowa. Thank you again.

Lila and Nadav, Israel, August 2009

Dear Marta, thanks  so much. I would like to  thank you again for a  meaningful  and interesting day. It was a great pleasure to meet you. Best wishes and best of luck.
Rena, Israel, October 2009


Dear Marta, we returned  home yesterday full with the good impresions that we gathered during our last visit in Poland. We did all the activities that we planned, and thanks to you we did everything more efficiently, 

Tevi, Israel, October 2009

Dear Marta, our trip to Poland is still very much with us.  It was such an emotional and meaningful experience. And of course,  your guiding,  and involvement and the personal interest you took in our visit was so very helpful. The visit gave me a real sense of our roots (even if mine were in the Ukraine),  and curiosity to continue to explore.
Judy and John, Israel, October 2009


Hi Marta, Thank you so much for the tour you gave us! We all, including kids, enjoyed it very much!
Julia and Tevik, Canada, March 2010


Hi Martha, thanks for the tour, we really loved it and learned a lot. We won't forget it. Of course, I will write a recommendation about you in the Israeli traveling site.
Tebi, Israel, June 2010


Dear Marta, we enjoyed very much our trip to Warsaw, a lot thanks to you. You have a lot of knowledge that you have shared with us. We are grateful to you for this. Thank you for this as for the good communication with you when I planed the trip. Thank you again and warm regards from my father,
Anat, Israel, July 2010

Hi Marta, many thanks again for the exciting tour today, your patience and willingness to explain more and more! Your deep knowledge really impressed me.
Take care!
Danny, Israel, July 2010,

Dear Marta,
I'd like to thank you again for three day we spent. I'm so glad I had the chance to go with you. You contributed to it so much with your wonderful personality. I wish you the very best and hope to meet you again.
David, Israel, August 2010

 Dear Marta, thank you for the lovely and very interesting day with you. We learnt a lot about Warsaw and Polish people and the Jewish comunity in Poland. regards 

Zeev, Israel, Septemeber 2010

We stayed in Warsaw for a few days last year and Marta was our guide. She speaks excellent English and has an extensive local knowledge of the city. I researched the various options on the Internet and I came across Marta’s website via Google. My communications with her were excellent and she replied to all e mail promptly. You can take either the standard tours she offers or ask Marta to modify to suit your special interests or fitness level.We arranged to meet Marta in the lobby of our Hotel – Le Méridien Bristol – and she was there on time ready and waiting for us. She was extremely pleasant, informative, had a great personality and was great company. She organised a wonderful day for us and her help and advice was invaluable during our stay. We were very aware that we got a lot more out of our visit to Warsaw than if we had simply wandered about on our own - her skilfully presented combination of historical facts and entertaining stories about the city and its inhabitants really brought Warsaw to life for us. Her vitality and energy was admirable as she lead us on a long walk through the main wonderful places in Warsaw. However, don’t worry about the walking too much as the local trams and buses were excellent (and good value) and we successfully navigated several of these during our route through the city. She gave us a wonderful experience and I would highly recommend Marta to anyone visiting Warsaw who is not familiar with the area. She was attentive to our questions all day long and had plenty of
suggestions about what to do with our time in Warsaw.
With thanks from: Nick B., Bolton, England, March 2011

Last May I visited Warsaw with the purpose of the trip to tour the Warsaw Ghetto and Jewish sections and visit Majdanek Concentration Camp. I found Marta online and had emailed her to set up the tour. All of the arrangements were made by email. I arrived in Warsaw on Sunday and set the Warsaw tour for Monday and the visit to Majdanek for Tuesday as I was returning to the USA on Wednesday. Marta met me Monday morning at my hotel right on time and conducted a wonderful tour of the Warsaw Ghetto and the Jewish sections of the city. She is very knowledgeable of the history and knows where all of the monuments and areas are. She is also very accommodating if there was something that I wanted to see or did not want to see. The tour was not rushed and took most of the day. On Tuesday Marta drove me to Lublin to visit the camp and though not part of the arrangements even gave me a tour of Lublin after the concentration camp visit. I was very happy with her services, she is knowledgeable, accommodating and did a great job, I highly recommend her.
Stephen, Frontier Airlines, Boston, USA, May 2011

Dear Marta, we liked very much the tour with you, although it was not easy for us.
 I'm happy you could do it, many thanks and all the best,
Miriam, Israel, June 2011

Hi Marta, just a short belated note to say many thanks to you for your excellent tour - it was most enjoyable and you are such a knowledgeable guide!
Graeme, Ireland/Cork - China, June 2011

When we visited Poland recently we had as our tour guide over the time we were there Marta Rzeznik. We were so happy we had chosen Marta because her grasp of the English language and her knowledge of the history of Poland was perfect. From the time we landed at the airport until the time we departed from Poland Marta was there. She had helped us plan a unique historical tour of the former Nazi Death Camps at my request. But she also added a lot more to the tour which made our visit both unique and special. We went to the actual ghetto areas were the Jews were gathered in Krakow (we saw Schindler's factory gate), and also saw the former ghetto area in Lodz, and in Lublin. Marta took us up to what was called the Wolfs Lair in Prussia (North East Poland) from where Hitler commanded his eastern forces. The places we visited are not commonly on the toursit track, but because of Marta's knowledge of Poland (being a native Pole herself), and because of her expertise in the tourist industry, all of these things which otherwise may have been out of our reach became accessible because of Marta. Marta organised everything for us including travel, hotel stays and sightseeing. I fully recommend Marta Rzeznik as your tour guide. You will find her competent, friendly, honest, very fairly priced, and you will want to recommend her to others.
Nigel & Jo W., New Zeland, September 2011

 

At our recent trip to Warsaw we had the privilege to hire Marta for two days. On the first day she took us on a walking tour around the historical Warsaw. This was interesting, fun and a good way to get to know your way around The Old Town. On the second day Marta had ar-ranged tour/competition that taught us about Poland during the communist periode. This tour were brilliant. We had so much fun running around parts of Warsaw solving small quests. –At the same time, we actually learned a lot about communist Poland, Poland today and the dif-ferent temper of the polish people. At the end we actually hired Marta for yet another day to guide us through The Wilanow Palace.
Marta knows her history and posses a lot of humor. The last thing can be quite helpful when you have to guide six men around Warsaw.
Erik K. HJE Ventilation ApS, Denmark, September 2011

 

We are back in the States, with Poland just a wonderful memory, but we can't declare our vacation officially over until I take just a minute to thank you for the terrific tour of Warsaw that you gave us on Tuesday.  Because we were there so briefly, we would never have had the time to figure everything out on our own.  The time that we spent with you was perfect and we learned so much about your amazing city and the country of Poland.  It was just exactly what we had hoped for, and you are a delight - so knowledgeable and fun.  Thank you, thank you for a great day. 

With regards - Sue, Judy, Shari and Colleen, USA, September 2011

 

Pani Marto, serdeczne pozdrowienia z Florydy!
Z wielka radoscia wspominam nasz ostatni pobyt w Polsce i wspaniala Pani opieke nad moja grupa Poland 2010.

Fr. Andy B., St. Luke's Parish, Middleburg, Florida, USA, August 2010 and August 2012

I very much enjoyed the tour and will never forget my day with you. I have had a great meeting with my distributor. The success of this meeting can be attributed to you helping me better understand how some Polish people think. 

Best Regards - Carmen C., MartinGuitar, USA, April 2012

We spent 7 days with Marta, traveling across beautiful Poland.  Marta is a very talented guide, well educated, and well spoken.  Her knowledge of Poland and it's history is endless and she was willing to adjust the tour to meet our desires.  You'll leave Poland with a greater understanding of its history and more importantly it's people.  Her English is excellent and it's a real plus to have a guide with you to speak the Polish when you meet someone who doesn't speak English well.
Brad & Marie, from Colorado, USA, June, 2012

This summer, my husband and I were in Poland as part of a three country tour.  We had arranged to have a private tour guide take us to my father's birth village, Kolno, that he fled during WWII.  Marta was our wonderful guide.  She picked us up at our hotel and drove us about 150 miles to the town. We passed the time in the car listening to all the information that she had researched about the town, the history, and even about the present site. She was very interested in our story, as well. 
She was very sensitive to our feelings and needs.  She never rushed us and in fact, helped us find sites that were very important and meaningful to us. 
We are very thankful to her for making that part of our trip so unforgettable.
S&M Chernoff, July 2012

Dear Marta- Please know that we had a GREAT time!!!!  Your ability to customize the tour to make it important to each of us-from Mom and Dad to the 14 and 2 year old was unbelievable!!!  The kids still talk about “when will we go see the great Warsaw with Marta again?” daily. 
Signed-the happiest family with a great tour of Warsaw!! 

Jamie, Brey, Audrey and Austin, USA, August 2012

Thank you for the nice trip in Warsaw. Sportslig hilsen.
Rogaland Fotballkrets, Norway, September 2012

We would like to again thank you for your very competent guide service when we were in Warsaw in 2012 with our small group.  We enjoyed your company and your knowledge of your city enriched our experience.  We will look forward to using your service again when other of our clients want to visit Warsaw. 

Susan A., Napoli, Italy, September 2012


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Martha Rzeznik guided me and my daughter in Warsaw.
She came to pick us up with her comfortable car. Martha took us to all the important places in the Jewish orbit. The guidance was excellent, with a good knowledge of English and knowledge of the Jewish issue. She is also very nice. I'd recommend her.
Best regards from Israel, Hana B., September 2012

We’re very satisfied with the tour the english-speaking guide Marta Rzeznik arranged for us in September 2012. We learned a lot about Warsaw. The combination with minibus and walking made it possible to see much more of the city. Her knowledge of Warsaw history is great. Marta Rzeznik also made reservations for us at a restaurant called Bistro Restaurant after the private tour of Warsaw. We all enjoyed good food and service there.
We would gladly recommend Marta Rzeznik’s services for other groups.

Group of 11 people from law enforcement in Norway, September 2012

We were a group of ten people who where visiting Warsaw from 5-8 oct 2012. We are from Norway and this was a weekendtrip with my colleagues from work. I googled for a english guide beforehand and Martha was the first i found. I phoned her and we got a connection right away,she was friendly and helpful. She arranged a two days guiding tour for us. My colleagurs age group were ranging from 28-55. She manage to make a nice guide plan according to our preference which she emailed me. I also asked her to make reservation for dinner at nice polish restaurants and the ones she recommended were superb. I sent her many emails before the trip just to make sure that everything was as planned. She answered my mails the same day. She has a great knowledge of history and she speaks english very well. She made the trip interesting. And it was nice to get to know local customs. In her email she gave me tips where to exchange money,which taxi to take from airport and aprox how much it would cost, where to buy ticket for bus, how to get to museum by bus from our hotel and etc. I recommend this guide from all my heart. It was worth every single penny. 

Warm regards from Riska Legesenter Stavanger:-, Norway, October 2012

Marta's tour of Warsaw was highly professional with special touches that helped make our tour magical.  We loved the city, we loved the tour, and we loved spending time with Marta!
-Andrew and Natasha, October 2012

Thank you Marta, the trip I had was very enjoyable.  You were very knowledgeable, pleasant to be with and accommodating.  Thanks for your great service.
Sincerely, Michael A., USA, November 2012

Salve Marta, volevo ringraziarla per essere stata così paziente con noi. Ci siamo trovati benissimo anche con l'autista e la guida di Cracovia. Grazie di tutto.
Giovanna, Giuseppe, Luana, Ugo, Marisa, Giorgio, Monica, Roberto.
Il gruppo di Bologna, Italia, December 2012

Thanks for a nice sightseeing in the city of Warsaw. We enjoyed being picked up at the airport and shown a lot of interesting places - this was a great introduction and made us a bit more familiar with the city as a start of our weekend stay. 

Oxivisuals from Oslo, Norway, December 2012

Norwegian couple, 67 and 50 years old, found Marta Rzeznik’s Warsaw guided tour offers on the internet. She met us at the hotel for a 4 hour walking tour. She was friendly, knowledgeable in many fields and enthusiastically shared her reflections with us upon so many things Polish, contemporary and historical. We saw part of the ghetto, the old town, the new town, the palace (with a fine tour inside) and churches, had recommendations for bookshops, concert venues. I spent hours later on in the fine DVD-section in Traffic Club bookstore, with a good selection of Polish films (many with English subtitles).
We were delighted by Marta’s friendly personality and interesting tour. We could not have had a better starting point for our 8 day stay in Warsaw.

Norwegian couple, Norway, December 2012

Marta, first of all, the tour was everything i expected and more!, you offered an excellent tour of the cities we visited (Cracow, Warsaw, Lublin...) and also of the historical sites and concentration camps (Majdanek, Auschwitz, Treblinka and wolf´s Lair) and i got even more! to get to see the Black Madonna, experience Jewish and Polish food....The tour was incredible and i hope to repeat!, your english is excellent and the accomodations you recommended also great. No problems at all!. I learned a lot in 5 days in Poland and get to visit everthing i wished. Thanks again and hope i can return to Poland!! you are the best!
Chris, Mexico, April 2013

On behalf of my group I want to thank you for making our 8 days in Poland so special.  Your handling of the group, your guiding, your explanations and perhaps most of all your good humor and warm personality enriched our Warsaw and Krakow experiences beyond measure.  You truly were the "heart" of our program and I can assure you the group and I will never forget all that you gave us.  You, and your country, are very, very special.
Thanks so much again.  Best wishes for a good summer and continued successful career.
Warmest regards,
Mike K. with the group, USA, April 2013

It is a pleasant surprise when a private tour guide goes well beyond the expectations of their basic service. Marta Rzeznik is just such a rare find. Anyone looking for an expert tour guide for the Warsaw area should certainly seek her out. She is fluent in English, Italian, and of course, Polish. She works hard to understand the interests of the client, and then to do independent research
so as to fullfill the clients wishes. We recommend her strongly. We strongly believe most people would be more than pleased with her service. We really loved being with her. She anticipated our wishes and went out of her way to personalize the tour for us. I told her that my mother was born in Warsaw and raised in a small town called Magnuszew. I thought it no longer existed. She searched for it and was able to locate it on her computer. She took us there on our way to another
medieval city. The church and the houses along the road were never bombed, and were there at the time that my mother lived in Magnuszew! I may have seen the house that my mother actually lived in. I also told Marta that I read a set of books (3) of Polish historical fiction. (Push Not the River, Against a Crimson Sky, and The Warsaw Conspricy). They were based on a real Polish princess's diary in 1780's during the time of Napoleon. Our guide took us to a house of the lower nobility (typical of those in the book), and we found a portrait on the wall of one of the characters in the book.We asked Marta to direct us to the best in local Polish cuisine, and to accompany us if she could find the time. She did join us frequently. She helped us to understand the foods that we ordered, to explain the local customs, and even to select restaurants that would meet our desires. Her car was very comfortable, and took us to a variety of places in the countryside that we were pleased to discover. She also would be happy to recommend hotels if you wish. Marta personalizes your tour to your specific needs. You will never feel she is bored and just redoing the same tour.
She is extremely knowledgeable about her subject and easy to understand.
Darlene and Cary Rostow, USA, May 2013

Dear Marta, the programe only ended on Sunday that is why I write so late… the evaluation confirmed again that the students really liked your tour and every time we are in your beautiful city, we will try and get you as a guide!! The pleasure was all on our side! Have a nice time and see you next year!

Overseas University Programmes, CIFE, Berlin, Germany, June 2013

Cara Marta, innanzitutto mi scuso che le scrivo solo oggi, ma il tempo passa così in fretta che non ci si accorge! Io volevo semplicemente, a nome di tutti, ma mio in particolare, ringraziarla per come ci ha "guidati" durante il nostro soggiorno di Varsavia! Veramente tutto bello e molto ben gestito: brava! Inoltre per me è stato un revival quasi emozionante e i miei ricordi polacchi si sono ulteriormente arricchiti di questa ultima esperienza, grazie anche a lei! Con la speranza di poter magari tornare, e in tal caso non mancherei di ricontattarla, colgo l'occasione per salutarla caramente

Luciano N., Svizzera, July 2013

Dear Marta, thank you for the added information that you followed up with. Moreover, thank you for a wonderful , informative, sensitive and interesting tour.

Harriet and Shlomo, Israel, July 2013

Hi Marta, it was wonderful tour. We enjoy it very much.Your knowledge, your potion and your attitude inspire us. Best regards from all of us,
Ilan and the group, Israel, July 2013

dear Marta, again we want to tell you that you were wonderfull with us and you have done a such good work..we want to thank you very much. It was a great plaisure to be with your help.

Miray, Israel, September 2013 - a family tour to Gielniow and Opoczno

Dear Marta.
After full 4 days tour with you, we want to express our deep gratitude for the experience we shared under your guidance. We had special specific purpose and interests in our first visit to Poland, and you have been very caring, warm, involved and concerned. It felt like family with you. You created relationship without distance, and with a lot of intimacy and harmony at all times. Your vast knowledge in the history and arts of Poland gave depth to what we saw and experienced, and all your suggestions turned to be so beneficial and inspiring. You did not show only impressive knowledge about every  cultural detail but a lot of sensitivity, good will, humor, patience and flexibility to our pace . You did not count your hours and did not go "by the book", you inquired about things we wished to know and no clue, and succeeded to solve for us some mysteries. Your driving abilities are great and the car is spacious and comfortable, and we felt safe in your hands all the time. Above all - your generosity is really rare and uncommon! You gave us much beyond what we expected from a tour guide. We are happy to have met you, and our recommendation about you is given with heart full of love to you.
With much appreciation and love,
Dr. Thor Gonen, Dr. Itamar Bashan & Gaya Baschan, September 2013 - a family tour to Czestochowa and Krakow
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Ciao Marta, siamo tutti a casa con una grande nostalgia. Grazie grazie grazie per la tua grande disponibilità e soprattutto per la tua grande professionalità. Un caloroso abbraccio da tutti noi
Eduardo con il gruppo, Italia, October 2013

Hi Marta, now we are back in Sweden and I even back at work. I want to thank you for a very pleasant weekend. We are all very satisfied with our visit to Warszawa.
Kindly Regards,
Håkan and Ulla, Sweden, January 2014
 

Our tour with you was one of the highlights of our visit to Central Europe.
Alan W., United States, May 2014

 

It was altogether an excellent trip, and I thank you again, Marta, for the Jewish highlights that were spent with and suggested by you. You are so bright and knowledgeable and went that extra mile in every way to make our trip memorable.  Michael adds that he enjoyed your sense of humor and your excellent driving skills! 

Nanette and Michale S., United States, May 2014

We have warm memories, too, from an excellent guide of Warsaw that helped us to get a glimpse to the sad but also important to remember and never forget history of the Jewish Polish people… 

Mina and Yael E., Israel, June2014

We have talked about you and the time that you spent showing us around whilst we were in Warsaw as well as when we went to Lublin and elsewhere. We greatly appreciated and enjoyed the time that we spent with you and feel that you shared so much with us. You are so full of knowledge and we learnt a lot from you in the short time we were together. You gave us so much insight into Warsaw and the ghetto as well as the whole Jewish holocaust history wherever we went. As well as this you were an absolute delight to spend time with. You showed us things that we knew nothing about and didn’t expect such the beautiful town of Zamosc which was a very pleasant change after the emotional ordeal of Belzec. Many thanks for this. It was lovely. 

Robert S., Australia, December 2014

 


 

 



 

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