Suzanne MurthaUnited States
Well worth every penny. Tom took the whole day to show us everything. It was great. We couldn't have asked for a better guide.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Suzanne, Thank you. It was also helpful that it was a beautiful clear December day which has enhanced the tour experience. Low season is the perfect time to visit Dubrovnik as it's not crowded. It's a bit cooler than in high season, but the climate is fairly mild and is quite enjoyable. Either way, I am happy that my contribution has helped you to understand and fully appreciate this real life movie set and its historic importance. Best regards, Tom
Maggie Pui San SudoMalaysia
Dubrovnik was really beautiful and Tom was a really great guide. The entire experience was really pleasant. Highly recommend for anyone who visit Dubrovnik to book Tom!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Maggie, It has been my pleasure! Visiting Dubrovnik in low season may be a bit challenging due to the shorter working hours of some attractions and limited dining options, but I guess that we made most of it, judging from your great review. Should you decide to come back here again during spring/summer months, feel free to contact me. There are still few other points that you can explore. Give my regards to your lovely family. Tom
Caroline TaylorUnited Kingdom
Tom is hugely knowledgeable - about Dubrovnik, Game of Thrones and European History :-) He's also a very warm and laid-back guy who at all times is looking for you to get the absolute most out of your tour, right down to best photo opportunities and avoiding the crowds where possible. What more could you wish for in a guide :-) Tom was fab in every way and we would very highly recommend him (and we're choosy..) .
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Caroline, Thank you for these kind words. It means a great deal to me to hear that my expertise has enhanced your experience of Dubrovnik. Give my regards to the rest of the group. Tom
Natalya ShifrinaUnited States
Tomislav was personable, knowledgeable and overall fun to be around. He has extensive knowledge of the city, it's history and architecture. He also provided recommendations about food and entertainment. But most important he customized our tour right on the spot. (We wanted more of the history and fun facts) I highly recommend his services
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Natalya. The best trait of all of my touring options is flexibility: I believe that both traveler and guide should work together in forging a great touring experience. This is why I always make sure that the traveler's own preferences and interests are followed before and during the tour. I hope that the rest of your holiday was as enjoyable as the tour in Dubrovnik. Kindest regards, Tom
Keith AlterUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Keith!
Richard CohenUnited Kingdom
Tom was absolutely fantastic as a tour guide - extremely knowledgeable, funny, and interesting! He was able to mix together history and Games of Thrones information to maximize our experience. I would totally recommend Tom for any future tours.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Richard. Give my regards to your lovely wife. Tom
Christine W.United States
An excellent tour by and experienced and well-spoken guide! Tom made good suggestions and was flexible and communicative. Try this tour—you won't be sorry!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Christine! Give my regards to the rest of the group! Tom
Peter CunninghamSnowmass, COLORADO, United States
We had 5 hours in Dubrovnik, so when we were picked up at our ship, we were excited. Our driver Robbie showed up right on time. A wealth of knowledge! He was a real local with experiences of what it's like to grow up and live in Croatia. After an hour of site seeing, he handed us off to Tom near old town.Tom knew where the large tour groups were and avoided them by taking back alleys and local routes. Both men have a passion for this! They gave us a special day; and can give you a great experience too.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Peter, It was our pleasure. Both Robbie and I enjoyed your company and I hope that we will see you again. Best regards, Tom
Karen WellmanUnited States
Tom is an excellent guide. We spent 3 hours touring the fort and old town. We are history and architecture fans, but also Game of Thrones fans. Tom made sure to point out many GOT filming locations as we walked. But most guides can do that. What Tom did BEST was tell the incredible story of the town, the fort, the double walls and political history. His English is fluent, and his clean explanations and answers to our (many, many) questions made the afternoon fascinating.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Karen, The thing I like the most in this job is that it gives me a chance to explain the history of Dubrovnik concentrating on different topics (gastronomy, art, architecture, political or economic situation) depending on traveler's own interests. I often state that touring is a two-ways street and it is always a pleasure to meet an inquisitive traveler who wishes to broaden his/her mind about my hometown. Thank you so much for this great review! Tom
Maureen T.United States
We booked Tom for a private 4 hour combo tour of history & GoT. I am a bigger fan than my husband, & we didn't want it to be hokey. Tom fully understood and gave us the perfect tour. He is extremely knowledgeable on Dubrovnik history and all things GoT, (carrying an extensive book of film scenes where he could point out the actual same cobblestone or tree used in the shot). Tom has a wonderful disposition and we fully enjoyed our tour. We highly recommend Tom, you won't be disappointed!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Maureen, It makes me really happy to see that both you and Keith equally enjoyed the tour. As you rightly noticed, the tour is designed to appeal to both fans and non-fans of the Game of Thrones since it adapts to travelers' personal preferences. Recent and distant history, art, food and wine or traditional crafts can all be nicely incorporated with the GOT-themed tour. Best regards, Tom
Jim WorkmanUnited States
Hey Tom what a great trip... Thanks
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Cheers Jim. Give my regards to Dale and Danny! Tom
Jim WorkmanUnited States
Hope to do this again soon... Thanks, Tom
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Jim, No problem. I hope that the weather will be better next time you get here. There are few other locations in Dubrovnik area that we could concentrate on once you get back here. Best regards, Tom
Richard TaffUnited States
Had a fabulous day.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Richard. I have also had a great time touring with you and I hope that the remainder of your cruising holiday was enjoyable. Best regards, Tom
Wendy ThomasUnited Kingdom
Tom was friendly, knowledgeable and informative & helped us understand more about the city, its history and people and of course Game of Thrones filming locations :) Very enjoyable.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Wendy! Best regards, Tom
Valerie ShaiklyUnited Kingdom
Great tour tailored for our group of 4 with balance of pace and information. Thank you
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: You're welcome Valerie! Give my regards to the rest of the group. Tom
Margaret BrostUnited States
Tom was a very attentive guide who navigated us around as much of the huge crowds as possible. He took us to one spot before the major crowds descended and we got some very beautiful pictures. He helped us get great pictures everywhere. His friend Robert took us on a panoramic drive first thing in the morning so we could see the city from up high. Tom also made sure we got back to the boat on time after our free time.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Margaret, Your ship's stay in Dubrovnik was fairly short and I think that we've made most of it, having in mind limited time frame available. I hope that this preview to the destination has made you yearn for more so if you decide to come back and explore Dubrovnik and its countryside at more leisurely pace - I am at your disposal. Until then, bye bye for now :-) Tom
Farrell GlasserUnited States
Tom is a very knowledgeable and enthusiastic guide. He also has great restaurant recommendations.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Farrell. I consider myself somewhat of a foodie so I'm always happy to suggest the best eateries in Dubrovnik (and region) to the travelers that are food enthusiasts. I am also happy to see that you also enjoyed my touring skills as much as the restaurant suggestions. Best regards, Tom
What an unbelievable tour we had with Tom. He is such an awesome guy and incredibly knowledgeable about both Game of Thrones and Dubrovnik. He made the tour very entertaining and fun and left us talking about how much we learned and really enjoyed our time with him. Don't even think twice about booking with Tom, he's the perfect person to have a tour with and is incredibly personable and funny. Thanks so much Tom! We'll never forget our day together.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I have not much else to say but a big THANK YOU Jeff! It really means a lot to me to see that you appreciated my touring style. All the best, Tom
Dorthy ShoreUnited States
Great tour. Very accommodating for us and our handicap participant. Couldn't have been more pleased.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Dorthy. The Old Town of Dubrovnik is quite a steep place which can be awkward to navigate for people with walking issues. My aim was to assure that all the group members have equal appreciation of the tour and experience the most of what this gem of the city has to offer. I am always happy to hear that I succeeded in this endeavor. Give my regards to the rest of the group. Tom
Janet DonnellyUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Janet.
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.
Rebecca KnechtUnited States
Great guide, very knowledgeable. The tour was in the late afternoon and he made sure we had plenty of opportunities to rest. Thank you for a great tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Rebecca, Thank you for this kind review. I have enjoyed our time together and I hope that we'll hopefully meet again in the future. Best regards, Tom
Edward DeloreyUnited States
We loved the tour of Dubrovnik and Lokrum Island. It was a great mix of real history and fictional Game of Thrones sites. Since Dubrovnik is so popular and there were cruise ships in port, the city was very crowded, but Tomislav knew the best routes to see the sites but avoid the crowds. It was also quite hot, but he did a great job leading us from shady spot to shady spot. And, he knows where all the BEST bathrooms in the city are. We would highly recommend Tom and his tours without hesitation.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Ed, the pleasure was all mine! I am really pleased that you've appreciated my insight in sourcing out the best bathrooms in the Old Town of Dubrovnik. Due to the large number of tourists in high season, finding a suitable and clean place for "potty break" is a challenge, but as you correctly noticed I have plenty of experience in that department too :-) Jokes aside, I am happy to hear that everything worked out in spite of crowds and the heat. Give my regards to the rest of the family! Tom
Marty BellevilleLONG BEACH, CA, United States
Tom was an excellent guide and made our trip to Dubrovnik very special. He has an amazing amount of knowledge on the history of the city, Croatia and the entire region, which made this part of the world so much more fascinating. We did not opt for the GOT tour as only 1 of the four were fans but he added a few tidbits of this epic show to the tour (Yes, I was the only fan!!), which satisfied my need. Overall, Tom was entirely delightful, well spoken and full of interesting facts and stories. AWESOME!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Marty! I find that the word of mouth is the most effective marketing that one can have so please extend my regards to Chuck and Debbie for putting us in touch. I am happy to have lived up to the expectations. I hope that your biking holiday around Croatia was as enjoyable as our time in Dubrovnik and Lokrum island. Best, Tom
David KimelUnited States
Tom was an ideal host! He knew every secret of Dubrovnik and showed us a phenomenal time. He has an encyclopedic knowledge of Croatian history and the production of Game of Thrones. We could not have asked for a friendlier or more informative guide.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear David, The pleasure was all mine. I am glad that you and your sister enjoyed the tour and that you appreciated my contribution to the Dubrovnik history/GOT and my guiding style. I hope that watching the show will remind you of the good times in Dubrovnik. Tom
Casey SkvorcUnited States
Tom and his partner Robbie work creatively to find out what is central to your enjoyment and enrichment of the tour you've chosen, and then make it happen your way, and on your terms. I began by letting them know that I don't do well in direct sunlight for any length of time. My second request was I wanted to find out as much as possible about Jewish Dubrovnik. The Jewish heritage portion of the tour was outstanding. Without making a big deal about it, Tom also found great places out of the sun. A +.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Casey. As I often mention to fellow travelers - it is you who dictates the preferences and creates the skeleton of the tour and I'll fill it in with tissue :-) Should you ever get back to Dubrovnik, be sure to let me know as there are few other points that we couldn't squeeze in our limited schedule. Best regards, Tom
Carl FishkindUnited States
Great tour! Tom is incredible knowledgeable and was flexible throughout the tour to customize it to our preferences and adjust on the fly. Thank you Tom!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: No problem Carl! I am glad that I've been of help. If the road ever takes you back to Dubrovnik, feel free to contact me. Best regards, Tom
Tom was an excelent guide. He knows thoroughly Dubrovnik City, its history, its secrets. Very clear explanations, aware of our doubts and wishes. Besides, he will lead you to best photography spots!! Tank you Tom!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Luis, Thank you so much for this kind review. Any friend of Mauricio is my friend and I was delighted to show you around Dubrovnik. Best regards, Tom
Alfred WrightUnited States
Tom was VERY knowledgeable and gave a great amount of info on Croatia and Debrovnik. He did things at our pace, insured we were not in the crowds, and we totally enjoyed our time with him. His driver then took us up to overlook the old town and it was great. Really good job by both men.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Alfred! I hope that the rest of the cruising holiday was as enjoyable as our tour in Dubrovnik. Best regards, Tom
Carlos OlarteUnited States
Great tour guide, very friendly and took several pictures of the whole family. Went out of his way to send us copies of maps with pictures of shooting locations for the island and split. Highly recommend for anyone interested in the show who also wants more backround on the history of the city.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Cheers Carlos! I am glad to hear that my suggestions were helpful in your journey through the rest of Croatia! Give my regards to the entire family! Tom
Joseph SelvidioUnited States
Our tour with Tom was fantastic! He has impressive knowledge of both Dubrovnik's real history and Game of Thrones filming spots. He helped us navigate the crowds, navigate the city and find the best spots for photos!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Joe! It was a busy hot summer day in Dubrovnik and I'm really happy that you appreciated my expertise in navigating the city and delivering the tour in satisfactory manner. It is always a trying experience to do the tour in August as many factors (heat, crowds, noise and humidity) can easily affect the flow of tour, but judging from this fine review none of this was a problem. Please extend my regards to the rest of the group. Tom
Jane JohnsonUnited States
Tom is the best. We were so fortunate to have a day with him He took us to so many unique spots in his beautiful country. He was so accommodating with our needs. We are not big walkers so he adjusted the day for our benefit and so we could have the optimum experience in Croatia. We had the freshest fish I have ever eaten at an unbelievable spot on the coast. Great wine tastings, beautiful scenery and wonderful history lessons. Bravo Tom! We loved our day with you!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Jane! As I mentioned, the tour is never really set in stone and I'm always happy to adjust it to travelers' requests and preferences. The Old Town of Dubrovnik is a pedestrian zone which is fairly steep so focusing on other points of interest outside the city proved to be the best solution. I am really happy to see that you enjoyed my suggestions and my company and that the tour has enhanced your experience of Croatia. Tom
Jose AlvarezUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Jose!
Debbie LundCALIFORNIA, United States
It's the best when you return to a place that you LOVE and book a tour with a guide that you LOVED. Dubrovnik is one of the most incredible cities in the world and Tom is truly the perfect person the show you the highlights. He remembered us from a few years ago and knew what we hadn't seen the first time around (Lokrum island-go there!) and adjusted easily to the needs of our group which ranged in age from 18 to 79. It felt like we hung out w/a friend rather than being on a "tour" I highly recommend Tom!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Debbie, It was great seeing all of you after 3 years. As I mentioned during the tour, Dubrovnik has many different facets and every visit is truly different, depending on the choice of attractions, time of year and the overall flow how the tour unravels. The third time's the charm, so I'm planning something really special for your next Dubrovnik visit ;-) Thanks again! Tom
Tom is the best person if you would like to get someone for the tour in Dubrovnik ! He will definitely exceed your expectations. Highly recommended !
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Rez! The pleasure was all mine and I hope that the rest of the group appreciated the tour as much as you did. Best regards, Tom
Michele HirschUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Michelle!
Michele HirschUnited States
Tomislav is an exceptional guide. Tom is extremely knowledgeable about A LOT , funny, Fluent in English (and many other languages too!), absolutely LOVES his country, and is hugely considerate! We were 3 women in our 60s. Tom was considerate every step of the way, dropping us off, then parking the car, walking at our pace. We walked the wall, the old town, went to Cavtat, stopped for panoramic pictures and went to the synagogue. I highly recommend Tom! Tom is truly a "Matana" (a gift!)
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Michelle, What is there left to say but a big THANK YOU for this truly wonderful review. For my own "defense" I have to say that I enjoyed spending a fun afternoon with the three lovely ladies and that none of the tasks was difficult in such a great company. Give my regards to other two girls. Tom
Nat DouglasUnited Kingdom
Even though it was a Game of Thrones tour it was great that Tom was very informative regards the city of Dubrovnik and its history. To me it was more a city tour with splashes of Game of Thrones elements. For me I really enjoyed this as not a fan of the show like the wife. He was very knowledgeable and also passionate about the show which was fantastic and very interesting to see real life points which appeared and how the makers incorporated the city.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Nat! Basically, none of my tours is really the same as it all depends on the personal interests of party members. It is a two-way street and I'm always trying to do my best to concentrate on the facets of Dubrovnik (and the GOT) that the traveler's are most interested in. Give my regards to your wife and I hope to see both of you again in Dubrovnik! Tom
Tom was a great guide for us in touring the old city in Dubrovnik. He combined the incredible history of the city with some Game of Thrones facts. It was fascinating throughout and Tom customized the walk/tour based on our interests. Thanks again, Tom.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: You're welcome Phil! I am also happy that you appreciated my input on the GOT filming and the Dubrovnik history during our short time together. Kind regards, Tom
Jan AvinerUnited States
Tomislav has a vast amount of knowledge - everything from Game Of Thrones to ancient, medieval and the modern history of Dubrovnik. Throw in culture, restaurant recommendations and getting away from the crowds meant we had a great tour and would highly recommended him.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Jan! It is always rewarding to hear that my suggestions and services are appreciated. I hope to see you again in near future to show you other interesting points in Dubrovnik region. Best regards, Tom
Kathie KovantUnited States
Tom was an amazing source of knowledge and was a pleasure to spend a few hours with. He really gave us tremendous insight into Dubrovnik and can't recommend him enough !!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Kathie, Thank you so much for this kind review. I am really happy to have I assisted in arranging a memorable holiday in my hometown. In case you'd like to visit Dubrovnik again, you know where to find me ;-) Kind regards, Tom
Katherine MooreUnited Kingdom
Our afternoon with Tom was wonderful! He made us feel very welcome and was extremely easy to talk to. He was knowledgable both about the Game of Thrones shooting locations and Dubrovnik's history, it was a perfect blend for us. It was one of the highlights of our trip, couldn't recommend ToursByLocals and Tom more!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Kathie, The pleasure was all mine. I am glad to see that I lived up to expectations and that my tour has enhanced your overall experience of Croatia. Give my regards to your fellow travelers! Tom
Catherine TaylorUnited States
Tomislav is a true professional, he knows the history of Dubrovnik, and he provides tons of information about the city throughout the tour; it is easy to tell that he is an informed Dubrovnik-native. He also has extensive knowledge of The Game of Thrones show, which is pertinent to the city of Dubrovnik for many. Our family had a great time!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Catherine, I am so happy that the entire family enjoyed my contribution to your Dubrovnik/King's Landing experience. I hope that your voyages around my country will continue in the same manner and that we'll have a chance to meet again in the near future. All the best, Tom
Julia ViskantaUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Julia! Give my regards to the rest of the family! Tom
Cynthia ChaseUnited States
We had such a fun tour with Tom! We chose the Game of Thrones tour, which was the perfect way to learn about the city and the show. This was our first visit to Dubrovnik and he helped us to really understand the city, history and was full of information. Highly recommend!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Cynthia, Thank you so much for this kind review. I am glad to hear that everything was satisfactory, especially because we only had one die hard GOT-fan in your group of four. Nevertheless, my tours are always adapted to the preferences of travelers and there are plenty of other interesting points that we can include during the tour aside from the GOT filming locations. Give my regards to the kids! Tom
William MoseleyUnited States
Tom was very friendly, knowledgeable and timely. My kids , husband and I fully enjoyed our tour with him. So glad we booked private tour as this allowed us to go at our own pace and avoid the crowds. Tom really brought Game of thrones series to life and since we are big fans this was wonderful. I would definitely recommend Tomislav!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks William! I have also enjoyed discussing the show and the alternative endings with you and I'm glad that you appreciated my touring style (just as you, I am not a big fan of crowds). I hope that the rest of your holiday will be as enjoyable as our tour in Dubrovnik. Tom
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Lisa!
Diane RatcliffeUnited Kingdom
Tom was a mine of interesting information about Dubrovnik and it's History. He managed to avoid the crowds whilst showing us some amazing places within the old town. He was very engaging and humorous. Would recommend 100 %
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Diane! You were a great crowd to tour with and I hope that we'll have a chance to see each other again. Best regards, Tom
Robert R.United States
Tom adjusted the tour to focus on the surroundings (Trsteno) and beautiful vistas. He is knowledgeable and knows his way around the high traffic areas. Recommended but the Trsteno Gardens are more for GOT fans than arboretum lovers.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Robert, Thank you for your kind review. I hope that the rest of the voyage through Europe will be as enjoyable and crowd free as much as our tour in Dubrovnik and its surroundings. Tom
We had a great tour with Tomislav! He went above and beyond the call of duty! Before the tour, he was forecoming with advice on where to eat and what to do during the rest of our stay. My bride and I were celebrating our honeymoon so I asked Tomi for suggestions for a romantic surprise. He came up with the great idea of meeting us at the top of Fort Royal on Lokrum Island with... wait for it... champagne and strawberries! He was warm and friendly too.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Garvan, Believe me, it was my pleasure! I enjoyed touring with you and I only regret that we didn't have some more time to show you some other points in the near vicinity of Dubrovnik that are equally astonishing. I guess that we'll have to wait until your next visit :-) In the meantime, I wish you all the fortune in the married life. Give my regards to your lovely wife. Tom
Tom was an excellent guide. Added in some local history (his expert subject) into our GOT tour
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Natalie, Give my regards to the rest of the family. Tom
Josh BernsteinUnited States
We just had a tour of the old town of Dubrovnik with Tom and can not say enough great things about it. We were a family of 5 with 2 teens and an 11 year old. Our tour was like walking with a virtual history textbook. Tom knew every historical fact and story and was able to make the city come alive with history. We heard about not only ancient history, but also the history of modern times. I would HIGHLY recommend a tour with Tom. You will not be disappointed.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Josh. You are very kind. I am happy that the teens and the 11-year-old enjoyed the history lesson as much as the adults did. Give my regards to your lovely family. Tom
Heidi CaseUnited States
Tom was fantastic! - he was incredibly knowledgeable and entertaining. We could not have asked for a better GOT tour!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Heidi, Thank you so much for this review. I am glad that the tour worked our for the whole family especially because there was one member that missed the last three seasons (so I did my best to avoid the spoilers). I hope that you will enjoy exploring Croatia and that my advice will come in handy. Give my regards to the whole family. Tom
Kathi EricksonUnited States
Tom shared his thorough knowledge of both the Game of Thrones and the history of Dubrovnik and Croatia. He welcomed questions, provided straightforward answers, and was very hospitable.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Kathi! I am really happy that the entire group enjoyed the GOT meets history element and the interactive style of the tour. You were a great crowd to tour with and I hope that watching the older episodes will remind you of the good times in Dubrovnik. Best regards, Tom
Leslie K.United States
Our Game of Thrones tour with Tomislav was amazing! Full of fun facts and photos about the GOT filming sights, while seeing the actual locations both within and outside of the Old Town of Dubrovnik. It was wonderful to move at a faster pace because the tour group was just our private party of three. Most importantly, Tomislav's easy demeanor, sense of humor and vast knowledge of the history of the area made this tour one of the highlights of our trip to Croatia. Well worth the price.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Leslie, What is there else to say, but a big THANK YOU! I am so pleased with this review and am really happy to see that you appreciated my guiding style. I hope that your visit to other Croatian towns will be as enjoyable as our tour in Dubrovnik. Tom
Carol HolmesUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Carol!
Louise CummingsUnited Kingdom
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Louise!
Eva IncaudoSacramento, CALIFORNIA, United States
Tom was everything a good guide should be - For our 3 generation family of 10 he was perfect. Fun, knowledegable, engaged with all age groups and extemely flexible! Weather conditions created a change of plans but in the end we were able to enjoy everything we had wanted to see and do and more!! Definitely hire Tom if you can get him!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Eva, Thank you. I am happy that all family members enjoyed our time together. Give my regards to everyone! Tom
Robert M.United States
Excellent tour! Tom is very knowledgeable about the history of Dubrovnik!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Robert. I hope that some of the information I shared helped you to understand the complex history of Dubrovnik and the region. It was a lot of information for a 4-hour tour, but I'm glad that you enjoyed it and appreciated it. Best regards, Tom
This was an excellent tour of the Old Town of Dubrovnik. It was great to learn about the history of the area, and Tomislav also showed us some of the film scene sites of Game of Thrones as a bonus! The tour was perfect for our short visit to Dubrovnik from our cruise ship.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Elizabeth, Thank you so much for this kind review! Although our time together in Dubrovnik was short, I am glad to see that we made most of it. There are also plenty of other interesting sites in the vicinity of Dubrovnik so please make sure to contact me in case you end up visiting my hometown again and I'll arrange a perfect tour for you. Best regards, Tom
Tomislav is extremely knowledgeable and articulate. He did a great job of showing us Game of Thrones highlights, and also told us about local history. He answered our many questions, and was friendly and helpful. A wonderful experience with an exemplary guide!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks John! I also had a great time touring with you and I hope that we will meet again in the near future. Tom
Rachelle HallUnited States
We had a great time with Tom! He showed us some great spots around the city and clearly knows not only his Game of Thrones info very well, but also Dubrovnik history, fun and interesting facts, and local info. He checked the cruise schedule ahead of time and planned for us to visit main sights accordingly. We got some great photos and quiet time before the crowds took over! Thank you Tom!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Rachelle, Thanks! I always make sure that the tours can run as smoothly as possible and the avoidance of crowds has extremely necessary effect on the overall tour performance. I am glad that you appreciated my suggestions regarding an earlier starting time. It payed off in the end! Regards, Tom
Louise CummingsUnited Kingdom
Tom was fabulous. His knowledge of the local area, food and drink is outstanding. There is nobody better suited to help you get to know Dubrovnik.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Louise, This is really flattering. Thank you! I am glad that my suggestions enhanced your appreciation of Dubrovnik and all of it has to offer. Best regards, Tom
Joyce ChapaUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Joyce! Tom
Valerie RutledgeUnited States
Tom was personable, funny and extremely knowledgeable about history of Croatia and the GOT. I highly recommend choosing Tom as your guide.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Val. I hope that the rest of the voyage was as exciting and as interesting as our tour in Dubrovnik. Tom
Dana Levin-RobinsonUnited States
We had a fantastic tour with Tomislav! He was really engaging and clearly knew the show well. He was really helpful in taking photos of our family as well. Highly recommended!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Dana, Give my regards to your lovely family. Tom
David AlexanderUnited States
Both Tom and his driver Robert were phenomenal. Their knowledge of the city, it's history and it's culture were superb. Their English was excellent and they both had warm and considerate personalities. They were among the best tour guides I've ever used.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear David, Robert and I are really grateful for this kind review. I hope that your cruising voyage will continue on the same note with the other ToursByLocals guides. Best of luck and happy trails! Tom
Joel HaydenUnited States
Tom was great. He showed us all around where GOT was shot. He had a great large photo album that showed pictures from series so you could see the shot and what it really looked like. He also gave us a great history lesson about Dubrovnik. He has wonderful knowledge of Dubrovnik history, and GOT. If you like GOT, this is the tour for you, and as a bonus, Tom will give a great and very interesting history lesson about Dubrovnik as well. Two great tours in one. Thanks Tom!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Joel, Thank you so much for this great review! I hope that my instructions for places along the way to Split were useful and that you enjoyed your Croatian holiday. Best regards, Tom
Andy CollingwoodUnited Kingdom
Tom's a fantastic guide. He's very knowledgeable on both Game of Thrones and the history of Dubrovnik & Croatia. Our tour was at the same time as the Dubrovnik half marathon and Tom timed our visits to the various sites to ensure we weren't affected by the closed roads in any way. We wouldn't have even known the half marathon was taking place! Would definitely recommend.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Andy. I am glad to see that you appreciated my preparations for the tour. To be honest, I am also happy that everything worked out smoothly and that half marathon didn't affect the overall touring experience. I hope that watching the Season 8 will remind you of the good times in King's Landing ;-) Tom
(Mary ) Christine CookUnited States
We enjoyed our Dubrovnik tour with Tomislav. He is extremely knowledgeable about Dubrovnik and its' history and was happy to share his knowledge with us. He was able to answer any questions we had and went beyond the 3 hour time of the tour. He was on time and very helpful.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Christine! You were a fun group to tour with and I also enjoyed our time together. Give my regards to the rest of the family! Tom
Tom was great. The tour was informative and fun we give him 5 stars.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Alex, Thank you so much. I also enjoyed touring with you and your lovely wife. I hope that the remainder of your holiday in Dubrovnik will be as fun as our tour from this Sunday. Best regards, Tom
Tomislav è stato perfetto, ottima conoscenza della lingua italiana, simpatico e molto.preparato. Abbiamo passato con lui una mattinata davvero piacevole, lo consiglio in particolare ai miei connazionali italiani.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Caro Alessandro, Grazie mille! Sono molto contento che ti ha piacuto il tour di oggi. Spero che ci vediamo un altra volta in futuro. Cordiali saluti Tom
Deb IsraelUnited States
Tom--it was a great tour! My daughter and I really learned a lot about the fascinating history of Dubrovnik and the Old City. You answered all of our questions and provided insight that we would not have learned by just reading the history. We appreciated you individualizing the stops based on our interests. Thanks!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Deb, Thank you so much for this kind review! As you correctly noticed, my tours are always based on the travelers' own preferences so each of the tours is unique and different. It was a pleasure spending time with you and your daughter and showing you my hometown. Thanks again! Tom
Elizabeth BurkhartUnited States
Our game of thrones tour of Dubrovnik with Tomislav was fantastic! He took us to so many filming sites and was very knowledgeable about both the show and the city of Dubrovnik. We would definitely recommend!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Liz, Thank you! My tours are always arranged to be a cocktail of facts and fiction so both camps can learn something - the GOT fans can get interested in Dubrovnik's fascinating history, while the history buffs can also get hooked on the Game of Thrones. Best regards, Tom
Charles ParkeUnited States
Tom is a great tour guide. He is a wealth of knowledge and has a nice friendly way of presenting information. He was great for my group of 6 people ages 70 to 76.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Charles, I always make sure that the tour pace as well as the content is adapted to all the group members and I'm really glad to see that you appreciated the tour. I hope that the rest of the cruise was as enjoyable as our tour in Dubrovnik Tom
Judy K.United States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Judy! Tom
Karen Burgess-KohnUnited States
I don't know how we could have negotiated the Old Town without Tom's knowledge as he led us through some short cuts thus avoiding the crowds. We were only in town for the day our ship was docked so there wasn't much time to see a lot. He arranged for Robert pick us up and take us for a drive out of the city and then return us to a meeting place outside the Old Town. Both men really made the day so enjoyable for us.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Karen, Thank you so much for this kind review. What can I add except that the genuine local tour guide really makes a difference. I hope that the rest of the cruising holiday worked out fine and as smoothly as our tour in Dubrovnik. Best regards, Tom
Clay ClinesmithNew Orleans, LOUISIANA, United States
We asked Tom to give us a mix of GOT and history tour and he delivered to our group of 7 adults. He had many visual aids for explaining GOT scenes including special effects. Our GOT fans were delighted and he answered all their questions. The rest of us also found it very interesting and certainly enjoyed the historical facts of Dubrovnik. Lots of steps and lots of walking to get to the most beautiful overlooks. Awesome!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Clay, You're right, Dubrovnik requires a lot of walking and climbing, but the magnificent vistas make up for the effort. And the the proper commentary from the right guide also contributes to the experience ;-) Give my regards to the rest of the family. Tom
Tomislav takes you on journey to discover Dubrovnik, Kings Landing and beyond. For GoT fans this is a must tour and you will see the TV show filming locations from many perspectives. But it is not just that! With Tomislav you get to live the show, be in the moment and also learn about the history, culture and lifestyles that make Dubrovnik the Jewel of the Adriatic. Tom even offered us some tips for our continuing travels and he was spot on with those too. Take this tour or you will seriously miss out!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Ian, I have no words, but big THANK YOU! I am so happy to see that I assisted in making a memorable holiday for you and Tanya. Best regards, Tom
Joanna San JuanUnited States
Tom is knowledgeable, helpful and professional. He arrived on time and ended the tour on time, and covered the most interesting spots in Dubrovnik. We were his third group for the day but he was still full of energy. He entertained all our questions and even made recommendations on what to do/where to shop after our tour. He even took us to a souvenir shop and let us take pictures on the Iron Throne for free! Highly recommended!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Joanna, A genuine local tour guide has his ways of persuasion :-) Anyway, I am happy to see that you appreciated my skills and that Dubrovnik made more impression on you aside from the Game of Thrones element. The S8 is just around the corner so I hope that watching the show will remind you of the good times from Dubrovnik. Valar Morghulis;-) Tom
Paula TrickettUnited States
This was a fabulous tour! Tomas was a superb host and gave us a thoroughly wonderful tour. He was able to keep us ahead of the large tour groups so that we pretty much had each location to ourselves. He knew many behind the scenes facts about GOT and even had pictures of scenes from the show to compare to the scenes we were looking at. I don't know how this tour could have possibly been any better than it was. I highly recommend Tomis and his GOT tour of Dubrovnik!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Paula, Thank you so much for this kind review! The number of the Game of Thrones themed tours of Dubrovnik has exponentially increased in last few years so I'm really happy to see that you appreciate the difference. I hope that watching the upcoming season 8 will remind you of the good times in King's Landing, ahem Dubrovnik ;-) Best regards or better yet Valar Morghulis ;-) Tom
Diane KaplanUnited States
Tom is knowledgeable, personable, flexibility. Perfect guide!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Diane! I would just like to add that you made a perfect company for a "perfect" guide :-) Best regards, Tom
Elida KauffmanUnited States
Tom is an ideal guide. He is incredibly knowledgable about the history and culture of Dubrovnik. We loved the tour and would wholeheartedly recommend it to visitors of the city.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Elida and Daniel, I am happy that you enjoyed Dubrovnik and my little contribution to the overall understanding of its history was appreciated. I hope that you also enjoyed the remainder of your Croatian holiday. Best regards, Tom
Tomislav is a knowledgeable and talented guide. In addition to his extensive knowledge of Croatia, Tom is extremely personable, adaptable and generous. He tailored the tour to our specific interests (we were a group of six well-traveled individuals), and we had an absolutely amazing time in Dubrovnik. We highly recommend Tomislav.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Agnes, Thank you. It was my pleasure to arrange a day trip for you and your friends and I hope that we'll have the time to meet up again in your future travels. Happy trails! Tom
Wayne WolfeUnited States
Tom was great! He met us a the cruise ship terminal, escorted us all around the city in an air-conditioned van taking us to locations and view we would never have found on our own. Once in the old town he escorted us around keeping us on less traversed streets, staying away from large tour groups. He has great knowledge of GOT, and was a great host for the afternoon.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Wayne, Thank you! You were a great group to tour with and I had loads of fun sharing the history of Dubrovnik as well as the inside tips on the Game of Thrones filming. Keep an eye for several familiar points in the upcoming GOT Season 8 Best regards, or better yet Valar Morghulis ;-) Tom
Maurice S.United States
Tom was excellent. Very flexible. He has a wealth of information and clearly loves his city. Highly recommended
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Maurice, I am happy that you enjoyed my laid back style of touring. Give my regards to your friends. Tom
Donald FisherPreble, NEW YORK, United States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Donald! Tom
Stephen P.Washington, DC, United States
Tom provided an outstanding and professional tour for us in Cavtat and Dubrovnik. He is knowledgeable, lots of fun, and he brings great current and historical perspectives that add context to his presentation. Tom put together a great itinerary that allowed us the avoid the crushing crowds, while still seeing all the important sites - this was so valuable. You won't go wrong choosing Tom. I highly recommend him!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Steve, It was my pleasure arranging a tour for you and I'm happy to see that you appreciated my contribution to the overall feel of Dubrovnik and its magnificent surroundings. I hope that we'll meet again in the near future. Best regards, Tom
John BoeyHong Kong
Punctual. Excellent English. Knowledgeable about city, history and culture. Sensitive to requests. Sensible routes tailored to specific requests and needs. We did cable car, wall and fortress on our own. Did not feel rushed. Eager to share information but only as much as you wanted or were interested in. Excellent 3 hours.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks! Your review summarizes my touring style quite accurately. I am happy that the entire experience of Dubrovnik was satisfactory and that my tour was a nice contribution. Kind regards, Tom
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Sandreine!
Terri MarcusUnited States
Tomislav gave us a great historical tour of Old town Dubrovnik, while Robert gave us a great driving tour. Both were very knowledgeable about the history of Dubrovnik which is exactly what we were interested in. Dubrovnik is a beautiful city, Croatia did not disappoint in it's beauty. Seeing the architecture and understanding the history of Old Town was an honor. We would not have changed anything about our tour. We used Tours by Locals for several tours during a month throughout Europe.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Terri, Thank you. I am really glad that such well traveled individuals appreciated my (and my driver Robert's contribution) to the overall enjoyment of Dubrovnik, its past and present. I hope that we'll have the chance to meet up again in the future so that I can acquaint you with few other interesting locations in the Dubrovnik's vicinity. Happy trails, until we meet again! Tom