Pammy TylerUnited States
Robert was excellent! His passion and knowledge made the day 5* for both myself and clients! He was very responsive and accommodating when planning the trip for my group which made my job much easier. I will definitely book with him again!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Glad you and your posse had such a great day, a pleasure working with well traveled folks who like each other and get the chance to travel with their agent--hey, hey!!
James CrebbinUnited States
Robert did an excellent job of customizing a tour for us. It was informative as well as fun and the fresh fish selected at the fish market made for an outstanding lunch. Robert has extensive knowledge about the city and provided numerous tips for our group as well as providing a great tour. 5 Stars!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Jim, your personal enthusiasm.and willingness to experience the best of what Split has to offer made working with you and your family group such a pleasure!
Svetlana ZinlandUnited States
Tour with Robert and Natasha was a pleasant and unforgettable experience. We came to Split with 2 teenagers who refused to go on the tour when they realized it was 100 degrees outside. It took Robert less then 3 min to convince them to go. Kids never regretted this decision. Robert and Natasha ran the tour in relaxing, funny, but informative way. There were so many jokes and stories that we never felt boring. Robert and Natasha made this tour very personal, especially suited for our family.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was our pleasure meeting you and getting the girls to appreciate just how lucky they were to be here by making sure that they wouldnt take anything for granted once they saw the phenomenal living history all around them. Next time, those buns and ice cream are on us!
Michele MutzkeUnited States
This tour was so worthwhile. We live in California, so had my doubts about wine tasting. Robert convinced me it would be amazing and he did not disappoint. He took us to this incredible beautiful winery and certainly will remain in my memory. He was delightful to be with. He showed us things in split as well that we never would have seen without Robert. He picked us up on time, delivered us back to the ship. We had such a wonderful time at the winery, perfect lunch, and perfect day. Use Robert!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was a special day for sure and I was so glad you guys enjoyed it as I hoped you would!
Michael ManolesUnited States
Robert is such an enthusiastic, energetic tour guide!! My family loved the tour of Trogir, the Peka lunch and study of Diocletians palace in Split. His love for the Croatian culture and history was infectious. Great experience for our family! Mike, Laurel and Erin Manoles
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks! Glad you all had such a good time...and hope the cinnamon buns lasted to breakfast the next day!
Leslie ListwaUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Leslie and Mindy, real pleasure being with you and glad we could share that amazing ice cream and cinnamon bun with you;
Leona YeeUnited States
Robert was both informative and entertaining. He provided a wealth of knowledge about the historic structures and was accompanied by another guide so we all felt included in the discussions. We were treated with an authentic Peka lunch which was delicious! He was very flexible and attentive to our needs. I would recommend his services without hesitation.
Lisa BacichUnited States
Our family of four took the Diocletian's Palace Tour with Robert. He was wonderful and personalized the tour for our family. He really brought the city and its rich history to life - very knowledgeable and funny. We ended with the most delicious ice cream - so good I had two scoops:) Highly recommend.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: What kind words, thanks ! And boy that ice cream was amazing yes
Stephen RosatiUnited States
When in Split this is the tour and guide you must request. Informative professional and so courteous. This was everything we expected and then some. 5 star all the way.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Always such a pleasure to meet folks who really "get" what Split is all about....really made this tour fun for me too...and that chocolate ice cream was fabulous, yes?!
Roger DavisDerwood, MD, United States
Robert was friendly, intelligent and fun , and the local guide who accompanied him was highly informative and pleasant. The 8 of us enjoyed the tour immensely. To us, the small private tour seems far superior to a cruise tour and well worth the money.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Roger, glad you all enjoyed us as much as we enjoyed you!
Andrew B.United States
Robert's tour of Split brought Diocletian's Palace to life, and our visit to the Ivan Mestrovic museum was a highlight of our ten-day cruise itinerary. But the best part of this day was Robert himself: he is a sophisticated, well-traveled, engaging man, and a wonderful companion on our visit to Split.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: What a wonderful day together enjoying such sublime work surrounded by the sea and 1700 years of history and culture everywhere you walk....thank you for allowing me to show you why we choose to live here!
Steven CockrielUnited States
Robert is an ex-pat so his English is excellent. He is extremely knowledgeable and very enthusiastic. We really enjoyed The Cathedral of St. Lawrence in Trogir - some very unique and interesting works of art.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for the kind words Steven, so glad you all enjoyed how very special Trogir.is)
Darlene KernerUnited States
All I really can say is WOW! Robert and his partner were amazing. They know Split like the back of their hands. So many nooks and crannies that would be missed without their knowledge. And then the icing on the cake was the LUNCH. I have never eaten such flavorful and fresh seafood. In my opinion this is a must do tour!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for the kind words....really appreciate your enthusiasm....and so do the fish!
Edward ChinnUnited States
Robert was not only an exceptional guide but a great teacher. I chose the open fish market/lunch and tour of Split. He explained the size, smell and what to look for in selecting the best seafood for lunch. His passsion for Split and Croatia was evident in how generous he was in spending the required time to make this newcomer feel welcome, informed and appreciative of the sites, sounds and tastes of Split. Thank you Robert!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: What a pleasure to be able to have a one on one experience with such an intrepid solo traveler who has seen much of the world already and is still wide eyed about new experiences....thank YOU Scott!
Leah RosenheckUnited States
Other than a little confusion of where exactly we were meeting Robert at the port (we arrived by cruise ship), the tour was great. Robert was so interesting and knowledgeable. We probably packed too much into the tour as we added a winery excursion! In retrospect we could have spent another couple of hours in the Diocletian's palace and old town. But it was all lovely and was one of the highlights of our trip.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Leah! Yup, we sure spent a busy day but the wine was great!
Irving OlenderUnited States
What an exceptional experience we had with Robert and Emil. His enthusiasm for the art and history were contagious and we learned much more than we expected. He knows how to present Split and Trogir to keep our interest up and to see things in a new way. His tour was a tour-de-force.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Wow! Love the tour de force, thanks for being such wonderful, appreciative guests!
Kristen JaegerUnited States
Robert is a fabulous, knowledgeable and enthusiastic guide. High energy, great tour content, paints the picture in vivid color and with passion. We are grateful to have spent time with Robert and would encourage anyone to do the same!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Gee! You can take a tour with me anytime!! So great to have guests who truly appreciate the subleties of travel! Really glad you had such a fabulous time and wasn't that octopus peka divine?!
Kathryn HendryUnited States
Excellent tour and very knowledgeable guides...would definitely book with them again!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Kathryn, glad we were so helpful making your day here so enjoyable!
Shirley ScarbroughUnited States
Great tour of Trogir by Robert before he put us on the ferry to Solta. Loved the very detailed description of how olive oil is processed and the differences between Virgin and Extra Virgin olive oil; being taught how to taste olive oil for fragrance in the mouth experencing the peppery feel in the throat after swallowing; on to the "Honey Man" for a traditional lunch; learning about honey and the importance of preservation of bees and their environment. A great day!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: So glad you enjoyed your day here...getting to experience authentic life from people who live off their land and nature is what real travel is all about. A good guide can help a building or a monument reveal itself, but people like Frane and Goran bring out the best in us!
Kelly JonesJacksonville, OR, United States
Robert A. is a quality individual and tour provider. He is passionate about the history to be seen in Split. We thoroughly enjoyed our time with him and the tour of Split. Our tour began with a visit to the fish market where he helped us pick the fish for our lunch. An entertaining and educational experience of the city of Split (including the palace) followed and concluded with a delightlful lunch of deep fried sardines and monk fish. I would highly reccomend Robert. You will not regret it!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: What a great couole....so nice to have people who really enjoy experiencing what makes Split so fascinating. We could have spent a week together!
Judy C.United States
We enjoyed our day with Robert. He is knowledgeable and more than happy to please.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Great pleasure to spend the day with you and your family!
A fantastic tour. Informative, quirky, very engaging guide - we loved it all. Selecting our fish for lunch was a highlight as was the the food and ambience. Robert was wonderful company and made us feel at home in Split. Great recommendations for food and shopping, it was an absolute pleasure to spend time with Robert and we can highly recommend this tour. Amanda & Colin, Australia
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: What wonderful guests....makes you want to go Down Under! They say Split is a state of mind and Colin and Amanda fit right in with grace and ease....a week here and they'd pass for locals!
Deanne OlsonUnited States
Was a wonderful experience being able to see a few of the islands on our own. A fun say and one of the highlights of our trip
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: So glad you had a great time, sure is nice to have a boat all to yourself and a great skipper who can listen and help make the day even better!
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.
Teresa WhiteUnited States
We were met promptly at the cruise port & immediately engaged in personable conversation. Both Robert and Jerry, the driver & wine educator, are extremely knowledgeable, enthusiastic & comfortable to spend hours with! We were treated as friends! We learned a lot about the wine region, history and what it's like living in Croatia. We fell in love with the wines! The garden was beautiful to walk through too. We felt a world away from the busy cruise schedule. LOVED THE TOUR
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: What wonderful guests! Hope to see you and your friends again!
Bruce EvansUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Bruce....think about dental tourism when you retire!
Darrell WabschallUnited States
Robert gave us helpful suggestions regarding what to see on the various islands.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Glad you had a great day on the sea enjoying beautiful.Croatia!
George BarrUnited States
Very well organized custom tour of the islands . Nice sized boat which accommodated 8 passengers,great captain,and even better shore lunch at a private home.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: So glad you had a great time...wish I could have joined you!
Daniel DeBoerUnited States
Robert and his guide were excellent guides.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Despite the wilting heat, your two families, the ice cream, the shade and that amaaazing lunch made it an awesome day for us too! Next time, we charter a yacht!!
Diane KingUnited States
This was a once in a lifetime awesome experience. Robert was great .... Went out if his way to please us. We have been to many wineries but none as unique as this... The scenery was incredible!!!...Thank you !!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: What a lovely group--so wonderful to have people who really appreciate the experiences here!