Keith AlterUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Keith!
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
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
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
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
Carol HolmesUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Carol!
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
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
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
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
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
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
Joseph MeyerUnited States
Tomislav was an outstanding guide. He has a great deal of knowledge of the history of Dubrovnik and did an excellent job of making efficient use of our time avoiding the main tourist crowds whenever possible. He also knows a lot about the Game of Thrones and even though my wife and I have never watched it we are now planning on watching it. We look forward to seeing all the places in the series that we visited both here and in Split. Tomislav was an excellent guide and was flexible for the entire family.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Joseph, In my opinion there are two types of people: those that already love the Game of Thrones and those that will fall in love with it :-) Joking aside, I am really happy that your family enjoyed the tour and that the GOT element also enhanced your experience of Dubrovnik. Best regards, Tom
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Kay! Tom
Mark FlemingUnited States
Tom arranged for Robert to pick us up at the port and provide a panoramic tour before the Game of Thrones tour in the old town area of Dubrovnik. Both Tom and Robert were focused on what we were looking for and offered to take pictures for us at several locations. Fans of Game of Thrones can not miss touring with Tom and Robert. Highly recommend both!!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Mark, Thank you. My driver Robert and I are really happy that you enjoyed our contribution to your overall Dubrovnik experience. We look forward to welcoming you to Dubrovnik once again. Tom
Jan FeidelmanLongboat Key, FL, United States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Jan! Tom
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What a great tour! Tom and Robert were excellent guides to this amazing city. The views provided, as well as the passion they feel for this great city made the tour extra special. Although we didn't book the Game of Thrones tour, when Tom heard we all watched the show, he modified the tour on the fly to combine the history of Dubrovnik with the locations for famous Game of Throne scenes. Truly epic!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Jean-Marc, The flexibility of the tours in my offer is actually what most of my clients prefer. It is always possible to adapt the tour to one's own preferences when opportunities present themselves on the go. I am glad that you mentioned my driver Robert's contribution as the tour wouldn't have been the same without his driving skills and a witty commentary. I like to believe that we make a great team. Best regards, Tom
Bruce EvansUnited States
Tom was excellent .... gave great insight to our tour and very patient with our 5 yr old ..thanks Tom
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Bruce, No problem. It was my pleasure as I only recently became a father. It was a nice intro on what I'm about to experience in 4 years time. Give my regards to the little one :-) Tom
Kay BogrenUnited States
Tom was an excellent and informative guide. He tailored our tour to review Croatian history, Interesting Game of Thrones anecdotes and sites, AND a lovely wine tasting. He also was extremely helpful with making accommodations for my current state of low mobility due to a broken ankle. Tom was friendly and engaging. He also brought us for a demo of the handmade beads that date back 400 years when we asked about it. We rate Tom and his tour 5 stars!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Kay, Thank you so much for this wonderful review. The tours in my offer are always adjusted to client's needs and preferences. And from the sound of this review, it seems that my suggestions worked out just fine. The best remedy for a broken ankle is a glass of good wine, but the additional two or three won't hurt either ;-) Kind regards, Tom
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Sandra!
Ronald T.United States
Tomislav gave an excellent tour full of hisorical detail. He also led us to excellent dining and showed good flexibility. I highly recommend him.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Ron, Thank you so much for this kind review. I am really happy to see that I managed to arrange a memorable holiday for you and your group and I hope that I'll have a chance to see you again in the near future. Best regards, Tom
Craig FarquharUnited States
Dubrovnik, Croatia was more than I had imagined. The city is truly beautiful and all on the hides gems shown us by Tom our experienced guide made it even better. Tom and his assistant Robert where great guides / driver and they knew all the history as well. We had chosen to to a history / Game of Thrones Tour and Tom had all the inside information as well as photos from the series to compare. I would recommend him highly. If I ever come back I would use his service again.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Craig, Thank you so much for this great review. I only hope that the remainder of your cruising holiday continued in the same manner: sunny weather, great guides and a lot of photo opportunities! Best regards, Tom
Steven PassinUnited States
Both the driver and guide were very knowledgeable aboutvthe history of Croatia and the nuances of history. We enjoyed it thoroughly.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Steve, I hope to see you again and welcoming you to the Old Town of Dubrovnik. Best regards, Tom
Daniel AruteUnited States
Our day with Tom & Robert was absolutely amazing! My wife & I were enthralled the entire tour. From ancient history to modern-siege of Dubrovnik to GoT all in one place! Even my 9yr old had a hard time pretending she was bored! So much history and culture. Spending the day with Tom & Robert was so comfortable & fun. It was like spending time with old friends showing us around their amazing home town. It is rare to have such outstanding guides. We now want to go back next year and visit with Tom again!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Daniel! I am glad that the tour worked out for your daughter as much as for you and your wife. I also had a great time touring with the two of you and Dani and I hope to welcome you again in Dubrovnik Best regards, Tom
Benjamin GriffithMississippi, 38655, United States
Tom with his driver Mike took us high above Dubrovnik to the Mountain of St. Serge with a breathtaking view of old town and the Dalmatian coastal islands. We visited the Arboretum along the coast north of the city and enjoyed several sites that were in Games of Thrones scenes. Tom got us started on the fantastic walk around the wall surrounding the city, even picked up lunch for us. He was a superb guide for our second day in Dubrovnik, capped off with a concert and dinner at the highly recommended Kopun.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Ben&Kathy, Thank you so much for this great review. As you booked the two tours with similar itinerary I figured out that we can arrange something different and since you were great Game of Thrones fans I thought that a combination of filming points outside Dubrovnik would work best. I am glad to see that the tour really hit the spot. I hope that you'll enjoy the rest of your Croatian holiday as much as our tours in Dubrovnik and its surroundings. Tom
Mark G HannaUnited States
Tom was the kind of guide you'd wish every teacher you ever had had been like. His knowledge is amazing but to it, he added humor and personality that made ending the tour the only part you won't like. I've used many guides through Tours By Locals in many cities, all impressive, but Tom has been one of the best.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Mark. I hope that our introductory tour has also given you some ideas on what to do in the next couple of days while in Dubrovnik. Should you have any questions, feel free to contact me. Best regards, Tom
David BerryUnited States
Absolutely fantastic guide with a great command of the English language and so knowledgeable of the Croatian history. One of the best guides we have ever had.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you David. It really means a lot to me to hear that you found me 'one of the best guides you ever had'. I gave my best during our tour and I am happy that the effort was appreciated. I am looking forward to seeing you again in Dubrovnik Tom
William LeakeUnited States
Tom met us on time and guided us - at the pace we requested - to the locations we wanted after fully explaining our options. A major rain storm caused us to cut the tour short - this was our choice. Tom very carefully walked us back to the tender boat area. We found him to be very open and informative about Dubrovnik.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear William, Thank you for your kind review. I regret if the weather has affected the quality of your tour, but as you stated, I did my best to deliver you safely to your tender boat area. I hope that the weather worked out fine for the rest of your cruising holiday. Tom