Alan TerryUnited States
Niksa was very friendly and open. Unfortunately, he lived through a very difficult time in Croatia's history. He shared his stories with us and we found them to be fascinating. We learned so much about the history of all of Yugoslavia on this tour. We enjoyed our day very much.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Alan and Penny, Thank you so much for your words, and what's even more important for me it sot know that you enjoyed in time we spent together. Thanks a lot! Niksa
Scott HigaUnited States
Niksa was a most gracious and thorough host. We spent the day on tour from Dubrovnik to Mostar, Bosnia. His knowledge of history, the Balkan conflict, and gentle demeanor we're enjoyed by all (6) of us!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Scott, It is so nice to hear that you all enjoyed in your tour with me. Thank you for being so open and curios and I truly hope that the time you spend with me and theplaces that I drove you for a visit will remain in your nice and positive memories. Kind regards, Niksa
Robert FarquharsonUnited Kingdom
Niksa arrived early at the hotel and was very polite and friendly. From the start of the tour it was clear he had a wealth of knowledge to impart. By the end of the tour I felt I had a good understanding of the recent political events. He was the perfect guide. Polite, helpful, eager to please and always ready to increase our knowledge. Choose Niksa as your guide and you will not be dissapointed.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Robert, Thank you for your kind words, I am sincerely and truly happy to hear that your enjoyed in your time with me that much. Also, your openness, directness and readiness to hear more and to understand better made my work (guidance) much easier. Thank you for having me as your guide and thank you for choosing to visit Dubrovnik and Croatia. Kind regards, Niksa
Karla DavoliUnited States
Going to Mostar can be a challenge during the summer months because MANY tourists line up at the border & it can take hours to cross. However, Niksa was on top of all the info. He checked border crossings to suggest a different route & we agreed. As a result, we only spent about 15 minutes crossing into Bosnia. Niksa was very nice, informative & engaged us in great conversation. Being in a car w/someone all day can be nerve wrecking but Nik made it a great experience! Highly recommend Niksa!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Carla, I am very happy to know that I was not boring to you considering that this was a long hour tour but from my position I must admit that I had a great time. I am not sure if there's any other topic left that we didn't talk about on that day and if there is, please let me know so we can discuss that as well :) Wish you and your Family all the best and many more great journeys to have in future. Sincerely, Niksa
Niksa was a fantastic tour guide, friendly informative and had loads of local knowledge. He customised our tour based on our interests and local conditions and was relaxed with timings, even adding an extra stop towards the end of the trip even though we were running late because he thought we would like it. We had a very enjoyable and relaxing day and would definitely recommend booking with Niksa
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mark, Thank you for your kind words and also thank you for having trust in me when I suggested a visits to all of those "out of tour itinerary places", thank you dearly for that. It is always so great for me when my clients have an interest and are curious to hear more of our history, at the end I hope that you have heard something new and interesting and maybe now you have a better understanding for all things that happen here in last few centuries. Thank you, Niksa
Jill Watt TorranceKailua, HAWAII, United States
Niksa is a solid GEM of a guide in Croatia. Not only does he have a very friendly and personable demeanor BUT he knows his country, VERY well. Niksa exemplifies just why one chooses Tours By Locals. Niksa was amazing on ALL four of the trips he arranged for us. Dubrovnik, Bosnia , Montenegro and the peninsular. His driving was always safe, in a very comfortable vehicle. Niksa is SO informative on all aspects of his beloved country. His humour never fails! My family LOVED Croatia but LOVED Niksa even more
Andrew KennedyUnited Kingdom
This tour was like being shown around by an old friend. Excellent guide and we learnt a lot about the parts of Bosnia we visited and about Croatia and how things are after such a divisive war. Modified the route so that we didn't cover anything we planned to do ourselves. A great day out and can only suggest anyone wanting a guide chooses Niksa as he does a great job and really seems to care about his clients.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Andrew! I sincerely thank you for your comment and kind words, I also must admit that I truly did enjoy in those hours that I spent with you, Sincerely, Niksa
Kathy FranceschiniUnited States
What a wealth of information on the history of Bosnia and Croatia. Niksa is a well read history buff on the climate of politics and religion through the decades in both countries. We enjoyed our tour and had a fantastic local lunch. Wear super comfortable shoes with traction as the the ancient cobblestones in the town of Mostar and on the bridge are slick. Very nice comfortable van.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Kathy, Thank you sincerely for your kind words. No matter all of my years in this business and no matter the number of the tours that I did in past I am still very happy hearing a positive comment from my clients where I can see that you were satisfied with what you have seen and experience. It was a pleasure to have you all with me and I did enjoy very much in your questions and I hope that I did offer you an additonal information that you maybe didn't know before. Kind Thanks, Niksa
Martha WarnerUnited States
Travel with Niksa! He's the best, most accommodating guide we've ever had. Very knowledgeable and he has a beautiful, clean, comfortable ride.
Kay Chee CheungAustralia
Niksa is very knowledgeable in history and culture of the region. He is very considerate of the needs of the group members. As foreign visitors, we feel very comfortable that we had the best guided tour for the route.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Kay, Thank you for your kind words and also I have to thank you for accepting me as your travel partner and not only as a hired guide for that day. I truly enjoyed in time that I spent with you and it is always great to have open and curious clients like you are . Wishing you all the best, Niksa
Jerry FriesenUnited States
Wow, this was an excellent day of exploring from Dubrovnic to Mostar.Our guide,Niksa was so informative about past and present. Our party of 5 felt very fortunate to talk about past history and current life with a person who spoke clear English.He drove us to places of unusual and interesting locations where we would not have known about otherwise.He was entertaining, informative and a very safe driver. The group all says a 5/5 day!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Jerry, Thank you for your comment and I would use the opportunity to add, that it needs two to make things good and pleasurable. In your case I didn't have only one partner but five of you. So I must say that you all were a great companions, your overall history knowledge and life experience was a crucial reason why we had such a great conversation throughout the entire day. Thank you for giving me a chance to improve your overall understanding of our far and close history. Sincerely, Niksa
Lawrence ChodoffUnited States
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Raquel LandaetaUnited States
Niksa was fantastic! Super knowledgeable and friendly. He picked us up on time and he was flexible with all our requests. Communication with him was great and very informative throughout the day, very passionate about his job! I would definitely recommend him and will definitely look for him again next time we visit Croatia.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Raquel, Thank you for your kind words and I am very happy to hear that you have enjoyed your tour that much. Sincere and best regards to all of you, Niksa
Benjamin BrownRaleigh, NC, United States
Niksa did an outstanding job converting our 11 hour layover between our Croatian cruise and departure flight into a multi-country odyssey covering historical sites and gastronomical delights. His knowledge of the area brought us through lightly used border crossings and his familiarity of the towns put us in the best restaurants. Because we were covering from Dubrovnik to Mostar to Ston, we had extensive time in his comfortable vehicle engaging in a back and forth about a variety of topics. Great visit.
Sandie TafoyaUnited States
We had such an amazing time with Niksa. He went above and beyond what we expected. My two daughters (15 and 19) LOVED every minute as much as my husband and I did. If you are considering this tour or any tour with Niksa, do not hesitate. Schedule your tour today! It was one of the best days of our 19 trip around Europe!!!
Scott HarrisUnited States
Great day with Niksa which will not be forgotten. Unfortunately our ship was a little delayed but Niksa was able to get us through the checkpoints and pack everything in that we wanted to see. He provided just the right level of information and clearly had a wonderful passion for history and telling the story. We did a lot of driving but made several stops during the trip to break it up and had probably our best snack of our trip that Niksa picked up for us.
Terry McCulloughUnited Kingdom
Niksa was an excellent guide, he was extremely, freindly, knowledgeable and a very careful driver. Niska tailored the tour to our requirements and we had a superb day out, highly recommended.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mr Terry, It is always great to hear that my clients enjoyed in their tour and my services. It was a pleasure to have you and thank you for giving me a chance to tell you more about history of these nations and people. Kind regards, Niksa
Martha Rosas acostaMexico
Niksa is a great driver and guide. A real gentleman. We were staying in Dubrovnik and had this tour. There is not much to see in Mostar, but Niksa give a lot of information about the actual state of this área in Europe, after the war in the 90's
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Martha, It was a great pleasure for me to spent a day with you and to know that you were content with my services, also, I am sorry to hear that you were not that much pleased with what you saw and found in Mostar and because of that I do apologies if it was my fault in any way. If you will ever need any of my interpretations about history and politics, I am very willing to share it with you at any time! Wishing you all the best, Sincerely, Niksa
Jacek B StypulkowskiUnited States
Sharing painful live story is deeply appreciated. Knowledge of the Yugoslavia's transition to peace and break up is acknowledged. Skillful navigation of the traffic on narrow roads is appreciated. Eating fresh oysters on the fishing boat in Ston as well as walking the walls is still on my to-do list.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mr Jacek, Thank you for your kind words. I wish you a many more pleasurable vacations to have and many more exciting sites to visit. Even you said that you are not sure will you be back again, I still hope that you will change your mind, if for nothing else than to enjoy in oyster tasting. Kind regards, Niksa
We arranged a customized tour through Niksa to cover the normal Mostar trip inclusions but also include Medjugorje and then end with a drop off in Split. Everything went smoothly from booking to execution. Neksa was very friendly and helpful, very clean and comfortable vehicle, punctual, good commentary, very good restaurant recommended in Mostar (can't recall name). Highly recommended.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mr Colin, I am very pleased to hear that you enjoyed in the time that we've spent together and also I am very happy to hear that you were satisfied with my tour execution and with offered suggestions. Hope you had a chance to do few nice photos during our tours. My sincere and best wishes to you. Niksa
John WakefieldUnited Kingdom
Niksa was very knowledgeable and spoke perfect English. He drove us for the day in a very comfortable way. We would have no hesitation in recommending her
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear John, thank you for your kind words. It was a pleasure to spend the day with you and your wife. Regards, Niksa
Terry JohnsonUnited States
GREAT tour by the best guide in Croatia. Strongly recommended! Cheers, Terry in Fort Lauderdale, Florida USA.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Terry, Thank you for your kindness and in this case the words are not enough to explain how much I enjoy your company. Thank you for everything! Sincerely, NIksa
Thomas H L.Stavanger, Canada
Phenomenal. Car was very clean, safe. He was perfect with kids+adults. Made great suggestions on where to go, what to see, best routes to make trip flow smoothly. Took us everywhere, did not push on time at all. Very knowledgeable and engaged in honest discussion of regional history. And genuinely just a nice guy. Highly recommended!
Susan BreckUnited States
The tour far surpassed our expectations in quality of communication, range of experience, and number of visits to specific localities, Niksa can converse and inform on any number of topics - historical cultural and political. In the Balkans these are complex subjects, but he made the day fascinating and colorful as well as instructive and illuminating. He was sensitive to our needs and extremely adaptable.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Susan, Sincere Thanks! Niksa
Larry SniderUnited States
The tour by Nik was the highlight of our Adriatic cruise in Oct '14. He promptly met us at the ship and for the next 9 hours proceeded to be the most delightful, knowledgeable, and engaging of guides/travel companions. We had long wanted to go to Mostar & this trip allowed us to do this, while also enjoying some significant locales along the route (which differed to & from Mostar). Additionally, Nik provided a great deal of info on Dubrovnik which enhanced our experience there as well. Wonderful! Thanks!
We added Mali Ston and Ston into our itinerary as we were not in a rush to get back by a certain time. Niksa was an awesome guide who is very engaging, thoughtful and personable. We had many wonderful conversations in the car ride and over coffee. He picked up our interest from the initial exchanges and was telling stories about the the sights and places which intrigues us. I learnt so much about the region's history and heritage without feeling that it was a history class or a record on loop! Great Job!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Terence, Thank you for your kind words, it was a great time for me and I sincerely enjoyed in every moment we spent together. Wish you all the best, Niksa B.
Leslie CountrymanUnited States
Exceptional full day tour of Kravice waterfalls and Mostar with Niksa. We saw and learned so much from our day with him and my kids loved him. He was like grandpa for a day with them. Can't say enough good things about him, our driver, and our day. Seriously an unforgettable experience. Niksa, we hope you get your boat and start your weekend sail adventures!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Leslie and Family, Thank you for your kind words and I wish you all, all the joy, love and understanding and many more great destinations to go. Sincerely, Niksa PS I am not giving up from my boat desire and you are invited to do some Island exploration with my wife and me.
Julie DragichUnited States
Niksa did an outstanding job!! He spoke great English, was extremely knowledgeable and had great suggestions. He went out of his way to give us a special experience. Felt like we spent our day with a good friend who wanted to really enjoy his country to the best of our ability. Highly recommend.
Gerald B.United States
Niksa was an absolutely charming, knowledgeable, and informative guide who catered to our every need. His english was excellent and he was an excellent driver as well. We would highly recommend him and feel that even 5 stars does not do him justice!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mr Gerald, Thank you for your kind words. It was a pleasure to have you here and I wish you and your wife a great life and many more journeys and new and great experiences. Truly yours, Niksa
Jeffrey P.Chicago, IL, United States
Niksa was prompt, professional, accomodating, very informative, and has a great sense of humor. It was fun to engage him in discussions beyond the tour topics. Transport was clean and comfortable. I would recommend him without reservations and hope to return soon to Croatia.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hope to see you again and also to see your father here. Best regards to you all and Thank you for such a nice words. Sincerely, Niksa
Craig ShermanUnited States
Niksa was a pure delight. He tailored the trip to our requests, and was very patient with us and flexible. He took us to places that we never would have found on our own (Ston, Mali Ston and Pocitelj), and during the drives, he provided us in-depth insight to Croatian and Bosnian history. Niksa is experienced and charming. There was never a dull moment. We could not recommend more highly.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mr Craig, Thank you for your comment and I'm so glad that you enjoyed your tour. Reading and understanding that you were satisfied with my services and with my assistance is and forever will be my first objective and great satisfaction. Wish you and your family all the best