Richard MelnikerUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Richard, Thank you for the rating you gave me. It was a pleasure to meet you and to be your guide. I do hope we'll meet again. Take care.
Candyce JackUnited States
Vjeran was amazing. He is beyond knowledgeable about all things Croatia along with giving additional information about the surrounding countries and lots of interesting stories. He was early and waiting for us at our meeting location. He never rushed us and answered all of our questions. He figured out our interests and expended in those areas. He kept the interest of our kids as well. English is excellent. Highly recommend.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you!! It was pure fun and joy for me. You are one spectacular family. You motivated me or, better to say, inspired me to try to do my best. I don't know if I did my best but your comment (and thank you so much for saying/writing so many nice things; it means a lot) made me feel great. Thank you, again, for being amazing and for writing this. I hope we'll meet again. Take care.
William M.Dallas, TX, United States
VJ promised an amazing tour for my group of 11, and he exceeded our expectations. He planned out an amazing day to visit the waterfalls at Krka National Park and to tour the historic part of Split. No exaggeration...my eight-year old son declared this was the best tour of our two-week cruise through the Mediterranean. If you are visiting Split and want to work with a guide who will listen and make sure your needs come first, work with VJ. I hope we get to return soon so we can see even more!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear William, Thank you so much for your words and for such a great time I had with you! To be honest, I was wondering if I did everything the best possible way and if you enjoyed as much as you expected. So, your words and your son's comment mean so much to me. Your group was amazing! I do hope we'll meet again and tour together. Till that happens, take care!
Karen ToomeyUnited States
Very warm, informative, entertaining. Went above and beyond to help us enjoy ourselves. The tour was a good mix of visiting Game of Thrones scene sites and information on the history and current culture of Croatia. Definitely recommend him!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Karen, Thank you very much for your kind words. It's easy to be a guide when you have the privilege to tour with people like you. I hope our paths will cross again. Till then, take care.
Alison HorowitzUnited States
"VJ" was absolutely incredible! A trip to Split would not be complete without a tour from VJ. He was extremely knowledgeable and so personable - it was as if we were traveling around with our friend of 20 years. We frequently use Tours By Locals and VJ was by far the best guide we've EVER had. We give VJ 6 stars!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Words are not enough to show how much this (your comment/rating) means to me. Really. I felt the same; it was like spending time with great friends. On days like this one it's so easy to be a guide; it's the best job in the world. Thank you! You both made this day a great one!
Deanne OlsonUnited States
Such a perfectly enjoyable experience and HIGHLY recommend Vjeran. What a special young man. His tour was outstanding
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you!!! Showing you around and reading what you wrote here made me so happy and grateful. Having people like you on tour is every guide's dream. I hope we'll repeat this experience. I enjoyed every moment of it! Take care
Karen JennemannUnited States
VJ is very knowledgeable, willing to expand from the basic itinerary, very friendly, professional, and considerate. For example, we were interested in the history of Split but he still made time to give us a short Game of Thrones photo op for a co-worker. He also has excellent English skills. I highly recommend VJ.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Karen and Scott, Thank you! For a great time I had with you, for being so amazing and interested in our history and culture. I enjoyed showing you around and would love to meet you again. Till then, I wish you all the best. Thanks again and take care!
Joanna StingrayUnited States
A wonderful day and a great guide. Very knowledgeable and interesting.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you! I can say the same; you were wonderful. I loved your interest and passion. Hope we'll meet again.
Robert HansonUnited States
Vjeran is knowledgeable and put together a tour that fit our needs (length, sites visited, talked to our level, answered all questions). Exceptional tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Robert, it has been a great deal of pleasure to be your guide. Your small group is what a guide can only wish for. I enjoyed every second of our tour; thank you for that and for this very kind review.
Mark FlemingUnited States
Vjeran took us to many locations where the large buses could not go. He was extremely personable and not only asked about our interests and background but shared information about his family. Vjeran is an exceptional guide and I would recommend him over and over again to anyone with a desire to receive a high level of service from a guide. What an excellent visit to Split Croatia!!!! Thanks Vjeran!!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mark, Thank you for saying (writing) this. You can't imagine how much it means to me. It motivates me and makes me love what I do. You are amazing; showing you around was such a pleasure and so much fun. Thank you!!! I would love to meet you again. Take care.
Valerie YoungUnited States
What a wonderful tour guide and what a fantastic day in Split !!! VJ was absolutely perfect, he was knowledgeable , he was fun and he went above and beyond to make our tour in split so enjoyable.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Valerie, spending time with you and your sisters was priceless! You are amazing! One should not have so much fun while working. But, I did and thank you for that! I hope we'll meet again.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Joanna, Thank you for this rating. I'm very grateful we met and I hope you felt how much I enjoyed spending time with you. David and you are so kind and knowledgeable. It would be great to meet you again. Regards to your family.
TOURSBYLOCALS RESPONSE: ToursByLocals is committed to quality customer experiences and takes all feedback seriously. We appreciate any learning opportunity to improve the quality of tour experiences. We have, as always, attempted to clarify with our customer why this tour experience appears to have fallen below our normal high standards.
Theodore HoskinsonUnited States
Such a fabulous day...treated to a wonderful understanding of the history of Split and Croatia. A fabulous guide. One of the best I have ever had! I even sought his out again since he was so good the first time! And maybe even better this time!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It really was a wonderful day! To get a chance to be your guide twice - a huge privilege! I hope (truly believe) we'll do this again. We have to! Thank you for these words and, even more, thank you for being such an amazing person.
Michael HiattUnited States
Vjeran was wonderful. Very knowledgeable went above and beyond. We had three children on our tour and he made sure it was interesting for them as well. I highly recommend!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I had such an amzing time with you! You made me feel like I was a part of your family. And, you have one great family! So, coming from you, these kind words mean even more. Thank you! I do hope we'll meet again.
Absolutely top notch - could not have imagined a better person to spend time with in Split and Trogir. Vjeran is everything you'd want in a guide: intelligent, friendly, deeply knowledgeable, considerate, flexible and - very important for our kids - funny. He kept the history light and entertaining to engage them on a hot day. Thank you Vjeran! (The kids are still laughing about the tuna...)
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: You made me blush... You are one great family; being your guide was as easy as it gets (in the best possible way). And your kids... Such a hot day, but they were so amazing; patient, polite... and so smart. Thank you! For a great experience of being your guide and for these nice words. Till our next tour together, take care.
Anna BahnsonUnited States
We had a wonderful tour with Vjeran today. We could not have asked for a better guide. He was extremely knowledgable about the history of the area as well as current events. It was a pleasure to spend the morning with him and he gave us an excellent recommendation for lunch and the best ice cream in Split at the end of our tour. We are headed out to see the local soccer match-ups this evening that he told us about. Our son is thrilled! Thank you, VJ!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Anna, you have a great family. It was a privilege spending time with you. Thank you for these words; it means a lot to me and makes me love my job even more. I enjoyed talking to your son about soccer (I love it, too). Actually, I enjoyed every single moment of our tour. Thanks again and take care!
David SavetzUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Great customers!!! Thanks for everything!
Jim RobertsUnited States
Enthusiastic, knowledgeable, flexible, friendly. Everything you'd want in a guide. Don't hesitate.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for being this kind and saying (writing) this. It was a privilege to be your guide. I'm grateful you didn't hesitate and you booked a tour with me. Regards to your lovely family.
Jaime NasajonUnited States
Vjeran was excellent!! He was very knowledgeable, very easy going and he explained everything in detail to help us understand the rich history of the city. It was one of our best tours and he's highly recommended.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for these kind words. You were excellent!!! I have to say I'm blessed, being able to do what I love. And, I love it because of the people I meet and tour with. People like you; fun, knowledgeable , nice... I hope we'll do something like this again. Thank you for a great morning (and a bit of the afternoon). Take care.
Derrick KnightUnited States
Vjeran was an excellent guide for our tour in Croatia! We had a group of 4 persons, he was very responsive to all our questions and very passionate about his home country of Croatia. The pace he set for us was just right, we covered a lot of areas but didn't feel rushed. He also made sure we knew we could stay longer in areas we liked and move a little faster in areas we wanted to spend less time. Overall thumbs up from the entire group, great job VJ, we really enjoyed the tour!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was my pleasure! Thank you for writing all this, it really means a lot to me. I'm very happy you felt my passion about Croatia. I love my country with all my heart. And I enjoy showing it to people like you (interested, well travelled, enthusiastic...). Your group was great and being your guide was pure enjoyment. I hope you'll come to Croatia again and we'll do some more "exploring" together.
Anne HollyUnited States
Great tour VJ!!!! We had a great day with you! You are very knowledgeable and fun to have as our guide. We all really enjoyed Trogir and the highlights is Split. I hope my son enjoys his time in Croatia as much as we did. Hoping to return again some day! Thanks for making our time in Split so enjoyable!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, Anne!!! It was my pleasure. And, I had an amazing day being your guide. It's great to hear you enjoyed your time here. I know your son will bring back home the same emotion. Thank you for everything. I hope we'll meet again. Take care.
Catherine RobertsANCASTER, ON, Canada
Wonderful day with a super guide. Was there early, ready to show us his lovely city. A wealth of knowledge given in a professional but fun way. I would book him again without hesitation. He is an asset to Tours by Locals. Flexible and good at suggesting other places we may like to see. Easy to tour with.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: These kind words mean a lot, especially coming from a person with so much knowledge and experience in tourism. I could learn many things from you. I loved your group. It was a great pleasure to be your guide. I do hope we'll work together again.
Vjeran is an excellent tour guide who is very passionate about his country and an avid follower of game of theones. We all (5 of us) enjoyed his tour and narrative very much. This is one of the best tours we have taken and strongly recommend Vjeran as a tour guide. He was very accomodating and was in no rush. This made the tour even more relaxed and fun. Thank you for a wonderful tour. Will definitely recommend you to our friends when they visit your beautiful country
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Ross, thank you for these compliments. I can reply the same way. You are one amazing family and I just loved showing you around. Your knowledge, interest, kindness and, of course, passion for Game of Thrones were a big motivation for me to give my best. Thank you for a great day and all the best to your family.
Benjamin GriffithMississippi, 38655, United States
VJ was an exceptional guide for our deep dive into the history, people, and unique features of Split as a major filming site for Games of Thrones. He provided rich details about this gem on the Adriatic Sea that is Croatia's second largest city. We enjoyed learning about the cultural depth and diversity that brought Split from its earliest origins as Emporer Diocletian's retirement palace almost 1800 years ago, and VJ brought to life the many GoT scenes of Split that lie in and around this treasure.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for these compliments. I'm the one who should be (and who is) grateful for having a chance to spend time with you. Your knowledge of the Roman Empire is impressive. And, you know so much about our history in general, about the current situation in Croatia... It seemed like one can not surprise you with any information. Long story short, this rating and your comment really mean a lot to me.
Fred MunichUnited States
Excellent tour our tour guide even adjusted the tour on the fly to meet our needs.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for an amazing day! I truly hope we'll meet again. You are such a great couple!
Norman BrickmanUnited States
Vjeran was a great guide. We toured both Split and Trogir and we learned and saw a lot of both cities. Vjeran has a wealth of knowledge that he did an excellent job of sharing. We are happy to rate his tour as five stars.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I am very happy and grateful you gave me such a nice comment. And, I am so happy I met you and had a chance to show you these places. It was great spending time with you. We should do that again. Thanks for everything!
Fred A.United States
We were lucky to have Vjeran as our guide on a private GOT tour. He was great! Really friendly personality, enthusiastic and full of information, not only on GOT but history of Split. VJ met us on time with a nice van and good driver. We visited locations larger groups could not. He was very accommodating; we saw everything we wanted. We were a party of 4 on a 1 day cruise stop. The private tour with VJ was way better than cruise line shore excursion. Could not have done it on our own either. Excellent!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: The most important thing for me, as a guide, is to make my guests happy. To try to be their guide/host/friend. And, with you, it was so easy. Having you as my "group" was very motivating and meeting you was a great pleasure. Thank you for these kind words. You can not imagine how much it means to me. It pushes me forward and gives me so much satisfaction. Thank you! And, I really hope we'll meet again.
Iva B.United States
Vjeran did an amazing job for our group of 10. I had made a mistake in telling my group the tour was at 5pm when it was really booked for 4pm. Even though Vjeran had already arrived to meet us at the hotel, he was perfectly willing to come back an hour later and give us the same length tour, while I was ready to shorten it so we don't take extra time from him we don't have booked. That and his energy, enthusiasm, and way of leading the tour around Split was really impressive. Highly recommend him!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was my pleasure! Your group was fabulous! Your interest and passion were so motivating for me. I had so much fun and enjoyed showing you around. Thank you for that and, of course, for these kind words. It really means a lot to me!
Roger ApplegateFairfax Station, VA, United States
Vjeran was excellent. He was very knowledgeable, considerate of our needs and he had a great itinerary set up for the time we had available. We would highly recommend him and his services.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for this comment. It really means a lot to me. I can only respond the same way; I had fun with you, I learned from you... It was an honor and a pleasure showing you around.
James WeatherlyUnited States
VJ was a fantastic guide and was great with kids. Informative and engaging.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you! Your kids were amazing! You were amazing, too! I had so much fun on our tour.
Genie CrawfordUnited States
Very happy with our guide! He was very knowledgeable as well as intelligent and accommodating to our needs. He shared a great deal of information and made our tour very worthwhile! I would highly recommend Vjeran to anyone who wants to see beautiful Trogir and Split!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you!!! You were wonderful and it was pure pleasure taking you to Trogir and Split. I enjoyed spending time with you, talking to you, learning new things from you... Hope we'll meet again.
Ivy (maxine) A.Australia
Very enjoyable afternoon driving around the hills above Split. Beautiful scenery and old villages. Fabulous to get away from the very busy Split. Vjeran was great and would recommend this tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, Annica! It was one great afternoon; I'm very grateful I had a chance to meet you. I love those locations I took you to and I'm very happy to hear (read) you enjoyed visiting them.
Steve BarnesUnited Kingdom
Vjerban or Vj is a genuine nice guy, He is attentive and flexible to your requirements, (this was important to us) and has more than enough knowledge of his subjects. We found a nice touch was that he would use his influence to ask people to get things for us. Priority drop off spots and an incredible impromptu concert, to name two. We were a party of four from 51 to 18 with some small mobility issue and would recommend.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you! For saying all this and, even more, for being so great. I had a wonderful time with you and have to say that meeting your family was a privilege. I hope we'll meet again and maybe explore some other Croatian highlights.
Glenn de CaussinChatsworth, CA, United States
My wife and I had a really good time with Vjeran. He was incredibly nice and pleasant personality. We also loved the tour. He was an enthusiastic tour guide that engaged with us for the entire tour. I would suggest this tour to anyone visiting Split. It was like having the ruins of Rome all to yourself.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: You are far too kind. Thank you, Glenn, for writing all this. I'm very grateful. I can only respond saying the same thing; you two are a wonderful couple, it was such a pleasure spending time with you. We'll have to do it again.
Tracy MitznerUnited States
Vjeran was a wonderful guide around Split. He was a wealth of information about Split and it's history and he did a great job of keeping our kids' attention, too! They loved Also, his English is very good! Thank you for the wonderful tour, Vjeran! Tracy
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, Tracy! You made our tour wonderful, I enjoyed being your guide. And, your kids, they were amazing! Your son... I was very impressed by his knowledge. Hi knows so much about Roman soldiers! Long story short, thank you for your comment and for your kindnes.
Camille G.United States
Vjeran was a very knowledgeable and personable guide! He showed us much more than we even knew to ask VJ, thanks again for a wonderful tour!regarding the Game of Thrones. His commentary about much of the local area was illuminating. He was very excited about the tour and this enthusiasm was infectious. We would definitely use him again for broader tours!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It's so easy to be a guide when you have a pleasure of "working" with people like you. I wasn't working, I was enjoying. And, your passion and interest were so motivating for me. Thank you for your kind words. I really do hope you'll use me for some other tours in future.
Robert HammondUnited States
Excellent guide... Very informative and friendly. Fluent in English and great energy~!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for saying (writing) this. It was my pleasure. Hope we'll meet again.
Vjeran is a real professional, he is very knowledgable about Game of Thrones and his passion shines through. We would definitely recommend his tour to all Game of Thornes fans who visit the Split area which stands in for Meereen in the show.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: This means a lot to me, thanks! A compliment coming from a true fan like you is priceless. If someone knows Game of Thrones stuff, that's you!
Gerhart LangenbachUnited States
Vjeran's great personality, enthusiasm and knowledge of his country are his best characters. We traveled from Dubrovnik to Split, with stops and stories along the way, taking in the beautiful scenery of the Dalmatia coast. He took us into areas we would have never found on our own including a lovely tour of the Island of Trogir. Vjeran gave us many wonderful suggestions for our remaining time in Split. We highly recommend this warm and charming gentleman for your tour. Judy/Gery from Wisconsin, USA
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, Judy and Gery! It's not easy to express my gratitude; for these words, for your kindness, for the privilege of meeting you... I sincerely hope we'll meet again.
Sharon MorrisUnited States
We 3 have traveled alot over the years and this is the first time we decided to hire a private guide. We were so lucky to have Vjeran!!! So friendly, easy-going, full of history and local knowledge. He paid attention to us all the time, making sure we didn't trip over ancient steps, showing us amazing little features that we would walked by, answering any question. We usually read guidebooks and go on our own. Now we realize that we have been missing so much by not using a top notch guide like Vjeran.
Vjeran was the best host for our family and our friends family for our one day tour with him. His knowledge is fantastic and he is most thoughtful and kind. His enthusiasm for his city/country shows and his love for Game of Thrones is very evident in the great tour he leads. We could not have spent a better day with anyone else. We learned so much but had fun with our great guide. Thanks so much Vjeran!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, Andrea! Your family and your friends are phenomenal! I could copy/paste your comment because I learned things from you and enjoyed so much at the same time. Meeting you was such a privilege. I hope I'll get a chance to spend time with you again.
Theodore HoskinsonUnited States
What a FABULOUS tour! He was knowledgeable, informative and enthusiastic about his city. He met us on the pier where our ship docked. In addition to the regular tour, we added a trip to the Mestrovic Museum which was well worth the time and visit. The time went by too quickly. This is the best tour guide I have ever had!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Reading this review I got so touched and I just can not thank you enough for your kind words. It is so easy to be a good guide when you have such wonderful people on tour. Thank you for raising my motivation to a sky high level.
Thanks Vjeran for this great tour! You managed to get everybody's attention and interest during 2 hours, whether 8 or 40 years old. We truly feel like bettre understanding the Split city as well as croatian culture. I unreservedly recommend Vjeran to anybody looking for a tailor made tour!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you and your family for everything: your enthusiasm, kindness, interest... I enjoyed your company so much. You are such a great family! Showing you around was such a pleasure.
Laura HahnUnited States
VJERAN (VJ) was terrific! He planned the tour to include all the great sites in Split and also added GOT filming locations that our boys loved. He was knowledgable, personable and made it a point to engage our entire family in the discussion. Wonderful day with VJ.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Your family was amazing! I loved every single moment of our tour. You knew what you wanted, I was impressed with your knowledge and your interest. Thank you for everything!
Charles MillerDallas, TX, United States
Vjeran was great for our trip to Salona, Trogir and Split. He suggested we go to Salona first since it is out in the open and hot and we were glad we did that first to avoid the heat.VJ was very knowledgeable of the history of the area and showed us little known facts about Salona and the area. Our experience in Trogir was great and his knowledge of the Cathedral made for some interesting history. He picked a great local place to eat in Split where the food was fabulous. Thanks for a fabulous trip.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It's easy to be a good guide when you have clients like this. Knowledgeable, interested, nice... It was my sincere pleasure to be your guide. Thank you for being an inspiration and a motivation. Hope we'll meet again.
Gina SchaeferUnited States
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Gina SchaeferUnited States
We had the pleasure of spending three days with Vjeran and his expertise and knowledge made our entire trip a huge success. We hope he enjoyed our company as much as we enjoyed his! I would recommend him to anyone visiting Croatia.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I enjoyed your company so much! Thank you for everything! It was my pleasure and such a privilege getting to know you. Hope we'll meet again.
Michael FriedlanderUnited States
Wonderful all day tour with a very knowledgeable and pleasant guide. Highly recommended
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your kind words. Spending a day with people like you is such a pleasure. Thank you for making me enjoy and love what I do even more.