Harvey FeldmanUnited States
Barbara was a wonderful guide. Based on the following criteria, she deserves a five-star rating: knowledge of Slovenia, past and present; command of the English language; personality; helpfulness in accommodating my wife who is mostly wheelchair bound when touring. We both greatly enjoyed our time with Barbara.
Mike ThompsonCharlotte, NC, United States
Barbara was fantastic! Highly recommend her and the tour! Ljubljana is so beautiful, with so much history.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mike, thank you! It was my pleasure spending three great hours with you! :) Enjoy your trip!
Lucy RouseUnited States
Our tour with Barbara was beyond our expectations. It was wonderful. very informative good sense of humor. Always on time. Excellent communication. Responsive to our needs. Would recommend her without any doubt. Made us love Slovenia all the more. She is a wonderful lady. You should be so proud to have her represent your country. Thank you for 3 super days.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Lucy, thank you for your amazing words. The feelings are mutual - I am proud to have got such beautiful guests. I had so much fun with all of you! And learned a lot as well! Hope to see you all again ;) big hugs, Barbara <3
It was a very nice and interesting tour through Ljubljana!
Jill BauerFernandina Beach, FL, United States
Barbara showed us more of Slovenia than we expected! After the caves and the castle, we had a wonderful time sightseeing in the nation's capital city. There was so much history, and so much you would miss if Barbara was not there to point it out. From ancient walls to modern libraries, we developed a good sense of the history through the centuries while enjoying exceptional commentary all at a lovely walking pace.
Janet PageUnited Kingdom
Our family group from England had 3 days of private tours for Barbara to celebrate my 65 birthday. She was fantastic, fun, helpful with taxis and restaurants. Cannot recommend her highly enough.
On a cold but thankfully dry day, Barbara was the perfect guide to assist my crutch wielding husband! She called the free inner city Kavalir bus to assist us around, and paced the walking according to his needs. Her knowledge was impressive but not overwhelming; just enough! She even arranged an impromptu visit for the following day to visit the Lipizzaner Horses in the Sth East of Slovenia. A local guide really is the way to see a city, and Barbara was the best. Thank you for a great day.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Jan and Mike, it is my greatest pleasure to have spent this morning with you. Thank you both for your great company. Enjoy the rest of your trip! ;) kind regards, Barbara.
Howard RosinUnited States
She had a tough day to deal with....rain and more rain, but nothing daunted her spirit orours. We visited Lake Bled (beautiful), the Castle, had a great pastry famous in the local area, and walked Vintgar Gorge in pouring rain. She accommodated my special needs as a senior (assisted with walking when necessary) and was a pleasure to be with. Very good driver. We could not have been more pleased!!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Howard, I was a delight to have spent time with the two of you! The rain is already forgotten, the great energy will never be! Cheers to all of us! <3
Caitlyn BishopUnited States
Barbara is an amazing and intelligent woman with an intimate knowledge of Ljubljana and Slovenian history. I learned SO much from her in only 3 hours and enjoyed all that she shared! Very happy to have met her and spent time around the city.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: My dear new friend, thank you for beautiful words. I loved walking through pretty Ljubljana with you very much! I am sure we will meet again! <3 Kind regards, Barbara.
Elease LaymanUnited States
A personalized walk through Ljubljana on a rainy morning! This was our first morning in the country, and we were of course late as we figured out parking and dealt with a rainy drive. Barbara waited for us in the rain and was still happy and personable for the full tour! She is engaged with the city on a personal level and gives insights that we didn't get from any of the book-guides we read in preparation for our trip. Highly recommend!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Elease, we have together survived the rain and had a great time! Thanks for your help! :) hope to see you both again sometime! Have lots of fun! Big hugs, Barbara :)
Barbara is an amazing guide who is clearly very experienced and has a wealth of knowledge about Slovenia and in particular Ljubljana. More than this, she was able to read us well and adjust the tour and her presentation style to suit. I was thoroughly impressed and highly recommend her.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Todd, thank you for nice words. It was my pleasure to spend two hours with both of you. I will never forget our special tour! ;) ;) ;) travel safely and good luck to both of you!
Jean KingUnited States
We booked a full day tour of Koper and Ljubljana Slovenia with Barbara. She was right there when we got off of the cruise ship and we spent the day seeing many wonderful sights of Slovenia. She is very friendly, speaks excellent English and went out of her way to make our tour perfect. Our father's family was from Slovenia so this was a perfect having a local guide to talk with. We are so glad that we found her. Don't hesitate to hire her as your guide while you visit the country.
Ankur RajparaUnited States
I booked Barbara's tour for my family and they absolutely loved her! They raved about her service, friendliness, and knowledge. Highly recommended!!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Ankur, so nice to hear from you and such good news! :) we really had a great time, so much fun with all the jokes. I just loved your parents and cousins! Hope to see you next time, would love zo meet you jn person! Hugs, Barbara :)
Suzanne RostanUnited States
Julian BinderUnited States
I really enjoyed my tour with Barbara. She is very knowledgeable and told me about the whole history of the areas that we visited. She also knew a lot about the culture of the areas and took me to eat the local food specialties.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Julian, it was a fun day :) be well and hope to see you again!
Daniel AndreasUnited States
Wow...wow.wow!, Incredible! We had the best two day experience that is humanly possible. Barbara was exceptional, knowledgeable, professional, and delightful! We were a group of six individuals that hired Barbara to help us look for houses of relatives. She guided us to two small villages where we found the homes of our grandparents and relatives still living in Slovenia. It was emotional and unforgettable. Barbara gave us everything we wanted and much, much more. We will never forget her. - Dan A
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Dan and friends! Thank you very much for your nicest words! I will always remember our amazing two sunny days! We were really succesfull in finding the houses of your ancesters and we had soooo much fun! :) I just loved it! Sending you big hugs from lovely Ljubljana, Your Slovenian sister <3
Cynthia RenaudUnited States
Barbara is a wonderful guide. She arrived on the dot, and was so informative on the drive to our chosen sites (Hrastovlje, Skocjan caves, Lipica); she knows so much and tailors it to our interests. Barbara chose a lovely local and authentic place to have lunch and helped us choose local specialties. On our return to Ljubljana she even helped organise a taxi for our continuing journey the following day. We cannot praise her highly enough.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dearest Cynthia and friends! It was so nice to spend a day with you, happy, positive people! :) I am sincerely happy to hear you enjoyed it all. I'm sending you big hugs from beautiful Ljubljana! Enjoy Croatia <3
Robert JacobsUnited States
Larry LeberUnited States
Barbara is one of the best guides we have ever had. She speaks excellent English, was a wealth of knowledge, vivacious, enthusiastic and absolutely incredible. We leave picturesque Slovenia of alpine snow capped mountains, verdant forest and friendly people with Love in our heart. It is the perfect destination with the old city of Ljubljana, breathtaking Lake Bled, Postoyna cave and friendly people.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Larry, I appreciate your emotions about the country and our amazing tour! Thank YOU and Dede for beautiful company. A big hug from Ljubljana! ;)
John QueenUnited States
Barbara did a superior job on our tour! It was really good - Thanks! Jack
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, Jack! Be well! ;)
Elinor G.United States
Barbara was perfect. She was flexible, informed, and kind. Her English is fluent. We absolutely loved Ljubjana. It is an enchanting city. Barbara arranged for special transport for us several times to minimize our walking. Highly recommended.
Sue KesslerUnited States
Barbara was a fantastic guide and we had a wonderful day in Koper . She customized the tour for us and was very accommodating and informative. We highly recommend her for a delightful day in her capital city and the caves. Also a walk through the old town and lunch in a local restaurant is highly recommended. Let Barbara do the planning and you do the enjoying.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Sue! What a great day spent with you ;) thank you for nice words, I m really happy you re happy! Hugs from Ljubljana <3
We enjoyed our day with Barbara- she shared many historical and geographical details with us . When we finished the Skojan caves early she took us to a village nearby and shared World war stories with us. Helped me with a problem with my camera and guided us to shops in the city for tourist souvenirs . The lunch at the winery was nice and we enjoyed our day with her .
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Sangeeta, how nice to hear from you ;) the enjoyment was mutual, we really had a great day! Be well and say hello to your sister's family! Hugs, Barbara ;)
Colin CampbellUnited States
Barbara is very smart & friendly. Excellent stories of the area, and knowledge. Also flexible. We will recommend her to friends.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Colin, thank you for the feedback! We've had lots of interesting and fun talks ;) enjoy the rest of your travel! Hugs, Barbara.
Saw Imm ChanMalaysia
Karla FernandezUnited States
Great tour guide,perfectly spoke spanich, very informative,really nice to us and attentive to our questions. Really recommended.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Karla, I'm really happy to hear from you. Thank your for your compliments ;) I loved being we you, amigos Mexicanos! ;) Saludos a Mexico de su amiga Eslovena!
Sherry BainUnited States
Barbara made the day extremely enjoyable. She is a very fun, knowledgeable guide. The winery tour for lunch was a nice touch. We highly recommend Barbara!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Sherry, thank you for your great comments. I loved spending the time with you nice people on beautiful Kras area. Having a glass of beautiful Cabernet Sauvignon I was cheering on you! ;)
Pranay ButalaUnited States
Tour with Barbara was such a welcomed exposure to Slovenia. She's an excellent guide that not only catered to our needs (especially with two young kids), but also provided valuable historical and cultural insights beyond just the sightseeing. I would definitely recommend her as a guide
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: My dear friends, I'm really glad to hear you've enjoyed our time together. The feeling is mutual! I wish you lots of great travels! ;)
Joseph PetersonUnited States
The morning of our tour the guide, Barbara, suggested we change the location from Lake Bled to the castle and caves to the south of Slovenia. It rained that day so we wouldn't have seen anything up at Lake Bled. The caves were great and she was really informative regarding the sites. My Daughter's are International Relations and History students in college so Barbara's discussions regarding Slovenia's recent development as a country and it's current politics were fascinating as we drove.
John ColwellUnited Kingdom
For our second day with Barbara we chose the Postojna Caves and Predjama Castle tour and yet again she provided us with a day of travel(once more including "off the beaten track" locations) education , fun and laughter, growing friendship and many memorable moments. Choose this delightful lady as your guide--you will not be disappointed
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear John, Jane, Susan and Julia! I sincerely hope to see you again soon! ;)
John ColwellUnited Kingdom
For our (group of 4) first, albeit, short stay in Ljubjlana, we discovered Barbara. And what a discovery she was - smiling, charming, humourous,intelligent, immensely informative and who showed us the delights of Lakes Bled and Bohinj and related off the beaten track venues. Our second and equally memorable tour- Postojna Caves- with Barbara is rated and recorded elsewhere.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: My dear friends! Thank you for nice words. I equally enjoyed the time spent with you! We had so much fun! We - the great 5 :)
Johannes CraffordSouth Africa
Barbara is an excellent guide that knows her city and that can present facts in an interesting, friendly and comprehensive way. thanks for a wonderful time with you in Ljubljana.
James BreeceUnited States
Barbara did a fantastic job, in fact she was the best tour guide that we had on our 13 day trip and I would not hesitate to recommend her. All of our group was very pleased with her. Jim Breece
Flor AguilarUnited States
Barbara is an extremely professional guide. Our client enjoyed learning so much about Slovenia and rated her services as "excellent".
We had a great day with Barbara. Her company and the scenery of the Country side were truly enjoyable.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: ;) thank you! I also had a great time with you, dear friends! Hope to meet again and have another 'kremšnita'! ;)
Alan SkolnikUnited States
Bravissima Barbara!!! Barbara took lemons...a nasty-weather day and turned 'em into lemondade by engaging us and suggesting changes to our planned itinerary to optimize our day in Slovenia. As a result, we experienced the caves of Postdoyma (forgot spelling), which was one of the top-3 highlights of our European tour. We got a lot more than we expected... the weather faded into the background and we had a wonderful day with a delightful person and guide. Highly recommended.
Michael SchertzerUnited States
Our guide Barbara was wonderful. She was very informed, pleasant and we all felt like we made a new friend. She accompanied us to a wonderful lunch and we really enjoyed her being part of our group. I would highly recommend her to anyone looking for a guide. The vehicle that she had was very comfortable for the eight people in our group. Mike
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Michael&friends! Thank you very much for your note. The feeling is mutual, I also enjoyed our tour to beautiful Bled! Thank you for your nice energy! ;) Kind regards from Ljubljana! Barbara.
Linda NissenbaumUnited States
Tour was fabulous and Barbara is great. She's personable, professional and really knows her country and its history. We highly recommend her. Matter of fact, we already did to a couple from California who will be taking a similar tour next year.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Linda and friends! Thank you very much for your nice note! I'm really happy to know you enjoyed the tour. I loved to spend time with you too! We had lots of sun and fun! ;)
Linda GamboneUnited States
My (3) friends and I were in Slovenia for 5 days and spent a FANTASTIC day with Barbara in Lake Bled! she helped me personalize the tour with great suggestions. When we met in Ljubljana, we already felt like friends. We visited Lake Bled, had a wonderful hike through the Vintgar Gorge and a very FUN rafting trip on the Sava Dolinka River. Everything was expertly organized, and felt like a great all-day outing with friends, thanks to Barbara's wonderful, warm personality. We would highly recommend her!
Jeffrey CrockettUnited States
Barbara's tour of Slovenia (Postojna caves, lunch and Ljubjana) was excellent She was expert professional - courteous, passionate and spoke perfect English. A real pleasure.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Jeffrey and friends, I'm really happy to hear you enjoyed our tour. We really had lots of fun! Good luck and hope to see you again!