The tour was very good. Tom explained everything really great, he was funny and had some reference photos from the scenes so we could take pictures. He was very patience as we took all the photos and even helped us to take some photos of us.
Colleen HansonUnited Kingdom
Our guide Tom was great and could not have been more helpful and knowledgeable. There were 8 of us including a wheelchair user, a 2 and a 4 yr old - cross that with a mini bus that needed parking and a city that we wanted to learn about and it's wasn't an easy ask - but he did it and we all left Dubrovnik feeling that we had seen and knew alot more than when we began. Also the Game of Thrones fans in the party were thrilled! So wonderful to see the city through the eyes of someone who knows it.
John WoodUnited Kingdom
Excellent tour! Tom was fantastic. We read lots of great reviews of Tom before booking and he definitely lived up to them. Very knowledgable and funny, about both the show and the history of Dubrovnik in general. Anyone who says that you don't need a tour guide to see the sights of Dubrovnik should really reconsider that line of thinking. We got more from a 2-hour tour with Tom than we would've got in 2 weeks walking around the city on our own. Would definitely recommend booking a tour with Tom.
Nina RichardsonUnited States
Great tour guide. Knows a lot of the history of Dubrovnik. Very nice guy. Highly recommend.
Erin HillUnited States
Tom was so friggin awesome!! We had a blast touring the city and seeing all of the Game of Thrones filming locations. He also provided a lot of info about the history of Dubrovnik. PLUS, his sister was an extra on the set of Gamd of Thrones, so he knows his stuff. I highly recommend him for anyone wanting a more personalized experience!
Hal RouthUnited States
Tom was on time, in exactly the spot we agreed to meet, and was very knowledgeable regarding Croatian and American history. He pointed out some Game of Thrones sights along with our Essentials tour and was accommodating to the teenagers in the group. We highly recommend him as a tour guide.
Allyse HarrisUnited States
If you're interested in the best tour to see all the GOT sites here in Dubrovnik, take this tour! We would have never have found all the spots that Tom took us to. He knew so much about the show, production, and city that he shared with us. My brother and I both are so glad we had him take us around, even if my brother hasn't been totally caught up on the show! He even gave us instructions on how to get to a garden outside the city with pictures to check out afterwards. Highly recommend.
A perfect combination of historical fact and GoT film landmarks and tidbits. Tom is a very friendly and knowledgeable guide and took us to some of the less touristy parts of the old city which we appreciated. He allowed plenty of time to stop and chat and we loved his tour. We wouldn't hesitate to recommend Tom and look forward to returning to Dubrovnik and meeting him again.
Eric SloneUnited States
Tom was a great guide, his knowledge of the area was superb, he was personable and paced the tour perfectly for us. He listened to our wish list and provided a great experience. Highly recommend.
We have used ToursByLocals many times before in various countries and have always had a great experience. This however had to be the best tour ever. Tom introduced us to some wonderful people at a small winery and again for lunch at a restaurant he recommended. They were all very hospitable and genuine. Tom has a real passion for Croatia and likes to share it. He was totally accommodating to fulfill our wishes even though it made the tour run longer. He didn't care as he was having as much fun as us.
Tom was great. He met us at the Pile Gate as per our arranged time. His knowledge of the Old Town, Dubrovnik and Croatia overall was commendable. He has a great sense of humor and we felt totally at ease with him. He did a great job showing us the GOT filming spots. When we come back to Croatia we will be contacting him again to show us other sights we didn't see.
Daniel L.United States
An absolute pleasure to spend a day with a knowledgeable and personable guide.
Melinda LockhartUnited States
Tom is very knowledgeable of history of Dubrovnik and equally knowledgeable about GOT locations and information about filming. I have an injured knee and Tom was very thoughtful and accommodating. Great tour!!!
Lena GreenUnited States
We loved our tour with Tom! He is was very knowledgeable and gave us a lot of great recommendations of other things to see and do while we were there.
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!!!
Peter BurlowUnited Kingdom
Interesting morning with Tomislav, was very knowledgeable and passionate about game of thrones, gave us a good tour whilst keeping us away from the crowds. A nice guy to spend time with and the restaurant he suggested after WAs excellent.
Larry LeberUnited States
Tom was an exceptional guide. Starting with excellent correspondence and answering all my questions. He arranged a larger van for our group of ten. He speaks English well. He is a teacher and historian so is a wealth of knowledge. He planned a wonderful itinerary for the day and was patient, accommodating and eager to share his experiences. He enjoys his job and it shows. I'd give Tom 6 stars if it was possible.
Chris RobertsUnited States
Tom was absolutely great! Not only was he very knowledgeable about the locations and scenes but was also able to give us historical information about the city. Can't recommend him highly enough.
Jorge UlloaUnited States
After our late arrival and issues with the hotel, Tom was able to modify our tour time. The tour was very informative on several GOT scenes and background info about the show. Excellent tour guide, very kid friendly, definitely recommend to others.
Tiffany GarratonUnited States
Big fan of GOT. Brought along my two kids (ages 5 and 8). Tomislav was an AMAZING tour guide! So knowledgeable about all the scenes and not even that..he also gave a lot of extra info on the city Dubrovnik! He helped tailor our tour to accomodate our kids and helped give recommendations for going to Lokrum and other GOT scenes! Highly recommend if you want to have a relaxed and good time! Thank you Tom!!!
Excellent tour! Tom was extremely responsive from the time of booking until our actual tour. As a guide he is genuine, knowledgeable (not just on GOT, but Dubrovnik history as well), accommodating, and fun! We spent a whole day and were able to do all the sites with a relaxed pace. I highly recommend him!
Ashley RussoUnited States
Tom was amazing! He had so much information, not only about thrones, but history of the city and other film sites as well. It started to rain during our tour and Tom let us stop under shelter until it passed and took extra time out of his day to help us really enjoy the tour. Excellent excellent excellent! I'd recommend this tour and tom to everyone coming to Dubrovnik.
Jennifer SkeelsUnited States
We couldn't have asked for a better tour guide than Tomislav. Being a Game of Thrones enthusiast himself, made the tour that much better.
Kate BradleyUnited Kingdom
The walking tour was the highlight of our teenage children's trip and we would recommend it to anyone who enjoys 'Game of Thrones' as an interesting way to explore the city.
Harvey BerkeyUnited States
Tomislav M treated us to a wonderful tour in every way. He was extremely knowledgeable. Thank him an you. Harvey Berkey
Jan FeidelmanLongboat Key, FL, United States
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.
Kathie WalkerUnited States
Tomislav was fabulous very knowledgeable and had a great sense of humor we couldn't have been happier many thanks for the best guide
Virginia ( Ginger) CasillasUnited States
We thoroughly enjoyed Tomislav's informative tour of Dubrovinik. His fact-filled narration delivered with lots of humorous asides, gave our group lots to discuss after the tour. Tom answered all of our questions and gave suggestions for other activities. It was a privilege to have such an enthusiastic guide!
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!
Mary JeffersonDundas, ON, Canada
Tom was a terrific tour guide. Relaxed but very informative! He adjusted the tour to meet one of the group members mobility issues. I would highly recommend him. You won't be disappointed!
Irene CatoeraUnited States
Great tour! Highly recommend.
Great tour with Tom as our guide. We really liked that we had a private tour. It was nice that we didn't have to deal with a large group and Tom could gear the tour to what we were interested in. Tom suggested we start early in order to avoid the busy crowds in Dubrovnik. He was great at skirting us around the crowds and of course he took us to the iron throne for photos. His customer service did not end with the tour. He sent me an email with lots of other places to see while we were in Dubrovnik.
Sarah ValentineUnited Kingdom
Tom was a great choice of guide for my husband (GOT fan) & I (who haven't watched it). A really fascinating place which we both enjoyed. Tom went out of his way to make it special and was very informative including information on other local areas to visit.
Ann SkinnerUnited Kingdom
Excellent tour of Dubrovnik Old Town. Tomis had the right balance of recommendations and following our requests. We were able to see the Old Town without feeling too hurried or crowded. An excellent morning and experience.
Darrell WabschallUnited States
Tomislav was a great guide. He helped us to order our tour in such a way that we avoided the heavy crowds. We especially appreciated him bringing us to great sites for taking fabulous pictures of Dubrovnik that we would have never found on our own.
Bruce EvansUnited States
Tom was excellent .... gave great insight to our tour and very patient with our 5 yr old ..thanks Tom
Lindsay MossUnited Kingdom
Very enjoyable tour with a very good tour guide! Tom was very knowledgable and took us to all the locations and provided photos from the show so we could see the scenes, and gave us lots of information (and took lots of photos for us!) Very polite and very friendly, really enjoyed the tour, thanks Tom!
Barbara SchwartzUnited States
This was an excellent tour of Dubrovnik and the surrounding area for our group of 6. Tom is a great guide and historian. He had a lot of patience and modified the walking route to Old Town to accommodate one of us who had difficulty with steps. He also took us to a lovely restaurant in Cavtat for lunch. Tom and our driver, Antonio, made our visit to Dubrovnik memorable! We highly recommend Tom and this tour!
Shirley RuetimannUnited Kingdom
Although this was a short tour, Tomislav was able to inspire us not only with Game of Thrones related information but also the history of Dubrovnik and the Old Town. He has a great sense of humour and outstanding English.
Cheryl KatzUnited States
This is the best tour we have ever taken anywhere that we traveled because of our tour guide Tomislav Matana. We signed up to see the locations and learn about the production of the Game of Thrones. But Mr. Matana's in depth knowledge of the history of Dubrovnik, Croatia and the region and culture made it both in depth and special. And he was able to present all in a way that not only kept our interest, but made us want more! We highly recommend this tour.
Laura DaviesUnited Kingdom
Tom was an excellent guide- very knowledgeable about GOT but also Croatian and European history. The tour was informative and entertaining and I would recommend it as a great way to explore Dubrovnik!
Stella BurchardUnited States
Highly recommend Tom! My husband and I are GOT fans, but two of the other guests have never watched the show. After the tour with Tom, they were both inspired to watch the show based on his knowledge, preparedness, and enthusiasm for his love of Dubrovnik history, as well as Game of Thrones' filming locations and scenes which he incorporated into the tour. Tom also recommended great Croatian wines (he's also a sommelier) and self-guided tours for our drive up to Split. Looking forward to our next visit!
Greg GarrettUnited States
Tom is extremely knowledgeable about his beautiful city. From history to the GOT locations, Tom shared his knowledge and answered questions through engaging conversation. We especially appreciated his first hand accounts of the bombing of Dubrovnik and, of course, his photos of the GOT scenes while pointing out filming locations. I highly recommend Tom for your private tour of Dubrovnik.
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!!
W. Michael HammerUnited States
Tomislav did a "Game of Thrones" tour for us. He teaches history of the area at a local university so our amazing tour had history, culture, local knowledge and we enjoyed seeing where certain scenes from the show were filmed. By starting early in the day we avoided some of the heat and slot of the crowds. His English is amazing and he was a most personable guide. He had great suggestions for things to do on our own. We were completely satisfied with our tour and would recommend Tomislav.
Tom's knowledge of Dubrovnik, it's history and just about anything Game of Thrones-related is just awesome - forget getting dragged around in massive groups by other organised tours, get this guy! Easy going, impeccable English made the walk so much more interactive and extremely enjoyable.
Becky AbbeyUnited Kingdom
I would highly recommend the GOT tour through tours with locals. We got barrels of GOT enthusiasm and knowledge and also some interesting historical facts on the city too. Our tour guide, Tomislav M., made the guided wander through the city very relaxed, humourous and interesting; I would highly recommend Tom as your guide!
Sandra ChristiansonUnited States
It was excellent and Tomislav was excellent
Joan Chamorro IrizarryCongo Democratic Republic
We had a great private tour with Tomislav! He does a great job combining game of thrones filming locations and history of Dubrovnik. We loved it :))
Barbara L.United States
Tom was just fantastic. He knew everything about everything, not just the Game of Thrones. It was a kick to see the various GOT sites but also to learn the history of Dubrovnik. Tom couldn't have been better! Bravo!
Jan BrodmerkelUnited States
Tom did an excellent job on the Dubrovnik Game of Thrones Tour. Excellent value for price. He was very knowledgable about the Game of Thrones filming location and the history of Dubrovnik. He took great care of his guests.
Fun, Fascinating & Fantastic!! This is a "must do" in Dubrovnik. We visited Dubrovnik with our 2 teenagers - all of us GOT fans - and Tom gave us an amazing tour of his city. He happily listened to our many questions and managed a perfect balance of history and fun features of the show. As a university professor he shared his knowledge and insights into aspects of Dubrovnik in an interesting and enjoyable way that brought the city's history to life in a way we would never have discovered on our own.
Kathleen ScottoUnited States
We had a wonderful tour with Tom and the driver Stefan. They picked up us on time, we visited the scenic Trsteno arboretum, toured beautiful country, had our favorite meal - cooked under a bell, sampled wine and two different wineries, enjoyed a sunset view with oysters and beer and wine. Tom gave us a detailed history of the country and was very knowledgeable, entertaining and great with our group. He is a fabulous tour guide and thanks to Tom this was our favorite trip.
Eileen MullarkeyUnited States
Welcoming, friendly, knowledgeable, able to handle our group of 14. We learned so much history told in an enjoyable way and his knowledge of Game of Thrones was amazing. Knew the cool spots to take us and could anticipate our needs. Thanks to Tom we saw the highlights of Dubrovnik including Game of Thrones fliming spots, didn't have to wait in lines for tickets and kids in group loved spot to cliff jump in lokrum. I highly recommend Tom!
Barbara W.United States
We could not have gotten a better tour guide! Tom was perfectly on time for our meet-up, which he generously rescheduled for us last minute due to an unexpected flight delay. He was super friendly, extremely knowledgeable about both local history and Game of Thrones, and very unrushed and patient with us going up all those stairs on a hot, sunny day! The GoT photos he brought along were awesome, and he even followed up with an email after the tour with links and info for the rest of our trip. Thank you!
Kelly HuelsingUnited States
Tom was fantastic, and the tour was really interesting - you learn a lot about Dubrovnik's history as well, which we found to be the most interesting part. Lots of great photo opportunities as well!
Steve KissingerUnited States
Tom and Robbie were both excellent, eager to accommodate our wishes and preferences, and both had a wealth of information they were willing to share. Our first Tours by Locals experience and we were very pleased. Co-traveler says "Make sure you give them a 10 out of 10." Thanks, guys!
Lidia PavlotskyUnited States
The GOT tour with Tomislav was wonderful! He took us to all the important filming sites and talked about so many interesting details that we didn't even know about. I would recommend him to everyone!
Judy S.United Kingdom
Tom is an absolutely brilliant guide and I would highly recommend him. This was our 2nd tour with him and as before, he was entertaining as well as informative and happy to taylor the tour to suit the needs of our group. The island trip to Lokrum was a lovely relaxing way to end the tour after the walk round the walls in the morning.
Tom deserves top marks for his excellence as a guide. We were a group of 7 with varied interests and perspectives. He managed to keep us all enthralled for the full tour and we all felt as though we had a good understanding and insight into Dubrovnik both historically and from a current point of view. Tom has a lovely way of connecting with his audience and dazzled us with his knowledge, good sense of humour and general personability. We felt like we'd won the lottery!
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.
Great Tour - thank you very much!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: You're welcome, Laura! Keep on watching the show for more familiar Game of Thrones points from Dubrovnik. Valar Morghulis. Tom
Robin BuxtonOrinda, CA, United States
Tom is a terrific tour guide! We had a limited amount of time in Dubrovnik and he managed to cover 1000 years of Croatian/Yugoslav/Ottoman/Habsburg history in a comprehensive but enjoyable fashion in our stroll around the city walls. The Game of Thrones fantasy sites information he provided lightened the sometimes grim synopsis of the area's history. If you have an interest in Marshall Tito, be sure to bring it up with Tom. His research on the Yugoslav leader was fascinating. Great tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Robin, Thank you so much for this kind review. As you probably noticed during our tour I really enjoy doing the interactive tours where the traveler is just as much involved in the touring process as is the guide. I believe that traveler's questions and interests are indispensable ingredient that steers the tour and am always willing to adapt the tour to traveler's own preferences. Give my regards to Mark! 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
Veronica VicenteUnited States
BEST GUIDE EVER!!!! Really wish I could find a guide like Tom in every city I visit. Incredibly knowledgeable, able to think outside the box and rearrange tour to best work with my schedule. Made sure I didn't miss a thing. Even offered to take me on the back of his scouter so as to get a view of the entire city (outside of the old city). Trust me, you will not regret booking your tour with Tom. He really went above and beyond call of duty!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Veronica! I would say that the flexibility is the main reason why I get so many positive reviews. As I mentioned during our tour, each of the travelers that book a tour with me is different and I try to adjust the tour to their own preferences so each tour that I deliver is truly unique. I have also had a great time touring with you and I hope to see you again. Best regards, Tom
Tom's really an awesome tour guide. He is very well versed with local history of the place we visited and is a good story teller. He made me fall in love with the beautiful city of Dubrovnik. In the end of the tour, I felt like I spent few hours with a friend as opposed to a tour guide.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Alvina! I must say that I also enjoyed touring with you and that the hours we spent together just flew by. It makes me really proud to see that I assisted in making you fall in love with my hometown. Thanks again for this great review and I hope to see 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
Benjamin GriffithMississippi, 38655, United States
Tom was an excellent guide for our first visit to Dubrovnik and went the extra mile in introducing us to the fascinating historic sites that were the setting for dozens of scenes from the Game of Thrones HBO series. Tom's knowledge of this gem of the Adriatic was substantial, and we enjoyed his sense of humor and awareness of the many factors that can turn a good tour into a truly memorable one. His command of the English language is outstanding, and we have booked him for another day long tour tomorrow.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Ben. I am so happy that you found my GOT meets history of Dubrovnik tour enjoyable. It is always great to meet fellow Game of Thrones fans and acquaint them with the real history behind the movie set locations and is really rewarding to see that they appreciated the effort, as you did. Give my regards to Kathy, Best regards or better yet Valar Morghulis. Tom
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks!
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
Darryn WolffSan Francisco, CA, United States
Very attentive and informative. He was super amazing when handling our large group and we appreciate everything we learned and saw today. We had an amazing time.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Darryn, Thank you. I am happy that my services have contributed to yours overall experience of Dubrovnik, especially since your cruise ship schedule featured so many interesting ports. Give my regards to the rest of the group. Tom
Tom was a great guide. He was enthusiastic, very knowledgable, and the highlight of our trip. We were a group of 6 with 4 of us being fans of the show. The tour however included historical information about Dubrovnic which kept the rest of our group intrigued. I'd highly recommend Tom and his tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Kerstin. I am glad that the tour worked out for both GOT fans and non-fans. The Game of Thrones themed tour is designed as a fun way to learn the amazing history of Dubrovnik while visiting the familiar panoramic locations from the TV-show. Give my regards to the rest of the group. Tom
Juan G.United States
Tom was a superb guide, very knowledgeable and very responsive to our requests. Much better than any guides provided by group tours purchased from cruise ships
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks. Usually, the group tours offered aboard the cruise ships feature guides that are contracted by the handling agents which are largely driven by the pricing factor (meaning: the lowest rate will get you more tours). The mass in nubers doesn't necessarily yield the satisfactory result both for guide or the traveler and I'm glad that you noticed the difference. Just as other ToursByLocals guides, I aim to provide the personalized touring experience and am always glad to see that I suceeded. Tom
Norman BrickmanUnited States
Tomislav is an excellent guide and we appreciated his in-depth knowledge of local history. We are happy to give him a well-deserved five star rating for this tour. We will definitely be recommending him to any of our friends that are planning a visit to Dubrovnik.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Norman. Give my regards to your wife and your Canadian friends. Best regards, Tom
Tom, speaking in perfect English, gave us history of Dubrovnik plus Game of Thrones film locations. He carried with him a photo album of Dubrovnik Game of Thrones scenes ---very helpful in making us remember GoT scenes. It was a very rainy day but Tom made the tour so interesting that we didnt mind the rain much.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Aurora, Thank you so much for this kind review. I am happy that the tour made your day in spite to really awful weather that we experienced. I hope that the weather will be better during the rest of your Croatian holiday. Give my regards to your family. Tom
Tom gave us a great tour of Dubrovnik. Many from my group commented that this was the highlight of their cruise !!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Danielle, I am glad that the tour worked out for your group especially because your cruise included the stops at many renowned European tourist destinations. Give my regards to the rest of the group. Tom
Tom was superb, very flexible with a lot of knowledge of GOT.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Hanne, I hope that your grandson Jonas will fondly remember this birthday tour. Even though, the tour was designed to cater to his fandom, I am glad that you also enjoyed it. Give my regards to the rest of the family. Tom
Daniel DehnUnited States
Top notch tour. Best GOTSites and good info on history and culture. Would love to come back and do it again.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Daniel, Thanks. In case you're back in Dubrovnik, give me a shout as I'll be privileged to show you more of this amazing city and its surroundings. Best regards, Tom
Sami BosworthUnited States
I can't say enough how much I loved our Game of Thrones tour! Tom was our tour guide and I DEFINITELY recommend him. He was incredibly knowledgeable about Game of Thrones as well as the history of Dubrovnik which was great. He really customized the tour around our personal preferences which was what made the tour so awesome. I also want to point out that he gave us recommendations for the rest of our stay in Dubrovnik and I'm so glad he did. Great tour, even better guide!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Sami, What is there else left to say, but THANK YOU for this great review! I am pleased to see that you liked the tour as well as the suggestions I gave you for the rest of your stay in Dubrovnik. Should you ever come back, let me know as there are several other amazing places that can easily reached in a form of a half day trip from Dubrovnik. Best regards, Tom
A great tour! Tom met 4 of us on time as arranged and walked us around the old town including the walls. Tom was very knowledgeable and has a pleasant easygoing manner...and a good sense of humour. Our tour took about 3 hours which was perfect. We all would strongly recommend Tomislav (Tom) to anyone coming to this region.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Mark, I also enjoyed touring with you. Give my regards to the rest of the group. Tom
Susan GerardUnited States
Despite some unexpected cold, rainy weather, our tour with Tom was delightful and fun. He is very entertaining and considerate -- not to mention a treasure trove of information! When we saw the local weather conditions, we expected a dull, boring morning tour and a welcome return to the ship. We got anything but that. Tom provided a delightful, fun filled few hours and we could not have been more pleased. All of us were sad to see it end. He is an extraordinarily good guide! We appreciated his services.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Susan! Best regards, Tom
Ellen FieldsUnited States
We had an amazing day with Tom in Dubrovnik. He has deep knowledge and passion and we saw the beauty and history of Dubrovnik through his eyes. Tom was generous with his time, very friendly and a pleasure to spend the day with. We will remember this tour forever and I recommend Tom to anyone who wants to really enjoy and understand this amazing city. Tom is a great!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Ellen, The itinerary and the pace of my tours is hardly ever set in stone. Providing that I'm not booked up later in the day, the tour can easily end up lasting longer than the original itinerary envisioned. You were a great group to tour with and I'm really happy that the touring arrangement worked out for you as it did for me. Best regards, Tom
Great guide, great day, great fun! Tomislav is such a knowledgeable, animated guide. We had a great overview of Dubrovnik with a good balance of Game of Thrones sites and "inside stories" for the GOT junkies and fascinating non GOT information for the rest of us. It was particularly poignant to view the war museum with someone who was a child during that time - very balanced and personal but not a "downer" on the rest of the day. Itinerary adjusted to inside sites during brief bouts of rain. FABULOUS DAY,
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Cheers Ramona, You were a great crowd to tour with and I'm happy that everything worked out just fine in spite of rain. My tours are always adapted to the particular interests of each traveler and it's always nice to hear that the entire group enjoyed my cocktail of information about the contemporary life, GOT and close and distant history of Dubrovnik. Tom
Theresa SheffieldUnited States
We had a wonderful day with Tomislav. Old Town Dubrovnik is so interesting and he knows everything historical and related to Game of Thrones. It was a wonderful day!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Theresa, Give my regards to the rest of the group. Valar Morghulis ;-) Tom
Theresa SheffieldUnited States
We truly enjoyed our tour of Trsteno and Ston. This scenery is beautiful, the history rich, and their is just enough "Game of Thrones" to make it fun!!! Tomislav is very knowledgeable and gives a unique experience.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Theresa, Thanks. You were a great crowd to tour with and our 2-day tour was perhaps the most fun tour I had in a while. I am happy that you shared my enthusiasm with the GOT and the magical scenery of Southern Croatia. Best regards, Tom
Maria del CastilloUnited States
Thank you Tomislav (Tom) of Tours by Locals in Dubrovnik for the best personalized city tour ever! From exchanging emails, to meeting him and finally doing the city tour, everything was done without a glitch. Tom is very professional and easy to talk to. He asked what our interests were through our email exchanges before we met him, so he could create a perfect tour for my family. During the tour, Tom made sure we were all comfortable and that we learned a lot about Dubrovnik. Great tour! Great guide!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Maria, What is there else to say apart from a big THANKS for this kind review! All my tours are adapted and arranged in concert with traveler's personal interests and preferences so none of them is ever delivered in a same way and is a unique touring experience. Judging from your extensive review, I have correctly prepared the homework and the tour was a resounding success! Give my regards to the rest of the family. Tom
Jill MargolickUnited States
We thoroughly enjoyed our 5 hours spent touring the city of Dubrovnik with our guide, Tom. Tom is the perfect guide--he has a wonderful and endearing personality and a thorough knowledge of his city and its history. He is so easy to be with and totally responsive to any and all questions asked. His energy is contagious--we climbed and toured and nobody even got tired--we were too enthralled with both our guide and his charming city! Tom's command of the English language is first rate, too!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Jill, I am so happy to see that you enjoyed the tour so much. I will make sure to let you know if the road takes me to 'Motor City' as I'd love to see all of you again. Give my regards to the rest of the group. Tom
Todd ThorsonUnited States
We took a private GOT tour with Tomislav "Tom" and were not disappointed. We read many reviews about different tours and guides, but one guide stood out with consistently great reviews - and that was Tom. We were interested in combining a little history of Dubrovnik along with GOT sites. We shared that desire with Tom, and he was able to provide a customized tour for us. Tom's background in teaching history was very apparent and made the tour both educational and entertaining.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Todd. All of my tours are always carefully arranged to the specific requirements of each traveler and I'm always happy to see that the outcome was satisfactory. You were a great group to tour with and I hope that you enjoyed the rest of your holiday as much as the time we spent together touring Dubrovnik. Best regards, Tom
Carol WhiteUnited States
Tom was a great guide - knowledgeable, helpful and great at getting us around the crowds - it helps to know the "back alleys!" He stopped frequently for pictures and rest on a hot day.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Carol, Your ship pulled in during the one of the busiest days in Dubrovnik (with around 10.000 cruise ship visitors and a great deal of day-trippers from the surrounding area) so I tried my best to avoid the crowds and adapt the tour to your pace without missing any of the most important Dubrovnik landmarks. Your great review is a proof that I succeeded in this task and I thank you for it once again. 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
Wonderful tour by a friendly, knowledgeable and flexible local named Tomislav. Tom answered every email within 24 hours. He was flexible with his timing, willing to delay the start of the tour when our Game of Thrones pre-tour lunch was delayed by a very busy restaurant. He paced the tour to our needs and walking abilities and frequently checked that he was meeting our requirements. His knowledge of both GoT and Dubrovnik was impressive and did I mention he is funny? I highly recommend.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Laura, I also had a great time touring with you. What more can I say? Your review says it all - flexibility and timely response is actually what makes the difference between a good and great guide. Thanks you for this wonderful review! Tom
Joe GardinerUnited Kingdom
This is an excellent, well presented tour. Tom is very well versed and completely up to date with the series. He has a very large book of photographs showing where certain scenes were filmed and I did notice that some other guides didn't have anywhere like the photographic back up he has. Tom will also email a link for all the photos in his album. Thoroughly enjoyed the tour and also the Pizza restaurant he recommended to us, cannot praise high enough.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Joe, I am glad that all the group members enjoyed the tour as well as the recommendations regarding the eating venue. Best regards or better yet Valar Morghulis. 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
Cheryl AltmanUnited States
Our tour of Dubruvnick with Tom was wonderful. He is so knowledgeable of the area in history, culture, and georgraphy. He made the cites we visited alive because of his passion and love of the own. My whole group would recommend him highly - we, also, had a fun time seeing the sighs around town and Lockrum where Game of Thrones has been filmed. Thank you Tomislav!!!!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Cheryl, Believe me the pleasure was all mine. I really enjoyed our time together and I'm truly honored by your kind review. Give my regards to the rest of the group. Tom
Martha Rosas acostaMexico
We are big fans of the series and Tomislav Gave us a great tour with lots of information. Really enjoyed the tour
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Marta! Give my regards to your daughter! Tom