John AnzaloneUnited States
Niksa is awesome. Very personable. He and his daughter Anna gave us a fabulous tour of Dubrovnik, the old town and even into the adjoining city of Catvat beach. His knowledge of his country was vast. He made it very personal with his experience with the wars and took us to local areas you don't see on a regular cruise tour. I would highly recommend Niksa and Anna for your tour of Dubrovnik.
Charles BidondoEl Dorado Hills, CA, United States
If there was a way to give this tour a 6 star review, I would do so. Niksa and his daughter, Ana, gave us an excellent tour of Dubrovnik and the surrounding area. His knowledge and professionalism plus his passion for his city and country were most evident. He answered any question we had and the highlight was being able to have a delicious lunch in a local restaurant that was far from the tourist area. A visit to a local winery was also included. I would highly recommend Niksa for your next visit.
Kathryn HendryUnited States
Nick and his daughter were great and very knowledgeable. Wonderful tour and city! Thanks for a memorable day!!
Zareen AlikhanUnited States
Niksa is by far the most thorough guide we have EVER had on our travels.....the icing on the cake was having his daughter Ana with us for part of the day. This team is incredible, going out of their way to give us the most enjoyable taste of beautiful Dubrovnik we could ever have imagined. Our lunch was sensational, the venues beautiful and the explanations were fantastic, Dubrovnik should be on everyone's bucket lists! Bravo Niksa and we loved having you with us!
Ralph FrohsinUnited States
Best guides ever. Niksa and his daughter, Ana, are both very knowledgeable and are happy to tailor the tour to whatever you would like to do. We took a walking tour with Ana and learned a lot about Croatia's past and present. We were then turned over to Niksa (in his very modern and nice van) who took us outside of Dubrovnik and gave us more information. The tour lasted about 6 hours and we highly recommend them. Much better than being with a large group!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mr Ralph, There's only one thing that I can say, please come back and spend some more time here. My sincere and kindest regards to you, your brother and your wifes and also for Beth and Nicholas. This was one very special day for me! Thank you very much, Niksa
Robin TaylorUnited States
Niksa and Ana were amazing guides who brought Dubrovnik alive. They were so knowledgable about the historical significance of Dubrovnik and its Old City, but also gave us added insight about their experiences during the Balkan War and about contemporary Croatian life. Both spoke excellent English, were charming, and adjusted the itinerary to fit our needs. It was a fabulous experience! These tour guides are true gems.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Robin and Family, Thank you sincerely for your kind words, both Ana and me must admit that both of us enjoyed in every moment spent with you. The only thing we can say is Thank you for booking us, it was a privilege to meet you all. We wish you and to your Family everything the best in future. Kind regards, Ana and Niksa PS see you here soon, as you promised to :)
Antonio AriasUnited States
One of the best tours we had, Ana and Niksa were very dedicated, informative and a pleasure to be with
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Antonio, Thank you kindly for your comment, we are very pleased to hear and to know that you enjoy in your time that you spend with us. Hope to see you back one day, until than, we wish you all the best. Sincerely, Ana & Niksa
Marina WrightUnited States
I wish I could give this 100 stars! We were a group of 5 including three teens and we ALL said it was of the top three days of our entire trip. The tour of the inside of the city was great, but what really blew us away was the outside of the city driving trip with Niksa and his enthusiasm. I could have gone another few hours listening to the history of Croatia and seeing the sights. We stopped at a local restaurant for the most amazing meal that we wouldn't be able to find on our own. Thank you!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Marina and Family, You came here with open heart and you were the one who makes the things go easy, I just followed your thoughts and questions and I must say that this was a superb day with great communications and mutual understanding in between all of us no matter all of our differences and no matter that we met for the first time in life. Thank you for your time and I wish you to have many more tours like this one. Truly, Niksa
Stephen TrichardSouth Africa
Very informative. Just not enough time. Niksa's intimate knowledge concerning Croatia/ Dubrovnik requires a longer time period. He showed us the perfect vantage points to see Dubrovnik as in the "postcard photos", and secluded small villages. Ivona was our tour guide in the old town. Her passion for the history was quite evident. Very informative. Tour highly recommended.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Stephen and Christa, Thank you for your kind words and also I am very please to know that you did enjoy in your tour with me in Dubrovnik. Yes the truth is that the tour was short, especially because of your interest to hear more and to discuss many different subjects, so I truly have to thank you for being so open, curious and informative and I am sorry that your ship was not staying for longer hours here in Dubrovnik. But, I hope t see you here again and as you said. Sincerely, Niksa
Niksa and Ana are a great team- they have so many interesting stories to tell about Dubrovnik. We saw areas in Dubrovnik that you will not discover without a private tour. They are very informative and accommodating. We totally enjoyed the old town and Cavstat. We love Dubrovnik! Thank you Niksa and Ana- will visit again for more.
Gerald KostnerUnited States
Excellent guide with great local knowledge. Our guide and his daughter provided a thorough and friendly picture of local life and customs.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mr Kostner, Thank you for your kind words and thank you for giving us a chance to introduce you with our hometown, our heritage and history. Kind regards, Niksa & Ana
We enjoyed the most wonderful tour with Niksa and his daughter Ana during our day in beautiful Dubrovnik. We came in by cruise ship and this was the perfect way to spend our day. Niksa was a wonderful guide - our tour was flexible and informative and overall such a great day for everyone in our family!! Dubrovnik was the highlight of our trip. Ana gave us a brilliant tour of the old town of Dubrovnik and Niksa was absolutely stellar. We highly recommend booking! 5 stars! Thank you so much.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Family, Thank you for such great words. Yes, it means a lot for both of us to get such a great comment, but first and foremost, it's absolutely superb to know that you enjoyed our company and the time that we spent together. This fact is worth more than anything. We wish you all the best of this world. Sincerely yours, Ana & Niksa
Linda BaderUnited States
There are not enough words to express what a wonderful tour of Dubrovnik and the surrounding areas. Niksa and his daughter Anna are a joy to be with and provided professional, kind, and accommodating services.
Taylor ReichelUnited States
Our tour of Dubrovnik with Niksa was the highlight of our vacation. He was informative, kind, and open. We are a family of 6 and Niksa made the experience valuable for all of us. You should not miss this tour if you visit Dubrovnik.
Drew M.United States
Niksa and Anna were fantastic tour hosts! We toured parts of Dubrovnik with Niksa and Anna walked around the castle teaching us its history. What was extra delightful was that Anna grew up inside the walls, which added such an authentic and personal touch. Please make sure you see the city from above...it is such a great panoramic view from the mountains above the city.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Drew, Thank's so much for such a great words! It was absolutely great experience to meet you and I have to thank you for being so open and curious, it was a pleasure to talk to you and to have you on that day. Sincere and best regards, Niksa
Niksa gave us an unbelievably great tour. He has deep knowledge about the area and the history of Croatia which he constantly shared with us. We were a group of six and we travelled in Nikes van which was clean and very comfortable. I can absolutely recommend taking a tour with Niksa!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Johan, I am very flattered by your kind words, Thank you so much for such a great comment and also thank you for giving me the opportunity to share my personal opinions with all of you on many topics that we touched during those few hours that we spent together. Best regards, Niksa
David StokesUnited States
I should have provided these comments last year, but Niksa was awesome. He customized the tour just for us and we had an opportunity to see the best tourist venues, but also, some off the beaten path locations...very cool! Thank you.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear David, I would lie if I would say that it is not nice to receive such a great comment, but also I have to be honest and to say that I am first of very happy to hear that you enjoyed in everything what I have tried to tell and to show to you. Once again, thank you very much for sucha great comment and thank you for giving me a chance to be your tour guide. Truly Niksa
Viki WeirUnited States
Niksa and his daughter were very knowledgeable about their home - the day we were in Dubrovnik was very windy and the cable car was not operating - Niksa drove us to the very top for awesome views of the Old City and the coast - we also went to a small coastal town which was charming. Highly recommend this tour - there were six of us in a very comfortable van.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Viki, Thank you very much for your kind words and also thank you once aging for booking this tour with me (us). We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed your Dubrovnik tour and we sincerely hope that Dubrovnik was a place that was worth of your visit. Kind regards, Niksa & Ana
Donna M.United States
Niksa did a great job giving us the history about Dubrovnik. Anna was a delight. We enjoyed her tour through the old town very much and her insight. We would definitely recommend Niksa and Anna to anyone going to Dubrovnik.
Arnel DomingoUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Arnel, Thank you! It was a great pleasure for me to have you all here in Dubrovnik, Thank you for using my services and I wish you, but also to all of the members of your group, all the best and many more journeys to have in future with new and exciting destinations to see. Sincerely, Niksa
Jaleah BrownUnited States
I cannot say enough great things about Niksa and his daughter Ana. They were able to show us not only the highlights of old town but were able to take us to areas to show how the locals live and areas that were not restored from the war. It was great to get a different representation of Croatia other than the main tourist spots. They are both full of knowledge of the history of the area and also shared their experience of living during the war. This should be a must do on your list!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Jaleah, I'm very glad that you enjoyed your trip with us so much. I only followed your interests and therefore it was much easier for me to understand what did you want to see and to hear. This is not only phrase if I say that I truly enjoy in time we spent together, always hoping that my presentation make you think of coming back here, one day. My sincere and best wishes. Sincerely, Niksa
Susan BrownUnited States
Niksa and his daughter, Ana, are the nicest father-daughter guides on earth! We were shown all through the old city by Ana who is a highly educated, brilliant and charming young woman who knows the history of her country inside out. After the old city tour, Niksa met us in his immaculately clean car and drove us to the countryside, the shore, and the mountains. He is engaging and full of knowledge of the history and politics of the old Yugoslavia and the current Croatian country. A fabulous day!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Susan, I thank you for all your kindness and also for curiosity that you showed during that short time we spent together. Thank you for your kind words and we wish you all the best in life and future. Kind regards, Ana & Niksa
We totally enjoyed our tour with Niksa and his daughter Ana. Ana meet us first and walked us through the old town pointing out all the remarkable places of interest. Niksa then meet us and drove to Cavtat which had absolutely amazing views and with so much knowledge of beautiful Dubrovnik. Niksa also took us to areas not on the itinerary that we requested without hesitation. Even a rain storm on return to the ship was no problem, delivered us right to the gangway. Loved your tour Niksa - The 4 Aussie's!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Russell, Carol, Michael & Lorimer, I truly enjoyed in every moment that I spent with you guys and also I am so happy to hear from you. It was so great for us to have you here and thank you for all of your trust and openness. It was a pleasure to have you here and if you will ever consider to come back one time, I will be thrilled to see you again. My very best wishes to you all! Ana & Niksa
Debra LundUnited States
Niksa was wonderful! This was hands down our favorite stop on the cruise and a "must go back to" country for us! Dubrovnik is gorgeous, clean and the people are so friendly. Cavtat was a pleasant surprise, definitely worth the side trip. We all loved this port and Niksa and his daughter made it even better with their perfectly balanced tour. 100% recommend!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Debra, Kind thanks for such a great comment. I am so flattered to hear that my tour partially was a reason for your possible future visit to Croatia. If you will come, and we hope you will, we remain at your service. Kindest regards, Niksa
Perfect way to visit Dubrovnik. Both guides were excellent!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Denis, Thank you for your kind words, Ana and me are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit to Dubrovnik that much. We simply wish you all the best and hope to see you once again here in Dubrovnik and in Croatia. Kind regards, Niksa & Ana
Niksa and Ana are an animated father and daughter duo who share the tour. They provide an entertaining, informative overview of the history and culture of Croatia, and particularly Dubrovnik. We received a memorable introduction to this lovely country.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Anne-Louise, Thank your for your kind words, and we are very happy to hear that you have enjoyed your visit to Dubrovnik and Croatia. Kind regards, Ana & Niksa
Christina TellezUnited States
This was hands down the best tour I've ever taken! We arrived early & Niksa was already waiting next to our ship's gangplank. Niksa is obviously passionate about his city & clearly enjoyed showing it off to us. He even extended the tour by an hour & took us to a beautiful little village next to a stream. Anna expertly showed off the old city & highlighted Game of Thrones sites for me while still keeping it interesting for my parents. I highly recommend this tour with Anna & Niksa, it was a perfect day!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Christina, Thank you so much for your kind words. We are truly happy to hear that you and you parents have enjoyed your visit to Dubrovnik that much. It was a pleasure to have you and we hope to see you once again. Sincerely, Ana & Niksa
Ilene KellertUnited States
Niksa and his daughter Ana were perfect guides. They were passionate about their country, eager to share their extensive knowledge, enthusiastic, charming, friendly, warm and a pleasure to spend 5 hours with. They made our time in Dubrovnik memorable. Anyone who gets them as guides will be very lucky. We recommend them highly.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Ilene and Bob, Thank you for your kind words, it was a real pleasure to spend those few hours with you, unfortunately it was too short time but we truly enjoyed in your company. Wish you all the best and always hope to see you once again. Truly yours, Ana & Niksa
To get first hand knowledge directly from Niksa and his daughter who live in Dubrovnik was so valuable to our day! The sights and information of Old Town and other areas that Niksa felt we must see were perfect. Was one of our most favorite days of the cruise!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Tammy so much for your kind words and we are so happy to hear that you enjoy your day with us that much. Best wishes to you all! Sincerely, Ana & Niksa
Andrew WhiteUnited States
Niksa and his awesome daughter Anna took us on a comprehensive tour of Dubrovnik, complete with their personal impressions of the old city, the region and the recent regeneration of Croatia following the Serbian war. They were both spectacular -- it's hard to imagine a better way to see Dubrovnik !!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Andrew, thank you so much for your kind words. We both enjoyed spending the day with you and your lovely wife Elisa. Hopefully, we'll meet again! Wish you all the best, Ana & Niksa
Craig AverchUnited States
Niksa was fabulous. We were booked on a 5 hour tour and he met us promptly t 10:00 a.m. The weather turned terrible - as we arrived at the top of the Hill Srdj it was pouring. He took us to a lovely area for lunch to escape the rain and suggested that we postpone the tour of Dubrovnik until the evening. At 5:30 the skies had cleared, we met again together with his daughter Ana who gave us a great tour of the city. When we left them, at the end of a very long day for them it felt as if we were family.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Beverly / Craig Sincerely thank you for your kind words, and we hope that we have managed to conjure Dubrovnik and its surroundings to you, even though the weather was awful. Because of that we would like to thank you for your patience and understanding. Many warm greetings to all of you Sincerely, Ana & Niksa
Allan ShanbergLaguna Beach, CA., United States
nice lady, I think she was overwhelmed by the huge crowds and noise and as such lost the interest of our children, who eventually just split off on their own. She would be much better in smaller groups than we had of 15.
Doris GollUnited States
Niksa and Ana were both very professional , knowledgeable , and enjoyable to spend the day with. When we return I Dubrovnik, we will use their services again.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mrs Doris, Sincere thanks for your words and we hope to have the opportunity to welcome you again. Kind regards, Ana & Niksa
Niksa and Anna were a wonderful team. They were both lovely, warm and friendly people. Both were very knowledgeable and a great pleasure to spend time with. Anna lead us through the old city with many tales of personal experiences to add to the reality of what it is like to live in the beautiful walled city. Niksa took us out and around the countryside to get a sense of the local life outside of the city. We felt like we spent the day with good friends.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Carolyn, Thank you so much for your kind words! It was a pleasure, to us both, to show you and Fabien our hometown and its surroundings. Hopefully we'll meet again very soon! Until then we wish you and your family all the best! Sincerely, Niksa & Ana, your friends from Dubrovnik!
David L.Norcross, GA, United States
Dubrovnik was a highlight of our recent Mediterranean cruise and this tour made it so. We saw all the major "can't miss" items, but also very much enjoyed the personal touch of our guide, Ana (Niksa's daughter). Absolutely top notch, right down to the Cavtat restaurant recommended for our snack. Friendly, English-speaking driver as well - an unexpected benefit! You won't be sorry if you purchase this tour!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear David, Thank you for your kind words! We are absolutely delighted that you enjoyed Dubrovnik and hopefully we'll see you again very soon. With best regards, Ana & Niksa
TOURSBYLOCALS RESPONSE: n the unusual case where a guide can't personally deliver a tour, the traveler is notified in advance and given the opportunity to cancel or accept the substitute. In this case, Ana had planned to do half the tour originally, and ended up doing the entire tour, due to a family emergency. We're glad the travellers still got the chance to meet Niksa at the end of the tour!
Wonderful tour! I would highly recommend Niksa. We had visited Dubrovnik previously, but did not visit outside of the walled city. Niksa and Ana were the perfect team of guides to show us the outer regions in addition to the walled city. Touring the walled city with Ana was a bonus in that she gave us 'real life' insight into life in the city as this is where she grew up. Thanks for a great day!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Susan, thank you for your lovely comment! It was our pleasure to show you everything that Dubrovnik and its surrounding area has to offer and we are glad you enjoyed it. Let's just hope we'll have a chance to do it at least once more! With best regards, Niksa & Ana
Carol HarrisUnited States
Howard ChinToronto, ONT, Canada
Niksa and Anna make a great team. They are long time residents of Crotia and know the area inside out.We actually visited the inner city where Anna grew up, so she knew the city as well as any one. Niksa is very familiar with the road system and took us places where other guides coould not go or didn't know. Highly recommended.
Robert DillardUnited States
Simply put, Dubrovnik was amazing and Niksa is a local with a true passion for sharing the rich history of Dubrovnik and the surrounding area. I highly recommend anyone traveling to Dubrovnik to reach out and have him put together a wonderful experience. The only downside was we had a limited time due to the cruise ship departure, but we definitely made the most of it and Niksa provided a perfectly smooth and seamless experience from dockside pick-up and drop-off in a perfectly comfortable 7-series BMW.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Scott, We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your tour that much. Hoping to see you once again here in Dubrovnik and Croatia. Wish you all the best. Truly yours, Ana & Niksa
Michael DruckmanNaples, FL, United States
Leah ReicinUnited States
Niksa is a superb guide and rates a 5 He is the best Tours by Locals guide I have ever hired. we ventured into areas not generally seen He knows his history politics and legends of the country
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mrs Leah and Mr Ed, Your comment is a great pleasure but an even greater obligation. I am truly glad that you enjoyed your day trip and were satisfied with my services. I wish you many more travels to have, more great and beautiful new destinations to see and even greater TBL guides in the future. It was a great pleasure for me to have you here in my city and I wish to you, your children and your grandchildren all the best in life. Sincerely, Niksa
Madhavi KandulaUnited States
niksa was knowledgeable, energetic, and well spoken. really lovely time with his daughter as well. beautiful part of the croatia.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mrs Maude and Family, Thank you for giving us an opportunity to show you and to introduce you about our home and thank you for coming to Dubrovnik. Wish you all the best, Sincerely, Ana & Niksa
Absolutely fantastic Tour provided by Niksa and his daughter Ana. They picked us (5-one in wheelchair) up right from the cruise port and took us to sights not possible with a cruise excursion package. So friendly and knowledgeable. Niksa helped us by locating a wheelchair to use when I informed him that ours had broken the previous day. He went above and beyond to help. Their knowledge of Dubrovnic was fascinating. I would not hesitate to recommend them to anyone. Well worth it. Thanks for a great day.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Deanna, sisters and Mom, Thank you for your kind words, it is always nice to hear that we did a decent job, but something what is and will always be more important is a feeling of being able to assist the people in situations when somebody needs your help. So I am very happy that I managed to meet your wonderful Mom and offer her to experience what my City and my country is. It was a great pleasure to have you with us, till we meet again, Best regards, Ana & Niksa
Niksa greeted us with a smile & immediately helped us organize the limited time we had available. We enjoyed the beautiful coastal scenery & conversation in the comfort of his BMW. He has an intimate knowledge of the history of Dubrovnik which he shared with us & escorted us to places we had visited 40 years previously. Our time with Niksa was a pleasure & over all too soon. He is a fantastic guide !
Rita MoyaUnited States
Niksa provided us an excellent tour of the entire area around Dubrovnik in the comfort of his BMW. He showed us small villages and areas that locals frequent and provided a wonderful restaurant recommendation. We saw a great deal and he directed us to the areas in the Old Town which we then explored on our own. We also enjoyed discussing the recent history of Croatia and it's wonderful people.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mrs Rita and Mr Steve, Thank you for your kind words and I'm very glad that you enjoyed Dubrovnik that much. Wish you all the joy and happiness. Sincerely, Niksa
We have been on a lot of shore excursions and this was possibly the best ever. Niksa as a guide and Dubrovnik as a destination was an unbeatable combination. Very highly recommended.
Nancy ProctorUnited States
Niska was an excellent guide! He is knowledgable, personable, intuitive and a lovely gentleman. We had such a wonderful time! He really maximized our time limitations (we were on a cruise ship) and was able to share and educate us on the history and beauty of Dubrovnik. Do not hesitate to book with Niksa!! We have wonderful pictures and memories of our short yet brilliant time in Dubrovnik and hope to visit there for a longer time in the future. We felt like we were visiting with a friend! Thank you!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Nancy, THANK YOU, Thank you for your kind words, Thank you for choosing me to be your Dubrovnik Guide and Thank you for being such a wonderful companion and not only the client. It was a pleasure, privilege and joy through all of the time we spent together. Hoping we meet again, best regards Niksa
We were a group of four women and we had a great day exploring the countryside around Dubrovnik with Niksa. He was prompt, considerate, very knowledgable of the area, and fun.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Shirley, Thank you for your comment and please send my warmest regards to the rest of your "dream team". Sincerely, Niksa
Alan SchumacherUnited States
Niksa introduced us to Dubrovnik and this was the highlight of our 12-day Mediterranean cruise. Originally scheduled for Athens and given little notice, Toursbylocal (Alex Goddard, specifically) arranged to cancel our tour guide in Athens and arrange for Niksa to spend the day introducing us to this wonderful city. A lifetime resident of "the inner city," his personal perspective was invaluable. Niksa was personable, professional, knowledgeable and an extremely nice guy. Look forward to our return.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Alan, Kathy & Eileen, The only thing I can say is, looking forward seeing you again!!!
Alfred GarfieldLondon, United Kingdom
Superb guide, knowledgable and a very enjoyable drive and walk. Would recommend to future customers Another success by ToursByLocals Thanks Alfred & Brenda
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Brenda and Alfred, it was a pleasure for me to have you here, thank you for your kind words and I wish you all the best in your life. Sincerely yours, Niksa
Lloyd ScallanUnited States
Many thanks to ToursByLocals for a great experience in Dubrovnik. Niksa did an outstanding job showing us the true city and surrounding areas that most all tours do not include.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mrs Marie and Mr Lloyd, It was a pleasure for me to have you here, the only thing I regret is that you couldn't stay a bit longer. But who knows, maybe once, somewhere, we'll meet again. Wish you all the joy, happiness and good health. Warm regards, Niksa