Linda S.United States
This was our 2nd day with Mateja. We had a great day, walking 8 miles and seeing many interesting monuments, museums, and neighborhoods. We pestered Mateja with questions concerning Yugoslavia, WWI, WWII, how Slovenia became a country, and about the how the government is structured and representatives to Parliament selected. She answered them all, providing us with lots of historical and current information we were unaware of. Mateja is an excellent guide. We will engage her again if/when we return.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Linda, thank you very much for your great review. First day I noticed, you are able to walk a lot and that gave us an opportunity to reach also places that usually we do not do in walking tours. In addition, your broad interest was drawing us from one attraction to the other and that gave us opportunity to open many different topics. I enjoyed all the time with you and I am very happy you gave me a chance to spend time with you and John while in Ljubljana. Would be very happy to be your local again!
Linda S.United States
This was the 1st of 2 days spent with Mateja exploring Ljubljana. In the AM we viewed "top" spots, e.g., the castle and market. We also requested and Mateja arranged a tour of the Seminary Library, a must see for us, and it was great. She introduced us to the amazing public works of architect and urban designer Josez Plecnik. In the afternoon, among other things, we visited the National and University Library he designed. We had a lunch of typical Slovenian food and drink. Mateja was excellent.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Linda and John, I am so happy I had a chance to be your local guide in Ljubljana! You are so well traveled, you have seen so many places in the world, that the time with you was realy very enjoyable!
Eileen AustinUnited States
Wonderful, comprehensive walking tour! We enjoyed the commentary on art, history, architecture politics and food. Seeing the National Museum was a real treat, this museum is beautifully laid out and has very interesting exhibits. Mateja treated us to delicious food selections among restaurants and a small coffee shop. Take this tour if you want a special day!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Eileen, So glad to read your review! I am so happy to hear you have enjoyed the day we have spent together. For me it is a blessing when I have a chance as it was given by you! To spend a day with a traveler in Ljubljana, visiting together a National museum, visiting a castle, having a boat tour and in between tasting our specialities -that give us locals a chance to present our culture more in depth and I am sure that is something that tell a traveler a real story of the area. So thank you-HVALA!
Susan McFaddenUnited States
Mateja gave us a fabulous, thorough tour of her beautiful city. She's incredibly knowledgeable about geography, history, architecture, art, and culture, and the ways they are interconnected. We learned a lot and recommend spending a full day with her. She also made sure we got plenty of opportunities to sample the foods of Slovenia in various kinds of restaurants. She most certainly deserves a 5-star rating! She does other tours in the region and I'm sure they're wonderful, too.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Susan, So happy to read your nice comments! Our day was realy great and was so proud to host you and John in my beloved Ljubljana. Thank you very much, wish you plenty of joyful tours, and take care, with love, Mateja
Amy A.United States
If there was a sixth star, it would go to Mateja. We were fortunate enough in one day to see the "BEST of Ljubljana" by the BEST guide in Ljubljana. Mateja has in-depth insight along with rich historical and cultural perspectives on the city and Slovenia that she is able to convey captivatingly with an incredible command of the English language. She customized and personalized our tour right to the end with a surprise cake, a song in Slovenian, and a gift for my husband's birthday. Mateja is the BEST!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Amy, thank you very much for your nice comments! It was a blessing for me, to present our city and Slovenia to you on your husband's birthday! Hope, I will have a chance to meet your family as well! Many happy returns, with love, Mateja