Traveler Reviews of Private Tours in Hvar-Croatia by Tour Guide Matt T. (Guide #2239)


Matthew Richmond

United States
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Tour: #588449, Split and Trogir - two UNESCO towns, Split, Croatia    view tour
Date: Oct 19/19

Matej is a pleasure to spend the day with exploring Split & Trogir. He's very knowledgeable and was the perfect guide!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much, Matt. It was my pleasure!

Vijayanand Sinha

Russia
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Tour: #588449, Split and Trogir - two UNESCO towns, Split, Croatia    view tour
Date: Oct 16/19

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dhanyavaad! Thank you very much, Vijay

Vijayanand Sinha

Russia
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Tour: #459119, Breathtaking Island Hvar - private driver-guided tour (from Split), Split, Croatia    view tour
Date: Oct 15/19

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much, Vijay! Dhanyavaad! I truly enjoyed our tour and your company - it was such a pleasure meeting you and your lovely wife.

Lou P.

Australia
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Tour: #11218, Private 2 to 2.5-hour tour of Split, Diocletian's Palace & the panoramic view of the city, Split, Croatia    view tour
Date: Oct 13/19

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, Lou!

Jim Workman

United States
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Tour: #460362, From Zadar: Plitvice Waterfalls - UNESCO heritage of Croatia - private driver-guided tour, Zadar, Croatia    view tour
Date: Oct 8/19

Great guide see you again,Thanks

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your bookings, Jim! It was great meeting you. I've enjoyed your company and your sense of humor :) Hope to meet you again!

Jim Workman

United States
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Tour: #465805, Hvar wine & olive oil tasting + Island tour, Hvar, Croatia    view tour
Date: Oct 5/19

Wonderful trip to your island... ��

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, Jim! It was great meeting you. I've enjoyed your company and your sense of humor :)

Jim Workman

United States
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Tour: #588449, Split and Trogir - two UNESCO towns, Split, Croatia    view tour
Date: Oct 4/19

Great guide��thanks Matt

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your bookings, Jim! It was great meeting you. I've enjoyed your company and your sense of humor :) Hope to meet you again!

Richard Taff

United States
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Tour: #460111, Split & Trogir & Salona - Two UNESCO towns and the old Roman capital (archaeological site) - private driver-guided tour, Split, Croatia    view tour
Date: Sep 30/19

We absolutely loved our time with Tom. He was very knowledgeable. Highly recommend him for any tour.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much, Richard. All the best! Matt-Tom

Ting Vollmer

United States
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Tour: #459119, Breathtaking Island Hvar - private driver-guided tour (from Split), Split, Croatia    view tour
Date: Sep 23/19

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much. It was my pleasure! :)

Peter Lichtenthal

United States
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Tour: #459119, Breathtaking Island Hvar - private driver-guided tour (from Split), Split, Croatia    view tour
Date: Sep 15/19

Matt was totally awesome! He gave a thorough, informative and engaging full day tour of Hvar, sharing factual information along with personal insights. He was also exceptional in helping us plan the trip in advance, sending me restaurant, tourist site, and hotel recommendations, along with photographs. Thanks you, Matt, for a such memorable touring experience!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, Peter! Great meeting you and showing you around my beautiful island. Until the next time! ;)

Bernard G.

San Jose, CA, United States
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Tour: #456412, Breathtaking Island Hvar - private driver-guided tour, Hvar, Croatia    view tour
Date: Sep 14/19

Matt helped us navigate the car ferry to Hvar, he recognized a discrepancy in the reservation we had made and had it rectified so it didn't become a hiccup. Since he was from Hvar, he showed us off beaten areas including Napoleons Fort and his favorite winery that's been around for over 400 years. After we left the area he sent pictures of his personal time there (via WhatsApp) and he allowed us to see him and his interests.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your review, Bernard I am glad that you loved my island! :) All the best!

Bernard G.

San Jose, CA, United States
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Tour: #460111, Split & Trogir & Salona - Two UNESCO towns and the old Roman capital (archaeological site) - private driver-guided tour, Split, Croatia    view tour
Date: Sep 13/19

We were with Matt several days. He is an excellent driver and took us to areas that as narrow as the roads were the scope of the history and views were worth it! His historical knowledge was without measure. He was willing to break bread and eat with us. I know it was a free meal for him but that really was a special experience because it was informal and conversational. The really only negative to Matt was that he was prone to saying, "We'll get to that later" and most times we didn't get back to that.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your review, Bernard! All the best! :)

Paul Jones

United States
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Tour: #456412, Breathtaking Island Hvar - private driver-guided tour, Hvar, Croatia    view tour
Date: Sep 12/19

Strongly recommend this tour. Matt spent his summers on Hvar while growing up, and thereby knows the island very well. He took us to places we would never have found on our own. He has great knowledge of architecture and wines, and like all Croats, he is very proud of his country. He adjusted the day for us and we even got to see some things not "officially" on the tour. I came away understanding much more about Hvar than it just being a yacht harbor! Thank you, Matt!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much, Paul! :)

Yelena German

United States
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Tour: #459119, Breathtaking Island Hvar - private driver-guided tour (from Split), Split, Croatia    view tour
Date: Sep 9/19

Our group of 6 people from California have had a tour to Hvar with Matej. His tour was so much different from the others we have read about, he took us to the very unexpected and rarely visited places in Hvar with the gorgeous views and beautiful scenery. He is a very knowledgeable and professional guide.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Yelena, thank you very much!

Janet W.

United States
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Tour: #588449, Split and Trogir - two UNESCO towns, Split, Croatia    view tour
Date: Sep 7/19

Matt was wonderful! It was easy to spend the day with him, taking his recommendations for lunch, hearing his stories about local culture. We learned a lot about Croatian history and saw incredible sights. If we make it back to Split we will call on him again!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, Janet!! :)

Rebecca Knecht

United States
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Tour: #11218, Private 2 - 2.5-hour tour of Split, Diocletian's Palace & the panoramic view of the city, Split, Croatia    view tour
Date: Sep 6/19

Matte is a wonderful tour guide. We spent 2 hours touring Split and then he joined us for lunch. We chartered a sailboat for 2 weeks and he helped us pick our itinerary. There are soooo many great choices of islands to visit. His insight and experience Was very useful. He has also traveled the world so it was fun talking politics with him. Thanks Matte, for a wonderful day.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, Rebecca! I am very glad that you enjoy your stay in my beautiful country! :)

Sanjay Kumar

United States
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Tour: Highlights of Amazing Hvar Private Full-Day Tour, Hvar, Croatia
Date: Aug 31/19

great guide had a great time with him

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, Sanjay! You are among the nicest and kindest persons I have ever met! It was such a pleasure meeting you and being your guide on Hvar! Wish you all the best!

William Sternheim

United States
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Tour: #464696, From Šibenik: Krka waterfalls & Šibenik UNESCO heritage, with panorama - private driver-guided tour, Sibenik, Croatia    view tour
Date: Aug 17/19

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, Bill :)

Paul Dougherty

United States
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Tour: #459119, Breathtaking Island Hvar - private driver-guided tour (from Split), Split, Croatia    view tour
Date: Aug 6/19

tine." He did show us some pretty cool things, and I think tried - but there was something that was off. Again, I would say he is best with biking trips and foodie excursions - and we had an 8 year old, so were different than his normal clientele. So, in closing - he did a good job with trying to send recommendation and a very good job with follow up after the tour, but I think he may have been looking forward to his own vacation and we booked him way early. So, we give him 3 1/2 stars overall.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank u for your booking. I went out of my way to provide you with the best experience: apart from the regular sights, I took you to the hills to show you 2 forts & 3 hidden viewpoints, where other tours would never go; I extended the tour for 90 min (ending the just 10 min before your ferry departure); I opened the Hvar aquarium just for your lovely 8 y/old (he loved the fish!), and I shared with u many other special places of my lovely island... I am sorry if that was all worth just 3.5 stars for you!

Paul Dougherty

United States
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Tour: Split, Trogir & Šibenik - 3 UNESCO sites in one day - private driver-guided tour, Split, Croatia
Date: Aug 5/19

I'm mixed on my review between 3 and 4 stars. Good guy, does some things well (sends recommendations and other ideas - although we did not receive these until we had already booked things) - and I think he is best for biking trips and foodie outings as his knowledge is really excellent in those areas. We booked him just before he was set to take some time off, so I think he may have been looking forward to doing those things, but my wife didn't think he was enthused - and kind of "walked through the rou

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your booking, Paul. I went out of my way to provide you with the best experience (and I do that on of all my tours!): apart from the regular sights, I took you to the hills to show you 2 forts & 3 hidden viewpoints, where other tours would never go; I extended this tour for 90+ min; I opened the Hvar aquarium just for your lovely 8 y/old (he loved the fish!), and I shared with u many other special places of my beautiful region... I am really sorry if that was all worth just 3 stars for you!

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 why this tour experience appears to have fallen below our guides’ normal high standards.

Carl Powell

frisco, TX, United States
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Tour: #588449, Split & Trogir - Two UNESCO towns - private driver-guided tour, Split, Croatia    view tour
Date: Jul 20/19

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: thank you for your rating, Carl!

Jennifer B.

United States
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Tour: #588449, UNESCO town Trogir and its surroundings, Split, Croatia    view tour
Date: Jul 12/19

We spent three days with Matt in July. His deep knowledge of history and the locale, and his love for his country and the areas we visited made the trip extra special. Croatia is such a beautiful country and we were able to experience and learn so much about it with this trip. Trogir is an amazing place and I highly recommend this tour and guide!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much, Jennifer! I've spend a great time myself with you and your lovely family. All the best!

Jennifer B.

United States
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Tour: #11626, National park Plitvice Waterfalls - UNESCO heritage of Croatia - private driver-guided tour, Split, Croatia    view tour
Date: Jul 11/19

We spent three days with Matt in July. His deep knowledge of history and the locale, and his love for his country and the areas we visited made the trip extra special. Croatia is such a beautiful country and we were able to experience and learn so much about it with this trip. Plitvice is an amazing place and I highly recommend this tour and guide!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your kind words, Jennifer! I've spend a great time myself hiking at the Plitvice park, with you and your lovely family. All the best!

Jennifer B.

United States
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Tour: #462463, UNESCO town Split & canyon ride (Cetina river), Split, Croatia    view tour
Date: Jul 10/19

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, Jennifer! I've spend a great time myself with you and your lovely family. All the best!

Christopher Pope

United States
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Tour: #11624, Magical Island Brač - Island of stone, olives, ancient towns and the most beautiful beaches, Split, Croatia    view tour
Date: Jul 8/19

Fantastic tour, with an amazing guide. We transferred to island for a 2 week stay, with an obscene amount of luggage. Matt went above and beyond, organizing the transfer, acquainting us with the beautiful island, and sharing his knowledge. We saw views, charming villages, a castle, great restaurant, beautiful beach, a stone masonry school, and overview of our village, getting us settled in our rental. Gave valuable tips for each area of the island. Every recommendation was stellar, as is Matt!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much! It was my pleasure meeting your lovely family and showing you around my beautiful country for three days :) All the best! M.

Christopher Pope

United States
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Tour: #11625, Krka waterfalls NP & UNESCO town Split highlights, Split, Croatia    view tour
Date: Jul 7/19

This is an incredible outing, probably our favorite from out 2-week trip, with a guide who cannot be surpassed. Matej (Mat to us) is the real deal, with endless knowledge about the country that he loves. He is smart, communicative, and incredibly flexible. He guided us through this spectacular natural wonder, filling us in, but also letting us share it as a family. Afterwards, we had an incredible meal, that was an memory of a lifetime (the travel there, the fish served, the swimming while eating!)

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much! It was my pleasure meeting your lovely family and showing you around my beautiful country for three days :) All the best! M.

Christopher Pope

United States
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Tour: #588449, Split & Trogir - Two UNESCO towns - private driver-guided tour, Split, Croatia    view tour
Date: Jul 6/19

Phenomenal guide! Matt is conscientious, flexible, incredibly knowledgeable, and entertaining. He planned out realistic tours and adapted them to the needs of our family of four. He communicated with us beforehand, and throughout the tour. He went above the call of duty, helping us with dinner plans and tours in other cities. HIs knowledge can't be stumped - we tried, with a google double-check. :) In short, he is an incredible guide and you will be lucky to tour with him.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much! It was my pleasure meeting your lovely family and showing you around my beautiful country for three days :) All the best! M.

Jeff Dreyfus

United States
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Tour: #588449, Split and Trogir - two UNESCO towns, Split, Croatia    view tour
Date: Jul 5/19

Our second tour with Matt was as good as our first. Matt's encyclopedic knowledge of history and architecture is a huge bonus to his local knowledge of Trogir & Split.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much, Jeff! It was really great meeting you, and I hope you will visit us here again! :)

Jeff Dreyfus

United States
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Tour: #456412, Breathtaking Island Hvar - private driver-guided tour, Hvar, Croatia    view tour
Date: Jul 2/19

Matt showed us Hvar as we would never have been able to see it otherwise. A true local, Matt brought showed us parts of the island that aren't seen by the usual visitor. It's a beautiful island, and we appreciate it that much more because of Matt's tour. We highly recommend seeing Hvar through Matt's lens!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much, Jeff! :)

Kathie Kovant

United States
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Tour: #11218, Private trip to Hvar and tour of Split and Diocletian's Palace, Split, Croatia    view tour
Date: Jun 30/19

Tom was an excellent guide and a pleasure to spend time with. His passion and enthusiasm for sharing "his country" with us was very evident and his knowledge was endless ! Thoroughly enjoyable day

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much, Kathie! It was such an enjoyable day yesterday - and I am so glad that you got chance to see the lavender fields in the best possible time of the year, in their full bloom! Matt - Tom :)


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