We were a group of 24 people on cruise and had a wonderful time in Dubrovnik. Thanks to our Guide Kristina we could see all highlights with very professional explanations. If you like to see the best of Dubrovnik, we highly recommend Kristina��
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Igmar for introducing me to my first group from Aruba! It’s very true what they say about people living there, you really brought joy to rainy Dubrovnik. I enjoyed talking to everyone individually and learning a lot of new things while practicing the 4 words I learned in Papiamento. :) You really made me want to visit Aruba so I’m hoping 2020 will be that year. Thanks again!
Deborah GlaskinUnited States
Kristina was a fabulous guide. She had so much knowledge and enthusiasm for Dubrovnik, we loved her energy. She was very easy to communicate with and we had a wonder time on our tour. I would encourage everyone to hire her for a fantastic day.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Deborah, I had a fantastic time with you and as I already said you were so much fun and one of those unforgettable tours! Your energy was contagious, you really made me laugh a lot so thanks again for choosing me to be your guide here.
Kristina's panoramic overview of Dubrovnik was absolutely stunning! In our opinion, the best way to put this unique walled city in perspective. Once you enjoy the birds eye view you may prefer not to walk the walls in the hot sun as we did. Then we explored inside the walls and learned much about this city, learned about its ancient past and impact of the recent war (1990's), most importantly beyond the basic tourist haunts' side alleyways, holes in the wall to great sea side spots, GOT's "shame" menu, .
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was really nice meeting you and your wife and I'm really glad you appreciated my tour since I'm always trying to find a perfect mix between the history, life, personal stories and if interested Game of Thrones! I enjoyed in our coffee break very much and again I am happy you got to truly experience the Old town while hoping you come back!
Fredric CronholmUnited States
We highly recommend Kristina for anyone traveling in and around Dubrovnik! When she picked us up at the port for our tour, it was like meeting a member of the family. Being a native, she is extremely knowledgeable of the country's culture, ancient and recent history, politics, and general nature of the area. She has an extensive grasp of several languages, making her dialogue and conversation easy and delightful. Having traveled a great deal, she is one of the best guides we have used... Ever!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I had a wonderful time with you Loui and Rick and thank you for opening up and sharing so many stories with me. That actually made me feel like a family member and I enjoyed every minute of our afternoon together. You’re such a lovely couple and thank you again for trusting me, saying so many nice things about me and inviting me to Palm Springs!!
Nicholas AndersonUnited States
Kristina was wonderful, offering alternatives that enhanced our tour and memories of Dubrovnik. Very friendly and accommodating, I'd recommend her to anyone!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Nicholas, It was a such a pleasure meeting you and thank you very much for your kind words! I am also glad that you had the whole day to experience Dubrovnik and that we did everything a first time visitor should do, then again there’s so much more to see in the surrounding area so hopefully you will come back.
Florence Hyman SibenUnited States
Kristina is vibrant, charming and totally professional. She's flexible and keeps the tour moving. We thought she was the best guide we've meet so far.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: That really means a lot coming from you and not everyone could enjoy the tour the way you did with all that rain. I meant it when I said I’ll come visit you to New York and I can’t imagine a better guide than you. It was such a pleasure talking to you, I had so much fun and please say hi to everyone for me!!
Kristina simplemente es maravillosa :) Además, habla un español perfecto, es muy profesional y tiene una gran capacidad de improvisación ante problemas. Sus amplios conocimientos de la zona hacen que sus consejos sean siempre los mejores. Estuvo de principio a fin con nuestro grupo y fue la clave para que el viaje fuera inolvidable y muy especial para todos. En definitiva, el grupo de 32 personas quedó enamorado de Kristina, su simpatía y su cercanía. GRACIAS KRISTINA!! Te echan mucho de menos.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Muchísimas gracias Raquel a ti y a tu grupo estupendo!! Gracias por la oportunidad y espero de conocerte un día!
Sue ClarkeSouth Africa
Kristina was an excellent tour guide. Her personality plus her incredible in-depth knowledge of the history as well as general knowledge of Dubrovnik was amazing. She was super organised, collected us timeously and was very flexible to cater for our needs. She has a friendly as well as professional approach and comes highly recommended. We really enjoyed our day in Dubrovnik and we can give all credit to her for our most enjoyable tour of our trip. Thank you Kristina.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Sue, I honestly won’t forget your incredible personality, contagious smile and a great time I had with the both of you. You made it a lot easier for me but I’m very grateful for your kind words that will motivate me even more. Keep traveling a lot and I will take you up on that offer and contact you when I go to South Africa!
Diana HeinzmannUnited States
Kristina gave us a wonderful tour of Dubrovnik, including panoramic views of the city from Bosanka. Lots of history and great stories of growing up in Dubrovnik. Highly recommend!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your words Diana! I had the best time with you and your husband especially visiting Lokrum Island after we finished with the walls and the panorama. I enjoyed talking to you about everything and it didn’t even feel like work.
Kristina has solid local knowledge having grown up in Dubrovnik. We had limited time as our cruise ship had only 9hrs in town. I would say we had a comprehensive tour. Some of course chose not to walk the walls. The bonus is that Kristina has a great personality which made the tour even more enjoyable.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Sally! Thanks again for choosing me and I had the best time with you especially when we had coffee and talked about everything. I hope you had a great time at the wedding in Portugal and take care!
Brian SweetnamUnited Kingdom
In 2 hours with Kristina we got a taste of everything from political history, myths and legends, religious history, architecture. We felt like we got a personal tour of stuff that she thought we would enjoy, as well as showing us her favourite spots. It was fascinating to listen to someone who has a passion and education in the topic and personal experience. I can't stress how impressed we were with the knowledge shared. Kristina is very genuine, we enjoyed her company I cant recommend her services enough
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for a lovely afternoon that felt more like a walk with friends and I hope we can have that when I visit Cork this year and become a tourist myself. Looking forward to seeing you again!
Elsie EchevarriaUnited States
Kristina is a delight. She is cool, funny, smart and sweet. I felt as if I was hanging out with a friend and definitely saw and experienced so much more than I would have on my own. The tour with her was a highlight of our time in Dubrovnik.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Elsie and I felt the same about you, it really felt like hanging out with friends. It was an amazing morning and I hope you can be my guide in New York!
George SwopeUnited States
Kristina is an incredible guide having grown up in Dubrovnik. She combines historical information and facts with personal perspectives, making the town come alive. We met many of her family as we walked through the town, again adding a personal touch. We could not recommend her enough.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was a pleasure meeting you George and Maggie! That was such a special day since you came back to Dubrovnik after all these decades and hearing about your Balkan trip in the 70’s is one of those stories you can’t forget. I also wish we’ve had more time and I hope your third time in Dubrovnik will come a little bit sooner!
Robert KallenUnited States
Katerina was a rock star—as you probably already knew -:). What a great tour and day. 5 stars!!!!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Robert and please say hi to Anita. See you in Chicago!
Christina KupecUnited States
Learning about the oysters and the mussels harvesting was the most amazing part of this adventure! I could have spent all day eating them and enjoying the water. The winery was a nice touch and interesting. I would suggest a different restaurant next time as this one was not the best it was just okay. Kristina the guide knows her country and is very easy going and i enjoyed the conversation and her willingness to change things when i asked.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I am really glad you had a great time and I agree with everything you said, the oysters and mussels were delicious! There’s still so much to see on the peninsula so I do hope you come back.
Christina KupecUnited States
it was a bit of a rainy day but we made the best of the sights and Kristina showed me the local places and i loved it. It really does make a difference when you are with a local i had an amazing lunch and even got to meet with locals. It was the experience i was looking for. I cant thank Kristina enough for showing me all the beautiful hidden spots.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Christina I am very thankful you chose me and that I could give you the local experience you were looking for and I definitely won’t forget the time I’ve spent with you! I am happy that you could also meet my family and we all wish you come back one day.
A min-bus was arranged, upon request and with extra expense, to accommodate 7 people. But when we needed to get off to walk around, we were told we needed to take everything with us because we were not to return to the same mini-bus. We would be picked up by a van later to return to the cruise pier. We all had to carry our back-packs walking. We were brought to a nice but quite expensive restaurant to rest and ordered drinks. Then, in strolling, Kristina brought us to his father's store for T-shirts.
We chose Kristina for our one day shore excursion in Dubrovnik based on the great reviews she had. We were not disappointed. We spent a whole day touring the city, starting from some great photo stops over the city, and then continuing inside the city. Kristina gave us a lot of information and showed us some hidden nice spots. She really loves what she does, and she clearly loves Dubrovnik. Very quick and efficient communication with her before the tour. We fully recommend her.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Silvano, thank you so much to you and your family and that was a great day!
Carrie SwiftUnited States
Kristina is very knowledgeable about Dubrovnik. She is friendly and outgoing. Enjoyed our tour!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Carrie thank you for such a nice comment and I want to thank both of you for being so easygoing. I’m glad you had a nice time visiting us!
Michael FrostUnited States
The whole experience was unforgettable!! We learned so much during our lunch of oysters & grilled mussels with olive oil paired with a local white wine. From there we traveled the short trip to Ston to take in the little town & the big wall. We also saw the impressive salt fields. Our next stop at the winery was also incredible; we were greeted by a sampling of four flavored liqueurs. Then we moved on to their wines. I highly recommend this specific excursion and Kristina as your Dubrovnik expert!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Michael and Josey! That was a very fun afternoon for me too thanks to you. Flying the drone in Ston was amazing just like talking to both of you about everything. Thanks again for such a nice company and I really hope to see you again!
Michelle RiderUnited States
Kristina was very professional and attentive. She is intelligent and knowledgeable about the history of Dubrovnik and Croatia. We skipped the cable car and, instead, droveto the top of the mountain which we preferred. She was also very genuine and shared much with us about her family life here which we enjoyed and appreciated. We would recommend Kristina to anyone visiting Dubrovnik.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Michelle, I’m glad you liked the alternative and I appreciate everything you said. It was really interesting talking to both of you and time flew by. Let me know if you ever come back to Croatia and travel safe!
Mary Ann SmithUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for a wonderful morning Mary Ann and I hope you visit again some day!
Ralph GrebowUnited States
This was our first time using Tours by Locals and it was fantastic. Kristina met us at the dock, exactly where she said she would be, with a sign with our names. It was our first time In Dubrovnik and she gave us a terrific overview. Her English was impeccable. Her knowledge of the history was extraordinary and she was a pleasure to be with. I highly recommend Kristina!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Ralph for your kind words, it really was a pleasure meeting you! I also enjoyed hearing your stories and I hope seeing you again if not in Croatia then in the US!
Jillian PearmanUnited States
We loved this tour with Kristina so much! She was super helpful, quick to respond, and knowledgeable on all things Croatia. Taking the boat out to see the oyster farm was truly a highlight of our trip. We enjoyed wine, fresh oysters, and mussels out on a little barge bar in the middle of the water, went to Ston, and then a winery. Would 100% recommend if you're visiting Dubrovnik. We loved it!!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I’m really happy you enjoyed the tour so much and it was a very fun day for me too, very relaxing. Thank you so much for you nice words and if you ever come back you know what to do!!
Sheryl BeckerUnited States
We thouroughly enjoyed our walking tour with Kristina. She was warm, personable and extremely knowledgeable. We especially loved her family stories as she told of the history of Dubrovnik. We highly recommend this intelligent, engaging young woman
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Sheryl and I had the best time with you and your family. You were very easygoing which only made my job that much easier. Say hi to everyone for me!
Altaf AdenwalaUnited Arab Emirates
We were 7 adults and we took a panaromic city tour of Dubrovnik with Kristina and it was a wonderful experience. Kristina if very friendly and knowledgeable. We all fitted in one minivan so it was good fun to go all the way to the top together and marvel at the views from the peak. Overall fantastic experience and would give Kristina a 5 star rating. Thank you
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Altaf for all the nice words and it was a pleasure having you here to celebrate your birthday and I hope to see you soon in Dubai!
Tracey TurrellUnited Kingdom
I had never used this website before and was quite nervous. However I needn't have been. We were met by Kristina as arranged. She had sent a photo of where she would be . A minibus arrived and we were quickly on our way. The tour had to be brief as our ship was only in Dubrovnik for 5 hours. Kristina had arranged where we would stop and they were outstanding. At each stop she animatedly talked about where we were and was knowledgable and very engaging. We had a fabulous time and would recommend her.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Tracey I really appreciate everything you said and I had an amazing morning with you, thank you very much!! I really hope to see you soon in the UK!
Fantastic guide!!!! Fantastic tour
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much and I had a great time with you and your family!
Christopher HitchinsUnited Kingdom
We had a fantastic day with Kristina. As the cable car is broken she arranged a car to see the panoramic views over the harbour and old town - it was a great start to our tour. We then headed into the old town to explore it's hidden corners and gems. She was able to give us a hugely detailed and comprehensive account of the history of the area, it's political situation and the war - it was fascinating. Kristina is enthusiastic and energetic with perfect English and I would definitely recommend her.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your kind words, I am speechless (for a change) and I just had the best time with the two of you. One of those tours I don’t easily forget!