Traveler Reviews of Private Tours in Dubrovnik-Croatia by Tour Guide Joško B. (Guide #23090)


Nadith Kumarapperuma

United Kingdom
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Tour: #387360, Discover Bosnia and Herzegovina, Dubrovnik, Croatia    view tour
Date: Oct 30/19

Great and insightful tour of Bosnia. We have visited several interesting places in addition to Mostar. We really enjoyed visits to - Blagaj-Tekija, Pocitelj and Kravica (waterfalls) as a part of the trip. Josko, took time to explain each of the places and took us to unique observation locations, where we were able to get excellent and unique views.

Nadith Kumarapperuma

United Kingdom
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Tour: #385711, Dubrovnik Highlights, Dubrovnik, Croatia    view tour
Date: Oct 28/19

Josko is very knowledgeable and a friendly tour guide. He took us to few places that are very interesting, and unique. We would not have covered these places, from a mainstream tour. So, it's definitely worth taking the private tour with a local tour guide.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your nice review, It was a beautifull day in Dubrovnik area. I am really glad that you enjoyed the tour, Dubrovnik is such amazing place ,hope to see you again here!

David Wenzel

United States
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Tour: #600971, Korcula island daytour via wineyards of Peljesac peninsula, Dubrovnik, Croatia    view tour
Date: Oct 20/19

A terrific guide to Dubrovnik and surrounding area. Josko was adaptable (when our ship's itinerary was modified as we boarded) and very informative. Truly enjoyed the visit to Ston, Croatia, with lunch and the salt production; especially enjoyed the black risotto! Enjoyed every minute with Josko.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you guys for the nicest review for the end of the season! The pleasure was all mine, specialy when you tried the risotto and went from scared to mmmm :) Huge greetings to your friend, you can make the risotto by the recipe I told you, and shortly he will be converted as well:) Huge greetings from sunny Dubrovnik! See you next time here!

Claire Sumner

United States
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Tour: #385750, Best of Montenegro, Dubrovnik, Croatia    view tour
Date: Oct 14/19

We enjoyed this tour very much. The Bay of Kotor is beautiful and worth a visit if you have time while staying in Dubrovnik, Joško is a great driver. We found him very informative and very easy to converse with. He had excellent suggestions for how to best use our time in Perast, Kotor and Budva. Kotor which was quite crowded due to the two big cruise ships docked so his suggestion of waiting for a more relaxed lunch in Budva was a good one. Thanks for a great day!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much! It was a really great day! It was a pleasure meeting you! Best wishes from sunny Dubrovnik!

John Morgan

United States
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Tour: #387360, Discover Bosnia and Herzegovina, Dubrovnik, Croatia    view tour
Date: Oct 8/19

This was an excellent tour. Our guide did a great job describing the history both past and present and took us to a couple of spots off the beaten tourist route. Would recommend this tour.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much! It was a great day with lot of fun... See you next time in Dubrovnik!

George Doykos

United States
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Tour: #600971, Korcula island daytour via wineyards of Peljesac peninsula, Dubrovnik, Croatia    view tour
Date: Oct 3/19

Just finished a long day tour of Korcula Island and the Peljesac peninsula. Despite heavy off and on rain all day, Josko was able to provide us with a very good over view of the area. He was an excellent driver and spoke very good English. He was very relaxed and dealt well with the changing conditions.A special shout out for driving back about 45 minutes to get the purse my wife left behind.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much! It was a pleasure meeting you!

Donna Punj

United States
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Tour: Ston tour, Dubrovnik, Croatia
Date: Oct 2/19

Josku- is thorough professional with deep knowledge about all facets of history and cultural background of Croatia. His interest and lively delivery made our tour of - oyster farm, wine tasting and Ston was high light of our Croatia visit. Highly recommended.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your review! It was a real pleasure meeting you!

Donna Punj

United States
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Tour: transfer, Split, Croatia
Date: Oct 2/19

Great driving and very informative of all facets of Croatia culture.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much! I hope that you enjoyed your Holliday here and that we will see us soon on antoher tour!

Ting Vollmer

United States
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Tour: #387360, Discover Bosnia and Herzegovina, Dubrovnik, Croatia    view tour
Date: Sep 25/19

We very much enjoyed our day with Joško. He was personable and definitely wanted to make our day special. We so appreciate his willingness to share his story about life as a child in Croatia during the days of the former Yugoslavia. He was also engaging and patient with our 10yo daughter. Can't recommend him enough and hope we can do another tour with him in the future!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your kind words! Hope to see you again in Dubrovnik! Special greetings to Zoe!

Deborah Solomon

United States
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Tour: Bosnia and Dubrovnik, Dubrovnik, Croatia
Date: Sep 23/19

Josko was waiting at the dock when our ship arrived. We took our tour into Bosnia while he told us about the history of the area. On the way back to Dubrovnik, he took us through hill-side farms so we could see that aspect of life in Croatia as well as great views of the city. He then took us on a walking tour of Dubrovnik before returning us to our ship. He was fun, friendly and very knowledgeable. His English was perfect. Highly recommend him. Thanks for the great tour.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your review! Best wishes from Dubrovnik!

MIchael Takacs

United States
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Tour: #385750, Best of Montenegro, Dubrovnik, Croatia    view tour
Date: Sep 22/19

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much! See you next time in Dubrovnik!

Eli Zamek

United States
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Tour: #385750, Best of Montenegro, Dubrovnik, Croatia    view tour
Date: Sep 21/19

We had a very good day with Joško. Toured a lot and he was very informative and pleasant. He drove very well which is always important.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much! See you next time in Dubrovnik!

Albert P.

United States
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Tour: #387360, Discover Bosnia and Herzegovina, Dubrovnik, Croatia    view tour
Date: Sep 18/19

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much! See you next time in Dubrovnik!

Margo Fesperman

United States
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Tour: #385750, Best of Montenegro, Dubrovnik, Croatia    view tour
Date: Sep 13/19

Josko was prompt, courteous, and well versed in history, current events and culture. He was very flexible and responded to our requests for photo ops and diversion from any set route. He was a safe driver. Would recommend him to others.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your nice review! Greetings from sunny Dubrovnik!

Rebecca Hash

United States
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Tour: #385750, Best of Montenegro, Dubrovnik, Croatia    view tour
Date: Sep 7/19

He handled every detail from convenient pick up and drop off near our accommodations to careful planning to avoid delays at border crossings, perfect pit stops at picturesque cafes, photo stops at scenic vistas, recommendations for perfect lunch spots, and accommodation of all of our special needs and requests.His knowledge of the culture, geography and history of the region was vast, and he shared it with us generously. We enjoyed his company immensely.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was a pleasure to spend 2 beautifull days with you and your sister! Hope to see you again! Huge greetings from sunny Dubrovnik!

Rebecca Hash

United States
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Tour: #387360, Discover Bosnia and Herzegovina, Dubrovnik, Croatia    view tour
Date: Sep 6/19

My sister and I recently took two day trips from Dubrovnik to Montenegro and Bosnia through Tours by Locals. These tours were highlights of our time in Croatia, and we highly recommend the tours as well as our superb guide and companion, Josko. Josko was prompt, professional, attentive, and helpful at all times. He handled every detail from convenient pick up and drop off near our accommodations to careful planning to avoid delays at border crossings, perfect pit stops at picturesque cafes, photo stops

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your review! It was a big pleasure meeting you! See you next time in Dubrovnik!

Casey Skvorc

United States
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Tour: #387360, Discover Bosnia and Herzegovina, Dubrovnik, Croatia    view tour
Date: Sep 4/19

Josko B is easily in the top 1% of of the Tours by Locals professional guides I have worked with. He makes it easy for you to relax and drink in the beauty of the countryside and activities while he seamlessly attends to all of the details and logistics. Energetic, intelligent, insightful regarding historical facts and cultural matters, he's also a champion story-teller. This extraordinary tour included a full array of Ottoman architecture and culture, as well as beautiful waterfalls and rivers.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Casey, you left me speechless...again...I dont know what to say but a HUGE- Thank you! Hope to see you again! Joško

Haytham Samarchi

United States
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Tour: #600971, Korcula island daytour via wineyards of Peljesac peninsula, Dubrovnik, Croatia    view tour
Date: Sep 3/19

It was our 1st time in Croatia & we wanted a guided tour to get information about the destinations. Josko was extremely knowledgeable about the tour destinations & Croatia in general. He was punctual, flexible & accommodating. He improvised alternate routes & destinations when we encountered rain during our tour to maximize time. He drove us around the Peninsula's scenic coastal roads and through picturesque small coastal towns. He communicated clearly and was always engaging. We highly recommend Josko.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your nice review, but yes Korcula and Peljesac are really amazing, even on a cloudy day. Hope you are enyojing rest of your stay here:)

Colleen Quick

United States
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Tour: #387360, Discover Bosnia and Herzegovina, Dubrovnik, Croatia    view tour
Date: Aug 9/19

We had an awesome day with Joško! Came in on a cruise and spent an entire day touring Bosnia! Lots of driving but it always felt relaxed and enjoyable. The day was super hot but we stopped in the shade to talk and also enjoyed ice cream! We also picked Joško mind about wine!!! Stopped and bought some delish wine from Croatia and Montenegro! So delish, even impressed our picky family! Awesome adventures of a life time, we will never forget! Great tour, food, history and sights! Memories for life!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was really awesome:) Just like it should be...little bit of everythig... I really enyojed that day with you and Darren... Best wishes from sunny Dubrovnik;)

Mario Miyazawa

Chile
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Tour: #387360, Discover Bosnia and Herzegovina, Dubrovnik, Croatia    view tour
Date: Jul 23/19

Great tour guide. We went to pocitelj and enjoyed some lovely views! Even more so when we took him up to the top. We then went to tekija dervish house on buna river with a pretty spring. He then took us to some extra places on the tour and had an excellent knowledge of food and good places to eat, as well ad widest tree. Enjoyed cevapi in the old town!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your nice review. When you come next time we can go to explore Montenegro and its amazing coast. Cevapi were really great:) See you next year in Dubrovnik!

Jennifer Shenberger

United States
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Tour: #385750, Best of Montenegro, Dubrovnik, Croatia    view tour
Date: Jul 5/19

Great tour with a fantastic guide. Josko took great care of us and even surprised us with a spectacular stop on the way back that we were not expecting.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your kind words. See you next time in Dubrovnik:)

Jennifer Shenberger

United States
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Tour: #387360, Discover Bosnia and Herzegovina, Dubrovnik, Croatia    view tour
Date: Jul 4/19

Josko was very knowledgeable and did a great job of getting us through the border stops with minimum hassle. He surprised us with an extra stop at the end which was a great photo opportunity.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I am really glad that you enjoyed the tour, and it was hard to deal with the heavy sun and high temperatures that were going over 100 degrees in shade. Luckily the heat passed away and some nice memories and pictures stayed for good. See you next time in Dubrovnik:)

Thomas Senor

United States
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Tour: #385711, Dubrovnik Highlights, Dubrovnik, Croatia    view tour
Date: Jul 2/19

Patriotic and a proud Croatian. Highly knowledgeable about all things concerning Croatia and especially Dubrovnik. Very accommodating to tailor tour to your needs and very personable.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your nice review. I wish you all the best from sunny Dubrovnik:)

Jeanne Meissner

United States
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Tour: #387360, Discover Bosnia and Herzegovina, Dubrovnik, Croatia    view tour
Date: Jun 26/19

We had such a great time on our tour to Mostar with Josko. He has a very fun personality and a passion for people and his country. He is also extremely knowledgeable and was able to answer all of our questions. He even took us on a few off the beaten track ways that really personalized the tour to our interests. The day of our tour was very hot and when one of our party had health issues, Josko took great care to make sure we were all comfortable. We highly recommend a tour with Josko!! He was the best!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was a real pleasure to spend a day with you, we would need to repeat it eventualy:)

Cathy Bronkema

United States
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Tour: #385750, Best of Montenegro, Dubrovnik, Croatia    view tour
Date: Jun 24/19

I highly recommend this day tour with josko. He is very knowledgeable, professional and easy going. We were able to visit 3 towns in Montenegro and have a really nice lunch. Montenegro is a must see as it is not over run by tourist...yet! Josko even drove us to the top of the mountain overlooking Dubrovnik since the tram was close. Must do tour and hire Josko!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your kind words, best wishes from Dubrovnik:)

Guillermina Molina

United States
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Tour: #387360, Discover Bosnia and Herzegovina, Dubrovnik, Croatia    view tour
Date: Jun 21/19

We had a great tour of Bosnia and Herzegovina with Joško. We was savvy about navigating thru border crossings, knew great spots to take us to and was flexible with how we wanted to spend our day. Highly recommend!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I am very glad that you had great time. I enyojed your company today. Maybee next year je;)

Tom Flowers

United States
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Tour: #385750, Best of Montenegro, Dubrovnik, Croatia    view tour
Date: May 26/19

We took the private day from Dubrovnik to Montenegro with Josko as our guide. We traveled to Perast, Kotor and Budva. The area has stunning beauty and a rich history. Josko made the trip special with his knowledge of history, gastronomy and culture of the area. He gave good suggestions on what to see and gave us much flexiblity in timing in areas that interested us most. He is a good conversationalist and we felt right a home traveling with a local guide.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your nice review. It was a really beautifull day and I enjoyed it very much. See you next time in Dubrovnik :)

Michael Fine

United States
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Tour: #385750, Best of Montenegro, Dubrovnik, Croatia    view tour
Date: May 17/19

Josko is an excellent tour guide and his background as a history teacher adds to his descriptions of the historical sites. While long, the day tour to Montenegro was wonderful as the Kotor bay is a place of great beauty and fascinating history including a visit to two medieval walled cities. Highly recommended.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your review, it really means a lot. Warmest regards from sunny Dubrovnik:)

Graham Petherick

United Kingdom
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Tour: #387360, Discover Bosnia and Herzegovina, Dubrovnik, Croatia    view tour
Date: May 15/19

Highly recommended. Josko was informative and friendly and adapted the tour to take into account some walking issues. We saw everything and more of the itinerary including some tailor made additions which were fantastic. It is a long day but the time flies by. Make sure you book early and in advance, we tried to add another couple of days to our booking after enjoying this tour but Josko was fully booked! We know why!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much... Best wishes from Dubrovnik:)

Cynthia Brown

United States
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Tour: #387360, Discover Bosnia and Herzegovina, Dubrovnik, Croatia    view tour
Date: May 9/19

What a fun day we had with Josko. He was full of stories and history. He loves driving the countryside and taking back roads that a bus will never travel. We saw Waterfalls, the Dervish monastery, beautiful rivers and Mostar. He had well planed comfort stops with clean bathrooms. Ask him about the town with the most Mercedes per capita in this region and quite possibly the world. Your tour can be as active as you like. Our day was a rainy day but a great day for a road trip.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for the wonderfull day and "May the Force be with you" :)