Laura JensenUnited States
Fantastic! Vlaho was friendly and had a wide knowledge base. We asked him things varying from local fauna to historical preservation. Excellent English skills. Our family group included a teenager and my senior parents, one of whom uses a cane, and the walk around the walls was not too strenuous and everyone was interested and engaged. My favorite tour so far!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Laura, Thank you so much for your kind and rewarding review! I'm very glad you enjoyed Dubrovnik in the time of year when the old city is in a different mood and can be enjoyed in a special way, away from the big crowds in the summer period. Wishing you and your family only the best in life and an enjoyable and happy holiday season! Vlaho
Dana TaggartUnited States
Vlaho is a treasure! His love for Dubrovnik coupled with his deep historical knowledge and personal service to Croatia during the War for Independence makes him the ideal guide. His pace was perfect on a hot day, pausing so that we could catch our breath while taking in the view and the information he was sharing. He also knew the perfect spots to take incredible pictures. Highly recommend!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Dana, Thank you for the great review! It was a pleasure being with you and having the opportunity to show you around the old city of Dubrovnik! Wishing you the best and if you should need anything in the future please contact me! Best regards, Vlaho
Catherine McMillenSANTA FE, NM, United States
We chose Vlaho for his personal background, as we wanted to know the history of the area. Ancient past and most recent past. He was the right guide for us. We appreciated his perspectives.
Catherine McMillenSANTA FE, NM, United States
This tour was so geared to our requests and interests. I had chosen Vlaho based on his knowledge and background. His private tour in this beautiful, historic, but crazy crowded city was perfect for us. Ancient history to current, first-hand information is what we wanted and we got that and more.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Catherine, It was a great pleasure spending time with you and your husband! I'm more than satisfied that you enjoyed the tours in Dubrovnik and in Bosnia & Herzegovina where I hope you got you got to learn about the history and way of in the this complicated part of the world! I dearly hope to see you again in Dubrovnik in the future! Wishing you only the best in life! Kind regards, Vlaho
Our group of seven enjoyed the Dubrovnik City Tour. Vlaho provided an engaging, informative three hours, guiding us to sights inside the city walls. With Vlaho's expertise we were able to maximise our time and we thoroughly recommend Vlaho's tour.
Heracilio PrietoUnited States
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 if there was anything our guide, or ToursByLocals, could have done differently to have made this tour a 5-Star experience.
Cheryl JacobsUnited States
Vlaho was an exceptional guide....very knowledgeable and excellent command of the English language. He gave us a great perspective of the Dubrovnik/Croatian history and culture.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Cheryl, Thank very for the rewarding review. It was pleasure spending with you, walking the old city of Dubrovnik. I'm glad you enjoyed it and that you learned some of the history and the way of life in this magnificent City. Wishing you only the best in life! Vlaho
Vlaho took my family of 4 on a full day tour through beautiful areas of Croatia and Bosnia. The highlight of the trip was seeing the Old Bridge in Mostar where local guide Sasha was entertaining and informative. Another great part of the day was where Vlaho took us for lunch in Bosnia. It was a true local experience and the oyster tasting in Ston was also memorable. If you want a guide that is knowledgeable, professional and dedicated to his clients, choose Vlaho.
Gregory BrownUnited States
The tour with Vlaho is one of the highlights of our trip so far. He has a deep understanding of Dubrovnik History, both ancient and modern, and a passion for sharing it. He also has a great sense of humor. I highly recommend doing the tour with him to get a deeper understanding and historical context for this amazing city.
Michael S.United States
Jennifer O'BrienUnited States
Vlaho's tour was perfect with detailed history of Dubrovnik and lots of great conversation. A gracious host with helpful hints for the remainder of our stay. Highly recommend.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Jennifer and family, It was a great pleasure being with you and showing you around the old city of Dubrovnik. You're a wonderful family and I felt like a part of it during our tour. May you have an enjoyable stay in Croatia. I wish you all the best in life! Kind regards, Vlaho
Mary PetrucciUnited States
Vlaho was extremely knowledgeable about Lokrum Island with its abandoned Benedictine monastery which was destroyed by an earthquake in 1667 and the Dead Sea where island sank which connects to the Aegean Sea. He also explained how the seaport was instrumental in building and repairing ships to bring goods to other countries and to Dubrovnik. Vlaho thoroughly explained the importance of the Treasury at the Cathedral, the pharmacy at the Franciscan Monastery and Walk of Shame. Great tour!
Claudia CoxUnited States
Vlaho was wonderful - his knowledge of Dubrovnik is fabulous. We had been to Dubrovnik once before and wanted to do something a little different - Lokrum Island was a perfect spot for us to tour. We also saw parts of the Old City that we had not seen before.
Tom LowUnited States
Vlaho did an excellent job on the tour - we were very interested the entire time as his stories are awesome. Incredible background and special person. He talks like a CEO of a major company, but very down to earth. Highly recommend booking with Vlaho.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Tom and family, Thank you so much for the rewarding review! It's always a great pleasure being with people who take interest in learning about Dubrovnik's recent history during the Homeland War when the city and its people when through a period of great hardship. I'm that this tour added quality to your overall stay in Croatia! Wishing you all the best, Vlaho
Martha TwistUnited States
What a wonderful day we had with Vlaho!! He was awesome with his correspondence before the tour to make sure we were going to have a great day. We walked the Dubrovnik walls with him and also went to Lokrum Island. You could walk the walls by yourself without a guide, but you would not know any of the history or the significance of what you were seeing- you would just be climbing steps. It was also a great trip to Lokrum Island. He knew so much about the history too. An awesome day!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Martha, Much thanks for your kind and rewarding words. I'm very happy you enjoyed the tour and it makes me satisfied that it added quality to your overall experience in Dubrovnik and Croatia. Wishing you only the best in life! Vlaho
Cynthia BrownUnited States
If you have to choose one tour in Dubrovnik, choose Vlaho. His having lived through the 1991 war gives him a unique perspective of the conflict. However he needs some encouragement to talk about the conflict. His presentation of history of founding to present day Dubrovnik kept our attention. THe ferry trip to the Island was a nice relaxing time after the intense history and back alley tour of old town. We give him the highest praise.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Cynthia, Thank you so much for taking the time to write this rewarding review! I had a great time with you both and I'm so grateful to have played a part in making your Dubrovnik experience such a positive one. Wishing you all the best, Vlaho
Maria Jose BriseñoMexico
Vlaho is an excellent tour guide. He gave us a really interesting insight of Dubrovnik Old town, amazing recommendations and a perfect day to spend in the heart of Dubrovnik.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Maria, Thank you so much for the rewarding grades. It's great satisfaction to hear that you enjoyed the tour and that you loved visiting Dubrovnik! You know how George Bernard Shaw stated: “If you want to see heaven on Earth, come to Dubrovnik! I dearly hope that this will not be your last time and I will see you again in Dubrovnik in the near future. Wishing all the best life! Vlaho
Charles BlotnickUnited States
Vlaho is the most notable person about the history of Dubrovnik and he will take you through the heart of the old Town. He can explain the history and the battles that shaped this country. He then joined us for a beer and give us a fantastic lunch recommendation.. he is a five-star recommendation if you want to see this Town. ��️
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Charles, Thank you so much for the rewarding review! It was a great pleasure spending time with you in the old city of Dubrovnik! I wish that the continuous of your trip throughout Croatia is an enjoyable one and that it stays your life memories. If you should ever come back, don't hesitate to call me and we'll have another local beer! Wishing you only the best in life, Vlaho
Julie WhitsonUnited States
Had an awesome day in Dubrovnik with Vlaho. Very knowledgeable about the area. Learned quite a bit and saw some beautiful places. Walking tour except for boat ride to Lokrum Island. Would highly recommend!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Julie, Thank you for your great review. I'm very much glad you had an enjoyable time in the old city of Dubrovnik and the island of Lokrum! If you decide to visit Dubrovnik again by all means contact me and we'll do something else. Wishing you only the best in life! Kind regards, Vlaho
Pamela SchonenbergerUnited Kingdom
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Pamela, Thank you for your outstanding grade! I'm very glad that you and your group enjoyed the tour in the old city. Wishing you only the best in life and hoping to see again in Dubrovnik some day in the future. Vlaho
Amanda WallisUnited States
Vlaho provided us with the most wonderful tour of Dubrovnik and then took us to the fabulous Konavoski Dvori restaurant outside the city for lunch. Vlaho is an extremely interesting person who has an impressive history having occupied many important positions in Dubrovnik. His perspective, therefore, was extremely well informed and interesting. We felt as if we were able to get a view of Dubrovnik that we would not have been able to get from another guide.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Amanda, thank you for your excellent review! I'm very happy that you enjoyed your stay in Dubrovnik and that the Konavle region was something special to you and to your travel companions. I hope dearly the experience will draw you back to Croatia again in the future, soon! It is always more than rewarding to have guests who really enjoy the tour and who feel they have enriched their knowledge from another part of the world. Wishing you only the best in life, Vlaho.
Pamela T.United States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Pamela, Thank you so much for rewarding comment! I am so glad you had a great time in Dubrovnik and I hope that maybe we see each other again some day in the future. Wishing you all the best, Vlaho
Stephen SpojaUnited States
Our Dubrovnik tour with Vlaho L was outstanding. He was knowledgeable about many aspects of the old city - it's history, culture, and people. We got his help and advice on the other portion of our Croatian trip. We could not be more pleased with our new friend. We'd give him a 10 star rating if we could.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Stephen, Thank you for the splendour words you've given me in your review. It was a pleasure meeting you and showing you around Dubrovnik in that short period of time. I'm glad my advice was of help during your sailing trip in Dalmatia. It's something I enjoy every much, being attached to the sea for most of my life! Hoping to see you again in Croatia!
Vlaho is an excellent and accommodating guide, even assisting us with a small medical emergency. We had limited time in Dubrovnik and he showed us the highlights of the old city and provided an excellent history. For our group, this was absolutely the best way to experience Dubrovnik.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Debbie and family, Thank you for a rewarding review! It was a pleasure meeting you and showing around the old city. I'm glad you enjoyed it in the limited time we had and that it will be a reason for you to come to Dubrovnik and Croatia in the future and spend more time with us! If you do, know that you always have someone that will greet you and help you out in every way possible! Keep smiling and have the best in life! Best regards, Vlaho
John NelsonUnited States
Vlaho was a fantastic guide for my private tour! His thorough knowledge of the city as well as personal stories and impact of the last war and siege of Dubrovnik was second to none! As I own my own travel company in the US for the last 26 years and dealt with literally 100's of guides, I would place Vlaho in the very top tier because of his professionalism, thorough knowledge, graciousness and overall affability. John Nelson
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear John, Thank you so much for rewarding me with such a great review! I very much enjoyed being with you and your lovely daughter and I'm glad that the tour helped you understand, at least to a degree, this very complicated part of the world during it's recent history. Wishing you the all the best in life and hoping maybe to see you again in the future! Regards, Vlaho
Vlaho was one of the very best tour guides I have ever had. He had so much knowledge and passion and our group of people were captivated and learned so much on Croatian history and life there. We had a very long day, a 11 hour tour and it flew by. Can't wait to go back and will definitely pass his name onto anyone visiting Croatia.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Carolyn, Thank you for your kind, rewarding words. I must say the satisfaction was mutual and during the tour and the time we spent together, I felt as a part of your family group and friends. I'm glad that the tour was to your satisfaction and that it was that little extra joy to your overall cruise on the Mediterranean. Now that you have discovered Croatia, I'm certain you'll come back again soon and then we'll have even better time together! Best regards, Vlaho
Joshua LevinsonWashington, DC, United States
The Homeland War tour with Vlaho was one of the best tours we've ever taken. Vlaho grew up in Dubrovnik, fought in the homeland war and served as the captain of the police department- incredibly knowledgeable about Dubrovnik's history! Vlaho was a fantastic guide and host for us in his city- gave us good recommendations/info for after the tour. Highly recommend Vlaho and the homeland war tour-very interesting and educational.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Nichole and Josh, It's hard for me to find words to reply to your very rewarding review! It was a pleasure to meet you both and I'm more than happy to hear you were satisfied to get to know some of Croatia's history from the recent past, the hardest period, during the Homeland War, when Dubrovnik and its people suffered very much. Hope to see you again in Dubrovnik one day! Best wishes, Vlaho
Kathy FranceschiniUnited States
One of the best tour guides we have ever had. He lived through the war and has an excellent perspective on it as well as the total history of the city. Highly recommend.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your kind and rewarding words. It's always a great pleasure to have people on the tour like you, that enjoy and deeply appreciate listening to the history and the ways of life of the locals in Dubrovnik. I hope you enjoyed visiting Dubrovnik and that this tour was a little extra joy to your overall experience in Croatia. Wishing you the very best and hoping to see you maybe again in the future, kind regards, Vlaho