Traveler Reviews of Private Tours in Trieste-Italy by Tour Guide Matijas - Matt S. (Guide #3100)


Mathilde Fasting

Norway
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Tour: #19364, Pula - Pola walking tour with Roman Amphitheater, Pula, Croatia    view tour
Date: Oct 19/19

Donna Johnson

United States
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Tour: #136111, Pula Rovinj & Modern Istria, Rovinj, Croatia    view tour
Date: Oct 15/19

Matt did an outstanding job of showing us Pula and his hometown of Rovinj. We marveled at the amount of Roman ruins and beautiful mosaic floor that was discovered in Pula—many guides do not show this. He even took the time to stop at the market for us on the way home!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I am glad that you have had great tour with me, thank you again and all the best!

William Ingram Philips

United States
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Tour: #205786, Secret Istrian Hilltowns, Rovinj, Croatia    view tour
Date: Oct 11/19

We continue to evaluate Matt's tours as the best. We commend him for every effort he made to personalize our sightseeing and to provide knowledge and experience to a wonderful trip.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you again! Great three days! See you in a couple of days...

William Ingram Philips

United States
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Tour: #696643, Pula and Poreč, Rovinj, Croatia    view tour
Date: Oct 9/19

Matt is absolutely outstanding as a tour guide and as a new friend. We lived nine years in Europe and since have traveled often on business and pleasure. Without any negatives, every minute with him is professional, informative and client-centered. We recommend him to all.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was great to have you as my new friends as well, thank you and enjoy the rest of your stay in Rovinj! All the best!

William Ingram Philips

United States
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Tour: #19363, Rovinj - Rovigno walking tour, Rovinj, Croatia    view tour
Date: Oct 7/19

We continue to evaluate Matt's tours as the best. We commend him for every effort he made to personalize our sightseeing and to provide knowledge and experience to a wonderful trip.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you again!

Barbara Chirillo

United States
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Tour: #166053, Istrian Peninsula in two days, Rovinj, Croatia    view tour
Date: Sep 29/19

Wow! What a wonderful 2 days we had

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Indeed, the pleasure is mine too, thank you again and all the best!

Alison Leech

United Kingdom
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Tour: #19364, Pula - Pola walking tour with Roman Amphitheater, Pula, Croatia    view tour
Date: Sep 22/19

Matijas was great! Very interesting and engaging. Our tour took us from the amphitheatre to the market in about three hours, covering all kinds of history. We even learned about olive oil! Highly recommended.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Ciao! "Covering all kinds of history" is one of the greatest feedbacks I've ever received, thank you for being engaging and curious as well, all the best!

Stuart Proffitt

Auburn, CALIFORNIA, United States
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Tour: #19364, Pula - Pola walking tour with Roman Amphitheater, Pula, Croatia    view tour
Date: Sep 8/19

Matijas was excellent. He was extremely knowledgeable and thorough about the history of pula and the amphitheater. He provided excellent insights that allowed one to understand how buildings and events came to be. He also went above and beyond to help us on the rest of our trip recommending other locations and wineries to visit in Croatia.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello again! It was a great walk indeed, with curious group of people, thank you again for all your questions, I am glad you have such great memories... All the best and well-being, best regards from Rovigno d'Istria!

Bernard G.

San Jose, CA, United States
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Tour: #90434, Three days of Istrian Peninsula, Rovinj, Croatia    view tour
Date: Sep 4/19

Matt is a very no nonsense, completely masculine, husky-growl voice, sunglass wearing man that on first meet, seems unapproachable. However, once the tour started, his knowledge and his stories just draw you in to both Rovinj and him. His love of the Istrian Peninsula and all the ancient and current histories represented there was contagious. He brought to life many of the areas we saw. He also was very conscientious of showing us foods and wines indigenous to the area. He's an incredible guide.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Pretty good description of me :) Thank you again, I am glad that you have enjoyed the tour, all the best!

Martin Wegener

Germany
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Tour: #19364, Pula - Pola walking tour with Roman Amphitheater, Pula, Croatia    view tour
Date: Jul 18/19

Katherine Fisher

United States
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Tour: #36216, Hilltowns of Istria, Rovinj, Croatia    view tour
Date: Jun 27/19

Matijas was amazing! He customized our hillside tour based on what we wanted to see. His knowledge of Istria and the history is grand and he kept our interest during the entire tour-even the teenagers!! I would recommend him to anyone that wants to tour Istria, whether it's the hillsides or the coast. It was wonderful to spend the day with him & listen to stories!! Book a tour with him & you will not be disappointed

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you! I am glad that you enjoyed touring in Istria with me! All the best!

Stacy McDaniel

United States
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Tour: #166053, Istrian Peninsula in two days, Rovinj, Croatia    view tour
Date: Jun 4/19

This is the second time we have used Matijas ("Mat") for tours in Istria. We used him four years ago, and asked him to come up with new itineraries for us this time. We booked him for two full days: 1. A full day in Pula, Bale and Rovinj, with a great wine tasting in the middle of the day; and 2. A full day tour to the northern wine growing regions of Istria. Mat is incredibly knowledgeable and accommodating, and we learned lots!!!!! I would use him again in a heartbeat!

Mark Wochner

United States
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Tour: #154607, Istrian Peninsula from Trieste, Trieste, Friuli Venezia Giulia, Italy    view tour
Date: Nov 18/18

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.

Vanessa Campbell

United States
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Tour: #19364, Pula - Pola walking tour with Roman Amphitheater, Pula, Croatia    view tour
Date: Nov 17/18

We got amazing feedback from our group that attended the tour with Matijas. Very knowledgeable and clear. Will use again!

Karen Stief

Canada
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Tour: #36216, Hilltowns of Istria with wine and olive oil tasting, Rovinj, Croatia    view tour
Date: Oct 23/18

Courtney Sylvester

United States
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Tour: #19364, Pula - Pola walking tour with Roman Amphitheater, Pula, Croatia    view tour
Date: Oct 20/18

Suzanne Ferrio

United States
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Tour: #307759, Pula and Rovinj with Monkodonja and olive oil tasting, Rovinj, Croatia    view tour
Date: Oct 13/18

Enjoyed a lovely day with Matijas. Pula was wonderful as was Rovinj. Monakadonja is a hidden gem. The olive oil tasting was great, including the ability to taste some "just pressed" not in the bottle yet oil. Great day.

Nancy Morrison

United States
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Tour: #307759, Pula, Rovinj and Poreč, Opatija, Croatia    view tour
Date: Sep 26/18

We had an 11 hour tour with Matijas and visited 3 historic towns leaving from Opatija. We greatly enjoyed the whole day. Matijas was a professional, knowledgeable and energetic guide who really knows the Istrian peninsula. We are very interested in history and in photography and he had a depth of knowledge that he readily shared throughout the tour and also identified good photo stops. We would definitely recommend him as a guide.

John Campbell

Australia
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Tour: #90434, Three days of Istrian Peninsula, Rovinj, Croatia    view tour
Date: Sep 23/18

This was a comprehensive and thoroughly enjoyable tour with Matijas. We stayed in Rovinj for the 2 nights of the tour and covered first the southern then the central areas of the peninsula and on the last day drove via Grojnan Motuvun and Hum back to Zagreb. Matijas is passionate and his knowledge of the history of the area is vast. The Istrian peninsula is fascinating and very beautiful. We loved it and would not hesitate to recommend Matijas and Tours by Locals.

Steven Watts

Noosaville, QLD, Australia
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Tour: #19364, Pula - Pola walking tour with Roman Amphitheater, Pula, Croatia    view tour
Date: Aug 28/18

Matijas, was highly informative. He tailored the tour to our interests and introduced us to sights and history that we would never have seen/learned without his insights. A great day !

Thomas Tanton

United States
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Tour: #19363, Rovinj - Rovigno walking tour, Rovinj, Croatia    view tour
Date: Aug 15/18

Very informative and enjoyable tour, very helpful on your first visit to this beautiful town. Highly recommended

Bruce Bowden

United States
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Tour: #36216, Hilltowns of Istria, olive oil and wine tasting, Rovinj, Croatia    view tour
Date: Aug 14/18

Comprehensive knowledge of Istrian history and culture. A very efficient tour of two spectacular hill towns and a lovely winery and olive oil producer. Delicious, truffle-filled lunch. We had two teenage boys with us and they thought Matijas was great too. Would not change a thing!

Jacquelyn Mitchell

United States
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Tour: #231821, Istrian Wineries in two days, Rovinj, Croatia    view tour
Date: Aug 9/18

Matt was amazing. He pulled together a custom 2 day winery tour with less than one week's notice, no easy feat in Istria in August. Besides the itinerary he gave us a very informative and entertaining commentary on Istrian culture, history, and wine. Highly recommend.

Maria Hish

United States
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Tour: #19364, Pula - Pola walking tour with Roman Amphitheater, Pula, Croatia    view tour
Date: Jul 12/18

We spent half a day in Pula with Mat. He showed us Pula Arena (there is only one Colosseum and it is in Rome) to be a living and breathing Roman amphitheater that still is a venue for many cultural events in Croatia. Tour of catacombs under the Arena was equally interesting and informative. Mat's tour included several parts of this historical city and highlighted the connection to the modern day. We would recommend Mat to anyone looking to tour Pula and learn about its past and present.

Christopher Joyce

United States
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Tour: #19364, Pula - Pola walking tour with Roman Amphitheater, Pula, Croatia    view tour
Date: Jul 12/18

Matijas was a terrific guide and we had a very enjoyable morning in Pula.

Eileen G.

United States
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Tour: #154607, Istrian Peninsula from Portoroz, Portoroz, Slovenia    view tour
Date: Jul 4/18

Matijas picked us up in Slovenia and showed us his hometown of Rovinj. We then moved onto Porec. He was extremely knowledgeable about the entire area. Also, he adjusted the schedule to fit our needs. It was a great tour!

Susan Silverman

New Hyde Park, NY, United States
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Tour: #166053, Istrian Peninsula in two days, Rovinj, Croatia    view tour
Date: May 26/18

Our two day istria tour with Matijas was wonderful. He accommodated all our requests and was a wealth of information. He was flexible with the planning including a hike for us and lunch at a restaurant recommended by a friend. He was friendly and had a nice way about himself. Highly recommended!

Brian Thiel

United States
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Tour: #19364, Pula - Pola walking tour with Roman Amphitheater, Pula, Croatia    view tour
Date: May 22/18

Matijas is tremendously knowledgeable on all aspects of Pula and Istrian peninsula sights and history. He ensured we saw the key sights of Pula and avoided crowds and other tours so he could best converse with us while still see the highlights. This was my third guided tour of Pula and his was by far the best. He encouraged our questions. He gave us the opportunity to tailor the selection of sights. As we finished the tour, he gave recommendations for local restaurants and other Pula towns to see.

Gigi ( Gregoria) Mateo

United States
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Tour: #166053, Mostar to Pula via Plitvice Lakes plus Istrian Peninsula in two days, Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina    view tour
Date: Apr 22/18

Matt is a very knowledgeable tour guide He spent more than 36 hours with us including as our driver from Mostar ( Bosnia and Herzegovina), plitvice Lakes, Pula, Revinj, Opatija . He also took us and added 3 charming towns that wasn't on our list while we were in Istria Peninsula of Croatia . Beautiful towns Matt is very patient and gave us enough time to appreciate each places . The only thing I want for him to improve is how to take a decent picture ��

Robert Winer

United States
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Tour: Daily Guiding Fee, Rovinj, Croatia
Date: Oct 12/17

TOURSBYLOCALS RESPONSE: ToursByLocals is committed to quality customer experiences and takes all feedback seriously. We appreciate any learning opportunity to improve the quality of tour experiences. We have, as always, attempted to clarify with our customer why this tour experience appears to have fallen below our normal high standards.