Traveler Reviews of Private Tours in Dubrovnik Croatia by Tour Guide Niksa B. (Guide #3830)


Kathy Franceschini

United States
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Tour: #37241, Mostar & Pocitelj Tour, Dubrovnik, Croatia    view tour
Date: Jun 18/18

What a wealth of information on the history of Bosnia and Croatia. Niksa is a well read history buff on the climate of politics and religion through the decades in both countries. We enjoyed our tour and had a fantastic local lunch. Wear super comfortable shoes with traction as the the ancient cobblestones in the town of Mostar and on the bridge are slick. Very nice comfortable van.

John Buhr

United States
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Tour: #37218, Montenegro Day Tour, Dubrovnik, Croatia    view tour
Date: May 30/18

Niksa gave us an exceptionally fine tour from Dubrovnik to the Bay of Kotor in Montenegro. He kept up a steady, conversational stream of insightful information about the area, the lives of its people, and the changes of the last decades. We especially appreciated hearing his personal experiences and perspectives on the war and recovery. He accommodated our time constraints by designing our trip to fit in as many key sights as possible. We recommend Niksa very highly as he is a guide to the area.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear John, Thank you kindly for your words and I am very pleased to hear that you have enjoy your day with me. Also, thank you so much for all of your question and for showing interest about our heritage and history. I truly hope that now you are able to say that now you know much more about us than what you knew before you arrived here. Once again thank you for your nice words and for visiting Croatia. Sincerely Niksa

Kay Chee Cheung

Australia
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Tour: #37241, Mostar & Pocitelj Tour, Dubrovnik, Croatia    view tour
Date: May 24/18

Niksa is very knowledgeable in history and culture of the region. He is very considerate of the needs of the group members. As foreign visitors, we feel very comfortable that we had the best guided tour for the route.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Kay, Thank you for your kind words and also I have to thank you for accepting me as your travel partner and not only as a hired guide for that day. I truly enjoyed in time that I spent with you and it is always great to have open and curious clients like you are . Wishing you all the best, Niksa

Stephen Trichard

South Africa
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Tour: #35479, Dubrovnik Essence Shore Excursion, Dubrovnik, Croatia    view tour
Date: May 17/18

Very informative. Just not enough time. Niksa's intimate knowledge concerning Croatia/ Dubrovnik requires a longer time period. He showed us the perfect vantage points to see Dubrovnik as in the "postcard photos", and secluded small villages. Ivona was our tour guide in the old town. Her passion for the history was quite evident. Very informative. Tour highly recommended.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Stephen and Christa, Thank you for your kind words and also I am very please to know that you did enjoy in your tour with me in Dubrovnik. Yes the truth is that the tour was short, especially because of your interest to hear more and to discuss many different subjects, so I truly have to thank you for being so open, curious and informative and I am sorry that your ship was not staying for longer hours here in Dubrovnik. But, I hope t see you here again and as you said. Sincerely, Niksa

Carole Jones

United Kingdom
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Tour: #153997, Oysters & Wine, Dubrovnik, Croatia    view tour
Date: May 6/18

Friendly, communicative guide whose English was very good and local knowledge comprehensive. We spent a lovely day on the oysters and wine tour, lots of fabulous stops at places of interest. Would highly recommend this trip especially escaping Dubrovnik for a day and seeing the real Croatia.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Carole, Rachel and John, Thank you so much for being so open, curios and for having trust in my Restaurant and winery suggestions. Also, I am very happy that we have managed to immediatelly overcome all of our cultural differences and that we were able to have such a great conversation on different topics, I truly had a feeling like we knew each other for years. Thank you kindly, Niksa

Jerry Friesen

United States
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Tour: #37241, Mostar & Pocitelj Tour, Dubrovnik, Croatia    view tour
Date: May 5/18

Wow, this was an excellent day of exploring from Dubrovnic to Mostar.Our guide,Niksa was so informative about past and present. Our party of 5 felt very fortunate to talk about past history and current life with a person who spoke clear English.He drove us to places of unusual and interesting locations where we would not have known about otherwise.He was entertaining, informative and a very safe driver. The group all says a 5/5 day!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Jerry, Thank you for your comment and I would use the opportunity to add, that it needs two to make things good and pleasurable. In your case I didn't have only one partner but five of you. So I must say that you all were a great companions, your overall history knowledge and life experience was a crucial reason why we had such a great conversation throughout the entire day. Thank you for giving me a chance to improve your overall understanding of our far and close history. Sincerely, Niksa

Olga Palacol

Canada
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Tour: #35479, Dubrovnik Essence Shore Excursion, Dubrovnik, Croatia    view tour
Date: Nov 3/17

Niksa and Ana are a great team- they have so many interesting stories to tell about Dubrovnik. We saw areas in Dubrovnik that you will not discover without a private tour. They are very informative and accommodating. We totally enjoyed the old town and Cavstat. We love Dubrovnik! Thank you Niksa and Ana- will visit again for more.

Lawrence Chodoff

United States
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Tour: #37241, Mostar & Pocitelj, Dubrovnik, Croatia    view tour
Date: Oct 11/17

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Lawrence Chodoff

United States
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Tour: #37218, Montenegro Day Tour, Dubrovnik, Croatia    view tour
Date: Oct 9/17

Martha Carlyon

United States
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Tour: #237039, Learn and taste Dubrovnik, Dubrovnik, Croatia    view tour
Date: Oct 8/17

Niska was a wonderful tour guide. Very knowledgeable and informative. We had a great experience for our first time in Dubrovnik and felt like we really got the local flavor of the area. The lunch experience was a true highlight of our day.

Tim Santana

United States
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Tour: Dubrovnik Essence Shore Excursion, Dubrovnik, Croatia
Date: Sep 27/17

We spent a great day touring Dubrovnik and the Croatian coast to Budva and Cavtat. We had a nice walking tour of Dubrovnik from Ivona and Niksa showed us many interesting places on our drive around Croatia. I would certainly use them again and would recommend them to anyone who wants an outstanding tour of Dubrovnik and the Croatian coast.

Tl Wee

Singapore
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Tour: Mostar, Pocitelj and Kravice Waterfalls tour, with drop off in Split, Dubrovnik, Croatia
Date: Sep 18/17

We had a fantastic experience. Our trip to Mostar and onward to Split was made thoroughly enjoyable because of Mr Niksa Benic. Highly professional, great insight, full of local knowledge and experience, very patient, extremely polite and kind. Really made our trip. Possibly the best guide we have had in many, many travels. Highly recommended.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mr Ti Wee, It was a true pleasure for me to answer to all of your questions and to provide you with insight in different historical eras of these places and nations. I am so pleased to hear that you have enjoyed that much in time that we spent together and I am extremely pleased to know that you were satisfied with my service. I wish you to have many more great tours to have and with better guides than I was. Kind regards, Niksa

Gerald Kostner

United States
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Tour: #35479, Dubrovnik Essence Shore Excursion, Dubrovnik, Croatia    view tour
Date: Sep 10/17

Excellent guide with great local knowledge. Our guide and his daughter provided a thorough and friendly picture of local life and customs.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mr Kostner, Thank you for your kind words and thank you for giving us a chance to introduce you with our hometown, our heritage and history. Kind regards, Niksa & Ana

Elyse L.

United States
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Tour: From Dubrovnik via Mostar to Split, Dubrovnik, Croatia
Date: Sep 8/17

We could not have had a better guide for an ambitious day trip from Dubrovnik to Mostar and Medjugorje and ending in Split. Niksa offered suggestions; then modified the trip to our interests. Prior to the trip he was very responsive to our questions. He hired a local guide to take us through Mostar which was an excellent idea. Niska is very knowledgeable about the history and he was a pleasant person to spend the day with. We saw everything we wanted to see and important sights we did not know about.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Elyse, I am very glad to hear and to know that you were satisfied with my service and with everything that you saw and heard during your tour. Also, thank you for choosing to visit Dubrovnik and Croatia and sincerely hope that one day you will decide to come back and it will be a great pleasure for me to see you again. All the best to you and your Family. Kind regards, Niksa

Kimberley Krahn

Canada
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Tour: #35479, Dubrovnik Essence Shore Excursion, Dubrovnik, Croatia    view tour
Date: Aug 27/17

We enjoyed the most wonderful tour with Niksa and his daughter Ana during our day in beautiful Dubrovnik. We came in by cruise ship and this was the perfect way to spend our day. Niksa was a wonderful guide - our tour was flexible and informative and overall such a great day for everyone in our family!! Dubrovnik was the highlight of our trip. Ana gave us a brilliant tour of the old town of Dubrovnik and Niksa was absolutely stellar. We highly recommend booking! 5 stars! Thank you so much.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Family, Thank you for such great words. Yes, it means a lot for both of us to get such a great comment, but first and foremost, it's absolutely superb to know that you enjoyed our company and the time that we spent together. This fact is worth more than anything. We wish you all the best of this world. Sincerely yours, Ana & Niksa

Raquel Landaeta

United States
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Tour: #37241, Mostar & Pocitelj, Dubrovnik, Croatia    view tour
Date: Aug 22/17

Niksa was fantastic! Super knowledgeable and friendly. He picked us up on time and he was flexible with all our requests. Communication with him was great and very informative throughout the day, very passionate about his job! I would definitely recommend him and will definitely look for him again next time we visit Croatia.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Raquel, Thank you for your kind words and I am very happy to hear that you have enjoyed your tour that much. Sincere and best regards to all of you, Niksa

Mark M.

United States
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Tour: Dubrovnik Essence, Dubrovnik, Croatia
Date: Aug 11/17

We had an excellent tour with Niksa and Ana, his daughter. We were met at the dock for our cruise ship by Niksa who transported us through the local area to panoramic viewpoints up Mt Srdj for some great photo opportunities. Ana then guided us through the Old Town and up along the wall. They make a fabulous team. Hearing them share their individual experiences living there was most helpful and provided great insight. We had a fabulous time. Very highly recommended!! Thanks.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mr Mark, Thank you for you kind words and great comment. We are very happy to hear that we have managed to give you an enjoyable and interesting tour for all of you. Also, we are very hapy to hear that you have been stasfied with the quality of our overall services. Thank you for booking this tour with and also, Thank you for choosing to visit our hometown Dubrovnik. Kind regards, Niksa

Linda Bader

United States
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Tour: #35479, Dubrovnik Essence Shore Excursion, Dubrovnik, Croatia    view tour
Date: Jul 28/17

There are not enough words to express what a wonderful tour of Dubrovnik and the surrounding areas. Niksa and his daughter Anna are a joy to be with and provided professional, kind, and accommodating services.

Benjamin Brown

Raleigh, NC, United States
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Tour: #37241, Mostar & Pocitelj, Dubrovnik, Croatia    view tour
Date: Jul 1/17

Niksa did an outstanding job converting our 11 hour layover between our Croatian cruise and departure flight into a multi-country odyssey covering historical sites and gastronomical delights. His knowledge of the area brought us through lightly used border crossings and his familiarity of the towns put us in the best restaurants. Because we were covering from Dubrovnik to Mostar to Ston, we had extensive time in his comfortable vehicle engaging in a back and forth about a variety of topics. Great visit.

Taylor Reichel

United States
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Tour: #35479, Dubrovnik Essence Shore Excursion, Dubrovnik, Croatia    view tour
Date: Jun 30/17

Our tour of Dubrovnik with Niksa was the highlight of our vacation. He was informative, kind, and open. We are a family of 6 and Niksa made the experience valuable for all of us. You should not miss this tour if you visit Dubrovnik.

Sandie Tafoya

United States
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Tour: #37241, Mostar & Pocitelj, Dubrovnik, Croatia    view tour
Date: Jun 29/17

We had such an amazing time with Niksa. He went above and beyond what we expected. My two daughters (15 and 19) LOVED every minute as much as my husband and I did. If you are considering this tour or any tour with Niksa, do not hesitate. Schedule your tour today! It was one of the best days of our 19 trip around Europe!!!

Jeffrey Crudgington

United Kingdom
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Tour: A day at the sea, Dubrovnik, Croatia
Date: Jun 27/17

Very disappointing tour to the islands. The boat offered in the confirmed reservation was not available, the replacement boat was very basic and uncomfortable, the boat driver uncommunicative and the guide added nothing other than making lunch reservation and booking taxis during the day. Similar tours available locally for about half the price we paid.

Jeffrey Crudgington

United Kingdom
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Tour: #37218, Montenegro Day Tour, Dubrovnik, Croatia    view tour
Date: Jun 25/17

The itinerary into Montenegro, ferry to Tivat, visit in Kotor was lovely. A comfortable Mercedes minivan and a very good bus driver - Johnnie. We could have done without the Kotot tour guide who gave a monologue - a walk around by ourselves would have been more fun. We stopped for lunch in Stari Mlini just outside Kotor and although the place was idyllic, we had the most unpleasant, surly waiter. Our guide was pleasant and helpful, but spoke too much, in a confusing way.

Cynthia Eichenholz

United States
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Tour: Konavle, the countyside, Dubrovnik, Croatia
Date: Jun 22/17

Although we had a rough start with Niksa not showing up on time, he made up for it in spades! It was a day that we will all remember. He made it so special and he has such knowledge of the Yugoslavian and Croatian history. He is a special guide who takes his job very seriously.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Cynthia, Thank you for your kind words, Thank you for your openness, Thank you for being curios and Thank you for coming to Dubrovnik and giving me a chance to tell you all what I know and what you wanted to hear. Once again I do apologize for being late, I will feel embarrassed because of that for a long time. It was a great pleasure and joy to meet you all and to spend that day with you and please accept my sincere and best wishes for all of you. I remain at your disposal from now on. Niksa

Scott Harris

United States
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Tour: #37241, Mostar & Pocitelj, Dubrovnik, Croatia    view tour
Date: Jun 8/17

Great day with Niksa which will not be forgotten. Unfortunately our ship was a little delayed but Niksa was able to get us through the checkpoints and pack everything in that we wanted to see. He provided just the right level of information and clearly had a wonderful passion for history and telling the story. We did a lot of driving but made several stops during the trip to break it up and had probably our best snack of our trip that Niksa picked up for us.

Drew M.

United States
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Tour: #35479, Dubrovnik Essence Shore Excursion, Dubrovnik, Croatia    view tour
Date: May 26/17

Niksa and Anna were fantastic tour hosts! We toured parts of Dubrovnik with Niksa and Anna walked around the castle teaching us its history. What was extra delightful was that Anna grew up inside the walls, which added such an authentic and personal touch. Please make sure you see the city from above...it is such a great panoramic view from the mountains above the city.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Drew, Thank's so much for such a great words! It was absolutely great experience to meet you and I have to thank you for being so open and curious, it was a pleasure to talk to you and to have you on that day. Sincere and best regards, Niksa

Johan Jersby

Sweden
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Tour: #35479, Dubrovnik Essence Shore Excursion, Dubrovnik, Croatia    view tour
Date: May 20/17

Niksa gave us an unbelievably great tour. He has deep knowledge about the area and the history of Croatia which he constantly shared with us. We were a group of six and we travelled in Nikes van which was clean and very comfortable. I can absolutely recommend taking a tour with Niksa!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Johan, I am very flattered by your kind words, Thank you so much for such a great comment and also thank you for giving me the opportunity to share my personal opinions with all of you on many topics that we touched during those few hours that we spent together. Best regards, Niksa

Timothy S.

United Kingdom
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Tour: Dubrovnik's gems - Peljesac & Korcula, Ston, Croatia
Date: May 13/17

6 stars for Niksa. He is an excellent and very amenable guide.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Tim, Simply, Thank you! I enjoyed so much every minute I spent with you and I sincerely hope that your spine is ok after rough sea conditions during our boat ride to Korcula. Sincerely, Niksa

David Stokes

United States
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Tour: #35479, Dubrovnik Essence Shore Excursion, Dubrovnik, Croatia    view tour
Date: May 10/17

I should have provided these comments last year, but Niksa was awesome. He customized the tour just for us and we had an opportunity to see the best tourist venues, but also, some off the beaten path locations...very cool! Thank you.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear David, I would lie if I would say that it is not nice to receive such a great comment, but also I have to be honest and to say that I am first of very happy to hear that you enjoyed in everything what I have tried to tell and to show to you. Once again, thank you very much for sucha great comment and thank you for giving me a chance to be your tour guide. Truly Niksa

Jo Anne Morelli

United States
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Tour: Medjugorje, Dubrovnik, Croatia
Date: May 4/17

Thank You Niksa for going above and beyond your duty as Tour Guide. We all had a fabulous time in Croatia. Many Many Thanks!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Jody, Thank you for all your kindness and positiveness. For me, it was a true privilege and true joy to meet you and to spend the day with you all. Day that we spent together in the same time was long but also very short and it will remain in my most pleasant memories. Kindest regards, Niksa

Viki Weir

United States
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Tour: #35479, Dubrovnik Essence Shore Excursion, Dubrovnik, Croatia    view tour
Date: Apr 26/17

Niksa and his daughter were very knowledgeable about their home - the day we were in Dubrovnik was very windy and the cable car was not operating - Niksa drove us to the very top for awesome views of the Old City and the coast - we also went to a small coastal town which was charming. Highly recommend this tour - there were six of us in a very comfortable van.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Viki, Thank you very much for your kind words and also thank you once aging for booking this tour with me (us). We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed your Dubrovnik tour and we sincerely hope that Dubrovnik was a place that was worth of your visit. Kind regards, Niksa & Ana

Donna M.

United States
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Tour: #35479, Dubrovnik Essence Shore Excursion, Dubrovnik, Croatia    view tour
Date: Nov 7/16

Niksa did a great job giving us the history about Dubrovnik. Anna was a delight. We enjoyed her tour through the old town very much and her insight. We would definitely recommend Niksa and Anna to anyone going to Dubrovnik.

Arnel Domingo

United States
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Tour: #35479, Dubrovnik Essence Shore Excursion, Dubrovnik, Croatia    view tour
Date: Nov 3/16

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Arnel, Thank you! It was a great pleasure for me to have you all here in Dubrovnik, Thank you for using my services and I wish you, but also to all of the members of your group, all the best and many more journeys to have in future with new and exciting destinations to see. Sincerely, Niksa

Jaleah Brown

United States
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Tour: #35479, Dubrovnik Essence Shore Excursion, Dubrovnik, Croatia    view tour
Date: Oct 21/16

I cannot say enough great things about Niksa and his daughter Ana. They were able to show us not only the highlights of old town but were able to take us to areas to show how the locals live and areas that were not restored from the war. It was great to get a different representation of Croatia other than the main tourist spots. They are both full of knowledge of the history of the area and also shared their experience of living during the war. This should be a must do on your list!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Jaleah, I'm very glad that you enjoyed your trip with us so much. I only followed your interests and therefore it was much easier for me to understand what did you want to see and to hear. This is not only phrase if I say that I truly enjoy in time we spent together, always hoping that my presentation make you think of coming back here, one day. My sincere and best wishes. Sincerely, Niksa

Michele Gibson

United States
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Tour: #237039, Learn and taste Dubrovnik, Dubrovnik, Croatia    view tour
Date: Oct 20/16

My son and I rate our tour with Niksa B with ***** (5) stars. Our tour was professional, well-paced, highly informative, with a relaxed and easy discussion on all topics Croatian. I so enjoyed this tour that I plan to book another tour with Niksa for next year, and bring more family with me. It has been a pleasure, and THANK YOU.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Michele, I am so glad to hear how much you enjoyed your tour with me. It is a great reward to hear comment like this but also a large share of credit goes to you too. Your openness, trust and kindness has made my work much more simpler and very much enjoyable. Until we meet again, my sincere and best wishes to you and your entire Family. Sincerely, Niksa

Aaron Mitchell

United States
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Tour: Learn and Taste Dubrovnik, Dubrovnik, Croatia
Date: Oct 17/16

Awesome trip. Great guide for the city tour. The bonus dinner in the local farm outside the city was the best part. Amazing food, wine, and conversation. Highly recommend this tour.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Aaron, Thank you for your kind words and I am very glad to hear that you have enjoyed in all of it, especially in food because it is always very tricky to recommend a new recipes and new tastes knowing that people can also say, sorry, I didn't like it. So thank you for being so curios and for giving me a chance to introduce you with some new tastes and smells in food and wines. Once again thank you for your trust and kindness and I wish you a many more great journeys to take and to enjoy. Niksa

John Raggio

United States
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Tour: #224853, Dubrovnik photo tour, Dubrovnik, Croatia    view tour
Date: Oct 6/16

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mr Raggio, Thank you for rating my tour so highly. I am sorry for all of the rain we had and misty weather and I thank you for all of your openess and for showing such a great interest for the history of this city and this state. Kind regards, Niksa

Susan Brown

United States
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Tour: #35479, Dubrovnik Essence Shore Excursion, Dubrovnik, Croatia    view tour
Date: Sep 28/16

Niksa and his daughter, Ana, are the nicest father-daughter guides on earth! We were shown all through the old city by Ana who is a highly educated, brilliant and charming young woman who knows the history of her country inside out. After the old city tour, Niksa met us in his immaculately clean car and drove us to the countryside, the shore, and the mountains. He is engaging and full of knowledge of the history and politics of the old Yugoslavia and the current Croatian country. A fabulous day!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Susan, I thank you for all your kindness and also for curiosity that you showed during that short time we spent together. Thank you for your kind words and we wish you all the best in life and future. Kind regards, Ana & Niksa

Pamela Meyer

United States
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Tour: #37218, Montenegro Day Tour, Dubrovnik, Croatia    view tour
Date: Sep 13/16

Niksa was a great guide. He is passionate about his country, culture and its history. The tour to Montenegro was very special, a highlight of our trip. Stopped for a wonderful lunch on the return. I highly recommend Niksa!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Pamela, Thank you for your kind words. I do apologize that I kept you a bit longer on the tour, hope you had enough time to relax before the dinner. Also, I hope that you have enjoyed in the rest of your Croatian holidays. Thank you for your trust. My sincere and best wishes to you all, it was a great day! Best regards, Niksa

Clair Billingham

United Kingdom
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Tour: Dubrovnik and Konavle tour, Dubrovnik, Croatia
Date: Sep 11/16

Excellent tour, Niska and Ana were brilliant hosts, lovely lunch and a tour that included some out of the way places as well as Dubrovnik old town. Very knowledgeable and friendly guides who tailored the tour perfectly for us. Lovely spacious air conditioned van. Thanks Niksa and Ana.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Clair, Thank you very much for your so kind words! I did enjoy in your company and conversations that we had. The only thing that I didn't like is that you were here for too short time, maybe one day if you will ever decide to come back here we will do a longer tour and enjoy in local wines and home made food. My sincere and best wishes to you and for your parents! Sincerely, Niksa

Carol T.

Australia
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Tour: #35479, Dubrovnik Essence Shore Excursion, Dubrovnik, Croatia    view tour
Date: Sep 5/16

We totally enjoyed our tour with Niksa and his daughter Ana. Ana meet us first and walked us through the old town pointing out all the remarkable places of interest. Niksa then meet us and drove to Cavtat which had absolutely amazing views and with so much knowledge of beautiful Dubrovnik. Niksa also took us to areas not on the itinerary that we requested without hesitation. Even a rain storm on return to the ship was no problem, delivered us right to the gangway. Loved your tour Niksa - The 4 Aussie's!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Russell, Carol, Michael & Lorimer, I truly enjoyed in every moment that I spent with you guys and also I am so happy to hear from you. It was so great for us to have you here and thank you for all of your trust and openness. It was a pleasure to have you here and if you will ever consider to come back one time, I will be thrilled to see you again. My very best wishes to you all! Ana & Niksa

Terry McCullough

United Kingdom
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Tour: #37241, Mostar & Pocitelj, Dubrovnik, Croatia    view tour
Date: Sep 3/16

Niksa was an excellent guide, he was extremely, freindly, knowledgeable and a very careful driver. Niska tailored the tour to our requirements and we had a superb day out, highly recommended.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mr Terry, It is always great to hear that my clients enjoyed in their tour and my services. It was a pleasure to have you and thank you for giving me a chance to tell you more about history of these nations and people. Kind regards, Niksa

Martha Rosas acosta

Mexico
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Tour: #37241, Mostar & Pocitelj, Dubrovnik, Croatia    view tour
Date: Aug 29/16

Niksa is a great driver and guide. A real gentleman. We were staying in Dubrovnik and had this tour. There is not much to see in Mostar, but Niksa give a lot of information about the actual state of this área in Europe, after the war in the 90's

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Martha, It was a great pleasure for me to spent a day with you and to know that you were content with my services, also, I am sorry to hear that you were not that much pleased with what you saw and found in Mostar and because of that I do apologies if it was my fault in any way. If you will ever need any of my interpretations about history and politics, I am very willing to share it with you at any time! Wishing you all the best, Sincerely, Niksa

Martha Rosas acosta

Mexico
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Tour: #37218, Montenegro Day Tour, Dubrovnik, Croatia    view tour
Date: Aug 28/16

Niksa is a wonderful guide, Montenegro, is OK. we did it because my daughter wanted to have new stamps on her passport. It does not have very much to offer, maybe next time I rather take the wine tour with Niksa, because He is really a great guide. Niksa gave us his prespective of the 90' war in the former Yugoslavia, He is very attentive and entretaining. You can't go wrong with Niksa.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Martha and Alejandra, I am happy to hear that you enjoyed my company and I am sorry to hear that you didn't like Montenegro that much. Wine tour is a different kind of the tour and I hope that one day when and if you will return we will do that wine tour in full size! Thank you for your kindness and I must say that I did enjoy in your company very much! Sincerely, Niksa

Audrey Yuster

United States
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Tour: Dubrovnik - Mostar tour with drop off in Split, Dubrovnik, Croatia
Date: Aug 17/16

Niksa was an amazing tour guide, caring, warm and extraordinarily helpful. He was extremely knowledgeable of the areas we visited. He was "there for us" every step of the way. On our next to Croatia, we will be sure to reach out for him. Audrey and Dick

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Audrey and Richard, Thank you so much for your kind words! What else to say than I truly hope that you will be back soon. We have so many subject to talk about and to enjoy in new flavors and hidden places. Sincerely, Niksa

Alissa Ford

United States
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Tour: #37218, Montenegro Day Tour, Dubrovnik, Croatia    view tour
Date: Aug 5/16

We just had the most wonderful day in Montenegro, thanks to our guide, Niksa. Niksa was prompt, friendly and extremely knowledgable. He kept the day moving at a nice pace, while allowing us time to enjoy some exploring. To say that he was concerned about our welfare and whether or not we were enjoying ourselves is an understatement. He asked us about our comfort and was very flexible about changing the plan if we wanted to. Niksa gave us a fantastic memory and we feel like he is a new friend. Thank you!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Elisabeth, Jake, Alissa and Bob, I enjoyed every moment that I spend with you. I look forward to your next visit to Dubrovnik. Thank you! Your friend, Niksa

Ursula Bevan

United States
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Tour: #153997, Peninsula Peljesac & Island Korcula, Dubrovnik, Croatia    view tour
Date: Aug 4/16

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mrs Ursula, Thank you for rating my trip with a very high grade and thank for choosing TBL and me as your travel partners. Kind regards, Niksa

Debra Lund

United States
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Tour: #35479, Dubrovnik Essence Shore Excursion, Dubrovnik, Croatia    view tour
Date: Jul 14/16

Niksa was wonderful! This was hands down our favorite stop on the cruise and a "must go back to" country for us! Dubrovnik is gorgeous, clean and the people are so friendly. Cavtat was a pleasant surprise, definitely worth the side trip. We all loved this port and Niksa and his daughter made it even better with their perfectly balanced tour. 100% recommend!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Debra, Kind thanks for such a great comment. I am so flattered to hear that my tour partially was a reason for your possible future visit to Croatia. If you will come, and we hope you will, we remain at your service. Kindest regards, Niksa

Estelle Ruben

United States
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Tour: #37218, Montenegro Day Tour, Dubrovnik, Croatia    view tour
Date: Jul 13/16

Niksa is an outstanding, enthusiastic,knowledgeable guide. We took the day tour from Dubrovnik to Montenegro. Niksa was prompt in picking us up at our hotel, and helped us out immensely with the Croatian history. Niksa made sure we were comfortable throughout the tour. Everything he did was handled in a professional, gracious, and friendly manner. We would definitely book with Niksa on our next trip to Croatia.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Estelle and Stuart, Thank you for your kind words, and I really hope to meet again soon. It was a pleasure to spend the day with you and I really enjoyed your company so much. Wish you all the joy of life to you and your family.

Jacek B Stypulkowski

United States
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Tour: #37241, Mostar & Pocitelj, Dubrovnik, Croatia    view tour
Date: Jul 9/16

Sharing painful live story is deeply appreciated. Knowledge of the Yugoslavia's transition to peace and break up is acknowledged. Skillful navigation of the traffic on narrow roads is appreciated. Eating fresh oysters on the fishing boat in Ston as well as walking the walls is still on my to-do list.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mr Jacek, Thank you for your kind words. I wish you a many more pleasurable vacations to have and many more exciting sites to visit. Even you said that you are not sure will you be back again, I still hope that you will change your mind, if for nothing else than to enjoy in oyster tasting. Kind regards, Niksa

Denis Lacroix

Canada
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Tour: #35479, Dubrovnik Essence Shore Excursion, Dubrovnik, Croatia    view tour
Date: Jul 2/16

Perfect way to visit Dubrovnik. Both guides were excellent!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Denis, Thank you for your kind words, Ana and me are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit to Dubrovnik that much. We simply wish you all the best and hope to see you once again here in Dubrovnik and in Croatia. Kind regards, Niksa & Ana

Colin Paterson

Australia
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Tour: #37241, Mostar Tour, drop off in Split, Dubrovnik, Croatia    view tour
Date: Jun 28/16

We arranged a customized tour through Niksa to cover the normal Mostar trip inclusions but also include Medjugorje and then end with a drop off in Split. Everything went smoothly from booking to execution. Neksa was very friendly and helpful, very clean and comfortable vehicle, punctual, good commentary, very good restaurant recommended in Mostar (can't recall name). Highly recommended.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mr Colin, I am very pleased to hear that you enjoyed in the time that we've spent together and also I am very happy to hear that you were satisfied with my tour execution and with offered suggestions. Hope you had a chance to do few nice photos during our tours. My sincere and best wishes to you. Niksa

Colin Paterson

Australia
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Tour: #37218, Montenegro Day Tour, Dubrovnik, Croatia    view tour
Date: Jun 25/16

Niksa provided an excellent tour and service from initial preparation of custom tour to execution. Excellent communications by email and whatsapp before tour. Punctual, very clean and comfortable vehicle (we were given a choice of car or van), informative commentary. Highly recommended.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mr Colin, Thank you for your kind words and thank you for your interest in my services. I really hope that you enjoyed your visit to Croatia and it was a true pleasure for me to be at your service. Kind regards, Niksa

Daniela Rojas

United States
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Tour: #37218, Montenegro Day Tour, Dubrovnik, Croatia    view tour
Date: Jun 21/16

TWO THUMBS UP!!! We had the best time we could have ever imagined visiting places in Montenegro thanks to our tour guide Niksa!! Not only he was polite, knowledgeable, on time, good driver, funny, he tried to show us as much as he could in the time we had we him. Every time he could he would tell us what to see, of the history behind it. We all came back praising he has been out best guide ever!! And we were people from 6 different countries! We would recommend him without any hesitation!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Daniela, Regardless of all the differences between us, and regardless that we met that day for the first time in our lives, I had a feeling that I was on a vacation with you and not that I am your guide. It was a great pleasure for me and I hope that one day you will come again for longer stay. Truly, Niksa

Anne-Louise Charette

Canada
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Tour: #35479, Dubrovnik Essence, Dubrovnik, Croatia    view tour
Date: May 21/16

Niksa and Ana are an animated father and daughter duo who share the tour. They provide an entertaining, informative overview of the history and culture of Croatia, and particularly Dubrovnik. We received a memorable introduction to this lovely country.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Anne-Louise, Thank your for your kind words, and we are very happy to hear that you have enjoyed your visit to Dubrovnik and Croatia. Kind regards, Ana & Niksa

Christina Tellez

United States
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Tour: #35479, Dubrovnik Essence Shore Excursion / Game of Thrones, Dubrovnik, Croatia    view tour
Date: May 18/16

This was hands down the best tour I've ever taken! We arrived early & Niksa was already waiting next to our ship's gangplank. Niksa is obviously passionate about his city & clearly enjoyed showing it off to us. He even extended the tour by an hour & took us to a beautiful little village next to a stream. Anna expertly showed off the old city & highlighted Game of Thrones sites for me while still keeping it interesting for my parents. I highly recommend this tour with Anna & Niksa, it was a perfect day!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Christina, Thank you so much for your kind words. We are truly happy to hear that you and you parents have enjoyed your visit to Dubrovnik that much. It was a pleasure to have you and we hope to see you once again. Sincerely, Ana & Niksa

Tom Bathurst

United States
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Tour: Dubrovnik Essence with transportation included, Dubrovnik, Croatia
Date: Nov 8/15

Our guide wasn't just a local, but he was born here and knew everyone. He paced our tour perfectly. It was a perfect day...he met us right at the ship and we spent a very full day with him. It just couldn't have been any better. He shared with us for at least 8 hours, and by the end of the day we had incredible facts about his country.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for all your kind words, thank you for your booking and for choosing to visit my hometown Dubrovnik. I really enjoyed in your company and I am truly hoping for your return. Kind regards, Niksa

Ilene Kellert

United States
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Tour: #35479, Dubrovnik Essence with transportation included, Dubrovnik, Croatia    view tour
Date: Oct 11/15

Niksa and his daughter Ana were perfect guides. They were passionate about their country, eager to share their extensive knowledge, enthusiastic, charming, friendly, warm and a pleasure to spend 5 hours with. They made our time in Dubrovnik memorable. Anyone who gets them as guides will be very lucky. We recommend them highly.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Ilene and Bob, Thank you for your kind words, it was a real pleasure to spend those few hours with you, unfortunately it was too short time but we truly enjoyed in your company. Wish you all the best and always hope to see you once again. Truly yours, Ana & Niksa

John Wakefield

United Kingdom
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Tour: #37241, Mostar & Pocitelj, Dubrovnik, Croatia    view tour
Date: Sep 18/15

Niksa was very knowledgeable and spoke perfect English. He drove us for the day in a very comfortable way. We would have no hesitation in recommending her

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear John, thank you for your kind words. It was a pleasure to spend the day with you and your wife. Regards, Niksa

Tammy Landry

Canada
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Tour: #35479, Dubrovnik Essence with transportation included, Dubrovnik, Croatia    view tour
Date: Sep 13/15

To get first hand knowledge directly from Niksa and his daughter who live in Dubrovnik was so valuable to our day! The sights and information of Old Town and other areas that Niksa felt we must see were perfect. Was one of our most favorite days of the cruise!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Tammy so much for your kind words and we are so happy to hear that you enjoy your day with us that much. Best wishes to you all! Sincerely, Ana & Niksa

Andrew White

United States
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Tour: #35479, Dubrovnik Essence with transportation included, Dubrovnik, Croatia    view tour
Date: Aug 30/15

Niksa and his awesome daughter Anna took us on a comprehensive tour of Dubrovnik, complete with their personal impressions of the old city, the region and the recent regeneration of Croatia following the Serbian war. They were both spectacular -- it's hard to imagine a better way to see Dubrovnik !!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Andrew, thank you so much for your kind words. We both enjoyed spending the day with you and your lovely wife Elisa. Hopefully, we'll meet again! Wish you all the best, Ana & Niksa

Terry Johnson

United States
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Tour: #37241, Mostar & Pocitelj, Dubrovnik, Croatia    view tour
Date: Aug 28/15

GREAT tour by the best guide in Croatia. Strongly recommended! Cheers, Terry in Fort Lauderdale, Florida USA.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Terry, Thank you for your kindness and in this case the words are not enough to explain how much I enjoy your company. Thank you for everything! Sincerely, NIksa

Terry Johnson

United States
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Tour: #37218, Montenegro Day Tour, Dubrovnik, Croatia    view tour
Date: Aug 26/15

Great tour and wonderfully knowledgable and enthusiastic guide. Would heartily recommend to everyone!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Terry & Steve, Thank you for your kind words. I am very happy and pleased to hear that you enjoyed your trip that much. Truly, Niksa

Craig Averch

United States
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Tour: #35479, Dubrovnik Essence with transportation included, Dubrovnik, Croatia    view tour
Date: Aug 17/15

Niksa was fabulous. We were booked on a 5 hour tour and he met us promptly t 10:00 a.m. The weather turned terrible - as we arrived at the top of the Hill Srdj it was pouring. He took us to a lovely area for lunch to escape the rain and suggested that we postpone the tour of Dubrovnik until the evening. At 5:30 the skies had cleared, we met again together with his daughter Ana who gave us a great tour of the city. When we left them, at the end of a very long day for them it felt as if we were family.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Beverly / Craig Sincerely thank you for your kind words, and we hope that we have managed to conjure Dubrovnik and its surroundings to you, even though the weather was awful. Because of that we would like to thank you for your patience and understanding. Many warm greetings to all of you Sincerely, Ana & Niksa

Dawn Green

New Zealand
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Tour: Boka Bay by boat (Montenegro Bay), Dubrovnik, Croatia
Date: Jul 26/15

A wonderful way to see Montenegro. Our awesome guide recommended we do this by boat rather than car and he was so right!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Dawn and Nicholas, Thank you so much for your kind words and I wish you a great time for the rest of your European tour. Kindest regards, Niksa

Thomas H L.

Stavanger, Norway
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Tour: #37241, Mostar & Pocitelj, Dubrovnik, Croatia    view tour
Date: Jul 19/15

Phenomenal. Car was very clean, safe. He was perfect with kids+adults. Made great suggestions on where to go, what to see, best routes to make trip flow smoothly. Took us everywhere, did not push on time at all. Very knowledgeable and engaged in honest discussion of regional history. And genuinely just a nice guy. Highly recommended!

Allan Shanberg

Laguna Beach, CA., United States
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Tour: #35479, Dubrovnik Essence with transportation included, Dubrovnik, Croatia    view tour
Date: Jul 17/15

nice lady, I think she was overwhelmed by the huge crowds and noise and as such lost the interest of our children, who eventually just split off on their own. She would be much better in smaller groups than we had of 15.

Andrea Leng

Singapore
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Tour: #37218, Montenegro Day Tour, Dubrovnik, Croatia    view tour
Date: Jun 20/15

An excellent day - informative and interesting. We had an earlier tour with Niksa to Herzegovina which was great. The trip to Montenegro did not disappoint. If we had more days, we would have visited other areas with him. It was wonderful seeing the country from his perspective. He was also always considerate of our interests and needs.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Andrea, Once again, thank you for your kind words! I am very happy to hear you enjoyed both of the tours. Hopefully you'll return to Dubrovnik so you can explore all the other areas. Regards, Niksa

Andrea Leng

Singapore
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Tour: #157841, Backroad stories set in stone, Dubrovnik, Croatia    view tour
Date: Jun 18/15

You cannot find a more wonderful guide than Niksa. He knows his Dubronvik and his back lane journey gives an insight to a different Croatia from the touristy facade. He showed us hidden gems of secluded coves and lavender fields. He is informative, friendly and with a care for us that was warming. We had a lovely day. And the traditional Croatian dinner he arranged at the caves is an experience not to be missed.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Andrea, Thank you so much for your kind words! I am pleased you enjoyed the tour and everything Dubrovnik and its surroundings can offer. Hopefully we'll meet again. Sincerely, Niksa

Ursula Bevan

United States
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Tour: Dubrovnik and Ston, Dubrovnik, Croatia
Date: Jun 10/15

Doris Goll

United States
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Tour: #35479, Dubrovnik Essence with transportation included, Dubrovnik, Croatia    view tour
Date: Jun 6/15

Niksa and Ana were both very professional , knowledgeable , and enjoyable to spend the day with. When we return I Dubrovnik, we will use their services again.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mrs Doris, Sincere thanks for your words and we hope to have the opportunity to welcome you again. Kind regards, Ana & Niksa

Carolyn Charbonneau

Canada
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Tour: #35479, Dubrovnik Essence with transportation included, Dubrovnik, Croatia    view tour
Date: Jun 4/15

Niksa and Anna were a wonderful team. They were both lovely, warm and friendly people. Both were very knowledgeable and a great pleasure to spend time with. Anna lead us through the old city with many tales of personal experiences to add to the reality of what it is like to live in the beautiful walled city. Niksa took us out and around the countryside to get a sense of the local life outside of the city. We felt like we spent the day with good friends.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Carolyn, Thank you so much for your kind words! It was a pleasure, to us both, to show you and Fabien our hometown and its surroundings. Hopefully we'll meet again very soon! Until then we wish you and your family all the best! Sincerely, Niksa & Ana, your friends from Dubrovnik!

Amy B.

United States
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Tour: Old Town Dubrovnik, Trsteno, Ston and Slano Day Trip, Dubrovnik, Croatia
Date: Jun 2/15

Niksa was an excellent guide whose English was much better than "advanced" as was indicated. He was very helpful in emailing suggestions for an all day tour and was an excellent competent driver on the back roads. His daughter Ana gave us the city tour and she was excellent as well.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mrs Amy, Thank you for your words and thank you for choosing us to be your hosts in Dubrovnik, also, we wish you many more new destinations to see and to enjoy Kind regards, Ana & Niksa

David L.

Norcross, GA, United States
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Tour: #35479, Dubrovnik Essence with transportation included, Dubrovnik, Croatia    view tour
Date: Apr 26/15

Dubrovnik was a highlight of our recent Mediterranean cruise and this tour made it so. We saw all the major "can't miss" items, but also very much enjoyed the personal touch of our guide, Ana (Niksa's daughter). Absolutely top notch, right down to the Cavtat restaurant recommended for our snack. Friendly, English-speaking driver as well - an unexpected benefit! You won't be sorry if you purchase this tour!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear David, Thank you for your kind words! We are absolutely delighted that you enjoyed Dubrovnik and hopefully we'll see you again very soon. With best regards, Ana & Niksa

TOURSBYLOCALS RESPONSE: n the unusual case where a guide can't personally deliver a tour, the traveler is notified in advance and given the opportunity to cancel or accept the substitute. In this case, Ana had planned to do half the tour originally, and ended up doing the entire tour, due to a family emergency. We're glad the travellers still got the chance to meet Niksa at the end of the tour!

Susan Breck

United States
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Tour: #37241, Tour to Mostar, Dubrovnik, Croatia    view tour
Date: Apr 14/15

The tour far surpassed our expectations in quality of communication, range of experience, and number of visits to specific localities, Niksa can converse and inform on any number of topics - historical cultural and political. In the Balkans these are complex subjects, but he made the day fascinating and colorful as well as instructive and illuminating. He was sensitive to our needs and extremely adaptable.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Susan, Sincere Thanks! Niksa

Larry Snider

United States
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Tour: #37241, Mostar & Pocitelj, Dubrovnik, Croatia    view tour
Date: Oct 23/14

The tour by Nik was the highlight of our Adriatic cruise in Oct '14. He promptly met us at the ship and for the next 9 hours proceeded to be the most delightful, knowledgeable, and engaging of guides/travel companions. We had long wanted to go to Mostar & this trip allowed us to do this, while also enjoying some significant locales along the route (which differed to & from Mostar). Additionally, Nik provided a great deal of info on Dubrovnik which enhanced our experience there as well. Wonderful! Thanks!

Susan Endicott

Canada
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Tour: #35479, Dubrovnik Essence with transportation included, Dubrovnik, Croatia    view tour
Date: Oct 4/14

Wonderful tour! I would highly recommend Niksa. We had visited Dubrovnik previously, but did not visit outside of the walled city. Niksa and Ana were the perfect team of guides to show us the outer regions in addition to the walled city. Touring the walled city with Ana was a bonus in that she gave us 'real life' insight into life in the city as this is where she grew up. Thanks for a great day!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Susan, thank you for your lovely comment! It was our pleasure to show you everything that Dubrovnik and its surrounding area has to offer and we are glad you enjoyed it. Let's just hope we'll have a chance to do it at least once more! With best regards, Niksa & Ana

Mary Lou Gledhill

Canada
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Tour: #37218, Montenegro Day Tour, Dubrovnik, Croatia    view tour
Date: Sep 22/14

We would like to thank you for the excellent day trip of the Bay of Kotor. Niksa, you enhanced our appreciation for your part of the world while making our trip fun. Ivan, our driver, we appreciated your humour. Gentlemen, your enthusiasm is a credit to TBL. We even spotted the 'elusive banana trees of Montenegro'!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mary, Thank you for your great comment. It's so good to hear that you enjoyed your trip that much, and sorry for not knowing about bananas in Montenegro. In order to improve our knowledge of plants in Montenegro, this winter we will organize a botanical research tour and to improve our knowledge and who knows, maybe we will find something new what will deny Darwin's theory. We'll keep you informed. :) Thank you once again and for your nice words and for visiting Croatia. Sincerely, Ana, Ivan & Niksa

Carol Harris

United States
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Tour: #35479, Dubrovnik Essence with transportation included, Dubrovnik, Croatia    view tour
Date: Sep 20/14

Howard Chin

Toronto, ONT, Canada
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Tour: #35479, Dubrovnik Shore Excursion, Dubrovnik, Croatia    view tour
Date: Sep 11/14

Niksa and Anna make a great team. They are long time residents of Crotia and know the area inside out.We actually visited the inner city where Anna grew up, so she knew the city as well as any one. Niksa is very familiar with the road system and took us places where other guides coould not go or didn't know. Highly recommended.

Robert Dillard

United States
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Tour: #35479, Dubrovnik Essence with transportation included, Dubrovnik, Croatia    view tour
Date: Sep 5/14

Simply put, Dubrovnik was amazing and Niksa is a local with a true passion for sharing the rich history of Dubrovnik and the surrounding area. I highly recommend anyone traveling to Dubrovnik to reach out and have him put together a wonderful experience. The only downside was we had a limited time due to the cruise ship departure, but we definitely made the most of it and Niksa provided a perfectly smooth and seamless experience from dockside pick-up and drop-off in a perfectly comfortable 7-series BMW.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Scott, We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your tour that much. Hoping to see you once again here in Dubrovnik and Croatia. Wish you all the best. Truly yours, Ana & Niksa

Terence Tan

Singapore
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Tour: #37241, Mostar & Pocitelj, Dubrovnik, Croatia    view tour
Date: Aug 30/14

We added Mali Ston and Ston into our itinerary as we were not in a rush to get back by a certain time. Niksa was an awesome guide who is very engaging, thoughtful and personable. We had many wonderful conversations in the car ride and over coffee. He picked up our interest from the initial exchanges and was telling stories about the the sights and places which intrigues us. I learnt so much about the region's history and heritage without feeling that it was a history class or a record on loop! Great Job!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Terence, Thank you for your kind words, it was a great time for me and I sincerely enjoyed in every moment we spent together. Wish you all the best, Niksa B.

Bryan Green

United States
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Tour: #37218, Montenegro Day Tour, Dubrovnik, Croatia    view tour
Date: Aug 22/14

Niksa and driver Ivan were amazing today! They were very knowledgeable, friendly and extremely courteous. I would recommend them to anyone

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Bryan, I Thank you for your kind words, sincerely hoping to see you once again. I wish you, your wife and daughters all the luck and happiness, lots of love and understanding. It was a privilege and joy having you today with us, please don't forget: After pipi, never miss a kviki!!! Warmest regards, Niksa

Michael Druckman

Naples, FL, United States
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Tour: #35479, Dubrovnik Essence with transportation included, Dubrovnik, Croatia    view tour
Date: Aug 13/14

Leslie Countryman

United States
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Tour: #37241, Trsteno, Ston, Kravice waterfalls and Pocitelj, Dubrovnik, Croatia    view tour
Date: Jul 17/14

Exceptional full day tour of Kravice waterfalls and Mostar with Niksa. We saw and learned so much from our day with him and my kids loved him. He was like grandpa for a day with them. Can't say enough good things about him, our driver, and our day. Seriously an unforgettable experience. Niksa, we hope you get your boat and start your weekend sail adventures!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Leslie and Family, Thank you for your kind words and I wish you all, all the joy, love and understanding and many more great destinations to go. Sincerely, Niksa PS I am not giving up from my boat desire and you are invited to do some Island exploration with my wife and me.

Leah Reicin

United States
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Tour: #35479, Dubrovnik Shore Excursion with transportation included, Dubrovnik, Croatia    view tour
Date: Jul 8/14

Niksa is a superb guide and rates a 5 He is the best Tours by Locals guide I have ever hired. we ventured into areas not generally seen He knows his history politics and legends of the country

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mrs Leah and Mr Ed, Your comment is a great pleasure but an even greater obligation. I am truly glad that you enjoyed your day trip and were satisfied with my services. I wish you many more travels to have, more great and beautiful new destinations to see and even greater TBL guides in the future. It was a great pleasure for me to have you here in my city and I wish to you, your children and your grandchildren all the best in life. Sincerely, Niksa

Madhavi Kandula

United States
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Tour: #35479, Dubrovnik Essence with transportation included, Dubrovnik, Croatia    view tour
Date: Jul 7/14

niksa was knowledgeable, energetic, and well spoken. really lovely time with his daughter as well. beautiful part of the croatia.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mrs Maude and Family, Thank you for giving us an opportunity to show you and to introduce you about our home and thank you for coming to Dubrovnik. Wish you all the best, Sincerely, Ana & Niksa

Cynthia Olsen

Everett, WA, United States
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Tour: Montenegro Tour, Dubrovnik, Croatia
Date: Jun 25/14

Niksa is the best. A very good driver and makes a long day trip very interesting. No canned dialogue. He caters to your interests individually and will accommodate your likes. His knowledge of the area and history is in depth and personal. We spent almost 12 hours on a personalized trip to Montenegro. The weather wasn't good for Mt Lovcen, so Niksa was quick with other great ideas and interesting things to see. He is very responsible and will arrange custom trips for you. Highly recommend!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Cindy and Oven, Thank you for your great comment, I am very glad that you enjoyed your tour despite the horrible weather. It was a true pleasure to talk with you about all subjects we touched and all thoughts we shared. Thank you for teaching me how to shoot a great photo! Puno pozdrava, Niksa

Calvin Lam

United States
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Tour: Car Services in Dubrovnik, Dubrovnik, Croatia
Date: Jun 24/14

Niksa was Excellent. He has good knowledge and explains in a concrete and clear way; Niksa is a happy person with excellent personality. He was very patience with our group. He is service oriented and very educated person.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mr Enrique, Pleasure of meeting you was a great moment in my life. Your kindness, generosity and positiveness will always be my memory of you. Wish you and your family, Mr Mauro and his family all the best. Truly yours, Niksa, PS Ana, Ivan, Tomo and Jozo as a members of your "holiday crew" also sends you their best wishes

Calvin Lam

United States
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Tour: Dalmatia, Mostar & Herzegovina - Private Full Day Tour, Dubrovnik, Croatia
Date: Jun 22/14

Niksa was Excellent. He has good knowledge and explains in a concrete and clear way; Niksa is a happy person with excellent personality. He was very patience with our group. He is service oriented and very educated person. He certainly was a big asset and made our trip much better. We definitely recommend him.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mr Enrique, Pleasure of meeting you was a great moment in my life. Your kindness, generosity and positiveness will always be my memory of you. Wish you and your family, Mr Mauro and his family all the best. Truly yours, Niksa, PS Ana, Ivan, Tomo and Jozo as a members of your "holiday crew" also sends you their best wishes

Calvin Lam

United States
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Tour: Montenegro Tour, Dubrovnik, Croatia
Date: Jun 21/14

Niksa was Excellent. He has good knowledge and explains in a concrete and clear way; Niksa is a happy person with excellent personality. He was very patience with our group. He is service oriented and very educated person. He certainly was a big asset and made our trip much better.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mr Enrique, Pleasure of meeting you was a great moment in my life. Your kindness, generosity and positiveness will always be my memory of you. Wish you and your family, Mr Mauro and his family all the best. Truly yours, Niksa, PS Ana, Ivan, Tomo and Jozo as a members of your "holiday crew" also sends you their best wishes

Calvin Lam

United States
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Tour: Split and Dalmatia Tour, Dubrovnik, Croatia
Date: Jun 19/14

Niksa was Excellent. He has good knowledge and explains in a concrete and clear way; Niksa is a happy person with excellent personality. He was very patience with our group. He is service oriented and very educated person. He certainly was a big asset and made our trip much better. we definitely recommend him.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mr Enrique, Pleasure of meeting you was a great moment in my life. Your kindness, generosity and positiveness will always be my memory of you. Wish you and your family, Mr Mauro and his family all the best. Truly yours, Niksa, PS Ana, Ivan, Tomo and Jozo as a members of your "holiday crew" also sends you their best wishes

Julie Dragich

United States
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Tour: #37218, Montenegro Day Tour, Dubrovnik, Croatia    view tour
Date: May 21/14

Niksa did an absolutely great job. We loved all the stops and he was very informative. He set us up with a tour guide to go into Kotor who was also very knowledgeable. We really enjoyed our day and enjoyed seeing Montenegro through Niksa's eyes. Great job, and would highly recommend.

Julie Dragich

United States
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Tour: #37241, Mostar & Pocitelj, Dubrovnik, Croatia    view tour
Date: May 19/14

Niksa did an outstanding job!! He spoke great English, was extremely knowledgeable and had great suggestions. He went out of his way to give us a special experience. Felt like we spent our day with a good friend who wanted to really enjoy his country to the best of our ability. Highly recommend.

Gerald B.

United States
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Tour: #37241, Mostar & Pocitelj, Dubrovnik, Croatia    view tour
Date: May 17/14

Niksa was an absolutely charming, knowledgeable, and informative guide who catered to our every need. His english was excellent and he was an excellent driver as well. We would highly recommend him and feel that even 5 stars does not do him justice!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mr Gerald, Thank you for your kind words. It was a pleasure to have you here and I wish you and your wife a great life and many more journeys and new and great experiences. Truly yours, Niksa

Deanna Clark

Canada
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Tour: #35479, Dubrovnik Essence with transportation included, Dubrovnik, Croatia    view tour
Date: May 9/14

Absolutely fantastic Tour provided by Niksa and his daughter Ana. They picked us (5-one in wheelchair) up right from the cruise port and took us to sights not possible with a cruise excursion package. So friendly and knowledgeable. Niksa helped us by locating a wheelchair to use when I informed him that ours had broken the previous day. He went above and beyond to help. Their knowledge of Dubrovnic was fascinating. I would not hesitate to recommend them to anyone. Well worth it. Thanks for a great day.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Deanna, sisters and Mom, Thank you for your kind words, it is always nice to hear that we did a decent job, but something what is and will always be more important is a feeling of being able to assist the people in situations when somebody needs your help. So I am very happy that I managed to meet your wonderful Mom and offer her to experience what my City and my country is. It was a great pleasure to have you with us, till we meet again, Best regards, Ana & Niksa

Jan L.

Belgium
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Tour: Ston Tour, Dubrovnik, Croatia
Date: Apr 12/14

Day two with Niksa: a quite thorough tour to Ston, Mali Ston, the splendid coastline, arboretum, oyster farm (don't forget to savour them oysters with one of the excellent local wines !), salt pans, other lovely places one only gets to see with a local man who knows and loves his country. Would recommend this guide strongly to anyone anytime, absolutely. Niksa, all our respect and gratitude for opening up your lovely country to us and for getting acquainted. A credit to ToursbyLocals, this wonderful man !

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mr Ian and Mrs Inez, THANK YOU! Truly yours, Niksa

Jan L.

Belgium
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Tour: Dubrovnik and surrounding region, Dubrovnik, Croatia
Date: Apr 11/14

Excellent tour by a man born and grown up in the city, who absolutely knows the far and recent history of the city, as reserved or as frankly speaking as you invite him to, who drives you around in a BMW 7 series, spares no effort to make your tour comfortable, tells you the story of the 1991-1995 war but non-judging, proud with a reason of his city and it's surroundings. Want a 13-in-a-dozen tour ? Keep away ! Like to really know about Dubrovnik and Croatia: he's definitely your man : so recommended !!!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mrs Ian and Mrs Inez, It's hard to say anything else but Thank you for your comments. It was a great and sincere pleasure to have you here. Wish you and your family all the best. Truly yours, Niksa

Dennis Morris

Canada
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Tour: #35479, Dubrovnik Shore Excursion with transportation included - Tour for Couples, Dubrovnik, Croatia    view tour
Date: Oct 28/13

Niksa greeted us with a smile & immediately helped us organize the limited time we had available. We enjoyed the beautiful coastal scenery & conversation in the comfort of his BMW. He has an intimate knowledge of the history of Dubrovnik which he shared with us & escorted us to places we had visited 40 years previously. Our time with Niksa was a pleasure & over all too soon. He is a fantastic guide !

Rita Moya

United States
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Tour: #35479, Dubrovnik Shore Excursion with transportation included - Tour for Couples, Dubrovnik, Croatia    view tour
Date: Oct 17/13

Niksa provided us an excellent tour of the entire area around Dubrovnik in the comfort of his BMW. He showed us small villages and areas that locals frequent and provided a wonderful restaurant recommendation. We saw a great deal and he directed us to the areas in the Old Town which we then explored on our own. We also enjoyed discussing the recent history of Croatia and it's wonderful people.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mrs Rita and Mr Steve, Thank you for your kind words and I'm very glad that you enjoyed Dubrovnik that much. Wish you all the joy and happiness. Sincerely, Niksa