George DoykosUnited States
Full day tour with Gregor, including Lake Bled and Lake Bohinj, with a wonderful lunch in between. Knowledgeable of the areas toured in all aspects. I'm sure he could a provide a great tour of any area of Slovenia that interests you.
Timothy WatsonUnited States
Our cruise ship group of 6 decided to use Tours by Locals for all local tours versus the cruise ship tours - best decision ever! Gregor provided an amazing experience of Koper and the surrounding areas - the Predjama castle and cave were outstanding, as well as his knowledge of Slovenia's history. He added a wonderful stop for a local lunch, plus made a stop to see the Lipizzan horses as well as a local winery. I would highly recommend Gregor for anyone lucky enough to visit this amazing country!
Susan KaplanGadsden, ALABAMA, United States
We had a very nice day with Grigio our guide as he drove of us to our destinations in Koper, Slovenia. Wish he had been able to give us a guided tour through Predjama Castle as planned but was happy that he took us to see the Lipinzzaner horses as well. Despite the horrible rainy conditions throughout the day we left with a great desire to return to this beautiful country.
Ronnie FeinUnited States
Gregor was first rate. He showed us everything we wanted to see and steeped us with information in a way that was easy for us to take in on vacation. His van was large and comfortable and he used a microphone so the two people in the back had no trouble hearing. He was very flexible and accommodating, stopped when anyone needed a WC or water. He understood the diverse group of six and made us all feel happy we took the tour with him. Definitely recommend.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello, you made me blush with such nice words! It was a pleasure showing you a little bit of Slovenia, and I hope you will come back for a longer stay soon.
Mike WilliamsDestin, FL, United States
Gregor did an awesome job customizing our day to suit our needs with a trip up to Lake Bled and then Ljubljana. He set us up with a great authentic Slovenian lunch and great tour of Ljubljana. Great day in Slovenia... will definitely use him next time.
Marjorie RobertsUnited States
Gregor was fantastic -- we got a great tour of much of Slovenia and he added some sights such as the famous white horses and also hung out with me in Koper after dropping off the rest of our party at the cruise ship so that I could see more of the town.
Scott PalyUnited States
Gregor was great to work with while we visited Slovenia. He was informative, an excellent communicator, easy-going and we never felt rushed to move on to the next place. He really gave us a good feel for a country we'd not visited before and we enjoyed our time with him.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello and thank you for this nice feedback. It was great taking you around Slovenia. Not having a strict itinerary worked well, so we were able to explore different parts of Slovenia at a leisurely pace. Next time we will hit the backroads of Slovenia in a sports car!
Julie G.United States
Very good tour. We saw everything we wanted to see at Lake Bled and Ljubljana.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello, it was a pleasure taking you to Lake Bled and Ljubljana. Thank you for a nice review and I hope to see you back in Slovenia soon!
Thanks to our Guide Gregor who was very helpful and kind during our visit around Slovenia. We had a privaite small group (4 people) tour with him and had a great day. The program was very good and perfect for everybody from a child to an elderly person. I definitely recommend him and this tour whoever would like to see top attractions around Slovenia.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your feedback. It was a great experience spending a day with the four of you, and I hope that you will come back to Slovenia soon!
Amazing tour given by Gregor, the distribution of time for the tour was excellent and his guiding was really good. We definetily recommend to get his tour if you are going to Koper!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your feedback. It was great fun having you on tour. I hope you will come back to Slovenia for a longer time and experience more activities like the tobogganing!
Joanna San JuanUnited States
Gregor is knowledgeable, friendly and accommodating. He was also very flexible with the itinerary and suggested various options that allowed us to see more beautiful places that were not part of the standard tour. He gave suggestions on other attractions to try on our own time. We also got lots of ideas on what and where to eat, and where to buy treats. I very much enjoyed exploring Vintgar Gorge, Bled Castle, the shore of Lake Bled and Ljubljana. The capital is very beautiful and deserves a longer stay!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello and thank you for your nice feedback. Your time in Slovenia was so short that I felt that a modified itinerary would better suit you. I hope you got a good enough taste of Slovenia that you will come back for a longer holiday!
Stephen P.Washington, DC, United States
Outstanding tour. Friendly, exceptionally knowledgeable, professional guide, and a great driver. This tour exceeded expectations. The historical and personal contexts enhanced an already extraordinary itinerary.
Nancy MorrisonUnited States
We had an excellent tour with Gregor even through the weather was terrible that day - torrential rain - for our trip to Lake Bled. Gregor is a very experienced, knowledgable and accommodating guide. We visited many sites in the Slovenian Alps and had a nice lunch of traditional Slovenian food. He definitely picked up on our particular interests, photography for me and history for my husband. He did everything he could to overcome the bad weather and make sure that we had a good time.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: The weather was truly terrible, but as you both said: "You cannot change the weather," so we had to make the most of it. I really enjoyed our conversations and I hope you will come back to Slovenia soon, it is even more beautiful on a nice, sunny day!
Sara AhmutyUnited States
Cally FullerUnited States
Wonderful Day and Guide GREGOR was sensational. Cally
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your kind feedback. It was great fun taking you around. I hope you also enjoyed the rest of your stay in Slovenia, and that you will come back soon.
The tour itself was a bit thin on content - not entirely sure there is that much of interest in the Koper area to fill a day. The tour of the caves was quite impressive, bit as to the remainder I wouldn't say it warranted a tour guide. Gregor was friendly and a good guide but did leave us on our own a bit more than I would have expected for a private tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello, and thank you for your honest feedback. I regret your disappointment with the tour. Having only seven hours available for a shore excursion, there is a limit of what can be included in the tour. However, most cruise passengers find the combination of the natural beauty of Postojna cave, the mystery of Predjama castle and the small town charm of our capital Ljubljana interesting enough. I also thought that you would enjoy wandering through the Friday's Open Kitchen food festival on your own.
Jodi GramlowUnited States
Jodi GramlowUnited States
Gregor was our guide for two days while we traveled in Slovenia. Gregor was able to accommodate eight passengers in his vehicle. He was punctual, flexible, spoke excellent English, excellent driver, and provided us with two of the best days of our trip while visiting Slovenia. He provided recommendations based on our interests. He is extremely knowledgeable of his country, but also, he has traveled and lived in many countries which provide him with great insight and a plethora of information to share.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your kind feedback! You were a fun group and it was a pleasure to take you around Slovenia.
Helena SmithUnited Kingdom
Gregor was very knowledgeable , interesting, punctual, organized and when needed gave excellent advice and suggestions. Highly recommend him.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your nice feedback! It was a pleasure taking your family around Slovenia and I hope you will come back for a longer holiday soon.
Adrienne R.United States
Gregor provided a fantastic day for us! He had awesome recommendations for lunch and gave us free time too. He provided us with great information without it feeling like a lecture.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was a lovely day for me as well, as I enjoy taking people to off the beaten track places in Slovenia. I also like giving information about Slovenia through conversation rather than a lecture, and you were great partners there. I hope you will all come back to Slovenia again soon!
Our group of 8 thoroughly enjoyed our day with Gregor. He was prompt, knowledgeable, and tailored our day to suit our preferences. The Lipizzaner horses were a delight to see and the seaside town of Piran was charming and a wonderful place to stop for lunch. Gregor is a good driver and his vehicle was very comfortable. We recommend his services !
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Barbara, if was a pleasure to take you on tour. You were a lovely bunch with a great sense of humor. For horse lovers Lipica farm is a delight, of course, especially as most visitors do not realize that it is the origin of the world renowned Lipizzaner horses. I am glad you chose to visit the attractions close to the coast, so we did not have to spend a long time driving. I hope you will come back to Slovenia soon!
Matthew NewcombUnited States
I am long overdue writing this review but several months ago my friends and I hired Gregor in Slovenia and he was so helpful in helping us customize a unique tour that delivered on our needs. Gregor is a great spirit with an incredible depth and breadth of knowledge of Slovenian history and culture. He truly brought the country to life for us and the experience was unforgettable. Highly recommend Gregor!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Better late than never :-) Thank you for your nice feedback. It was a great day and I really enjoyed taking you around. It is a pleasure to take around Slovenia people who enjoy learning about the country. I sure hope you will come back to Slovenia soon!
Lawrence StricklandUnited States
Gregor was an excellent tour guide. He did exactly as we requested and did not just follow some canned tour. He was kind, aware of our mobility problems and sought to make this the most pleasant journey in Slovenia he could. We could not recommend anyone better than he. He definitely made us want to return to Slovenia
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your kind feedback. I enjoy giving tours to people who want to see real Slovenia. I enjoyed our conversation and I sure hope that you will come back to Slovenia soon!
It was a pleasure to have a tour with Gregor. Gregor is a friendly and very knowledgeable guide who was able to bring both his personal travel experiences and knowledge of the Slovenian culture to our conversations. Moreover, he went out of his way to find a hockey rink to reconnect with our tour group and offered us an "insider" tip on the best live music venue in Ljubljana (which we did enjoy that night). We can warmly recommend Gregor as a guide.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Mike and Yoomi, it was great having you on tour. It is always a pleasure to have well traveled and knowledgable people on tours, to exchange stories and experiences. I am glad you liked your short stay in Slovenia, and I hope you will make it back soon! Gregor
Louis GreenbergUnited States
Gregor was pleasant enough but we had three fabulous guides before arriving there so all of our group thought he was the least favorite but still liked him. He did keep us waiting at the dock to the point we thought he was not going to show up ... he lost track of time having coffee nearby . Also drove uncomfortably fast for a lot of our group in the highway 95 mph (in a van not a Porsche). Still would recommend using him
Shirley B.Quezon City, 1112, Philippines
Gregor is the perfect guide to see the picturesque landscapes of Ljubljana suburbs and detailed history of Slovenia! Shirley, customized whole day tour
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello and thank you for your nice review. I liked the challenge of designing your 2-day tour of Slovenia and Trieste, and I really enjoyed interesting conversations that we had. I hope that you will visit Slovenia again soon!
Joanna HebermehlUnited States
Gregor was one of the best guides I've ever had. He was knowledgeable, friendly, considerate, knowledgeable of restaurants. He had attended school in Missouri and had excellent language skills. He had a comfortable and clean SUV for the six of us. He even spent two extra hours with us so we could see everything with plenty of time to get back to the boat. This was a great tour. Joanna Hebermehl
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was a pleasure showing you Slovenia during your cruise stop in Koper and I enjoyed the interesting conversations we had. I hope you will come back to Slovenia soon!
Helena Iglesias CincaSwitzerland
It was a real pleasure to have a tour with Gregor. We did a very interesting tour, Gregor is an excellent experienced guide, with a lot of culture and experiences he shares with pleasure. He made us discovered a part of Slovenia during one day, we drove on scenics roads on our way back which we appreciated very much. We can warmly recommend Gregor !
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your nice review. I enjoyed showing you Lake Bled and Ljubljana during your shore excursion from Koper, and it is always a pleasure to get off the main roads and show my guests real Slovenia. I hope you will come back to Slovenia soon!
Linda K.United States
This tour was outstanding, and Gregor was an excellent guide...very knowledgeable and expressive about the history and culture of Slovenia. We had a group of six adults. The countryside was spectacular, especially the mountain view of Koper and Trieste. The Postojna Cave should not be missed. Pictures do not do it justice! Gregor also took us to an terrific spot for lunch and a beer. We saw and learned much on this tour thanks to Gregor's expertise. We give him our highest recommendation!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for this inspiring review. It was a great day and I am glad that you liked the parts of Slovenia I showed you during your shore time. I hope you will come back to Slovenia soon and explore it further.