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.
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!
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.
Ray D.United States
very happy with our tour of Slovenia ... we were brought to some very unusual places and saw some very cool things ....highly recommend
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was great to be able to take you on tour during your shore stop, and to show you some of the off the beaten track sight along our coast. I sure hope you will be back for a longer visit soon!
Linda KayUnited States
Suzanne RostanUnited States
Sarah OwenUnited Kingdom
We have just returned from the Lake Bled & Ljubljana trip with Gregor and it was a fantastic day. I have previously bee to Lake Bled but the rest of our party hadn't. It was still well worth me doing the trip again and this time I got to experience Ljubljana as well which is a stunning town and we all said we would come again and spend more time here. Gregor was factual, very interesting and really gave a good insight to the area and its history/culture. I can definitely recommend this trip and Gregor.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello, I hope you enjoyed the rest of your cruise! It was a pleasure to take you around Slovenia, and as England is only a short flight away, I sure hope that you will come and visit Slovenia again soon. Ljubljana and Lake Bled are great, but there are many other places to visit in Slovenia.
Dennis StickUnited States
We had an exciting adventure visiting Koper. We enjoyed the lipica stud farm and the Skojan caves. Gregor also showed us a typical restaurant where we all enjoyed lunch. He explained a lot about lovely Slovenia.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello, we had an exciting day, visiting Lipica Stud Farm and then escaping the rain in Skocjan UNESCO caves. I hope you enjoyed the rest of your cruise, and I look forward to welcoming you back to Slovenia soon.
Helen SmithUnited States
We had a great experience with Gregor and learned a lot about the country which is very beautiful. We had a great day.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for this nice comment about our tour and about our country. It was a great day and I look forward to welcoming you to Slovenia again soon!
Vickie BathUnited States
Gregor was great. He was timely and very knowledgeable about his country's history, the sights we wanted to see, and the best way to arrange our trip to maximize our time for the things we wanted to do while in port. I would highly recommend Gregor for a tour in Slovenia, and Gregor and this tour to anyone wanting to see Lake Bled and Ljubljana.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your nice comment. It was a pleasure taking you on the shore excursion to Lake Bled and especially to Ljubljana, my home town and a hidden gem. I hope you will come back to Slovenia soon, and for longer than just a day!
Lorian S NavarroMexico, DF, Mexico
Gregor was great and full of knowledge, he explained to us the culture and economy of his country thoroughlly great personality and super friendlly We loved him!!, Great expertise!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your kind feedback. It was great guiding you all around Slovenia, and I sure hope that you will come back soon ... for longer than a day! Enjoy the rest of the cruise.
Marjorie StanfordUnited States
Gregor suggested we visit Slovenia's beautiful capital of Ljubljana. The drive itself was a spectacular part of the tour-bright green hills, and majestic mountains.We stopped to visit a castle built within a cave in the mountain that provided a hiding place for Erasmus in the 15th century. Enjoyed wandering in the old town-bought chocolate, wine and crystal from a company started in the 17th century. On the way back we stopped at an overlook with a view to Trieste, Italy.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was a pleasure to take you around. It is always a challenge to choose the right itinerary for such a short time as a shore excursion, but I believe you got a good quick overview of our beautiful country and I hope that you will come back to take a holiday soon.
MaryAnn LingoUnited States
Gregor is an outstanding guide. We had a request to visit the town of ancestors who came to the USA through Ellis Island in the early 1920's; he did his own research and took us to the town and cemetery where our ancestors are likely buried. Gregor is knowledgeable on many levels and has an impressive background; he has traveled the world and published two books on his adventures. Highly recommend!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello and many thanks for your kind review. It was a pleasure to take you on tour. Doing historical research is my hobby and I am really glad we managed to visit the village of your ancestors. Next time we can try and track down some of your relatives in the area.
Sherry WadeUnited States
Gregor's competent service helped us to see two very interesting sites in Slovenia. He was knowledgeable about his country and the castle and caves that we visited. Getting to see the beautiful Lippizaner horses was an added bonus.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello, It was a great day and I am glad that I had a chance to show you some highlights of our beautiful country. I hope you will come back soon! Gregor
Susi W.United States
We took a customized shore excursion with Gregor that included a visit to the cave, the Lipica Horse Farm, and a stop at a small local winery. He was a fantastic guide - it was an absolutely wonderful experience. Highly recommend.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello and thank you for your kind feedback. It was a pleasure to take you around Slovenia, and I hope you will come back for a longer vacation soon.
Stephen VitaleUnited States
Excellent guide, very knowledgeable, very courteous. Rate is 5, highy recommend him.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello, it was a great day and a pleasure to take you around. I hope next time you will spend some time in Slovenia :-)
Richard HochhauserUnited States
Well informed caring guide
Richard HochhauserUnited States
Lawrence SchonbrunUnited States
Gregor was very knowledgeable and willing to please.
Madhavi KandulaUnited States
i wouldn't have thought slovenia was as beautiful as it was. totally postcard perfect views, scenery, sights. really lovely day spent not so much in koper but in ljubljana and surrounding areas. gregor was very friendly and spoke flawless english.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was a pleasure taking your family around Slovenia during your cruise shore stop. I am glad you liked Slovenia, and I hope you will come back for a longer stay soon!
Christine EkmanUnited States
Gregor was a wonderful guide and world traveler. He took us on breathtaking hikes and told us the history of the Bled area. There is no way we could have navigated the trials without him. He was also such a wonderful fun person to spend time with. Our son was captivated by his stories of traveling by bicycle around the world. Gregor is a citizen of Slovenia and the world!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello, It was great fun to take you around Lakes Bled and Bohinj, and also to take you hiking to Savica waterfall and along Mostnica gorge. It was a great day, and I hope to see you back in Slovenia soon! Gregor
Patricia HawsUnited States
Very informative guide. Had a gear hike thru a beautiful gorge with him. Very polite and nice
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello, it was a pleasure to show you Lake Bled, Vintgar gorge and Lake Bohinj. It is always rewarding to have well informed and inquisitive guests. I hope you will make you back to Slovenia soon!
Marcia ReynoldsUnited States
Excellent tour guide. Gregor was WONDERFUL. I wanted an overall tour of Nothern Slovenia, he gave that and much more. His knowledge of the country and the history were fabulous! He took time to listen to what I wanted to see and added extras to make it one of my best tours. He has written several books during his travels--ask him-his pictures are breathtaking.. I love the "behind the scenes" tour that the normal public does not see. thumbs up to Gregor and our tour!! HIGHLY, HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!!!!
Susana LeffTiburon, CA, United States
Very good tour, and we covered everything we wanted to see. Thanks Gregor.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello, It was great to take you and your family around Slovenia for a short tour. I sure hope you come back again! Best regards, Gregor
Ty E.United States
Gregor is well educated, organized, very knowledgeable and puts on a great tour. There was not a single thing that we didn't like. He has published several books with National Geographic quality pictures. Also, he was personal without being overbearing and took us to a great lunch spot. I would certainly use him again on any future trips.
Gisela RicheyAiea, HI, United States
David MiraldiUnited States
Gregor was prompt and organized and gave a good tour. My only suggestion would be that he provide more history and stories about Ljubljana and its people during the tour. This would help to maintain interest as we walked from one place to the next.