Traveler Reviews of Private Tours in Trieste-Italy by Tour Guide Mateja K. (Guide #5825)


Jennifer Lyon

United States
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Tour: #50383, From Ljubljana to Trieste-private tour & a private guide/driver, Ljubljana, Slovenia    view tour
Date: Oct 2/18

This was the best tour! A bucket list trip that was perfection. The company was fantastic is working around a small logistics issue and the guides were as fabulous and the history and scenery! I could not have asked for a single thing to be changed.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Jennifer, thank you very much for your great review. So happy to hear you had fun and that your mum had a great day as well. Would be very happy to meet you again: or in Slovenia or in ALaska. Love to you all,

Kyle Clements

Canada
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Tour: #82008, Food Delights - a private culinary tour with a local, Ljubljana, Slovenia    view tour
Date: Sep 14/18

Excellent Ljubljana food tour with Mateja. She is a true professional and treated my wife and I to a great day of eating, drinking, and exploring Ljubljana. All of the food and wine, coffee, tea, was high quality and delicious. We highly recommend this tour!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: WOW, thank you a lot dear Kyle for your review. It is great to hear your opinion. I am so happy to hear you have enjoyed the tour with me, it was a realy great time! Wish you a joyful stay in Slovenia and other neighbouring countries. with love to Sue and you, Mateja

Timothy JAKE Smithhart

United States
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Tour: #48169, Ljubljana at a glance with a local, Ljubljana, Slovenia    view tour
Date: Sep 14/18

Mateja was a great guide! Very knowledgeable personable. We'd take another tour with her in a hear beat!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Tim, so happy to read your review, we had a great time and I am glad you have enjoyed it too! Wish you a lot of joyful tours, with love, Mateja

Timothy JAKE Smithhart

United States
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Tour: #82008, Food Delights - a private culinary tour with a local, Ljubljana, Slovenia    view tour
Date: Sep 13/18

Mateja was a great guide! Very knowledgeable personable. We'd take another tour with her in a hear beat!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Tim, thank you a lot for booking me and for your review, I am sure it is going to be very helpful to my future travelers. Wish you all the best, with love, Mateja

Sandreine Kahler

Australia
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Tour: #48588, Melania's Ljubljana - a private guided sightseeing tour, Ljubljana, Slovenia    view tour
Date: Sep 2/18

Mateja was an excellent guide who gave us a great overview of Ljubljana and helped us with our future travels. She has a vast knowledge of Slovenia and surrounding areas...We would highly recommend doing the tour on your first day of arrival so Mateja can recommend things to do for the rest of your stay

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Sandreine, thank you so much for your great review. I am sure it is going to be very helpful to my future travelers. I had a great time with you and enjoyed all the ideas you have to your time in our area. Wish you both lots of fun and many more joyful tours, love to both of you, Mateja

Patricia Wright

United States
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Tour: #82008, Food Delights - a private culinary tour with a local, Ljubljana, Slovenia    view tour
Date: Sep 2/18

Mateja was excellent. Knowlegable, friendly, and enthusiastic about her country. I would highly recommend her

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Patircia, so happy to read your review. I am very glad you enjoyed our time, we realy had fun. HOpe you liked your hikking around Slovenia as well! Take care, all the best, Mateja

Steven Watts

Noosaville, QLD, Australia
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Tour: #94180, The best of Ljubljana - private tour, Ljubljana, Slovenia    view tour
Date: Aug 19/18

Mateja is an excellent guide; everything that you want in a guide - she is personable, knowledgeable, and flexible. We had a very pleasant day enjoying Ljubljana, its sights, history, food and wine. We were a party of 4, Mateja included everyone, sensitive to our needs (when to stop for coffee) our interests (recommending restaurants) and balanced the tour (not too rushed, not too slow). I have no hesitation in recommending her.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Bev, Linda, John and especially Steven, First of all, thank you for Booking me and giving me a chance to present to you my city. Secondly, thank you very much for a great Sunday I had a chance to spend with you. And Thank you for a great review as well! I am sure IT is going to be very helpful to my future guests. I appreciate your time and effort a lot ! Wish you a very enjoyable time in our area and would be happy to hear from you again! Love to all of you,

Norman Klein

United States
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Tour: #112456, Koper Shore Excursion - Ljubljana and Postojna cave - private tour, Koper, Slovenia    view tour
Date: Aug 15/18

Mateja did a great job organizing our tour. She chose interesting places to visit and provided a wealth of information about the sites and about the history of Slovenia; as this was our first visit. The Postojna Cave was a unique experience; the Predjama Castle was most interesting; and we found Ljubljana a charming city. As we did not want to take a long time for lunch, Mateja took us to a sidewalk cart for a "typical local lunch"; which was a lot of fun. We would not hesitate to recommend Mateja.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Norman, thank you a lot for your great review, I am sure it is going to be very helpful to my future travelers. We realy had a great time, hope you will come back. If you need any information about our area, please do not hesitate to contact me! Wish you a lot of joyful tours, with love from Ljubljana, Mateja

Tricia Budd

University Place, WA, United States
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Tour: #48169, Ljubljana at a glance with a local, Ljubljana, Slovenia    view tour
Date: Jul 22/18

We very much enjoyed and appreciated our tour with Mateja. She is engaging, informative, and a pleasure to spend time with. We received an excellent overview of Ljubljana and would recommend a tour with her in a heartbeat!!! The Budd Family

Erika Murphy

United States
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Tour: #94180, The best of Ljubljana - private tour, Ljubljana, Slovenia    view tour
Date: Jul 20/18

This is a must-do tour! Our guide, Mateja, was wonderful. She was warm and filled with information, facts and stories. Within moments, she was building a context for us to understand the tremendous history of the Ljubljana. We toured the entire castle and explored Ljubljana's ancient through more recent history. We ventured to the Cathedral, studied the tremendous architecture & enjoyed a delicious lunch, river boat cruise, and afternoon coffee & pastry. All while learning so much! Book this tour!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Erika, thank you very much for your great review! So happy to hear you have enjoyed the time with me in Ljubljana. You are a wonderful couple, interested in so many topics and I am glad the understanding of our area is clearer now. Happy to hear you had a great time in other places as well. Wish you a lot of success with your responsible job and many joyful tours, with love, mateja

Robin Taylor

United States
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Tour: #112456, Koper Shore Excursion - Ljubljana and Postojna cave - private tour, Koper, Slovenia    view tour
Date: Jul 13/18

Mateja was an excellent guide, and her wonderful stories about the history of Slovenia brought the area to life. She picked us up promptly at our cruise ship port and drove us to Ljubljana, where she introduced us to this very charming city. Given our limited time because of our cruise, she was wonderful in tailoring the tour to our needs. We skipped the caves so that we had time to see Predjama Castle and were so happy we did - it was a hit with the kids and the grandparents. Thank you, Mateja!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Robin, thank you very much for your review. I am happy you have enjoyed the tour. You have a lovely family and I am very glad you gave me a chance to spend time with you! Wish you all great tours around the world and hope to see you in Slovenia again. With love, mateja

Liliana Simionato

Australia
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Tour: #94180, The best of Ljubljana with Etnographic museum- private tour, Ljubljana, Slovenia    view tour
Date: Jul 8/18

The Tour was fantastic... Mateja went out of her way to ensure that we had a memorable time. Our family was especially greatful as she helped us find our mothers photo in the ethnographic museum. We would highly recommend anyone to use her guide services

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Lily, thank you very much for your great review. I am sure it is going to be very helpful to other travelers as well. Thank you for giving me the opportunity to be with you while sharing great family memories. Send my love to your dear father and to your brothers family as well. Love

Kelly Traver

United States
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Tour: #48656, Unknown Slovenia- Private Guided-Custom made-off the beathen path- tour, Ljubljana, Slovenia    view tour
Date: Jul 6/18

Thoroughly enjoyed our trip to Piran and Portoroz along the coast Guide was lovely and extremely informative Highly recommend

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Kelly, it was so nice to host you and accompaign you to the area, where you have been so many years ago. It was a nice challenge for me as well: to compare "old" and new times...Thank you for giving me this opportunity. Take care, with love, Mateja

Jess Geller

United States
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Tour: #112456, Koper Shore Excursion - Ljubljana and Postojna cave - private tour, Koper, Slovenia    view tour
Date: Jul 2/18

Mateja was a wonderful tour guide! She picked us up at cruise ship pier in Koper right on time and we went to Ljubljana. During the drive, Mateja spoke to us about the Slovenia. The tour around Ljubjana was excellent. What a beautiful city! The second half of the day, we went to Postjana cave (amazing!) and Predjama Castle. Mateja was relaxed throughout the day and allowed us to go at our pace. Because of this tour and Mateja, we want to go back to Ljubjana and spend more time there.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Jess, so nice to read your review and also to hear you have enjoyed the day in Slovenia. I like hearing you are planning to come back- YES!!! You were all such a lovely party and thank YOU for a wonderful day. Love to all of you, Mateja

Lisa Giardino

United States
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Tour: #112456, Koper Shore Excursion - Ljubljana and Postojna cave - private tour, Koper, Slovenia    view tour
Date: Jun 22/18

Wonderful tour! It was a perfect day, and we couldn't have had a better experience. We cannot wait to visit again. We absolutely loved learning about and seeing your beautiful country. Thanks so much!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Lisa, it was my great pleasure to be with your lovely family, thank you very much for "booking" me. Would love to see you again in our beloved city, do not hesitate to contact me whenever you need any information from our area. Love to you all, Mateja

Bill Wall

United States
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Tour: #48588, Melania's Ljubljana - a private guided sightseeing tour, Ljubljana, Slovenia    view tour
Date: Jun 7/18

We loved our guide and her incredible information of the past and present as well as tips for other things to do in and outside of this wonderful city! Seeing her city through her eyes made it very very special for us. Very helpful, very informative and a good mix of wisdom and humor. We would highly recommend her and Tours by Locals which we have done many times for our friends!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Bill, I am so happy you enjoy Toursbylocals and that you enjoyed a tour with me as well. You are such a lovely couple and with your friendly approach you allow a guide to feel comfortable from the first moment on and that makes the whole flow of the tour smooth and relaxed. I am very honoured I had a chance to be your local expert. Wish you a great stay in our beloved city! Take care and all the best, mateja

Micheline Holweck

Switzerland
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Tour: #48588, Ljubljana in German - a private guided sightseeing tour, Ljubljana, Slovenia    view tour
Date: Jun 4/18

Es war alles perfekt, vielen Dank für die gute Organisation und die gute Führung! Everything was perfect, thank you very much for the good organization and the good leadership!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Vielen Dank und freue mich auf unsere Gruppe am 11. Juni! Liebe Gruss, Mateja

Rosemarie Jones

United States
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Tour: #112456, Koper Shore Excursion - Ljubljana and Postojna cave - private tour, Koper, Slovenia    view tour
Date: Jun 1/18

We had a wonderful time with Mateja in our Koper excursion. She was very professional, knowledgeable, and friendly. The tour that she gave us made me appreciate Koper that I vow to come back to Koper/Slovenia and stay for at least one week. Postojna cave and Predjama castle were wonderful. I wished we had more time at Ljubljana old town! She suggested that we had lunch at Ljubljana that day since there was a local festival that day. That was a great suggestion. Thank you Mateja!!!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Rosemarie, Thank you very much for your great review, I am sure it is going to be very helpful to my future travelers. I am so happy to hear you enjoyed the short time in Slovenia. It was my pleasure to be your local guide, such a joyful party! Wish you many happy tours all around the world, with love, mateja

William Donald

Canada
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Tour: #112456, Koper Shore Excursion - Ljubljana and Postojna cave - private tour, Koper, Slovenia    view tour
Date: May 29/18

Mateja met our group of six at the pier in Koper. Our first impression was the vehicle - a very comfortable van - more than enough room for all. She toured us about Predjama castle and cave then on to Llubljana's old town. A busy day out of Koper, Mateja adjusted our schedule so that we avoided that bus loads of tourists, thus improving our brief stay. She is very knowledgeable which made the visit to the castle and the old town so much more enjoyable and educational. We highly recommend Mateja.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Bill, so happy to read your review. I still remember your joyful party and the time we have spent together! Happy you have enjoyed time with me. Wish you all many pleasant tours, with love, Mateja

Candace Kirt

United States
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Tour: #113623, Slovenia in a day, Koper, Slovenia    view tour
Date: May 23/18

My family and our friends were fortunate to spend the day touring Slovenia with Mateja. She has a very warm personality and is a wealth of knowledge about the area. We all came away with a love for the country. We especially enjoyed the visit to Lake Bled and Ljubljana. What beautiful cities! I highly recommend spending your tour with Mateja. I would welcome the opportunity to visit Slovenia and tour with her again!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Candace, Thank you very much for your great review. I am very happy you have enjoyed the time with me in Bled and Ljubljana. You are a great family and a blessing for every tour guide. Wish you all lots of joyful tours, with love to you all, mateja

Stephanie Keisarion

Canada
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Tour: #48656, Unknown Slovenia- Private Guided-Custom made-off the beathen path- tour, Ljubljana, Slovenia    view tour
Date: May 18/18

A perfect guide for the greatest day seeing the sights of the Bela Krajina!!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Stephanie, thank you very much for your review. I am happy you have enjoyed the tour to the area we do not go so often. I enjoyed the day with you so much, wish you both many more joyful tours, with love, mateja

Gary Pohl

Italy
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Tour: #48169, Ljubljana at a glance with a local, Ljubljana, Slovenia    view tour
Date: May 11/18

Mateja skillfully guided the tour despite falling rain and not only gave us a very good overview of Ljubljana but managed to keep us dry. This was our second visit to Ljubljana and Mateja showed us sites that we had missed before. She had a wonderful depth of knowledge and was able to answer every question we asked in detail. She has an excellent command of English and a very relaxed approach.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi, so nice to read your review. I am sure it is going to be very helpful to my future guests. Thank you for your time, wish you a great stay with your friendS, greet Florence for me, love, mateja

Kw Tan

Singapore
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Tour: #48656, Unknown Slovenia- Private Guided-Custom made-off the beathen path- tour, Ljubljana, Slovenia    view tour
Date: May 10/18

Hi, we just completed a 3 day tour with mateja k. We would like to rate her 5 stars, and also commend her on her level of engagement, knowledge and her organisational skills. Our tour with her was, truly one of the best! Thanks

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi, thank you very much for your review. It means a lot to me and think will be helpful for my future travelers as well. Wish you very joyful time in the rest of our Europe and hope to see you next year here again. With love to you and Neli, Mateja

Kw Tan

Singapore
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Tour: #48656, Unknown Slovenia- Private Guided-Custom made-off the beathen path- tour, Ljubljana, Slovenia    view tour
Date: May 8/18

Hi, we just completed a 3 day tour with mateja k. We would like to rate her 5 stars, and also commend her on her level of engagement, knowledge and her organisational skills. Our tour with her was, truly one of the best! Thanks

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: So happy I had a chance to spend some time with you in Slovenia. You are a great young couple, a joy to every tourist guide, so much energy and positive aproach in every day life! Wish you both a prosperous life and hope will have a chance to see you again in SLovenia!

An Laffut

Belgium
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Tour: #82008, Food Delights - a private culinary tour with a local, Ljubljana, Slovenia    view tour
Date: Apr 21/18

We had a fabulous afternoon with Mateja: she spent exactly the right amount of time explaining things (too much and things get boring; too little and you feel you could have done things on your own), picked lovely places to taste food, and gave us numerous tips on what to do in the time we had left in and around Ljubljana. We are very grateful for both the lovely afternoon and the tailor-made programme she suggested. In short, Mateja is the perfect guide!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear An, Thank you very much for your review. I am very happy you enjoyed the time with me and you liked the suggestions. Hope, you will come back to Slovenia again. Love to you and your lovely friends, mateja

David Farkas

United States
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Tour: #50383, From Ljubljana to Trieste-private tour & a private guide/driver, Ljubljana, Slovenia    view tour
Date: Apr 5/18

My wife and I greatly enjoyed our day-long trip from Ljubljana to Trieste and back through the Slovenian countryside. Mateja is extremely personable and knowledgeable and was quick to anticipate anything that would make our day more comfortable and interesting. We have friends who will be visiting Slovenia in May, and we will certainly suggest that they book a tour with Mateja K.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear David, it was my great pleasure to be your local guide. I am very happy you have enjoyed our time together. For me it was a very joyful day and wish you both a lot of joy with your grandchildren and many more exceptional tours around the globe, with love, mateja

Valerie Young

United States
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Tour: #82008, Food Delights - a private culinary tour with a local, Ljubljana, Slovenia    view tour
Date: Mar 30/18

Mateja was professional, informative, and passionate about her country. We had the most wonderful time.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your rating, wish you a great time in our area. Regards, mateja

Bambi Snodgrass

United States
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Tour: #82008, Food Delights - a private culinary tour with a local, Ljubljana, Slovenia    view tour
Date: Mar 28/18

Mateja gave us an AWESOME tour! She is extremely knowledgeable, friendly, and fun. She knew the history of the area, the current views, and helped us with an old family connection. This is one of the best tours we have had - I highly recommend it! You will not be disappointed! Thank you Mateja! You really made out stay in Ljubljana special!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Bambi (and Chris), I am so happy I had a chance to be your local in Ljubljana. I am very glad you have enjoyed our time together. It was realy awesome and we had lots of fun! Hope you have got nice time in the area of your ancestors and also a joyful time on Friday in Ljubljana when you were on your own! Wish you a happy Easter and all the best in the future (maybe we meet again in Slovenia?). Love, mateja

Josep Bernat

Spain
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Tour: #94180, The best of Ljubljana - private tour, Ljubljana, Slovenia    view tour
Date: Dec 28/17

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your rating, much appreciated! WIsh you a great time and a lot of success with your and your wifes business, regards, Mateja

Richard Blair

United States
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Tour: #53506, From Trieste to Slovenia- Accross the border - A private tour, Trieste, Friuli Venezia Giulia, Italy    view tour
Date: Nov 30/17

Oh my goodness! Absolutely phenomenal! Mateja was an excellent guide! She was on time picking us up, and she took care of us the entire day. She was a wealth of knowledge about the area and was professional and friendly! The weather turned bad with snow and sleet, but she handled everything perfectly! I absolutely recommend her as a tour guide! This was well worth every euro we spent!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Richard, I was so honoured I had a chance to spend a day with you and your dear friends. I am very happy you decided to "sneak" into our country for a day. Hope, "the tasting" was good enough and you will come back. Wish you a great time in Mediterranean area, calm Atlantic ocean and warm Carribean sea! With love, Mateja

Olga Palacol

Canada
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Tour: #112456, Koper Shore Excursion - Ljubljana and Postojna cave - private tour, Koper, Slovenia    view tour
Date: Nov 4/17

We love Mateja! We were a group of six adults and had a one day private excursion with her. She is a perfect tour/driver guide. We highly recommend her. She spoke English well and she had our needs met. We fell in love with Slovenia because of how she described it. We saw places we would not have discovered without her. She is an excellent driver and we felt so safe in her van. We would want to visit Slovenia again and take her as our guide. Thanks, Mateja for the wonderful time.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Olga and friends, I am very greatful I had a chance to present to you a tiny part of Slovenia: unique limestone terrain -above and below. I thank you for allowing me to show you also the off the beaten track roads. I would be very honoured if you came back and meet me for even more of Slovenia. Wish a great time on your future tours and God bless you!

Janine Payne

Australia
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Tour: #82008, Food Delights - a private culinary guided tour with a local, Ljubljana, Slovenia    view tour
Date: Oct 7/17

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Janine, thank you very much for your rating. Wish you all the best, with love from LJubljana, SLovenia, Mateja

Micheline Holweck

Switzerland
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Tour: #48169, Ljubljana at a glance, Ljubljana, Slovenia    view tour
Date: Sep 26/17

all perfect, thank you for the tour!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much, wish you a great day and looking forward to cooperate soon again! Love from Ljubljana, Mateja

Jennifer Stoskus

United States
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Tour: #82008, Food Delights - a private culinary tour with a local, Ljubljana, Slovenia    view tour
Date: Sep 4/17

Mateja was such a fabulous guide! Her knowledge of the city, culture, and most importantly the food and wine were outstanding. She was very easy to speak with (flawless English) and kind. We thoroughly enjoyed our time with her and can't wait to come back to eat and drink our way through Ljubljana!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Jennifer and Chris, I am so happy I had a chance to present to you some typical Slovenian food and wines. I hope I managed to "tease" you enough to come back and enjoy even more of our Slovenia! Have fun in Bavaria, with love, mateja

Linda S.

United States
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Tour: #94180, The best of Ljubljana - private tour, Ljubljana, Slovenia    view tour
Date: Aug 29/17

This was our 2nd day with Mateja. We had a great day, walking 8 miles and seeing many interesting monuments, museums, and neighborhoods. We pestered Mateja with questions concerning Yugoslavia, WWI, WWII, how Slovenia became a country, and about the how the government is structured and representatives to Parliament selected. She answered them all, providing us with lots of historical and current information we were unaware of. Mateja is an excellent guide. We will engage her again if/when we return.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Linda, thank you very much for your great review. First day I noticed, you are able to walk a lot and that gave us an opportunity to reach also places that usually we do not do in walking tours. In addition, your broad interest was drawing us from one attraction to the other and that gave us opportunity to open many different topics. I enjoyed all the time with you and I am very happy you gave me a chance to spend time with you and John while in Ljubljana. Would be very happy to be your local again!

Linda S.

United States
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Tour: #94180, The best of Ljubljana - private tour, Ljubljana, Slovenia    view tour
Date: Aug 28/17

This was the 1st of 2 days spent with Mateja exploring Ljubljana. In the AM we viewed "top" spots, e.g., the castle and market. We also requested and Mateja arranged a tour of the Seminary Library, a must see for us, and it was great. She introduced us to the amazing public works of architect and urban designer Josez Plecnik. In the afternoon, among other things, we visited the National and University Library he designed. We had a lunch of typical Slovenian food and drink. Mateja was excellent.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Linda and John, I am so happy I had a chance to be your local guide in Ljubljana! You are so well traveled, you have seen so many places in the world, that the time with you was realy very enjoyable!

Josep Bernat

Spain
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Tour: #48169, Ljubljana at a glance with a local, Ljubljana, Slovenia    view tour
Date: Aug 17/17

Mateja is amazing. A wonderful tour with fully of clear explanations. She makes you love ljubljana. See you soon

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear JOsep, thank you very much for your review. It means a lot to me. I know you are busy touring around, taking care of your business back at home and still having enough time for me. Our time in Ljubljana "was short and sweet". I am very happy your wife and you decided to take a tour with me. Such a pleasant couple! Wish you and your daughters many joyful tours all around the globe and hope to see you in Ljubljana again. With love, Mateja

Jaime Nasajon

United States
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Tour: #112456, Koper Shore Excursion - Ljubljana and Postojna cave - private tour, Koper, Slovenia    view tour
Date: Jun 6/17

Mateja was the best! We loved our tour of Ljubljana in Slovenia. She drove a nice van and she was very knowledgeable. Mateja went out of her way to make our time very enjoyable. We highly recommend her.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Jaime and friends, thank you very much for your lovely feedback. I am very happy you gave me a chance to present to you our part of the world. Of course I wanted you to get the best impressions of our country. Today' s stay was just a taste. Hope you will be back soon and enjoy the rest of the country as well. Wish you all a very joyful tour, take care, with love to all of you, mateja

Jenni Lairila

Austria
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Tour: #48169, Ljubljana at a glance with a local, Ljubljana, Slovenia    view tour
Date: Jun 4/17

Mateja was an amazing tour guide! She was telling really interesting and funny stories, managed to keep the interest of tired Erasmus students (which is not easy ;) ) and was super nice as a person as well. Definitely recommendable! :)

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Jennie, thank you very much for your kind review. I have enjoyed the time with your group od Erasmus group so much. They were lovely young people! Iam sure this is also the result of your attentive work and effort. If you will be back in Ljubljana , please do not hesitate to contact me! with love to all of you, mateja

Drew James

United States
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Tour: #48169, Ljubljana at a glance with a local, Ljubljana, Slovenia    view tour
Date: May 23/17

Mateja was the perfect guide for our trip to Ljubljana. She greatly enriched our appreciation of the city's history, culture and people. Her knowledge is very impressive and she is an excellent communicator. This was our first trip to Slovenia and Mateja's well prepared tour made our trip so much more enjoyable and complete. We highly recommend her for your visit to the magical wonders of Ljubljana.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Drew and Celeste, I was honoured; I had a chance to spend a day with you in Ljubljana. I was so happy when you mentioned, you have some more time. That gave us a chance to get some of the "insider stories" which are usually not revealed. I was also happy you allowed yourself more time in the city by yourself. That was another treat that gave you a chance to plunge deeper in our everyday life. I thank you a lot for your enthusiasm and all the appreciation. Wish you lot of joyful tours! With love,

Eileen Austin

United States
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Tour: #94180, The best of Ljubljana - private tour, Ljubljana, Slovenia    view tour
Date: Apr 21/17

Wonderful, comprehensive walking tour! We enjoyed the commentary on art, history, architecture politics and food. Seeing the National Museum was a real treat, this museum is beautifully laid out and has very interesting exhibits. Mateja treated us to delicious food selections among restaurants and a small coffee shop. Take this tour if you want a special day!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Eileen, So glad to read your review! I am so happy to hear you have enjoyed the day we have spent together. For me it is a blessing when I have a chance as it was given by you! To spend a day with a traveler in Ljubljana, visiting together a National museum, visiting a castle, having a boat tour and in between tasting our specialities -that give us locals a chance to present our culture more in depth and I am sure that is something that tell a traveler a real story of the area. So thank you-HVALA!

Jay H.

Orinda, CA, United States
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Tour: #50383, Trieste- from Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia    view tour
Date: Jul 3/16

Mateja gave us a lively, interesting, and thoroughly enjoyable tour. She is knowledgeable, informative, and very personable. It was a great day!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Jay, So glad I had a chance to spend the second day with you and Terry as well. It was a great pleasure to me to take you to our neighbouring country and to one of the cities that I like a lot - to Trieste. Thank you very much for choosing me;wish you plenty of enjoyable tours in the future, with love from Ljubljana, Mateja

Jay H.

Orinda, CA, United States
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Tour: #48588, Ljubljana in Detail, Ljubljana, Slovenia    view tour
Date: Jul 2/16

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Jay, Thank you very much for rating the tour in Ljubljana. I am very glad you have enjoyed our discovery of the Slovenian capital. We have done a lot: visited a National Museum, spend some time in our National and University Library and the most outside in the city strolling around. Thank you and Terry for a wonderful day!

Robert Hammond

United States
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Tour: #48588, Ljubljana in Detail, Ljubljana, Slovenia    view tour
Date: Apr 24/16

We could not have been happier with our guide~ She was excellent and very informative~ We had such a wonderful tour~ Thanks Mateja~!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Robert, Thank you very much for your feedback, so glad to hear you have enjoyed our time together- I like to remebert it a lot! Wish you both a lot of joyful tours, with love from Ljubljana, Slovenia, Mateja

Nancy Jones

United States
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Tour: Ljubljana for Everyone, Ljubljana, Slovenia
Date: Sep 29/15

Mateja was terrific. I would give her a 5+++! She is professional, knowledgable, fun, easy going, flexible and could shift her tour based on my interests. I have given her name/toursbylocals to friends to use.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Nancy, thank you very much for your lovely comment! I enjoyed every minute with you and I am glad you did as well. Thank you for recommandations!My love to all memebers of your family, God bless you!

Susan McFadden

United States
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Tour: #94180, The best of Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia    view tour
Date: Sep 9/15

Mateja gave us a fabulous, thorough tour of her beautiful city. She's incredibly knowledgeable about geography, history, architecture, art, and culture, and the ways they are interconnected. We learned a lot and recommend spending a full day with her. She also made sure we got plenty of opportunities to sample the foods of Slovenia in various kinds of restaurants. She most certainly deserves a 5-star rating! She does other tours in the region and I'm sure they're wonderful, too.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Susan, So happy to read your nice comments! Our day was realy great and was so proud to host you and John in my beloved Ljubljana. Thank you very much, wish you plenty of joyful tours, and take care, with love, Mateja

Patrick Givens

United States
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Tour: Visit Julian Alps with Bled and Bohinj lakes, Ljubljana, Slovenia
Date: Sep 15/14

This was our 1st tour and the guide for the tour had to cancel at the last moment. Tours by Locals was on it and within 24 hours had us settled with Mateja who was a gift. She could not do enough for us. In our large private auto my wife and I effortlessly saw Lake Bled and surrounding countryside and villages. Great way to travel. Pat

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Pat, thank you very much for your comment. I have to admit, I was very lucky to had a chance to take you and Patricia to our Alpine Paradise! I enjoyed our day a lot and still now, 6 months later, when everything here is covered with a white snow I like to remember it a lot! Wish you both a lot of nice tours all around the world, with love from Ljubljana, Mateja

TOURSBYLOCALS RESPONSE: We're so pleased you enjoyed your time with Mateja, and we look forward to welcoming you on many more tours!

Leila Safi

Morocco
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Tour: #82008, Food Delights, Ljubljana, Slovenia    view tour
Date: Sep 8/14

It was truly delightful to be guided by Mateja!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Leila, thank you very much for your comment. I am very happy I had a chance to present to you and your friendly group our town together with our specialities! All the best, Mateja

Alvin Pesachowitz

United States
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Tour: #112456, Koper Shore Excursion - Ljubljana and Trieste, Koper, Slovenia    view tour
Date: Sep 2/14

Mateja provided an excellent tour. She was very knowledgeable about Ljubljana and provide insights about the capital. The market place was interesting and she also provided a good snack of local sausage and bread along with a type of strudel and a great cake for desert it was delicious. Trieste was very interesting including the connection to James Joyce and the tour of the city. Mateja tour even overcame the rain. Fun was had by all.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Alvin, thank you very much for your oppinion, it means a lot to me. I am glad you all have enjoyed the tour and got Ljubljana and Trieste in nice memories. With love,Mateja

Richard G.

Canada
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Tour: #112456, Koper Shore Excursion - Ljubljana, Koper, Slovenia    view tour
Date: Jul 9/14

Very fun and informative

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Richard for your comment. I am very glad, you had fun.I am happy I had a chance to spend a day in Ljubljana with Francis and you. I know it was not easy to come back home because of the accident that happened, however I hope you and your colleagues managed to get to a new situation. Wish to Francis and you many happy returns, with love from Ljubljana, Mateja

Mary-Ann Maquet

United States
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Tour: Private tour for Mary-Ann Maquet, Koper, Slovenia
Date: Jul 5/14

We had a wonderful day with Mateja. She was very knowledgeable and interesting. She guided us through Ljubljana and Trieste. She set up a lunch for us and had the restaurant to prepare an apple streudel for us that was not on the menu! She was very flexible and personable. We highly recommend her.

Patricia Haws

United States
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Tour: Ljubljana City Overview tour, Ljubljana, Slovenia
Date: May 29/14

She is such a nice person and a great guide. I highly recommend her to everyone. She knows so much about Ljubljana ans Slovenia

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Patricia,thank you very much for your opinion. I have enjoyed very much in your ladies company , like to remember you all! Wish you a lot of joyful trips! With love from Ljubljana, Mateja

Hermine Harman

United States
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Tour: Trieste Shore Excursion, Koper, Slovenia
Date: May 16/14

I enjoyed this tour very much and would recommend it. Thank you

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Aloha Hermine! Grazie per la tua opinione! I am very happy I had a chance to spend some time with you and Andy in charming Trieste! Wish you a lot of success with your Italian, buon divertimento in Italia, with love, Mateja

Denise Wright

Canada
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Tour: #112456, Koper Shore Excursion - Ljubljana and Postojna cave, Koper, Slovenia    view tour
Date: Nov 2/13

Mateja was an excellent guide. Extremely knowledgeable about all aspects of her country and history. Very enthusiastic and kept the pace up to maximize our time. We would all highly recommend her. She also has a great sense of humor and is very personable.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Denise, thank you very much for your kind comment! I am very happy I had a chance to present to you and your joyfull party our part of Europe. I hope, this was not the last visit to my homecountry. Wish you all a lot of pleasant moments on your cruise and many happy returns, with love from Slovenia, Mateja

Amy A.

United States
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Tour: #94180, The best of Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia    view tour
Date: Sep 13/13

If there was a sixth star, it would go to Mateja. We were fortunate enough in one day to see the "BEST of Ljubljana" by the BEST guide in Ljubljana. Mateja has in-depth insight along with rich historical and cultural perspectives on the city and Slovenia that she is able to convey captivatingly with an incredible command of the English language. She customized and personalized our tour right to the end with a surprise cake, a song in Slovenian, and a gift for my husband's birthday. Mateja is the BEST!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Amy, thank you very much for your nice comments! It was a blessing for me, to present our city and Slovenia to you on your husband's birthday! Hope, I will have a chance to meet your family as well! Many happy returns, with love, Mateja

Simon Leng

Ireland
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Tour: #50383, Trieste- from Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia    view tour
Date: Jul 13/13

Our party of 7 enjoyed a wonderful day with Mateja in Trieste, following the trail of James Joyce. We would not have found the streets and buildings of interest to us without her and she is a very thoughtful and kind guide. Highly recommended in beautiful Slovenia or Italy!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Simon, thank you very much for your great comments! With Mitja we enjoyed a day with your lovely family a lot. If you need any other help/information for your future travels to our part of Europe do not hesitate to contact me! With love to all of you, Mateja

Gail Bass

Canada
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Tour: Ljubljana to coast, Ljubljana, Slovenia
Date: May 27/13

My tour with Mateja yesterday from Ljubljana to Rovinj, stopping at predjama castle and the scokjan caves would garner nothing less than a 5 out of 5. Although it wasn't cheap, we were very satisfied with the entire day including her generosity of time, flexibility and attentiveness, explanations and overall professionalism, with warmth Gail Bass Canada

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Gail, thank you for your expressed opinion and all nice words, wish you both a lot of enjoying tours in the future, warm regards to both of you, Mateja

Donna Mages

United States
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Tour: #48645, A day with Jože Plečnik, Ljubljana, Slovenia    view tour
Date: Aug 30/12

Fabulous tour! As an amateur student of architecture, it was a treat for me to spend time looking at buildings, spaces, details, materials, furnishings, city planning and the ideas, concepts and architectural vocabulary that sprang from the amazing mind of Joze Plecnik. Mateja brought all of this alive with her interest and enthusiasm. She is well schooled in all things Plecnik & Ljubljana. She is a delightful person to spend time with, well educated and well traveled. Don't miss this tour or any of hers!

Danelle Veldsman

United Kingdom
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Tour: #48588, Ljubljana in Detail, Ljubljana, Slovenia    view tour
Date: Aug 10/12

Although I thought the tour was pricy to start off with (given there are free tours of the city available), I enjoyed every minute with Mateja. Her knowledge of not only Ljubljana but also Slovenia was excellent. She was friendly and warm and patient with me and my camera :) Money well spent and I would recommend her and Tours by Locals to anyone. danelle

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Danelle, I was great I had a chance to present to you Ljubljana and Slovenia. I enjoyed every minute we have spent together. Wish you great time in Europe and when you will be back in Ljubljana, hope you will have enough time for a coffee-my turn! Best regards, Mateja