Esaam IsmailUnited States
Dario gave me a comprehensive tour of Zagreb and was very nice to accommodate some of my personal requests. He was very informative and mapped out a great tour of the city.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was a fulfilling day and I must say the exchange of information was mutual - I have learned many things from you as well. Thans a lot, and please let me know if you come again with your family.
Gerald KnappCarmichael, CA, United States
We had a very good, educational tour of Zagreb. We had many questions for Dario and he was up to the task. For a couple of seniors he adjusted the tour and we enjoyed the day.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Gerald. it was a pleasure to guide and spend time with you and your wife. Have a safe trip back home.
Christine KitajiUnited States
We really enjoyed our tour with Dario. He met us at our hotel and tailored our tour to meet our needs. He was very knowledgeable about Zagreb and it's history. Would highly recommend him.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I'm honored to have had opportunity to meet and guide you and your husband. Many thanks for your comment and for choosing my tour.
Jill AltmanUnited States
He was extremely friendly and it was very easy to see his passion for his city. We learned quite a bit about Croatian history and the culture of Zagreb. The two hours passed quickly though we covered more than 3 miles! I highly recommend booking a tour with Hrvoje during your trip.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks so much for your kind words, Jill. I enjoyed guiding you and your friend. Have a great stay on the coast.
John PanianUnited States
My brother and I visited our grandfather's remote mountain village in Croatia. Dario did an excellent job in translating for us, providing local tour information and explaining the history of the region. He went the extra mile in working to connect us with our distant relatives in the Zagreb area. We were extremely satisfied with his services and with the Tours by Locals process.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much John. It was wonderful to work and to spend time with you and Bob. I hope you had a great tour afterwards. Be well.
Ellina MelnikUnited States
Dario gave us a great walking tour of Zagreb, granted that we were not an easy crew since we elected to do a tour in the evening of the day on which we arrived, so we were quite sleepy and not very enthusiastic. Dario was completely understanding and patient and customized the tour to our needs.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I think you were quite enthusiastic! It is always great to have an audiance that is genuinely interested in the history, culture etc. Was a pleasure to meet and guide you and your family. Best wishes!
Thomas TantonUnited States
A fun, informative tour by a very knowledgeable guide. Highly recommended
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Thomas. It was a wonderful time to guide you and your lovely wife in Zagreb. Have a great time in Europe!
Shawn BachUnited States
We had a great time in Slovenia. We have teenagers and they even enjoyed this tour that might seem more adult focused. We were able to move at our own speed and see lots of beautiful and interesting places. Bled is so beautiful (all of Slovenia is).
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Shawn! I'm very glad to hear that you and your family enjoyed the tour. For me as well, it was a lot of fun spending time with you and showing you some of the best sites that Slovenia has to offer. I wish you have a great remaining of the stay in Croatia!
Tricia SzwarcUnited States
Dario was very informative.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Tricia. I hope you and your family had a great vacation. Best wishes!
Susan CavalieriUnited States
Dario was a great guide! He is very knowledgeable, flexible, and a pleasure to spend time with. Our group of 8 especially enjoyed our trip to Varazdin, Trakoscan Castle, and the winery/restaurant. I highly recommend Dario!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks a lot Susan for your kind words. It was quite an uplifting time for me spending time with you, your lovely family and friends. I hope you guys had a great time in Croatia. Best wishes.
Arnold SchwarzUnited States
Hrvoje is an excellent guide - I highly recommend him. He is very personable, communicates well and is very willing to personalize the day.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Arnold. It was a great day for me too, and also very informative. Wishing you many more far journies!
Marisa Guzmán-AloiaUnited States
Dario was great! We did a 2 hour walking tour with him in Zagreb. He was very knowledgeable, friendly and patient (while we took lots of photos). His English was also very good. We highly recommend him.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Marisa, I'm very glad you two enjoyed the tour. It was fantastic meeting you and conveying you the stories about my city. Have a great stay in Croatia!
Thoroughly enjoyed the tour and most importantly the hospitality and warmth of both Dario (the guide) and Darko (his driver). Extremely knowledge not just about Croatia and Slovenia but general history and events. I found the discussion we shared during the car ride enlightening and certainly the highlight of a cold and wet trip!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I'm very glad you liked that tour Joan. It was a pleasure to meet you and hear your insights on many things. A pity that the weather on the second day did not serve us and that we couldn't see the view of the Julian Alps in all their might. I hope you had a great time in Finland!
I had a great tour. The tour guide took me to the cemetery so I could see the WWI memorial where my great-grandfathers remains were interred. Then we looked at famous landmarks and churches in Zagreb. The tour guide's knowledge was phenomenal. He was also a very personable and interesting person. I highly recommend this tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was a pleasure spending part of the day with you, Stephanie. I'm really glad you enjoyed the tour. It was quite amazing for me as well, visiting different places with you and hearing about interesting stories from your trip and from back home. I hope your remaining of the trip was as inspiring as the first part. Sve najbolje :)
Robert WinerUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks so much Robert. Such a great day with you and your wife Bo. Have a great remaining of the stay in Croatia!
Dario was very kind and patient to us. all the process of planning the trip was very accurate, and Dario was attentive to all of our fears and concerns. not to mention that he was very calm and informative.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Tal, it was a great experience for me to guide you and your friend Shiran. We've been to so many places, seen so much, and talked so deeply that it feels for me we've spent much more time together. I look forward to see you both again either in Croatia or Israel :)
Fal ModiUnited States
My husband and I, along with another couple just returned from an amazing trip to Croatia. Dario was super friendly and knowledgeable. He gave us various choices on what to see after finishing the major sites. We experienced the real flavor of Zagreb and had an opportunity to see the Croatian "changing of the guards" while we were with him. We would highly recommend Dario to anyone coming to Zagreb.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks so much for your review Fal. It was amazing meeting you and your party. We had a very pleasant day with lots of people around. I'm very glad that you experienced the flavor of Zagreb, and that your overall experience of Croatia was a pleasant one. I wish all the best to you, your husband, and your friends!
Bruce SchneierUnited States
Alan LarsonUnited States
Dario was exceptional, kind and very informative. Read him and the experience of nature very high.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks so much for your review, Alan. We had such a great time on Plitvice, never runing out of subject, laughing, and often singing :) It is always delightful guiding people like you and your wife Ruth. May you two continue spreading joy wherever you may go.
Very professional and knowledgeable guide. Thank you for a great introduction to your city.
Chester ChebegiaUnited States
Dario was an excellent tour guide. His knowledge of Zagreb and the surrounding history is very broad and complete. He was very enjoyable, professional, and affable. His description of the Croatian government and Parliament was very detailed and concise.
Maria CuetoUnited States
Dario was one of the best tour guides that I met during my recent trip to Croatia. He was extremely knowledgeable not only about his native northern region, but he also knows a great deal about the rest of the country, and he's very willing to share that knowledge with his clients. Generally speaking he was very concise and detailed-oriented when explaining the current political, economic and social situation of modern Croatia. I highly recommend Dario to new and returning visitors!
Catherine GarlockUnited States
Great tour guide. Very knowledgeable and polite. I would highly recommend him.
Aviva ForsterUnited States
Dario was a fantastic guide and a really nice person to spend time with! He gave us 110% of his time and energy, going above and beyond our expectations. We couldn't have been more pleased.
Michael CraneToronto, ONTARIO, Canada
Dario was superb on the tour of Zagreb. This was my first time in Croatia and I had a 7 hour layover in Zagreb before my next flight so I decided to book a walking tour. Dario was gracious and arranged a driver from the airport, the experience was flawless from start to finish. Dario is very knowledgeable on all aspects of Croatian life including history, culture and food. He apparently also gives tours around the region as well. I would strongly recommend Dario as your guide, he's top notch for sure.
Andy AdamsArlington, VIRGINIA, United States
We toured the Dalmatian coast and Istria on earlier trips. We drove and explored on our own, and we debated a long time about doing this again. Hrvoje corresponded with me for some time, and I was convinced that a guide, Hrvoje, in particular, was a good idea. We made the most of the time we had. He took us on about a two hour walking tour of Zagreb the first night - very worthwhile. Then we toured north for 2 days, castles an old arboretum and the show village of Tito's birth. Hire Hrvoje and enjoy.
Jonathan GoodyUnited States
Great trip to Plitvice lakes and then on to Split. We were picked up right on time at our hotel and his driver stayed with out stuff all day. It made the trip safer, faster and I am sure even in the end less expensive then trying to do this on our own, even with the cost of the guide. Going to China and will try tours by locals again.
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He was very kind all the time. Totally recommend him as a guide.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Fue un placer conocerte y tu colega, Rolando. Muchas gracias para todos.
Rachel LiowUnited Kingdom
Our tour guide, Hrvoje, was very nice, on time, flexible to our requests and spoke excellent English. He had a good deal of knowledge about Plitvice Lakes and the surrounding area (and Croatia). When not talking about the tour he was very pleasant and chatted with us during breaks/lunch about life in Croatia. My group and I would highly recommend him to all our friends.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I really enjoyed guiding you Rachel, and everyone else from your group. I don't remember last time I had such a great laugh with a group. You were very funny and very pleasant to guide and spend time with. Best wishes!
Meena PatelHouston, United States
Our guide hvorje was very well informed and knowledgeable about the culture and history about Croatia. His explanation and gentleness made our visit to Zagreb a very enjoyable experience. His English was commendable and also politeness and plan for the tour was very accommodative. We found him a very pleasant personality and we are extremely happy and would recommend our friends to use your services in future and specially ask for hvorje to be the guide . Patel family of houston Texas .
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was such a pleasure guiding you and your family, Meena. I am grateful to have come to know you and I hope our paths will cross again. I wish you all the best!
Susana De Silva RieckeUnited States
Hrvoje is a great guide, knowledge, patient and with great personality. Our group had a great visit at Zagreb thanks to his involvement.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was a great pleasure to guide you and your family and friends, Susana. You guys reminded me of the great time I had in Mexico! Hope the rest of your vacation goes great and that we stay in touch. Cheers, Hrvoje
Susana De Silva RieckeUnited States
Our transfer went great. There was someone waiting for us with a sign at the airport when we arrived. Besides dependable our driver was very courteous. We were very pleased.
Sudhir BansalUnited States
The castle are lifeless and the guides need to bring them to life by there knowledge enthusiasm and background information Much as I would like to be positive I feel it was the lowest point of my tour due to the poor information and lackluster performance by my guide
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I'm sorry to hear you experienced this as the lowest point of our three day tour, Sudhir. I believe I did very well in the first part of the day (Trakoscan castle), so your disappointment probably comes from the second part, when instead of doing the sightseeing as described in the itinerary, we modified it based on your on-the-spot request (due to your wife's medical condition) and went seeing a castle out of the itinerary, which is a place I was not prepared to guide.
Sudhir BansalUnited States
Provided with an excellent car and pleasant driver Prompt courteous, well informed,punctual,adjusted well to my wife's pace who had her asthma kick in Would use again and recommend highly The tour itself is a beautiful site to be seen wish the weather cooperated better
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: One thing I learned on this tour is to never underestimate the month of October and its changing weather. Great to hear you loved the day out to Pltivice. We had some very interesting and informative talks, and it was a pleasure to meet you and your wife.
Sudhir BansalUnited States
Tour was well worth to know the history and see the salient features in ZAGREB Guides personal comments are on another tour we did with him
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was a pleasure to guide you and your wife, Sudhir. The combination of day and night tour, and the positively unusual atmosphere that was in Zagreb on that day gave the tour a special feel. It certainly was a good day out.
Kathleen ReidUnited Kingdom
Hrvoje picked us up promptly and the whole day went smoothly. His friend who drove us was polite and both were very entertaining and informative. The tour or Plitivce was fantastic. Fabulous views and even though it was raining for part of the time it would still be highly recommended. Only thing that brings the tour down is so many other people being there ...but then I would not discourage anyone from going. Excellent day out. Need sensible shoes!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Glad to hear you enjoyed the trip to Plitvice, Kathleen. The weather wasn't the best but even by being a cloudy day it is still a remarkable place to see. We had some great laughs indeed. Now that you know how short flight it is from UK to Croatia I hope to see you and Nigel here more often :)
Nancy MoellerUnited States
Hrvoje was very punctual. He had hired a driver with a nice, comfortable car. The driver Darko was enjoyable and went out of his way to make sure our trip was top notch. Hrvoje provided us with an excellent tour of the Lakes! He made sure that his pace was right for us and took some great pics of us in the beautiful surroundings. We had pleasant conversations about his love of travel. All in all, it was a great day!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Nancy, really glad you enjoyed the trip to Plitvice. Talking to you and your husband about different subjects was interesting, informative and motivating. Hope you enjoyed the cevapcici and that you have a safe trip back to the States!
Rodney GynesUnited Kingdom
Really cannot fault our city tour with Hrvoje, informative,knowledgeable and alert to his guests requirements he gave us a great insight into the history of Zagreb and also the modern culture of the city.
Nicola SlaughterUnited Kingdom
A great day out to Plitvice Lakes with Hrvoje. He was flexible to our needs and kept the pace around the lakes to us so we didn't feel like we were rushing or missing anything.
Wayne DeutschlanderUnited States
Hrvoje P, was prompt and good spirited even though it was a cold and wet Sunday evening. He showed me the essentials of Zagreb, and his knowledge of this beautiful city was amazing. He not only has a passion for the history, but the people and the culture as well. When I return to Zagreb I will call on Hrvoje again as his experience of this area is immeasurable and worth more than the fee. Thankyou my friend I had a great visit, cant wait to see you!
Nancy ZadravecUnited States
We thoroughly enjoyed our customized Healing Nature tour with Hrvoje. He easily accomodated our request to visit my husband's family village into this tour. Hrvoje was a friendly, professional guide with a great deal of knowledge about the sites we visited and the general area. This tour exceeded our expectations.
Valerie P.United States
It was our good fortune to begin our vacation in Croatia with a city tour of Zagreb with Hrvoje. In retrospect, he was the best of our guides because he adjusted the experience to our needs and interests. Deeply interested in history and contemporary affairs, we appreciated the thoughtful explanations he provided about both historical sites and contemporary issues. As our time concluded, he insured that we had individualized suggestions for additional activities for our remaining time in the city.
HVROJE provided us a wonderful morning visiting Zagreb. He managed to show us how the city lives without excessive historic details.