John BoernerUnited States
Frane was all that could ever be wanted in a guide. He was timely, knowledgeable, personable, approachable, and genuinely interested in giving us the best possible experience. He shared his knowledge of Croatia with us on subjects ranging from culture to geography to politics. He went above and beyond our hopes and expectations, and truly treated us as friends. A great tour with an outstanding guide.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: ❤️❤️❤️hope you’ll be back again :-) and to explore more of Croatia... Big hugs to all!
Shirley ScarbroughUnited States
A wonderful day with Frane! He drove us to the top of the Krka Waterfalls so that it was much easier for us to enjoy the beautiful forest/waterfalls by walking down rather than up. After he guided us through the forest/waterfalls, he arranged a boat cruise to meet him at the restaurant where we tried a fabulous new dish for us—octopus in black in with polenta! Great day!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, Mrs. Shirley, I always like to choose the best Dalmatian specialties "on the plate".. I'm glad that you liked one of my favorite dishes: octopus with polenta... Hope you'll be back soon to "dive" into thousands of other local tasty specialties... All the best from sunny Croatia...
James HaugerUnited States
Frane picked four of us up at the cruise terminal right on time. We were off to Krka park for a tour and swim - really great place. Then off on a boat to a small town down the river and private taxi to Frane's favorite lunch spot. And finally back to Sibenik for a short introduction. Frane was a great tour guide and extended our trip beyond the four hours which gave us time to enjoy lunch and the sights. Only one suggestion, the swimming at the lunch stop would have been better than Krka.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mr. James, thank you for your feedback... hope one day you'll have more time to enjoy this beautiful region... I will always do my best to make it happen' :-) All the best, Frane
Bruce BowdenUnited States
Frane was a great host, accommodating a start time change the night before without any hesitation. His knowledge of Croatian history is comprehensive as he demonstrated on our visits to Trogir and Diocletian's Palace. He recommended a very nice local restaurant for lunch, and when he learned they did not have any of the interesting Croatian beers that he had been recommending, he went out and bought them for us while we had lunch: we will be tasting them tonight! He is also a big football (soccer) guy!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Bruce, hope you are enjoying the beers ... I’m on the village enjoying the best lamb on the spit :-) Hope you’ll have a great time on your biking tours.... you’ll see why Croatia is so popular in every simple but unique way... All the best to you and your family, Frane
Steven CarlsonUnited States
Frane was an excellent guide. The entire trip was relaxed, fun and informative. From start to finish it was a perfect day and with an awesome guide. We did the Mostar tour from Split and it was great. There is nothing Frane wasn't happy to help with, from a history lesson to simply taking a photo - Frane was always happy and laid back. I highly recommend a tour with Frane, it is well worth the cost to avoid a large group tour. The laid back feel of the private tour was worth every penny. Absolutely great!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Steve, I had a great fun in Mostar too... I’m always exited when it comes for food in Bosnia... hope to see you again one day in Croatia or in San Diego :-) Have fun in Rome - Roma Caput Mundi!
Kelly AdelekanUnited States
We had a wonderful day with Frane. We don't typically hire private tours when we travel as we like to explore ourselves on our own terms. But we decided to go for a private tour. We had the best day: Frane was comfortable to be around and we appreciated his company. He's like a friend. he had car seats ready to go for our 2 kids. Touring w/ Frane meant we got the best route in and out of the Falls plus we got to have a fantastic meal in Sibenik complete with local wine! We loved meeting the winemaker too
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Kelly :-) It was a pleasure to have you all here and to show you my region... Big hugs to all, Frane
Frane was absolutely brilliant. I was travelling with my elderly parents with reduced mobility and he planned the day accordingly. His knowledge is fantastic and he presents it in a very interesting way. We enjoyed the places we visited and the passion with which Frane "guided" us. He was extremely respectful of my parents which was great. My only slight negative is that the car is not the most comfortable for 4 people. Overall, I would love to tour with Frane again and highly recommend him.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Janet, thank you, my friends, I had a great day too... Hope one day you'll be back here to enjoy more of the Dalmatian coastline... All the best from Split :-)
Maria LagermasiniUnited States
5 out of 5 stars. Great tour. Frane V. was extremely knowledgeable and made everything interesting. He was very willing to accommodate special requests. Couldn't ask for anything better, highly recommend. Best, Maria
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Maria... it was a pleasure to shiwing you my town ❤️
Nikki BenfieldSouth Africa
An exceptional day. Frane ensured that our day was absolutely seamless, from fetching us at our apartment, advice on the day, and then taking us to the lakes. The insight he provided at the lakes was invaluable - which routes to take - ensured we had the best experience. Additionally the snippets of information he provided really gave us such insight into the country and the culture. He followed it up with a hidden gem of a lunch venue - probably our best meal in Croatia. Could not recommend him more.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Nikki, I so enjoyed in your company ❤️❤️❤️ Hope you’ll be back here again... All the best, Frane
Francis CivilleUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, Francis, for the rating :-)
Frane is an awesome guide. He has a passion for his country and is very knowledgeable about it's history. He has a great sense of humour and made the day very enjoyable. We really appreciate that he organized the tour in such a way so as to avoid the crowds.
David SteinbergUnited States
Peter PortneyUnited States
We booked the Split, Salona & Trogir tour with Frane. His intimate knowledge of the people, history, and culture of the area and his enthusiasm in sharing this with us made for a very rewarding and memorable day. I would highly recommend him for this and any other tour he offers!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank's, Peter, I had fun with you all and I hope that one day you'll be back here... Until the next time, take care and all the best... Frane
Carol JohansenUnited States
We had a great day with Frane. He was a history major and so is a fountain of knowledge on Croatian history and has a nice way of connecting that history to the places we visited so it all made sense. The tour visited the coliseum, Trogir, and the highlight, Diocletian's Palace. We saw a lot in one day and felt that we left with an understanding of the history of what we saw. He dropped us off in time to walk around the old town of Split. Frane was a excellent driver and guide and we recommend him.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Carol, thank you so much for making the day so pleasent... Hope you learned some history and facts you’ll remember ... Hope one day you’ll have more time and I’ll let you discover more hidden and beautiful sites that are making Croatia so unique ... I wish you all the best to you and your wonderful family... See you soon my friends... Frane
Virginia MigliettaSouth Africa
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Gentile signora Virginia, grazie per la recensione da cinque stelle... È stata una giornata fantastica che la ripeterei sempre... Spero che vi siete divertiti durante le tre settimane sull' Mediterraneo che ci ritornerete presto... Per me ci vorrà un po' di tempo di trovare qualche giorno per una vacanza ma spero lo stesso di trovarlo e fare io il turista, magari in Sud Africa :-) Grazie ancora per la bellissima giornata a Spalato e a Traù; Cordiali saluti, Francesco
Leslie NathanUnited States
Frane was wonderful! A real wealth of knowledge He gave us a perfect day in Zadar, Trogir, and Split.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Leslie, I send a wonderful day with you all... if we had at least more time for sightseeing... hope that next time you'll stay at least for a day or two and we will have enough time to do everything :-) I hope that you enjoyed the beauty of Dalmatia... Thank you, my friends, and I wish you all the best to all... Frane
Cindy Ewald-SmidtUnited States
Traveling with Frane was an eye opening experience for us. Frane knows his country from every aspect and answered my many questions with anecdotal stories that were entertaining and informative and even my kids enjoyed. Frane showed us the most amazing sites and arranged a lunch at a location that you needed a boat to get there. Frane is tireless and loves to share his country. If you see Croatia with Frane you will see it in an amazing light.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Cindy, thank you so much for your kindness... I enjoyed spending time in all of your company... it was a long day but when you have someone you like, it's not anymore a "job" but pure enjoyment... Thank you again and I hope to meet you all here again... Take care and all the best, Frane
Harland GreeneUnited States
The four of us who went with Frane couldn't be happier. Frane provided us the most remarkable day of our vacation. From the time we met him at the port, he was kind, informative, funny, and was always about making our day outstanding. From the falls to the farm, every new moment was a revelation, an appreciation, and now a warm reflection. I would encourage anyone seeking off the beaten path to go with Frane and give yourself a memory of a lifetime. Frane. please give our warm regards to the farm people.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear friends, thank you for making my day one of the best of the season... it was a pleasure to have you all here. See you next time... All the best to you all, Frane
Christiane SévignyBlainville, QUEBEC, Canada
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Ms. Christiane.... all the best to all of the family :-)
Peggy MartinUnited States
In his limited time with us, Frane did a great job of giving us an excellent overview of his homeland. He geared the tour to what we wanted to see and do. We caught him on a very busy day, but we felt we got a great experience.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear friends, thank you for the rating; I had a great time with you and I hope next time we’ll have a chanse to see more, and more of the region that has a long history.... Best regards to all of you and see you next year :-) Your friend Frane
Carole ReplogleUnited States
Boyan was an excellent guide. He gave us information about all the sights we saw and then allowed free time to take photos or just enjoy the scenery. He was accomodating to our suggestions and was a wonderful guide that we would highly recommend.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Ms. Carole for your nice rating and for enjoying the tour that we organized and personalized for you all. Here in TBL we always give our best with lot of personality and heart to accomplish all the needs of our guests... Hope one day you’ll have more time to spend in this beautiful country and to have the opportunity for discovering more hidden and unique placese like the Cerina river... All the best frim Croatia
Donald Schoengoldlas vegas, NEVADA, United States
Frane was a great guide. He clearly loves his country and he took us to places that we would not find on our own. We highly recommend him.
Barry ShapiroUnited States
We were absolutely thrilled with our day with Frane. He is a lovely person, very knowledgeable and tailored our tour perfectly. He listened to our interests and made sure we had a great time. He attended to our every need. He is as good a guide as you can find. Our day at the waterfalls and in Split was diverse and fascinating. He knew we were interested in the old synagogue and called ahead to make sure they would stay open for us. Very thoughtful of him. Highly recommended.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mr. Shapiro, thank you for your rating - It was my pleasure to have you here in my town and to show you a small, but beautiful side of my region... I hope that you'll get more time to travel around Croatia :) I wish you all the best...
Frane proposed us a very interesting tour; we appreciated very much his comments and for caring about our confort during the day. We can warmly recommend Frane for a private tour. Thank you Frane !
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Ms. Jacqueline, I felt like to be around awesome good friends :-) Hope we'll meet again... All the best to you all...
Robert RiechmannUnited States
frane was knowledgeable and very entertaining; I would certainly book this guide again if I was in split again. The trip to the little island was well worth the drive. We went to a locals only restaurant for lunch and I ate like a Croat.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Mr. Robert, I'm always trying to do my best and to bring my guests all the best of my homeland... don't know why a 4 star rating, but there's always a first time for everything :-) I wish you all the best and I hope we'll meet again...
Conley NewallUnited Kingdom
Absolutely fabulous service. Frane took the time to send me a descriptive WhatsApp message for our meeting place in Split the day before. He didn't just tell me where, but added pictures of the place he said to meet. He arrived perfectly on time. The tour was magnificent and Frane made the whole experience exceptional. He even drove out of his way to give us a fabulous panoramic sunset view of Split on the way back. I could not give him a higher recommendation. 10 out of 10!!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mr. Conley, thank you so much for a great day and for an awesome company that I had with you all... It was my real pleasure to have you all here in my region and beyond... I hope you're having a great time now in Hvar and that you'll discover all the nice places I mentioned and suggested... See you soon, Frane
Jay MurterUnited States
I have probably never had a guide with so much skill. Frane knows so much and if he doesn't know the answer he is very honest about that. He is not your typical tour guide, who has memorized some information about people and places, but rather has an unsurpassed passion for his country, so that his knowledge is rich, personal and extensive. His love for this place radiates from him, from his eyes, from his smile, from his body language. The fact that he is very handsome just adds to the experience!
Jay MurterUnited States
Frane is the best tour guide you could expect to hire. His English skills are excellent, his knowledge of history, culture, geography, anthropology, and sociology is amazing. He brings everything to life as you travel through the countryside. Not only is his knowledge enormous, but he is willing and able to share this knowledge in a way that makes it very personal and appropriate to your interests. He also has a great sense of humor and a positive attitude toward life. Great guy, great guide.
Jay MurterUnited States
Frane is the most wonderful tour guide and driver you could ever expect to have. From the first moments of our time together, he impressed me with his knowledge, driving skill, and passion for his country. He is eager and willing to personalize your travel itinerary so that every aspect of your trip. He is a really great guy, with lots of experience. If you choose him as your guide you will be thrilled!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Jay, what could I say after this... you make me feel so proud and so satisfied and so happy after I sow your review... It seems the same for me that we will remain friend for the rest of our lives :-) Hope to meet again or here or in Chuck Norris' hometown...
Susan SchafferUnited States
We did a full day tour with Frane of Trogir and Split, Croatia. He was knowledgeable and interesting to talk to, particularly about politics and history in Eastern Europe. We enjoyed his our time with him and recommend him highly. Rating 5 stars.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Susan! Hope you are all well and that you'll be back here again :-)
Kevin BassettSouth Africa
If you miss Frane's traditional lunch you are just going to have to come back again to do it.... i know i am going to!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Kevin :-) you all were such a nice company that the food had to taste great! I would repeat everything all again... And the Rakija too... Hope you'll have a great cruising through the Croatian Adriatic and that one day you'll be back again :-) All the best, Frane
Douglas VaughanUnited States
Frane was very knowledgable, and very accommodating when we asked to take a break for lunch.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Mr. Douglas, hope you're all well and that we'll meet again :-) Best regards, Frane
Hanlie CravenSouth Africa
This was by far the highlight of our holiday! My mom can't stop raving about it! The visit to the Waterfalls was breathtaking and the food at the village was out of this world! This was an experience we will never forget! Frane was an excellent guide, filled with knowledge, loved the fact that he took us off the beaten track to that charming village where we got to sample the local food and drink. Will definitely recommend this tour and would love to go back :) Martinique from Cape Town, South Africa
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Martinique, thank you for the nice experience I had you all. You just made my day :-) I hope that you'll be back soon, so that I'll have another chance to take you to more "hidden" and unique places of Croatia... All the best from Split, your friend Frane
Lorraine StollUnited States
My 78-year-old mother and I had the immense pleasure of touring the island of Hvar with Frane. We chose to see the island by car, as my mother has difficulty walking and would have had difficulty keeping up with the excursions offered by our cruise ship. Over and over we have said what a blessing it was to have had our own private tour! We saw SO much more and had such an awesome guide! I wish I could post photos, as they turned out amazing! And I can't say enough how much we enjoyed Frane's company!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear girls, thank you for the fun time you gave to me... It was my pleasure to have you here in my beautiful region... I spend a wonderful time in your company.... and I just bought the 'fish eye', so the pictures are gonna be great :-) Hope you'll be back! All the best, your friend Frane
Lorraine StollUnited States
This was our first of two private tours with Frane. Little could we have imagined what a great time we would have with him, riding through Croatia in his "green" Suzuki! Frane was incredibly knowledgable about the sights, was incredibly patient with two "old" ladies (one who needed a walker and one who stopped every two seconds to take photos), and was incredibly personable--a real joy to spend the day with. He never seemed to be in a hurry and made us feel like the luckiest girls on our cruise.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Lorraine, thank you so much :-) I hope that you'll be back again so that I could take you for sightseeing of more awesome sites and intriguing hidden places :-) Best regards, your friend Frane
Cynthia P.United States
Our day with Frane was excellent! He customized the tour for us. He was well prepared and very knowledgeable. In addition to a great tour of Split, he showed us many aspects of the culture, and gave us an opportunity to interact with locals. We enjoyed this day much more than the usual group tours and plan to do more "tours by locals" in the future, hoping for as good a guide as Frane!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Cynthia, I had so much fun with you... hope to meet again one day to continue with some more wine... :-) Take care my friends...
Theresa SheffieldUnited States
All I can say is wow! What a wonderful day!! We started by hiking through the beautiful KRKA national park. Afterwards, we took a scenic boat ride and ended our day with an authentic traditional Croatian dinner. France is knowledgeable and fun. I highly recommend this excursion.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Ms. Theresa, thank you and I hope we'll have a chance to make some more excursions through out the rest of Croatia, but first at all, to hang out and to party like we do :-) All the best and see you soon, your private guide Frane
Theresa SheffieldUnited States
This tour was the highlight of our 11 day cruise. We spent the entire day on the Adriatic boating, swimming and eating a delicious breakfast and lunch. Frane and our Captains were amazing. I highly recommend this day.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Theresa, hope you enjoyed the best of the Adriatic azure....
John RaggioUnited States
Ellen FieldsUnited States
Frane was extraordinary. He is knowledgeable, charming, sophisticated, very friendly, accommodating and articulate with the English language. He paces the tour well, is a Safe driver and knows every inch of Hvar. We would recommend him highly and anyone who takes his tour is in for one of the best tours they will ever have.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Ms. Ellen for your nice worlds... It was my pleasure to have you all here and I hope that we'll meet one day again... All the best
We loved our guide. He did a great job
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you my friends... hope to meet again for endless beauties of my country.... All the best :-)
Paige FarreyUnited States
Frane was an amazing guide! Our first time to Split and we were able to discover the beauty of Trogir AND everything about Split. Friendly, personable, knowledgeable, I could keep going and going.... If you're traveling to Split, do this tour, you won't regret one second of it.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Ms. Paige, it was a pleasure to have you here :-) hope to meet again... All the best from Split
Tiffany LoweryUnited States
Frane was a wonderful tour guide and worked with me to do the itinerary that best suited my family. Going to see the falls was so much fun. But even better than that, he gives you time to swim and relax and enjoy the beautiful falls and your surroundings!! Thank you, Frane, for a wonderful day in Croatia!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you my friends for a beautiful day I spend with you... it was a pleasure to show you all the beauty of the National park... hope to meet again one day... All the best my friends...
Lorian S NavarroMexico, DF, Mexico
Frane was wonderful ! he explained with details all culture history and customs! our group loved him! thanks!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Ms. Lorian :-) it was a pleasure to have you all here... hope to see you again in Croatia...
Jeffrey HansenUnited States
Frane was great showing us much of the Old Palace and Krka falls. We learned a lot from the tour and would recommend him to friends.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Mr. Jeff, it was a pleasure to have you all here... hope you enjoyed Plitvice as well too :-) See you next time and all the best, your private guide Frane
Frederick KirchnerShreveport,, LA, United States
I would highly recommend our tour guide, Frane. He is very knowledgeable of the history of Split, particularly, the Diocletian Palace. He picked us on time and drove us to Marjan Hill where we saw the panoramic view of the city and Riva. Frane is also very friendly and easy to get along with.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Mrs. Palacios, I had a gret time too with you and the gents :-) hope to meet again and enjoy more Croatia one day :-) All the best from Split, your friend Frane
Robert JacobsUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mr. Jacobs, hope you are well... thank you for your rating :-) All the best from Split....
Joann ShieldsUnited States
Frane was fabulous. What a knowledgeable, personable man! He treated us like visiting family. Frane was flexible and took us where we wanted to go. He went above and beyond to help us see Krka and the Visovac monastery. We highly recommend him for any tour. His English is exceptional, and he is a font of information and help. I wish I could add an exponent to the five stars. *****!!!!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Ms. Joann, thank you so much for your company today... today has been the reason why do I love so much my job :-) I wish you all the best and hope to here from you again for so much to see more... your guide Frane
Jeffrey TurnbowUnited States
My wife and I along with my brother and his wife toured with Frane in October 2015. We did the Krka Waterfall and Wine Tasting tour and loved it. The falls were beautiful and the private wine tasting is something you don't want to miss. Frane is very knowledgeable and does a great job!!!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Mr. Turnbow and thank you Dalmatia for the great wine and prosciutto :-) Hope to see you all again. All the best from Croatia, Frane
Rebecca M.United States
We spent an excellent, fast paced, educational day with Frane! We visited Trogir, Klis Fortress, a quarry where Game of Thrones filmed, and Diocletian's Palace. Frane is very knowledgable about his hometown and its history, and shared his knowledge & patiently answered our questions throughout the day. Frane's English is excellent and he knows Game of Thrones very well. We highly recommend Frane!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Ms. Becky... hope you'll be back soon here for the next season's locations... I wish you all the best my friends... Always your private guide Frane
Don HolmUnited States
Frane was excellent: good guide, excellent english, and brilliant car! I have long awaited visiting Split and it certainly did not disappoint even though we had a on again off again rainy day. Trogir was wonderful and worth the trip. Having a professional guide allowed us to truly appreciate all of the gems we might have missed on our own. Thank you Frane!
Tom SasseUnited States
Frane spoke perfect American English and gave us the history and current views on Croatia as well as a brief lesson in Croatian. He adjusted his tour to our interests and adjusted the pace of his tour to accommodate our abilities. He recommended we change our starting time and it was excellent advice. He showed up early for our tour and we did not have to worry if he would show up on time. He is very personable, answered all of our questions and made recommendations for our future travel.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Tom, thank you for a great day I spent with you all... I also hope that you'll be back again for the sightseeing of more different hidden cultural and natural beauties, exquisite local cuisine, friendly people and old friends... All the best and see you soon...
Suzanne SnyderUnited States
Amazing tour. Just me, with time to kill before my next flight. So glad I did--Spent 8 incredible hours seeing Mostar! I recommend without reservation!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: There are many hidden treasures in Europe and Bosnia-Herzegovina is one of them... hope you enjoyed the beauty of Mostar ... :-)
Charles BradfordNew York, NY, United States
Frane's knowledge about the history of the region is amazing. He showed us a terrific three hours and we know have a much better understanding of both the recent history and occurrences 3 or 4 millennium ago including traces of the Croatian people back to Iran, etc. He also gave us great restaurant ideas which we will start to experience tonight. We hardily recommend his service to all.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much my friends... it was a pleasure to have you here and to show just a small piece of Croatian beauty.... hope to see you again.... all the best, Frane
Robert SmithMount Airy, NORTH CAROLINA, United States
Frane provided a truly SUPERB tour experience with a well planned and organized itinerary. We thoroughly enjoyed the experience. THANKS, FRANE!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Mr. Smith :-)
Rosemary MadiaUnited States
Frane was an outstanding tour guide in Split. Not only did we get a wealth of information and history, but his knowledge and background information regarding Game of Thrones was excellent. He took us to places that we'd never see in a ship excursion. We would highly recommend him for any tour in Split.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Ms. Madia... I hope to have you all here for the season 6 sites.... all the best, Frane :-)
Our tour guide Frane was excellent all around. He was very knowledgeable about the history of Split along with Croatian culture and the local people's lifestyles in general. Our group of 7 was accommodated very well and though it was a very hot day, Frane arranged to have a nice air conditioned bus take us between tourist sites. A very patient guy Frane was always able to satisfy our needs for shopping and dining. Extra points for being a Game of Thrones fan and showing us local filming locations.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Ms. Winnie, thank you so much for the nice comment... I had a great time with you too :-) I just hope that Croatia will not stay a great memory but that one day you'l be back again for more days... All the best to all of you, Frane
Frane -SO MUCH FUN- did GoT tour and lunch at a beautiful place where we had traditional Peka (under the lid - roast) at Antonicin Mlin. Frane was excellent and allowed us to adapt as we wanted, ensured we would be back to our ship in time. I would not do shore tours any other way, for a family of four this was economical, we did not have to share our time or our thoughts with anyone else like on a tour bus. This was our first time at using Tours by Locals,we used again in Dubrovnik and we will again
frane is a very good guide. He knows a lot about history and he makes a dynamic and very interested tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Ms. Sylvie, hope you're great and that we'll meet again :-) All the best from Split, Frane
Vivienne BennettSan Diego, CA, United States
Fabulous, out-of-this world, breathtaking, moving, and eye-opening experience going to Mostar with Frane. He is a superb guide and driver; patient, thoughtful, careful, knowledgeable, articulate. We so appreciated the wonderful lunch, the additional visit to the 'great wall' at Ston, and the oysters! We are a 61 year old academic and a 21 year old college student --- Frane was perfect for both of us. We were sad to say goodbye to him and recommend him unconditionally.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Ms. Vivianne... it was amazing to be with you both days. It was really sad to say goodby... I really hope to have you again in Croatia (and the neighbouring countries), 'cause this reagion has a lot to offer with its wonderful beauty.... All the best, and see you soon my friends :-)
Vivienne BennettSan Diego, CA, United States
Frane is a terrific guide. First we went to the highest point in Split for the view and we saw the centuries-old Jewish cemetery. We then spent two hours in Diocletian's Palace. Frane is very knowledgeable about history and architectural styles; he knows the complexities of Diocletian's Palace; he is friendly, dynamic, and articulate. Not only did I (a university professor) learn alot but my 20-year-old son was excited and engaged by the entire tour with Frane. I highly recommend him for all ages.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Vivienne, thank you, thank and thank you again :-) It was my pleasure to have you (for the 'first half') here... see you on Saturday for the 'second half' :-) ... lookin' forward for that...
Ann MazirowUnited States
Frame was a great guide. We spent a great afternoon with him. We would definitely recommend him.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Mrs. Mazirow, I spent a grat time with you too... hope to see you next time :-) All the best from me....
Frane, Drives very well, very caution and very friendly. I recommend him to evryone.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Mrs. Andreia, it was my pleasure to have you here... Until the next time, all the best my friends, your private guide Frane
Paula LiguoriUnited States
Frane knows everything about the history and culture of Split! He is a phenomenal tour guide with a deep love of his country. Because of this tour we are very much in love with Split and want to go back to spend more time there! It is beautiful and there is so much to enjoy and do! Fran has a real talent for imparting information in an engaging manner! We covered so much, took so many pictures and the conversation never lagged! Had an amazing time and we can't thank him enough for such an amazing tour!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mrs. Liguori, thank you so much for the time I spent with you :-) I'm really glad that you enjoyed Split and I hope that you'll come back to spend more time. Hope to meet you again.... all the best, always your private guide Frane
Frane is amazing, very friendly, very attentions, always taking care and showing things that are in and not in the tour. He was a real good surprise to us. I indicate him to everyone
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mrs. Andreia, thank you really much :-) See you soon for the next tour, lookin' forward for that!
Michelle MejiaUnited States
Best tour ever!!! Super patient with everyone and he even greeted us with local snacks and had water for us after our hike. Amazing! Every tour we've had since then has been such a let down because we were spoiled. He's very knowledgeable about the history and makes sure to take you to good local places to eat and not the most expensive place where hed get a kickback. If I could give him 6 stars I'd give him 10!! Days after our tour we continue to speak of him. You won't regret booking with him I PROMISE!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, thank you, thank you.... hope I'll have a chance to see you again :-) All the best my friends, your private guide Frane
David EnfieldUnited States
I want to tell you that Frane V, the guide we had in Split (Croatia), was VERY GOOD.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Than you Mr. David, it was my pleasure to have you all here. Hope to see you again :-)
Our tour with Frane was excellent. He is enthusiastic and knowledgeable and provided a great balance of historical facts combined with some personal insights into life in Split. I would highly recommend Frane.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Ms. Susan... Hope to meet again, it was grat to have you here :-) All the best, Frane
Ron GinsburgUnited States
We were able to easily navigate a complex day and he even organized a last minute boat with lunch. We simply could not have enjoyed the day as much on our own. Are 6 stars possible?
Marilyn WattsUnited States
Frane amazed us with his wealth of knowledge and kind character. We enjoyed our day with him in Split learning about the reach history of the region. He was amazing!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Ms. Watts, I enjoyed the company of you all.. Hope to meet again one day... All the best...
Slavianna PomboSouth Africa
We found Frane to be extremely knowledgeable. He was a careful driver, on time, and eager to please. It was a pleasure to spend time with him.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you really much Mrs. Slavi... It was my pleasure to have you here . All the best from Croatia! :-)
Donald ChimeneUnited States
We enjoyed our tour with Frane so much. He tried very hard to show us all that he knew would interest us in addition to the usual sights, taking us to a beautiful old Jewish cemetery and called ahead so we could visit the synagogue in Split. He was an excellent guide and was able to answer all our questions. He delivered all that was promised and then some. We were very pleased with our tour with Frane and with Toursbylocals for making it so easy to arrange the tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Mr. Chimene, it was my pleasure to be with all of you and to show you something unique of Dalmatian region... hope to meet again one day... All the best from Croatia :-)
Janette CatalanoUnited States
Only problem was miscommunication with pick up. Fortunately someone Had a European phone and let us call Frane. After that the tour was wonderful!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Ms. Catalano, it was my pleasure to guide you through the Central Dalmatian region and to show you all the beauty that has to offer... Unfortunately I never received any info about the name of the cruise ship you were suppose to disembark from and that morning we had 3 different cruisers :-( ... in any case, this reminds me of Rebbetzin Dena Weinberg and her quotation: "There are no problems, only opportunities for growth." :-) All the best my friends... Your private guide Frane
Ira ShermanUnited States
Frane was extraordinarily knowledgeable about Hvar and the history of Croatia and Yugoslavia. We spent the entire day with him and he drove us all around the island showing us not only the main sights but sights only an interested, professional guide would know about and want to share with his clients. I have traveled extensively for 20 years and Frane was as good a guide as I have had anywhere. I highly recommend Frane as a guide.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mr. Ira, thank you really much :-) I can just say that it doesn't matter who is a guide for Hvar, 'cause Hvar will be and will always stay an unique island of those 1246 existing in Croatia... It was my pleasure to guide you through an amazing journey we had and I hope that the life is going to bring you here back again... till then, all the best from the sunny island...
Cynthia OlsenEverett, WA, United States
Frane was our first guide and he set the bar very high! On time courteous, knowledgeable, he made our journey so much fun. His knowledge of history is presented in a most interesting manner. He is also a very good listener to the clients stories, tales and jokes. Frane comes with the highest marks. He exceeded my every wish and expectation. Hire him.. You will fund a valuable fun experience in a personalized unique for you fashion and a new friend.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Mrs. and Mr. Olsen thank you really much for your feedback. I had so wonderful time with you and I also learned something new from you :-) Hope that your staying in Croatia will be pleasant, enjoyable, positively surprising, exited and wonderful as you all are :-) Hope to meet you again, and till then: "Live long and prosper"...
Heidi ThomasUnited States
Upon first meeting Frane we were treated like friends. He helped us in many ways to be comfortable on our first trip to Croatia. As he guided us through Trogie and Split it was clear he knew these cities well. He brought them alive for us. Our tour with Frane in Plivice Lakes National Park was fun and interesting. During our time with him we always felt he was informative and caring and helpful. He told us about himself so we had a connection to our visit. Thank you!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Mrs. and Mr. Thomas, I had a wonderful time too... hope you'll get a chance to visit Croatia again and to bring again the shine of your smile in my town and beyond... All the best, your private guide Frane
Evangelina MedallaStaten Island, NY, United States
We are a family of four and took the Split/ Trogir tour June 6, 2014. Frane met us right outside where our ship was docked , Frane was on time and our tour started in Trogir. it was a wonderful experience , I highly recommend taking a private tour when visiting Split Croatia, we all have learned so much of the history of Split Croatia, and Frane even drove us to the a hill where we can view the entire of city of Solit . I highly recommend using Frane's services when visiting Croatia!! thank you Frane
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Ms. Medalla, thank you to all, I had a wonderful time with you :-) Hope to see you again... All the best from Croatia
Rosemary DeignanUnited States
If we could give a 5+ star we would. He was our favorite guide. He was very knowledgeable, flexible, thoughtful, and we just enjoyed his personality! It was a great tour and we would love to go back sometime.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Ms. Rosemary, thank you really much, it was a pleasure to have you all here :-) Hope to see you again and continue our nice conversation we had. All the best from Split :-)
Phillip HowardUnited States
Frame was a wonderful guide. He knows his stuff, is personable, full of humor, friendly and professional.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much , it was such a pleasure to have you all here... I spent a wonderful day with you all :-) Hope to see you again... All the best from sunny Croatia :-)
Mark HechtmanUnited States
Frane was on time, professional, organized, informative, flexible, and polite!!!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Mr. Mark :-) it was a pleasure to have you all here. All the best till next time :-)
Nancy ProctorUnited States
Frane was an excellent guide!! We thoroughly enjoyed our tour of the Omis Town, the Cetina River ride and our lovely lunch at a local restaurant on the river. We even had time for a little shopping in the Old Town before returning to our cruise ship. He was very informative, friendly and professional. We had very limited time in Split and Frane really maximized our visit. Do not hesitate to book with Frane!! He is a great guide. He is knowledgable, friendly and professional. Thank you Frane!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Nancy, thank you really much for awesome feedback :-) It was not "job" for me to have you here, it was more an enjoyment and a meeting with best friends after long time :-) Hope to meet again, you two beautiful girls :-) All the best!
Frane is a super knowledgeable and personable guide. Worth every penny!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Ms. Sarah, it was my pleasure to have you all here :-)
Barry LandryUnited States
Very good guide. Very friendly and on time. Would highly recommend.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you really much Mr. Landry :-)