Suzanne MurthaUnited States
Well worth every penny. Tom took the whole day to show us everything. It was great. We couldn't have asked for a better guide.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Suzanne, Thank you. It was also helpful that it was a beautiful clear December day which has enhanced the tour experience. Low season is the perfect time to visit Dubrovnik as it's not crowded. It's a bit cooler than in high season, but the climate is fairly mild and is quite enjoyable. Either way, I am happy that my contribution has helped you to understand and fully appreciate this real life movie set and its historic importance. Best regards, Tom
Maggie Pui San SudoMalaysia
Dubrovnik was really beautiful and Tom was a really great guide. The entire experience was really pleasant. Highly recommend for anyone who visit Dubrovnik to book Tom!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Maggie, It has been my pleasure! Visiting Dubrovnik in low season may be a bit challenging due to the shorter working hours of some attractions and limited dining options, but I guess that we made most of it, judging from your great review. Should you decide to come back here again during spring/summer months, feel free to contact me. There are still few other points that you can explore. Give my regards to your lovely family. Tom
Caroline TaylorUnited Kingdom
Tom is hugely knowledgeable - about Dubrovnik, Game of Thrones and European History :-) He's also a very warm and laid-back guy who at all times is looking for you to get the absolute most out of your tour, right down to best photo opportunities and avoiding the crowds where possible. What more could you wish for in a guide :-) Tom was fab in every way and we would very highly recommend him (and we're choosy..) .
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Caroline, Thank you for these kind words. It means a great deal to me to hear that my expertise has enhanced your experience of Dubrovnik. Give my regards to the rest of the group. Tom
Natalya ShifrinaUnited States
Tomislav was personable, knowledgeable and overall fun to be around. He has extensive knowledge of the city, it's history and architecture. He also provided recommendations about food and entertainment. But most important he customized our tour right on the spot. (We wanted more of the history and fun facts) I highly recommend his services
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Natalya. The best trait of all of my touring options is flexibility: I believe that both traveler and guide should work together in forging a great touring experience. This is why I always make sure that the traveler's own preferences and interests are followed before and during the tour. I hope that the rest of your holiday was as enjoyable as the tour in Dubrovnik. Kindest regards, Tom
Keith AlterUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Keith!
Richard CohenUnited Kingdom
Tom was absolutely fantastic as a tour guide - extremely knowledgeable, funny, and interesting! He was able to mix together history and Games of Thrones information to maximize our experience. I would totally recommend Tom for any future tours.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Richard. Give my regards to your lovely wife. Tom
Christine W.United States
An excellent tour by and experienced and well-spoken guide! Tom made good suggestions and was flexible and communicative. Try this tour—you won't be sorry!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Christine! Give my regards to the rest of the group! Tom
Peter CunninghamSnowmass, COLORADO, United States
We had 5 hours in Dubrovnik, so when we were picked up at our ship, we were excited. Our driver Robbie showed up right on time. A wealth of knowledge! He was a real local with experiences of what it's like to grow up and live in Croatia. After an hour of site seeing, he handed us off to Tom near old town.Tom knew where the large tour groups were and avoided them by taking back alleys and local routes. Both men have a passion for this! They gave us a special day; and can give you a great experience too.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Peter, It was our pleasure. Both Robbie and I enjoyed your company and I hope that we will see you again. Best regards, Tom
Karen WellmanUnited States
Tom is an excellent guide. We spent 3 hours touring the fort and old town. We are history and architecture fans, but also Game of Thrones fans. Tom made sure to point out many GOT filming locations as we walked. But most guides can do that. What Tom did BEST was tell the incredible story of the town, the fort, the double walls and political history. His English is fluent, and his clean explanations and answers to our (many, many) questions made the afternoon fascinating.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Karen, The thing I like the most in this job is that it gives me a chance to explain the history of Dubrovnik concentrating on different topics (gastronomy, art, architecture, political or economic situation) depending on traveler's own interests. I often state that touring is a two-ways street and it is always a pleasure to meet an inquisitive traveler who wishes to broaden his/her mind about my hometown. Thank you so much for this great review! Tom
Maureen T.United States
We booked Tom for a private 4 hour combo tour of history & GoT. I am a bigger fan than my husband, & we didn't want it to be hokey. Tom fully understood and gave us the perfect tour. He is extremely knowledgeable on Dubrovnik history and all things GoT, (carrying an extensive book of film scenes where he could point out the actual same cobblestone or tree used in the shot). Tom has a wonderful disposition and we fully enjoyed our tour. We highly recommend Tom, you won't be disappointed!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Maureen, It makes me really happy to see that both you and Keith equally enjoyed the tour. As you rightly noticed, the tour is designed to appeal to both fans and non-fans of the Game of Thrones since it adapts to travelers' personal preferences. Recent and distant history, art, food and wine or traditional crafts can all be nicely incorporated with the GOT-themed tour. Best regards, Tom
Jim WorkmanUnited States
Hey Tom what a great trip... Thanks
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Cheers Jim. Give my regards to Dale and Danny! Tom
Jim WorkmanUnited States
Hope to do this again soon... Thanks, Tom
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Jim, No problem. I hope that the weather will be better next time you get here. There are few other locations in Dubrovnik area that we could concentrate on once you get back here. Best regards, Tom
Richard TaffUnited States
Had a fabulous day.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Richard. I have also had a great time touring with you and I hope that the remainder of your cruising holiday was enjoyable. Best regards, Tom
Wendy ThomasUnited Kingdom
Tom was friendly, knowledgeable and informative & helped us understand more about the city, its history and people and of course Game of Thrones filming locations :) Very enjoyable.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Wendy! Best regards, Tom
Valerie ShaiklyUnited Kingdom
Great tour tailored for our group of 4 with balance of pace and information. Thank you
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: You're welcome Valerie! Give my regards to the rest of the group. Tom
Margaret BrostUnited States
Tom was a very attentive guide who navigated us around as much of the huge crowds as possible. He took us to one spot before the major crowds descended and we got some very beautiful pictures. He helped us get great pictures everywhere. His friend Robert took us on a panoramic drive first thing in the morning so we could see the city from up high. Tom also made sure we got back to the boat on time after our free time.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Margaret, Your ship's stay in Dubrovnik was fairly short and I think that we've made most of it, having in mind limited time frame available. I hope that this preview to the destination has made you yearn for more so if you decide to come back and explore Dubrovnik and its countryside at more leisurely pace - I am at your disposal. Until then, bye bye for now :-) Tom
Farrell GlasserUnited States
Tom is a very knowledgeable and enthusiastic guide. He also has great restaurant recommendations.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Farrell. I consider myself somewhat of a foodie so I'm always happy to suggest the best eateries in Dubrovnik (and region) to the travelers that are food enthusiasts. I am also happy to see that you also enjoyed my touring skills as much as the restaurant suggestions. Best regards, Tom
What an unbelievable tour we had with Tom. He is such an awesome guy and incredibly knowledgeable about both Game of Thrones and Dubrovnik. He made the tour very entertaining and fun and left us talking about how much we learned and really enjoyed our time with him. Don't even think twice about booking with Tom, he's the perfect person to have a tour with and is incredibly personable and funny. Thanks so much Tom! We'll never forget our day together.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I have not much else to say but a big THANK YOU Jeff! It really means a lot to me to see that you appreciated my touring style. All the best, Tom
Dorthy ShoreUnited States
Great tour. Very accommodating for us and our handicap participant. Couldn't have been more pleased.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Dorthy. The Old Town of Dubrovnik is quite a steep place which can be awkward to navigate for people with walking issues. My aim was to assure that all the group members have equal appreciation of the tour and experience the most of what this gem of the city has to offer. I am always happy to hear that I succeeded in this endeavor. Give my regards to the rest of the group. Tom
Janet DonnellyUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Janet.
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Rebecca KnechtUnited States
Great guide, very knowledgeable. The tour was in the late afternoon and he made sure we had plenty of opportunities to rest. Thank you for a great tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Rebecca, Thank you for this kind review. I have enjoyed our time together and I hope that we'll hopefully meet again in the future. Best regards, Tom
Edward DeloreyUnited States
We loved the tour of Dubrovnik and Lokrum Island. It was a great mix of real history and fictional Game of Thrones sites. Since Dubrovnik is so popular and there were cruise ships in port, the city was very crowded, but Tomislav knew the best routes to see the sites but avoid the crowds. It was also quite hot, but he did a great job leading us from shady spot to shady spot. And, he knows where all the BEST bathrooms in the city are. We would highly recommend Tom and his tours without hesitation.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Ed, the pleasure was all mine! I am really pleased that you've appreciated my insight in sourcing out the best bathrooms in the Old Town of Dubrovnik. Due to the large number of tourists in high season, finding a suitable and clean place for "potty break" is a challenge, but as you correctly noticed I have plenty of experience in that department too :-) Jokes aside, I am happy to hear that everything worked out in spite of crowds and the heat. Give my regards to the rest of the family! Tom
Marty BellevilleLONG BEACH, CA, United States
Tom was an excellent guide and made our trip to Dubrovnik very special. He has an amazing amount of knowledge on the history of the city, Croatia and the entire region, which made this part of the world so much more fascinating. We did not opt for the GOT tour as only 1 of the four were fans but he added a few tidbits of this epic show to the tour (Yes, I was the only fan!!), which satisfied my need. Overall, Tom was entirely delightful, well spoken and full of interesting facts and stories. AWESOME!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Marty! I find that the word of mouth is the most effective marketing that one can have so please extend my regards to Chuck and Debbie for putting us in touch. I am happy to have lived up to the expectations. I hope that your biking holiday around Croatia was as enjoyable as our time in Dubrovnik and Lokrum island. Best, Tom
David KimelUnited States
Tom was an ideal host! He knew every secret of Dubrovnik and showed us a phenomenal time. He has an encyclopedic knowledge of Croatian history and the production of Game of Thrones. We could not have asked for a friendlier or more informative guide.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear David, The pleasure was all mine. I am glad that you and your sister enjoyed the tour and that you appreciated my contribution to the Dubrovnik history/GOT and my guiding style. I hope that watching the show will remind you of the good times in Dubrovnik. Tom
Casey SkvorcUnited States
Tom and his partner Robbie work creatively to find out what is central to your enjoyment and enrichment of the tour you've chosen, and then make it happen your way, and on your terms. I began by letting them know that I don't do well in direct sunlight for any length of time. My second request was I wanted to find out as much as possible about Jewish Dubrovnik. The Jewish heritage portion of the tour was outstanding. Without making a big deal about it, Tom also found great places out of the sun. A +.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Casey. As I often mention to fellow travelers - it is you who dictates the preferences and creates the skeleton of the tour and I'll fill it in with tissue :-) Should you ever get back to Dubrovnik, be sure to let me know as there are few other points that we couldn't squeeze in our limited schedule. Best regards, Tom
Carl FishkindUnited States
Great tour! Tom is incredible knowledgeable and was flexible throughout the tour to customize it to our preferences and adjust on the fly. Thank you Tom!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: No problem Carl! I am glad that I've been of help. If the road ever takes you back to Dubrovnik, feel free to contact me. Best regards, Tom
Tom was an excelent guide. He knows thoroughly Dubrovnik City, its history, its secrets. Very clear explanations, aware of our doubts and wishes. Besides, he will lead you to best photography spots!! Tank you Tom!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Luis, Thank you so much for this kind review. Any friend of Mauricio is my friend and I was delighted to show you around Dubrovnik. Best regards, Tom
Alfred WrightUnited States
Tom was VERY knowledgeable and gave a great amount of info on Croatia and Debrovnik. He did things at our pace, insured we were not in the crowds, and we totally enjoyed our time with him. His driver then took us up to overlook the old town and it was great. Really good job by both men.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Alfred! I hope that the rest of the cruising holiday was as enjoyable as our tour in Dubrovnik. Best regards, Tom
Carlos OlarteUnited States
Great tour guide, very friendly and took several pictures of the whole family. Went out of his way to send us copies of maps with pictures of shooting locations for the island and split. Highly recommend for anyone interested in the show who also wants more backround on the history of the city.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Cheers Carlos! I am glad to hear that my suggestions were helpful in your journey through the rest of Croatia! Give my regards to the entire family! Tom
Joseph SelvidioUnited States
Our tour with Tom was fantastic! He has impressive knowledge of both Dubrovnik's real history and Game of Thrones filming spots. He helped us navigate the crowds, navigate the city and find the best spots for photos!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Joe! It was a busy hot summer day in Dubrovnik and I'm really happy that you appreciated my expertise in navigating the city and delivering the tour in satisfactory manner. It is always a trying experience to do the tour in August as many factors (heat, crowds, noise and humidity) can easily affect the flow of tour, but judging from this fine review none of this was a problem. Please extend my regards to the rest of the group. Tom