Traveler Reviews for Private Tour in Dubrovnik, Croatia by Tour Guide Tom

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Dubrovnik, Croatia
Tom
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Natalya Shifrina

United States
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Tour: #62975, Dubrovnik Experience Tour, Dubrovnik, Croatia    
Date: Oct 24/19

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

Karen Wellman

United States
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Tour: #62975, Dubrovnik Experience Tour, Dubrovnik, Croatia    
Date: Oct 10/19

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

Jim Workman

United States
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Tour: #62975, Dubrovnik Experience Tour - extended version, Dubrovnik, Croatia    
Date: Oct 3/19

Hey Tom what a great trip... Thanks

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Cheers Jim. Give my regards to Dale and Danny! Tom

Dorthy Shore

United States
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Tour: #62975, Dubrovnik Experience Tour, Dubrovnik, Croatia    
Date: Sep 18/19

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

Philip Plotnick

Canada
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Tour: #62975, Dubrovnik Experience Tour, Dubrovnik, Croatia    
Date: Jul 4/19

Tom was a great guide for us in touring the old city in Dubrovnik. He combined the incredible history of the city with some Game of Thrones facts. It was fascinating throughout and Tom customized the walk/tour based on our interests. Thanks again, Tom.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: You're welcome Phil! I am also happy that you appreciated my input on the GOT filming and the Dubrovnik history during our short time together. Kind regards, Tom

Jan Aviner

United States
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Tour: #62975, Dubrovnik Experience Tour, Dubrovnik, Croatia    
Date: Jun 29/19

Tomislav has a vast amount of knowledge - everything from Game Of Thrones to ancient, medieval and the modern history of Dubrovnik. Throw in culture, restaurant recommendations and getting away from the crowds meant we had a great tour and would highly recommended him.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Jan! It is always rewarding to hear that my suggestions and services are appreciated. I hope to see you again in near future to show you other interesting points in Dubrovnik region. Best regards, Tom

Kathie Kovant

United States
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Tour: #62975, Dubrovnik Experience Tour, Dubrovnik, Croatia    
Date: Jun 28/19

Tom was an amazing source of knowledge and was a pleasure to spend a few hours with. He really gave us tremendous insight into Dubrovnik and can't recommend him enough !!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Kathie, Thank you so much for this kind review. I am really happy to have I assisted in arranging a memorable holiday in my hometown. In case you'd like to visit Dubrovnik again, you know where to find me ;-) Kind regards, Tom

Garvan Rushe

Ireland
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Tour: #62975, Dubrovnik Experience Tour, Dubrovnik, Croatia    
Date: Jun 11/19

We had a great tour with Tomislav! He went above and beyond the call of duty! Before the tour, he was forecoming with advice on where to eat and what to do during the rest of our stay. My bride and I were celebrating our honeymoon so I asked Tomi for suggestions for a romantic surprise. He came up with the great idea of meeting us at the top of Fort Royal on Lokrum Island with... wait for it... champagne and strawberries! He was warm and friendly too.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Garvan, Believe me, it was my pleasure! I enjoyed touring with you and I only regret that we didn't have some more time to show you some other points in the near vicinity of Dubrovnik that are equally astonishing. I guess that we'll have to wait until your next visit :-) In the meantime, I wish you all the fortune in the married life. Give my regards to your lovely wife. Tom

Joyce Chapa

United States
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Tour: #62975, Dubrovnik Experience Tour, Dubrovnik, Croatia    
Date: May 10/19

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Joyce! Tom

Valerie Rutledge

United States
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Tour: #62975, Dubrovnik Experience Tour, Dubrovnik, Croatia    
Date: May 10/19

Tom was personable, funny and extremely knowledgeable about history of Croatia and the GOT. I highly recommend choosing Tom as your guide.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Val. I hope that the rest of the voyage was as exciting and as interesting as our tour in Dubrovnik. Tom

Joel Hayden

United States
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Tour: #62975, Dubrovnik Experience Tour, Dubrovnik, Croatia    
Date: Apr 28/19

Tom was great. He showed us all around where GOT was shot. He had a great large photo album that showed pictures from series so you could see the shot and what it really looked like. He also gave us a great history lesson about Dubrovnik. He has wonderful knowledge of Dubrovnik history, and GOT. If you like GOT, this is the tour for you, and as a bonus, Tom will give a great and very interesting history lesson about Dubrovnik as well. Two great tours in one. Thanks Tom!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Joel, Thank you so much for this great review! I hope that my instructions for places along the way to Split were useful and that you enjoyed your Croatian holiday. Best regards, Tom

(Mary ) Christine Cook

United States
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Tour: #62975, Dubrovnik Experience Tour, Dubrovnik, Croatia    
Date: Apr 27/19

We enjoyed our Dubrovnik tour with Tomislav. He is extremely knowledgeable about Dubrovnik and its' history and was happy to share his knowledge with us. He was able to answer any questions we had and went beyond the 3 hour time of the tour. He was on time and very helpful.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Christine! You were a fun group to tour with and I also enjoyed our time together. Give my regards to the rest of the family! Tom

Deb Israel

United States
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Tour: #62975, Dubrovnik Experience Tour, Dubrovnik, Croatia    
Date: Mar 26/19

Tom--it was a great tour! My daughter and I really learned a lot about the fascinating history of Dubrovnik and the Old City. You answered all of our questions and provided insight that we would not have learned by just reading the history. We appreciated you individualizing the stops based on our interests. Thanks!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Deb, Thank you so much for this kind review! As you correctly noticed, my tours are always based on the travelers' own preferences so each of the tours is unique and different. It was a pleasure spending time with you and your daughter and showing you my hometown. Thanks again! Tom

Clay Clinesmith

New Orleans, LOUISIANA, United States
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Tour: #62975, Dubrovnik Game of Thrones Experience Tour, Dubrovnik, Croatia    
Date: Oct 22/18

We asked Tom to give us a mix of GOT and history tour and he delivered to our group of 7 adults. He had many visual aids for explaining GOT scenes including special effects. Our GOT fans were delighted and he answered all their questions. The rest of us also found it very interesting and certainly enjoyed the historical facts of Dubrovnik. Lots of steps and lots of walking to get to the most beautiful overlooks. Awesome!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Clay, You're right, Dubrovnik requires a lot of walking and climbing, but the magnificent vistas make up for the effort. And the the proper commentary from the right guide also contributes to the experience ;-) Give my regards to the rest of the family. Tom

Elida Kauffman

United States
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Tour: #62975, Dubrovnik Experience Tour, Dubrovnik, Croatia    
Date: Oct 11/18

Tom is an ideal guide. He is incredibly knowledgable about the history and culture of Dubrovnik. We loved the tour and would wholeheartedly recommend it to visitors of the city.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Elida and Daniel, I am happy that you enjoyed Dubrovnik and my little contribution to the overall understanding of its history was appreciated. I hope that you also enjoyed the remainder of your Croatian holiday. Best regards, Tom

John Boey

Hong Kong
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Tour: #62975, Dubrovnik Experience Tour, Dubrovnik, Croatia    
Date: Sep 13/18

Punctual. Excellent English. Knowledgeable about city, history and culture. Sensitive to requests. Sensible routes tailored to specific requests and needs. We did cable car, wall and fortress on our own. Did not feel rushed. Eager to share information but only as much as you wanted or were interested in. Excellent 3 hours.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks! Your review summarizes my touring style quite accurately. I am happy that the entire experience of Dubrovnik was satisfactory and that my tour was a nice contribution. Kind regards, Tom

Sandreine Kahler

Australia
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Tour: #62975, Dubrovnik Experience Tour, Dubrovnik, Croatia    
Date: Sep 9/18

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Sandreine!

Dan Plunkett

United States
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Tour: #62975, Dubrovnik Experience Tour, Dubrovnik, Croatia    
Date: Aug 31/18

We had a terrific Dubrovnik Tour with Tomislav. Born, raised and actually teaching History in Dubrovnik he gave us the full fascinating history of the city, Croatia, Yugoslavia etc. Highly recommend a day with Tom to get the full background/story on this beautiful city!!!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Dan, Thank you for this kind review. I am really glad that our tour helped you out in learning the complex history of the region. The 3 hours may not be enough to grasp everything that happened, but it is a good start for further research and an easier understanding. Best regards, Tom

Pam Coren

United States
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Tour: #62975, Dubrovnik Experience Tour, Dubrovnik, Croatia    
Date: Jul 22/18

Tomislav was great! So much interesting information. We toured the Jewish Heritage sites and the city wall. Amazingly comprehensive TERRIFIC

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Pam, Thank you so much for this kind review. Informative, flexible and fun - that's basically the motto of my tours. Best regards, Tom

Colleen Hanson

United Kingdom
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Tour: #62975, Dubrovnik Experience Tour, Dubrovnik, Croatia    
Date: Jul 10/18

Our guide Tom was great and could not have been more helpful and knowledgeable. There were 8 of us including a wheelchair user, a 2 and a 4 yr old - cross that with a mini bus that needed parking and a city that we wanted to learn about and it's wasn't an easy ask - but he did it and we all left Dubrovnik feeling that we had seen and knew alot more than when we began. Also the Game of Thrones fans in the party were thrilled! So wonderful to see the city through the eyes of someone who knows it.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Colleen, It was my pleasure. You were a great group of people to tour with and I'm really happy to hear that you appreciated my little contribution in making your day trip to Dubrovnik enjoyable, practical and informative. Say hello to the rest of the family for me. Tom

Nina Richardson

United States
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Tour: #62975, Dubrovnik Experience Tour, Dubrovnik, Croatia    
Date: Jul 6/18

Great tour guide. Knows a lot of the history of Dubrovnik. Very nice guy. Highly recommend.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Nina! Give my regards to your family. Tom

Amanda Mckenzie

Australia
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Tour: #62975, Dubrovnik Experience Tour, Dubrovnik, Croatia    
Date: Jun 17/18

A perfect combination of historical fact and GoT film landmarks and tidbits. Tom is a very friendly and knowledgeable guide and took us to some of the less touristy parts of the old city which we appreciated. He allowed plenty of time to stop and chat and we loved his tour. We wouldn't hesitate to recommend Tom and look forward to returning to Dubrovnik and meeting him again.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Amanda, The feeling is mutual - I would love to see you again and show you few other sites in the Dubrovnik region. Keep your eyes peeled for some familiar locations in the upcoming season of the Game of Thrones. Regards, Tom

Eric Slone

United States
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Tour: #62975, Dubrovnik Experience Tour, Dubrovnik, Croatia    
Date: Jun 15/18

Tom was a great guide, his knowledge of the area was superb, he was personable and paced the tour perfectly for us. He listened to our wish list and provided a great experience. Highly recommend.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Eric, Flexibility is my middle name (actually it's Mark, I am just kidding :-). Jokes aside, I am really glad that you enjoyed touring Dubrovnik and that some of my assistance enhanced the overall experience of this ancient Old Town. Best regards, Tom

Richard C.

Windsor, CA, United States
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Tour: #62975, Dubrovnik Experience Tour, Dubrovnik, Croatia    
Date: May 30/18

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Richard! Tom

Lena Green

United States
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Tour: #62975, Dubrovnik Experience Tour, Dubrovnik, Croatia    
Date: May 17/18

We loved our tour with Tom! He is was very knowledgeable and gave us a lot of great recommendations of other things to see and do while we were there.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Lena, Thank you for this great review. It was my pleasure to tour with such lovely ladies. Give my regards to the rest of the girls. Tom

Harvey Berkey

United States
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Tour: #62975, Dubrovnik Experience Tour, Dubrovnik, Croatia    
Date: Oct 14/17

Tomislav M treated us to a wonderful tour in every way. He was extremely knowledgeable. Thank him an you. Harvey Berkey

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Harvey, Thank you so much for this kind review. Please extend my regards to the rest of the group. Tom

Kathie Walker

United States
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Tour: #62975, Dubrovnik Experience Tour - extended version, Dubrovnik, Croatia    
Date: Oct 2/17

Tomislav was fabulous very knowledgeable and had a great sense of humor we couldn't have been happier many thanks for the best guide

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Kathie, Thank you. You were a great people to tour with and the time just flew by. Should you happen to be visiting Dubrovnik again, let me know as I'll try to arrange something similar. Best regards, Tom

Mary Jefferson

Dundas, ON, Canada
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Tour: #62975, Dubrovnik Experience Tour, Dubrovnik, Croatia    
Date: Sep 24/17

Tom was a terrific tour guide. Relaxed but very informative! He adjusted the tour to meet one of the group members mobility issues. I would highly recommend him. You won't be disappointed!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Mary, Thanks! The medieval Dubrovnik can be tough for people with mobility issues, but with the right kind of local guide who knows the right routes these problems can be reduced to minimum:-) I also had a great time touring with your group so please extend my regards to them. Tom

Ann Skinner

United Kingdom
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Tour: #62975, Dubrovnik Experience Tour, Dubrovnik, Croatia    
Date: Sep 13/17

Excellent tour of Dubrovnik Old Town. Tomis had the right balance of recommendations and following our requests. We were able to see the Old Town without feeling too hurried or crowded. An excellent morning and experience.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Ann, Thank you. Every year, Dubrovnik is getting more popular, but the downside is that the crowd levels are sometimes hard to control. Avoiding the crowds has become my specialty and I always make sure that I suggest the best possible timing for the tour (having in mind cruise ship arrivals and flight rotations in the day). I am glad that you appreciated this effort as well as the touring service. Tom

Darrell Wabschall

United States
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Tour: #62975, Dubrovnik Experience Tour, Dubrovnik, Croatia    
Date: Sep 12/17

Tomislav was a great guide. He helped us to order our tour in such a way that we avoided the heavy crowds. We especially appreciated him bringing us to great sites for taking fabulous pictures of Dubrovnik that we would have never found on our own.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Darrell, I will let you in a little secret: I don't like the crowds either and I'm always finding ways to avoid them. It is also the reason why I enjoy running private tours as I can always use different routes depending on the current conditions with crowds and heat. I also always make sure that travelers' preferences are taken into consideration and this is the reason why I can say that I've never delivered the same tour. Best regards, Tom