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“Great Way to Start Your Trip” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Dubrovnik Shore Tours

Dubrovnik Shore Tours
Ranked #1 of 27 Food & Drink in Dubrovnik
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Owner description: We are a group of 6 young professionals offering tourist guide services in Dubrovnik, Croatia. We have over 6 years of guiding experience each and we all come from Dubrovnik, Croatia with 3 of us living in the Old City of Dubrovnik (within the Old City walls), making us perfect hosts and guides for our beautiful city but also for surrounding area. Regardless if you are coming on a cruise ship on a day visit or staying in Dubrovnik for longer time, we are sure that we can help make your stay a memorable one. As we are all born and raised here and spend most of our days in Old Town of Dubrovnik, whether we are working or not, we know all the stories and all curiosities of this area firsthand. Please contact us and let us present you our beautiful city and our destination to you since it is always best to have a local guiding you, Yours truly: Marijana, Marieta, Josko, Stjepan, Ivo, Robert. We are licensed guides for: English, Italian, Spanish, German, and Russian.
Columbia, South Carolina
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5 reviews
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“Great Way to Start Your Trip”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 12, 2013

We planned a private tour to start our vacation in Dubrovnik, and it gave us a great overview and understanding of the city. Our tour guide was Tom and he personalized our tour to what we wanted to see, do, know, or better understand. He was very respectful and well spoken. His knowledge of the city was tremendous and he was very flexible with spontaneous requests. Tom took us around and recommended good places to eat and have drinks, while discussing the history of the city.

Because we were arriving later in the day, the company offered a later time and many personalized options for us. It was a truly fantastic way to start a vacation.

Visited April 2013
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Guide_Du, Owner at Dubrovnik Shore Tours, responded to this review, April 14, 2013
Thank your for a wonderful review. Tom sends best regards!
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“Highlight of our 3 weeks med cruise”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 27, 2013

Here is my review for our guided tour in Dubrovnik.

Highlight of our 3 weeks med cruise

Our private tour was the highlight of our vacation. The private tour operates as a well meshed team.
Ivo answered all of our questions before we got to Dubrovnik and supplied us with very clear information for how to meet with Tomo, our guide. Even the morning of the tour, he kept in touch via SMS to coordinate our meeting with Tomo. When we were back at home, Ivo relayed pictures and a thank you email to Tomo with the same enthusiasm as if we were still potential customers (and we will be if we ever go back to Croatia!)

Tomo met us at the set time. My wife and I were traveling with my 75 yrs old parents. Since it was a fairly warm day, he started off by making sure we had all the water needed. Tomo was very nice and knowledgeable. He adapted the pace of the tour so that the tour was enjoyable for my parents. For lunch, he took us to a slightly out of the way restaurant. The place was great, good food, nice outside terrace and staff. The owner was very friendly and chatted with us. Tomo joined us back after lunch. We finished the tour and then a young fellow, who's name I forgot, took us up the belvedere using a back road where we could enjoy the view of the old city. We told him when we had to be back to the ship and he made sure we were on time while maximizing all the time we had.

It was simple but first class experience all around. We would recommend this tour to anyone.

Thanks for everything Tomo, Ivo and the rest of the team!

Visited October 2012
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Chiayi, Taiwan
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“Great tour to Mostar!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 10, 2013

We did a tour to Mostar with Stjepan and Miho. On the way we also visited Ston and Pocitelj. Our guide was very knowledgeable, friendly, courteous and helpful in attending to our needs. Mostar is very much worth a visit. Despite being in a neighboring country, it presented a totally different culture and scenery from Croatia. Stjepan provided us the history of Croatia, Bosnia and the conflicts within this region. He also shared the perspectives of a local. Overall we would recommend this company to anyone who wants to do a personalized tour. Even our driver- Miho was very nice and knowledgeable. We felt he was too intelligent to be just a driver.

Visited December 2012
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raguseo, Owner at Dubrovnik Shore Tours, responded to this review, January 12, 2013
Thank you very much, Stjepan and Miho thank you and add that it was their pleasure to have you as guests on our tour!
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London, United Kingdom
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“Amazing tours of Croatia and Montenegro!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 10, 2013

Ivo provided one of the most informative, interesting, and personalized tour I have ever experienced, and we highly recommend him to anyone traveling to Dubrovnik! We originally booked a one-day tour from Dubrovnik to Montenegro during our stay, which was amazing- Ivo knew the best roads to travel, had an interesting and thoughtful answer to all of our questions, and took us to beautiful views in several cities. When we mentioned during that day tour that we did not have plans the next day and asked for his recommendation, he told us that he actually had a free afternoon and would take us to Ston if we wanted to for a reduced price. We were very happy to spend another day with him and the second day was just as wonderful as the first. Ivo's tours are a great value for anyone wanting to see a lot and learn a lot about the area in a short amount of time- he is a wealth of knowledge about many subjects and really gave us a great history of the region. He was very flexible, and when we would mention something that we wanted to see or had heard about, it was no problem. He also had recently pressed his own olive oil from his olive trees and gave us a large quantity of oil to take back with us, which we really enjoyed. Overall, an amazing experience that I highly recommend!

Visited January 2013
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raguseo, Owner at Dubrovnik Shore Tours, responded to this review, January 12, 2013
Allie, Ashton, Thank you, it was a well spent weekend! if you have friends coming to Dubrovnik, have them contact me so i will send you some more of my olive oil, if there still is any :)
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Madrid, Spain
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“Best Possible Tour of the Balkans”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 10, 2013

As an avid traveler, admittedly I was nervous not to have done my own research prior to the journey to a fairly spontaneous trip to Dubrovnik with a wonderful friend from college. Thankfully, my friend was smart enough to consult Trip Adviser and see the tours offered by Ivo.

Needless to say, it was the best decision we would have made to go forward with the tour. For our first day in the Balkans, Ivo picked us up from our hotel and provided all transportation costs and costs of sites to see within the tour, which made everything incredibly convenient. We journeyed first to Perast, where he told us the historic details while we took in the stunningly beautiful views. From there, we went to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Kotor. As we walked through the streets that still maintained the architecture from the Venetian control from centuries before, the enchanting feel of the city could not be overlooked.

Afterward, Ivo drove us up a mountain to get one of the most breathtaking views my eyes have ever seen. Overlooking Kotor and expansive territory, your pictures despite looking like a painting done by a renowned artist will not even do it justice.

Our last stop in Montenegro was in Budva, a town that is a major tourist destination in the Summer and on New Years, but calm the rest of the year. This little beach town was the perfect place to grab lunch. When you do have lunch, be sure to invite Ivo to eat with you. He will politely ask, and definitely agree. He will continue to share the rich history of the region with you and is also really excellent company in general.

During lunch, we asked him for his advise what to do the next day mentioning that we did not know how to get to Ston without a car. He made a few phone calls and rearranged his schedule to take us the next day without us even needing to ask. That night, he confirmed that he could take us and sent an e-mail with the itinerary and a very gracious price. Naturally, we automatically accepted and went to Ston the next day after touring the City Walls of Dubrovnik from Ivo's wonderful recommendation.

Before we ended the day, Ivo took us to the top of the mountain to see the sunset on Dubrovnik so that we did not have to pay for the cable call, yet another previously unplanned activity. As a native Floridan and resident of Madrid, I thought that I had already seen the best sunsets out there. I was wrong-- very wrong at that. Croatia provides a combination of the two: a beautiful painted Sky of deep reds, oranges, pinks, and blues over the sea. It would have been possible to experience from the hilltop for the most optimal view without Ivo's help.

The next day was just as remarkable. Ston has the best oysters and muscles I have ever tasted. We also tried the black risotto and variations of seafood risotto which was beyond delicious. It was the perfect way to to treat ourselves to a delicious meal after touring the authentic salt ponds and city wall with Ivo. Again, make sure you invite Ivo to eat with you, because it makes lunch even better. We had a hilarious and very hospitable waiter that I hope to have again when we go back to Croatia, which will hopefully be sooner rather than later.

When we go back, I will most certainly be touring with Ivo again to the wine country. Not only did he put up with our requests to go to out of the way to the Bosnian border without hesitation, but he is just a really fascinating and awesome guy to be around. There is no possible way that you could get a better experience of the Balkans without taking a tour with Ivo or through his company.

The attention to detail was unparalleled. He even took us to another small Roman village and to the airport after Ston which would have been substantially more expensive. If you weren't already convinced, after I felt like I owed him a gift after the extraordinary two day tour he took us on, he gave my friend and I a bottle of his own, freshly pressed olive oil made from his olive trees. Croatia and Montenegro would not have been nearly as marvelous without our fabulous guide by our side.

You most certainly must book your tour with Ivo as you will get no greater experience!

Visited January 2013
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