We recently visited Dubrovnik as a port of call on a cruise; we booked a one and half hour walking tour of the city via Dubrovnik Tours on the internet and Stejpan confirmed our arrangements. Everything went exactly as planned per our confirmation, except that Stejpan was not available and his associate, Ivo, toured with us. Ivo was absolutely marvelous, he met us at the specified time and place and was pleasant and a wealth of knowlege; his tour brought Dubrovnik to life for the four of us. Ivo was kind enough to customize the tour for us: my partner and I had visited Dubrovnik previously so Ivo added some extra sights to our touring while our friends were first time visitors so he made sure to cover all of the basic sights, really a great job. In addition, the four of us are interested in jewish history so Ivo included a stop in the old jewish street of the town with a visit to the restored synagogue (with an outstanding narration that impressed us!). What a great day. After the tour, we were set to finish exploring the town on our own using Ivo's suggestions.
Ivo and Stejpan are young, talented and fun tour guides that made our stay in Dubrovnik memorable - and, their rates are so reasonable, especailly when compared to the prices charged by the cruise lines. And, you have the benefit of a small group (we were 4 compared to groups of 20 to 30 that we saw touring while in town) and the ability to customize your tour to your interests. When in Dubrovnik, a private walking tour is a must do. We very highly recommed this Ivo and company!