Tomislav Matana Private tour guide in Dubrovnik - Croatia

Tomislav Matana

Guide profile:

Hello, my name is Tomislav, or Tom, for friends. I have lived in Dubrovnik for all my life and I am a licensed tour guide for the Dubrovnik region since 2007.

Apart from being a tour guide, I have also spent several years working as a travel consultant and an overseas representative for a British Tour Operator who specialized in tailor-made holidays in Croatia. The tours I conduct or the itineraries I propose are rarely the same as they are adjusted to the special needs or requirements of clients. Aside from covering the main attractions of the town of Dubrovnik and its surroundings, my aim is to convey certain less known parts of the history through interesting anecdotes and intriguing legends that you will not find in the guidebooks.

I’m sure that you have already heard a lot about the historical, cultural and natural beauties of my birth town Dubrovnik and its surroundings: the sun bathed Elaphiti islands, the ancient salt pans of medieval Ston, the picturesque wine region of Peljesac or the birthplace of Marco Polo on the magical Island of Korcula. However, you will only be able to fully appreciate the astonishing appeal of these places once you have the chance to see them with your own eyes and sense the spirit of the bygone days through the vivid and skilful narrations of an experienced guide. Should you decide to choose me as your guide, I am sure that you will not be disappointed.

Recent reviews of this tour guide:

5 stars cathy K.

excellent!

Tour guide services/sample itinerary:

- Various tailor-made tours around the Old Town of Dubrovnik according to clients’ interests (diverse museums, churches, monasteries, Jewish quarter, touring the ancient ramparts of Dubrovnik or just sightseeing around the cobbled streets of Dubrovnik in order to feel the beauty of the everyday life)

- GAME OF THRONES themed tours

- Dubrovnik panorama tour – the birds eye perspective of Dubrovnik from the mount Srd’s hill top (can be reached by limousine, minivan or the newly refurbished cable car, this tour can easily be combined with some other tours, such as the Old Town of Dubrovnik walking tour)

- half-day excursions to local surroundings: the island of Lokrum, Cavtat town, Konavle valley, Trsteno aristocrat mansion and arboretum…

- full-day excursions in the Dubrovnik region: oyster tasting and visiting of the famous Ston salt pans, Peljesac or Konavle wine-tasting tours, Elaphiti island hopping, the island of Korcula Marco Polo experience…

Transportation by tour guide:

Yes, transportation can be arranged upon request.

Private sightseeing & group tours offered by this guide:

A Feel of Dubrovnik Tour Price Per Group 150.00 USD
Dubrovnik Game of Thrones Tour Price Per Group 150.00 USD
Dubrovnik panorama tour Price Per Group 290.00 USD
Ultimate Dubrovnik - Best Value Walking Tour! Price Per Group 190.00 USD
Walking+Driving Dubrovnik Game of Thrones tour Price Per Group 360.00 USD

Tour guide interests:

GAME OF THRONES themed tours

Dubrovnik sightseeing tours

Dubrovnik city tours personalized

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Reviews of this tour – by clients who booked!

5 stars cathy K. 08 Aug 2019

excellent!

5 stars Rebecca B. 20 Jun 2019

Tomislav was a fantastic guide. He was friendly, professional, and knowledgeable. It was a fun day learning about Dubrovnik’s old town while also seeing all the places GOT was filmed. He definitely makes you want to return to Dubrovnik one day. Tomislav is a fabulous host and i highly recommend him for any tour. He exceeded our expectations. Thank you

5 stars Juliano J. J. Y. 29 Mar 2019

5 stars jason C. 13 May 2017

This tour was amazing. It was far better than my family and I could have wished for. Neno was our guide. He was very knowledgeable about GOT and the history of Dubrovnik. He was very friendly, enthusiastic and made the tour fun+exciting. We were in port on a cruise. He was easily found with a nice, clean, new car. Neno had a binder with photos of the GOT scenes so we were easily able to identify the filming locations with the scenes. This was hands down the highlight of our cruise! Thanks Neno!

5 stars Simone P. 19 Apr 2017

the tour was fantastic and interesting. Tom is a very friendly person and qualified.

I highly recommend him for a great tour in Dubrovnik.

5 stars Doira G. 12 Aug 2016

This tour was awesome, Tom was very knowledgeable and organized. We are huge fans of the show and he showed us so much. It was awesome being able to be there and associate it with the show. He answered all of our questions and gave great recommendations on where to eat and get drinks.

I would definitely recommend him to everyone especially if you’re a GOT fan.

5 stars Peter P. 14 May 2015

Tom was a great guide. Very personable, knowledgeable and accomodating. Organized the tour to avoid crowds which worked quite well

I would recommend him to anyone looking for a guide in Dubrovnik.

5 stars Suzie M. 31 Mar 2015

Tom was a perfect guide! He was very knowledgable, friendly, great English, helpful and so much more! We had a really great time exploring Dubrovnik and surrounds with him. I would highly recommend him to anyone, and I hope to come back one day and visit more of the region.

5 stars freya E. 26 Jun 2014

our boat was late due to bad weather so i missed our tour in the morning. he insisted on doing the tour after his afternoon tour even if was already paid. we gathered lots of information about dubrovnik from him and mu 7 yr old daughter enjoyed it very much. i wish we can give him 7 stars!

5 stars James C. 26 Jun 2014

we had an excellent day tour with Tomislav , it was a combination of Game of Thrones / Dubrovnic city tour. He was full of knowledge , interesting facts and made it a very enjoyable day, would recommend the tour to any G.O.T fan or would recommend Tomislav to anyone wanting a Dubrovnic and surrounds tour ...because we did , thankyou

5 stars heather G. 17 Sep 2013

Tomislav was an excellent guide for our group of 7. We started the small town of Cavtat in the morning. He was very patient and answered all of our questions. The afternoon was spent in the walls of Dubrovnik. He took us to find a keepsake button at the oldest silversmith and a fantastic lunch in front of a cathedral. By that time he was family! Great sense of humor! We want to go back! we hope to see Tomoslav again!! My husband and brother think he was our best guide in Europe!

5 stars Denise A. 05 Jul 2013

On of the highlights of our 12 day cruise was our time spent with Tom. He gave up a great overview of the city and it's history. Then he took us into the walled city. He is charming and informative and really made the best use of our limited time. He managed to keep our diverse group happy and even showed us a great place to eat.

I highly recommend him and have passed his name on to my travel agent for anyone visit Dubrovnik

5 stars Ewald S. 29 Jun 2013

Very interesting and personalized!

Loved it!

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