Dubrovnik, Croatia

Meet Tom, Your Tour Guide!

Greetings,

My name is Tomislav, or Tom for friends (some also call me Tommen, but I still haven’t got used to it:-). I am the owner/manager of Manus Regis, the touring company that operates this website that specializes in thematic tours inspired by the popular HBO’s TV-show “The Game of Thrones”.

Tour guide TomI’ve been working in the tourist industry for over 15 years now, either for hotel enterprises or local and foreign travel agencies, however I found the touring business to be most rewarding. In 2007 I became an official tour guide for the UNESCO world heritage site of Dubrovnik and from 2011 this is my full-time profession. Another important thing happened in 2011: the HBO decided to ambient the second season of “The Game of Thrones” in Dubrovnik. As I was also a fan of George R.R. Martin’s “Song of Ice and Fire” saga, I realized that Dubrovnik’s new image as King’s Landing holds an enormous potential for an alternative type of tour and so the “Game of Thrones” themed Dubrovnik tour was born.

Aside from being a tour guide (and a great fan of the show/book :-), I am also a part-time lecturer at Dubrovnik International University, where I received my MA degree in Diplomacy and International Relations. I enjoy reading, traveling, meeting new people, exploring new cultures and traditions and sampling different cuisines and accompanying wines.

Besides myself, this tour is also conducted by several other enthusiastic hand-picked licensed guides, such as my sister Tonka who is an archaeologist and a former extra from the show. We all believe in a laid-back personal approach and our tours are designed to provide a balanced combination of both facts (Dubrovnik history, local traditions, contemporary life) and fiction (GoT).

Try us out, I guarantee you won’t be disappointed!

Great service and wonderful guides

Everything about this tour was exceptional. My initial enquiry to Tom was replied to very quickly and booking the tour was very efficient. We met Karmen at the very well explained meeting point for first part of the tour in the old town. She was incredibly knowledgeable about the city as well as Game of Thrones. She shared so many interesting facts about the show, showing us all the various filming locations and explaining how scenes were put together. I have a fear of heights which she managed to work round and also offered us some great advice about walking the city walls as I was nervous about doing this. Karmen also recommended a couple of restaurants which were great and when she discovered my husband works for a brewery she pointed out a little craft beer place. After this part of the tour Karmen took us to meet Neno for the second part of the tour. Neno drove us up to a stunning viewpoint and pointed out another filming location. We then set off for the Trsteno arboretum, we arrived to discover it had been closed due to very high winds. Neno was so apologetic, it was completely out with anyone organising the tours control but we were only charged for the first part of the tour which we felt was very decent of the company. Neno also dropped us back to our hotel rather than in the old town which was hugely appreciated. Both Neno and Karmen are fabulous guides, full of knowledge about both GoT and the history of the city and country. The advice about restaurants, things to see and how to tackle walking the walls all meant that not only did we have a great time on the tour with them we thoroughly enjoyed the rest of our time in Dubrovnik. Thank-you.
Karen Convery,
Glasgow, Scotland

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