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Robi is an exceptional guide. · Croatia - May 7 - May 20, 2022

Traveler: Mike B. - Local specialist: Robert Pinčević

Robi was exceptional. Robi is a local guide who has been professionally dedicated to guiding in Croatia for many years. It is usual to get someone this knowledgable in everything about a country who is the 'cycling' guide. His attitude was also one of being extremely flexible, and checking in with us on anything we wanted to modify, right up to 'in the moment' changes. He did an excellent job of ensuring the three sets of tandem bikes we had in our group were well secured in his bike... read more

Robi was exceptional. Robi is a local guide who has been professionally dedicated to guiding in Croatia for many years. It is usual to get someone this knowledgable in everything about a country who is the 'cycling' guide. His attitude was also one of being extremely flexible, and checking in with us on anything we wanted to modify, right up to 'in the moment' changes. He did an excellent job of ensuring the three sets of tandem bikes we had in our group were well secured in his bike trailer. Thank-you Robi.
In terms of Croatia, as people who have cycled in 20++ countries over the last several decades, Croatia is a 'jewel' in terms of the scenery, the food, the 'old' towns themselves, and the people of Croatia. Far exceeded our expectations.
We also found the functionality of the Kimkim application easy to manoeuvre within, and when we had to reach out directly to Kimkim regarding COVID, the people were 'client first' oriented; which was a great relief (our trip was delayed twice as it was originally scheduled for the time when COVID -19 was declared a pandemic- early spring 2019).
In gratitude,
Mike & Jacquie

Hotel Reviews

Villa Radić

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The rooms are all very new, with everything working well, as one would expect in a high end accommodation.

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Hotel Marul

Split

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Clean and the staff were excellent.

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Central and easy to get everywhere.

Scalini palace

Dubrovnik

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Location in the old town is excellent. The staff was excellent. No elevator so you need to be comfortable with stairs. Overall they have done an excellent job with this location.

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Hotel Marko Polo

Korčula

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The General Manager was excellent, but the remainder of the experience was average. The AC in the building did not work for instance, and it was 'stuck' in beaurocratic decision making to get it going. It is a large hotel, and perhaps best suited for large bus groups rather than more discerning smaller groups. Or perhaps they will iron out the current operations to have a better overall experience (hotel just reopened from a 2 year renovation).

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Hotel Marul

Split

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The staff and location and ambience were all excellent. The only thing holding this hotel back from amazing is the quality of the bed mattresses. Any easy thing to remedy.

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mattress quality needs to be upgraded.
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Hotel Pasike

Trogir

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The hotel rooms are 'tired' in terms of the quality of the beds, and the air-conditioning is 'musty'. The location is excellent, and the staff was all great we well. but the room quality did not meet our expectations in terms of beds and AC.

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Beds and AC need upgrading.
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Tri sestrice

Hvar

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This is a v very 'interesting' place to stay. The owner manager is very dedicated to 'food', growing almost everything we ate at dinner, and having been a professional chef for 20+ years before rerunning to HVAR to open this hotel. And he is happy to share his knowledge and showcase his garden. It was hard to fathom that so much land was dedicated ti gardening in the old town, rather than letting it be redeveloped for tourism. Bravo to the owner. This will work well for people who want to engage with the owners, who are interested in food and organic vegetable gardening. Th balconies have a amazing few of the harbour and sea as well.

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Cycling Brač.

Croatia

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Robert Pinčević, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Mike,

thank you very much for your feedback.

I am glad to see you had a good experience after waiting for 2 years to come on the trips. It was a pleasure hosting you and your friends.

It is much easy to work when there is a fun group of people around! Friendships are priceless!

Thank you very much for visiting!

Many regards from Croatia!

Best

Robi

Robi was very caring and client focused. He w... · Croatia - May 7 - May 20, 2022

Traveler: andy m. - Local specialist: Robert Pinčević

Robi was very caring and client focused. He was more than responsive to our needs and demonstrated a strong desire to make us happy and ensure the experience was the best possible. The trip was amazing and our experience top tier because of Robi. read more

Robi was very caring and client focused. He was more than responsive to our needs and demonstrated a strong desire to make us happy and ensure the experience was the best possible. The trip was amazing and our experience top tier because of Robi.

Hotel Reviews

Villa Radić

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The rooms are all very new, with everything working well, as one would expect in a high end accommodation.

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Hotel Marul

Split

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Clean and the staff were excellent.

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Central and easy to get everywhere.

Scalini palace

Dubrovnik

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Location in the old town is excellent. The staff was excellent. No elevator so you need to be comfortable with stairs. Overall they have done an excellent job with this location.

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Hotel Marko Polo

Korčula

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The General Manager was excellent, but the remainder of the experience was average. The AC in the building did not work for instance, and it was 'stuck' in beaurocratic decision making to get it going. It is a large hotel, and perhaps best suited for large bus groups rather than more discerning smaller groups. Or perhaps they will iron out the current operations to have a better overall experience (hotel just reopened from a 2 year renovation).

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Hotel Marul

Split

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Hotel Review

The staff and location and ambience were all excellent. The only thing holding this hotel back from amazing is the quality of the bed mattresses. Any easy thing to remedy.

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mattress quality needs to be upgraded.
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Hotel Pasike

Trogir

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Hotel Review

The hotel rooms are 'tired' in terms of the quality of the beds, and the air-conditioning is 'musty'. The location is excellent, and the staff was all great we well. but the room quality did not meet our expectations in terms of beds and AC.

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Beds and AC need upgrading.
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Tri sestrice

Hvar

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Hotel Review

This is a v very 'interesting' place to stay. The owner manager is very dedicated to 'food', growing almost everything we ate at dinner, and having been a professional chef for 20+ years before rerunning to HVAR to open this hotel. And he is happy to share his knowledge and showcase his garden. It was hard to fathom that so much land was dedicated ti gardening in the old town, rather than letting it be redeveloped for tourism. Bravo to the owner. This will work well for people who want to engage with the owners, who are interested in food and organic vegetable gardening. Th balconies have a amazing few of the harbour and sea as well.

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Cycling Brač.

Croatia

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Robert Pinčević, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Andy,

thank you very much for your feedback and kind words. I am very happy to hear I was able to contribute to your experience in Croatia! I am glad to hear you recognize i care!
Your positive energy made my job much easier! :)
Thank you!
Best
Robi

Thomas

Croatia, Best of Split and its surroundings - 6 Day Tour Review · Croatia - May 8 - May 13, 2022

Traveler: Thomas H. - Local specialist: Anna-Maria Frid

Our 6 day tour of Croatia from Split to Zagreb was a great experience. The tour planned by Anna-Marie Frid was perfect for our traveling style and interests. The winery lunch at Bibich winery in Plastovo was the highlight of our trip. Absolutely fantastic food was served along their excellent selection of wines. Our food/history tour in Split was a delight led by Lucy, a local guide. We enjoyed learning more about life and other interesting facts about Croatia from her.

Unfortunately... read more

Our 6 day tour of Croatia from Split to Zagreb was a great experience. The tour planned by Anna-Marie Frid was perfect for our traveling style and interests. The winery lunch at Bibich winery in Plastovo was the highlight of our trip. Absolutely fantastic food was served along their excellent selection of wines. Our food/history tour in Split was a delight led by Lucy, a local guide. We enjoyed learning more about life and other interesting facts about Croatia from her.

Unfortunately at the end of the trip I experienced a medical emergency that needed immediate attention. Anna-Marie's assistance was invaluable in getting medical help at a local hospital in Zagreb. I feel she went above and beyond helping me overcome the language barrier and finding the attention I needed. By the way, her command of English is excellent.

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Anna-Maria Frid, local specialist, responded to this review:

Dear Thomas,
thank you for your kind review and I am happy to hear that you were able to resolve your condition upon your arrival to the US and that it didn't affect your trip home. It was a real pleasure being able to show this part of Croatia to you and I hope to welcome you again!

Kind regards,
Anna-Maria

Our trip was great! · Croatia - May 8 - May 13, 2022

Traveler: Ellen D. - Local specialist: Anna-Maria Frid

Two highlights of the trip were our food experience with Lucija (sp?) in Split and our visit to Bibich Winery.

There were a few mix-ups with our schedule, but overall, things went well. A special thanks to Anna-Maria in going above and beyond to help us find medical attention for Tom. That was very helpful.

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Anna-Maria Frid, local specialist, responded to this review:

Dear Ellen,
thank you for this nice review!
I am glad you had a nice time overall and I am glad that the medical issues got resolved.
Feel free to contact me if there is anything I can help you with!

Kind regards,
Anna-Maria

Judy

Plitvice Lakes/Zadar, Croatia · Croatia - May 22 - May 27, 2022

Traveler: Judy T. - Local specialist: Robert Pinčević

Robert arranged a perfect 2-day introduction to Croatia. We are looking forward to continuing our adventure next week. Bruno, our excellent guide and driver, gave us amazing experience at Plitvice Lakes and Zadar. His knowledge of and passion for his country was evident and inspiring.

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Robert Pinčević, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Judy,
Thank you for nice feedback.
Happy to hear start of your trip went good, and that you had good experience.
Looking forward to showing you more.
Best
Robi

Michelle

Croatia with Kimkim · Croatia - May 6 - May 13, 2022

Traveler: Michelle K. - Local specialist: Robert Pinčević

This was the third trip we have taken with Kimkim and by far this was the best! What made it so outstanding was our guide Robi, and the personalized attention he gave . Robi gave us a lot of options and detailed information which allowed us to see many hidden jewels in the wonderful country of Croatia. He also took time to meet with us personally and provide us an interesting history of the country. We always felt he was just a phone call or a text away should we have a question or a... read more

This was the third trip we have taken with Kimkim and by far this was the best! What made it so outstanding was our guide Robi, and the personalized attention he gave . Robi gave us a lot of options and detailed information which allowed us to see many hidden jewels in the wonderful country of Croatia. He also took time to meet with us personally and provide us an interesting history of the country. We always felt he was just a phone call or a text away should we have a question or a problem. We highly recommend both this trip and Robi as a guide as both were outstanding .

Hotel Reviews

Cornaro Hotel

Split

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Apartment Oyster paradise

Ston

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This is a charming Airbnb in a hidden fishing village. Very quaint and relaxing. A real jewel. Off the beaten path and allows you to experience the actual flavor of Croatia

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Arrival in Split and transfer to accommodation

Split

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Arrival in Split and transfer to accommodation

Split

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Robert Pinčević, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Michelle,

thank you very much for your kind words. It was really a pleasure meeting you.

Thank you for giving me your trust for some unknown places, and I am glad you liked them!
Happy to hear that Croatia is a successful trip.

Sending many regards from Croatia!

THANK YOU.

Best

Robi

Fantastic trip. Robi was so thorough, was in... · Croatia - May 6 - May 13, 2022

Traveler: Sanford K. - Local specialist: Robert Pinčević

Fantastic trip. Robi was so thorough, was in frequent communication with us and always available for questions. He even met us one night for drinks and taught us about the history of the area dating back to before the Romans. He facilitated a last minute change that we requested and arranged a private boat and skipper the day before. The accommodations he selected were perfect, particularly a well appointed apartment on the water in a quaint fishing town. We loved sitting on the balcony. ... read more

Fantastic trip. Robi was so thorough, was in frequent communication with us and always available for questions. He even met us one night for drinks and taught us about the history of the area dating back to before the Romans. He facilitated a last minute change that we requested and arranged a private boat and skipper the day before. The accommodations he selected were perfect, particularly a well appointed apartment on the water in a quaint fishing town. We loved sitting on the balcony. It was a nice opportunity to take a break from the hustle and bustle of driving around. He even gave us restaurant recommendations that were all excellent! His daily text updates kept us organized. It’s obvious how much he cares to ensure that his clients have a great time. This is our 3rd trip using Kimkim and Robi was not only the best of the local agents but was in a class by himself! We loved Ston, Dubrovnik and Split.

Hotel Reviews

Cornaro Hotel

Split

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Apartment Oyster paradise

Ston

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Hotel Review

This is a charming Airbnb in a hidden fishing village. Very quaint and relaxing. A real jewel. Off the beaten path and allows you to experience the actual flavor of Croatia

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Y
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B
Activity Reviews

Arrival in Split and transfer to accommodation

Split

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Arrival in Split and transfer to accommodation

Split

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Robert Pinčević, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Sanford and Michelle,
thank you very much for your feedback, it means a lot that you recognized our care!
As i say if you are happy i am happy, and the fact that you had a good time, is motivation to continue!

Hope you took lots of fond memories from Croatia!

Many regards and THANK YOU!!
Robi

Alexandre

Unforgettable 5 days trip in Croatia · Croatia - May 3 - May 7, 2022

Traveler: Alexandre A. - Local specialist: Robert Pinčević

Fabulous 5 days trip in Croatia, Dubrovnik - Split - Hvar - Ston and Peljesac peninsula, planned at perfection by Robi!
We were amazed by the scenery, the food and wines, and above all by the people, their smiles, hospitality and love of their country.
We built in Croatia great memories that will never fade, huge thank you to Robi and all the fantastic people we met!!

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Robert Pinčević, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Alex,
Thank you very much for your kind words.
I am happy to hear you had a nice time. It warms my heart hearing that you understand what is all about, and that is people!
It was pleasure meeting you!
Big thank you from Croatia!
Best
Robi

Amazing trip to Croatia · Croatia - Apr 16 - Apr 24, 2022

Traveler: Minh H. - Local specialist: Anna-Maria Frid

Croatia trip was amazing. Almost all of the accommodations were upgraded during our trip. All breakfast was paid for. The car was arranged and didn't have any issue with picking up and returning. Croatians are very friendly and helpful. Anna-Maria had made our trip worry-free. If we had any questions, she was available immediately to respond. We felt safe, secured and comfortable the entire trip. We will be back again. Thank you Anna-Maria. read more

Croatia trip was amazing. Almost all of the accommodations were upgraded during our trip. All breakfast was paid for. The car was arranged and didn't have any issue with picking up and returning. Croatians are very friendly and helpful. Anna-Maria had made our trip worry-free. If we had any questions, she was available immediately to respond. We felt safe, secured and comfortable the entire trip. We will be back again. Thank you Anna-Maria.

Hotel Review

Plitvice Holiday Resort

Grabovac

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Old hotel. The shower was very small and the radiator was leaking. The bed was not comfortable. I would avoid this hotel.

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Blue and Green Caves: Full-Day Speedboat Tour from Hvar

Hvar

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Anna-Maria Frid, local specialist, responded to this review:

Dear Minh,
thank you very much for your review as well as the individual reviews of the hotel and the activity. It's good to receive also feedback like this as it helps us when selecting the venues for all future travellers. I'm happy that you overall liked the trip and I hope to be able to welcome you to Croatia once again!

We had the most amazing 10 day trip starting in Dubrovnik and ending in Ljubljana. · Croatia - Apr 1 - Apr 10, 2022

Traveler: Patti O. - Local specialist: Sarah Cosic

We had the most amazing 10 day trip starting in Dubrovnik, Croatia and ending in Ljubljana, Slovenia. Sarah was our travel specialist who organized and individualized our trip to make it memorable with a great combination of scheduled activities and free time. Sarah chose the most amazing boutique hotels in Dubrovnik, Split, Zadar and Ljubljana in the historic old towns of each city with their own unique charms. You could not pick a better location or more welcoming hotel staff, as each... read more

We had the most amazing 10 day trip starting in Dubrovnik, Croatia and ending in Ljubljana, Slovenia. Sarah was our travel specialist who organized and individualized our trip to make it memorable with a great combination of scheduled activities and free time. Sarah chose the most amazing boutique hotels in Dubrovnik, Split, Zadar and Ljubljana in the historic old towns of each city with their own unique charms. You could not pick a better location or more welcoming hotel staff, as each made us feel very welcome and special. We had great tour guides at our destinations, and we especially want to mention Ina. She gave us a very good insight into Croatian life as well as very insightful tour of Split and Trogir. Our personal drivers were very attentive and knowledgeable especially Mario, with vast knowledge and he always exceeded our expectations with his attention to detail. We were very happy to have him two of our days. On our way from Split to Zadar, Sarah organized an authentic Croatian meal at Restoran Vicko, the most amazing family owned farm-to-table restaurant. It is a hidden gem worth the drive. Krka National Park and Plitvice Lakes are definite must sees, the beauty and tranquility of the parks were breathtaking. The Esplanade Hotel in Zagreb was beautiful and did not disappoint. Sarah had nice bottle of wine and chocolates waiting in the room for us, a beautiful touch. On to Slovenia to visit the beautiful Lake Bled, the unbelievable Postojna Caves and interesting Prejama Castle. The weather was perfect in April, we arrived before the summer crowds. We really enjoyed all the places we visited, they were all beautiful with their individual charms. Thank you Sarah for your attention to detail. We will always have our memories of our amazing trip and look forward to returning to explore Croatia and Slovenia more.

Hotel Review

Boutique Hotel Stari Grad

Dubrovnik

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Boutique Hotel Stari Grad is a wonderful hotel in a perfect location. The hotel personnel are very attentive and welcoming. The rooftop restaurant is beautiful and the breakfasts are very beautiful , fresh and delicious. The room was modern and comfortable. I highly recommend!

Location

In old town convenient to great restaurants and history
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Very clean and comfortable
Staff

Welcoming and lovely
Authenticity & Character

A modern room in a historic buikding
Activity Review

Krka National Park + Lunch

Split

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Activity Review

Krka was an amazing park of numerous trails and waterfalls. The beautiful blue and turquoise waters were breathtaking. Pictures could not do it justice, you need the sounds and smells of nature to comp;ete the beauty.

Food

Restoran Vicko was an amazing farm to table family restaurant with the most amazing food. The portions were very hearty. This is a hidden gem, where the locals drive an hour on special occasions to eat here. We had a tour of the kitchen, which was very interesting. Highly recommend!
Transport

We had private transportation which was very comfortable.
Guides, drivers and staff

Mario was our private driver and went above and beyond in everything to make sure we had the best day. He was a wealth of knowledge and very personable and accommodating.
Quality of Experience

We had a great day exploring Krka and the amazing lunch

I could not have been happier with the overal... · Croatia - Apr 14 - Apr 24, 2022

Traveler: Laura B. - Local specialist: Marina Trogrlic

I could not have been happier with the overall service provided. I initially booked this trip on 2019 with the intention of travelling in 2020. Obviously, travel in 2020 became impossible. My local specialist, Marina, seamlessly arranged refunds and then re-booked everything when I could eventually travel in 2022. The itinerary precisely suited the style of holiday I was looking for, and Marina was thoughtful and thorough in scheduling the right amount of tours and downtime. Each... read more

I could not have been happier with the overall service provided. I initially booked this trip on 2019 with the intention of travelling in 2020. Obviously, travel in 2020 became impossible. My local specialist, Marina, seamlessly arranged refunds and then re-booked everything when I could eventually travel in 2022. The itinerary precisely suited the style of holiday I was looking for, and Marina was thoughtful and thorough in scheduling the right amount of tours and downtime. Each accommodation in which we stayed was gorgeous; well situated and beautifully presented. All tour guides and drivers were warm, knowledgeable, and reliable. Marina regularly checked in and confirmed driver times and locations. When bad weather forced a ferry cancellation, Marina seemingly effortlessly found alternative means of travel for us. Having a local expert on hand and so available to us was so helpful. I would happily recommend KimKim to anyone as a wonderful way to see this beautiful country!

Croatia - April 2022 · Croatia - Apr 9 - Apr 17, 2022

Traveler: david n. - Local specialist: Antonia Ljuština

We contacted Kimkim in the fall of 2019 based on a referral, and once Croatia was mentioned we were put in touch with Antonia Ljuština - what a find!! Not only did she ask all the right questions, she patiently worked back and forth as our 13 year old granddaughter did her research and expanded her wish list. From the planning, the venues, to the incredible guides and finally her extraordinary service, we couldn’t have been happier. She was there for any questions, 24/7, always ensuring we... read more

We contacted Kimkim in the fall of 2019 based on a referral, and once Croatia was mentioned we were put in touch with Antonia Ljuština - what a find!! Not only did she ask all the right questions, she patiently worked back and forth as our 13 year old granddaughter did her research and expanded her wish list. From the planning, the venues, to the incredible guides and finally her extraordinary service, we couldn’t have been happier. She was there for any questions, 24/7, always ensuring we were looked after regardless of the need. We are in our 70’s, have travelled extensively and have come to appreciate service that goes above and beyond. Our guides Ivana (Dubrovnik), Olga (our food guide in Split), another Ivana (Zadar), Grgo (Hvar), Ljerka (Pula) and finally saving the best for last, Josipa (Zagreb) - were all outstanding. Each place was unique with special memories of Hvar and the Truffle Hunt in Motovun. The seafood in these beautiful coastal venues was exquisite and Josipa’s recommendation for authentic Croatian cuisine in Zagreb was a perfect ending to a magical trip. Of the five grandchildren we have taken through Europe this adventure was the best organized, informative and memorable. Antonia created experiences we 3 will cherish forever.

Hotel Review

Hotel Adriatic

Rovinj

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Hotel Review

You could not pick a better location. In the centre of the harbour and within walking distance of great restaurants, shopping and mingling. If you are looking for the perfect mix of traditional and modern amenities this is the place. Outstanding service!

Location

In the middle of the harbour and the pedestrian walkways.
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They met our every need with a smile.
Authenticity & Character

The rooms are beautifully designed with every creature comfort with the added bonus of an incredible view.
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Antonia Ljuština, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Ann & Dave,
thank you so much for the wonderful review! I'm glad you were finally able to make the trip after the needed postponement, and you had a great time!
Looking forward to seeing you in Croatia when you return.
Best,
Antonia

Great worry free family trip in Croatia for 2 weeks. · Croatia - Mar 21 - Apr 2, 2022

Traveler: Steve L. - Local specialist: Antonia Ljuština

I had specific needs when I reached out to Antonia about family trip to Croatia. We're are family of 5 including 3 children (12, 8, 4) traveling from West Coast with no direct flight during Covid and was not so sure if our youngest one would enjoy or keep up with our itinerary. Since we arrived in Zagreb airport, everything was taken care of for us and I didn't have to worry about anything including transfer to 6 different lodgings, restaurant recommendation, guide arrangements, and even... read more

I had specific needs when I reached out to Antonia about family trip to Croatia. We're are family of 5 including 3 children (12, 8, 4) traveling from West Coast with no direct flight during Covid and was not so sure if our youngest one would enjoy or keep up with our itinerary. Since we arrived in Zagreb airport, everything was taken care of for us and I didn't have to worry about anything including transfer to 6 different lodgings, restaurant recommendation, guide arrangements, and even Covid testing for traveling back to US. Antonia was always reachable for any questions and we were briefed every night for next day's itinerary. Croatia is a truly beautiful country with welcoming locals everywhere we went. Also none of my children complained about food, itinerary, which is not so common on our family trips. I would highly recommend a trip to Croatia to experience the culture, nature and deep history. Make sure to reach out to Antonia, she will take care of everything.

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Antonia Ljuština, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Steve,
thank you so much for the wonderful review! I am so happy to hear both you and your kids had a great time and the trip pace was just right for all of your family members. Looking forward to hosting you in Croatia in the future!
Best regards from Zagreb,
Antonia

October Trip to Croatia · Croatia - Oct 17 - Oct 24, 2021

Traveler: Jill O. - Local specialist: Daniela Pinčević

My husband, son and I visited Croatia this past October. The trip was planned by Robi and he was amazing every step of the way. During the planning process, he was extremely prompt in his responsiveness to my questions. I get overwhelmed when trying to plan a big trip with multiple stops along the way. So I let Robi take the reigns and plan our trip for us- And I'm so happy I did! I told him we wanted a trip with activity and also some relax time as well. He planned a perfect mix of... read more

My husband, son and I visited Croatia this past October. The trip was planned by Robi and he was amazing every step of the way. During the planning process, he was extremely prompt in his responsiveness to my questions. I get overwhelmed when trying to plan a big trip with multiple stops along the way. So I let Robi take the reigns and plan our trip for us- And I'm so happy I did! I told him we wanted a trip with activity and also some relax time as well. He planned a perfect mix of activity, nature, history and many amazing experiences. We started in Split, then Ston and then Dubrovnik. We hiked, biked, walked and had amazing adventures all along the way. A few highlights were touring the Diocletians Palace in Split, hiking Krka, oyster farm in Ston, climbing the wall in Ston, biking around the island of Mljet and enjoying a homemade meal on the water, wine tasting at Milos Winery- lets just say, I ordered a few cases :). Dubrovnik was our last stop and so beautiful, well, every place was beautiful. We toured the inside walls of Dubrovnik and enjoyed the amazing views. Robi was with us on every adventure, driving us and giving us the history of each place we visited. He was always available by text/Whatsapp, and very flexible with the planning and any changes we needed along the way. This trip was so fun, easy and beautiful, all thanks to Robi!

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Daniela Pinčević, local specialist, responded to this review:

Dear Jill,

thank you very much for your feedback and nice words.

We are very happy to hear you had a nice time in Croatia and that we were able to contribute to your experience.

Thank you for visiting, it was a pleasure to host you and your family. I hope you took some fond memories from Croatia.

Hopefully, our paths will cross again in the future.

Kind regards

ACDC team (Daniela, Robi and Bruno)

Let kimkim craft your ideal trip: kimkim rules! · Croatia - Oct 1 - Oct 15, 2021

Traveler: Diana O. - Local specialist: Sarah Cosic

We couldn’t be happier with our kimkim experience. Im not easily impressed and I don’t write gushing reviews often, but this one had to be written. We would use kimkim again for any kind of trip in a heartbeat! Our maiden two-week trip through Croatia for our 25th anniversary was exactly what we imagined and was curated perfectly by the local travel team arranged through kimkim. Our local contact Sarah was so responsive and easy to work with throughout the experience from the planning phase,... read more

We couldn’t be happier with our kimkim experience. Im not easily impressed and I don’t write gushing reviews often, but this one had to be written. We would use kimkim again for any kind of trip in a heartbeat! Our maiden two-week trip through Croatia for our 25th anniversary was exactly what we imagined and was curated perfectly by the local travel team arranged through kimkim. Our local contact Sarah was so responsive and easy to work with throughout the experience from the planning phase, and throughout the trip if needed. The process was seamless from beginning to end. I didn’t lift a finger or waste time on research. (Except a few special restaurants that they helped us get reservations with) We simply told them our budget and what we had in mind and they crafted a beautiful trip with fantastic local guides, friendly drivers, fabulous hotels, and special experiences both on and off the beaten path that matched our interests. The trip had just the right balance of everything that we were looking for. We are experienced travelers who have tried many kinds of travel from doing it ourselves to luxury tour companies and kimkim beats everything we’ve tried! We’d give kimkim six stars if we could! Can’t wait to plan our next trip with kimkim.

Don’t even hesitate.

Our Perfect Split and Dubrovnik Vacation · Croatia - Oct 12 - Oct 19, 2021

Traveler: Phil R. - Local specialist: Antonia Ljuština

Antonia's attention to detail in planning our Croatian experience far exceeded our expectations. She was able to make adjustments to our itinerary on numerous occasions as circumstances changed. Antonia was always available and answered our questions and made recommendations almost immediately. Accommodations in both Split and Dubrovnik were excellent both in comfort and location. On short notice Antonia planned a birthday surprise at our first dinner in Split which will be one of our... read more

Antonia's attention to detail in planning our Croatian experience far exceeded our expectations. She was able to make adjustments to our itinerary on numerous occasions as circumstances changed. Antonia was always available and answered our questions and made recommendations almost immediately. Accommodations in both Split and Dubrovnik were excellent both in comfort and location. On short notice Antonia planned a birthday surprise at our first dinner in Split which will be one of our favorite memories. The shared cooking experience at Kameni Dvori was an excellent blend of cultural heritage and regional cuisine, and ranks high on our list of favorites. We also thoroughly enjoyed the two personal walking tours. Each guide (Ivana #1, Split & Ivana #2, Dubrovnik) was entertaining, informative and personable. Two memorable venues from Split include Diocletian's Palace and Krka National Park. Thanks to Antonia, our Croatian vacation was perfect. We can't think of anything we would have changed.

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Antonia Ljuština, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Phil,
Thank you for the wonderful review! It was my pleasure creating this trip for your family. I am glad you had such wonderful time with our guides, and I will be sure to forward them your kind words.
I hope to see you again soon in Croatia!
Best regards,
Antonia

Antonia was fantastic. From beginning to end ... · Croatia - Oct 10 - Oct 17, 2021

Traveler: Wyatt J. - Local specialist: Antonia Ljuština

Antonia was fantastic. From beginning to end , planning and throughout the visit she was responsive and helpful and patient with any concerns or changes. She went beyond to ensure we enjoyed the vacation and Croatia. We had excellent private guide and drivers who were flexible enough to adapt to our change requests.
Unabashedly a wonder experience; I couldn’t recommend Antonia enough.

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Antonia Ljuština, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Wyatt,
Thank you so much for taking the time to write your feedback. I am happy to hear the trip was a success, and thank you for recommending me as a local specialist! There is so much more to discover in Croatia, and I hope to see you soon on another adventure.
Best,
Antonia

I travelled through Croatia on a trip with my daughter · Croatia - Oct 8 - Oct 16, 2021

Traveler: Jack L. - Local specialist: Anna-Maria Frid

I travelled through Croatia on a trip with my daughter that included many tours and excursions all arranged by Anna-Maria (AM). This was the first time I travelled with the assistance of a tour consultant. I am accustomed to making my own arrangements and I always travel 5 star/First class. I cannot express enough how seamless the entire trip was thanks to AM. Every tour guide and driver were of the highest standard along with all of the side trips that AM worked tirelessly to arrange... read more

I travelled through Croatia on a trip with my daughter that included many tours and excursions all arranged by Anna-Maria (AM). This was the first time I travelled with the assistance of a tour consultant. I am accustomed to making my own arrangements and I always travel 5 star/First class. I cannot express enough how seamless the entire trip was thanks to AM. Every tour guide and driver were of the highest standard along with all of the side trips that AM worked tirelessly to arrange perfectly. She has the best ideas and is very flexible to contour the trip to the interests of her clients. She is also very patient and takes the time to understand exactly her clients, and therefore, what to suggest and how to tailor the perfect adventure based on their desires. I ran into several snags of my own doing during the trip and AM responded immediately and pivoted to bring about the ideal outcome. I actually virtually over-hauled the entire trip at one point and she rearranged everything so quickly that you would think she anticipated it. If you ever travel to Croatia and don't use AM, you will be doing yourself a disservice. She is a pleasure to work WITH (she never pushes ANYTHING on you) and the utmost professional. I don't recall how I found her but I am very thankful that I did. AM-you are the best.

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Anna-Maria Frid, local specialist, responded to this review:

Dear Jack,
thank you very much for taking the time to write this incredible review. And thank you for your kind words. It was a pleasure working on this itinerary with you and because you were very clear about how you wanted your trip to look like! I hope that we will get the chance to welcome you to Croatia once again soon!

Kind regards,
Anna-Maria

Robi is Awesome! · Croatia - Oct 2 - Oct 10, 2021

Traveler: Bethany L. - Local specialist: Robert Pinčević

Robi was an incredible guide from start to finish. He helped manage multiple trips with multiple groups of people, suggested the best activities based on our interests, and was so kind and considerate throughout the trip. Even though we were travelling off-season, he worked with wineries and restaurants to open experiences just for us. One of my favorite meals was going to a local family's house for a traditional lunch. The food was incredible (the best chicken I've ever had) and our hosts... read more

Robi was an incredible guide from start to finish. He helped manage multiple trips with multiple groups of people, suggested the best activities based on our interests, and was so kind and considerate throughout the trip. Even though we were travelling off-season, he worked with wineries and restaurants to open experiences just for us. One of my favorite meals was going to a local family's house for a traditional lunch. The food was incredible (the best chicken I've ever had) and our hosts were so welcoming- I'll never forget it!

Every place he took us was so special, and already on Day 2 he was pointing out things based on what we liked & needed- it felt like he had known us for years.

On top of planning and executing the perfect itinerary, Robi has the best personality and attitude. He's very funny and knowledgeable, and it's clear he loves his country and his clients. It was such a pleasure working with him. Would recommend him for anyone!

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Robert Pinčević, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Bethany,
thank you SO MUCH for your heartwarming words. I am glad you recognized my honesty and willingness to help.
No words are needed, but only big THANK YOU.
Best
Robi

Croatia Oct. 2021 · Croatia - Oct 2 - Oct 10, 2021

Traveler: Kristin L. - Local specialist: Robert Pinčević

Our trip to Croatia was AMAZING! Robi our guide was so knowledgeable and helped us to experience places that we would have never known existed without him. I have never had a guide before, now I don't want to ever travel without one! It is a stress free way to travel. Thank you Robi for making our trip so memorable and fun!

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Robert Pinčević, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Kris,
so nice to hear from you, and thank you very much for your feedback.
I am happy to hear you liked having a guide and that I helped you experience Croatia!
It was great hosting you here, hope you took lots of nice memories!
Many regards from Croatia
Best
Robi

I can't say enough great things about Robi an... · Croatia - Oct 2 - Oct 10, 2021

Traveler: Robin M. - Local specialist: Robert Pinčević

I can't say enough great things about Robi and the experience/memories he provided during our "girls' trip" to Croatia! My niece handled the pre-trip planning directly with Robi and we never worried about anything from the time he picked us up at the airport until when he returned us a week later:). Robi is so personable, knowledgeable and flexible and he definitely went above and beyond to add/modify our trip based on interests, weather and opportunities. I know we experienced Croatia so... read more

I can't say enough great things about Robi and the experience/memories he provided during our "girls' trip" to Croatia! My niece handled the pre-trip planning directly with Robi and we never worried about anything from the time he picked us up at the airport until when he returned us a week later:). Robi is so personable, knowledgeable and flexible and he definitely went above and beyond to add/modify our trip based on interests, weather and opportunities. I know we experienced Croatia so wonderfully ONLY because he was our guide. The only downside is that he spoiled us and now I feel like it will be hard to travel anywhere without a guide! :) Thank you to kimkim and to Robi for the trip of a lifetime!

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Robert Pinčević, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Robin,

so nice to hear from you. Thank you very much for your kind words, much appreciated!!
I am very happy to hear I was able to contribute to your overall experience!

Hope our paths will cross again in the future.

Wishing you all the best.
Many regards from Croatia

Robi

Amazing experience ! · Croatia - Oct 1 - Oct 15, 2021

Traveler: Tessa G. - Local specialist: Robert Pinčević

Robi helped plan our 15 day honeymoon in Croatia. He really is the package deal. His great personality, genuine nature, and knowledge of the area is more than we could have asked for during our trip. We really enjoyed every day in Croatia for many different reasons. Robi made everything a breeze from car rentals, planned day trips, tours, and having the security that he is only one phone call away if anything popped up during our trip. If you are looking for a great experience and wonderful person Robi is your guy! You won't be disappointed. He really made our experience special.

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Robert Pinčević, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Tessa,

so nice to hear from you! Thank you very much for your kind words and review!
I am glad I was able to contribute to your overall experience!
It was a pleasure to meeting you both!
Sending many regards from Croatia!
Best
Robi

Best trip ever! · Croatia - Aug 20 - Aug 31, 2021

Traveler: Paul B. - Local specialist: Antonia Ljuština

WOW,my fiancée and I just had the best vacation ever. This was the first time I used a travel planner and I’ll never do it another way. We recently were introduced to Antonia through Kimkim for a 12 day vacation in Croatia . What a great experience!
The process was seamless. We shared with her details about length of stay, types of properties and what our interests were and Antonia nailed it. After messaging and several phone calls she put together a travel plan that felt just right. ... read more

WOW,my fiancée and I just had the best vacation ever. This was the first time I used a travel planner and I’ll never do it another way. We recently were introduced to Antonia through Kimkim for a 12 day vacation in Croatia . What a great experience!
The process was seamless. We shared with her details about length of stay, types of properties and what our interests were and Antonia nailed it. After messaging and several phone calls she put together a travel plan that felt just right.
We flew into Dubrovnik, stayed there one night, the bed in our room was covered with rose petals and there was a lovely bottle of wine provided by Antonia. Nice touch. From there we ate oysters in Mali Stone, then went to Split. From Split to Hvar, then to Korcula and back to Dubrovnik. Each location was fabulous and wine tatings everywhere. Our accommodations were perfect, the guides and drivers were top notch and they spoke very highly of her. All the excursions , wine tastings, boat trips, restaurant suggestions were on point. We had a personal concierge and planner that was available 24/7. I don’t know when this woman sleeps. I highly recommend her!
This is the only way to travel!

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Antonia Ljuština, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Paul,
Thank you so much for the feedback about your trip with us! It was a joy hosting you and your fiancée in Croatia. I am glad to hear you have such wonderful memories from your journey. I look forward to seeing you soon back in our country!
Best regards from Zagreb,
Antonia

Marianna

Sarah and the KimKim team were great. Very organized ... · Croatia - Sep 22 - Oct 1, 2021

Traveler: Marianna S. - Local specialist: Sarah Cosic

Sarah and KimKim were great. Very organized, knowledgeable and highly respnsive. Sarah in partiuclar was a pleasure to deal with as I had a couple of last minute change requests. She was very accomodating and just a pleasure to deal with.

Antonia is a wonderful agent who helped make our trip incredible! · Croatia - Sep 12 - Oct 8, 2021

Traveler: Michele B. - Local specialist: Antonia Ljuština

We recently used Antonia to plan a trip to Croatia and Slovenia and she planned a wonderful 27-day vacation for us.

We had looked into planning a trip ourselves and the logistics were a bit overwhelming, including the complications driven by COVID 19. We were put in touch with Antonia through KimKim; in hindsight, what a blessing that was!

Antonia made some suggestions (such as a hot air balloon flight) that we incorporated with our specific interests. After some messaging that got us... read more

We recently used Antonia to plan a trip to Croatia and Slovenia and she planned a wonderful 27-day vacation for us.

We had looked into planning a trip ourselves and the logistics were a bit overwhelming, including the complications driven by COVID 19. We were put in touch with Antonia through KimKim; in hindsight, what a blessing that was!

Antonia made some suggestions (such as a hot air balloon flight) that we incorporated with our specific interests. After some messaging that got us close, we had a phone call with her to iron out details. Our final plan met all of our objectives. Admittedly, sending a fairly large sum to someone we’ve never met had us a bit concerned, but there was no problem. We're confident that if something would have arisen Antonia would have done her very best to make things right.

We met Antonia when we arrived in Zagreb where she provided more details along with a welcome package. Using the Trip Plans app and WhatsApp, we had daily communication with Antonia. We could count on contact every night around 7pm, in addition to followup on any questions we had during the day. When she said she's available 24/7, she means it!

Our accommodations were centrally located and in interesting, boutique hotels. All of our guides were excellent, and experiences such as wine/food tastings and hikes all offered something extra we would have likely not come up with on our own. No detail was overlooked.

Antonia’s followup continued until we were safely home. Her local knowledge, professionalism and attention to detail are why I would wholeheartedly recommend her services for anyone considering a visit to Croatia or surrounding areas.

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Antonia Ljuština, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Michele,
I am so happy to hear you had a great time on your 27-day trip through Croatia and the neighboring countries! Thank you very much for your review. I hope to see you again on another travel adventure!
Sending my regards from Zagreb,
Antonia

Ana

Absolutely Amazing and so worth it! · Croatia - Sep 18 - Sep 26, 2021

Traveler: Ana C. - Local specialist: Antonia Ljuština

I don't think I can find all the right words to describe hoy Amazing everything was!!!! Not only that Croatia is such a beautiful place, a definite hidden gem, but what made our trip even better was Antonia's OUTSTANDING service. She was available 24/7 since the beginning. Always kind, patient and reliable. He helped us create our personalized and private adventure, always listening to what we wanted to change and giving a great and knowledgeable advise.
We were always met by very nice... read more

I don't think I can find all the right words to describe hoy Amazing everything was!!!! Not only that Croatia is such a beautiful place, a definite hidden gem, but what made our trip even better was Antonia's OUTSTANDING service. She was available 24/7 since the beginning. Always kind, patient and reliable. He helped us create our personalized and private adventure, always listening to what we wanted to change and giving a great and knowledgeable advise.
We were always met by very nice drivers who made us feel like at home, and most important, very safe! Transfers and local transportation were impeccable. Always on time!
Our hotels were incredible! Location, Location, Location! Best hotels in the heart of the action! Spacious rooms, nice beds and bathrooms, healthy breakfast, and the most amazing views either from a window or a balcony!
Our local tour guides were more than that. They felt like family since we met them! Warm and friendly and very knowledgeable. They knew exactly what we wanted to hear and learn and went far and beyond expectations.
Upon arrival, we had the opportunity to meet Antonia. She was waiting for us at the hotel and was waiting for us with a nice bag of thoughtful "goodies". ( ponchos for the rain, masks, hand sanitizer and yummy chocolates for my son and for my husband and myself!) She went through the itinerary to make sure everything was clear and even gave us a nice printed copy of it. Very professional!
Kristina was our guide in Zagreb. We had only one day to explore and learn about the city. She was very good and gave us a nice walking tour, pointing out the main buildings and giving the best advise on where to eat and what to do.
On our way to Plitvice we stopped at the Homeland War Museum and learned a lot about the history of the country. Very interesting and impressive.
Plitvice was breathtaking! Marijana, our tour guide was wonderful! We spent the whole day with her and felt like part of our family. Great conversation, lots of history and very good with our son! Definitely a must if needing a guide in the park!
On our way to Split we followed Antonia's recommendation of going to Sibenik and the Falconry Center, both very special places.
Our next stop was Split and it was amazing! Our tour guide Ivana was an "explosion" of knowledge and culture. What a wonderful person to be with!
The hotel Murum in the middle of the Palace was quite an experience, sure to be remembered!
The surprises kept getting better and better! Next stop.... Hvar. Another absolutely gorgeous destination. Hotel Adriana's view from our room was to die for!
Our guide Grgo was incredible! He became very close to us during our time together that we even got to meet his dad and his wife and son. We had the opportunity to see and feel the "real" Hvar life by going to his own winery and olive oil factory. We shared a very yummy dinner and he was great with our son. (Thank you for your kindness)
The private speed boat tour in Hvar was the highlight of the trip for our son. Nicola, our captain let our son "drive" the boat and his face was priceless! The cave were amazing and the whole tour was just perfect. To end a great day, we had a very tasty late lunch at Palmizana restaurant.
Continuing with our trip, we took the Ferry to Korcula where we visited a honey production company and enjoyed a traditional pasta dinner followed by an impressive Moresca dance.
Our last stop was Dubrovnik .... what a place!!!!!!
Our guide Ivana gave us a very interesting lesson on history, culture and archeology. It would have not been the same without her knowledge and charisma.
Last but not least, we were able to fit a spectacular photo shoot with Dubo (Dubravko Lenert
He spent more than 1 hour with us and the pictures are the perfect "cherry on top of the cake) for this once in a lifetime trip!
Thank you Antonia for al your help, for your dedication and professionalism. No doubt that this has been one of the most enjoyable and wonderful trips we have done. You have set the bar really high for your colleagues in the industry!

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Antonia Ljuština, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Ana, thank you so much for taking the time to write your review! It was a joy making this trip for you and your family, and I am glad you have such great memories from your trip.
Hope to see you again soon in Croatia!
Antonia

Kristen

I cannot say enough good things about Anna or... · Croatia - Sep 15 - Sep 28, 2021

Traveler: Kristen G. - Local specialist: Anna-Maria Frid

I cannot say enough good things about Anna or this Croatia trip that she and I planned together! I just completed a 2-week solo trip and actually started crying when my plane left Split, because I just didn't want to leave.

Some of the things that made this vacation so memorable were the little things I usually have to worry about all by myself when I do solo trips. I am famous for getting lost, boarding the wrong train or bus, getting meeting places wrong, etc., but this time it was a... read more

I cannot say enough good things about Anna or this Croatia trip that she and I planned together! I just completed a 2-week solo trip and actually started crying when my plane left Split, because I just didn't want to leave.

Some of the things that made this vacation so memorable were the little things I usually have to worry about all by myself when I do solo trips. I am famous for getting lost, boarding the wrong train or bus, getting meeting places wrong, etc., but this time it was a breeze! When you're in a new country it usually takes you a few days to get a feel for how things work, but Anna even went so far as to send me pictures of what my buses would look like, checked in with me just about daily to make sure I wasn't having any issues, and somehow also managed to make many last-minute substitutes for excursions when the ones we'd booked months in advance canceled due to Covid or other issues. She is truly a miracle worker!

Our trip (and I call it "our" because I feel like she was there with me the entire time) was a labor or love since I'd first reached out to her nearly 8 months ago, and she put incredible thoughtfulness and detail into everything, even down to knowing when I'd need a quiet day to just relax and catch up on sleep or put my feet up - I really did request a whirlwind of a trip!

This is the second time I've used kimkim for international travel, and I plan to stick with them for future trips as well. It's so easy when you give them a timeframe, a budget, and some general ideas of what you'd like to see and do. In fact, on this trip there was so much more I was able to include that it felt like I got a bonus week of sightseeing for my investment.

If I could give Anna ten stars, I would! I rarely visit the same country twice, but for Croatia, I definitely plan on making an exception.

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Anna-Maria Frid, local specialist, responded to this review:

Dear Kristen,
thank you! Your kind words made me cry!
It was a real treat working together with you in creating this trip for you and it was my pleasure traveling with you! I am sure our paths will cross eventually once again.

Until then, stay safe!

Antonia was the absolute best! · Croatia - Sep 25 - Oct 2, 2021

Traveler: Erin L. - Local specialist: Antonia Ljuština

Antonia was the absolute best! We were blown away by the service we received from Kimkim, she went above and beyond to make sure everything was smooth and perfect for our trip. All the excursions and transportation were perfect and easy to follow. We never felt lost or confused, we even talked about how this was the first time going to Europe that we didn't feel stressed about how to get somewhere or what to do. Even when we accidentally left our passports at the previous hotel, Antonia handled everything and made sure they were found ASAP. The trip was perfect. Thank you so much!

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Antonia Ljuština, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Erin,
thank you so much for the review! I am so glad you found the itinerary helpful, and you had a wonderful time in Croatia. I am also happy to have helped you resolve the issue with your passports. I hope we meet again on another travel adventure!
Antonia

10-Day Croatian Dream Honeymoon · Croatia - Sep 17 - Sep 26, 2021

Traveler: Jane K. - Local specialist: Antonia Ljuština

Antonia was truly our honeymoon fairy godmother and made all our dreams become reality. She was consistently thorough, patient, friendly, and knowledgeable. We felt so well cared for during the planning process (including Covid and weather concerns), every day during our trip, and all the way until we arrived back home. The itinerary was a fantastic glimpse of all the beauty, culture, food, coffee, and adventures Croatia has to offer. We had a great time touring the Plitvice Lakes with... read more

Antonia was truly our honeymoon fairy godmother and made all our dreams become reality. She was consistently thorough, patient, friendly, and knowledgeable. We felt so well cared for during the planning process (including Covid and weather concerns), every day during our trip, and all the way until we arrived back home. The itinerary was a fantastic glimpse of all the beauty, culture, food, coffee, and adventures Croatia has to offer. We had a great time touring the Plitvice Lakes with Petra, learning about life in Hvar with Grgo, and sunset kayaking around Lokrum Island with Denis, among so many other wonderful memories. With the amount of detailed, personalized assistance provided, it was amazing to learn that we were among seven trips that Antonia was running simultaneously. We were so grateful to have this stress and worry-free experience, and for burek.

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Antonia Ljuština, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Jane,
the photos are amazing, thank you so much for sharing them! I am so happy you had a wonderful time on your honeymoon, and thak you for your kind words. I will make sure to pass it on to Petra, Grgo and Denis.
Sending you all the best wishes from Croatia and I certainly hope to see you again!
Antonia

Croatia · Croatia - Sep 15 - Sep 21, 2021

Traveler: Margaret K. - Local specialist: Robert Pinčević

Robi was a GREAT guide! Very informative, helpful and available for our trip before and during. We could not have experienced all Croatia has to offer without him!

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Robert Pinčević, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Margaret,

thank you very much for your kind words, much appreciated!

I am happy to hear I was able to contribute to your overall experience in Croatia and glad to hear you had a good time!

Many regards to all from Croatia!

Best
Robi

6 days of adventure, natural beauty and relaxation on the Dalmatian Coast! · Croatia - Sep 18 - Sep 23, 2021

Traveler: Joshua H. - Local specialist: Robert Pinčević

Robi and his team were outstanding throughout the entire process. We spent beautiful days on the Dalmatian coast moving from Split to Dubrovnik, with a new stop each day.

From the planning phase, Robi helped us understand how to pace the trip, what activities to plan for each stop, and most importantly what to book vs. wait for in order to ensure the weather would cooperate. We were able to spend a day touring the islands, visiting the blue cave, paddleboarding, and swimming in the... read more

Robi and his team were outstanding throughout the entire process. We spent beautiful days on the Dalmatian coast moving from Split to Dubrovnik, with a new stop each day.

From the planning phase, Robi helped us understand how to pace the trip, what activities to plan for each stop, and most importantly what to book vs. wait for in order to ensure the weather would cooperate. We were able to spend a day touring the islands, visiting the blue cave, paddleboarding, and swimming in the gorgeous, clear waters of the Adriatic. On another day we had the pleasure of E-biking through vineyards, visiting wineries, and hiking the massive walls of Ston. Every location was beautiful and the food was superb.

Near our last day of the trip we had an unexpected Covid scare due to a fall positive with an Antigen test (strongly recommend using a PCR) which put a damper on the day, but Robi helped us to get to a clinic to take a PCR test as well as ensured the whole day wouldn't be ruined by showing us beautiful vistas along the drive. Fortunately the test was negative and we were able to complete our trip on a positive note.

Throughout the entire process Robi and his team ensured the transfers were seamless, contacting each hotel personally, to ensure they were ready for us regardless of when we arrived and to ensure we weren't carrying our luggage through the pedestrian streets.

Robi shared with us his knowledge of the countries history, less known but incredibly beautiful spots to see, and some delicious local cuisine.

If you are traveling to Croatia, I would highly recommend connecting with Robi and his team to ensure the best experience possible!

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Robert Pinčević, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Joshua,

thank you very much for your kind words.
I am happy to hear you liked Croatia and everything went smoothly on the trip.
It was a pleasure meeting you and showing you around. Thank you for being so nice and responsive.
Hope you took nice memories with you!

Sending many regards from Croatia!

Best

Robi

Beverly

Croatia with Robi was FABULOUS!!! · Croatia - Sep 15 - Sep 21, 2021

Traveler: Beverly K. - Local specialist: Robert Pinčević

We had Robi from KimKim plan our week in Croatia.

He reserved our car, hotels, guides and itinerary.

Our itinerary was perfectly custom-designed. Everything went smoothly and wasn’t s immensely enjoyable. The itinerary took us to Trogir, Split, Ston, Korcula, and Dubrovnik. We chose 4* hotels & they were very very nice and in perfect locations. The guides were extremely knowledgeable! We had Pero in Split. He was interesting and personable! Robi took us on an unexpected side trip to... read more

We had Robi from KimKim plan our week in Croatia.

He reserved our car, hotels, guides and itinerary.

Our itinerary was perfectly custom-designed. Everything went smoothly and wasn’t s immensely enjoyable. The itinerary took us to Trogir, Split, Ston, Korcula, and Dubrovnik. We chose 4* hotels & they were very very nice and in perfect locations. The guides were extremely knowledgeable! We had Pero in Split. He was interesting and personable! Robi took us on an unexpected side trip to the lovely arboretum gardens outside Dubrovnik & an all afternoon boat ride all around Dubrovnik, including a swim in a “blue cave” and a private island visit with the most incredible grilled squid prepared specially for us. He even ended our boat ride with a serenade! He has an incredible voice! He was always quick to respond to any request. What a great trip and it was very last minute. Robi managed to prepare our trip; reservations, etc. with less than a week’s notice!!! Amazing!!!

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Robert Pinčević, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Beverly and the team!

Hope you are all well and that you came home safe and sound!
Thank you very much for your feedback, I appreciate your kind words! Glad to hear you liked the trip and singing as well! :)

Hope Croatia will stay in your good memory.

Sending many regards to the whole family from Croatia!

Thank you

Best

Robi

Robi did a fantastic job of scheduling our tr... · Croatia - Aug 28 - Sep 6, 2021

Traveler: JOHN S. - Local specialist: Robert Pinčević

Robi did a fantastic job of scheduling our trip. He incorporated every detail that we wanted and would go back and forth with us when we had small changes to the trip. We even decided halfway in our trip to take a boat for day, and Robi took us around to several islands and took us to a local restaurant. He was great at showing us places that we would never have seen without him.

Robi, Mario and Pero all had immense knowledge of their country, and they were very knowledgeable both on the... read more

Robi did a fantastic job of scheduling our trip. He incorporated every detail that we wanted and would go back and forth with us when we had small changes to the trip. We even decided halfway in our trip to take a boat for day, and Robi took us around to several islands and took us to a local restaurant. He was great at showing us places that we would never have seen without him.

Robi, Mario and Pero all had immense knowledge of their country, and they were very knowledgeable both on the tours, and with their suggestions of where to visit in our free time.

I would highly recommend them and would travel with them again.

Thanks Robi

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Robert Pinčević, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi John,

thank you very much for your feedback!
I am very happy to hear you liked the trip, Croatia, and all the little places and our team!
It was a pleasure meeting you both and spending some time with you!

Sending many regards from Croatia!

Thank you!

Best

Robi

Robi and team were wonderful! They were very ... · Croatia - Aug 30 - Sep 7, 2021

Traveler: Arra A. - Local specialist: Robert Pinčević

Robi and team were wonderful! They were very knowledgeable, they made us feel safe, comfortable and they were always ready to help. They even made sure our hotel rooms were ready before we even got there. They were passionate about Croatia and were always available to assist whenever we needed them. They made our trip just fantastic and could not have asked for a better team to help us navigate Croatia for the first time. If I could hire them for every country I want to visit I would.

One thing to note is all the hotel accommodations they chose were just outstanding!!

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Robert Pinčević, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Arra,

thank you very much for your feedback and kind words.
It was a pleasure working with you, and likewise, we would like every traveler to be like you! :)

Many regards from Croatia

Best

Robi

judy

Fantastic visit to Croatia! · Croatia - Aug 29 - Sep 5, 2021

Traveler: judy s. - Local specialist: Antonia Ljuština

I cannot speak highly enough of our trip planned through kimkim and especially, Antonia Ljustina of Croatique. Antonia listened carefully to my interests and tailored a trip perfectly to combine our love of history, scenic outdoor adventures, biking, swimming, food, and wine. Each of the guides we had in Split, Plitvice Lakes, Hvar, and Dubrovnik knew the area intimately and was very proud to show and explain to us the sites, history, and culture. We had a fantastic day-long private boat... read more

I cannot speak highly enough of our trip planned through kimkim and especially, Antonia Ljustina of Croatique. Antonia listened carefully to my interests and tailored a trip perfectly to combine our love of history, scenic outdoor adventures, biking, swimming, food, and wine. Each of the guides we had in Split, Plitvice Lakes, Hvar, and Dubrovnik knew the area intimately and was very proud to show and explain to us the sites, history, and culture. We had a fantastic day-long private boat trip that will never be forgotten. Antonia took care of every detail - all transfers, beautiful boutique hotel reservations, and even recommended and made us dinner reservations. She was in regular communication with us about what each upcoming day held, and was also available anytime, in case we had a question or needed something. My husband and I have never felt so pampered as we did on this trip!!! It was an excellent introduction to Croatia and I cannot wait to return!

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Antonia Ljuština, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Judy,
thank you so much for your kind words, and for sharing these wonderful photos! It was a joy making this trip with you. I will make sure to forward your review to our guides as well.
I'm looking forward to seeing you when you get back to Croatia!
Antonia

Leif

Wow! · Croatia - Sep 5 - Sep 16, 2021

Traveler: Leif M. - Local specialist: Antonia Ljuština

Wow! Antonia was able to book us last minute hotels for a terrific 12 day trip to Croatia. With all the COVID craziness it was hard to make commitments ahead of time so we came to Europe and were traveling only to countries with lower COVID rates, but it wasn’t much of a vacation constantly researching and booking stuff last minute ourselves. Enter Antonia and KimKim. Antonia was able to book us a fantastic 12 day trip starting the day before we arrived in Zagreb. From the moment we flew in,... read more

Wow! Antonia was able to book us last minute hotels for a terrific 12 day trip to Croatia. With all the COVID craziness it was hard to make commitments ahead of time so we came to Europe and were traveling only to countries with lower COVID rates, but it wasn’t much of a vacation constantly researching and booking stuff last minute ourselves. Enter Antonia and KimKim. Antonia was able to book us a fantastic 12 day trip starting the day before we arrived in Zagreb. From the moment we flew in, and for each transfer afterwards, someone was waiting to take us to take us to our next stop where a lovely hotel was awaiting us. We went to Zagreb for two days, Plitivic lakes for two days, an afternoon in Zadar, two days in Split, two days in Hvar, a day in Kuculic and three days in Dubrovnik. Everything worked flawlessly. We saw and did so much, but it was so relaxing. What a spectacular country Croatia is! What a great trip planner Antonia is! Hvala vam!

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Antonia Ljuština, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Leif,
Hvala for your review! I am so glad we managed to make your last-minute arrangements a reality and that you had a great time on your trip. It was a pleasure creating it and I hope to see you back in our country soon!
All the best from Zagreb,
Antonia

Excellent experience for our family vacation in Croatia. · Croatia - Aug 28 - Sep 4, 2021

Traveler: Steven R. - Local specialist: Antonia Ljuština

Wanted some help planning a week in Croatia and KimKim quickly matched me to a local travel agent based in Zagreb.

Antonia did an intake to get the key information on our family snd our interests, budget etc. the communication before the trip was excellent amd things were adjusted as needed during the planning phase. We had a number of short calls to go over the details and eleventh thing was set in a couple of weeks. Antonia set up a number of really enjoyable small private tours for us... read more

Wanted some help planning a week in Croatia and KimKim quickly matched me to a local travel agent based in Zagreb.

Antonia did an intake to get the key information on our family snd our interests, budget etc. the communication before the trip was excellent amd things were adjusted as needed during the planning phase. We had a number of short calls to go over the details and eleventh thing was set in a couple of weeks. Antonia set up a number of really enjoyable small private tours for us that were great and picked the places and time to spend in each location. She really shined during the vacation being responsive to our every question and need from arranging COVID testing for our return to recommending local restaurants. It was the best level of service from
a travel agent I have ever received and would highly recommend her and her firm if you are planning on going to Croatia for your holiday/vacation.

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Antonia Ljuština, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Steven,
thank you for your kind words! I am happy to hear you and your family had a wonderful time on your trip, and it was my pleasure hosting you in our country.
If you decide to return to Croatia someday, I will be happy to plan your trip.
Sending my regards from Zagreb, and all the best to you and your family!
Antonia

All of guides were so interesting. Everyo... · Croatia - Aug 20 - Aug 31, 2021

Traveler: Lora K. - Local specialist: Antonia Ljuština

All of guides were so interesting. Everyone were so unique . The tour was amazing.

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Antonia Ljuština, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Lora,
thank you for your review! I am happy you had such a wonderful time in Croatia, and I will make sure to let our guides know about your feedback. Looking forward to hosting you again in the future.
Best,
Antonia

Every one of our guides were punctual, person... · Croatia - Aug 23 - Aug 29, 2021

Traveler: Sue C. - Local specialist: Antonia Ljuština

Every one of our guides were punctual, personable, full of interesting information and professional. Antonia was unbelievably efficient and helpful. She made everything happen perfectly and picked wonderful activities.

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Antonia Ljuština, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Sue,
thank you so much for the wonderful review, and for placing your trust in me to create your family trip. Looking forward to seeing you in Croatia in the future!
Best regards,
Antonia

2-week 16-people vacation on Dalmatian Coast · Croatia - Aug 1 - Aug 14, 2021

Traveler: Yevgenia Z. - Local specialist: Sarah Cosic

Sarah and her company have been phenomenal at organizing our trip. We had a lot of complicated requirements - there were 4 active families with kids of various ages, and some people arriving and leaving at different times. All private excursions were great, well organized and ran smoothly.
Sarah was available day and night to answer all our questions and helped re-organize things when our plans changed. For example, when 2 families decided not to rent cars, she organized private transfers at... read more

Sarah and her company have been phenomenal at organizing our trip. We had a lot of complicated requirements - there were 4 active families with kids of various ages, and some people arriving and leaving at different times. All private excursions were great, well organized and ran smoothly.
Sarah was available day and night to answer all our questions and helped re-organize things when our plans changed. For example, when 2 families decided not to rent cars, she organized private transfers at very reasonable prices at the last minute.
And not forget all the restaurant recommendations and bookings she did for us! She got us into great places despite the peak season full restaurants, especially in Hvar.
Coming from New York City, we are used to high quality customer service, but I would call Sarah’s agency a true “white glove” service for people who want to experience authentic Croatia and not worry about logistics.

Our weeklong trip to Croatia · Croatia - Aug 16 - Aug 22, 2021

Traveler: Lori C. - Local specialist: Anna-Maria Frid

Anna-Maria helped us plan a week-long trip to Croatia where we visited Dubrovnik, Split, and Hvar. The itinerary she put together for us was well adapted to our group and preferences and planning along side her was easy. She was always responsive and provided us with as much information as we needed both before and during our trip. Anna-Maria made it easy for us to travel from one city to another by booking our ferry/rides and providing specific details so that it was super simple for us to... read more

Anna-Maria helped us plan a week-long trip to Croatia where we visited Dubrovnik, Split, and Hvar. The itinerary she put together for us was well adapted to our group and preferences and planning along side her was easy. She was always responsive and provided us with as much information as we needed both before and during our trip. Anna-Maria made it easy for us to travel from one city to another by booking our ferry/rides and providing specific details so that it was super simple for us to get from one place to another. She helped us sort out minor road-blocks along the way so that we always felt as though there was someone there supporting us while we traveled. As far as the bookings: all of our accommodations were excellent and we were well taken care of at the various destinations we visited. Our excursions included a guided bike tour, speedboat tour, a trip to Krka National Park, and oyster tasting. Each one was excellent, but we really enjoyed the guided bike tour in Hvar which gave us a glimpse of a different side of Croatia. Overall, the entire trip went seamlessly thanks to Anna-Maria's planning and attention to detail. Within just a few days, we saw, did, and ate so much more than we probably would have on our own!

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Anna-Maria Frid, local specialist, responded to this review:

Dear Lori,
thank you very much for sharing your experience with other travelers! I'm glad you enjoyed your time here. Hopefully, you can return soon to see the other parts of this diverse country!

Kind regards,
Anna-Maria

William

10 wonderful days in Croatia · Croatia - Aug 9 - Aug 19, 2021

Traveler: William R. - Local specialist: Sarah Cosic

Sarah was beyond superlative and arranged for an absolutely fabulous 10 days for me, my wife and our daughter. She was always available to be sure everything ran smoothly. Here recommended accomondations in Split, Korcula and Dubrovnik were wonderful and transport between locations was easy and efficient. We also had great guides, Tanya in Dubrovnik and Jelenna in Split and Rachel in Korcula. Likewise drivers Evo to Krka and Balfour to Mostar was warm, experience and very nice to be... read more

Sarah was beyond superlative and arranged for an absolutely fabulous 10 days for me, my wife and our daughter. She was always available to be sure everything ran smoothly. Here recommended accomondations in Split, Korcula and Dubrovnik were wonderful and transport between locations was easy and efficient. We also had great guides, Tanya in Dubrovnik and Jelenna in Split and Rachel in Korcula. Likewise drivers Evo to Krka and Balfour to Mostar was warm, experience and very nice to be with.

Those hotels we all great locations and highly comfortable including Hotel Cornaro, Hotel Korsal, Villa King and even the last night’s accommodation close to the airport was very enjoyable, Hotel Stacija.

I highly recommend visiting all these places. Each had its own special attraction.

Again, Rachel was terrific help and made our trip superb.

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Fantastic place to stay. Wonderful location with an easy walk to the old city. Spectacular view of the old city from the luxurious patios. The accommodation dating were very comfortable and stylish.

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A fabulous visit to a really beautiful country. · Croatia - Aug 7 - Aug 17, 2021

Traveler: Nicola H. - Local specialist: Antonia Ljuština

We are so grateful that Antonia managed to organise an amazing trip in only four days, allowing my husband and I to meet in Croatia having been separated due to Covid-19 on different continents.

Antonia took great care of us with meticulous attention to detail such that everything was very well organised and ran smoothly. This included a daily itinerary update sent on WhatsApp and being continually available for any questions we might have.

The accommodation was universally lovely, and we... read more

We are so grateful that Antonia managed to organise an amazing trip in only four days, allowing my husband and I to meet in Croatia having been separated due to Covid-19 on different continents.

Antonia took great care of us with meticulous attention to detail such that everything was very well organised and ran smoothly. This included a daily itinerary update sent on WhatsApp and being continually available for any questions we might have.

The accommodation was universally lovely, and we appreciated the variety we experienced. We had five tours within the trips, and it was a real delight to talk to the guides and learn about the local culture and history. Every experience arranged was enjoyable. I particularly enjoyed the natural history of Plitvic (thank you Petra) and Mljet Island, the culinary experiences (with Grgo and at the Kameni Dvori Estate) and of course the winery visits with John. My husband particularly enjoyed the opportunity to experience the stunning countryside on the self-drive part of our tour and on the bike tours (despite me slowing them down!).

A fabulous visit to a really beautiful country. Thank you so much Antonia for making this possible, we will definitely return.

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Antonia Ljuština, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Nicola,
thank you for this wonderful review! I am so happy we managed to make this trip a reality, and you and your husband met in our country.
I am also delighted to hear you will be returning to do more exploring!
All the best from Croatia,
Antonia

Best trip experience in Croatia · Croatia - Aug 1 - Aug 14, 2021

Traveler: Jing M. - Local specialist: Robert Pinčević

Thanks Robi and his colleague Bruno to make our trip in Croatia a such wonderful experience! Not only we visited all the places that we wished for, they took extra effort to take us to the places that we didn't know before but they were definitely worth to visit, such as Trogir, Sibenik, some small villages in Istria region. I like the arrangement to have guide tour at each place then have some free time to explore, we learned so much history and interesting stories about those places. I also... read more

Thanks Robi and his colleague Bruno to make our trip in Croatia a such wonderful experience! Not only we visited all the places that we wished for, they took extra effort to take us to the places that we didn't know before but they were definitely worth to visit, such as Trogir, Sibenik, some small villages in Istria region. I like the arrangement to have guide tour at each place then have some free time to explore, we learned so much history and interesting stories about those places. I also truly appreciated that they handles all our luggages, make reservations at restaurants, call hotel to confirm our arrivals, everything was arranged so nicely that we did not need to worry about anything but enjoy our trip. I definitely think we made the best choice and I would highly recommend Robi and Bruno to my friends who want to visit Croatia in the future! Thanks again Robi and Kimkim for providing the platform.

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Robert Pinčević, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Jing,
thank you very much for your feedback and kind words!
I am glad to hear you had a good time in Croatia, and that we contributed to your experience!
It was fun and a pleasure hosting you and showing you our little secrets.
Sending many regards from Croatia!
Best
Robi

Darryl

The best of both self guided and guided with Robi · Croatia - Jul 31 - Aug 13, 2021

Traveler: Darryl C. - Local specialist: Robert Pinčević

We asked Robi for a half guided half self guided trip of Croatia. He designed a program with us in mind that hit all the spots. I am good in many languages mostly Germanic but I have no basis of understanding of Croatian so for me a disadvantage. Robi got us immediately. We don't love crowds and love nature at its finest. At one time we thought we might do a boat tour of the islands with a small boat tour. Then we thought a gain. Who does those kind of trips? Older folks with not... read more

We asked Robi for a half guided half self guided trip of Croatia. He designed a program with us in mind that hit all the spots. I am good in many languages mostly Germanic but I have no basis of understanding of Croatian so for me a disadvantage. Robi got us immediately. We don't love crowds and love nature at its finest. At one time we thought we might do a boat tour of the islands with a small boat tour. Then we thought a gain. Who does those kind of trips? Older folks with not much to do but tour the islands and go off for excursions to buy baubles that will gather dust till the contents sale of their homes. We wanted something more active but not active every day some days restful at the beach or hanging around and doing our own thing. We did a few amazing bike tours that when Robi realized an Ebike might be great for our daughter and my wife he provided them and they went from unhappy bikers to power bikers with a flick of a switch. The bikes rides are great and an ebike makes a grueling ride easy for those who are not dyed in the wool bikers.

The places we stayed the tour design was done very well and by someone who knows the place extremely intimately well. Many of the places were apartments similar to Airb&b which is great for us as we are vegetarian and like do some of our own cooking. Food prices in restaurants are not cheap as elsewhere but the food in Croatia is extremely good. Their pizza rivals anything I have tasted in Italy. Tourism is so busy in Croatia especially in the big cities such Split and Dubrovnik that it is almost impossible to get a seating at a restaurant in the desirable locations.

Robi was always straight up and told us what we needed to know including that diving in Croatia was nothing special unless you wanted to go wreck diving.

Robi provides a level of service that is hard to find and will make your vacation that much easier. The addresses and locations of things are very difficult to find even for well seasoned travelers like us.

After we walked the walls of Ston. Robi dropped us off in Mila Ston to enjoy the beack which we did. Before he left he asked if we needed anything. I jokingly said "dos cervezas por favor" and he showed up with a couple of cold beers. It was lovely.

Robi is also a licensed boat captain and we chose to rent a rigid inflatable and tour the islands. Its the best way to see them. The ferries are slow clunky and leave at all inconvenient times. Having a boat is a definite plus. Even though I have a boating license I would definitely recommend getting a someone to pilot its tricky.

All in all. We loved Mario our initial guide for the Plitvice lakes and the next day. He is lovely and took us to a secret location known only to locals for a swim. This place was a gift that no tourist would find (for good reason).

Having a car in Croatia especially in the small cramped old cities would be a burden. There is almost no parking and what parking there is costs a fortune. I would recommend against if for a relaxing holiday.

All in all to sum up we had a great time, our tour was setup beautifully, we had the best of both worlds on our own and with a guide.

I would suggest if you don't go with Robi you are selling yourself short. He knows the intricacies of Croatia like nobody else and loves to share his knowledge and love of his country. He has a wacky sense of humour and was prepared to go the extra length to help us our in every situation.

Much of what we saw and did would not have happened if not for Robi.

Viva Croatia. Viva Robi.

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Robert Pinčević, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Darryl, ( and Cindy and Tamar)

thank you very much for your review and feedback, much appreciated!
I am happy to hear you had a good time and that you recognized the value of our work here!

It was fun and a pleasure to taking your around, (and you know I am not saying it as cliche), and hope you got the vacation you wanted to have with your family! :)
I do hope you learned something more about Croatia, and that you went home with nice memories!

Doviđenja!
( Until i see you again) :)

Many regards from Croatia

Best

Robi

Antonija and Jared did a great job planning a... · Croatia - Jul 29 - Aug 7, 2021

Traveler: Jason B. - Local specialist: Jared Reisman

Antonija and Jared did a great job planning and coordinating our ten day trip to Croatia. In Split our guide Andre took us on a great trip yo Plitvice Lakes. Hvar is a magical island and our favorite stop on our tour. Villa Nora was superb. In Dubrovnik our highlight was visiting (and tasting) an oyster farm in Ston.

Antonia was fantastic from planning to sendin... · Croatia - Jul 23 - Aug 6, 2021

Traveler: Mark D. - Local specialist: Antonia Ljuština

Antonia was fantastic from planning to sending us home. She was professional, prompt, thorough, well-informed, and always available. I will recommend her services to my friends.

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Antonia Ljuština, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Mark,
thank you so much for your kind words! It was a joy creating this trip for you. I hope we meet again on a future trip to Croatia or the region.
Best,
Antonia

We recently visited Croatia on short notice a... · Croatia - Jul 7 - Jul 20, 2021

Traveler: troy L. - Local specialist: Robert Pinčević

We recently visited Croatia on short notice and only had about 2 weeks to plan the entire trip. We wanted to see alot of the country and we have done self driving tours in the past, so thought that would be a good way to experience alot. After searching google for " self drive tours in Croatia", I landed on the kimkim site, which put me in touch with one of their parners in Croatia, Robi @ soulofcroatia.com. I can't say enough nice thing about this young man. He was extreamly helpful in... read more

We recently visited Croatia on short notice and only had about 2 weeks to plan the entire trip. We wanted to see alot of the country and we have done self driving tours in the past, so thought that would be a good way to experience alot. After searching google for " self drive tours in Croatia", I landed on the kimkim site, which put me in touch with one of their parners in Croatia, Robi @ soulofcroatia.com. I can't say enough nice thing about this young man. He was extreamly helpful in asking lots of questions to custom tailor our vacation to our wants and needs. He stayed in touch throughout our trip to make sure we were happy with everything and to find out what we liked most about his country. You could tell that he was genuinely excited for us to discover all of the great places he had selected with us to visit and gave us a small history lesson of each place. Everything was planned perfectly with plenty of downtime when needed. On one of our last days, I wanted to rent a boat to explore some of the surrounding islands of Dubrovnik, but found out the local laws prohibited me from doing so without my boating licence, which I did not have. Robi was kind enough to spend the day away from his family to go with us, as he had his licence, and I was so glad that he did ! He took us to locations I would have never known to go to on my own. We had one of our best days with him, and it was really nice getting to know him and finally put a face with the voice on the phone. One of the best parts of our trip is that we made a friend. If you ever plan on visiting that part of the world, look up Robi at soulofcroatia/acdc

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Robert Pinčević, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Troy,

thank you very much for your kind words and the review you left.
I am happy to hear you had a good time here!

I just see now the whole text and I have to say it worms my heart in the section where you consider me as a friend! Thank you!!!

I hope both of you enjoyed Croatia the way you wanted to, and that you learned something new!

Hope to stay in touch!

Many regards from Croatia

Best
Robi

Many regards from Croatia!

Best

Robi

We were looking for a custom trip... · Croatia - Jul 2 - Jul 11, 2021

Traveler: Martin K. - Local specialist: Anna-Maria Frid

We were looking for a custom trip combining an active multi-sport vacation with sightseeing and a family reunion (of my scattered family in the US with relatives in the home country). Anna-Maria was one of the few agents willing to take on a challenge like this, and she put together the experience of a lifetime! Her thorough knowledge of the various regions in Croatia combined with her connections in the country produced a unique and first-class experience, even despite the numerous challenges of COVID-19.

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Anna-Maria Frid, local specialist, responded to this review:

Dear Martin,
thank you for taking the time to leave this review and for your kind words. It was a long process but it felt really good putting this trip together for you!
I hope we will be able to welcome you in Croatia once again.

Regards,
Anna-Maria

Croatia · Croatia - Jun 27 - Jul 3, 2021

Traveler: Bethanie H. - Local specialist: Sarah Cosic

Sarah was extremely helpful & thoughtful in planning our week in Croatia! We enjoyed the visit as well as excursions planned by Sarah. Our accommodations were clean, modern, & in central locations. Sarah is quick to respond to any messages. Croatia is a beautiful country & the people we met were kind. Definitely recommend visiting Croatia & trusting Sarah to plan your trip.

Sue

This trip was amazing beyond words! · Croatia - Jun 5 - Jun 17, 2021

Traveler: Sue D. - Local specialist: Sarah Cosic

This trip was amazing beyond words in large part because of the itinerary put together by Sarah. We saw and did so many things that we definitely would have missed without her plan. The sites, the food, the guides, the transfers- all were a perfect blend of scheduled activity and free time. Sarah was also very available & responsive to our needs & questions. We would definitely recommend your services to others. Well done!!!

Wow! Like nothing we've ever had before! · Croatia - Jun 5 - Jun 17, 2021

Traveler: MICHAEL D. - Local specialist: Sarah Cosic

Wow! Our trip with KimKim was totally awesome! Great communication before, during and after our trip - daily check-in's, superb guides and drivers...I cannot say enough about how awesome KimKim! The primary agent for us in Croatia was Sarah, who did such an incredible job making sure everything from meals to transfers to guides were absolutely the best! We are so very happy with our trip, and you can be sure we're telling everyone to book with kimkim!

Can We Give Antonia a 6? · Croatia - Jun 21 - Jun 29, 2021

Traveler: Gretchen C. - Local specialist: Antonia Ljuština

Antonia is a dedicated, knowledgeable, perfectionist. Of course, because of Covid, we had over a year to plan and really get to know one another, but I would venture to guess she can accurately assess a client's needs in any amount of time. I wanted to experience Croatia from every possible vantage point in a modest time frame, with a relatively meager budget (bucket list anniversary trip). She asked a series of questions and based on my responses, proposed various itineraries.

Over time,... read more

Antonia is a dedicated, knowledgeable, perfectionist. Of course, because of Covid, we had over a year to plan and really get to know one another, but I would venture to guess she can accurately assess a client's needs in any amount of time. I wanted to experience Croatia from every possible vantage point in a modest time frame, with a relatively meager budget (bucket list anniversary trip). She asked a series of questions and based on my responses, proposed various itineraries.

Over time, we settled on a 9-day adventure, starting in Split, visiting Trogir, Skradin, Hvar, and departing from Dubrovnik. Antonia was unexpectedly able to greet us upon our arrival in Split and was simply a wealth of knowledge and enthusiasm. The darling goodie bag she presented us was filled with useful, appreciated, thoughtful items. We shared a brief coffee/meal and set out to enjoy an exquisite city. Our hotel was perfectly located inside the walls of Diocletian's Palace and central to everything.

Each day, sometimes multiple times a day, she would check in via WhatsApp, but she was also communicating with drivers (multiple personalized tour guides, private transfers) and hotel operators to ensure we were properly cared for and had our tickets for various excursions.

Clearly, the team with which she works are deeply committed to client experience. Every guide, driver and hotel seemed customized to our eclectic tastes. We wanted eco-tourism, hikes, deeply local (non-touristy) experiences, heritage hotels, but also a couple days of luxury. We requested history, archeology, wine tours, beaches, nightlife, and hiking. That's not an easy order...on a budget...but she over-delivered. Over and over again.

I have recommended her to everyone I know planning a trip to Croatia and will use her again as soon as we can. Spectacular!

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Antonia Ljuština, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Gretchen,

thank you so much for this wonderful review! I am happy I was able to meet you in Split, and I look forward to hosting you in Croatia in the future. Have a great time on the rest of your vacation.

Best,
Antonia

Exceptional trip to Croatia with a fantastic "Trip Specialist," Antonia · Croatia - May 28 - Jun 5, 2021

Traveler: Michael S. - Local specialist: Antonia Ljuština

My "Trip Specialist," Antonia, was wonderful to work with. Her client service was excellent.
She arranged an unforgettable experience to Croatia.
Thank you for your attention to detail and making sure both Kathy and I were completely satisfied.

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Antonia Ljuština, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Michael,

thank you for the wonderful review, and thank you for choosing us to plan your trip. It was a pleasure hosting you in our country, and I hope someday you wish to return for some more exploring.

All the best to you and Kathy!
Antonia

Michael

Family trip of a lifetime to Croatia · Croatia - Jun 5 - Jun 18, 2021

Traveler: Michael G. - Local specialist: Antonia Ljuština

My family's trip to Croatia was truly a trip of a lifetime, and we owe everything to our amazing agent, Antonia Ljustina. Antonia made everything easy. I worked with her for several months to design the ideal trip -- she was incredibly patient with my questions and concerns about COVID-19 travel requirements prior to booking. Then she met us in person on our first day in Croatia, provided all of the necessary documents and information, and even brought us some welcome gifts. Antonia was... read more

My family's trip to Croatia was truly a trip of a lifetime, and we owe everything to our amazing agent, Antonia Ljustina. Antonia made everything easy. I worked with her for several months to design the ideal trip -- she was incredibly patient with my questions and concerns about COVID-19 travel requirements prior to booking. Then she met us in person on our first day in Croatia, provided all of the necessary documents and information, and even brought us some welcome gifts. Antonia was available 24/7 during our trip and checked in with us at least daily. She is impeccable, professional, detail-oriented, and truly cares about her client's experience. Everything was arranged including pre-arrival hotel check-ins and transfers between sites. Simply, the 6 city, 14-day trip went off without any hiccups because of her efforts. I could never have arranged a similar trip on my own. Croatia is beautiful and I have zero regrets. I'm so grateful to Kimkim and Antonia for the perfect vacation.

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Antonia Ljuština, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Mike,

Thank you so much for this wonderful review. It was a joy creating this trip for you and your family. I hope you wish to return to our country for some more exploring.

Best regards from Croatia!
Antonia

Anna-Maria made this trip so easy and unforge... · Croatia - May 25 - Jun 4, 2021

Traveler: Jennifer R. - Local specialist: Anna-Maria Frid

Anna-Maria made this trip so easy and unforgettable. The personalized excursions were absolutely fantastic! I have recommended Anna-Maria to 2 of my friends who are planning to travel to Croatia in the near future! Thank you again!

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Anna-Maria Frid, local specialist, responded to this review:

Dear Jennifer,
thank you for your review - I enjoyed working with you on this trip and I am glad you had a great experience!
Thank you for your trust!

Regards,
Anna-Maria

Trip to Zagreb and Split · Croatia - May 14 - May 19, 2021

Traveler: Leilani P. - Local specialist: Robert Pinčević

Robi was incredible from start to finish. I decided to go by myself to Croatia last second and on a budget. I normally do not do guides or tours but since I was trying to have an "aggressive" schedule, I decided to reach out. Robi was very responsive and presented different options to try to fit all of my crazy requests to see everything in such a short amount of time. I was extremely happy to have him as a guide as it made it seem like I was traveling with an old friend and he was flexible... read more

Robi was incredible from start to finish. I decided to go by myself to Croatia last second and on a budget. I normally do not do guides or tours but since I was trying to have an "aggressive" schedule, I decided to reach out. Robi was very responsive and presented different options to try to fit all of my crazy requests to see everything in such a short amount of time. I was extremely happy to have him as a guide as it made it seem like I was traveling with an old friend and he was flexible with scheduling. The days were long but Robi's positive attitude and jokes made it not seem like we were out all day. He provided local recommendations and suggestions that helped round out the trip. The trip was better than I could have imagined and that really was thanks to Robi. Hope to see him again!

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Robert Pinčević, local specialist, responded to this review:

Dear Leilani,

thank you very much for your feedback, much appreciated. I am happy to hear I was able to contribute to your overall experience in Croatia!
It was fun and pleasure while showing you around and trying icecreams!
I am happy to hear you felt like "traveling with an old friend " :)

Hope to stay in touch and to see you again one day!

Many regards from Croatia!

Best
Robi

Anna-Maria made my tour very easy to rely to ... · Croatia - Apr 13 - Apr 23, 2021

Traveler: Rits K. - Local specialist: Anna-Maria Frid

Anna-Maria made my tour very easy to rely to the tour guide and organized it so well. Everything was very smooth and I loved everything about Croatia. You will not be disappointed with leaving everything up to Anna-Maria.

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Anna-Maria Frid, local specialist, responded to this review:

Dear Cindy,
thank you very much for your review!
It was a pleasure setting up the itinerary for you.

Amazing Trip to Croatia! · Croatia - Oct 25 - Nov 4, 2019

Traveler: Amber H. - Local specialist: Robert Pinčević

Our trip to Croatia this past fall was amazing! Our guide was extremely helpful with giving us places to see that really fit our personalities! He really was there for us whenever we needed him. The sites and guesthouses we stayed at along the way were very nice...and the hosts were extremely welcoming. Such an amazing and beautiful country to explore...

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Robert Pinčević, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Amber,
so nice to hear from you! Thank you very much for your feedback and kind words!
I am very happy to hear you liked Croatia in general and that I contributed to your good experience during vacation!
Many regards from Croatia!
Best
Robi

Kate

Antonia planned the perfect trip! · Croatia - Oct 20 - Oct 24, 2019

Traveler: Kate C. - Local specialist: Antonia Ljuština

Antonia planned the perfect trip! The guides she works with all over Croatia and Slovenia are excellent, and the private guided tour of Plitvice Lakes was a highlight. She also planned an amazing excursion to Bled in Slovenia, where I took a hot air balloon ride over the lake - a truly unique experience that I'll never forget. I highly recommend Antonia for your next trip to Croatia/Slovenia!

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Antonia Ljuština, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Kate,
Thank you for this lovely review and your kind words. It was my pleasure making this trip for you. Looking forward to seeing you on another Croatia & Slovenia adventure!
Best,
Antonia

Amazing Vacation Thanks to kimkim · Croatia - Sep 28 - Oct 11, 2019

Traveler: Esther W. - Local specialist: Antonia Ljuština

After this trip through kimkim, my husband and I are convinced - the only way we can travel is through kimkim, a fully-personalized and customized vacation that meets our travel objectives with private transfers from city to city, 4 and 5-star hotels, and all within our prescribed budget.

I found out about 6 weeks before a fully-paid-for pilgrimage to Croatia that it had to be cancelled because of insufficient interest. I had bought the airtickets myself and so had to make the trip.... read more

After this trip through kimkim, my husband and I are convinced - the only way we can travel is through kimkim, a fully-personalized and customized vacation that meets our travel objectives with private transfers from city to city, 4 and 5-star hotels, and all within our prescribed budget.

I found out about 6 weeks before a fully-paid-for pilgrimage to Croatia that it had to be cancelled because of insufficient interest. I had bought the airtickets myself and so had to make the trip. Desperate, I googled online late into the night and found travel platforms and companies which might be able to help me put together a trip to Croatia. Kimkim surfaced towards the end and I was exhausted and thought, “No need for more” but something told me to write to them too, and so I did.
Guess what, kimkim was the first to respond and Antonia Ljustina of Croatique sent me a proposal that covered all the places I wanted to visit with a clear and well-presented full itinerary within my prescribed budget. She asked if she could call me and within 5 minutes of chatting with her I made up my mind to go with her. I did receive several other proposals in the next few days but none could beat Antonia’s in terms of depth or appeal.

Antonia is the consummate travel professional, a joy to work with from day one. She has great ideas but listens carefully and the end result, she crafts a customized dream vacation for you – Croatia is a beautiful country and we wanted to enjoy the scenery, partake in the cultural and religious heritage and try the great local food.

Antonia did an amazing job for us – it was so easy communicating with her prior to the trip through the kimkim platform. Being local, she put together a most enjoyable itinerary with “must-do” experiences, beautiful hotels, and some of the best local guides. Private transfers, the way to go. No fear of being delayed by anyone and we simply zipped across borders….very different experience for the tour buses each with 40 or more passengers trying to clear customs.

Antonia welcomed us with a full package on arrival, we had a good chat on the phone discussing the itinerary and any questions I had. We also had a great app for the itinerary. She reminded us every night of the program for the next day with helpful reminders re passports, weather, etc. We could call her anytime for help – she was available 24/7 and we were in constant communication through Whatsapp. Upon checking in at each hotel, she made sure we were happy with our room and on 2 occasions, got us upgraded to bigger rooms with better views.

My husband and I had a very special and wonderful vacation, and we have been telling family and friends nonstop since returning about kimkim – a secure online Californian platform that works with terrific travel specialists overseas. You must check them out for your next trip!

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Antonia Ljuština, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Esther,
Thank you so much for your kind words. It was a pleasure making this unique trip for you.
I am so happy your first kimkim experience with Croatique was memorable!
Wish you both all the best and I also hope you wish to return to Croatia.
Best,
Antonia

Stuart

Active and Cultural Croatia Tour - 10 Days · Croatia - Oct 4 - Oct 13, 2019

Traveler: Stuart B. - Local specialist: Veselka Huljic

Very helpful, especially when our trip to Slovenia was cancelled at the last minute. She was able to book us early 2 days in Zagreb. Very much appreciated.

Becky

Trip to Croatia · Croatia - Sep 21 - Sep 26, 2019

Traveler: Becky K. - Local specialist: Robert Pinčević

Robert did a wonderful job listening to our requests and matching us up with accommodations and a guide that fit perfectly. He went over and above in helping us out when we had a little snafu with transportation.

Goran was a knowledgeable, fun and interesting guide. He was able to adjust plans easily based on weather and our schedule.

We hope to spend more time in Croatia and would use both ROBERT and Goran again.

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Robert Pinčević, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Becky,
thank you very much for your feedback much appreciated!
I am glad you are happy with services and i hope you left Croatia with fond memories!
I hope to host you again!
Many regards from Croatia!
Best
Robi

Active and Cultural Croatia Tour - 10 Days · Croatia - Oct 4 - Oct 13, 2019

Traveler: Dick B. - Local specialist: Veselka Huljic

Our group of eight had a wonderful trip to Croatia. Veselka and her team were terrific to work with. We had a great itinerary and every detail met our expectations. Veselka worked with us right up to our day of departure for Croatia to assure all of our needs were taken care of. Our guides were pleasant to be with and helped to educate us on Croatia today and yesterday; ‘V’ in Zagreb, Anna Marie and Vedran in Hvar, and Anada in Dubrovnik were all terrific. They opened our eyes to a beautiful... read more

Our group of eight had a wonderful trip to Croatia. Veselka and her team were terrific to work with. We had a great itinerary and every detail met our expectations. Veselka worked with us right up to our day of departure for Croatia to assure all of our needs were taken care of. Our guides were pleasant to be with and helped to educate us on Croatia today and yesterday; ‘V’ in Zagreb, Anna Marie and Vedran in Hvar, and Anada in Dubrovnik were all terrific. They opened our eyes to a beautiful country and as a result Croatia is high on our ‘return visit’ list. Beautiful country, wonderful people. Thank you.

Highlights of Croatia · Croatia - Oct 2 - Oct 10, 2019

Traveler: Vidjaya R. - Local specialist: Marina Trogrlic

This was my first solo travel experience and Marina ensured it was a memorable one. From the beginning she helped plan a wonderful itinerary tailored specifically to my interests. She provided all the information and details I needed before hand to ensure I was prepared for my trip. When my cousin decided to join me in Dubrovnik, Marina was kind to ensure it’s feasibility. Marina also went the extra mile in providing me with her personal number, checking in with me to ensure I was Ok during... read more

This was my first solo travel experience and Marina ensured it was a memorable one. From the beginning she helped plan a wonderful itinerary tailored specifically to my interests. She provided all the information and details I needed before hand to ensure I was prepared for my trip. When my cousin decided to join me in Dubrovnik, Marina was kind to ensure it’s feasibility. Marina also went the extra mile in providing me with her personal number, checking in with me to ensure I was Ok during the trip. I am grateful for her local knowledge and recommendations. Marina was so kind to show me around her beautiful city of Trogir. I spent the morning there and it felt like I was catching up with an old friend! Apartment Sara in Split was ideal! Sara, the owner, kindly met my Uber at the bus stop. Located 5-7 minutes walk from the port and the Palace, this was ideal for me! Milk, fresh fruits and coffee were already in the apartment and Sara pointed out the grocery and two 24-hr bakeries just outside the apartment. Sara gave me the first wonderful restaurant recommendation of the trip Bokamorra and how to easily get to Marjan Hill. My first tour, Diocletian Palace, was guided by Tanya. Though the weather was not the best, I had a wonderful time with Tanya learning about the city of Split. We genuinely lost track of the time! I felt like a local after the tour, finding restaurants and walking around the Palace like a pro, enjoying an early morning coffee watching people start their day on the Riva and in the Palace. Zipline In Omiš was fabulous! Our guides Domina and Josef were amazing! They were friendly, skilled and helped with all the pictures and videos! Toni and Frana (sp?) from Portal Tours did a wonderful job of the visit to Plitvice National Park. I spent another wonderful day in Salona with Nina learning about the Roman ruins and more about Croatia’s history. She was also very kind to offer me a return ride to Split! It was then on to Dubrovnik via bus. The journey was pleasant though had many stops. Crossing the Croatian and Bosnian borders were seamless. Apartment Franka was the perfect location inside the Old Town but in a quiet section (and a bonus of the Storia pizzeria and Gianni ice cream just steps away!). The Dubrovnik walking tour with Ivana was truly enjoyable. Ivana was friendly and very thorough! She provided a wonderful description of each part of the town with interesting stories from a local perspective. My cousin and I walked the Walls the next day as well as took the cable car to Mount Srd and were in awe of the beauty of Dubrovnik. Next, Marina guided us on an excellent Dubrovnik food and wine tour. She provided us with information on both Croatian food and history. We visited 4 establishments, with generous portion sizes of typical local dishes and wines. My visit to Croatia was everything I expected and more! I highly recommend kimkim and Marina if you are planning a visit to Croatia. You are guaranteed a vacation that is tailored specially to you!

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Marina Trogrlic, local specialist, responded to this review:

Dear Vidjaya,

first of all I would like to thank you for your confidence one more time! It was a pleasure to organize your first solo trip ever and I am so glad to hear you enjoyed it so much . I am glad I had the opportunity to be a part of it!
I am also very happy we had the chance to meet in person and to spend some time together in Trogir. Time really flew by as I really had the feeling like I was drinking coffee and catching up with a close friend of mine. Thank you for being an... read more

Dear Vidjaya,

first of all I would like to thank you for your confidence one more time! It was a pleasure to organize your first solo trip ever and I am so glad to hear you enjoyed it so much . I am glad I had the opportunity to be a part of it!
I am also very happy we had the chance to meet in person and to spend some time together in Trogir. Time really flew by as I really had the feeling like I was drinking coffee and catching up with a close friend of mine. Thank you for being an amazing costumer and for staying open minded during the whole planning process and creation of your itinerary.
I really hope you will have the opportunity to come back to Croatia in the future again!:)

Sending my greetings from Trogir! Thank you for everything - HVALA!:)

Best,

Marina

Best of the Dalmatian Coast - 8 Days · Croatia - Sep 20 - Oct 2, 2019

Traveler: Linda C. - Local specialist: Marina Trogrlic

Marina was very patient and accommodating with my constant change of plans. The people and tours she arranged were of very high quality! Croatia is amazing and I can’t recommend it enough...thanks Marina for making this a great experience

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Marina Trogrlic, local specialist, responded to this review:

Dear Linda,

thank you for your feedback and for your kind words! I am happy to hear you enjoyed your time in Croatia and that your first trip to our beautiful country was one to remember! :)
Wish you all the best!

Regards,
Marina

Highlights of Croatia: Zagreb to Dubrovnik - 15 days · Croatia - Sep 17 - Oct 1, 2019

Traveler: Leslie D. - Local specialist: Miha Gantar

Eva and i have discussed our feedback and she will be writing a more detailed review, but I just want to add my Complete satisfaction with KimKim and specifically with Miha and Katia.
Our accommodations were so well located and their suggestions enhanced our trip.
We were very pleased and will definitively consider KimKim for future trips.

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Miha Gantar, local specialist, responded to this review:

Thank you so much Leslie! It was great having you here! Warm wishes, Miha

Eva

Highlights of Croatia: Zagreb to Dubrovnik - 15 days · Croatia - Sep 17 - Oct 1, 2019

Traveler: Eva W. - Local specialist: Miha Gantar

This was altogether an amazing trip. All hotel accommodations were excellent and well-situated for our needs and stays were well-allocated. Katja met us in Ljublijana and made sure we understood the tip itinerary and provided us with maps, catamaran tickets, etc. Sedja was an excellent guide for Zagreb, providing us with thorough details of the city to fully enjoy all the city had to offer. After picking up our car, we drove to Ljubljana where we met Katja. We had chosen to do the food... read more

This was altogether an amazing trip. All hotel accommodations were excellent and well-situated for our needs and stays were well-allocated. Katja met us in Ljublijana and made sure we understood the tip itinerary and provided us with maps, catamaran tickets, etc. Sedja was an excellent guide for Zagreb, providing us with thorough details of the city to fully enjoy all the city had to offer. After picking up our car, we drove to Ljubljana where we met Katja. We had chosen to do the food tour with Tjasa who provided us with a range of restaurants to truly appreciate the cuisine of Slovenia. We would have liked more time in the city, a real highlight of our trip, and probably should have arranged for a city tour to fully appreciate all that the city had to offer. (Next time!!).

Our next stop, Lake Bled, was memorable for the hike to Vintgar Gorge. Also enjoyed an excellent dinner at Penzion Berc. After an exciting drive over the Vrsic Pass, we stopped to hike although that was a challenge given the tremendous crowds on a beautiful autumn weekend. We were unable to park at switchback "24", but found nice hiking at "22".

On to Kobarid where we had an absolutely amazing dinner with paired wines at Hiso Franco. Truly a great experience and not nearly as expensive as such a fine dinner would cost in the States or in Europe for that matter.

Then on to Rovinj, stopping at the incredible Skocjan Caves, an awesome experience. The hotel Monte Mjulini was absolutely beautiful. Unfortunately, we had rainy weather, but with good rain gear, we enjoyed the town. (The dinner at this hotel was disappointing but the champagne breakfast made up for that experience.) Would love to return to this hotel in the future.

Our next stop was the hilltowns but we could only stop at Groznan as the weather really caved before getting to Motovan. In torrential rains, we drove to Plitvice Lakes National Park but were blessed with very good weather the next day for our walks in the park. We started out very early and had the park almost to ourselves the first two hours. What a gorgeous park this is, another highlight!! After 5 hours of hiking, we set out for Split, Loved our hotel in the middle of the town!! Although crowded during the day, we got up early to take our snapshots of this most interesting town with quite some history!! We perhaps should have taken a guide, but here and there, we listened to other presentations for a few minutes, enabling us to view interesting places.

After giving up our car, we took the catamaran to Hvar, also a lovely town. As we had ample time, we took the bus to Stari Grad in addition to our most enjoyable 11/12 mile hike (and swims!!) on the coast to Milna (as suggested). We also visited the Huljic Winery where we had an excellent dinner but were somewhat disappointed in not seeing the winery itself. We did, however, understand that we were there at harvest time with little time for tourists. By the way, each and every wine in both Slovenia and Croatia were absolutely incredible!! As was the food!!

After our catamaran trip to Dubrovnik, we were introduced to the city by Ivo, our guide, who gave us a thorough orientation to the city including its history. Excellent guide!!

So sadly our trip came to an end. Each day was highly varied and exciting. Miha did an excellent job of outlining our trips. His communication with us was excellent in planning the details of the trip. Couldn't have wished for more. The itinerary gave us lots of choices!!

The only disappointing experience of the trip was with the SIXT rental company. We had to insist that the agent in Zagreb show us exactly where our car was (would not have found it without her!!). The agent in Split was very rude when we had difficulty locating the parking lot which was not at the same place as the office. It would be helpful in the future if we had the address of the parking lot rather than the office in Split.

Thanks, again, for such a wonderful trip. I have recommended Kimkim to many other travelers.

This message is from both Leslie Dublinske and myself, Eva Wetten

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Miha Gantar, local specialist, responded to this review:

Dear Eva and Leslie! Thank you so much for this extensive feedback and detailed comments! Great stuff! :) So sorry that the rental car logistics didn't go smooth. We will study this carefully and make the necessary adjustments. Thank you so much for visiting our part of the world! So sorry I wasn't here to meet you in person. Next time! :) Lots of love from sLOVEnia! :)

Trip to Croatia · Croatia - Sep 4 - Sep 16, 2019

Traveler: Kay M. - Local specialist: Antonia Ljuština

Antonia, we so appreciated your diligence and care in both planning and executing our incredible Croatian Adventure. All of our lodging, transports and activities were well done and suited our needs perfectly. The tour guides added so much to our understanding of the culture/ history/ people...most of them exceptional! So many wonderful experiences, hard to choose a favorite...kayaking, hiking Plitvice, biking/cooking/wine tasting in Konavle, drives cross country, Hvar and Vis, walking the... read more

Antonia, we so appreciated your diligence and care in both planning and executing our incredible Croatian Adventure. All of our lodging, transports and activities were well done and suited our needs perfectly. The tour guides added so much to our understanding of the culture/ history/ people...most of them exceptional! So many wonderful experiences, hard to choose a favorite...kayaking, hiking Plitvice, biking/cooking/wine tasting in Konavle, drives cross country, Hvar and Vis, walking the old cities, swimming in the Adriatic, accommodation update on my B Day and locating my luggage which was mistakenly taken....wow! We had a memorable experience and hope to return. We barely scratched the surface of what this lovely country has to offer! Thank you for your exceptional support throughout our two weeks in Croatia. We are so grateful Antonia.

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Antonia Ljuština, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi, Kay!

It has been a pleasure creating this trip for you. Thank you for your kind words and this wonderful review, as well as choosing Kimkim and our company. I hope we will see you returning to our country soon.

Best,
Antonia

Joseph

Croatia Biking and Fun · Croatia - Sep 15 - Sep 21, 2019

Traveler: Joseph D. - Local specialist: Tomi Coric

Tomi planned an amazing trip. Everyone we met from the Bed and breakfast hosts to the water taxi driver seemed invested in us having a good time and things going smoothly. They showed us fun things to do in the area and answered all our questions. Communication with tomi and Ivana was prompt throughout and it was overall a wonderful experience. The views on hvar, korcula, and the bike to ston were simply incredible. I would work with tomi again!

60th birthday trip for one special man named Craig · Croatia - Aug 31 - Sep 14, 2019

Traveler: Craig L. - Local specialist: Robert Pinčević

My wife and I spent 16 days in Croatia (a country we had never been to) celebrating my 60th birthday. I stumbled across Kimkim and decided to give it a try. This was the best decision we could have made. The booking and payment process was painless and then while on the trip, the checking in and checking out at hotels was completely simple and easy.
But the best thing Kimkim did was connect us to the local Croatian travel specialist Robi. He was a dream to work with. He met us in person... read more

My wife and I spent 16 days in Croatia (a country we had never been to) celebrating my 60th birthday. I stumbled across Kimkim and decided to give it a try. This was the best decision we could have made. The booking and payment process was painless and then while on the trip, the checking in and checking out at hotels was completely simple and easy.
But the best thing Kimkim did was connect us to the local Croatian travel specialist Robi. He was a dream to work with. He met us in person on day one of our trip and sat with us to explain everything we would need to know before being left on our own. Believe it or not, every night he would text me to find out how our day was and more importantly to send me the drop-pin for my google maps gps. We were driving a car rental, so this was a huge help.
Robi perfectly walked the fine line of being there for us and not being intrusive. I cannot emphasize enough how valuable and reassuring it was to have Robi available for us during the trip.
Finally, the beauty and unspoiled nature in Croatia made our trip exceed all of our expectations. Thanks to Robi and Kimkim for an amazing experience we won't forget.

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Robert Pinčević, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Craig,
thank you both for visiting Croatia and thank you for your feedback! I hope you left Croatia happy and that is in your good memory. I am glad to hear you had a good time, and hope I contributed to your vacation! :)
Many regards from Croatia!
Best
Robi

Dalmatian Coast Self-Drive Tour - 12 Days · Croatia - Sep 3 - Sep 10, 2019

Traveler: Donald M. - Local specialist: Robert Pinčević

I can’t say enough good things about our recent trip to Croatia with the help from Robi at Kimkim.
I’m afraid it was a bit like the movie “If it’s Tuesday it must be Belgium”, but that was only due to our limited time of 8 days. Everything was flawless, I’ve been on previous trips with an escort guide, but Kimkim’s remote guide system was better than having one present. Our day with Gabor on the Peljesac peninsula stopping at wineries on our way to Ston, was a highlight!
Next time we promise to stay longer and we wouldn’t hesitate in using Kimkim again.
Don

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Robert Pinčević, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Donald,
thank you very much for your feedback, glad to hear you liked Croatia and the program!
Yes, there is so much to be seen in a small place, and I am glad you were able to experience Croatia as much as possible in a given period of time!
Hope to hear from you again one day!
Many regards from Croatia!
Best
Robi

Croatia · Croatia - Sep 8 - Sep 15, 2019

Traveler: Debbie S. - Local specialist: Robert Pinčević

We were initially reluctant to reach out to a travel agent to help with this trip (as we never have) but work and life got in the way and we needed local assistance navigating hotels and transportation. We knew from the start, we wanted to see as much of Croatia as possible in a week and did not want to only rely on a car or the ferry service, which complicated things. From the start, Robi was very responsive and patient in providing feedback on various itineraries, as we reached out prior... read more

We were initially reluctant to reach out to a travel agent to help with this trip (as we never have) but work and life got in the way and we needed local assistance navigating hotels and transportation. We knew from the start, we wanted to see as much of Croatia as possible in a week and did not want to only rely on a car or the ferry service, which complicated things. From the start, Robi was very responsive and patient in providing feedback on various itineraries, as we reached out prior to purchasing our plane tickets. We ended up flying in and out of Dubrovnik, as there was a direct flight from teh United States, which is a somewhat unusual route for traveling. He listened to feedback and easily incorporated suggestions of upgrades and locations of accommodations, when we asked. He also provided reasonably priced accommodations and budget ensuring we had a nice room at each hotel, which we appreciated. Robi also suggested things like private drivers and guides for Split and Dubrovnik, which we had not specifically requested, but made our trip much more enjoyable and relaxing. All drivers and guides showed up as promised and were easy to identify, friendly, and knowledgeable. While we were in Croatia, Robi personally drove from Zagreb to Dubrovnik to meet us our second day and drive us to Korkula. Along the way, he drove us along a scenic route to Ston and provided us an introduction to Korkula, and a history or Croatia. He also provided many local recommendations including use of pinpoint google map sites of where to rent an electric bike, where to eat, how to get to local beaches, where to pick up a rental car in Split, and even where to park at Plitvice Lakes. Robi really went above and beyond what we expected in a travel guide. He was always thinking about how we could get more out of our trip, calling ahead to accommodations with information on when they should expect us, and communicated well with us throughout our trip. We would recommend him to anyone! As this was our first experience with KimKim, we intend to come back for help with future vacations.

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Robert Pinčević, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Debbie,
thank you for your kind words, I hope Croatia stayed in your good memory!
Glad to hear you liked Croatia, it was a pleasure hosting you guys and I hope i helped at least a bit to experience country the best way possible!
As I always say, if you are happy I am happy!
Hope to stay in touch!
Many regards from Croatia!
Best
Robi

Nature and Park Oriented Vacation · Croatia - Aug 30 - Sep 8, 2019

Traveler: Ilana F. - Local specialist: Nico Piccoletti

Everyone was so accommodating in terms of what my family and I required! Our on-site planner greeted us with nothing but recommendations and the trip could not have gone better!

Highlights of Croatia: Zagreb to Dubrovnik - 8 Days · Croatia - Jul 16 - Jul 24, 2019

Traveler: Kirsten L. - Local specialist: Nico Piccoletti

Everything about working with kimkim and Nico and the team was top notch.. I am in the travel and customer service industry, and I was incredibly impressed with the thoroughness and service we received - 5 stars!

Dalmatian Coast Self-Drive Tour - 12 Days · Croatia - Sep 3 - Sep 10, 2019

Traveler: Diane C. - Local specialist: Robert Pinčević

Where do we start!
We were feeling overwhelmed. We only had 8 days and wanted to see as much as possible. My brother contacted Kimkim and Robert got back to him immediately. Between them they crafted a trip that was one of our best ever. Don gave Robert our parameters and he flew with it, choosing the very best accommodations, organising a car rental, planning all of our transfers.........
it worked like a charm, and it was all basically remote control, every evening or the day of, we got... read more

Where do we start!
We were feeling overwhelmed. We only had 8 days and wanted to see as much as possible. My brother contacted Kimkim and Robert got back to him immediately. Between them they crafted a trip that was one of our best ever. Don gave Robert our parameters and he flew with it, choosing the very best accommodations, organising a car rental, planning all of our transfers.........
it worked like a charm, and it was all basically remote control, every evening or the day of, we got our reminder updates. Our accommodations were amazing, small (and I mean small - 3 room hotels), and absolutely charming, we never would have found them ourselves. The rental car, ferries, assorted drivers all just clicked along, we didn’t have to worry about a thing. Goran ( our driver from Orbic to Ston on the Peljesac peninsula, then the next day to Dubrovnik, was a treasure.
We were, as well, happy to have an opportunity to meet Robi at on of the wineries we were visiting with Gorman.
This is a beautiful part of the world and given our wonderful experience with Kimkim, we would love to return to see more!
Thank you!
Diane Capozzi
Don Myles

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Robert Pinčević, local specialist, responded to this review:

HI Diane and Don,
thank you very much for your kind words! As i always say, if you are happy i am happy! :)
Nice to hear everything worked well and that you experienced Croatia as much as posible in given time!
Also i appreciate your clear and fast comunication during all trip which helped for smooth trip!
Once again, thank you very much for visiting Croatia and using my srevices!
Hope to stay in touch!
Many regards from Croatia!
Best
Robi

Trip to Croatia · Croatia - Aug 7 - Aug 13, 2019

Traveler: Natalie D. - Local specialist: Veselka Huljic

My son and I had the most amazing trip to Croatia and it was all because of the incredible planning that Veselka provided. Absolutely everything (hotels, experiences, tours and transportation) was perfect. She checked in with us regularly to ensure everything was going according to plan and she even adjusted when our flight was cancelled and we needed to change our arrival location. I simply cannot recommend Veselka enough. She exceeded all of our expectations!

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Veselka Huljic, local specialist, responded to this review:

Dear Natalie,
I am so happy that you enjoyed your stay with us. Thank you for choosing us to be your host and thank you for sharing your experiences with other travelers.
Hope to meet you again in Croatia, exploring some new parts of our beautiful country.
Vese

Croatia · Croatia - Aug 5 - Aug 12, 2019

Traveler: Tal O. - Local specialist: Jared Reisman

We had an absolute amazing experience with KimKim and enjoyed our trip thoroughly in Croatia. Josipa especially was extremely helpful, and checked in on every little details. Will definitely recommend KimKim to others.

Highlights of Croatia: Zagreb to Dubrovnik - 8 Days · Croatia - Jun 23 - Jul 5, 2019

Traveler: Nicole G. - Local specialist: Robert Pinčević

We had a fantastic trip to Croatia. I wish we were there right now. Thank you Robi for planning all the places we wanted to go and adding more places that we didn’t even know we wanted to visit. We enjoyed everywhere we went. Robi helped us quickly plan two days of boating. We loved boating around Hvar and around Dubrovnik! The captains knew really neat places to swim, snorkel, and eat. Robi also found us and delivered all the tickets we needed. I don’t know if we had a favorite place, but... read more

We had a fantastic trip to Croatia. I wish we were there right now. Thank you Robi for planning all the places we wanted to go and adding more places that we didn’t even know we wanted to visit. We enjoyed everywhere we went. Robi helped us quickly plan two days of boating. We loved boating around Hvar and around Dubrovnik! The captains knew really neat places to swim, snorkel, and eat. Robi also found us and delivered all the tickets we needed. I don’t know if we had a favorite place, but the two national parks were amazing. The food was great everywhere we went. Thank you Goran for the tour of Peljesac!
Nicole G.

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Robert Pinčević, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Nicole,
thank you so much for kind words, I am very happy to hear your experience was good and that i contributed.
Hope you left Croatia with fond memories and nice pictures, and to see you again in a few years.
Many regards from Croatia!
Best
Robi

Trip to Croatia · Croatia - Jul 4 - Jul 14, 2019

Traveler: Jessica C. - Local specialist: Robert Pinčević

My husband and I had SUCH a great time in Croatia and a wonderful experience with our specialist, Robert! He accommodated our requests every step of the way, adjusting our plan several times to reflect our preferences, and we ended up with an itinerary full of hiking in beautiful places, gorgeous beaches and incredible cities full of history. Robert also met with us in person in our arrival city and went over all aspects of the itinerary on the first day, a really nice personal touch! Some of... read more

My husband and I had SUCH a great time in Croatia and a wonderful experience with our specialist, Robert! He accommodated our requests every step of the way, adjusting our plan several times to reflect our preferences, and we ended up with an itinerary full of hiking in beautiful places, gorgeous beaches and incredible cities full of history. Robert also met with us in person in our arrival city and went over all aspects of the itinerary on the first day, a really nice personal touch! Some of the highlights for us were the incredible tour guides Robert connected us to in both Split and Dubrovnik, hiking in Plitvice Lakes National Park, and wine tasting on the Peljesac Peninsula. Best of all, everything was so EASY- every time we had a question, from where to eat in each place to what do if there was bad weather, we were able to communicate with Robert on WhatsApp and get the answers we needed really quickly. Overall, it was a fantastic and stress-free trip. Thanks so much Robert & kimkim!

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Robert Pinčević, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Jessica,
thank you very much for your feedback and nice words, much appreciated!
I am happy to hear you enjoyed Croatia, trip plan and I hope I contributed to your experience!
Hope you left Croatia with nice memories and to host you again one day!
Thank you!
Many regards
Robi

Family Croatia trip · Croatia - Jun 28 - Jul 9, 2019

Traveler: Erin W. - Local specialist: Jelena Coso

We are now home from the most amazing trip to Croatia! Our sincere thanks to Ivana and Jelena for planning the perfect trip for our family.The task they had was not an easy one, having to consider all of our interests and varying ages and energy levels. The communication during planning was so easy with them responding quickly via email. They came up with an itinerary that was flawless and combined plenty of land and water activities. So delighted you helped rework the program to include two... read more

We are now home from the most amazing trip to Croatia! Our sincere thanks to Ivana and Jelena for planning the perfect trip for our family.The task they had was not an easy one, having to consider all of our interests and varying ages and energy levels. The communication during planning was so easy with them responding quickly via email. They came up with an itinerary that was flawless and combined plenty of land and water activities. So delighted you helped rework the program to include two days on the boats so we could experience smaller islands and swim in the sea! ALL of the tour guides (Maris, Anna, Dom), drivers (Steve), hotels, restaurants were top notch. Everyone was where they were supposed to be when they were promised making the trip so effortless. We especially like the special trips planned such as the day with Mario and his family and their winery! What an experience ! Going to the fish/butcher/fresh markets with Tatiana and listening to music while we each worked at preparing the delicious meal with her! Love her and her husband and their lovely home!! Ivana, thanks for arranging the birthday cake with Stuart! You two were very sneaky!!! While I chickened out of the canyoning trip (and glad I did) the rest of the family said it was outstanding in every way. I also want to thank Ivana for being available to us while we on the trip to update us and answer any question. We already miss Croatia! My highest recommendations to your outstanding company!

Trip to Croatia · Croatia - Jun 22 - Jul 7, 2019

Traveler: Shawn G. - Local specialist: Robert Pinčević

We had a wonderful trip to Croatia. Robi did a great job of showing us the real Croatia. It was beautiful from the north to the south. We had seven people ranging in age from 10 to 68, and Robi was flexible and accommodating, which allowed us to better enjoy the experience.

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Robert Pinčević, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Shawn,
Thank you very much for the feedback.
It was a pleasure to guide your family.
Glad to hear you recognized my intention of showing real Croatia not only "tourist stuff".
Many regards from Croatia!
Best
Robi

Wine Tasting and Cycling Day Tour in Korcula · Croatia - Jun 29 - Jun 29, 2019

Traveler: Rosemary L. - Local specialist: Rachael & John Flynn

An enjoyable experience despite the heat. We cycled through some lovely countryside and John made sure that the pace suited everyone. He also coped magnificently with two punctures en route. The wine tastings lived up to expectations.

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Rachael & John Flynn, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hello Rosemary,

Thank so much for the lovely feedback and to hear that you enjoyed the tour. Thank you again for joining John and for everyone's patience whilst the punctures were sorted! By the photos you posted, you enjoyed the Half New Year Celebrations last night! I hope you enjoyed.

All the best, Rachael & John

Best Things To Do in Croatia · Croatia - Jun 15 - Jun 21, 2019

Traveler: Kim G. - Local specialist: Marina Trogrlic

My husband & I had a wonderful experience using Kimkim! Our specialist Marina was amazing, and SO on top of every detail.
We had recently (after using a few “travel agents” of the past) been planning our own trips, feeling it was the only & best way to truly experience things the way we want. But we were low on time with the planning of this trip ( it takes a LOT, especially in a country where the language is not yours & you’re having to rely on the advice/reviews of people whose style of... read more

My husband & I had a wonderful experience using Kimkim! Our specialist Marina was amazing, and SO on top of every detail.
We had recently (after using a few “travel agents” of the past) been planning our own trips, feeling it was the only & best way to truly experience things the way we want. But we were low on time with the planning of this trip ( it takes a LOT, especially in a country where the language is not yours & you’re having to rely on the advice/reviews of people whose style of traveling may not be the same).
Marina was super knowledgeable about Croatia, the place she lives, and helped with every concern we had, and more. Besides that, she was kind, professional, thorough & friendly. We could contact her at anytime, with any concern.....just a text or a call away. She kept us apprised at all times of the who, what where & when at each of our accommodations, which were hand picked for us (with our approval), & totally customized so that it matched our vibe & expectations.
Can’t say enough about this company, their concept, the people they choose to work with (like Marina, now considered our friend <3), AND the people whose accommodations they’ve recommended! Everyone involved was great! Thank you kimkim, and thank you Marina, for making our trip to Croatia so memorable & worry free! We will definitely use this company again & recommend them to anyone needing help with their travel plans!

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Marina Trogrlic, local specialist, responded to this review:

Dear Kim,

thank you for your review, kind words and most of all, thank you for your confidence! It was a pleasure to organize your trip to Croatia and I am really happy I had the opportunity to be a part of it.
I am extremely glad we had the chance to spend some time together in Trogir!
Thank you for being amazing, for having an amazing, positive energy and for becoming my dear friends!
The biggest possible HVALA! :)

Stephen

Best Things To Do in Croatia · Croatia - Jun 15 - Jun 21, 2019

Traveler: Stephen G. - Local specialist: Marina Trogrlic

Marina helped us create a memorable journey through Croatia starting at Split, to Hvar then up to Zadar by car, to Plitvice Lakes, onward through Istria to Rovinj and Pula.
The apartments Marina booked for us were just right for our trip, within walking distances of what we wanted to see and perfect for the way we travel, with a kitchen to prepare snacks and meals. Our landlords were all very nice. We recommend them all to other travelers.
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Marina helped us create a memorable journey through Croatia starting at Split, to Hvar then up to Zadar by car, to Plitvice Lakes, onward through Istria to Rovinj and Pula.
The apartments Marina booked for us were just right for our trip, within walking distances of what we wanted to see and perfect for the way we travel, with a kitchen to prepare snacks and meals. Our landlords were all very nice. We recommend them all to other travelers.
The ferry rides and the car rental worked perfectly. We got to see much more of the non-touristy areas when we were driving north and even detour to a winery we wanted to visit.
Marina stayed in contact with us all along the way making sure we were happy. We even met her in her home town of Tragir, spent some time getting to know each other. It gave us a chance to thank her personally for all the work she did. She brought gifts for us as well! We felt like we made a long time friend.

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Marina Trogrlic, local specialist, responded to this review:

Dear Stephen,

thank you for sharing your experience and for your kind words! It really means a lot to me! It was a pleasure working with you and I am glad you had the opportunity to see, feel and experience Croatia at its best.
I am so grateful we had the chance to meet in Trogir! Thank you for being great guests and above all, amazing new friends I was lucky enough to meet. HVALA! :)

Dalmatian Coast Self-Drive Tour - 12 Days · Croatia - Jun 14 - Jun 20, 2019

Traveler: Mark P. - Local specialist: AndAdventure Croatia

We were very pleased with the service we received from Kimkim and their travel partner AndAdventure. Our questions and requests were answered promptly and professionally.
I would highly recommend Kimkim to anyone looking for a travel adventure.

Sailing in Croatia: Everything You Need To Know · Croatia - Jun 14 - Jun 19, 2019

Traveler: Jeffrey H. - Local specialist: Veselka Huljic

Our trip sailing the islands of Dalmatia was awesome! Veselka took care to respond to all of our requests on details. The master stroke was Dubravko--the owner of the 43 foot sailboat that we made home for 5 nights. He treated us as family. We loved hearing the stories and history of Vis, Brac and Hvar. He continuously showed us the places to see "off the beaten path" as well as letting us see the well-known places. Loved Stari Grad--they were having an evening of traditional dance and... read more

Our trip sailing the islands of Dalmatia was awesome! Veselka took care to respond to all of our requests on details. The master stroke was Dubravko--the owner of the 43 foot sailboat that we made home for 5 nights. He treated us as family. We loved hearing the stories and history of Vis, Brac and Hvar. He continuously showed us the places to see "off the beaten path" as well as letting us see the well-known places. Loved Stari Grad--they were having an evening of traditional dance and song for Hvar. He made sure we had front row seats. We had a great time on the water and onshore. I can't imagine a better captain. We really loved everything about the experience.

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Veselka Huljic, local specialist, responded to this review:

Dear Jeffrey,
thank you so much for spending your holidays with us. I am happy you enjoyed your experience with our team. Hope to see you again, exploring some new parts of Croatia.
V. :)

Dalmatian Coast Self-Drive Tour - 12 Days · Croatia - Jun 7 - Jun 18, 2019

Traveler: James S. - Local specialist: AndAdventure Croatia

This was an amazing trip. Our itinerary was great with enough time to really get a feel for each place. Our lodgings were great, and all were located close to all major attractions. We spent time in Dubrovnik, Hvar, Split, Zadar, Plitvice Lakes, and Zagreb. All were great. Our personalized tours in Split with Nives and in Zagreb with Vlatka were fantastic and really informative. Our lodging in Hvar was especially great. Our host, Mila, was so welcoming. She invited us in to her... read more

This was an amazing trip. Our itinerary was great with enough time to really get a feel for each place. Our lodgings were great, and all were located close to all major attractions. We spent time in Dubrovnik, Hvar, Split, Zadar, Plitvice Lakes, and Zagreb. All were great. Our personalized tours in Split with Nives and in Zagreb with Vlatka were fantastic and really informative. Our lodging in Hvar was especially great. Our host, Mila, was so welcoming. She invited us in to her kitchen with her and her friends and we shared wine and food and wonderful conversation. Our wine and dinner tour in Hvar was great with a great dinner in an abandoned village above Hvar town, Malo Grablje. What a neat experience strolling through the ruins up to restaurant with great service and great scenery. Though crowded, the national parks we visited (Krka and Plitvice) were beautiful, and I highly recommend them. Veselka planned our trip wonderfully. She was responsive to our questions and concerns. She personally met at us the ferry port in Split to take us to our lodging. There was one minor glitch in trip requiring us to rush to cabs to get to a ferry. Veselka responded rapidly and resolved the issue. When we arrived at our ferry destination three hours later our greeter presented us with an envelop of cash to reimburse our cab fare. I could not have asked for a better vacation and a better planner than Veselka. I highly recommend her and her company. Anyone uncertain about visiting Croatia should get over it. It is a beautiful country with wonderful people, incredible history, great roads, and great food!

Best of the Dalmatian Coast - 8 Days · Croatia - Jun 5 - Jun 15, 2019

Traveler: Cindy S. - Local specialist: Robert Pinčević

I recently had a 10 day adventure w a culinary flair trip in Croatia w 1 day in Bled, Slovenia. Our guide, Robert (Robi) Pincevic was awesome. I gave him a list of activities I wanted to do, ( hiking, biking, kayaking) , places I had to see like Plitvice NP and walk the walls in Dubrovnik. He sent a sample itenerary that seemed to have read my mind. A couple tweaks and the trip was a go. We( group of 4) started in Dubrovnik and ended in Zagreb. Lodging was mostly family run B and B's. 1st... read more

I recently had a 10 day adventure w a culinary flair trip in Croatia w 1 day in Bled, Slovenia. Our guide, Robert (Robi) Pincevic was awesome. I gave him a list of activities I wanted to do, ( hiking, biking, kayaking) , places I had to see like Plitvice NP and walk the walls in Dubrovnik. He sent a sample itenerary that seemed to have read my mind. A couple tweaks and the trip was a go. We( group of 4) started in Dubrovnik and ended in Zagreb. Lodging was mostly family run B and B's. 1st place waterfront outside of Dubrovnik w a kayak for early morning paddles and nice trail along the water. Ston wasn't on my list but was suggested by Robi and indeed it is not to be missed. We stayed right in town w the walls in site, the family run Inn even wash our clothes while we went to Mljet NP. Another place not to be missed. After taking the car ferry to the island it was biking, swimming in a seclude cove. Plitvice NP is the reason I planned my trip to Croatia. I wasn't disappointed, we stayed at a local B and B just outside the park do we could beat the crowds, the host Velinka showed us around then asked if we want a rakia tasting. Of course! Good sleep that nite! Then at breakfast, packed us up the leftover homemade bread for our lunch. Not prearranged but inquired about a day on the water, sailing of motorboat. Robi made a few calls and it happened. We went to kolocep in a private boat instead of being on the ferrys schedule, had grilled calamari a specialty of the island. Then was able to go snorkeling in the caves! Nice touch. It was so nice having a private guide/driver who knew the area, didn't need mapquest once. Also seemed to know somebody in every town and was excited to tell us about the areas history. I have been on 5 guided trips and when I get back home I always say that I could have done that trip myself...but not this trip. Robi made the difference, we were able to see and experience so much more than had we been driving ourselves or w a tour bus. One more special touch we had lunch prepared by a local family in their home one day. Oh so good!
Trip was early June, 2019. Weather perfect for everything including swimming in the Adriac sea. Word of advice pack a beach towel there were so many opportunities for quick dips.
Cindy

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Robert Pinčević, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Cindy;
thank you very much for your kind words. I am glad to hear you had a good time here!
Hope you and the whole family left Croatia with nice memories!
Many regards from Croatia
Robi

Dalmatian Coast Self-Drive Tour - 12 Days · Croatia - Jun 7 - Jun 18, 2019

Traveler: Nancy P. - Local specialist: AndAdventure Croatia

To begin Veselka Huljic was excellent to help us plan our vacation to Croatia. She was also available,
supportive and quick to assist us with minor problems. Dubrovnik was great. Hear was wonderful!
Mila Krcevinac was outstanding and made us feel like her family treating us to wine and food and discussions. Her accommodations were super and we didn't want to leave. In Split, the owner of our apartments was a great historian and taught us about his country. Sorry I have forgotten his... read more

To begin Veselka Huljic was excellent to help us plan our vacation to Croatia. She was also available,
supportive and quick to assist us with minor problems. Dubrovnik was great. Hear was wonderful!
Mila Krcevinac was outstanding and made us feel like her family treating us to wine and food and discussions. Her accommodations were super and we didn't want to leave. In Split, the owner of our apartments was a great historian and taught us about his country. Sorry I have forgotten his name.
Our city tour guide was Nives and she was superb, very bright and very funny. Radar was fun and we enjoyed the city. Plitvice Lake National Park was beautiful. Our stay at Etno Gardens was delightful. Tim was absolutely amazing and very energetic. We had three meals there each of which were very good. Our final tour was in Zagreb. Viatka was so knowledgeable and interesting and showed her city with great pride. Our rental van was perfect and our entire trip was perfect. Thanks so much to Kimkim and Veselka for your organization. We loved our trip!

Best of the Dalmatian Coast - 8 Days · Croatia - Jun 4 - Jun 13, 2019

Traveler: Nicole E. - Local specialist: Robert Pinčević

Croatia is a beautiful country of rocky mountains, clear waters and blue lakes. It was our first time visiting Croatia and we really enjoyed our time spent exploring the coast between Dubrovnik and Split.

Booking through KimKim was an easy platform. Robi and his team put together an itinerary that was a perfect way to explore the Croatian coast, including a good mix of islands and historical towns. We were never too busy and had time to explore on our own.

Goran, our tour guide was very... read more

Croatia is a beautiful country of rocky mountains, clear waters and blue lakes. It was our first time visiting Croatia and we really enjoyed our time spent exploring the coast between Dubrovnik and Split.

Booking through KimKim was an easy platform. Robi and his team put together an itinerary that was a perfect way to explore the Croatian coast, including a good mix of islands and historical towns. We were never too busy and had time to explore on our own.

Goran, our tour guide was very knowledgeable and friendly. He liked a joke - especially trying to teach us Croatian words! Though our itinerary was planned, Goran was happy to make changes to accommodate our holiday style. His insider knowledge meant we ate at some delicious family restaurants.

Our accommodation was great - a mixture of apartments and hotels, which suited us perfectly. Our hosts were friendly, and our rooms were clean and spacious.

We really enjoyed our trip to Croatian and would highly recommend touring with Robi and Goran.

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Robert Pinčević, local specialist, responded to this review:

HI Nicole,
thank you very much for your feedback, much appreciated!
Glad you had a nice time at your preferred pace, and hope you left with some nice memories!
Hope to hear from you again in the future and sending many regards from Croatia to you and team!
Best
Robi

Dalmatian Coast Self-Drive Tour - 12 Days · Croatia - Jun 4 - Jun 13, 2019

Traveler: Juliet E. - Local specialist: Robert Pinčević

We had an amazing holiday and a lot of the credit should go to Robi, who was amazingly attentive both in London when we were planning the holiday and also in Croatia. He planned the trip extremely well for us and explained everything we needed to know, provided the best guidance and support but was never pushy. Communication was perfect and all Robi's recommendations were spot on.
We had such a good time, I have no hesitation in giving 5 star praise.
Juliet

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Robert Pinčević, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Juliet,
thank you very much for your kind words.
I am glad you had a nice time in Croatia!
Hope to see you again and sending many regards from Croatia!
Best
Robi

Highlights of Croatia: Zagreb to Dubrovnik - 8 Days · Croatia - May 30 - Jun 8, 2019

Traveler: Leanne M. - Local specialist: Robert Pinčević

We had such a great experience with our trip and Robert did an amazing job of organizing everything. Valenka at sixteen lakes hotel at Plitvice national park was an outstanding host and prepared an amazing breakfast and made us feel so welcome - she was fantastic. We will definitely use Kimkim again for our travel needs: thank you!

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Robert Pinčević, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Leanne,
Thank you very much for you kind words.
Glad you like you family vacation.
Hope to stay in touch.
Best
Robi

Bev

Trip to Croatia · Croatia - May 25 - Jun 2, 2019

Traveler: Bev C. - Local specialist: Marsa Bebic

Marsa was fantastic and had great suggestions for us to maximize our time in Croatia. She really gave us personalized service and went the extra mile for us when we had an unfortunate situation . I highly recommend her for those planning to visit Croatia

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Marsa Bebic, local specialist, responded to this review:

Dear Bev,
Thank you for these kind words.
I am happy that we managed to make this whole travel experience nice for you regardless of poor weather and unfortunate situation.
Hope to see you again here in Croatia, till then you have some exciting film story to tell your friends and family up there in Canada. :)

Marsa

Highlights of Croatia: Zagreb to Dubrovnik - 8 Days · Croatia - Jun 3 - Jun 7, 2019

Traveler: Franklin M. - Local specialist: Robert Pinčević

Our driver Mladen was great! Very professional and extremely accommodating! It often felt like a family member was showing us the country. Highly recommend!

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Robert Pinčević, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Franklin,
Thank you very much for your feedback,much appreciated.
Glad to hear you had a good time.
Hope to hear from you again some time in future.
Many regards from Croatia!
Best
Robi

Adventures in Croatia: Hiking, Biking, Climbing and Caving · Croatia - May 4 - May 11, 2019

Traveler: Steve W. - Local specialist: Veselka Huljic

Our week long trip to Croatia was planned out by our new Croatian friend Veselka. We had conveyed our interests in climbing, canyoning and outdoor fun to her. We had such a fabulous adventure. Veselka helped us dance through and around the rain/wind when our schedule needed to be amended and provided she also provided us with the best restaurant recommendations. Her personal touch to our itinerary was spot on. All of our drivers and tour guides were as pleasant and informative as could be... read more

Our week long trip to Croatia was planned out by our new Croatian friend Veselka. We had conveyed our interests in climbing, canyoning and outdoor fun to her. We had such a fabulous adventure. Veselka helped us dance through and around the rain/wind when our schedule needed to be amended and provided she also provided us with the best restaurant recommendations. Her personal touch to our itinerary was spot on. All of our drivers and tour guides were as pleasant and informative as could be as we traveled the Dalmation Coast and visiting the National Parks. Our itinerary included canyoning down the Cetina River, visiting Paklencia and Krka National Parks, sea kayaking in Hvar, staying in and seeing Split and then ferrying down to Dubrovnik for a marvelous Game of Thrones tour. We stayed in touch with Vese daily as she was just such a wonderful person to work with and get to know. I cannot recommend her highly enough. Thanks Vese - Steve and Sherri

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Veselka Huljic, local specialist, responded to this review:

Dear Steve,

thank you so much for kind words. I am so happy for the opportunity to be your host in Croatia and to navigate you through the crazy weather challenges we had.
I hope our paths will cross again in the future.
Big hug to Sherri and you.

Highlights of Croatia dubrovnik to porec · Croatia - Apr 21 - Apr 27, 2019

Traveler: Bronwyn W. - Local specialist: Robert Pinčević

We can't thank Robi enough for helping us plan our trip to Croatia. All the bookings he made on our behalf were great - we were very happy with all our accommodation and our rental car booking. Robi arranged for Goran to drive us one day and that was a highlight for us. Robi kept in contact with us throughout the trip and managed any changes that needed to be made. When we had to leave Korcula unexpectedly early, Robi found us alternative accommodation which we so appreciated - arriving in... read more

We can't thank Robi enough for helping us plan our trip to Croatia. All the bookings he made on our behalf were great - we were very happy with all our accommodation and our rental car booking. Robi arranged for Goran to drive us one day and that was a highlight for us. Robi kept in contact with us throughout the trip and managed any changes that needed to be made. When we had to leave Korcula unexpectedly early, Robi found us alternative accommodation which we so appreciated - arriving in Split late on a rainy night, it was wonderful that he'd made arrangements for us at short notice.
Our holiday in Croatia was even more wonderful than we could have imagined, and we thank you, Robi, for all your hard work on our behalf. We will recommend Robi and kimkim to any friends who are travelling in the future.
Bronwyn & John

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Robert Pinčević, local specialist, responded to this review:

Dear Bronwyn and John,
thank you very much for visiting Croatia, and I am very happy to hear you liked your trip. Hope you left the country with nice memories!
Hope to hear from you again one day!
Wish you all the best from Croatia!
Robi

Highlights of Croatia Self Drive: Zagreb to Dubrovnik - 8 Days · Croatia - Apr 17 - Apr 24, 2019

Traveler: Desiree K. - Local specialist: Marina Trogrlic

Marina was fantastic! She was available during the entire trip with information and answering any questions I had. The tours to Krka and Plitvices Parks we’re spot on awesome. The apartments were nice and close to everything for sightseeing.

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Marina Trogrlic, local specialist, responded to this review:

Dear Desiree,

thank you for your review and for your kind words. I really appreciate it! It was a pleasure to be a part of your vacation and I am extremely happy to hear you enjoyed your time spent in Croatia.
Thank you for choosing me to be your local specialist - it was truly a pleasure working with you .
Hvala! Until next time! :)

Mike

Slovenia/Croatia · Croatia - Jul 9 - Jul 20, 2018

Traveler: Mike M. - Local specialist: Miha Gantar

Overall the trip and planning was very good. Exceeded our expectations.
The adventures and locales that were recommended generally worked out very well.

No real hiccups. I would comment that on our Slovenia biking trips, the expected amount of time needed to complete each circuit was underestimated by quite a bit. Maybe we're not quick cyclers...but allow oneself more time in order to properly see the sights and have time left over for other events.

Miha did also supply maps and detailed... read more

Overall the trip and planning was very good. Exceeded our expectations.
The adventures and locales that were recommended generally worked out very well.

No real hiccups. I would comment that on our Slovenia biking trips, the expected amount of time needed to complete each circuit was underestimated by quite a bit. Maybe we're not quick cyclers...but allow oneself more time in order to properly see the sights and have time left over for other events.

Miha did also supply maps and detailed itineraries, which worked out well. The included Iphone with maps was so-so...difficult to read in sunlight, impossible to use as a map while biking. But still able to be used to call him for any issues.

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Miha Gantar, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Mike!
Thank you so much for your feedback and the comment about the biking durations. We will keep this in mind and consult with other travelers as well. We are aware of the phone navigation issues and are looking for options to improve it.
Thanks again for highlighting this and wish you happy travels in 2019! :)

Hilbert

Best of Croatia in 5 Days · Croatia - Oct 18 - Oct 23, 2018

Traveler: Hilbert L. - Local specialist: Alex Buri

My trip to Croatia went smoothly as planned with the help of Alex. Zero hiccups on all arrangements made. He exactly knew how to select perfect locations and comfortable places to stay. I liked the flexibility of setting the itinerary to fit my preferences or recommendations from Alex. As a solo traveler, the open line between us during the entire trip was definitely a plus! Looking forward to more trips with kimkim's services. 😁

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Alex Buri, kimkim staff, responded to this review:

Hi Hilbert, glad we were able to help with your trip and was great getting to know you. Hope to see you again for your next holiday!