Kimkim Trip Reviews for Croatia

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My first trip to Croatia
Croatia | May 6 - May 19, 2024

J
John R.
Ireland | Reviewed on May 21, 2024
This was my first trip to Croatia and I loved it. Robi was instrumental in helping us organize our self guided trip and with his help we experienced Croatia in a way I suspect most people do not. One of our major goals was to see the country in a local way that many visitors don’t. From the onset, being met at Zagreb airport, we were in good hands. We travelled for two weeks visiting Istria, Hun, Plicvik Lakes, Zadar, Split, Ston and finally Dubrovnik. Each area was unique and Robi was in... Read more

This was my first trip to Croatia and I loved it. Robi was instrumental in helping us organize our self guided trip and with his help we experienced Croatia in a way I suspect most people do not. One of our major goals was to see the country in a local way that many visitors don’t. From the onset, being met at Zagreb airport, we were in good hands. We travelled for two weeks visiting Istria, Hun, Plicvik Lakes, Zadar, Split, Ston and finally Dubrovnik. Each area was unique and Robi was in touch each day to answer questions and provide useful suggestions as to what to do. I would recommend Robi to anyone wanting to visit this beautiful Dalmatian coast.

Hotel Reviews
Teatro Verdi Boutique Hotel
Zadar
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Sorgo Palace
Ston
Authenticity & Character
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Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Local specialist: Robert Pinčević
Robert
Robert Pinčević
Local specialist in Croatia | Replied on May 22, 2024

Hi John,

thank you very much for your feedback, much appreciated.
It was a pleasure meeting you, and I am very happy to hear I was able to contribute to your first visit to Croatia!
Planning trips for me I a joy, as I have really been, personally, to all of the places I recommend. And I still travel around, checking "the news", and passing my knowledge to travelers.

Many regards from Croatia.

Best

Robi

What a fabulous trip.
Croatia | Apr 27 - May 8, 2024

alan
alan h.
Charlotte, NC | Reviewed on May 21, 2024
We had never heard of KimKim Travel Agency and were not sure what to expect, and boy were we surprised! They are outstanding! We were assigned Antonia as our travel agent, who worked with us to build an extensive itinerary for our private tour of Croatia. Every single tour guide and driver that Antonia assigned to us were exceptional – Ivana in Dubrovnik gave us our first Croatian history lesson; Mladen drove us to Perast & Kotor, Montenegro and taught us so much along the way, and... Read more

We had never heard of KimKim Travel Agency and were not sure what to expect, and boy were we surprised! They are outstanding! We were assigned Antonia as our travel agent, who worked with us to build an extensive itinerary for our private tour of Croatia. Every single tour guide and driver that Antonia assigned to us were exceptional – Ivana in Dubrovnik gave us our first Croatian history lesson; Mladen drove us to Perast & Kotor, Montenegro and taught us so much along the way, and Vasilija gave us wonderful tours there. We had Ivana in Split, who was charming and lovely and spent a lot of time with us at Diocletian’s Palace. Grgo was our tour guide on the island of Hvar and that was a great tour – his Mom cooked us lunch! From Split to Zagreb our driver was Duje and he was awesome – you can tell he loves his country! Duje took us to Krka National Park and Plitvice Lakes as well, and gave us a commentary on everything we passed. At Plitvice Lakes our guide was Petra and she was excellent – she clearly has so much love for her Lakes. Finally, in Zagreb, our guide was Kristina – she took us on a food and culture tour and it was so good! We had some good treats and a lovely walking tour of Upper and Lower Zagreb. We could tell that each guide and driver were so happy to be showing us their country – they were personable and amiable, and just a delight to be around! Antonia was so easy to work with and was extremely responsive to all our questions. She checked on us throughout our trip, and gave us real-time updates and information as our itinerary changed. We would highly highly recommend both KimKim and Antonia for all your Croatia travel needs! 10/10

Local specialist: Antonia Ljuština

Our Slovenia/Croatia
Croatia | May 3 - May 17, 2024

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Susan G.
Orlando, FL | Reviewed on May 20, 2024
Our Slovenia/Croatia trip was so amazing and beyond our expectations! Nikola did an exceptional job in planning, orchestrating and following up on everything, start to finish. He listened attentively to the kind of trip we wanted and worked to make it all perfect! We especially appreciated the evening before check ins and availability 24/7! In Slovenia we had a car which was loads of fun for exploring and making it an adventure. The side trips in both Slovenia and Croatia were... Read more

Our Slovenia/Croatia trip was so amazing and beyond our expectations! Nikola did an exceptional job in planning, orchestrating and following up on everything, start to finish. He listened attentively to the kind of trip we wanted and worked to make it all perfect! We especially appreciated the evening before check ins and availability 24/7! In Slovenia we had a car which was loads of fun for exploring and making it an adventure. The side trips in both Slovenia and Croatia were especially enjoyable: the beekeeper, Skocjan caves, truffle hunting, cycling tour, wine and food tour, Ston oyster experience, cooking dinner on a local farm. Accommodations were perfect and we especially loved the winery in Bale, hotel in Hvar. All in all ours was a great trip ! Than you, KimKim and Nikola for a truly remarkable memory!

Hotel Reviews
Meneghetti
Bale

AWESOME and we even got a complimentary upgrade!

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Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Hotel Moeesy, Blue & Green Oasis
Hvar

WONDERFUL...beautiful views!

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Cleanliness & Comfort
Local specialist: Nikola Vojvodić

Croatia: Bruno did a fabulous job
Croatia | May 9 - May 16, 2024

Katherine
Katherine H.
Newark, NJ | Reviewed on May 20, 2024
Bruno did a fabulous job helping us design a perfect Croatia coastline itinerary — and was patient when we needed to make a few changes in the plan. He provided great suggestions on how to spend our limited time in the cities we visited, including restaurant suggestions. The places we stayed were just what we asked for. He arranged wonderful guides — Ana in Dubrovnik and Mia in Split — who were personable and knowledgeable…and knew just how much detail we could absorb. Bruno also arranged... Read more

Bruno did a fabulous job helping us design a perfect Croatia coastline itinerary — and was patient when we needed to make a few changes in the plan. He provided great suggestions on how to spend our limited time in the cities we visited, including restaurant suggestions. The places we stayed were just what we asked for. He arranged wonderful guides — Ana in Dubrovnik and Mia in Split — who were personable and knowledgeable…and knew just how much detail we could absorb. Bruno also arranged drivers to take us from city to city, with some stops along the way. He stayed in touch with us each and every day, and when we asked to change the pick-up times, he made it happen. We could not have asked for a more meticulous planner. Our trip was amazing, and much of the credit goes to Bruno’s guidance.

Local specialist: Bruno Martinović
Bruno
Bruno Martinović
Local specialist in Zagreb | Replied on May 20, 2024

Hi Katherine,

Thank you very much for your feedback! I am happy to hear that I was able to fulfill your wishes.
It was a pleasure hosting you and your husband.
Hope you took some lifelong memories from Croatia!

Hope to stay in touch!

Many regards.

Bruno

Wonderful 2 weeks in Croatia
Croatia | May 6 - May 19, 2024

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Sheelagh R.
Canada | Reviewed on May 20, 2024
Robert was wonderful, he was so patient with helping us plan our trip . He then supported us and was in constant contact with us every day for 2 weeks
Pero the local guide in Split and Antea in Dubrovnik were both very knowledgeable friendly and taught us a lot
We loved our trip and it was all thanks to Robert and all his planning and being there for us
Thank you
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Robert was wonderful, he was so patient with helping us plan our trip . He then supported us and was in constant contact with us every day for 2 weeks
Pero the local guide in Split and Antea in Dubrovnik were both very knowledgeable friendly and taught us a lot
We loved our trip and it was all thanks to Robert and all his planning and being there for us
Thank you

Hotel Reviews
Hotel Dubrovnik
Zagreb
Valamar Riviera Hotel & Residence
Poreč
Hotel Degenija
Rakovica
Teatro Verdi Boutique Hotel
Zadar
Hotel Marul
Split
Sorgo Palace
Ston
The Pucic Palace
Dubrovnik
Local specialist: Robert Pinčević
Robert
Robert Pinčević
Local specialist in Croatia | Replied on May 20, 2024

Hi Sheelagh,

thank you very much for your feedback and kind words. I am very happy to hear you had a good time, that you liked Croatia, and that you left with good memories! And hopefully with some new knowledge of history and olive oil :)

It was a pleasure meeting you and your small group!

THANK YOU!

Many regards from Croatia!

Best

Robi

Nikola and all our guides were fabulous! Made our trip more memorable!
Croatia | Apr 29 - May 6, 2024

Cathy
Cathy B.
Dallas, TX | Reviewed on May 14, 2024
Nikola with Kim Kim was so great! Our trip in Croatia to Blue Cave was canceled due to weather in the morning. He jumped through hoops to get our schedule rearranged, and we were able to go to Blue Cave the next day! He was very accommodating and worked with all of our requests! This was a mother daughter trip and we are very active, Nikola found us several adventures! Our guides were all fabulous! I wish I could remember their names! They all had great personalities and were a wealth... Read more

Nikola with Kim Kim was so great! Our trip in Croatia to Blue Cave was canceled due to weather in the morning. He jumped through hoops to get our schedule rearranged, and we were able to go to Blue Cave the next day! He was very accommodating and worked with all of our requests! This was a mother daughter trip and we are very active, Nikola found us several adventures!

Our guides were all fabulous! I wish I could remember their names! They all had great personalities and were a wealth of information. They always shared personal insight beyond what the script was, and had great advice for a good approach to the rest of the day! They were very personable and shared their personal experiences with us. We had a female guide in Dubrovnik who was a trained geologist, and female guide in Split who showed us the water falls, and a female guide who did a fabulous tasting tour of the "green space" their farmers market.

Hotel Review
Hotel Bellevue Dubrovnik
Dubrovnik

Loved this hotel! Gorgeous views of the sea, light and air space, nice and roomy! The staff was helpful, and the hotel had good amenities. It was within walking distance to some excellent restaurants!

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Activity Reviews
Ston Oysters Experience & Wine Tasting
Ston Oysters Experience & Wine Tasting
Croatia

If you love oysters, this is a must do! In addition to eating several fresh oysters, they prepared mussels for us too! And of course wine! Great education on how they are grown and harvested.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Gourmet Experience at Local Winery
Gourmet Experience at Local Winery
Croatia

This was our lunch stop after the waterfalls, very worthwhile and so much more than we expected! Four course lunch paired with each of their wines, along with education. The hostess was very friendly and interesting!

Local specialist: Nikola Vojvodić
Nikola
Nikola Vojvodić
Local specialist in Zagreb | Replied on May 16, 2024

Hi Cathy,

Thank you for taking the time to leave me a review and for your kind words!

I’m glad you were able to experience the beauty of the Blue Cave and Pakleni Islands after all and had a great time in Croatia! I will be sure to pass on your feedback to our guides and want to thank you and Chloe for being such wonderful guests. I hope you brought home only the best memories of Croatia and that you will consider visiting our amazing country again!

I wish you both all the best,
Nikola

Words cannot adequately describe our time in ...
Croatia | Apr 25 - May 8, 2024

Melissa
Melissa L.
Ashburn, VA | Reviewed on May 14, 2024

Words cannot adequately describe our time in Budapest, Croatia, and Montenegro. Jo and Stasa were amazing guides, and Tina was our guardian angel through several mishaps (none of which were her fault). This was a once in a lifetime adventure for us (mother and daughter) and Tina made sure everything from the accommodations, to the tours, the private transfers, and the places we visited were perfect. Thank you a million times over!

Local specialist: Tina Rajkovic
Tina
Tina Rajkovic
Local specialist in Rijeka, Croatia | Replied on May 15, 2024

Dear Melissa,

Thank you for the beautiful words and the 5-star review. I appreciate it. I'm happy you recognized the effort Dee and I put into arranging this trip. :) and I'm happy to hear that you enjoyed the adventure every day.
Bringing happiness and delight to passengers is what makes this job great.
Thank you for all the messages and pleasant communication.
I wish you all the best and many more wonderful experiences with your mum.
Hugs from Croatia!
Tina

If Tina Can't Be My Trip Planner, I'm Not Going!
Croatia | Apr 25 - May 8, 2024

Dee
Dee R.
Flagami, FL | Reviewed on May 13, 2024
Using a trip-planner company was a new experience for me. In my extensive travels, I've done all the planning; therefore, relinquishing control was tough. Now, forever more, I want Tina and kimkim to do it all! Tina was my travel angel, with unbelievable patience and determination to get it all just right. And she did! She is so friendly, understanding, compassionate, professional, and dedicated! She matched us with Jo, for our private guide in Zagreb, who was an absolute joy, so smart,... Read more

Using a trip-planner company was a new experience for me. In my extensive travels, I've done all the planning; therefore, relinquishing control was tough. Now, forever more, I want Tina and kimkim to do it all! Tina was my travel angel, with unbelievable patience and determination to get it all just right. And she did! She is so friendly, understanding, compassionate, professional, and dedicated! She matched us with Jo, for our private guide in Zagreb, who was an absolute joy, so smart, enthusiastic, sweet, and friendly, and wow, does she know history! The same can be said about Stasha, our amazing and brilliant guide in Split, with whom we spent many delightful hours.

Every lovely accommodation was a perfect match for our personalities.

This trip, such an important one for my daughter and me to experience together, did not have a single glitch. Everything planned and handled by Tina and kimkim, and I do mean everything, was perfect. This, in large part, to Tina being a world-class listener and hearing--really hearing--what I want. And oh, did she deliver.

Finally, what she provided within my budget was astonishing. What can I say but an immense, heartfelt thank-you to Tina and kimkim.

With gratitude,

Dee

Local specialist: Tina Rajkovic
Tina
Tina Rajkovic
Local specialist in Rijeka, Croatia | Replied on May 14, 2024

Dee 🥰🥰
Thank you so much for writing such a beautiful review.
It was an adventure for me as well, and at some points during your journey, I felt like I was right there with you.
Thank you for trusting me from the start and for being open to suggestions. I'm glad I could be your local support while you were exploring Croatia! I hope your European adventure continues to be even better.
I'm sure you are having fun 🙂🙃
Tina

Croatia, Slovenia and Montenegro with Bruno
Croatia | Apr 26 - May 10, 2024

Amanda
Amanda T.
Seattle, WA | Reviewed on May 11, 2024
This was my first experience using KimKim and Bruno did not disappoint. He was able to create an itinerary tailored to my interests. He curated a wonderful experience for me and was available both before and during the trip to answer any questions. Bruno gave me spot on restaurant and bar recommendations which I really enjoyed. Read more

This was my first experience using KimKim and Bruno did not disappoint. He was able to create an itinerary tailored to my interests. He curated a wonderful experience for me and was available both before and during the trip to answer any questions. Bruno gave me spot on restaurant and bar recommendations which I really enjoyed.

Hotel Reviews
Best Western Premier Hotel Astoria
Zagreb

Good location. Decent breakfast. Friendly staff. For people from the US, Best Western is much much nicer hotel chain outside the US.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Within walking distance to all major sites
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Cleanliness & Comfort
Hotel Slamič
Ljubljana

The hotel staff was very helpful, to include pulling out the rental car for me when it was time to leave. I like that they had you order breakfast the night before to reduce food waste.

Authenticity & Character
A small hotel experience
Location
Easy walk to any of the sites.
Staff
Friendly and helpful
Cleanliness & Comfort
Valamar Riviera Hotel & Residence
Poreč

Beautiful view from my room window. Very good breakfast. They also offered early evening snacks/drinks.

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Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
My stay was during the odd time of too early in the season to turn on the AC despite it being very warm during the day. I couldn't leave the window open to cool the room down because of the street noise.
Hotel Degenija
Rakovica

Hotel staff was very friendly and helpful. Easy drive to the park. Cheapest hotel on the trip for laundry.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Quick drive to the park entrance.
Staff
super helfpul
Cleanliness & Comfort
Skradinski buk
Skradin

Least favorite hotel of the trip. A little run down. Staff wasn't rude but weren't exactly friendly either.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Easy walk to the boat to enter Krka park
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
My room was very run down. There were stains on the carpet. The bathroom shelf was broken. They hadn't refilled the soap in the bathroom.
Royal Ariston Hotel
Dubrovnik

The only hotel I stayed at that was outside of town requiring a bus ride. Very crowded breakfast after 8am. It is part of a larger complex of hotels.

Authenticity & Character
Big chain with tons of people staying.
Location
Just because of the required bus ride
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Kastel 1700 Boutique Hotel
split

Can't beat the location.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Right in the heart of the city.
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
The breakfast area was a little cramped but still good.
Activity Reviews
Zagreb - Arrival
Zagreb - Arrival
Zagreb

Went smoothly

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Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Bled and Bohinj
Bled and Bohinj
Croatia

Well worth the drive. Paid parking at the all the locations so pay attention.

Quality of Experience
Postojna Cave and Predjama Castle Tour
Postojna Cave and Predjama Castle Tour
Croatia

The Caves were truly impressive. It was a little confusing to redeem the voucher for a ticket because after waiting in the line, I was sent to the group ticket area but after that was worked out, easy.

Quality of Experience
Private Guided Walking Tour of Dubrovnik Old Town
Private Guided Walking Tour of Dubrovnik Old Town
Dubrovnik

As a resident inside the walls of Dubrovnik, Ana had a unique perspective to share having grown up in the city.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Ana gave me a lot of suggestions for activities and restaurants.
Private guided walking tour of Zagreb
Private guided walking tour of Zagreb
Zagreb

Bruno did an excellent job covering the major sites offering plenty of suggestions for me to follow up on during my own time.

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Guides, Drivers and Staff
Rovinj and Pula
Rovinj and Pula
Croatia

Wear appropriate shoes for walking on tiles. Slippery when wet.

Quality of Experience
Inland of Istria - towns on hills and truffle country
Inland of Istria - towns on hills and truffle country
Croatia

While I didn't find any truffles on my hunt, I enjoyed the experience of learning about the process and being out in the forest. The meal post hunt with all the various truffle related foods was fun.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
The staff at Pietro and Pietro were great.
Leaving Istria, visit Opatija and arrival to Plitvice lakes
Leaving Istria, visit Opatija and arrival to Plitvice lakes
Croatia

Hum and Opatija were nice little stops to break up the day of driving. Plitvice Lakes were beautiful. I wish I had stayed a little longer and hiked more.

Quality of Experience
Krka National Park - Split
Krka National Park - Split
Croatia

I took the boat to the park entrance and then decided to walk back to town. It was an easy hike. The views from Ozidana Caves were amazing but the steps a little brutal in the beating sun.

Quality of Experience
Pelješac penisula and Ston- triple atraction.
Pelješac penisula and Ston- triple atraction.
Split

This was my first day without the rental car so I was able to relax a little more. I enjoyed the wine tasting and having fresh oysters at lunch.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Duro was an excellent driver and guise
Transport
Montenegro Day trip from Dubrovnik
Montenegro Day trip from Dubrovnik
Dubrovnik

I enjoyed going to Montenegro, it is definitely a different experience to both Croatia and Slovenia. There were several cruise ships in port making it very crowded in a few locations.

Quality of Experience
Very crowded even in the beginning of May
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Baldo was very knowledgeable on the region and had personal stories to share of his experience living in Montenegro.
Transport
Goodbye Dubrovnik
Goodbye Dubrovnik
Dubrovnik

The driver to the airport was ontime and friendly.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Local specialist: Bruno Martinović
Bruno
Bruno Martinović
Local specialist in Zagreb | Replied on May 13, 2024

Hi Amanda,

Thank you very much for your feedback! I am happy to hear that we are able to fulfill your wishes.
It was a pleasure hosting you
I hope you took some lifelong memories from Croatia!

Hope to stay in touch!

Many regards.

Bruno

Perfect Croatia trip with incredible customer service from Bruno
Croatia | Apr 27 - May 5, 2024

Michael
Michael L.
Ashburn, VA | Reviewed on May 07, 2024
My wife and I wanted to let our travel agent Bruno help us plan our weeklong Croatia trip, which started in Zagreb, visited national parks and a winery, and historic cities in the Dalmatian Coast. Bruno was very helpful in providing the perfect itinerary after listening to our preferences. We had the rental car delivered to us and drove from Zagreb to Plitvice National Park, which has more waterfalls than I thought was possible in one place. We then went to Krka park, which was also... Read more

My wife and I wanted to let our travel agent Bruno help us plan our weeklong Croatia trip, which started in Zagreb, visited national parks and a winery, and historic cities in the Dalmatian Coast. Bruno was very helpful in providing the perfect itinerary after listening to our preferences. We had the rental car delivered to us and drove from Zagreb to Plitvice National Park, which has more waterfalls than I thought was possible in one place. We then went to Krka park, which was also beautiful. Then we visited Zadar, Split, Hvar, a winery, and Ston, on the way to Dubrovnik. Each place was unique with a fascinating history and a beautiful and unique experience. Bruno booked us at perfectly located and comfortable hotels, a mix of mostly 4 and 5 star places. He arranged for walking tours with very knowledgeable guides. It was great to learn about the history and also get a local’s perspective. His restaurant recommendations were all truly excellent. During the trip, Bruno was incredibly responsive, replying to my WhatsApp messages within minutes. I highly recommend Croatia and using Bruno to help plan and book it.

Hotel Reviews
Esplanade Zagreb Hotel
Zagreb
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Skradinski buk
Skradin
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Hotel Degenija
Rakovica
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Heritage Hotel Santa Lucia
Split
Authenticity & Character
Location
Couldn’t be more central. But noise can be an issue given the location.
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Royal Palm Hotel
Dubrovnik
Authenticity & Character
Location
Amazing views of coast. 10 minute Uber ride from old city
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Very luxurious
Local specialist: Bruno Martinović
Bruno
Bruno Martinović
Local specialist in Zagreb | Replied on May 07, 2024

Hi Michael,

Thank you very much for your feedback! I am happy to hear that we are able to fulfill your wishes.
It was a pleasure hosting you and your wife.
Hope you took some lifelong memories from Croatia!

Hope to stay in touch!

Many regards.

Bruno

Great Highlights tour of Croatia
Croatia | Apr 27 - May 4, 2024

K
Kisa Y.
San Jose, CA | Reviewed on May 06, 2024

Anna Maria was very responsive and planned a great highlights tour of Croatia! The transportation was wonderful to have and the hotels she chose were all super! We especially loved our tour w Josepina in Zagreb- learned lots about the country and enjoyed the culture!

Local specialist: Anna-Maria Frid
Anna-Maria
Anna-Maria Frid
Local specialist in Zagreb, Croatia | Replied on May 07, 2024

Dear Kisa,
thank you for taking the time to write this review and for your kind words!
It was a pleasure planning this trip with you and I am very happy you enjoyed it.

Feel free to reach out if you are ever again in this neck of the woods! :)

Kind regards
Anna-Maria

Trip of a lifetime!
Croatia | Apr 25 - May 3, 2024

KAREN
KAREN M.
Herndon, VA | Reviewed on May 05, 2024
"Thank you, Tina." These are the words my daughter and I said throughout our amazing Croatia Trip. Tina was our KimKim agent.
From the beginning, Tina asked questions and made suggestions that were clearly in line with our interests, schedule, and budget. From lodgings, to excursions, to recommended wanderings, it was all perfect.
While on the trip, Tina responded immediately to last minute questions (how much to tip??) with clear and encouraging advice.
We loved every bit of the trip...
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"Thank you, Tina." These are the words my daughter and I said throughout our amazing Croatia Trip. Tina was our KimKim agent.
From the beginning, Tina asked questions and made suggestions that were clearly in line with our interests, schedule, and budget. From lodgings, to excursions, to recommended wanderings, it was all perfect.
While on the trip, Tina responded immediately to last minute questions (how much to tip??) with clear and encouraging advice.
We loved every bit of the trip but our favorite experiences were the Truffle Hunting in Istria and the sailboat adventure in the Zadar Archipelago. We finished the trip with a couple of lazy days in Split and Zagreb where we were able to wander and learn about the local community.
To quote my daughter (26 years old), "trip of a lifetime!"

Hotel Review
La Grisa Bale
Bale-Valle, Istra

Kind and helpful staff. Great restaurant. Lovely village.

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Local specialist: Tina Rajkovic
Tina
Tina Rajkovic
Local specialist in Rijeka, Croatia | Replied on May 06, 2024

Dear Karen and Abby,

I would like to express my sincere gratitude for taking the time to write me a 5-star review.

Your kind words mean a lot to me and I'm thrilled to hear that your trip to Croatia was memorable. It's wonderful that my assistance helped ensure you had the best possible experience during your travels.

I hope that you both have many more memorable trips together in the future.
I wish nothing but all the best to you both!

Tina

Daniela and Robi created an unforgettable exp...
Croatia | Apr 19 - Apr 25, 2024

Mike
Mike D.
Newark, NJ | Reviewed on May 02, 2024
Daniela and Robi created an unforgettable experience. We lost our passport. Daniela and Robi immediately jumped, contacted everyone and had the hotel staff look for it, and got the driver to bring the passport to the airport!! From the time we alerted Daniela on the What's App within 10 minutes the superior staff at Hotel Marul (Maia) and our driver (Simon) found the passport and had Simon back on the road driving the passport to us. Unbelievable assist and save. The What's App... Read more

Daniela and Robi created an unforgettable experience.

We lost our passport. Daniela and Robi immediately jumped, contacted everyone and had the hotel staff look for it, and got the driver to bring the passport to the airport!! From the time we alerted Daniela on the What's App within 10 minutes the superior staff at Hotel Marul (Maia) and our driver (Simon) found the passport and had Simon back on the road driving the passport to us. Unbelievable assist and save.

The What's App group chat between us and Daniela and Robi was fantastic. I can't express how awesome this communication tool was for our trip but I will try. I downloaded our entire group chat of 1 week's time into Microsoft Word (without photos or links) it became a 34 page document. 34 pages !! (9,000 words, for context this review is 823) That's 5 pages of fully written out directions, recommendations, questions, answers per DAY. And it doesn't include all the photos or links, the links were so easy. BAM I have the address and the walking/riding/biking/driving directions instantly.

As I try to describe this level of service, all I've come up with is highest end / white glove / concierge service. Daniela and Robi had our every concern and acted more like family or friends. We cannot thank them enough.

Daniela crafted a perfect trip. That isn't fair. Daniela crafted a dozen perfect trips for us as we kept changing our minds until we settled on an itinerary. Even then small additions were added and dropped day by day depending on our energy level. Daniela took the time to get to know what we wanted and the trip really proved how much effort she put in.

Robi was our tour guide on several occasions and translator on several occasions. I'm semi-famous for asking hundreds of questions (note the 34 page What's App group) and Robi handled each historical fact, each TV reference and more over and over. He also gave me some great video links to watch for more info. My personal highlight was learning about Ston, walking the walls of Ston and the fresh out of the sea oysters at the oyster farm. Incredible. Our day at Plitvice Lakes was my second favorite, a 37,102 step day for us on our Fitbits. BTW I tried to talk my wife out of doing Plitvice but she begged and Daniela urged we go, so glad we did.

Gordon, dropped our car off and picked it up from us. Made life very easy. Company was Lutar I think and they gave us a wonderful car.

Steve, apartment rental via Marul Hotel. Poor guy, I needed help at midnight and he drove over to help.
Simon, security and driver at Marul Hotel. Drove us to the airport and then drove back and forth again to drop our missing passport.
Maia at Hotel Marul, found the passport within 9 minutes of Daniela calling her. Thank you !!

Other notables. Šibenik, we walked the 3 fortresses. Western history would have been very different if this battle went another way. Dubrovnik what can we say, it's a must see for a reason. Split and Diocletians Palace was my wife's favorite, I loved it as well. If we go back we would like more time in Split.

Hard to explain. We had the country to ourselves. Roads were sparsely used, getting meals was easy, the worst crowds were very modest and often we felt we purchased some exclusive package. For example, our cooking class is normally 20. In April, it was just the 2 of us. Another example, I drove into the automated toll booth lane which I could not use and spent 2 minutes figuring out the problem. (btw, Daniela had warned me about this as I reviewed my notes) Normally by now there would be 10 cars behind me trying to get thru the toll. Nope, I merely went 50 meters in reverse and went into the next toll lane. The highway was empty, go ahead and drive it.

Language: Everything, and I mean everything was available in both Croatian and English, every sign, every menu, everything. We only met 1 person who spoke limited English the entire trip and he ran the Oyster Farm and we had Robi with us to translate. Although, honestly even here we could have gotten by.

Hotels. Location, location, location. Perfect, everything was within walking distance. The Hotel Marul and the Hotel Degenija and its nearby restaurant (Plivitice) both stood out as high end experiences. Hotel Skradinski buk was cute and we loved the staff and the perfect walking distance to the boat to Krka. Probably our favorite breakfast as we got to interact with other guests if we wanted to and we did.

Airports Split and Dubrovnik so easy, so empty, and everyone speaks English.

Could I say more, yes, will you read it, no. So that's it....

Hotel Review
Hotel Marul
Split

Service!! Location!! Checking into our flight at the airport....We lost our passport. From the time we alerted Maia, she found it in the hotel lobby within 10 minutes and had Simon back on the road driving the passport to us at the airport. Unbelievable assist and save. Hotel is a perfect location, we walked everywhere, the breakfast especially outside is lovely, we loved the little garden. Rooms are great as well.

Authenticity & Character
Felt a part of the neighborhood
Location
walkable!! and the garden is lovely
Staff
Maia and Simon literally saved our entire vacation from disaster. Finding out passport and driving it to us at the airport. Plus we loved sitting and chatting with Maia in the lobby, she is lovely and knew all about Croatia, the nuns next door and Split in general.
Cleanliness & Comfort
Local specialist: Daniela Pinčević
Daniela
Daniela Pinčević
Local specialist in Croatia | Replied on May 04, 2024

Hi Mike,

Thank you very much for such a nice review, much appreciated.
Glad to hear that everything went well and that you liked the trip.
Thank you for visiting and hopefully you will come back one day to explore more of Croatia!
All the best to Laura and you!

Many regards from Croatia!
Daniela

The meticulously planned program of the 10 -d...
Croatia | Apr 17 - Apr 26, 2024

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Hong Chiow S.
Singapore | Reviewed on Apr 27, 2024
The meticulously planned program of the 10 -day trip in Croatia to suit our needs by Tina of Kim2, and the attention & accommodation given to our suggestions simply made this Trip a fabulous one !
The Guides and transportation, accommodation provided were more than satisfactory and beyond expectation!
Ms Josipa in Zagreb, Ana in Plitvice Lakes, Antonio in Zadar, Tina Bilus in Sibenik, Ivan in Dubrovnik, & Ivana in Split were extremely friendly & professional! All great Guides !!!
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The meticulously planned program of the 10 -day trip in Croatia to suit our needs by Tina of Kim2, and the attention & accommodation given to our suggestions simply made this Trip a fabulous one !
The Guides and transportation, accommodation provided were more than satisfactory and beyond expectation!
Ms Josipa in Zagreb, Ana in Plitvice Lakes, Antonio in Zadar, Tina Bilus in Sibenik, Ivan in Dubrovnik, & Ivana in Split were extremely friendly & professional! All great Guides !!!
Croatia certainly left a lasting impression through these ambassadors, & we will recommend a visit to this beautiful country through Tina & Kim2 for our friends !
HC & Ros.

Local specialist: Tina Rajkovic
Tina
Tina Rajkovic
Local specialist in Rijeka, Croatia | Replied on Apr 29, 2024

Dear HC and Ros,
Thank you for your kind words and for taking the time to name each guide from the tour. It is heartening to say that everyone involved in your visit had only positive things to say about you.
I have to point out, that we thoroughly enjoyed having you here, and I am happy that Croatia has left an indelible mark on your memory as a stunning destination with wonderful people.
Your visit was truly a pleasure, and we hope to see you again soon.
Enjoy, Tina

They were communicative, appreciative, consistent, and gracious.
Croatia | Feb 17 - Feb 24, 2024

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Blake R.
Canada | Reviewed on Feb 29, 2024
I did not go on the trip, but I was one of the administrators who works on the trip from Mohawk College. The KimKim team and Robi were extremely well deserving of this rating. They were communicative, appreciative, consistent, and gracious. The travelers, after returning from the trip, had nothing but good things to say about the KimKim team. Read more

I did not go on the trip, but I was one of the administrators who works on the trip from Mohawk College. The KimKim team and Robi were extremely well deserving of this rating. They were communicative, appreciative, consistent, and gracious. The travelers, after returning from the trip, had nothing but good things to say about the KimKim team.

Hotel Review
Hotel Dubrovnik
Zagreb
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Local specialist: Robert Pinčević
Robert
Robert Pinčević
Local specialist in Croatia | Replied on Feb 29, 2024

Hi Blake,

thank you very much for your feedback and nice words,
I am very happy to hear your experience with Kimkim was great and that students had a good time and left with good memories! :)

Many regards from Croatia!

Best
Robi

Personal service and local knowledge made it a fantastic trip
Croatia | Sep 19 - Sep 25, 2023

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Mike N.
Sun Prairie, WI | Reviewed on Feb 26, 2024

Robert was a fantastic host who lives in the area. He took us to local favorites we would have missed otherwise and adjusted the trip as we went to cater to our interests. Goran guided us for several days and was equally great! There both provided local insight to the culture and history of the area and were both a pleasure to tour with. Highly recommended and looking forward to coming back for a bike trip!

Local specialist: Robert Pinčević
Robert
Robert Pinčević
Local specialist in Croatia | Replied on Feb 27, 2024

Hi Mike,

long time no see! Thank you very much for not forgetting Croatia and for such nice words!
Having good people around me is always a plus that feeds my energy and enthusiasm :)
I am very happy to hear you had a good time, and that you would like to visit again.

Thank you.

Many regards from Croatia!

Best

Robi

Exceptional Guide for a Memorable Experience
Croatia | Feb 17 - Feb 24, 2024

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Lisa P.
Canada | Reviewed on Feb 26, 2024
I am not able to comment on the planning, as it was not part of my role with the trip. Robert is an exceptional guide, who is knowledgeable about the history of Croatia and the area of Zagreb. He continuously checked in with me and my colleague to ensure that it was the best experience for Mohawk College students. He always had an alternative plan in case of weather etc. By the end of the second day, he knew everyone's name and remembered things about each individual in the party. Based... Read more

I am not able to comment on the planning, as it was not part of my role with the trip.

Robert is an exceptional guide, who is knowledgeable about the history of Croatia and the area of Zagreb. He continuously checked in with me and my colleague to ensure that it was the best experience for Mohawk College students. He always had an alternative plan in case of weather etc. By the end of the second day, he knew everyone's name and remembered things about each individual in the party. Based on feedback from the students, this was important to them. He was inclusive and wanted to make sure the experiences aligned with the UN Sustainable Development Goals. By the end of the trip, we were having sing-alongs, telling jokes, etc. which is what the students remember. It is about relationship development.

Hotel Review
Hotel Dubrovnik
Zagreb

Hotel Dubrovnik, Zagreb is in a central location to enjoy all that Zagreb has to offer, bakeries, markets, shopping, history. The dining room was spotless and the food was delicious. The rooms were clean and spacious.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Activity Reviews
Zagreb - Arrival
Zagreb - Arrival
Zagreb

We were picked up from the airport on time and delivered safely to the hotel. Check in was easy.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Zagreb City tour
Zagreb City tour
Croatia

Robert shared the history of Croatia before we departed on the tour. While on the tour, he integrated the history with the specific locations.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Plitvice Lakes National Park.
Plitvice Lakes National Park.
Croatia

Robert picked the perfect day to visit Plitivice. The students were enthralled and amazed. National parks are an important part of most countries and preserving these areas is important for climate change and the environment.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Trakošćan  Castle and City of Varaždin
Trakošćan Castle and City of Varaždin
Zagreb

Our first full day was a visit to Varazdin and Trakoscan Castle. The history of both venues was important for the students to experience.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Day in ZAGREB- University visit
Day in ZAGREB- University visit
Zagreb

This component of the trip was self-organized, however, Robert and his team provided exceptional transportation services.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Zagreb- Ljubljana- Bled - Zagreb
Zagreb- Ljubljana- Bled - Zagreb
Zagreb

We did not go to this venue. Instead, Robert took us to an Art Museum and afterward an authentic experience at a rural restaurant.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Visit Rijeka
Visit Rijeka
Croatia
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Zagreb - Departure
Zagreb - Departure
Zagreb

We were picked up early and in plenty of time to go through security at the airport.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Local specialist: Robert Pinčević
Robert
Robert Pinčević
Local specialist in Croatia | Replied on Feb 27, 2024

Hi Lisa,
thank you very much for your feedback and nice words.
Yes, its all about people, and having a good time!

It was a pleasure hosting you in Croatia and to show the country, its culture, history, nature and cousine!!
Thank you!
Many regards from Croatia

Best
Robi

Our trip was a global learning experience for Mohawk College Students...
Croatia | Feb 17 - Feb 24, 2024

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christine b.
Canada | Reviewed on Feb 25, 2024
Our trip was a global learning experience for ten college students and two faculty. This meant we were not just seeing the sights, but had to learn about social, economic, cultural and environmental issues.
Robi was an amazing guide because of his knowledge, enthusiasm and energy for guiding and for Croatia. He was flexible regarding our needs and was able to give us the most amazing experience by connecting with other local guides and curators. When we had to adjust due to weather and...
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Our trip was a global learning experience for ten college students and two faculty. This meant we were not just seeing the sights, but had to learn about social, economic, cultural and environmental issues.
Robi was an amazing guide because of his knowledge, enthusiasm and energy for guiding and for Croatia. He was flexible regarding our needs and was able to give us the most amazing experience by connecting with other local guides and curators. When we had to adjust due to weather and border issues, he was able to provide alternatives that seemed like they had always been part of the plan. His stories and jokes made the time on the road go quickly. Since we wanted Zagreb to be our home base for the entire trip, Robi took us to corners of the area not usually seen in the typical Croatian tour. This gave our students a real flavour of Croatian life in the villages, farms and cities.
We feel that Robi (and Mario) gave us everything we wanted and more. Most impressive was how Robi connected with each student on the first day by remembering their names and the programs they were in. He made them feel cared for and we definitely saw growth as they eagerly asked questions, engaged with events and took millions of pictures.
This was a trip they will never forget because it fulfilled our school's agenda while being customized to the needs of our students -- many of whom have never travelled before.
The local guides that Robi contacted were also ideal for our student group and knew what would interest them and fulfill their needs.
We want to do this again, and we would not do it without Robi.

Hotel Review
Hotel Dubrovnik
Zagreb

Central location to restaurants, shops, cultural buildings/events. Tram is right next to the hotel. Wonderful and friendly staff. Terrific breakfast!

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Activity Reviews
Zagreb- Ljubljana- Bled - Zagreb
Zagreb- Ljubljana- Bled - Zagreb
Zagreb

Didn't go because of changes to Visas required to get across the border.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Zagreb - Arrival
Zagreb - Arrival
Zagreb
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Zagreb City tour
Zagreb City tour
Croatia
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Very knowledgeable and gave a wonderful overview for individual walks later
Transport
Plitvice Lakes National Park.
Plitvice Lakes National Park.
Croatia

Amazing even in the winter.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Changed our date to the park due to weather and that was a great decision by Robi.
Transport
COmfortable and fun
Day in ZAGREB- University visit
Day in ZAGREB- University visit
Zagreb
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Visit Rijeka
Visit Rijeka
Croatia

Local guide - Dunnja -- was amazing, friendly, fun.

Quality of Experience
Amazing city
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Knowledgeable, fun and knew where to take our students .
Transport
Trakošćan  Castle and City of Varaždin
Trakošćan Castle and City of Varaždin
Zagreb

A pleasant surprise, even for the guide. Not on the usually path, but we wanted to go there.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Zagreb - Departure
Zagreb - Departure
Zagreb

Smooth which is the key word for departures.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Local specialist: Robert Pinčević
Robert
Robert Pinčević
Local specialist in Croatia | Replied on Mar 02, 2024

Hi Christine,
thank you very much for your feedback an nice words.
As I said when people are nice that feeds my energy as well :)
It was a pleasure hosting you in Croatia!
Hope you all left with fond memories!

Many regards from Croatia

Best
Robi

Spectacular Croatia 2 weeks October 2023
Croatia | Oct 14 - Oct 27, 2023

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Janmejay P.
Los Angeles, CA | Reviewed on Feb 08, 2024
Experience of a lifetime!
Thoroughly enjoyed a 2-week spectacular custom itinerary in Croatia in October 2023 planned/executed perfectly by Sarah and Ivan at Royal Croatian Tours who are phenomenal.
I would give them more than 5 stars if I were able to do so!
There are hands on/ accommodative/flexible and communicative.
All of the transfers, hotels, check-in's, tours/excursions/experiences were seamless and flawless
They kept in touch with us on a daily basis via WhatsApp to ensure...
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Experience of a lifetime!
Thoroughly enjoyed a 2-week spectacular custom itinerary in Croatia in October 2023 planned/executed perfectly by Sarah and Ivan at Royal Croatian Tours who are phenomenal.
I would give them more than 5 stars if I were able to do so!
There are hands on/ accommodative/flexible and communicative.
All of the transfers, hotels, check-in's, tours/excursions/experiences were seamless and flawless
They kept in touch with us on a daily basis via WhatsApp to ensure everything ran smoothly.
We found value in traveling in early October (shoulder season) which we would strongly recommend, particularly with the hotel rates, decreasing crowds at the sites and easy restaurant reservations but still wonderful whether.
We stayed in diverse 4 and 5 star hotel accommodations all very well located

Started in Dubrovnik (spectacular UNESCO protected old town/city wall/museums tour), island of Korcula (hike Zrnovo village, olives vineyards, wine and cheese tasting, old town and port, excursion from town to the eastern tip of the island and more wine tasting- grk and prosip wines!), onto Hvar (visited the Fortress, old town and many steps!, and the Stari Grad plain another UNESCO heritage site- winery owner and guide Grgo was fantastic!). (Because the weather was going to be bad on a Catamaran from Hvar to Split Sarah at the last minute arranged for alternative transfer on a large car ferry rather than a catamaran! This was so appreciated.)
In Split ( 2 days) we enjoyed the Diocletian Palace with a private tour and the old town as well as the central Peristyle square.
Next a private transfer to Krka National Park .. amazing and would recommend half a day visiting there on a loop walk through the park spectacular Canyon and waterfall views . Onto Sibenik to visit an old Fortress, church and old town and again we got in our steps!.
Zadar for 2 days (..many churches/cathedral's Venetian gates/architecture and of course "Greeting to the Sun" from solar power and "Sea Organs" music organ from tidal waves motion.
Plitvice National park is an UNESCO protected park and it is uniquely spectacular with multiple layers of lakes and many waterfalls. I would not miss this natural wonder even if you have visited many different national parks in the world ...you will not regret visiting Plitvice. It is a little inland and best to get there by private car/transfer so our transfer to and from there arranged by Sarah and Ivan was very much appreciated.

Our last days were spent enjoying the beauty and wonders of a history of in northern Croatia.
We visited Pula and the Roman amphitheater, Hercules temple on the Forum and walked the old town before settling in Rovinj. Who does not fall in love with this romantic cobblestone old medieval town with this narrow carless stone passageways? Enjoyed great food and company in a local restaurant (El Bugador).
Our transfer from Istria to Zagreb would seem to be just a long car ride... not so... Sarah and Ivan surprised us with a full day trip to wonderful medieval Istrian hill towns and exploring white truffles in the charming countryside and village of Groznjan and hilltop town of Motovun on the way to Zagreb.

Sarah and Ivan Royal Croatian tours are highly recommended and we will definitely use them again on our next trip! We have already recommended them to many friends and family.

Local specialist: Sarah Cosic

Croatia with Robi
Croatia | Nov 2 - Nov 10, 2023

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Susan M.
New York, NY | Reviewed on Jan 13, 2024

My husband and I enjoyed a wonderful 9-day visit to Croatia in early November 2023. We found Croatia to be a beautiful and clean country with welcoming people. We especially appreciated our guide, Robi, who meticulously planned our itinerary to meet our interests and who provided so much historical and cultural information as we visited locations from Zagreb to Dubrovnik. Robi is very pleasant and flexible and made the trip truly fantastic. We would like to do more trips with him!

Local specialist: Robert Pinčević
Robert
Robert Pinčević
Local specialist in Croatia | Replied on Jan 14, 2024

Hi Susan,
thank you very much for your feedback and nice words!
I am happy to hear I was able to contribute to your overall experience in Croatia, and I appreciate your trust.

It was a pleasure to take you both around and show you the country.

Once again THANK YOU!

Best

Robi