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Antonia Ljuština

Adventure hunter, hot air balloon enthusiast, foodie. After years of working as a tour guide and travel agent all over Europe, I found my true passion right here, at home. We create itineraries that will cater to every individual interest for a truly one-of-a-kind vacation.

What places and activities do you specialize in?

"Tailor-made tours: Sightseeing, Hot Air Balloon, Food & Wine, Heritage and Historical, Birdwatching, Game of Thrones, Sailing. There is no greater excitement than working on an itinerary that involves a mix of adventure activities, historical sightseeing and appreciating the best of the region through food, wine, and local stories."

How did you get involved in travel?

"Traveling and exploring was something that defined me from early childhood. After working as an IT consultant right after high school and all through college, I went on to pursue my dream of being a professional traveler. It all eventually lead to the magical story of Croatique."

Please share a unique travel experience you will never forget.

"The world is a truly unique place and whenever I travel I try to get the most of it as possible. Visiting a local sports team match, going to undiscovered restaurants, visiting farmer's markets, concerts.

There is one event that really sticks with me to this day, and it happened in Croatia, right in my hometown. When I started working as a tour guide in Croatia, I took a couple of travelers from the USA on a tour through the Eastern part of Croatia known as Slavonia. We visited a Buy Local Fair and had an amazing experience of joining a traditional silent "kolo" flashmob at the local square. The kolo was so long they danced right into a local store and the sales team joined them as well. We still talk about it to this day."

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Recent trip reviews for Antonia

Our trip to Croatia was absolutely fantastic ...
Croatia | Oct 2 - Oct 8, 2023

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Jeanie G.
Montclair, NJ | Reviewed on Oct 24, 2023
Our trip to Croatia was absolutely fantastic thanks to Antonia! It is the first time we used KimKIm but surely will not be the last. Antonia planned our trip down to every last detail. Each person she set us up with, drivers, tour guides, local agri-tourism, boat driver were all top notch. Each person was very knowledgeable in their area, took the time to see what we enjoyed and tailored the tour to our liking. The hotels chosen suited us perfectly and we were fortunate to even get an upgrade... Read more

Our trip to Croatia was absolutely fantastic thanks to Antonia! It is the first time we used KimKIm but surely will not be the last. Antonia planned our trip down to every last detail. Each person she set us up with, drivers, tour guides, local agri-tourism, boat driver were all top notch. Each person was very knowledgeable in their area, took the time to see what we enjoyed and tailored the tour to our liking. The hotels chosen suited us perfectly and we were fortunate to even get an upgrade at one of them! Antonia's restaurant recommendations were spot on and she was always able to get us in. I loved the 7pm updates the night before to remind us of the next day's events. She made herself available any time of day or night in case we had any trouble, but absoutely everything went as planned.
Thank you, Antonia for taking the planning out of my hands and for giving us the trip of a lifetime!!

Local specialist: Antonia Ljuština
Antonia
Antonia Ljuština
Local specialist in Zagreb, Croatia | Replied on Oct 25, 2023
Hi Jeanie,
Thank you for filling out the review! The goal of our tours is to get you familiar with the local way of life while providing a smooth service and the best experiences and I’m happy to hear that our goal was achieved. We believe that being available to our travelers while they are here is crucial for making the trip the best it could be. Working with you was truly a pleasure and I’m very thankful you put your trust in me and Kimkim. Happy to hear you would like to use Kimkim again...
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Hi Jeanie,
Thank you for filling out the review! The goal of our tours is to get you familiar with the local way of life while providing a smooth service and the best experiences and I’m happy to hear that our goal was achieved. We believe that being available to our travelers while they are here is crucial for making the trip the best it could be. Working with you was truly a pleasure and I’m very thankful you put your trust in me and Kimkim. Happy to hear you would like to use Kimkim again as it really is a great way to connect with local specialist and have a unique travel experience! I hope we will get a chance to work together again and wish you nothing but the best,
Antonia

Outstanding Cultural and Scenic Trip
Croatia | Sep 23 - Oct 8, 2023

Rebecca
Rebecca W.
Jackson, WY | Reviewed on Oct 23, 2023
We had independently booked a trekking trip in Slovenia, and were working on our Croatia itinerary when we were unexpectedly invited on a wilderness river trip on a permit cancellation. This meant no internet access, and no time to firm up plans so we could book our international flights. We contacted KimKim, and were connected to Antonia at Croatique. Despite an 8-hour time difference that had her working very early or late office hours, she pulled together a wonderful itinerary that... Read more

We had independently booked a trekking trip in Slovenia, and were working on our Croatia itinerary when we were unexpectedly invited on a wilderness river trip on a permit cancellation. This meant no internet access, and no time to firm up plans so we could book our international flights. We contacted KimKim, and were connected to Antonia at Croatique. Despite an 8-hour time difference that had her working very early or late office hours, she pulled together a wonderful itinerary that reflected our requests and interests in a short period of time. Her additional recommendations were among our favorite activities of the trip, which went off without a hitch. She was responsive to a few requested in-country changes, and we felt that had anything gone sideways, it would be quickly addressed. We would recommend her services to anyone who does not want to execute their own travel logistics. Perhaps the highest compliment we can leave is that we hope to return, and we only rarely revisit a country!

Hotel Reviews
Urban Hotel Ljubljana Center
Ljubljana

Good breakfast, great location, spacious room and friendly staff. It hit all the checkmarks!

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Close to numerous restaurants and the historic area.
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Villa Nora Hvar
Hvar

Historic, family-run property not far from the main square.. Lots of charm. Good restaurant.

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16 Lakes Hotel
Rakovica
Authenticity & Character
Again, not terrible, but this hotel could have been anywhere. There was nothing about it that said "you are in Croatia."
Location
Not terrible, but would have preferred accommodations just outside of the park.
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Art Hotel Kalelarga
Zadar

Great location, good breakfast, and attentive, courteous staff.

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Hotel Korsal
Korčula

Wonderful location and large, comfortable room. Very good restaurant.

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Just average. It appeared the front desk receptionist was dealing with "end of season fatigue"--not overly friendly, and a bit short when we asked a question about our dinner reservation.
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Art Hotel Ljubljana
Ljubljana

Just average. The rooms were on the small side. However, it had a nice breakfast, and helpful staff.

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Great in terms of accessing the pedestrian only area, but a potential drop-off problem for people with heavy luggage, as you have to walk to the hotel from a drop-off point.
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Local specialist: Antonia Ljuština
Antonia
Antonia Ljuština
Local specialist in Zagreb, Croatia | Replied on Oct 25, 2023

Hi Rebecca,
It makes me very happy to hear that you would like to visit Croatia again! There truly in no higher praise than knowing your travelers had such a great time that they would love to come back. I feel honored that I was the one able to introduce you to my country! Working with you and Rich on this trip was great and I hope you brought only the best memories home with you. Thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback and for your kind words. I wish you and Rich all the best and hope you will get a chance to visit again,
Antonia

Buck list family heritage trip
Croatia | Sep 12 - Sep 22, 2023

Andrea
Andrea V.
Bellingham, WA | Reviewed on Oct 13, 2023
This trip was a bucket list item for me and Antonia and her colleagues (Nikola) did not disappoint! The biggest struggle I have is finding the time to research the must do's/must stay's/must see's and Antonia took my feedback and planned a much better trip than I ever could have imagined. Every guide she connected us with was great and even exceeded expectations (Dora in Vis was AMAZING!). Using the Trip Plans and Whats App apps made communication super easy while we were in Croatia. 11/10... Read more

This trip was a bucket list item for me and Antonia and her colleagues (Nikola) did not disappoint! The biggest struggle I have is finding the time to research the must do's/must stay's/must see's and Antonia took my feedback and planned a much better trip than I ever could have imagined. Every guide she connected us with was great and even exceeded expectations (Dora in Vis was AMAZING!). Using the Trip Plans and Whats App apps made communication super easy while we were in Croatia. 11/10 Would Recommend!

Hotel Reviews
Villa Desideria
Split

A little off the main drag so it wasn't super busy or loud, but close enough that you can be in the hustle and bustle within about 5 minutes walk. Perfect to have a nice restaurant on site too!

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I would give the staff 11 out of 5 stars if I could. SO FRIENDLY and helpful
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Vis

Clean, quiet, comfortable.

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A bit small and cramped, but the LOCATION LOCATION LOCATION and Monika made it wonderful!
Boutique Room Kaliopi
Hvar

SUPER CUTE. Clean, comfy rooms. Within about 5-7 minutes walking distance of everything. If you don't do stairs well, this may not be the place for you, though!

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Hotel Lapad
Dubrovnik

Don't stay here until the road construction is done. It was a PIA to get there and you're listening to diesel road construction equipment while you're sitting by the pool. Lots of potential though!

Authenticity & Character
Lots of history in the building
Location
Staff
Everyone was super friendly, but the restaurant service was terribly slow.
Cleanliness & Comfort
We stayed in the new building and it seemed haphazardly slapped together. The beds were horribly uncomfortable. A slat under my mattress kept falling out so the foot end of my mattress kept falling into the bed. A/C could not keep up. The room would never get below 23C/74F.
Local specialist: Antonia Ljuština
Antonia
Antonia Ljuština
Local specialist in Zagreb, Croatia | Replied on Oct 19, 2023

Hi Andrea,

Thank you for your feedback! I’m happy to hear you had a great time in Croatia. Having good communication with our travelers, especially when they are here, is key for making the trip go as smoothly as possible and ensure you have the best experience! I will be sure to pass on your words of praise to Dora and our other guides. I’m hoping you will visit Vis and Croatia again to further explore your heritage! Wishing you all the best,

Antonia

Great time in Croatia.
Croatia | Sep 18 - Oct 1, 2023

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STEVE S.
Mequon, WI | Reviewed on Oct 05, 2023
All the town & city tours were excellent especially Josipa from Purgerica. She spent 30 minutes more time to show me Zagreb as my wife was back in the room feeling ill from pneumonia we didn't know at the time(she's finally doing very well after getting antibiotics). I mentioned to Josipa that we're very involved with fungi and she took me to the very excellent mushroom museum in Zagreb. Her tour of Zagreb was the best tour. Our long distance driver Viktor Ropac, while driving us to the... Read more

All the town & city tours were excellent especially Josipa from Purgerica. She spent 30 minutes more time to show me Zagreb as my wife was back in the room feeling ill from pneumonia we didn't know at the time(she's finally doing very well after getting antibiotics). I mentioned to Josipa that we're very involved with fungi and she took me to the very excellent mushroom museum in Zagreb. Her tour of Zagreb was the best tour.

Our long distance driver Viktor Ropac, while driving us to the next destination, showed us many areas of the countryside and small towns we wouldn't normally visit. From a fish farm to roadside stands selling honey & cheese to his village, he gave us a sense of the heartbeat of the land he loves.

The man (his name escapes me) in Ston did a great oyster/mussel informational/cooking demo

Miro Tartufi and his wife demonstrated how their dogs find buried truffles. The luncheon, scrambled eggs with truffles and dessert with truffles was five star quality and presentation.

Our tour through the Hvar countryside was great. Excellent views and our driver stopped a few times so we could enjoy wild figs.

Beekeeper and gin maker Vlaho Komparak from OPG Komparak was a nice visit. We tasted some honey and talked about beekeeping.

Plitvice Lakes was excellent tour even though the weather was cold and wet.

The pasta class was very great, we learned so much about making different kinds of pasta and gnocchi. Everything was delicious.

We especially enjoyed the relaxed lifestyle of Rovinji and Zagreb.

Antonia really put together a great introductory tour of Croatia for us. Our trip was jam packed with activities and tours. She was very helpful, even when a couple issues arose. Antonia is extremely professional in her job and truly cares about taking care of her clients.

Hotel Review
Heritage Villa Nobile
Dubrovnik
Authenticity & Character
Clean, Great location great breakfast
Location
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Very attentive. We dealt with the owner herself
Cleanliness & Comfort
Very comfortable and clean
Local specialist: Antonia Ljuština
Antonia
Antonia Ljuština
Local specialist in Zagreb, Croatia | Replied on Oct 06, 2023
Hi Steve,
Thank you so much for your review! I’m glad to hear your wife is feeling better. The feedback from our travelers is most important to us as it allows for growth and improvement and ensures we offer only the best services to our guests. I’m happy to hear you got to experience the true local way of life through our guides and tours! I will be more than happy to pass on your kind words to all of them. I feel very privileged to be able to introduce you to some of Croatia’s natural...
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Hi Steve,
Thank you so much for your review! I’m glad to hear your wife is feeling better. The feedback from our travelers is most important to us as it allows for growth and improvement and ensures we offer only the best services to our guests. I’m happy to hear you got to experience the true local way of life through our guides and tours! I will be more than happy to pass on your kind words to all of them. I feel very privileged to be able to introduce you to some of Croatia’s natural beauty and its people. Hosting you and MJ was an honor and helping you plan this itinerary was great fun! I hope we’ll get a chance to work together again and that you will visit Croatia next year! Wishing you both all the best,
Antonia

In Split, Salvadore was a great guide through...
Croatia | Sep 12 - Sep 22, 2023

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Janet V.
Seattle, WA | Reviewed on Sep 29, 2023
In Split, Salvadore was a great guide through the Roman Palace and introduced us to local jeweler. Dora was amazing in Vis and we will be keeping in touch with her. Read more

In Split, Salvadore was a great guide through the Roman Palace and introduced us to local jeweler. Dora was amazing in Vis and we will be keeping in touch with her.

Hotel Reviews
Hotel Lapad
Dubrovnik

Unfortunately there was construction in front of hotel and was not great for taxis to get in and out.

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Villa Desideria
Split

Amazing and close to beach and waterfront, all staff was fantastic

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Apartments & Rooms As
Vis

Close to everything

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Boutique Room Kaliopi
Hvar

Perfect but like the area, lots of steps

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Loved the waterfront action
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Loved the breakfast in the morning
Activity Reviews
Small Group Speedboat Tour: Blue Cave, Vis Island, & Pakleni Islands
Small Group Speedboat Tour: Blue Cave, Vis Island, & Pakleni Islands
Hvar

Absolutely fantastic day, overall great day, I didn’t care for our waiter at restaurant I thought he was very rude.

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Private Walking Tour of Dubrovnik
Private Walking Tour of Dubrovnik
Dubrovnik
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Private Half-Day Island of Vis Tour
Private Half-Day Island of Vis Tour
Vis Island

Dora was amazing, we are definitely keeping in touch with her as far as family history, driver and Dora were very informative, had the best day ever

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Private Walking Tour of Split
Private Walking Tour of Split
Split

Salvadore was very good

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Drivers, transport were great, took the worry out of moving luggage. All were very friendly
Local specialist: Antonia Ljuština
Antonia
Antonia Ljuština
Local specialist in Zagreb, Croatia | Replied on Oct 03, 2023

Hi Janet,
Thank you for taking the time to fill out the review! I’m happy to hear you will be staying in touch with Dora and that you had a great time in Split and on the Blue Cave tour. It was a privilege planning this trip with you and Andrea and I hope you will visit Croatia again. Thank you for your trust and I wish you both all the best,
Antonia

Croatia
Croatia | Sep 1 - Sep 9, 2023

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Ron C.
Atlanta, GA | Reviewed on Sep 10, 2023

Antonia and Nikola were incredible and extremely responsive before and during the trip. All the hotels we stayed at were top notch. The excursions were incredible as well. I will definitely be using KimKin for my next vacation

Local specialist: Antonia Ljuština
Antonia
Antonia Ljuština
Local specialist in Zagreb, Croatia | Replied on Sep 17, 2023

Hi Ron,
Thank you for your feedback! I’m so happy to hear your group had a great time! It was a pleasure working with you both before and during your stay in our beautiful country. Hoping we’ll get to work on another adventure together and wishing you all the best,
Antonia

Everything that Antonia planned for us exceed...
Croatia | Aug 25 - Sep 3, 2023

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Stacey L.
Ramsey, NJ | Reviewed on Sep 09, 2023
Everything that Antonia planned for us exceeded our expectations and the communication with both her and Nikola was amazing. They helped us with dinner reservations during the course of the trip and each night sent us the details for the next day. If we had a request they were on it. Antonia met us in Dubrovnik with something my daughter left behind in Hvar - amazing. We loved Croatia so much and highly recommend Kimkim. Read more

Everything that Antonia planned for us exceeded our expectations and the communication with both her and Nikola was amazing. They helped us with dinner reservations during the course of the trip and each night sent us the details for the next day. If we had a request they were on it. Antonia met us in Dubrovnik with something my daughter left behind in Hvar - amazing. We loved Croatia so much and highly recommend Kimkim.

Hotel Reviews
Villa Toni Design Apartments
Split

Perfectly located by the palace. Nothing fancy but very clean and well attended to, offering excellent service and attitude. I enjoyed having my own room. Overall, a pleasant stay.

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Apartments More Dubrovnik Old Town
Dubrovnik

The main problem with this accommodation was the difficult stairs. However, our contact person Antonia was quick to arrange help with our luggage.

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Aminess Korčula Heritage Hotel
Korčula

The hotel had a lovely exterior and location, but the interiors were outdated. However, the staff was very friendly.

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Devecchi rooms
Hvar

Stunning - so clean and well maintained. Great location. Good service. Nice breakfast. Beautiful views.

Authenticity & Character
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Right in the heart of everything yet quiet.
Staff
Kept everything clean
Cleanliness & Comfort
Rooms were well kept
Activity Reviews
Small Group Island of Hvar Cycling Tour
Small Group Island of Hvar Cycling Tour
Croatia

This was an overwhelming experience as we had to navigate through roads and people despite being assured that the tour was on the outskirts. It was a little scary for someone like my daughter who is fearful of bicycles.

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Konavle Region Culinary Experience (small group)
Konavle Region Culinary Experience (small group)
Croatia

A thrilling experience at first but it felt a little touristy towards the end as more groups came in. The drive to the location was slightly terrifying due to the speed and winding roads. However, the overall experience was really nice.

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Local specialist: Antonia Ljuština
Antonia
Antonia Ljuština
Local specialist in Zagreb, Croatia | Replied on Sep 12, 2023

Hi Stacey,

Thank you for your kind words! I’m so glad Nikola and I were able to help you make your trip as memorable as possible. It was great working with you and your daughters and we are grateful you choose Kimkim - and us, for your vacation in Croatia. Hopefully we’ll all get a chance to work together once more! Wishing you all the best,

Antonia

Dalmatian Coast drive
Croatia | May 21 - Jun 6, 2023

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Heidi K.
Summit, NJ | Reviewed on Jun 15, 2023
Antonia, my specialist, worked with me for several months and organized a complex trip for our group of four. The whole journey felt like a total concierge trip, with four and five-star hotels, excellent service, and Antonia being available to us 24-7. Some of the highlights of our trip included a truffle tour, Skokin caves in Slovenia, Plitvice National Park, and exploring Hvar with a local guide. We were treated like royalty throughout our trip, and Antonia made sure everything was taken... Read more

Antonia, my specialist, worked with me for several months and organized a complex trip for our group of four. The whole journey felt like a total concierge trip, with four and five-star hotels, excellent service, and Antonia being available to us 24-7.

Some of the highlights of our trip included a truffle tour, Skokin caves in Slovenia, Plitvice National Park, and exploring Hvar with a local guide. We were treated like royalty throughout our trip, and Antonia made sure everything was taken care of, from our transportation to our accommodations.

There were a few hiccups with a couple of hotels, but overall, everything was perfect. The best part was having someone in the same time zone as us, making communication and problem-solving much easier.

I would highly recommend Kimkim to others looking for a seamless and luxurious travel experience, and I can't wait to book another trip with them in the future.

Hotel Reviews
Boutique Hotel La Roche
Tivat

The hotel was lovely, and the staff was very accommodating. We had a great stay here.

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Heritage Hotel Santa Lucia
Split

We had a major problem with the air conditioning and the staff was subpar. The only good thing about this hotel was the location.

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Hotel Bevanda
Opatija

We had an excellent experience at Hotel Bevanda. The staff and accommodations were top-notch.

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Hotel Adriatic
Rovinj

This hotel was beautiful, and we were treated like royalty. It was an amazing stay.

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Zlata Ladjica Boutique Hotel
Ljubljana

The hotel was awesome, with great service and beautiful rooms. We had a fantastic stay here.

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Hotel More
Dubrovnik

Although the room wasn't exceptional, the pool was amazing, and we had a great stay at Hotel More.

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Hotel Korsal
Korčula

We did not have a good experience here due to issues with the air conditioning and subpar staff.

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Activity Reviews
Private Walking Tour of Plitvice Lakes National Park
Private Walking Tour of Plitvice Lakes National Park
Croatia

The Plitvice National Park waterfalls were absolutely amazing. Our guide ensured that we had a fantastic experience.

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Hvar Day Trip from Split
Hvar Day Trip from Split
Croatia

We had an amazing full day in Hvar with our guide. He took us to his family's wine cellar and provided a really personalized experience. It was an incredible day!

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Truffle Lunch with Presentation at Local Family Estate
Truffle Lunch with Presentation at Local Family Estate
Croatia

The truffle tour was phenomenal! We learned all about truffles and even got to taste them in various dishes. The family was lovely, and we had a delicious meal.

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Private Lumbarda Wine Tour & Konoba Dinner
Private Lumbarda Wine Tour & Konoba Dinner
Korčula

We had an awesome day visiting two wineries and then having dinner at a farm-to-table restaurant. The people were incredibly friendly, and the food was amazing!

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Local specialist: Antonia Ljuština
Antonia
Antonia Ljuština
Local specialist in Zagreb, Croatia | Replied on Aug 08, 2023

Hi Heidi,

Thank you so much for your lovely review! It was a great pleasure planning this trip for your group and I hope you had a great time in Croatia and Slovenia. I’m very happy to hear you would recommend Kimkim to others and am very grateful I got a chance to work with you this time. Our goal is to make every guest feel welcomed and taken care of in these two amazing countries and I’m glad our services were able to achieve that for you.

Hope you’re having a great summer and whishing you all the best,
Antonia

We went on a 12 day trip to Croatia and Slove...
Croatia | May 19 - May 30, 2023

Susan
Susan G.
Uniondale, NY | Reviewed on Jun 03, 2023
We went on a 12 day trip to Croatia and Slovenia with our friends who have travelled excessively. Our specialist Antonia and her assistant provided us with round the clock accessibility in case we had any issues. We started in Dubrovnik and stayed at a beautiful hotel with a balcony with a perfect view and place for us to relax after our travels. Our tour guide took us through the old city teaching us about life in this historical city where she had lived as a child. Her knowledge and the... Read more

We went on a 12 day trip to Croatia and Slovenia with our friends who have travelled excessively. Our specialist Antonia and her assistant provided us with round the clock accessibility in case we had any issues. We started in Dubrovnik and stayed at a beautiful hotel with a balcony with a perfect view and place for us to relax after our travels. Our tour guide took us through the old city teaching us about life in this historical city where she had lived as a child. Her knowledge and the information she told us was so interesting. Each day we were able to access our itinerary on the Trip Plans app and our agent would send us an email to review our daily schedule. The hotels were beautiful and provided excellent service, wonderful staff and delicious breakfasts. We visited many towns our agent felt we would enjoy based on the conversations and emails stating what we’d like to do. Each town had something special for us to explore - we went to an island where our guide showed us his farm and his home- we went to a truffle farm where we learned how to prepare various dishes with truffle oil, we went to a National Park with a waterfall, an ancient cave, a castle, saw the Julian alps, loving every unique experience. The drivers all spoke English and got us to our destinations safely. The vans were clean and spacious and comfortable. We spent many days traveling via van, all through Croatia and Slovenia. We fell in love with both countries and learned the historical facts about each town provided by our exceptional guides. We can’t say enough about this trip. It was the trip of our dreams and was beyond our expectations. Thank you Antonia and team! We highly recommend KimKim and already referred them to several friends. We can’t wait to plan our next trip!

Hotel Reviews
Hotel More
Dubrovnik

Beautiful hotel, excellent service, amazing views, delicious breakfast!

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Location
Loved to walk on the Sea Walk and that it was away from hustle and bustle of the old city. It was a 10 -15 minute ride to the old city.
Staff
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Very cool cave bar and a relaxing atmosphere with a pool.
Boutique Hotel La Roche
Tivat

Pretty boutique hotel. Rooms were very clean - we had a 2 bedroom unit. Staff were nice. Only issue we had was the technology for working the a/c and lights was hard to figure out.

Authenticity & Character
It had a charm to it.
Location
A pretty view and down near the water so you could walk along the water.
Staff
They were friendly and available
Cleanliness & Comfort
The rooms
Heritage Hotel Santa Lucia
Split

It was in the center of town near the palace. Rooms were clean but a little small.

Authenticity & Character
The rooms and the breakfast.
Location
Right near the Palace, shopping lots around.
Staff
Staff on late shift not so helpful- hard to reach the front desk.
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Hotel Bevanda
Opatija

Staff were very accommodating. When we got to our room we had an issue and the staff changed us to a suite since it was the only room available. Staff were very helpful and friendly. The rooms and the view were beautiful. Excellent breakfast and welcome drinks!

Authenticity & Character
Beautiful decors and architectural elements
Location
It had a beautiful view and was easy to walk up to restaurants and the marina.
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
This was a beautiful and relaxing hotel. Great views!
Hotel Adriatic
Rovinj

The staff were so accommodating ,helpful and friendly. The restaurant had a great front outdoor area with couches and was a great place to relax and watch the boats and the view of all the people walking by.

Authenticity & Character
Very charming hotel. Loved it’s view and location.
Location
Staff
They were extremely helpful and accommodating. So motivated to help us enjoy our stay in Rovinj!
Cleanliness & Comfort
Everything !
Zlata Ladjica Boutique Hotel
Ljubljana

The staff were very helpful and gave us so much useful information about Ljubljana suggesting and walking us to a restaurant for authentic Slovenian cuisine! Hotel offered a welcome snack and drink and the rooms were each uniquely decorated.

Authenticity & Character
Hotel is very pretty. Rooms were clean and roomy! Hotel face special goodies in the rooms and was clean and comfortable.
Location
Easy to get to shopping and restaurants.
Staff
The staff were friendly and so helpful.
Cleanliness & Comfort
Rooms were clean and comfortable
Hotel Soča
Bovec

Hotel was very basic but was clean and offered a a beautiful view of the mountains!

Authenticity & Character
Very contemporary and sort of “ no thrills”- no coffeemaker in room.
Location
Easy to walk to restaurants
Staff
Staff were nice -
Cleanliness & Comfort
Hotel was very basic- nothing special.
Activity Reviews
Private Walking Tour of Dubrovnik
Private Walking Tour of Dubrovnik
Dubrovnik
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Hvar Day Trip from Split
Hvar Day Trip from Split
Croatia
Quality of Experience
Our guideGrgo was wonderful
Food
We ate cheese and wine at our guides family home and we ate lunch at a friend’s restaurant!
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Our guide took us all over the island providing us with so many delicious meals and experiences.
Transport
He drove us all over the island
Private Walking Tour of Plitvice Lakes National Park
Private Walking Tour of Plitvice Lakes National Park
Croatia
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Truffle Lunch with Presentation at Local Family Estate
Truffle Lunch with Presentation at Local Family Estate
Croatia

Miriana and Miro were wonderful hosts. We enjoyed watching and learning about the truffles and how they’re harvested and grown. Miriana is a wonderful cook and we enjoyed our delicious truffle goodies along with the truffle oils. We enjoyed this visit. It was a very tasty and unique experience and highly recommend a visit here!

Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Half Day Trip to Pula
Half Day Trip to Pula
Croatia

This was such an interesting tour. Our guide was excellent and we learned so much about the city of Pula enjoying the ancient amphitheater learning about theso much interesting history!

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Discover Bled Town and Enjoy Pletna Boat Ride
Discover Bled Town and Enjoy Pletna Boat Ride
Bled
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Local specialist: Antonia Ljuština
Antonia
Antonia Ljuština
Local specialist in Zagreb, Croatia | Replied on Aug 08, 2023
Hi Susan, Thank you so much for your feedback! I hope you had an excellent time in Croatia and Slovenia. The greatest thing a travel agent can hear is how much of an impression their country and the whole travel experience made on their guests. Your input is very important to us and any future travelers. We aim to tailor the trip exactly to your wishes while still ensuring a high quality of services and that all the different aspects of the trip run smoothly. I’m very grateful for your kind... Read more

Hi Susan,

Thank you so much for your feedback! I hope you had an excellent time in Croatia and Slovenia. The greatest thing a travel agent can hear is how much of an impression their country and the whole travel experience made on their guests. Your input is very important to us and any future travelers. We aim to tailor the trip exactly to your wishes while still ensuring a high quality of services and that all the different aspects of the trip run smoothly. I’m very grateful for your kind words and for putting your trust in Kimkim and me. It was a true pleasure working with you on this and I can only hope that we get a chance to work together in the future. Wishing you all the best and hope you enjoy the rest of your summer!

Best,
Antonia

Wonderful Guides!
Croatia | May 1 - May 12, 2023

Pat
Pat O.
Bristol, VT | Reviewed on May 19, 2023
All our guides throughout our trip were wonderful! They were highly knowledgeable about the places we explored and were very engaging. One aspect of having drivers and guides from the countries we visited were
the personal interactions and perspectives of of local people from Croatia and Montenegro.
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All our guides throughout our trip were wonderful! They were highly knowledgeable about the places we explored and were very engaging. One aspect of having drivers and guides from the countries we visited were
the personal interactions and perspectives of of local people from Croatia and Montenegro.

Hotel Review
Vila Nepos
Split

Wonderful apartment to stay with wonderful hosts! A great location to access Diocletian’s palace!

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Local specialist: Antonia Ljuština
Antonia
Antonia Ljuština
Local specialist in Zagreb, Croatia | Replied on Aug 08, 2023

Hi Pat,

Thank you for taking the time to leave me a review! The goal of our tours is to immerse you in the local culture and I’m very glad to hear you had a great time with our local guides and drivers. Working with your group on this trip was a pleasure and thank you all for trusting me and Kimkim with your plans. I wish you all the best and who knows, maybe our paths cross again!

Best,
Antonia