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Bruno Martinović

Born and raised in Croatia, I got involved in tourism at an early age. In 2009, I started to work as a biking & hiking guide. I guided in Croatia, Montenegro, Turkey, and Greece. When I got married and became the father of twins, I decided to spend more time with my family. Since 2016, I am working in the office. Now I can utilize all my knowledge that I got as a guide to plan your holiday in Croatia.

What places and activities do you specialize in?

"Custom tours and trips in Croatia. Reservations, documentation, communicating with our guests, graphic design and marketing – all this and much more is what it takes to make our tours an unforgettable experience for our guests, providing them with more than a holiday. "

How did you get involved in travel?

"I went tp a high school specialized in tourism, after that I finished the Faculty of tourism and hospitality management. Since then I have been adding up knowledge until I came to the professional level. The biggest impact of why I am working in the travel industry was when I worked for the Croatia Nacional tourism board on the Travel trade shows all around Europe ( Berlin, Munich, London, Amsterdam). There I helped visitors to plan there holiday in Croatia."

Please share a unique travel experience you will never forget.

"Many years ago I was traveling in Egypt and Jordan. I experienced Cairo, Luxor, Nile River, Hurghada, Sinai Peninsula, Aqaba, Wadi Rum and Petra. Great experience. Beautiful places. What I will remember the most is the people from all those places that I was traveling to. Always helpful and with a big smile on the face."

Bruno is part of the following groups: Croatia Travel Agents
Turquoise water off the Elafiti Islands
Island-Hop Around South Croatia- 5 Days

Island-hop around southern Croatia on this action-packed 5-day tour! The itinerary starts and ends in Dubrovnik, the so-called "Pearl of the Adriatic," where you'll have plenty of time to walk around the city's charming OId Town. You'll spend two nights in the medieval city of Ston, the perfect jumping-off point for exploring the rugged Pelješac Peninsula. Then it's onward to Koločep Island and Lopud Island, where you'll hike on coastal trails overlooking the Adriatic Sea, dine on fresh oysters and mussels, and sample Dingač — the region's renowned red wine — at a local winery. Enjoy one last night on the town in bustling Dubrovnik before the trip ends.

The Dalmation island of Brač
Croatia by Land & Sea: Zagreb to Dubrovnik - 15 Days

Explore Croatia’s natural wonders on this active 15-day multisport adventure. Travel the length of the country from the culture-rich capital of Zagreb to the ancient city walls of Dubrovnik, immersing yourself in the spectacular and diverse landscapes in between. Kayak the Zrmanja River, hike the waterfalls of Krka, cycle the rugged Pelješac Peninsula, and sail between idyllic Adriatic islands—with plenty of time for cultural sights and gastronomic discoveries along the way.

Colorful Harbor of Lošinj
Discover Croatia's Istria Region - 8 Days

This trip focuses on the cultural and culinary delights of the Istria region in Croatia, starting with a road trip through the hilly medieval villages of Grožnjan and Motovun. Enjoy a boat trip to the islands of Brijuni National Park, explore the coastal cities of Rovinj, Pula, and Opatija, and discover the untouched scenery of Cres and Lošinj Island. Along the way, you'll explore the region's culinary scene with visits to a regional winery and a local distillery, as well as an eco goat farm, an olive grove, and a wool museum.

Sunset over Split
Croatia Luxury Tour: Split, Hvar, & Dubrovnik - 5 Days

This incredible Croatia highlights itinerary packs a lot into five days and is complete with private transfers to and from your luxury accommodations in Split, Hvar Island, and Dubrovnik. Discover the ancient port city of Split and marvel at Diocletian's Palace, one of the best-preserved Roman buildings in the world on a private food tour of the city. Head to Hvar and see the interior of the island on an exciting half-day excursion from Hvar Town and end your stay with two nights in Dubrovnik where you'll also explore Cavtat and Konavle—the less-frequented gems beyond the "Adriatic Pearl."

Zadar's archipelago, not far from the coast
Best of Croatia: Dubrovnik to Zagreb - 11 Days

Explore the best of Croatia from the "Pearl of the Adriatic," Dubrovnik, to the country's capital, Zagreb. During this 11-day itinerary, you'll see and experience the incredible seafood and wine, drink in breathtaking views over some of the most popular islands, and experience Croatian culture. Slow down a bit and enjoy the history-rich country while keeping active with a few opportunities to cycle, paddleboard and sea kayak. 

Recent trip reviews for Bruno

A One-of-a-Kind Experience
Croatia | Oct 1 - Oct 10, 2022

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William R.
Corona, NY | Reviewed on Oct 12, 2022

Bruno arranged a trip to Croatia that was the type of one-of-a-kind travel experiences that's very difficult to find. He was extremely organized and responsive throughout the planning process - crafting a unique itinerary tailored to my personal travel style and interests. Once the trip was underway, a serries of knowledgeable and friendly tour guides and drivers was there to provide a gentle assist while sharing their insight into each destination. Bruno also checked in periodically to make... read more

Bruno arranged a trip to Croatia that was the type of one-of-a-kind travel experiences that's very difficult to find. He was extremely organized and responsive throughout the planning process - crafting a unique itinerary tailored to my personal travel style and interests. Once the trip was underway, a serries of knowledgeable and friendly tour guides and drivers was there to provide a gentle assist while sharing their insight into each destination. Bruno also checked in periodically to make sure things were going well. Best of all, I still had plenty of freedom to explore each stop, enjoy the local food and culture, get myself lost, or simply relax - all depending on my daily whims. This was exactly what travel should be - from beginning to end!

Local specialist: Bruno Martinović
Bruno
Bruno Martinović
Local specialist in Zagreb | Reviewed on Oct 13, 2022

Hi William,

thank you very much for your feedback, much appreciated!
Glad to hear you had a good time and enjoyed Croatia. I am always happy to hear travelers are happy!

Hope to stay in touch!

Many regards from Croatia!

Best
Bruno

This was my first time using a travel agency ...
Croatia | Sep 20 - Sep 26, 2022

Valentina
Valentina H.
Czechia | Reviewed on Oct 03, 2022

This was my first time using a travel agency for a trip. I've always been a very independent traveler and felt that using a travel agent would take away some of that spontaneity and freedom. In fact, it only enhanced the trip. Bruno arranged all the hotels and car rental for us, which took a lot of the stress away. And he was always there on WhatsApp to send us suggestions (always with easy-to-use directions), even helping us to figure out how to pay for parking, so that we were able to... read more

This was my first time using a travel agency for a trip. I've always been a very independent traveler and felt that using a travel agent would take away some of that spontaneity and freedom. In fact, it only enhanced the trip. Bruno arranged all the hotels and car rental for us, which took a lot of the stress away. And he was always there on WhatsApp to send us suggestions (always with easy-to-use directions), even helping us to figure out how to pay for parking, so that we were able to maximize our time enjoying the holiday and not spending wasted hours trying to find a place.
This was our first trip to southern Dalmatia and we saw a lot. I like to think of it as a great "taste" of what Dalmatia has to offer, and I can't wait to go back for more now that I have an idea of all there is to offer there. From Cavtat to Split and back again, it was all wonderful, the food (the oysters!), the sea, the hikes and bike rides of Mljet island, the fortifications of Ston and Dubrovnik, (and all the stairs). Especially lovely (and something I probably wouldn't have found on my own) was the Tristeno Arboretum and its Roman Aqueduct, reminding us just how long people have sailed these shores.
In addition we both really enjoyed our guide Pero's wonderfully detailed tour of the Diocletian's Palace in Split was both informative and filled with dry Dalmatian humor. In short, this could have been a mess of a holiday with us lost and frustrated, but thanks to Bruno and his team, we were able to pack a huge amount into a week.

Hotel Review
Hotel Cavtat
Cavtat

Staff were very helpful and friendly. Room was small but clean with a beautiful view off of our balcony. Only I wish there were more counterspace and a shower that was not one of those tiny boxes that you can't bend down in. The breakfast was the best!

Authenticity & Character
It's a fine modern hotel. I don't know how that is authentic.
Location
View was wonderful. Very easy to get to from the Dubrovnik airport.
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
More spaces to put things and a bigger shower would be nice.
Local specialist: Bruno Martinović
Bruno
Bruno Martinović
Local specialist in Zagreb | Reviewed on Oct 03, 2022

Hi Valentina,

thank you very much for your feedback, much appreciated!
Glad to hear you had a good time. I am always happy to hear travelers are happy!
I'll be waiting for you in Croatia when you come again ;)

Hope to stay in touch!

Many regards from Croatia!

Best
Bruno

Endless Beauty on Damatia
Croatia | Sep 20 - Sep 26, 2022

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Delaney K.
Burbank, CA | Reviewed on Sep 29, 2022

This was just a spectacular experience and Bruno was so helpful and responsive. He did an outstanding job of making our trip enjoyable and smooth. read more

This was just a spectacular experience and Bruno was so helpful and responsive. He did an outstanding job of making our trip enjoyable and smooth.

Activity Reviews
Mljet National Park Day Trip
Croatia
Explore Split and Diocletians palace
Split
Dubrovnik - Departure day
Croatia
Local specialist: Bruno Martinović
Bruno
Bruno Martinović
Local specialist in Zagreb | Reviewed on Sep 29, 2022

Hi Delaney,

thank you very much for your feedback, much appreciated!
Glad to hear you had a good time. I am always happy to hear travelers are happy!

Hope to stay in touch!

Many regards from Croatia!

Best
Bruno

Leisurely and personalized, worry free trip
Croatia | Jul 10 - Jul 16, 2022

Lisa
Lisa L.
Houston, TX | Reviewed on Jul 22, 2022

Bruno was very responsive during the entire planning process, he was flexible to changes and he reached out just prior to my trip and after arrival to make sure any last minute concerns were addressed. He gave me valuable insight into the local culture to make sure my travels were seamless. I took most of my tour primarily with Luka, his correspondent in Istria, and I can't say enough about how wonderful the experience was. The trip was unhurried, leisurely, and flexible depending on what we... read more

Bruno was very responsive during the entire planning process, he was flexible to changes and he reached out just prior to my trip and after arrival to make sure any last minute concerns were addressed. He gave me valuable insight into the local culture to make sure my travels were seamless. I took most of my tour primarily with Luka, his correspondent in Istria, and I can't say enough about how wonderful the experience was. The trip was unhurried, leisurely, and flexible depending on what we felt like that day. We were the only ones he worked with the entire week, so we weren't herded along with a tour group. He grew up in the area and knew a lot of people we passed. We visited places that aren't typically accessible for tourists walking by. The area was beautiful, but I felt like I learned so much more about the culture and history when Luka was with us. The driving can be tricky, and during the summer months parking was tight, Luka drove us everywhere, and sorted out parking so we could relax and drink wine if we wanted. If you plan a vacation here, do yourself a favor and work with Bruno and Luka. You will get so much more from your trip.

Activity Reviews
Truffle hunting in Istria
Croatia

The truffle hunting was such a unique experience. I missed my calling to work with dogs and wander through beautiful natural forests. Our guide was a 3rd generation truffle hunter/cultivator, it was very cool to see him at work. The new tasting room has large glass windows for breathtaking views while you sample food and watch a cooking demonstration using truffle products. My friend thought she didn't like truffles, but changed her mind after this trip.

Quality of Experience
Very unique experience, I love dogs so this was so fun to see working dogs.
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Guide was very knowledgeable
Transport
Inland of Istria Grožnjan, Oprtalja and Motovun
Croatia

This was a very nice tour, with breathtaking views of Motovun at a terrace owned by a friend of our guide. Kabola winery was so picturesque, it was like something straight out of a movie. Groznjan is still one of my favorite spots in all of Croatia, it's a beautiful artist town with many festivals and beautiful streets. Luka took us for coffee on a cafe on a cliff. We enjoyed coffee and he pointed out landmarks and described their stories.

Quality of Experience
Great history
Guides, Drivers and Staff
We loved Luka! He was guide, driver, and staff, he was great all around!
Transport
Loved how easy it was to let Luka drive and park so we could drink wine and be dropped at the front of the cities we visited instead of walking a very long ways for parking.
Visit Poreč
Croatia

Kayaking in the Lim channel was my favorite! The waters were calm and the views were amazing. Luka brought coffee, bananas, and chocolate croissants (the chocolate is legit) to eat halfway through the trip. Do choose to do the oyster tasting, just for the experience. Porec was lovely, made better because Luka grew up there and knew a lot about the town, the architecture and about the Basilica we visited.

Quality of Experience
Amazing! Personalized, and scenic. The chocolate croissants and coffee were an extra touch that elevated the kayaking trip.
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Luka was awesome! Very safe driver
Transport
Parking near Lim channel and oyster tasting got crowded later in the day, either be very good at parking or hire a driver.
Sea Kayaking Rovinj
Croatia

The water is extra salty in the area and very buoyant, it's very easy to kayak through the waters here and Luka was a great host. We visited islands and he told us about how they came to be how they are. Perfect for our last day in Rovinj because we started early and ended in the early afternoon.

Quality of Experience
Luka spent as much or as little time at each island as we liked. He also brought hot coffee in a thermos and croissants and bananas for a snack. He took us to a cliff with a beautiful view of the waters to drink our coffee.
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Luka served as all 3 it was great
Transport
He transported the kayaks ahead of time.
Local specialist: Bruno Martinović
Bruno
Bruno Martinović
Local specialist in Zagreb | Reviewed on Jul 22, 2022

Hi Lisa,

thank you very much for your feedback, much appreciated!
Glad to hear you had a good time. I am always happy to hear travelers are happy!

Hope to stay in touch!

Many regards from Croatia!

Best
Bruno

My favorite trip ever!!!
Croatia | Jul 4 - Jul 12, 2022

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Shawna r.
Columbus, OH | Reviewed on Jul 13, 2022

Let me just say this trip was perfection from beginning to end! Bruno was so helpful and planned our trip with just the right amounts of culture, beaches, and authentic experiences! I contacted him almost daily to help with a suggestion or switch a reservation and he always responded quickly and was happy to help. We met Robi while traveling from Korcula to Dubrovnik and we loved him!!!!! He took us on the most breathtaking bike ride to a secluded winery and then to a family owned restaurant... read more

Let me just say this trip was perfection from beginning to end! Bruno was so helpful and planned our trip with just the right amounts of culture, beaches, and authentic experiences! I contacted him almost daily to help with a suggestion or switch a reservation and he always responded quickly and was happy to help. We met Robi while traveling from Korcula to Dubrovnik and we loved him!!!!! He took us on the most breathtaking bike ride to a secluded winery and then to a family owned restaurant where they cooked fresh fish over open coals….. probably the best meal of my life! He also was our boat captain while we toured the islands and he gave us a better experience than we could have ever dreamed! They are locals so they know all of the hidden gems if you want to get away from the busy touristy areas. My husband and I both agree this trip was flawless! We are definitely going back to Croatia and using Bruno and Robi again!!!

Hotel Review
Palace Judita Heritage Hotel
Split

This is the place to stay in Split! The staff is amazing and the hotel is darling! It’s right in the center of town so you can walk everywhere!

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Activity Reviews
Pelješac penisula and Ston- triple atraction - from Korčula
Korčula Island
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Robi is so knowledgeable and he’s a local so he doesn’t waste any time taking you where you want to go!
Transport
Dubrovnik and Elaphiti islands - Lopud and Koločep private boat trip
Croatia
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Robi took us to hidden gems throughout our tour! He gave us plenty of time to explore the islands and he took us to an authentic family owned restaurant away from the crowds that was amazing!
Transport
Local specialist: Bruno Martinović
Bruno
Bruno Martinović
Local specialist in Zagreb | Reviewed on Jul 13, 2022

Hi Shawna,

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 husband.
Hope you took some lifelong memories from Croatia!

Many regards.

Bruno and team

Bruno was great to work with.
Croatia | May 16 - May 23, 2022

David
David L.
Logan, UT | Reviewed on May 24, 2022

Bruno was great to work with. Starting with our rough ideas, he plotted out a wonderful 6-day tour of Istria. He was very patient with my many queries and modifications. I highly recommend him for any tour to Croatia. read more

Bruno was great to work with. Starting with our rough ideas, he plotted out a wonderful 6-day tour of Istria. He was very patient with my many queries and modifications. I highly recommend him for any tour to Croatia.

Hotel Review
Hotel Spirito Santo Palazzo Storico.
Rovinj

The staff were incredibly friendly and helpful. Hats off to Tanya and Mauro!

Tips for future travelers

One drawback is the great variety of steps—often unexpected—of different height, width, material, type (spiral, regular). In short, if you have mobility issues, your might be unhappy.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Activity Review
Visit Nacional Park Brijuni
Croatia
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Local specialist: Bruno Martinović
Bruno
Bruno Martinović
Local specialist in Zagreb | Reviewed on Jun 02, 2022

Hi David,

thank you very much for your feedback, much appreciated!
Glad to hear you had a good time.I am always happy to hear travelers are happy!

Hope to stay in touch!

Many regards from Croatia!

Best
Bruno