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Nikola Vojvodić

Born and raised on a small island in North Dalmatia, Nikola is an expert in adding a local, authentic touch to your Croatian adventure. His life-long dream is to visit every one of Croatia's 1000 islands and islets, and is steadily getting closer to achieving his goal. He creates 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?

"Living on an island which attracted a number of visitors in the summertime, I was involved in the family business from early childhood. I loved being surrounded by people from different countries and cultures and showing them my hometown, so choosing a career in tourism was a natural decision for me."

Please share a unique travel experience you will never forget.

"A month spent on a solo walk along the Camino (French Way) - starting my journey in France, and ending in Fisterra, Spain (The End of The World). During the course of a month, I met an array of different people, made life-long friendships all over the world, and grew as a person. "

Nikola is part of the following groups: Slovenia Travel Agents, Croatia Travel Agents
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."

The stunning blue-green waters of the Adriatic kiss the Cavtat shoreline
Croatia Luxury Tour: Split, Hvar, & Dubrovnik - 6 Days

This short and decadently sweet itinerary is perfect for travelers who are short on time and love indulging in luxurious travel experiences. You'll tour the Dalmatian coast beginning with a food tour of local delicacies in Split, then it's off to Hvar to explore dazzling beaches and rugged island scenery before joining a private boat tour to nearby islands. Your holiday ends in Dubrovnik, where you'll enjoy a walking tour of the historic city as well as visit the rustic countryside of the Konavle region.

Recent trip reviews for Nikola

VISIT CROATIA and Let Nikola Plan it
Croatia | Oct 22 - Oct 29, 2022

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Sara R.
Haverhill, MA | Reviewed on Nov 01, 2022

Croatia is awesome and I would go back, my whole family would, tomorrow. The people, the history, the blue sea, the wine, the food, all of it made this the best trip we have ever taken. None of this would have been possible without Nikola. He was there for me every step of the way as we planned this, as we changed our minds about things, and every night made sure we were all set. I cannot sing his praises enough. Everything was perfect- the guides, the transportation, the hotels. Having a... read more

Croatia is awesome and I would go back, my whole family would, tomorrow. The people, the history, the blue sea, the wine, the food, all of it made this the best trip we have ever taken. None of this would have been possible without Nikola. He was there for me every step of the way as we planned this, as we changed our minds about things, and every night made sure we were all set. I cannot sing his praises enough. Everything was perfect- the guides, the transportation, the hotels. Having a private lunch in the 350-year-old wine cellar in Hvar was the most amazing thing as was our guide for that day Ggor. All of the guides- Ivana, Ggor, Nikki, Marianna were perfect as were our drivers. I highly recommend using Nikola- can't say enough great things about him and this trip

Hotel Reviews
Heritage Hotel Santa Lucia
Split

Hotel is beautiful and the staff is great. We had two rooms that share a terrace that was perfect for our family. Will be back

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Hotel Bellevue Dubrovnik
Dubrovnik

Beautiful hotel, great staff, awesome spa, breakfast. Wish it had a shuttle to the old city

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Activity Reviews
Private Day Trip to Krka National Park & Šibenik
Croatia
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Hvar Day Trip from Split
Croatia

Visiting Ggor's wine cellar, the lunch, the small towns

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Private Walking Tour of Dubrovnik
Dubrovnik

Nikki was great- very informative and it helped my son that she was involved in Game of Thrones filming

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Private Walking Tour of Split
Split

So informative- Ivana was awesome

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All drivers were right on time. Most spoke e...
Croatia | Oct 5 - Oct 18, 2022

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jane e.
Altavista, VA | Reviewed on Oct 21, 2022

All drivers were right on time. Most spoke excellent English. Staying in boutique hotels was great, especially the one in Ljubljana. The hot air balloon ride was spectacular. The bike tour on Hvar Island was the best one - our guide entertained us after the bike ride with wine and pasta in his wine cellar.
This was certainly the best trip we have ever taken. Nikola was immediately responsive to our questions and alerted us each day to confirm travel times, etc. We visited 5... read more

All drivers were right on time. Most spoke excellent English. Staying in boutique hotels was great, especially the one in Ljubljana. The hot air balloon ride was spectacular. The bike tour on Hvar Island was the best one - our guide entertained us after the bike ride with wine and pasta in his wine cellar.
This was certainly the best trip we have ever taken. Nikola was immediately responsive to our questions and alerted us each day to confirm travel times, etc. We visited 5 countries in 14 days and the schedule worked flawlessly.
We will definitely use KimKim again for our next trip. Many thanks to Nikola!

Hotel Review
Zlata Ladjica Boutique Hotel
Ljubljana

Hotel was very small but our room was large. Each room has a story/history. Their breakfasts were excellent. The location was great - along the canal with a very short walk to the old town. The staff was very friendly and helpful.

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loved the story associated with each room
Location
able to walk to everything, right along the canal
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very friendly and helpful
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Activity Reviews
Half-Day E-Bike Tour of Prague
Prague

We saw a lot of the city of Prague on this bike tour. Doing this tour on our first day gave us ideas for places to visit on the remaining days.

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Hot Air Balloon Flight Over the Bled Lake
Slovenia

This was one of the true highlights of our trip. As we rose slowly above the tree line from a farmers field we floated over Lake Bled and the castle on the cliff. Our "pilot" was great - very reassuring since it was pretty scary at first. We finished with a champagne toast and little ceremony in another farm field. What a memorable experience. And, just as we finished our champagne, our driver arrived at the field to whisk us off to our next adventure.

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Day Trip to Hvar from Split & Half Day Biking Tour
Croatia

We took a boat from Split to Hvar and our guide met us at the dock. We rode through vineyards and olive groves and then through beautiful coastal towns. After the bike ride we were driven to our guide's home where he served us wines from his vineyard and a pasta lunch in his wine cellar. What a great experience!

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Private Day Trip to Montenegro - Perast & Kotor
Dubrovnik

This was the only part of the trip that we weren't crazy about. The car ride from Dubrovnik to Perast was quite long, especially since we had to cross the border into Montenegro, which took some time. The trip was originally scheduled for 8 hours and included Perast and Kotor. We opted to eliminate the drive to Kotor. We wish we had opted for the sea kayaking instead of visiting Montenegro. However, our tour in Perast was great and the scenery was awesome.

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Local specialist: Nikola Vojvodić

Family Trip to Croatia: Zagreb, Plitvice Lakes, Split, Hvar & Dubrovnik
Croatia | Aug 28 - Sep 5, 2022

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Laura R.
Overland, MO | Reviewed on Sep 15, 2022

We can't thank Nikola enough!! He organized and planned an amazing trip for our family! He thought of everything including an infant car seat for all vehicle transfers. He was always prompt with responses prior to our travel and answered all questions. During our trip to Croatia he was available day and night, adjusted our plans as needed, and reached out daily to ensure we were ready for the next day of our adventure. I would absolutely recommend working with him!

Additionally, the app... read more

We can't thank Nikola enough!! He organized and planned an amazing trip for our family! He thought of everything including an infant car seat for all vehicle transfers. He was always prompt with responses prior to our travel and answered all questions. During our trip to Croatia he was available day and night, adjusted our plans as needed, and reached out daily to ensure we were ready for the next day of our adventure. I would absolutely recommend working with him!

Additionally, the app "Trip Plans" made it very easy to access our daily schedule and obtain ferry tickets, etc.

Our trip was a very busy/active trip and kept us on the move. All hotels were well selected and provided us with everything we needed. Highly recommend the following people: Josephine (Zagreb tour guide), Ivan (Split tour guide), Mario (bus driver for first 1/2 of our trip), Girgo (Hvar island tour).

Hotel Reviews
Manda Heritage Hotel
Zagreb

Great location, easy to find/access, and had plenty of things to do + food options well within walking distance. Rooms were clean and staff was easy to interact with.

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Plitvice Village
Korenica

This was an awesome experience. Secluded getaway that had everything we needed (and more), a welcoming staff, and great food. We were concerned their restaurant was going to be mediocre and/or overpriced, given that it was the only nearby option, but we found the opposite to be true, and were very pleased.

Heritage Hotel Santa Lucia
Split

Favorite hotel of the trip!! AMAZING location, big clean rooms with lots of space and light. some technical difficulties when we first checked in with room keys but the staff was very on top of it and eventually worked out the kinks. Hotel Breakfast with lots of selections and options for everyone.

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Heritage Hotel Dea
Hvar

Great location, small hotel which appeared family run. Staff was informative and helpful. room size varied dramatically. AC units in the room were high power and I even woke up cold in the middle of summer. Breakfast bar appears small but there is a menu that you can order off of with eggs, pancakes, etc.

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common areas were a little old/dingy feeling
Hotel More
Dubrovnik

Hotel has great amenities including pool, beach access, multiple restaurants and bars. The rooms could use an update to appear more modern but were clean and well kept. Hotel is a Maze and our group got lost numerous times due to hotel layout. Great breakfast! Beautiful place to watch the sunset. Outside of the city, easy 5-10 minute uber ride.

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Activity Reviews
Private Walking Tour of Zagreb
Zagreb

Josephina (Tour/Guide) - Melissa and Taylor were only two who did the tour and had an incredible time. Her energy was great, she customized it based on what we wanted to see/were interested in, and had a lot of great stories. We would be happy to recommend her to anyone we know that visits Zagreb. Seriously cannot say enough great things about her.

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Mario was prompt, interactive, friendly and worked to accommodate the group as best as possible
Private Walking Tour of Plitvice Lakes National Park
Croatia

Plitvice lakes is a MUST do when in Croatia. It is so beautiful!! We had mixed feelings with the tour/guide. We had a good experience and nothing against her, we just weren't sure that it was entirely necessary or that she added to the experience. I think it would've been just as pleasant to have been given the route that is normally taken, and to go alone. The lakes themselves were amazing and are very glad that they were incorporated into the trip.

Private Walking Tour of Split
Split

We had a great experience with Ivana and thought the tour was a great way to see the city and surrounding areas. She allowed us to customize the day and was very knowledgeable about all things related to Split & Croatia. This was a whole day experience and we thoroughly enjoyed having Ivana lead us through it.

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Ivana was awesome!
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Mario was our favorite driver of the trip!
Hvar Half-Day Private Island Tour (Afternoon)
Hvar

Grgo was a great guide and we would highly recommend him to other travelers! He was informative, very friendly, and welcoming to our entire group.

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The dinner at the end was good, but we wouldn't call it a 5 star meal. I'd consider offering it as optional to other travelers, especially those who may want to spend more time in restaurants in Hvar or Stari Grad.
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Private Walking Tour of Dubrovnik
Dubrovnik

Our tour guide in Dubrovnik was fine, but not as good as our guides in Split or Hvar or Zagreb who were all very good.

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Not applicable as we met the guide in the city and she didn't arrange transport.
Private Half Day Tour to Klis Fortress & Trogir
Croatia

please see split tour review

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Nikola Vojvodić
Local specialist in Zagreb | Reviewed on Dec 04, 2022

Hi Laura, thank you for your kind words and detailed feedback on the tour! We will use your valuable comments and inputs on our future tours.
It was great having you as travelers in Croatia and I hope to see you back in our country soon!
Warm regards from Zagreb,
Nikola

10/10 for Kimkim!
Croatia | Aug 28 - Sep 4, 2022

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Jen W.
East Fairfield, VT | Reviewed on Sep 05, 2022

I wish I could give Kimkim and our travel specialist Nikola more than 5 stars. Everything about my trip to Croatia was terrific - start to finish. I usually plan family trips on my own - researching destinations (Kenya, Tanzania, France, Spain, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Mexico, etc), figuring out where to stay, what to do, and where to eat. This time, I traveled alone to Croatia. I needed to plan the trip quickly, and did not want the burden of having to rent a car. So after reading many... read more

I wish I could give Kimkim and our travel specialist Nikola more than 5 stars. Everything about my trip to Croatia was terrific - start to finish. I usually plan family trips on my own - researching destinations (Kenya, Tanzania, France, Spain, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Mexico, etc), figuring out where to stay, what to do, and where to eat. This time, I traveled alone to Croatia. I needed to plan the trip quickly, and did not want the burden of having to rent a car. So after reading many wonderful reviews online about Kimkim decided to take a chance and book through them. Nikola was very attentive from the start. Once he figured out what kind of trip I wanted, he planned every last detail - private airport transfers, private tours, and beautiful hotels. He even suggested restaurants along the way. I could tweek anything I wanted. I decided to upgrade two of the four hotels he originally suggested, but when I look back on it, I probably didn't need to do that. All of his suggestions were spectacular. I will absolutely use Kimkim to plan future travel, and have already recommended the company to many of my friends.

Hotel Review
Adriana Hvar Spa Hotel
Hvar

This place is the bomb. Hvar is like a 2,000 year old Nantucket, and this hotel is in the middle of all the action. Clean , spacious rooms, amazing pool and spa, fun rooftop deck looking over the harbor, and walking distance to everything.

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chic and clean
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Accessible to everything!
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the only downfall was the waiter who didn't want to serve us drinks at 9pm on the front patio until we told him we were guests of the hotel
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beds were cozy!
Activity Reviews
Private Walking Tour of Split
Split

Ivana was terrific. She was so kind and well natured and easy to understand

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Hvar Half-Day Private Island Tour (Afternoon)
Hvar

5 stars for Grgo! He was so kind and knowledgeable. We loved hearing about growing up on Hvar and what it's like to raise a family and make a living on the island. We enjoyed learning about his wines, loved seeing his home town (Jelsa is super cute), and enjoyed eating a traditional meal off the beaten path.

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Private Full Day Boat Tour to Blue Cave & Pakleni Islands
Croatia

We had so much fun with Dominic and Dea! Dominic gave us the grand tour around the Adriatic. The Blue Caves were a little overrated, but the small coves and beaches were terrific. The water is unbelievably clean. Dominic played great music the whole day and we really loved the chill vibe.

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Private Walking Tour of Dubrovnik
Dubrovnik

Ivana was lovely. She grew up in Dubrovnik so told us what life was like during the Siege 30 years ago. She gave us many historical facts that helped as we walked the wall the following day.

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Nikola Vojvodić
Local specialist in Zagreb | Reviewed on Sep 06, 2022

Hi Jen, thank you so much for the detailed review - I will make sure to use your feedback for our future trips!
It was great hosting you in Croatia.
I am so happy to hear you enjoyed my recommendations, and hope to see you back in our country soon!
Best regards from Zagreb,
Nikola

Our vacation to Croatia was wonderful and stress free
Croatia | Aug 19 - Aug 23, 2022

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Casey C.
Golden, CO | Reviewed on Aug 26, 2022

Our vacation to Croatia was wonderful and stress free due to Nikola's preplanning and booking of all of accomodations, restaurants, activities, and transfers. All the service providers were professional, punctual, and courteous. Special thanks to our Split tour host Ivana, our driver Joseph from Split to Dubrovnik, and Mirko our Elafiti Islands boat tour skipper for some memorable days.

And very special thanks to Nikola for being just a phone call away and handling our schedule changes.

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Nikola Vojvodić
Local specialist in Zagreb | Reviewed on Sep 01, 2022

Hi Casey, thank you so much for the kind words, and wonderful review! Hope to see you back in Croatia soon.
Sending my regards from Zagreb!
Nikola

Fabulous family trip to Croatia
Croatia | Jul 3 - Jul 16, 2022

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Sarah M.
Denver, CO | Reviewed on Jul 22, 2022

Our family of four had a wonderful trip to Croatia thanks to the thorough and excellent planning and support of Nikola. From our first correspondence through to the last day of our trip, Nikola was responsive, helpful, and really customized our trip to be an amazing experience for us. He had great ideas, gave excellent advice, and really shaped a trip that let us experience the country in unique ways.

We especially enjoyed our guided walk through Plitvice National Park, our tour of Hvar... read more

Our family of four had a wonderful trip to Croatia thanks to the thorough and excellent planning and support of Nikola. From our first correspondence through to the last day of our trip, Nikola was responsive, helpful, and really customized our trip to be an amazing experience for us. He had great ideas, gave excellent advice, and really shaped a trip that let us experience the country in unique ways.

We especially enjoyed our guided walk through Plitvice National Park, our tour of Hvar with Grgo, and our sea kayaking tour with Boris. All of our guides were so knowledgeable and we also really appreciated that Nikola partnered with family-owned companies working to provide different perspectives and experiences to their clients.

Every one of our transfers and guided experiences was smooth - on time, well-organized, and professional. And our accommodations were amazing. As a family with 2 kids, when we initially started looking for accommodations in Croatia on our own, we were running into a lot of challenges because most accommodations labeled “family suites” were really only designed to sleep 3 people. It would have been very difficult and time-consuming for me to locate on my own the excellent hotels that Nikola found. Locations were great, hosts were friendly and helpful with advice, breakfasts were wonderful. Finally, in the places where Nikola suggested a certain location for our family (such as Trogir over Split or Starigrad over Hvar town), they were 100% the right recommendation for what we were looking for.

It is hard to pick our favorite places in Croatia - we were glad we visited each place we did, But some of the ones that stand out are Plitvice, Trogir, Stari Grad (on Hvar island) and Korcula.

Thank you to Nikola for planning such a memorable and wonderful trip for us,

Hotel Reviews
Tesla's Gastro House
Prijeboj

Absolutely beautiful property, very friendly host, delicious breakfast. Very new and beautiful rooms.

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Demar Residence
Zadar

Great location, very, very friendly and helpful staff. Beautiful pool and rooms.

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Local specialist: Nikola Vojvodić
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Nikola Vojvodić
Local specialist in Zagreb | Reviewed on Jul 26, 2022

Hi Sarah,
Thank you so much for your kind words - I am so happy you and your family enjoyed the activities we prepared for you!
I will make sure to forward your feedback to our guides.
Hope to see you back in our country soon!
Sending best wishes from Zagreb,
Nikola

Amazing experience, first time in Croatia
Croatia | Jul 9 - Jul 17, 2022

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Michelle F.
Canada | Reviewed on Jul 20, 2022

We were two sisters travelling to Croatia for the first time, this was our first experience planning a trip with the support of a travel agent and it was incredible. Nikola suggested an itinerary and we had a phone call to go over feedback, and once we all agreed, Nikola arranged so we were able to each pay half. We met Nikola in Zagreb, where he gave us a small gift and the printed version of the itinerary we both had access to online. Throughout the trip, he sent us nightly texts to... read more

We were two sisters travelling to Croatia for the first time, this was our first experience planning a trip with the support of a travel agent and it was incredible. Nikola suggested an itinerary and we had a phone call to go over feedback, and once we all agreed, Nikola arranged so we were able to each pay half. We met Nikola in Zagreb, where he gave us a small gift and the printed version of the itinerary we both had access to online. Throughout the trip, he sent us nightly texts to summarize the next day’s plan, helped us secure dinner reservations, and was able to get us a refund on a last minute cancellation when we changed our mind. He was so responsive, kind, and helpful. Overall an excellent experience!!

Activity Review
Hvar Half-Day Private Island Tour (Afternoon)
Hvar

Grgo, our tour guide, was excellent. He showed us all around the island, spoke honestly and knowledgeably about island life, and really gave us an unparalleled experience.

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Nikola Vojvodić
Local specialist in Zagreb | Reviewed on Jul 26, 2022

Hi Michelle,
thank you for your kind review! I am so happy you and your sister had such a wonderful experience in Croatia.
Hope to see you back in our country soon!
Warm regards from Zagreb,
Nikola

5 stars for Nikola, Kimkim, and Croatia!
Croatia | Jun 25 - Jun 30, 2022

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Kathleen B.
Pagosa Springs, CO | Reviewed on Jul 12, 2022

Nikola was just perfect to work with (and I am a particular, seasoned traveler!) He did an amazing job keeping us up to date ahead of and during our visit, understanding our travel preferences, and accommodating changes as needed during our trip (things happen!) I highly recommend Kimkim and Nikola if you are considering a trip to Croatia.

We just loved Dubrovnik (Villa Orabelle accommodations, dinner at 360, the boat tour, and culinary experience at Konavle), Split (Hotel Park... read more

Nikola was just perfect to work with (and I am a particular, seasoned traveler!) He did an amazing job keeping us up to date ahead of and during our visit, understanding our travel preferences, and accommodating changes as needed during our trip (things happen!) I highly recommend Kimkim and Nikola if you are considering a trip to Croatia.

We just loved Dubrovnik (Villa Orabelle accommodations, dinner at 360, the boat tour, and culinary experience at Konavle), Split (Hotel Park accommodations & walking tour), and our all-day boat tour when at Hvar. The Croatian people are so warm, fun, and friendly. It's a beautiful country that we plan on visiting again.

Thank you!

Hotel Reviews
Villa Orabelle
Dubrovnik

The hotel is beautifully and conveniently situated - a short walk to old town, overlooking / accessible to a local beach (Bellevue) & beautiful views of the sea. The staff is so warm, friendly, and conscientious. The rooms are really nice & convenient for a family (2 rooms available). The food is delicious. We would stay here again.

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The rooms were really nice, the pools (views!) beautiful.
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Views of the sea & local beach (on cliff).
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Everyone that works there is so friendly, warm, and conscientious. It seems like they love working there!
Cleanliness & Comfort
Everything was in order, clean, and nicely appointed. The restaurant was a great surprise - delicious.
Resort Apartments Teranea
Hvar

It is a nice condo complex - felt like the pictures made it look a bit nicer than it was. Hvar is definitely a party town and I think it is showing the wear and tear of a lot of partying visitors.

Authenticity & Character
It was just average - I didn't love the party atmosphere of Hvar in general (felt like Vegas), but that's just me.
Location
I bit off the beaten path - not in center of town, which we liked.
Staff
Extremely accommodating and friendly! Didn't love that some of staff were sitting nearby breakfast area smoking during breakfast.
Cleanliness & Comfort
The quality of linens, amount of linens, breakfast options. Everything was average, except for the staff - but you could tell they had a lot on their plate to keep the partiers from destroying things.
Hotel Park
Split

The hotel is beautiful and located close to old town. The pool area is really fun and nice. The staff were extremely friendly & accommodating - they worked magic for us to stay an extra 2 nights.

Authenticity & Character
A beautiful hotel that felt new. The pool area was super fun and nice.
Location
Close to downtown and close to the water. Was thinking views of the water would be better, but it was fine that they weren't.
Staff
Everyone worked extremely hard to make our stay special.
Cleanliness & Comfort
The food could be a bit better (more choices & better flavors).
Activity Reviews
Private Culinary Experience at Family Estate in Konavle Region
Dubrovnik

This experience is not to be missed! The family was so warm & friendly, and it was so fun to hear their extensive family (15 generations!) history! It gave us such a better appreciation for the Croatian history and people. We loved the food too - nothing better than a simple farm-fresh meal grown feet away!

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Elafiti Islands - Private Half Day Speedboat Tour
Dubrovnik

Our driver Mauro was fabulous and the tour is not to be missed. He was extremely flexible and showed us some really fun spots. Loved it!

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Private Full Day Boat Tour to Blue Cave & Pakleni Islands
Croatia

The Blue Cave was closed due to weather (currents?) but I think that ended up being a great thing, since it is a long process to visit it. We were able to have a nice lunch in Palmizana at Bacchus Restaurant, saw 20+ dolphins, and visited some beautiful beaches (blus lagoon, Stiniva, etc). It was a wonderful day.

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Nikola Vojvodić
Local specialist in Zagreb | Reviewed on Jul 18, 2022

Hi Kathleen, thank you so much for the wonderful and detailed review! So glad you enjoyed our recommendations, and we will make sure to also take into account your valuable feedback for the future. Hope to see you soon back in Croatia!
Best regards from Zagreb,
Nikola

We loved every aspect of our Croatia trip.
Croatia | Jun 11 - Jun 21, 2022

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Shelli A.
Aspen Hill, MD | Reviewed on Jul 01, 2022

My family enjoyed every aspect of our trip to Croatia. We loved all the places we visited; each place gave us a fuller appreciation of the country and the diversity across regions. Nikola was an absolute pleasure to work with, and he planned a trip that was a perfect fit to our interests and temperament. He was very responsive to our requests in planning the trip. The itinerary he provided was very detailed, and we never had to second guess where we were going or how to get there. All of... read more

My family enjoyed every aspect of our trip to Croatia. We loved all the places we visited; each place gave us a fuller appreciation of the country and the diversity across regions. Nikola was an absolute pleasure to work with, and he planned a trip that was a perfect fit to our interests and temperament. He was very responsive to our requests in planning the trip. The itinerary he provided was very detailed, and we never had to second guess where we were going or how to get there. All of our connections and tours went to plan and were extremely well orchestrated. During the trip, Nikola checked in with us daily to make sure things were going well, and he even gave us a surprise visit early in the trip. It was great to meet him in person! He made himself available at all hours and was extremely responsive. He helped negotiate a minor issue when the car we hired was a bit too small for us. And, Nikola went above and beyond to arrange vegan and allergy-free breakfasts for my son at each hotel . We could not have been more pleased with his level of service, attention, and creativity.

All of our walking tours were very good, but we especially enjoyed the ones in Split and Dubrovnik as our guides were very entertaining. The biking and food tour in Korcula was a highlight of the trip. We really enjoyed visiting family farms and orchards and tasting their products and even brought several home with us. Our guide was very fun and adaptable. Highly recommend! We loved all of the boutique hotels; they were well appointed and ideally located to walking the city or town. The Manda Heritage Hotel, La Grisla, and Hotel Camera went out of their way to create vegan breakfasts for my son. They were better than we could have expected - oftentimes, he only gets bread and jam, but each of them either made him special dishes or purchased vegan yogurts or "meats" for him. The Hotel Camera also left us special treats in our room the two nights we were there - it was such a special touch. Hotel Korsal was beautiful, close to Old Town and had a stunning view. We enjoyed many breaks on their terrance. All of the hotels were kind and accommodating and offered us excellent advice.

This was one of our best family trips ever. We highly recommend working with Nikola for anyone wanting to visit Croatia.

Hotel Reviews
Manda Heritage Hotel
Zagreb

Great location, very kind staff, and lovely accommodations -the total package. The breakfast was also quite lovely and they were very accommodating to our son's dietary allergies and restrictions.

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La Grisa Bale
Bale-Valle, Istra

Lovely hotel in a location convenient to many of the most interesting towns in Istria. The rooms were very attractive, comfortable, and clean, with new furnishings. The restaurant was also nice, with an attractive outdoor courtyard that was lovely in both the mornings for breakfast and evenings for dinner. The hotel/restaurant and wait staff went out of their way to accommodate my son's dietary restrictions, often cooking him special meals. The desk staff were also helpful and attentive. Highly recommend!

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Hotel Camera Split
Split

It was an amazing experience to stay at this charming hotel in an ideal location near to the old town, but in an uncongested and quiet area. It is family run and very personable. The family room was charming and spacious for a family of four. The breakfast went above and beyond to accommodate our son's dietary restrictions. They staff was beyond kind and helpful. And, the nicest touch of all were surprise flowers on our arrival and a surprise fruit tray on our second day of touring. What an amazingly lovely hotel!

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16 Lakes
Rakovica
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Hotel Korsal
Korčula

Stunning views overlooking the water and a fantastic location. The hotel is located only a few minute's walk to the Old Town. It has its own lovely restaurant and there are several others nearby. The hotel staff are very attentive and helpful. The rooms are clean and airy and very comfortable. The outdoor space is a plus; we enjoyed sitting on the terrace overlooking the water between touring and beach visits.

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Hotel Lero
Dubrovnik
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Activity Reviews
Private Walking Tour of Pula
Pula
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Private Walking Tour of Plitvice Lakes National Park
Croatia
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Private Walking Tour of Split
Split
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Korčula Bike & Food Tour
Korčula Island

Fantastic personalized tour. This was one of the highlights of our trip. We very much enjoyed visiting the family farms and wineries, hearing their stories, and enjoying tastes of food and drink. We enjoyed the stunning views of the Korcula countryside. Our guide was fun, well connected and well informed of the region. The bike ride was relaxing, with only a few hills for healthy challenge! Our guide was also very flexible and accommodating when one of our family member was not feeling well and needed to end early. Highly recommend!

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Private Walking Tour of Dubrovnik
Dubrovnik
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Local specialist: Nikola Vojvodić
Nikola
Nikola Vojvodić
Local specialist in Zagreb | Reviewed on Jul 08, 2022

Hi Shelli, thank you so much for the detailed review! It was great meeting you and hosting you and your family in Croatia, and I am glad to hear this was one of your best family trips! I am also very glad your son was happy with the arranged adjustments to the dietary restrictions.
Hope to see you back in Croatia soon!
Best regards from Zagreb,
Nikola

We had the most wonderful trip to Croatia and...
Croatia | Jun 9 - Jun 19, 2022

Laurie
Laurie B.
Portsmouth, NH | Reviewed on Jun 26, 2022

We had the most wonderful trip to Croatia and that’s because we used Kimkim and our amazing trip designer Nikola. This was a no stress, safe, and fun vacation and would highly recommend the Croatian expertise we were fortunate to leverage with this company. Thank you for an amazing trip! read more

We had the most wonderful trip to Croatia and that’s because we used Kimkim and our amazing trip designer Nikola. This was a no stress, safe, and fun vacation and would highly recommend the Croatian expertise we were fortunate to leverage with this company. Thank you for an amazing trip!

Hotel Reviews
Heritage Hotel Santa Lucia
Split
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Heraclea Luxury Heritage Accommodation
Hvar
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Villa Malo More
Dubrovnik
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Hotel Croatia Cavtat
Cavtat
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Local specialist: Nikola Vojvodić
Nikola
Nikola Vojvodić
Local specialist in Zagreb | Reviewed on Jul 07, 2022

Hi Laurie, thank you so much for the wonderful review, and a detailed feedback of your accommodations - your feedback is very valuable! I am glad you had a great time on your trip, and hope to see you soon on another travel adventure.
Best regards from Croatia,
Nikola

The trip of our dreams!
Croatia | May 18 - May 26, 2022

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Kayla F.
Highland Springs, VA | Reviewed on Jun 14, 2022

From the very first conversation with our guide, Nikola, we were immediately drawn to kimkim. He went above and beyond to customize our trip to be exactly what we hoped for- a mix of excursions, leisure time, and unique experiences. He was quick to answer all of our questions and worked to keep our trip within our budget. The kimkim platform makes it very easy to leave feedback on the itinerary so we were able to let him know the pieces we loved and those we wanted changed. It was a very... read more

From the very first conversation with our guide, Nikola, we were immediately drawn to kimkim. He went above and beyond to customize our trip to be exactly what we hoped for- a mix of excursions, leisure time, and unique experiences. He was quick to answer all of our questions and worked to keep our trip within our budget. The kimkim platform makes it very easy to leave feedback on the itinerary so we were able to let him know the pieces we loved and those we wanted changed. It was a very individualized trip and we felt like more than just customers. Nikola was genuinely excited to share the beauty of his country with us and his expertise as a local was invaluable.

Upon arriving in Croatia, Nikola greeted us with a welcome gift and a printed copy of our itinerary. He stayed with us until we were set up in our rental car and ready to go. Our itinerary included Plitvice Lakes, Split, Korcula, and Dubrovnik. Our trip plan was complete with suggested stops to make along the way, like Rastoke, a quaint village with gorgeous waterfalls running through it. Recommended activities, sights, and restaurants at every destination were also included. Nikola was available at any point via WhatsApp with any questions and requests we had, like making dinner reservations for our last night in Split after a day trip to Bosnia.

Based on our conversations, Nikola knew our love for wine and local cuisine so we were thrilled when he booked us a private wine tour in Korčula and a culinary experience with a local family in Dubrovnik! Both became highlights of our entire trip. Additionally, every hotel accommodation we experienced was perfect and provided us with delightful breakfast each morning! We cannot say enough good things about Nikola and the experience we had with kimkim because of him. We have recommended it to everyone we’ve spoken to since coming home. We will be using these services in the future!

Hotel Review
Villa Toni Design Apartments
Split

Where do we even begin? From the moment we arrived in Split, Tonci greeted us with such warm hospitality that immediately made us feel at home. Not only did he assist us with parking and luggage, but he spent ample time providing us with a detailed overview of suggested activities, restaurants, & sights to see. The staff here genuinely care about your time and go above and beyond to ensure you have the best experience possible. As others have mentioned, breakfast packed in the early morning for ease was an added bonus. We were able to contact the staff easily at any time during our stay for questions and further recommendations. Every recommendation he gave was superb! It is apparent that he has immense pride in his beautiful hometown and absolutely loves to share that joy with all who visit. At the end of our visit, Tonci escorted us to the catamaran to safely see us off to our next destination. Like I said, above and beyond service! We will be staying here again should we be given the opportunity to return to Split!

Tips for future travelers

Just beware of the narrow street if you're driving there!

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The host is seriously the absolute best and we were well-cared for during our stay.
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Activity Reviews
Private Game of Thrones Tour of Dubrovnik
Dubrovnik

Ivana was extremely knowledgeable about Game of Thrones and the city. We felt like we were hanging out with a friend as we explored the streets of Dubrovnik. Highly recommend her services!

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Konavle Region Culinary Experience (small group)
Croatia

This experience was a highlight of our trip. Learning about the family history, home, and culinary expertise was a delight. We loved harvesting fresh veggies from the garden and the meal we enjoyed was absolutely delicious. Ivo and his family are incredibly kind and welcoming and it was an honor to be welcomed into their home!

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Local specialist: Nikola Vojvodić
Nikola
Nikola Vojvodić
Local specialist in Zagreb | Reviewed on Jun 15, 2022

Hi Kayla, thank you so much for the wonderful feedback, I am glad you enjoyed all your accommodations and experiences. I hope to meet you again in Croatia on another travel adventure!
Best,
Nikola

Amazing honeymoon in Croatia
Croatia | May 13 - May 22, 2022

Lauryn
Lauryn G.
North Port, FL | Reviewed on May 24, 2022

Nikola was our trip planner for our honeymoon in Croatia and he was super helpful, easy to communicate with, and there for us for every step of the trip planning process and the actual trip itself. Nikola took into considerations our requests for types of tours we wanted to have, hotel accommodations, and even made dinner reservations for us. He answered all of our questions and provided a very detailed itenirary with contact details for all of our guides. We loved how customized the whole... read more

Nikola was our trip planner for our honeymoon in Croatia and he was super helpful, easy to communicate with, and there for us for every step of the trip planning process and the actual trip itself. Nikola took into considerations our requests for types of tours we wanted to have, hotel accommodations, and even made dinner reservations for us. He answered all of our questions and provided a very detailed itenirary with contact details for all of our guides. We loved how customized the whole trip felt, it was a perfect mix of sightseeing and relaxing time. We especially loved our tour guides Grgo for our "local way of life" tour in Hvar, Ivana for our walking tour of Dubrovnik, Nermina our guide at Plitvice national park, Petra for our horseback riding experience in Plitvice, and Olga for our food tour in Split. All of our guides were extremely knowledgeable and friendly and made our honeymoon trip so memorable.

Hotel Review
Esplanade Zagreb Hotel
Zagreb

Very nice 5 star hotel in the historic part of Zagreb with very friendly and accommodating staff.

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Very historic hotel with a lot of old world charm but modern ammenities
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In the heart of the historic capital
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Very friendly
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Activity Review
Private Walking Tour of Plitvice Lakes National Park
Croatia

Nermina was our guide and she was very knowledgeable and gave us a chance to see the park at our own pace while pointing out very interesting details that we otherwise would not have known. She was also very accommodating to take pictures for us.

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Local specialist: Nikola Vojvodić
Nikola
Nikola Vojvodić
Local specialist in Zagreb | Reviewed on May 26, 2022

Hi Lauryn,
Thank you so much for this wonderful review! It was my pleasure creating your honeymoon trip. I hope to see you again in Croatia in the future!
Best,
Nikola