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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

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

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Sarah M.
Denver, CO | Jul 26, 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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Nikola Vojvodić
Local specialist in Zagreb | 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 | Jul 26, 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 | 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

Kathleen
Kathleen B.
Pagosa Springs, CO | Jul 18, 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!
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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.

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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.
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Extremely accommodating and friendly! Didn't love that some of staff were sitting nearby breakfast area smoking during breakfast.
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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.

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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.
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Everyone worked extremely hard to make our stay special.
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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 | 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 | Jul 08, 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

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Nikola Vojvodić
Local specialist in Zagreb | 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 | Jul 07, 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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https://www.facebook.com/heracleahvar/

Hvar
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Villa Malo More

Dubrovnik
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Hotel Croatia Cavtat

Cavtat
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Nikola Vojvodić
Local specialist in Zagreb | 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 | Jun 15, 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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Nikola Vojvodić
Local specialist in Zagreb | 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 | May 26, 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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Nikola Vojvodić
Local specialist in Zagreb | 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