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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. "

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Recent trip reviews for Nikola

Nikola was easy to work with and very underst...
Croatia | Jun 28 - Jul 7, 2024

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Jordan R.
Newark, NJ | Reviewed on Jul 09, 2024

Nikola was easy to work with and very understanding of our questions and last minute changes. He also knew the guides well and only recommended folks who he knew would be terrific.

Local specialist: Nikola Vojvodić

Foreign travel made easy
Croatia | Jun 25 - Jul 1, 2024

Stephanie
Stephanie S.
Ashburn, VA | Reviewed on Jul 08, 2024

Nikola was fantastic to work with in planning my trip. He considered my preferences, made appropriate suggestions to maximize our family's time in Croatia and adjusted the final travel plan as needed to meet my budget. He was an absolute pleasure! As was our personable, helpful, and always on time driver, Peter. Thank you both!!

Local specialist: Nikola Vojvodić

Traveling in Croatia made easy!
Croatia | Jun 29 - Jul 7, 2024

Kate
Kate T.
Manhattan, NY | Reviewed on Jul 08, 2024

We had a great trip along the coast of Croatia! Nikola was amazing at communicating and understanding our needs. The hotels we stayed at were fantastic and all recommendations for optional activates and restaurants were much appreciated. The timing of our days were also great. We truly enjoyed our time!

Local specialist: Nikola Vojvodić

Croatia in 10 days ...
Croatia | May 28 - Jun 6, 2024

Thais
Thais K.
Brazil | Reviewed on Jun 08, 2024
Ivo from Zagreb to Split took us to a wonderful restaurant to eat meats under the bell after the excellent visit to the blue lagoons and waterfalls of split national park.
@Split ivana was wonderful. The hotel well located.
@ Hvar The hotel Adriana was very well located with beautiful view and short walk from ferry port. Thea was very energetic!
Grgo @Hvar was amazing 🤩 . The wine tasting at the family cave the best, followed by over the top lunch at a country restaurant!
@ Korcula... Read more

Ivo from Zagreb to Split took us to a wonderful restaurant to eat meats under the bell after the excellent visit to the blue lagoons and waterfalls of split national park.
@Split ivana was wonderful. The hotel well located.

@ Hvar The hotel Adriana was very well located with beautiful view and short walk from ferry port. Thea was very energetic!
Grgo @Hvar was amazing 🤩 . The wine tasting at the family cave the best, followed by over the top lunch at a country restaurant!

@ Korcula the apart hotel location was too far from the historic sites even though view was amazing and laundry available. Breakfast was good but inconveniently far.
Neda was very effective and the water taxi hop on / hop off should be included in all itineraries.

Local specialist: Nikola Vojvodić

The trip plan was great and provided so much ...
Slovenia | May 11 - May 30, 2024

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Carol W.
Canada | Reviewed on Jun 06, 2024
The trip plan was great and provided so much information and connections through what’s app worked out so well. Everything was well organized and our local specialists Nicola & Sara were very helpful.
All of our guides and drivers were very good,
All of our accommodations were excellent and they provided delicious breakfasts!
We enjoyed driving through Slovenia and Istria.
Croatia didn’t disappoint with beautiful country coastline, islands and very friendly welcoming people.
We...
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The trip plan was great and provided so much information and connections through what’s app worked out so well. Everything was well organized and our local specialists Nicola & Sara were very helpful.
All of our guides and drivers were very good,

All of our accommodations were excellent and they provided delicious breakfasts!
We enjoyed driving through Slovenia and Istria.
Croatia didn’t disappoint with beautiful country coastline, islands and very friendly welcoming people.
We think next time we’d like to come in the fall when n the weather and water might be warmer.
Thank you
Carol & Jim

Local specialist: Nikola Vojvodić

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

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

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

Hotel Reviews
Meneghetti
Bale

AWESOME and we even got a complimentary upgrade!

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Hotel Moeesy, Blue & Green Oasis
Hvar

WONDERFUL...beautiful views!

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Local specialist: Nikola Vojvodić

Slovenia, Istria, Trieste Triple Delignt!
Slovenia | May 3 - May 15, 2024

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Brian L.
Newark, NJ | Reviewed on May 17, 2024
Nikola, our local specialist, was the very best! We did a self-drive 2 week tour around Slovenia, Istria and Trieste. Flawless execution in planning the trip, an amazing App to follow during the trip of directions, sites, hotel and restaurant reservations, etc, with outstanding daily follow through to ensure that each day's activities and reservations were correctly handled and in place. Nikola was always pleasant every step of the way. We would recommend him without question for trip... Read more

Nikola, our local specialist, was the very best! We did a self-drive 2 week tour around Slovenia, Istria and Trieste. Flawless execution in planning the trip, an amazing App to follow during the trip of directions, sites, hotel and restaurant reservations, etc, with outstanding daily follow through to ensure that each day's activities and reservations were correctly handled and in place. Nikola was always pleasant every step of the way. We would recommend him without question for trip planning in Slovenia and Croatia and Trieste! Thanks for a memorable holiday!!

Hotel Reviews
Hotel Heritage
Ljubljana

Great location. Very friendly staff. outstanding breakfast. A historic hotel in the center of town. Only feedback from us: the room was a bit small and cramped, including bathroom

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The very center of the old city
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Hotel Plesnik
Solčava

What a view of the Julian Alps and the Logar Valley from our room! Room was spacious and lovely. Staff were pleasant and helpful. Our dinner there as more "traditional' and 'fussy' in Slovenian cuisine. Though tasty, we do prefer more modern cuisine. That is a personal preference.

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Penzion Berc
Bled

Lovely large room and bathroom. Walking distance within minutes to Lake Bled and its surroundings. Had a nice 'Alpine' charm to it. The restaurant which we dined in once was delicious -- all very well prepared. Great and varied breakfast too. Very pleasant staff at reception, in restaurant and the owners.

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Hotel Dobra Vila
Bovec

A beautiful boutique hotel in a beautiful setting surrounded by mountains. The room was lovely with views from all windows. We were disappointed in the bathroom. It contained a claw foot tub with a hand held shower, but did not contain either stand up in the tub for showering or a stand alone shower. As tall people who are used to showers, this was a disappointment. Their breakfast was amazing in how it was beautifully displayed and the quality and the choices. Staff were lovely!

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The nicest place in Bovic, in our opinion!
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The Melegran
Rovinj

The best location in the Old Town on a quiet street. Very atmospheric to be in old quarters with its rooms in several separate entrances around the reception. Staff were wonderful. A bit difficult to find the distant parking area, but the staff were outstanding in picking us up with electric cart to take us into the Old Town and to the hotel (one cannot drive into the Old Town), as well as o n departure taking us with luggage back to car. Our first room had issues in that the hotel key to turn on lights resulted in dimming out to nothing after a few minutes! While this could not be repaired, there was a similar room next door that we were able to move into and that worked well. Room was charming and adequate size (not spacious); the bathroom was a bit small for two adults.

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Activity Reviews
Visit Lipica Stud Farm
Visit Lipica Stud Farm
Slovenia

Who knew this existed in Slovenia?!?!? We were certainly aware of the Spanish Riding School in Vienna from past European trips. Very interesting tour! We appreciated the private tour as we saw lots of group tours while were there that appeared to be crowded. Our guide was very informative. She told us about the show and offered us the opportunity to attend it for an additional 7 euro per person (above what had been paid for the private tour) We were lucky enough to have our tour on a Friday afternoon, right before the horse show which is only offered then (or perhaps at one other time in the week?). This was most enjoyable!!!

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Private Walking Tour of Ljubljana
Private Walking Tour of Ljubljana
Slovenia

Our guide (?Ekelena? -- pardon the spelling!!) was terrific -- knowledgeable, nice, informative and did cover all the highlights in the given time. We would certainly recommend her for others!

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Ljubliana is a wonderful strolling town
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Discover Bled Town and Enjoy Pletna Boat Ride
Discover Bled Town and Enjoy Pletna Boat Ride
Bled

Our guide (also ?Ekelena? by name!! -- excuse the spelling!) was terrific. Very knowledgeable and taught us a lot about the history of Slovenia, Croatia and the former Yugoslavia (and of Tito). Not sure there is much in Bled itself for a guide to expound upon (unlike eg Ljublijana or Trieste) , but she filled the time with teaching us about other things. The Pletna boat ride is a bit touristy but the only way to get to the very interesting island and church. We enjoyed sitting down there in cafe and having coffee and traditonal cake with her.

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Private Walking Tour of Trieste
Private Walking Tour of Trieste
Trieste

Demian (?spelling) was an outstanding guide. We learned so much about the history of Trieste and Istria in a well balance way of understanding its complex history. He spent a bit more time than the allotted time to show us as much as possible. Friendly, intelligent and with good humor, Demian (as a Slovenian with a personal history for Istria and Trieste going back to his grandparents, etc) made this beautiful city come to life for us . This was our favorite tour of the entire trip for sure!

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Local specialist: Nikola Vojvodić

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

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

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

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

Hotel Review
Hotel Bellevue Dubrovnik
Dubrovnik

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

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

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

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Gourmet Experience at Local Winery
Gourmet Experience at Local Winery
Croatia

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

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

Hi Cathy,

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

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

I wish you both all the best,
Nikola

Our Croatian guides were fabulous-Nikolina in...
Croatia | Oct 11 - Oct 18, 2023

Lisa
Lisa C.
Santa Rosa, CA | Reviewed on Oct 20, 2023
Our Croatian guides were fabulous-Nikolina in Dubrovnik, the Kameni Dvori family in Konavle- with cooking lesson, wines and dinner, Peter from Dubrovnik/ Ston-where we had the most amazing oysters-raw and fried, Petar in Korchula for Steve’s bicycle tour, Grgo in Hvar/ Stari Grad/ Verboska/ with lunch prepared by his family at their konoba, and, lastly, Ivana for the historical tour of the Diocletian Palace. All we’re knowledgeable, friendly and added unforgettable memories for our Croatian... Read more

Our Croatian guides were fabulous-Nikolina in Dubrovnik, the Kameni Dvori family in Konavle- with cooking lesson, wines and dinner, Peter from Dubrovnik/ Ston-where we had the most amazing oysters-raw and fried, Petar in Korchula for Steve’s bicycle tour, Grgo in Hvar/ Stari Grad/ Verboska/ with lunch prepared by his family at their konoba, and, lastly, Ivana for the historical tour of the Diocletian Palace. All we’re knowledgeable, friendly and added unforgettable memories for our Croatian experience. And Nikola! He gave us a vacation of a lifetime. We have him our budget and our list of what we wanted to see and he created a vacation that was doable within our time frame and wallet. The accommodations were centrally located, clean and modern, with delicious European style breakfasts and friendly, informative concierges/ receptionists. We will use Kimkim for our next vacation!

Hotel Reviews
Apartments More Dubrovnik Old Town
Dubrovnik
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Zuviteo Residence
Korčula
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Heritage Hotel Dea
Hvar
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Balatura Split Luxury Rooms
Split
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Activity Reviews
Konavle Region Culinary Experience (small group)
Konavle Region Culinary Experience (small group)
Croatia

The farm/ gardens were full of fruit and vegetables that we used for our cooking lesson/ dinner. The wines made on the premises were delicious and our group of fellow diners were friendly and our hosts, entertaining.

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Hvar Half-Day Private Island Tour (Morning)
Hvar Half-Day Private Island Tour (Morning)
Croatia

Grgo was such a joy to spend time with. His knowledge of English, his equal respect for both my husband and me, his sense of humor and his obvious love for his country, his family and being a guide made him my favorite ambassador for Croatia.

Local specialist: Nikola Vojvodić
Nikola
Nikola Vojvodić
Local specialist in Zagreb | Replied on Oct 23, 2023
Hi Lisa,
I'm so happy to hear you and Steve had such a memorable vacation!
We are very fortunate to have amazing partners who share our vision of what kind of experiences we want to provide for our travelers, and I’ll be sure to pass on your comments to them.
Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review and for trusting me with planning your Croatian adventure. Kimkim is perfect for getting in touch with local experts and working together on a unique trip tailored to your preferences!...
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Hi Lisa,
I'm so happy to hear you and Steve had such a memorable vacation!
We are very fortunate to have amazing partners who share our vision of what kind of experiences we want to provide for our travelers, and I’ll be sure to pass on your comments to them.
Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review and for trusting me with planning your Croatian adventure. Kimkim is perfect for getting in touch with local experts and working together on a unique trip tailored to your preferences!
Working on this trip with you and Steve was truly a pleasure and I hope you will consider visiting Croatia again. I wish you both all the best,
Nikola

Croatian Honeymoon dream come true
Croatia | Sep 28 - Oct 8, 2023

Cheryl
Cheryl T.
Wake Forest, NC | Reviewed on Oct 11, 2023
Nikkola was wonderful in every aspect of coordinating our trip to Croatia. He was extremely patient and flexible when our dates of travel changed and was able to accommodate our wishes with the new dates of travel. The accommodations, drivers, guides that Nikkola arranged were top-notch. I would recommend Nikkola for a stress free trip to Croatia or anywhere. Thank you Nikkola for making our honeymoon so incredibly special. Read more

Nikkola was wonderful in every aspect of coordinating our trip to Croatia. He was extremely patient and flexible when our dates of travel changed and was able to accommodate our wishes with the new dates of travel. The accommodations, drivers, guides that Nikkola arranged were top-notch. I would recommend Nikkola for a stress free trip to Croatia or anywhere. Thank you Nikkola for making our honeymoon so incredibly special.

Hotel Reviews
Zuviteo Residence
Korčula

Wonderful accommodations, staff, location.

Authenticity & Character
In the heart of old town in an old building but with modern updates.
Location
Close to everything
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Edo, the driver was gracious and so accommodating.
Cleanliness & Comfort
Spotless!
16 Lakes Hotel
Rakovica

Wonderful hotel close to Plitvice NP.

Authenticity & Character
Modern yet homey, quality in every aspect
Location
Convenient to Plitvice NP
Staff
Antonio went above and beyond to help us plan our trip to Plitvice NP. He was there for our every need.
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Villa Teuta
Trogir

Conveniently located in Trogir.

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Location
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The hotel staff were beyond accommodating. Met us to help us with our luggage, were able to contact car rental and get returned for us, packed us a breakfast to go for early departure - went above and beyond!
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Comfy, clean and quality
Activity Reviews
Elafiti Islands - Private Half Day Sailing Tour
Elafiti Islands - Private Half Day Sailing Tour
Dubrovnik

We were not able to sail because there was no wind which was disappointing but certainly not our guides fault. Peter was wonderful and made the trip enjoyable in spite of the inability to sail

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Private Island of Hvar Cycling Tour
Private Island of Hvar Cycling Tour
Croatia

My husband and I were the only two on this small group cycling tour. It was wonderful to get out of the city and see more of Hvar.

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Guides, Drivers and Staff
JJ, our guide was knowledge, fun and tailored the experience for our needs.
Transport
Local specialist: Nikola Vojvodić
Nikola
Nikola Vojvodić
Local specialist in Zagreb | Replied on Oct 18, 2023

Hi Cheryl,

Thank you for your reviews and kind words!

We greatly appreciate our guests' input and all the reviews they provide us with to ensure the best possible experience for any future travelers. I’m happy to hear everything went smoothly and that you had a great honeymoon trip! Working on this trip with you was truly a pleasure and I’m very thankful I was able to introduce you to beautiful Croatia!

Hope you will visit again and wish you all the best,
Nikola