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Sarah Cosic

I'm originally from Burlington, Canada and I have always loved traveling, meeting new people and discovering unique places. Once I graduated university, I decided to take a year off to travel before finding a full time job back home. Little did I know, that year would turn into something much more! I spent 11 months in Croatia the first time around, and then I just kept on coming back to learn more, see more and discover more.

Here I am, 17 years later, living in Croatia, running Royal Croatian Tours with my Croatian husband. Our company is geared towards private, small group travel, where we’re able to create completely personalized, tailor-made trips. Our vision is simple: to show our guests the wonders of Croatia, the culture, the beauty and the people, all while providing exceptional client support. We want you to feel like you have a friend in Croatia, and that you have 100% support from us throughout your trip, for any reason at all!

What places and activities do you specialize in?

"We specialize in luxury travel throughout Croatia, and offer all of our activities privately, so you won’t ever have to join a larger group (unless of course, you want to). Some of the activities we offer include wine tasting, cooking classes, hiking, cycling and sea kayaking adventures, historical walking tours, along with boating excursions around the islands. "

How did you get involved in travel?

"Like I said, I discovered Croatia on one of my trips back in 2007, where I fell in love with the country (and then ended up marrying a local, who is now also my business partner at Royal Croatian Tours).

Since we both love exploring and showing people the beauty of Croatia, opening our own agency just came naturally. We think we make an excellent combo, as Ivan is a local Croatian and knows all of the ins and outs of Croatia, while I’m an expat, and do all of the communication with our guests personally. Coming from Canada, I understand what our guests are looking for when planning their trip, and traveling to a foreign country.
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Please share a unique travel experience you will never forget.

"I once rowed a small wooden boat down the entire length of the Mississippi River (around 2400 miles) with 5 other people. The journey took around 4 months to complete, we camped every night on the riverbank and cooked over an open fire - except when sweet, sweet local people would randomly invite us in for the night and prepare us a delicious home-cooked meal. It was this unexpected hospitality of complete strangers that I’ll never forget. Who in the world would invite 6 people they hadn’t even met (who also hadn’t showered in weeks) into their home and treat them like family? It was getting to know all of these different individuals, hearing their stories, and feeling their love that will always stay with me. I’ll also never forget how cold and wet we were, as it rained for a month straight and our boat had no cover or shelter. "

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Recent trip reviews for Sarah

We love Croatia!
Croatia | Jun 9 - Jun 14, 2024

Noreen
Noreen C.
Los Angeles, CA | Reviewed on Jun 18, 2024
First time using an online travel agent and we were pleasantly surprised at the ease of booking the activities and accommodations. We were also very impressed by the attentiveness of our agent, Sarah. She went above and beyond communicating with us during our trip to ensure that our needs were met. The activities and tours were exceptional. We especially loved the private boat tour to the islands of Hvar, and the surrounding islands. Our guide went above and beyond for us. The... Read more

First time using an online travel agent and we were pleasantly surprised at the ease of booking the activities and accommodations. We were also very impressed by the attentiveness of our agent, Sarah. She went above and beyond communicating with us during our trip to ensure that our needs were met. The activities and tours were exceptional. We especially loved the private boat tour to the islands of Hvar, and the surrounding islands. Our guide went above and beyond for us. The private biking tour with Mislav was a blast! He ensured we had fun taking in the sights while learning about Dubrovnik's rich culture and history.

Hotel Reviews
Aparthotel Bellevue Trogir
Trogir

The staff was incredible. They were attentive to our needs. We loved the breakfast. The rooms were simple and clean. However the construction on the main road to the entrance to the hotel was a challenge. The travel agency should have been notified of this and relocated us.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Rooms are smaller than what we are used to.
Hotel Neptun Dubrovnik
Dubrovnik

Hotel Neptune exceeded our expectations. The suite was spacious for our family of 3. The view was spectacular. It made our visit complete!

Authenticity & Character
Location
Unbelievable view and just a walk to the ocean!
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Activity Reviews
Krka National Park + lunch in the countryside
Krka National Park + lunch in the countryside
Croatia

Our private driver ensured that we got the best experience at KRKA. I was expecting more of a rigorous hike, but overall it was lovely. The traditional Croatian lunch was excellent.

Quality of Experience
Food
loved having a traditional lunch
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Our driver was amazing.
Transport
Private boating excursion to Brac & Hvar Island by motor boat
Private boating excursion to Brac & Hvar Island by motor boat
Trogir

Our skipper gave us a 5 star experience exploring the stunning islands on the clean and elegant speed boat. He even helped us with an incredible lunch experience. This exceeded my expectations!

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Tour Dubrovnik's Old Town
Tour Dubrovnik's Old Town
Croatia

We loved ANNA! She was a local who grew up in the old city. What a treat to hear her personal experience. She went above and beyond with teaching us about the rich culture and history of this city. She even gave us some secret local spots to visit for wine and cheese.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
E-bike tour in Dubrovnik with wine tasting and snacks (small group)
E-bike tour in Dubrovnik with wine tasting and snacks (small group)
Dubrovnik

Our guide Mislav ensured that we enjoyed a safe ride while experiencing the beauty of Dubrovnik. He was fun and entertaining and tailored the tour to fit our needs. We loved learning about the beloved city while enjoying lunch overlooking the beautiful scenery.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Local specialist: Sarah Cosic
Sarah
Sarah Cosic
Local specialist in Zagreb | Replied on Jun 21, 2024

Thanks so much for being our lovely guests, Noreen! We're so happy you enjoyed the trip and hope you come back one day!

Saran was a gem that I found!!
Croatia | May 15 - May 21, 2024

Ina
Ina S.
Houston, TX | Reviewed on May 23, 2024

Saran was a gem that I found on the website. It was a trip for a family of 3, we had our 21 year old daughter with us. So it had to be the right balance of free time vs arranged tours.. Sarah created a great itinerary that even our daughter said, ok this is not bad 😭. But kidding aside, Sarah patiently changed the itinerary and listened to my needs. She was also available all the time on what’s up when I was asking her questions. Everything was arranged to perfection. We loved Croatia and will be back with our friends !!

Local specialist: Sarah Cosic
Sarah
Sarah Cosic
Local specialist in Zagreb | Replied on May 23, 2024

Thank you so much for your feedback, Ina! It was a pleasure planning your trip for you and your family, and I'm so happy to hear you enjoyed your time in Croatia!

Best wishes from Zagreb :)

Sarah

Spectacular Croatia 2 weeks October 2023
Croatia | Oct 14 - Oct 27, 2023

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Janmejay P.
Los Angeles, CA | Reviewed on Feb 09, 2024
Experience of a lifetime!
Thoroughly enjoyed a 2-week spectacular custom itinerary in Croatia in October 2023 planned/executed perfectly by Sarah and Ivan at Royal Croatian Tours who are phenomenal.
I would give them more than 5 stars if I were able to do so!
There are hands on/ accommodative/flexible and communicative.
All of the transfers, hotels, check-in's, tours/excursions/experiences were seamless and flawless
They kept in touch with us on a daily basis via WhatsApp to ensure...
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Experience of a lifetime!
Thoroughly enjoyed a 2-week spectacular custom itinerary in Croatia in October 2023 planned/executed perfectly by Sarah and Ivan at Royal Croatian Tours who are phenomenal.
I would give them more than 5 stars if I were able to do so!
There are hands on/ accommodative/flexible and communicative.
All of the transfers, hotels, check-in's, tours/excursions/experiences were seamless and flawless
They kept in touch with us on a daily basis via WhatsApp to ensure everything ran smoothly.
We found value in traveling in early October (shoulder season) which we would strongly recommend, particularly with the hotel rates, decreasing crowds at the sites and easy restaurant reservations but still wonderful whether.
We stayed in diverse 4 and 5 star hotel accommodations all very well located

Started in Dubrovnik (spectacular UNESCO protected old town/city wall/museums tour), island of Korcula (hike Zrnovo village, olives vineyards, wine and cheese tasting, old town and port, excursion from town to the eastern tip of the island and more wine tasting- grk and prosip wines!), onto Hvar (visited the Fortress, old town and many steps!, and the Stari Grad plain another UNESCO heritage site- winery owner and guide Grgo was fantastic!). (Because the weather was going to be bad on a Catamaran from Hvar to Split Sarah at the last minute arranged for alternative transfer on a large car ferry rather than a catamaran! This was so appreciated.)
In Split ( 2 days) we enjoyed the Diocletian Palace with a private tour and the old town as well as the central Peristyle square.
Next a private transfer to Krka National Park .. amazing and would recommend half a day visiting there on a loop walk through the park spectacular Canyon and waterfall views . Onto Sibenik to visit an old Fortress, church and old town and again we got in our steps!.
Zadar for 2 days (..many churches/cathedral's Venetian gates/architecture and of course "Greeting to the Sun" from solar power and "Sea Organs" music organ from tidal waves motion.
Plitvice National park is an UNESCO protected park and it is uniquely spectacular with multiple layers of lakes and many waterfalls. I would not miss this natural wonder even if you have visited many different national parks in the world ...you will not regret visiting Plitvice. It is a little inland and best to get there by private car/transfer so our transfer to and from there arranged by Sarah and Ivan was very much appreciated.

Our last days were spent enjoying the beauty and wonders of a history of in northern Croatia.
We visited Pula and the Roman amphitheater, Hercules temple on the Forum and walked the old town before settling in Rovinj. Who does not fall in love with this romantic cobblestone old medieval town with this narrow carless stone passageways? Enjoyed great food and company in a local restaurant (El Bugador).
Our transfer from Istria to Zagreb would seem to be just a long car ride... not so... Sarah and Ivan surprised us with a full day trip to wonderful medieval Istrian hill towns and exploring white truffles in the charming countryside and village of Groznjan and hilltop town of Motovun on the way to Zagreb.

Sarah and Ivan Royal Croatian tours are highly recommended and we will definitely use them again on our next trip! We have already recommended them to many friends and family.

Local specialist: Sarah Cosic

Trip of a Lifetime!
Croatia | Sep 30 - Oct 7, 2023

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Susan F.
Ann Arbor, MI | Reviewed on Oct 21, 2023

Sarah and her colleagues organized a trip of a lifetime for my girlfriends and I! When planning, Sarah listened to what we wanted in our trip, then arranged great tours, accommodations and experiences. Mislav was on the ground, answering questions and making recommendations as needed.

I would highly recommend visiting Mljet National Park. Luksha took us on a breathtaking hike one day and led us around the islands on a kayaking tour the next. Our time at the park was my was definitely a highlight. Thank you Sarah!

Local specialist: Sarah Cosic

Wonderful experience. I so very highly recommend!!
Croatia | Sep 16 - Sep 30, 2023

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Laura A.
Los Angeles, CA | Reviewed on Oct 11, 2023
The entire trip was flawless. Sarah and Mislav guaranteed everything ran so very smoothly this entire trip. When weather changed, we had a new adventure to experience. The hotels we stayed in general were were wonderful particularly the Hotel Bellevue in Dubrovnik and the Conaro in Split. We had excellant dining experiences which they helped us attain. When we made last minute changes, they accommadated our plans. We very highly recommend this tour company. I can't say enough how that... Read more

The entire trip was flawless. Sarah and Mislav guaranteed everything ran so very smoothly this entire trip. When weather changed, we had a new adventure to experience. The hotels we stayed in general were were wonderful particularly the Hotel Bellevue in Dubrovnik and the Conaro in Split. We had excellant dining experiences which they helped us attain. When we made last minute changes, they accommadated our plans. We very highly recommend this tour company. I can't say enough how that made this such a memorable trip. I am telling all my friends to use their vast knowledge and care and book through kimkim.
Thank you so much for our wonderful experience. Based on this trip, I have booked another trip through Kimkim to Portugal.

Hotel Reviews
Cornaro Hotel
Split

Lovely hotel. Perfect location. Excellant service. Awesome deck on roof

Authenticity & Character
Location
Just outside old Town so you can walk but also receive cars
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Beach Bay Hvar
Hvar

We had a suite which really made a difference for us. The location was perfect. There was a sundeck and adjacent beach we swam in. The breakfast was wonderful.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Close to everything but quiet
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Hotel Bellevue Dubrovnik
Dubrovnik

We had a lovely suite. The entire room was superb. We had a balcony which is important to us with an amazing view. The rooms and bathrooms were amazing. The entire hotel was stunning. The restaurant was beuatiful overlooking the rocky cliffs and sea below. Their was a beach and small beach club which we enjoyed. The hotel was a short wLk from town. This was our favorite hotel. Fabulous, wanted to stay longer.

Authenticity & Character
Stinning
Location
Awesome view on the cliff. Close enough to old Town to wLk
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
All of it. Will come back
Palazzo Radomiri Heritage Boutique Hotel
Kotor

We had a lovely suite with sea view. Very old and authentic.. the front office staff were amazing and helpful. The breakfast staff probably could have used so.e hospitality training.

Authenticity & Character
Old stone inside and out. The most authentic old architecture
Location
In a lovely spot away from old Town. Stunning views right on the water.
Staff
The breakfast staff really needed some help with hospitality. A bit rude at times, forgetful and took some time to receive the meal
Cleanliness & Comfort
The room and bathroom. And outside spaces
Boscovich Boutique Hotel
Podgorica

We were peasantly surprised. Really enjoyed staying g at the hotel. Did not have huge expectations but quite nice. What was really a delight was the restaurant. We had dinner there and one of our best meals. We were not expecting that after all of our wonderful dinners..

Authenticity & Character
Nice old building. Clean. Amazing front staff.
Location
Staff
Some of the best service we have had all trip. Very nice
Cleanliness & Comfort
Activity Reviews
Guided Walking Tour of Split
Guided Walking Tour of Split
Split

Very informative. Really enjoyed split

Guides, Drivers and Staff
Rafting the Cetina River
Rafting the Cetina River
Croatia

So fun!! Had a,wonderful time. Great guides. Perfect outing!!!

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Fun guides. Kept us safe excellant
Transport
Good transport
Private Motor Boat Excursion to Brač & the Pakleni Islands (end in Hvar)
Private Motor Boat Excursion to Brač & the Pakleni Islands (end in Hvar)
Split
Quality of Experience
Interesting boat driver. Enjoyed talking to him
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Hvar Wine Tasting Excursion
Hvar Wine Tasting Excursion
Hvar

Wonderful day wine tasting. Good wine , beautiful settings

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Our guide was wonderful. We really enjoyed spending time with her. Loved learning about croatia through her eyes
Transport
Korcula -> Dubrovnik stopping along the Peljesac Peninsula
Korcula -> Dubrovnik stopping along the Peljesac Peninsula
Korčula

Some of the best wine was had here!! The wine tours selected were perfect. A small family run winery where we met the owner and the large beuatiful estate wine, which we hope to be able to buy back in the states

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Everyone is so kind and informative and happy to explain their culture and life
Transport
Our drivers were all great
Tour Dubrovnik's Old Town
Tour Dubrovnik's Old Town
Croatia

Really informative. Loved Dubrovnik. We were a little tired at end of a long day

Quality of Experience
Very informative
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
We were dropped off in old town.
Guided Hike to Mt. Srd
Guided Hike to Mt. Srd
Dubrovnik

We really enjoyed this hike. We were grateful to have the hike down the back way on the way down also so we had other paths to hike and vista's to see. Stunning vistas

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Informative
Transport
We waked from hotel. So nice long hike which we enjoyed
Visit a family farm for an authentic Croatian meal + visit small town of Cavtat
Visit a family farm for an authentic Croatian meal + visit small town of Cavtat
Croatia

Lovely farm lovely chef. Excellant food

Quality of Experience
Food
Yum
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Transfer / day trip to Montenegro where you'll spend the night
Transfer / day trip to Montenegro where you'll spend the night
Dubrovnik

Yes good driver. Lots of chatting about croatia and montenegro. Very informative. Driver to Podgorica was nice and informative

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Local specialist: Sarah Cosic

The entire trip was incredible thanks to KimKim!
Croatia | Sep 30 - Oct 7, 2023

Renee
Renee B.
Ventura, CA | Reviewed on Oct 10, 2023
The entire trip was incredible. It was so easy to work with Sarah in planning, even as we changed our minds and changed our routes. She was knowledgeable, patient and accommodating. We loved our guides in Split, Mljet and Dubrovnik. Mljet is an amazing place for people who like a bit of the outdoors and we highly recommend connecting with Luča. He is amazing, friendly and knowledgeable . While we were here in Croatia we had some random questions and Mislav answered them so quickly and... Read more

The entire trip was incredible. It was so easy to work with Sarah in planning, even as we changed our minds and changed our routes. She was knowledgeable, patient and accommodating. We loved our guides in Split, Mljet and Dubrovnik. Mljet is an amazing place for people who like a bit of the outdoors and we highly recommend connecting with Luča. He is amazing, friendly and knowledgeable . While we were here in Croatia we had some random questions and Mislav answered them so quickly and provided really helpful info beyond our initial questions.

The entire team as amazing and I highly recommend KimKim!

Hotel Reviews
Cornaro Hotel
Split

Clean and excellent location to Palace. Breakfast is amazing. We treated ourselves to the most wonderful massages.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Hotel Bellevue Dubrovnik
Dubrovnik

A very high end hotel in the most perfect setting. Clean and beautiful.

Authenticity & Character
High end, very modern and comfortable.
Location
Staff
Every single one of them! We loved the massages.
Cleanliness & Comfort
The beds and bathrooms.
Hotel Odisej
Goveđari

Understanding this hotel is within the National park and it is minimalist, it was very thing you need.

Location
Staff
Activity Reviews
Guided Walking Tour of Split
Guided Walking Tour of Split
Split
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Krka National Park + Wine Tasting & Lunch
Krka National Park + Wine Tasting & Lunch
Split

The park was very crowded. Not anyone’s fault but if crowds are not your thing you may want to consider when you go. Our driver, Franče was the best we.earned so much from him and he made the trip fun!

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Privately guided hike through Mljet National Park
Privately guided hike through Mljet National Park
Mljet Island

Such a a special place. This park is amazing. We loved visiting both natural and cultural features.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Luča made the trip so amazing.
Transport
Tour Dubrovnik's Old Town
Tour Dubrovnik's Old Town
Croatia
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Local specialist: Sarah Cosic

Sarah at KimKim is extraordinary!
Croatia | Aug 26 - Sep 5, 2023

Laurie
Laurie U.
Santa Rosa, CA | Reviewed on Sep 14, 2023

Sarah worked extensively with us to include a variety of activities, sights, and guided tours. The result was a personally tailored itinerary. She checked in with us regularly and was quick with remedies when our plans had to change due to weather. Our guides Ina, Marco, Djana, and Ivo were knowledgeable and passed along the history of each location, while keeping it fun and interactive. Croatia is beautiful with pleasant weather, delicious food, the right mix of historical sights and relaxing time in and around the Adriatic Sea. KimKim made it easy!

Local specialist: Sarah Cosic

Well Organized Personal Concierge for Travels in Croatia
Croatia | Aug 26 - Sep 5, 2023

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Christopher U.
Santa Rosa, CA | Reviewed on Sep 13, 2023
Sarah, thanks for working with us to organize our trip for 4. You worked with us to tailor the trip to incorporate our interests and preferred accommodations. I appreciate the pivoting you did in response to the weather and your availability and communications. This was our first Kimkim trip and I recommend then without reservation. Best experiences include Ina, an exceptional guide in Split. I so appreciate guides that can share an understanding of history and current social and... Read more

Sarah, thanks for working with us to organize our trip for 4. You worked with us to tailor the trip to incorporate our interests and preferred accommodations. I appreciate the pivoting you did in response to the weather and your availability and communications. This was our first Kimkim trip and I recommend then without reservation.

Best experiences include Ina, an exceptional guide in Split. I so appreciate guides that can share an understanding of history and current social and political topics that impact the location. She was insightful and articulate. Keep her busy! Also a best was the wine guide Grgl Natkovic. Since we are from California wine region, we were interested in the industry in Croatia. While the local winery we first visited I would not recommend as part of future tours (good ambiance but mediocre wine), the wine we sampled at his family village was outstanding. His enthusiasm regarding H'var and the commentary he provided travelling from H'var city to Stari Grad was great. Here is a young entrepreneur to watch. Positive experiences with Marco for the walking tour of H'var. This walking tour and Marco's knowledge of the local plants was great. The walk through the countryside and "abandoned" villages was excellent. I would suggest an option to visit the interior of one of these houses to see what life in the village would be like. Also, Evo in Dubrovnik, is a guy who can pilot a boat like no body I know.

The accommodation selections were excellent. The drop off in Split could have been closer to the accommodation. The location of the accommodation in Split, H'var and Dubrovnik was convienient and well located.

Well done.

Hotel Reviews
Pellegrini rooms
Split

Great location in Split. Very good aesthetic. You won't be disappointed.

Authenticity & Character
Good aesthetic, modern but a nod to the stone around you.
Location
Practically built into the wall of Diocletian's Palace.
Staff
Always helpful. Thanks for the beach towels.
Cleanliness & Comfort
Clean and tidy.
Heritage Hotel Dea
Hvar

Good location. Family run but three young brothers and a second family.

Authenticity & Character
While this was a heritage hotel, with well stocked mini-fridge. If you are interested in aesthetics like architect, the authenticity was a little off in the patio and interior.
Location
Great central location. Nice steps
Staff
Run by two families. Both nice. Staff was the best part of this location.
Cleanliness & Comfort
Very clean
Prijeko Palace
Dubrovnik

Great location and staff. Great breakfast.

Authenticity & Character
While I appreciate the themed rooms, they felt a bit dated and busy. Felt like it would be a very ritzy place in 2000 - even though it was decorated in 2015. The exterior and the balconies are great.
Location
In the heart of the old city.
Staff
Always helpful. Breakfast staff excellent
Cleanliness & Comfort
Well done. Rooms were made up while we were at breakfast often.
Activity Reviews
Guided Walking Tour of Split
Guided Walking Tour of Split
Split

Ina, awesome, articulate, intelligent. Could hang out with her for a day and chat no problem. Highly recommended.

Quality of Experience
Ina, again outstanding.
Croatian Cooking Class
Croatian Cooking Class
Split

We enjoyed this. Particularly, the market experiences and fish market.

Quality of Experience
Lots of food to share. Much fun prepping it,
Food
Good easy recipes well handled by our chef/guide.
Hvar Wine Tasting Excursion
Hvar Wine Tasting Excursion
Hvar

Grgl, the guide was amazing as was his family village and winery. The commercial winery we visited needs an alternative.

Quality of Experience
Grgl's wine and company was outstanding.
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Again Grgl was an outstanding guide.
Transport
Comfortable and easy.
Free Day in Dubrovnik
Free Day in Dubrovnik
Dubrovnik

Morning swim at the south end of the walls was great.

Quality of Experience
Hike to Lost Villages of Hvar,  Croatian Peka Lunch
Hike to Lost Villages of Hvar, Croatian Peka Lunch
Hvar

These "abandoned" villages were wonderful as was the walk through the countryside. The native plants we plant as ornamentals in California. The rock walls were astounding and worth the walk.

Quality of Experience
Recommended! With some humor as well.
Food
Very nice food and location
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Marco was entertaining and informative.
Local specialist: Sarah Cosic

We had a wonderful trip in Croatia!
Croatia | Jul 1 - Jul 8, 2023

Matthew
Matthew L.
San Leandro, CA | Reviewed on Aug 12, 2023
We had a wonderful trip in Croatia! During the design process Sarah was responsive and accommodating, helping us choose options for activities and destinations within the country. We considered various day trips (for example, two Bosnia and Montenegro) that we ended up not taking, but Sarah had helped us with the research on those. We ended up booking most of our lodging, but Sarah had presented us with plenty of options on that front as well. The vendors she chose were terrific,... Read more

We had a wonderful trip in Croatia! During the design process Sarah was responsive and accommodating, helping us choose options for activities and destinations within the country. We considered various day trips (for example, two Bosnia and Montenegro) that we ended up not taking, but Sarah had helped us with the research on those. We ended up booking most of our lodging, but Sarah had presented us with plenty of options on that front as well. The vendors she chose were terrific, particularly Mario’s sea kayaking and Grigo, Winko, and the group that took us on our bicycle trip on Hvar. The lunch of bread, cheese, charcuterie, and Croatian wine in a 19 century cellar was a true highlight of the trip. We had one glitch during the trip: a boating vendor that Sarah had hired mischeduled our family‘s reserved day. This was entirely the vendor’s mistake. Yet, Sarah was responsive immediately trying to work through things, and, when that became impossible, she refunded us that portion of the trip and treated our family to a lovely, delicious meal at a traditional Croatian konoba. As to logistics, it was terrific to have ferry schedules and tickets available for us and PDFs and all drivers accounted for at all times. Sarah was available at all times by WhatsApp, usually within seconds. Bottom line, it was exemplary customer service and our entire family is greatly appreciative!

Activity Reviews
Tour Dubrovnik's Old Town
Tour Dubrovnik's Old Town
Croatia

We had a terrific tour with Nadje. She was very knowledgeable and gave us such thorough overview of the history of Dubrovnik. We were all on little jetlagged, but she kept things interesting!

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Dubrovnik Kayaking Adventure
Dubrovnik Kayaking Adventure
Dubrovnik

This was a very nice activity. It was perhaps a little more strenuous than we thought it would be! Our group was led by Mario and Eddie. Eddie gave us useful tips about the island of Lokrum. We didn’t make it there, but maybe next time!

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Hvar - Cycling Through the Island + Local Product Tasting
Hvar - Cycling Through the Island + Local Product Tasting
Hvar

This was terrific. One of the highlights of the trip, if not the highlight. The biking through warm hillsides and scenic medieval coastal towns and forested Bayside paths was idyllic. We were picked up in Hvar town by Grigo, who told us a great deal about the history of Hvar and adventurous he and his family had taken. Winko met our family on the tour. He, too, was knowledgeable and informative. Then, we had a fantastic meal in the cellar - there was delicious cheese, charcuterie, and bread. Somehow we managed to leave without a couple bottles of wine!

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Grigo and Winko were terrific
Transport
Door to door service
Boating Excursion Around Korčula's Archipelago
Boating Excursion Around Korčula's Archipelago
Korčula

Well, if we have to give this a star, we can only give it one star… Because it never happened. This is because Fish and Fun, the boat run by captain Mario, did not have us scheduled on the correct day. Although Sarah did all she could to persuade him to accommodate us, it did not work out so we made other plans. Sarah did refund us the entire portion for this part of the excursion, and gave us a wonderful meal in Dubrovnik as compensation. So, for this portion of the trip, we give KimKim 5 stars, and Mario none. We also found another boat to take us to surrounding islands, so we were able to salvage part of the afternoon, albeit not on Fish and Fun.

Privately guided walking tour of Korcula Town
Privately guided walking tour of Korcula Town
Korčula

This was an informative tour that provided a lot of information about Korčula

Local specialist: Sarah Cosic

Leave the logistics to Sarah!
Croatia | Jul 25 - Aug 6, 2023

Jen
Jen F.
San Jose, CA | Reviewed on Aug 09, 2023

Sarah was incredible to work with throughout our planning stages and then she and Ivan were super communicative during our actual trip. Not once did we have to worry about any logistics, everything was handled seamlessly. We were able to just fully immerse ourselves in the experience and make memories. Thank you from all of our family for building and executing the trip of a lifetime!!!

Local specialist: Sarah Cosic