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Veselka Huljic

Celebrating a decade in the adventure tourism business, we are a local company founded by experienced guides with a goal to share our playground secret. A small, dedicated team with expertise in a range of adventure sport disciplines. Quality, safety, and customer satisfaction are our bywords. ATTA members, our quality equipment, and personalized planning are further tools to fulfill our mission to deliver outstanding adventure and active travel experiences.

What places and activities do you specialize in?

"We are specialist for active &adventure travel in Croatia."

How did you get involved in travel?

"Adventure and Active tourism are branches that I enjoy developing at most. I have found a synergy of my favorite sports, hobbies, and business in this niche of Tourism and this fact makes me move forward with enthusiasm and new ideas."

Please share a unique travel experience you will never forget.

"There are so many amazing moments that I had during my travels, from joy and fun to unknown and fear. I love to travel and try to travel so as much as I can. But for sure unplanned overnight in remote Nepali village with locals experiencing the culture more in depth than following regular routes was one of those moment which I deeply cherish."

Featured trips & expertise

The stunning old town of Rovinj along the coast of Istria
Istria to Dubrovnik: Land & Sea - 12 Days

Explore Croatia's Istrian Peninsula and be mesmerized by medieval fortressed towns, discover the beauty of UNESCO World Heritage Sites, and look upon stunning coastal views as you make your way from Rovinj to Hvar. Board a private sailboat and be dazzled by Croatia's islands as you make your way across the Adriatic Sea to Dubrovnik. Feel the spirit of the Mediterranean on this 12-day adventure.

The clear waters of Plitvice Lakes National Park
Highlights of Croatia: Active & Culture - 10 Days

Croatia is a country of stunning landscapes and rich, ancient culture - you'll experience the best of both worlds on this adventurous 10-day tour. Explore historic cities, kayak the pristine waters of the Pakleni Islands, and get to know Croatia by seeing and doing it all.

Sailing the Dalmation Islands - 5 Days

The Dalmatia region of Croatia is often called a nautical paradise, and you'll see why on this 5-day sailing trip. Choose a boat that best suits your group's needs, from simple to luxurious. Whichever type you decide upon, you'll enjoy the natural luxury of this stunning region, from secluded beaches to ancient towns.

Croatia Adventure: Land & Sea - 8 Days

With well-preserved historic cities and pristine swaths of nature, Croatia is a land of surprising juxtapositions. Starting in one UNESCO World Heritage Site (the city of Split) and ending in another (Dubrovnik), you'll soon discover why Croatia is a perfect destination for travelers who want a bit of everything.

Highlights of Croatia: Split to Dubrovnik - 8 Days

Croatia has something for all interests, with historic old towns, sparkling sea for swimming and kayaking, and beautiful hiking trails. See a bit of them all on this 8-day itinerary that takes in some of Croatia's gems: the lovely cities of Split, Dubrovnik, and nearby national parks and islands for wilderness adventures.

Hiking on Hvar
Hike & Sail: Split to Dubrovnik: 7 Days

Explore three amazing Croatian jewels--Split, Hvar, and Dubrovnik--and discover why so many people fall in love with Croatia. In just a week you'll have time to learn about Croatia's long, rich history in the cities of Split and Dubrovnik; relax on beaches and go sailing around the Pakleni Islands; and hike to monasteries and forgotten villages on Hvar and Brac.

Recent trip reviews for Veselka

Croatia island adventure, Croatia - Aug 18 - Aug 25, 2018

Traveler: Jim K. - Local specialist: Veselka Huljic

We had an amazing 10 days in Croatia and working with KimKim was an absolutely wonderful experience. Veselka our local specialist was a joy to work with and she checked all the boxes in helping us set up our family sailing adventure to Brach, Hvar, Vis and the Pakilani Islands. Every detail was covered and all the suggestions that were made and the advice that was given was right on point! Our Captain Alen and his wife Natalija were A1 and treated us like family as they took us on around... read more

We had an amazing 10 days in Croatia and working with KimKim was an absolutely wonderful experience. Veselka our local specialist was a joy to work with and she checked all the boxes in helping us set up our family sailing adventure to Brach, Hvar, Vis and the Pakilani Islands. Every detail was covered and all the suggestions that were made and the advice that was given was right on point! Our Captain Alen and his wife Natalija were A1 and treated us like family as they took us on around the beautiful Adriatic Coast for 6 days in their 42ft Catamaran The Avacado. (with it’s Avacado Pink Sail!) The meals on board the boat were fabulous and made according to the seasonal availability of all the freshest and healthiest ingredients. The dinner recommendations from the crew in each of the port cities we visited were perfect! (The Naked Fisherman of Hvar!) actually have a restaurant and boy was it fabulous! A big Thank You! to the both of them for the vacation of our lives!. Our day trip to Plitvice lakes was coordinated perfectly with no waiting to enter the park. Our Driver Miran and our charming and knowledgeable guide Ivana, made the day one we will never forget. The time we spent in the Split was unforgettable as well, and Nevis our tour guide gave us so much insight about the Croatian culture (proper coffee😊 ) and the history and Architecture of the city as we toured the Diocletian palace. We Love Croatia! Thank You KimKim for making travel stress free by not having to worry about the details when vacation time is meant to be spent enjoying the moment. Zivjeli!!

Veselka Huljic, local specialist, responded to this review:

Dear Jim,

I am so happy that you have enjoyed overall experience. I know that the pink sail made all the difference ;)
Thank you for traveling us and hope to see you again in our beautiful country exploring some new parts.
Živjeli ;)
Veselka

See the sights , Croatia - Aug 13 - Aug 15, 2018

Traveler: Christina K. - Local specialist: Veselka Huljic

Veselka you should know we experienced some considerable inconveniences while on our sailing trip. 1. The skipper did not have my neice (8th passenger) info (which you were told there would be an 8th person in February) was under the impression my 15 year old daughter would share mine and my husband's cabin??? Skipper was adamant and slept in one of the four cabins, my 54 year old sister in law was forced to sleep in the salon and my 22 year old step son forced to sleep outside on... read more

Veselka you should know we experienced some considerable inconveniences while on our sailing trip. 1. The skipper did not have my neice (8th passenger) info (which you were told there would be an 8th person in February) was under the impression my 15 year old daughter would share mine and my husband's cabin??? Skipper was adamant and slept in one of the four cabins, my 54 year old sister in law was forced to sleep in the salon and my 22 year old step son forced to sleep outside on deck...this is completely unacceptable. 2. I communicated to you in early July our desire to spend one night at a Marina in Port of Hvar. You never told the skipper, advanced reservations were needed and could have been arranged but you neglected to let skipper know. As a result we incurred 800HRK expense water taxi to shore and back. Lastly itinerary was wrong, skipper had no intention of stopping at Braç this seems again to be your fault as communication seems to be packing. I will be contacting my credit card company to refund your charges.

Veselka Huljic, local specialist, responded to this review:

Dear Christina,

I must say that this feedback surprised me since I have sent all details as agreed to your skipper and have told him all the details. And this is a standard trip, so if the weather was favorable, then all should be according the initial proposal. He had received all details of our communication. Also he does know that he makes a final fine tuning of the trip plan once you arrive on board and you decide all together where to go according to freshest weather forecast. So I... read more

Dear Christina,

I must say that this feedback surprised me since I have sent all details as agreed to your skipper and have told him all the details. And this is a standard trip, so if the weather was favorable, then all should be according the initial proposal. He had received all details of our communication. Also he does know that he makes a final fine tuning of the trip plan once you arrive on board and you decide all together where to go according to freshest weather forecast. So I really need to check why there was a misunderstanding of our communication and requests.
I will check with hime and will inform you why certain thing happened. But also I am so sorry that you didn't react immediately by contacting me if anything was wrong or misunderstood, so I could react while you were on the boat and clear things and make all better.
So sorry for any inconvenience!
I will investigate what was misunderstood and get back to you.

Venice to athens, Croatia - Jul 30 - Aug 6, 2018

Traveler: Lori S. - Local specialist: Veselka Huljic

Veselka was great to work with. She listened to what I wanted and helped me plan an incredible trip. All of our hotels were in incredible locations and were in the budget that we wanted to be in. In Dubrovnik we stayed at Hotel Lapad. In Hvar we stayed in the pedestrian area in the old town at a hotel called Villa Nora. It was very charming and old. It was more like a bed and breakfast then a hotel. Every room is different, but they were all clean and very nice. In Split we were also in a... read more

Veselka was great to work with. She listened to what I wanted and helped me plan an incredible trip. All of our hotels were in incredible locations and were in the budget that we wanted to be in. In Dubrovnik we stayed at Hotel Lapad. In Hvar we stayed in the pedestrian area in the old town at a hotel called Villa Nora. It was very charming and old. It was more like a bed and breakfast then a hotel. Every room is different, but they were all clean and very nice. In Split we were also in a pedestrian area but we were attached to the wall of the palace. It was amazing. The rooms were small but the location was perfect. Our last place was in Rovinj. We stayed at the Angelo D'Oro. The room here was incredible! I think it was our nicest room. Breakfast was included in all the hotels but the breakfast areas in Hvar and Rovinj were the most beautiful. We sat outside in gardens! All the breakfast were great but those were exceptional. It was a great hotel near the pedestrian walkway and amazing restaurants. Our hotel in Dubrovnik was a short cab ride from the Old town. We were picked up at the Dubrovnik airport and taken to the hotel. Our friends bags didn't come and Veselka was amazing helping us get the bags. It took 5 days but once they landed in Dubrovnik she got them to us in split. In Hvar we went sailing for a day that included a great lunch and swam in the most beautiful blue water. Our guide told us to call him H, was very nice but a little quiet. At times it was nice that we had some space and at other times it was a little awkward but an amazing day overall!! We also went on a hike through the small/abandoned villages in Hvar and had a local lunch. Bertie the chef was fabulous. This was one of the most incredible experiences. The food was outstanding. They made there own wine, grappa, sweet wine and olive oil. The only thing I didn't like were the anchovies but I tried them! I don't remember the guides name. He said to call him good looking. He was hilarious and had us laughing the whole time. I would recommend this to anyone. We had another guide in Rovinj. his name was Luka. He was really nice and informative. He drove us through all the hilltop towns. We went wine tasting at Kabola vineyards, olive oil tasting at Chiavalon and truffle tasting at Karlic Tartufi! What a fabulous day. At each of these places the hosts were incredible. They taught us so much. They provided food to go with the tasting as well which was very unexpected.

Veselka Huljic, local specialist, responded to this review:

Dear Lori,

thank you for your great review. It was my pleasure to plan your trip to Croatia and it is very rewarding to learn how much you enjoyed.
Thank you for joining us and hope to see you back to Croatia exploring some new parts.

Vese

Best of the dalmatian coast - one week croatia itinerary , Croatia - Jul 1 - Jul 11, 2018

Traveler: Wendy R. - Local specialist: Veselka Huljic

We planned a 2 week vacation to visit the Dalmatian Coast. I was confident in choosing my own accommodations through Airbnb, but needed assistance in planning activities for my family, as well as places worth visiting. After completing some research online, I contacted KimKim who put me in touch with Veselka. She was extremely helpful from the start. Her communication was precise and prompt. We worked together over a period of 6 months putting the trip together. I could not have been... read more

We planned a 2 week vacation to visit the Dalmatian Coast. I was confident in choosing my own accommodations through Airbnb, but needed assistance in planning activities for my family, as well as places worth visiting. After completing some research online, I contacted KimKim who put me in touch with Veselka. She was extremely helpful from the start. Her communication was precise and prompt. We worked together over a period of 6 months putting the trip together. I could not have been more please and would highly recommend her. The communication stayed all the way till the end. I can't express how easy she made our travels - never having to worry about transportation or guides. Honestly, I just can't say enough good!

Veselka Huljic, local specialist, responded to this review:

Dear Wendy,

thank you so much. I was enjoying planning your great adventure with you and I am so happy that you enjoyed your visit to Croatia.
Hope to see you again exploring new regions in Croatia.
Best,
Vese

Hvar, Croatia - Jun 26 - Jun 28, 2018

Traveler: Michael R. - Local specialist: Veselka Huljic

Service during booking was very attentive.

Veselka Huljic, local specialist, responded to this review:

Dear Michael,

thank you. I am happy that you were satisfied with our service. Hope to see you again in Croatia.
Best,
Veselka

Best of the dalmatian coast - one week croatia itinerary , Croatia - Jun 11 - Jun 18, 2018

Traveler: Roy S. - Local specialist: Veselka Huljic

We genuinely felt the holiday met and exceeded our expectations. The hotels at Split and Dubrovnik were excellent - the Villa Nora in Hvar was also very good but slightly let down by faulty air conditioning. Veselka met us at Split airport and explained the itinerary well, delivering us to our hotel as promised. Ivan took us to Plitvice lakes, and was prompt, very friendly and informative.
Natalia from Villa Nora met us from the ferry and gave us good service there, very approachable -... read more

We genuinely felt the holiday met and exceeded our expectations. The hotels at Split and Dubrovnik were excellent - the Villa Nora in Hvar was also very good but slightly let down by faulty air conditioning. Veselka met us at Split airport and explained the itinerary well, delivering us to our hotel as promised. Ivan took us to Plitvice lakes, and was prompt, very friendly and informative.
Natalia from Villa Nora met us from the ferry and gave us good service there, very approachable - she recognised the problem with air conditioning and was awaiting an engineer to fix it. The guide who took us on the 'lavender fields and old towns' day tour in Hvar was first class (sorry can't remember his name) this included a great lunch at a tavern on the way, which was prepared specially for us and it was memorable. We walked all the way into Hvar town which was a challenge for one of us and he managed to keep us cool and resting along the way! Excellent.
Dubrovnik old town was if anything, quieter than we expected and Anada gave us a tour round late afternoon. She was very good (if we had any comment it was almost too much detailed information to take in re history facts). But it did mean that we knew where to eat, and we then walked the walls the following day.
Our kayake experience was cancelled in Hvar due to weather, but Veselka transferred this to our last day in Dubrovnik and we really enjoyed this, our guide was 'Sirjon' and he was relaxed, friendly and helped us with photos as we did not have our camera with us. We value the fact that this trip was transferred and not cancelled!

Veselka Huljic, local specialist, responded to this review:

Dear Roy,
thank you for exploring Croatia with us. I am happy you enjoyed your trip and that we managed to make it run smooth.
Hope to see you again exploring some new parts of Croatia.
All the best, Vese

Highlights of croatia: zagreb to dubrovnik - 8 days, Croatia - Jun 6 - Jun 14, 2018

Traveler: Kristen F. - Local specialist: Veselka Huljic

Our trip to Croatia was amazing, what a beautiful country. We have been wanting to make this trip for years but never got around to planning, mostly because of the complicated itinerary we wanted. Thanks to Veselka the planning was easy. She made sure we got to do everything we wanted and booked the perfect hotels and apartments, all in the best locations. She also made sure that someone was there at every point to take us to our accommodation making this a very stress free and relaxing vacation. Our family travels a lot and we all agree this was one of our favorite trips.

Veselka Huljic, local specialist, responded to this review:

Dear Kristen,
I am so happy that we managed to make your trip relaxing and easy to plan.
Thank you for choosing us to be your local host and hope to see you again exploring some new parts of Croatia.
All the best,
Vese

Trip to croatia, Croatia - May 29 - Jun 9, 2018

Traveler: Jennifer F. - Local specialist: Veselka Huljic

Our Croatia tour came at the end of a longer trip. Our time was limited so we wanted to ensure we made the most of the time we had in Croatia. Veselka worked with us up front to determine what kind of experience we were looking for. Our goal was to see and experience Croatia, not only the highly touristed areas, which of course are beautiful, but also Croatia beyond that. We wanted a taste of the Croatia that required a bit of exploration.

Veselka paired us up with some fabulous guides for... read more

Our Croatia tour came at the end of a longer trip. Our time was limited so we wanted to ensure we made the most of the time we had in Croatia. Veselka worked with us up front to determine what kind of experience we were looking for. Our goal was to see and experience Croatia, not only the highly touristed areas, which of course are beautiful, but also Croatia beyond that. We wanted a taste of the Croatia that required a bit of exploration.

Veselka paired us up with some fabulous guides for our Dalmatian Coast trek. In Dubrovnik, Darko was our escort on a countryside cycling trip and cooking class adventure. He made the day so much fun for us. He was very knowledgeable about the region and could answer the endless stream of questions with patience and thankfully, a great sense of humor. It was a fabulous day and we were so sad to see it end.

Our next guide was Vedran in Hvar, who was tasked with taking us on a trek through a beautiful valley where we explored abandoned villages and saw incredible mountain scenery. A stop for lunch with a colorful character was a nice addition to the hike. Vedran also gave us the option of extending our hike from its planned end point, up the coast back to Hvar town. It was not a requirement for him but he volunteered to extend our hike by several hours to give us an incredible experience and access to views otherwise unobtainable... and he also suffered the endless barrage of questions gladly... and we had many great laughs along the way. We were sad to see the day end and bid farewell to Vedran.

The last parts of the organized trip were the most intimidating for two prairie girls from Canada. Sea Kayaking was our first taste of being on the open water. We adapted quickly and were amazed to find that we were able to kayak across open water to islands just off the coast. It was a glorious day and Edi was the perfect guide for the sport. He knew his stuff, and he was so much fun! Again, we didn't want to say good bye.

The big event was the 3 day sailing trip in the islands. Land girls on a sail boat... there were a lot of things that could have gone wrong for us. Captain Bartul was a wonderful guide and ensured we got the most from our sailing experience. The evenings moored in little, out-of-the way marinas located in tiny villages, nestled in beautiful, secluded bays were so much more than we expected.

Both of us were so pleased with the experience from start to finish. We have traveled extensively for a lot of years and this trip lands at the very top of our list of highlights. Croatia is magnificent, but what took the experience beyond that was the planning on the part of Veselka and the wonderful guides we had the privilege of spending our time with. They made us feel like we were hanging with friends and we brought home some truly special memories as a result. Just can't say enough about it!

Jennifer and Kelly from Canada

Veselka Huljic, local specialist, responded to this review:

Dear Jennifer & Kelly,

I am so happy you enjoyed your time in Croatia and company of our guides. Thank you again for booking with us and hope to see you again exploring different parts of Croatia :)

All the best,
Vese

Highlights of croatia: zagreb to dubrovnik - 8 days, Croatia - May 24 - Jun 2, 2018

Traveler: Kari Z. - Local specialist: Veselka Huljic

We had the most pleasurable experience! From the beginning of the planning stages to each and every transfer was easy, with friendly people, and fun. Veselka was easy to work with and managed our time well. She offered great suggestions and knew exactly what to suggest with our ideas. All activities were great. We especially enjoyed the cooking class and tour and bike ride. Hotels were clean, easy to access. Verdan on the bike tour was full of knowledge and friendly and funny. The farm we... read more

We had the most pleasurable experience! From the beginning of the planning stages to each and every transfer was easy, with friendly people, and fun. Veselka was easy to work with and managed our time well. She offered great suggestions and knew exactly what to suggest with our ideas. All activities were great. We especially enjoyed the cooking class and tour and bike ride. Hotels were clean, easy to access. Verdan on the bike tour was full of knowledge and friendly and funny. The farm we ended up at for lunch was sustainable and so peaceful. Our chef Mya and tour guide for the cooking class were so pleasant and also we gain so much information about the city of Split. It was a fully engaging experience. I highly recommend the cooking class. We had a perfect balance of independent time, guided time, relaxing time, and learning time.

Veselka--thank you so much! We will never forget this trip!

Veselka Huljic, local specialist, responded to this review:

Dear Kari,

thank you so much for your kind words. I am so happy that we managed to make your trip just the way you wanted it :)
Thank you for choosing us and exploring Croatia with our team.

BR
Vese

Croatia 2017, Croatia - Aug 25 - Aug 31, 2017

Traveler: Eric G. - Local specialist: Veselka Huljic

Honestly, there really isn't anything that could have improved the trip. Communication from the get go was excellent and extremely thorough. Follow through on arrival was perfect and the guide exceeded expectations. Absolutely no complaints.

Veselka Huljic, local specialist, responded to this review:

Dear Eric,

thank you again for choosing us and making us your host in Croatia. We are all very happy that we managed to create great trip for you. Hope to see you again in Croatia.

Veselka

1-2 night young family island hop, Croatia - Jul 18 - Jul 20, 2017

Traveler: Dave G. - Local specialist: Veselka Huljic

Ivona was amazing. She made this trip perfect for my young family.

Sail dalmatian islands in 5 days, Croatia - Jun 30 - Jul 4, 2017

Traveler: Kimberly L. - Local specialist: Veselka Huljic

Amazing trip.. a must to see the islands from your own boat! An experience to not miss in life!

Veselka was beyond amazing.. made everything so easy. Our bags got lost and she got them to an island that we were on. A very wonderful experience

Veselka Huljic, local specialist, responded to this review:

Dear Kimberly,

thank you so much for kind words. I am so happy that you enjoyed your sailing adventure.
Wishing you all the best,
Veselka