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We are a boutique tour operator specializing in handcrafted Central and Eastern Europe tours. Whether you want to stay within one country or combine countries and regions as diverse as Croatia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, the Baltic States, or anywhere in between, our expertise in this region enables us to create seamless customized itineraries for multi-destination Central and Eastern Europe trips.

This means our guests can enjoy their vacations knowing that all the details have been taken care of. Take a beautiful and historic Central European cities tour combining Prague, Vienna, Budapest, and Krakow. Get off the beaten track in southeastern Europe with a tour of Albania and Macedonia. Taste Italy's best food and wines on a small group gourmet tour. Enjoy the Mediterranean lifestyle on Croatia's coast and islands with a trip that includes Dubrovnik, Hvar, and Split. Or take a real "Eastern Europe" tour and visit countries as far east as Bulgaria, Romania, Moldova or Ukraine.

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Ljubljana on a warm afternoon
Highlights of Croatia & Slovenia: Dubrovnik, Rovinj, Ljubljana, & Zagreb - 17 Days

Taking you through some of the best places in Croatia and Slovenia, you can say hello to culture, beaches, art, and genuine central-European hospitality. Go truffle hunting with a local in Ljubljana,  experience the beauty of "Croatia's Tuscany" in Rovinj, and see the world's smallest town Hum, with only 17 inhabitants. Travel back in time to different historical periods, visit impressive UNESCO-Heritage sites, and enjoy the beautiful scenery of the waterfalls in Plitvice Lakes National Park. You will visit the charming capitals Ljubljana and Zagreb, and enjoy city views from mountain tops.

The ancient coastal city of Dubrovnik
Highlights of the Dalmatian Coast: Dubrovnik, Korčula & Split - 8 Days

Discover the jewels of the Dalmatian Coast with this 8-day itinerary that explores the history, culture, and natural wonders of Croatia's most spectacular region. Starting at the medieval fortress of Dubrovnik, you'll travel north along the Adriatic, island hopping through the beaches and caves of Korčula and Hvar before finishing your journey in the ancient Roman port city of Split.

One of the 14 wooded Pakleni islands off the coast of Hvar
Croatia Multisport: Zagreb, Plitvice, Paklenica, Hvar, & Dubrovnik - 12 Days

This 12-day itinerary is perfect for the active traveler, from the neo-baroque buildings and leafy green parks in Zagreb to the narrow alleys and medieval fortress walls of Dubrovnik. You'll spend a day canyoning the Cetina River and discover the natural beauty of both Korčula and Hvar islands as you bike and hike your way through the rugged terrain of the Pelješac Peninsula. You'll also spend time visiting Plitvice Lakes, trekking in Paklenica National Park, and exploring historic Šibenik.

Diocletian's Palace in Split, Croatia
Best of Dalmatia: Dubrovnik, Korčula, Hvar, & Split - 10 Days

A combination of diverse cultural exploration and active adventure, this 10-day itinerary highlights the southern Dalmatian coast. You'll explore historic Dubrovnik, ancient Split, and idyllic Hvar, as well as venture to nearby islands, Krka National Park, and Šibenik. You'll bike Korčula Island, kayak off of Dubrovnik and Hvar, sail amid the Pakleni Islands, and discover the island of Brač.

The ancient hilltop city of Motovun
Discover Croatia: Zagreb, Istria, Plitvice, & Dalmatia - 14 Days

This 14-day adventure covers the highlights of Croatia, from the north to the south and the Dalmatian Coast to the inland national parks. You'll leave no stone unturned as you stroll the cobbled streets of ancient cities like Split and Dubrovnik. You'll also discover the culture and history of the country on a tour of Zagreb, partaking in a cooking class, and visiting the stunning waterfalls at Plitvice and Krka national parks.

Discover Sarajevo at your own pace and on a guided tour
Sarajevo Spring Tour - 8 Days

This eight-day itinerary features Bosnia and Herzegovina's capital city of Sarajevo and offers the perfect mixture of history, culture, and adventure, with enough time to explore at your own pace. Deep dive into Sarajevo's long and varied past on a guided tour of the city's landmarks and monuments, immerse yourself in the coffee culture and drink your fill of the Bosnian elixir, and take advantage of the spring weather and hike to Skakavac, the country's highest waterfall. You'll visit Tito's nuclear bunker in Konjic, eat spit-roast lamb in Jablinca, and sample local brews in Dobrinja.

Recent Trip Reviews for JayWay Travel

Trip to Slovenia · Slovenia - Aug 28 - Sep 14, 2019

Traveler: Neil S. - Local specialist: Jared Reisman

We started in Prague and first meet with Sasha our contact. Sasha reviewed our trip and had several suggestions. Our guides in Prague were all outstanding, being willing to answer all our questions. In all cases our transfers to the next city was seamless, thank you so much.
Budapest was the same, a great experience.
In Ljubljana we met Lidija who again reviewed our plans and made suggestions. We are so glad that we followed through with suggestions given to us throughout this trip. ... read more

We started in Prague and first meet with Sasha our contact. Sasha reviewed our trip and had several suggestions. Our guides in Prague were all outstanding, being willing to answer all our questions. In all cases our transfers to the next city was seamless, thank you so much.
Budapest was the same, a great experience.
In Ljubljana we met Lidija who again reviewed our plans and made suggestions. We are so glad that we followed through with suggestions given to us throughout this trip. Guides were great and travel connections were seamless.
If we have to put a negative into this section, the only thing is the five day walk around the three lakes. This is so minor but here we go. Day two had us walking through very muddy trails which really were unsuitable, we should have returned to our hotel by the way we came. Day four had us walking along a path covered by fallen trees which really needed clearing. At times we thought we would have to turn back.
Thanks for a great experience in Central Europe.

Nature and Park Oriented Vacation · Croatia - Aug 30 - Sep 8, 2019

Traveler: Ilana F. - Local specialist: Nico Piccoletti

Everyone was so accommodating in terms of what my family and I required! Our on-site planner greeted us with nothing but recommendations and the trip could not have gone better!

Highlights of Croatia: Zagreb to Dubrovnik - 8 Days · Croatia - Jul 16 - Jul 24, 2019

Traveler: Kirsten L. - Local specialist: Nico Piccoletti

Everything about working with kimkim and Nico and the team was top notch.. I am in the travel and customer service industry, and I was incredibly impressed with the thoroughness and service we received - 5 stars!

Croatia · Croatia - Aug 5 - Aug 12, 2019

Traveler: Tal O. - Local specialist: Jared Reisman

We had an absolute amazing experience with KimKim and enjoyed our trip thoroughly in Croatia. Josipa especially was extremely helpful, and checked in on every little details. Will definitely recommend KimKim to others.

Slovenia · Slovenia - Jun 19 - Jun 28, 2019

Traveler: Andrea B. - Local specialist: Nico Piccoletti

I appreciate Nico asking what my interests are, because he was able to tailor our trip exactly to that. Lidja met us at our hotel, bought us a drink and talked to us a long time about the itinerary. We really appreciated the phone and outlet converters. She was very watchful and responsive the entire trip. Our walking tour of Ljubljana helped us get our bearings of the town, which is the most beautiful capital city I've seen. We enjoyed the trip to and from Idrija because our driver was... read more

I appreciate Nico asking what my interests are, because he was able to tailor our trip exactly to that. Lidja met us at our hotel, bought us a drink and talked to us a long time about the itinerary. We really appreciated the phone and outlet converters. She was very watchful and responsive the entire trip. Our walking tour of Ljubljana helped us get our bearings of the town, which is the most beautiful capital city I've seen. We enjoyed the trip to and from Idrija because our driver was interesting and gave us a perspective of the different cultures in Slovenia. The mine was also a really good tour. Then we met Midja, who was the nicest driver and really went out of his way to give us the best tour. He took us on a few detours that turned out to be scenic as well as practical. He walked with us to the ticket offices, helped check us into our accommodations, and even accompanied us on some short hikes. We thought Postonja Caves was very touristy but still worth the trip. We absolutely loved Skocjan Caves and would go there again. The Predjama Castle was also awesome, but I would also have liked to take the tour below the castle through the caves there. I was glad Piran was kept on the list, even though it was not on my list, but Piran turned out to be a gem. I would have stayed another day had I known was a sweet place it is. Our rafting trip in Bovec on the Soca River was really fun and memorable. We got in a lot of walking/hiking and Midja took us to see interesting places on the way to and out of Bovec, such as Ravelnic, the trenches from WWI, and Kluza Fortress. Going over the Vrsic Pass with Midja driving was a very nice experience. He stopped several times for us to admire the scenery and stretch. Lake Bled was a bit more busy than we expected, but Midja took us on a wondrous tour on our way to Lake Bohinj. We walked one way along the Vintgar Gorge, and drove through a high plateau and around the lake. He taught us about local food in a restaurant up at Vogel. Our last day was spent biking through some of the most scenic Alpine villages on our way to Radovljica, to experience the Slovenian bees. Our bike tour guide was very considerate and I could have talked with the beekeeper in Selo for hours.

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Nico Piccoletti, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Andrea! Thank you for your kind words and for sharing your great photos! I enjoyed reading the review and browsing the pictures. It was an absolute pleasure assisting you and I am very happy to hear you had a great time with us :)

I look forward to assisting you in the future.

Kind regards,
Nico

PS: Love the photo of the sheep resting in the shade of the car!