Wonderful Croatia Family Vacation!
Croatia | Jun 18 - Jun 25, 2022

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Danielle A.
Walnut Creek, CA | Jul 06, 2022

We thoroughly enjoyed our Croatia vacation! Anna-Maria provided us very clear and easy-to-follow instructions on who/where to meet our various guides. Our favorite days were the biking tour with Joseph around Hvar, and the speedboat tour around the islands. read more

We thoroughly enjoyed our Croatia vacation! Anna-Maria provided us very clear and easy-to-follow instructions on who/where to meet our various guides. Our favorite days were the biking tour with Joseph around Hvar, and the speedboat tour around the islands.

Hotel Reviews

Heritage Hotel Fermai

Split

We loved this hotel - great staff, and really wonderful aesthetic. Right outside Diocletian's Palace and the harbor.

Authenticity & Character
Decor was wonderful
Location
Proximity to Diocletian's Palace and harbor
Staff
All front desk staff were very personable and welcoming.
Cleanliness & Comfort
Rooms a bit small, but very clean and modern.

Amfora Hvar Grand Beach Resort

Hvar

Definitely a resort. Rooms seemed sort of shabby, and small. We were also unfortunately roomed near the bar and lobby, so it was noisy. In addition, the layout is kind of strange, and we felt like we were in a department store.

Authenticity & Character
Make the lobby less department-store feeling, and the restaurant less like a university cafeteria.
Location
Proximity to the beach
Staff
Everybody we encountered seemed pleasant.
Cleanliness & Comfort
The rug in the room seemed dingy and walls were scuffed. Also, the bathroom design was very poor - the water from the shower got the whole sink wet when used.

Hilton Imperial Dubrovnik

Dubrovnik

Gorgeous historic hotel right near the old city.

Authenticity & Character
Loved the decor in the bar area.
Location
Proximity to old city
Staff
The staff we encountered were adequate. Not very personable.
Cleanliness & Comfort
Gorgeous rooms. Felt luxurious.
Activity Reviews

06/21 Cycling Tour around Ancient Pharos (Stari Grad)

Hvar

Joseph was a wonderful guide, and the wine and charcuterie at the end was a real treat. It was so wonderful getting to know the history of the island from a native.

Quality of Experience
Guides, drivers and staff
Transport

Cetina river rafting

Split

Was not exactly as described. We were not offered to go the restaurant at the end of the trip; and after we got in the van and started driving, when we asked if we were going to the hotel, Marijana just said, "yes", and then, "is that okay"? We said it was, because we needed to get back for another event. But I think had we not asked, she would have not mentioned the restaurant. So not a big deal, but not as described. But, the rafting itself was excellent! The guide we had was awesome.

Quality of Experience
Guides, drivers and staff
Transport
Stick to itinerary or communicate why we were deviating from the itinerary.

Evening Split food tour

Split

We loved Vincencija - she was so approachable and genuine! The food was delicious, but honestly, just way too much!

Quality of Experience
Food
The house made pasta was delicious.
Guides, drivers and staff

Sunset sailing around the Pakleni Islands

Hvar

This was just ok. Our guide/the captain was nice enough, but didn't seem too jazzed having us on board. He was on his phone the entire time we were anchored on a personal phone call. It seemed that we needed to ask questions about the area rather than him volunteering information about his country/area.

Quality of Experience
Better wine, a more informative experience.
Guides, drivers and staff
Transport

Blue and Green Caves: Full-Day Speedboat Tour from Hvar

Hvar

This was fun enough. Our teenaged kids really enjoyed the day. We loved the blue cave tour guide we had. She was so sweet!

Quality of Experience
Definitely a full day!
Guides, drivers and staff
Nice guides. They wanted be sure we had fun!
Transport
Fast boats!

Private Walking Tour of Dubrovnik

Dubrovnik

Alberto was delightful. A treasure-trove of information!

Quality of Experience
Guides, drivers and staff
Alberto was such a nice guy!

06/24 Sea Kayaking around Lokrum Island

Dubrovnik

Good tour, but not as described. The description said that we would be going on a trek and a swim on the island, but in fact we did not even set foot on the island, just kayaked around it. Despite this, it was great fun!

Quality of Experience
Guides, drivers and staff
Local specialist: Anna-Maria Frid
Anna-Maria
Anna-Maria Frid
Local specialist in Zagreb | Jul 06, 2022

Dear Danielle,
thank you for the time you took to write your review and kind words.

It is always helpful to receive such a detailed review which will, in turn, help us communicate with our partners to be able to provide the best experience. It is an idea that we sell; this is why the service given should match the descriptions.

Feel free to contact me if there is ever anything else I can do for you!

Kind regards,
Anna-Maria