Family Trip to Croatia: Zagreb, Plitvice Lakes, Split, Hvar & Dubrovnik
Croatia | Aug 28 - Sep 5, 2022

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Laura R.
Overland, MO | Reviewed on Sep 15, 2022

We can't thank Nikola enough!! He organized and planned an amazing trip for our family! He thought of everything including an infant car seat for all vehicle transfers. He was always prompt with responses prior to our travel and answered all questions. During our trip to Croatia he was available day and night, adjusted our plans as needed, and reached out daily to ensure we were ready for the next day of our adventure. I would absolutely recommend working with him!

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We can't thank Nikola enough!! He organized and planned an amazing trip for our family! He thought of everything including an infant car seat for all vehicle transfers. He was always prompt with responses prior to our travel and answered all questions. During our trip to Croatia he was available day and night, adjusted our plans as needed, and reached out daily to ensure we were ready for the next day of our adventure. I would absolutely recommend working with him!

Additionally, the app "Trip Plans" made it very easy to access our daily schedule and obtain ferry tickets, etc.

Our trip was a very busy/active trip and kept us on the move. All hotels were well selected and provided us with everything we needed. Highly recommend the following people: Josephine (Zagreb tour guide), Ivan (Split tour guide), Mario (bus driver for first 1/2 of our trip), Girgo (Hvar island tour).

Hotel Reviews
Manda Heritage Hotel
Zagreb

Great location, easy to find/access, and had plenty of things to do + food options well within walking distance. Rooms were clean and staff was easy to interact with.

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Plitvice Village
Korenica

This was an awesome experience. Secluded getaway that had everything we needed (and more), a welcoming staff, and great food. We were concerned their restaurant was going to be mediocre and/or overpriced, given that it was the only nearby option, but we found the opposite to be true, and were very pleased.

Heritage Hotel Santa Lucia
Split

Favorite hotel of the trip!! AMAZING location, big clean rooms with lots of space and light. some technical difficulties when we first checked in with room keys but the staff was very on top of it and eventually worked out the kinks. Hotel Breakfast with lots of selections and options for everyone.

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Heritage Hotel Dea
Hvar

Great location, small hotel which appeared family run. Staff was informative and helpful. room size varied dramatically. AC units in the room were high power and I even woke up cold in the middle of summer. Breakfast bar appears small but there is a menu that you can order off of with eggs, pancakes, etc.

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common areas were a little old/dingy feeling
Hotel More
Dubrovnik

Hotel has great amenities including pool, beach access, multiple restaurants and bars. The rooms could use an update to appear more modern but were clean and well kept. Hotel is a Maze and our group got lost numerous times due to hotel layout. Great breakfast! Beautiful place to watch the sunset. Outside of the city, easy 5-10 minute uber ride.

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Activity Reviews
Private Walking Tour of Zagreb
Zagreb

Josephina (Tour/Guide) - Melissa and Taylor were only two who did the tour and had an incredible time. Her energy was great, she customized it based on what we wanted to see/were interested in, and had a lot of great stories. We would be happy to recommend her to anyone we know that visits Zagreb. Seriously cannot say enough great things about her.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Mario was prompt, interactive, friendly and worked to accommodate the group as best as possible
Private Walking Tour of Plitvice Lakes National Park
Croatia

Plitvice lakes is a MUST do when in Croatia. It is so beautiful!! We had mixed feelings with the tour/guide. We had a good experience and nothing against her, we just weren't sure that it was entirely necessary or that she added to the experience. I think it would've been just as pleasant to have been given the route that is normally taken, and to go alone. The lakes themselves were amazing and are very glad that they were incorporated into the trip.

Private Walking Tour of Split
Split

We had a great experience with Ivana and thought the tour was a great way to see the city and surrounding areas. She allowed us to customize the day and was very knowledgeable about all things related to Split & Croatia. This was a whole day experience and we thoroughly enjoyed having Ivana lead us through it.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Ivana was awesome!
Transport
Mario was our favorite driver of the trip!
Hvar Half-Day Private Island Tour (Afternoon)
Hvar

Grgo was a great guide and we would highly recommend him to other travelers! He was informative, very friendly, and welcoming to our entire group.

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Food
The dinner at the end was good, but we wouldn't call it a 5 star meal. I'd consider offering it as optional to other travelers, especially those who may want to spend more time in restaurants in Hvar or Stari Grad.
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Private Walking Tour of Dubrovnik
Dubrovnik

Our tour guide in Dubrovnik was fine, but not as good as our guides in Split or Hvar or Zagreb who were all very good.

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Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Not applicable as we met the guide in the city and she didn't arrange transport.
Private Half Day Tour to Klis Fortress & Trogir
Croatia

please see split tour review

Local specialist: Nikola Vojvodić
Nikola
Nikola Vojvodić
Local specialist in Zagreb | Reviewed on Dec 04, 2022

Hi Laura, thank you for your kind words and detailed feedback on the tour! We will use your valuable comments and inputs on our future tours.
It was great having you as travelers in Croatia and I hope to see you back in our country soon!
Warm regards from Zagreb,
Nikola