The trip of our dreams!
Croatia | May 18 - May 26, 2022

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Kayla F.
Highland Springs, VA | Jun 15, 2022

From the very first conversation with our guide, Nikola, we were immediately drawn to kimkim. He went above and beyond to customize our trip to be exactly what we hoped for- a mix of excursions, leisure time, and unique experiences. He was quick to answer all of our questions and worked to keep our trip within our budget. The kimkim platform makes it very easy to leave feedback on the itinerary so we were able to let him know the pieces we loved and those we wanted changed. It was a very... read more

From the very first conversation with our guide, Nikola, we were immediately drawn to kimkim. He went above and beyond to customize our trip to be exactly what we hoped for- a mix of excursions, leisure time, and unique experiences. He was quick to answer all of our questions and worked to keep our trip within our budget. The kimkim platform makes it very easy to leave feedback on the itinerary so we were able to let him know the pieces we loved and those we wanted changed. It was a very individualized trip and we felt like more than just customers. Nikola was genuinely excited to share the beauty of his country with us and his expertise as a local was invaluable.

Upon arriving in Croatia, Nikola greeted us with a welcome gift and a printed copy of our itinerary. He stayed with us until we were set up in our rental car and ready to go. Our itinerary included Plitvice Lakes, Split, Korcula, and Dubrovnik. Our trip plan was complete with suggested stops to make along the way, like Rastoke, a quaint village with gorgeous waterfalls running through it. Recommended activities, sights, and restaurants at every destination were also included. Nikola was available at any point via WhatsApp with any questions and requests we had, like making dinner reservations for our last night in Split after a day trip to Bosnia.

Based on our conversations, Nikola knew our love for wine and local cuisine so we were thrilled when he booked us a private wine tour in Korčula and a culinary experience with a local family in Dubrovnik! Both became highlights of our entire trip. Additionally, every hotel accommodation we experienced was perfect and provided us with delightful breakfast each morning! We cannot say enough good things about Nikola and the experience we had with kimkim because of him. We have recommended it to everyone we’ve spoken to since coming home. We will be using these services in the future!

Hotel Review

Villa Toni Design Apartments

Split

Where do we even begin? From the moment we arrived in Split, Tonci greeted us with such warm hospitality that immediately made us feel at home. Not only did he assist us with parking and luggage, but he spent ample time providing us with a detailed overview of suggested activities, restaurants, & sights to see. The staff here genuinely care about your time and go above and beyond to ensure you have the best experience possible. As others have mentioned, breakfast packed in the early morning for ease was an added bonus. We were able to contact the staff easily at any time during our stay for questions and further recommendations. Every recommendation he gave was superb! It is apparent that he has immense pride in his beautiful hometown and absolutely loves to share that joy with all who visit. At the end of our visit, Tonci escorted us to the catamaran to safely see us off to our next destination. Like I said, above and beyond service! We will be staying here again should we be given the opportunity to return to Split!

Tips for future travelers

Just beware of the narrow street if you're driving there!

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
The host is seriously the absolute best and we were well-cared for during our stay.
Cleanliness & Comfort
Activity Reviews

Private Game of Thrones Tour of Dubrovnik

Dubrovnik

Ivana was extremely knowledgeable about Game of Thrones and the city. We felt like we were hanging out with a friend as we explored the streets of Dubrovnik. Highly recommend her services!

Quality of Experience
Guides, drivers and staff
Transport

Konavle Region Culinary Experience (small group)

Croatia

This experience was a highlight of our trip. Learning about the family history, home, and culinary expertise was a delight. We loved harvesting fresh veggies from the garden and the meal we enjoyed was absolutely delicious. Ivo and his family are incredibly kind and welcoming and it was an honor to be welcomed into their home!

Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, drivers and staff
Transport
Local specialist: Nikola Vojvodić
Nikola
Nikola Vojvodić
Local specialist in Zagreb | Jun 15, 2022

Hi Kayla, thank you so much for the wonderful feedback, I am glad you enjoyed all your accommodations and experiences. I hope to meet you again in Croatia on another travel adventure!
Best,
Nikola