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The Guide - Day Tours

Zagreb, Croatia
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About The Guide - Day Tours
The Guide travel agency is privately owned company based in Croatia. We offer customized private tours throughout Croatia, Italy, Slovenia and the Balkans as well as private guide day trips, private transfer service and customized shore excursions for cruise line guests in Split, Croatia. We specialize in creating custom made itineraries and providing a valuable and authentic experience to you - our dear guests. We take personal approach in creating each tour in order to cater and satisfy your travel needs and interests. Our goal is to share with you our love for Croatia and the region and to introduce its natural and cultural beauties, its hidden gems while providing authentic local experiences. The Guide makes it possible for you to have that perfect holiday - having your own personal tour guide and your own comfortable touring vehicle within a reasonable budget. Enjoy, relax, and let us take care of the details for you!
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Annaliese B wrote a review Jul 2022
Zagreb, Croatia2 contributions
Review of: Magical Istria
Touring with The guide only has advantages. I have travelled the world on my own. Once with an organised tour through Israel and Jordan, after which I decided never again. I did not 0like the strict programme, like attending a compulsory school tour, and the rudeness of the guide, who just listed facts, was stressful and not learningful. We immigrated to Croatia one year ago, and a guided tour was definitely not in our planning. We live here. However my husband and I, by chance, did a one day tour of Samabour and surrounding areas with Jakov, owner of The Guide. To my biggest surprise it was a joyful day during which we learned so much about our new homeland. After which we, and a friend, booked a five-day-Istrian tour. Jakov is sensitive to the needs of his clients. The information he gives, is given with insight and care. Never listing boring facts, but giving carefully selected historical, social and political information mixed with humour. He is also prepared to discuss his clients statements and questions. The pre planning was done excellently with sending concepts to us, discussing what type of accommodation would be suitable for us. Choosing Rovenji, as a base, from where we toured every day, was perfect. Some places was taken from the planning and adding others that could be of more interest to us, added As I am an artist, Groznjan, a mediaeval city and now a official artist community was added. I was highly surprised by the skillful etchings, and creative crafts, that I saw. In Motovan, apart from tasting truffles, Jakov explained the method of hunting truffles, the qualities of good truffles, as well as how the industry is being sustained for us. We visited the amphitheatre of Pula before,but with Jakov’s guidance realised that we actually only saw it and obtained a few facts. Now we could see it in context of the reasons for its existence, how it was used, and the functions it fulfilled in Roman society. Staying over in Krktown for our last evening was a beautiful ending to a very, very special experience. With careful calculations I also realised that it is cheaper doing it this way if your purpose is to learn about history, culture and nature. One visits so many more places in a short time, getting to enjoy and learn without the extra stress of making travelling arrangements and
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Date of experience: June 2022
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Nitzalisa wrote a review Jul 2022
Pleasanton, California7 contributions
Jakov is AMAZING! We told him the days we wanted to tour and he planned and executed a wonderful week full of history, historical sites, beautiful parks and natural beauty. It was a great mix of bigger cities and small towns that we may not have ever visited without him. A highlight was staying in his parents house in a small village and eating a most delish meal that his mother prepared. They are lovely people and I can see where Jakov gets his kindness, enthusiasm and general sweetness from. He made the week long trip from Venice to Dubrovnik a trip of a lifetime!
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Date of experience: June 2022
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Karen F wrote a review May 2022
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Cannot recommend Jakov highly enough. It is a special experience. Traveling throughout Croatia with friends, we contacted Jakov based on the recommendation of other friends who visited last year. He guided us in areas around Dubrovnik, including Montenegro, and Split. He is not only well-informed and professional but you will hear about the area’s history and current issues unfiltered. He is high energy and charming all at once - Always interesting. Jakov plans the tour based on your interests so they are always customized. But probably the best part about touring with Jakov is you will see areas you didn’t even know you should visit. If you’re REALLY lucky, you might even have lunch - prepared by his Mom and Dad - in their home village. A wonderful and unique experience. Thank you Jakov - wonderful memories.
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Date of experience: May 2022
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Barbara B wrote a review May 2022
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We must say we had a great experience on our day trip to Plitvice lakes with stop at Rastoke village. Our guide Jakov looked after us very well and was very informative about the park but also many points of interest along the way. We highly recommend Jakov and his company as he was so informative about the country and it's history as well. Thanks Jakov for a great day.
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Date of experience: April 2022
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Response from TheGuide-Croatia, Owner at The Guide - Day Tours
Responded May 2, 2022
Hi Barbara and Tony, thank you for everything and especially for trusting our little Travel agency and sharing with us your moments and experiences. Wishing you guys safe travels across the region, feel free to get in touch if you will need assistance. Best regards Jakov
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anjay50 wrote a review Mar 2022
Hounslow, United Kingdom4 contributions
Thanks to our friend who recommended an excellent tour guide Yakob .Our short stay in Zagreb wouldn’t be this fun and amazing experience without him.Yakob is such a charmer in all about Croatian history. We took this day tour because my friend were so thrilled to know the “reel to real” truffles history. It was a such a beautiful sunny day which addup the beauty of those places , the charm of the Opatijia Riviera . The medieval town of Motuvon and where we had our lunch in a local family run resto overlooking the mountains tried truffles yummy pasta and the bread freshly baked from the stone oven thats smell so heavenly . This tour is highly commendable 👍👍👍
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Date of experience: March 2022
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Response from TheGuide-Croatia, Owner at The Guide - Day Tours
Responded Apr 1, 2022
Dear Angela, thank you for your kind words and review, I really enjoyed your company and it was a pleasure to be your guide to Zagreb and Istria, hopefully we will tour again some day and snap more great photos of Croatia. Thank You All the Best Jakov
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