My wife and I absolutely loved out first-time trip to Croatia. We visited Split, Hvar, and Dubrovnik through Private Tours Croatia, where Ivana helped plan an amazing vacation. She was helpful to provide suggestions and work with creating a detailed itinerary for what we wanted to experience while staying within our budget.
From the moment we arrived we were in good hands, with private vehicle transfers in nice and clean Mercedes-Benz Metris passenger vans or C or E class sedans. The drivers were very friendly, professional, and experienced with a lot of local knowledge. Ivana even came to meet us the following day and welcomed us!
Our hotel arrangements were all great! In Split we had a cute apartment where we were close to the locals, so it felt like we were a part of the community. In Hvar, we had a gorgeous room with an amazing view of the waterfront. What made this special was the restaurant just below that would play live music. I really enjoyed hearing it at night with the window open, the beautiful view of the sky with full moon, and all the lights and people buzzing around. In Dubrovnik we stayed close by to the old town, where we had a nice place with another beautiful view of the waterfront.
Our tour guides were all friendly and very knowledgeable of the history of each city and local towns we visited. We liked that they kept us in the shade as much as possible and gave us little breaks to get a drink or relax. The tours were all at a relaxed paced, and not at all rushed. Each guide would provide recommendations of local shops that offered items unique to that region or town.
We visited two wineries and an olive grove, again amazing! The wineries provided us a private and relaxed lunch experience, while tasting their signature wines, and local mouth-watering cuisine! In Hvar, we had a delicious lunch with an amazing view of the gorgeous countryside. The family hosting us for lunch was super sweet and made us feel at home.
We appreciate all the hospitality, professionalism, and care provided by Ivana and the whole Team in making sure our trip was amazing in every way. So much more to talk about…delicious restaurants, beautiful skylines, historic architecture, great beaches, and friendly people. Most everyone speaks English too!