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“Private Guide Makes A Difference”

Private Guides in Croatia
Ranked #2 of 237 Tours in Split
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Private Guides in Croatia offers custom personalized tours for individuals, small & large groups alike. In our tours we incorporate all the highlights and over the years have specialized in 'off the beaten track' destinations so you really get a Taste of Croatia. Upon your request we'll put together an itinerary based on your desires.
Reviewed December 8, 2014

I visited Croatia in Nov 2014 for a week with my partner and it was our first visit to the beautiful & historically rich country. As it was Winter and tour operators are closed for business I engaged Ante for several of the places of interests eg. Diocletian's Place, Solona, Trogir, Dubrovnik, Mostar & Medjugorje, Krka National Parks. I am so very glad to have made the decision to have Ante as our private guide as it made all the difference to our Croatia experience. He made history come alive and shared little known information about the places we visited. Ante was very hospitable and it felt more like having a friend showing us around. We will definitely return to Croatia and meet up with Ante again : )

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Reviewed November 10, 2014

My sister, my daughter & I (ages 24 - 51) visited Croatia from Oct 22 - Nov 1/14. We hired Ante as our private guide for a good part of that time & he not only looked after us really well, he was such a professional, respectful, decent & personable guy! He always asked us when we wanted to be picked up in the mornings, and then explained our day ahead. Before he dropped us off for the evenings, he would go over again what we saw/learned that day so we could remember things and keep things straight! He also gave us a great balance of activities & free time to wander & shop or whatever. We had such a good mixture of seeing/learning a lot in each day but also we never felt overwhelmed or the least bit rushed. He always took time for pictures, and would often ask us if we'd like to stop for a coffee or keep going & he would recommend places to eat or places to stay if we asked him (and every single one of his recommendations were excellent!). He doesn't smoke & he has a great vehicle (he even cleaned the windows) but will accommodate the vehicle to the size of the group. The three of us girls asked him so many questions about the history & culture of the country & I don't think we asked him anything he didn't know,....and he explains things really, really well. He's also great at recommending places that are not necessarily known to most tourists - we never waited in a line-up or couldn't get into any restaurant we wanted, although most of that was due to the time of the year we visited - perfect! Ante also works with other guides if he is unavailable for a day or two & we also enjoyed his colleague, Mate for several days. Mate was so great as well and very professional & knowledgeable, plus a great sense of humor! We had so much fun with these two guys but again, I want to stress they are both so professional & capable, we felt so safe & well looked after. I'd say the best part about Ante is that he reads people & situations so very well. He will make your trip a treasure!!!

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Reviewed November 7, 2014

We recently hired Ante to provide us with a late afternoon tour of the island of Trogir and Old Town Split and we were not disappointed. Our guide afforded us with a comprehensive overview of Croatian history, while also furnishing us with detailed information on both Trogir and Old Town. I would highly recommend his services to fellow travelers. Please make sure to pay the extra money to explore the rich history of the bowels of the palace in Split. In short, this was time and money well spent, and we would highly recommend Ante to anyone interested in exploring this rich history of beautiful Croatia.

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Reviewed October 26, 2014

Thank you Trip Advisor for your helpful comments they helped us choose Ante Batarelo. What a wonderful ten day in September we had with Ante. Our trip exceeded all expectations. We were able to see so much of Croatia discovering its beauty culture and history.We left with so much knowledge thanks to Ante our wonderful guide/driver. Each day Ante made sure we saw all the points of interest then give us options for the rest of the day then off we would set on our daily adventure discovering all the hidden gems of Croatia which we would never have known about. One amazing experience after another. We saw them all. Will never forget Bozo his food and wine under his grapevine in the mountains of Montegreno. Thank you Ante Ron and I fell in love with Croatia. Your leadership kindness and willingness to do anything for us was very much appreciated. You are a wonderful Ambassador for Croatia

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Reviewed October 21, 2014

Whether you are travelng by land or on a cruise...you defintely need to have Ante be your tour guide. We were a group of 4. Dante picked us up at the dock and knew excatly where we should tour. Even if you are one or more, don't look for any other tour guide. His knoweldge of Split and of all of Croatia, made this trip a number 10! Besides being so informative, he is a kind and wonderful person to spend an entire day with!

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