TESTIMONIALS

Written by the people who have explored this stunning region with us, the selection of testimonials below highlights the places, the people and the feelings you are bound to experience on your journey. Honest and unrevised, they give you a clear idea of the personal efforts and virtue which go into crafting each individual itinerary and have over time become the trademark of travelling with Secret Dalmatia.

Mrs. Martinetto Group (4 guests), USA

Private program

October 2019. Honorina, Thank you so much for the incredible trip you planned for our group. We had such an amazing time with so many original experiences. Your organizational skills and oversight were evident and I appreciate you checking in throughout the week. The hotels were all convenient and allowed us to easily explore on our own. We especially loved the Hotel Judita Palace. The rooms were beautiful but the staff were what made it extra special. They were kind and very helpful when Laura lost her luggage, remembered our breakfast orders, and had a wonderful sense of humor. We felt well taken care of. The food and wine we had all week was incredible! The pairing at Paradox was fabulous. It was such a wonderful introduction to Croatia and the staff were very kind. Our dinner at the abandoned village was so delicious. I will never forget the roasted lamb and veal dish. Such a original exp... >>> read more>>>

Kranjcevich Family, USA

Family Trip to Croatia, Private program

October 2019.

After three years of attempting to plan our trip to Croatia with two other, highly recommended U.S. based agencies, we found Secret Dalmatia. 
Alan sold us a Peka dome which then turned into the trip of a lifetime for our family.  We entrusted Alan, Mariana and their colleagues with our trip.  Best decision ever.  They went beyond our wildest expectations.
We spent five years planning this trip, two of those years involved Secret Dalmatia.  A lifetime of dreaming, five years of planning  and twenty six days in country became a reality. 
We met people who became family.  We enjoyed foods that have become part of our everyday life.  We walked along the path that our ancestors walked and touched the house that was their home.  We learned the richness and the bounty that is Croatia.  We learned the hardiness and the ... >>> read more>>>

Kathy and Bill Jones, USA

Explore Slovenia and Croatia, Private program

October 2019.

Mariana,

Here’s our feedback - sorry for the delay. If you’d like us to post on travel websites, please let us know which ones.

Experience of a Life Time

With the support of Secret Dalmatia and Mariana, our travel designer, we had the experience (not just trip or vacation) of a life time in Croatia. The main purpose of our trip was to find Kathy’s family home in Komiža on the island of Vis - but it turned out to be so much more!

Throughout the planning process for our 18 day trip, Mariana provided excellent suggestions and was very responsive to all our requests. The information provided before the trip was detailed, accurate, complete and extremely useful. We particularly enjoyed the Secret Dalmatia exclusive activities (truffle hunting, cooking class, day with a wine maker) that allowed us to see the country in an intimate way and meet wonderful de... >>> read more>>>

Mr. David Lee Scher and Mrs. Ronni Michelle Scher, USA

Discover Croatia, Private program

October 2019.

Thanks, Ivana. I want to say that we had a fabulous trip. Firstly, all the drivers and tour guides were amazing. They all have the highest respect for you and seem to be honored to be working with you. The history of the country and regions is amazing. It was almost too much to take in in a short period of time. I might recommend that you furnish your clients with a short book about the separate regions and history in advance. I didn't have time on my own to research before the trip but could have read on the plane. The private lunches were incredible not just with respect to the food but the company. They add so much to the experience as you probably know. The hotels were all excellent. The only glitch we had was at the Hotel Bastion where they put our room right next to the elevator. But after I said the next morning that I didnt sleep well because of it, they changed our room to th... >>> read more>>>

Ronald and Leslie Yoo, USA

Discover Slovenia and Croatia, Private program

October 2019.

Dear Ivana,
Ron and I so thoroughly enjoyed our trip to the Dalmatian Coast. Your agency
put together such a personal tour with informative, delightful guides as well as
skilled drivers.We learned so much about the history of these countries and
their difficult years of war and of occupation by other nations. The beauty of
this area was difficult to take in as well as well as thw friendliness of the people
we met.
As I told you Luka, Natasha, Dom and Mario were wonderful. To have had dinner
at Tatjana’s home with her family was so special, and then Mario’s wine tour of Peljesac
and lunch at his home just made this all so personal.
Thank you and everyone else at Secret Dalmatia who worked at putting our trip
together.
Fondly,
Leslie & Ron

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Eileen Kawas, USA

Discover Croatia, Private program

September 2019.

So here are some specifics on my trip:

I thoroughly enjoyed my visit to Croatia and hope to return again next year.

Istrian Peninsula
Loved the seaside villages and medieval mountaintop villages: Rovinj was delightful, Motovun and Groznjan very special. I could have skipped Pula, there wasn't enough there to capture my attention.
The truffle hunt was a treat, Visnja made it a very complete experience: historical background, hunting with the dogs, delicious food prepared with the truffle we found.
Dinner at Puntulina was a slight disappointment, I thought they were a victim of their own success. Ivan, my driver, suggested Konoba Jure, he knows Jure, who spoiled me with several very nice dishes, very fresh and a friendly atmosphere. I was happy.
Rossana was very pleasant and informative, she's eager to please.
Monte Mulini was a great choice: extremely comfo... >>> read more>>>