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.

Mr. Keith Barton Simmons, Mrs. Pat Marie Snyder and Mr. Robert Martin Garfinkle (3 guests), USA

Perfect stay in Croatia

October 2022. This is my second full day back in Nashville. I am getting settled back into my real life. High on my list was the composition of an email to thank you for a wonderful trip. This was a very important time for us. As you know, we had planned the trip for May, but very soon after receiving the itinerary, I knew that my wife's protracted illness and death would be too raw in our emotions to attempt this trip at that time. The rawness has now dissipated somewhat, but the trip was a way for us to close the book on a really difficult phase of our lives. It was important that it be done right, and it was. Your planning and execution was extraordinary and made the trip everything it needed to be. Allow me to highlight a few things that made the trip special for us. First, the hotels that you chose were exceptional. They were all very different. Each exuded class and elegance in i... >>> read more>>>

Richard Thomas Gelarden and Irina Lysenko, USA

Perfect stay in Croatia & Montenegro

September 2022. Dear Dubravka, Thank you very much. We had a great trip! All of our guides and drivers were excellent. Sometimes I felt like I was back in college listening to a lecture on the history of Croatia. You can sense the love of country by these people. It was very refreshing. Of course, like in the US, there were a lot of comments about the government..or perhaps the lack of government. We heard the saying, "There is no crime in Croatia because all the criminals are in Parliament." Much like in the US. Except we still have a lot of crime on the streets. .We felt very safe everywhere we went. The people were exceptional. All of the restaurants we dined at were great.. We had seafood every night. Breakfast at all the hotels was also very good. We enjoyed all the hotels/resorts we stayed at. Our least favorite was perhaps The Grand Hotel in Rovinj. The long corridors that made you feel like y... >>> read more>>>

Croatia Adventure 14 Day Itinerary, 2022

Adventures in Croatia private program

August 2022. We loved our visit to Croatia. Secret Dalmatia were excellent communicators in customizing a trip that was right for us--just the right mix of adventure and relaxation. Our accommodations, transportation, and guides were so professional and made us feel safe and welcome. We definitely would recommend using this company if you are overwhelmed in planning a trip to Croatia: they are worth it! Our trip was so memorable and we felt that we experienced Croatia's highlights but also got a good amount of "off the beaten path" peaks at this beautiful country. We can't wait to go back! All the best, Dr. Plank... >>> read more>>>

Anne & Dan Gardiner, Canada, July 2022

Discover Slovenia and Croatia

July 2022. Dear Emina and Ivona, A million thanks to you both for helping us create a marvellous trip to Croatia and Slovenia. Your planning was perfection, we loved the history, the beauty, the people and the superb activities. It was wonderful to be in such varied environments as the ocean, the dry interior, then the lush green of Plitvice. We so appreciated your flexibility in letting us do portions on our own. It made it all possible. Your phone call check-in’s were great to receive and it was so reassuring to know we could call you if we needed you. The accommodation you booked was excellent and our favourite Villa Nobile, was truly a gem. The tours, as I am sure you know, were truly top-notch and the guides were superb! Maris and Dino made Dubrovnik and Split with their fascinating histories, come alive for us. Our day with Maro, the 17th generation to shepherd their precious vineyar... >>> read more>>>

Buchanan Family, USA, June 2022

Croatia Private Group Tour

June 2022. Hello - both Erin and I are back home safely in New Jersey and Maryland respectively! We honestly cannot thank you enough for such an amazing, one-of-a-kind, personalized trip. We are both so overwhelmed with gratitude for the unbelievable experiences that you provided us. Every guide, chauffer, skipper, chef, winemaker was exceptional in their expertise, experience, and warmth. We felt like we became a part of their family - literally! Although we were both a bit tired after the trip, our first day in Croatia was special as our chauffer picked us up at the airport promptly and whisked us off the Split! The Hotel Park was delightful, with two floors of living space, lovely wine and fruit to greet us each day, and such accommodating staff. We enjoyed the local restaurant Dvor that evening, which was such a treat to be dining on the sea with such exceptional food. The next day, the l... >>> read more>>>

Carolyn & Jake Rue, USA, September 22 – October 01, 2021

Perfect Stay

October 2021. Ivana, We can’t thank you enough for arranging such a fabulous trip to beautiful Croatia. The trip was everything we had hoped for and all of the transfers, accommodations, tour guides and activities were wonderful. The beauty of the Dalmatia Coast paired with the hospitality of the Croatian people made for a trip of a lifetime! Best, Carolyn... >>> read more>>>