Testimonials

“They are group of enthusiastic and passionate professionals.”

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.

May 2017

Dear Vlasta,

Thank you for the welcome home email! All I can tell you is that we had a wonderful trip, thanks to you and Secret Dalmatia.

Every plan you made for us was just perfect and worked like clockwork. Every driver was on time, pleasant and helpful, and oh, the guides.......they were fabulous, each and every one of them. The hotels were excellent and the car rental was just as we expected. We can't thank you enough for your attention to the details, and for even being so accommodating when we called to change something.

We truly enjoyed seeing and learning about your beautiful country. We have 2 sons - one has been to Croatia and the other has a desire to do so. It will be his 10th anniversary in 2 years and Colin and I would love to give he and his wife a trip to Croatia for that anniversary, so you will be hearing from me again!

I will not hesitate to recommend you and Secret Dalmatia to anyone who might ask me about how we planned out trip. You were fabulous!!

Again, thank you.

Most warmly,

Maureen

Barbara & Roland Einhorn, USA
Croatia & Slovenia Explorer

May 2017

Hi Natasa,
Our return flights were both fine. Departing Zagreb was well organized and efficient.

Our luggage arrived with us this time.

We had a wonderful visit to Croatia and Slovenia. Your guides were professional, courteous and helpful to us throughout the trip. They went out of their way to make sure we were comfortable.

We appreciated your attention to detail. The fact that we could communicate with you quickly and you were available to resolve any issues was very important to us.

We will highly recommend Secret Dalmatia to our friends and family who want to visit Croatia.

Thank you again
Barbara and Roland Einhorn

Karen and Richard Albert, USA
Majestic Croatia Private

May 2017

Dear Dubravka,
I am slowly getting over jet-lag and the stress of our return flights home. On top of it all, I managed to wrench some back muscles.

We did love our trip to beautiful Croatia. The country is very beautiful and scenic, and the people were all so nice. Our trip arrangements, through Secret Dalmatia, worked seamlessly. Every driver and guise was on time , courteous and knowledgeable. We learned a lot.
We had some unique experiences that we would definitely recommend to others: the truffle hunt with Nikola and his three friendly dogs, the lunch at Tatjana's house, where we also enjoyed meeting her husband Kaja and their son. It was a very personal afternoon.

The one difficult day was the day we went to Plitivice. The drives were long, but there was no other way to do it without staying over.

We enjoyed meeting Andrea at the Hotel Judith's. He is so memorable and was fun to meet.

The Monte Mulini and the Villa Dubrovnik were both very special hotels.
If there's anything else you need, please let me know.
Sincerely,
Karen

Thanks so much Dubravka for an amazing 9 day adventure thru Croatia, Montenegro and Bosnia.

People ask us what our favorite part was and the answer is that every day was a unique and extremely memorable experience. 
The guides, drivers and all the other people that hosted us were very friendly, knowledgeable and entertaining.
You did an amazing job tailoring our trip to the things we wanted to see and experience.
We hope to send many of our friends your way!!!

Mike and Julia Barry, USA
Honeymoon in Croatia

May 2017

Mariana,
Just wanted to thank you for everything this past week we absolutely loved the trip! We both agree that this was one of the best experiences we've ever had!
Sorry we never actually got to meet face to face but maybe next time! We are definitely planning on coming back and doing another trip with you guys in the future!

Thanks again for everything!

Best
Mike and Julia

September 2016

Dubravka,
Monica & I hope you've been well! So sorry for the delay in responding with our comments on the trip. Good news - A couple we are friends with is getting married in Rome and will likely go to Croatia on their honeymoon! We will send them your way if they choose Croatia.

The short answer is the trip was absolutely amazing. We fell in love with your country, the people, the culture, and, of course, the food / wine / etc.

We honestly couldn't think of anything to change / we didn't like. It was tough for us to hit the winery's / 13 course meal so soon after landing due to jet lag, but, that was OUR fault not yours as we chose to fly overnight and missed a night of sleep.

The only thing I think would be helpful would be to arrange some sort of system for tipping the many great drivers, guides, & skippers we encounter throughout the trip. It's tough to always have the right amounts of Kunas in hand to pay each of them appropriately.

Perhaps at the end of the trip there could be a page with each persons name, what they did with you on the trip, and a recommended tip. Then, the person traveling wouldn't have to worry about not being able to tip after each experience and can then tip them all at once at the end?

As far as favorites go -- It's hard to pick out a few because each city & experience was amazing in it's own way.

If I had no other choice, however, here's a few we'd personally highlight:

Krka Waterfalls - Unbelievable. It's beautiful enough to look at, let alone be able to swim in. Loved this.
The private lunch on Brac at the family's estate / winery. Such a hidden gem & had a great time talking life & culture with our guide. Was very happy he joined us for the meal / great conversation.
The private motor boat transfer / island hopping en route to Hvar -- beautiful water, scenery, jumping in the water in the small coves with only 10-15 people in them, seeing the caves, and having a great skipper that could tell you history, the local beaches / sights, etc was such a wonderful and relaxing experience. It felt like a private jet ride on water.
All the wine tours were wonderful, we did love in particular the wine tours + abandoned village dinner on Hvar. The whole day had a combination of education, great conversation, great wine, and then the private / romantic dining experience in the village. It hit every note.
In Dubrovnik, the hotel you picked was absolutely stunning. Our room overlooked the local beach and we would sit out there, drink wine, and reminisce about the entire trip. The service and food at the hotel were both excellent as well.
Favorite spots in Dubrovnik were the trolley, the small uninhabited island off the coast that had the wild animals and beautiful beach on it (we found a spot to cliff jump & met another great couple there, was a blast). Also, the "beach bars" that were on the rocks outside the ancient walls were such a blast.

Again, everything was wonderful - those stand out to us personally because we loved the new experiences. Also, without the people (you, the guides, Croatian locals) we would not have had the same trip. The people of Croatia truly do make it special. Countless good conversations, jokes, etc just by meeting and talking to strangers who became friends.

We want to come back as soon as we can! Next time we plan on coming with friends. Drinks on us!

Sincerely,
Derek / Monica

Maryanne & William, Kenya
Honeymoon in Croatia

September 2016

Hi Natasa,

Hope this finds you well. Here you go. Sorry it's taken so long

When we set out to look for the best honeymoon package and destination, we had no idea we would get something that would be way beyond our expectations. As a couple, we knew we wanted to travel to Europe on our honeymoon but we had absolutely no idea where to start! So we initially we set out to speak to local travel agents who plan for Europe Trips, but none of their packages came close to what we were looking for.

After almost a month of searching, we saw some great reviews of Secret Dalmatia on Trip Advisor. This was the beginning of the most beautiful journey we've been on as a couple.

From the onset, we realised that Secret Dalmatia are not your typical travel agent - they go above and beyond to tailor a tour that speaks to your likes and above all comfort.
They went out of their way to answer all our questions and in no time at all, we were convinced Croatia would be 0ur honeymoon destination!!!

And we chose right :) We fell in love with the country, the friendly people, beautiful weather and picturesque views. Natasa from Secret Dalmatia ensured we had a combination of all sorts of exciting things to do, from the walking tours of the Zagreb, to the breaktakingly beautiful Plifizer Lakes, on to the sunny shores of Split, Hinterland Hikes and a trip to Dubvronik. We loved everything about the trip, including the cooking classes with Tatjana and her family, the one-day boat ride visiting various islands and of course dinner in Hinterland with the most delightful guide, Dom.

For any couple, group of friends looking for exclusive travel in one of the most beautiful countries, we highly recommend Secret Dalmatia.

Great job Allan, Natasa and team for helping us create such beautiful memories. We look forward to our next visit.

Best,
Maryanne & William

Denise & Rachel Eichelberger, USA
Explore Croatia, Private program

September 2016

Thank you so much he was awesome. The hike was one of our highlights.

I would highly recommend you to anyone traveling to Croatia. All of the city guides were fantastic. They were knowledge and friendly with a lovely sense of humor...outstanding! The drivers were also terrific...friendly and engaging and happy to converse.

My daughter and I had a very special and memorable trip. It was nice knowing you were looking after us.

Thank you so much. I wish I could provide you with improvement feedback...but everything was fantastic!

I have told my friends they should visit your beautiful country:)

Thanks again

Denise

Victoria & Max Field, UK
Explore Croatia, Private program

September 2016

Dear Vlasta,
Max and I arrived home early this afternoon and just wanted to say how much we have enjoyed our holiday in
Croatia. We have had the most wonderful few weeks, had the most amazing experiences and met some
lovely people. Without exception they were warm, welcoming and enthusiastic about their country. We learned so
much and our eyes have been opened to its history and its people - much of which (I am ashamed to say) we had
little knowledge of. Thank you so much for arranging such a special trip and for all the "secrets" which made our
stay so very special. I am sorry that we missed out on our visit to the vineyard but actually we were very glad to have
a few days to ourselves and enjoy the delights of Dubrovnik on our own. We have always to leave something to come      
back to and we shall, without doubt be back!

Once again, thank you from the bottom
of our hearts

Victoria and Max Field

The Zief Group, USA
Explore Croatia, Private program

September 2016

Mariana - thanks for your email. I just want to say that you put together a superb trip! The accommodations were excellent, as well as the locations - all were very close and convenient to the things we wanted to do in each city.

The highlights were, clearly, Rovinj and the Lone Hotel (even if we hadn't been in the Presidential Suite), your suggestion of Monte's for dinner, the tour of Split (Nevas was terrific), the lunch at Tatiana's which exceeded all expectations, and the day we spent with Mario. There really weren't any low points - we loved the trip and will be recommending Croatia to everyone we know.

All in all, this was a fantastic trip and you did a terrific job in selecting accommodations, guides and gustatory experiences. Please feel free to list us as a reference for future travelers to Croatia.

Don