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More from our guests over the last 10 years

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Guests from US
June 2018

“We took a custom itinerary, 2 week  “Croatian Odyssey” this past May/June planned with Adriatic Experience.  From our first email exchange and phone conversation they listened to what we were looking for and made excellent suggestions.  They were prompt in replying and accommodating as we made decisions and even changed our minds a couple of times. 

We are very selective about hotels, preferring small luxury hotels with local character and personal service, our agency made excellent suggestions to us for this.  They are very knowledgeable about hotels, activities and restaurants throughout Croatia.  In advance of our trip  we were provided with a detailed custom itinerary for the arrangements we had agreed on, this itinerary included photos of and background on each of the cites we would be visiting as well as descriptions of the scheduled activities and hotel properties in addition to restaurant suggestions-very helpful.  

The driver they arranged was the best, not only a safe driver but a knowledgeable and charming man.  In each city we had local guides for city tours and outings and these were excellent as well, knowledgeable, personable and accommodating.  Some highlights were Truffle hunting in Istria, sailing through the islands on a private catamaran, meals in Croatia’s finest restaurants and the extraordinary beauty of the Dalmatian Coast.   

I think this travel agency must be well regarded by hotels and restaurants in Croatia as we always seemed to get the best rooms or tables.  Our AE host stayed in touch with us during our trip, just to assure everything went smoothly, which it did.   

I would highly recommend AE for planning individual/personalized travel in Slovenia and Croatia.   I would certainly use them again if we are fortunate enough to return to Croatia. “

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Family from MN
2013

“We had a wonderful vacation, due to your suggestions and tweaks to the itinerary. Every time we made a change I could see the trip coming more and more together. It was great customizing a vacation to the family’s desires rather than having to go along on a generic tour.”

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Guests from Abu Dhabi
June 2012

Absolutely brilliant (holiday)! Happy to recommend yourself to friends for any future trips.  I know I definitely am up for the Photo Sail trip!

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Guests from NY
2016

“[Our trip] far exceeded my expectations. Extremely knowledgeable . . . each guide/driver/pretty much any one you interact with has been carefully chosen and coached by Adriatic Experience.”“It is extremely helpful to be able to ask many questions and trust the answers you receive are based on years of experience.””Just when I thought you couldn’t be any more detail-oriented and thoughtful, you went and sent us this brilliant surprise!!! You are truly making this one of our most memorable vacations as a couple! THANK YOU.”

“I think AE must be well regarded by hotels and restaurants as we always seemed to get the best rooms or tables.  I would highly recommend AE for planning individual/personalized travel in Slovenia and Croatia.””We have never had a travel agency handle the planning process so thoroughly and professionally.”

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Guests from Chicago
2016

“Adriatic Experience is the best travel agency we have ever worked with!”

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Guests from US
2016

“This was definitely one of the best trips we have been on and it was first class service from the planning phase through the actual trip.  

Adriatic Experience was the best travel agency that we have ever worked with!  From the planning phase, which they had a large array of services and options; as well as being very transparent in what the trip would entail.  They created an itinerary for us that exhibited everything we would experience.  

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Guests from US
September 2018

“The trip to Croatia and Slovenia was fantastic! Every detail worked out by AE to perfection. 17 day trip through two countries, and not a single hiccup or disappointment. And my husband and I are very detail oriented and usually plan our own trips, and have very high expectations for everything. And I’m pleased to say that this company was exceptional every step of the planning and the delivery. This travel agent really listens to what you want and like, and plans a trip very catered to your personal desires. Our travel representatives were in touch  with us throughout the trip to check in that everything was going well, and always responded quickly when we wanted to make a change along the way.”

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Villa Guests from Germany
July 2013

“We had a fantastic week in Duboka Bay, which actually three generations enjoyed very much. This place is for people seeking peace and quiet luxury”.

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Villa Guests from UK
August 2014

“First day back at work, and I just wanted to say a massive thanks for making our holiday so memorable, we had a fantastic time and lots of fun. The villa was fantastic, and Duboka Bay and Milna were so beautiful.  Also nothing was too much trouble for you.”

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Guests from US
July 2016

“This was definitely one of the best trips we have been on and it was first class service from the planning phase through the actual trip.  Adriatic Experience was the best travel agency that we have ever worked with!  From the planning phase, which they had a large array of services and options; as well as being very transparent in what the trip would entail.  They created an itinerary for us that exhibited everything we would experience.  

I have never had a travel agency handle the planning process so thoroughly and professionally.Then there was the trip….  First class all the way around.  We had luxury cars waiting for us at every destination to take us to our hotel or villa.  Everything was planned by our AE host, we literally didn’t have to worry or think about anything.  We had only one small hiccup with the hotel that we stayed at, with the hotel granting us the wrong room and our host handled the situation to get us an unbelievable upgrade!  The hotel and the villa that the company booked for us were phenomenal; which met our expectations from what they showed us when we were booking the trip.  

All the tours and day trips were excellent as well.  Highly recommend their sailing trips and wine tours!!!  I can’t stress enough how great Adriatic Experience was to us and how I strongly recommend working with them.  While we were on vacation, we heard stories about other people’s bookings in the region that truly proved how fortunate we were to find these agents!Thank you for making our trip one of the most memorable trips of our life and we hope to see you again!”

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Multi-generation family of 10
August 2018

We couldn’t ask for better backup. Even though we have traveled often, all the concerns about vacationing in a foreign country were dispelled by your care. I would highly recommend your company to anyone interested in traveling to your beautiful country.

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Villa Guests from Abu Dhabi
September 2012

“Will happily recommend you to friends, in fact, I’ve already started. Thanks again for your excellent professional service!”

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Villa Folie a Deux Guests from Germany
June 2019

We would like to thank you very much for the wonderful holiday we could spend together with the whole family with several generations, Grandpa, children, grandchildren. It is even more generous than the pictures that can show. We had with 9 people a lot of space in the house. Our care, Martina, received us great and advised us well during the whole holiday. The house is beautifully furnished and leaves nothing to be desired. The kitchen is very well equipped and we could cook well with many people. Due to the spaciousness it is possible to retire at different places in the house. It is very cozy and you immediately feel at home. The large table in the garden is great to eat with many people. We also enjoyed having a dinner party. Great food and great evening! The bay in which the house is located is the highlight. The water is turquoise and crystal clear. You could have stayed in the water for hours. The first time I saw several live starfish snorkeling. With the kayak and stand-up paddle our teenagers were constantly on the move. Enjoying a coffee by bike to Milna and directly in the harbor is possible in a few minutes. All around there is nothing we would have missed. We will be back definitely. We enjoy being surrounded by nature and still be able to eat and drink in nearby Milna. The house lives on solar power, which we find very positive, the only downer is in hot temperatures, the lack of air conditioning – which should change soon. But that was not a problem for us. Thank you for the nice stay and the good care!

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Guests from California
2018

“Adriatic Experience planned the trip of a lifetime in Croatia for my husband’s 60th birthday.  The itinerary, attention to detail, the crew on board our lovely catamaran,the food were all beyond our expectations.”

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Guests from New York
2019

“Our trip to Croatia (two moms and 7 teens) did not disappoint. Our travel specialist and her team were incredibly thoughtful with their suggestions, responsive to our interests and tastes, and most importantly available consistently before during and after our trip (I’m not sure when they slept).

We started our trip in Split with a welcome dinner at a restaurant serving tapas of locally made dishes. It couldn’t have been a better introduction. We were seated in the kitchen and had the full attention of the chef and staff. It was a wonderful introduction to Dalmatian cuisine and we all loved trying the different dishes.

When we decided to change things around from our original itinerary on day 2, our travel specialist was open and helpful and we ended up having a great day on Brac island that required our specialist and her team to pull together a guide and water equipment at the last minute. The highlight of the day was lunch at a secluded castle in a very tiny village with a view from the terrace that was amazing. Our guide Ana, was accommodating and helpful.

Each day, we received emails and/or texts with updates on what the next day or two held for us. We were given the names and contact numbers of drivers and guides which helped us to stay on schedule and limit travel hiccups. None of our guides was late, surly, or anything less than knowledgeable, helpful, and polite.

After our time in Split we headed to a catamaran for a four day tour of 4 different islands. Our travel specialist helped us to choose the islands, and make meal reservations ahead of time. Our captain was not only skilled (he was on the national sailing team) but also just the right mix of personable, funny, and hands off when we wanted some down time. He also used a drone to take shots of the boat and our families that were spectacular. The chef and assistant was lovely, and prepared meals for us that were tasty, and perfectly timed. She anticipated what we needed, before we did, and we very much enjoyed getting to know her.

There are so many highlights from our island hopping but to name a few: renting electric bikes on the island of Mljet and taking a dip in the lake there; Jumping off the boat into the the greenest sea you can imagine; dining at Lola’s on Hvar and walking around the small streets and alleys.

Our trip ended in Dubrovnik. We spent the day before our last on a kayak tour outside the city walls which was a great way to see the city and get wet on a hot day. The guide, Pavo, was knowledgeable and ensured that our three hours had just the right balance of information, kayaking and swim time. We ended the day with our guide who took us through the streets of Dubrovnik, on the city walls and up the gondola for a great birds eye view of the city. He was a wealth of information (his family has lived in Dubrovnik for hundreds of years) and was able to communicate what he knew in a way that our teens found both interesting, engaging and funny.

The country was gorgeous, the activities were great for our active crowd, and while traveling outside of your country can be stressful, this was among the most stress free trips I have ever taken, because when I had a question (e.g., what’s the appropriate tip, the best beach), our specialist was always a text away with a great suggestion. Thank you Adriatic Experience!”

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Guests from US
August 2018

“Our trip to Croatia with a day trip to Bosnia was fantastic. We had some small hiccups with travel plans with a flight that was very late arriving to Split. Our travel agents didn’t bat an eye. They immediately got to work rearranging things for the trip to accommodate the unexpected late arrival.

Our skipper and chef were both amazing. We appreciated how flexible the whole staff was in helping us make last minute tweaks to our sailing plans that seemed to work for us better once we got there.

The islands are gorgeous. We had one small problem with an entrance fee to the Blue Caves and our agents solved it immediately. I always knew that if any issues came up, the staff was but a phone call away and that level of responsiveness gave us total peace of mind.

Every driver/transport was exactly on time. Every person we interacted displayed the utmost in professionalism. I would highly recommend this company for any of your travel plans. Croatia is beautiful and we also enjoyed a day trip to Bosnia where we learned so much about the history of the area from our very informative guide. I really can’t say enough about what a perfect trip this was! My only warning, Croatia has a LOT of stairs!.”

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Villa Guests from US
2012

“We’d just like to say thanks for the great service”.

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Villa Guests from France
August 2012

“A big thank you for your organization we will return to this house on Brac for another summer”.