Testimonials | Here’s what others have to say about Proper Croatia!

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I travel a LOT, and Proper Croatia is one of the top companies I have worked with. The staff is extremely highly educated and highly trained, very, very knowledgeable about Croatian culture, but as importantly about world culture and world affairs. This made the tours particularly educational and interesting.

They operate with a high level of integrity, and what I feel is unique is that they do the research to find hotels, restaurants, and create tours that really reflect the authentic beauty of Croatia, including very personalized attention to detail that other companies over look.

Kelly Grant, Vancouver BC

Missus and me flew in from Hong Kong for vacation in August 2014, and our first impression of Croatia was how much open space and nature there is. Soon, Filip showed us even more reasons why this was one of the best trips since our honeymoon 9 years ago. Amazing restaurants, truffle hunting, Balija olive oil farm and few other cool places you can’t find on TripAdvisor (yes, we tried) left us feeling we got the unique and special treatment, and unbeatable value for money. Proper Croatia is THE company to look for if you are into custom tours and want the best Croatian experience you can get.

Ken & Hoi Yeung, Hong Kong


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Just wanted to express my gratitude for making our trip so enjoyable. We talked about how blessed we were to meet all of you. All of you truly made the experience one we will never forget.

Lisa Adams, Atlanta, GA

The honeymoon was 10/10. Thank you. Great service! Amazing hotels; food; and the best driver/guides we could have hoped for.

Brent Salo, Ottawa

My husband and I thought Slovenia would be a good starter before Croatia, but we kept asking for seconds after seconds of this exquisite country! Between the emerald Alpine waters of the Soca river, Ljubljana city canals and the amazing Skocjan caves, the small country left a BIG mark on our trip.

Margaret Boyle, New Hampshire, USA

Excellent! They helped plan the most amazing Bachelorette Party Getaway ever!! Between the wine tastings, suggested restaurants and knowledges of the area our trip was unforgettable! We even came back less than a year later as married women because we loved it so much. An olive grove tour, more wine tastings and a cooking class of delicious food! Now all we ever talk about is going to Croatia again. Also, both our husbands bike and we noticed a huge biking presence when we visited the last time, so we have to go again and finally introduce this fabulous country to our men! The Proper way!

Hannah Dennis, USA/Belguim

As a business traveler whose plans frequently change I have relied on the friendly and professional services of DIMP for the past two years. Whenever I travel with the Proper Croatia team, things always go smoothly and I am able to relax into my trip and enjoy the ride. I would highly recommend their services to any traveler that not only needs transportation from point A to B, but also sound advise on the local surroundings.

Robert, Ićiči, Croatia

We all agreed that this was an amazing experience, mainly due to the tours and guides.  Your organization is top rate and while I will respond to the below as to improvements,  I am hard press to think of any.  Will definitely encourage anyone going to Croatia to use your services and will hope that we can return some day.

Cindy Ardinger, Baltimore

Ivan is the best guide ever, because he is so tall you have no problems spotting him from half a mile away. 🙂 Jokes aside, we had a blast on our wine tour of north Istria last summer, because Proper Croatia have arranged us to meet two incredible winery owners – whom we ended up drinking bottles of excellent wine with, and felt like lifelong friends rather than regular customers.
Thank you Ivan for making this happen – hope we come back soon!

Matthew, Beatrice & Alli, Manchester, UK

I am a first generation American with my family coming to the United States from Croatia in the early 1900’s. I have made four trips back to this beautiful land of my roots. Filip was one of our drivers on this trip. He was fantastic; we learned so much about the country from him. He was friendly, positive, and well versed in Croatian history and culture. Because I love Croatia so much I want to encourage others to visit this beautiful country populated with warm friendly individuals! All of my experiences in Croatia have been most positive.

Sue Todey, Sturgeon Bay, WI, USA

Sierra and Ivan showed us the most amazing time while we were in Croatia. We ate seafood overlooking the Adriatic from hill top towns, took beautiful short hikes, and got to meet all the wonderful artists, gallerists, and friends that they have made throughout Istra. For all the unbelievable vistas, it’s funny how you remember the small moments most. Sierra organized for us to get a giant pot of boar stew brought down to a gallery where we were checking out some art. We just had an incredible lunch on the cobble stones, eating stew, drinking malvazia wine, and chatting. You should absolutely work with Proper Croatia.

Scott, Washington, D.C., USA

Thank you Filip for the great tour to Motovun and Grožnjan. Filip made our tour really interesting & exciting. Thank you.

Kerry & Viana, Singapore/Hong Kong

I have been twice before and every time I visit Proper Croatia comes through with beautiful sites I have not read about in guise books, awesome food and simply priceless experiences! Love it, will go again!!

Sally Hoppe Gilmour, Seattle,USA

Whether it was trips to the well known lakes of Plitvica or Bled (Slovenia), or trips to little known mountain hikes, a great time was always had, and new places discovered that I would not have otherwise come across.

Karim Nassar, UK

My wife and I spent 10 days touring around Slovenia and Croatia in September 2014, accompanied by Ivan for the first part and then Filip for the second part of the trip. Both of them invested tremendous amount of effort to make our vacation amazing. They are chatty, fun and energetic, and also very knowledgeable. We felt that we learned so much more about local culture and lifestyle by talking to Ivan and Filip, than we ever could just by reading guide books and traveling alone.
Proper Croatia deserves the highest marks all across the board – from planning everything according to our preferences, to immaculate execution of the plan on the road – with just enough of improvisation to give us the ideal experience of area visited.
We feel very confident recommending Proper Croatia as your local guide in Croatia and Slovenia, in fact, we already have done so to our friends and family back home.

Vanessa & Jim, Colorado, USA

In 2010, Ivan (Managing Director of Proper Croatia) arranged for me and my family the most memorable vacation that we ever had to the beautiful city of Dubrovnik, Croatia. He found us a beautiful apartment in the Old City, helped with sightseeing tours, and recommendations, and above all came through with his personalized and professional service. We will return to be hosted by Ivan in a heartbeat. He is exactly the kind of person, and runs exactly the kind of agency, that one should seek when traveling to that part of the world.

Arvind Singhal, El Paso, Texas, USA

“The transportation as well as the suggested apartments were great!!! We were safely picked up at the airport and transported to our first stop Primosten where we stayed at a very nice apartment with an excellent view. When going to Split – the driver picked us up right on time and we had a few wonderful days in the fabulous town of Split. Finally we were picked up by the same eminent driver to get to Split airport – as always a safe and nice ride! We will definitely contact Ivan and his colleagues again and we can undoubtedly recommend their services for a splendid visit to Croatia!”

Ewa & Thomas, Lithuania