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.

Jena and Gabe Hines, USA

Honeymoon in Croatia

September 2009.

Hi Alan,

We wanted to write you to let you know what an amazing experience we had on our honeymoon. Each hotel, guide, city was incredible. Rada, Ante & Luka were invovled in some of the best experiences we had on the entire trip. Your attention to our experience really made it feel like we were taken care of the entire time. We're planning on recommending you and writing positive reviews wherever possible.Also, did we owe something for the meal at Luka's house? We did not think about it until after our time with him. Also, if they are willing, you should try to include that peka lunch for any guest that has interest. It was one of our top meals of the trip and a really unique experience.

PS - Please let us know when you will be in New York so we can try to show you and your family some of the hospitality that we experienced during the trip. Thanks for everything.<... >>> read more>>>

Sue McCarthy, UK

Private tour of Dalmatia

August 2009.

I promised to give you feedback on the holiday you arranged for us.
Firstly, overall everything was superbly organized. Every person that you had chosen was excellent - flexible; friendly; nothing was too much trouble; they turned up on time and were full of enthusiasm. I can't say anything better than that.
The hotels were all very good. My only adverse comment relates to the Adriana. The hotel was the most "chic" we have ever stayed in; unbelievable views over the harbor; fantastic swimming pool and cabanas; the bars were just sublime, with service to match. However, the room was SO small, I just wanted to get out. So "designer" but you could hardly move. You might like to warn any potential visitors - it may not bother people but I think it's just as well to be aware.
Having said all that, your flexibility and efficiency was wonderful. If you require any references, I'm a... >>> read more>>>

Michael and Joyce Bytnar, USA

Private Tour of Croatia

July 2009.

Alan, Just wanted you to know what a wonderful trip you planned for us in Dalmatia. You do know many secrets and we are happy to have shared some of them with your wonderful guides. It is obvious that your guides are also your friends and they treated us as friends as well. The trip was a lovely mix of cities and off-road adventures. Thanks again for everything you did to make the trip special and memorable.
Thanks again.
ps...thanks for arranging all the sunny weather as well!

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Dr. and Mrs. Simon Crowley, Austr.

Luxury tour of Croatia

June 2009.

A very big thank you from the Goldsworthy's and ourselves. We loved your country we were treated to a SIX star comprehensive tour of Croatia. As I have stated to friends it went without a hitch and was way above expectations.The tiny boutique hotels beautifully positioned, the intimate meals with local families and the ever present touch and fine tuning along the way was unique in our vast worldwide travels. No wonder everyone we spoke with sang your praises! It is a beautiful region the locals are warm and kind especially our drivers and guides. Well done ,we will be back! I would be more than happy to talk to any prospective Aussie tourist. Cheers Simon Crowley.

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Judy and Ernie Glantz, USA

Jewish tour of Balkans

October 2008.

Judy and I have been sorting out the photos over the weekend and with each one we get excited over again! The trip historically (Split, Pula, Dubrovnik, Sarajevo, etc.) the beauty (Hvar, The Dalmatian Coast, etc.) were extraordinary. We can't think how you could have it planned better for us! Michael was also a tremendous help to us, with his driving and ability to speak. The food and wine were an unexpected delight. The fresh (I mean really out of the Sea daily) fish was excellent, the fresh oysters on our way to Dubrovnik were outstanding. The various lamb dishes as good as we had anywhere. We still speak about the special wine dinner you arranged at Restaurant Pelegrin (I am still trying to get my friend who writes a food and wine column to do one on them) The wines were truly a surprise as we have not seen them in the U.S. We were particularly fond of the white Posip and the red P... >>> read more>>>

Suein Hwang Family

Land & Sea Discovery Private Program

January 1970.


We returned from Europe yesterday. What a wonderful time we had! It is hard for me to refrain from boring people with stories of our trip all the time.

The islands were beautiful. Oz was a fantastic captain - the best I've experienced. I'm so glad you urged us to book him. You said he was a good cook, but that almost seemed an understatement. We enjoyed his company and food greatly and would love to return someday to enjoy his hospitality.

Our tour and dinner in Hvar was spectacular as well. We particularly enjoyed the dinner - the story, the scenery, the food, the lovely family. Vis wasn't quite as on the mark for us - it is perhaps our fault because we were so late. The guide did his best despite our late arrival. The dinner was also affected by the fact there were a lot of flies present at the meal, which made it difficult for us to relax.

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