My family and I just returned from a fabulous vacation custom-designed sailing vacation by Soul of Croatia. We were so thankful for Robi's expertise in creating unique experiences for our 8-day trip (within our budget!) for a family of five, ranging in ages from 9 to 75 years old. We had requested to visit the best destinations within Croatia, but off the beaten path, and definitely to avoid where we might run into cruise ships or other crowded tourist destinations. A few highlights from our custom itinerary included walking along the walls of Ston, the longest fortification wall in Europe, swimming in the Blue Cave on Kolocep, visiting a tiny coastal restaurant (accessible only by boat) that served us fresh fish, cycling through the Miljet national park, and wine tasting in the world-famous Dingac region. No request was too difficult for Robi, including re-finding a restaurant that we had visited in Korcula years ago and arranging a last-minute peka feast for us. He was also accommodating to the various skill levels of the members of our family, making sure cycling paths were easy enough for our 9 year-old, but easy enough for my dad to manage on his e-bike. When my dad wanted to skip the sea kayaking, the rest of the family jumped into kayaks while Robi and my dad followed behind on our catamaran. We enjoyed wonderful weather at the end of August with blue skies and calm winds so we could fully enjoy our sailing charter. I would highly recommend Robi to provide a custom-guided adventure for anyone wanting to truly experience the soul of Croatia, whether it is one day, one week, or one month!
Robi was the best guide I could have hoped for, and when he had an injury he provided a terrific replacement guide. I wish I had enough time and money to repeat a trip to Croatia (with different destinations each time) every year! Very very highly recommended...if you are contemplating a trip to Croatia, look no further.
I can't recommend Soul of Croatia highly enough. Our trip with Robi was one of the best trips that I've ever been on. We were able to customize the tour to hit everything we wanted to see, and it was the perfect mix of outdoor adventure, history, city tours, and relaxation.
Robi was professional, knowledgeable, flexible and even kind enough to make changes to the trip at the last minute when we had a family emergency. He could recommend all the best restaurants and shops in every city and truly made us feel welcome!
We enjoyed all of the accommodations and are so grateful for the hospitality that was shown to us everywhere we went. I don't think there is a more unique or authentic way to visit the gorgeous country of Croatia and I can't wait to go back, hopefully on another tour with Robi!
October 2019 - 19 days
We have always done self-guided, self-designed travel adventures, with local-feel-and-flavor … and wanted to keep that style as much as possible. Not knowing the Croatian language or region, we decided to look for a tour guide. So glad we found Robi and SoulofCroatia.com, who worked with us to make an amazing 19-day adventure! We gave him our schedule, an approximate budget, a few must-see locations, asked to include cycling, walking, history, wine, and requested small, locally owned lodgings. He worked closely with us prior to our trip, to make sure we got what we wanted. Actually, we got even more!
Our plans were a bit complex, as we had a group of 3 people for 5 days, then 5 people for 8 days, and then just 2 of us for the final week. Not a problem for Robi. He coordinated all transfers, and the airport pick up/drop off arrangements; they ran smoothly.
We saw many of the historic Roman, Venetian, and medieval cities, all of which are very alive with people living, working and playing in them. Robi provided our bikes and detailed route maps with GPS, so we had several self-guided cycling days, seeing sights and villages in the countryside. Robi loves sharing his country, culture, history and his vast knowledge of all with visitors. He provided personal guided history tours, ferry trips to several islands, winery tours and small restaurant visits. We even had a day on our own to drive to Slovenia.
Soul of Croatia provides a very personalized experience in discovering the many adventures that Croatia has to offer. Our trip was amazing, going beyond our expectations! Even 19 days is not enough to see Croatia. We will be back, of course, with SoulofCroatia.com. We absolutely recommend this company for your Croatia adventure.
Joe & Audrey
We have traveled to many places and we feel that this journey with Robi was the BEST! Robi mentioned that he wants to be the best that he can be and that was true for us on our journey through the Soul of Croatia with him for 15 days (just the 2 of us). Robi is a totally awesome guide and person! He is passionate about what he does and he has such an attention to detail. He is dedicated to showing his guests the Soul of Croatia; he has a first hand knowledge of his country and he wants to share that knowledge with his guests. He wants his guests to be happy because he is happy- always singing and telling Jack Norris jokes.He has a wonderful personal touch, has many contacts and has access to many accommodations. He is a dedicated guide, husband, and father! Each day with Robi was very special and we will have fond memories FOREVER!
Croatia is a beautiful country of rocky mountains, clear waters and blue lakes. It was our first time visiting Croatia and we really enjoyed our time spent exploring the coast between Dubrovnik and Split.
Robi and his team put together an itinerary that was perfect way to explore the Croatian coast, including a good mix of islands and historical towns. We were never too busy and had time to explore on our own.
Goran, our tour guide was very knowledgeable and friendly. He liked a joke – especially trying to teach us Croatian words! Though our itinerary was planned, Goran was happy to make changes to accommodate our holiday style. His insider knowledge meant we ate at some delicious family restaurants.
Our accommodation was great – a mixture of apartments and hotels, which suited us perfectly. Our hosts were friendly, and our rooms were clean and spacious.
We really enjoyed our trip to Croatian and would highly recommend touring with Robi and Goran.
Veri professional and fun guide, would recommend Robi to anyone planning a trip to Croatia!
Great experience!!! We wanted to do a diferent excursion, far away of the classic tourist.
Robi made the experience better than we thought. he planned a beautiful kayaking route and he was the best photographer in Kolocep island. 😉
When we return to Croatia we’ll repeat the experience with Robi
WOW ! Every holiday should have a Robi !!
Our very first time in Croatia for a few days, and we were put in touch with Robi.
From our first meeting he was very professional and helpful, punctual and nothing was too much trouble.
We had 2 full days with Robi . Day 1 we travelled to various vineyards for private tours and tastings then onto Ston and the Salt plains. Robi has a vast knowledge of everywhere we went and little quirky stop offs along the way which made for a fabulous and very interesting day. The 2nd day we visited Dubrovnik, super tour ,which included walking the wall and the Fort on top of the mountain which he arranged for us to have dinner at with the most amazing views over the City.
I can honestly say it was an amazing and very informative break in Croatia. I would highly recommend everyone travelling to Croatia to contact him, not only for the educational tours but also the adventure tours he does as well.
Well done Robi you were amazing !!!
Heather & Bill
Had the best adventure kayaking with Robi. He picked us up at our hotel, and even gave us chocolate! Robi is extremely knowledgeable, friendly and made the trip really fun 🙂
Robi helped us plan the perfect honeymoon! He worked closely with me prior to the trip to make sure we got everything we wanted out of our trip. He is attentive, responsive, considerate, detail oriented, friendly, professional, and makes amazing recommendations! While we were on the ground, we did tours with his colleague Goran who was also such a great guy – super knowledgeable and fun to travel with! I absolutely recommend these guys as the go to expert for any trip to Croatia.
Robi is awesome! Highly recommend traveling with him. The places he recommends and takes you are great, he has great knowledge and interesting stories, and is flexible customizing your experience to your liking. Had a great trip with him in Croatia and might have actually been cheaper with him than without, considering car rental, hotel choices, park tours, etc.
If you want to have a Five Star travel experience in Croatia look no farther than to Robi at Anima Croatica Destination Company. He provides a turn-key, worry-free vacation experience second to none. He is knowledgeable, prepared, timely, funny, and extremely friendly and welcoming. He will take you to sites that you would never see if you were on your own, all the while why giving you the history behind the sites you visit. You don’t have to worry about a thing, parking, how to find your hotel, boat transfers, entrance fees, etc. he takes care of it all. I would hire Robi again without hestiation. He is the best!
We love Robi and his country! We plan to return at some point. My husband, then boyfriend at the time, came back and couldn’t stop talking about an amazing trip, fabulous guide, and beautiful country! He talked about it so much, I finally asked him if he would go again just so I could experience it for myself! He said he’d go again just for his own 2nd experience! So we went to Croatia and made it a family trip. It just so happened Nathan and I got engaged just a month before and announced to our family on our way to Croatia. Robi found out and spoiled us with cute sentiments throughout the trip. He went above and beyond! We had a group of people who were all fitness levels and Robi was extremely patient and ensured each person had a safe and fun time. I saw so many “fears” conquered! My mom faced once in a lifetime opportunities head on all because of Robi’s passion and encouragement are that contagious! We got a taste of the real Croatia, not just the touristy parts of Croatia. He introduced us to long time friends and we ate delicious home cooked meals. I don’t even know where to begin to describe Robi. I don’t think there’s a guide in this world better than him. He is the absolute best. I wish we could take him all over the world with us! If Croatia is on your bucket list, schedule with Robi and ACDC today. I know we will never experience Croatia without Robi! He’s family now! We will be visiting again 🙂
Where to start… Robi is responsible for taking me and my family on 2 of the greatest trips of our lives. That’s right: 2. We went BACK to Croatia, specifically with Robi and ACDC, and brought more of our friends and family because we enjoyed our first trip so much. He is a walking library of anything you’d like to know about Croatia or the region in general (human history, plants, animals, geology, etc.), and he is passionate to share his knowledge and help you to have the best experience possible. He’s also extremely entertaining, good-natured and one of the hardest working individuals I’ve ever met. Our trips were both meticulously planned and executed by Robi, and Croatia is also beautiful, friendly and pristine. If you’re going to visit Croatia, you’d better go with Robi and ACDC – you will not be disappointed. Thank you, Robi!
Quite possibly the best tour guide in the world. Highly recommend touring Croatia with ACDC and Robbi.
Robi has so much knowledge and so much enthusiasm about Croatia. Over the past 10 days, he has shown so much of Croatia. He stays away from the realy touristy spots to show the depth and culture of the country. And he has lots of jokes!! Great guy to tour with. Thank you, Robi!
I returned to Croatia twice in three years to do tours with Robbie. It is such a beautiful country, steeped in beauty and history. Robbie creates a trip of a lifetime!
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