How to plan a family vacation in croatia

Wednesday, 24 February, 2016

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How to plan a family vacation in Croatia?

Spending time with your family and friends on vacation is a special time that you will cherish for the rest of your life!  Croatia and the Dalmatian coast is an ideal destination for families and group of friends traveling together. From abundance of historical sights, amazing art, culture and incredible architecture, Croatia has more than 1,100 islands, 8 national parks and 10 nature parks.  There is so much to see, explore, discover and enjoy that will keep every member of your family and friends fully engaged, enlightened and enriched regardless of their age and interest.

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Here’s what what other travel companies don’t get about planning a great family vacation:

All families are not created equal!  We know that it is important to match the perfect type of vacation for a particular family and the interests of each family member.  We are sensitive to the needs of different age groups and we will not pack your itinerary with endless city touring or activities that your kids don’t show interest in especially if you have young kids or if your children are in their teenage years and require their alone time and privacy, too.  We at Jauntee are different, because we listen to you and how you and your family like to travel.  We just get it!

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We also don’t pretend that we specialize in the whole world!  On a contrary, we are specialized in Croatia, Slovenia, Bosnia, Montenegro and country along the Adriatic coast which are neighboring this area.  We have spent most of our lives there.  Our agents grew up in this area.  So, we really do know a thing or two about every inch of these countries.  Not only that, we go back every year and we are always up to date with the family and kids friendly hotels, activities, and guides in the each locations and the entire area that we specialize in.

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In addition to a wide selection of vacation packages to Croatia and the Adriatic coast, you can further customize each of the existing itineraries to match your family travel requirements, or we will be happy to tailor-make a ideal vacation just for you and your family.

We also have out own branch office in Croatia and when you travel with us, you have 24 hour access to our our local office and to your assigned contact.  We have your back when  you are away from home and when you travel in a foreign country!

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Jauntee offers family friendly vacations in the most stunning destinations.  Croatia and the Adriatic coast have so much to offer for your entire family or your group of friends.  You can also combine Croatia with Slovenia, Italy, Montenegro or any other European country of your choice.  If you enjoy being active and adventurous while you’re away from home we have something for you as well.  Let us custom make a perfect family vacation for you with soft activities of your choice such as hiking, sailing, biking, rafting, sea-kayaking, river rafting, canyoneering, snorkeling and other activities that are suitable for each member of your family throughout your vacation!  However you like to spend your time the travel experts at Jauntee can customize your trip according to your needs and what you want to experience while you are away.

We pride ourselves in the exceptional service and the most competitive rates that are on average 30%-40% lower than at any other company selling travel to Croatia and the Adriatic coast.  Because we do it differently than any other company!

So, tell us how you and your family like to travel and our Croatia Travel Experts will create a unique vacation that fits best all of your family requirements, special interests and your allocated vacation budget.

Call one of our vacation experts today at 888-371-6826 or send us your family vacation request to info@jauntee.com and we will be delighted to hear from you and create a family vacation of your dreams just for you!

 

How to find a perfect cruise in Croatia on a small ship?

Sunday, 21 February, 2016

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How to find a perfect cruise in Croatia on a small ship?

It is not a secret that small ship cruising is one of the best ways to travel along the Adriatic coast and explore many of its captivating islands.  Cruising on the small ship is all about exploring the destination and less about ship itself and life on board.  That’s why you love the small ships!  They are not your floating hotels, they do not offer luxury, but they offer comfortable cabin with private bathroom and a shower, plenty of room on sun deck to mingle with the rest of only 40 traveling companions, and most of all they offer an authentic experience.  Our cruises on the small ships provide comfort, friendly ambiance, safety and convenience.  And if you are a small ship cruiser, we are confident that you will find a perfect cruise to spend your  vacation on the Croatian coast.

With so many small ships being offered in Croatia, it is not an easy task to chose the right one.  If you are purchasing your cruise online without a thorough research or a capable help of a Croatia cruise expert you could easily end up with a tiny cabin on the lower deck of an old party boat trying to find that little port hole.

We suggest that you start your cruise search with a travel company that specializes in Croatia and that you speak with a savvy travel professional about your Croatia & Adriatic coast small ship cruise interests and requirements.  Our Croatia Cruise Experts at Jauntee have personally selected only the best small ships offered on the Dalmatian coast and the rest of Croatia that are either brand new or only a few years old.  We have also inspected and cruised on these ships check the complete Croatia cruise offer every year right there on the spot.  All of the ships in our offer have on average 20 cabins and are limited to approximately 40 passengers. These ships are modern built, with comfortable cabins and en suite bathroom and a shower, and offer fresh local food and excellent service.  It is also important that you check what is included in each offered cruise so you know that you are indeed getting the best price for the cruise that you selected.  If you are looking to explore Croatia and its islands and towns, it is important that you have interesting shore excursion included.  Also, please check how many meals are included as you can have your cruise based on either full board with all 3 meals or half board with breakfast and lunch. And having a round trip transfers from airport to the port included in price should be checked, as well.

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How do you decide if it’s better to have full board or half board?  Well, we suggest half board; breakfast and lunch.  These ships dock in port and everything is within the walking distance to you.  They also spend overnights in port and start cruising sometimes early in the morning to the next port.  So, there is really no need to rush back on the boat.  Use your afternoons and evening to walk around and experience the local life in each town and island.  Visit the markets, shops, galleries, cafes and restaurants and enjoy the entertainment.  You can get any kind of dinner you want and for as much as you like to spend.  This is the advantage of small ship cruises not to spend your time on board but to rather experience the destination.

Jauntee offers small ship cruises that start and end in Dubrovnik such as: Adriatic Bliss, Adriatic Explorer and Dalmatian Experience

We have small ship cruises that start and end in Split such as: Dalmatian Inspiration, Adriatic Magic, Dalmatian Discovery, Dalmatian Song and Adriatic Breeze

We also offer one way cruises from Dubrovnik to Split: Dalmatian Dream, Dalmatian Spirit

And one way cruises from Split to Dubrovnik:  Dalmatian Dream, Dalmatian Spirit

As well as one way cruises from Zadar to Dubrovnik: Unique Dalmatia

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Contact one our Croatia and Adriatic Coast Cruise Experts at Jauntee  at 1-888-371-6826 or send us an e-mail to info@jauntee.com to book your cruise today!  We will find the best small ship cruise in Croatia for you and will offer you the most competitive rate.  We often have special offers listed under Croatia Small ship Cruises.

 

Find the best small group tour of Croatia

Sunday, 21 February, 2016

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Celebrating 10 successful years of delivering authentic experiences in Croatia & the Adriatic coast!

If you are looking to discover the best of Croatia and the neighboring countries of Slovenia, Montenegro, Bosnia then your best choice is one of Jauntee’s small group tours that offer the most authentic way of experiencing this captivating corner of Europe. We have crafted these exclusive tours to perfection, like no other company.  When you join one of our small group journeys you will truly feel like the people who live here and call these places home.  That’s because we don’t run the “touristy tours” – – we designed these intimate journeys so you can immerse yourself in the culture, traditions and way of life in the each country you visit!   You will be accompanied with only up to twelve travelers and will relax and overnight at the finest luxury accommodations.  All of the exclusive sightseeing will be provided by top professionals who understand you and the local traditions.  There will be special events that we will select for you.  You and your travel companions on this tour will be privileged to visit the places that are rarely marked on typical travel itineraries, and will dine at some of the top and most authentic restaurants and none of your menus are pre-set.  You will return home impressed, enlightened and completely mesmerized by the magnificence of the countries you visited and the people met, and you will mark this trip as the one you definitely recommend to your best friends and family.

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What makes our small group tours different?

Our signature small group tours are unique and boutique in size for a maximum of 12 travelers.  Each departure is guaranteed even with only two confirmed passengers.  With best hotels, authentic dining, scenic routes, unmatched guiding the insider way, thrilling events, local flavor and many other secret ingredients, our small group tours of Croatia and the neighboring countries offer an incomparable experience that no other company can deliver!

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Only our tours have a maximum of 12 travelers on each tour.  Other companies have a maximum of 26 – 32 and that is not a small group tour.

All of our departures on all tours are guaranteed with only 2 travelers.  Other companies don’t have guaranteed departures and they usually cancel their tours if they don’t have enough people.

We use luxury smaller and boutique hotels centrally located in towns or within walking distance to towns & sites.  Other companies use mostly 3 star hotels and private accommodations and their tours are more expensive.

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We offer local experiences such as cooking classes, wine tastings, lunches in unique settings, etc.  And our tours offer much more flexibility to enjoy time on your own, too!

We take you on scenic local roads so you can enjoy your ride to the next city, town and island and experience more along the way.  We use luxury Mercedes vehicles specially designed for touring with a lot of extra space for luggage in the back of the vehicle and with comfortable reclining seats.  There is no waiting in lines to get on and off our mini bus.

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All of the dining (except breakfast) is at top local restaurants with no pre-set menus.  We select the best restaurants offering quality food specific for each region as there is no better way to have the taste of the country unless you taste the best food where locals dine.  It is important to know the places that are not touristy, and that is exactly what we as locals like to do for our clients.

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You will not be traveling more than 3 hours per day in comfortable minibus!  Because we know the country inside and out and we don’t create itineraries so they just look good on the paper.  We create than as the local experts with our clients in mind.  And only a local expert can design the sensible itineraries and chose the routes that are interesting yet not too long to spend in the vehicle.

You can book any of our small group tours with confidence!  If the price of your tour is reduced from the time you book until the time you pay the balance, we will refund a difference!

Jauntee small group tours are crafted and operated by top local experts; personable tour directors, in-the-know guides and drivers with best driving & safety record.

There are no single supplement on select departures.

 

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Join us on any of our masterfully designed small group tours to Croatia, Slovenia, Bosnia & Montenegro of your choice, and celebrate our tenth anniversary with our passionate team of local travel pros.  Unlike at any other travel company, your authentic experience starts from the moment you get in touch with any of our destination savvy travel experts, throughout your incredible journey, and lasts long after you return back home fascinated, fulfilled and inspired.

Enjoy our selection of top quality small group tours to Croatia and the Adriatic coast that we have proudly and successfully been running for full 10 years.

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Small Group Tours of Croatia:

Essence of Croatia is a perfect choice for the first time visitor to Croatia. Enjoy the local flavor of Croatia through local dining, visits to farmers markets, unique culinary experiences, special events, entertainment and the comprehensive fully escorted sightseeing of Zagreb, Plitvice Lakes, Zadar, Split, Dubrovnik and Korčula provided by our seasoned local guides.

Fascinating Croatia is a small group tour offering a distinctive way of exploring the continental Croatia and Dalmatian coast. You will learn about Croatia’s history and culture traveling through its many islands, meeting with locals, and tasting traditionally prepared meals. To make your impression and taste of Croatia complete, we take you to the must see places such as Dubrovnik, Hvar and Vis, too.

Food and Wine Tour of Croatia or In Vino Veritas is small group tour that offers an authentic experience of fine Croatian wines, culinary specialties and Croatian way of life as you travel through quaint towns, islands and villages of this magnificent country.  you will not only enjoy Croatia’s best red and white wines as we journey through the wine routes of the Pelješac and Istrian Peninsula, but you will also have time to explore Dubrovnik, Korčula and Hvar, Split, Rovinj, Plitvice Lakes National Park, and Zagreb…

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Small Group Tour of Croatia, Slovenia and Bosnia:

Jewish Heritage of Croatia, Slovenia and Bosnia & Herzegovina offers authentic and exciting experiences each step of the way as it is filled with extraordinary experiences for the Jewish traveler. Even though the Jewish population has grown smaller in Croatia and the region, its presence is evidently felt. This luxury small group tour is reserved for the maximum of 12 travelers, and it discovers the traces of Jewish history of the region, but it also covers all of the must see locales such as Dubrovnik, Ljubljana, Lake Bled, Zagreb, Plitvice Lakes, Split, Sarajevo & Mostar.  Furthermore, it offers plenty of time to enjoy art, culture and local traditions. 

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Small Group Tours of Croatia and Slovenia:

Croatia and Slovenia Experience is an elegant small group tour reserved for only up to 12 travelers. You will experience very unique touring that includes the most beautiful towns of both countries: Dubrovnik, Split, Zadar, Pula, Poreč, Bled, Ljubljana & Zagreb, Postojna Cave,  and will love  the boat ride and hiking around the waterfalls of Plitvice Lakes.  It is fully escorted and has the perfect balance of sightseeing and active exploring. It also offers plenty of free time for relaxation and self-discovery.

 

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Small Group Tour of Croatia, Slovenia, Bosnia and Montenegro:

Palette of the Adriatic is a luxury 14-day escorted journey of Croatia, Slovenia, Bosnia & Montenegro that explores fascinating periods of history and culture. Discover centuries-old art treasures and the pearls of Croatia’s diversity. You will enjoy visiting fine art galleries in charming Zagreb. Check out the inimitable Roman ruins in Pula. And indulge yourself in authentic Dalmatian delicacies prepared especially for you in the Diocletian town of Split. Then travel to the remarkable island of Hvar. You may pamper yourself on this crème de la crème of deluxe Croatian touring as you sip a glass of finest Croatian wine in the company of its wine-making connoisseur…

Regardless of what style of travel you choose, we guarantee the most competitive rates, best comfort and service, amazing inspirations and local flavor.

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No one can say it better than our past travelers:

“I’ve visited 70 countries, some solo, some as my own travel agent. I’ve used Kensington, Abercrombie & Kent, Viking, Windstar, National Geographic (Lindblad), etc. So I’d like to think I have a reference. And a trip with Jauntee tops them all. Everything was great – lodging, food recommendations, tours. Drivers always on time. Vlado (Dubrovnik driver) may be the most interesting person I’ve ever met. Please pass that along to his boss as it was like driving with a relative. Nice balance of lodging, great location all of the spots, all different. Excellent food, really enjoyed Hvar and that casual vegetarian spot in the old city in Dubrovnik. Wine was very good. We did a great bike ride from Hvar to Star Grad…Croatians were warmer than Rick Steves had written. Again many thanks. Well worth the cost.” -Kent Derdivanis

“We went on your Jewish Small Group Tour of Slovenia, Croatia and Bosnia at the end of August and we thoroughly enjoyed our trip.  From the moment our guide and the driver picked us up at the Ljubljana airport until they dropped us off at the Dubrovnik airport, our time in the Adriatic was magical. The old city centers were simply wonderful and even in Split and Dubrovnik, which are overrun with tourists, they were charming.  The gems for us were Plitvice Lakes and Bled; we had not expected such natural beauty outside of the coast.  The local guides, such in Bled and in Dubrovnik, were not only knowledgeable but were very pleasant, articulate and genuinely enthusiastic about their home towns.  We are so glad we went on this trip, and must thank Maya and Filip for setting up all the details for us.  In fact, we referred a friend who was going to Dubrovnik to set up a tour for her and her daughter.  We’re now setting our sights on Istria and will certainly call on Jauntee for the next trip!”- Bruce & Jane Miller

“Wow, what a wonderful tour! Our Croatia & Slovenia small group tour this June was absolutely fantastic! We have traveled extensively over the years, but this tour tops it all.  You guys at Jauntee need to expand to other destination so we can continue traveling with you and having such amazing trips.  Great hiking on Lake Bled and Plitvice Lakes, definitely worth every minute of the time spent there. All the hotels were charming and lovely.  Your driver is such a nice and helpful guy. And the tour director was very warm, personable, and knowledgeable.  She was always doing something special for us.  One day she took us to for lunch to her friend’s house in Samobor.  That was the most delicious meal with great company, and good wine, too! I think I never tasted a better meal in my life!  Zivjeli!” – Dr. John P.

“I’m sorry that it has taken this long for me to contact you regarding my trip to Croatia. Perhaps it is because I lack words to properly express how truly exceptional it was. It was such a personal journey for me to visit the place where my Grandparents were born and all I can say is that I wish my Mother could have been there in person, however, I did take pictures of her and her brother with me. Having a small group of people on the tour gave us the opportunity to get to know our driver and the tour director and have great discussions about the history of the country as well as knowing that we were in capable hands. I became very fond of both of them and cannot say enough good things about them each in a different way. He is a very patient and excellent driver and we felt so safe with him at the wheel and Mari was so good natured and helpful. Together they make a great team and we enjoyed them thoroughly. I have done some traveling but this trip was clearly very special in so many ways. I just simply do not have words to describe the feeling that I came away with. I think Croatia is now in my heart. It is a small country with so many natural resources. Great beauty, culture, food, and people. I am so glad I made this trip.” – Denise Swan

Postpone no longer – call one of our travel experts at 1-888-371-6826 or send us an e-mail to info@jauntee.com to reserve your space today!

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