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Jelena V.

Split, Dalmatia, Croatia

Hi there! Welcome to delightful Dalmatia. Is there anything better than doing a job you absolutely love?

For me, there's just one. Doing a job I love and equally sharing my energy and passion. Really helping visitors to Croatia discover more by creating beautiful hand-picked experiences and moments that people will never forget!

So, who am I? In a nutshell - I'm a true local, in love with Split and Dalmatia. I'm a keen foodie, wining and dining, exploring the rich Dalmatian cuisine. Movies, art, cultural heritage and languages all play a strong role in my life.

When I'm not out-and-about passionately sharing my perspective with visitors, you'll often find me bargaining for the best deal at the famous fish market, delving into a good book, or doing what every local does best - meeting friends for a good chat over coffee in the sunshine!

Over my 12-year-long career in the tourism industry, one of the great things about what I do - is always managing to hit the right balance! The balance between hitting the sweet spot among guests who really want to delve deep into the historical culture, understand what makes Dalmatia tick today, or gently absorb the sights and flavours. Maybe even a delightful healthy mix.

Having lived abroad in the UK and as a keen traveller, when I'm in an entirely new place I need a comprehensive feel-good tour experience. An experience full of genuine smiles and laughs - all at my own pace. More importantly - from someone who knows their stuff!

It's as much about the small attention to detail as it is exploring wonderful landmarks on foot. Personally crafted tailor-made itineraries. The intriguing Island anecdotes. The true mindset and lifestyle of the locals. The way people lived then and now.

It's about listening, being flexible, throwing in a touch of humour and feeling what you - the visitor individually wants to explore, discover and experience.

Good news. That's exactly what I do!

Truly feel the vibes of Split and Dalmatia - let's do this together.

Over to you. . .

A Recent Review of this guide

Our group of 7 adults learned a lot about the history of Split on this tour. We enjoyed tasting a variety of cheeses and meats at the deli, but the chocoholics in our group really flipped at the choco shop. Jelena was knowledgeable and pleasant, relating well to our diverse group.
Clay Clinesmith

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Credentials

- University degree in English language and literature and sociology, University of Zadar 2000
- Cambridge English Proficiency Certificate, London 2001
- Licensed tourist guide for Split-Dalmatia County in 2015
- Licensed tourist guide for Šibenik-Knin County in 2016
- Member of the local guides' association

Restrictions

I am a licensed guide and have no restrictions.

Guide Requirements for Croatia

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Private tour guide Jelena

The Best of Split Private Walking Tour

Meet Diocletian's Palace with all the main highlights of Split - beautifully,...

174 USD per tour

(for up to 8 people)

2 hours 30 min.

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Lifestyle Flavours of Split Private Tour

The perfect combination to grab a delicious taste of culture, history,...

267 USD per tour

(for up to 8 people)

3 hours 30 min.

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Grand Heritage Private Tour of Split

Discover the Diocletian's Palace, the Old Town & iconic Meštrović Gallery

284 USD per tour

(for up to 10 people)

4 hours 30 min.

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A Tale of Two Worlds - Venetian & Ottoman,...

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Historical hidden gems of Dalmatia's inland with Split Private Tour

448 USD per tour

(max 3 people)

8 hours

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Private Tour of Split & Trogir

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Two captivating UNESCO heritage sites

424 USD per tour

(for up to 3 people)

6 hours

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Explore Krka National Park and Renaissance,...

Private day trip to enchanting natural wonders of Krka and the charming,...

517 USD per tour

(for up to 6 people)

6 hours

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