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Martin

Zagreb, Croatia

Hi, I am Martin, a local guy, born and for more then 40 years living in Zagreb with my wife and 3 kids.

I am not only a passionate guide, but also an adventurous traveler. As my mother is from the island of Brač, 400 km south from Zagreb, I have been traveling with my family from the early childhood across Croatia and across Europe.

My profession is a high school teacher and I have a MA in Philosophy and Information science, but during my career I have changed many jobs. From working in schools, or being a journalist on TV, newspaper and radio, to being a waiter or even a company owner, from pizza delivery to producing fruit juices and liqueurs. Due to this rich and dynamic professional career and through traveling as a tour guide, I have contacts and friends all over Croatia and this region.

What I love about being a tour guide is that this job enables me to meet interesting people from all over the world and to find out how they live and what drives them. I love that it enables me to keep traveling and spending a lot of time in the nature. I am also happy to be able to present the beauties of my country and to explain its history, its present and the processes that shaped it in the way it is now.

I have built up an agency which has specialized in custom made multi-day tours around the region, customized one day excursions from Zagreb, Split or Dubrovnik and customized private transfers across Croatia and the region. Besides that through our business network we cooperate with many companies in Croatia that provide accommodation, charter, boat trips and transfers. If you need help with anything - don't be afraid to ask

MY TOURS

Itineraries:
You can find „classical" tours to all the main attractions in Croatia published here, but I prefer to have every single tour customized according to the requests and the special needs of my clients. That means that although the published tours are set to start in Zagreb, you can start your tour anywhere you land or anywhere you are. I will be glad to bring you out of the beaten tracks introducing also the special locals I have had the chance to meet during the years: farmers, artisans, artists and many others.

Duration:
The tours duration can be from one day to several weeks.

Activities:
According to your requests, tours include the main touristic attractions and the highlights of the area. I can set outdoor activities as hiking, trekking, kayaking, biking, organize wine tasting and local food experiences (cheese, olive oil, barbecue, traditional peka).
We can spend time enjoying the natural settings which make Croatia famous in the world such as beaches, lakes, mountains, forests and landscapes.
For introduction, or for the tour end, I usually offer unique experience at my family cottage half an hour from the center of Zagreb, where you can see a traditional oak wood house and take part to very authentic moments as you were part of the family.

Logistics:
Based on the number of travelers I am able to provide transfers by cars, vans, buses. I can also provide boats for multi day cruises and any kind of equipment required for the different activities. I can also take care of accommodation or suggest the best options.

BOOKING PROCEDURE

•You send your request listing and describing your needs and expectations
•I advise you about the attractions and the highlights you can not miss
•I propose my personal traveling suggestions to make your experience a traveling experience and not only a touristic one
•If you agree, I present you a tour program with all the logistics, organisational and financial details
•We negotiate the overall program (my guidance, transfers, meals, accommodation)

A Recent Review of this guide

We had a 4-day tour guide with Martin in Croatia and we really enjoyed it! He was prompt, informative and engaging. He made every effort to meet our requests. Martin was quiet with us. He is not a typical "talkative" tour guide, but that is how we liked it. Thanks for such a memorable trip!
YiChieh Chen

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Credentials

Licensed Tour Guide,
Licensed Tour Leader,
Licensed Professional driver,
M.A. Philosophy and Information Science

Guide Requirements for Croatia

Private tour guide Martin

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Tours by Martin

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Private tour guide Martin

Plitvice Lakes NP Private Guided Tour

The most well known tourist attraction in Croatia

385 USD per tour

(for up to 8 people)

11 hours

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Private tour guide Martin

Krk Island Private Guided Tour

 unrated

An Island just 1 hour and 30 minutes from Zagreb

425 USD per tour

(for up to 8 people)

11 hours

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Private tour guide Martin

Customized Private Transfer

From or to Zagreb, Budapest, Wienna, Venice, Sarajevo, Belgrade, Split,,...

400 USD per tour

(for up to 8 people)

9 hours

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Private tour guide Martin

Pag Island Private Guided Tour

 unrated

Island of Most Severe Nature and Spectacular Scenery

485 USD per tour

(for up to 7 people)

11 hours

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Private tour guide Martin

7 Day Best of Croatia Tour

Experience top locations Croatia has to offer

3700 USD per tour

(max 10 people)

7 days

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Private tour guide Martin

Private Guided Tour To Zadar And Boat,...

 unrated

Boat Trip From Zagreb To Kornati Islands National Park With A Bit Of,...

960 USD per tour

(for up to 7 people)

12 hours

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Private tour guide Martin

Croatian Roots Customized Day Trip

 unrated

Customized Day Trip To Villages And Towns Of Your Ancestors

400 USD per tour

(for up to 7 people)

10 hours

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