Croatia Only Tours

Croatian Tours with a Local Perspective


Old World charm, natural beauty, welcoming people, delicious food, warm weather, beautiful beaches, and captivating music in an historic setting… Sound like Greece? Perhaps Spain? Even Italy? Think again – It’s Croatia, the undiscovered gem of Europe.

After introducing thousands of Americans to the spectacular country of Croatia over the last ten years, we formed a small group travel business: Croatia Only Tours. Join us for a truly personal, and local Croatian experience that won’t soon be forgotten..

Our Tours

dubrovnik Most Popular

Classic Croatia

$3,375 / person


Adventures in Croatia

$3,725 / person


Custom Private Tours

Contact us for your custom Croatia tour (min. 8 travelers)

Joe & Bette Mandich, Owners Croatia Only Tours

Joe & Bette Mandich, Owners Croatia Only ToursJoe Mandich, the founder of the company, was born in Croatia and came to the United States when he was thirteen years old. Although Joe was educated at the United States Naval Academy and then received his MBA at the University of Washington, he has maintained ties to his native Croatia since his entire family lives there. Joe is fluent in the language and has made many friends in Brela, the place we will be headquartered for the entire tour. In the past ten years, through our friends in Brela, we have been exposed to some wonderful sights and adventures. We are offering this package to see Croatia in the best possible way…with a native Croat.

Bette Mandich, co-founder of the company, is an honorary Croatian. Her first trip to Croatia was in 1976 where she fell in love with the country, the people and the culture. Now that she has retired as a Territory Manager with Proctor and Gamble, Bette is thrilled with her second career as your hostess while in Croatia. She looks forward to introducing you to the many experiences and sights that she has had and seen and hopes that you will fall in love with Croatia as she has.


Croatia: Hospitality, Old World charm, affordability, cleanliness, and a comfortable climate. We found it all on our trips to Croatia. One can leisurely stroll along the seemingly endless pedestrian-friendly walkways overlooking the panoramic views of the Adriatic Sea.

-Alan and Kathy Martin, Olympia, Washington