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..
Joe & Bette Mandich, Owners Croatia Only Tours
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
My trip to Croatia was so wonderful. Brela was absolutely picturesque and so relaxing; the perfect place to unwind from it all. I enjoyed exploring the little towns and heading into Dubrovnik with Monya Mandich.
-Angela Sourapas Jones, Bejing, China
I can't begin to describe how much I enjoyed my trip to Croatia. Bette and Joe Mandich are fantastic tour guides. Their passion and knowledge of Croatia made my travel experience one of the best ever.
-Indrajit Bavan, Seattle, Washington
This has been the best tour we have ever been on! We feel we had the opportunity to experience the heart of Croatia. Thank you so very much for sharing the beauty of Croatia and its people with us.
-Roy Nuttall, Alaska
How fast we Americans can get back into the grind of our every-day routines once returning home from vacation, and it’s much the same in my case. The difference this time though is that I do so with a grin from ear to ear and a clear picture of my fabulous time in Croatia.
-Maria Talian, New York
Croatia indeed is a beautiful country and I know we would never have found some of the special places on our own. This will be one of our most memorable vacations. Thanks to Croatia Only Tours.
-Teddy Norris, Missouri
Croatia Only Tours with Joe and Bette was my best trip ever and I have traveled extensively around the world for the past 25 years. The experience was so personal, we all became like family and there was no expense spared in showing us Croatia in First Class style.
-Sue Hitschel, Illinois
If you have never been to the Croatian coast before, be prepared to be surprised, delighted and relaxed! This is one of the great beauty spots in the world – clear blue water, sunny skies with mountains in the background and lots of islands to explore.
-Jan and Bill Drummond, Redmond, Washington
Your hospitality has gone far beyond any of the expectations I had for this wonderful vacation. I have been treated like a long-time friend. Thank you for all the wonderful memories you have made possible.
-Vern Cunningham, California
Croatia Only Tours quickly became a vacation with good friends, (Joe and Bette), who have been there before, know where to go and take care of all the details - a wonderful time!
-Lisa Wade, Texas
The journeys we made in Croatia were truly astounding. How fortunate for all of us that you showed us the real Croatia and off the beaten path.
-Yvonne Smith, Colorado
Joe was super organized and his knowledge of the country, the people, the food, the restaurants and everything else made a real difference. Bette was great and made the tour seem like an adventure with a group of friends. She provided the perfect balance with Joe.
-Jerry Doyle, North Carolina
I usually return from a trip that I’ve enjoyed, develop pictures, talk about it for a month, and then move on. But that Croatia trip – and all of you – made a different and more permanent imprint. I can’t get over Croatia, and you all made the impact greater.
-Joan Silverlieb, Virginia
Joe and Bette, Traveling with you throughout Croatia has been one of the greatest memories and experiences of my life. Being able to experience the history, the culture and places off the beaten path with Joe, who as a young boy walked on many of the same paths, provides a perspective that few will ever experience.
-Admiral and Mrs. Dennis Vaughan, Seattle, Washington
I never thought my trip to Croatia would be as rewarding, as relaxing and as interesting as it was! Each day was nicer than the previous.
-Tammy Wendinger, Washington