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Genuine Tours is a dream I had from the moment I became a tour guide.

I wanted to offer more personable tours. I wanted people to come to Croatia and enjoy all the sights in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere.

From your first email to your departure flight, I’ll be here. I’m the one planning your itinerary. I’m the one getting the birthday cake for your family member. Not baking it, though. I’ll make sure you get those shoes you forgot in the last hotel. I’ll make your dinner reservations. I’m here for anything and everything.

So who am I? Your travel agent? Tour manager? Local guide? Honestly, I have no idea. I am someone who wants Croatia to be one of your best memories. Usually, I’m referred to simply as Ella.

Start your adventure now and visit Croatia!

Rafaella Kovačić

Founder

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Ella is a treasure of Croatia !!! Standard of Excellence !
Ella is a treasure of Croatia !!! Standard of Excellence !
@580jillianm
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Ella actually created our whole EXTRAORDINARY 8 day trip from Zagreb to Hvar to Dubrovnik. It was for seven people.MY husband and myself and five adult kids ranging from 23 years old to 35. ThIS was a trip of a lifetime . We have been all over the world and have a vast base of comparison. This will be in our top three only because of Ella ! . Ella did everything from securing fantastic , dependable drivers in each place , beginning by picking us up at the airport ( with her ) and then weaving so many adventures throughout the trip From Truffle hunting to lake hike to blue grotto boat trips , historical educational walks through cities to unique wineries and cheese makers with tastings.

Ella even arranging perfect dinners and secured tickets for us on our transition boats and stayed on top of every activity always adding and subtracting as needed. Ella is brilliant , joyful , witty and an exceptional human being. She is trustworthy and so very capable. I have already recommended her to a number of friends. I have many who did not have as compelling , fun and fascinating trips to Croatia but now want to go back so that Ella can “immerse them in all the wonders of this remarkable country . Ella one of the treasures of Croatia !
A National Living Treasure
A National Living Treasure
@stepheno166
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Ella is the closest thing that Croatia have to a National Living treasure! :D If you want someone who has a great grasp of English, lots of energy and an awesome sense of humour you will be in for a treat. We were a private party of three that were picked up from Zadar and driven to Zagreb, via the Plitvice Lakes. Ella kept us entertained with lots of history and plenty of jokes thrown in to keep you entertained and amazed. I have recommended Ella to friends, knowing they will not be disappointed! :)
Fantastic Guide!!!
Fantastic Guide!!!
@wayofthehero
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Beware--if you hang around Ella you're sure to laugh and love your time! She's spunky, knowledgeable, lively, humorous, and crazy fun. In 2018 and 2019 our study abroad students, my faculty colleague, and I spent multiple weeks with Ella and I cannot say enough good about her! We toured Zagreb, Plitvice Lakes, Split, Ljubljana Slovenia, and spent an absolutely delightful day trip to the Kumrovec museum. Ella wriggled her way so deep into the students' hearts that they cried when we left her. She is a gifted communicator with a knack for setting her audience at ease and whisking them into adventure.

Don't wait--hire her! And prepare to be charmed and enchanted as you experience the hidden nooks and crannies of Croatia through the eyes of a master guide.
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