Overall, this was a great trip. We had wonderful hotels, excellent guides and drivers and most of the activities were wonderful. The only thing I was a little unhappy about was the timing of receiving my final itinerary package. We were told early on that we’d receive this 3 weeks before we traveled, but we didn’t receive it until less than a week before we traveled. This didn’t really matter because we had our itinerary already, but it was more a “managing expectations” issue. There was one day when we could not do our scheduled activity (a boat trip) because of the weather, but our guide and Mariana’s staff in Dubrovnik made sure we still had a great day. So, I would use Mariana again for travel in this area or eastern Europe.
We went to Croatia, Slovenia, and Venice in September 2017. Mariana Fisher planned the Croatia and Slovenia portion, and your recommendation for Italy, Maria Landers, planned the Venice portion. We highly recommend both travel planners. They did a great job planning and coordinating all aspects of our trip. We would definitely engage their services again.
A very short excursion into Lastria, Croatia from Trieste, well planned and executed. No sense that the brevity of our trip made it any less important. Fascinated by what we saw and hope to return soon for a longer exploration. Excellent guide, a delightful driver and fine hotel, perfectly situated for us.