Before we booked we researched five other Croatian tours on offer by other firms and none compared with what this offered in price and range of places visited and overnight accommodation . Our trip was a boutique 7 day cruise plus a 10 day land based tour through northern Croatia. It was exceptional value particularly as many meals were included plus entertainment as well as entry to many venues and not as optional extras. The discovery was the amazing places visited on the itinerary and many of them hidden gems not normally available to the big tour operators because of the special relationship Blazenka has developed with key local people in all of these wondrous delights. The small numbers on Blazenka’s tours mean you are made to feel like a member of the family with the local people wherever you stay. The hospitality is wonderful and more often than not there will be fabulous live music of that region playing at a local venue. The fun is because being a small tour you get to mingle with your fellow travellers and have some amazing shared moments that make for an unforgettable memory. The tour guides and bus drivers even become your new best friends and there will be delicious surprises along the way of places not on the itinerary which will be added as you travel. You don’t have to partake of the morning nip of slivovitz on the bus but it means you will miss out on the fantastic buzz it gives to embrace the day ahead!