Tailor-made Travel

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Want to drift off, get away from it all? With its 1000 islands scattered across the eastern Adriatic Sea, Croatia has numerous hideouts waiting for you…

Unique Hotels

Stylish Croatian heritage hotels offer hospitality at its finest.

MICE Management

You dream it – we make it happen!

Gastronomic Experiences

Over the course of the centuries, all four sides of the world have poured their influences into the Croatian pot, incorporating it in the context of time…

Private Tours

Experience Croatia & beyond through a variety of different special interest adventures.

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Holiday Ideas

Choose your travel scenario, or arrange it yourself with the help of our specialists

Customized travel

Your specific requests and expectations call for a personalized approach, from basic hospitality services to extensive logistical arrangements; from the simplest hotel booking or travelling through past and present, to memorable gala dinners.


More than a thousand islands and one of the world`s most indented coastlines guarantee a lot of hideout bays; numerous World Heritage sites and national parks will mesmerize you with their beauty, a zillion impressive stories and marvellous architecture; pristine-clean sea, distinctively quirky islands and industry-free mainland offer delicious locally-grown food.

Experiential travel

Croatia abounds in natural and cultural diversity, and as such it represents an ideal vacation destination with an emphasis on virtually any topic. Here you can acquire experience and impressions which, in terms of their content, can be classified as a more specific form of tourism.

Easy-Going tours

Are you one of those people who don`t like to move around, but would rather stay in one place and explore only if you feel like it? Or would you like to see the country but “below the radar”, exploring for yourself whenever and whatever you like? Or to move from one place to another without much fuss, avoiding main tourist roads and locations?

Archaeological tours

Croatian territory in general is renowned for its rich historic heritage. Numerous cultures have left their trace here over the course of more than two millennia, allowing the local people to weave their threads into the fabric of the local ambience. Visiting and exploring its historical lacework represents a unique experience for any culture-lover. Having learned more about Croatia, you are bound to learn more about yourself…

Food & wine tours

Croatian gastronomy features diversity as its most important hallmark, which is completely logical considering its geopolitical history. Over the course of the centuries, all four sides of the world have poured their influence into the Croatian pot(s), incorporating it in the context of their era.

Self-drive tours

For the people who want a bit broader experience during their travel through Croatia, it would be a pity not to spend some quality time outside Croatia’s territory. Due to its unique geographical position and the shape of its borders, Croatia offers great possibilities for visiting its neighbouring countries’ attractions.

Croatia & beyond

For the people who want a bit broader experience during their travel through Croatia, it would be a pity not to spend some quality time outside Croatia’s territory. Due to its unique geographical position and the shape of its borders, Croatia offers great possibilities for visiting its neighbouring countries’ attractions.

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Will Davies – Muse Events Management

LifeVantage Incentive trip – Croatia 2022

We worked with Ventula Travel on a couple of shows over the past years, and they are our favorite. The creativity, passion for the project and attention to detail is hard to match in another partner. We recently brought a large group to Dubrovnik this past September. Robert and the team helped us walk through options, explore creative solutions and worked with suppliers as our needs and numbers grew. In all seriousness I can say that we would not have been able to accomplish the event without Ventula. The whole team worked around the challenges and gave the event the attention I couldn’t only have hoped for.
Anything in the area, Robbie is the only option I would ever look at.

Katya Perez, San Diego (USA)

Excavations of the Ancient Salona 2022

The excavation was fantastic! I was able to learn so much about ancient Roman archaeology and enhance my education in archaeology and environmental studies. Croatia is now my favorite country that I have traveled to within Europe, and I will definitely be returning. All of the excursions that I was able to attend were absolutely fantastic! There is so much history and culture – truly such an amazing program and destination.

Adam Poulus, Brisbane (AUS)

Excavations of the Ancient Salona 2022

I’ve been wanting to come Croatia for about 25 years and when the opportunity to visit and experience my first archaeological dig came up I just had to sign up. I spent 6 weeks altogether in Croatia, but it was the last 2 and a half weeks on the Ventula tour that I really enjoyed the true Croatia. Robbie is highly organised with a range of engaging add ons (included in the price except for the scuba diving). The second scuba dive at a shipwreck in 25m of water was incredible, I’d highly recommend the experience. Clis Castle with the guys letting you get ‘hands on’ with the swords and long bows was also lots of fun. But for me the reason I came to Croatia was also the highlight of my trip. I came to give a proper archaeological experience a go and it was without a doubt one of the greatest experiences of my life. Building the relationships with the students, PHD students, Tomislav and Santa, was life changing. And to be led by someone with the knowledge and experience of associate professor Dino from Zagreb university and his wife Anna, was truly awesome. For anybody contemplating a career change to archaeology or just wanting to ‘dip your toe in’ to see what it’s like I strongly recommend the Ventula Travel experience at old Salona! Value for money and great people.

Peter Eger, Colorado (USA)

Excavations of the Ancient Salona 2022

The memories, experiences, tours, knowledge, and the digs I participated in are definitely worth it. Everything included with this experience (our tour guide Robert, food, hotel, etc.) was also very top-notch and high quality, with no downsides whatsoever. I’ll definitely be coming back, as this trip was a life-changing experience in terms of both leisure and work. My highest thanks goes to Robert, Dino, and everyone else who makes this wonderful trip work smoothly!

Deborah Stegman, Colorado (USA)

Dubrovnik & Split Tailor-made program

We really enjoyed our time in Croatia. The days we spent with you were very easy, informative, and well planned. Tamara, our guide was outstanding; I’d welcome time with her again. Favorite visits were to Sinj and Ston. We were intrigued in the Alka, and hope to return to visit during this event. Thanks to Robert, and all your staff. Hoping to work with you again in the future.

Hannah B., Oregon (USA)

Dalmatia – A Historical Exploration – Tailor-made program

This really was a once in a lifetime trip for me. Each of our guides showed such passion and love for their city, it made us fall in love with the cities as well. I loved getting to try so many new experiences, food and activities, and doing so in such a beautiful place. My favorite part of the trip was meeting and talking with the people in each city. Hearing their stories and how their families are intertwined with the history of Croatia.

Laura A., Washington, (USA)

Dalmatia – A Historical Exploration – Tailor-made program

I had an excellent trip to Croatia planned by Robert and Jelena. The food was excellent, the tours were all great, and the hotels were very deluxe. The Hotel Adriana in Dubrovnik was especially nice; we had a great view from our room and there was a nice area you could swim in the Adriatic right from the hotel. We also had a great meal at their restaurant. The second half of my trip I spent helping on an archaeological dig, which was a bucket-list item for me. Dino, in charge of the dig, was knowledgeable and patient with me and the other tourists. Overall, it was an experience I will never forget and I hope to get back soon!

Jessica E., Maryland (USA)

Dubrovnik, Hvar & Salona – Talior-made programme

I’m not used to taking packaged trips. I usually do my own research and planning for travel. But I feel like I got to know the area on a level I haven’t with other destinations. I think you’ve fundamentally changed how I approach traveling from now on due to how wonderful this experience was. Thank you for hosting us and letting us take part. The attention to detail was phenomenal. Everything worked like clockwork. Everyone we met was wonderful, on time, helpful. For all the transportation, I never had to wonder where someone was or if I was in the right place. It all just worked exactly to plan. And given the traffic at Pile Gate, that is saying a lot. It was a delight. We spent part of the way home looking for rental property in Croatia. Whether on vacation, while working remotely or during retirement, I can safely say we’ll be back. It has quickly become one of our most favorite countries. It was one of the best vacations we’ve ever taken.

Mary Frenkel, Texas (USA)

Dubrovnik, Hvar & Salona – Talior-made programme

Best vacation ever! Robert planned it perfectly and thought of everything. I loved how he could customize the packages according to my needs and wishes and was always available when I needed him or had questions before and during the trip. He personally selects only the best guides, hotels etc he knows for the best quality/experience for his clients. I will be booking all future travel with him and recommend him to all my friends and family. My trip was very affordable and he can work with all budgets. I also loved how connected he was to so many people and places in the country and was so knowledgeable. Five stars!

Liana Muresan, New York (USA)

Salona 2021 excavations programme

The Ancient Salona program has been one of the most fantastic travel experiences I’ve ever had. It’s overflowing with historical and cultural depth, from participating in the archaeological excavations of Salona, to exploring several cities and sites, both on and off the mainland, led and organized by the incredible Robert, who went above and beyond to make sure we had a truly great experience. The program included 2 weeks of hard but rewarding digging under the overview of the ever knowledgeable Dino who brought ancient history to life, the most delicious and sumptuous meals, incredible scenery, and immersive tours. Highlights include olive oil and wine tastings, walking tours of 10+ charming and interesting towns, interactive weapons demonstration, and getting to know a great group of people in the process. If I could do this again tomorrow, I definitely would. I can’t recommend this program highly enough!

Alex Shulman, Illinois (USA)

Salona 2021 excavations programme

It is a 5 stars archeological and cultural tour of Croatia. With every minute planned by Robert to the last detail. Robert takes care of each person in the group based on individual needs and preferences. I had many guides and tours in my life but nothing even close to the one Robert provides. Hotel is located right near Salona excavation site with beautiful view on the park from the room’s balcony. Room is very nice and clean. WiFi works great. Service is amazing. Hotel serves breakfast and dinner with large selection to any taste. There is a general store and bakery across the street. This was my first archeological dig. Archeological team consisted of 5-7 tourists, 10-12 students from Zagreb university and supervised by dr. Dino Demicheli. Dino is a great person and has extensive knowledge of history and archeology that he is willing to share. Dino supervised our every day excavations with detail explanations of how work should be done and why. All students spoke very good English and it was wonderful working with them everyday and share experiences. Daily trips around Split area cover diverse historical and cultural past of Croatia. Robert carefully selects guides for different places or guides himself. Each day trip is an unforgettable experience.

Daniela Wojas, Illinois (USA)

Salona 2021 excavations programme

Ventula Travel made me fall in love with Croatia and archeology. The trips we were on, the food, wine, and company were truly outstanding. I had the pleasure of meeting the most intelligent and interesting people with unique hobbies and vast knowledge. Trips to the Archaeological Museum in Split and the fortress of Klis will forever remain in my memory. Just as diving in the submerged port of Siculi settlement. In addition, I absolutely LOVED the excavations in Salona – they were very rewarding! The group was supervised by a highly specialized archaeological team, Dino and Ana, who made us feel very welcome. It was truly a wonderful visit, and I will definitely be coming back.

Destination Curiosities

Mediterranean Cuisine

The Mediterranean diet consists of a set of skills, knowledge and practices that link the landscape with the dining table, including the method of growing crops, harvesting, fishing, food preservation, its processing and preparation, and sometimes the pattern of…

Roman Emperors Augustus and Diocletian

These two emperors, considered by many as the most significant Roman emperors, played a crucial part in the history of Dalmatia, one as its founder, and the other as its heir. After several wars, the first Roman emperor Augustus, whose full name is Caius Iulius Caesar Octavianus…

Cricket on Vis

On the island of Vis, cricket has been played since 1809: it was first introduced by Sir William Hoste, an officer of the British Royal Navy known as the Young Nelson, famous for his historical victory in the last sailing ships battle against a considerably superior Napoleon’s fleet…


Although the bell-ringing tradition in the Kvarner region (like many other traditions in today’s world) has been “commercialized”, it actually goes deep into local history as a multifaceted and layered, one even might say mysterious custom. Seen from a regional perspective…


Stećci are monolithic stone blocks, horizontal or vertical tombstones from the 14th and 15th century, characteristic for Dalmatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, parts of Montenegro, west Serbia and Kosovo. Stećci cannot be found anywhere outside this territory. Most scientists agree…


One word that, by its use, unites almost all the countries of the Balkan Peninsula to this day. It probably comes from the Romanian word cătun, standing for hamlet, or Albanian katund, which means village or a region. In Montenegro, Herzegovina, Croatia and Serbia, the Katun is still used today as a temporary pastoral settlement…

Illyrian Hill-Forts

Hill-forts are the most important remains of the Illyrian material culture. The Illyrians erected their hill-forts in natural elevations which were difficult to access and easily defensible against the enemies. The economic factor was an important element in the selection…


Bikla is an alcoholic drink which is well-known in Dalmatia, both in the hinterland and on the islands. It is made by mixing red wine and milk, usually in equal parts. Bikla can be made with either goat or cow milk. Its colour ranges from lighter to darker shades of purple…


The Principality of Neretva (10th century) was an Early Croatian state occupying the territory between the rivers Cetina and Neretva. Unlike its neighbouring lands, a pagan, non-Christian religion was predominant among the people of this highly isolated state due to a belief…

World`s oldest vine

Quite unexpectedly, in the very center of Maribor in Slovenia, leaning against a part of the medieval city walls turned into a museum, the oldest vine in the world grows. The variety that this 400-year-old gives is locally called Žametovka or Modra Kavčina…

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