Croatia: Istria and the Dalmatian Coast

Hill Towns, Islands, and Culinary Delights


Here are the Trip Leaders scheduled for this journey (please note that leader assignments are subject to change).

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Richard Bell

For a man who has traveled to more than 100 countries, been a trip leader for Wilderness Travel for more than 20 years, and has an ever expanding palate to cook exquisite dishes with global infusion (ask him about his infamous slow-cooked lamb with pomegranates), ...

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Ingrid Cercek

Ingrid Cercek was born and raised in Slovenia. After 28 years living in the lovely capital, Ljubljana, she moved with her husband to a small wooden chalet in the countryside. Since her childhood, Ingrid has been exploring the mountains and villages of Slovenia as well ...

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Antonio Dragun

Antonio Dragun, a native of Croatia, has a bachelor’s degree in economics with special emphasis on Croatian and European history. Since 2008, he has been guiding in his own country as well as organizing trips in England, Italy, Germany, Switzerland, the former ...

Petek tomo

Tomo Petek

With a degree in economics and tourism, Tomaz “Tomo” Petek created a vagabond lifestyle traveling to different continents and exploring new cultures. From Italy to India, Morocco to Belize, he immersed himself in new environments, and picked up a few ...

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Nena Rifelj

Nena Rifelj is a passionate adventurer who has enjoyed traveling throughout the world but also loves to introduce visitors to the mountains and cultures of her native Slovenia. Nena was a professional alpine ski racer for nine years and has taught skiing in Italy, the ...

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Stanislav Simicic

Stanislav Simicic, of Croatia, is a graduate of a culinary academy in Osijek. A fine chef, he was awarded a second-place ranking among all young Croatian chefs in a competition in 1997. Stanislav later worked as a chef at a restaurant in Poreé for three years, ...