Wouldn’t you like to make the most of your stay here? Who can help you better then us, locals? No matter where we take you in our region – to which town or village – one thing is certain: we will reveal you secrets, curiosities and hidden gems you would never find on your own. We can help you to better understand the routine and rhythm of our people, along with the customs and origins of our towns and villages. Being in love with the area we work in and the people we work with makes us their best ambassadors… and your great experience will turn you in our best promoter.
We offer you more than our local knowledge and experience. Thanks to special education and lifelong training, our tour guides are qualified professionals with in-depth knowledge on various topics. We have site and destination expertise and experience with various groups and their needs. Among our colleagues you can find experts in art history, archeology, architecture, teachers, librarians, writers, journalists, tourism consultants, interpreters and translators. And they all have just one goal: to provide you an excellent service and unforgettable experience.
YOUR BEST HOSTS
Guiding isn’t just our job; it is our vocation and true passion. We would like you to feel the same passion about Northern Adriatic region and whole Croatia in general. We will certainly show you the highlights, but our mission is to take you to meet the locals, to help you understand our way of life, to immerse you into our culture, to indulge your senses while discovering our sights, customs, food… Allow us to tie you to this region forever! You will see: You’ll come as a guest and leave as a friend!
According to legal requirements in our country only guides certified by authorised Croatian institutions are allowed to guide visitors and interpret our heritage and culture at sites listed and protected by law. We have obtained our qualification after a thorough training and exams passed for one or several Croatian regions. This is clearly stated on the back of our official guide badges provided by Croatian Ministry of Tourism. We are all legally required to wear our badges which look like this:
When booking a local guide, make sure that it`s really a licensed guide, because the majority of tourist attractions are actually protected areas and guiding by an unlicensed guide is against the Law of the Republic of Croatia. Your guide must wear a prominent guide license in a visible place throughout the tour. All our members are licensed for the Primorje - Gorski Kotar County, and many of them for a large number of other counties in the Republic of Croatia.
ABOUT OUR ORGANIZATION
The Association of tourist guides in Kvarner was founded in 1998, and it gathers app. 90 members who operate in the Northern Adriatic region (Rijeka – the proud European Capital of Culture 2020, Kvarner, Istria, Lika) and some throughout all Croatia and neighboring countries.
Through lifelong education and constant work on the advancement of the profession, we are raising the tourist offer of our region and as members of the Association of Tourist Guides of Croatia and various professional associations and institutions, we are also raising the tourist offer of the whole country.
THE FOLLOWING REPRESENTATIVES OF OUR ASSOCIATION WERE ELECTED AT THE 2020 ASSEMBLY:
- President: Marija Volf Puž
- Vice-president: Darko Šorak
- Members of the Presidency: Denis Lipovac, Robertino Juranović
- Secretary: Ana Antić