These benefits explain why self-guided tours might be a perfect holiday choice!

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Why self-guided tours? With self-guided travel around chosen destination You’ll get optional cost value and notable experience.

What is a self-guided tour?

A self-guided tour is a kind of organized travel intended for independent travelers. The main feature of such a trip is the individual journey, without the assistance of the guide provided by the agency.

The full package of a self-guided trip is between independent and package trips. If you book tours with the full self-guided package, the travel agency will book and arrange the trip for you. However, you will travel on your own, without the guide provided by your travel agency. 

Depending on the offer, the agency will choose and book all the attractions and hotels mentioned in the offer. All you need is to show up and follow the plan for the trip.

In general, this kind of holiday is perfect if you are not a fan of traveling in large groups. It gives you more freedom and flexibility than standard organized holidays.

If you are still thinking about whether your experience will be self-guided, be sure to consider the pros and cons in advance. These tips could help with your decision and research.

1. Independence, freedom, and flexibility

Freedom in research. Fiore Tours Agency takes care of all the details of travel and accommodation, leaving you free to enjoy your own guided walking tour and explore history and culture. 

Of course, there aren’t that many guided tours. However, individual travel is not for everyone and it can be quite stressful with a lot of mistakes.

Who will like a full package self-guided tour?

With a self-guided tour, you get the feeling of independence along with the safety of knowing that everything is organized and arranged for you.

For travelers who are looking for a vacation without much hassle and organization and not interested in traveling in large organized groups. Also for those who are not interested in a custom trip and satisfied with the pre-prepared trip. 

For example, if you like the itinerary offered by the agency but the chosen travel dates do not suit you.With self-guided touring, you get a sense of independence and know that everything is tailored for you.

Choose Your travel time

The schedule is flexible – you can choose your travel dates. You do not need to fit into an organized travel schedule.

Choose Your destination and routes

If you are not part of the trip that is planned in detail, you can apply your way of getting from point A to point B. Particularly if you are curious, you can always choose from different hiking routes to choose from mild to difficult tours, depend on how many days you would like to walk!

Choose Your travel companions

No matter how you travel, alone, as a couple, a group of friends or family, our guides give you the freedom to choose your travel companions.

For some people, traveling with a group of strangers can be daunting, as it is for some people individually. But many people say that when you go on a multi-day group tour, you start as strangers, but in the end, it’s like traveling with good friends.

Therefore, if you want to choose your travel buddies, then a solo tour is a great way to make it happen.

Travel at your own pace

Flexibility in travel is important! Guided tours often tie you to dates due to the arrival of a larger group of people. But with self-guided tours, you can choose which day you want to start.

Create the itinerary of your choice, choose the stations to visit along the way, decide to stay a little for lunch, start an hour early to capture the best times of the day, stop where you want and however you want.

Your tour, your freedom! Tours can be great, but sometimes you want to be free to make your own decisions.

On vacation with your guide you get an expertly planned plan, but with more flexibility in choosing what you want, spend more time somewhere and never worry about following a travel group.

2. Time and money savings

Exploring travel can be stressful and sometimes you don’t have as much time to dig and dig until you find all the things you want to see and all the things you want to do. 

Most people like to travel, but not everyone likes to plan a vacation: finding accommodation, places to eat, things to do – it can all be a little tricky. That is why these trips are a great choice! Of course, on vacation, you get tips from their guides, but also the opportunity to spend the day however you want.

All the bookings are done by the agency

Allow professionals to design your dream journey without fear of missing out on research.

Detailed trip documentation packs

Let us do the hardest work! Including all travel arrangements, itineraries, accommodation arrangements, detailed route notes, maps, destination guides and, emergency contact information.

Cost efficiency

Optimize your travel costs. A travel guide is a great choice but sometimes too expensive. Smaller groups or solo travelers may not always be able to afford a guide, so self-guided tours can drastically optimize travel costs.

Rely on pre-booked transportation

Keeping a bus and train schedule on vacation can be quite a hassle and time-consuming.Because of this, trips usually come with pre-booked transportation. Detailed information on transportation routes, buses and trains are also available on a standalone tour – always in the right place at the right time!

3. 24/7 support

We are localized in the region, so we are at your service if you need help. We provide in-country support with a 24/7 telephone line and emergency contact details.

Baggage transfers while walking

Leave your luggage to us. No need to pull your heavy backpacks from hotel to hotel. We will carry all your luggage between the hotels, leaving you free to enjoy your vacation on the walk.

Emergency support

When booking a travel experience, you can’t plan for everything, and sometimes things are just not in our control. The unexpected always has a way of happening, and that’s exactly what we hope for when traveling, a break from the mundane. For those times when things get out of hand, even on a self-guided tour, you can rest easy knowing that operator support is just a phone call away.

4. Accommodation

Selected accommodation. A selection of comfortable and hospitable hotels, from 2-star family hotels and traditional guesthouses to 4-star hotels with spa services.

All sites have been checked and their quality monitored regularly. The accommodation offers friendly service, clean and comfortable rooms and local flavor. With a self-guided tour, you can book your accommodation before your trip begins.

Be sure to have a comfortable place for rest after a day of traveling.

5. Interaction with locals

If you are alone, there will not be as much social interaction as you would with a group guide, but do not rush to the conclusion that you will feel lonely as a result. It is true that when you are on a solo visit, you are free to interact with the locals of the area you are visiting, which is the best way to experience the Croatian tradition and hospitality of the locals.

6. Self-satisfaction and hedonism in exploring

The self-satisfaction that comes with completing a self-guided tour is far greater than a guided tour. You truly feel a sense of accomplishment as you have navigated your way along the trail of your choice.

The complacency that comes with completing guided tours is much greater than the guided tour.

You get the feeling of being a researcher as you navigate the path of your choice.

Follow expert advice

On the expert itinerary, the tourist guide is based on years of experience and knowledge of the destinations that will help you make the most of your time and ensure travel carefreely. Because of such convoluted guidance, the other thing you have at your disposal is expert support, that is, self-guided walking tours often come with luggage transportation.

Summary

Today, in these circumstances, as in many other benefits, self-guided travel is becoming increasingly popular with travelers who like to explore. What better way to soak up the fresh mountain air and cycling around some of the most beautiful parts of Croatia?

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OUR GROUP SERVICES

If you’re considering bringing your group to Croatia, Slovenia, Bosnia & Hercegovina or Montenegro trust FIORE TOURS to organize and deliver your custom travel experience. Our comprehensive group services include:

All components for an integrated tourism experience. These include professional driver and licensed guides, transportation (car, minivan, 15 passenger minibus or coach), accommodation (hotel, motel, bed and breakfast, private accommodation, even camping), meals (from picnics to fine dining) and activities (hiking, biking, kayaking, rafting).

Innovative itinerary development. We work with our clients to develop itineraries that respond to their customer’s psycho-graphics and exertion and comfort levels. Feel free to ask us for examples of popular itineraries or ones that are more “off the beaten path.”

Outstanding customer service. Our success is largely due to our guides who place the customer first. As a “hands on” tourism business, our guides also work in the office, help set policy and basically keep the rest of us honest. We respond to all inquiries within 24 hours and keep a 24 hour emergency line open.

Value for money. The quality of our product and its cost represent some of best value for money spent. Our local knowledge, innovative ideas, access to a wide variety of unique properties and direct service delivery contribute to competitive pricing and customer satisfaction.

WHAT IS RESPONSIBLE TRAVEL?

Tourism is the world’s fastest growing industry. Traveling to far flung places gives us a wonderful opportunity to experience cultures that are so different from our own. But with the wondrous joy of travel comes the responsibility of ensuring that we do not adversely affect those countries that we visit. In a nutshell, Responsible Travel is about ensuring that you, as travelers, and Fiore Adventure, as a promoter of travel:

  • respect the local culture
  • do not inadvertently introduce new social ills and
  • promote & practice environmental responsibility in the places that we visit


That way, you enjoy a unique and memorable experience as well as authentic cross-cultural exchange and our local resources, cultures and customs are protected.

It has always been at the heart of Fiore Adventure’ ethos to not exploit local communities’ culture and environment.

We ensure our tours are:

  • low impact on natural resources
  • respectful and observant of local customs and
  • supportive of local economies


All staff of Fiore Adventure are locally employed and all our guides are, ensuring a more authentic experience for travelers, as well as sensitivity to local customs and culture. We also involve local communities in remote areas that we travel to.


Our environmental policy:

  • We recycle all our waste paper
  • Our correspondence and promotion is carried out via the internet and email, minimizing the amount of paper used for our activities
  • We use established, locally-owned and run accommodation wherever possible and aim to leave sites in better condition than we find them.
  • Our vehicle fleet is managed to minimise environmental impact.
  • Our group sizes are small, helping minimise cultural and environmental impact.
  • We monitor our impact, and where necessary alter our programmes accordingly.
  • We always abide by site-specific guidelines pertaining to flora and fauna.


Social policy:

  • All staff of Fiore Adventure are locally employed and all our guides are, ensuring a more authentic experience for travelers, as well as sensitivity to local customs and culture. We also involve local communities in remote areas that we travel to.
  • Our accommodation is mostly provided in small hotels, guest houses or apartments.
    On all our tours we use local produce and provide local-style meals, and we encourage our guests to try local dishes and delicacies
  • We support local economy and small business by supporting locally owned shops, restaurants, and using local guide services.
    Using local employees, accommodation providers, local restaurants and transportation services, Fiore Adventure ensures that financial benefits remain in the local community.

What you can do:

  • Learn something about Croatia: culture, religion, geography, politics and local customs.I strongly recommend to get a good travel guide such as Lonely Planet guides or Croatian Tourism Board. They are very useful before and during your staying.
  • Try to speak at least a few words of Croatian, you will make a big impression by doing it and it’s also a show of respect and interest on your part.
  • In many places fresh water is a very precious commodity and should not be wasted, so use a minimum for showering and washing, especially when you are on islands, tap water is drinkable throughout Croatia
  • Turn out the lights or air condition when you leave your room, use the public transport as much as you can, minimize your waste generally
  • Pick up your litter, never live any trace in nature, when you are in rural areas please stay to the trails and don’t damage or take any plants or flowers

TRANSPORTATION SERVICES

Fiore tours & adventure operates a fleet of different vehicles from cars, minivans and minibuses. Each van is equipped stereo radio/ CD sound systems with microphone, cloth/velour upholstered seats, carpeted interior and air conditioning. The vans are regularly serviced and continuously checked by a well established network of maintenance and service facilities throughout the country. This adds up to the best preventative maintenance program, but technical problems are not always avoidable.

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TRANSFER SERVICE

We cater to clients from all around the world and in doing so understand their basic needs and requirements. Whether you are on a business trip or on a holiday, we can assist you move in and around Croatia.

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BEFORE YOU GO

Preparing for your trip!!!! So you have booked! Please take the time to read the following information; it will help you prepare for the trip of a lifetime. The information provided here is a guideline and should be used as such, if you need further information please feel free to contact us – one of our staff will be happy to help you.

Travel documents

Passports
Passport valid for at least three months beyond length of stay is required for those nationals that need a visa. Those not requiring a visa need a valid passport and must leave the country before the passport has expired.If you don’t have a passport, apply for one in good time. If you do have a passport, check the expiry date.

Visa
Citizens of Australia, Canada, the EU, New Zealand, and the US do not need a visa for stays of up to 90 days. Visas cost US$26 (single-entry), US$33 (double-entry), and US$52 (multiple-entry). Apply for a visa at your nearest Croatian embassy or consulate at least one month before planned arrival.

Travel Insurance
A requirement for all overland travel is that you have valid insurance cover for the duration of our tour. It must cover you against personal accident, medical, cancellation, curtailment and repatriation expenses , you should also make sure you are covered for hiking and other expedition activities or optional excursions that you intend to do. You should purchase your travel insurance policy at the same time as you book your tour.Please remember to bring your policy with you.

Regional Information
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Packing list – adventure travel
One word: versatility. Your destination and the duration of time you’re traveling generally dictates what—and how much—to bring along. But whether you’re living out of your bag for two weeks or four months, pack clothes that can do double duty, ones that are functional enough for the trail but sharp enough not to stand out in a city. Sun hats can become rain hats, backpacks with detachable daypacks free your hands when lugging your gear from bus stop to hotel, and a good pair of travel pants with a concealed zipper pocket could stand in for a money belt.

When it comes to clothing, stay away from cotton (or at least aim for poly/cotton blends; it may be comfortable, but it takes forever to dry), and try for wrinkle-free clothes. Pack one nice outfit for that must-have dinner in a Parisian café, and always have pants or a skirt that’s long enough to cover your legs should you be traveling in a country where custom dictates a degree of modesty. In warmer climes, you’ll naturally be packing lighter. In cooler locales, layering will stretch your wardrobe. Another piece of advice: darker colors generally blend in anywhere, let you mix and match without becoming a fashion accident, and save the hassle of constant washing. And if you’re heading someplace with inexpensive markets and shopping (Southeast Asia, for example), you can always buy a few new items when the need or desire strikes.

In the brave new world of bags, you can get a rolling bag/backpack hybrid that gives you the versatility, and the newer generation of rollers come with wheels that swallow up Central European cobblestone as much as NYC asphalt. But if you’re uncertain, let your interest be your guide. Trekking in Annapurna? Go with a traditional backpack. Crawling the pavement of South America’s metropolises? A rolling bag will save your back and serve you well.

Travel Items
• passport + photocopy of front page of passport
• airline tickets
• travel insurance
• wallet (cash, credit cards, traveler’s cheque, ID Card)
• money belt
• medications
• list of contact addresses and telephone numbers
• backpack
• daypack
• multi-tool or pocket knife
• headlamp
• camera, memory card/film, charger/extra camera batteries
• ziploc plastic bags
• travel alarm clock / calculator
• small umbrella
• reading material
• International electric adapters

Clothing
• 2 to 3 synthetic/wicking polo shirts or t-shirts or 1 to 2 short-sleeve blouses, gauzy material
• fleece jacket or vest
• rainjacket (gore tex or similar)
• convertible nylon pants or a few skirts
• underwear and socks
• clothing and shoes for downtime and restaurants
• lightweight sarong
• sun/rain hat
• mid thigh-length shorts
• swimmsuit
• sleepwear
• sunglasses

Footwear
• waterproof sandals (or flip-flops for public showers)
• trail-running or hiking shoes
• “dress up” shoes (or buy them in-country)
• hiking socks
Toiletry Kit
• super-absorbent camp towel
• dramamine, or other motion sickness tablets
• anti-diarrhea medicine
• anti-bacterial cream
• insect repellent
• sunscreen and lip ointment
• handi Wipes
• feminine products
• shaving accessories

Repair Kit
• safety pins (keep straps together, etc.)
• clothespins (keep curtains closed and hang clothing to dry)
• mini sewing kit

Packing list – Cycling Holidays
Complete packing list for adventure travel
Bicycling Clothing & Gear
• bicycling shoes or stiff-soled sneakers
• bicycling shorts
• short-fingered bicycling gloves
• brightly colored cycling jerseys or synthetic T-shirts
• lightweight jacket or vest
• breathable windproof and waterproof rain jacket
Optional Bicycling Clothing & Gear
• arm and knee/leg warmers
• headband that covers ears (worn under helmet)
• synthetic mid-weight socks
• toe covers or booties (worn over clip-in bike shoes)
• bicycling tights
• windproof outer gloves (worn over biking gloves)
• lightweight but warm cycling cap that fits under helmet (skullcap)
• hydration backpack
• personal biking gear and helmet

Packing list – Walking/Hiking Holidays
Complete packing list for adventure travel
Walking/Hiking Clothing & Gear
• waterproof hiking boots/shoes
• walking/hiking shorts
• long-fingered, waterproof gloves
• lightweight windproof jacket/vest or warm sweater
• synthetic walking/hiking pants
• synthetic T-shirts
• walking sticks optional

Packing list – Sea Kayak Holidays
Complete packing list for adventure travel
Sea Kayaking Clothing & Gear
• water bottles/hydration pack
• dry bags
• synthetic T-shirts
• waterproof sandals
• swim suit and spare
• towel
• hat: baseball or wide-brim
• polypro long-sleeve top
• suncream & lipsalve
• gloves

Packing list – Multi-Sport Holidays
Complete packing list for adventure travel
Bicycling Clothing & Gear
• bicycling shoes or stiff-soled sneakers
• bicycling shorts
• short-fingered bicycling gloves
• brightly colored cycling jerseys or synthetic T-shirts
• lightweight jacket or vest
• breathable windproof and waterproof rain jacket
Optional Bicycling Clothing & Gear
• arm and knee/leg warmers
• headband that covers ears (worn under helmet)
• synthetic mid-weight socks
• toe covers or booties (worn over clip-in bike shoes)
• bicycling tights
• windproof outer gloves (worn over biking gloves)
• lightweight but warm cycling cap that fits under helmet (skullcap)
• hydration backpack
• personal biking gear and helmet

Sea Kayaking Clothing & Gear
• water bottles/hydration pack
• dry bags
• synthetic T-shirts
• waterproof sandals
• swim suit and spare
• towel
• hat: baseball or wide-brim
• polypro long-sleeve top
• suncream & lipsalve
• gloves

Notice On Filing Customer's Complaints

Pursuant to Article 8 Paragraph 2 of the Law on Consumer Protection (Narodne Novine Official Gazette No. 97/07 and 125/07 – corr. 79/09 and 89/09 – corr., 133/09), we inform our clients that complaints regarding the quality of our services can be submitted in writing to:
Fiore d.o.o., travel agency, Mate Vlašića 6, 52440 Poreč, Croatia or sending to following E-mail address: adventure@fiore.hr

You will receive a response to your complaint in writing within 15 days of receipt of the complaint. Required information: name and surname of the person filing the complaint, the exact address for submission of responses.

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