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We just returned from a tour with Odysseys Unlimited. Before signing up for the tour, I posted a question about the tour company and found no report from anyone who had traveled with them and questions about them from several others. Therefore I am posting the following report.
I want to preface this report with the fact that when we go on tours, as opposed to traveling by ourselves, we usually go with high-end tour groups. You should factor that into my comments. I’ll post a short report on Croatia itself separately.
I found the Odysseys Unlimited tour “Pearls of Dalmatia” excellent value for the money. We stayed in either the best hotel in town or at least 4 star if it existed. Because the hotels were not typical chain hotels, there was a sometimes a disparity in rooms among tour participants, but it was random and when needed and possible, rooms were changed. All breakfasts, and some lunches and dinners were included. My only complaint about meals is that we had absolutely no choices offered at the lunches and dinners. Sometimes the food was to my taste, other times it wasn’t. I checked with the company and was told that on some tours there are choices of meals, on others no choice.
The pace of the tour was excellent. We stayed in each hotel at least 2 nights, which was wonderful. It is so nice to not have to pack every day. We saw beautiful sights and also had time to walk around some the the nicest ones on our own. Whoever planned the location and pacing of this tour is to be congratulated.
This is a small group tour with a limit of 24 people. We had a full-sized bus for the group which means everyone can have a window and space. Our drivers were excellent.
We had one tour guide who stayed with us through the trip. His knowledge of Croatian history was extensive, and he presented it well. Unlike other trips we have been on, when we had a local guide on this tour, the overall guide did not stay with us. Our local guides were excellent, and had more verve than the overall guide. He did his job, but was definitely a guide, not an escort, meaning that he led us, but didn’t seem involved with us.
One proviso – we had an extension through the company, and would most likely not do that again. On all other tours we have taken, if we paid for an extension through the company, the transfer to the airport at the end was included. It is not included by this group, and in Venice it was a hassle.
When we returned home from the trip, I sent my comments to the company. I received a comprehensive and thoughtful reply and was quite impressed by this.
My overall comment is that we may well go with this group again. We were not ecstatic, but pleased enough to add this group to our list of possible tour companies.

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