Hvar Tours – Who are we?
Ante Lacman – Hvar Tours DMC CEO & founder
A local boy and Blues fanatic, Ante has expanded his DMC agency business and now owns one of the best regional DMC business for corporate events. Game of Thrones themed dinners on location, international car launches, incentive travel for groups of 650 including concerts in historic buildings. If it can be done, Ante will get it done. And if it can’t be done, he will still get it done.
Ante is, above all, a Foranin, a Hvar Town local. He knows his island intimately, as well as all its characters. A passion for food and wine on this outstanding gourmet island, whose Mediterranean diet is protected by UNESCO, led him to turn his passions into a thriving business. From marriage proposals in romantic olive groves to private tastings of older vintages with famous winemakers, Ante’s enthusiasm and love of his island will be one of the highlights of your stay. A committed family man in a house full of girls (Amalija, Marieta and Antonia), wife Marijana controls all in this very family business.
Ivana Carić & Ines Fiorentini – Hvar Tours DMC
No DMC could function without a cool and calm operating executives, and Ivana & Ines more than fits the bill. With a proven career in hospitality before Hvar Tours, Ivana international experience and Ines as concierge at biggest Hvar hotel Amfora, little black book contains every name and number needed for the very best tour experience.
After years in the industry, combined with her considerable personal charm, Ivana and Ines contacts are second to none, which is great news for our clients. That little black book opens many doors other did not know even existed. Ivana & Ines manage their expert team well, including the biggest challenge of all – managing Ante.
Leo Rabenstein – Hvar Tours DMC
One of the key aspects to a successful tour is organisation and timing. Enter Leo, the Hvar Tours operational executive. A former SEAL/special forces operative, Leo brings his professional military training to the organisation of his tours, but combines it with warmth, humour and incredible knowledge to provide a tour experience which will linger long in the memory.
Some of the most demanding high-end VIP clients are handled by Leo, whose warmth and friendly disposition, combined with his logistical expertise and island knowledge always satisfy even the most demanding client.
Jadran Domančić a guide/go-to-guy
Some guides take you around, while others lead from the front. One thing is for sure after a tour with Jadran – you will have enjoyed a fulfilling day. A graduate from the Faculty of Kinesiology, Jadran is a very able sportsman and passionate cyclist. He has covered every inch of the island possible on two wheels, and one of his latest adventures was to cycling from the island of Paros in Greece to the Stari Grad Plain – the same journey (but different route) as the Ancient Greeks took some 2,400 years ago when they settled on Hvar. Hvar through the eyes (and wheels) of Jadran is an unforgettable experience.
Tomi Šego – Hvar Tours & Šego Yachts
Some people have the sea in their blood, and Tomi is no exception. Head of Hvar Tours marine services, Tomi has been on boats since he started walking (and probably before). Continuing the family tradition of being a skipper, Tomi manages the Hvar Tours fleet from his base in front of Hotel Amfora. Tomi’s greatest strength is keeping the boats operational. If there is a problem, he will fix it, allowing us to deliver you the reliabilty you expect from us.
Ljubica Zaninović is the Hvar Tours guide extraordinaire. As with many residents of Hvar Town, Ljubica is from the lavender village of Velo Grablje. That love of nature and the traditions of the island comes out with Ljubica’s guiding. A keen hiker and reader, Ljubica travels the world in search of adventure in her spare time, but always returns to the island she loves.
While much of the island’s tourism is centred on Hvar Town and the Pakleni Islands, central Hvar has much to offer as well. Enter Barbara, our guide from Jelsa, whose knowledge of the people, traditions and nature of Hvar make her the ideal companion to explore. Fluent in both English and German, her love of the island and its beautiful nature is plain to see.
Neda Milic – Financial director
Neda is Ante’s mother-in-law, and his wife Marijana jokes that there is nobody better to look after his money. This being a family business, Neda is also happy to add babysitting services to her financial skills.
All ours skippers are Hvar natives who know these waters better than anyone. While the main job of a skipper is to drive the boat, our Hvar Tours skippers offer much more. Local knowledge of the sea includes introducing clients to its hidden treasures and coves. Looking for something a little extra which was perhaps not in the original itinerary? Your skipper is your new best friend for the day. And also a friend who knows how to be discreet should you be looking for a little romantic privacy.
Hvar Tours is the ONLY official speedboat partner for Suncani Hvar Hotels. With the largest and most reliable fleet on the island, many villas and other hotels use Hvar Tours as the transfer company of choice. We are grateful for that trust and take the responsibility seriously, providing a warm, efficient, personalised and reliable service.
The local people
A special mention for some of the greatest reasons for the success of Hvar Tours – the local people of Hvar. No tour would be complete without that local contact. Whether it is a winemaker or olive producer, a jeweller or a chef, the people of Hvar are a fascinating and welcoming bunch of people. Some of our best tours introduce our clients to the homes, wineries and restaurant kitchens of Hvar. Fascinating anecdotes, demonstrations of ancient traditions, local jokes – these personal touches are the icing on the cake of a perfect tour, and we at Hvar Tours look forward to introducing you to our favourite island characters soon.
- Transfer and taxi services
For individual guests and groups from and to Split airport, Korcula, Dubrovnik, Brac and Šolta
- Speedboat Excursions
To other Hvar villages, the archipelago and nearby islands: Vis – Blue Cave, Split, Bol on Brac, Korcula, Dubrovnik
- Special programs and tours
The most authentic wine tours, traditional fishing, island culinary picnics, lavender gathering programs and more – each created for small groups, like yours!
- Speedboat and yacht rentals
Choose from the largest fleet on Hvar, with or without a skipper
- Accommodations – from boutique to unique
Hotels, villas, private accommodations for individuals, families, corporate events
- Concierge services
Special services like private dinners, romantic surprises, welcome parties and themed events for anniversaries, birthdays, special events
- Destination management services for corporate clients and MICE
- organizing group excursions, trips
- organizing team building events
- organizing parties, lunch/dinners in special locations
- chartering yachts, speedboats and renting villas for special occasions