Who is

GUIDINA DESTINATION MANAGEMENT is an incoming tour operator for Croatia and neighboring countries, founded by the Austrian-Croatian Schwengersbauer family. GUIDINA is headquartered in Brtonigla in Istria and consists of a 6-person team. From the very beginning, GUIDINA has been primarily active as a specialist for group travel and events, and is now one of the leading agencies focused on the special needs of group travelers

Guido Schwengersbauer, born and raised in Austria, first came Croatia in the 1970s as the lead tour guide for an Austrian travel agency, falling in love with the region and deciding to stay. After a career marked by rapid success and leading positions in Istrian tourism, he now dedicates his efforts to offering “fair” high-quality tourism. His acute awareness of people and potential continues to forge close connections with locals, making him a very sensitive intermediary between the country, culture and guests. He loves nothing more than to accompany special tours himself, introducing guests to the secrets of Croatian culture, cuisine as well as commerce, politics and history.

Maruska Schwengersbauer, mother of two sons who are already walking in their parents’ footsteps, has been running the office and a long-standing team of enthusiastic employees for almost 2 decades.

Our Vision

GUIDINA stands for:

  development of creative and market-appropriate
  travel products for our partners
  high-quality at fair prices
  sustainable tourism: we work exclusively with local
  providers and products
  extensive knowledge and an excellent network in
  Istria, Croatia and the surrounding countries
  custom-tailored offers exclusively, no
  pre-programmed catalog
  service around the clock

We want to offer your guests travel that is tailored precisely to their every wish, so that they are completely satisfied after their trip is over. We do everything we can to create countless special moments that your customers will remember for a long time to come. In close cooperation with you, we emphasize work that is professional, reliable and precise – in other words, perfect organization. Making it is easy for you to excite your guests with a once-in-a-lifetime tour!

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