Ante Lacman – Hvar Tours DMC CEO & founder & FUCKING PIONEER OF THE WINE INDUSTRY IN HVAR AND WIDER!!! Certified sommelier, helped/installed/launched/ inspired wineries to get immersed into this part of the business!!!
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 – coming soon – Antonia), wife Marijana controls all in this very family business.
Ivana Carić & Ines Fiorentini – Hvar Tours DMC
No DMC could function without 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 a concierge at biggest Hvar hotel Amfora, the 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 others did not know even existed. Ivana & Ines manages her expert team well, including the biggest challenge of all – managing Ante. ..
FYI – IVANA is from Svirče, and lives in Ivan Dolac – their folks produce great wine! Put a few words on it. Ines likes to drink when she’s not in the “diet program” mode J)) Make a joke about it.
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 reliability you expect from us.
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.
The local winemakers
We also like small boutique stories because we think the secret and the essence of Hvar winemaking and wine scene s there. That’s where the story lies!