Tours & Shopping
Preferred Shopping Partners
The best memento from your trip has a story to tell. Be sure your purchases are unique, locally made and long lasting. And Vantage's local trip partners will steer you in the right direction. Here's how:
- All Shops are hand picked by Vantage experts, ensuring you a quality experience
- we negotiate Vantage-only discounts and special customer service assistance on your behalf
- Ease of Shopping with English-Speaking merchants so nothing gets lost in translation
- We give preference to merchants who make it easy for you to ship and receive items back home
Vantage has every confidence in the merchants we select for our Preferred Shopping Partners program. Our shops guarantee your satisfaction with any item you purchase. -- and in the very unlikely event that you have a problem with a purchase, we'll stand by that guarantee and assist you in resolving the issue.
As a tour company, it is our goal to ensure our team delivers the best buys in the best shops delivering safe and secure purchases. So come prepared with your color swatches and with carpet and clothing sizes converted to local measurements -- and your mementos will be telling their stories for years to come.
Croatian Naïve Art Gallery
Naïve Art is characterized by a simple approach, strong use of pattern and detail, saturated color and a refreshing childlike vision. Naïve art reflects a distinct separation from the proper fundamentals of painting. Showing a non-scientific perspective and an honest portrayal of imaginary scenes it is created by self taught, amateur, popular and vernacular artists who lack or reject formal art training and do not follow any particular movement or aesthetic. Sometimes referred to as primitive art, it is commonly regarded to be a segment of the school of folk art.
This gallery is located in the heart of Zagreb near the main city square and is the only Croatian gallery of Naïve art outside of the museum. Naïve art depicts the Croatian countryside, people and villages during everyday life in this unique 20th century art, and the gallery is filled with the paintings of well-known Croatian artists. You'll also have access to a variety of Croatian souvenirs, including guide books and DVDs, maps, ginger bread "lectar hearts," local wines and brandies in unique bottles, key chains, unique Croatian checkered T-shirts, ceramics, and more.