Croatia Tours

Croatia is a land of thousands of islands, rich natural heritage and cultural beauties, colourful cities and an endless blue sea. You might want to be charmed by the lure of narrow cobbled streets in the shade of ancient walled towns until you reach the vibrant ports and coastal towns of Istria, Kvarner or Dalmatia. Or you could ascend the winding green roads leading to central Croatia, interlaced with castles and forts. Each step you take in this country will be a brand-new experience.

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beautiful waterfalls in Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia
PlitvicePlitvice National Park, wonderful nature is protected by UNESCO. The World Heritage-listed Plitvice Lakes National Park comprises 16 terraced lakes interconnected by a series of stunning waterfalls and surrounded by densely-wooded hills. Walk among the waterfalls, take a boat ride through the crystal water, and take magnificent photos.
Dubrovnik, Croatia. UNESCO World Heritage Site
DubrovnikDubrovnik, "the Pearl of the Adriatic," is renowned on the Dalmatian coast. Its allure is timeless, boosted by Game of Thrones scenes filmed here. Encircled by 16th-century ramparts and adorned with churches, palaces, and museums, the city offers a year's worth of discoveries.
Kornati Islands national park archipelago panoramic aerial view, landscape of Dalmatia, Croatia
KornatiThe National Park Kornati consists of 89 islands and islets carved with cracks, caves and cliffs and dotted with tufts of evergreen forest. The Kornati National Park is a delight for any lover of unspoilt nature, limpid waters and tranquillity. Linger in a coffee shop and stare out at the blue horizon.
Seafront view at old city center in Split town, Diocletian Palace view from the Adriatic Sea, Croatia
SplitSplit is among Croatia's and the Mediterranean's most thrilling cities with its vibrant seafront cafes and historic lanes. Its energy is evident as you wander. Born from Emperor Diocletian's palace in 295 AD, the city's heart showcases a maze of homes, churches, and chapels shaped by successive settlers after Diocletian.
Zagreb main square and cathedral aerial view, Croatia
ZagrebVisiting Zagreb, Croatia's capital, completes any trip. Explore the Cathedral, Ban Jelačič Square, open market, and bustling Tkalčič Street. Spend a weekend enjoying its vibrant streets, with many cafes and restaurants inviting relaxation. The city's notable street art scene and alternative spots are also a must-see.
Ancient Roman Amphitheater in Pula, Croatia
PulaThis seaside city on the Istrian Peninsula is famous for its preserved ancient Roman buildings, including the well-preserved, impressive Pula Arena, one of the best-preserved Roman amphitheaters in the world.

Travel tips for Croatia &FAQs

Croatia offers attractive experiences throughout the year. The warm summer months between May and September are most popular for coastal and island trips, including beach relaxation and sailing. The spring and fall are perfect for exploring national parks and cities, offering a comfortable climate and fewer tourists. Winter, meanwhile, adds a unique charm to the historic towns and offers winter sports opportunities in the mountain areas.

  • Exploring National Parks: Croatia has eight beautiful national parks where visitors can enjoy the beauties of nature in different ways. Kornati National Park, for example, is a prime spot for swimming, snorkelling or diving. On the other hand, Paklenica is a good choice for more adventurous visitors. It is an ideal place for hikers, climbers or cyclists.
  • Relaxing on Scenic Beaches: Croatia has many beautiful sandy beaches where you can sunbathe and swim in the clear sea, strengthening and filling you with positive energy. Many beaches are surrounded by pine trees which provide bathers with natural shade for protection from the sun, which gives a delightful feeling. One of the most famous beaches is Zlatni Rat on the island of Brač.
  • Biking in Istra: Visit the Istra peninsula, which is a natural paradise for cycling enthusiasts. As the arm has a diverse landscape, Istra suits all cyclists. However, it is ideal for those who are more recreational, capable of more significant effort, and can cope with steep slopes to one of the hilltops.
  • Sailing: Indulge in sailing along the fairytale coast, surrounded by clear turquoise water, lounging on beautiful beaches, exploring hidden coves and admiring charming fishing villages. Croatia is a paradise for sailing lovers and is a perfect reflection of the Mediterranean spirit of the past.
  • Gastronomy: Croatia offers a wide variety of dishes and tastes. There are numerous ways to experience Croatian food, from street food stalls to top restaurants. Food is quite diverse in Croatia, from fish and seafood to steaks and pasta. There are some similarities between Italian, Austrian and Hungarian, but Croatian dishes still have their specific taste.

The length of your stay would depend on your interests, but generally, 7-14 days allow you to explore the diverse landscapes, historic cities, and beautiful islands of Croatia. Of course, if you wish to stay longer, there are plenty of hidden gems and less explored paths.

Croatian cuisine is as diverse as its regions, influenced by Mediterranean, Central European, and Balkan traditions. Some traditional dishes to try include:
  • Peka: A traditional way of preparing food. Meat or seafood is placed under an iron bell-shaped lid, then covered with hot coals.
  • Black risotto: Squid ink gives this seafood rice dish its distinctive colour.
  • Istrian truffles: Known for its high quality, these are used in a variety of dishes, from pasta to desserts.
  • Pag cheese: A hard, salty cheese made from sheep's milk, originating from the island of Pag.
  • Croatian wines and olive oil: Croatia has a long tradition in winemaking, especially white wine, but also some excellent reds. Olive oil, mainly from Istria, is renowned for its quality.

Croatia hosts a variety of cultural, music, and food festivals throughout the year. The most popular ones include the Dubrovnik Summer Festival, Pula Film Festival, and the Ultra Music Festival in Split. The Sinjska Alka, a traditional equestrian competition held in August, is a unique cultural event.

The official language is Croatian, but English is widely spoken, particularly among younger generations and in tourist areas. Italian, German, and Hungarian are also commonly understood.

Yes, Croatia is generally considered a safe country for tourists. As always, it is advisable to follow standard travel safety precautions, such as protecting personal belongings and avoiding less crowded areas at night.

The currency in Croatia is the Euro (€). Money can be exchanged at banks, post offices, and exchange offices, as well as via numerous ATMs that are widely available across the country. Credit and debit cards are extensively accepted in most hotels, restaurants, and shops. However, check with your bank about any foreign transaction fees that may apply when using your card abroad. Having some cash on hand for smaller establishments or local markets that may not accept cards is always a good idea.

Tipping in Croatia is not obligatory but is appreciated for good service. It's common to leave up to 10% of the bill in restaurants. For services like taxis or tour guides, rounding up to the nearest whole number is customary.

Croatia is a part of the Schengen area, so visitors from many countries, including the USA, Canada, and Australia, do not need a visa for tourist visits of up to 90 days. However, checking current visa requirements before planning your trip is best.

Croatia operates on a 230V supply voltage and 50Hz. It uses Type C and Type F power sockets. You'll need an adapter if your device uses a different plug type.

Internet access is widely available in Croatia. Most hotels, restaurants, and cafes offer free Wi-Fi. Mobile data coverage is good throughout the country, with 4G widely available.

Croatia is part of the EU's "Roam like at home" system so that EU residents can use their mobile phones at no extra cost. If you're visiting from outside the EU, check with your service provider about roaming charges.

Croatia has a good standard of healthcare. EU residents can use their European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) for necessary medical services. If you're visiting from outside the EU, it's advisable to have travel insurance that covers healthcare. Checking with your health insurance provider about coverage before travelling is always a good idea.

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