Croatia Sailing Holidays

Explore the Adriatic islands with our Croatia sailing holidays, discover the top sites of Croatia's mainland with our group tours or design your own itinerary with our tailor-made holidays to Croatia and handy travel guides to help plan.

With a glamorous coastline of stunning islands, ancient walled ports and pristine interior wildernesses offering a range of sights and activities, Croatia has much to charm any traveller. Setting sail on the Adriatic Sea from Split, Dubrovnik or Opatija, stop off at Croatia’s beautiful islands on a relaxing sailing holiday. There's plenty of time to lounge out on deck in the sun and at each stop explore charming ports, medieval fortresses, green pine forests, unspoiled inland lakes and secluded beaches.

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We also offer a choice of fully guided or semi-independent group tours in Croatia. Departing from Zagreb or Dubrovnik, our Croatia tours offer a variety of mainland and island sights as well as the highlights of neighbouring Bosnia and Slovenia.

Upcoming Croatia Trips

Trip NameStartsDepartingFrom USDDealMap
Captivating Croatia - 8 Days Zagreb, Croatia 01 Apr 2017 USD $2,195 Captivating Croatia - 8 Days Map
Croatia Island Hop & Stop - 8 Days Dubrovnik, Croatia 01 Apr 2017 USD $1,165 Croatia Island Hop & Stop - 8 Days Map
Sailing Split - 8 days Split, Croatia 15 Apr 2017 USD $985 Sailing Split - 8 days Map
Hungary to Croatia - 15 days Budapest, Croatia 16 Apr 2017 USD $2,165 Hungary to Croatia - 15 days Map
Dubrovnik & the Dalmatian Coast - 8 Days Dubrovnik, Croatia 22 Apr 2017 USD $1,595 Dubrovnik & the Dalmatian Coast - 8 Days Map
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Croatia Sailing Holidays

Sail the azure waters of the Adriatic visiting beautiful islands and historic cities with a choice of boats to suit all budgets and tastes.

Omis Town on River Cetina | CroatiaDalmatian Dreaming - 8 days MapCultural Experiences, Local Partners

Dalmatian Dreaming

8 days | FROM USD $1,885

Set sail from Dubrovnik aboard the beautiful Agape Rose. Discover and...

Zlatni Rat beach | Brac | CroatiaSailing Split - 8 days MapCultural Experiences, Local Partners

Sailing Split

8 days | FROM USD $985

Setting sail from the ancient port of Split on Croatia's Adriatic and...

Dubrovnik | CroatiaCruise Dubrovnik - 8 days MapCultural Experiences, Local Partners

Cruise Dubrovnik

8 days | FROM USD $1,075

From Dubrovnik - Croatia's stunning walled city, island hop the coast...

Sailing holiday | CroatiaOnboard at Opatija - 8 days MapCultural Experiences, Local Partners

Onboard at Opatija

8 days | FROM USD $885

Pulling up anchor at Opatija in northern Croatia, sail the picturesque...

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Croatia Group Tours

Discover the best of mainland Croatia from Dubrovnik to Zagreb on escorted & semi-independent tours that also combine neighbouring countries.

Zagreb | CroatiaWestern Balkans Discovery - 7 days MapCultural Experiences, Local Partners

Western Balkans Discovery

7 days | FROM USD $2,065

COACH TOUR: From the Croatian capital of Zagreb, cross the border into...

Zagreb | CroatiaCaptivating Croatia - 8 Days MapCultural Experiences, Local Partners

Captivating Croatia

8 Days | FROM USD $2,195

SEMI-INDEPENDENT TOUR: From the capital Zagreb, see stunning Plitvice...

Split | CroatiaCroatia Island Hop & Stop - 8 Days MapCultural Experiences, Local Partners

Croatia Island Hop & Stop

8 Days | FROM USD $1,165

SEMI-INDEPENDENT TOUR: Discover Dubrovnik, Croatia's medieval old to a...

Colourful Sarajevo | CroatiaBalkans Odyssey - 11 days MapCultural Experiences, Local Partners

Balkans Odyssey

11 days | FROM USD $2,695

Discover the best of Croatia and Slovenia before exploring the cities...

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Tailor-made Holidays

Whether you're looking for adventure on the Adriatic seas or wanting to explore the captivating cities on the mainland, Croatia has plenty to entice travellers especially in the balmy summer months when festivals and cultural events pack the calendar. Our tailor-made team are here to assist with creating your dream itinerary from tours that take in the capital city of Zagreb and the coastal gems of Dubrovnik and Split, to island-hopping adventures that take in star islands such as Hvar and Korcula.

Croatia tour reviews

Scoring an average traveller rating of 4.47 out of 5 based on 15 recent reviews — See All Croatia Reviews

The tour was great. The weather was perfect and the stops were all interesting. More importantly the boat that we were on and the captain and crew were excellent.

Ivan was an excellent guide. He was very attentive to everyone on board and always made sure that the current agenda was known as well as the next days agenda was available and announced. This helped us to plan for what we would be seeing and doing as well as what was coming up.

Ivan was well schooled on Croatia - geography, history, food, wine, etc. It was enjoyable learning about Croatia.

Ivan was very patient and didn't loose his temper even when some guests were slow to show up at designated places and times.”  

David Howe • Submitted 20 Sep 2016

Amazing tour, country, staff and tour guide.

Would thoroughly recommend to everyone!”  

Kirsty Logan • Submitted 7 Sep 2016

Excellent guide interesting and knowledgeable

Loved the tour and the driver was fantastic we felt very safe

Only thing we would like improved or options to improve was overall quality of hotels some better than others

But overall we really liked it”  

Trevor Newborn • Submitted 3 Sep 2016

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By land and sea
Discover the best of Croatia

With our exciting range of Croatia tours you can see all that this beautiful country has to offer whether it's by boat, sailing from island to island on the deep blue waters of the Adriatic, or by terra firma combining the historic coastal city of Dubrovnik with neighbouring Bosnia on an overland adventure through Eastern Europe. Alternatively, enjoy the best of both worlds starting in Zagreb and using public ferries to explore captivating islands including Hvar and Korcula.

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Recommended places to visit in Croatia

With historic walled cities, a stunning coastline with hundreds of attractive islands, and a forested interior home to sparkling waterfalls and lakes, Croatia is not short on city and nature-based attractions so to get you started we've compiled a list of our favourite spots:

Dubrovnik

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Dubrovnik | Croatia

Within ancient stone walls, the historic centre of Dubrovnik remains untouched by the 21st century with gorgeous churches, baroque buildings and bell towers lining the marble streets. Fronting the brilliant blue waters of the Adriatic and backed by mountains it's easily Croatia's most stunning destination, used as a setting in the popular TV show Game of Thrones.

Hvar

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Hvar | Croatia

Popular with the rich and famous, the glitzy island of Hvar is Croatia's prime party destination with legendary nightlife, flashy bars and waterfront restaurants. The 13th century Hvar Town is one of the Adriatic’s best-preserved historic towns and attracts a range of visitors including families looking for a slice of unspoiled beauty on the Mediterranean with a healthy dose of natural beauty.

Mljet Island

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Mljet | Croatia

Covered by forest and rural landscapes of cultivated fields, neat vineyards and attractive villages, Mljet island is one of the Adriatic's most beautiful and a firm favourite on sailing routes. The western side of the island is a national park that encompasses untouched Mediterranean forests and two gorgeous saltwater lakes with an island monastery that dates back to the 12th century.

Plitvice Lakes National Park

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Plitvice Lakes | Croatia

The Plitvice Lakes National Park is Croatia's biggest natural attraction with 16 crystalline lakes coursing their way through pristine forest to create a series of cascades and ever-changing rock formations. The captivating turquoise waters are rich in fish while colourful butterflies hover over the bridges and walkways that enable visitors to explore the park.

Zagreb

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Evening skyline of Zagreb | Croatia

Marking the crossroads where western and eastern Europe meet, the capital city of Zagreb has been Croatia's cultural and political heart since the Middle Ages and continues to develop its own unique personality with grand Austro-Hungarian architecture standing beside harsher socialist structures. With excellent museums, lively cafes and cutting-edge clubs, Zagreb offers the perfect city stay.

Croatia Travel Guide

A well-planned trip can make all the difference so to help we've put together an essential guide on travel to Croatia.

Set sail from the beautiful walled city of Dubrovnik in Croatia

Best Places to Visit

Places on our must-see list of any visit to Croatia

Best Time to Visit

Information on climatic and weather conditions in Croatia

Top Travel Tips

Money, shopping, transport, food, health advice & more.

Tourist Visas

Visa requirements for Croatia and info on getting your visa

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Traveller Reviews

Read reviews from our travellers to Croatia

Premium boat | Croatia

Choice of Sail Boats

Choose from Cost-saver, classic, premium and luxury boats

Get to know Croatia

Recommended Reading

  • Croatian Nights
    by Borivoj Radakovic
  • Black Lamb and Grey Falcon
    by Rebecca West
  • A Traveller's History of Croatia
    by Benjamin Curtis
Did you know...?

Facts about Croatia

  • Croatia's currency, Kuna, was named after a small rodent, whose fur was used for payment many centuries ago.
  • The limestone columns of the White House in Washington, D.C. were made from Croatian stone.
  • The famous explorer, Marco Polo, was actually born on the Croatian island of Korcula.

Croatia Travel Advice:

We monitor the latest travel guidance on Croatia and follow the advice provided by the British Foreign Office. The safety of our travellers is paramount and we recommend that you check the latest travel updates from the relevant advisory body in your country when planning your trip.

Online travel resources for Croatia:

REFER TO: Rough Guides, Fodors, Bradt, Frommers, Footprints, CN Traveller and World Travel Guide.

ALSO SEE: The official Croatia Tourist Organisation site and the latest Croatia Weather Updates from the BBC.

CROATIA TRAVEL BLOGS: Whet your appetite for Croatia with these reads - Frank About Croatia, Chasing the Donkey and Secret Dalmatia.

Sailing from Dubrovnik

The magnificent medieval walled city is the perfect place to begin a sailing holiday around Croatia's stunning islands. With awe-inspiring palaces, fine city walls and imposing monasteries, it's a top spot to wander at leisure soaking it all in and as the set for the popular TV show Game of Thrones it holds even more appeal for many visitors. We have three Croatia sailing holidays departing from Dubrovnik - Cruise Dubrovnik, Dubrovnik and the Dalmatian Coast, Creme de la Croatia and our northbound Adriatic Explorer - all 8 days in length departing between April and October to make the most of the sunny Mediterranean summer. Consider arriving early to spend a few days in Dubrovnik before your cruise and take the cable car up Mount Srđ for incredible views of the city.

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