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.

Top Croatia Travel Deals and Upcoming Tours

Trip NameStartsDepartingFrom USDDealMap
Croatia & the Balkans - 15 days Dubrovnik, Croatia 02 Jul 2017 USD $2,471 was $2,745 10% off Croatia & the Balkans - 15 days Map
Balkans Odyssey - 11 days Zagreb, Croatia 05 Jul 2017 USD $2,642 was $2,935 10% off Balkans Odyssey - 11 days Map
Hungary to Croatia - 15 days Budapest, Croatia 09 Jul 2017 USD $2,237 was $2,485 10% off Hungary to Croatia - 15 days Map
Western Balkans Discovery - 7 days Zagreb, Croatia 11 Oct 2017 USD $1,859 was $2,065 10% off Western Balkans Discovery - 7 days Map
Captivating Croatia - 8 Days Zagreb, Croatia 30 Jun 2017 USD $2,695 Captivating Croatia - 8 Days Map
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Croatia Sailing Holidays

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

Cruise Dubrovnik

8 days | FROM USD $1,075

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

Mljet Island | CroatiaAdriatic Explorer - 8 days MapIconic Experiences, Local Partners

Adriatic Explorer

8 days | FROM USD $1,345

Sail the beautiful Dalmatian Coast in style onboard a premium boat. to...

Islands of the Adriatic | CroatiaIslands of the Adriatic - 8 Days MapIconic Experiences, Local Partners

Islands of the Adriatic

8 Days | FROM USD $1,595

A round-trip cruise on the majestic M/S Adriatic Princess, in 2017. of...

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

Dalmatian Dreaming

8 days | FROM USD $1,885

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

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

Onboard at Opatija

8 days | FROM USD $885

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

Dubrovnik and the Dalmatian Coast | CroatiaDubrovnik & the Dalmatian Coast - 8 Days MapIconic Experiences, Local Partners

Dubrovnik & the Dalmatian Coast

8 Days | FROM USD $1,595

Explore the dazzling Dalmatian coast with its beautiful secluded bays,...

Hvar | CroatiaCreme de la Croatia - 8 days MapIconic Experiences, Local Partners

Creme de la Croatia

8 days | FROM USD $2,515

Premium Cruise: Setting out from Split enjoy an unforgettable week of...

A sailing holiday is the ideal way to explore Croatia's sublime stretch of coast on the Adriatic Sea and the many picturesque islands fringed with pristine turquoise waters, beautiful beaches and hidden coves. The islands also offer charming fishing villages, historical marina ports and countryside carpeted with acres of vineyards, all waiting to be discovered. Each of our sailing holidays feature a mix of sailing, swim breaks and plenty of free time to relax on deck and soak up the sunshine or independently explore the islands we dock at. read more

Setting sail from Dubrovnik, Split or Opatija, our Croatia sailing holidays offer eight blissful days aboard a motored sail boat stopping at the country’s most scenic islands. Every night offers a new port of call to sample the local cuisine and nightlife with breakfast and lunch provided onboard, freshly prepared by our local crew. We also offer a choice of boat standards to suit every taste and budget.

Croatia Group Tours

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 MapIconic 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 MapIconic Experiences, Local Partners

Croatia Island Hop & Stop

8 Days | FROM USD $1,165

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

Croatia & the Balkans

15 days | FROM USD $2,495

Setting out from UNESCO-listed Dubrovnik in Croatia, set out on a two...

Hungary to Croatia

15 days | FROM USD $2,275

Embark on a two week journey through Eastern Europe and discover the...

Balkans Odyssey

11 days | FROM USD $2,695

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

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Departing from Zagreb or Dubrovnik our Croatia tours offer a variety of mainland and island sights from stunning Plitvice National Park to ancient Split with a choice of itineraries that venture into neighbouring Bosnia and Slovenia. Depending on your preferred travel style, we offer guided and semi-independent group tours in Croatia and beyond. With airport transfers and transportation included, along with experienced local English-speaking guides for sightseeing excursions and quality hotels used along the way, our group tours are a comfortable way to explore Croatia.

Croatia Cycling and Walking Holidays

Cycling through the vineyards of Isteria | CroatiaCycle Croatia - 8 days MapTrek, Cycle and Sightsee

Cycle Croatia

8 days | FROM USD $1,275

Travel from north to south of Croatia’s picturesque Istria Peninsula...

Walking along the defensive wall of Ston | CroatiaCroatia Coast & Island Walk - 8 days MapTrek, Cycle and Sightsee

Croatia Coast & Island Walk

8 days | FROM USD $1,345

Explore the stunning coastline and idyllic islands of Croatia on this ...

Uncover the delights of Croatia on a leisurely cycling holiday or scenic coastal walking tour. Travelling in a small group and escorted by a local tour leader you'll enjoy the rural and coastal landscapes of Croatia with sightseeing and fun local experiences. Our easy-paced walking holiday covers between 9-12km a day on a variety of trails from quiet country roads to rugged paths and coastal tracks. Our Croatia cycling holiday is suitable for anyone who has a decent level of fitness and can confidently ride a bike. Vehicle support is available for those feeling tired and in need of a break and bike hire is included.

Explore Dubrovnik on a bespoke tailor-made holiday to Croatia

Tailor-made Holidays

Enjoy Croatia your way with a bespoke tailor-made holiday. Explore the historic cities of the mainland from Dubrovnik to Split alongside the stunning natural beauty of the Plitvice Lakes or hop from island to island along the Adriatic sampling charming port towns on the way. With a tailor-made holiday you're in full control, choosing where you want to go and how long you want to stay there. Let us know your preferred standard of accommodation and when you want to travel and we'll do the rest.

Croatia tour reviews

Scoring an average traveller rating of 4.56 out of 5 based on 18 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

Overall we really liked it”  

Trevor Newborn • Submitted 2 Sep 2016

Recent Travel Articles on Croatia


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St. Stephen’s Cathedral sits on Pjaca square, one of the largest in old Dalmatia
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How To Spend A Day in Hvar

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Hvar is an island on Croatia’s Adriatic coast, situated between the islands of Vis, Korcula It...

Diocletian’s Palace is one of Split’s most popular attractions
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How To Spend A Day In Split, Croatia

April 3, 2017 • Guest Bloggers

Split is the second largest city in Croatia and the largest city in Dalmatia. Its oldest area dates...

Stradun street runs through the heart of old Dubrovnik and is the perfect place to start
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How To Spend A Day In Dubrovnik

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Experience Croatia by bike

Croatia has long been considered the perfect sailing destination thanks to the thousands of stunning islands in the Adriatic. But the mainland has just as much natural beauty to offer and one of the best ways to enjoy this scenery is by bike. You can do just that with our new 8 day Cycle Croatia tour which takes in the highlights of the Istria Peninsula, from medieval settlements to wineries and a whole lot more.

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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

Sailing holiday | Croatia

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.

Useful Online Resources:

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

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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