Croatia Tailor-made Holidays

Discover charming medieval ports and island hop Croatia's sublime coastline

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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.

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Our top picks for a tailor-made holiday in Croatia

With thousands of beautiful islands and miles of dramatic coastline, there's no end of options when exploring Croatia's coast but the mainland should not be overlooked with an equally impressive offering of scenery. To help you whittle down your destination wishlist, we've selected some of our favourite spots in Croatia.

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Dubrovnik

Sat at the foot of a historical mountain and hugging an attractive coast line, Dubrovnik quite rightly...
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Split

Enjoying a stunning location overlooking the Adriatic Sea, Split is one of Croatia's most popular...
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Hvar

With glamorous yachts docked in the harbour and grand Venetian townhouses lining the streets of the old town,...
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Korcula

With miles upon miles of vineyards, pine forests and olive groves, Korcula island is one of the greenest in...
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Zagreb

Croatia's boisterous capital is a heady mix of modern progression and grand history. The choice of chic bars...
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Plitvice Lakes

With nothing but lush, dense forest and crystal clear lakes as far as the eye can see, walking through the...
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Zadar

Sat beside the Adriatic Sea, the historical city of Zadar is one of Croatia's enticing destinations. In the...
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Krka National Park

Croatia is well-known for its wealth of natural beauty and the Krka National Park acts as the perfect showcase...
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Useful tips for planning your tailor-made holiday to Croatia

How long would you like to holiday in Croatia for?

It's possible to visit many of Croatia's prime destinations in around 8 days with most chartered sailing trips taking the same amount of time from one port to another or operating a return trip from cities such as Dubrovnik or Split. In a little over a week you can comfortably take in the attractive cities on the mainland and along the coast with side trips to some of the more popular Adriatic islands. With two weeks at your disposal you could combine a tour of the mainland with a week's sailing holiday.

What sort of accommodation would you prefer?

There's a good choice of well-equipped hotels across Croatia with a plentiful selection of large seaside properties taking full advantage of the country's stunning coastline. Prices vary considerably according to the season with the peak tourist months over the summer seeing prices sky rocket. The majority of the hotel market provides comfortable 3 and 4 star properties with the facilities you'd expect according to the international star grading system. The majority of 5 star hotels are found in the capital of Zagreb and Dubrovnik.

Would you prefer private day tours or join scheduled group tours?

Depending on your budget you can opt for the services of local English-speaking guides for sightseeing excursions private to your travelling party, or you can join scheduled day tours and meet other travellers to enjoy part of the adventure with. Private guides are the more expensive option at a going rate of around $200 per day but will allow the most flexibility while scheduled tours offer a more social experience with group sizes typically ranging between 20-45 passengers. We can also arrange for a national guide/escort to accompany you throughout your holiday assisting with hotel check in and arrangements at travel hubs such as ferry ports and bus stations, so if you would prefer this option please ask us for associated prices.

What internal transport options would you prefer?

Croatia's compact size should mean that travelling around the country is quick and easy but the mountainous topography on the mainland can slow journeys down, however, this isn't so much of a problem when you consider the gorgeous scenery you'll see along the way. There's plenty of options when it comes to transportation from costly private transfers to affordable intercity coaches with air-conditioning and regular stops. The extensive bus network connects cities located further north with those along the coast and intercity buses are a great option for many travellers. When it comes to island-hopping there are two options - either join a scheduled sailing holiday that follows a set itinerary with nights spent on board or use public ferries to get from one to another spending a night or two on the islands of your choice. Ferries run regularly during the summer months with reasonable fares and decent on board facilities including food buffets.

What pace of travel would you be comfortable with?

The pace of your itinerary can make or break your holiday - cram too much in and you could end up feeling exhausted and needing a holiday after your holiday! There's no shortage of beach-lined coast and islands in Croatia so if your plans focus mostly on the historic cities of the mainland then consider working in a day or two just to relax and take a break from touring. If you're including a number of islands in your adventure then it's best to spend at least a night or two on each to allow for transfer time between the islands and to give enough time to do each island justice.

How you can make the most of your budget

Tailor-made touring in Europe can be pricey and Croatia is no exception, especially during the summer months when prices soar with the high demand for services. A fully private tour with a guide, transfers and sightseeing staying in 4-5 star accommodation will cost around $600 per person a day for a group of two but there are ways of keeping costs to a minimum - join scheduled day tours rather than having a private guide accompany you, use public transport where possible, stay in 3 star accommodation and travel in the shoulder season of April/May and September/October when it's quieter but the weather is still lovely. By following this advice you can slash daily costs by around 50%. Another great way of staying within a set budget if combining the mainland with island-hopping is to tailor the mainland portion with a private tour and join a scheduled sailing trip for the island-hopping, saving money by joining a large boat with other travellers. If you're travelling in a group of eight or more and want to charter your own boat for a sailing holiday, we can assist so please get in touch.

Croatia tailor-made holiday inspirations

A holiday is much more than just the places you see - it's also what you do and so to help make your Croatia tailor-made holiday as memorable as possible, here's some ideas for unique experiences you can add to your bespoke itinerary.

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Go kayaking

The dramatic Adriatic coast is the perfect place for a spot of scenic kayaking. Dubrovnik is the most popular spot for a kayaking adventure beneath the imposing city walls.

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Drink wine in a cave

If you're flying in or out of Dubrovnik, stop at the Durovic cave. Alongside otherworldly stalactites and stalagmites you'll also find a naturally-chilled wine cellar for a unique tipple.

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Taste Dalmatia

The region of Dalmatia in Croatia is home to a rich culinary tradition so if you're visiting, include a cooking lesson or visit to a local vineyard on your holiday itinerary.

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Get your geek on

The smash hit TV show Games of Thrones has earned millions of fans. If you're one of them, step into the make-believe world and join a location tour in Dubrovnik.

Suggested Tailor-made Holiday itineraries for Croatia

Whether you want to travel overland from the capital to the coast or island-hop around the Adriatic, we've got a range of itineraries to inspire.

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