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.Read More
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 Name||Starts||Departing||From USD||Deal||Map|
|Balkans Odyssey - 11 days||Zagreb, Croatia||05 Jul 2017||USD $2,642||was $2,935 10% off|||
|Hungary to Croatia - 15 days||Budapest, Croatia||09 Jul 2017||USD $2,237||was $2,485 10% off|||
|Croatia & the Balkans - 15 days||Dubrovnik, Croatia||16 Jul 2017||USD $2,471||was $2,745 10% off|||
|Western Balkans Discovery - 7 days||Zagreb, Croatia||11 Oct 2017||USD $1,859||was $2,065 10% off|||
|Captivating Croatia - 8 Days||Zagreb, Croatia||04 Jul 2017||USD $2,695|||
Croatia Sailing Holidays
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
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
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.
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.”
Amazing tour, country, staff and tour guide.
Would thoroughly recommend to everyone!”
Excellent guide interesting and knowledgeable
Loved the tour and the driver was fantastic we felt very safe
Overall we really liked it”
Recent Travel Articles on Croatia
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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Places on our must-see list of any visit to Croatia
Information on climatic and weather conditions in Croatia
Money, shopping, transport, food, health advice & more.
Visa requirements for Croatia and info on getting your visa
Read reviews from our travellers to Croatia
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- A Traveller's History of Croatia
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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.
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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.