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Croatia Sailing Holidays

Sailing your way around Croatia with On The Go Tours

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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Set sail from the beautiful walled city of Dubrovnik in Croatia

Top Croatia Travel Deals and Upcoming Trips

Trip NameStartsDepartingFrom USDDealMap
Hungary to Croatia - 15 days Budapest 16 Apr 2017 USD $1,840 was $2,165 15% off Hungary to Croatia - 15 days Map
Croatia & the Balkans - 15 days Dubrovnik 23 Apr 2017 USD $2,036 was $2,395 15% off Croatia & the Balkans - 15 days Map
Croatia Island Hop & Stop - 8 Days Dubrovnik 09 Oct 2016 USD $1,425 Croatia Island Hop & Stop - 8 Days Map
Zagreb to Dubrovnik - 10 Days Zagreb 09 Oct 2016 USD $7,899 Zagreb to Dubrovnik - 10 Days Map
Cruise Dubrovnik - 8 days Dubrovnik 09 Oct 2016 USD $899 Cruise Dubrovnik - 8 days Map
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.

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.

Zagreb | CroatiaCultural Experiences, Local Partners

Western Balkans Discovery

7 days | FROM USD $2,065

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

Mostar Bridge | Bosnia Cultural Experiences, Local Partners

Best of Croatia & Bosnia

8 Days | FROM USD $1,529

COACH TOUR: A captivating journey through Croatia, Bosnia and both in...

Zagreb | CroatiaCultural Experiences, Local Partners

Captivating Croatia

8 Days | FROM USD $2,195

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

Split | CroatiaCultural Experiences, Local Partners

Croatia Island Hop & Stop

8 Days | FROM USD $1,165

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

Trakoscan lake in Zagorje | CroatiaCultural Experiences, Local Partners

Zagreb to Dubrovnik

10 Days | FROM USD $7,899

PRIVATE TOUR: Travel overland from the attractive capital of Zagreb to...

Colourful Sarajevo | CroatiaCultural Experiences, Local Partners

Balkan's Odyssey

11 days | FROM USD $2,695

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

Hungary to Croatia

15 days | FROM USD $2,165

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

Croatia & the Balkans

15 days | FROM USD $2,395

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

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

Omis Town on River Cetina | CroatiaCultural 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 | CroatiaCultural Experiences, Local Partners

Sailing Split

8 days | FROM USD $985

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

Dubrovnik | CroatiaCultural Experiences, Local Partners

Cruise Dubrovnik

8 days | FROM USD $899

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

Sailing holiday | CroatiaCultural Experiences, Local Partners

Onboard at Opatija

8 days | FROM USD $885

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

Mljet Island | CroatiaCultural 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 | CroatiaCultural Experiences, Local Partners

Islands of the Adriatic

8 Days | FROM USD $1,595

A round-trip cruise from the stunning ancient port city of Split the a...

Dubrovnik and the Dalmatian Coast | CroatiaCultural Experiences, Local Partners

Dubrovnik & the Dalmatian Coast

8 Days | FROM USD $1,595

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

Hvar | CroatiaCultural Experiences, Local Partners

Creme de la Croatia

8 days | FROM USD $2,515

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

Croatia tour reviews

Scoring an average traveller rating of 4.44 out of 5 based on 16 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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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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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.

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Best Time to Visit

Information on climatic and weather conditions in 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

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

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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.

Croatia Entries in our #feelgoodtravel photo competition

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Feelgood Competition Entry 'Relaxed'
When I travelled to Croatia I felt
Relaxed

“Dubrovnik is a beautiful place. With lots to see. Buza bar is a must as the view of sunset is beautiful.”

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Cultural Experiences, Local Partners OTG Handpicked
Cultural Experiences, Local Partners

On our OTG Handpicked range we bring you best-of-the-best cultural experiences in destinations where you’ll join travellers from other travel brands on your tour, safari or sailing holiday. Collaborating with our carefully handpicked portfolio of local partners, these holidays represent exceptional value and there’ll be plenty of cultural experiences shared with other like-minded travellers.

Group sizes and accommodation standards vary by destination where typical group size is 18 travellers and hotels, boats and safari lodges are of a 3-4 star standard.

Active Days, Rustic Nights OTG Adventure
Active Days, Rustic Nights

Our OTG Adventure takes you to the true heart of adventurous destinations. Whether camping in the Okavango Delta, staying in rustic accommodation in the Peruvian Amazon or camping under the Saharan stars in Morocco, this range forsakes just a little bit of the comfort of OTG Signature Range, ensuring we deliver you the best value possible for your holiday.

OTG Adventure takes you straight into the centre of where it’s all at, typically using local transport or overland style vehicles and stay at simple, clean and locally-owned guest houses, haciendas, eco-lodges and simple hotels to maximize the opportunity to interact with the locals.

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