Croatia Tours and Sailing Holidays 2022

Whether you're sailing the sparkling sea or roaming the medieval streets, Croatia will take your breath away. Discover Croatia for yourself on one of our award-winning holidays.

There's a reason Croatia is fast becoming the holiday hot spot of Europe - and it's not just the lure of Game of Thrones. From spectacular scenes of natural beauty to a fascinating ancient history, Croatia is more than just a sunny beach destination.

Medieval fortresses stand proud in Dubrovnik, while waterfalls and blue lagoons await in the national parks. Picturesque islands dot the stunning Dalmatian coastline, while a bustling city thrives within the walls of Split. On our Croatia group tours, we cut no corners. We dive into this diverse country, leaving no stone unturned. Departing from Zagreb or Dubrovnik, these tours also cover the highlights of neighbouring Slovenia. Whichever tour you choose, there's one thing you can expect - and that's the unparalleled quality from our expert guides.

Our Croatia sailing holidays explore the beauty of the Croatian islands, travelling between Split and Dubrovnik so you don't miss out on either of these charming destinations. With a range of ships to suit all budgets and styles, there's sure to be the perfect trip for you.

Croatia Sailing Holidays

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Highlights of the South Adriatic - 8 Days Map

Highlights of the South Adriatic

8 Days | FROM AUD $3,885

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Zlatni Rat Beach | Brac | Croatia Croatia Island Express - 6 Days Map

Croatia Island Express

6 Days | FROM AUD $935

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Zlatni Rat beach | Brac | CroatiaSailing Split - 8 days Map

Sailing Split

8 days | FROM AUD $1,035

CRUISE HOLIDAY: Discover sun-kissed beaches, delicious local...

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Dubrovnik and the Dalmatian Coast | CroatiaDalmatian Islands - 8 Days Map

Dalmatian Islands

8 Days | FROM AUD $3,885

PREMIUM CRUISE HOLIDAY: Explore the dazzling Dalmatian coast...

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Dalmatian Elegance - 8 days Map

Dalmatian Elegance

8 days | FROM AUD $3,235

PREMIUM CRUISE HOLIDAY: Enjoy a relaxing cruise along the...

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Mljet Island | CroatiaAdriatic Explorer - 8 days Map

Adriatic Explorer

8 days | FROM AUD $1,485

CRUISE HOLIDAY: Cruise the beautiful Dalmatian Coast in style...

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Hvar | CroatiaCreme de la Croatia Deluxe - 8 days Map

Creme de la Croatia Deluxe

8 days | FROM AUD $2,855

PREMIUM CRUISE HOLIDAY: Setting out from Split enjoy an...

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Hvar | CroatiaJewels of the Adriatic - 8 Days Map

Jewels of the Adriatic

8 Days | FROM AUD $3,235

PREMIUM CRUISE HOLIDAY: Embark on an Adriatic adventure on...

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Split Sailing Adventure | Croatia | On The Go ToursCroatia Sailing Adventure - 8 days Map

Croatia Sailing Adventure

8 days | FROM AUD $935

COSTSAVER CRUISE HOLIDAY: Take in the warm Mediterranean...

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Kotor | MontenegroWonders of the Adriatic - 8 Days Map

Wonders of the Adriatic

8 Days | FROM AUD $2,395

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Croatia Group Tours

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Zagreb | CroatiaWestern Balkans Discovery - 7 days Map

Western Balkans Discovery

7 days | FROM AUD $2,035

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

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Rovinj Town | CroatiaGondolas, Lakes & Split - 9 Days Map

Gondolas, Lakes & Split

9 Days | FROM AUD $4,425

From the Alps to the Adriatic Sea, discover the natural beauty of this...

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St Marks Church | Zagreb | CroatiaZagreb to Split - 4 Days Map

Zagreb to Split

4 Days | FROM AUD $1,565

Discover the lively capital of Zagreb before exploring the spectacular...

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Rialto Bridge | Venice | ItalyVenice to Split - 4 Days Map

Venice to Split

4 Days | FROM AUD $1,565

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Explore Dubrovnik on a bespoke tailor-made holiday to Croatia

Tailor-made Holidays

A Tailor-made holiday to Croatia, built around you. Beachside or cityscapes, luxury or adventure; no matter what you want to experience, our expertise means we can pick hotels and destinations that suit you. With your budget and timeframe in mind, we'll design a Croatian holiday you'll never forget. All you need to do is enjoy the ride.

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Croatia tour reviews

Scoring an average traveller rating of 4 out of 5 based on 3 recent reviews — See All Croatia Reviews

All went as planned, the guide and boat Leonardo very good. Crew were excellent. Few points. Could have done with more specific information as to where to check in at Split seaport. Also the cabin we had was below decks, which we knew it would be, but what we didn't know was that it was by the propellers so it was really noisy. I left the cabin at 6am in the mornings when the engines started and went above (to watch for dolphins...which I actually saw). Think you should in the future make clients aware of the noise in the stern cabins. We also had noise on one occasion from the bar which was directly above us. These points did not spoil our holiday but if we ever go again we would only do so if we had an upper deck cabin.

We independently booked two apartments in Split which we would thoroughly recommend, Suzy Apartments and the Ark Beach Hotel at Strobec.”  

Paul Evans • Submitted 8 Oct 2019

Relaxing tour with plenty of sights to see, a tour leader full of information and friendly, great staff, fantastic itinerary and good food.”  

Franco Artuso • Submitted 30 Aug 2019

Really really loved the tour everywhere we stopped was amazing and had a really amazing tour guide who had such love and knowledge about the country. We had plenty of time to explore by ourselves as well. The crew on board were amazing ecspecially the cooks who went above and beyond what I expected it to be ”  

Rhiannon Smith • Submitted 24 Jul 2019

Frequently asked questions about our touring holidays in Croatia

What island-hopping itineraries do you have?

The most popular way to explore Croatia is by boat, sailing between islands to explore picturesque port towns and coastal cities. We offer a number of popular sailing itineraries that start in either Split or Dubrovnik and cover the best-known islands including Hvar, Brac and Mjlet.

What choice of boats do you offer?

On our Croatia sailing holidays, you'll have a choice of standard or comfort boats with some named boats on certain itineraries.

Standard boats provide mostly twin bunk cabin accommodation, while comfort boats provide more spacious twin or double bedded cabins. Both types of boat come with en suite cabins.

On other croatia trips including our Creme de la Croatia tour you can cruise on a premium vessel with extra services included in the tour price. For more information on what to expect of our ships, read our page on Choice of Sail Boats in Croatia.

Which is best - an on-deck or below deck cabin?

This really depends on your own personal preference. The on-deck cabins have windows that open so you can enjoy the cool breeze and not have to rely on air-conditioning. They also offer better views. However, their location does mean that it's noisier, with other passengers and crew walking around the deck. When boats are docked, other ship passengers may also be passing along the deck of your boat.

With a below deck cabin, things are much quieter as there's not the same footfall. These cabins have portholes for natural light but they cannot be opened. Below deck cabins are cheaper, so a better option for those on a budget.

I would rather explore Croatia's mainland. What would you suggest?

If sailing isn't your thing, there's plenty to discover away from the water. Croatia's mainland is home to gorgeous old towns and stunning national parks.

We have a range of escorted group tours and semi-independent itineraries that cover mainland Croatia. Please browse our full range of tours or contact our reservations team.

How big are your Croatia tour groups and what is the age of your travellers?

If you've opted for a sailing holiday in Croatia, the maximum group size is around 36 passengers with 18 cabins generally on each boat. In the shoulder seasons, it's likely to be a smaller group size of around 20-25.

On our mainland tours, the average group size is between 10-15 passengers. Croatia sailing trips attract a real range of ages from those in their late 20s to those in their 60s. However, you won't find any 18-30 style cruises here.

I want to make the most of Croatia's islands. What time of year would you recommend I visit?

The sailing season in Croatia officially begins in mid-April and runs through to mid-October. However, April and May sometimes bring harsh, chilly winds, which can bring the temperatures down. It's not always the ideal time for swimming so to really get the most out of an island-hopping adventure, visit between June and September. Though beware - this is peak tourist season so expect crowds.

For a more detailed summer of when to visit Croatia, check out our guide.

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Pearl of the Adriatic
Explore Dubrovnik

It's Croatia's most famous and sought-after destination, home to stunning city walls, a medieval Old Town, and delicious wines. Recently starring in Game of Thrones it's a city popular with people of all ages, with plenty of historic sites to enjoy alongside a buzzing night scene, beaches, and a natural paradise in nearby Lokrum. It's also the start or end point for all of our Croatia sailing holidays, so you'll never miss the chance to explore the city.

Highlights of our Croatia tours

With an emerging food scene, stunning islands, and blissful beaches, Croatia is fast becoming a must-see destination. Check out some of the highlights of our Croatia trips.

Medieval cities

Dubrovnik | Croatia

From the medieval walled city of Split to the Roman fortresses and Game of Thrones settings in Dubrovnik, discover ancient buildings of times gone by. Find a tour.

Stunning national parks

Plitvice Lakes | Croatia

Bathe in the crystal waters of the Plitvice Lakes National Park, surrounded by dense forest and multi-layered waterfalls. A natural paradise. Find a tour.

Beautiful beaches

Hvar | Croatia

The sun-kissed beaches of the Dalmatian coast, such as those on Brac and Hvar, are something to write home about. Relax and take a dip in the sparkling Adriatic Sea. Find a tour.

Idyllic Islands

Mljet National Park | Croatia

From the narrow streets of Korcula to the stunning forests of Mljet. Croatia boasts stunning island scenery, just waiting to be discovered. Find a tour.