Explore Adriatic islands and mainland sites with our range of sailing trips, guided or semi-independent tours, and tailor-made holidays.

It's no surprise that Croatia is one of Britain's most popular holiday destinations with its enticing mix of stunning coastline, pretty islands, ancient walled cities and beautiful interior wilderness. Add to this balmy summer days, robust cuisine and great wines only a short flight away. The azure blue waters and pretty islands of the Adriatic Sea are what really attract travellers and the best way to see Croatia's best spots is on a week-long cruise starting from Split, Dubrovnik or Opatija.

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Spend your days swimming, exploring islands or simply lounging under the sun, and at night, discover why Croatia is fast earning a name as a world-renowned party destination. If you prefer to keep your feet on terra firma then consider one of our fully guided or semi-independent group tours that explore mainland Croatia. Departing from Zagreb or Dubrovnik, these tours also cover the highlights of neighbouring Bosnia and Slovenia.

Upcoming Croatia Tours 2019 and 2020

Our Croatia Tours

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

Croatia Island Express

Trip Type : Sailing Holidays
6 Days | FROM £520

Setting sail from the walled city of Dubrovnik, this express tour...


Sailing Split

Trip Type : Sailing Holidays
8 days | FROM £570

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


Dalmatian Elegance

Trip Type : Sailing Holidays
8 days | FROM £1,620

Enjoy a relaxing cruise along the beautiful Croatian coastline,...


Adriatic Explorer

Trip Type : Sailing Holidays
8 days | FROM £780

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

Dubrovnik and the Dalmatian Coast | CroatiaDubrovnik & the Dalmatian Coast - 8 Days Map

Dubrovnik & the Dalmatian Coast

Trip Type : Sailing Holidays
8 Days | FROM £995

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


Creme de la Croatia

Trip Type : Sailing Holidays
8 days | FROM £1,465

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


Jewels of the Adriatic

Trip Type : Sailing Holidays
8 Days | FROM £1,465

Embark on an Adriatic adventure onboard a luxury ship, where each day...

Vis Island | Croatia Croatia Island Discovery - 8 Days Map

Croatia Island Discovery

Trip Type : Sailing Holidays
8 Days | FROM £990

Sail from Dubrovnik on a stunning 8 day sailing cruise. Relax onboard...

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Wonders of the Adriatic

Trip Type : Sailing Holidays
8 Days | FROM £1,095

Spend a week cruising the stunning turquoise waters of the Adriatic...

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Highlights of Croatia and Slovenia

Trip Type : Sailing Holidays
11 days | FROM £2,445

COACH AND CRUISE TOUR: Starting in Zagreb, journey into Slovenia,...

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

Split Sailing Adventure

Trip Type : Sailing Holidays
8 days | FROM £520

Take in the warm Mediterranean weather, gorgeous beaches, vibrant...

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

Zagreb to Split

Trip Type : Group Tours
4 Days | FROM £675

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

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Venice to Split

Trip Type : Group Tours
4 Days | FROM £675

From Venice discover the coastal town of Opatija and the glorious...

Zagreb | CroatiaWestern Balkans Discovery - 7 days Map

Western Balkans Discovery

Trip Type : Group Tours
7 days | FROM £1,045

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

Zagreb | CroatiaCaptivating Croatia - 8 Days Map

Captivating Croatia

Trip Type : Group Tours
8 Days | FROM £1,395

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

Split | CroatiaCroatia Island Hop & Stop - 8 Days Map

Croatia Island Hop & Stop

Trip Type : Group Tours
8 Days | FROM £845

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

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

Gondolas, Lakes & Split

Trip Type : Group Tours
9 Days | FROM £2,095

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

Colourful Sarajevo | CroatiaBalkans Odyssey - 11 days Map

Balkans Odyssey

Trip Type : Group Tours
11 days | FROM £1,695

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

Cycling through the vineyards of Isteria | CroatiaCycle Croatia - 8 days Map

Cycle Croatia

Trip Type : Cycling and Walking Holidays
8 days | FROM £1,095

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

Walking along the defensive wall of Ston | CroatiaCroatia Coast & Island Walk - 8 days Map

Croatia Coast & Island Walk

Trip Type : Cycling and Walking Holidays
8 days | FROM £925

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

Our Croatia Trip Types

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Croatia Sailing Holidays

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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.

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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.

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Croatia Group Tours

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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.

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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.

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Croatia Tailor-made Holidays

Plan Your Dream Holiday

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.

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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.

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Croatia Cycling and Walking Holidays

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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.

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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.

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Croatia Day Tours

From walking tours in the medieval city Split and capital of Zagreb, to cruising crystal clear waters around the Adriatic islands of Hvar and Korcula, or the full Game of Thrones ultimate experience in Dubrovnik, take a look at our wide range of Croatia day trips and excursions. We've also got day tours to the Plitvice Lakes and Zadar.

Croatia tour reviews

Scoring an average traveller rating of 4.88 out of 5 based on 17 recent reviews — See All Croatia Reviews

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

The tour was fantastic. I thoroughly enjoyed the walking routes each day, with the mountain from Cavtat, the walk at Ston, and the day walk at Orebic/trip to Korcula my personal highlights. The first nights meal at the winery, and the last 2 at the family at Orebic were amazing.

Our Guide Darko was absolutely great; he kept us organised and on track, was fun and easy to talk to, and his commentary and info on Croatia, including his experiences, was another highlight.

Thoroughly recommended.”  

Linda Vogelnest • Submitted 20 Oct 2018

Cruise was lovely, rained first day then sunny. We ate,swam cruised and then toured a new island each day. Full of history. The Crew were friendly and helpful.

Our tour guide was just amazing, a wealth of knowledge, kind, helpful and fun. He really made our tour.”  

Julie Saunders • Submitted 16 Oct 2018
Sailing Split Premium Plus - 8 days

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. If you prefer to spend longer on terra firma, we also offer an 8 day itinerary that travels between islands by ferry with nights spent in hotels.

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 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. Whereas the below deck cabins are much quieter as there's not the same footfall. These 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 want to get off-the-beaten track in Croatia. What's the best trip for me?

Croatia is a sought-after travel destination and the most popular destinations can get very busy with visitors during the peak summer months. If you're looking to escape the crowds, consider exploring Croatia's northern coastline and islands with our 8 day Onboard at Opatija sailing holiday. There's historic towns and beautiful beaches to discover with an appearance very akin to the highlights of the south. Alternatively, explore the Istria peninsula by bike with our 8 day Cycle Croatia holiday.

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 as well as neighbouring Slovenia, Montenegro and Bosnia & Herzegovina. 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 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.

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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.

Highlights of our Croatia tours

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. Here's some that feature on our sailing holidays and escorted tours:


Dubrovnik | Croatia

Start your holiday in Dubrovnik with time to explore the ancient stone walls and historic city centre that remains untouched by the 21st century with gorgeous churches and baroque buildings lining the marble streets.


Walk around the UNESCO-listed Diocletian Palace - the living heart of the city and an impressive legacy of Croatia's Roman past. People-watch on Split's attractive promenade and pop into the local museums and galleries.

Plitvice Lakes National Park

Plitvice Lakes | Croatia

On the mainland explore the Plitvice Lakes National Park, 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.


Hvar | Croatia

Island hop to the glitzy island of Hvar and explore 13th century Hvar Town, one of the Adriatic’s best-preserved historic towns. There's also time to enjoy the legendary nightlife, flashy bars and waterfront restaurants.

Mljet Island

Mljet | Croatia

Soak up Croatia's natural beauty with half a day spent on the forested island of Mljet, one of the Adriatic's most beautiful and a firm favourite on sailing routes. Discover neat vineyards, attractive villages and two gorgeous lakes.


Evening skyline of Zagreb | Croatia

Begin your mainland adventure in the capital of Zagreb where western and eastern Europe meet. Immerse yourself in the excellent museums, lively cafes and cutting-edge clubs while gazing upon grand architecture.

Booking your Croatia tour from United Kingdom

To book your tour to Croatia, please call us on +44-20-7371-1113, email us at info@onthegotours.com or book online. Alternatively, we work with a number of travel agents, so you can book through your travel agent if you prefer. Recent travel agents that booked a trip to Croatia with us:

Farringdon - Flight Centre

88-89 Cowcross Street, Farringdon, London, UK
020 7608 1608
Sailing Split - 8 days

Clapham Northcote 2 - Flight Centre

14-16 Northcote Road, Clapham, London, UK
0207 799 7470
Sailing Split - 8 days

Bath Flight Centre

15 Union Passage, Bath, UK
Dubrovnik & the Dalmatian Coast - 8 Days

Chiswick - Flight Centre

320 Chiswick High Road, London, UK
020 8742 8777
Western Balkans Discovery - 7 days