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

Europe is a major draw for American travellers with its impressive wealth of history and beguiling natural beauty, and Croatia is no exception. With a rich cultural legacy apparent in its ancient walled cities, well-preserved Roman ruins and treasure-filled museums, Croatia is a dream destination.

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Many trips to Croatia will revolve around a week's sailing along the glamorous coastline with plenty of free time on stunning islands surrounded by the azure waters of the Adriatic Sea. Relax during balmy Mediterranean days as you cruise from one port to another, stopping to explore all the best places with medieval fortresses, green pine forests, unspoiled inland lakes and secluded beaches.

If you prefer to keep your feet firmly on the ground 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

Croatia Handpicked Sailing Holidays

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Croatia Island Express

6 Days | FROM USD $695

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

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Sailing Split

8 days | FROM USD $795

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

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Dalmatian Elegance - 8 days Map

Dalmatian Elegance

8 days | FROM USD $2,395

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

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Adriatic Explorer

8 days | FROM USD $1,145

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

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

Dubrovnik & the Dalmatian Coast

8 Days | FROM USD $1,595

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

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Creme de la Croatia

8 days | FROM USD $2,245

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

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Hvar | CroatiaJewels of the Adriatic - 8 Days Map

Jewels of the Adriatic

8 Days | FROM USD $2,245

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

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Vis Island | Croatia Croatia Island Discovery - 8 Days Map

Croatia Island Discovery

8 Days | FROM USD $1,495

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

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Wonders of the Adriatic

8 Days | FROM USD $1,795

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

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Highlights of Croatia and Slovenia

11 days | FROM USD $4,045

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

Croatia Handpicked Group Tours

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Western Balkans Discovery

7 days | FROM USD $1,695

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

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Captivating Croatia

8 Days | FROM USD $2,095

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

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Croatia Island Hop & Stop

8 Days | FROM USD $1,345

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

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

Gondolas, Lakes & Split

9 Days | FROM USD $3,195

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

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Balkans Odyssey

11 days | FROM USD $2,795

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

Croatia Active Cycling and Walking Holidays

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

Cycle Croatia

8 days | FROM USD $1,475

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

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

Croatia Coast & Island Walk

8 days | FROM USD $1,445

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

Explore Dubrovnik on a bespoke tailor-made holiday to Croatia

Tailor-made Holidays

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 Day Tours and Excursions

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.

Sightseeing & Wine story from Korcula

5 hours
FROM USD $69.20

Discover the best of Korcula's bays, villages, and wineries, and sample local produce including oil,...

Montenegro Full-Day Trip from Dubrovnik

11 hours
FROM USD $62.96

Explore some of Montenegro's most beautiful towns on this full-day trip from Dubrovnik with...

Blue and Green Cave Speedboat Small Group Tour from Hvar

7 to 9 hours
FROM USD $98.87

Depart Hvar for a day island-hopping on the Adriatic Sea, visiting the Blue Cave, swimming inside...

Bosnia and Herzegovina Day Trip From Dubrovnik

11 hours
FROM USD $62.96

Leave Dubrovnik behind for a day discovering the best of neighbouring Bosnia and Herzegovina with...

Zagreb 'Feel the Pulse of the City' Walking Tour

2 hours 30 minutes
FROM USD $24.72

Get to the know the true stories that shaped Zagreb on this small-group guided tour with an expert...

Dubrovnik Game of Thrones Walking Tour with Guide

3 hours
FROM USD $66.67

See the Dubrovnik locations used in the hit TV series 'Game of Thrones' on this 3-hour Viator...

Plitvice Lakes National Park Tour from Split or Trogir

12 hours
FROM USD $98.87

Discover the breath-taking natural beauty of the UNESCO-listed Plitvice Lakes National Park on this...

Ljubljana and Lake Bled Excursion from Zagreb

11 hours
FROM USD $185.37

Discover the enchanting town of Ljubljana and the mesmerising landscapes of Lake Bled on this...

Zadar Canal Half-Day Sailing Trip

4 hours
FROM USD $48.15

Sail through the Zadar Canal for a small-group sailing excursion around the islands of the Zadar...

Krka Waterfalls and Sibenik Tour from Split

11 hours
FROM USD $60.56

Explore the stunning waterfalls of Krka National Park and Croatia’s oldest town at Sibenik on this...

'Game of Thrones' Tour in Split

3 hours 30 minutes
FROM USD $84.04

Discover the fictional city of Meereen on this 3.5-hour tour of Split that gives you a...

Plitvice Lakes from Split Day Trip with Expert Guide

12 hours
FROM USD $111.11

Leave the city behind for a day spent soaking up the natural beauty of UNESCO-listed Plitvice Lakes...

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

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.

Split

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

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.

Zagreb

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.