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Croatia is a country of more than 1,000 islands, a long and sunny coastline and rich history. A visit to Croatia is a treat for the senses, with each region showing a new face, from unspoilt islands to Roman ruins and sprawling vineyards.

 

• Dubrovnik
• Hvar
• Korcula
• Brac
• Mljet

Croatia can be visited all year round but our favourite months are April – June and September/October.

My affinity with the sea is matched only by my affinity with lying around in the sun, swimming in crystal clear waters, and sipping coffee at sidewalk cafes in picturesque Adriatic villages – I was bound to love Croatia! I spent an incredible week aboard a traditional sailing ship, weaving in and around the gorgeous islands and coast line of southern Croatia. Days were spent sunning ourselves on the deck, reading, relaxing, and swimming when the heat of the day hit. We would pull in to a different island each day, into picture perfect whitewashed villages with terracotta roofs, olive groves and vineyards on rocky landscapes. Simple, but good, food could be had in the local tavernas in the evening, where locally produced wines and equally fruity local characters made for a fantastic and authentic atmosphere, feeling totally immersed in the experience. On the bigger islands you can find absolutely ancient walled cities just oozing with history. The island of Korcula was a favourite. Allegedly the birthplace of Marco Polo, the old walled town is a veritable history book with a strong arts and culture heritage. I will return!
Brett

Currency Kuna

Language Croatian

Why we love it Azure, turquoise, aquamarine, royal…never have I seen so many shades of blue than in the Adriatic. Add to that small villages of white washed houses and terracotta roofs, olive groves and vineyards on rocky landscapes, hundreds of picture perfect islands, and ancient walled cities oozing with history, and you have why we love Croatia.

Weather Croatia is best visited during April and October – months which are generally dry and warm. July & August can be quite hot during the day but pleasant at night.

Festivals and events Two of the best are the Rijeka Carnival and the Dubrovnik Carnival, where the streets absolutely come alive.

Thousands of visitors come to Croatia for the celebration of the Rijeka Carnival which goes back years. They come for the ‘ugly masks’ reputed to chase away demons and evil spirits, the street parties, a famous International Parade with participants representing countries around the world, a Children’s Parade, and large-scale eating and drinking. The celebration begins on January 17 and runs for five weeks.

Closely followed by the Dubrovnik Carnival celebrated every February in Croatia for the last 600 years in the heart of Dubrovnik. You will see locals in fabulous costumes or futuristic get-ups, riders in medieval armor carrying lances, street theatre performers and bands.

Health* There are currently no health requirements entering Croatia.

Notes *Please be aware that Health information is subject to change at any time and you should always double check these requirements at the time of booking and before travel.

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Best of the Med 2019

Best of the Med

Price from$10,750 SELECT

Europe 29 Days 31 July 2019

Book by 30 Nov 2018 to save $400 per couple!

Buried Roman cities, teetering coastal villages, Venetian palaces, awe-inspiring art and sun-kissed beaches - the Mediterranean will delight and enchant, leaving you wanting more!

Cruise the Adriatic
Price from$2,883 SELECT

8 Days / 7 Nights
aboard M/S Adriatic Queen

Cruise Croatia's extraordinary island-speckled coastline as you cruise from Porec to Dubrovnik or in reverse. You will be in awe of the spectacular natural...

Best of Croatia
Price from$1,960 SELECT

11 Days / 10 Nights

Relax and enjoy the delights of Zagreb before travelling through the stunning Croatian lakes district and on to Split to join a traditional motor...

Best of Balkans Peninsula 2019

Europe 17 Days / 16 Nights

Explore the rich history, culture and sights on the Balkans Peninsula in a private tour accompanied by guide and driver. Stops include Zagreb, Sarajevo,

Bike and Cruise Croatia
Price from$710 SELECT

Europe 8 Days / 7 Nights Roundtrip Split
Island Hopping in Dalmatia

This guided cycling tour in Dalmatia starts on Brac Island and ends in Split exploring amazing coastlines, medieval towns, old villages and picturesque bays.

Deluxe Croatia Cruise
Price from$2,675 SELECT

Europe 8 Days / 7 Nights Round trip Split
On board ms Futura (or similar)

Cruise the crystal waters of the Adriatic, exploring Croatia's beautiful islands onboard the ms Futura (or similar). As you cruise through the beautiful islands,

Discover Croatia
Price from$1,919 SELECT

9 Days / 8 Nights

Marvel at the stunning Plitvice Lakes, before exploring Split which is the handiwork of seventeen centuries of building and remodeling, adding, tearing down so...