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  • Best Places to Hike in Croatia

    From ancient ruins, UNESCO-listed landmarks, and mouthwatering cuisine to spectacular islands, beautiful coastlines, and mountainous terrain, Croatia offers it all. With such diverse and beautiful landscapes, it's also a great place for hiking. Whether you're looking for a challenge or little effort for a big reward, there's a ton of variety. Something for nearly every age and skill level awaits to be discovered among the best places to hike in Croatia, from a short and sweet trek up Mount Srd to a challenging route winding to the Biokovo Mountains' highest peak. Be sure to pack your hiking boots and a hat. With mild temperatures, spring and fall are ideal, but summer hiking can be enjoyed comfortably by avoiding the midday heat.
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  • View of My Wish ship moored in Croatia next to a green island

    The Best Cruises in Croatia

    Embarking on a small ship cruise is one of the best and easiest ways to explore Croatia’s Dalmatian Coast. With different routes and cruising options available, you will be able to discover secluded bays, medieval cities, and vast national parks, all on the same holiday. We have rounded up the best cruises so that you can start planning your next trip to Croatia.      
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    What Countries Should I Combine with Croatia?

    Croatia covers nearly 22,000 square miles with more than a thousand islands and over 2,500 miles of coastline. You'll find lots to see and do from Dalmatia to the Istrian Peninsula, the Slavonia region, and beyond. If you're fortunate enough to have the time to explore more, there are also multiple countries to combine with Croatia that will allow you to take advantage of it. That includes Montenegro to the southeast, Italy to the west, Slovenia to the north, and Bosnia & Herzegovina to the east. Whether you plan to explore one or more countries before or after a Croatia cruise or as part of an independent Croatia holiday, this guide can help you create the ideal itinerary.
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  • Dubrovnik Old Town

    10 Reasons Why You Need to Visit Croatia

    You've probably at least heard about Croatia and its medieval towns, idyllic islands, and beautiful beaches. After it was featured in the hit show "Game of Thrones," many were intrigued, with an increasing number of visitors flooding in. If you haven't paid much attention, you might wonder what all the fuss is about. Among the many reasons why you need to visit Croatia, it's easily accessible from other European countries and easy to combine on a trip with other appealing destinations like Italy, Slovenia, and Montenegro. Plus, getting around Croatia is quick and easy whether by car or boat, allowing for multiple destinations to be visited on one holiday. But there are numerous other reasons, including these top 10.
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  • Aerial view of MV Rhapsody

    The 5 Best Luxury Croatia Cruise Ships

    With an expansive coastline, Croatia is the perfect destination for small ship cruising, allowing travellers to enjoy a more intimate experience whilst sailing along the Adriatic Sea.  Accessing places larger ships can’t quite reach, our Croatia small ship cruises can take guests to hidden gems in secluded locations whilst offering a personalised, attentive service. With plenty of time off the ship, travellers can immerse themselves fully in the destination, enjoying a wealth of excursions ranging from wine tasting to Jeep tours. With so many luxury vessels to choose from, it can sometimes be difficult to know where to begin. We have rounded up the best luxury Croatia cruise ships for you to start planning your next holiday.
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  • Plitvice Lakes waterfall at Autumn

    Top 5 National Parks in Croatia

    Whilst Croatia is best known for its beautiful beaches and historic towns, there is a lot more that this versatile country has to offer.
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  • View of Split

    Split Island Hopping Guide

    Whilst Split boasts numerous impressive attractions, from Roman Emperor Diocletian's Palace to the popular Green Market, there are many islands within easy reach of this ancient city, ideal for day trips or for visiting on a cruise. Nature or outdoor adventure lover? You'll find many spectacular isles for everything from snorkelling among crystal-clear blue waters to hiking through lush greenery. Ancient sites and historic landmarks more your thing? You'll find islands with plenty of that too. Of course, foodies and wine enthusiasts will appreciate the mouthwatering cuisine and tasty wines found throughout. If you want to know the best islands to visit from Split and how to make the most of your time, this Split island-hopping guide is a must-read.
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  • View of Perast

    Best Things To Do In Montenegro

    Located at the southern end of the Dinaric Alps with Croatia its neighbour to the southwest, Montenegro is a stunning, diverse country with an enchanting coastline, soaring mountains, and sapphire lakes. It's easy to combine a visit with a Croatia holiday, enjoying opportunities for activities like hiking, mountain biking, kayaking, and more. There's rich history to explore too, from Roman villas with mosaic floors and walled medieval Old Towns to vibrantly painted monasteries, grand palaces, and castles. After exploring, mouthwatering cuisine is never far away, best enjoyed with a glass of Montenegrin wine. To make the most of your time in this beautiful country, be sure to put some of the best things to do in Montenegro on your itinerary.
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  • Top Attractions in Dubrovnik

    Dubrovnik is a must-visit for anyone planning a Croatia vacation. It boasts a backdrop of the Dinaric Alps while the medieval Old Town, surrounded by stone walls and imposing gates, sits at the edge of the brilliant blue Adriatic Sea. The city and its many centuries-old landmarks served as the fictional King's Landing in "Game of Thrones" although it's been a popular destination for decades, even drawing Hollywood stars Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton who once stole kisses in its cosy cafes. There is a wide range of attractions with so much to see it can almost feel overwhelming. To narrow down your options, consider these top attractions in Dubrovnik for your itinerary.
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  • View of boats in Komiza Village

    10 of Croatia’s Most Beautiful Islands

    Croatia was made for island-hopping, best enjoyed on a luxury cruise from Split or Dubrovnik. There are multiple hidden treasures and popular gems that can be uncovered on a Croatia holiday, whether you're looking for idyllic beaches and tranquillity, rich history, wineries and vineyards for tasting and touring, or a foodie's paradise. With more than a thousand islands to choose from, each offering a unique allure of its own, it can be difficult to decide where to go. But if you're looking for the ultimate in fjaka, a Dalmatian word that has no direct English translation, referring to a state of relaxation and bliss, you'll want to put at least one of Croatia's most beautiful islands on your must-visit list.
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  • Krka National Park river

    Guide to Croatia’s Regions

    Croatia boasts five major, diverse regions: Dalmatia, Istria, Kvarner, Central Croatia, and Slavonia, each with their own fascinating towns and cities, beautiful natural scenery, and exquisite cuisine. From island hopping in Dalmatia to truffle hunting in Istria, each region offers diverse experiences that will create lasting memories. This guide to Croatia's regions will help you plan your next Croatia holiday, whether you’re looking for picturesque villages, secluded coves, or spectacular national parks.
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  • Motovun village

    Best Things to Do in Istria

    A wine, foodie, and history enthusiast's dream in Croatia's northwest corner, Istria is home to stunning medieval hilltop towns, coastal cities, ancient sites, and family-run wineries. Many cultures have left traces of the past, including the Greeks, Celts, Romans, Byzantines, Venetians, Austrians, Slovenians, and Croats. In Pula, the largest city, you'll find a maze of pedestrianised alleyways to wander, with Pula Arena, a dramatic 1st century AD Roman amphitheatre, being the crown jewel. Your options are nearly endless throughout the region. To help narrow them down, we've put together this guide to the best things to do in Istria.
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  • Dubrovnik with view of Lokrum Island

    Dubrovnik Island Hopping Guide

    Dubrovnik is renowned for its breathtaking beauty and rich history with its medieval Old Town surrounded by stone walls and filled with magnificent centuries-old architecture. But did you know that it can also serve as the perfect launchpad for visiting multiple islands? There are many within easy reach for those who plan to stay in the city. Or, you might visit them on a cruise. All you need is a Dubrovnik island hopping guide to make the most of your adventure. With so many enticing options, we've put together this list of the best islands to visit from Dubrovnik, ensuring you'll have a great time whether you're looking for spectacular nature, outdoor activities, history, or a little of it all.
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  • Boats in water at Pucisca Brac

    Interesting Things To See & Do In Brac

    Brac not only boasts unspoiled nature but it has a very interesting history. The island is mostly made up of limestone, something that's shaped the economy and history. It's world famous for its stone quarries, some of which were used to build the White House in Washington, DC, the Parliament House in Budapest and Vienna, and Diocletian's Palace in Split. Most visitors come to enjoy the mouthwatering cuisine and timeless beauty, including one of the most beautiful beaches not only in the country but all of Europe. But we'll reveal all the details to help you make the most of your Croatia holiday, and your time here, in this guide to the most interesting things to see and do in Brac. 
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  • View of Rovinj

    Best Cities in Croatia

    From the cobblestone streets of Dubrovnik to the Austro-Hungarian architecture of Zagreb, Croatia has a wealth of fascinating cities that are culturally rich and historically significant. With attractions including historic forts, intriguing museums, well-preserved Roman sites, and vibrant culinary scenes, there is plenty to see and do whilst on a holiday in Croatia. Whilst it would be difficult to visit them all on one trip, here are the best cities in Croatia to experience on your next trip.
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  • Split in the evening

    Most Romantic Things To Do In Split

    Split, the second largest city in Croatia, is ideally situated on the Adriatic Sea, its historic centre characterised by its narrow cobblestoned roads and Venetian architecture. For couples, there are plenty of romantic things to do in Split on a holiday here, from discovering spectacular Roman sites - considered the best outside Rome - to sampling local wines on dedicated tasting tours.
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  • Rovinj in evening

    Most Romantic Things to do in Croatia

    If you’re planning a romantic trip to this beautiful country, be sure to put a few of these romantic things to do in Croatia on your must-experience list. With so many seductive landscapes and charming medieval towns, Croatia was perfectly made for romance.
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  • Dubrovnik

    5 Fun Things To Do In Split And Dubrovnik

    Take your pick from scenic sightseeing tours that visit beautiful seafront cities, day trips to breathtaking nature reserves, and uniquely unforgettable excursions in Split and Dubrovnik.

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  • My Wish moored at night

    Three Reasons to go on a Croatia Cruise

    Embarking on a cruise along the stunning coast of Croatia is a journey like no other. With its crystal-clear waters, charming coastal towns, and rich cultural heritage, Croatia offers an unparalleled cruising experience. Whether you're visiting Croatia for the first time or have visited many times before, a Croatia cruise promises to deliver breathtaking scenery, immersive experiences, and luxurious comfort. Here are three compelling reasons why a Croatia small ship cruise should be at the top of your travel list.
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  • Vis Island monastery

    Best Things to See in Vis

    Vis is one of the most unspoiled islands in Croatia and the furthest permanently inhabited island from the mainland. Having been used as a strategic military base for 40 years when it was closed off to the public, it's largely undeveloped by tourism. There is no fast ferry service to get there and no sprawling resorts, with many visitors arriving on a small-ship cruise, in their own vessel, or on a catamaran as part of a private tour. The island has plenty of history to explore, including relics from the Croatian War of Independence and Roman ruins. But among the best things to see in Vis, most come for its secluded coves and postcard-perfect beaches with brilliant turquoise and emerald-hued waters.
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  • View of Pakleni Islands

    Southern Croatia Islands Cruise Guide

    The most popular area of Croatia, the southern coastline is home to the iconic city of Dubrovnik, known for its encircling city walls and enchanting narrow streets. The stunning translucent waters of southern Croatia offer one of the most wonderfully enticing seascapes from which to embark on an island-hopping cruise of the Adriatic. Croatia cruises offer everything from the architecture-rich Dalmatian city of Split to the beach-jewelled islands of Hvar and Brač, where you can explore stunning harbours, pristine bays, old walled cities and world-class restaurants.
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  • Small Ship Cruise

    Why Croatia Is A Perfect Small Ship Cruise Destination

    The Adriatic Sea is speckled with well over 1,000 Croatian islands. Our small cruise ships are agile enough to reach hidden, unspoiled destinations.
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  • Mostar bridge

    Enjoy a Fun-Packed Day In Mostar, Bosnia & Herzegovina

    As well as Croatia, our knowledgeable team are experts in neighbouring countries, such as Bosnia and Herzegovina. Mostar in Bosnia and Herzegovina is a diverse and fascinating city that offers an abundance of fun and interesting things to do and see. Situated in the far south of the former Yugoslavia, Mostar is home to three distinctly different cultures – Muslim Bosniaks, Orthodox Serbs, and Catholic Croats. Each culture has its own unique influence on the city. You will find exotic Turkish-style bazaars along the cobbled streets, and elegant church spires and minarets dotted across the city’s skyline. We recommend taking Mostar day trip from Dubrovnik. Combine with a Croatia island cruise for a unique way to discover this fascinating corner of the world. Surrounded by picturesque mountains and the scenic Neretva River, Mostar links the Catholic Croat western side and the Muslim Bosniak eastern side by a number of bridges. Many of the city’s primary tourist attractions are situated in the Old Town area. If you’re planning to make the most of a whole day in Mostar, it’s best to split your activities into three parts so that you can maximise your enjoyment of this fine city. Schedule your sightseeing in the morning, enjoy cultural discovery in the afternoon, and relax and have fun in the evening.
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  • Cable car Dubrovnik

    Top 10 Things to Do in Dubrovnik

    Dubrovnik is one of the most popular cities in Croatia, offering something for nearly every type of traveller from history enthusiasts and romance-seekers to 'Game of Thrones' fans and even outdoor adventurers and nature lovers. Inside the medieval Old Town, surrounded by massive stone walls, you'll find magnificent centuries-old architecture, museums, shops, cosy cafes, and fine-dining restaurants. The city is backed by the Dinaric Alps, and just outside the historic walls are beaches and the brilliant blue Adriatic Sea, providing opportunities to get out on the water and paddle or sail. Planning your itinerary might feel a bit overwhelming with so many options, but we've made it easier with this guide to the top 10 things to do in Dubrovnik.

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  • Hvar waterfront

    Top 10 Things to Do on Hvar Island

    Renowned for its abundant sunshine, beautiful beaches, lavender fields, vineyards, historical landmarks, and world-class dining and nightlife scene, it's no surprise that Hvar is a popular island to visit on a Croatia holiday. Hvar Town is particularly famous for drawing the rich and famous. During the summertime, you'll see the harbour filled with megayachts that the many international jetsetters arrive on. Just some of the big names who've spent time here include Jackie O, Prince Harry, Tom Cruise, Harrison Ford, and Beyonce. But beyond hobnobbing with the wealthy, whether you plan to visit on a Croatia cruise or on your own as part of an independent holiday, these are the top 10 things to do on Hvar Island.    
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  • Lake Bled

    Why Slovenia should be on your Bucket List

    Slovenia boasts everything from beautiful beaches to turquoise rivers, serene lakes, dramatic snow-capped mountains, and medieval Old Towns, yet it’s often overlooked as one of Europe’s most underrated destinations. For those who’ve visited Croatia and fallen in love with the Adriatic, it’s the perfect place to consider for your return journey as the country’s neighbour to the north and northeast. You’ll find plenty of mouth-watering cuisines here too, including a focus on sea-to-table and farm-to-table dishes, with chefs often using locally grown ingredients. There are countless architectural gems, museums, and art galleries to explore while the opportunities are many for outdoor recreation too, including everything from hiking, biking, and water sports to thrill-seeking activities like paragliding, cave exploring, paddling through abandoned mine tunnels, and soaring across the longest zipline in Europe.    
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  • Dubrovnik sunset

    Best Time To Visit Dubrovnik

    Dubrovnik has become one of the world’s most popular destinations. Its medieval walled Old Town is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
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  • Kornati Islands

    Best Islands to Visit in Croatia

    Sail Croatia's Dalmatian coast and uncover the impressive bounty of idyllic unspoiled islands and uninhabited destinations where you can escape the noise of the tourist crowds.

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    When is the Best Time to Go to Croatia?

    Rich in history, culture, stunning scenery and fabulous food and wine, Croatia has quickly become a must-visit destination.
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  • Korcula Old Town

    Best Things to See in Korcula

    Korcula is one of the most enchanting of the Croatian islands. Whether you visit independently or as part of a small ship cruise, it's a destination that shouldn't be missed on your Croatia holiday. When it comes to the best things to see in Korcula, there's a long list. Nature enthusiasts can enjoy everything from sandy beaches and cobalt blue waters to rolling hills covered with forest, olive groves, and vineyards. As the alleged birthplace of international explorer Marco Polo, there's a rich history to explore as well. While the island was inhabited long before, Greek colonists from Corfu established a colony here in the 6th century BC and named it "Black Korkyra" after the island's dense pine forests and their homeland.
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  • Zagreb Cathedral

    10 Fabulous Things To Do In Zagreb

    Just because the Croatian capital city of Zagreb is compact in size it doesn’t mean that you have limited recreational options available. The opposite is true. Whether you want to explore the impressive history and culture, relax and meander, or get involved in fun activities, you’ll easily find fabulous things to do when you spend time in Zagreb.
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  • Motovun Istria

    A Guide to the Medieval Hilltop Towns of Istria

    Whilst the Istrian cities of Pula and Rovinj are well known amongst travellers, few venture inland to the region's beautiful landscape of rolling hills. Often compared with Tuscany, the Istrian countryside is characterised by its scenic hilltop villages, Italian in style, with sweeping vineyards and forests that are perfect for truffle hunting. One of the best places to go in Croatia for food, whilst here visitors can dine in family-run rural establishments and try locally produced wine. Read on for our favourite Istrian hilltop towns and villages to visit.
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  • Telašćica Nature Park

    Visit Croatia’s Nature Hot Spots

    Croatia is famous for its historic cities like Dubrovnik and Split with centuries-old architecture. As impressive as they are, the country boasts a wide range of scenic landscapes and has prioritised preserving nature. It's home to many spectacular natural places that go well beyond its idyllic beaches, much of which can be found in national parks and reserves. There are many destinations for breathing in fresh air whilst gazing out at magnificent scenery, where bears and wolves roam the forest, eagles soar through the skies, and bottlenose dolphins leap through the Adriatic. Putting some of these best nature spots to visit in Croatia on your itinerary is sure to make for an unforgettable trip.
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  • Croatia cove

    Top Ten Beaches in Croatia

    Croatia boasts not only over a thousand idyllic islands along its coast but also some of the cleanest beaches in Europe, with beautifully crystal clear water.
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  • My Wish

    Tipping in Croatia

    It’s a question that we get asked a lot: How much should I tip while on holiday in Croatia?

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  • Split Riva Promenade

    Top 10 Things to Do in Split

    The ancient city of Split is Croatia's second-largest behind only the capital of Zagreb. It has a rich history that dates even beyond the late 3rd century AD when Roman Emperor Diocletian decided to build his retirement residence here. That's when it truly came to life, but it was originally founded as the Greek colony of Aspalathos in the 3rd century BC. Today, visitors can enjoy a mix of historic and modern that includes some of the world's most well-preserved Roman architecture along with world-class art galleries, museums, wine bars, and restaurants. Enjoy idyllic beaches a short walk from the historic centre, thrilling outdoor adventures, and multiple day trip possibilities among these top 10 things to do in Split.
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  • Dubrovnik city walls

    8 Reasons to Take an Adriatic Cruise like Jane MacDonald

    If you caught the recent episode of ‘Cruising with Jane McDonald,’ you were probably intrigued by her journey as she stopped at popular ports like Dubrovnik, Korcula and Split while sailing across the sparkling waters of the Adriatic. The stunning slice of paradise along the Croatian coast is something everyone should experience at least once, a getaway that’s sure to be even more impressive than what you watched on TV. Take a look at our 7 Night Signature Split to Dubrovnik Cruise to see how can cruise Croatia like Jane.
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  • Historical Complex of Split with the Palace of Diocletian

    UNESCO Heritage sites in Croatia

    One of the top travel destinations in Europe and beyond, Croatia has a rich historical and cultural legacy that has resulted in it earning an impressive number of UNESCO-listed sites. UNESCO World Heritage Sites are deemed to be of cultural or natural importance to the world and include famous places like The Great Wall of China, Athens' Acropolis, and the Great Barrier Reef in Australia. While Croatia is under 22,000 square miles in size, less than a quarter of the United Kingdom's territory, it's home to 10 of them. From spectacular natural landscapes to ancient Roman ruins, there's something for everyone here. In fact, you might even want to plan your trip around the UNESCO Heritage Sites in Croatia.
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  • Zadar at sunset

    The Top 10 Places To Visit In Zadar

    48 hours in the Zadar Riviera? Or stopping off whilst on a cruise? Below, we suggest the top 10 things to do in Zadar.

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  • All You Need to Know About a Croatia Cruise

    We’ve rounded up the most frequently asked questions asked by our clients about our small ship cruises in Croatia.
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  • Brown Bear

    Five Animals You Wouldn’t Expect to Find in Croatia

    Discover some of the animals you may not expect to see on your next holiday to Croatia.
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