Top Tips For Choosing Croatia Multi-Centre Holidays

Want to enjoy a variety of recreational activities whilst holidaying in a top European destination? Croatia multi-centre holidays offer you unlimited exciting opportunities to take advantage of itinerary excursions, day trips and special events. Join an English speaking local guide and explore the stunning rural countryside, beautiful idyllic islands and historic and cultural city attractions on an unforgettable private tour. For a fully immersive Croatia experience, combine all of the activities listed below:

Go island hopping

Zlatni Rat. Unforgettable Croatia
Vis, Croatia, Unforgettable Croatia

Croatia boasts a total of 1244 gorgeous islands and isles in its sprawling archipelago. From the magnificent coastal cities of Dubrovnik and Split, it’s easy to venture out on an exciting adventure to one, or many, of the scenic islands that embellish the calm, turquoise coloured crystalline waters of the Adriatic Sea.

Visit beautiful Brac and swim and sunbathe on the famous Zlatni Rat (Golden Horn) beach. Live it up like a celebrity on glamorous Hvar, the sunniest island in the archipelago. And enjoy the peaceful tranquillity of the unspoiled island of Vis. An island hopping excursion really is the ultimate way to experience the charm and beauty of this welcoming and friendly country.

On Croatia multi-centre holidays you’ll have access to a well-planned itinerary that visits a number of beautiful Croatian islands, as well as historic mainland cities and quaint picturesque towns and villages. Cruising to your paradise island always allows time for a refreshing swim stop in a scenic secluded bay or cove. On arrival at the island destination, join the optional private guided tour to ensure that you don’t miss out on a visit to any of the top landmark attractions and popular sights.

Visit a nearby national park

Unforgettable Croatia, Plitvice Lakes
Mljet National Park, Unforgettable Croatia

When you want to escape the tourist crowds in the magnificent historic cities, a day trip to one of the stunning national parks provides a delightful option. Millions of visitors enjoy an excursion to the outstanding natural beauty spots of Croatia every year. In the national parks you can enjoy relaxing recreational and sightseeing activities in breathtaking scenery.

Annually welcoming an estimated 1.2 million visitors, Plitvice Lakes National Park has been one of Croatia’s top tourist attractions ever since it was officially established in 1949. The most beautiful National Park in Eastern Europe boasts 16 interconnected terraced lakes, 90 cascading waterfalls and an endless wooden boardwalk that encircles the centrepiece water features.

If you would like to see the beautiful Plitvice Lakes National Park, check out our 10-night Zagreb, Plitvice Lakes & Split Cruise & Stay.

Mljet Island is an idyllic oasis that features a beautiful picturesque National Park with two stunning saltwater lakes, a tiny island, and surrounding fragrant pine and bay forests. You can explore the unique landscape on foot or hire a bicycle. Alternatively, you can admire the beauty of Mljet National Park from the water’s perspective, as kayaking, canoeing and swimming are all permitted.

You can visit Mljet Island on our 7-night Deluxe Cruise from Split.

Try Croatian peka and the local wine

Peka, Croatian meal, Unforgettable Croatia
Unforgettable Croatia, Croatian Wine, Wine Tasting

One of the best experiences you can enjoy whilst travelling is undoubtedly sampling the delicious local food. On a multi-centre holiday in Croatia you have plenty of opportunities to taste the authentic flavours of the regions and islands. Dine in charming and friendly, family run local restaurants where traditional and diverse Croatian cuisine is inspired by Italy, Austria, Hungary and Turkey. Feast on the classic Dalmatian dish of Peka – meat, seafood or vegetables baked in a pot under a bell-like lid. Pair your menu choice with a glass or two of the local wine.

If you’re a wine connoisseur, you’ll have an opportunity to indulge in your interest on a visit to a local winery. In Istria, the climate and soil of the vineyards produces high quality indigenous grape varieties. The most famous and popular wine of the region is Malvazia, which makes the perfect accompaniment to fish and seafood dishes. As Croatia has 64 distinct grape types and over 800 wineries, you’ll have unlimited wine tasting opportunities while on Croatia multi-centre holidays.

On our Croatia Food & Wine Tours, you will have the opportunity to visit and taste local wine and Croatian dishes made especially for you!

Go on a truffle hunting adventure

Truffle Hunting, Istria, Unforgettable Croatia
Truffles, Croatia, Unforgettable Croatia

Truffles are considered to be a rare and exquisite delicacy that is highly prized all over the world. Deep in the forests of Istria, you can hunt for delicious black truffles that were first discovered in Croatia over 80 years ago. For a unique Croatia multi-centre holiday experience, join the truffle hunt at the Karlic Tartufi estate.

On the tour of the estate, you’ll learn all about the gourmet truffles of Istria before venturing out into the forests to hunt them out for yourself. Specially training truffle hunting dogs and guides will show you how to find tasty truffle treasure. After your exciting hunt experience, sample the delicacies in traditional Croatian dishes, and buy some souvenir truffle products to take back home.

Visit Istria on our Optaija, Rovinj & Pula Holiday >

Call our travel experts on +44 208 004 2349 to learn more about our truffle hunting excursion.

Visit Zagreb’s emerging sights and sounds

Unforgettable Croatia, Zagreb
Zagreb, Unforgettable Croatia

Zagreb is a vibrant and cosmopolitan capital city that is brimming with stunning architecture, historic monuments and cultural diversity. The busy urban city centre boasts charming tree-lined streets, and many beautiful parks and open green spaces that offer an opportunity to enjoy tranquillity. If you’re feeling adventurous, visit Jelenovac Forest to explore the winding trails through the oak, beech and acacia trees that populate the 50 hectares of natural wonderland.

The heart of Zagreb is a colourful maze of chic coffee shops, bars, restaurants and retail outlets where you can enjoy a unique recreational experience. The city has a high concentration of iconic museums and galleries, and flaunts an artsy vibe. Many of the main streets feature decorative murals that create a striking centrepiece attraction in the urban environment.

For an unforgettable and authentically Croatian experience visit the local Dolac Market. The market is always a hive of activity, especially on Saturday when locals flock here to shop for the freshest, locally sourced produce. Stroll around the collection of colourful stalls that are heaped high with fruits and veggies, and soak up the laidback atmosphere. After meandering through the charming narrow alleyways of the Old Town, hop on the 19th century Funicular to enjoy the world’s shortest cable carriage ride. It takes just 64 seconds to travel the 66 meters distance that offers breathtaking views of Croatia’s capital city.

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