Croatia is situated in the Southeastern edge of Europe with one end facing to the Adriatic Sea and the other adorned with almighty mountains which offers a variety of experiences as a traveler. Croatia has glitz and glamour in its culture and a certain mystery and peacefulness as well; while ...
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“The tour went to a lot of great places to see. It was a nice mix between structured and independent. It suited a more confident traveller who was happy to plan their own days. The tour was run efficiently.”
“The tour was excellent learnt a lot about these Balkan states and now have a new found knowledge of this area. The hotels were very good and the transport better than expected I enjoyed the tour very much.”
“Overall the tour ran very well. Haley the tour leader acted professionally at all times. Accommodation overall was satisfactory especially in Budapest. I felt the train trip on the last day was a waste of time. No time to explore the city. ”
“Excellent tour leader. Well organised always pleasant and easy to get along with. Caring of her tour group. Itinerary was good tho Cld hve had one more day in Zagreb and Ljubljana ( for yr consideration). Tour was well paced.”
“The tour was good and pretty much all the cities visited were superb and a great way to experience the local cultures with a group. There was a lot of travelling involved some very long travel days not detailed in booking info or pre departure notes. ”
Croatia is situated in the Southeastern edge of Europe with one end facing to the Adriatic Sea and the other adorned with almighty mountains which offers a variety of experiences as a traveler. Croatia has glitz and glamour in its culture and a certain mystery and peacefulness as well; while you can experience the coldest winters and the hottest summers in Croatia, the sea softens all the seasons to merge smoothly together towards the coastal end.
The diversity of the geography in Croatia is one of the many reasons that you should consider Croatia as your next destination. If you want to get the Europe experience, and yet you can afford to travel to only one country, Croatia is an excellent choice since it offers you an experience in one go, which many European countries would offer collectively. Croatians are very hospitable and friendly people, and they cook simple and delicious food from the freshest ingredients they get from both land and the sea due to the location of the country. The cities like Split and Pula boasts of Roman architectural wonders that stand in the same league of Italy and Turkey themselves. Dubrovnik -- the “Pearl of the Adriatic”, the stunning Plitvice Lakes, Pula Arena and Euphrasian Basilica are some of the popular tourist attractions in the world.
Explore the history of Dubrovnik
Hike the mountains of Northern Velebit National Park
Shop for fresh produce at the Dolac Market in Zagreb
Walk around Trogir’s St. Lawrence (St. Lovro) Cathedral
Take the ferry to Lokrum Island
Drink your way through Iločki Podrumi, one of Croatia’s oldest wine cellars
Visit the ‘Kingdom of Feštini’ cave in Istria
Don’t make the mistake of sticking to Dubrovnik! Croatia has many beautiful towns and islands to visit.
Even when raising your hand to order a round of drinks at the bar, never raise your thumb, index finger and middle finger together. This is a sign of Serbian nationalism and is considered taboo in Croatia.
Croatian drivers can be aggressive and some coastal roads don’t use barriers. Consider opting for public transit instead of renting a car. While train links don’t cover the entire country, buses are a reliable option.
If travelling from another European country, get ready to carry multiple currencies. Croatia is part of the European Union but continues to use its own currency: the Croatian kuna.
Croatia is perfect for a beach holiday, but be sure to pack a pair of water shoes as the coasts are quite rocky.
If you decide to travel off-the-beaten-path, keep a keen eye out for unexploded minefields left over from Croatia’s war of the early 1990s.
Croatia has seasonal weather so please do check up on the best time to visit Croatia before planning your tour. And if you’re still hunting for more things to do and places to explore in Croatia, do check out our Croatia Travel Guide for more information.