There's a reason Croatia is renowned for its charm.
The stunning landscape of the Croatian coastline from Split to Dubrovnik is packed full of guidebook favourites and off-the-beaten-track gems. One day you could be cycling through olive groves, sampling Croatian wine and living like a local. The next, diving into the turquoise waters of a hidden island, before exploring the cobbled lanes of a quaint coastal town by night. Mediterranean adventures don't get any better than this.
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Relax onboard a private yacht
If you want to do Croatia in comfort and style, you sail your way down the coast aboard a private yacht (we don’t make the rules). Prepare your senses for a week in paradise as you go from the boat to the mainland and back again, exploring historic towns, protected forests, and stunning islands such as Brac, Hvar, Vis, and Lastovo as you go. Talk about a once-in-a-lifetime trip.
Explore port towns like a local
Split and Dubrovnik might be the two most visited cities in Croatia, but the historic charm and epic scenery of this country’s other seaside towns will also surely captivate your attention and take up space in your phone’s camera roll. From the rood-roofed houses on Korcula Island to the traffic-free streets of Hvar Town, absorb the past of some of Europe’s oldest destinations.
Visit the ruins of Diocletian’s Palace in Split
Before you get completely swept up in the magic of the Mediterranean, kick off your Croatian getaway by learning about its past on a leader-led tour through Split’s old town. Discover the secrets of Diocletian’s palace, built in the 1800s for a Roman emperor of the same name, and wander its ruins while marvelling at the intricate details still visible hundreds of years later.
Tuck into some traditional Croatian cuisine
Croatia has everything; the beaches, the culture, and the food – think dishes made from fresh ingredients that are bursting with flavour. From tasty seafood straight out of the Mediterranean and national dishes with Balkan influences to meat and cheese boards devoured with a glass of wine, regardless of which part of Croatia you’re exploring, you’ll never go hungry.
Soak up the Adriatic sun on pristine beaches
Exploring cobblestoned streets and appreciating ancient architecture is all well and good but on a holiday in Croatia, nothing beats spending hours on a beach under the warm Adriatic sun. Feel the sun’s rays dance across your skin as you listen to the gently lapping waves make their way up the pebbled shore and be instantly transported to your own slice of a perfect paradise.
Wander through the streets of Old Dubrovnik
You could easily spend days walking through Dubrovnik’s old town and still not see everything you wanted to, but you can sure give it a go. Whether you fancy visiting the historical Rector’s Palace with its ornate architecture, sipping on a cold beer at a towering cliff-top bar or gently making your way along the Ljuta River at sunset, this perfectly preserved city will capture your heart.
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Trips on or before 31 December 2022
If your Intrepid trip starts on or before 31 December 2022, you must provide proof of full vaccination against COVID-19.
If you are unable to be vaccinated for medical reasons, you may apply for an exemption. Exemptions will be assessed on a case-by-case basis. To apply, you must provide a medical certificate from a medical professional.
Children under 18 are exempt. Children aged between 5 and 17 years old must provide proof of either vaccination, recovery or a negative COVID-19 test.
Trips from 1 January 2023 onwards
From 1 January 2023, Intrepid will no longer require travellers to provide proof of vaccination against COVID-19 (excluding all Polar trips and select adventure cruises). However, we continue to strongly recommend that all Intrepid travellers and leaders get vaccinated to protect themselves and others.
Specific proof of testing or vaccination may still be required by your destination or airline. Please ensure you check travel and entry requirements carefully.
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Visas are the responsibility of the individual traveller. Entry requirements can change at any time, so it's important that you check for the latest information. Please visit the relevant consular website of the country or countries you’re visiting for detailed and up-to-date visa information specific to your nationality. Check the Essential Trip Information section of the itinerary for more information.
Croatia's climate is split into two different regions - along the coast and in the mainland. Depending on which region you're travelling to, the weather may vary slightly with temperatures higher in the mainland area due to a lack of sea breeze. Winter temperatures are also lower in the mainland with snowfall expected and enjoyed, whereas on the coast, snowfall is quite uncommon.
There are a number of ways you can travel from Split to Dubrovnik including flying (the total flight time is around 40 minutes), self-driving which takes around 2 and a half hours and catching the ferry which also stops at islands such as Hvar, Brac, Korcula, and Mljet (the total journey is 4 and a half hours).
What you pack for Croatia largely depends on the time of year you're travelling in but since it is a popular summer destination, you should pack a swimsuit, sandals, appropriate sun protection, and clothes that will remain comfortable even if the temperature is warm - think light, breathable layers. Most islands along the coast of Croatia are quite casual so you can leave your fancy clothes at home if you want.
Absolutely. All passengers travelling with Intrepid are required to purchase travel insurance before the start of their trip. Your travel insurance details will be recorded by your leader on the first day of the trip. Due to the varying nature, availability and cost of health care around the world, travel insurance is very much an essential and necessary part of every journey.
For more information on insurance, please go to: Travel Insurance
Intrepid is committed to making travel widely accessible, regardless of ability or disability. That’s why we do our best to help as many people see the world as possible, regardless of any physical or mental limitations they might have. We’re always happy to talk to travellers with disabilities and see if we can help guide them towards the most suitable itinerary for their needs and, where possible, make reasonable adjustments to our itineraries.
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