The chic cities of the glittering Adriatic coast, charming cobblestone towns, UNESCO World Heritage sites and thriving food and wine scene ensure visitors' curiosity is amply rewarded. Like many others, fall in love with the treasures of this Balkan beauty. Be it on land or sea, walking or adventure cruising, Croatia will have you in the palm of its hand.
Our Croatia trips score an average of 4.71 out of 5 based on 519 reviews in the last year.
Well organized trip with a good tour guide. Trip has a bit of free time, so do your research on what activities to do during free days (e.g. Kayaking, Sailing, etc.). Croatia is a tourism hot spot these days, and I don't think it would be difficult to get around without a tour group/guide, but of course it's always nice to have some fellow travelers to share the experience with. In my opinion, Dubrovnik and Split were excellent, and Hvar is worth visiting (especially in peak season it's supposedly a major party/holiday destination). Korcula I personally felt was skip-able, or at least didn't need the extra free day as part of the tour. You may take that into consideration depending on the pace of travel you're looking for, and/or make sure to line up some activities for the free days. Overall I would recommend Intrepid and this tour.
Review submitted 15 Oct 2018
This itinerary provides an excellent firsthand understanding of the Balkan peoples in terms of its cultures and history, and in particular the recent 1991-1995 war involving Serbia, Croatia and Bosnia-Herzegovina.
Review submitted 15 Oct 2018
Intrepid believes half the fun of experiencing a new country is getting there, and getting around once there! Where possible, Intrepid uses local transport options and traditional modes of transport - which usually carry less of an environmental impact, support small local operators and are heaps more fun.
Depending on which trip you're on while in Croatia, you may find yourself travelling by:
No tourist coaches here! Travel through Croatia the way the locals do, aboard a local bus. It's a cheap, reliable and authentic way to get around.
Tipping isn't mandatory in Croatia, although feel free to round up the bill or leave spare change for wait staff. Tip more if the service has been particularly good. Some restaurants and cafes will already include a 10-15% margin in the bill, to account for taxes and tips. In this case, generally no further tip is required.
Travellers will be able to access the internet at internet cafes and hotels in Croatia's large cities and tourist-orientated towns. Expect less internet accessibility in rural areas.
Mobile phone coverage is generally very good in Croatia's large cities and urban areas. Islands and remote areas may have less reliable service. Ensure global roaming is activated with your service provider before arrival.
Western-style, flushable toilets are the norm in Croatia's cities and urban centres.
Cup of coffee in a cafe = 5-15 HRK
Beer in a pub = 20 HRK
Short bus ride = 20 HRK
Simple, budget meal = 50-80 HRK
Tap water is considered safe to drink in Croatia; however, due to the different mineral content, some people may get stomach upsets from the drinking water if they aren't used to it. A better option is finding filtered water rather than relying on bottled water.
Large hotels, restaurants and tourist sites will most likely accept credit cards. Always carry enough cash for smaller purchases and when shopping at vendors like market stalls and smaller cafes and hotels, which may not have credit card facilities.
ATMs are readily available throughout Croatia. Cities and large towns will have more ATM access than small villages or rural areas, so prepare accordingly if travelling out of urban areas.
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
Please note these dates are for 2017. For a current list of public holidays in Croatia go to: http://www.worldtravelguide.net/croatia/public-holidays
Intrepid is committed to travelling in a way that is respectful of local people, their culture, local economies and the environment. It's important to remember that what may be acceptable behaviour, dress and language in your own country, may not be appropriate in another. Please keep this in mind while travelling.