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Croatia has it all—from the ancient ruins of Diocletian’s Palace to the breathtaking natural beauty of the Plitvice Lakes, this country is a hidden treasure just waiting to be uncovered! With history that dates back nearly 15 centuries, there is something new waiting to be discovered around every bend of this fairy-tale country’s narrow, cobblestone streets. Nature abounds all around you—whether you are taking in rays at a quiet, pristine beach, or climbing cliffs along the water of the Istrian Peninsula. Marvel at the grandeur of a beautifully-restored castle. Wander through the wild hinterlands of Dalmatia, or experience the bustling city life of Zagreb. No matter how you “Split” your time in this majestic country, you will surely have impeccable pictures and stories to share when you return!

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Value Vacation Discover Croatia
Vibrant Zagreb, the spa resort of Opatija, scenic Plitvice Lakes, Split & Diocletian's Palace & medieval Dubrovnik, the Pearl of the Adriatic
from $2449 w/ Flights from $1949 Tour Only 10 days
per person, double occupancy*
Value Vacation Discover the Adriatic: Croatia & Slovenia with Venice
The Adriatic region: Slovenia & Lake Bled to Croatia’s Split & Plitvice Lakes & more, plus the canals of Venice & Lake Wörth in the Austrian Alps
from $3199 w/ Flights from $2699 Tour Only 10 days
per person, double occupancy*
Value Vacation Croatia Cruise Adventure
2 nights in Split & a 7 night cruise with Diocletian's Palace, medieval Dubrovnik, Trstenik & Korcula; optional extension to Zagreb & Plitvice Lakes
from $3299 w/ Flights 11 days
per person, double occupancy*

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Highlights

  1. Plitvice Lakes 

    Colorful Plitvice Lakes National ParkExplore the breathtaking natural wonder, the Plitvice Lakes, and be mesmerized by the lakes, waterfalls, and wildlife around you! Both the upper and lower sections of the park contain gorgeous waterfalls that cascade into 1 of 16 lakes that are enveloped in lush greenery. Walk across the stunning green-blue water via aerial wooden bridges. The park made history in 1949 when it was named Croatia’s first National Park. Experiencing the incredible sights and sounds of this UNESCO World Heritage Site and National Park of Croatia can’t be missed!

  2. Diocletian's Palace 

    Diocletian's Palace, SplitLocated in Split, Croatia, this beautifully-restored ruin was the retirement mansion of the former Roman emperor, Diocletian. It not only served as his home, but also the home of military personnel. Although much of the original palace has been destroyed, the exterior gates and walls are a powerful reminder of the dominance and influence of centuries past. Explore thousands of years’ worth of architecture and artifacts as you wander through the magnificent limestone and marble structure.

  3. Truffle sampling

    Black truffle samplingTruffles may not be a regular menu item in the US, but they are quite esteemed in Europe! Truffles are a type of subterranean fungus, and are typically black or white in color. Taste the prestigious Istrian truffles, which only grow in Croatia. Boasting more than 25 years in the industry, Zigante Tartufi is a company that specializes in everything truffles – from restaurants to markets to an online store that sells a variety of truffle products, including chocolate covered truffles and truffle chips. Dine at the Zigante restaurant in Livade, a charming atmosphere to sample these divine delicacies!

  4. Dubrovnik

    Aerial view of DubrovnikCenturies collide in Dubrovnik, where the fortress-like walls that surround the Old Town give way to a bustling city within. Stroll along the stone wall and gaze out into the sparkling Adriatic Sea. Be mesmerized by the grandeur of the architecture that has been immaculately preserved for centuries. For a modern twist, take a cable car ride or kayak on the Adriatic for one-of-a-kind views of the city.

  5. Dalmatia

    Vineyard in DalmatiaA trip to the Dalmatian hinterlands is an authentic experience you can’t find anywhere else! Wander the scenic terrain of the hinterlands, set inland amid mountains. Even though this region isn’t necessarily a tourist destination, there is no shortage of entertaining activities! From wine tasting at a winery to hiking rocky trails, any traveler is sure to fall in love with this diverse yet relatively undiscovered region. 

Fast Facts

Already booked on one of our packages to Croatia? See everything you need to know before you go.

Overview

Capital: Zagreb
Population:  4.171 million
Currency: Croatia kuna (HRK)
Languages: Croatian
Drives on the: Right
Time zone: CET (UTC +1)

Entry requirements Please see our Entry Requirements page.
Staying Healthy

According to the World Health Organization, immunizations are NOT currently required for travel to Croatia.  However, you may wish to consult your personal physician or local public health authorities regarding other recommendations.

Center for Disease Control
World Health Organization

Weather

Croatia’s climate has two basic seasons - a mild continental climate inland, with average daytime temperatures in the 70’s and 80’s during the summer and 30’s-40’s during winter, and a Mediterranean climate in the coastal region, with average daytime temperatures in the 60’s and mid 70’s during the summer and mid 40’s-50’s during winter. Summers are generally dry and sunny with occasional rain or even a thunderstorm. Evening temperatures will be 15-30 degrees cooler depending on your location. This tour does not operate from November through the middle of March to avoid the winter season.

What to wear

We suggest casual clothes, a wide-brimmed hat to cover your face and back of your neck, sunglasses, light shawl, or a scarf for visiting religious sites, and a lightweight jacket or sweater for cool and windy nights. Bring a smart casual outfit for evenings out at restaurants and nightclubs. If you have two pairs of comfortable (broken in, not brand new) walking shoes, take both pairs. For hiking, pack lightweight clothes that can be layered. Since weather can be unpredictable anywhere in the world and to be sure you are comfortable during your trip and prepared for all types of weather possibilities, we suggest that you carry a small folding umbrella. Remember that comfort and convenience should dictate your wardrobe for the tour, and casual clothes are in order for most every occasion as you travel.

Money & Credit Cards

The local currency is the Kuna. Hotels and many shops do accept credit cards. While Visa and Mastercard are most accepted, some establishments also accept AMEX and Discover. If possible, use a credit card that doesn’t charge foreign transaction fees. Be sure to call your credit card providers to let them know you will be traveling abroad, the places you’ll be visiting, and the dates of your trip. This is important for your own protection. However, smaller stores, souvenir places, and some art galleries will accept cash only in local currency. Your hotels will generally exchange your cash for local currency, and you’ll find ATM machines where you can get additional cash as needed. Traveler’s checks are not accepted. 

Always notify your bank prior to departure to avoid any problems using your credit or debit card while traveling.

Shopping

You will certainly have time for shopping, and you’ll find a great variety of goods to satisfy different tastes and price ranges. 

A good rule of thumb when shopping abroad is to choose items that you love and that will remind you of the destination. If you want to shop for high value items, unless they are very specific to the destination, better do so from a trusted merchant at home unless the pleasure of the happy memory of your trip will keep you from regretting your purchase.

While we take great care in arranging the components of your tour, we have no relationship with the shopping venues you’ll encounter, and we cannot be liable for any purchases you make. Your guides may have some favorite shopping places, where the vendors are known, provide good quality merchandise and probably pay a commission from sales to the guide. This should not surprise or offend you. This is how business is done throughout the world. Please keep in mind that many, if not most stores outside the U.S. will not allow exchanges or refunds for your purchased items. You, as the buyer, assume the full risk in the purchases you make.

Electricity & Power Adapters

230 volts. Plugs C & F. You will need a voltage converter and plug adapter in order to use U.S. appliances. We recommend getting a universal adapter and converter kit.

Learn more about electrical standards around the world.

Cell Phones & Internet

Want to take your cell phone, tablet or laptop, but not sure how to get cell service or wifi? See our blog posts on using your cell phone abroad and the top 5 ways to get Internet abroad.

Photography

Cameras and video recorders are generally allowed almost everywhere in, and you will want to take plenty of pictures of the magnificent panoramas you’ll encounter as you travel. Photography is generally permitted everywhere except at airports and military installations. Always ask for permission to photograph the locals, and make sure you have some small change in exchange for the photo opportunity. Memory cards for digital cameras will be available in major cities, but you might end up paying a premium. It’s better to bring a spare memory card, saving both time and money.

Did you know?
  • The Croatian language is considered a South Slavic language.  It is nearly identical to the Serbian language, except Croatian is written in the Roman alphabet, while Serbian is written in the Cyrillic alphabet.
  • Hum is the smallest town in Croatia, with just 17 residents. 
  • Croatia is known for its “hinterlands” – remote regions that are often by a coast.  One of the most popular hinterlands is the historic region of Dalmatia. 
  • You can find an Egyptian sphinx at Diocletian’s Palace.
  • The movie Fiddler on the Roof was filmed in Croatia.

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* Advertised prices may include an "Instant Savings" discount and/or sale discount, available for a limited time. Prices reflect these discounts. Advertised prices are per person, based on double occupancy; single occupancy rooms may be available for an additional charge. Advertised prices are the best available based on the least expensive travel dates, departure city, and other options, and do not include optional excursions or other optional items. Your total price will vary based upon the dates, flights, and other options you select during the booking process. For packages including flights, prices include Airline Taxes, Fees & Sept. 11th Security Fee, but do not include excess baggage fees or advance seat reservations. Prices and availability subject to change. More about our prices.

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