Croatia Escorted Tours & Guided Holidays

Escorted Tours & Guided Holidays to Croatia

An escorted tour to Croatia offers the opportunity to discover a country that has, in recent times, become one of the most popular destinations in Europe thanks to a rewarding mix of sublime scenery and towns and cities that are positively brimming with history. When you choose to go on one of our Croatia tour holidays, you’ll enjoy a land filled with an atmosphere that’s both Mediterranean and Eastern European, letting you experience the best of both worlds. Making a name for itself as one of Europe’s up-and-coming hotspots, Croatia is an utterly captivating country, boasting many wonderful highlights. Imperial cities have history pouring from every cobblestone, while serene islands offer awe-inspiring scenery that’s difficult to beat.

Croatia’s most famous destination has got to be Dubrovnik, a striking walled city with an intriguing Old Town. Then there’s Split, where you’ll find the famous Palace of Diocletian, and Pula, which is home to a wonderfully preserved Roman amphitheatre – one of the largest in the world. When you get out and about in the great outdoors, incredible sights also await. Discover the 16 Plitvice Lakes, which are linked by cascading waterfalls, and explore the dense forests of Mljet National Park. Alternatively, why not explore Croatia’s picturesque islands and historic coastal towns from the comfort of an exclusively chartered cruise ship? Croatia holidays with Travelsphere are without question the gold standard for appreciating this incredible European country.

 

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Featured Escorted Tour Holidays

  1. Croatian Island Hopping

    Explore the historic cities of Dubrovnik and Split and admire the beauty of four picturesque islands as you cruise aboard an exclusively chartered ship.

    • Return flights
    • 7 nights on board deluxe ship
    • 15 meals: 7 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 4 dinners
    8 days from
    £1,924
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  2. Croatia Uncovered

    Discover the best of captivating Croatia as you travel by both land and sea to explore medieval cities and magical islands.

    • Return flights
    • 3 nights in 4-star hotel, 7 nights on a Deluxe boat
    • 21 meals: 10 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 6 dinners
    11 days from
    £2,374
    Explore
  3. Dubrovnik and the Highlights of Montenegro

    Enjoy Croatia's famous walled city, Dubrovnik, and the beautiful bays and medieval towns of Montenegro.

    • Return flights
    • 7 nights in 4-star hotels
    • 13 meals: 7 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 5 dinners
    8 days from
    £1,799
    Explore
  1. The Balkan Adventure

    Discover the Balkans on this epic journey through six countries. Take in splendid architecture, coastal towns and breathtaking scenery.

    • Return flights
    • 14 nights in 4-star hotels
    • 23 meals: 14 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 7 dinners

    15 days from
    £2,699
    was £2,849

What our customers say

  1. It was soooo very lovely

    This was the first time travelling with Travelsphere and it was soooo very lovely, the staff and rep on the boat were extremely lovely and helpful, nothing was too much for them which made the trip even more special" - Susan Baker

  2. This holiday gave everything

    "This holiday gave everything, Culture, relaxation, Variety, and great memories" - Elaine Holbrook

  3. Simply fantastic holiday

    Fantastic holiday with excellent hotels (Lero in Dubrovnik and Bracera in Budva). Good value excursions with the holiday enhanced by an excellent manager (Marija) who went way beyond anything that could be reasonably expected to ensure a very enjoyable time for everyone." - David Boyall and Val Redmond

Absolutely amazing trip - Travelsphere took care of everything while we sailed round exquisite islands finding hidden gems or places of historical interest at every stop. Highly recommend

Charlotte Field

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    24 hours in Split

    The coastal city of Split has plenty to charm: a palm-lined waterfront, glittering coastline, fabulous markets and a cosmopolitan vibe. Here’s how we’d spend 24 hours in the Adriatic’s buzziest port.

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  2. Croatia Islands

    Best Time to Visit Croatia

    Thinking about visiting the Adriatic coast and wondering when is the best time to visit Croatia? Using our travel guide, you can explore what Croatia has to offer year-round.

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    Croatia - An Island Hopper's Paradise

    Not sure which island to head to first? Let us inspire you with a short guide to just a few of Croatia's idyllic isles

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  6. Dubrovnik, Croatia

    Postcard from Dubrovnik

    Travel writer Janette ventured to Dubrovnik – here she shares a few highlights of city.

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  7. 30 Croatia Facts You Didn’t Know

    The coastal city of Split has plenty to charm: a palm-lined waterfront, glittering coastline, fabulous markets and a cosmopolitan vibe. Here’s how we’d spend 24 hours in the Adriatic’s buzziest port.

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Croatia Touring Holidays - Frequently Asked Questions

What are the best tours to Croatia?

Croatia is a bit of a gem in the Mediterranean. Take a tour to the Opatija Riviera to explore historic Istria - with its close proximity to Italy, the region possesses Italian influences that can be found in both its architecture and menus. On a tour to Dubrovnik you can explore what is perhaps Croatia's most famous city, as well as neighbouring Montenegro, but for something extra special - a small ship cruise that takes you to some of Croatia's islands should be considered.

What are the highlights of Croatia?
There are so many reasons to visit Croatia, here are some of our favourite highlights:
- Head to Krka National Park where you'll be amazed by all the incredible waterfalls
- Featured in many shows on TV and in the movies, a holiday to Dubrovnik is a must- it's a world-famous city and is wonderful to explore on foot. Don't forget to take the cable car ride for unforgettable views
- Opatija - has a real Riviera feel to it - walk along it's promenade, admire it's opulent buildings and enjoy it's sophisticated aura.
- There are so many islands to explore one of these is Solta - a surprising island with a delightful fishing village (and delicious food in Stomorska too)
What is the best time of year to take a holiday to Croatia? What should I pack?

Croatia has a varied climate, with continental climate conditions inland and Mediterranean influence on the Adriatic coast. 

You can expect plenty of sunshine from April to October on the coast, with July and August being the hottest months. April/May and September/October are the best months to travel holidays that involve activities and sightseeing, as the heat remains moderate and there are fewer crowds.

Lightweights and beachwear (including sun protection) are recommended for the spring/summer months. Medium weights are recommended for winter with heavy, warm clothing for inland areas. It is a good idea to pack waterproofs at any time of year. Comfortable shoes are a must as there can be a lot of walking involved on some excursions.

As Croatia is such a large country with such varying temperatures it is best to check weather forecasts prior to travel. 

What's the food like in Croatia?

Eating out in Croatia is a joy. There is a huge choice available, from the smartest, sophisticated restaurants to the simplest of cafes and bars. There is something for everyone whether you want a sandwich, snack or a full meal.   

The Adriatic coast is renowned for its variety of seafood dishes, and Italian influences are found here as well as in Istria. You’ll find exquisite cakes and desserts all over the country. Croatia produces plenty of wine, with the best reds generally coming from the Pelješac peninsula on the coast, and the best whites usually produced in eastern Slavonia and in Istria.

There are many local specialities found throughout Croatia and such dishes include;

  • Pršut i paški sir (air-dried ham similar to Italian prosciutto and sheep's cheese from the island of Pag) - platters are served as an appetiser.
  • Salata od hobotnice (octopus salad) - this is made from octopus, potato, onion, chopped parsley, olive oil, crushed garlic and lemon juice.
  • Crni riýot (black risotto) - this is made from cuttlefish cooked in its own ink.
  • Janjetina (roast lamb) - this is popular all over Croatia, and it’s not unusual to see whole lamb roasting on a spit at roadside eateries.
  • Tartufi (truffles) – these feature heavily on the menu in Istria.

Below are a few national drinks you may like to try;

  • Dingač – the most celebrated red wine producing area, on the Pelješac peninsula, featuring the Mali Plavac (little Plavac) grape.
  • Malvazija – a very good to excellent white wine from Istria.
  • Medovača – a type of rakija (a very strong local spirit) with the edge taken off by the addition of a touch of honey, particularly popular in Istria. Other types of rakija include travarica (made from distilled grapes and flavoured with herbs) and Å¡livovica (made from distilled plums).
What is the time zone in Croatia?

The local time in Croatia is 1 hour ahead of the UK.

What is the currency in Croatia?

The currency in Croatia is the Kuna (HRK), which is widely available in the UK.