Croatia - Touring Holidays
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 awash with history. This Eastern European gem is also outside the euro zone, so you’ll find that your money goes that little bit further too.
When you choose to holiday in Croatia you’ll enjoy a short flying time of just over two hours, but what you’ll find when you land is a totally Mediterranean atmosphere and a country that’s just a short hop by boat or catamaran from Italy, putting a day out in Venice well within your reach during your stay.
Staying put though, there’s plenty to discover as you explore Croatia’s towns and cities. Perhaps its most famous is Dubrovnik – a handsome walled city with an intriguing old town and marble streets. Then there’s Split, where you’ll find the Palace of Diocletian. It’s not really a palace at all but a fortress which forms the hub of the old town. Over time, churches, chapels, traders and street cafés have all moved in, turning this imposing relic into the thriving heart of the country’s second city.
Zadar’s Sea Organ
Soak up the medieval charm of Zagreb, Croatia’s capital, or discover one of the best-preserved Roman arenas in the world in Pula. More Roman ruins await in Zadar, where you’ll also discover a unique piece of architecture, the Sea Organ – stone stairs and pipes running along the coast which turn the movement of the waves into music.
From man-made attractions to the wonders of nature, you’ll be spoilt for choice if you want to get out and about in the great outdoors on your Croatia holiday. The country’s coastline spans almost 2,000km and is a picturesque mix of rocky coves and pine-backed beaches, with mountains, lakes and forests laying beyond the shore.
Krka National Park
For great days out you can’t do much better than Krka or Plitvice Lakes National Parks. Krka’s foremost attraction is its magnificent waterfalls, although it’s also home to a wide variety of flora and fauna. Plitvice Lakes are also a spellbinding showcase of thundering water, with 16 terraced lakes spilling over its mountainsides. Set in deep woodland populated by deer, bears, wolves and boars, this is Croatia’s top attraction and has rightly earned its place on UNESCO’s World Heritage List.
More than 1,100 islands lie off Croatia’s shores and a relaxing cruise is a great way to discover the likes of Hvar, where you can admire sleek yachts moored in its harbour, or Brac, home to Croatia’s most stunning beach, Zlatni Rat, and the highest peak of the Adriatic islands, Vidova Gora.
Every Travelsphere holiday offers exceptional value for money. Included in the price are return scheduled flights/rail travel and internal flights, where applicable, overseas transfers and transportation, carefully chosen hotels, many meals and excursions and the services of a Travelsphere Tour Manager or Local Guide.
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