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Croatia Vacation & Tour Packages

Croatia Travel, Recommend by Croatia Tourist BoardTraveling in Croatia is a rewarding experience. This is a timeless country with something for everyone. That's why it's our most popular summer vacation destination. Rich history, breathtaking nature, the endless Adriatic coastline, classic architecture, vibrant culture, delicious cuisine, spectacular National Parks and a warm climate. The Croatians are friendly and proud people with strong traditions. They have kept the country from becoming too commercial. Ready to discover Croatia?

We're Croatia travel specialists

More than just a Croatia travel agency, we are a specialist Croatia tour operator with our own local staff in Dubrovnik, Split, and Zagreb. That's in addition to our US travel advisor team. For over a decade our private trips to Croatia have been earning us high praise from our guests. Our Croatia vacation packages are the best way to tour this spectacular country. We'll arrange all the details, saving you many hours of research. We will create a custom tailored Croatia travel package to your wishes and budget. You will stay in handpicked lodgings we offer which go all the way from self-catering apartments to boutique and luxury hotels. For city tours and excursions you can opt for private guides or small group tours. Whether you prefer to self-drive or opt for the luxury travel option of being chauffeured around, we'll take care of everything. All you have to do is enjoy your vacation!

Croatia's most beloved destinations

From south to north Croatia offers a variety of pleasures. Start with the southern region of Dalmatia and Dubrovnik's walled city on the Adriatic sea. Then discover some of the more than 1,000 islands in Croatia, such as Hvar, Vis, Brac/Bol, and Korcula. Along Croatia's Adriatic coast you'll find the ancient towns of TrogirSplit, and Zadar. The inland lakes and waterfalls of Plitvice Lakes and Krka National park are more must-sees. Round out your trip in Rovinj in Istria, "Croatia's Tuscany" and the typically Central European capital city Zagreb to the north. Follow in the footsteps of your favorite Game of Thrones characters in and around the historic towns of Split or Dubrovnik. Visit the country's many UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Hike in beautiful countryside. Take boat trips to secluded bays and idyllic islands. Discover a rich culinary tradition of local cheeses, hams and olive oil as well as extensive seafood dishes. Go wine tasting in one of the country's many wine regions. We can create a custom Croatia vacation exactly to your taste and needs. With your private tour of Croatia there are no fixed dates and you choose how long you spend in each location, whether you're sticking to the highlights or venturing off the beaten path.

Visit a neighboring country

While vacationing in Croatia you will be ideally placed to make overnight stops or day excursions to neighboring countries. Our service extends to the places which were part of the former Yugoslavia. This includes Bosnia & Herzegovina, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia, and Slovenia. Emerging but still relatively unknown Albania is also close by. With ferry and flight connections, a combined Croatia and Italy itinerary is another option. Croatia is a beautiful country, but your European vacation doesn't have to be limited to one place. By planning a longer multi-country vacation with us you have access to our local experts all over Europe.

Get your customized Croatia trip plan

Further below you will find links to some suggested Croatia itineraries along with cost estimates. You can use one of these as a starting point or our Croatia travel experts can build a trip plan tailored to your exact needs. Our in-country staff take care of all the details for you to make sure your trip to Croatia creates memories you'll treasure forever. Before and during your trip they'll be in touch by email and local cellphone. Contact us for a free travel consultation and we'll get started planning the perfect Croatian vacation package, just for you.

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Glowing Reviews from Our Guests

4.9 / 5

Average of our Guest's Ratings of our Croatian vacation packages
Based on 115 reviews
Review by Megan & Dylan

Megan & Dylan

New Jersey

Would book through JayWay Travel again in a heartbeat.

Would book through JayWay Travel again in a heartbeat.

Year : 2019
Visited : Croatia
Itinerary : Dubrovnik, Korcula, Hvar, Split
Rating :
5 / 5
Year : 2019
Visited : Croatia
Itinerary : Dubrovnik, Korcula, Hvar, Split
Rating :
5 / 5
Review by Angela, Janice & Lora

Angela, Janice & Lora

Tennessee

Thorough, great planning, always prompt and fun staff with great suggestions for hotels and events like wine tasting and cooking classes so you are able to immerse yourself into the culture and be a real traveler.

Thorough, great planning, always prompt and fun staff with great suggestions for hotels and events like wine tasting and cooking classes so you are able to immerse yourself into the culture and be a real traveler.

Year : 2019
Visited : Croatia
Itinerary : Zagreb, Rovinj, Plitvice, Trogir, Hvar, Korcula, Dubrovnik
Rating :
5 / 5
Year : 2019
Visited : Croatia
Itinerary : Zagreb, Rovinj, Plitvice, Trogir, Hvar, Korcula, Dubrovnik
Rating :
5 / 5
Review by George, Barry, John, Glendell, Ruben, Carlos & Pedro

George, Barry, John, Glendell, Ruben, Carlos & Pedro

Texas

Excellent, top-notch service from beginning to end! All details were beautifully taken care of from JayWay Travel.

Excellent, top-notch service from beginning to end! All details were beautifully taken care of from JayWay Travel.

Year : 2019
Visited : Croatia
Itinerary : Split, Hvar, Dubrovnik, Dubrovnik
Rating :
5 / 5
Year : 2019
Visited : Croatia
Itinerary : Split, Hvar, Dubrovnik, Dubrovnik
Rating :
5 / 5

Frequently Asked Questions about travel to Croatia

When is the best time to visit Croatia?

July and August are the Croatia's warmest months. The sea temperature reaches a pleasant 27° C (81° F) and air temperature can be over 30° C ( 86° F). This is the peak of the vacation season, especially between July 15 and Aug 15. You can expect crowds on the most popular beaches and in the coastal towns. June and September are ideal if you prefer weather that isn't as hot, and fewer crowds. The water is still warm and you will get plenty of sunshine. Swimming and sunbathing are also possible in May or October. This is especially true if you come from Northern Europe or Canada and are not afraid of colder water. Depending on the weather, even April is sometimes nice and warm enough for the beach, though there's no guarantee that early in the year.

Outside of these months (November to March) is very much the off-season. Many tourist-centric businesses shut down either for their own vacations or to make renovations and improvements. Read our article about when to visit Croatia for more info.

How many days do I need to see Croatia?

It really depends on your desired travel pace and interests but to keep to a comfortable pace we advise against too many one night stays. We advise guests who have never been before and have just a week to spare to concentrate on the southern Dalmatia region, with the historical city of Dubrovnik being a must-see. With ten days, adding in the capital Zagreb or some time in Istria is possible. With two weeks you could see the whole country at a leisurely pace or spend a couple of days in neighboring Slovenia too. Our travel advisors will work with you to craft the ideal itinerary for you. One thing to bear in mind is that the most common answer to the question "what would you do differently" is "spend more time almost everywhere".

What are the beaches like in Croatia?

Most of Croatia's beaches are pebble beaches or made up of small stones. There are very few sandy beaches in Croatia. The main reason why Croatia's coast is so crystal clear is the lack of sand. We recommend bringing flip-flops or sandals for the beach. If you're spending a lot of time in the water we recommend neoprene beach shoes as there can be sharp rocks on the seabed. Read about the Best Beaches in Croatia.

What is Croatian cuisine like?

Croatian cuisine shows the influences of Italians, Hungarians and Greeks. This has resulted in an impressive range of seafood, grilled meats and vegetables. Istria is famous for its truffles and truffle dishes are affordable here and highly recommended. The Adriatic Coast is a real paradise for seafood and fish lovers. You will find a large number of meat dishes and rostilji (Balkan barbecue). Save room for dessert! Croatian sweets are delicious and different in every region.

Croatia has a wide range of drinking choices. Beer is sold everywhere. Domestic brands like Karlovac and Ozujsko are usually on draft most places. The wine selection is expansive and almost exclusively local. The most common indigenous grape variety for reds is Plavac Mali, a relative of Zinfandel. For whites, Grasevina is the most planted varietal. Croatians like to drink wine with their meals, sometimes watering it down with still or sparkling water. This is called a "gemišt," after the German "gemischt," or "mixed." Fresh fruit juices and soft drinks are also popular.

Coffee is popular and always a welcome reason to take a break. Croatia and her neighbors all have lively cafe scenes. The cafes are for drinking coffee, local wine, beer or spirits. Some of them also offer a wonderful range of icecream. Espressos start at 7 kuna in Croatia and multiple daily coffee breaks are not unusual. After dinner you will often be offered a shot of a colorless distillate called "rakija". Made with a wide variety of flavors, from anise to nuts. Head inland you will frequently be offered a "šljivovica" – a plum brandy – by your hosts.

Do restaurants in Croatia offer vegetarian options?

Although Croatian cuisine abounds with meat and seafood there's plenty of choice for vegetarians. Choose from delicious fresh salads to tasty vegetable dishes. There are now a number of vegetarian and vegan restaurants to be found in any Croatian city. If you have any dietary restrictions at all, let your local representative know. They will make specific recommendations in the places you will visit.

What should I drink in Croatia?

Croatia has a wide range of drinking choices. Beer is sold everywhere. Domestic brands like Karlovac and Ozujsko are usually on draft most places. The wine selection is expansive and almost exclusively local. The most common indigenous grape variety for reds is Plavac Mali, a relative of Zinfandel. For whites, Grasevina is the most planted varietal. Croatians like to drink wine with their meals, sometimes watering it down with still or sparkling water. This is called a "gemišt". Fresh fruit juices and soft drinks are also available.

Coffee is popular and always a welcome reason to take a break. Croatia and her neighbors all have lively cafe scenes. The cafes are for drinking coffee, local wine, beer or spirits. Some of them also offer a wonderful range of icecream. Espressos start at 7 kuna in Croatia and multiple daily coffee breaks are not unusual.

After dinner you will often be offered a shot of a colorless distillate called "rakija". Made with a wide variety of flavors, from anise to nuts. Head inland you will frequently be offered a "šljivovica" – a plum brandy – by your hosts.

With over 1,000 islands along the Croatian coast, why do you only offer four of them?

Although Croatia has huge number of islands, not all of them are inhabited. Many do not have an established tourism infrastructure or are not well connected with the mainland, or each other. Some simply lack significant points of interest. We have chosen to concentrate on four islands as overnight destinations. We feel each offer something different and representative. You can visit many other islands from each of these as day trips. By focusing on these islands we are able to maintain strong relationships with our accommodation and activity partners. This enables us to ensure the quality of service our guests experience.

Which travel documents are required for Croatia?

You will need your passport but visitors holding passports from Western European countries, Canada, the USA, Australia, and New Zealand do not require a visa. For any other countries, we recommend checking the visa requirements page on the Croatian Ministry of Foreign Affairs website. Since 22 July 2014 Croatia now accepts a valid Schengen Area visa under the same conditions as any Schengen country.

Why do I need to show my passport at hotel reception?

According to Croatian law all guests need to be registered with the Croatian Tourist board, hence the need to take the details of your travel documents.

Do I need a Bosnian visa to travel by land from Split to Dubrovnik?

If you travel by car or bus from Split to Dubrovnik you will pass through the "Neum corridor". This is a 22km strip of Bosnian territory along the Adriatic coast. This may sound like a cause of concern for travelers who would normally require visas to enter Bosnia but if you are entering the Neum corridor in order to transit without stopping you are not subject to the usual Bosnian entry requirements. When entering and exiting this zone you will need to show your travel documents (ID card, passport, or Croatian visa if relevant), but Americans, Canadians, Australians, and New Zealanders don't need a visa. Travelers taking the coastal ferry from Split to Dubrovnik do not pass through Bosnian territory and are not affected by the Neum corridor.

Is it possible to pay in Euros in Croatia?

Although Croatia joined the European Union in July 2013, it is not a member of the Euro. So far it has retained its own currency, the Kuna. The target date for transition to the Euro is not until 2025. While you may find some businesses accept Euros, the rate is unlikely to be favorable. You can exchange foreign currency banks, exchange offices, post offices, travel agencies, hotels, camps and marinas. You may however get a better rate using an ATM.

Is paying with cards acceptable in Croatia?

Credit cards are widely accepted but don't expect to be able to use them everywhere. Visa, Mastercard and Diners accepted the most frequently accepted.  American Express is accepted less frequently. You can pay by credit (or debit) card in hotels, stores, restaurants, gas stations. Cards are often not accepted in small family inns, fast food joints, small tourist offices and stores. For this reason it is useful to travel with a small amount of spending money in Croatian Kuna.

Are ATMs (Cash machines) easy to find in Croatia?

ATMs are readily available in all resorts, towns and cities in Croatia.

Should I stay in Trogir or Split?

There's no right or wrong answer overall here. Trogir is a quieter and smaller town, Split is more lively and cosmopolitan, with some higher end hotel options, so it really depends on your preference. Read more about the pros and cons of each here. Whichever you choose you're bound to have a wonderful time!

Is it safe to travel to Croatia?

Croatia is very safe, although you should take the usual precautions against pickpocketing. Dubrovnik's main street can be slippery, due to centuries of foot traffic.

Are there direct flights to Croatia from the US?

For summer 2019, American Airlines started flying direct from Philadelphia to Dubrovnik. For 2020 the same route will operate daily, up from 3/4 times a week. A direct flight from Chicago-Duborovnik is rumored for 2020. If Philadelpha (or Chicago) don't work for you, you'll likely be changing planes somewhere else in Europe, typically Munich or Frankfurt.

Any advice on buying flights to Croatia?

Because of Croatia's geography: long and thin, we recommend buying an open-jaw (multi-city) flight, landing at one end of your itinerary and departing from the other. For example land in Dubrovnik and depart from Split or Zagreb (depending on the destinations you're visiting). You'll save time doubling back on yourself and the additional cost is usually minimal.

What is transportation like in Croatia?

Croatia's public transport's public transport isn't great. Hovever with excellent modern highways, we recommend private transfers, or car rental if traveling north of Split. Flights within the country are rarely worth the hassle and cost. We advise against trains, as much of the country (such as Dubrovnik) isn’t part of the rail network. Where they do exist, train stations are rarely central, and trains aren’t as reliable as travel by road. With our connections with ferry companies, we’re happy to arrange ferry travel. While many of Croatia’s highways are in good shape, a rental car is not worth the hassle in the islands. Dubrovnik is a driver’s nightmare thanks to its narrow, winding roads, and large pedestrian-only areas. Parking near the centers of Split and Dubrovnik is expensive and in short supply.

Can I combine Croatia and Italy in one trip?

Adriatic neighbors Croatia and Italy have a lot of shared history and make for a great combo trip, providing you allow enough time. We suggest a couple of weeks. You could take a trip that includes Rome, Dubrovnik, Hvar, Split & Venice. With a little longer you could include Rovinj in Istria, and take the ferry to Venice. By starting and finishing in Italy, you'll have cheaper transatlantic flights than if you started in Italy and returned from Croatia.

Can I visit Croatia and Greece in the same trip?

Anything is possible but unless you’ve got at least a week to dedicate to each or better still three weeks, it doesn’t make sense. Croatia and Greece might look close on a map but there are two countries (Albania and Montenegro) and no highways or train routes between them. There are also very few flight connections. - Greeks don’t go to Croatia much and vice versa. The only direct flights year round are Athens - Zagreb and in the season Athens - Dubrovnik. These direct flights are priced quite high as there is no competition. There are no direct flights from the Greek islands to Croatia and no ferries.

Do you offer group tours of Croatia?

We don't offer group tours of Croatia. Croatia has so much to offer and we find most group tour itineraries don't give you the diversity of experiences that's available with a tailored tour. If you prefer shared day trips and guided tours, for cost or socializing reasons, we can always include that in your trip plan.
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