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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 and 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?

Croatia's best 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. Then discover some of the more than 1,000 islands in Croatia, like Hvar, Vis, Brač and Korcula. Along Croatia's Adriatic coast you'll find the ancient towns of TrogirSplit and Zadar. The inland lakes and waterfalls of Plitvice and Krka National parks are more must-sees. Round out your trip in Rovinj in Istria, "Croatia's Tuscany" and the capital city Zagreb to the north. Follow in the footsteps of your favorite Game of Thrones characters in and around Split or Dubrovnik. Visit the country's many UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Hike in beautiful countryside. Discover a rich culinary tradition of local cheeses, hams and olive oil. We can create a custom Croatia holiday 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.

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. We provide comprehensive Croatia travel services for all of the destinations listed below. 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 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. And whether you prefer to self-drive or opt for the luxury travel option of being chauffeured we'll take care of everything. All you have to do is enjoy your vacation!

Visit a neighboring country

While holidaying in Croatia you will be ideally placed to make overnight stops or day trips 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 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 tour plans along with cost estimates. Our in-country experts take care of all the details for you. 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 Croatia vacation, just for you.

Top vacation destinations in Croatia

Hvar
Dubrovnik
Korcula
Trogir
Plitvice
Rovinj
Zagreb
Split
Vis
Zadar
Sailing
Bol

  Average guest ratings of our Croatia vacation packages:
(4.9/5 based on 70 reviews)

"We had wonderful experiences with every single lodging, which is very unusual. The services you arranged all went very smoothly. Everyone we met was very welcoming. Croatia is a beautiful, interesting, historic country. We thoroughly enjoyed the trip and all the discoveries along the way."

Deborah, Scott, Ellen & Wayne

Deborah, Scott, Ellen & Wayne

Washington D.C.

"Jayway provided our family, on its first trip to Croatia, with all the necessary information and recommendations to make the experience one of the favorite stand-outs in our traveling jaunts. All in all, we had a wonderful vacation, and will recommend Jayway to any and all friends who plan to see Croatia."

Lysbeth, Lindy, Michael & Mike

Lysbeth, Lindy, Michael & Mike

Lafayette, CA

Popular Croatia Vacation Itineraries

Our suggested itineraries in Croatia and neighboring countries allow you to enjoy a multi-destination tour with ease. Our Croatia vacation packages make traveling in Central & Eastern Europe hassle-free. We take care of getting you from place to place, accommodation, excursions and activities.

Croatia Tours

8 Days Southern Dalmatia Tour: Dubrovnik, Hvar and Split

With 7 nights in Croatia it is best to concentrate on the southern part of the country, the Dalmatian coast. Start in Dubrovnik, often described as the Pearl of the Adriatic. From there travel up the coast to Split with some time to see the Diocletian's Palace. Then take a ferry to Hvar, 'Europe's sunniest island'. Finish in Trogir, an ancient walled town close to Split. read full itinerary

One Week Croatia Honeymoon: Dubrovnik, Hvar & Split

Croatia could just be the perfect honeymoon destination. Clear blue sea, incredible views, fantastic food. You'll get all of that on this week-long Adriatic honeymoon itinerary that includes the historic coastal cities of Dubrovnik and Split as well as some relaxation on Hvar, Europe's sunniest island. read full itinerary

Croatia Christmas Markets Tour

You might not immediately think "Croatia" when you're thinking about Europe's Christmas Markets but Zagreb has won best Christmas market in Europe two years in a row already and is looking good for a repeat performance. Split and Dubrovnik are upping their game too and the locals are loving it. Altogether Croatia gives you the perfect recipe for advent with a little sunshine. read full itinerary

11 Days Dalmatian Coast & Islands Tour: Dubrovnik, Korcula, Hvar & Trogir

With 11 days we still feel it is best to concentrate your travels on the southern part of Croatia, the Dalmatian coast. After Dubrovnik, 'the Pearl of the Adriatic' you will take a ferry to the island of Korcula, once home to Marco Polo. From there, another ferry to the history-packed and sun-soaked island of Hvar. After a ferry to Split, where with a stop to see the Roman emperor Diocletian's Palace the trip ends in Trogir, an ancient walled town on the coast nearby. read full itinerary

Croatia Itinerary: Top to Bottom in 11 Days

Get a real flavor of Croatia on this 11 day tour from Zagreb to Dubrovnik seeing all of the country's highlights and tasting the very best of its regional cuisines. You'll visit Rovinj, Plitvice, Split and Hvar along the way, giving a real mix of scenery and sights. read full itinerary

11 Day South Croatia Coast and Islands Honeymoon

A truly relaxing honeymoon itinerary, with enough time in each of 4 places to see the very best of them with no stress. You'll see the coastal cities of Dubrovnik and Split as well as the islands of Korcula and Hvar. read full itinerary

Tours of Croatia and neighboring countries

10 Days Highlights of ex-Yugoslavia Tour

Discover some of the less-visited parts of the Balkans on a self-drive trip that will reward your adventurous spirit. Warm welcomes, great food and spectacular sights will greet your everywhere. Start your exploration in Zagreb, then head to the capital of the former Yugoslavia, Belgrade. From there you'll be going south into Bosnia & Herzegovina with stops in Sarajevo and Mostar. The last overnight destination is Montengro for a couple of nights in UNESCO-listed Kotor. Finally drop the car off at Dubrovnik airport for the flight home. read full itinerary

12 Days Honeymoon in Venice & Southern Croatia

The perfect honeymoon combination: Venice, one of the most romantic cities in the world coupled with the highlights of Croatia's Dalmatian coast. Marvel at the majesty of Venice. Be awestruck by the beauty of Dubrovnik. Relax on Hvar, Europe's sunniest island. Wander in the cosy backstreets of the old city of Split. read full itinerary

Rome and the Jewels of the Adriatic

A 2 week Greatest Hits tour. Start out by seeing the splendor of Rome, also ideal for flight connections to the US. From there it's a short flight across the Adriatic Sea to Dubrovnik, the first of three Croatian classic destinations. Some island time on Hvar follows, then Split, essentially a Roman emperor's retirement palace. The final stop is Venice, reached by another short flight. read full itinerary

Two Week Slovenia & Croatia Coast, Islands & Lakes Tour

2 weeks gives you enough time to travel the length of Croatia as well as see some of Slovenia. Start with the compact Slovenian capital Ljubljana and day trip to Bled. Continue on to Rovinj, a walled city on the coast of Istria, "Croatia's Tuscany". From there you go inland to Plitvice to explore the famous Plitvice Lakes National Park. Then it's back to the coast, with a night in cosy Trogir, near Split. After a visit to Diocletian's Palace which encloses Old Split it's time for a ferry ride to relax on sunny Hvar Island. We've saved the best for last with Dubrovnik, the pearl of the Adriatic your final destination. read full itinerary

2 Weeks in Budapest, Prague & Croatia

Combine some of our most popular destinations this two week itinerary. You'll have some time in two of Central Europe's most beautiful and enjoyable cities then some seaside relaxation as you head to the Dalmatian coast of Croatia. To top it all off, all 5 of Budapest, Prague, Dubrovnik, Hvar and Split are on the UNESCO World Heritage List! read full itinerary

Adriatic Adventure - Croatia and Venice in 2 Weeks

Experience the very best of the Adriatic coast, from its Pearl, to its Queen. Starting in Dubrovnik over 2 weeks, you'll have some island time on Hvar and go Roman in Split – and that's just the first week! Next see the spectacular Plitvice Lakes before spending a few days in old-Venetian coastal town of Rovinj. Then finish up in La Serenissima itself, Venice! read full itinerary

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Frequently Asked Questions about travel to Croatia

When is the best time to visit Croatia?

July and August are the warmest months in Croatia. The sea temperature reaches up to a very comfortable 28° C (83° F) and air temperature exceeds well over 35° C ( 95° F). This is the peak of the holiday 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 the weather not so hot and less 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.

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.

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

ATMs are readily available in all resorts, towns and cities in Croatia. Type of cards most commonly accepted: MasterCard, Visa, Diners cards.

Is paying with cards - VISA, MASTERCARD etc. 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.

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 and hence the need to take the details of your travel documents.

Which travel documents are required for entry into 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.

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). NOTE Citizens of EU countries, US, Canada, Australia and New Zealand have a 90 day exemption from Bosnia visa requirements.

Travelers taking the coastal ferry from Split to Dubrovnik do not pass through Bosnian territory and are not affected by the Neum corridor.

What is a typical Croatian meal?

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.

Do restaurants in Croatia offer vegetarian options?

Although Croatian cuisine abounds with meat and seafood there's plenty of choice for vegetarians. From delicious fresh salads to tasty vegetable dishes. There are now a few vegetarian and vegan restaurants to be found in Croatia, a marked improvement on the early 2000s. If you have any dietary restrictions at all, let your tour manager know and they will make specific recommendations.

What do I do if I need health care?

Pharmacies are modern and well stocked. Drugstores (or the stores that look like them) don't sell any over-the-counter medicines though. You can visit local doctors or hospitals. Fees apply and we recommend you have comprehensive travel insurance.

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.

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.

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 the Adriatic sea in Croatia 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 sea bed. Read about the Best Beaches 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!

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.

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