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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, and 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?

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 and Krka National parks 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 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.

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 Croatian 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!

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 Croatian 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 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, 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 105 reviews

Barbara Monica Rountree and Group

Oregon

If you want to make your traveling experience not only wonderful but also pain free from beginning to end, I strongly recommend using JayWay Travel services. They changed what would have been a fine trip to an easy, comfortable, fabulous and unforgettable one!

If you want to make your traveling experience not only wonderful but also pain free from beginning to end, I strongly recommend using JayWay Travel services. They changed what would have been a fine trip to an easy, comfortable, fabulous and unforgettable one!

Year : 2019
Visited : Croatia
Itinerary : Zagreb, Rovinj, Malinska, Zadar, Zadar, Zagreb
Rating :
4.8 / 5
Year : 2019
Visited : Croatia
Itinerary : Zagreb, Rovinj, Malinska, Zadar, Zadar, Zagreb
Rating :
4.8 / 5

Jenny & Brian

Ohio

JayWay Travel offers fIrst class service from planning through the end of the trip. Always available to help in any way possible.

JayWay Travel offers fIrst class service from planning through the end of the trip. Always available to help in any way possible.

Year : 2019
Visited : Slovenia, Croatia
Itinerary : Ljubljana, Rovinj, Plitvice, Split, Hvar, Dubrovnik
Rating :
5 / 5
Year : 2019
Visited : Slovenia, Croatia
Itinerary : Ljubljana, Rovinj, Plitvice, Split, Hvar, Dubrovnik
Rating :
5 / 5

Kee, Bang, Charles & Mee

Colorado

Without JayWay Travel, my friends and I would not have enjoyed the trip as we did. My wife and friends cannot stop talking about the trip without excitement and appreciation for my planning, for which I owe JaWay Travel. I recommend JayWay Travel to anyone and anywhere.

Without JayWay Travel, my friends and I would not have enjoyed the trip as we did. My wife and friends cannot stop talking about the trip without excitement and appreciation for my planning, for which I owe JaWay Travel. I recommend JayWay Travel to anyone and anywhere.

Year : 2019
Visited : Croatia, Slovenia
Itinerary : Dubrovnik, Hvar, Split, Plitvice, Ljubljana
Rating :
5 / 5
Year : 2019
Visited : Croatia, Slovenia
Itinerary : Dubrovnik, Hvar, Split, Plitvice, Ljubljana
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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 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 and they will make specific recommendations.

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 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.

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.

Is Croatia safe?

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.

What is transportation like in Croatia?

With fairly poor public transport, and 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 recommend against trains, as much of the country (such as Dubrovnik) isn’t part of the rail network, 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 handle ferry travel, with the help of our coworkers who are natives of Croatia’s islands and port towns. While many of Croatia’s highways are in good shape, a rental car is not worth the hassle in the islands, or in Dubrovnik, which 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.
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