Croatia

5 tours from £849pp

Located in the Balkan Peninsula of south-eastern Europe, Croatia is a charming and historic country – perfect for exploring on a coach holiday. From heritage and culture to beautiful mountain scenery and crystal-clear lakes, this sun-drenched destination has it all. In the incredible capital city of Zagreb, blend tradition with contemporary sights as you take in the astonishing architecture, like the monumental Gothic-style and twin-spired cathedral, as well as visiting the boutiques and café-lined streets. Discover one of Croatia’s many UNESCO World Heritage Sites – Dubrovnik – and spot the truly spectacular landmarks, such as the ancient treasure Rector’s Palace, with its gorgeous architecture and insightful museum. Beyond the cities, there are the beautiful beaches and towns along the spectacular Adriatic Coastline, including lovely Porec, picturesque Rovinj and colourful Opatija. With plenty to see and do for all interests, let us show you the best of this up-and-coming destination… 

Explore the region's beautiful coast and historic towns on this holiday designed for the solo traveller, travelling by express coach.

  • 6 nights hotel with continental breakfast
  • 6 evening meals
  • No single supplement and sole use of your own room
  • Local joining points
  • Porterage at the hotel

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Explore the stunning beauty of Croatia's Istrian Peninsula, visiting picturesque Porec, charming Rovinj and more!

  • 6 nights hotel with continental breakfast
  • 6 evening meals
  • Local joining points
  • Porterage at the hotel

Departures:

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Based in beautiful Rovinj, explore some of Croatia's most charming coastal towns on this irresistible coach holiday.

  • 6 nights hotel with continental breakfast
  • 6 evening meals
  • Local joining points
  • Porterage at the hotel

Departures:

  • 2024
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Stay on Croatia’s Krk Island, with time to relax and enjoy the wonderful coastal scenery, as well as venturing further afield to explore the stunning Plitvice Lakes National Park.

  • 11 nights hotel with continental breakfast
  • 9 evening meals
  • Convenient local joining points

Departures:

  • 2024
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Travel through Croatia and Slovenia, both known for amazing scenery, with beautiful coastlines and bustling cities.

  • 15 nights hotel with continental breakfast
  • 13 evening meals and 1 lunch
  • Convenient local joining points
  • Porterage at the hotel

Departures:

  • 2024
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Croatia

Croatia Highlights

A key highlight of Croatia is its extraordinary natural beauty which covers the lengths of the country. From cascading waterfalls to mesmerising lakes, the national parks will take your breath away. It is no surprise to those who have seen Croatia that it has often been used as a filming location for huge works such as Game of Thrones, where the medieval city of Dubrovnik was put on full display to an awe-inspired international audience. Full to the brim with Balkan beauty, explore the rich history of Porec, Rovinj and Pula in the gorgeous climate, seeing the extraordinary Roman amphitheatre and the other preserved sites of the past. The charming seaside town of Opatija showcases the true charm of this favourite country; it is filled with colour, tradition and elegant buildings, allowing visitors to take in the seafront and promenade as well as exploring the classic architecture that lies all around. Whether you’re eager to uncover rich history or rugged coastlines, Croatia has you covered! 

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Local Information

  • Capital Zagreb
  • Language Croatian
  • Currency (until 31/12/23) & Euro (from 01/01/23)
  • Tip Round up bill (10-20%)
  • Time Zone GMT-+1 
  • Electricity Type C and F Two pin (230 V)
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Must See

Known as the ‘Pearl of the Adriatic’, Dubrovnik’s Old Town is one of the finest and best-preserved medieval walled towns in the world

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Things to Do & Local attractions

  • Explore Plitvice Lakes, a UNESCO World Heritage Site brimming with waterfalls, woodland and abundant wildlife View Tour
  • Discover the Roman Amphitheatre of Pula – the opulence of Emperors and gladiatorial of home of Dalmatia View Tour
  • See Diocletian's Palace, the imposing Roman Ruins of Split and a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site View Tour
  • Enjoy an island tour of Krk, which boasts ancient sites, rocky coastlines and a diverse climate View Tour

Food and Drink

Peka

Peka is a traditional and popular dish which takes a few hours to cook, but not long to prepare. Meat, such as veal or lamb, is baked alongside vegetables, potatoes, oil and spices under a bell-shaped lid. This lid is covered with hot ashes, and then slow cooked – creating a deliciously succulent one-pot meal. 

Zagorski štrukli

Considered the national dish of Croatia, Zagorski štrukli can be made savoury or sweet, boiled or baked – it varies. Featuring on Croatia's cultural heritage list, the simple recipe takes dough and various types of filling and, when put together, creates a tasty treat. 

Croatian Octopus Salad

The Croatian octopus salad is a fresh and delicious recipe, elevating a usually simple dish. This meal or side takes waxy potatoes, Spanish onion, garlic, as well as oils, parsley and seasoning, and adds them to tenderly cooked octopus. 

Black Risotto

Crni rižot, or black risotto, is a special Croatian recipe, using squid ink to create the dark colour and unique flavour. This seafood dish, using either squid or cuttlefish, is very unique, and served in every seafood restaurant across the country! 

Planning your Trip

With so much on offer, you might need some inspiration! We’ve hand-picked a selection of favourite destinations and provided an overview of the very best highlights...

Dubrovnik

Dubrovnik Highlights

Old City Walls 

A stroll around Dubrovnik’s Old City Walls is a must! Originally constructed in the 10th century, the walls were reinforced in the 13th and 14th centuries, providing a solid defence against invaders. Offering spectacular views across both the city and ocean, these walls are amongst the finest in the world and a defining feature of Dubrovnik.  


Stradun 

Running through the centre of the Old Town, Stradun is undoubtedly one of Europe’s most beautiful thoroughfares. Featuring white limestone paving, the street is lined with delightful cafés, independent shops and Baroque homes, and many of the city’s monuments can be found here too.  


Rector’s Palace 

Designed by Onofrio de la Cava in the 15th century, Rector’s Palace boasts an outstanding mix of architectural styles and is now home to the city’s Cultural History Museum. Inside, visitors can view restored rooms, portraits, coats of arms and more. 


Krk Island

Krk Island Highlights

Vrbnik 

Built on top of a 50-metre-high cliff, Vrbnik is a labyrinth of winding alleys, historic houses and impressive monuments. The Old Town charms with its typical Mediterranean architecture, whilst the golden beaches are the perfect place to unwind.  


Košljun  

With its rich cultural heritage and breathtaking natural scenery, the island of Košljun is a true gem. A group of monks live on the island in the Franciscan monastery, part of which has been converted into a museum housing rare examples of Glagolitic manuscripts and a collection of folk costumes.  


Pula

Pula Highlights

Roman Amphitheatre 

Dominating the city centre, Pula’s Roman Amphitheatre is the sixth largest in the world. Built over the course of a century, the finishing touches were added in AD81 by Emperor Titus. With a near complete ring of walls, four towers, and a series of tunnels which were used by animals and gladiators, it is one of the city’s must-see sights.  

 

Forum Square 

The main square of both ancient and modern Pula, many of the city’s historical and cultural monuments can be found here. Be sure to visit the Temple of Augustus – a well-preserved temple boasting a richly decorated frieze and small archaeological display.       


The Arch of the Sergii  

Erected to honour the high-ranking Sergii family’s participation in the Battle of Actium, the Arch of the Sergii is the main gateway into Pula’s historical centre. Featuring two Corinthian columns, friezes depicting cupids and garlands, and a relief of a horse-drawn battle chariot, it is an architectural gem.  


Rovinj

Rovinj Highlights

Old Town  

With its colourful façades, quaint cobblestone streets, and charming architecture such as small shrines and picturesque arches, Rovinj’s Old Town is a delight to explore. Lined with independent shops, cafés and gelaterias, there’s plenty to keep you busy, and glimpses of the ocean between buildings never get old.  


Balbi’s Arch 

Dating back to the late 17th century, Balbi’s Arch stands at the entrance to the Old Town and is instantly recognisable by the Lion of Saint Mark – the symbol of the Venetian Republic. There are also two stone heads on either side of the arch, representing a Turk and a Venetian.   


Church of St. Euphemia 

With its commanding hilltop position, the Church of St. Euphemia is the symbol of Rovinj. There is an ancient Roman sarcophagus behind the right-hand altar, which is believed to contain the body of Saint Euphemia, and other notable paintings and sculptures inside.  


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