Destination Guide

Croatia

Croatia lies in South Central Europe and is rich in culture, history, gastronomic delights, and natural wonders. With over a thousand islands and its intriguing mixture of cultures, it offers a diverse landscape that will entice the most insightful traveller. This holiday destination has far more to offer than just a summertime beach getaway, though the coastline is the star attraction for many.

Top Croatia Tours

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Enchanting Dalmatia Cruise & Stay - M/S My Way

Enchanting Dalmatia Cruise & Stay - M/S My Way

12 Days | Dubrovnik to Venice

5
(3 Reviews)
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Croatian Cities from Zagreb

Croatian Cities from Zagreb

7 Days | Zagreb to Dubrovnik

5
(1 Reviews)
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Croatian Rhapsody

Croatian Rhapsody

9 Days | Zagreb to Dubrovnik

4
(19 Reviews)
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Intro to Croatia

Intro to Croatia

4 Days | Zagreb to Split

4
(19 Reviews)

Top Croatia Cruises

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Croatian Coast Dubrovnik - Split (One Way) Cruise

Croatian Coast Dubrovnik - Split (One Way) Cruise

8 Days | Dubrovnik to Split

4
(19 Reviews)
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Splendid Cruise Split - Dubrovnik

Splendid Cruise Split - Dubrovnik

8 Days | Split to Dubrovnik

5
(4 Reviews)
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Opatija - Zadar - Opatija Cruise (KL1)

Opatija - Zadar - Opatija Cruise (KL1)

8 Days | Opatija to Opatija

4
(19 Reviews)
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Mini Coast Split - Dubrovnik Cruise

Mini Coast Split - Dubrovnik Cruise

4 Days | Split to Dubrovnik

4
(19 Reviews)

Why Book Croatia with Sun Island Tours?

We offer the largest range of cruises in Croatia.

Guaranteed departures on all coach tours.

Tailor Made Packages in Croatia.

Special interest tours and cruises available.

Croatia Highlights & Experiences

Dubrovnik

Known as the “Pearl of the Adriatic”, Dubrovnik is regarded as one of the most prominent tourist attractions in Croatia and the Mediterranean. The city features stunning architecture, and boasts spectacular churches, monasteries, museums, fountains and the famous walls that surround the old city. The views of the old city and harbour are superb and not to be missed.

Split

The second largest city in Croatia, home to Diocletian’s Palace – one of the most imposing Roman ruins and a UNESCO World Heritage site. Within the atmospheric old walls of the city experience the Dalmatian way of life with its thriving bars and restaurants.

Zagreb

This vibrant capital boasts culture, theatres, architecture and a superb gastronomy scene. Do as the locals do and sit in any one of the numerous cafes and watch the world go by. A truly continental city!

Plitvice Lakes National Park

Featuring interconnected crystal-clear lakes and gushing waterfalls, Plitvice Lakes will get the camera shutter going! There are 16 vibrant lakes which form over 90 spectacular cascades and waterfalls.

Hvar

Considered the most fashionable of the  Dalmatian islands, Hvar is one of the most visited places in Croatia. The city of Hvar features a car-free Old Town, a 16th-century cathedral, a picturesque fishing harbor, and a hilltop fortress. The island is also home to some of the country’s top hotels and seafood restaurants.

Korcula

Lying just off the Dalmatian coast in the Adriatic Sea, Korcula is an island hamlet with quiet fishing villages. Often labelled “Little Dubrovnik” with its medieval walls, the main town is laid out in a fishbone pattern to minimise gusts of winds through the alleyways.

Brac

On the southern coast of the island of Brac is Zlatni Rat, a beautiful beach jutting out into the crystal waters of the Adriatic Sea and one of Croatia’s best-known images.

Pula

The Pula Amphitheatre is a rare example of an entirely preserved Roman amphitheatre. If you’re lucky, there may be a performance on while you’re there!

Opatija

A seaside resort town sprawling along the coast. Parts of Opatija perfectly preserve the 19th Century. The waterfront is connected by a 12km long promenade featuring statues, fountains, restaurants and cafes.

Tours, Packages and Cruises in Croatia

Tours, Packages and Cruises in Croatia

Croatia offers the traveller an enormous amount of diversity. Choose how you visit Croatia from our unique travel options.

  • Cruises: choose from our extensive range of traditional, deluxe and or premium Croatia cruises. Vessels are beautiful small ships allowing you to access ports whilst visiting small coastal towns as well as secluded bays. Cruises included some meals, tours and extras such as daily or mid-week cabin cleaning, entrance fees and luggage handling.
  • Escorted Tours: join an escorted tour of Croatia and explore the charming villages and stunning scenery. Tours are operated in air-conditioned vehicles with either an English speaking tour escort or local guides. All coach tours are guaranteed to run with entrance fees included. Small group tours are also available.
  • Partially Escorted Packages: a combination of independent and escorted touring. All packages are partially escorted and guaranteed to operate. Packages include superior class accommodation, sightseeing, meals and entrance fees/local taxes.
  • Cruise & Stay Combos: experience Croatia with pre-packaged escorted tour and cruise combo, or create your own package by choosing an escorted tour and combine this with one of our small ship cruises.
  • Island Hopping Packages: ideal for travellers who want to explore the islands independently. The packages are carefully chosen to include 3 – 5 star hotels, pre booked catamarans and transfers. For those keen to experience the islands with multi day stays, these packages provide both structure and flexibility.

Popular Tours, Cruises & Packages

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Croatia & Adriatic Cruise & Stay - M/S Premier

Croatia & Adriatic Cruise & Stay - M/S Premier

10 Days | Zagreb to Dubrovnik

5
(3 Reviews)
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Croatian Cities from Dubrovnik

Croatian Cities from Dubrovnik

7 Days | Dubrovnik to Zagreb

5
(1 Reviews)
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Croatian Cities from Zagreb

Croatian Cities from Zagreb

7 Days | Zagreb to Dubrovnik

5
(1 Reviews)
Cruise
Croatian Coast Dubrovnik - Split (One Way) Cruise

Croatian Coast Dubrovnik - Split (One Way) Cruise

8 Days | Dubrovnik to Split

4
(19 Reviews)
Cruise
Croatian Coast Split - Dubrovnik (One Way) Cruise

Croatian Coast Split - Dubrovnik (One Way) Cruise

8 Days | Split to Dubrovnik

4
(19 Reviews)
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Glorious Croatia Cruise & Stay - M/S Aloha

Glorious Croatia Cruise & Stay - M/S Aloha

12 Days | Zagreb to Dubrovnik

5
(3 Reviews)
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From Croatia to Italy Cruise & Stay - M/S Premier

From Croatia to Italy Cruise & Stay - M/S Premier

12 Days | Dubrovnik to Venice

5
(3 Reviews)
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Unforgettable Italy & Croatia

Unforgettable Italy & Croatia

11 Days | Rome to Split

4
(4 Reviews)
Tour
Wonders of Croatia & Slovenia

Wonders of Croatia & Slovenia

15 Days | Zagreb to Dubrovnik

5
(1 Reviews)

Croatia Tours, Packages & Cruises Selection Tips

Find some of our top tips for choosing the perfect trip for you!

Consider multiple nights stays in Dubrovnik, Split and Zagreb. These three cities provide a wealth of experiences as well as starting off points to discover nearby sites. From Dubrovnik, it is possible to do a day trip to the city of Kotor in Montenegro, or Mostar in Bosnia & Herzegovina. From Zagreb, a day trip to Slovenia to visit the beautiful Lake Bled, and the quaint capital city of Ljubljana. Split provides the traveller an opportunity to do a day trip to the beautiful islands of Brac or Hvar.
Cruising is the perfect way to travel along the Adriatic coast of Croatia, visiting numerous islands and their towns, as well as secluded bays for a chance to swim. Remember that cruising allows you to visit numerous locations but only unpack once at the start of your multi day cruise.
Join one of our many Escorted Tours. With a minimum of two passengers to guarantee departures, it removes the hassle of getting from one destination to another.
Many of the historic towns in Croatia have cobbled streets. Make sure good walking shoes are worn to reduce the chance of injury.
Whilst Croatia is part of the European Union, it has maintained the use of its local currency the Kuna.
Take a road trip and rent a car, the Adriatic coastal road from Split to Dubrovnik is a must see.
Visit one of the many National Parks. Plitvice is touristy however there are many more parks to discover such as Risnjak, North Velebit and Paklenica. If you are curious about the Croatian islands why not visit Kornati, Mljet or Brijuni.
During high season (July, August) in places such as Plitvice, Dubrovnik, Split, Zadar and Istria expect crowds, queues and traffic jams.

How to Get to Croatia

The three main airports are Zagreb, Split and Dubrovnik with numerous airlines servicing one or more of these cities. Qatar and Emirates fly to Zagreb and Emirates flies to Dubrovnik. Other towns such as Zadar, Rijeka and Pula have limited seasonal service. Ferries operate around the Croatian islands and from Italy to Croatia.

Contact our Croatia Experts

Our team bring years of experience, and a true passion for travel.
Meet the team that bring your dream journey to life.

Dannielle
Dannielle
Reservations Consultant

Dannielle has travelled extensively throughout Croatia, Greece, Italy and Slovenia. Speak to her now.

Eleni
Eleni
Reservations Consultant
Kerry
Kerry
Senior Reservations Consultant

Reviews for Croatia

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April
Had a fantastic trip

Review for: Croatian Coast Split - Dubrovnik (One Way) Cruise

Had a fantastic trip, Would highly recommend!
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Louise
MV Rhapsody

Review for: Croatian Coast Split - Dubrovnik (One Way) Cruise

We have just returned from the most amazing week aboard the MV Rhapsody. Admittedly a brand new boat, but immaculately presented throughout. Captain Frane and his crew were great hosts, nothing was too much trouble. The high-spec cabins were spacious and were cleaned/beds made daily, bedding and towels changed during the week. The food was very good and always beautifully presented- buffet breakfast with eggs/bacon/sausages freshly cooked on request, 3 course lunches with wine (which could really have been a lighter meal) and some evening meals. The Captains dinner was great fun with live music and 4 courses. We enjoyed frequent swim stops and inclusive and optional daily activities. We had a good mix of free time and organised events. Mariana our Cruise Manager did an excellent organisational job all week, even sorting out appropriate covid tests. Everything was well-explained and she was very helpful (fluent in several languages) Nothing was too much trouble and she listened to personal requests! This was our first experience of a mini-cruise and we can’t wait to rebook next year. Fab memories from an amazing holiday. A cruise on MV Rhapsody is a truly incredible experience.
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Paul
Cruise

Review for: Cristal Cruise Dubrovnik - Split

Good organization, ships new (we were on the Cristal), great cabins, large bathroom, crew perfect, chef excellent and captains helpful and with great experience. We will definitely be back.