The things to do on a tailor-made itinerary to Croatia are numerous. The country boasts an abundant cultural history that can still be seen today, beautiful islands and coastline, and fascinating cities.
The national capital, Zagreb, is a thriving city with an impressive collection of museums and galleries. Here you can take a city walking tour including the funicular railway.
Meanwhile, the stone walled centre of Dubrovnik is perfect for exploring the many steep cobbled streets, historic churches and monasteries, gardens and modern galleries. Relax on the many stone platforms and take a dip in the Adriatic Sea. From Dubrovnik, you can take a day trip to the Bosnian town of Mostar, famous for its 16th-century bridge, where divers leap 29 metres into the Neretva river below.
We would also recommend visiting Split on a tailor-made itinerary. It is the second largest city in Croatia and acts as the gateway to the countless islands that are dotted along the country’s coastline. From here you can visit the Unesco Heritage Plitvice Lakes National Park to discover the 16 turquoise lakes all interconnected by a series of waterfalls.
Two islands we consider highlights of a trip to Croatia include Lošinj and Hvar. The first, Lošinj, is perfect for those wanting to escape the crowds as this island is more remote and the journey from Rijeka to Lošinj consists of a beautiful 2-hour transfer by car and ferry. Alternatively we offer a private 30-minute plane transfer aboard a Piper or Cessna aircraft (at an extra cost). We highly recommend staying at the luxurious Boutique Hotel Alhambra, a beautifully restored early 20th-century mansion hidden among pine trees and faces the Adriatic coast. The latter, Hvar, is easily accessed from Split or Dubrovnik by ferry and is sometimes referred to as the ‘Croatian Madeira’. Its traffic-free cobbled streets, 13th-century city walls, a hilltop fortress, and sea-facing bars and cafes are certainly all valid reasons to visit this charming island.