CROATIA DESTINATION GUIDE

As the world leader in travel experiences since 1947, we connect you to the real Croatia in a way like no other. Croatia packages up all that you crave in a European holiday. Moving effortlessly from historic sites to idyllic islands and forest villages to rousing cities, our tours here don't miss a thing. Devour black risotto and Roman heritage in the capital of Zagreb and stroll the 12-kilometre promenade of Opatija. Further inland, uncover the layers of Croatia too often missed through the teal cascades of Plitvice Lakes National Park. Out to sea, a Croatia sailing tour will showcase the immense appeal of the Adriatic. In every pocket of Croatia we take you to, the lifestyle will have you hooked. Not least of all the culture of a sunset apéritif. Travel with us and unlock the infinite possibilities thanks to our exclusive Trafalgar Highlights.
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"In Croatia, we enjoy an amazing lunch in a village on Hvar island, where guests sit on the terrace of a medieval stone house that's surrounded by vineyards and olive groves. Our hosts use local cooking techniques for octopus, lamb and veal, while everything is accompanied by a regional red wine"

Gasper, Travel Director
Croatia at a glance
A country blessed with pristine beaches, fortified towns and more than a thousand tiny islands to explore, there's no wonder Croatia has fast become one of Europe's hottest holiday destinations. Join your expert Trafalgar Travel Director to get under the surface of the 'Jewel of the Adriatic'.
Currency
Croatian Kuna
Winter avg temp
9°C
Summer avg temp
25°C
Time Zone
GMT+2
Capital City
Zagreb
Language
Croatian
Good morning
Dobro jutro
Good evening
Dobra večer

What to pack for Croatia

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A Song of Ice and Fire by George R.R. Martin

The colossal tale of ‘A Song of Ice and Fire’ by George R.R. Martin inspired the HBO mega-series Game of Thrones. With many scenes from this show filmed in the Croatian towns of Dubrovnik, Trsteno and Split, you can feel a deeper connection to Croatia by flipping through the pages of the book.

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Sun protection

At an average of 2715 hours of sunlight per year, Croatia is sunnier than most Australian cities. A hat, many swimsuits and sunblock will all prove essential when visiting the pearl of the Adriatic.

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A hunger for seafood

Fresh seafood is offered in abundance by Croatian restaurants, usually caught fresh that day from the cool depths of the fringing coast. From fried squid stew with polenta to clams, mussels and lobster, a hearty appetite for seafood will be well satisfied in Croatia.

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Ginger tablets

Though the Adriatic usually offers a pleasant, mellow time at sea, occasionally Croatia sailing tours are bothered by rough waters. Rather than dosing up on medication, come prepared with ginger tablets. This natural alternative often stops sea-sickness before it even begins.

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Good tea

Whilst Croatians love a morning herbal tea, other tea varieties are not so common. If a certain cup of tea is part of your daily routine, consider packing some from home rather than hunting them down.

Other things to know before you go

Depending on your nationality, you'll need a valid passport and may also need visas to enter. Please check this well in advance of your trip departure date here. Some countries also require passports to have 3-6 months left on them before the given expiry date, so be sure to double check this before booking your travels.

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