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Hotel Astarea QQQ+

Dubrovnik Riviera

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Set in Mlini on the delightful Dubrovnik Riviera, the all-inclusive 3-star Hotel Astarea enjoys a peaceful location and offers views of the Adriatic Sea.

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Hotel Albatros QQQQ

Cavtat, Dubrovnik Riviera, Croatia

Discover the Dubrovnik Riviera from the locally rated 4-star Hotel Albatros which has a wonderful beachfront location.

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Meteor Hotel QQQQ

Makarska Riviera, Croatia

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The popular 4-star Meteor Hotel has a prime position in scenic Makarska town, with the peaks of the Biokovo Mountain on one side and the beautiful Adriatic Coast on the other.

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2 7 nights

from £699

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Montenegro and Dubrovnik Riviera

Croatia and Montenegro

Discover the history and natural beauty of the Dubrovnik Riviera in Croatia and coast and countryside of Montenegro during this two-centre holiday

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Dalmatian Island Explorer MV Emanuel

Croatia

Small ship Pace 1

This voyage aboard MV Emanuel offers a wonderful way to appreciate Croatia's myriad islands and islets.

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Coasts and Coves of Dalmatia aboard MV Liberty

Croatia

Small ship Pace 1

Navigate the tranquil waterways, coves and bays of Croatia’s Dalmatian Coast in the comfort of a small ship, calling at stunning cities like Dubrovnik and Split, as well as the glorious islands of Korcula, Hvar and Mljet.

  • Departing London Gatwick Airport
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Islands of Dalmatia

Croatia Islands

Small ship Pace 1

Explore Vis, Hvar and Split on included sightseeing tours, enjoy wine tasting in Brac and discover the Blue Cave of Bisevo during this all-inclusive cruise along the stunning Croatian coast.

  • Departing London Gatwick Airport
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Jewels of Croatia

Croatia

Relaxed Tours Pace 1

This all-inclusive three-centre holiday combines a relaxing stay on the island of Brac with stays on the Dalmatian Coast.

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Adriatic Coastal Explorer

Croatia Islands

Small ship Pace 1

Cruise along the Croatian coast to view the region's stunning scenery and architecture.

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Culture and history

Most of the population are Roman Catholic, but there are also communities of Eastern Othodox Serbs and Muslims. When socialising in Croatia, it's customary to shake hands with one another upon meeting and departing.

Popular pastimes include lace-making and gingerbread craft, skills which have been passed down for generations. Traditional music, songs and dance are a popular part of Croatian culture too, and folklore festivals are a common occurrence.

A tumultuous past encompassing Roman rule, Mongul invasion and conflicts with the Ottoman and Napoleonic empires has nevertheless resulted in a fascinating architectural legacy, including the magnificent Diocletian's Palace in Split and Pula's Roman amphitheatre.

Things to do

Take things easy on an all-inclusive holiday to Croatia's lovely Dubrovnik or the stylish Makarska Riviera. Stay put and relax, or step it up on a walking tour of the Biokovo Mountains with their dramatic ocean views. Marvel at the waterfalls in Krka National Park, wander botanical gardens or throw a lucky coin into the fountain of Neptune.

History lovers can explore the fascinating cities of Split and Zagreb, while those who have found their sea legs can cruise the Dalmatian Coast and enjoy a spot of island hopping. For all-out explorers how about taking a riverboat down the Danube? And why stop there? Our European cruises sail on into neighbouring Hungary, Romania and beyond…

Dalmatia

Stretched out along the Adriatic, Dalmatia luxuriates in a stunning coastline dotted with hundreds of islands perfect for daytrips – some of the best known are Brac, foodie haven Vis, wild Mljet and fashionable Hvar. Also known as the Dalmatian Coast, this is where you’ll discover Croatia's best beaches, as well as the city of Dubrovnik, with its walled historic centre home to a melting pot of architectural styles.

In one afternoon you can visit baroque St Blaise Church, renaissance Sponza Palace and the Romanesque cathedral. Add to this the historical cities of Split and Zadar, and Dalmatia could keep you occupied for weeks.

The Istrian Peninsula

The sun-kissed Istrian Peninsula on the Adriatic Coast is shared with neighbouring Slovenia. As well as a pristine coast dotted with lovely historic towns, such as Pula and Porec, this region has a verdant interior of rolling hills and charming country villages.

The cuisine here is some of the best in the country with its fertile lands and ocean offering up the freshest of seafood, delectable olive oils and top-notch wines.

Flight time

London to Dubrovnik takes about 2 hours 30 minutes; to Mlini it’s around 2 hours.

Currency

Kuna - The currency unit in Croatia is the Kuna (the plural is kune), and this is divided into 100 lipa.

Passports and visas

You’ll need a current passport valid for the duration of your stay, which you’ll need to carry with you at all times because it’s the only officially recognised form of identification.

Visit GOV.UK for more advice on passports and visas.

Phrases

A few words of Croatian to help you break the ice…

Good morning – Dobro jutro (dobro yootro)

Good afternoon – Dobar dan (dobar dahn)

Thank you – H vala

Hello – bok

Goodbye – zbogom

Yes – da

No – ne

Timezone

Croatia is one hour ahead of GMT.

Electricity

All sockets take small round two-pin plugs so you’ll need an adaptor for most British appliances.

Language

Croatian -

Croatian is the national language but you’ll find all local guides speak English, as will many hotel staff.

Other languages spoken among ethnic minorities living in Croatia include Serbian, Slovenian, Hungarian and Italian.

Tipping

Service charges are not usually included in your bill, so a tip of around 10% is appreciated. If you’re travelling anywhere by taxi, the driver will expect a tip of around 10% of the fare.

Climate

Croatia’s climate is varied. On the coast, hot dry summers and mild winters with some rainfall are the norm.

Further inland it’s hot in the summer, but winters can be bitterly cold with snowfall in places.

Health

As health information can change at any time, we’d advise you to consult your GP at least 12 weeks before departure.

Country-specific information and advice on possible health risks is also published by the National Travel Health Network and Centre, and The British Foreign and Commonwealth Travel Advice Unit provides important health and safety information for British nationals travelling abroad.

Population and size

The population is around 4,470,500, which is about half the population of Greater London!

Croatia has over 1,000 islands and islets, and covers an area of around 56,594 square kilometres, which makes it more than four times smaller than the UK.

Smoking

Smoking in public places is now banned and fines are considerable.


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