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Croatia is a coastal country, with a rich history influenced by Roman and Austro-Hungarian empires, much of which is still evident amongst the warren-like streets and buildings found throughout the towns and cities.

Bordered by Italy in the north and by Montenego in the south, the numerous islands - scented by pine forest and clear, aqua waters are a stark contrast to the impressive mountains and hinterlands that guard this fascinating country.

Istria

This Croatian peninsula - situated on the northern Croatian coast - offers a tapestry of amazing medieval towns, ancient villages, lazy wheat fields, plateau’s, wooded valleys, vineyards and olive groves.

Often referred to as the “Croatian Tuscany” let us help you unlock the gastronomic secrets of this region, whether that be hunting for truffles, picking wild asparagus, sampling local wines and olive oil, or simply enjoying the delights of a slow cooked meal within a rural escape.

— Key word to discover | “tartuf”

— Key site to visit | the ancient Colloseum in Pula

Zadar & North Dalmatia

In May 1964, world-famous film maker, Alfred Hitchcock said: “Zadar has the most beautiful sunset in the world”. We happen to agree, for who are we to question his judgement? Zadar is an intriguing city founded on Roman ruins and to many, one of the best kept secrets in Croatia.

It’s not too crowded and has two unique attractions – the sound-and-light spectacle of the Sea Organ and the Sun Salutation – both need to be seen and heard to be believed.

The Zadar region is particularly stunning and a visit to Velebit mountain and Zrmanja River is an absolute highlight.

— Key word to discover | “maraschino”
— Key site to visit | the Sea Organ and Sun Salutation

Split & Middle Dalmatia

What can we say about the always buzzing city of Split? Perhaps we'll simply quote its inhabitants who claim that Split „is the most beautiful city in the world and beyond“.

Dont bother trying to argue with them, as a true local will proudly show you around the most fascinating parts of their city – from the narrow, ancient streets of the old Roman town full of little shops, courtyard bars and family-run restaurants, to the luxury yachts and glamourous restaurants at the harbour.

Shopping is a must here, with a choice of individual boutiques, designer brands and high street fashion.

— Key word to discover | “pomalo”
— Key site to visit | the ancient Roman city

Šibenik

If there’s one thing that you might think Šibenik is most famous for, it would be its medieval fortresses and one of the most beautiful cathedrals in Croatia.

What’s not so well known is that the famous Krka National Park is just a 20 minute drive away and that the idyllic Kornati archipelago is just 30 minutes by boat.

But this area in central Croatia still has more to offer with a vibrant gastro and wine scene, a perfect end to a perfect day discovering this part of Croatia.

— Key word to discover | “tvrdjave”
— Key site to visit | Krka waterfalls

Stunning Croatian Islands

Step back in time to one of the hundreds of Croatian islands and islets and experience the Dalmatian word „fjaka“, which means „a state of mind in which a human aspires to do nothing“.

Let us gently guide you around the myriad of islands, all with their own personalities and unique stories. From the popular and glamorous islands of Brac, Hvar and Korcula, to those hidden gems that still wait to be discovered like Ugljan, Silba, Zlarin, Vis, Bisevo, Mljet, Lastovo.

Islands this diverse and accessible beg to be explored, whether that be from the deck of your own chartered boat or from the comfort of crisp linen sheets as you move from island to island.

— Key word to discover | “fjaka”
— Key site to visit | Blue Cave

Dubrovnik

There are thousand stories told about this magical city museum and a thousand tours to choose from.

Of course you'll want to see the architecture, the history and learn the stories, but amongst the sites and sounds, Dubrovnik should also be experienced the way the locals enjoy it, from lingering over a long coffee within a beautiful open-air piazza to enjoying a glass of local wine in one of Old town cellars.

Though Dubrovnik has had a starring role in countless films, none have been as well publicised as the popular TV series „Game of Thrones'. For those fans, we're delighted to organize private tours to get to know the fictional city of „King's Landing“.

— Key word to discover | “Grod”
— Key site to visit | Old Town walls

Zagreb

The Capital of Croatia is made for strolling through its buzzing streets and squares of neo gothic and art deco style.

Within this mini-metropolis you’ll discover edgy art, the finest dining options, creative fashions, shops and any number of festivals that constantly bring the city to life.

For those who are planning winter holidays, Zagreb was voted the best Christmas market in Europe for the third year running.

— Key word to discover | “špica”
— Key site to visit | St Mark´s square

Croatian Hinterland

If something typifies “undiscovered“ and is completely off the beaten track than it is without any doubt the Croatia Hinterland. Most travellers forget about this big chunk of Croatia, but it was made for road-tripping. It is home to the most beautiful lakes, mountains, national parks and pastel farmhouses.

Let us explore this fascinating corner of Croatia by horseback, or ride the rivers, white-water rafting or by Kayak – this is a region for adventure, and if you can brave it – adrenalin.

After a full day, enjoy the Croatian hospitality and of course its gastronomy – completely different to the Coastal dishes , but no less delicious and unique.

— Key word to discover | “janjetina & kapulica”
— Key site to visit | Red Lake

Montenegro

Surrounded with majestic mountains, breath-taking sandy beaches and larger-than-life locals, minuscule Montenegro proves once and for all that good things do indeed come in small packages.

— Key word to discover | “njeguš”

Belgrade

Ready to party? Outspoken, adventurous, proud and audacious: Belgrade is by no means a 'pretty' capital, but its gritty exuberance makes it one of Europe's most happening cities. It is most likely the best southeast European city for nightlife.

— Key word to discover | “provod”

Sarajevo

If the sentence East-meets-West is relevant anywhere, then it is in Sarajevo. This Bosnian capital has a vibe all of its own and an irrepressible cosmopolitan spirit. Do words „cevapcici“, „burek“, „tufahija“ or „baklava“ mean anything to you ? No worries, we are here to reveal it for you.

— Key word to discover | “raja”

Mostar

Troubled by the recent conflicts, Mostar has bounced back with a vengeance. Famous Old Bridge, unique Baazar, nearby Kravice waterfalls and the pristine Neretva river are just a few reasons why visit this unique Herzegovina capital.

— Key word to discover | “most”