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Things to do in Croatia

Blessed with historic cities, tranquil islands and rugged mountains, Croatia offers visitors a wide variety of attractions and a diverse array of ways to enjoy them. Our specialists have carefully chosen a range of activities to help bring you closer to the real Croatia and its people, from guided city walks to island-hopping kayak adventures and trips to wineries and food producers.

You can bike through Brijuni National Park, take a boat tour around Brač Island, a guided walk of the Diocletian Palace in Split, discover Game of Thrones locations in Dubrovnik or even take a day trip to Slovenia. Whatever your interests, we’ll help you gain a deeper understanding of life in the country.

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Ideas for experiencing Croatia

Experiences you have as you travel often hold the longest memories. As part of their research trips, our specialists seek out authentic ways to get to know Croatia, and the best local guides. These activities reflect some of their best-loved experiences.

  • Pula waterfront, Istria

    Walking tour of Rovinj and Pula


    Wander down cobbled streets and through secluded squares on this full-day walking tour of Rovinj and Pula, two of Istria’s handsome coastal towns. Learn about their history and architecture, visit a Roman arena and enjoy sweeping views of the Adriatic.

  • Local produce, Trogir

    Trogir with a local chef


    Explore the cobblestone streets and historic architecture of Trogir, tour its market with a local chef, and enjoy a five-course meal in the city’s botanic gardens on this unusual tour that offers a comprehensive overview of local history and culture.

  • Lower Town, Zagreb

    Zagreb City tour with Mirogoj cemetery


    Explore the historic architecture and cobbled streets of Zagreb on a private walking tour as part of a tailor-made trip to Croatia planned by Audley specialists.

  • Cathedral of Saint Mark, Korčula

    Tastes of Korčula tour


    Sample local honey and wine, learn about food traditions, and get an insight into daily life of the artisan food producers on Korčula Island on this private, half-day tour which includes a three-course meal made from the island’s finest products.

  • Local fishing boats in the bay, Zlarin

    Šibenik Islands like a local


    Little visited and full of character, the Šibenik Islands offer an insight into traditional life in Croatia. On this full-day tour, you’ll visit tiny villages of old stone houses, learn about political refuge and rebellion, and the local sea-sponge and coral industries.

  • Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia

    Plitvice Lakes National Park and Rastoke

    Plitvice Lakes

    Chalky sediment from the surrounding karst landscape has created a series of natural barriers on the lakes and rivers in Plitvice Lakes National Park. The resulting waterfalls tumble through verdant forest in a region renowned for its natural beauty.

  • Plavac mali vineyards, Peljesac Peninsula

    Peljesac wineries and Ston oyster tasting


    Meet the producers of some of Croatia’s finest wines and seafood on a tour of the Dalmatian Coast. Take in two wineries and an oyster farm, where you can sample their products and hear about the work that goes into creating them.

  • Pakleni Islands, Croatia

    Pakleni Islands kayaking tour


    Glide along in utter serenity as you explore the Pakleni Islands near Hvar by sea kayak on this private, half-day tour of the archipelago that offers access to remote coves and bays, deserted beaches and tranquil lagoons.

  • Skradinski buk, Krka National Park

    Krka National Park visit and winery lunch


    On this full-day private tour, take in the karst scenery and gushing waterfalls of Krka National Park by boat before visiting a 15th-century monastery. Then, join the owners of a small vineyard on a tour of their estate before sitting down to a wine-paired lunch.

  • Stone church, Sinj

    Klis Fortress, Sinj and Gata


    Enjoy a private, full-day tour of the Dinaric Alps, a little-visited area where historic towns celebrate age-old battles, traditional customs and lifestyles are maintained, and you can sample local recipes such as soparnik, the precursor of pizza.

  • Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina

    Mostar and Počitelj, Bosnia and Herzegovina


    Explore the Ottoman influence in Mostar on a visit to Bosnia and Herzegovina. This private, full-day tour offers an insight into the history of this ancient crossroads between East and West and includes a visit to the 14th-century town of Počitelj.

  • Istrian vineyards

    Gourmet Istria (Groznjan, wineries and olive oil)


    Istria’s rolling hills are home to a variety of award-winning wineries and olive farms — a visit offers an opportunity to learn about oil and wine production, sample local fare and explore a historic town renowned for its artists and musicians.

  • Franciscan monastery on Lopud, Elaphiti Islands

    Elaphiti Island private boat tour


    An archipelago of 13 islands (only three of which are inhabited), off the Dalmatian Coast near Dubrovnik, the Elaphiti Islands offer historic villages, pine forests and karst scenery as well as leisurely swimming and snorkeling in crystalline waters.

  • Bridge to Pile Gate, Dubrovnik

    Dubrovnik Game of Thrones tour


    Explore King’s Landing and many other Game of Thrones locations in Dubrovnik, taking in historic streets, fortresses, islands and gardens that appeared in the hit television show as you walk in the footsteps of the Lannisters, Starks and Targaryens.

  • Saint Domnius Cathedral, Split

    Diocletian Palace walking tour


    Walk in the footsteps of Roman emperors, warriors and traders in the Diocletian Palace in Split. With a private guide, you’ll get expert commentary on the history, construction and preservation of the city and the lives of those who lived there.

  • Old town of Supetar, Brač

    Brač Island tour


    Get a comprehensive introduction to the island Brač and its residents as you explore its karst scenery, fertile valleys and historic towns with a private guide. During the tour, you’ll take in olive presses and stonemasons, wineries and museums.

  • Stone hilltop church, Vis

    Biševo and Vis boat tour


    Discover dramatic cliffs, historic coastal towns and the Blue Cave, an underwater grotto, on a private, full-day boat trip from Hvar. Visiting the islands of Vis and Biševo, you’ll gain a scenic introduction to the Dalmatian Coast.

  • Brijuni National Park, Istria

    Bike tour in Brijuni National Park


    Offering a neatly packaged presentation of Croatian history, the Brijuni Islands offer an insight into Roman, Byzantine, Venetian, Austro-Hungarian and Yugoslavian rule, with significant ruins as well as rocky beaches, shady forests and a wild range of plant and animal life.

  • Lake Bled, Slovenia

    A day in Slovenia (Ljubljana and Lake Bled)


    Visit Slovenia on a day trip from Trieste or Zagreb. Tour the laid-back capital, Ljubljana, with its medieval castle, cobbled streets and open-air markets, followed by a boat trip on Lake Bled to see its cliff-top castle and the Julian Alps.

  • Trails of lavendar, Hvar

    Bike tour of Hvar


    Explore ancient agricultural terraces, limestone cliffs, small villages and olive groves on this private cycling tour of Hvar with a local guide who can fill you in on the history of the island and its people as you pedal.