Are you looking for a vibrant stay near the Adriatic Sea in Croatia? Have you not yet completely figured out where you want to travel or by what means? We’ve got you covered!
Our experts have made a list of 10 package holidays in Croatia to help you make your choice! From city getaways to luxurious seaside holidays, we’ve got a whole range of options for you to choose from. Read along to find out more!
Package 1: Visit the Adriatic charms of Dubrovnik
Spending your holiday on the Adriatic Coast in the Southern Croatian city of Dubrovnik is a choice you will not regret! Enjoy your dream Southern European holiday by the sea in the old town of Dubrovnik, a UNESCO World Heritage site.
Have a stroll through the city’s narrow and coloured cobbled streets, enjoy the heat of the seafront coastline, and book a guided tour of the city to know all about the Venetian and Byzantine heritage of the city!
Once done, head straight to Fort Lovrijenac for breathtaking views of the Old Town and of the sea, greatly popularised for staging the “Red Keep” in the famous TV show Game of Thrones. Next, take the cable car that opened in 1969 up to Srd Hill to enjoy panoramic views of the city and the coastline.
Once you’ve spent time in the city, what better way to finish off your package holidays than by visiting a couple islands? Get to Dubrovnik’s cruise port and head over to the Elafiti Islands to enjoy some of the most beautiful landscapes you’ll ever see!
For more information on spending your package holiday in Dubrovnik, read our dedicated article here!
Package 2: Go island hopping in Dalmatia
This package holiday is particularly famous amongst visitors: hopping from island to island along Croatia’s Dalmatian coastline. This is the perfect holiday for anyone willing to forge amazing seaside memories along with unforgettable nightlife memories, as the coast is particularly famous for being active at night.
Throughout your trip, take the boat up to the islands of Hvar, Brac, Vis, Korcula, Solta, and many more! There are many types of boats available for rental or for travelling, ranging from traditional wooden sailing boats to modern catamarans and luxury yachts. Whatever your holiday budget, you’ll always find a solution to accommodate you! Most of the time, your boat will also be your accommodation, so you could end up actually making savings.
Sail, swim and snorkel in the Adriatic during the day, and taste some delicious cuisine in the evenings, including fresh olive oil, seafood, traditional wine, and other typical Mediterranean dishes. Later on, make sure you try out the coast’s vibrant nightlife!
Package 3: Adventure through the Plitvice Lakes National Park
Plitvice Lakes National Park is also a UNESCO World Heritage site, and definitely one you should visit! There are 16 lakes throughout the site, all connected by waterfalls. The park is further divided into the Upper Lakes, where lies the famous Veliki Slap, Croatia’s largest waterfall, and the Lower Lakes, boasting many picturesque cascades.
Contrary to what visitors may think, the National Park is very walker-friendly, with many wooden pathways and bridges crossing streams. There is a wide range of walking tours to choose from, depending on your desired level of difficulty.
Lastly, make sure you book a boat ride on Kozjak, the largest lake onsite. You’ll be able to enjoy the amazing picturesque landscapes from a whole other perspective. This is a paradise for amateur or expert photographers, and will definitely get your cameras out!
Package 4: Explore the coastal beauty of the city of Rovinj
Many visitors choose to come to Croatia to admire the beautiful city of Rovinj, a vibrant town on the Istrian Peninsula of Croatia. As soon as you arrive, pay attention to the City’s Venetian heritage, due to its annexation by the Republic of Venice from 1283 to 1797. As such, you’ll be able to see its beautiful coloured houses and charming squares forming a sort of labyrinth through the old city.
Next, make sure you head up the famous Saint Euphemia Church, one of the most beautiful examples of Venetian architecture in the city. Taking a couple steps up the Bell Tower will get you to the city’s most impressive observation point, boasting breathtaking panoramic views of the city.
In the evening, have a stroll along the waterfront and dine at a coastline restaurant to enjoy one of the most romantic sunsets you’ll ever see! Enjoy a selection of Mediterranean cuisine, particularly famous for its delicious seafood!
Package 5: Enjoy an urban getaway to the capital city, Zagreb
For those of you looking for an urban getaway in Croatia, then Zagreb is definitely the way to go! As the cultural, political and economic hub of the country, Zagreb is a city where you simply cannot get bored… There’s always something interesting to do!
As soon as you arrive, you’ll note that the city is divided between the Upper town (Gornji Grad) and the Lower town (Donji Grad). Whilst the Upper Town is more traditional, paved with cobbled streets and charming squares, the Lower Town is far more recent and has a rather unique vibrant atmosphere.
For more recommendations of things to do in Zagreb, visit this traveller’s blog!
Package 6: Travel to Westeros, on the Game of Thrones set in Split
You’ve probably heard of Game of Thrones before, the iconic TV show based in mediaeval times in the Seven Kingdoms. If you’re a total fan of the series, then going to Split to see the real-life filming locations used in the show is a must-do!
Amongst others, you’ll be able to see Diocletian’s Palace (the centrepiece of Game of Thrones and known for staging the city of Mereen), the streets surrounding the palace used for the Walk of Shame, and Daenerys Targaryen’s throne room in the palace’s basement.
There are many Game of Thrones themed guided tours in Split, so get your cameras ready, and immerse yourselves in the midst of your favourite TV show!
Package 7: Enjoy a delightful gastronomical trip to Istria
If you’re a gastronome, it will be no surprise to you that Istria is particularly well-known for its exceptional cuisine. Indeed, its geographical location in Southern Europe and by the sea, along with its fertile lands and filled cultural history have shaped Istrian gastronomy throughout the centuries. If you like food, going to Croatia for its cuisine is a must-do!
Start off by going truffle hunting, one of the most appreciated activities by gastronome tourists. The region is particularly abundant in truffles, a highly expensive and gustative food. Learn about local truffle traditions and go truffle hunting with trained dogs.
Amongst other activities, make sure you allocate some time to olive oil tasting and wine tasting (especially Malvazija and Teran), the region is mainly known for its wine and oil traditional century-old techniques.
Package 8: Go sailing across the Adriatic Sea
This won’t come as a surprise: Croatia’s coastline is filled with picturesque islands, idyllic coastal towns, and crystal-clear waters. If you enjoy sailing, then a trip across the Adriatic Sea following the Croatian coastline is perfect for you! You’ll thank us later.
Sailing itineraries depend both upon the duration of your trip and who you wish to sail with, but we would definitely recommend you stop at Hvar, Vis, Brac, Korcula, and Mljet, all these islands being beautiful spots on the journey!
Travel from island to island, explore the charm of local beaches, experience iconic sunsets every evening, discover ancient coastal towns, and try the most delicious local cuisine in waterfront restaurants.
Just like our island hopping package, you’ll be able to choose from a variety of boats to choose from, such as a traditional all-wooden sailors boat or a more luxurious yacht with more amenities.
Package 9: Take an adventurous trip through the Krka National Park
Proclaimed as a national park in 1985, the Krka National Park is a 109-square-kilometre natural reserve along the river Krka. Still today, it is inhabited by one of the most preserved and unaltered ecosystems in Europe, making it a definite point of interest for tourists.
In this regard, if you do decide to opt for this package, please always bear in mind that you are in protected premises where you should respect the existing wildlife and ecosystems.
A must-see in the national park is the Skradinski Buk waterfall, one of the most beautiful Southern European waterfalls, a cascade flowing into a multitude of emerald pools. Explore the park’s amazing diversity by foot, by boat, or even by swimming in some designated areas.
Also, be sure to pay a visit to the magnificent coastline city of Sibenik, well-known for its unique architecture and UNESCO world heritage-listed cathedral.
Package 10: Treat yourself to a luxury getaway on the Dubrovnik Riviera
We’ve kept this one last for our luxury amateurs: a Dubrovnik Riviera luxury retreat. This is the ideal package holiday to Croatia if you have a little more cash to spend on your holiday.
Stay in some of the country’s most luxurious hotels on the Riviera such as private resorts, luxury hotels and stunning villas, and enjoy stunning seaside views on the Adriatic Sea with a range of personalised services.
From airport private transfers to guided tours and VIP access to tourist attractions or private yacht rentals, nothing is too ambitious for this trip!
Shopping in exclusive boutiques and designer stores, swimming in some of the country’s most secluded beaches, dining at Dubrovnik’s finest restaurants, and accessing luxurious spa and wellbeing facilities, you’ll have it all with this trip! Time to make it yours!
Hopefully, this article will have provided you with our top 10 ideas for all-included package holidays in Croatia. The country is of such diverse that you’ll always find something for you in Croatia, whether it be the magical experience of the Adriatic Sea and islands or the more exotic ambience of National Parks and World Heritage cultural sites.
Once your choice is made, head straight to our smart and efficient online booking platform. We’ll make your life much easier at Trazler by booking your flights, accommodation, transfers and potential car rentals all in one place! Simply enter your travel dates, and let us do the magic!
For more information on spending holidays in Croatia from Dublin, check out our dedicated article here!