Every year, thousands of travellers fall in love with Croatia's stunning Adriatic coastline and sea, whilst enjoying the unique cuisine inspired by its rich cultural and natural heritage.
Our Balkans tours run through this spectacular Eastern European country, which was founded in the 7th century on the ruins of the Roman Empire. Fans of the hit series 'Game of Thrones' will be thrilled to know that our tours take you to Dalmatian coast in Split and Dubrovnik - the fantasy location of 'King's Landing'.
Undoubtedly, the jewel in Croatia's crown is its coastline, with views of many islands in the distance.
It's sun-kissed, pebbly beaches are also a delight, the perfect place to lounge away and relax, but for those with an adrenaline rush, there are numerous water-based activities to take advantage of, including snorkelling, diving, kayaking, windsurfing and sailing.
Our Croatia tours take you on a journey through time, as we explore Croatia's medieval remains and its Byzantine past by visiting places such as Dubrovnik, Zadar and Split.
We'll also visit Venetian palaces, Napoleonic forts, early Slavic churches, and Viennese mansions. Led by an English-speaking travel guide, you will get an authentic Balkan experience on our Croatia tours.
Do you want to know more about Croatia and its beauty? Or do you need accurate visa information?
Contact the Croatia tourism board for more information.
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Croatia is a safe destination to visit with very little street crime and violence.
The Croatian kuna (HRK) is the official currency of Croatia, which is subdivided into 100 lipa.
The best time to visit Croatia is during the shoulder season (May-June & September) as there are fewer crowds, the weather is pleasant, and the Adriatic Sea is warm for swimming.
Tipping is expected in Croatian restaurants and you should leave between 10-15% tip.
The tap water is safe to drink in all of Croatia. The tap water from Split comes from the Jadro River and is one of the purest in the world.
Trip booked through Groupon at a Great offer price - Encounters was nothing but professional from the start. I even purchased insurance - extra days and got the best flights from my local airport- Great experience
Anthony has been amazing throughout my planning of my tour. He has been very quick in replying to my emails and always answering with everything I wanted to know.
I look forward to hopefully planning my next trip through him next year!
Encounters Travel did such a superb job in organizing this tour. I had never heard of them before going on the Maldives Magic tour, however now I will recommend them to friends/family and use them for my future planned trips.
Our tour is what made the trip that much more memorable. Rather than being plopped at a westernized resort, we were able to get a taste of how the locals live, eat and entertain themselves. We stayed in quaint guesthouses on the islands amongst the locals, ate authentic Maldivian cuisine (one day even with a Maldivian family who made us breakfast), and viewed a traditional dance/singing performance which was absolutely delightful. This was a trip of a lifetime that I will never forget.
I thought it was very good we didn't have to worry about anything everything was in order and kept with the schedule as planned, unless we wanted to deviated from it to do somethingelse. The trip really a trip of a life time.
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My contact with Encounters representative was a pleasure, she answered my questions promptly, provided a quotation and changed it quickly when different flights were preferred. Both by e-mail and phone the response was very timely.
Dial Code: +385
Area: 56.594 km2
Elevation: The lowest point in Croatia is the Adriatic Sea 0m | The highest point in Croatia is the Dinara Mountain 1,831m (6,007 ft.)
Population: 4,164,783 (2018)
Government: Parliamentary system, Parliamentary republic
Croatia, officially the Republic of Croatia, is an Eastern European country. It is located on the Adriatic Sea and encompasses more than a thousand islands. The capital of Croatia is Zagreb, which is one of the primary subdivisions, along with 20 counties.
This developed country has a very high standard of living and is a republic governed under a parliamentary system. Croatia is a member of the European Union and the United Nations.
The economy of Croatia is strongly influenced by the industrial and service sectors, and agriculture. Croatia is also ranked among the top 20 most popular tourist destinations in the world.
Situated in Central and Southeast Europe, Croatia is bordered by Hungary to the northeast, Serbia to the east, Bosnia and Herzegovina to the southeast, Montenegro to the southeast, the Adriatic Sea to the southwest, and Slovenia to the northwest.
There are four types of biogeographical regions in Croatia: Mediterranean, Alpine, Pannonian and Continental. Croatia can also be subdivided between several ecoregions because of the geomorphology and climate. The country has a rich biodiversity with 37,0000 known species.
Croatia experiences a relatively warm and rainy continental climate. The coldest parts of the country are Gorski Kotar and Lika with a snowy-forested climate. The warmest areas in Croatia are along the Adriatic Coast with a Mediterranean climate.
There is no official religion in Croatia and freedom of religion is a right defined by the Constitution. Christianity is the largest religion followed by Islam.
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