If you're on the hunt for a holiday destination that has the perfect blend of fascinating historical architecture,
delicious wine, the freshest seafood, as well as picturesque lakes and parks, then Croatia is the place to go to.
Aside from numerous outdoor and sailing adventures to be had, the country offers a host of exciting entertainment
options for all travellers, irrespective of their budget and interests. Croatia was on the New York Times' list of
the best summer holiday destinations for 2019 and is a must-add to your Croatia tour packages. At
Pickyourtrail, we offer phenomenal Croatia packages that are completely tailor-made to your likings.
Croatia Tour Packages from India
Places to Visit Through Your Croatia Tour Packages
Places to visit in Dubrovnik
Dubrovnik of Southern Eastern Croatia is a port city on the coastline of the southern Adriatic Sea. It has a history of being able to mesmerize people with its picturesque locations for generations which led to it being called the Pearl of the Adriatic. Dubrovnik offers a plethora of opportunities to be a part of Croatia’s history. The first thing to do here is taking a full circuit walk of the magnificent 13th-century City Walls. Visit the old town here following this on foot and explore Stradun which is the main thoroughfare via the old town. The next stop is where you would feel like you are part of not only the historical real-life past but also find yourself living in the reel life of the Game of Thrones tv show. Drop by Fort Lovrijenac, St. Dominika Street, Minceta Tower, and Pile Bay, the Blackwater Bay, where scenes of the Emmy Award-winning show were shot. After this be sure to take a ferry to Lokrum Island to experience the beaches and gardens. Dubrovnik Croatia travel is most recommended for your next tailor-made Croatia holidays.
Places to visit in Split
Split is the second must-visit city when you are holidaying in Croatia. The enticing features of the second most populated city of Croatia revolve around its glorious past, rich culture and architecture. A visit to the Diocletian's Palace should be the first thing on your visit to Split on your Croatia tours from India. It currently is considered as one-half of the old town of Split. Following this be sure to see The Cathedral of Saint Domnius, home to the bell towers dedicated to the Virgin Mary and Saint Domnius. Sunsets from the top of these towers are sure to make your day. Taking the Marjan hill hike and a visit to the Prva Vidilica Na Marjanu viewpoint is the best way to zoom out and adore the city at large. For art lovers, the Mestrovic Gallery and stroll in the Revia. A day trip for nature lovers to the Plitvice Lakes National Park is the best way to spend the last day in Split.
Places to visit in Zagreb
Any one of the Croatia travel packages that you choose is sure to include anywhere between 2-4 nights at Zagreb. The capital city of Croatia is sure to enrich your travel experience culturally, historically and spiritually. To start things off, visit the Cathedral of Zagreb and be connect with your soul. The Gothic-style building in the southeast of the Alps is the tallest building standing in Croatia. If you want to heal from a past relationship without closure, the Museum Of Broken Relationships might just do the trick. Be ready to get your mind blown at the Muzej iluzija by witnessing illusions on a large scale. Or by seeing contemporary art at the Croatian Museum Of Naïve Art. Or go “ old” school and visit The Archaeological Museum in Zagreb, and let history make your jaws drop. A mid-day visit to the Zagreb zoo within Maksimir Park is the place to be to see some of the world’s endangered species. To end things on a high note you can shop to your heart’s content at the Dolac farmers market. Ask our experienced travel consultants to include this in your Croatia tour packages.
Places to visit in Zadar
The next must-visit destination on your India to Croatia tour package is the city of Zabar. The top things that you shouldn’t miss out on are the beaches, fine architecture and places of historical interest. Any good Croatia vacation reserves a good 2 to 3 days for getting the best of what Zadar has to offer. The historical and spiritual wonders here are the churches. The St. Donatus Church, St. Mary’s Church, St. Anastasia’s Cathedral and St. Simeon’s Church are a few notable ones that have stood the test time through the centuries. To experience and understand the historical and artistic heritage of the wider Zadar region, visit the Archaeological Museum Zadar and the National Museum and bask in the glories remains of the past. Reserve the best to the last by visiting the architectural miracles of Zabar that attract tourists from all over the world, the Sea Organ and the Greeting to the Sun. Built by the same architect Nikola Bašić these two structures are sure to make you fall in love with Zadar. The sea organ is where waves make music when they crash against the steps leading to the ocean. On the other hand, the greetings to the sun is the place where the ground lights up to pay respects to the saints of Zadar thanks to technology.
Places to visit in Rijeka
Rijeka is a low-key destination in Croatia that is not often visited by tourists since many are not aware of its existence in the first place. The beautiful city demands anywhere between 3-5 days of your holidaying in Croatia. This was the birthplace of the Torpedo and the first-ever factory that produced them at a rate of a hundred per month. Speaking of natural beauties, the beaches are nothing short of being perfect . The coastline consists of 11 beaches out of which the Ploce and Kostanj beaches have been declared the best European beaches. Just like the rest of Croatia, museums here aplenty. The famous ones are the Peek & Poke Computer Museum, Maritime and History Museum of the Croatian Littoral and the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art. Be sure to ask your Travel consultant to get you an apartment to stay in while customizing your Croatia tour packages. This will give you a chance to drop by the central market to buy produce and marvel at how efficient it was made to be.
10 Things to Do on your Croatia Holidays
1. Exploring the Old Town of Dubrovnik
The Old town of Dubrovnik is one of the world’s finest and most perfectly preserved medieval cities. It is perfectly perched on the coast of the Adriatic Sea and is set against the backdrop of rocky Limestone mountains. The walls of the city were built to protect the port city from attacks by Venice a rival port city. In the present day, you take a tour of these walls while visiting the old town on your Dubrovnik Croatia travel. The city has people hustling and visiting both modern and ancient establishments. You can drop by the churches, palaces and museums to get a glimpse of the past. When you are not doing this you can visit the cafes markets, bazaars and restaurants. Visit the local theatre to see a play and if you are visiting in summer, you will be able to be a part of the Dubrovnik summer festival.
2. Taking a Game of Thrones Tour
If you are a GoT fan then you need to visit Dubrovnik on your Croatia trip from India. The Tour will include visiting Fort Lovrijenac, Old Town, Walls of Dubrovnik and Trsteno Arboretum. Fort Lovrijenac is the famous Red Keep of the show. It was built in the 11th century at an elevation of 37m in just 3 months. After this, you will be walking through multiple shoot sites when visiting the old town. Make sure your Croatia travel packages include this. Continue on your journey and walk through the walls of Dubrovnik to view the red rooftops of King's Landing or simply look out over Blackwater Bay. The next stop is exploring one of the oldest arboretums in Croatia, the Trsteno Arboretum. You also get to see the gardens that featured as King's Landing's palace gardens.
3. Visiting the Diocletian's Palace in Split
One of the most popular cultural attractions is the Diocletian's Palace in Split. It is a fortress that was built in the 4th century by Roman Emperor Diocletian to act as his home during his retirement years. It was built with solid walls and towers surrounding the main structure to protect the emperor during his sunset years. It is currently recognized as a UNESCO heritage site along with the Old town of Split. Entry to the site is free while the entrance to the palace will be charged. Once you enter the outer walls of the fortress, you stumble upon 4 notable sites that are sure to impress you. These are the Split Peristyle, Cathedral of St. Dominus, the Golden gate and the Fruit Square. The Palace plays a major role in contributing to Split Croatia tourism. The palace is also located close to the Bacvice beach which is a must-visit on a Croatia tour package from India.
4. Exploring Zagreb's Gornji Grad
The upper town of the Gornji Grad is the historical district of the Capital city. It is home to various sites of historical importance and is a retreat for history buffs. Located at the base of the majestic Medvednica Mountains, at its heart is St.Mark’s Square. It is here you can visit the St.Mark’s Church which was built in the 17th century. Going forward to the North you can Meštrovic Atelier a museum fashioned out what was formerly the home and studio of the great sculptor. You can surely try and follow the lamplighters as the street lights here are hand-lit at dusk. To the south of the square are the Museum of Naïve Art and the Museum of Broken Relationships. Be sure to spend a good amount of time here when you are holidaying in Croatia the next time!
5. Enjoy surfing at Zlatni Rat Beach
A day trip to Brac Island from Split reveals the opportunity to visit the gorgeous cone-shaped white-pebble Zlatni Rat beach. Be sure to add this to your Croatia tour packages that you might explore in the future. The Zlatni Rat Beach is not a common beach. It draws tourists in huge numbers every year since the tip of the beach keeps changing its shape due to the influence of winds, waves, and sea currents. Also known as the Golden Horn beach, this beach can easily be considered one of the best beaches in Europe and also the best spot for windsurfing. Many surfing schools are just a walk away from the beach to learn or to buy equipment. Along with this is it is also famous for offering the best snorkeling experience as there is no sand or seaweed to block the views. All Croatia holidays that include a visit to this beautiful beach are sure to be most memorable.
6. Rafting on the Cetina River
This is the second most popular adventure activity that continues to keep Split Croatia tourism very prosperous. Rafting on the Cetina River is a 3-hour adrenaline rush that is sure to make your holidaying in Croatia a memorable one. Rafting in the protected area of the Cetina river canyon can be tried by both beginners and the experienced. It course of the river has a combination of two and three rapids along with the intermittent peaceful green pools of tranquil water. You would have to bring a swimming suit, a towel, dry clothes to change into after the tour and drinking water with you. The activity will be open for everybody above the age of 8 and from April to November when the river isn’t frozen.
7. Exploring the Pretty Town of Korcula
Korcula is one of the greenest and sixth-largest Adriatic islands. It is filled with dense Aleppo pine woods, olive groves and vine-striped hills. The major attraction of the island is the town of Korcula. The rumored birthplace of Marco Polo is an ancient heavily walled city. There are a few things that you must not miss out on during your visit here. The first is the white wine tasting. Be sure to book cheap package holidays to Croatia in July to take part in the town’s wine festival. The second best thing is to just ride a scooter or bicycle in the streets of the city. To add more beauty to your Croatia package from India, just take up a local cooking class and put your skills to the test.
8. Visiting the Museum of Broken Relationships in Zagreb
Muzej prekinutih veza aka the Museum of Broken Relationships is one of the head-turning man-made experiences any Croatia tour packages can offer. Sandwiched between Saint Mark’s Church and Saint Catherine’s in Zagreb’s Upper Town, the museum is where failed love gets monumentalized. Founded by a Zagreb-based couple, a film producer, and a sculptor who parted ways post 4 years of being together, it is truly one of its kind. It is the capital city’s first-ever private museum and was opened in 2010 at this location. It hosts both happy and sad mementos of many breakups. The most amusing part is that you can easily find wedding parties happening in and around the museum. It is considered to be a place in public where intimate matters are discussed paving way for wounds to heal. The entrance fee for the museum is approx. 5.20 EUR or 40 HRK per adult. The museum is open on all days and is sure to be a very unique experience on your next Croatia vacation.
9. Exploring the stunning Blue Cave on Bisevo Island
The Bisevo Island is a 3-hour boat ride from the city of Spilt. The island is just off the southwestern tip of Vis, covers an area of 6 sq. km, and is a part of every experience-rich Croatia tour packages. It only has a permanent population of 20 people and is home to the beautiful Modra Spilja or the Blue Cave. The most popular of the 26 caves present on the island, the blue cave is 24m long and 12m deep. The cave gets its name since it glows blue at times during the day. The visit to the attraction is majorly controlled by weather conditions and thus it is often suggested that it should be visited in the early hours of the day.
10. Chasing waterfalls at Plitvice National Park
The waterfalls at the Plitvice National Park are a wonder of nature and need to feature on your Croatia travel packages. It is Southeast Europe’s oldest standing national park and can be best reached from Zadar, Zagreb and Split via bus. The largest of the 8 national parks found in Croatia is truly mother nature at its finest. The UNESCO world heritage site consists of 16 lakes connected via waterfalls. The color of the lakes can be seen to change from teal to turquoise to dark blue to black throughout the year. The visit includes an easy hike and the National park offers various trails to pick from. So you can either choose to explore the entire park or a part of it on your Croatia travel from India. The ticket to the park can be bought online and all the seasons except winter are a good time to visit this nature’s wonder.
Best time to visit Croatia
Like any other place in the world, Croatia experiences 4 seasons in a year. The best time to visit climate-wise is the Summer followed by the Autumn and Spring while the winter months are not recommended on the other hand. The summer months bring in the herds of travellers so our suggestion would be to plan your Croatia tourism from India in the Autumn or Spring.
The summer months from June to August are considered to be the peak season in Croatia. The weather is still cool in these months and encourages trips across the country and frequent visits to the beaches. The sun shines for about 8-9 hours and the central parts receive more rainfall when compared with the coasts.
The Spring ( Late March-May ) and Autumn ( September to Early November ) months are considered to be the shoulder months. During these months the floating tourist population reduces along with a substantial decrease in the cost of the stay. This is a result of the decrease in the number of daylight hours as we move close to November.
The winter months of December, January and February are considered to be the low seasonal months for Croatia. During the months the temperatures are low as 3 °C along with the country receiving sunshine only for about 2-3 hours a day. Thus very few traveler groups look to explore the lands. The stay cost will be high during the festive season but during the Christmas and New year but see a drop during the rest of the period.
How to Reach Croatia
Croatia has about 6 international airports. These are the Dubrovnik Airport, Zadar Airport, Sofia Airport, Rijeka Airport, Pula Airport and Zagreb Airport. The Zagreb airport is the biggest airport receiving the highest number of flights. There are direct flights to Dubrovnik, Split and Zagreb from India. If not, most places in Croatia have single-stop flights with layovers in European cities. The leading airline is the Croatia airlines with decent connectivity and pricing. But the various options to choose for your Croatian travel package include Lufthansa, Air India, Jet Airways, Air France, Etihad, British Airways, Turkish Airlines, and Qatar Airways.
Traveling to Croatia from India is not possible due to obvious reasons. You would have to take a flight and reach another European country first to take a road trip to Croatia. This could be UK or Germany. Taking a bus or train from Italy, Bosnia, Hungary, Germany and Serbia also can be considered as an alternative.
Just like there are no direct routes on land leading to Croatia from India, the best and easiest way to reach Croatia via sea would be on a ferry from Italy. Be sure to pack all your necessities before your Croatia vacation.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Croatia Travel
What are the famous places to see in Croatia?
The famous places to see in Croatia are the old town of Dubrovnik, Diocletian's Palace in Split, lush pristine nature at Plitvice Lakes National Park, Cathedral of St. Stephen in Hvar, Gornji Grad - a medieval cathedral with its neo-Gothic façade, pastel-colored houses of Rovinj, magnificent Trsat Castle of Rijeka, 1st century Roman amphitheatre in Pula, perfectly-preserved Old Town center of Sibenik and the gushing waterfalls at Krka National Park.
What are the best things to do in Croatia?
The best things to do in Croatia would be to go hiking at one of the eight National Parks, surf at the Zlatni Rat Beach , experience the Game of thrones culture in real life, to go cycling in town of Korcula at sunrise/sunset and listing to the sea organ at Zagreb.
Which are the best adventure activities in Croatia?
The top adventure sport recommendations would be Rafting on the Cetina River, surfing at Zlatni Rat Beach, ziplining over the Crikvenica coast, Paragliding in Mount Cicarija and Canoeing at the Cetina River Canyon.
Which are the best cultural experiences in Croatia?
The experiences that you can have only in Croatia would be listening to the Sea organ at Zadar, visiting the wineries along the Peljesac peninsula, listening in on a performance of klapa, traditional acapella of Croatia and visiting the old town of Dubrovnik.
What are the top attractions on a sightseeing tour in Croatia?
The top attractions that shouldn’t be missed out in Croatia are the Plitvice Lakes National Park ( especially in autumn ), the Walls of Dubrovnik at sunset, a visit to the Museum of Broken Relationships in Zagreb and Saharun beach in Dugi Otok.
Is croatia a schengen country?
No, Croatia is not a Schengen country even though it is one of the countries of the EU.
How much does a trip to Croatia cost from India?
The cost of a vacation depends on the kind of accommodation you want to book, the activities you want to do, the number of people traveling and the duration of travel. A trip to Croatia can start around 1.1L - 1.2L for a person all inclusive of flights, hotels, activities and transfers.
Is croatia cheap to visit?
Croatia is definitely not one of the cheapest countries out there to visit since its economy entirely depends on the tourism industry. But you sure can of course find smart ways to spend less on your vacation and spend no less than 60-70 euros a day.
Is September a good time to visit Croatia?
Yes, September is a great time to visit Croatia since it is a summer month without the summer crowds.
Where is Game of Thrones shot in Croatia?
GoT was shot in Dubrovnik which doubled up as Kings landing on screen. Right from the Bokar Fortress to Lokrum Island was put to use by the directors of the famous tv show. Be sure to ask your travel consultant all about it while getting your tailor made croatia holiday itinerary done.
What to do in Split Croatia?
Split Croatia tourism revolves majorly around visiting the Krka National Park , Taking a well deserved day trip to Plitvice Lakes National Park and visit the natural beaches at the foot of Marjan.
What to do in Vis Croatia?
Vis is the picture-perfect island of Croatia. You will relax the moment you see the scenic beaches , the fishing villages, lush green vineyards, and mouth-watering cuisine. You can go for a swim, visit the beaches , drop by the blue cave and green cave and taste the exclusive wines of the island among other things to do.
What is the currency in Croatia?
Croatian Kuna is the currency in Croatia
Can i use euros in Croatia?
Euros are not very commonly used in Croatia. Some private accommodations, taxis and family-run restaurants may accept to be paid in Euros not necessarily all of them will accept Euro payments. So it is advisable to convert your currency into Croatian Kunas.
Do Indian citizens need a visa for Croatia?
Yes, Ordinary Indian passport holders do need visa to enter the borders of Croatia.
How to get to Croatia?
From India, the best way to reach Croatia would be by hopping on a direct flight to Dubrovnik / Split / Zagreb.
When is the best time to visit Croatia?
The summer months from May to Late August are the best months to visit Croatia for obvious reasons. But the Spring and Autumn months can also be considered.
How many days in Croatia is enough?
This comes down to personal preference and how much one would like to spend on their vacation but anything less than 7 days would be a complete injustice to the land filled with many wonders.