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DESTINATION - CROATIA

 






 

 

 

 

 

In the early 7th century the Croats arrived in the area of present-day Croatia. They organised the state into two duchies by the 9th century. Tomislav became the first king by 925 AD, elevating Croatia to the status of a kingdom. The Kingdom of Croatia retained its sovereignty for nearly two centuries, reaching its peak during the rule of Kings Peter Krešimir IV and Dmitar Zvonimir.

Croatia entered a personal union with Hungary in 1102. In 1527, faced with Ottoman conquest the Croatian Parliament elected Ferdinand I of the House of Habsburg to the Croatian throne.

In 1918, after World War I, Croatia was included in the short-lived State of Slovenes, Croats, and Serbs which seceded from Austria–Hungary and merged into the Kingdom of Yugoslavia.

A fascist Croatian puppet state existed during World War II. After the war, Croatia became a founding member and a federal constituent of Second Yugoslavia, a socialist state.


In June 1991, Croatia declared independence, which came into effect on 8 October of the same year. The Croatian War of Independence was fought successfully during the four years following the declaration.


Croatia today has a very high Human Development Index.


The International Monetary Fund classified Croatia as an emerging and developing economy, and the World Bank identified it as a high income economy.

Croatia is a member of the United Nations, the Council of Europe, NATO, the World Trade Organization, CEFTA and a founding member of the Union for the Mediterranean.


Croatia is an acceding state of the European Union, with full membership expected in July 2013. As an active participant in the UN peacekeeping forces, Croatia has contributed troops to the NATO-led mission in Afghanistan and took a non-permanent seat on the UN Security Council for the 2008–2009 term.


The service sector dominates Croatia's economy, followed by the industrial sector and agriculture.

Tourism is a significant source of revenue during the summer, with Croatia ranked the 18th most popular tourist destination in the world.

The state controls a part of the economy, with substantial government expenditure. The European Union is Croatia's most important trading partner. Since 2000, the Croatian government has invested in infrastructure, especially transport routes and facilities along the Pan-European corridors.

Internal sources produce a significant portion of energy in Croatia; the rest is imported.

Croatia provides a universal health care system and free primary and secondary education, while supporting culture through numerous public institutions and through corporate investments in media and publishing.

The nation prides itself in its cultural, artistic and scientific contributions to the world, as well as in its cuisine, wines and sporting achievements

 

 

 

  Name Description
2017 Splendors of Adriatic Croatia & Slovenia, 9 days Escorted tour
2017 Splendors of Adriatic Croatia & Slovenia

A popular 9-Day tour explores the beautiful Adriatic Croatia and a stunning Slovenia. In Croatia visit Dubrovnik, Split, Zagreb and Plitvice Lakes. In Slovenia visit Bled and Ljubljana

12-Day Adriatic Sea cruise & Land tour, Dubrovnik to Venice
2017 Cruise Adriatic coast, to Slovenia & Venice, 12 Days

New for 2017: a 12-Day tour of Croatia, Slovenia & Venice. The tour includes 7 nights Cruise Plus 4 nights by Land: visit Dubrovnik, Zadar and Split, explore 5 Adriatic Sea islands, Plitvice National Park and Postonja Caves in Slovenia

Medieval Church, Zagreb
2017 Croatia Delights, 9 Days, Escorted tour

New for 2017: a 9-Day Escorted tour across visit Croatian Zagreb, Plitvice Lakes, Island Hvar, Split, Dubrovnik and Montenegro's scenic Bay of Kotor   

8-Day-Adriatic-sea-Cruise-aboard-Deluxe-small-boat
2017 Adriatic Cruise, Split to Split, 8 Days

New for 2017: a 8-Day Adriatic Cruise aboard Deluxe category cruise boat: Split → Bol → Hvar → Korcula → Dubrovnik → Mljet  Pucisca  Split

New-for-2016-cruise-adriatic-sea-aboard-deluxe-private-boat
2017 Adriatic Sea Cruise: Dubrovnik to Dubrovnik

Best seller of 2016: Explore pristine Adriatic Sea, its numerous islands, Croatian coast towns Dubrovnik and Split with specially designed cruise itineraries, 18 sailings available, May through October, 2017

2017 Belgrade to Zagreb, Escorted

New for 2017: a 11-day Escorted tour crosses the Balkans, explores four countries. Explore Belgrade, Dubrovnik, Plitvice Lakes, Trogir, Postojna caves, Bled, Ljubljana and Zagreb

Panorama of Trogir
2017 Adriatic Cruise, Zadar to Dubrovnik, 8 Days

An 8-Day Cruise explores landmarks of Dalmatian coast of Croatia's Adriatic Sea, from Zadar to Dubrovnik, aboard deluxe cruise boat

11-Day Escorted tour from Dubrovnik along Dalmatian coast of the Adriatic, to Slovenia and on to Venice
Dubrovnik to Venice, 11 Days Escorted

a 11-Day Escorted tour from Dubrovnik, along Dalmatian coast of Adriatic Sea to Slovenia and on to Venice 

2017 Adriatic Cruise, Dubrovnik to Venice
New for 2017: Adriatic Cruise, Dubrovnik to Venice

New for 2017: Adriatic Croatia Cruise, Dubrovnik to Venice

A 12-day Escorted tour, with a 7-night cruise, Plus 4 nights by land, Croatia, Slovenia and on to Venice

Zagreb to Dubrovnik, by Land & by Sea, 10 Days
New for 2017: Adriatic Cruise, Dubrovnik to Split
New for 2017: Adriatic Cruise, Dubrovnik to Split

New for 2017: Adriatic Coast Cruise, from Dubrovnik to Split 

Explore Croatia's Coastal Beauty aboard Deluxe MS Prestige
Croatia, by Land & by Sea, 10 Days Escorted