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DESTINATION - CROATIA

 

Croatia, the Jewel of the Adriatic Sea




 

 

 

 

 

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
Dubrovnik, the darling of the Dalmatian Coast of Croatia
Jewels of Croatia, private Journey, 7 Days

New for 2021: a private tour visits five gem towns of Croatia, including Zagreb, Split and Dubrovnik   

landmark gems of Croatia 2021, private touring
Landmark Gems of Croatia, self-drive 7 Days

New for 2021: introducing a self-drive tour visiting Zagreb, Plitvice, Split & Dubrovnik, 7 Days

12-Day Adriatic sea Cruise & Land tour, Dubrovnik to Venice
Cruise Adriatic coast, to Slovenia & Venice, 12 Days

New: 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 Lakes National Park and Postonja Caves in Slovenia

Belgrade, Sarajevo, Mostar & Dubrovnik, Private, 7 Days

New for 2021: Belgrade, Sarajevo, Mostar & Dubrovnik, an independent journey with private transportation, 7 Days 

Panorama of Trogir
2021 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 MS Premier small cruise boat, season 2021

Adriatic Cruise, Dubrovnik to Venice
2021 Adriatic Cruise, Dubrovnik to Venice, by Sea & Land .

New for 2021: Adriatic Croatia Cruise, Dubrovnik to Venice

A 12-Day Escorted tour including 7 nights Cruising Plus 4 nights touring by land. All Must-See sites in Croatia, Slovenia and in Venice

UNESCO-listed Krka National Park, Waterfalls
2021 Zagreb to Dubrovnik, by Land & Sea, Escorted
2021 Adriatic cruise Dubrovnik - Split, 8 Days
2021 Adriatic Sea cruise, Dubrovnik to Split, 8 Days

Adriatic small ship cruise, Dubrovnik to Split, 13 sailings available in season 2021 

Explore Croatia's Coastal Beauty aboard Deluxe MS Prestige
Beautiful Croatia, by Land & Sea, Zagreb-Dubrovnik
11-Day Escorted tour from Dubrovnik along Dalmatian coast of the Adriatic, to Slovenia and on to Venice
2021 Zagreb to Venice, Escorted 14 Days

NEW: a 14-Day Escorted tour starting from Zagreb, via Sarajevo, along Dalmatian coast with Dubrovnik & Split, to Slovenia (Bled and Ljubljana) and on to Venice 

2021 Authentic Croatia, from Dubrovnik to Poreč
Cruise North to South all along Croatian coastline, Porec to Dubrovnik, 8 Days
North To South Croatia Cruise, Poreč to Dubrovnik, 8 Days
Delights of Croatia, Escorted 8 Days
2021 Delights of Croatia, Escorted 8 Days

New for 2021: an 8-Day group tour takes you from Dubrovnik via Split, Hvar island, UNESCO listed Plitvice Lakes and finally to Zagreb

2021 Dubrovnik - Zadar, Adriatic Deluxe cruise, 8 Days

New for 2021: 8-Day Dubrovnik to Zadar Deluxe Cruise, aboard MS Premier small cruising boat

2021 Gem Cities of the Adriatic, Escorted, 8 Days

New for 2021: visit the 3 Capitals of the Balkan countries including Zagreb, Ljubljana and Venice, 8 days, 9 departures