Lovers of luxury flock here for walks through medieval towns and fairytale forests, for a sumptuous getaway of wine and truffles.

Croatia is fast becoming Europe’s darling haven and it’s no wonder why. The café culture and galleries of Zagreb seem almost endless, and the churches, forts and old towns of the countryside are in no short supply. To pick out Diocletian’s Palace in Split or the Roman fort of Zadar would be unfair, and to highlight the beauty of the Dalmatian islands would be leaving so much out.  Plitvice Lakes National Park is yet another draw card to the place, with its collection of blue-green lakes strung together like pearls. 

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  • Australia: No - Not required
  • Belgium: No - Not required
  • Canada: No - Not required
  • Germany: No - Not required
  • Ireland: No - Not required
  • Netherlands: No - Not required
  • New Zealand: No - Not required
  • South Africa: Yes - in advance
  • Switzerland: No - Not required
  • UK: No - Not required
  • USA: No - Not required

Tipping is expected in restaurants, where rounding up the bill or leaving 10% is customary. If there is a surcharge included in the bill three’s no need to tip extra. For drinks at a bar or café, no tip is expected, and tipping taxis is left up to the individual. 

You’ll have good internet access across most of Croatia except in some rural and remote places. 

You’ll have good mobile coverage while in Croatia, but service may be patchy on some of the remote islands. Remember to activate global roaming with your provider if you wish to use your mobile while traveling. 

You’ll have standard Western-style toilets in Croatia. 

  • Cup of coffee in a cafe = 5-15 HRK 
  • Beer in a pub = 20 HRK
  • Short bus ride = 20 HRK
  • Simple, budget meal = 50-80 HRK

Although tap water is safe to drink in Croatia, it may cause stomach upsets in some who aren’t used to the different minerals. For environmental reasons, try to avoid bottle water and bring a refillable canteen with you which you can used to carry filtered water. 

Your credit card will be accepted by most restaurants, hotels and large shops however you’ll need cash if you want to make purchases from small local vendors. 

There are plenty of ATMs in Croatia. Expect them to be a little less common in rural and remote areas. 

Yes. All peregrine passengers are required to purchase travel insurance prior to their Croatia tours. Your insurance details will be recorded by your leader on the first day.

For a current list of public holidays go to: http://www.worldtravelguide.net/Croatia/public-holidays

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