Luxury Croatia

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It was a treat as unexpected as it was intimate and compelling. Sophie Robinson was among a party of A&K guests exploring Dubrovnik's warren of blonde stone, when someone casually mentioned they'd love to see behind the striking facades. Cue an instant phone call from our guide to her mother, followed by coffee at the family home, and a long warm chat with her grandfather, a former sea captain happy to share his memories and photographs of former Yugoslavia.


How typical. Croatia's warm Mediterranean hospitality is exemplified by our highly qualified guides - we even offer A&K guardian Angels, a nationwide network of helpful locals smoothing out any travel wrinkles. They're one arm of our multi-centre European team that, over a quarter of a century, has built up superb contacts. In this Adriatic hotspot, it offers premium travel services from deluxe villas to personal concierge.

Take an Abercrombie & Kent luxury holiday in Croatia, and Dubrovnik - the UNESCO listed treasure trove of 15th and 16th century architecture - is merely the start. You'll be equally impressed by Split's water-front Diocletian Palace where shops, restaurants and apartments are laced through ruins dating back to the 3rd century. It provided the atmospheric setting for an A&K group to join a card game at a local's favourite coffee house. Sign language and laughter rather than English turned it into a memorable if losing experience.

Head north and you'll find Zagreb with its stylish locals, cafes and museums, along with Istria, the Adriatic's largest peninsula, where Italy's influence extends to the glorious food, language and archaeology, including Pula's Roman amphitheatre. But it would be a shame - make that a crime - to travel to Croatia with A&K and stay on the mainland. Sailing to, or around, some of the 1,185 islands cradled by translucent turquoise water, offers everything from Hvar's sophisticated nightlife to the mountains, vineyards and villages of Vis, Tito's former naval base on the archipelago's western edge. The landscapes are gorgeous, the sun warm and, as elsewhere, the southern European hospitality fabulous. Just ask our guides.


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Best time to be there

April to October is considered the best time to visit with July and August being the busiest months. The summer months see a plethora of cultural activities, such as the Dubrovnik Summer Festival and a series of festivals of music, film and art at the
Roman Amphitheatre in Pula.

Fly to

Dubrovnik or Split (British Airways - daily)

flying time

2 hours 45 minutes

time difference

GMT +1 hour

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Regions in Croatia

Regions in Croatia


Our experts can tailor-make the perfect holiday to suit your individual requirements, however, if you need inspiration or a starting point, below are some of our suggested trips and experiences:

Highlights of Croatia

Nights: 6 | from £1,200

Walk in Diocletian’s footsteps in Split and explore UNESCO World Heritage Site Dubrovnik, the ‘Jewel of the Adriatic’ on this 6 night break in Croatia. Find out more

Holiday type: Tailor-made

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Connections - Croatia: Jewel of the Coast

Nights: 8 | from £2,615

Shimmering Plitvice Lakes, the white stones of Brač, Dubrovnik’s cobblestone streets and the buzzing city of Split are some of the highlights you’ll experience... Find out more

Holiday type: Group departure

Small Group Journeys

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Quintessential Croatia

Nights: 9 | from £2,100

Journey back in time exploring Diocletian’s territory, catch some rays on the beautiful beaches of Split and mingle with the glitterati in Hvar Croatia. Find out more

Holiday type: Tailor-made

Beach

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Croatia Family Yacht Cruises

Nights: 7 | from £4,250

A 7 night family-friendly adventure: swim with starfish, play on remote sandy beaches, fish for your lunch and snorkel in crystal clear waters. Find out more

Holiday type: Tailor-made

Voyages & Cruising

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Below are some of our suggested places to stay:

Le Meridien Lav

Split

With its beachfront position and fantastic sea views, Le Méridien Lav is an impressive property situated five miles outside the historic city of Split....Find out more

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Villa Orsula

Dubrovnik

Overlooking the tranquil Adriatic Sea and nearby island of Lokrum, Villa Orsula is just a 5 minute stroll from the unforgettable landscape of the sun-drenched,...Find out more

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Adventure & Culture

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Luxury Motor-Yachts

Dubrovnik

Few places in the world can match the experience of discovering the coast and islands on the azure waters of Croatia's Adriatic Sea. Our exclusive charter...Find out more

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Our Europe & Middle East team – Sarah, Eleanor, Lynne, Robert, Lucy and Nicola are experts in designing the perfect holiday to suit your personal needs, interests and budget. Their intimate knowledge of every hotel and resort featured in our portfolio, together with our own network of offices throughout the region, allows us to offer unique in-depth knowledge, unparalleled insider access and the VIP service for which Abercrombie & Kent is renowned. 

Read about our latest experiences in Europe and the Middle East in our Travel Blog pages.

To find out more about our Europe team, click on the consultant links below or call them on 01242 547 703 or enquire online


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A winner will be selected at random at the end of each month. The winner will be notified within 10 days of being selected using the contact details supplied on the enquiry form. The winner will receive a £500 holiday voucher to use against travel with Abercrombie & Kent Limited in the UK. The voucher will be valid for 6 months from the date of issue. Entries are limited to one per household, not per enquiry. Prizes must not be sold or auctioned. Prizes are non-transferable and no substitutions or cash equivalents are permitted. The voucher can only be used against a new booking and cannot be used to amend or book additional tours or excursions on current bookings. Entrants must be aged 18 years or over. Prize winners are responsible for paying the outstanding amount of the booking within the usual booking terms and conditions. Abercrombie & Kent Limited reserve the right to withdraw or otherwise amend this promotion at our discretion.

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