You will receive your e-documents with final instructions, hotel, sightseeing tours, transfer vouchers, and e-tickets approximately 3 weeks prior to departure. The detailed daily itinerary will be given to you upon arrival by your tour guide.
This is a matter of personal discretion. You may use the following as a guideline:
Tour escort/Tour director: $6 or $7 per person per day
Driver: $3 per person per day
Local Guide: $2 per person per half day of sightseeing (2-3 hours)
Cruises: $6 or $7 per person per day
Tour escort/Tour director (small groups of 2-14 passengers): $10-$15 per person per day
Driver (small groups of 2-14 passengers): $5-$8 per person per day
Local Guide (small groups of 2-14 passengers): $5-8 per person
Hotel Porter: $1 per bag per person
Wait staff: $1.50 per person (lunch or dinner)
There is a no smoking policy on our buses but there are plenty of opportunities to smoke during the frequent stops.
Travel Insurance plans are available and recommended to help protect you and your trip investment. Travel Protection Policies offered by most major travel insurance providers include benefits such as Trip Cancellation, Trip Interruption, Emergency Medical and Emergency Evacuation/Repatriation, Trip Delay, Baggage Delay, and more. You can access more information by clicking the following link.
United States citizens require a valid passport. Non-citizens have other requirements which should be checked immediately. U.S. citizens do not require visas for entry into Croatia. Non-citizens are urged to contact the Croatian consulate for entry requirements. Vaccinations are not required by anyone. Your first and last name must appear on your airline ticket exactly as it appears on your passport.
Minimum deposit of $300 is required within 3 business days of booking unless specified otherwise on your tour, cruise, vacation package or honeymoon.
Final Payment is due 60-90 days prior to departure, depending on the booking.
We accept checks, Visa, MasterCard, Discover & American Express.
The electrical current in Croatia is 220 volts. Wall outlets take plugs with two rounded prongs. If you plan to use U.S. electrical appliances you will need to bring a converter/adapter. It is suggested that you purchase these items before you leave on your trip or at the airport. All hotels in Croatia supply a hair dryer in each room. Hotel rooms in major hotels in Croatia supply irons. Irons are not supplied in some hotel rooms in Croatia due to safety precautions. Hotels offer ironing, dry cleaning, and laundering services for a fee.
Croatian Kuna is the official currency in Croatia.
We suggest getting a small amount of currency for the first country you’re visiting before you leave the U.S. It is a good idea to carry a chart with you to help you convert U.S. dollars to the local currency. It’s also a good idea not to carry too much money. Many countries have ATM machines that accept most U.S. ATM cards, but be sure you know your ATM password in numbers-the keypads on foreign ATM’s don’t always have letters. ATM machines will only dispense cash in local currency. Check with respective consulates to learn current currency allowances and requirements. Use your credit card whenever possible. Should you decide to carry cash or travelers checks, exchange them at banks where the rate is more favorable than at hotels or exchange bureaus.
Comfortable casual clothing is recommended; the same as you would wear on a sightseeing trip in the U.S. The only time you’ll want to “dress up” a bit is at the Gala dinner. Sports jacket for men is suggested; ties are not required. Please note that there are dress codes in most churches in Croatia: no bare shoulders or knees.
General emergency number is 112.
Croatian is the local language. English, German, Italian are widely spoken.
Spring and Autumn: 40 – 65 º F; Summer: 65 – 85 º F; Winter: 30 – 45 º F. Bring comfortable shoes, a sweater, clothes you can layer and an all-weather jacket. Some religious sites may require modest dress to enter (no shorts, short skirts, or sleeveless tops).
Shaking hands is a standard form of greeting and saying goodbye. Casual dress is appropriate and normal courtesies should be observed. Smoking is prohibited on public transportation and in theaters and public offices.
Jan 1 New Year
Jan 6 Feast of the Epiphany
May 1 Labor Day
Jun 22 Antifascist Day
Aug 5 Thanksgiving Day
Aug 15 Feast of the Assumption
Oct 8 Independence Day
Nov 1 All Saints’ Day
Dec 25 Christmas Day
Dec 26 St. Stephen’s Day
Due to local traffic and other extenuating circumstances, we ask that you allow 30 minutes from your scheduled transfer time for our representative to arrive. This includes hotel, airport and cruise transfers. Such possible delays are taken into consideration in scheduling transfers and you should therefore have no concerns about arriving late for your tour, flight or cruise. For transfers from a hotel, let the hotel reception desk or concierge know that you are waiting for a transfer. In the case of a missed transfer, reimbursement for your out-of-pocket expenses will be considered provided you obtain a written statement from the hotel’s front desk verifying the length of time you waited, and the time you left the hotel, and a receipt for your transportation with time and date.
Check-in time is usually 4pm or later. Check-out time is 12 noon. If you will be arriving early in the day or departing in the evening, hotels will usually allow you to store your luggage in their luggage room. Ask at the front desk if the hotel can check you in earlier, or let you stay later.
For the best prices, seek out local markets offering a wide assortment of traditional handicrafts such as embroidery, ceramics, and woodcarvings. In stores, lavender sachets, fine Adriatic red coral, and crystal ware are popular items. Shops are generally open all day from 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., with shorter hours on Saturdays.
To call the United States from Croatia, you must dial 001 + area code + phone number.
To call Croatia from the United States, you must dial 011+ 385 +area code + phone number.