Thanks to flights with Jet2, Ryanair and Easyjet, it is now very easy to get to Croatia’s most beautiful destinations from Manchester.
The tiny ex-Yugoslav country of Croatia has become very popular during the past decade. Some argue this has happened because of the Game of Thrones TV series which was filmed in Dubrovnik, Croatia’s star destination.
Some speculate Croatia owes its popularity to the fact that, having already visited Spain, Greece and Turkey, frequent travelers need the new destination for their summer holidays. Stag and hen doers are looking for a new exciting city for their weekend getaway and newlyweds all around the world search for new and original places for their honeymoon.
Whatever the reason for its popularity, Croatia is definitely worth visiting and offers so much: sunny beaches, exciting nightlife, beautiful nature and Roman ruins.
Here are some of our most popular Croatia holidays, departing from Manchester:
This 10-night holiday takes you to Croatia’s most popular destinations. This is a great choice for those looking to explore while on holiday, rather than stay in one spot all the time.
Start your holiday in Split. Our driver will be waiting for you at Split Airport and drive you to your chosen hotel. The Ancient Roman Palace built by Emperor Diocletian dominates the centre of this beautiful coastal city. Spend your days here strolling down the sunny Riva promenade and exploring the Palace.
From Split, board a catamaran or a ferry to the neighbouring Hvar Island, with charming cobbled streets, historic churches, and amazing hotels. Hvar is known as the sunniest place in Croatia and one of its most popular destinations.
From Hvar, take a catamaran to Dubrovnik – the pearl of the Adriatic! Spend the last few days of this exciting holiday exploring Dubrovnik, its UNESCO-protected Old Town, and its museums. Dubrovnik boasts some of the most beautiful hotels in Croatia, stunning beaches, and fine restaurants.
Flights: Manchester to Split & Dubrovnik to Manchester
Visit Dubrovnik and Korčula Island on your next holiday. This holiday package is perfect for travelers enjoying beautiful beaches and looking to relax on your holiday while seeing wonderful old towns on their way.
Take a guided tour of Dubrovnik, learning about this Medieval city’s rich history, visiting the Game of Thrones filming locations and walking the defensive walls of Dubrovnik. In the evening, stroll the cobbled streets of Dubrovnik Old Town and enjoy a meal in one of the cozy restaurants near the Stradun promenade.
Board the catamaran to Korčula Island and spend a few nights in historic Korčula Town, the alleged birthplace of Marco Polo, the Medieval merchant, and traveler.
Korčula is a wonderful summer destination, with pretty beaches to relax on during the day and the old town to explore in the evening.
Flights: Manchester to Dubrovnik & Dubrovnik to Manchester
Situated on a small peninsula in northern Dalmatia, Zadar is a charming coastal city with long history, excellent museums, and beautiful old town. Zadar is the up-and-coming destination, welcoming more and more foreign visitors every year, especially those looking for an alternative to costly Dubrovnik.
Boasting unique attractions such as the Greeting to the Sun installation and the sea organ, Zadar is a lively university centre with chic cafes and restaurants. Enjoy a guided tour of Zadar, learning about the historic pre-Romanesque church of St Donatus and the UNESCO-protected Venetian architecture.
From Zadar, you can visit the spectacular Plitvice Lakes National Park and Krka Waterfalls, or take a day trip to the island of Murter and the Medieval city of Šibenik.
Flights: Manchester to Zadar & Zadar to Manchester
Lively and interesting all year round, Croatia’s capital city of Zagreb is the perfect choice for your next city break! Zagreb was voted the best European Christmas market destination twice in a row and is very popular among stag and hen doers.
Although a small capital compared to the European centres such as London and Paris, Zagreb has a lot to offer: from interesting museums and galleries, to Medieval Old Town, the famous Ilica shopping street and excellent clubs, bars and restaurants.
Pick your hotel in Zagreb and embark on our guided tour of this exciting capital. In the evening, taste the local cuisine in one the restaurants in lively Tkalčićeva street. If you have more time on your hands, don’t miss out on Zagreb Botanical Garden, Zagreb Archaeological Museum and Museum of Illusions.
From Zagreb, we can organise a day trip to one of the beautiful Medieval castles situated to the north from Zagreb: explore wonderful Trakošćan or Veliki Tabor. It is easy to visit the neighbouring countries from Zagreb: embark on a day trip to Slovenia, visiting the Slovenian capital city of Ljubljana or the beautiful Bled Lake and Postojna Cave.
Flights: Manchester to Zagreb & Zagreb to Manchester