Move over Italy... luxury Croatia travel is fast becoming the most sought-out travel experience in Europe. And it's not hard to see why. Enjoy the beautiful countryside, delectable food and wine, and sailing around more than 1,000 Croatian islands, all while soaking in the Mediterranean sun. 

Why Croatia?  

The landscape of luxury travel in Europe has traditionally been shaped by the prominence of the "Big Five" destinations: Italy, France, Spain, Greece, and the United Kingdom. But now, luxury Croatia travel has emerged as a significant contender to those traditional heavy hitters.

This evolution is evident in Croatia's burgeoning collection of five-star accommodations, Michelin-starred culinary scene, diverse yacht offerings, and array of exclusive touring options.

Indeed, Ker & Downey travelers have unparalleled access in Croatia. This includes the best food and wine tastings and local guides who will unlock their humble hometowns. Additionally, embark on charters to far-flung islands and enjoy unique experiences you can't find in a guidebook.

Some of our favorites include a Game of Thrones tour and private dinner on the city walls in Dubrovnik, and a cooking class with a local chef in Split!

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Flights to Croatia 

There is, of course, a growing need for more direct flight options to Croatia, particularly to Zagreb. However, in 2024, United will operate their New York-Newark to Dubrovnik flight four times a week. Travelers can expect them to run on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays.

This direct flight option will allow you to experience luxury Croatia travel in just 9 hours without the hassle of layovers. (Flight routes may only operate at certain times of the year.) 

Yachting In Croatia 

We have seen a number of luxury yachts emerge on the scene in Croatia, and it is no surprise why. Croatia's stunning Dalmatian coast rivals that of any Mediterranean yachting hotspot. To be sure, Cinque Terre, the Greek Isles, and the French Riveria have more name recognition. However, the Dalmatian Islands and the Adriatic Sea have the allure of the unknown.

While Europeans have discovered their undeniable charm, Americans are not far behind. With far less crowds, yet all the beauty, Croatia is positioning itself as a destination of choice for luxury travelers—especially those looking for more privacy and exclusivity among the 1,200 islands.

Highlights include exploring the supposed birthplace of Marco Polo, Korčula Island, the lavender fields and wine vineyards of Hvar Island, and the incredible snorkeling and remote beaches found in the Pakleni Islands.

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Croatia Trends 

As luxury Croatia travel grows in popularity, we are seeing many trends emerge. Multi-generational Croatia vacations packages are definitely on the rise. Plus, the country is unique in that it has several luxury yacht options large enough to sleep the whole family.

Additionally, Croatia offers a variety of experiences to satisfy every age of traveler. Between its stunning natural beauty (like Plitvice Lakes National Park and the Adriatic coastline), lovely walkable cities (we are looking at you, Rovinj, Dubrovnik, and Split!), impressive history (it boasts several UNESCO World Heritage Sites and one of the best-preserved Roman amphitheaters, after all), and delicious wine and cuisine (hello, black risotto, fresh truffles, and crisp Chardonnays!), Croatia satisfies families, romantics, adventurers, history buffs, and foodies alike. 

Lastly, we are also preparing many itineraries where Croatia is serving as the anchor in a greater multi-country luxury vacation. This is of course due to the country's unique location in the Balkans. Between Slovenia in the north, Italy to the west, Hungary and Serbia to the east, and Bosnia & Herzegovina, Montenegro, and Albania in the south, luxury travelers have ample options to check several European countries off their travel bucket list. 

Lake Bled, Slovenia

Luxury Croatia Travel with Ker & Downey 

Ready to plan your vacation to Croatia? Start your adventure today by contacting us to discuss your ideal trip. We’ll create a custom Croatia travel package just for you. In the meantime, follow us on InstagramFacebook, and Twitter for daily travel inspiration. 

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