For romance seekers, we are always in search of life-changing journeys that offer the best of it all: award-winning food and wine scenes, adventures in the sun, picnics on lavender-blanketed islands, relaxing days on dazzling beaches, hand-in-hand walks through enchanting cities steeped in history, and inspirational cultural experiences.
But do places like this really exist?
They do… and all of them can be found in Croatia.
With a distinct fusion of Mediterranean, European, and Balkan influences, Croatia boasts striking architecture, flavorful cuisine, enchanting castles, and a culture that is highly unique. All of these elements make a trip to Croatia the ultimate journey for romantics and honeymooners alike.
As the leading Croatia specialists, Adventures Croatia has carefully selected the top five most romantic experiences for a luxury Croatia vacation – and trust us, it was difficult to narrow them down to only six! And here they are:
1.)Seaside adventures in Dubrovnik: Start your romantic journey by setting out on a kayak for two along the sparkling Adriatic Sea, soaking in stunning views of the Old World city of Dubrovnik. Surrounded by forts and impressive stonewalls, Dubrovnik is one of Europe’s most magnificent and unique cities.
As you venture past the city’s great walls, you’ll come across a beautiful cave, filled with stunning marine life. Here, you can explore the underwater world hand in hand with a snorkel and goggles, observing eels, reef fish, lobster, and more.
After an exciting glimpse beneath the sea, you’ll head to the gorgeous Lokrum Island for a delightful picnic on the beach.
2.) Sun-drenched days on the island of Hvar: Jetsetters, celebrities, honeymooners and romance seekers steadily flock to the “lavender island” of Hvar for long days on the beach and spectacular wine tasting experiences, topped off by one of Europe’s favorite and most exciting nightlife scenes. In fact, Hvar is such an exquisite and all round island experience, Conde Nast named it “one of the best 10 islands in the world.”
We recommend staying several nights in Hvar to experience all of the incredible delights this charming island has to offer.
Spend your first day in Hvar on a private catamaran charter, taking in the sheer beauty of the Adriatic Sea as your personal skipper brings you past picturesque historic towns, sparkling beaches, and secluded coves. When you’re not soaking in some rays with a local glass of wine in hand, enjoy an incredible seafood lunch on the sun-soaked deck or jump in the sea for a dip or some snorkeling.
After your private tour, catch the sunset with a cocktail in one hand and your partner in the other on the deck of a glamorous restaurant in the harbor. And after a delightfully filling seafood dish for two, pop into a lantern-lit terrace for a nightcap or enjoy smooth jazz music at one of the popular lounges.
3.) An evening of aphrodisiacs: Enjoy a private tour to the Peljesac peninsula – one of the best wine-producing regions in Croatia, if not all of Europe – for a customized wine tasting tour. Here, swing into charming, family-owned wine estates as you interact with the wine makers and learn about the region’s different varietals.
To top the afternoon off, you’ll be whisked away to the town of Mali Ston to enjoy a sensational “fresh from the water” oyster tasting.
4.) Private walking tour of Old Town Split: Embark on a private tour of Old Town Split and witness thousands years of history come to life in the city’s original architecture and historic monuments. During this tour, you’ll discover the significance of some of Croatia’s most famous monuments and structures, including St. Domnius Cathedral, Diocletian’s Palace, The Temple of Jupiter, and much more.
After an exciting day exploring Split’s city life, enjoy a wine sampling and Croatian-style tapas at a local wine bar, reminiscing about the wonderful adventures you’ve experienced thus far on your romantic Croatia vacation.
5.) Cooking class in Trogir: Experience the rich flavors of Croatia as you build a traditional dish from start to finish with your loved one – guided by a local chef. The day begins with a stroll through the local market with your chef, picking out the freshest ingredients to build your traditional Croatian meal. You’ll then move to the kitchen where your chef will teach you about the history of Croatian cuisine and its many influences. Then, it’s all hands on deck as you prep a delicious and fun meal – and of course, there will be lots of local wine to enjoy as you cook and relish in your culinary work of art!
6.) Nature walk through Plitvice Lakes National Park: No romantic Croatia vacation is complete without a visit to Plitvice Lakes – Croatia’s most spectacular National Park.
As one of the most stunning UNESCO World Heritage Sites in the world, Plitvice Lakes National Park is the ultimate spot for a romantic hike among nature. With its charming waterfalls and giant limestone formations, dating back thousands of years ago, as well as enchanting caves and sapphire blue lakes, a hike through Plitvice Lakes National Park is truly a once in a lifetime experience of pure beauty and enchantment. Along the way, you’ll find yourselves stopping to photograph beautiful birds, plants, and stunning natural formations.
But that’s not all. In addition to all the wonderful romantic Croatia tours and experiences we’ve mentioned above, there are dozens more to enjoy, including a visit to Golden Horn Beach, revitalizing spa treatments overlooking the sea, visits to olive farms for olive oil tastings, walking tours of historic Korcula, and island hopping adventures along the Dalmatian Coast.
Contact our Croatia specialists at Adventures Croatia to start planning your customized romantic Croatia vacation today!
Call us at 800.818.8015 or send us an email at email@example.com.
We can’t wait to plan the ultimate trip to Croatia for you and your loved one.