Balkan Kaleidoscope - 8 Balkan Countries in 14 Days 1190 , 14 Days

Balkan Kaleidoscope - 8 Balkan Countries in 14 Days

Once upon a time people said that the Balkans were the “power-keg of Europe”. Indeed,...
Walking adventure through green Istria 880 , 7 Days

Walking adventure through green Istria

Imagine walking through green countryside full of vineyards, olive trees, rivers and forests, full...
Exploring Parenzana on two wheels 650 , 5 Days

Exploring Parenzana on two wheels

Join us in exploring the former narrow-gauge railway line Parenzana, which was turned into a true...
From Trieste to Pula by bike 1040 , 8 Days

From Trieste to Pula by bike

On this fantastic trip from Trieste to Pula you will witness the cultural diversity...
Dalmatian Cycling and Cruising Adventures 650 , 8 Days

Dalmatian Cycling and Cruising Adventures

Join this unconventional cycling tour combined with sailing on a yacht around the Dalmatian...
Cruising and Cycling in Kvarner Bay (Croatia) 550 , 8 Days

Cruising and Cycling in Kvarner Bay (Croatia)

Discover more of Croatia by bike in the Northern region of the country with a start in...

Cruise and Cycling in Croatia North of Split

Croatia is a land of picturesque islands, rich history, Mediterranean vegetation and mild climate...

Cruising biking and hiking in Croatia

Cruise combined with light cycling and hiking in beautiful Croatia! Enjoy the serenity of the...

Island Hopping in Croatia

Cruising with motor-sailing ships along the magnificent Dalmatian coastline and...

Croatia is one of Europe's most stunning destinations, with a rich history and an abundance of natural beauty. From the turquoise waters of the Adriatic Sea to the rugged mountains of the Dinaric Alps, Croatia offers visitors a diverse range of landscapes to explore. Whether you're interested in soaking up the sun on the beach, exploring historic cities and landmarks, or immersing yourself in local culture, there's something for everyone in this fascinating country.

One of the most popular reasons to visit Croatia is to enjoy its beautiful coastline. The country boasts over 1,000 islands, and the coast is dotted with charming fishing villages and bustling resort towns. Some of the most popular destinations for beach lovers include Dubrovnik, Split, Hvar, and Zadar, all of which offer a mix of historic charm and modern amenities. The crystal-clear waters of the Adriatic are perfect for swimming, snorkeling, and diving, and there are plenty of opportunities to rent boats or take guided tours to explore the coastline.

In addition to its beaches, Croatia is also known for its historic cities and landmarks. Dubrovnik, known as the "Pearl of the Adriatic," is a UNESCO World Heritage Site with well-preserved medieval walls and a charming old town. Split is another popular destination, with its Roman ruins and bustling markets. And the capital city of Zagreb is a must-visit for anyone interested in art, architecture, and local cuisine. Other notable landmarks include the Plitvice Lakes National Park, a breathtaking natural wonder with cascading waterfalls and emerald lakes, and the ancient Roman amphitheater in Pula.

For those interested in immersing themselves in local culture, Croatia has plenty to offer. The country has a rich history and cultural heritage, and visitors can explore traditional villages, attend local festivals and events, and sample regional cuisine. Some of the most popular dishes in Croatia include seafood, grilled meats, and hearty stews, all of which are made with fresh, locally sourced ingredients. And no trip to Croatia would be complete without sampling some of the country's famous wines, which are produced in the vineyards of Istria and the Dalmatian coast.

Another great way to experience Croatia's culture is to attend one of its many festivals and events. The country hosts a wide range of festivals throughout the year, celebrating everything from music and dance to food and wine. Some of the most popular events include the Dubrovnik Summer Festival, which features live performances and cultural events in historic venues throughout the city, and the Zagreb Advent, a month-long celebration of the holiday season with traditional food, crafts, and music.

Finally, Croatia is a great destination for outdoor enthusiasts. The country's rugged terrain offers plenty of opportunities for hiking, mountain biking, and other outdoor activities. Visitors can explore the national parks of Paklenica and Risnjak, which offer stunning scenery and abundant wildlife, or go rafting or kayaking on one of Croatia's many rivers. And for those looking for a more adventurous experience, there are plenty of opportunities to go rock climbing or spelunking in the country's caves and canyons.

In conclusion, Croatia is a destination that truly has something for everyone. From its stunning coastline to its rich history and culture, there's no shortage of things to see and do in this fascinating country. So whether you're looking to soak up the sun on the beach, explore historic cities and landmarks, or get out into nature and experience the great outdoors, a visit to Croatia is sure to be an unforgettable experience.

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Tour: Balkan Kaleidoscope
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Tour: Iraqi Kurdistan
My recent trip in Iraq organized by Penguin was excellent from start to end. Both Penguin tour guide (Nessi) and the local guide (Fahad) managed all topics efficiently and facilitated an amazing experience for the group. Now I dream about visiting the Northern part of the country, too.


Tour: Socotra Island Adventures (Yemen)
Thanks for everything in terms of your work and help with this trip to Yemen. It was an amazing experience - one I would recommend to almost anyone. By the numbers of people who travelled to the island, it is only going to get more exposure. The local company was very good - so you can have no problems with them at all. I was really lucky though - there were only 2 of us on the trip - and it was a really nice experience. I will continue to work with Penguin in getting ideas for great places to travel.

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