One of the world’s largest travel platforms, TripAdvisor, selects the offers of the best tourist experiences each year through the Travellers’ Choice Best of the Best based on user reviews.
Punkufer has browsed through the top 10 experiences in Croatia. Read on to find out what impresses tourists the most.
1. Guided Walking Tour of Dubrovnik Old Town
Tourists love to explore Dubrovnik’s landmarks that tell stories of its long and rich history with local guides. Many prefer such a guided tour rather than exploring the Old Town on their own. A guide who not only acquaints Dubrovnik’s guests with its history but also shares anecdotes, witty details from the city’s past, and local secrets not usually found in traditional guides, receives excellent recommendations and enters this prestigious category of Travellers’ Choice.
2. Walking Tour of Split with a Local Historian
The second-highest-rated tourist experience in Croatia is a walking tour of Split with a local historian who will guide you not only through the city but also through its past, providing you with a better and more successful understanding than an average tourist with a map and printed guide. Tourists appreciate the love for their city, storytelling talent, and, of course, fluent English during this tour.
3. Game of Thrones Walking Tour
This tour in Dubrovnik s an example of film destination tourism. With mandatory stops at all filming locations, this walking tour is spiced up with interesting facts and details from the set.
4. Dubrovnik Countryside and Arboretum ATV tour with Brunch
Tourists evidently enjoy engaging all their senses, and we know, but still see too little of it in the offers, the value of authentic local experiences. Judging by the TripAdvisor ratings, this tour that combines the excitement of quad biking, history, and the beauty of nature is a big hit. It includes a ride through the Dubrovnik countryside, a visit to the Arboretum, a traditional lunch, and a tasting of local cheese, ham, and wine.
5. Private Tour of Split
Many guests want to discover the attractions of Split with a private guide who offers much more city history than independent exploration and a more intimate atmosphere than a classic group tour. You can arrange a private tour at a time that suits you, and the guide’s preparedness and fluent English have elevated this offer to the highly ranked third place in this prestigious selection.
6. Truffle Hunting and Cooking Tour
One Istrian offer made it to a high position. In Buzet, you can go on a traditional truffle hunt and then enjoy a three-course meal with local truffles in one day. This exciting offer is designed for small groups welcomed by a guide in the village of Paladini. Truffle-hunting dogs are the main stars, and it’s hard to resist the intimate atmosphere of small groups and delicious homemade food.
7. Jet Ski Safari
Slightly less traditional but highly recommended in Croatia is the jet ski safari, where a local guide from Trogir will take you to Drvenik Veli. A professional guide who knows the answers to all the questions, a small group of up to four jet skis, and the excitement of riding the waves are obviously a winning combination in the eyes of tourists.
8. Tour of Trogir and Čiovo from Split
A mix of sightseeing and swimming is what our guests are looking for. One of the top-rated experiences in Croatia offers precisely that: a visit to Trogir from Split, swimming, a visit to Čiovo, and relaxation at the Laganini Beach Club.
9. E-Tuk-Tuk Tour in Dubrovnik
A tour of Dubrovnik in a small vehicle is highly sought after as it takes tourists to viewpoints and locations inaccessible to other vehicles. Ideal for those who prefer not to walk long distances and avoid large groups, in a small guided group of up to four people, everyone can ask the guide anything that comes to mind and explore places outside the usual tourist routes.
10. Half-Day Private Tour of the Elafiti Islands by Speedboat
For connoisseurs, it’s a Quicksilver 675, for others – a speedboat that, with the wind in their hair, takes tourists to beaches they would never discover otherwise, offering a visit to the heavenly beauty of the Elafiti Islands and a view of the most attractive Dubrovnik sights from the sea. With diving and underwater photography equipment, this tour offers an experience that will be talked about for years to come at the family table.