Driving in Croatia

Save on car hire in Croatia with Holiday Autos!

For anyone planning a holiday to Croatia this year, here’s a great deal from Holiday Autos that will really help travellers make some savings!

If you book car hire for anywhere in Croatia from now until 6th April 2015 – for all pick-ups until 13th December 2015 – you’ll be able to save 10% on your booking.

To take advantage of this saving, simple head to the Holiday Autos website and book using the special code B3QGFAPF.

Holiday Autos search through all the best known car hire companies – such as Sixt, Hertz Enterprise and Avis – as well as local agencies to find you the best price.

You can book for pick-up at numerous locations across Croatia – from airport and downtown locations in Split, Dubrovnik, Zadar, Pula and Rijeka to Porec, Rovinj, Makarska, Cavtat, Trogir and Osijek. There’s also a wide variety of car types available, from small right up to luxury and even convertibles, so we’re sure that they’ll have a car to suit your needs! One-way car hire is also possible, which is a great way of travelling around Croatia (by flying into one place – e.g. Split – and out of another – e.g. Dubrovnik).

Driving in Croatia

Hiring a car in Croatia is a great way of exploring the country, whether you’re planning on exploring the exceedingly pretty Istrian interior; driving down the Jadranska magistrala (the Adriatic coastal road); or heading inland and enjoying the wonderous sights of Croatia’s national parks such as the Plitvice Lakes.

Happy saving, and happy driving!

To take advantage of 10%, the above code must be used when booking. The code can only be used via the links in this post. Code is valid until 06/04/15, and can be used for car hire pick-ups up to 13/12/15.

Save 15% on car hire in Croatia!



Holiday Autos
 are currently running a special Grand April sale for 10 days, offering 15% off car hire for a wide range of destinations, including Australia & New Zealand, Spain, France, Austria and Germany, and South Africa. On Sunday 14th April 2013, it’s your chance to take advantage of 15% off car hire in Croatia!

Use the booking form above to search for car hire in Croatia, and use the code APRILSALE14 on Sunday 14th April when booking to get your discount on selected rentals. (For car hire up to 30th June 2013.) This code will be valid for 24 hours.

Note – this particular code will only work on that day – but it will also give you an opportunity to make savings on car hire for Poland, Holland, the UAE and Iceland! Do check out the Holiday Autos website for additional codes for different countries, that will be valid on different days. The sale ends on Wednesday 17th April 2013.

If you’re after some advice on driving in Croatia, check out our Travelling Around by Car page for some useful tips.

Holiday Autos Sale – 25% off car hire in Croatia!


Holiday Autos

For all of this week (and up until 19th September), Holiday Autos have been running a great sale on car rental for a number of its destinations. Today, it’s Croatia’s turn – and it’s your chance to pick up a good deal on car hire in the country during the off-season.

Car hire locations include Dubrovnik Airport, Pula Airport, Rijeka Airport, Rijeka Downtown, Split Airport, Zadar Airport, Zagreb Airport and Zagreb Downtown.

To take advantage of this offer, you must book by 23:59 today for car rental from 14th September 2012 to 31st March 2013.

Alternatively, up until the sale ends next Wednesday, you can also take advantage of 25% off car hire in Australia & New Zealand (Friday 14th), the Canary Islands (Monday 17th), France (Tuesday 18th) and the UK and Iceland (Wednesday 19th).

Full terms and conditions can be found here; to book, either on the above banner or go direct to Holiday Autos

Fancy a break in the New Year? How about a 3 night mini-break in Dubrovnik for under £200!

British Airways are currently running their “Goodbye Winter” sale and, although perhaps we in the UK haven’t (luckily) had the harshest of winters this year, it’s always nice to have something to look forward to for next year – right?

Amongst their deals to many of their destinations, I’ve noticed that they’ve also listed mini-breaks to Dubrovnik for some really rather excellent prices. As the airline fly year-round to this wonderful Croatian city (even in winter they fly four times a week – Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays) a mini-break is more than do-able. They’re advertising a deal that includes a return flight plus three nights in a three-star hotel (on a half board basis) from only £169 per person, which is based on two sharing.

I keyed in a few dates, and personally couldn’t find that price (although I’m not saying it doesn’t exist!); however, the best deal I could find was still a pretty amazing £193.50.

If you fancy ramping up the glamour, I’ve also come across the same flight + three nights package – but in a five-star hotel! – for only £247.

Their flights to Dubrovnik didn’t seem to be part of their sale, although they are offering one-way flights to the city during January, February and March from only £61.

In general, Croatia has had a particularly mild winter so far, especially so in Dalmatia, which is expected to continue into the New Year. Without all of the summer crowds, early 2012 could be a great time to visit!

Note: The BA sale ends on 24th January 2012.

New air route for 2012 – Newcastle to Dubrovnik!

British low-cost airline Jet2.com announced a few days ago that they are to add a second brand new air route to Croatia for 2012! Following the news that they are to commence flying from Manchester to Pula next year, the airline is also to establish a route flying from Newcastle to Dubrovnik – the very first route to Croatia from this northeastern English city. (Welcome to Croatia, oh people of Newcastle!)

The Newcastle-Dubrovnik route will operate once a week, on Saturdays, from 4th June to 7th October 2012. This brings the total number of the Jet2.com routes to Croatia to seven – they operate flights from Leeds Bradford, Manchester, Edinburgh and Belfast to Dubrovnik, and also from Manchester to both Pula and Split. All their flights operate once a week, bar the Manchester to Dubrovnik route which flies twice a week on Thursdays and Sundays.

Newcastle to Dubrovnik flights are available from £41.99 one-way including taxes, and holidays from Newcastle to Dubrovnik are available from £399 with Jet2holidays.

The great news for people travelling from the UK is that there are now numerous flights to the country from a variety of airlines, many of which have already announced their schedules for summer 2012. Take a look at our Getting There By Air 2012 page for full details!

British Airways sale – return flights to Dubrovnik from £98!

As you may have seen and read, British Airways are currently running a sale with a variety of good offers to destinations all over the world – although of particular interest to us here at Visit Croatia are the deals they have on their flights and holidays to Dubrovnik!

They are offering flights to this wonderful Dalmatian destination in January, February and March from only £49 one-way or £98 return. That’s a great price, especially when you consider that all taxes are included plus, of course, a whole host of services not found on certain other (i.e. low-cost) airlines! (Think generous free baggage allowances, in-flight meals and so on.)

They are also offering deals on holidays in Dubrovnik, with a return flight plus a 2-night stay in a three star hotel costing from only £139, or £169 for the same holiday in a four star hotel. Alternatively, a return flight plus 7 days car hire costs from £229.

As mentioned, all the above deals are only available for holidays or flights booked during January to March (exact dates are 6th January to 31st March), although there are still good deals available on flights for the following months too.

I’ve found return flights to Dubrovnik during July and August being offered from £145 (once again, including taxes) which is a great deal for the height of summer. If you’re interesting in flying to Dubrovnik in June, there’s flights from a slightly more expensive £158 return, which again is not a bad price at all.

British Airways has a helpful cheapest fares to Dubrovnik in economy grid which is an easy way of seeing how much flights cost during the different months.

The sale ends 25th January 2011, so you do have some time left to book – though the best deals are sure to go soon, so act quickly!

BA flights to Dubrovnik from £49 one-way!

British Airways are currently running their “Great Big Sale” with deals on flights and holidays to a number of great destinations around the world, including Dubrovnik – so you may be able to pick up a bargain holiday to this wonderful Croatian destination.

As part of their sale, they are offering flights to the Croatian city from £49 one-way, including all taxes. Travel must be between 1st November and 16th December 2010, or 4th January and 31st March 2011. The airline runs flights four days a week throughout these periods (on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays), so a short holiday to Dubrovnik is more than possible.

Alternatively you could also book a mini-break with them to Dubrovnik – they offer return flights and three nights at the 4-star Grand Hotel Park from £179, with other hotels also available. (Travel dates the same as above.)

If you were hoping to visit the city a little sooner, flights are still available for September (from £98 one-way) and October (from £68 one-way), when a daily schedule is operated. Don’t forget that bookings can also be made up to a year in advance, so it’s certainly possible to book a trip for next spring or even summer.

The sale runs until 14th September 2010.