Best Activities in Croatia for Couples

A Deluxe Balcony Cruise around Croatia is one of the most romantic things a couple can do, packed with majestic scenery, immersive activities, and fine food and wine. Add in intriguing walking tours, fascinating historic sites, attractive national parks, you’ll find Croatia a truly unbeatable destination. 

Should you have time to extend your trip though, what are other activities are there for couples to do while visiting Croatia? Take a look at some of our favorites below.

Sundowners in Dubrovnik

Clifftop bar, Dubrovnik
View from Mount Srd, Dubrovnik

One of the world’s most romantic cities, the ‘Pearl of the Adriatic’ was a favorite destination of Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor who used to enjoy frequent liaisons here. There are plenty of exclusive eateries with cozy nooks for candlelit dinners, and cobbled streets to stroll while gazing up at grand palaces like the Baroque and Renaissance Rector’s Palace. 

Be sure to take the cable car ride to the top of Mount Srd, a 1,360ft viewpoint that commands great views of the city. Gaze out together at the endless red-tiled roofs of the Old Town, nearby islands, and the glistening turquoise expanse of the Adriatic. If you come just before dusk, it’s an ideal place to watch an enchanting sunset.

Kayak to Lokrum Island

Kayaking to Lokrum Island, Croatia
Peacocks on Lokrum Island, Croatia

Less than a half-mile from Dubrovnik, lush Lokrum Island can be reached via a short boat ride, or – for a truly scenic adventure – by paddling out in a kayak. The views of Dubrovnik’s City Walls are breathtaking from here, and you may be able to peek into a sea cave and stop in one of the hidden coves to swim or snorkel among the marine life. 

Once on the island, you’ll be able to explore its lush nature reserve where peacocks and bunnies roam, find a smooth, flat rock to sunbathe, or visit the 11th-century Benedictine monastery. Book an evening tour and you can enjoy the sunset too.

Private yacht charter in Split

Speedboat off Split, Croatia
Split Harbour, Croatia

With such a magnificent coastline and countless alluring islands to explore, there are few things more romantic than setting sail together. Split is packed with enticing eateries and fine secluded beaches for couples to explore, but for a real treat, we recommend an island-hopping tour by private yacht charter. 

Take a day trip out on a fully-staffed private cruise, sipping a tasty bottle of local wine while enjoying the sun and the salty sea breeze with an expert captain at the helm. Drop anchor in a secluded cove where you can jump in for a refreshing swim while keeping an eye out for dolphins. Most charters will include an excellent lunch too. 

Foodie tours of Istria

Vineyard in Istria, Croatia
Wine and truffles in Istria, Croatia

While the Istrian coast is beautiful, head inland to discover a Tuscan-like region with undulating vineyards and romantic medieval hilltop towns. Groznjan and Motovun, as well as the picturesque Mirna Valley, one of the world’s top hunting grounds for a rare delicacy, truffles. 

Enjoy wine tours and sample a plethora of mouthwatering eats – many with truffles. The Slow Food movement is especially popular in this area. Many Italians cross two borders just to dine here. If you’re up for it, you might want to join a truffle hunter expert and trained truffle hunting dogs for a lesson and a tasting too.

Visit Montenegro

The landscape of Perast town in Montenegro
Kotor, Montenegro

Sandwiched between Croatia, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Kosovo, Serbia, and Albania, the tiny country of Montenegro offers you an opportunity to enjoy a unique cultural exploration. Montenegro boasts spectacular mountains, the UNESCO World Heritage site of the Bay of Kotor, and elegant beach resorts. Sitting just south of Dubrovnik, it also makes a convenient and charming day trip. 

Head for the Budva Riviera to indulge in Montenegro-style luxury. Located in the center of the Montenegrin coast, the 35 km long strip is one of the country’s top tourist attractions. The summer metropolis proudly flaunts its cultural heritage and features beautiful sandy beaches and vibrant nightlife.

You can find more information about our deluxe Croatian cruises here; email our travel experts at customerservice@cruisecroatia.com, or call on +1 415 685 0816 in the USA or +44 208 004 2345 in UK and Australia, to start planning your getaway now!