Guided tours are a great option when you don't want to do it all yourself. You travel with a group (sometimes large, sometimes small), stay in prebooked hotels, eat with your fellow travelers (the cost of meals is sometimes included in the price of your tour, sometimes not), and follow a schedule. These days you can find a tour to suit whatever your interests may be, whether you're in Croatia for the food, wine, biking, sea, or history. The companies listed here are reliable and fun and cover a wide range of destinations and travel styles across Croatia.
Backroads. Cycling tours are extremely popular in Croatia, and this company for active travelers is one of the best. www.backroads.com.
Intrepid Travel. Intrepid Travel is a well-respected company with a strong emphasis on sustainable travel. They specialize in small-group tours and cover a wide range of activities in Croatia, from sailing and cycling the islands to visiting the national parks inland. They use 100% local guides and focus on authentic, off-the-beaten-track experiences. www.intrepidtravel.com.
Peregrine Adventures. A premium adventure company with small group sizes, local guides, and a wide range of tours across Croatia, including sailing and overland trips. www.peregrineadventures.com.
Trafalgar Travel. A longstanding company known for its knowledgeable guides with itineraries across Croatia, Slovenia, and the Balkans. www.trafalgar.com.
Tureta Travel. A boutique Zagreb-based company specializing in tailor-made tours to all corners of Croatia. www.tureta-travel.com.