Croatia River Cruises
Discover Croatia’s hidden gems on a TUI River Cruise, where ancient cities and stunning landscapes await your exploration.
Where we sail in Croatia
Coastal Croatia’s not the only part worth exploring. Our Croatia river cruises take you down the Danube to the country’s eastern shoulder. The city of Vukovar’s throwing distance from the Serbian border, which is the reason for its well-documented past. It’s often dubbed the Hero Town for its role in Croatia’s War for Independence with Yugoslavia. The whole place was almost completely flattened after an 87-day siege, known as the Battle of Vukovar, when 2,000 Croatian civilians defended the town against 40,000 heavily armed Serbian soldiers and their tanks. As far as battles go, it was quite recent – the fighting took place in 1991, which also makes it the only European city to be entirely destroyed since World War Two.
Today, Vukovar’s like a living wartime museum. There are reminders of the past everywhere you turn – from a bullet-peppered water towerto a museum in the hospital’s basement. History aside, the riverfront’s the place to be in present-day Vukovar. It’s dotted with restaurants, or you can catch boats out to sandy Ada island, in the middle of the Danube River.