Croatia’s rugged Mediterranean coast, historic cities and beautiful national parks – including the stunning Plitvice Lakes – have helped it transform from a lesser-known destination to one of Europe’s best-loved holiday spots. Whatever you’re planning to do here, our Croatia luggage shipping service offers a hassle-free journey and a generous 30kg allowance.
Customs: Croatia is a member of the EU, so entry is simple for EU citizens. However, meat products not originating from EU member states are forbidden, as is the transport of pets. Check the Customs Administration of Croatia website for full details.
Price: Shipping prices from £44.99!
Shipping times: 5 working days
Flights: Flights to Croatia from the UK usually take just over two hours. Nearly all international airlines provide a service to Croatia but flights from the Australasia and Pacific region usually involve at least one change. Major gateways include Zagreb, Dubrovnik, Split, Pula and Zadar.
Currency: Croatian kuna (kn)
Power: 230V, 50Hz
Visas: Holders of British Citizen passports or any other EU state citizens do not need a visa to travel to Croatia. Other nationalities may need a Schengen visa. To check the visa requirements of your country visit Schengen Visa Information website.
Time difference: GMT+1
Packing for Croatia
If you’re travelling to Croatia in the summer months – and particularly if you intend to go to the islands in the south – prepare for extreme heat. Suncream, sunglasses and a hat are essential, and it’s also worth having some long-sleeved shirts to cover up your arms. If you’re visiting between October and April the weather will be cooler, so bring warm clothes, waterproofs and sturdy shoes. In north and central Croatia snow is a possibility.
If you’re headed for the coast, be sure to pack your swimming costume and beach towel, plus a wetsuit if you’re a watersports fan. Croatia’s southern coast is famous for its kite surfing and windsurfing.
Ship your bike to Croatia
The best spot for mountain biking in Croatia is in the mountainous region of Istria. There are over 60 marked trails covering 2,600km of scenic country roads and forest paths. Highlights include the Motovun route in the north and the Zlatni forest park route on the outskirts of Rovinj. If you’re keen to try multiple trails in the region, ship your bike to the Istrian city of Pazin and hire a car – many trails are within two hours’ drive of the city. Luggage Mule can ship your bike to anywhere in Croatia at reasonable rates, so all you have to do is turn up and ride.
Ship your golfing gear to Croatia
As with mountain biking, much of Croatia’s best golf can be found on the peninsula of Istria. Brijuni Golf Course, on the breathtaking Brijuni Islands, is the country’s oldest, and offers spectacular sea views. Inland you’ll find the newest course, Adriatic Golf Club. For those on a city break, Golf & Country Club Zagreb is a great choice for a quick 18 holes in the sun. Wherever you’re destined, shipping your golf clubs to Croatia is easy with Luggage Mule’s reasonable rates and reliable service.
What to ship home from Croatia
Croatia is regarded as one of the leading crystal and glassware producers in the world. Head to the Kristal Tuk centre in Samobor to check out some of the very best pieces. Other popular souvenirs from Croatia include the gingerbread hearts known as Licitar, a popular Christmas decoration; chocolates from the city of Zadar; and Maraschino, a liqueur flavoured with the region’s Marasca cherries. Luggage Mule’s Croatia shipping service has a generous 30kg allowance, so you’ll have plenty of room for whatever you want to buy. Remember to pack carefully when bringing home glassware!