In recent years, Croatia has blossomed into one of Europe’s top destinations, and with its coastline speckled with beautiful islands, it’s easy to see why. Set against a dazzlingly white pebble beach, the water sparkles with sapphire-blue clarity, juxtaposed with rugged cliffs full of dark green forests, giving a balmy Mediterranean feel to your riverboat holiday aboard Brabant.
Baroque and Renaissance architecture is prevalent, including imposing castles, Slavic churches and Viennese mansions; while the 13th century walled-city of Dubrovnik offers stunning harbours and Gothic palaces, all within pedestrianised marble streets.
Croatian hospitality has a superb reputation, and this is evident in the sharing of food and drink, which is a huge part of the culture, and underlies the quality of the simple, local and homemade cuisine. Seafood is beautifully fresh, and pairs perfectly with the fine wines the country is becoming known for.