FAMILY VACATION

Croatia Family Vacation

  • 6 Days
  • 14 People Max

    5 - 18 guests

  • Activity Level 3
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  • Trip Start: Split
  • Trip End: Dubrovnik
Croatia Dalmatian Coast Adventure Tour

Create lifelong memories as you hike, bike, kayak, cruise, and more on this Croatia family vacation exploring the Dalmatian Coast.

Smile-inducing moments await adventurers of all ages along Croatia’s Dalmatian Coast. By day, enjoy azure waters, endearing harbor towns, and picturesque villages, while nighttime brings ample opportunity for you to savor a glass of locally produced wine, while the kids recount the cool things they learned. Discover hidden gems found in Croatia’s idyllic coves and vineyard-clad hillsides. Bike through charming villages, hike mountainous coastlines, paddle enchanting bays, and explore the rich coastal waters of the Mediterranean. Al fresco delights and a fairy-tale backdrop make for a postcard-perfect scene on this all-inclusive Croatia family vacation. Throughout these full days, enjoy the best in regional accommodations and scrumptious fare as Austin’s signature touch of inspired, thoughtful service invites you to relax and hang out with the kids as you fall in love with Croatia’s crystalline waters, picturesque harbor towns and fresh-off-the-boat seafood.

Trip Highlights

From Jelsa to Hvar

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Korcula Island

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Pakleni Otoci Islands

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Marinkovac Island

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Peljesac Peninsula

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Cooking class at a local restaurant

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Visit a Franciscan Monastery

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Beach buggy safari on Lumbarda beach

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Snorkel hidden bays

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Enjoy a wine tasting 

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Croatia Family Vacation ~ Itinerary

Trip Start: Split Trip End: Dubrovnik

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  • Day 1Ferry to Hvar Island, cycle Jelsa and Vrboska

  • Day 2Sea kayak the peaceful Pakleni Otoci Islands

  • Day 3Cycle Korcula Island

  • Day 4Hike Kocje nature preserve & explore Korcula Town

  • Day 5Buggy safari on Lumbarda beach, snorkel and wine tasting

  • Day 6Head back to Dubrovnik, depart for home

  • Day 1

    Ferry to Hvar Island, cycle Jelsa and Vrboska

    We meet in the morning in Split before we ferry to beautiful Hvar Island, disembarking at the quaint harbor town of Stari Grad, home to the fortified Tvrdalj castle, the impressively restored Bianchini Palace and a Dominican monastery. Mount up and pedal to Jelsa, admiring the octagonal Renaissance Church of Saint John and the turquoise, pine-fringed waters of Mina Bay and Grebisce. Continue on to Vrboska, also known as “Little Venice” for its plethora of small bridges. Explore the 16th-century church of Saint Mary of Charity and the Renaissance works of Veronese and Bassano at the Church of Saint Lawrence. Finish your ride in Hvar, whose long waterfront promenade, yacht-lined quays, traffic-free marble streets, and tasteful harbor-front bars and cafés offer the perfect retreats for relaxing and people-watching. Explore beautifully ornamented Gothic palaces, a Franciscan cloister, and a historic arsenal before climbing to a Spanish fort for spectacular views of the city at sunset. This evening we gather for a festive welcome dinner.

    Hotel Adriana, Hvar (Lunch, Dinner)

    Biking: Up to 43.5 kilometers (up to 27 miles, easy to moderately strenuous)

  • Day 2

    Sea kayak the peaceful Pakleni Otoci Islands

    This morning we set off to explore the peaceful Pakleni Otoci Islands by sea kayak. Scattered off the southwest coast of Hvar and blanketed in the low pine forest, the archipelago originally derived its name from the native paklina, a pine resin once used as a ship sealant. Paddle the idyllic bays of Marinkovac Island and savor the ubiquitous scent of pine, lavender, and rosemary as you coast along the sandy beach at Sv. Klement Island. This evening, enjoy a cooking class and dinner at a local restaurant and try your hand at a Croatian specialty such as Cevapi (spiced sausages) with ajvar sauce, mussels, and black risotto.

    Hotel Adriana, Hvar (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

    Kayaking: 3.5 hours including lunch, easy

  • Day 3

    Cycle Korcula Island

    Travel by private boat from Hvar Town to Vela Luka on Korcula Island for a day of biking. Set on a tiny peninsula on the Peljesac channel, Korcula was first home to Slavic pirates who used the island as a base from which to attack passing ships; in the year 1000, it was taken over by Venice, marking the start of an 800-year on-and-off Venetian rule. Today, the island is renowned for its gorgeous white quarried stone, countless secluded bays, small, uninhabited islands, and breathtaking views. Make a stop in Smokvica to enjoy lunch as a group. Explore several small villages on today’s ride, which culminates in the medieval walled town of Korcula, whose Old Quarter boasts a harmonious mix of 15th-century Gothic and 16th-century Renaissance trimmings. Visit the home of Marco Polo, Saint Mark’s Cathedral with paintings by Tintoretto, the Town Museum, and the Byzantine Icon Museum. Feast on some fresh and authentic Croatian seafood tonight at Restaurant Riblji.

    Hotel Liburna, Korcula (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

    Cruise: Travel by boat from Hvar to Vela Luka on Korcula Island
    Biking: Up to 48 kilometers (up to 30 miles)

  • Day 4

    Hike Kocje nature preserve & explore Korcula Town

    Today we'll travel to the village of Zrnovo where our hike begins through Mediterranean vegetation and along centuries-old stone walls. As we enter the Kocje nature preserve the landscape changes from fields to lush Croatian Oak forests, a canyon with dolomitic rock formations, and a cave with natural spring water. We then make our way along the picturesque Peljesac peninsula to a farm-to-table restaurant for lunch. After, you'll have the rest of the afternoon to enjoy Korcula and even go for a swim in the Adriatic if you please. Dinner this evening is on your own.

    Hotel Liburna, Korcula (Breakfast, Lunch)

  • Day 5

    Buggy safari on Lumbarda beach, snorkel and wine tasting

    Today we start with an exciting buggy safari heading for Lumbarda beach. Follow your guides along the coastal gravel roads above Lumbarda and Zrnovo villages, pausing to admire the spectacular views and to swim and snorkel in two hidden bays. Admire the tranquil waters and look for wildlife as you enjoy lunch on the boat. The adults can enjoy a wine tasting before making your way back to Korcula Town by bike. This evening we gather for a delectable farewell dinner.

    Hotel Liburna, Korcula (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

    Diving/Snorkeling: Snorkel two hidden bays
    Biking: Up to 33.8 kilometers (up to 21 miles), easy

  • Day 6

    Head back to Dubrovnik, depart for home

    Enjoy one last breakfast before you are transferred to the Dubrovnik airport or Dubrovnik town. Most will opt to spend a night in Dubrovnik to explore its picturesque town center which has been named a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

    No Accommodation (Breakfast)

    Notes: *Trip itineraries are subject to change without notice due to road, weather and other factors outside of our control, for the safety and enjoyment of our guests, as deemed necessary and appropriate.

Croatia Family Vacation Departure Dates

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Discounted child prices are available for children 12-years-old and under. Click the BOOK button for your preferred departure below to see child prices.

USD $4699/per adult , USD $4299/per child

Child rates apply for children 12 years and under.

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Included

  • Our own highly experienced guides and leader, with you from start to finish
  • Industry-leading Guest-to-Guide ratio (averaging 6:1)
  • Your own ‘Travel Wallet’, an online space with everything required for your adventure
  • Our knowledgeable Customer Service Team to answer your queries - just a phone call, email or chat away
  • Customer Service pre-trip phone calls to ensure you’re 'trip ready'
  • All accommodations for the duration of your trip
  • All meals except where indicated in the itinerary
  • Unlimited snacks to keep you fueled
  • Flights as outlined in the itinerary
  • All activities outlined in the itinerary
  • All necessary equipment (well-maintained and safe) for activities, including bikes (where bike rides are applicable)
  • All gratuities for hotels, restaurants, and activities
  • All park and other entry fees
  • Transportation in our air-conditioned vans - safe, clean, modern, and comfortable!

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Book three, fourth travels FREE!

Book three guests and the fourth travels FREE on ANY trip departing before June 30, 2025.

You may have been dreaming of a trip together, or perhaps you’d like to surprise your friends or family with an extra special vacation this year. Choose from ‘adults only’ or specially designed family trips, all with experienced and knowledgeable guides to take care of you and your loved ones every step of the way.  

Ends March 15, 2024. Our departures regularly sell out, so secure your family or friend group booking so the fourth person travels for FREE.

 

Terms and conditions:

Offer valid for new bookings made through March 15, 2024 (11:59pm US Pacific Standard Time). Offer applies to departures before June 30, 2025. Offer applies to the pre-tax trip cost for the youngest member of the booking where four guests are booked in one room. Child rates apply for children who are 12 or under at the time of travel and are sharing a room with 1 or more adults. Not combinable with any other offers. Other restrictions may apply. Use the code 4THGOESFREE at the time of booking. 

Useful Info

Where does the trip start?

On the first morning of the trip, our two pick-up locations are Hotel Luxe at 7:30am or the Split ferry at 8:00am. You are welcome to book your pre-trip stay at this hotel directly or any other hotel in Split, though you must make your own way to one of the two pick-up points at the pre-designated times.

Where does the trip end?

Your trip ends with a drop-off at either the Dubrovnik Airport in time for flights below or a hotel of your choice in Central Dubrovnik around 12pm.

What flights would you recommend?

Arrival: We recommend arriving in Split at least the day before your trip starts. Many guests like to arrive a day or two early to accommodate potential flight delays and/or explore the host city prior to your trip start.

Departure: Flying out on the last day of the trip, we recommend departing from Dubrovnik after 2pm. Earlier flight times will require a separate transfer booked at your own expense.

How much luggage can I bring on this trip?  

You are allowed one piece of luggage on your trip, plus a daypack. Your main piece of luggage should not exceed 50 pounds (23 kilograms) and can be anything from a duffle bag to a sports bag with wheels or a suitcase. You’ll also want a good quality backpack sized 25-30 liters (2000 cubic inches) to use throughout the days. 

You may also like to bring along a small camelbak to carry your water in and a layer of clothing for when you’re on the bike trail. 

Can you tell me more about the bike and gear included?

We most commonly use the Cannondale Adventure 800 Rigid, with straight or racing handlebars, 27 speeds and seat suspension.

As many cyclists prefer the familiarity of their own bikes, you’re also welcome to bring your own ride and we will help you assemble it at the start of the trip, just please ensure it will be suitable for the type of rides we do. It goes without saying our guides are seasoned bike mechanics, so we’ll deal with any minor issues you may have as we go. 

Additionally if you want to bring your own cycling gear such as cycling shoes, pedals, helmet or seat (no seat stems please!) we’d be happy to help fit them for you - note; if you’re bringing your own shoes please also bring your own pedals, to be sure they match! All bikes come supplied with the following equipment: safety flag, rear rack and pannier, front bag with map holder, a water bottle cage, flat or toe cage pedals, helmets (small/ medium/large/XL) and water bottles, though we don’t provide electrolytes.

What is not included?

Flights to and from trip start/end points
Pre/Post accommodation
Optional extra activities
Travel insurance
Gratuities for your guides
Rental gear

Is tipping expected in Europe?

Tipping is not expected in Europe however you might want to tip a little extra if you feel someone gave really fantastic service, but it's not really necessary. Many of our people also choose to tip their Active Adventures Europe trip leaders and local guides and we recommend USD$20 per day, per guest, per Trip Leader/guide. You are welcome to tip an equivalent amount in the local currency. There are plenty of ATM’s and banks in the larger towns of Europe.

How do rooming arrangements work?

Trip prices are based on shared arrangements (typically two guests per room), unless otherwise stated. For solo travelers, we’ll pair you with another person of the same gender to share rooms and if there’s no one suitable to share with, there’s no forced single supplement. However, if you specifically request your own rooms, you can opt to pay the single supplement. Solo travelers who book within 90 days of departure, where there are no other solo travelers willing to share, will be required to pay the single supplement. 

For Family Vacation bookings, families consisting of four guests traveling with children aged 17 and under will be automatically assigned one shared room. However, the following alternative rooming allocations are available:

  • Families consisting of four guests with all children aged 13 and above are welcome to opt for additional rooms as per advertised double occupancy adult rates.
  • Families consisting of four guests with at least one child aged 12 and under are automatically assigned a shared room. However, families can opt to pay the adult rates for all guests in their family to have an additional room.
  • The same principles apply for families consisting of more than four guests.

Rooming preferences are subject to availability and must be communicated in writing at time of booking. Automatic assignments as per this policy will be applied in the absence of any specification provided by guests. Any request for additional rooms during trips will be at guests’ own expense and subject to rates made available by the accommodation provider at the time. All minors (guests aged 17 and under) must be accompanied by at least one adult.

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It’s so much easier to relax and enjoy your adventure when you have fun, caring guides who know the land, sweat all the details and whip up incredible meals, too!

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When we say all inclusive, we mean it! Meals and snacks, activities, lodging, transportation, guiding services and more. All you need to do is show up!

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Trip Inquiry

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Croatia Family Vacation

USD $4699/per adult
USD $4299/per child
$500 USD deposit per person required to secure your place on the trip

What To Expect

  • Place your booking
  • Receive your confirmation email & details to set up your Travel Wallet
  • Our dedicated team will keep you up to date all the way to the departure date

Dates

2024
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June 2024

Sunday 2 June 2024
To Friday 7 June 2024
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Sunday 16 June 2024
To Friday 21 June 2024
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Sunday 30 June 2024
To Friday 5 July 2024
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Sunday 21 July 2024
To Friday 26 July 2024
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Sunday 25 August 2024
To Friday 30 August 2024
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Monday 2 June 2025
To Saturday 7 June 2025
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Sunday 15 June 2025
To Friday 20 June 2025
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Sunday 29 June 2025
To Friday 4 July 2025
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Sunday 20 July 2025
To Friday 25 July 2025
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Sunday 24 August 2025
To Friday 29 August 2025
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