FAMILY VACATION

Croatia Family Vacation

  • 6 Days
  • 18 People Max

    14 people max

  • Activity Level 3
    • Activity Level 3

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  • Trip Start: Split, Croatia
  • Trip End: Dubrovnik, Croatia
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.

  This trip is operated by Austin Adventures

Croatia Family Vacation ~ Itinerary

Trip Start: Split, Croatia Trip End: Dubrovnik, Croatia
  • Day 1Ferry to Hvar Island, cycle Jelsa and Vrboska

  • Day 2Sea kayak the peaceful Pakleni Otoci Islands

  • Day 3Cycle Korčula Island

  • Day 4Hike Kočje nature preserve & explore Korčula 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 Grebišce. 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)

  • 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 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 ćevapčiči (spiced sausages) with ajvar sauce, mussels and black risotto.

    Hotel Adriana, Hvar (All meals)

  • Day 3

    Cycle Korčula Island

    Travel by private boat from Hvar Town to Vela Luka on Korčula Island for a day of biking. Set on a tiny peninsula on the Pelješac channel, Korčula 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 Korčula, 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, Korčula (All Meals)

  • Day 4

    Hike Kočje nature preserve & explore Korčula Town

    Travel by private boat to Pelješac Peninsula, home to two of Croatia’s best wines, the hearty Dingač and Postup reds. Hike the trails and forests along the narrow peninsula, affording fine views of the crystal-clear, blue-green waters of the sea bordered by cypresses. Visit the fifteenth-century Franciscan Monastery and admire the votive gifts which for centuries were donated by sailors after being saved from shipwreck, storms, or pirates. Fuel up at a group lunch in a very special place before descending into the town Orebič for our boat ride back to Korčula. Why not swim in the Adriatic from the beach near the hotel? Dinner this evening is on your own.

    Hotel Liburna, Korčula (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 Žrnovo 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 Korčula Town by bike. This evening we gather for a delectable farewell dinner.

    Hotel Liburna, Korčula (All Meals)

  • 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.

    (Breakfast)

Croatia Family Vacation Departure Dates

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Useful Info

Where does the trip start?

On the first morning of the trip, our two pick-up locations are Hotel Luxe in Split at 7:30am or the Split ferry at 8:00am. You are welcome to stay at any hotel in Split for your pre-night, but you must get to the pick-up point at the pre-designated time.

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 Dubrovnik 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.

Why Travel With Us

benefit group size

Just-right group sizes allow you to get off the beaten path

With an average of 12 guests per departure and an industry-leading 6:1 guest-to-guide ratio, you’ll enjoy a highly personalized experience with the perspective of an insider.

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Award-winning guides lead the way

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

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You’ll never need to sweat the details

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

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Enjoy freedom to push your boundaries – safely

Every aspect of your trip is thoroughly considered for your safety, from highly vetted vendors and well-maintained equipment to extensively trained guides and our seasoned operations team at headquarters.

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Decades of expertise mean you’ll experience only the best

Family travel and North American National Parks are our specialty. We’ve perfected our itineraries and sustained relationships for decades, ensuring you'll experience your destination to the fullest.

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"Wow Moments” take your trip from enjoyable to extraordinary

For us, the extra mile is never extra, it’s part of the way! Count on special touches throughout your trip that will amplify your experience. If we’ve done our job, they’ll have you saying “wow!”

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