Whether you are travelling alone or with friends/family its good value, and a great way to meet new people! While itineraries are pre-planned there is some flexibility and you'll have plenty of privacy. This trip will appeal to travellers of all ages who enjoy meeting new people as well as seeing new places.
Responsible tourism: Croatia small group tour
Travelling on local public buses, trains, ferries, taxis and minibuses, this tour gives you plenty of opportunities to get to know the local people while using public transport. The use of this variety of local transport also minimises our impact on the local environment and provides income to local businesses.
During this tour we have many opportunities to visit UNESCO World Heritage sites such as the beautiful Plitvice Lakes National Park, where our entrance fees help maintain and restore these precious attractions.
All our travellers are encouraged to learn a few words and phrases of the Croatian language and interact with the locals as much as possible to enhance their social experiences on tour. In addition to the phrase books which are available for purchase, our tour leaders are able to teach you useful words and phrases on the road. Be courageous enough to test out your language skills on public transport and in restaurants - start a friendly conversation and you’ll learn more about the culture from the people than you could from any travel guide!
In Hvar we use small independent guesthouses, ran by the local community members. By doing this we are putting money back into local businesses instead of chain hotels.
Your tour leader will brief you on etiquette such as the clothing required and behaviour expected by visitors to churches, cathedrals and other sacred places. There are different guidelines for different cultures, so please bear that in mind so that as we travel we can avoid offense wherever possible.
Your tour leader will introduce you to many local Croatian restaurants and bars throughout the tour, helping you discover the authentic local cuisine. Be brave and try something traditional or something you’ve never heard of before rather than sticking to the dishes you’ve had in your home country - it’s all part of exploring a new culture.
Local guides will also lend their expertise to the journey, explaining the historical background and cultural significance of the places we visit. They will help you to appreciate the importance of respecting the environment of these heritage sites and understand the conservation efforts undertaken at various parks. The Diocletian’s Palace tour for example is a family run tour by a mother and her daughter who have great knowledge on the site.