Croatia family holiday, small group adventure
Description of Croatia family holiday, small group adventure
Explore the diverse and delightful Dalmatian coast, from Dubrovnik to Split, on this Croatia family holiday, small group adventure. There is plenty to keep children amused as you travel from south to north, island hopping, tasting local food, swimming, relaxing and exploring, with plenty of optional activities, too, so you can tailor the trip to your interests.
The holiday begins in Dubrovnik, famous for its city walls and its starring role in Game of Thrones. Walk the walls or take the cable car to the hill above, for long views over this ancient city. You can also take a boat out to nearby Lokrum island to discover its swimming spots, pretty botanical gardens and wild peacocks.
On Korcula Island, jump on a bike and pedal to lovely Lumbarda beach, discovering the peace and quiet of olive groves, pretty coves and vineyards. Travel into the interior to the tiny village of Pupnat for a meal at a family owned restaurant. From here, sail to Mjlet, and enjoy a guided tour through the beautiful national park here.
You’ll take the hydrofoil ferry to stylish Hvar island, too, to visit charming Tvdalj Castle and take in the beautiful beaches and lush green interior here. There is excellent Dalmatian cuisine to enjoy here, too, and lovely sunsets over the sea. Finally, explore impressive Split, where a walking tour will bring this beautiful city and its long history to life.
You’ll be staying in hotels and guest houses, and travelling by private minivan, ferry and public bus, and there will be a group leader with you throughout the trip.
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PlanetCroatia is currently experiencing a tourism boom, so it’s crucial for us to make sure that all activities we do are sustainable. For example, we take a lot of care when choosing accommodation and instead of staying in the big chain hotels, we are opting for locally run guesthouses instead. The Croatian hotels featured on this trip practice the worldwide water usage program – “Replace or Reuse”. This simply asks customers to state whether they want to replace or reuse their towels using a door/bathroom hanger.
Hotels have little place cards in their bathrooms explaining that every day millions of gallons of water are wasted to wash towels that have only been used once. If clients are happy to use their towels for another night they hang it up, if they would like a clean one they leave it on the floor. Many hotels will also ask guests to take short showers to minimise water wastage.
Choosing the right means of transport is another important decision for us to make sure that we travel sustainably. Even though it’s not always easy to access different places by public transport in Croatia, we use public bus (and even ferry!) as much as possible.
PeopleWe work closely with our operator to ensure that all our guides are local, and that in exchange for their expertise they’re paid and treated fairly. Your leader will give a briefing on responsible tourism issues to help you understand how you can help to reduce your impact and maximise the benefits of your visit on the local community.
On this trip you will spend the week in comfortable, locally staffed hotels allowing you to invest in smaller businesses, where your money stays local. Your guide will also be able to recommend or arrange for you to eat in some unique, community-central restaurants.
In Ston, the group will also visit a donkey farm just outside the town. This working farm is a Croatian government supported agritourism project that focuses on producing goat and donkey milk for trade. Take the chance to enjoy a homecooked traditional meal on the farmstead and even sample the local cheeses!
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