Croatia family holiday, small group adventure

“This family break has a well paced itinerary that trips from Dubrovnik to Split and keeps the lovely beaches, interesting sights and tasty food coming.”


Dubrovnik | Trsteno Arboretum | donkey farm visit | farmstead meal | Korcula Island | cycle to Lumbarda beach | Pupnat village | Mljet guided walk | Hvar | Tvdalj Castle | Split

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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11 Jul 2020
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Child price:
10% off the adult price
Minimum age:
5 years old
Holiday type
This trip is for families only (including any aunts, uncles or cousins who’d like to come along, of course). As long as you’re travelling with a child under the age of 18, you’re a family in our eyes. Plus, unlike other travel companies, children aged 17 years and younger receive a 10% discount off the price of their trip. Travelling our way is a bit like travelling with a group of friends. Made up of 3-5 like-minded families, the kids tend to hit it off on these trips straight away, allowing you to enjoy some well earned R&R. We often find the whole family ends up making friendships with people from all over the world, staying in touch long after the adventure ends.

Our family group sizes are small enough to avoid the crowds and reach some out-of-the-way places, but big enough for a good social mix. Our average group size of 10 allows us to hop aboard local boats, buses or trains, eat at friendly, family-run restaurants and kick back in traditional accommodation and homestays.

We know the biggest challenge on a family trip is keeping the kids entertained. So we’ve planned in advance. Nearly all of our hotels feature pools, and each day has a great mix of action-packed adventure and flexible free time. Your local leader can also suggest activities based on your kid’s hobbies or school curriculum.

Responsible tourism

As the pioneers of responsible tourism, we screen every trip so you can travel knowing your holiday will help support conservation and local people.

Croatia 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.

The Impacts of this Trip

We 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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