School trip activity holiday in Croatia

“A superb alternative to run of the mill school trips, tailor made to suit small groups, led by PE teachers now living on this blissful island. Too cool for school.”

Highlights

Sea kayaking in and around Vis Island | Mountain biking | Local gastronomy | Croatian geography and land use | Hiking trip | Visit to local school | Guidance of qualified outdoor adventure experts and PE teachers

Description of School trip activity holiday in Croatia

This school trip activity holiday in Croatia is something we care deeply about, not only as a family company with children of our own, but also because we are both qualified PE teachers with many years of educating between us. Based on our island home of Vis, the outermost inhabited island in the archipelago, we offer a variety of outdoor activities as well as many fascinating cultural experiences. This island is famous for its crystal clear waters, diverse landscapes and superb local produce.

Outdoor experiences include sea kayaking to tranquil coves, cycling to traditional mountain villages, seeking out vineyards or hiking along ancient pathways. And because we are islanders, we are proud to introduce you many members of the local community along the way, enabling educational experiences that vary from self development, cultural exchange by visiting an island school, to learning about Croatian history and the island’s geography. For example, the island was a Yugoslav military base until 1991, so there are a lot of stories about that time in recent memory for local people. We can of course tailor the week depending upon your curriculum interests.

This is a tailor made trip, and so the cost depends on your school’s interests, group numbers and timeframe. The minimum group size is 10, maximum 40, and one teacher gains a free place for every ten pupils booked onto the trip.

Hello. If you'd like to chat about this holiday or need help finding one we're very happy to help. Rosy & team.

01273 823 700

Departure information

This trip can be tailor made for schools in the months of April, May, September and October.
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Responsible tourism

Responsible tourism: School trip activity holiday in Croatia

Daily transport will involve a combination of kayak, bicycle and foot – far more suited to our goal of enjoying and preserving the beauty of Vis island. While kayaking we will make the students aware of their surrounding and provide them with suggestions of how to minimize potential negative impacts on the marine ecosystems of Croatia. Cycling and hiking allow the students to be amongst the fauna and flora while learning to respect the environment.

When visiting the school on the island, local teachers and tour operators will educate guest groups on how tourism can impact on the ecology of the region if not managed carefully. It will also be highlighted how tourism can have positive and negative effects on the local community.

Certain days may include a picnic in an isolated bay. Students will be actively involved in the process of carrying out waste and educated on the impact of waste on the environment. Other meals on the island, the students will be encouraged to try local dishes and learn about gourmet traditions of the island of Vis. There are a number of small, private olive and wine producing enterprises that are once again beginning to spring up on the island. We have developed links with such projects and can provide access for students to observe the traditional methods of agriculture that are being revived.

Dedication to the stimulation of the local economy extends to promoting employment opportunities where possible and this happens in terms of guiding, local restaurants and local accommodation providers for the visiting groups. Being able to participate and connect with the local culture provides a richer school trip experience. Accompanied by knowledgeable guides and a visit to the local school, guests are able to understand in depth about Croatian life, especially life on the island of Vis.

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1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?


With a group of 35 people we all had our own favourite moments and activities. The pupils enjoyed the variety and challenge of the activities. For me, possibly the very enjoyable yet challenging day biking across the island.

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?


The island of Vis felt very safe and pupil friendly.

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?




4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?


Excellent

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