4 independent reviews for Croatia multi activity holiday

Reviews for Croatia multi activity holiday

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review 4 Aug 2014

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

Kayaking to Lokrum and spending time in the beautiful walled city and staying in a beautiful guest house.

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

Take some serious insect repellent - mosquitoes appeared to be immune to anything we had with us.

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

We ate at local restaurants, walked everywhere and all our guides were local.

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

Superb.

review 19 Jul 2010

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

The regular, varied and easy opportunities to swim in warm crystal clear waters.

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

Don't plan too many activities if going in July or August as it is very hot. Buy a large memory card for you camera the photographic opportunities are endless. Take snorkel and goggles with you.

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, and minimized impacts on the environment?

In part - local operators were used for excursions, we eat in local restaurants and we walked, kayaked and cycled, all of which have little environmental impact but as with many holidays the transfers to get there and also whilst there were by necessity not very environmentally friendly (plane and ferry).

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

This was an excellent holiday. The balance of activity, culture and free time / relaxation was perfect for us. We have an active 9 year old with good stamina and she loved it, others as young as this might struggle. The local tour operator was organised, efficient, flexible, knowledgeable, welcoming and helpful.

review 2 Oct 2009

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

It was wonderful to have accommodation that overlooked the old walled town of Dubrovnik - and to look out on to this in the early morning as well as in the warm light of the evening. We had a particularly informative tour of the city walls, from a very personable local woman who lectured at the university who was able to provide us with insight in to the distant and more recent history and life of the city and area. The entire week was, however, full of memorable moments and I think each one felt unique and enjoyable.

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

In August it was pretty hot but the activities were quite manageable despite the heat.

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, and minimized impacts on the environment?

It was good to stay in accommodation owned and lived in by local people. The trips and activities were all done on a small scale and some involved local people.

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

This is the most enjoyable and relaxing family holiday we have had in a while. Croatia is stunningly beautiful. We found the people friendly and very helpful and we were amazed by the elegance of Dubrovnik and the scale and integrity of the historical remains. Tomi, our tour operator, was solicitous of our needs. He was able to tell us about all aspects of Croatian life and he was also very flexible in alternating our itinerary to suit our own particular interests. There were lots to do and see, but all done at a pleasant pace, with time to relax.

review 29 Sep 2008

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

We went to three different locations in Croatia: Hvar, Kocula and the Dubrovnik Riviera. Each place had its highlights. The islands had magnificent shores and beaches to swim and lay in the sun. The towns were fun to explore. We loved our kayaking trip in Hvar and we did a Buggy Trip around the town of Lumbarda in Korcula that was also unique and offered different options to go for a swim. Dubrovnik was so interesting for its history. It houses the third oldest Pharmacy museum in the world (13th century). If you love to sail, this would be paradise.

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

Croatia's high season is July and August, I would book before or after. It is worth renting a car since public transport and ferries are not predictable and there are so many nooks and hidden beaches you could otherwise not get too. A must see is Ston and Mali Ston. There is after the Chinese wall one of the largest walled fortifications in Europe. If you love mussels, clams and oysters, have lunch at the Kaptain's house in Mali Ston (known for its mussel and oyster farms). Research the ferry connections, they don't arrive and leave from the same port and you don't have continuous connections to the different islands (i.e. direct line Hvar-Korcula, only Saturday and Tuesday).

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, and minimized impacts on the environment?

Croatia is still a country where agriculture and tourism are the main source of income. Visiting Croatia outside its main two tourist months provides additional revenue to the families.

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

We enjoyed discovering Croatia before it joins the EU and changes its character. There are no language barriers, the food is fresh and seasonal. If you don't like fish, the Dalmatian area is not recommended. Everyone speaks English and a third language - generally Italian or German. We went a little too late in the season, last two weeks in September and were surprised with temperatures around 15-19C, when we expected mid 20C. Overall it was very enjoyable.

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