(Zagreb, Split, Hvar, Dubrovnik)
Feel your family bond grow as you stand arm in arm on the one of the highest peaks of Sveti Jure with breath-taking views of the Adriatic islands laid out before you.
This Mosor hiking adventure is just one of the action-packed highlights on this extensive family-friendly journey through Croatia. You’ll also pile into off-road vehicles to explore the rocky interior of Hvar island; enjoy lunch in an eerie deserted village; stroll through the lavender fields, olive plantations and vineyards of the mountainous hinterland; discover the hidden bays, pristine beaches and secret coves of the Adriatic by kayak; explore a charming 7th-century town outside of Dubrovnik; marvel at the picturesque reflective lakes, waterfalls and cascades at Plitvice; and encounter a UNESCO World Heritage-listed palace in Split.
A team of experienced tour guides will keep your adrenalin pumping and your kids engaged throughout this thrilling, hands-on adventure. But there’s also plenty of time to recharge at a collection of family-friendly accommodation carefully selected for restful evenings. From sleeping in a restored 1700-year-old palace to cooling off under the poolside waterfalls of a laid-back beach resort, your kids won’t be the only one’s to enjoy these stellar properties.
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A transfer between the airport and the city or your hotel with a private vehicle and driver is provided.
A welcome package with a city map, train tickets (if relevant), and any other touristic information that we deem you may find useful will be waiting for you upon your arrival at your first hotel on your trip.
Enjoy a private transfer from Zagreb to Split with a guided 4-hour stop at Plitvice Lakes, a complex of 16 lakes located between the mountains of Mala Kapela. The 19.5 hectares of wooden hills enclose the lakes by a series of waterfalls and cascades. Admire the landscape formed by the mineral-rich waters that carve new paths through the rock, and enjoy your time in the middle of nature. You will meet your local guide at the park before entering. Entrance fees are included.
An English-speaking guide will meet you at your hotel and take you on a private walking tour to explore the city that is dominated by the Diocletian’s Palace, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and explore the historical part of the city. The Palace is one of the most famous and integral architectural and cultural constructs on the Croatian Adriatic Coast. Visit the Silver Gate, the Cathedral, and the Bell Tower of St. Dominus. Discover the waterfront promenade of Split, the lively open green market and the monuments not only from antiquity, but also from the Middle Ages, Renaissance, and Baroque periods. Entrance fees to the Diocletian's Palace substructure and Cathedral are included.
After the tour, you will have some time at leisure to immerse yourself in the town’s famous Mediterranean charm.
You will meet your guide and driver in the hotel lobby for a private transfer to the small village of Sitno Gornje, the starting point of your Mosor Hiking adventure. Your guide will take you to the lodge, located 868 meters above sea level, from where you can enjoy fantastic views of the Adriatic islands and the city of Split. Fitness permitting, you may consider climbing to one of the highest peaks, Sveti Jure. There is a Roman Catholic chapel of the same name at the 1320 meters above sea level. In the afternoon your driver will take you back to your hotel.
Enjoy a transfer with a private vehicle and driver with a shared ferry ride from Split to Hvar.
Take a shared jeep safari tour along the island of Hvar in a Land Rover Defender off-road vehicle on the asphalt and gravel roads. The tour includes visits to the old inhabited settlements and deserted villages in the inner part of the island. Lunch is usually organized in the abandoned village of Humac in a tavern. The tour also takes you to the island's highest peak, St. Nicholas (626m) from where you can see all of the islands of the central Adriatic and the mountains of hinterland. On your way, you will pass through many lavender fields, olive plantations, vineyards, abandoned vineyards, and miles of stone walls that are several centuries old. Later you can visit to Grapčeva cave, which is just a half an hour walk from the Humac tavern. Or if you desire to taste some of the island's wine, it can be arranged in the village of Humac or in one of the places that you pass through. Lunch is included.
Enjoy a shared kayaking adventure. Numerous hidden bays and beaches situated south of the town of Hvar are ideal for kayaking expeditions on the Adriatic Sea. You will paddle around a small island with an old stone lighthouse called Pokonji Dol. There will be short breaks for snorkeling and swimming and on a longer break you will stop for a swim and coffee in a unique bar-restaurant in a bay. Since the kayaks are unsinkable, previous paddling experience and supreme physical condition are not necessary for manoeuvring them.
Enjoy a transfer from Hvar to Dubrovnik with a private vehicle and driver as well as a shared ferry ride. Luggage will be safely stored in the vehicle while on the ferry.
This morning meet your guide and driver in the hotel lobby for a private tour of the Dubrovnik Hinterland – the region of Konavle. The region of contrasts and exceptional beauty, mountains and valleys, green hills and naked stone; inclines down to the cozy coves of small fishermen villages. Your first destination is the ancient Mediterranean town of Cavtat. Your guide will take you for a stroll through this picturesque little town – its cobbled streets with traditional red-roofed houses, narrow stairways and charming promenade along the shore. Your walk will take you to the top of the hill, where you will discover the extraordinary Mausoleum of Račić Family,. Continue your exploration of the countryside of Konavle. In the village of Čilipi, you will be welcomed by a local family on their humble rural estate of Bakicevo. You will enjoy their hospitality in a unique ambiance of a traditional stone-built house. Your hosts will take you around their garden where they grow various sorts of vegetables in an old-fashioned way. The ingredients that will be used for your lunch today come from their garden. With the alluring scents of the local cuisine, your hosts will prepare the traditional Dalmatian specialty of peka – food prepared under the iron bell, for you. After this delicious lunch, your guide and driver will take you back to your hotel. Includes entrance fees for Racic Mausoleum,Soko Fortress and lunch at Bakicevo rural estate.
Escape to the Best Western Premier Astoria and experience the ultimate in comfort and service accommodating all travelers. Built in 1932, this Croatian hotel is centrally located in the charming capitol of Zagreb and offers guests a quiet, peaceful atmosphere and warm personalized service. The hotel is a short distance from the historic city centre, featuring Jelacic Square and the Cathedral of Zagreb. The hotel's restaurant provides guests with fine dining and an exquisite complimentary buffet breakfast every morning. Zagreb also hosts a variety of events year round for visitors to enjoy such as Zagreb Fair, Musical Summer, and Zagreb World Theatre Festival.
In its spectacular location at the historical centre of Split, the Hotel Peristil awaits guests within the Diocletian Palace, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The hotel is situated just a couple of steps away from the famed Silver Door. 12 luxuriously furnished rooms, 9 double and 3 single rooms within the 1700 year old ramparts of the original palace offer a splendid view over the Cathedral of Saint Duje and its bell tower and the Peristil - the Palace main square. The hotel's restaurant, Tifani, offers special flavours of the regional Dalmatian cuisine prepared by the top chefs. Accompanied by the sounds of the Dalmatian folk a cappella performed live, the atmosphere created at the open terrace becomes a memorable experience.
The Amfora Hotel is tucked away in a tranquil bay, surrounded by a lush pine grove, and only a short ten minute walk from the historic city of Hvar. This grand beach resort is the most exciting beach resort in the Adriatic. Its contemporary designed rooms with breathtaking views of the Paklinski Islands, spectacular cascading pool with a lounge area, and diverse amenities make this unique self-contained destination resort ideal. The exclusive and luxurious beach club Bonj Les Bains is located within the resort, with private cabanas, massages in the Sensori Spa wellness centre, sunbeds, and a beach bar and restaurant.
Carved into a cliffside, the peaceful seclusion of the Hotel Bellevue (5*) makes you feel as if you’re on your own private island. From the moment you arrive, you are immersed in a world of luxury, elegance, and impeccable service. Situated on a 30m cliff above Miramare Bay, overlooking the majestic Adriatic Sea, the Hotel Bellevue’s unrivalled location differentiates it from other luxury hotels in Dubrovnik. Less than 1km from the historic city centre, it is also close to Dubrovnik’s key cultural and historical attractions. Each of their 91 rooms have fabulous views across Miramare Bay and beyond, with mile upon mile of deep blue sea stretching uninterrupted in front of you.
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October 07, 2013
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September 24, 2013
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