Croatia Active Adventure

11 days from $6,138 per person*
  • Go ziplining and raft on the Cetina River.
  • Learn to kite surf off the Dalmatian Coast with private instructor.
  • Private guided hiking and caving in Paklenica National Park.
  • Set out with a private guide to cycle through the scenic hinterland.
  • Curated collection of 4* accommodations.
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The varied landscapes of Croatia offer up a natural wonderland for those seeking a bit of fun and adventure with their Adriatic exploration.

Begin your adventure taking to the city of Zadar on foot, led by a local private guide who can help you navigate the city to discover ancient Roman and Venetian ruins and their lasting influence on Zadar. Continue with a private kitesurfing (kiteboarding) lesson and find yourself skimming across the water of the Dalmatian Coast. Head to the scenic Paklenica National Park where you'll begin caving and hiking with a private guide. Tour the beautiful Krka Waterfalls, and then set out on a rafting and zip lining adventure on the Centina River. With a private biking guide, head out into the verdant green valleys of the Dubrovnik hinterland then taste world famous oysters from Ston. Kayak around the perimeter of Dubrovnik with a private guide, seeing the stunning medieval walls from the perspective of the Adriatic Sea. Back on land, stroll the meandering lanes of the UNESCO-listed old town with your private guide, and explore the city fortifications from the inside. Are you ready to take on Croatia? ... Show More »

Please note: some activities are weather dependent, and are only offered between May and October annually.

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Day
Activities Hotel & Meals
Hotel & Meals
  • Day 1 Zadar
    Zadar
    • Private Transfer - Airport - Vehicle/Driver
    • Croatia - Welcome Package
    • Private Tour - 1/2 Day Walking Tour (3hrs) - Guide
    Bastion (4*) (B) (Standard)
  • Day 2 Zadar
    Zadar
    • Private Tour - Kite Surfing in Nin (4hrs) - Vehicle/Driver
    Bastion (4*) (B) (Standard)
  • Day 3 Zadar
    Zadar
    • Private Tour - Hiking & Caving in Paklenica National Park (6-8 hrs) - Vehicle/Guide
    Bastion (4*) (B) (Standard)
  • Day 4 Zadar to Split
    Zadar to Split
    • Private Transfer - Zadar - Split [via Krka Waterfalls & Sibenik (9 hrs)] - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
    Hotel Luxe (4*) (B) (Standard)
  • Day 5 Split
    Split
    • Private Tour - Cetina River Rafting & Zip Line Adventure (6-8 hrs) - Vehicle/Driver
    Hotel Luxe (4*) (B) (Standard)
  • Day 6 Split
    Split
    • Private Tour - Biking the Dalmatian Hinterland with Lunch (8hrs) - Vehicle/Guide/Bike
    Hotel Luxe (4*) (B) (Standard)
  • Day 7 Split to Dubrovnik
    Split to Dubrovnik
    • Private Transfer - Split - Dubrovnik [via Ston with Oyster - Mussels Tasting (8 hrs)] - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
    Kompas (4*) (B) (Deluxe Sea View w/balcony)
  • Day 8 Dubrovnik
    Dubrovnik
    • Private Tour - 1/2 Day Walking Tour (3hrs) - Vehicle/Driver/Guide
    Kompas (4*) (B) (Deluxe Sea View w/balcony)
  • Day 9 Dubrovnik
    Dubrovnik
    • Private Tour - Sea Kayaking and Snorkeling (4-5 hrs) - Vehicle/Driver/Instructor
    Kompas (4*) (B) (Deluxe Sea View w/balcony)
  • Day 10 Dubrovnik
    Dubrovnik
    • Private Tour - Bicycle Tour of Konavle Region (4-5 hrs) - Vehicle/Bike/Guide
    Kompas (4*) (B) (Deluxe Sea View w/balcony)
  • Day 11 Dubrovnik
    Dubrovnik
    • Private Transfer - Airport - Vehicle/Driver
We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.
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Day 1: Zadar

Enjoy your private airport transfer with a driver and vehicle.

A welcome package with a city map 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.

Meet your local guide at the hotel lobby for a two-hour sightseeing tour of Zadar, the town of rich cultural and historical heritage. An ancient Greek foundation under the name of Iader, later an important jewel in the Venetian crown as Zara and today the center of the region, Zadar is a town-monument with layers of history that can be revealed on every step. Centuries-old tumultuous history, numerous destructions, and reconstructions have left scars but also a rich historical legacy and today's valuable monumental heritage of the city. Your guide will take for a walk through the cobblestone streets, from the church of St. Donat and the Cathedral of St. Anastasia, to the Benedictine convent of St Mary and the largest Roman forum on the East of the Adriatic, founded by the first Roman Emperor Augustus. You will also discover some contemporary attractions of Zadar. One of them is the Sea Organ, the site that is a blend of human ideas and the energy of the sea, a place for relaxation and contemplation with the sounds of the endless concert of the "Orchestra of Nature". Walking further down the waterfront, you will discover the “Greeting to the Sun”, an impressive urban installation. Simultaneously with the “most beautiful sunset in the world”, the lightning elements turn on and produce a marvelous light show in the rhythm of the waves and the sounds of the sea organ.

Accommodation: Bastion (4*) (B) (Standard)

Hotel Bastion is a unique city boutique-hotel which accentuates the cultural heritage of the city of Zadar.It is located in the historic center, and is built on the remains of the medieval fortress “Kastela” from the thirteenth century; an invaluable monument of medieval fortification in Zadar. The property offers 28 luxury equipped rooms, each with rooms with hand-made furniture and LAN Internet access, an assortment of gastronomic delicacies and a wellness center. It is a mere stone's throw from the Cultural monuments of Zadar and the renowned "Sea Organ" and "Greeting to the Sun". Choose to dine at the Kastel restaurant or on one of the sunny terraces of the hotel and enjoy the menus which are based on Mediterranean cuisine, with local dishes and healthy foods. The aperitif bar "Kristal" offers a wide array of cocktails, afternoon tea or coffee - the perfect early evening backdrop after doing some exploring.

Croatia Active Adventure Tours 2019 - 2020 -  St. Donat Church
St. Donat Church
Croatia Active Adventure Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Zadar
Zadar

Day 2: Zadar

Meet your driver for a private transfer to Nin for a half day kitesurfing adventure providing a couple of hours of pure fun! Your kiteboarding lessons are held on the long and shallow sandy lagoons around the small town of Nin near Zadar. It's a sandy paradise and most probably one of the best spots for learning kiteboarding in Croatia! Your experienced instructor will guide you through the safety and necessary learnings before you hop on your boards and kitesurf. This tour activity includes private transfer, kitesurfing instruction, and equipment. 

Accommodation: Bastion (4*) (B) (Standard)
Croatia Active Adventure Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Kite Surfing
Kite Surfing
Croatia Active Adventure Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Bastion Hotel
Bastion Hotel

Day 3: Zadar

Meet your guide in the hotel lobby for a full day's adventure in Paklenica National Park, the UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve and a favorite hiking and climbing destination in this part of Europe. Lying on the southeast slopes of the Velebit Mountain near the coast and cut by two impressive gorges, the scenery is one of the most pristine in the Mediterranean. The lofty peaks making up this range offer magnificent views of both coastal and mountain scenery. The 150-200 km of trails and paths makes hiking the best way to explore this beautiful national park. You will trek to Modric Cave and explore its unspoiled beauty. This small, long cave is so beautifully decorated that each step within it provides a unique experience! A private transfer, guide, lunch and entrance fee to Paklenica NP are included.

Accommodation: Bastion (4*) (B) (Standard)
Croatia Active Adventure Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Paklenica National Park
Paklenica National Park

Day 4: Zadar - Split

Today you will transfer from Zadar to Split with your guide and driver en route relish a full day exploration of the Krka National Park and the town of Sibenik. Enjoy a 20 minutes boat ride from the town of Skradin to beautiful Skradinski Buk Waterfall. For thousands of years, the Krka River has obstinately hollowed out its path through rock and has created the remarkable waterfalls. In the year 1985, its exceptional beauty was recognized and placed under protection proclaiming the national park. The area of the national park also preserves many cultural and historical monuments, but the most attractive for the visitors is the Ethno village that has preserved the old crafts and way of life. After this relaxing tour, your guide and driver will take you for a short ride to Sibenik, a medieval town with the famous Cathedral of St. Jacob. A view of Sibenik reveals the unique harmony of urban poetics of the town and its natural surroundings. A walk through town with your guide will unveil the beauty of Sibenik and its landmarks. The most famous monument is the St. Jacob’s Cathedral, a Gothic-Renaissance masterpiece that has earned its place in the UNESCO World Heritage List. It is entirely built of stone, no other material was being used, which is unique not only in the Croatian architecture but in Europe as well. Continue to Spilt. Entrance fees to the National Park, boat ride from Skradin to Skradinski Buk and entrance fee to the Cathedral of St. Jacob in Sibenik are included.

Accommodation: Hotel Luxe (4*) (B) (Standard)

Hotel Luxe is situated in the very centre of Split on one of its main streets. They are just steps away from ancient and cultural monuments, including the 1700 year-old historic core of the city, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The hotel’s ideal location guarantees easy access to all important parts of the city. Within walking distance is the famous Diocletian Palace as well as the bus terminal, railway station, and the ferry. The hotel is also just a short walk from the city’s most popular sandy beach, Bacvice and its blue clear sea. Split’s wonderfully forested park, it's "green soul", Marjan Hill is also just a short stroll through the Varos section of the city that begins at the end of the waterfront Riva.

Croatia Active Adventure Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Krka Waterfalls
Krka Waterfalls

Day 5: Split

Meet your guide for a fun and active experience rafting and zip lining the Cetina River. Enjoy your private drive to Omis, a small central Dalmatian town, and harbor situated at the mouth of the Cetina River and surrounded with massive gorges. Discover the beauty of the crystal clear river with magnificent waterfalls, deep canyons, magnificent forests, hidden caves, river islands, mild rapids and fabulous old mills where you will stop for lunch. Your experienced guide is at your service and will make sure you have an exciting, fun and safe adventure. Zip lining is an adrenaline and fun-filled activity, where you will descend into the canyon down the steel wire rope, secured with a belt. Located 3 km from Omis, in the canyon of the Cetina River and consists of eight wires, with a total length of 2100m, to give you up to three hours of unforgettable fun. This tour includes private transfers, lunch, shared river rafting and zip lining activities.

Accommodation: Hotel Luxe (4*) (B) (Standard)
Croatia Active Adventure Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Rafting the Cetina River
Rafting the Cetina River
Croatia Active Adventure Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Split
Split

Day 6: Split

Meet your guide in the morning hours for a memorable private biking tour of the Dalmatian Hinterland. Explore the rugged terrain and beautiful countryside of this region, which is one of Croatia’s richest archaeological areas with great historical and cultural significance. Bike on the paths, fields, and hillsides of the Dalmatian Hinterland to discover the interior and land surrounding the Cetina River. Follow the river to its source in the Cetina River canyon at the base of Croatia’s highest mountain, Dinara. On your tour, you will also enjoy a traditional picnic lunch with wine! This service includes transfer, guide, bike rental and picnic lunch with wine. 

Accommodation: Hotel Luxe (4*) (B) (Standard)
Croatia Active Adventure Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Biking the Dalmatian Hinterland
Biking the Dalmatian Hinterland
Croatia Active Adventure Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Hotel Luxe
Hotel Luxe

Day 7: Split - Dubrovnik

This morning meet your driver for a private transfer to Dubrovnik. On your way, you will visit the town of Ston famous for its defensive stone walls, where you will meet your local guide. As it was an important military fort of the Dubrovnik Republic, Ston was protected with 5 km-long medieval walls, the biggest city walls in Europe. The walls protected the precious salt pans that contributed to Dubrovnik Republic's wealth. The history of the salt works in Stone lasts for more than 4,000 years. It is the oldest salt mine in Europe, and among the working ones, also the oldest in the world. Your guide will take to visit the salt pans, as well as impressive Ston city walls. Ston is also well known as a paradise for seafood lovers. Ston oysters are referred to as the best aphrodisiac from the Roman period. You will also be taken for a private tour of Ston oyster farm by a traditional fisherman boat and oyster tasting. Enjoy a glass of wine and oysters tasting on a unique way, as the oysters will be taken from the sea right in front of you. After the oyster tastings, you will continue to Dubrovnik. (Entrance fees included)

Accommodation: Kompas (4*) (B) (Deluxe Sea View w/balcony)

Hotel Kompas is located 4Km from Dubrovnik’s magnificent medieval Old Town city centre. It is poised adjacent the beachfront of exquisite Lapad Bay and its famous tree-lined promenade called Uvala. The property features 173 guestrooms each tastefully decorated, spacious with balconies overlooking the Lapad Bay. Dine onsite at the Sphere Restaurant & Lounge and refresh yourself with a drink at Zenith Bar and the Luna Bar, next to the beautiful outdoor swimming pool. Visit the hotel’s wellness & spa to rejuvenate and relax.

Croatia Active Adventure Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Oyster Tasting
Oyster Tasting
Croatia Active Adventure Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Kompass Hotel
Kompass Hotel

Day 8: Dubrovnik

This morning meet your local guide for a private walking tour of Dubrovnik, one of the most beautiful stone-built cities in the world.  An important maritime port and a one-time state, it has always been a cultural metropolis. More than a thousand-year history is reflected in every part of the town. As one of UNESCO World Heritage Sites, Dubrovnik owes its special charm to the historical monuments which testify to its rich history. The works of artists, writers, and scientists of Dubrovnik have been woven into the texture of the town. While strolling with your guide down Stradun, the main street, you will stop to visit the Franciscan monastery of the “Order of Friars Minors” that preserves one of the three oldest pharmacies in Europe. You will continue down to Orlando Column and the Sponza Palace and visit the Church of St. Blasius, the patron-saint of the town. You will also discover Rector’s Palace, the magnificent structure of the Dukes of Dubrovnik, and the Cathedral of the Virgin Mary with a treasury containing the originals by Tiziano and Rafaelo and many other valuable relics. The rest of the afternoon is at your leisure to explore this stunning town on your own. Dubrovnik is full of charming cafes, boutiques and local curiosities, nestled in the intricate network of the cobblestone streets. We recommend you to take a walk along the city walls (2500 m around the old town), visit one of the numerous museums or take a funicular ride to the top of the Srđ hill.

Accommodation: Kompas (4*) (B) (Deluxe Sea View w/balcony)
Croatia Active Adventure Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Stradun
Stradun
Croatia Active Adventure Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Dubrovnik
Dubrovnik

Day 9: Dubrovnik

Meet your private driver at your hotel for a transfer to where you meet your kayaking group and instructor. Your adventure on the sea starts with rowing between the fortresses Bokar and Lovrijenac nearby Pile gate. Easy rowing in kayaks and the tour round the old walls are an extraordinary experience to get to know the city of Dubrovnik from the sea. The magnificent walls rising from the sea and the view of the old harbor will make an unforgettable effect on you. After going round the walls you sunbathe on the beach in the cave Betina which is very close to the city. Return to hotel. Includes transfers, instructor & equipment.

Accommodation: Kompas (4*) (B) (Deluxe Sea View w/balcony)
Croatia Active Adventure Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Sea Kayaking
Sea Kayaking

Day 10: Dubrovnik

Embark on a bicycling tour of the untouched nature of the Konavle valley. You will receive a private transfer to the Konavle. Immediately upon leaving it you will find yourself on quiet village roads that will take you through orchards, corn fields, vineyards, blackberry bushes and peach groves. Small villages roads will take you to a local wine cellar, where you will be able to taste famous premium local wines and light snacks (included). Don't miss this opportunity to discover the region from a completely different perspective. Includes guide, transfers, bike equipment, Dalmatian delicacies tasting at a local household.

Accommodation: Kompas (4*) (B) (Deluxe Sea View w/balcony)
Croatia Active Adventure Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Biking
Biking

Day 11: Dubrovnik

Meet your driver and enjoy a private airport transfer.

Accommodation: Depart (Int`l Airport) (standard)

Depart from International Airport. End of itinerary.

We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.

Trip Terms & Conditions

  • Your deposit is due immediately on booking (30% of program price, minimum $350). The balance is due 90 days prior to departure.
  • Cancellations of confirmed bookings 90 days or more prior to departure will receive full refund minus a $350 (per person) administrative fee and any non-refundable paid fees (e.g. non-refundable airfare, cruise or hotel deposits). 60-89 days will be subject to loss of 30% of program price. 30-59 days will be subject to loss of 50% of program price. 29 days or less will be subject to loss of 100% of program price.
  • Tour quotes do not include airfare to/from the trip start point unless noted on the itinerary
  • Cost increases in currency exchange, government fees, taxes, surcharges or hotel/lodge tariff increases between quote date and start date are payable by the client.
  • Availability cannot be guaranteed until booked. We will exercise best efforts to book hotels per the itinerary, however, in busy seasons and with client bookings made within 90 days of tour date we may be forced to offer substitutes.
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  • Living Standards and practices at destination may differ from those in North America with respect to provisions of utilities, services and accommodation.

Bastion (4*) (B) (Standard): Zadar

Hotel Bastion is a unique city boutique-hotel which accentuates the cultural heritage of the city of Zadar.It is located in the historic center, and is built on the remains of the medieval fortress “Kastela” from the thirteenth century; an invaluable monument of medieval fortification in Zadar. The property offers 28 luxury equipped rooms, each with rooms with hand-made furniture and LAN Internet access, an assortment of gastronomic delicacies and a wellness center. It is a mere stone's throw from the Cultural monuments of Zadar and the renowned "Sea Organ" and "Greeting to the Sun". Choose to dine at the Kastel restaurant or on one of the sunny terraces of the hotel and enjoy the menus which are based on Mediterranean cuisine, with local dishes and healthy foods. The aperitif bar "Kristal" offers a wide array of cocktails, afternoon tea or coffee - the perfect early evening backdrop after doing some exploring.

Hotel Luxe (4*) (B) (Standard): Split

Hotel Luxe is situated in the very centre of Split on one of its main streets. They are just steps away from ancient and cultural monuments, including the 1700 year-old historic core of the city, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The hotel’s ideal location guarantees easy access to all important parts of the city. Within walking distance is the famous Diocletian Palace as well as the bus terminal, railway station, and the ferry. The hotel is also just a short walk from the city’s most popular sandy beach, Bacvice and its blue clear sea. Split’s wonderfully forested park, it's "green soul", Marjan Hill is also just a short stroll through the Varos section of the city that begins at the end of the waterfront Riva.

Kompas (4*) (B) (Deluxe Sea View w/balcony): Dubrovnik

Hotel Kompas is located 4Km from Dubrovnik’s magnificent medieval Old Town city centre. It is poised adjacent the beachfront of exquisite Lapad Bay and its famous tree-lined promenade called Uvala. The property features 173 guestrooms each tastefully decorated, spacious with balconies overlooking the Lapad Bay. Dine onsite at the Sphere Restaurant & Lounge and refresh yourself with a drink at Zenith Bar and the Luna Bar, next to the beautiful outdoor swimming pool. Visit the hotel’s wellness & spa to rejuvenate and relax.

Depart (Int`l Airport) (standard): Global Location

Depart from International Airport. End of itinerary.

We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.
We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.
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    Outstanding tour. The guides were all great. Everything was top notch.

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    We loved it all!

  • Bianca M. — December 26, 2018 — Europe

    The tour guides were exceptional - especially Michael, the guide for Versailles!

  • Howard K. — September 11, 2018 — Europe

    Edita Kara was outstanding! She was patient through all our changes, accommodating us and providing her professional experience at all times. The hotels as well as the tours were exceptional. We were very pleased with the Kensington package and would use them - and Edita as well - in a heartbeat.

  • Carol W. — October 09, 2018 — Europe

    Every part of the trip was perfectly planned and orchestrated. The drivers and tour guides were wonderful and so informed regarding the sites that we saw. Fabulous trip.

  • Donna Z. — October 19, 2018 — Europe

    The trips into Tuscany were lovely, the cars were clean and the drivers were accommodating. Everything went smoothly and the cooking class in Florence was so much fun. I am looking forward to my next adventure with Kensington.

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    Chantal Gouveia has done an excellent job in booking our trip. Chantal was on the top of the local contacts and made our trip as smooth as possible. Local contacts and guides were very knowledgeable and courteous.

  • Susan C. — October 11, 2018 — Europe

    Working with Danny Shanahan was a real pleasure. He was lovely, very professional and knowledgeable. Our trip was just so enjoyable and stress free. The hotels were perfect, the restaurants booked by Kensington were authentic and food was excellent. The flamenco show was so much fun and the venue was relaxing and intimate. Our guides were prompt, smart and passionate about their country. A really wonderful group of individuals. It was very reassuring to know we always had a person on the ground to call if necessary. This was an A-plus trip and we will always have wonderful memories of a beautiful country and it’s warm and welcoming citizens.

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  • James J. — October 17, 2018 — Europe

    We are very satisfied with the overall tour experience. The tours were very well organized and the guides were extremely knowledgeable, friendly and enthusiastic.

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