Croatia family adventure week

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7 nights, 8 days
Prog Code - POD-01-FAM
Prices from £895 pp
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Join our family activity holidays in Croatia, with the teenage adventure holiday experts. Designed for families with teenagers offering fun & relaxation.

This incredible family activity holiday in Croatia show cases the very best of Croatias stunning nature and exciting activities as well as pulling together ‘fun & like minded’ families with teenagers.

Podstrana your base for the week is ideally situated on the Dalmatia Riviera; close to the UNESCO city of Split.  As well as offering beautiful beaches and picturesque coastline you are also surrounded by rolling hills & pine forests to the north.

With Podstrana’s advantageous location, you’ll soon be discovering crystal clear rivers, deep mountain gorges, pretty beaches and the clear waters of the Adriatic Sea. As far as Croatia family adventure holidays go, this is one to add to your wish list, reviewed 5 stars on TripAdvisor.

Imagine yourself swimming & paddling in river rapids. Imagine yourself sea-kayaking on turquoise waters or floating beneath a powerful waterfall! Imagine the fun factor for similar aged teenagers buddying up together & making friends easily.

Please read our reviews, watch our videos & see the photo albums on our facebook. Many families say it was their ‘best family holiday ever!’

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Key Points

  • 7 nights, WiFi, a/c, Swimming Pool
  • Rafting, Canyoning, Sea kayaking, Tubing
    (Optional extras: Ziplining & Boat island hopping)
  • Airport return transfers
  • Welcome & Farewell Gala meals included
  • Croatia is great value for money
  • Action & Relaxation
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  • Itinerary
  • Dates/Prices
  • Accommodation
  • Reviews
  • FAQs

Day 1: Arrival day

Arrival transfers from Split airportWelcome to sunny Croatia
Joining our amazing Croatia family active holidays in Split. After a quick transfer along the Split Riviera, you’ll discover our adventure base in the small town of Podstrana. The scenery around this coastal town is spectacular, with rural cycling routes to pristine beaches only a short walk away.

Refresh in the swimming pool or relax on the sun terrace overlooking the Adriatic Sea & Split.  It’s time to unwind and relax. WIFI is available in your rooms & around the pool. Tonight, we’ll be having a wonderful gala meal at a local restaurant. Meet the guides, meet the families, let the good times roll!

Day 2: River Tubing Fun

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River tubing is great fun and the perfect way to ease your family into this wonderful active holiday. Each person receives their own inflatable donut which you ride down a 9km stretch of the stunning Cetina river.

Riding over grade 2 rapids, splashing your friends & family guarantee good times; whilst the slower grade 1 currents give you time to simply chill; literally go with the flow and soak in Croatia’s natural beauty. 

Day 3: Sea kayaking & Visit Trogir

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Today, we’ll make our way past Split towards the UNESCO town of Trogir, where the Sea kayaking adventure will begin. Set on the spectacular Adriatic Sea, the waters are calm on this section and we start by showing you the basic paddling techniques.

This fantastic trip meanders through the pretty tributaries of the river, before opening onto the warm blue sea. At the half way point we’ll stop for a swim, to play games and enjoy the beach surroundings. On our return to dry land, there will be time for restaurants and to explore Trogir, one of Europe’s prettiest cities (mini Venice).

Day 4: Visit Split or (Optional Boat charter & Island hopping)

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Today is a free day. Visit Split, which is only 20 min away by taxi or relax on the beach, which is few minutes walk away. Or simply relax poolside with your book (Wifi available). Podstrana has wonderful surroundings to explore, within a short walk, guests can find tennis courts, spa & beauty treatments, beaches and cocktail bars. 

For families that fancy seeing more of Croatia, Boat chartering with your own private captain & crew is a recommended option. Explore secluded coves, stop for swimming and boat diving, and discover more unique sides to the Dalmatia region.

Day 5: White Water Rafting and Omis beach

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Today, we’ll transfer to another village to begin our white water rafting exploration. Each raft is steered by a qualified captain, who guarantees an exhilarating experience negotiating fast rapids, and waterfall drops.

This white water journey moves from big waves to calm scenic river sections, ranging Grade 1 to 3. When we finally disembark the rafts, we’ll dry off and head towards the famous ‘City of Pirates’ – Omis. This is a lovely addition to your family activity holiday in Croatia, with plenty of time to swim in the Adriatic Sea, and play on the blue flag beaches.

Day 6: Beach day (Optional Ziplining experience)

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Today you’ll have the option of relaxing around the pool or spending time on the lovely beaches of Podstrana. Jet skis and scuba diving are all available for on the spot bookings. There is even a sea assault course, with water obstacles to negotiate, a firm favourite for teenager adventure holidays. 

For those restless families and teens that want to do more, there is an option to book locally ‘Zip lining’. How does the idea of being suspended a 150m high above a beautiful canyon sound like? Reaching speeds of 65 km per hour? Impressive, isn’t it?  There are 8 x Zip lines to experience all under one entry fee, so great value. 

Day 7: Canyoning & Waterfalls

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This is nature ‘up, close and personal!’ Swimming underneath a 38m high waterfall is something you’ll treasure forever, a true highlight to our adventure family holidays in Croatia. Jump, swim, crawl, splash and laugh your way through an abundance of waterfalls, rock-pools and subterranean river rapid channels. *At a very minimum a moderate fitness level is required to participate in canyoning.

Tonight, we’ll be having our farewell gala meal in another traditional Tavern, in a very special location.  Lets complete the active holiday with a great buzz!

Day 8: Departure day

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This is always the most difficult activity, as it can be heartbreaking to say goodbye to new friends.

We hope you come back and tell your friends about the family Croatia adventure holiday you’ve just experienced with us!

Extend your stay

If you want to see more of Croatia or the gorgeous Dalmatian region, then we are happy to help extend your stay. We suggest BRAC Island for Pre & Post stays. We can offer more wonderful activities on this magnificent island (from SUP Boarding to climbing).

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7 nights, 8 days.

From £ 895.00 pp

Package includes:

  • 7 nights, 8 days [see accommodation section]
  • Welcome & Farewell Gala meals
  • Activities as stated in the itinerary
  • Airport return transfers from Split (Saturdays only)
  • Fun Reps, English speaking groups
  • Teenager approved, family focus fun
  • And many hidden surprises along the way

Package excludes:

  • Holiday & activity insurance
  • Flights

Dates of operation 2018: 
Ask about our availability before booking your flights. Arrival & departures start on Saturdays

  • 14- 21 July.
  • 21 – 28 July.
  • 28 Jul – 4 August.
  • 4 – 11 August.
  • 11 – 18 August.
  • 18 – 25 August.

Pre & Post stays. Spend more time in Croatia: 

  • For all our clients, we can share our local secrets and offer top tips. We know the best places to enjoy a pre and post stay. We are happy to help you design a longer holiday. It’s also a clever way to find cheaper flights.

Basic requirements to join us:

  • The minimum age is 10 years old.
  • All travellers must be moderately fit to book this holiday.
  • All family members must be able to swim competently.
  • Health & fitness must be disclosed to us before booking.
  • Proof of insurance must be presented at the start of your holiday to participate in activities.

Activities & Tours: 

  • Please keep in mind, that you have not experienced our activity locations. Which means guests cannot assess the route difficulties for themselves or for their children. Rivers, canyons, coastlines etc are all unique.
  • Our adventure holidays are sold as a package not on an individual activity basis. Refunds for individual activities are not possible, unless stated in your written offer prior to booking.
  • Activity duration’s vary, ask us for details/timings of our activities.
  • Activity routes and duration’s may change depending on weather conditions.
  • The order of activities can change during your stay.
  • Children Under 18 must be accompanied by at least one parent to do our activities.

Accommodation:  

  • 3 star modern apartments, A/C, Swimming pool
  • Free Wifi internet
  • Equipped kitchen’s with fridges
  • Balconies or terraces
  • Furnished sun lounging terrace. BBQ and shaded area. Panoramic sea views
  • Walking distance to ATM, restaurants, supermarket and beach
  • Check-in to the apartments is 15.00 pm
  • Check-out to the apartments is 10.00 am #

Meals included:  

  • Welcome & Farewell meals included on the first & last evening (Excludes drinks)
  • For guests that require Vegan or Gluten Free diets its important you contact our offices prior to booking the holiday, to meet expectations* For any guests that have intolerance’s or allergies to food or ingredients please contact our offices prior to booking this Croatia family adventure holiday.
  • We cannot guarantee a 100% nut/allergy free kitchen, where food is included in this itinerary.
  • Note – for late arrivals, after 8.00 pm you will not be in time for the welcome dinner.

Health, fitness and Behaviour

  • Customers should not book this holiday without fully communicating to our staff their own or any of their family members: health, fitness and behavioural issues, which could impact their ability to take part in any given activity.
  • Understanding our clients challenges or disabilities, is a process for our company to create safety for you and your family. It is not a process for discrimination.
  • If you do not address your health and fitness accurately prior to booking, the decision whether you or any of your family members can or cannot participate on an activity will be decided by our operations manager or your local tour leader.
  • Your safety is our number one priority.

Flights & Transfers:

  • Pick ups/drop offs are: Split airport (any flight times) or Split Ferry port (1 set time per day); on Saturdays only
  • Split has excellent bus connections from Dubrovnik and Zadar.
  • Pickups might be possible from Zadar airport (on request only). Ryan Air serve Zadar.
  • Popular airlines for Split: Easy Jet, Wizz Air, Norwegian, and Jet2. Please book directly.
  • Ask our staff for flight advice, and the latest routes for flying to Split.
  • For guests enjoying a pre-stay – you will have to make your own way to our centrally located meeting point at Split ferry port; on Saturdays.

Photography & filming: 

  • We sometimes film or photograph our holiday programs & guests for our own promotional purposes (For example: on our website, newsletters, poster adverts and social media). By booking onto our holidays, you are giving us the right to use your family’s images.

Payments & Exchange rate notice: 

  • To book, you’ll need to secure a £150 per person none refundable deposit. We accept debit, credit and on-line transfer payments.
  • Final balance is 8 weeks prior to departure date.
  • All Final balance payments must be arranged by Bank Transfer only, to our UK account. We do not accept any other payment method for settling the final balance amount.
  • All payment transactions are done in British Sterling, according to British laws.
  • To give full transparency in case of critical exchange rate fluctuations – the below calculations outline the possible price increases that would need to be applied to your holiday: Sterling against Euro: £1 to 1.05 to 1.00 Euro = £30 per person price increase £1 to 1.00 to 0.95 Euro = £70 per person price increase £1 to 0.95 to 0.80 Euro = £100 per person price increase *A price increase due to an exchange rate drop below £1 : 0.80 Euros would need to be calculated and advised at that time.

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Switch off. Time to Relax!

In the heart of the Split Riviera, you’ll be staying in our family friendly  modern apartments in Podstrana. We have 6 apartments in the main building and 1 more apartment 50 metres away. This stunning private property is run exclusively for our families.

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All guests will enjoy:

  • 3 star apartments, stunning location
  • A/C, WiFi internet & Swimming pool
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Sun lounging beds, BBQ & shaded area
  • Panoramic sun terrace, with beautiful sunsets
  • Short walk to shops, ATM, restaurants & beach
  • Clothes washing service (extra fee)
  • Hair dryer in bathrooms
  • Check-in: 15.00 pm
  • Check-out: 10.00 am 

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“Green World holidays adventure bases consistently bring together the most like minded families together, with dedicated teenage adventure weeks (age matching always in mind)!”
Elly Silverston (Editor of Happy families)

“Podstrana has the perfect positioning, allowing our Family Croatia activity company to design a 7 night stay that touches on every best aspect of Croatian life and nature. From fast flowing river canyons and blue flag beaches to small villages and countryside trails. There are two UNESCO cities to explore within a 45 minute drive.”
Rachel Stone (Green World Holidays)

“Podstrana fulfils its reputation for being one of the most suitable places for outdoor lovers in our country.” 
Tomic Veikic (Tourist Minister)

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  • Flights to Split

    Q: Are flights included in this package?
    A: The price shown excludes flights. In the era of low cost airlines and self check-ins, we leave our clients to book this separately.

    Q:  Please recommend some flight links to Split
    A:  See below.

    EasyJet – www.easyjet.com
    Gatwick – Split
    Stansted – Split
    Bristol – Split
    Luton – Split
    Manchester – Split

    Monarch – www.monarch.co.uk
    Birmingham – Split

    Wizz Air – http://wizzair.com
    Luton – Split

    Jet 2 – www.jet2.com
    Manchester – Split
    Newcastle – Split
    Leeds – Split

    Norwegian Airlines – www.norwegian.com 
    Gatwick – Split 

    Lufthansa Airlines – www.lufthansa.com 
    Heathrow – Split 

    Croatia Airlines – www.croatiaairlines.com
    Heathrow – Split

    British Airways – http://www.britishairways.com/Heathrow – Split

    Ryan Air – www.ryanair.com

    Stansted – Zadar [bus connections to Split]

     

  • Atol protection & security

    Q: Do you have ATOL protection?
    A: Yes. Our ATOL number is 5927

    Q: What is ATOL Bonding?
    A: ATOL is a financial protection scheme for holidaymakers. More info: www.atol.org.uk

    Q: Has your company financial stability?
    A: Yes. Your holiday is in safe hands. Our company operates on a ‘debt free’ policy. We do not operate your holiday using credit with our suppliers. This means, your holiday is pre-paid in full in advance of your travel departure date. 

  • Health & fitness

    Q: Tell me about the health & fitness levels required for this holiday
    A:  All travellers must be moderately fit to book and participate on this holiday.

    Customers should not book this holiday without fully communicating their own (or any of their family members) health, fitness and behavioural issues which could impact their ability to take part in any given activity to their 1-1 sales manager.

    If this is not communicated prior to booking, the decision whether you or any of your family members can or cannot participate on an activity will be decided by our operations manager or your local tour leader.

    If Green World Holidays decides that an activity is not suitable for you or one (or all) of your family members, our decision will be final and without refund. Our adventure holidays are sold as a package not on an individual activity basis. Your safety is our number one priority.

    • Not suitable for pregnant women.
    • Not suitable for a person/s partially or fully blind.
    • All family members must be able to cycle & swim competently.
  • Pre/post stay in Croatia

    Q: We want to arrive earlier or stay longer in Croatia, where do you recommend us to stay?

    A: Many of our families decide to extend their stay in Croatia & explore more of this beautiful country. This is the easiest part of your holiday to organize! As a team of Croatia specialist with Croatian staff in the office we’ll happily provide most suitable pre/post extension ideas & recommendations for your family.

    Contact us for more details and we’ll show you the very best of Croatia!

Green World Holidays is a member of Responsible Travel and always strives to work with partners with similar views on responsible and green tourism!

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