Croatia family adventure week

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7 nights, 8 days
Prog Code - POD-01-FAM
Prices from £795 pp
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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 cycling through pretty pine trailed forests or swimming amongst refreshing 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 do take the time to read our reviews, watch our videos and see the photo albums on our facebook page. 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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  • Dates/Prices
  • Accommodation
  • Reviews
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Day 1: Arrival day

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

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

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)

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

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)

Today you’ll have the option of relaxing around the pool or time on the beach. Pedal boats, 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 ‘Ziplining’. 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

Today you will be transferred to the village of Zadvarje, where your *canyoning adventure begins. Are you ready to experience the 200-metre deep Cetina canyon? It’s time to jump, swim, crawl, splash and laugh your way through an abundance of waterfalls, lakes, and subterranean channels.

This is nature ‘up, close and personal!’ Standing underneath  the 38m high Gubavica waterfall is something you’ll treasure forever, a true highlight to our adventure family holidays in Croatia. Tonight, we’ll be having our farewell gala meal in a traditional Tavern, to end the holiday with a great buzz!

*At a very minimum a moderate fitness level is required to participate in canyoning.

Day 8: Departure day

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 £ 795.00 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  
  • Qualified English speaking instructors
  • Croatia holiday informational pack
  • Dedicated 1-1 travel manager
  • Local Emergency contacts

Package excludes:

  • Holiday & activity Insurance is not included.
  • Flights are not included.

Dates of operation 2017: 

  • 15- 22 July.
  • 22 – 29 July.
  • 29 Jul – 5 August.
  • 5 – 12 August.
  • 12 – 19 August.
  • 19 – 26 August.
  • Arrival & departures start on Saturdays
  • For Pre or Post stays, we offer Brac Island (more family activities can be booked there).
  • Ask about our availability before booking flights.

Know before booking:

  • The minimum age is 10 years old to participate in tubing and canyoning.
  • The minimum age is 9 years old to participate in sea kayaking and white water rafting.
  • All travellers must be moderately fit to book and participate on this holiday.
  • All family members must be able to swim competently.
  • Health & fitness must be disclosed to your sales manager before booking.
  • Activity duration’s vary, ask us for details/timings of our activities. 
  • Activities may also change depending on weather conditions.
  • The order of activities can change during your stay. This is for your safety & fun.
  • Children Under 18 must be accompanied by at least one parent to do our activities.
  • Proof of insurance must be presented at the start of your holiday to participate in activities.

Accommodation:  

  • Wifi available in your accommodation and by the swimming pool.
  • All apartments have kitchen’s with fridges, balconies or terraces.
  • Pool and furnished sun lounging terrace. BBQ area. Panoramic Sea views.
  • Be mindful – for late arrivals, after 8.00 pm you will not be in time for the welcome dinner. 
  • Check-in to the accommodation (Podstrana) is 14.00 pm
  • Check-out to the accommodation (Podstrana) is 10.00 am #


Meals included:
  

  • Welcome & Farewell meals included (First & last evening) *

* 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 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

Health, fitness and Behavior

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 Green World Holidays to create safety for you and your family. It is not a process for discrimination. 

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.

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.

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.

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, Croatia Airlines, British Airlines and Jet2. Please book directly.
  • Ask our staff for flight advice, and the latest routes for flying to Split.
  • Pre or post nights are a clever way to see more of Croatia and to pickup a cheap flight; on Saturdays only


Exchange rate notice:
 

To give full transparency in case of critical exchange rate fluctuations – the below calculations outline the possible 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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Your stay - 3 star *** superior

In the heart of the Split Riviera, you’ll be staying in our friendly family run 3 star superior apartments in Podstrana. We have 6 apartments in the main building (all exclusive to Green World Holidays), and one two bedroom apartment 50m further along the street in another building.

  • Air conditioned, LCD satellite TV and balcony terraces
  • WIFI throughout rooms & beside the pool
  • Swimming pool, sun lounging beds, BBQ terrace
  • Additional day trips can be organised
  • 200m from bus station, regular links to Split centre
  • A short walk to the stunning beach & sea

“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
Founder of Green World Holidays

“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 fulfils its reputation for being one of the most suitable destinations for outdoor & nature 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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