The Big Croatia Adventure

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14 nights, 15 days
Prog Code - POD-BRAC
Prices from £1790 pp
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Our two week Croatia family activity holidays, are designed for families and teenagers. We create fun social groups, trying land and water sports.

The two week BIG adventure is designed to showcase the very best of this wonderful country. From mainland to island life, you’ll be exploring its natural beauty whilst enjoying thrilling activities. It is also a social experience as you will be joined by other families with kids & teenagers of similar ages.

For your first week you’ll be staying on Brac Island, recently awarded for the most pristine sea water in the whole of the Mediterranean. Only 1 hr ferry away from Split, it even has the convenience of hourly ferries connecting to the mainland.

Your second week is situated along the Split Riviera with superb access to beaches, rolling Dalmatian countryside, crystal clear rivers & epic canyons. With such an advantageous location, means less time on a bus and more time having fun!

During both weeks of your active holiday in Croatia, your accommodation offers; swimming pool, WiFi and sun lounging facilities. The beach is a short walk away, as are shops and restaurants. With your kids hanging out with new friends, parents can soon sync with the laid back rhythm of Croatian life. Time to open that book!

Alongside our fun Tour Leaders, we aim to take you down the road less travelled & give you the most authentic Croatian travel experience possible. From the tranquillity of secluded beaches to the rush of white water rapids, you will discover some very special spots.

Our Croatia family activity holidays offer the ultimate 2 week stay. This is where adventure meets relaxation, where new friends become best friends and the whole family connects (without the internet).

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Key Points

  • Meet other like minded families
  • Lovely accommodation & authentic food
  • ‘Amazing’ fully guided activities
  • Return airport transfers & ferry tickets
  • Action & Relaxation
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Day 1: Arrival to Croatia

We will meet you in the arrival halls of Split airport. Then we’ll co-ordinate your transfer and ferry crossing to Brac island, to begin your 2 week activity holiday in Croatia. Unpack and start to relax. In the evening we will arrange a ‘Welcome Dinner’; which provides the perfect opportunity to meet our Tour Leaders and other fun Green World Holidays families.

Day 2: Sea kayaking

Today we embark on a sea kayaking adventure activity across the Adriatic Sea, which allows you to explore the hidden gems of Brac. Once the team is gathered, you will be given full support, instructions and equipment by experienced kayak guides. Then, the gentle crystal waters are all yours. We will visit secluded beaches where you will have chance to snorkel & even have chance to swim in the ‘deep blue’.

Day 3: Climbing

Whether you are experienced or a complete beginner we will tailor the climbing experience to suit your needs. Climbing is one of our most rewarding activities and always leaves you with a great sense of achievement. Our friendly instructors are on hand to make sure you learn and have fun in complete safety.

Day 4: Beach day

Time to relax, enjoy the pool, swim in the sea and switch off. Brac is a special island which has a lovely vibe and rhythm. You and your teenagers will enjoy exploring the island and becoming a part of its soul. Scuba diving, jet skis and island boat excursions can be booked locally.

Day 5: SUP Boarding / Wind surfing

Take full advantage of Croatia’s stunning sea by SUP Boarding or Windsurfing (activity depending on wind conditions). Our ‘learn to paddle or surf’ course is the perfect introduction to wave and sea power. From teenagers to parents, this is a really fun day! Croatia’s warm calm waters are an ideal place to master the Adriatic waters.

Day 6: Relax on the beach

Pretty beaches are a short stroll throw from your accommodation, so today you can simply relax in the sea or chill around the pool. Pedal boats, boat trips and scuba diving days are available to book locally. For families wanting to pre-book something special we can highly recommend a tour of the shepherds village [which always receives wonderful reviews from our families].

Day 7: Discovery Cycling

There are various routes we can take you and your family on and your guide will choose the most suitable based on children’s ages and the weather on the day. Our routes are designed to showcase the hidden gems of Brac island. From the pretty olive fields and village trails through to the winding sleepy coastal paths; you are sure to fall in love with this charming island. If it all gets too hot, we’ll simply peddle to the water for a swim break. Croatia family holidays dont get much better!

Day 8: Week 2 - Split Riviera

Your 2 week Croatia family adventure holiday continues back on the mainland, along the fabulous Split Riviera. We will take care of all the transportation, ferry tickets, sea crossing. The Ferry takes approximately 1 hour and is a relaxing scenic ride. From Supetar port to Split Port we’ll co-ordinate everything.

Day 9: River Tubing Fun

River tubing is the perfect introduction into this wonderful fortnight of family active fun and games. Each person gets their own donut (& paddle if desired) & off we go on a 2 hour adventure. River tubing combines lazy grade 1 stretches with fun but safe grade 2 rapids. Splash action, smiles and laughter are guaranteed. The lush scenery is diverse and is sure to leave everyone feeling invigorated & ready for this epic family adventure holiday.

Day 10: Kayak & Explore Trogir

This morning, we’ll make our way past Split towards the UNESCO town of Trogir, where the sea-kayaking activity will start. You start this great day by meandering leisurely through the green tributaries of the river before kayaking out into the blue Adriatic sea. From here we kayak around the Trogir’s old town and get a unique perspective of this pretty town. On our way back we’ll stop at a relaxing beach spot where we will make time for swimming, sunbathing and playing some fun games. On our return to shore, we change from our wet clothes and head into Trogir, known as a mini Venice. There will be personal time to explore the winding streets, pretty shops, cafes and restaurants.

Day 11: Beach day or (Optional Ziplining)

Today you’ll have the option of relaxing in and around your swimming pool (wifi), or booking more excursions. There is lots to do around Podstrana from: pedal boats & jet skis to scuba diving and canoes. There is even a fantastic floating sea assault course, with water obstacles to negotiate. Definitely a firm favourite for teenager activity holidays. For the families with high energy teens, there is an option to book ‘Zip-lining’ locally. Suspended 150m on a wire above a beautiful canyon, travelling at speeds reaching 65km per hour might sound like a nightmare to parents but too adventurous kids, this is a dream activity. Under One entry fee, there are 8 x zip lines to experience, so it really is an epic experience!

Day 12: White Water Rafting & Omis

Each raft can accommodate between 7 – 8 people, which is perfect for one or two family groups under the watchful captain’s eyes. The exhilarating experience of white water rafting through the maze of cliffs and river rapids is truly unforgettable and you will almost certainly fall in love with the beautiful Cetina River. When we finally disembark the rafts, we’ll dry off and head towards the famous ‘City of Pirates’ – the stunning Old town of Omis. This gorgeous coastal town is known for its blue flag beaches, excellent fish restaurants and imposing clifftop fortress. The family clan can definitely relax here, with a sea food platter or a large pizza in the Omis labyrinth.

Day 13: Visit Split or (Optional Boat charter & Island hopping)

Podstrana is nestled on the coastline, with lovely uncrowded beaches. As this is your Free Day, we advise guests to explore the beaches, relax around your gorgeous swimming pool (wifi), or find the nearby tennis courts. Split is only 20 minutes from our adventure base, and we can highly recommend an afternoon there. It’s Unesco Old Town is delightful, as is its stunning ‘Riva’ promenade. For families that want to see & do more, then we highly recommend the optional ‘Boat Charter & Island hop’. This is a full day trip, with your own private captain & crew. Dive into aqua blue waters in secluded island coves, and indulge in island life. This promises to be a magical experience.

Day 14: Canyoning Fun

Are you ready to experience the 200-metre deep *Cetina canyon? Today, you will jump, swim, crawl, splash and laugh through an abundance of waterfalls, lakes and subterranean channels as well as seeing the 38m high GubavicaFalls from water level. This is nature ‘up, close and personal!’ After a memorable 3-4 hours of jumping into rockpools, floating on slip streams, sliding into water, the rest of the day is yours to max & relax!  *NOTE: A bare minimum ‘moderate’ fitness level is required to participate in canyoning*

Day 15: Departure day

Today is the hardest day, as sadly we must say goodbye! We will arrange your departure transfer to Split airport. We hope this has been the very best 2 week activity holiday you have ever been on!

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14 nights, 15 days.

From £ 1,790.00 pp

Package includes: 

  • 14 nights
  • Pre-booked fun activities
  • Week 1: welcome & farewell dinner included
  • Week 2: welcome & farewell dinner included
  • Return transfers from Split airport (Saturdays)
  • Brac Ferry Tickets (Saturdays)
  • Croatia vacation info pack
  • Dedicated 1-1 UK travel manager
  • Local support contacts


Package excludes: 

  • Holiday & activity Insurance
  • Flights


Dates of operation 2018:
 
Ask about our availability before booking your flights. Arrival & departures start on Saturdays.
Week 1: Brac Island, Week 2: Mainland. We retain the right to reverse the order of stay.

  • 14 – 28 July 2018
  • 21 July – 04 Aug 2018
  • 28 July – 11 Aug 2018
  • 04 – 18 Aug 2018
  • 11 – 25 Aug 2018


Basic requirements to join us:

  • Minimum  age is 9 years old for SUP boarding, cycling, climbing, white water rafting and sea kayaking. The minimum age is 10 years old for canyoning.
  • All travellers must be moderately fit to book and participate on this holiday.
  • All family members must be able to swim & cycle competently.
  • Health & fitness must be disclosed to your sales manager before booking.
  • Proof of insurance must be presented at the start of each adventure week.

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.
  • If insufficient winds, wind surfing will not be offered and the activity will only be SUP boarding.
  • Children Under 18 must be accompanied by at least one parent to do our activities.

Accommodation:

  • 3 star modern apartments, A/C, Swimming Pool.
  • Wifi internet available in your accommodation & by the pool.
  • Equipped kitchen’s with fridges.
  • Personal balcony or terraces to relax.
  • Short walking distance to ATM, supermarket, restaurants, beach and Sea
  • Check-in to the accommodation (Mainland and Brac Island) is 15.00 pm
  • Check-out to the accommodation (Mainland and Brac Island) 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) – this is for Saturdays only, connected to your adventure start/end dates.
  • 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.
  • Pre or post nights are a clever way to see more of Croatia and to pickup a cheap flight.

 

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 £300 per person none refundable deposit. We accept debit, credit and on-line transfer payments for deposit 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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Week 2: Split Riviera, life on the mainland

Along the stunning Split Riviera, you’ll be staying in our 3 star superior apartments in Podstrana. We have 6 apartments in the main building (run Exclusively to Green World Holidays guests only!). Our last apartment is 50 m along the road separate to the main house (with full access to the main buildings swimming pool and facilities).

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

“The ethos of your stay with us is based around good old fashioned personal service. Our like minded families enjoy the camaraderie during the days and the teenagers/kids especially enjoy hanging out together on the evenings. Podtsrana has an ideal location, close to fast flowing river canyons to beautiful calm beaches. Within 30 minutes, two UNESCO cities can be explored, Trogir & Split.” 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 consistently fulfils its reputation for being the most suitable destination for outdoor & sports lovers in our country.” Tomic Vedric – Tourist Minister

Week 1: Brac, life on the islands

Our stylish apartments are the perfect base for our family adventure holiday on Brac island. They are conveniently located within the village so that the beach, supermarket, local cafes and restaurants are only a brief walk away. Our family apartments all offer a minimum of 2 bedrooms, a living room, kitchen dinner, balcony and modern bathrooms. There is also a roof terrace, sun lounging terrace with sofas and swimming pool.

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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 we support and promote Responsible policies and programmes wherever possible. In Brac and Trilj we work with local families and suppliers who provide sustainable tourism services.

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