In Croatia, it never gets boring – so why not discover the many different villages of Croatia in a fun way! This tour combines learning about the country and its people with special activities on the spectacular sea and freshwater lakes, in the rugged mountains and inactive volcanoes, into the enchanting stone villages and towns. Croatia will dazzle the whole family with its beauty and there is always time for either relaxation or action on the beach.
Day 1: Arrival day
Transfer from the airport to Makarska and visit the fascinating Shells Museum.
Day 2: Sveti Jure & soccer game
Wind your way to the top of Sveti Jure, the highest peak of the Biokovo mountain range, and second highest in the country. From there you can peer down on the Adriatic as well as Makarska. Later on, join a soccer game of the children’s team of Makarska – perhaps there’s a reason why such a tiny country became a World Cup contender!
Day 3: River rafting on Cetina River
The Cetina river runs through the peaceful countryside of Dalmatia’s inland region. The Cetina meanders through an area dominated by karst limestone, forming numerous canyons and crystal clear channels filled with gorgeous light turquoise water. Experience the excitement of river rafting on the magnificent river.
Day 4: Brac Island
The island of Brac is famous for its pure white stone – which was even used to build the White House in the United States . The native stone also helps create the most stunning beaches and coasts. After a short walk, spend the afternoon on a unique beach for swimming and snorkelling.
Day 5: Bacina Lakes & Freshwater Fishing
The seven Bacina Lakes are situated in a picturesque landscape surrounded by mountains. While cruising in an old-fashioned wooden boat, give it a try and throw out your fishing line!
Day 6: Swimming in a crater
Close to the border of Bosnia lies Imotski, a hilltop town which is relatively undiscovered. Explore the Red and Blue Lakes and swim in the clear water of a crater.
Day 7: Rock climbing in Omis, the “city of pirates”
The pirates based in Omis were one of the most powerful and feared pirate groups in the entire
Mediterranean Sea. Today, the town enchants with its beautiful narrow streets and houses built of hewn, white stone. Steep cliff elevations, (not to mention another beautiful blue river), meet the sea – making Omis the ideal place for kids to be introduced to rock climbing on a beginner rock.
Day 8: Ston
Explore the small town of Ston. Enjoy a guided tour and visit the long city wall. Step back into prehistoric and Roman times.
Day 9: Dubrovnik – “The Pearl of the Adriatic”
The surprisingly compact old town of Dubrovnik is surrounded by Roman city walls. After a tour with your guide you can explore the ancient city center, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, on your own.
Day 10: Elafiti Islands cruise
Today you will cruise between the thirteen Elafiti islands, making stops at Kolocep, Lopud and Sipan. The forested and hilly terrain has allowed the little villages to retain the relaxed slowness of traditional Adriatic life.
Day 11: Village of Cilipi
Walk through the picturesque village of Cilipi and take advantage of the opportunity to attend the local Sunday fair, where inhabitants sell traditional goods from the area.
Day 12: Departure day
Transfer to the airport for departure.