All prices include: transfers, accommodation and meals; all as listed.

Key facts

  • Duration:7 nights
  • Suitable for: Children aged 8 years and over (younger children may join the holiday, but may not be able to participate in all the activities). Please see terms for details
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What's included?

  • Flights: return direct flights from London to Split or Zadar. Regional departures may be available on request. Flight routes subject to change
  • Transfers: Group airport and activity transfers
  • Accommodation: 7 nights' one-bedroom apartment accommodation
  • Meals: 7 breakfast, 3 lunches (with activities), 3 dinners
  • Choose from the following activities (price varies depending on the number of activities chosen): Sea kayaking in Novigrad Bay with Zadar visit, cycling in Krka River National Park, Paklenica National Park hike, white-water rafting and Zrmanja River canoe safari (order subject to change)
  • All equipment, tuition and supervision from fully qualified instructors
  • Services of our local representatives or guides                              


This family activity holiday is based in Novigrad, a small fishing village situated on the coast of the Adriatic Sea. The Mediterranean climate along the coast is perfect for a glorious summer holiday with an average of 2600 sunshine hours per year, compared to the UK average of fewer than 1400.

The region offers an array of spectacular national parks, rivers, and beaches to enjoy during your activities. Our flexible activity format allows you to decide how many activities you would like to take part in, with hiking, biking, rafting, canoeing, and sea kayaking all on the agenda. You will be making the most of some of the country’s most beautiful landscapes. All members of the family are sure to have their favourite places and activities after your adventurous week here.

This part of Croatia has so much to offer – as part of this holiday, you will enjoy some of the nearby towns as well as the history and culture of this region, seeing monasteries, churches and Roman ruins.

The people of this small village are exceedingly welcoming and friendly which is sure to add further to the experience. Please note that our Novigrad base is located 90 minutes north of Split and should not be confused with the town of Novigrad in Istria, which is much further north.

Photography by Croatian National Tourist Board And Ivo Biocina
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Traveller Reviews

  • Whitewater rafting was really superb with a great guide and camaraderie amongst the group. 05 August 2018 by The Symes Frazer Family

    Whitewater rafting was really superb with a great guide and camaraderie amongst the group. River Kayaking and swimming in the freshwater pool was also a highlight. Lunch on the hike in the mountains was superb and again the freshwater swimming here was very enjoyable.

  • This really made the holiday. 05 August 2018 by The Edwards Family

    The pre-booking advice was invaluable making sure that children's ages and mix worked. This really made the holiday.

  • Everything ran really smoothly 20 August 2017 by Kamil & Luca Chowdhuty

    We really enjoyed the canoe safari and the white water rafting. The restaurant at the top of the mountain on the hike was very good too. The hosts, Tino and Vana were top class, everything ran really smoothly, they were well organised and attentive and always went that extra mile to make our experience enjoyable.

  • We had a fabulous holiday, it far exceeded our expectations! 13 August 2017 by The Foster Family

    The activities were brilliant and the local guides Tino and Vana were amazing. Nothing was too much trouble for them! They arranged so many extra things - wine tasting, extra activities, babysitting all of which added to our fantastic holiday experience. Our group were also a great bunch of people, all very like-minded and it was a pleasure to spend the week with them. Lots of credit should go to
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    your local suppliers, they really are amazing. All the activities were great and we enjoyed the wide variety of experiences. I really enjoyed the hiking day and fab lunch in the mountains. Probably the canoe trip on the last day was our favourite - we escaped the crowds, had a lovely locally-sourced lunch and saw beautiful water falls and had such fun on the rapids. The guides were great at pacing things with swim stops and breaks whilst somehow managing to keep to some vague timetable!
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  • Adriatic Activity Week 06 August 2017 by Christopher, Julie and Isabel Moore

    All the activities in their own way were excellent - challenging, enjoyable and well briefed by the excellent guides Borna and Vana. We enjoyed them all because they were in different locations and had their own individual challenges. The contrast for me was about right considering the range of ages of the children in the group. The guides Borna and Vana made great suggestions of places to eat and
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    improvised superbly when challenges were given to them.
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  • A fantabulous(!) holiday 06 August 2017 by Máire and Jordan O’Sullivan

    Awesome holiday, absolutely fantastic! I think the canyoning was the best day - it was tough and challenging - a really demanding day. Fantastic! It was just great; I honestly, honestly don't think it could be improved. 8 fabulous kids, 8 fun-loving adults and 2 awesome guides make for a fantastic holiday!

  • Adriatic Activity Week 30 July 2017 by Julia Niblett & Louis Haynes

    The guide Ivan was excellent - really friendly, knowledgeable and well organised. We enjoyed the canoe safari - loved the hidden waterfall and pool to swim in.

  • Croatia activity week 23 July 2017 by The Latham Family

    Loved all the activities, especially rafting, canyoning, sea and river kayaking and the trek.

  • Pleased to recommend this holiday to others 23 July 2017 by The Wigley Family

    I would like to make special mention of our excellent guides, Ivan and Sarah. Being part of a group of kids seems to put a very positive peer pressure on children and young adults – my fifteen-year-old son who hates heights was canyoning, first up the rock climbing, and even managed the 2100 metres of zip wires! I just sat there, gobsmacked, and quietly a very proud dad, seeing a new side of
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    him? My youngest daughter (just 10) wanted to try the canyoning too and her big brother helped. Unfortunately, with a little push in the back from her big brother to get her off the rock, she got out of alignment and entered the water face first. She was distraught and in some pain from the impact. One of our guides, Sarah, immediately helped her calm down and got her back to shore. We returned to our kayaks, ready to head back to the hotel. But my daughter was sad and somewhat embarrassed about what had happened to her. She quietly said to our guide, Ivan, that she would like another go. With no hesitation, Ivan swam with her back out to the rocks, and together they climbed, paused, held hands, and jumped together – fortunately with a very clean water entry. Followed by a great high-five and cheers from the other families! Although this was the first of our trips of the week, it turned out to have summed up Ivan – he always made the time and effort to make the day special and Sarah took the care to ensure that all was well. Ivan was patient and never got flustered.
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  • Activity Week 22 July 2017 by The Condon Family

    Each member of the family had a different favourite including climbing, hiking, zip wiring (optional) and river kayaking - it was wonderful being on the river and being in/out of the water! Dragonflies and turtles made it even better. We thoroughly enjoyed the holiday and thought that the national parks in Croatia were beautiful. We were impressed with the service from Activities Abroad and
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    would definitely book through the company again.
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  • We will certainly be going again. 20 August 2016 by The Rea Family

    Canyoning was so exhilarating, great fun and amazing views that you could only get from being in the canyon. During the river kayaking, I really struggled to keep the kayak straight and my son really wasn't any help!! It may have been the least enjoyable activity, but I still enjoyed the majority of the day, especially the swimming and jumping off rocks and through waterfalls. The home grown/made
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    picnic was superb. We had an amazing holiday, one of the best. We will certainly be going again.
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  • Fantastic holiday 31 July 2016 by The Nicholls Family

    Fantastic holiday - kids had a blast and it felt so much longer than a week. Guides were excellent.

  • Activity guides were superb 24 July 2016 by The Wainwright Family

    Activity rep/guides, Mima and Lovro, were superb. We've done four activity holidays and these were by far and away the best we've had. Very well organised, flexible to changes if possible, very safety conscious, but a lightness of touch in dealing with a large mixed group of differing abilities.

  • An excellent holiday 29 May 2016 by The Slark-Hollis Family

    Your reps were fantastic and we all had an excellent holiday. We had a great time and would recommend and use you again.

  • As a family we completed challenges we did not think where possible!!! 09 August 2015 by Collette Nichols

    The holiday was very well organised, helpful guides. As a family we completed challenges we did not think where possible!!! The activities were awesome. The staff at Novigrad where friendly and helpful. Would definitely recommend (this trip). Most enjoyable: White-water rafting - great team spirit between all the families and a little bit of rivalry between boats!

  • We had a really great holiday... 08 August 2015 by Judith Harrison

    The admin staff in the UK were very helpful and well informed. The hotel/apartments were really beautiful with fabulous views. We had a really great holiday, lots and lots of fun, and made some good friends. I think my sons enjoyed jumping into water from boats and high rocks the most!!

  • We were impressed with the safety attitude and ethos of the guides 02 August 2015 by Susan Mabbett

    As outdoor folk already familiar with kayaking, canoeing, caving and climbing we were impressed with the safety attitude and ethos of the guides. The equipment provided and tuition was all of good quality.


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