Adult price from £1,020pp
All prices include: flights, transfers, accommodation and meals; all as listed.
VISITING: Croatia
BROCHURE CODE: 4032

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?

  • 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.

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Photography by Croatian National Tourist Board And Ivo Biocina

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Included in price

We include more, no hidden costs

On each of our holidays you will see a clear outline of exactly what's included in the price of your holiday. We never use 'headline' or 'lead-in' prices like so many tour operators, as we prefer to include as much as we can, rather than see our clients incur considerable additional costs in our destinations.
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Activities: select as many or as few activities as you wish from the schedule. The price per person depends on the number of activities chosen.

Next season’s pre-sale dates and prices

You can make a pre-reservation to secure your holiday at this stage by paying an initial deposit of only £50pp. The provisional departure dates, prices and itineraries remain subject to change. We will contact you when the final dates, prices and itineraries are confirmed, and you will have 14 days to decide if you would like to go ahead. A further deposit payment of £250pp is due by 01 February 2020 or at the time of us confirming the trip details to you, whichever is sooner. If you decide not to travel, we will refund your initial £50pp payment. Our Travel Experts will happily provide you with full terms and a complete quotation.

Adult price based on 2 adults sharing a one-bedroom apartment with 1 or 2 children
Dates
Sun 07 Jul 2019
£1,065
£40 per extra activity Enquire
Sun 14 Jul 2019
£1,035
£40 per extra activity Enquire
Sun 21 Jul 2019
£1,065
£40 per extra activity Enquire
Sun 28 Jul 2019
£1,065
£40 per extra activity Enquire
Sun 04 Aug 2019
£1,110
£40 per extra activity Enquire
Sun 11 Aug 2019
£1,035
£40 per extra activity Enquire
Sun 18 Aug 2019
£1,045
£40 per extra activity Enquire
Sun 25 Aug 2019
£1,045
£40 per extra activity Enquire
Sat 19 Oct 2019
£1,020
£40 per extra activity Enquire
Sun 05 Jul 2020
£1,065
£40 per extra activity Enquire
Sun 12 Jul 2020
£1,030
£40 per extra activity Enquire
Sun 19 Jul 2020
£1,065
£40 per extra activity Enquire
Sun 26 Jul 2020
£1,065
£40 per extra activity Enquire
Sun 02 Aug 2020
£1,110
£40 per extra activity Enquire
Sun 09 Aug 2020
£1,030
£40 per extra activity Enquire
Sun 16 Aug 2020
£1,040
£40 per extra activity Enquire
Sun 23 Aug 2020
£1,040
£40 per extra activity Enquire
Sat 17 Oct 2020
£1,020
£40 per extra activity Enquire
Child (8 - 12) sharing a one bedroom apartment with 1 or 2 adults
Dates
Sun 07 Jul 2019
£1,000
£40 per extra activity Enquire
Sun 14 Jul 2019
£965
£40 per extra activity Enquire
Sun 21 Jul 2019
£1,000
£40 per extra activity Enquire
Sun 28 Jul 2019
£1,000
£40 per extra activity Enquire
Sun 04 Aug 2019
£1,045
£40 per extra activity Enquire
Sun 11 Aug 2019
£965
£40 per extra activity Enquire
Sun 18 Aug 2019
£975
£40 per extra activity Enquire
Sun 25 Aug 2019
£975
£40 per extra activity Enquire
Sun 05 Jul 2020
£1,000
£40 per extra activity Enquire
Sun 12 Jul 2020
£960
£40 per extra activity Enquire
Sun 19 Jul 2020
£1,000
£40 per extra activity Enquire
Sun 26 Jul 2020
£1,000
£40 per extra activity Enquire
Sun 02 Aug 2020
£1,040
£40 per extra activity Enquire
Sun 09 Aug 2020
£960
£0 per extra activity Enquire
Sun 16 Aug 2020
£970
£40 per extra activity Enquire
Sun 23 Aug 2020
£970
£40 per extra activity Enquire
Sat 17 Oct 2020
£950
£40 per extra activity Enquire

Terms

For our full booking terms and conditions please click here

Holiday group size (approximate)

Minimum 4 people and maximum 26

Group size

We always try to provide an approximation of the group size you can expect to be with for the duration of each of our holidays. It may be that you are joined by others for parts of your holiday (such as transfers and particular activities) but the above number reflects those you can normally expect to be with from beginning to end. If group size is something which is particularly important to you, please speak to our Travel Experts and they can suggest the best holidays for you.

Tailor-made holiday group sizes will vary for all activities as will the group size for any additional activities you book.

Minimum numbers required for a holiday to operate

Some of our holidays require a minimum number of participants to operate (as listed in the ‘Group Size’ section). If your holiday departure has not yet reached the minimum number, you will be told at the time of booking. In the unlikely event that your chosen date is not guaranteed by nine weeks before your scheduled departure date, we will contact you to discuss the available options as per our booking conditions.

Itinerary amendments

The order of activities is always subject to change and you will be provided with your final itinerary upon arrival at your destination.

Single supplement

Please note that some of our holidays may incur a single supplement. Please speak to one of our Travel Experts who will provide you with a quotation.

Medical history and advice

We want our holidays to be accessible as they can be and will do our best to accommodate any special requests and requirements where possible. We have a wide range of holidays and destinations and so our travel experts will help find the best holiday for you.

In order to give us the best possible chance to do this we ask that if you or any member of your party has any medical condition or disability which may affect your holiday or has any special requirements, that you tell us at the time of enquiry or booking. You must also promptly advise us if any medical condition or disability which may affect your holiday develops after your booking has been confirmed. You may need to provide a doctor’s note and proof of insurance in some cases as the health and safety of our clients is absolutely paramount.

In providing this information you are allowing us to work with our expert local partners to ensure that your whole party can enjoy the holiday. By letting us know in advance we can discreetly work with you to adapt any part of the holiday which may potentially be challenging. Being able to prepare for this in advance makes an incredible difference to what we can offer and minimises any impact on your party and the rest of the group.

Unfortunately, if you choose not to share this information with us in advance then it may limit some or all of the itinerary you have booked, and we cannot be held accountable for any additional costs or missed activities resulting from this.

Pregnancy

If you are pregnant at the time of booking your holiday or you discover you are pregnant prior to your departure, firstly – congratulations! Secondly – please tell us as soon as possible. This situation does arise, and we are able to advise you both from our own first-hand experience and from discussing this at length with our expert local partners who have experience in this area. The more notice you can give us the better, in order to suggest any adaptions to the itinerary you have booked which will reduce the risk to both mother and baby. Please contact our customer service team at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.

Insurance

Insurance is not included in your holiday, but it is a pre-requisite to travelling with us. You will need to ensure that you have cover for all the activities that you will be participating in during your holiday.

It is extremely important that you take out a suitable travel insurance policy at the time of booking. Plans do sometimes change, and you will need this policy should you need to cancel your holiday.

If you are struggling to find a suitable policy then details of our preferred provider, who will cover you for all the activities we offer, can be found on our website by clicking here. Please note that this policy is available to EU residents under the age of 75 only.

Reduced mobility

If you have a reduced level of mobility, then please contact our travel experts to discuss the suitability of this holiday in relation to your requirements.

Experience and fitness

Most of the activities we offer have been designed for beginners who have no prior experience and are of all age ranges and fitness levels. Our guides provide expert advice, tuition and instructions prior to any activity going ahead. Activities are designed to be enjoyed and not endured, but some, do require a more basic level of fitness than others. If you have any questions, then please contact one of our Travel Experts who can provide first-hand advice.

The only holidays which are not as suitable for complete beginners are the multi-night safaris which involve several days in wilderness cabins travelling by either snowmobile or husky safari. Again, this all depends on the individual taking part, but some prior experience and understanding of these types of activities can be very helpful and a greater level of fitness is recommended.

Guides & Safety

When partaking in any activity, it is imperative that everyone in your group listens very closely to the instructions provided by the guide and that they are abided by at all times. Our guides are experts in their field and no one knows the environment better than these highly knowledgeable and experienced providers.

Prior to starting any activity, please make it clear to your guide if there is any element of the safety briefing you are unsure of or would like to clarify before you set off.

Our guides will always take local conditions into account when considering whether an activity can go ahead. This is, in part, why your itinerary is subject to change at short notice. This rarely happens, however, if it does, we will always endeavour to reschedule the activity for later in your holiday. If this is not possible then the cost of the activity will be refunded to you when you return home.

Our guides' word on activities is always final and your safety is their principal concern at all times; please respect their decisions. By following their instructions, your safety and enjoyment during each activity will be greatly enhanced.

NB: In order to participate in our holidays, all guests must be able to understand instructions given in English. These instructions may be delivered verbally or in writing and will include vital safety information and ongoing instruction during activities.

Minimum and Maximum Age

The minimum age for this holiday can be found in the ‘Key Facts’ section of the holiday overview.

Younger family members may be able to participate but may not be able to take part in all activities. Please contact one of our Travel Experts if you have any questions.

Booking activities locally and equipment hire

Additional activities can be booked locally in almost all our destinations. However, as per our booking conditions, we cannot be held responsible for any injury or loss incurred through participation in activities which are booked at your destination outside of our holiday itinerary (see our ‘Terms and Conditions’ for further details).

When arranging any such activity please always ensure that safety is your primary concern.

In some of our destinations, you can borrow or hire equipment for use in your free time. You do so entirely at your own risk. You must ensure that you are properly prepared, have the necessary equipment and knowledge (maps, etc) and ensure that where applicable, you follow marked routes. We recommend discussing your plans with the local teams who will be able to advise on the most suitable options for you.

Always let the reception/guide know where you are planning to go and take a torch and mobile phone (with the hotel/guide’s phone number stored). It is also a good idea to leave your contact number and the time you expect to return to the hotel should the hotel need to contact you.

Car hire

If your trip includes car hire the named driver must have a credit card registered in their name which they can present when they collect their car along with their driving licence, as a deposit will be held on the credit card.  Please see your trip dossier for full details.

Travel Safety and Foreign Office Advice

Our clients’ safety is at the centre of everything we do, and our operations team continually assesses and monitors the destinations we feature. We carry out thorough risk assessments and work closely with all of our suppliers to continually follow best practice. For up to date travel advice the UK government offers its Travel Aware website as well as the advice detailed below.

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office Advice

We receive all updates from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) with regards to travel advice and we always ensure that we follow this advice in our operations. The FCO issues travel advisories for countries based on a very wide range of factors. They may provide notification about things as simple as a football match and crowds, or they may go so far as to advise against all travel to a region. We ask all our clients to refer to the relevant Travel Advice by Country for the destinations they are visiting in order to make an informed decision on the safety of the destination based on the details provided. It also provides vital information regarding entry requirements, embassy information, local laws and customs as well as specific safety and health. Guests should take responsibility for keeping themselves up to date with this advice. Please also ensure that, if you are transiting through another country, you have read the advice and meet the entry requirements for that destination too.

The FCO travel advice is applicable to British Passport Holders. Most governments will issue their own travel advice for a region and, if you are not a UK resident then you can find some helpful links below:

Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade http://www.smartraveller.gov.au/ New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade http://www.safetravel.govt.nz/ Canadian Consular Affairs Bureau http://voyage.gc.ca/ The U.S. Bureau of Consular Affairs http://travel.state.gov/content/travel/english.html

If the FCO deems that there is an unacceptable level of risk for UK citizens then, together with the government, they may issue an advisory against all travel to a region or country. If such an advisory is published, then we will act accordingly, and this may require the cancellation, curtailment or amendment of a holiday itinerary. These decisions are made on the basis of ensuring our clients’ safety and will affect all clients on the holiday, regardless of their nationality.

If one of our local experts suggests an amendment due to a situation which develops locally then we may also take the decision to amend an itinerary appropriately.

If we have to cancel your holiday prior to departure you will be offered the option of an alternative trip (where any price difference will either be refunded to or covered by you) or a full refund of the monies paid.

If we have to curtail a holiday, then you will be refunded for any costs for the elements we have been unable to deliver, where we have been able to secure a refund from our suppliers. If we must reroute a holiday, then any basis for refund is determined on a case by case basis and dependent on whether the central holiday experience was provided or not.

Flight schedule changes and connecting transportation

On your documentation, we will confirm your flight schedule. Sometimes the flight number, routing and timings might change prior to your departure. If the change is classed as a significant change then we will contact you to discuss this. Please see our booking conditions for details.

Flight schedule changes can impact on your pre and post-holiday travel arrangements if these have been booked separately to your holiday. We strongly recommend that you do not book transport (such as trains or transfers), car parking or non-connecting flights to the departure point for your holiday until you have received your final confirmed travel times when your final travel documents are issued. We are not responsible for the effect of any schedule change on your pre or post travel arrangements. We strongly recommend that you do not purchase non-flexible or non-refundable tickets to avoid cancellation and penalty charges.

Booking your own flights - cancellation disclaimer

If you have chosen to book your own flights, then you will need to wait until we confirm to you that the holiday departure has met the minimum numbers required to run (if applicable to your chosen holiday). Once the holiday is guaranteed to run, you will be informed and you can then make your arrangements.

If transfers are included in your holiday, please ensure that any potential flights will be met by our standard transfers (speak to one of our Travel Experts for advice) otherwise private transfer supplements may be applicable. Once your flights are booked, please send us a copy of your detailed flight itinerary.

Please be aware that most tickets are non-refundable in the case of cancellation. For this reason, we strongly advise you check the rules of the ticket and check the limitations of your cancellation insurance before booking. We cannot be held liable, in the unlikely eventuality that we should be forced to cancel or amend your trip, for losses incurred relating to any flight booking you have made.

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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