Croatia Group Travel Dates

Date

Price

Availability

Sat, July 8, 2023 – Sun, July 16, 2023

$1999

Available

Sat, August 5, 2023 – Sun, August 13, 2023

$1999

Available

Sat, August 19, 2023 – Sun, August 27, 2023

$1999

Available

Sat, September 2, 2023 – Sun, September 10, 2023

$1999

Available

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Where We Go

Croatia group travel map

Plitvice Lakes

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Split

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Hvar

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Dubrovnik

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Kotor (Optional)

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Places Visited

  • Split
  • Plitvice Lakes National Park
  • Dubrovnik
  • Hvar Island
  • Kotor, Montenegro (optional)

Highlights

  • Boating around beautiful islands and exploring secret beaches on a full day excursion in Hvar
  • Relaxing on gorgeous Adriatic beaches
  • Exploring the natural beauty of Plitvice Lakes National Park
  • Touring historical Dubrovnik via a Game of Thrones oriented tour or historical tour
  • Enjoying the Croatian island nightlife (for those that would like)
  • Optional excursions tailored to your style
  • Free time to explore Split, Hvar, and Dubrovnik

Trip Inclusions

Trip Rankings

Physical Intensity
Medium Low
Free Time
Medium
Partying / Nightlife
Medium High
Culture / History
Low
Food / Cuisine
Medium Low

Flight Information

Airfare is not included in the base price quoted.  We recommend landing by 4pm on the first day (flying into Split; airport code: SPU) but you’re welcomed to depart anytime on the last day (from Dubrovnik; airport code: DBV).

Is This Croatia Trip Right for You?

  • You will be doing a lot of walking on this trip oftentimes on uneven surfaces like cobblestones and up/down hills.
  • You will be staying in private apartments through this trip. Front desk reception, room service, daily cleaning and breakfast are therefore not provided. The apartments are all very clean, safe and in great, central locations.
  • Peak tourism in Croatia occurs in July and August where the crowds can be large (especially in Old Town Dubrovnik). Further, temperatures are at peak during that time of the year reaching into the 90s and above especially in Dubrovnik and Hvar.

Frequently Asked Questions

The group leader on this Croatia trip will be one of our U.S. or European based group leaders. His/her job is to ensure the safety and well being of everyone on the trip and, of course, to show everyone the most amazing time ever! While he/she will have a basic knowledge of the history, culture and customs of Croatia he/she is not an expert in the matter.

A passport is required for this Croatia group trip. While your passport must have at least 3 months validity from the time you leave Croatia it is strongly recommended that your passport have at least 6 months validity to avoid any problems. If you hold a U.S. passport you will not need a visa for entry to Croatia as long as you are not staying more than 90 days (during a 6 month period starting from the day of first entry). Please note that Croatia is a member of the European Union but it is not a member of the Schengen area.

You will be staying in private apartments for the duration of this Croatia group trip. Locals rent out large family apartments as an important part of the tourism economy of Croatia during the summer months. The apartments we use are all clean, safe, and have modern touches but please understand that the infrastructure of the buildings themselves can be dated and old. As these are private apartments there is no front reception, daily housekeeping or room service. All the apartments have WiFi and air conditioning. Most of the apartments are studio style meaning there is a private ensuite bathroom in each apartment. In some instances apartments might have shared bathrooms amongst different rooms in which case we try to keep the bathroom to room ratio no less than 2 bathrooms for every 3 rooms. We try to keep the apartments all in one building but this is impossible if the group size is large; in instances like these the group will be spread across 2 or 3 different buildings but all will be within about a 5 minute walk from one another. The apartments are always rented out exclusively for Travendly so you will never share an apartment with someone not on the trip.

 

The locations for the apartments are all excellent – centrally located directly in the the city center. In Split the apartments are in the city center, about a 5 minute walk to the entrance to Diocletian’s Palace. In Hvar the apartments are in Hvar Town, about a 10 minute walk to the Cathedral of Saint Stephen. In Dubrovnik the apartments are in the Old Town where you are literally a 5/10 minute walk from everything. Game of Thrones fans: in Dubrovnik the apartments are about a 5 minute walk from the filming location of the Walk of Shame and about a 10 minute walk from the filming location of the Red Keep.

In order to budget properly please consider the following items which are not included in this Croatia group trip:

  • Meals: You are responsible for 8 breakfasts, 7 lunches and 6 dinners. Budget around $325 for meals not included.
  • Tipping
    • Local drivers, guides and restaurant staff: Tipping is not compulsory but can make a big difference to individuals in the local hospitality industry in Croatia. Therefore, we recommend budgeting around $50 for these services.
    • Group leader: Tipping your group leader is completely discretionary. For outstanding service you may consider tipping your group leader ~$10/day.
  • Transportation: Airport transfers are not included. If you plan on taking the airport bus please budget ~$5 for the Split transfer and ~$6 for the Dubrovnik transfer. If you plan on taking a taxi to/from the airport please budget ~$30 for the Split transfer and ~$30 for the Dubrovnik transfer.
  • Travel insurance: Travel insurance covering our minimum requirements ($100k+ in medical coverage including emergency evacuation) is compulsory for all participants. Budget anywhere from $50 to $130 for travel insurance (from a 3rd party) depending on your specific coverage inclusions.

The single room supplement on this Croatia trip is $599. You will be able to select your preference for a single room supplement when filling out the application. If you are applying for this trip within 3 months of the departure please contact us for single room availability before applying. Please be advised that due to the accommodations on this trip (i.e. private apartments) you might have a shared bathroom (depending on the configuration of the apartment) but you will definitely have your own bedroom.

Upon arrival in Split/Dubrovnik you will take a taxi/bus directly to the apartments where your group leader will be waiting for you! After getting checked-in you will have free time until around 6pm upon which you will meet the group at the apartments. Then you will walk to a nearby spot for drinks/dinner as you begin to get to know one another! While you will not physically meet your group mates until the evening of the first day you will be in contact with everyone well ahead of time in the group WhatsApp chat and, in addition, we will provide you with everyone’s traveler bios so you’ll already know each other a little before physically meeting!

On day 3 (in Split) and day 8 (in Dubrovnik) you will have the opportunity to tailor the trip to your style by selecting an optional excursion. You will be able to select the optional excursion during the application process and, after, you’ll be sent an invoice to pay.

 

Day 3 (Split):

  • ATVing: 900 HRK
  • Cooking class: 885 HRK

 

Day 8 (Dubrovnik):

  • Kayaking: 350 HRK
  • Kotor day trip: 500 HRK

 

You can read more about the optional excursions here.

We recommend bringing a combination of cash and credit/ATM card (assuming your credit card does not have foreign transaction fees). You will be able to use a credit card (Visa or Mastercard) at many shops and restaurants in Croatia but it’s good to have a cash reserve as a backup in case the card machine is not working or if a restaurant is cash only. ATMs are readily available but withdrawal limits and transaction fees could occur.

You may bring any size luggage that you wish though we recommend packing as lite as possible since you will be traveling a lot during this trip (staying in 3 different apartments). Further, please note that you will need to walk up to 10 minutes with your bag in Dubrovnik (from the point of taxi drop off to the apartment location) as you will be staying in the Old Town (of Dubrovnik) where cars are not allowed.

Yes, you will have WiFi access at all the apartments and most restaurants.

In Split and Hvar you will have plenty of nightlife options: wine and cocktail bars, outside party themed bars, and clubs. Dubrovnik has a more laid back nightlife scene with the primary focus being low key and wine bars. The decision to go out at night or not is completely up to you!

Upon arrival in Split you will either take the bus or a taxi to the apartment. The bus is most cost effective as it’s only 30 Kuna and you get dropped off just about 10 minute walk from the apartments; we will provide you with detailed instructions (via your trip documents) on how to take the bus. Alternatively, you can easily take a taxi. Further, you could also share a taxi with other participants on your trip by coordinating through the group WhatsApp chat.

There are 2 ferries and 1 boating day on this Croatia group travel trip. While the sea is generally calm during the summer (when our Croatia trips run) it’s impossible to guarantee it. Therefore, if you get seasick easily this might not be the best trip for you. However, if you only get mildly sea sick we recommend consulting with your doctor to discuss possible seasick remedies such as medication or patches.

Croatia Group Travel Itinerary

  • Your amazing Croatia group travel trip all begins today! Welcome to Split, the beautiful Croatian city along the Dalmatian coast that’s equal parts ancient and modern. We encourage you to arrive early today as there’s so much to see in this charming city: explore Diocletian’s Palace (an impressive Roman monument), take a stroll through Marjan Forest Park with medieval chapels and cave dwellings, or visit the medieval town of Salona. Or if that blue, Adriatic sea water is calling your name you could opt for some beach time.

 

  • Tonight we’ll meet up for a welcoming dinner Split style!

 

Daily Inclusions:

  • Lodging: Private apartment (double occupancy) in Split
  • Meals: Dinner
  • Today is all about the natural beauty of Croatia as we travel to the stunning Plitvice Lakes National Park! 16 stunning lakes make up this National Park filled with naturally forests and breath taking waterfalls. There are so many walking and hiking paths, too, so you will surely find a trail to your liking!

 

  • After exploring this stunning Croatian gem we’ll head back to Split where we’ll enjoy another fun night out in this coastal city!

 

Daily Inclusions:

  • Lodging: Private apartment (double occupancy) in Split
  • Transportation: Round trip transportation to/from Plitvice Lakes National Park
  • Activity: Pltivice Lakes National Park Tour
  • Other: Pltivice Lakes National Park entrance ticket
  • Today is yours to spend as you wish on on this Adriatic gem! You could relax on some beaches today, explore Split, grab a ferry for a day trip to nearby Brac Island where the famous Golden Horn Beach resides, or explore a nearby town such as Omis, a small town nestled below magnificent limestone mountains! Or you could opt in for a more adventurous activity and go ATVing or get your culinary game on with a cooking class. Decisions, decisions!

 

  • Tonight we’ll meet back up in Split and see where the night takes us!

 

Daily Inclusions:

  • Lodging: Private apartment (double occupancy) in Split

 

Optional Excursions:

  • ATVing (900 HRK)
  • Cooking class (885 HRK)
  • We’ll catch the morning ferry from Split to Hvar Island, the “queen of the Croatian Dalmatian islands” known for its dense Mediterranean scenery, rich tradition, architecture, and nightlife. There are is no set agenda for today though we strongly recommend taking in some serious Hvar beach time.

 

  • Hvar’s summer nightlife is always buzzing and there’s no absence of parties to chose from. The famous Carpe Diem beach club and Hula Hula beach bar are always good times! Tonight we will explore Hvar’s nightlife to the fullest – just wait and see!

 

Daily Inclusions:

  • Lodging: Private apartment (double occupancy) in Hvar
  • Transportation: Ferry from Split to Hvar
  • Today is boating day! We’ll hop aboard a motor boat and spend the entire day boating around neighboring the Pakleni islands and exploring hidden beaches! The day will be filled with hidden beaches, swimming breaks and cliff jumping (for those that would like). Not a bad way to spend your first full day in Hvar!

 

  • In the evening we’ll head back to Hvar, rest up a bit, then head out to dinner. Carpe diem island party post dinner? Maybe for those that would like!

 

Daily Inclusions:

  • Lodging: Private apartment (double occupancy) in Hvar
  • Activity: Full day boating
  • Picture this – you wake up on a gorgeous island in the Adriatic sea, not a cloud in the sky, sun shinning on crystal clear blue water and you have nothing to do but relax. Sounds amazing, right? Well, that’s you, today, right now. This morning and early afternoon is yours to spend how you’d like! Strong recommendation: take the 45 minute walk up to the top of the fortress (Fortica) for some unreal views of Hvar and the Pakleni Islands!

 

  • This afternoon we’ll meet up and head to Hula Hula bar, a cool beachfront bar with a relaxed vibe and delicious summer drinks. Feeling ready to party? Just hang around until the evening when the party really gets going.

 

Daily Inclusions:

  • Lodging: Private apartment (double occupancy) in Hvar
  • We’ll catch the early morning ferry today as we make our way back to inland Croatia to the “Pearl of the Adriatic”, the town of Dubrovnik. You’ll have some time to explore this beautiful town and wander around the cobblestone streets of the Old Town before we meet up for Game of Thrones tour as Dubrovnik is the filming site of King’s Landing! And non-GOT fans? Go watch GOT immediately and become a fan and then get back to us. (It’s okay if you don’t watch GOT as we’ll hook it up with a general Dubrovnik city tour).

 

  • Tonight we’ll meet up for sunset drinks in town followed by dinner. Cocktails after? Sure, why not!

 

Daily Inclusions:

  • Lodging: Private apartment (double occupancy) in Dubrovnik
  • Transportation: Ferry from Hvar to Dubrovnik, transfer from port to apartment in Dubrovnik
  • Activity: GOT or general Dubrovnik tour
  • Today is a free day in Dubrovnik! You could hop on the cablecar to Mount Srd and soar above the city for some seriously amazing views, visit a medieval pharmacy or local winery, or walk the Old Town walls for some unreal views of Old Town. Or you could take a trip to Lokrum Island, a nature reserve (island) just 10 minutes away (by motor boat) or go kayaking near the Old Town or even visit a whole new country: Montenegro!

 

  • Tonight we’ll meet up for a final dinner together in town and end our Croatia group travel trip in style: Croatian wine and dine style!

 

Daily Inclusions:

  • Lodging: Private apartment (double occupancy) in Dubrovnik
  • Meals: Dinner

 

Optional Excursions:

  • Kayaking (350 HRK)
  • Day trip to Kotor, Montenegro (500 HRK)
  • Today, sadly, is your last on our Croatia group travel trip for young professionals. While you will be going home today the experience on the trip and friendships made will last a lifetime! You’re free to depart from Dubrovnik at any time today.
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