Croatia cultural vacation with homestay
Travel by bus and ferry as part of a small group as you split a week of organised cultural activities and free days on Croatia's Dalmatian Coast.
Dubrovnik Korcula Island Hvar Island Split
US $1960ToUS $2115excluding flights
Single supplement $360.
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1 Reviews of Croatia cultural vacation with homestay
4 out of 5 stars
Reviewed on 04 Jul 2015 by victoria davies
1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?
Speed boat to blue caves in Havar. Dubrovnik old town walls walk.
2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?
Sit back and relax everything runs on Croatian time.
3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?
4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?
Tour of country excellent somewhat let down by poor tour guide.
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PlanetAs a global operator, we take our role in the tourism industry very seriously. We recognise the impact that tourism has on local communities and the environment, and we plan and operate all our tours with this front of our minds. We believe that every tour operator must be responsible in the way they conduct their business, to ensure the welfare of all people and the conservation of the environment.
We are committed to operating in a responsible manner, incorporating the principles of sustainable development in the way we provide our travelers with real life experiences. These values are more than just words on a page; they are ingrained in our culture and the daily operations of every office and every trip. In addition, we expect our staff and travelers to demonstrate the principles of responsible travel - respecting people, cultures and local environments; in the distribution of wealth; in good will and cross-cultural sharing; and in contributing to sustainable development.
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We take care to use local transport throughout, including trains, boats and buses and stay in small, locally owned hotels and guesthouses. This trip includes a stay with local hosts on the island of Korcula. Not only does this provide you with a glimpse into local life it also is a great way to put money back into the local community.
We source produce locally throughout the trip, eat at local restaurants and encourage our travelers to purchase souvenirs from local artisans. A visit to a local farm in the village of Pupnat will provide you with a treat of a meal made entirely from ingredients found on the farm as well as sampling some of the families wine grown on their very own vineyard.
Recruitment of our ground team comes from the local community. This not only gives a fantastic insight into the country and a snap shot of day to day life, but it also puts valuable financial resources back into the local economy, creating jobs and supporting local businesses.