Small group walking vacation in Croatia
Our bestselling Croatia walking vacation is run by one of our longest-standing partners who employ local, fairly paid guides throughout. Their expert knowledge will see you hike lesser-visited coastal and inland trails, eating with local families and at community restaurants enroute.
Dubrovnik Paklenica National Park Krka National Park Biokovo Mountains Island of Brac Bathing in Skradinski buk waterfalls Split
US $1999ToUS $2399excluding flights
Optional single supplement from £288 - £464.
Minimum age 16.
Minimum age 16.
Late availability on these dates: 21 May, 28 May
Description of Small group walking vacation in Croatia
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Small group tours:
Small group travel is not large group travel scaled down. It is modeled on independent travel – but with the advantage of a group leader to take care of the itinerary, accommodation and tickets, and dealing with the language. It’s easy to tick off the big sights independently – but finding those one-off experiences, local festivals, traveling markets and secret viewpoints is almost impossible for someone without the insider knowledge gained from years in the field. Those with a two-week vacation, a small group tour will save valuable planning time.
Our top tip:
Prepare for all weathers. This is a mountain and maritime trip, with changeable weather on both.
Small group, max. 16 people. Min. age 16
Moderate. 7-13 kms/day.
Small 2* and 3* hotels.
Flights, accommodation, transport, tour leader.
Only breakfasts included. Budget £25-35 per day for others.
Solo travelers welcome for small surcharge for own room.
We can cater for vegetarian and vegan diets.
3 Reviews of Small group walking vacation in Croatia
5 out of 5 stars
Reviewed on 22 Sep 2019 by Gill GibbsGreat hiking especially in the Paklenica National Park. Read full review
Reviewed on 29 Jun 2019 by Tony WickThe most memorable part of the vacation was seeing Kravica Waterfall and swimming in the lake, followed by lunch alongside the river in Blagaj. Read full review
Reviewed on 02 Jun 2019 by Rosemary OIt was all gorgeous, but I really loved Starigrad and hill walking in that region. Read full review
As the pioneers of responsible tourism, we've screened this (and every) vacation so that you can travel knowing it will help support the places and people that you visit, and the planet. Read how below.
As the itinerary is mainly based on trekking and sightseeing Dalmatian coast, we have a low impact on the environment. The sightseeing aspect of the tour is actually really beneficial to the country and its several historical and cultural gems. The ancient, heavily walled city of Dubrovnik, for instance, benefits from tourist fees which go towards upkeep of the buildings. Clients are free to visit the Rector’s Palace, the Franciscan and Dominican Monasteries, the Stradun and the fortified walls themselves. Not only does this help preserve and celebrate Croatian culture history, but the locals benefit from tourists spending on souvenirs and food. Similarly, we visit Krka National Park and Paklenica National Park and by doing this we contribute to the maintenance of these beautiful natural areas.
Water is a really important issue with trekking trips and whilst we must stay hydrated, it is also vital that we have a system for providing clean water without causing lots of waste with plastic bottles. We suggest that instead of repeatedly buying bottled water, guests should re-fill a singular bottle and provide clean water in large bottles to facilitate this. We recycle our plastic and are sure to dispose of any litter on tour in an appropriate place.
It all starts at home so we have first worked at reducing our carbon footprint in our UK Offices. Through energy conservation measures and recycling policies, we are proud to be actively reducing the waste produced and our impact on the environment. We support various projects all over the world to try and give something back to the places we visit.
PeopleAccommodation & Meals:
On this trip you will spend the week in comfortable, locally staffed hotels. We tend to avoid the larger chains and to invest in the smaller businesses, where our money stays local. We also try to use accommodation with an awareness of sustainability e.g. Hotel Vicko in Paklenica has energy reduction and waste recycling policies. All breakfasts and one picnic lunch is included. Croatian cuisine has a mixture of Central European, Italian and Balkan influences, producing a mixture of dishes like grilled lamb, pizza, fine seafood, pasta and salads. Your guide is local and will be able to recommend or arrange for you to eat in some unique, community-central restaurants or markets. For example, in Ston, the group can stop to try oysters or have a coffee.
This small group tour has a maximum of 16 participants, meaning that we have a low impact on the environments and communities we visit and are able to ensure that we do not disrupt or lead to the displacement of local people. The small number also allows us to stay in unique, family-run hotels that cannot benefit from coach tours and other mass tourism due to their limited sizes.