Sail cruise, Active & Rafting

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Dalmatia

14 nights, 15 days
Prog Code - TRIL-KAT
Prices from £1599 pp
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If you’re searching for a 2 week adventure holiday in Croatia, then look no further than this breath taking thrill & chill family trip. Our first 7 nights are spent in the Dalmatia hinterland, surrounded by rivers, canyons and biking trails, providing the thrills of nature. Dedicated to bringing teenagers of similar ages together, our Activity Base offers a social able environment for liked minded parents & teens. By day, we take on the power of nature and by night, we relax with great food.

Our second week is spent on Croatia’s famous coastline, cruising the Adriatic Sea island hopping. Family sailing adventures in Croatia are the perfect way to see alot more of this stunning country, without the stress of car’s and ferries. Every day we travel to a new exciting destination, from Hvar to Dubrovnik the island highlights will be explored. Disembark and hang out with your shipmates, find your own secluded beaches, taste the beautiful local cuisine.

If you want to engage your restless teenagers with something that will fire their imagination and give them some incredible memories, then join us this summer. This is much more than a family cruise around Croatia. Experience the natural beauty of this amazing country.

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Key Points

  • 7 x nights 3 star small hotel
  • 7 x nights Sailing & island hopping
  • Half board throughout
  • Discovering Dubrovnik & islands
  • Unspoilt nature, delicious food
  • Croatia is great value for money
  • Beaches, old towns, action & relaxation
  • Pre-organised multi sport activities
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Day 1: Saturday arrival

You’ll be starting our amazing Croatia family 2 week holiday from Split (airport or city centre). From Split, your family will be smoothly transferred to the lovely town of Trilj, in the heart of the Dalmatia countryside. Consistently voted into the TOP TEN teenager activity holidays abroad, our adventure base has the perfect location. Close to our activity start points, nestled next to the Cetina River and surrounded by hiking & biking trails. All rooms are fitted with air-conditioning, satellite TV, and free wifi. The hotel has a games room and swimming pool. Unpack and start to relax.

Day 2: Canoe Safari

We set off onto the majestic Cetina River that flows alongside the hotel. This is the perfect activity to introduce your family to the pristine waters, paddling techniques and to the other families. Along the river we’ll be playing water games, and stopping for swim breaks.

Day 3: Cycling discovery

You start the morning with breakfast as usual, followed by a safety talk and discussing the cycle route ahead. Following this you will continue to bike through the quiet roads until you reach many astonishing viewpoints. The beautiful Croatian countryside, is the perfect place to cycle, whether a regular cyclist or not. Our biking guide will tell you of the historical and cultural significances of the surrounding areas and show you the hidden gems off the beaten track. We’ll stop at the local farm, trying their meats & cheeses, then continue to a stunning watermill and waterfall. If we get too hot, we’ll take a swim in the nearby river!

Day 4: White water rafting & beach

The wild Croatian rivers offer the perfect conditions for action packed white water challenges. Offering an array of thrilling dips, splash backs and hold tight moments. Parents needn’t panic, as our rafting captains are experts on these waters and will guide your family safely through the gushing waters and waterfalls. After the white water rafting, we’ll make our way to the coast for an afternoon of well deserved beach relaxation. Omis is a stunning pirate old town, with some of the best fish restaurants in the country. Shop or sun bathe, this is the place to relax.

Day 5: Mini Rafting

What is the right ingredients for the best 2 week adventure holiday ? We believe, its taking destiny in your own hands! In this spirit, you will be negotiating the rapid waters again, but without the aid of our captains. Voyage down the gorgeous gushing river rapids, in smaller hot dog shaped rafts, avoiding  the rocks and splashing through white water drops. It’s incredible experience, and one you’ll never forget.

Day 6: Relax day

Should you wish to do more, there are many possible ideas. From beach days to sightseeing in Split, we can help book them locally for you. For parents there is wine tasting at the local vine yard and for the ultra active, we can organise hiking and horse riding. Surrounding our hotel are international biking trails and a pristine river adjacent to swim in. The hotel has WIFI, swimming pool and games room.

Day 7: Canyoning

Are you ready for an adventure tour of epic proportions? Then you must try canyoning in Croatia, perfect for family activity holidays. Trek deep down into the canyon for rock pool jumping, and some awesome splash action. Slide, jump, swim and shout like big kids. Find many stunning waterfalls, take some incredible 360 degree water pictures and get lost in this water wonder world.

Day 8: Split – Makarska

On Saturday, we depart for Split port to begin our second week of fun. Our sail motor boats are the perfect way to cruise the peaceful waters of the Adriatic, where guests can find plenty of private space to sit quietly with a book or to engage with other ship-mates. Today, we leave the Unesco town of Spit for the beautiful town of Makarska, settled at the foothill of the Biokov mountains. In Makarska you can enjoy relaxing on the long beaches or exploring the old town. Your teens certainly won’t be yearning for x-boxes or ipads, with views like this!

Day 9: Makarska – Mljet

Today we sail from Makarska to a very unique island with a National Park. Mljet is simply breath taking, and should not be missed in a Croatia sailing week for families. The island contains a sea locked lake, which at its deepest point is 29m deep. Within the lake is a small island, home to a Benedictine monastery which you can explore at your leisure. Bikes can be rented, which we highly recommend you do, and explore with your new friends.

Day 10: Mljet – Dubrovnik

Cruising the coast is a unique way of seeing the highlights of Croatia’s island life. After the pristine nature of Mljet, we will sail to Dubrovnik, known as the pearl of the Adriatic. When you get there, you will see why. Hundreds of pretty red roofed houses are contained within the city rampart walls, and the small narrow streets contain a multitude of restaurant & shopping options. Dubrovnik adventures are not to be missed, and will be a true highlight to your stay with us.

Day 11: Dubrovnik – Sipan / Trstenik

The morning is free to explore Dubrovnik in more depth, walk the city walls, ride the cable cart for panoramic views of the area or simply relax in one of the gorgeous town squares and soak up the atmosphere. Around midday we leave Dubrovnik and head towards the island of Sipan. Of course it’s not a family active holiday without a refreshing swim, so we will make sure we have time for some fun and games.

Day 12: Sipan / Trstenik – Korcula

From Sipan we travel to Korcula, the birth place of Marco Polo. Between stops, we’ll be finding secluded bays for swimming and relaxation. Feel the magical atmosphere of this gorgeous town and island. In the evening you can explore the gorgeous tiny streets, chapels and churches; as well as enjoying the many fabulous restaurants. Of course the sea food is simply delicious here, some of the best in the country. As are the local white wines (parents take note!).

Day 13: Korcula – Hvar

Our two week adventure Croatia itinerary continues from romantic to hipster, as we head to Hvar town. There is a rich culture of entertainment in Hvar and there are many festivals throughout the summer. It’s the longest and most well known island, having been a holiday destination to some of Hollywood’s biggest A-List celebrities. So make sure the camera is at the ready, just in case you bump into Brad & Angelina and their tribe of children! For older teenagers or young spirited parents, we can recommend the night spot ‘Carpe-diem’, the open air dance floors and international DJs will have you dancing all night long.

Day 14: Hvar (Bol) - Split

From Hvar we will be taking our sailing Croatia tour to the island of Brac, famous for the Zlatni Rat beach, which shape shifts throughout the tidal patterns of the day. From the island of Brac, we head towards Split, a town rich in Roman history. The must see attraction here is Diocletian’s Palace.

Day 15: Split [Saturday departure]

Sadly its departure day, and we hope you have enjoyed your time with us. Without a doubt if you want adventures with sailing in Croatia, this is the extension trip to experience! It’s important to note – Airport transfer is not included on departure. Taxis are reasdily available from Split port where you are moored.

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14 nights, 15 days.

From £ 1,599.00 pp

Price includes:

  • Week 1 – Arrival transfer included from Split airport
  • Week 1 – 7 x nights in our 3 star hotel [small/family run]
  • Week 1 – 3 evening meals
  • Week 1 – 5 x activities included
  • Week 1 – Connection transfer from Hotel to Split Port
  • Week 2 – 7 x overnight stays [twin or double bed cabins] on our A+ Category sail-motor boats.
  • Week 2 – Half board throughout – continental breakfast & lunch included
  • Week 2 – Sightseeing of Dubrovnik by professional English speaking guides

Price excludes:

  • Holiday & activity Insurance is not included
  • Flights are not included
  • Departure transfer is not included
  • Tips to our guides, staff not included
  • Entrance to National Park Mljet is not included [week 2]
  • Port tax of 20 Euros per person is not included [week 2]

Important  information:

  • Upgrades to Premier Deluxe boats possible on request
  • Tipping is not mandatory – but we do ask our guests to consider it
  • Boats depart 12.00 Mid day – so depending on your flights, you might need to consider a pre-night
  • Start and ends days are Saturdays
  • Private single rooms can be requested, which carry an additional cost of approximately 40% more
  • The route can change, responding to weather conditions. When booking this holiday, you should be prepared to be flexible.
  • Guests are obliged to follow ship rules (found in written form on the ship) especially with regards to bringing drinks on board.
  • In case of bad behavior our company or your boat’s captain reserves the right in asking clients to disembark
  • Boats are moored side by side, often there can be 6 other boats pulled together. If you are the last boat, it will mean moving over the other boats. This is an obvious hazard for all guests, as between each boat (2 moving points), there is a gap of approximately 50cm. We discuss this in our welcome speeches to ensure everyone is aware of this hazard and if required our crew members will assist guests to cross if they are elderly or less mobile. Do call our staff with any questions.
  • Every tourist in Croatia must register and pay a local tax at hotels, guest houses and on board ships. The captain collects passports at the start of the trip for registration and these are returned at the end of trip. If guests need passports through the week for any reason they are returned. Passports are normally returned on Friday or Saturday morning on settling drinks tabs before disembarkation.
  • This trip is not suitable for pregnant women
  • This trip is not suitable for those with learning difficulties, regardless of age or fitness

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WEEK 1

Your family two week stay in Croatia begins in the heart of Dalmatia, staying in the small & friendly town of Trilj. This fantastic locally run hotel, offers:

  • A/C, en-suite rooms
  • Breakfast & dinners included
  • WIFI throughout the building
  • Swimming pool
  • A sun lounging area
  • Games room

Trilj’s location has the perfect positioning for active breaks, being so close to canyons, rivers, countryside, cycling trails and blue flag beaches. Teenager Activity Holidays consistently brings like minded families together, with dedicated teenage adventure weeks. Age and gender matching is what we do best, during your stay in Trilj.

WEEK 2

Deluxe / Premier plus Category boats

Our deluxe boats – offer the most luxury, in regards to room styling and quality. Do note: pictures are from a selection boats, styles will vary – and ship guests are not exclusive just to Teenager Activity Holidays customers.

- Newly built luxury cruising ships
– Boutique cabins are spacious
– Twin & double beds on offer
– En-suite bathrooms / shower
– Air conditioning (After midnight air-conditioning is subject to power restrictions in some ports).
–  Large sun & shaded areas
–  Jacuzzi on deck
– Electric power points in all cabins
– Daily cabin cleaning. Towels provided and daily changed

A + plus Category boats

Active family sailing Croatia, is made so much more comfortable with our A+ plus category boats. The ships take an average of 34 guests, with on-staff professional running all areas. These boats are perfect for family’s requiring more comfort, and wanting to see the very best highlights of the Adriatic Coastline. The blend is always a mixture of ages, but always a social able atmosphere. Do note: pictures are from a selection boats, styles will vary – and ship guests are not exclusive just to Teenager Activity Holidays customers.

- Cabins have private en-suite shower & toilet 
– Twin & double beds are available
– Air conditioning*
– Electrical/power points in cabin
– Captains dinner included

– Daily cabin cleaning
– Towels provided and changed
– No single supplements, when sharing with a same sex traveler

* Note after midnight air-conditioning is subject to power restrictions in some ports.

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  • Flights to Split

    EasyJet – www.easyjet.com

    Gatwick – Split
    Stansted – Split
    Bristol – Split

    Wizz Air – http://wizzair.com
    Luton – Split

    Jet 2 – www.jet2.com
    Manchester – Split
    Newcastle – Split
    Leeds – Split

    Norwegian Airlines – www.norwegian.com 
    Gatwick – Split 

    Lufthansa Airlines – www.lufthansa.com
    Heathrow – Split 

    Croatia Airlines – www.croatiaairlines.com
    Heathrow – Zagreb [1 x connecting stop / indirect flight to Split]

    Ryan Air – www.ryanair.com

    Stansted – Zadar [bus connections to Split]

  • Insurance

    Q: Should I take out insurance before travelling?
    A: Yes. It’s part of our booking terms & conditions that you must have ‘travel’ and ‘activity’ insurance when making a booking with our company. This insurance must cover all aspects of the booking you have made with us, and for the duration of your travel dates.

  • Age restrictions

    Q: Is there a minimum age?

    A: Some holidays and activities have a minimum age requirement – ask your 1-1 manager

    Q: What if we have a mix of ages, not just teens?

    A: If you have a mix of ages for example 14, 10 and 7 then unfortunately the 7 year old would not be able to take part. However some families still choose to come and parents will take it in turns to child-mind. Or we can tailor make a special trip for you!

    Q: Do you age match groups?

    A: Where ever possible, we try our best too ! And we try to gender match !

    Q: Is there a maximum age?
    A: The answer is related to fitness. Can you cope with the physical demands of the activities. 

  • Boats and cabins

    Q: Tell me more about the boat categories & cabins
    A: No problem, read below:

    B-category boats, are 2 bed cabins, which are usually bunk beds. B-category boats are favoured amongst the young-minded travellers [ages from 18-35]. B-category boats have shared bathrooms and toilets.

     A-category boats, are 2 bed cabins, which are usually bunk beds [some twins & doubles on request only!]. A-category boats are favoured amongst the young-minded, working professional traveller [ages from 25-44]. These cabins offer en-suite private bathrooms and wc/showers.

     A+ plus-category boats, are 2 bed cabins, which are usually twins & doubles. A+ plus-category boats offer en-suite private bathrooms and wc/showers, larger space, air-con, daily changing/cleaning, sun-beds on deck, and additional extras.

    Premier plus-category boats, have everything of the A+ standard, but offer even more facilities like hot tubs on deck, and boutique bedrooms [perfect for romantic stays or high-end luxury].

    Q: What is the difference between ‘above’ and ‘below’ deck cabins?
    A: Above deck is situated on the main deck of the boat. Below deck cabins are found in the hull of the boat.

    A benefit with the cheaper below deck is often they are much cooler as they don’t heat up as much during the day. The benefit with the above deck is they are on the top of the deck with most above deck cabins opening out to the ocean. There are pro’s and con’s to both – the below deck cabins are often quieter at night as you do not have other travellers walking past your cabin as much as the above deck cabins. Above deck cabins offer more natural light and ventilation. Each boat is unique and therefore the cabin layout does vary from boat to boat. Please note: On some of the boats the above deck cabins are located on 2 levels, i.e. on deck and upper deck.

     Q: Who owns the boats?
    A: The boats we operate with are owned  and run privately. Our local operations team in Croatia ensures all boats and crew operate to a high standard. In the rare occurrence that there is a small problem, our local staff will react to your request immediately.

    Q: How many people per boat?
    A:
    This depends on the size of the sail boat, but the average boat size is around 25 people. En-suite boats accommodate on average 30 people, with the Premier ships taking an average of 38 people. 

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