Overview

Set off on a thrilling family adventure along Croatia's captivating coastline, dotted with idyllic islands, fragrant pine forests, and ancient towns. Visit 2,000-year-old Diocletian's Palace in Split, then take a ferry to sun-kissed Hvar island. Explore the emerald coves of Pakleni archipelago and boat to the rugged cliffs of Bisevo to dip into the Blue Cave's shimmering waters. At nearby Vis island, have fun stand-up paddle boarding, and learn to catch and grill fish for dinner. End by summiting Mount Hum, the island's highest peak, to take in panoramic views of the sweeping Adriatic.

  • Marvel at the Blue Cave's stunning light, hidden behind a craggy cliff on Bisevo island

  • Find hidden treasures in Hvar's picturesque old town and kayak the Pakleni archipelago

  • Swim and stand-up paddle board in Turquoise Bay, and enjoy island-hopping by wooden boat

  • Arrive: Split, Croatia
  • Depart: Split, Croatia
  • Duration: 9 Days
  • Group Size: 6-16 Guests
  • Minimum Age: 9 Years Old

Itinerary

  • Day01

    Arrive in Split

    Meet the group and the guide at Split airport and transfer to the downtown hotel. Enjoy some time to settle in and stroll around this bustling Mediterranean city, Croatia's second largest. This evening, enjoy a welcome dinner with the group.

  • Day02

    Head Out to Hvar Island

    This morning, have a tour briefing and head out on a walk through the Diocletian Palace, Split's ancient core and a UNESCO World Heritage Site with millennium-old alleyways. Then board a ferry to sun-soaked Hvar, one of the world's most stunning islands filled with emerald coves and ancient coastal towns and villages. Stay at a hotel in gorgeous Hvar town, and explore its maze of Venetian stone houses clambering up a hilltop citadel with marvelous vistas. Enjoy a swim on the beach or in one of the hotel pools.

    • Accommodation: Hotel Amfora
    • Transportation: 2-hour ferry ride
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day03

    Treasure Hunt in Hvar Town

    What could be a better place for a treasure hunt than an ancient town with narrow alleys built by the Venetians? Receive a special map and instructions on what to see and find in town. It may be a hidden chocolate shop, a lady who makes mouthwatering gelato, or a centuries-old monastery where a priest tells you how to reach the hilltop fortress using a secret path. In the afternoon, have fun on the beaches, or swim in the swimming pool. Alternatively, hike a coastal trail through pine forests to secluded coves in the bay of Milna.

    • Accommodation: Hotel Amfora
    • Activity: 2 hour/2 mile scavenger hunt walking & 4 hour/3 mile optional hike, 300' gain & loss
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day04

    Kayak the Pakleni Archipelago

    Today visit the stunning archipelago of Pakleni, a unique marine landscape of tiny coves and fragrant pine forests only half a mile away from Hvar - a superb spot for sea kayaking. Paddle with top-quality single or double kayaks, with a support boat available and packed with fresh lemonade and sandwiches. Have a terrific lunch at an agriturismo (farm) on an islet, featuring delicacies right from the sea. Kids can make their own lunch - pizza baked in the rustic wood oven.

    • Accommodation: Hotel Amfora
    • Activity: 3-4 hours/2-3 miles kayaking
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day05

    Explore Hvar Island

    Tour Hvar island today, passing lavender fields, old villages, and fishing hamlets. Visit a local artist on her medieval estate that showcases an open-air gallery surrounded by fig trees and organic gardens. Enjoy a homemade lunch at the estate and do some fun arts and crafts or just relax in the garden. While the kids are enjoying their time at the estate, the adults will visit a nearby boutique winery for a tasting of plavac, a top-quality red wine native to Dalmatia. Enjoy beach time, an olive oil tasting, a visit to the ghost village of Hum, and a short hike to a panoramic viewpoint. In the afternoon, relax at the hotel or take a swim.

    • Accommodation: Hotel Amfora
    • Transportation: 1-hour private van transfer
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day06

    Take a Boat Trip to the Blue Cave & Vis Island

    Today take a private boat to Vis, one of Croatia's most pristine islands. In recent years, Vis has turned into an "it" island for those in-the-know, due to its stellar beaches and top-rate food. Take in the mesmerizing Blue Cave off the small island of Bisevo, entering this magical grotto by boat to witness its unearthly blue light. Then explore Vis island's rugged coastline and end up in striking Vis town. Check into the hotel and enjoy dinner on your own.

    • Accommodation: Hotel San Giorgio
    • Transportation: 2-hour boat ride
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
  • Day07

    Explore the Highlights of Vis Island

    Today we visit the fishing village of Komiza, where kids spend the afternoon on a secluded beach with orienteering games, a campfire lunch, and demonstrations on how to fish and tie sailing knots from a local fisherman. Meanwhile, the adults enjoy a tour that takes in the island's highest point; Tito's cave, a secret hideout used by the late president of Yugoslavia at the end of WWII; a winery; and a scenic trail to the secret cove of Stiniva.

  • Day08

    Paddle Board in Turquoise Bay

    This morning, the kids take a scenic trip by wooden boat to the secluded Turquoise Bay. Once in the bay, have fun learning how to stand-up paddle board and then paddle to a nearby beach. At the beach, try your skills and balance on a Slackline. Then make lunch with the local fishermen, learning how to catch and grill fish. The grown-ups join in the bay for lunch, arriving either by bicycle or van. An option for parents: a fully supported cycling tour around the island.

  • Day09

    Take a Ferry Back to Split

    Leave Vis island today by ferry and return to Split. For those extending their journey to Dubrovnik, a shuttle will wait in the port of Split.

    • Transportation: 2.5-hour ferry transfer
    • Meals: Breakfast
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Why take this trip with us?

Reason #01

MT Sobek has been inspiring adventure seekers for 50 years. Our new family adventures make it easy to explore with the ones you love.

Reason #02

Our expert and kid-friendly guides have extensive experience leading family groups in Croatia.

Reason #03

All water-based activities include support boats with fresh drinks and snacks, and a chance to opt out and relax.

Meet Our Guides

Our expert guides and trip leaders are truly the key to our trips' success. Many are locals who live in-country year-round; others have made it their second home—all are passionate, enthusiastic and endlessly knowledgeable. Meet a few of the guides that might be on your trip.

What To Expect

  • Activities

    Kayaking, stand-up paddle boarding, swimming, cooking, learning how to fish, boat trips, meeting locals, arts and crafts, and scenic hikes.

  • Lodging

    Boutique hotels and beachside resorts with swimming pools make this trip a great choice for both parents and kids.

  • Climate

    June is the perfect month to visit Croatia. Long sunny days with sea breezes make the days enjoyable for all.

FAQ

  • Who will meet me on arrival?

    You will be met by your guide or an MT Sobek representative at the Split International Airport (SPU) upon arrival and transferred to our group hotel in Split.

  • What makes this a family adventure?

    This trip includes plenty of adventure, but with slightly shorter days than our normal MT Sobek trips. Family trip leaders have plenty of experience guiding both children and adults with all the complexity. We include one evening for adults to be on their own while children are entertained, and we include menu options for children.

  • If we want to stay at the hotel for a day, is that possible?

    Absolutely. There are plenty of things to do at each hotel and in each village. Swim at the hotel or beach, or grab a gelato in town. After all, this is your vacation.

  • What is the kayaking like on this trip?

    We have both single and double, very stable sea kayaks. In addition to your tour guides, we will also have a professional kayak guide. The water is calm and this activity is suitable for beginners.

  • How warm is the water in the sea for swimming on this trip?

    The water in the Adriatic Sea in June is perfect for swimming. It is about 70ºF, or even a little warmer.

  • How many guides will be leading this trip?

    With a full trip of 16 guests, we will have 3 guides. When kayaking, we will also have an additional professional kayak guide.

Dates & Pricing

Pricing Dates

Scheduled Dates

  • Available
    Jun 22 - 30, 2019

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$6,095.00 Price per person

Additional Cost

  • $1,400.00 Single Supplement
  • $-250.00 Child Discount (age 17 and under)

Price Includes

  • Expert leadership from experienced family-friendly adventure guides
  • Accommodations as noted in the itinerary
  • Meals as noted in the daily itinerary
  • Potable water and snacks throughout
  • 1 glass of wine or beer at dinner
  • 1 - 2 nights of planned childcare activities
  • All tips and gratuities for support staff with the exception of your lead adventure guide(s)
  • All necessary kayaking gear
  • All group entrance fees, activities, and ground transportation
  • Arrival and departure day group airport transfers

Price Does Not Include

  • International airfare, any airport taxes, or excess baggage charges
  • Dinner on Day 6
  • Personal expenses such as medical immunizations, phone calls, laundry, or souvenirs
  • Airport transfers if arriving outside of the group transfer
  • Optional travel protection

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