Croatia: Mediterranean Multi-Sport Adventure

NUMBER OF DAYS 9

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Croatia is a stunningly beautiful nation on the Mediterranean’s Adriatic Sea, where thousands of years of history converge and form a unique culture at the crossroads of the Mediterranean, Central Europe, and the Balkan Peninsula. This is a place where turquoise water caresses medieval stone walls, and robust fortresses look out upon the sea and bright blue sky. Explore hidden cave beaches, brilliant lakes bordered by mountains, and towns where Gothic chapels coexist with the ruins of 4th-century Roman palaces. 

Child Discount: $100 per child under 12

Triple Discount: $200 for children under 12 sharing with 2 adults

Alumni Discount: if you are a returning Thomson guest, please subtract $500 per family from these prices

Price includes: Accommodations based on two to a room, land transportation, private bi-lingual guide throughout, most meals, bottled water & snacks in the vehicle, Comprehensive Travel Insurance.

Prices are per person and based on the number of people in your party.

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Days 1-2: Depart Home / Arrive Dubrovnik

Welcome to Croatia! Prepare to be wowed by this up-and-coming jewel of the Adriatic Sea! With ancient ruins, turquoise waters, striking mountain and island landscapes, and a unique convergence of Mediterranean, Central European, and Balkan cultures, this place is an unforgettable heaven on earth.

Days 3-4: Walking Tour of Dubrovnik / Snorkel at a Hidden Cave Beach / Explore Rector's Palace

The Dalmatian coastal city of Dubrovnik is steeped in beautiful, rich history. 

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The city is itself a UNESCO World Heritage Site and offers scenery unlike anywhere in the world. Fortified walls elevate medieval fortresses above the stunning surrounding sea, and idyllic islands and caves hide in lagoons and remote corners. Walk on the old walls of Dubrovnik for a view of the city from the walls that once defended it and take time to wander around the Old Town, stopping in at cafes and trying the local cuisine. If your children participated in the Friends Across Borders program they’ll meet their pen pals in Dubrovnik to play a game with their new friends! Also, your family will be able to see the true beauty of Dubrovnik kayaking around the shore and exploring the hidden cave beach of Betina.

Days 5-8: Venture through Split / Speedboat Ride in the Adriatic / Zip-line over a River Canyon

Split is a remarkably attractive city with thousands of years of interesting history and a stunning coastline perfect for snorkeling, boat rides, and swimming. 

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Built around the 4-century palace of the Roman emperor Diocletian, Split has been ruled by Byzantines, Venetians, and many other conquerors and their influences show in the culture, cuisine, and architecture of this fairytale city. As beautiful as it is, Split is also a town for some adrenaline pumping fun. Take a spin around a high speed go-kart track, ride a speedboat around the islands off of the coast, and zip-line over a river canyon. There will also be plenty of time to wander and explore Split by foot and bike to see all of the alleyways and cobblestone streets that give this city its character. 

Day 9: Depart Split / Arrive Home

Say goodbye to Croatia, your new friends, and get ready to head home and share the memories you’ve just made on this adventure with your friends and family! 

Excelsior - Dubrovnik

Hotel Excelsior Dubrovnik has been an iconic landmark since its opening in 1913. The newly renovated, five-star hotel is located in the old part of the city, just minutes from Dubrovnik’s Old Town and offers gorgeous views. The hotel includes 158 comfortable rooms, 3 restaurants, fitness center, swimming pool, private beach, and wireless internet.

Radisson Blu Resort, Split

Ideally located, the Radisson Blu Resort is only 3 km from the city center and steps from the coastline of the Adriatic Sea. Along with its 250 modern rooms, amenities include free wireless internet, spa fitness center, indoor & outdoor pools, and 3 restaurants.

Why Croatia?

History of Dubrovnik and Split
There are very few places as steeped in colorful history as Croatia. The charming cities of Dubrovnik and Split – both of which you'll actively explore on foot or by bicycle – feature amazing remnants of distinct periods in time. In Dubrovnik, the 15-century Gothic-Renaissance Rector's Palace stands proud, along with other palaces and forts, and an elegant cathedral built atop the ruins of a 12-century church. High and sturdy defensive stone walls line the city, as they have since the 8th century. And along the narrow cobblestone streets of Split, Gothic chapels sit next to neighboring pre-Romanesque churches. In the center of the city, you'll find the elaborate 4th-century palace built for the Roman emperor Diocletian, now a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Unbelievable Mediterranean scenery
The beauty of Croatia's Dalmatian Coast – caressed by the turquoise waters of the Mediterranean's Adriatic Sea – can't even begin to be captured by words. Dramatic cliffs overlook expanses of ocean, hidden cave beaches and lagoons await exploration, and Mediterranean pine forests cover picturesque hillsides. This country looks like the product of a wide-eyed dreamer's fanciful imagination. But believe it or not, it's real.
Culture and cuisine
Croatia is nestled at the crossroads of the Mediterranean, the Balkans, and Central Europe. Its location makes for a unique culture benefiting from various distinct influences. From the art, music, and architecture, to the cuisine built around abundant meat and incredibly fresh seafood and vegetables, countless elements spanning thousands of years make for a true cultural gem.

Why with Thomson?

Variety of activities 
When you travel to Croatia with Thomson, you have the chance to do it all. Traverse picture-perfect landscapes on foot and by bicycle, swim and snorkel at Mediterranean beaches, navigate the Adriatic by kayak and speedboat, zip line across a vast river canyon, and even whip around a winding track via go-cart.
Sampling of locations
 There’s a lot to see in Croatia. We use Dubrovnik and Split as bases for your family to explore endless Dalmatian coastal charms. You’ll see plenty of those two cities themselves, plus surrounding islands and towns like medieval Ston, the idyllic islands of Veli Drvenik and Šolta, the stunning town of Omiš, and Trogir, whose city center is quite rightfully a UNESCO World Heritage Site.