Croatia Family Holiday

Trip Code: ZMFA

Why we love it

Experience the best of Croatia, from Dubrovnik's famed medieval-like city walls to the beautiful islands of Korcula and Lastovo., Spend the day onboard a boat with an expert nature guide to learn all about the local inhabitants of Lastovo, stopping in coves and picturesque bays for a swim along the way. , Learn how to make Makaruni – a traditional pasta native to a small town on the island Korcula – during a hands-on cooking class., Stargaze with a local astronomer on the island of Lastovo – widely regarded as one of the best spots in the world to view the night sky due to its extremely low light pollution. Learn about constellations and hike to the top of the village for the best views., Enjoy plenty of free time to choose your own adventures, explore the cities and villages and enjoy the gorgeous cove beaches. Spend time in nature and soak in the relaxed Mediterranean way of life., By travelling on this trip, you’ll directly support our Intrepid Foundation partner, Humana Zagreb. Donations help provide job opportunities and education programs in sustainable fashion and textiles for people with disabilities.

Is this trip right for me?

Croatia’s coast is very hilly and mountainous, meaning steps are an inherent feature of the landscape. You will have to be able to easily lift your luggage and carry it up and down stairs and inclines. Also, stone streets become slippery when wet, so good walking shoes are recommended.

Summer temperatures can be extreme in Croatia (over 40°C), which can be uncomfortable. It’s important to use sun protection, wear layers to combat the heat and drink plenty of water. Please carefully consider the time of the year you wish to travel and your suitability for that season.

Hotels in Europe often don't have double beds, but rather two single beds that can be pushed together.

Important information

1. Age restrictions apply to this trip: minimum age 5 years old. Please note that anyone aged under 18 must be accompanied by (and share accommodation with) a parent or legal guardian.

2. A discount of 10% applies on this trip to children 17 or younger at the time of travel.

3. A single supplement is available on this trip

What to bring/pack

Remember - the lighter you travel the better! A soft-sided duffel or sausage bag is the ideal form of luggage. It is recommended that you keep your luggage weight around 15kg and certainly no more than 20kg. A small or medium-sized backpack (45-50 litres) is another good option, but preferably one without a frame.

When you pack your clothing, consider the climate at the time of year you are travelling and any specific requirements for your trip as at certain times of the year some of the items suggested in the list that follow may not be necessary. Keep in mind that the weather will vary significantly from place to place. Laundry facilities are available in some destinations.

Below is a list of equipment and documentation that we suggest you take with you. Please use this checklist as a guide when packing for your holiday.

- Travel documents: passport, visa (if required), travel insurance, air tickets or e-ticket receipts, final itinerary and this document
- Photocopy of main passport pages, visa (if required), travel insurance and air tickets
- Money: cash/credit card/EFTPOS card
- Money belt and small padlocks
- Small first-aid kit
- Daypack
- Watch/alarm clock and torch/flashlight (and spare batteries)
- Electrical adapter plug (view www.kropla.com)
- Toiletries/roll of toilet paper/travel wipes/ tissues
- Insect repellent
- Sunscreen, lip balm, sunhat and sunglasses
- Earplugs and eye mask (for light sleepers)
- Extra pair of prescription glasses (if required)
- 2 strong plastic garbage bags (for laundry and in case of rain) and dry bags
- Refillable water bottle
- Phrase book
- Warm clothes - when travelling in cooler climates
- Wind and waterproof rain jacket
- Comfortable and sturdy walking shoes with good walking socks
- Camera
- Binoculars
- Swimwear (dependent on itinerary)

Physical rating

 
2

Joining your group

Akademis Academia, Ulica Marka Marojice 2b, Dubrovnik, CROATIA

Alternate Joining Point

For trips departing on the following dates
use this joining point.
06 Jul 2024 (ZMFA240706)
Hostel Sol
Obala Ivana Pavla II 13
Dubrovnik
CROATIA
Phone: +385 20610300
For trips departing on the following dates
use this joining point.
20 Jul 2024 (ZMFA240720)
03 Aug 2024 (ZMFA240803)
17 Aug 2024 (ZMFA240817)
Rooms Baza
14 Obala Ivana Pavla II
Dubrovnik
20000
CROATIA

Joining instructions

Taxis are available outside the arrivals area at Dubrovnik Airport (airport code DBV). Alternatively, an airport bus meets all arriving flights arriving to the main bus station located near the port. From there you can take a bus number 7 in direction Babin Kuk and exit on 4th stop, Vojnovica 2. From there walk to Marka Marojice street number 2b. Please make sure that you provide your flight details no later than 14 days before departure to book your arrival transfer with us. Pre booked arrival transfer from Dubrovnik Airport (DBV): If you have pre booked an arrival transfer, your transfer driver will be waiting in the arrivals hall, holding a board with Intrepid's Logo or your name. In case of flight cancellations and changes or if you are not able to find the driver, please contact the transfer operator directly: +385 98 285 298.

Finishing your trip

Akademis Academia, Ulica Marka Marojice 2b, Dubrovnik, CROATIA

Alternate Finish Point

For trips departing on the following dates
use this finish point.
06 Jul 2024 (ZMFA240706)
20 Jul 2024 (ZMFA240720)
03 Aug 2024 (ZMFA240803)
17 Aug 2024 (ZMFA240817)
Rooms Baza
14 Obala Ivana Pavla II
Dubrovnik
20000
CROATIA

If you are making your own way to Dubrovnik Airport (airport code DBV) the hotel will be able to help book you an airport shuttle or taxi. Please ask at reception. Alternatively the airport bus leaves from the main bus station regularly. You can reach the main bus station wiht a taxi or public bus number 7 in direction Kantafig.

Pre booked departure transfer to Dubrovnik Airport (DBV): You will be collected at the hotel reception 2.5 hours before your flight departure time. Maximum waiting time: 30 minutes from the expected time of pick up. In case of flight cancellations, changes or if you are not able to find the driver, please contact the transfer operator directly: + 385 98 285 298.

Meals & dietary information

Breakfasts included: 7

Lunches included: 1

Dinners included: 2

While travelling with us you and your family will experience the vast array of wonderful food available in the world. Your group leader will be able to suggest restaurants to try during your trip. To give you the maximum flexibility in deciding where, what and with whom to eat, generally not all meals are included in the trip price. This also gives you and your family more budgeting flexibility. As a rule our groups tend to eat together to enable you to taste a larger variety of dishes and enjoy each other's company. There's no obligation to do this though. If you or a member of your family have dietary requirements and/or food allergies, please let your booking agent know prior to departure.

Climate & seasonal information

SUMMER
Summer temperatures can be extreme in many of the regions visited (over 40°C/104°F), which can be uncomfortable. It’s important to use sun protection and drink plenty of water. Please carefully consider the time of the year you wish to travel and your suitability to that season.

SHOULDER SEASON
In contrast, weather in shoulder season can be unpredictable, and snow is not unheard of at higher altitudes. If you travel at the start or towards the end of the European season please pack accordingly with warm and/or waterproof clothes (preferably layers). The advantage of travelling during this time is that there are less tourists around.

In case of emergency

While we always endeavour to provide the best possible holiday experience, due to the nature of travel and the areas we visit sometimes things can and do go wrong. Should any issue occur while you are on your trip, it is imperative that you discuss this with your group leader or local representative straight away so that they can do their best to rectify the problem and save any potential negative impact on the rest of your trip.

We recognise that there may be times when your group leader or local representative may not be able to resolve a situation to your satisfaction - if this is the case, please ask the group leader or local representative to speak to their direct manager.

You may also choose to provide details in your online feedback, which we ask you to complete within 30 days of the end of your trip. Please do be aware that it is very difficult for us to provide any practical help after the trip is completed, so informing us while still travelling will give us the opportunity to resolve the issue in real-time.

In case of a genuine crisis or emergency, you can reach our local office on the numbers below:

Intrepid local operator : Available for phone call on +30 697 800 6335 

For general contact details please use the following page: http://www.intrepidtravel.com/ourtrips/contact/

Intrepid's Local Operator: +49 8024 4679 540

Accommodations

GENERAL ROOMING CONFIGURATIONS:
Family of two: All family groupings of two will be accommodated in a twin room.

Family of three: Wherever possible we will put you in a triple room. Please be aware that in some places triple rooms are in short supply. This means that a triple room will often be a twin room with a rollaway bed or mattress on the floor. Where triple rooms aren’t available it will be at your discretion which of your family takes the single room.

Family of four or more: You will most likely be accommodated in two twin rooms. Where possible, we will accommodate your family in a quadruple room.

While we do our very best to ensure that family groups are roomed close together (in some cases, we can arrange adjoining rooms), we can’t guarantee this. Most family holidays occur during peak season and we sometimes have little to no control over the exact placement of rooms within a hotel. Please be understanding if we are unable to room your family in immediate proximity of one another.

Transportation