101 Smiles on the Dalmatian Coast, Family Croatia
Croatia, Family, 8 days - from £695 (land only) - from €835 (land only) - from $1,145 (land only)
Day 1: KE Land Only package services begin with a group transfer (20 minutes) from the airport at Dubrovnik to our first night's accommodation near Gruda in the Konavle countryside. After settling in, the remainder of the day is free to enjoy and explore the surroundings.
Day 2: We have a short 10 minute transfer to the village of Radovcici where we are introduced to our local hosts for the day. Together we will go to local gardens or fields to work with them, picking seasonal fruits and vegetables before cooking a traditional lunch together. After lunch we will go to the beach (15 minutes walk) where we have free time for swimming and to play beach games.
Day 3: After breakfast, we meet our cycling guide and collect bikes for a tour of the valley. The total distance will be up to 20km and the riding is all on level terrain among vineyards small villages and farms. After lunch we transfer (30 minutes) to our hotel in Mlini on Zupa Bay. The hotel is right beside the beach and the afternoon is free for swimming and snorkelling.
Day 4: Today we take a walk (7km) along an old railway line passing through 3 tunnels to reach the village of Mihanici where we visit a farm specialising in cheese making. We enjoy a homemade lunch at the farm and then return to Mlini for more free time on the beach.
Day 5: We drive for 30 minutes to Dubrovnik where we check in to our hotel. We take a cable car up to the highest hill for the views over the city and coast. We can walk or take the cable car back down and then we have a guided sightseeing tour of the walled Old Town. The rest of the day is free to explore the fascinating alleyways and shops of the Old Town.
Day 6: After breakfast we transfer (15 - 20 minutes) to St Jacob Beach where we start our sea kayak safari and paddle around the city walls and along the coast to the island of Lokrum. We have some time for swimming and exploring and we have lunch on the island before returning to St Jacob Beach. Overnight in Dubrovnik.
Day 7: Today is free for various optional day trips including Elaphite Island cruise, visits to Mostar and Medjugorje or Montenegro. Alternatively we can relax on the beach, enjoy the hotel pool, or shop for souvenirs in Dubrovnik.
Day 8: After breakfast at the hotel, KE Land Only package services end with a group transfer to Dubrovnik Airport.