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In brief

  • crystal clear sea, unspoilt nature and wonderful scenery
  • richness of countless monuments and unique Balkan climate
  • Dubrovnik - the pearl of the Adriatic and Korcula - the Marco Polo Island - delicious cuisine and wine

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The sun, national parks and scenic islands, including the island of Krk situated in Kvarner Bay, are reasons that this region has been highly popular among tourists for many years, especially families with children. Picturesque bays with beaches and turquoise sea make it the perfect holiday setting. Tourists from all over the world come here to admire the monuments inscribed on the UNESCO list. North Croatia is an excellent starting point for exploring both the Croatian coast and the popular places in Slovenia and Italy.

A warm, Mediterranean climate, beautiful views and the omnipresent joy of life have caused that this destination is extremely popular with tourists. The Adriatic Sea is a great place for underwater expeditions. For divers, there is a magnificent underwater world, full of flora and fauna, caves and shipwrecks. Croatia is a mix of cultures: Western European, Slavic and Mediterranean, which is reflected in its architecture, cuisine and customs.

Central and Northern Dalmatia is one of the most beautiful and most developed tourist parts of the Croatian coast, with a terrific hotel base. The sun, monuments from the UNESCO list, national parks and scenic islands are reasons for which it enjoys an unchanging popularity among tourists for many years. Hundreds of restaurants, bars, clubs and discos, sports infrastructure let you fully enjoy your holidays.

Split, the second largest in terms of population Croatian city, located by an extensive bay between the hill with Gripe fortress and the mountainous Marjan Cape, boasts a rich history. Tourists from all over the world come to admire the UNESCO World Heritage site which is the remains of the Palace of Emperor Diocletian, which have merged into the buildings of the city. Many cultural events take place here, especially during the summer season, and the interesting monuments and evergreen Mediterranean vegetation with palm trees and agaves, as well as the mild climate make you want to stay here longer. Not far from Split is Trogir, a wonderful Medieval town, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Here you can stroll through the narrow streets of the Old Town and visit the Cathedral of St. Lawrence, which was built for over four centuries. Further north is Šibenik, which dates back to the 11th century, with a beautiful Renaissance Cathedral of St. James, a UNESCO World Heritage site, scenically located at the mouth of the River Krka. It is worth visiting the nearby Krka National Park with magnificent waterfalls. Not far from Šibenik is a well-known tourist centre Vodice, with beaches that are characteristic of Dalmatia: shingle and concrete. There is also: a tourist port, from where you can go on a trip to the Kornati National Park, diving centres and gourmet restaurants. One of the most popular holiday destinations of Dalmatia is the vibrant town of Biograd, situated opposite the island of Pasman, with a beautiful shingle beach - Drazica. A few kilometres north, by the Pasman Channel, lies the quiet town of Sveti Filip i Jakov, the perfect place for a family holiday, with nice beaches in coves and a crystal clear sea.

Kvarner is a unique region covering one of the most beautiful and popular parts of the Croatian coast, known for its mild climate, diverse landscape, excellent accommodation and resorts full of attractions.

Pilot: tourists are looked after by a Polish resident, whose tasks include help upon arrival, departure and stay, as well as registration for local trips.

Visas: not required; passport must be valid for a minimum of 3 months. Polish citizens may cross the Croatian border using their Personal ID.

Flight duration: Warsaw-Rijeka - approx. 2 hours.

Local time: GMT+1.

Language: Croatian; communication in English and German also possible.

Voltage: 220 V.

Currency: kuna (HRK), 1 HRK = 100 lip, 1 EUR = approx. 7.6 HRK.

Prices in the hotel and restaurant: lunch – approx. 115 HRK, soft drink – approx. 22 HRK, beer – approx. 30 HRK, wine – approx. 38 HRK/0.25 l. Transport: taxi - approx. 115 HRK/approx. 5 km, local bus – approx. 38 HRK. If you are traveling only around Croatia, it is not required to have a Green Card when renting a car, but crossing the border with Bosnia and Herzegovina, e.g. to get to Dubrovnik, requires a Green Card.

Beaches: public, free entry, beach service (2 sunbeds + umbrella – not all beaches have the same service) – up to approx. 100 HRK/day; footwear for water recommended.

Croatia online: www.cro.pl

Visitor’s tax required: payable upon check-in: approx. 7 HRK/person/day, children depending on the age – free or discount approx. 50%.

Local trips: organised by local tourist agencies on terms specified by them. There is a possibility that, if there are too few participants, a trip may be canceled.

 


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Istralandia — after breakfast transfer to the area of Novigrad, where the largest water park in Croatia is located. The park has one of the largest swimming pools with artificial waves in the region of the Mediterranean Sea (approx. 2500 m², depth 1.8 m), a split-level swimming pool with hydro massage (approx. 900 m², depth 1.8 m), children's pool (approx. 1,000 m² depth 0.4 m), numerous slides: Crazy Hills, Pirate Castle, Mini Surf, Free Fall, Fantasy Hole, Flying Boats, Top Gun, Family Rafting, Space Rocket, Bunga Hole, Sea Hole, Sky River. On site also animations for children and adults. The water park has 6 bars. Return to the hotel in the evening. Route: approx. 280 km. Day trip, organized on Tuesday. Price - approx. 50 EUR (includes: coach transfer, entrance ticket to the water park, pilot care).

Venice — after breakfast drive through Slovenia to Punta Sabbioni. Taking waterbus across the Venice lagoon to Piazza St. Mark's Square. A stroll from the Bridge of Sighs, next to the Doge's Palace via Piazza San Marco, where St. Mark's Basilica is located, to Ponte Rialto. Free time. Return to Croatia. Route: approx. 600 km. Day trip, organized on Monday and Tuesday. Price: approx. 75 EUR (includes: bus transfer, entry fee to Venice, entry tickets and tickets for the waterbus, the care of a Polish-speaking guide, headphone sets).

Plitvice Lakes — departure after breakfast. Travel to Plitvice Lakes National Park, one of the biggest tourist attractions of Croatia. The park is famous for its 16 beautiful, small lakes connected by 92 waterfalls and is on the UNESCO list. A 4-hour walk with a guide in the programme. Return to hotel. Route: approx. 300 km. Day trip, organized on Saturday and Sunday. Price: approx. 65 EUR (includes: bus transfer, entry tickets to museum and Plitvice Lakes National Park, the care of a Polish-speaking guide, headphones sets).

Istria in one day — departure after breakfast, a tour of the peninsula of Istria. Visiting Pula, a city on seven hills, with the world's best preserved Roman amphitheater from the 1st century - so-called Arena, where a film festival takes place, the Arch of Sergius, the medieval old town. Transfer to the "Croatian Częstochowa" - Rovinj. Visiting the old town from the times of the Venetian reign: Balbi arch, cathedral of St. Euphemia. Transfer and visiting Porec. Many monuments from Roman times have been preserved, and the most important streets: Dekumanus and Cardo Maximus were drawn up already in the antiquity. From the Gothic and Baroque architecture the most important is the Euphrasian Basilica from the 5th century, entered on the UNESCO list. Transfer to Opatija, called the "Croatian Monte Carlo", the birthplace of Croatian tourism. In the year 1844, the first tourist Villa Angiolina was opened here, and from 1884, the oldest Croatian hotel Kvarner began to receive visitors. While walking along the boardwalk, the opportunity to see the marble stars on the sidewalk with the names of world-famous Croats. Return to hotel. Route: approx. 360 km. Day trip, organized on Tuesday. Price - approx. 60 EUR (includes: bus transfer, entry tickets, the care of a Polish-speaking guide, headphones sets).

Krk island — transfer to Omišalj, the first town after crossing the bridge Krk from the mainland, built on the rock at a height of approx. 80 m a.s.l., overlooking the Bay of Kvarner. Omišalj derives from the 3rd century and it is one of the oldest towns on the island. The medieval urban structure and charming city centre with narrow streets accessible only to pedestrians have been preserved here. Then drive to the town of Krk, the island's capital. Its old part is surrounded by 2000-year-old walls. Stroll: Kamplin Square, Frankopanski Castle, where many cultural events are organized. Transfer to the town of Vrbnik situated on a cliff with a stunning view of the winding streets, the ruins of the towers and vineyards with grapes from which one of the most famous wines is made: Vrbnička žlahtina. It is worth seeing, among others, the Parish Church of the Assumption of Mary from 1325, the chapel of St. John, as well as a Renaissance bell tower. Wine and local cheese tasting also included in the programme. Return to hotel. Route: approx. 130 km. Half-day trip, organized on Wednesday. Price - approx. 40 EUR (includes: bus transfer, entry tickets, tasting, the care of a Polish-speaking guide, headphones sets).

Canoeing/kayaking — transfer to the village of Brod on the River Kupa, which has excellent conditions for canoeing and rafting. The canoe safari is organized in the summer, in a quiet part of the river where the water is safe even for people with no experience in rowing. A stable "sit on top" kayak is used, which is safe for both adults and children. Safari takes approx. 2-3 h. The opportunity to admire the natural beauty of the river with crystal clear and refreshing water and an abundance of flora and fauna. Return to hotel. Route: approx. 150 km. Half-day trip, organized on Tuesday. Price - approx. 52 EUR (includes: bus transfer, entry tickets, the care of a Polish-speaking guide).

Fish picnic — depart from Novi Vinodolski. Cruise towards the island of Krk, a treat to Rakia on board. Mooring at the port Vrbnik. Lunch on board: mackerel on the grill, salad, bread, drinks: wine, water, juice. Individual touring of the city. Return to hotel. Route: approx. 10 km. Half-day trip, organized on Monday. Price - approx. 40 EUR (includes: cruise, lunch with drinks, Rakia tasting).

Postojna Cave — after lunch departure towards Slovenia, to Postojna. Visiting the Postojna Cave, accompanied by experienced guides. This place is famous for its 20-kilometer labyrinth of passages, galleries and chambers. It is the largest and most visited “classic kras” cave in Europe, considered one of the most beautiful in the world. Its most interesting tunnel was discovered in 1818 by Luka Čeč, and at the entrance inscriptions carved on the walls coming from the 13th century were found. Return to hotel. Route approx. 250 km. Half-day trip, organized on Sunday. Price - approx. 65 EUR (includes: bus transfer, entry ticket to the cave, the care of a Polish-speaking guide, headphones sets).

 

Local excursions are organized by local travel agencies under the conditions fixed by them. It's possible to disorganize trips due to low number of applicants.

Istralandia — after breakfast transfer to the area of Novigrad, where the largest water park in Croatia is located. The park has one of the largest swimming pools with artificial waves in the region of the Mediterranean Sea (approx. 2500 m², depth 1.8 m), a split-level swimming pool with hydro massage (approx. 900 m², depth 1.8 m), children's pool (approx. 1,000 m² depth 0.4 m), numerous slides: Crazy Hills, Pirate Castle, Mini Surf, Free Fall, Fantasy Hole, Flying Boats, Top Gun, Family Rafting, Space Rocket, Bunga Hole, Sea Hole, Sky River. On site also animations for children and adults. The water park has 6 bars. Return to the hotel in the evening. Route: approx. 280 km. Day trip, organized on Tuesday. Price - approx. 50 EUR (includes: coach transfer, entrance ticket to the water park, pilot care).

Venice — after breakfast drive through Slovenia to Punta Sabbioni. Taking waterbus across the Venice lagoon to Piazza St. Mark's Square. A stroll from the Bridge of Sighs, next to the Doge's Palace via Piazza San Marco, where St. Mark's Basilica is located, to Ponte Rialto. Free time. Return to Croatia. Route: approx. 600 km. Day trip, organized on Monday and Tuesday. Price: approx. 75 EUR (includes: bus transfer, entry fee to Venice, entry tickets and tickets for the waterbus, the care of a Polish-speaking guide, headphone sets).

Plitvice Lakes — departure after breakfast. Travel to Plitvice Lakes National Park, one of the biggest tourist attractions of Croatia. The park is famous for its 16 beautiful, small lakes connected by 92 waterfalls and is on the UNESCO list. A 4-hour walk with a guide in the programme. Return to hotel. Route: approx. 300 km. Day trip, organized on Saturday and Sunday. Price: approx. 65 EUR (includes: bus transfer, entry tickets to museum and Plitvice Lakes National Park, the care of a Polish-speaking guide, headphones sets).

Istria in one day — departure after breakfast, a tour of the peninsula of Istria. Visiting Pula, a city on seven hills, with the world's best preserved Roman amphitheater from the 1st century - so-called Arena, where a film festival takes place, the Arch of Sergius, the medieval old town. Transfer to the "Croatian Częstochowa" - Rovinj. Visiting the old town from the times of the Venetian reign: Balbi arch, cathedral of St. Euphemia. Transfer and visiting Porec. Many monuments from Roman times have been preserved, and the most important streets: Dekumanus and Cardo Maximus were drawn up already in the antiquity. From the Gothic and Baroque architecture the most important is the Euphrasian Basilica from the 5th century, entered on the UNESCO list. Transfer to Opatija, called the "Croatian Monte Carlo", the birthplace of Croatian tourism. In the year 1844, the first tourist Villa Angiolina was opened here, and from 1884, the oldest Croatian hotel Kvarner began to receive visitors. While walking along the boardwalk, the opportunity to see the marble stars on the sidewalk with the names of world-famous Croats. Return to hotel. Route: approx. 360 km. Day trip, organized on Tuesday. Price - approx. 60 EUR (includes: bus transfer, entry tickets, the care of a Polish-speaking guide, headphones sets).

Krk island — transfer to Omišalj, the first town after crossing the bridge Krk from the mainland, built on the rock at a height of approx. 80 m a.s.l., overlooking the Bay of Kvarner. Omišalj derives from the 3rd century and it is one of the oldest towns on the island. The medieval urban structure and charming city centre with narrow streets accessible only to pedestrians have been preserved here. Then drive to the town of Krk, the island's capital. Its old part is surrounded by 2000-year-old walls. Stroll: Kamplin Square, Frankopanski Castle, where many cultural events are organized. Transfer to the town of Vrbnik situated on a cliff with a stunning view of the winding streets, the ruins of the towers and vineyards with grapes from which one of the most famous wines is made: Vrbnička žlahtina. It is worth seeing, among others, the Parish Church of the Assumption of Mary from 1325, the chapel of St. John, as well as a Renaissance bell tower. Wine and local cheese tasting also included in the programme. Return to hotel. Route: approx. 130 km. Half-day trip, organized on Wednesday. Price - approx. 40 EUR (includes: bus transfer, entry tickets, tasting, the care of a Polish-speaking guide, headphones sets).

Canoeing/kayaking — transfer to the village of Brod on the River Kupa, which has excellent conditions for canoeing and rafting. The canoe safari is organized in the summer, in a quiet part of the river where the water is safe even for people with no experience in rowing. A stable "sit on top" kayak is used, which is safe for both adults and children. Safari takes approx. 2-3 h. The opportunity to admire the natural beauty of the river with crystal clear and refreshing water and an abundance of flora and fauna. Return to hotel. Route: approx. 150 km. Half-day trip, organized on Tuesday. Price - approx. 52 EUR (includes: bus transfer, entry tickets, the care of a Polish-speaking guide).

Fish picnic — depart from Novi Vinodolski. Cruise towards the island of Krk, a treat to Rakia on board. Mooring at the port Vrbnik. Lunch on board: mackerel on the grill, salad, bread, drinks: wine, water, juice. Individual touring of the city. Return to hotel. Route: approx. 10 km. Half-day trip, organized on Monday. Price - approx. 40 EUR (includes: cruise, lunch with drinks, Rakia tasting).

Postojna Cave — after lunch departure towards Slovenia, to Postojna. Visiting the Postojna Cave, accompanied by experienced guides. This place is famous for its 20-kilometer labyrinth of passages, galleries and chambers. It is the largest and most visited “classic kras” cave in Europe, considered one of the most beautiful in the world. Its most interesting tunnel was discovered in 1818 by Luka Čeč, and at the entrance inscriptions carved on the walls coming from the 13th century were found. Return to hotel. Route approx. 250 km. Half-day trip, organized on Sunday. Price - approx. 65 EUR (includes: bus transfer, entry ticket to the cave, the care of a Polish-speaking guide, headphones sets).

 

Local excursions are organized by local travel agencies under the conditions fixed by them. It's possible to disorganize trips due to low number of applicants.

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