Luxury Family Travel to Croatia
Croatia is a vast outdoor playground with enough islands, beaches, national parks and countryside to keep even the most active family entertained. Couple that with charming cities filled with beautiful palaces and bustling seafronts and you’ve got a wonderful place to escape to for some quality time together.
Scattered throughout the sparkling waters of the Adriatic are clusters of islands, each with their own character. Explore the olive groves, cycle through the countryside or seek out hidden coves in which to snorkel and swim. Private boat charter makes it easy to hop between the islands and is a great way to explore the quieter stretches of water.
It’s not all beaches, however, and there are ample opportunites for rafting, ziplining and even taking sword and archery lessons at an abandoned fortress. National parks such as Plitvice and Krka are filled with crashing waterfalls and turquoise lakes and the cities of Dubrovnik and Split are perfect for strolling, getting a healthy dose of history and culture, and enjoying relaxed family meals in bustling local restaurants.
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With the help of Jacada we were able to experience a spectacular stress-free family vacation to Croatia. Our trip designer thoughtfully planned out our itinerary so that we had the perfect balance of adventure and site seeing. We hiked waterfalls, went white water rafting and enjoyed tours of Diocletian’s place, Dubrovnik’s fortress, and Hvar.All of the Jacada drivers and tour guides were top rate—friendly, professional and knowledgeable and our hotel accommodations were phenomenal. This is our second family vacation with Jacada (the first to Chile) and won’t be our last. A+
Jacada helped me plan and execute a fantastic trip to Croatia. Our travel experts, Melanie and Heather, were a wealth of knowledge and answered countless questions from me along the way. I've booked with Jacada several times before and I KNOW that I will book with them again. Exceptional customer service and outstanding trips every single time. I cannot recommend them enough!
JACADA DID A GREAT JOB FOR US TOURING THROUGH CROATIA
We have used Jacata for our last three (3) trips (Africa, Peru & Croatia) and were extremely pleased with the service and professionalism.
We recently traveled to London and Croatia and used Jacada to plan our trip. We had a relatively short time period to travel and wanted to take advantage of every day. We gave Jacada our preferences and let them run with it. We could not have been happier with their recommendations. The hotels, tours and restaurants were excellent and the attention to detail was impressive. Our agent Murray really did a great job putting together a fantastic itinerary. He clearly listened to our interests. Everyone we came into contact with was professional and most importantly, they seemed to enjoy what they were doing. The drivers, tour guides and hotel staff were friendly and really wanted us to enjoy our vacation. Jacada helped make our vacation effortless and we will absolutely use them in the future to plan other trips.
Thank you for the Croatia tour wonderfully arranged and superbly executed. First, I must say that the birthday treasure hunts and the birthday gift that you and Yi-Ling planned are deeply appreciated. The children always plan something really touching and loving for each of my birthdays and mother's days, but the efforts that went into this one are more and I am very touched. As for the tour itself, it went really well and we all had a very happy time. I just name a few highlights and maybe point out a few less than perfect moments now looking back.We each had our favorite days and activities. To me the happiest day was the one that we spent with Mario. He spoke very fast and I could catch about 2/3 of what he was saying if I paid attention, but he was hilariously funny, the drive was beautiful, his personal stories and the visits to different wineries were interesting and the lunch at the cellar was some of the best foods I had in Croatia. And that day was cool and we were not under the sun and wine was served generously, so....Erh-fei loved the mussels and the lunch at the secluded island of oysters and mussels would be another highlight. The cooking class and the visit to Lorvono were great. We were charmed and had much fun with the couple and found their way of life very interesting. Of the three hotels, the Korcula hotel was superb and I loved the meals served on the tables next to the water. It is just stunningly beautiful.So all in all, it was a great trip. I will let Erh-fei, Yi-Wei, Yi-ling and Mei to offer their comments if they wish.A few things that may be better planned, in my opinion. The visits to the old cities of Korcula and Dubrovnik should be done in late afternoon if possible. Erh-fei was the only one who followed our guide for the Korcula walk as it was conducted around 2:00 pm and was burning hot then. We took the family walk around 6:00 pm later on the same day and he acted as our tour guide and it was just really nice to walk around then. The city tour at Dubrovnik was done around 10 in the morning, again too hot to enjoy and appreciate it. A late afternoon walk on the wall would be so much nicer. The birthday dinner was great, but there were lots of mosquito and it would be nice to be warned in advance to have us sprayed before we went.As for the England addition, Yi-Mei and I really enjoyed it. Please thank Joyce and Alec for us. I absolutely loved the choices of the places they made for us to visit and the English history lessons that were offered along the way. I have learned a lot. For one, the British history did not start with William the Conqueror. I am also happy that I insisted on visiting Highclere. The morning visit to Highclere and the afternoon visit to Corsham visit on the first day provided a happy contrast. The choices of Nigel and Phoenix were also great. I was surprised, not quite pleasantly when I was told at last minute that they would have a different guide to go with us on the last day and Phoenix was an Indian/German and a guide working temporarily for the local tour company. But it turned out that Phoenix was great, more relaxed and an overall more interesting and comfortable person to speak to and to be around.
Our vacation in Croatia and Montenegro was awesome. The hotels selected were first rate. All of the tours arranged through Jacada were excellent. The drivers arrived promptly. We were able to truly relax while on vacation as every detail was covered.
Well planned itinerary by Jobi. We enjoyed our Croatian trip very much. The excursions were very interesting and well organised. Our local guides were all very knowledgeable and our skipper/crew during boat transfers were very polite and offered their best service.
My husband and I could say without any reservations that this was the best vacation we've taken so far. Our travel designer, Hanna, and our concierge, Michele, were absolutely lovely and were careful to listen to our preferences. Everything we could think of was taken care of so that we could travel worry-free. The local tour guides and drivers were fantastic, and the itinerary was amazing - we saw and did things we would never have found on our own. Thanks very much, Jacada!
I have traveled extensively for leisure and business and have always put together my own trips. For our honeymoon, we decided to give a bespoke experience a shot. I thought it was overkill, but was curious to try. We chose to go to Slovenia and Croatia. I have to say, the experience was so wonderful, to the detail, from the knowledgeable yet friendly guides, drivers, the efficiency of the private transfers, the private tours, the kind of activities that may work for you, activities that you may not know exist, when you put all those details together, the experience is at another level. I don't know if I will remember the places I visited 10 years from now, but I will definitely remember how I felt during my honeymoon. Needless to say, we will be contacting Jacada again.
Need to Know
When to go
Croatia is beautiful year-round but is best visited either side of the hottest summer months. With such a long stretch of coastline, you'll want to take advantage of the warm weather and visiting in early or late summer can mean fewer crowds.