Head across the Adriatic to untouched Croatia! Raft down the emerald green Cetina River, wander through the marble ruins of Diocletian’s Palace, and sail the Dalmatian Coast to discover secluded beaches and the island of Brač. Enjoy a dinner in neighboring port town Trogir, then on the way home make a pit stop to swim in the magnificent Krka waterfalls.
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The trip departs from the Bassano del Grappa train station. The exact meeting point inside of the train station will be emailed out several days before departure. Please meet your trip leader 20 minutes prior to departure. Make sure to bring your passport and have it with you on the bus, as we will be driving through border control. Travel to Croatia is by private luxury coach with A/C, DVD, and bathroom. We make one 45 minute stop. Upon arrival to Split, we will check into our accommodation.
Friday you have all day to explore Split and its surrounding areas. Bus2alps will organize a white-water rafting trip on the Cetina River, a sea-kayaking adventure, and rock climbing (not included). If you choose not to join any of the outdoor adventures, you can spend your day laying out on one of Split’s beaches, join a tour of the Split city center, visit the Diocletian Palace, rent a bike and ride up Marjan Hill, or take a day trip to local surrounding towns, like Omiš. You can hop on the local bus to the town of Omiš, which is located 25 kilometers from Split and is where the Cetina River meets the sea.
Friday night there will be an optional pub crawl (not included) to the best of Split’s bustling nightlife. Meet in the hostel reception at the designated time if you are interested in joining the pub crawl. If you choose not to join the pub crawl, the night is free to explore Split’s many restaurants, cafes, and pubs.
Saturday you have all day to explore the second largest city in Croatia and largest on the Dalmatian Coast. For those interested, Bus2alps will organize a private island cruise tour that heads to the island of Brač (not included). Meet in hostel reception at the designated time. Brač is known for its rolling hills, isolated bays, clear waters, and its views. Once on Brač you will have time to explore the medieval buildings and secluded winding alleys. You will climb back on board our private boat to enjoy lunch while we sail to our second stop where you will have a few hours to relax on a beach and swim before sailing home in the early evening.
If you stay in Split, you can spend your day laying out on one of Split’s beautiful beaches, join a tour of the Diocletian Palace, go to Marjan Hill, or take a day trip to local surrounding towns.
Saturday night there will be an optional trip to the island town of Trogir, situated thirty minutes from Split (included and requires minimum number of participants). Here there are many great dinner options. Your trip leader will provide you with recommendations of where to eat. We will return to Split after dinner. Afterwards, it is possible to check out one of Split’s many great nightlife options.
Sunday morning we will depart Split for Krka. There you will have a few hours to swim and explore Mother Nature’s incredible waterfalls of this Croatian National Park. We will depart Krka for Bassano del Grappa. We will make one stop en route for dinner.
Rafting the Cetina River: Experience an adventurous ride down Croatia’s natural beauty, the emerald green Cetina River. Duck through lush overgrown trees expanding over the river and find yourself in large scenic expanses as you rush down the Cetina. When we’re all finished and off the river, a traditional Croatian late lunch will be included.
Private Island Tour: Spend your day cruising around the coastline on a private boat and visiting the island of Brač. Cruise includes a grilled seafood, veggie or chicken lunch with bread, wine and soft drinks. Brač is known for its rolling hills, isolated bays, clear waters, and its views. Once on Brač you will have time to explore the medieval buildings, and secluded winding alleys then climb back on board our private boat to enjoy lunch while we sail to our second stop where you will have a few hours to relax on a beach and swim before sailing home in the early evening.
Sea Kayaking: Join in on a scenic adventure around Marjan peninsula, perfect for all skill levels. Enjoy secluded bays in shaded pine forests to pebble beaches with plenty of chances to swim!
Split Pub Crawl: Immerse yourself in a mix of Split’s top pubs, bars, and clubs, while getting to know other fellow travelers.
Split Walking Tour: Wander the streets of Split and learn about the rich history of Dicoletian's Palace.