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Family Sea Kayaking Holiday in Dubrovnik

A family holiday for water lovers, available for children aged 6 and upwards. Spend the week exploring the Elaphite Islands off Dubrovnik by sea kayak. With an itinerary designed specifically for families, there is an ideal mix of paddling, snorkelling and playing on the beach.

Small Group Classic 8 days

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Itinerary

Overview

The Elaphite Islands, North West of Dubrovnik, are formed out of ten small islands of which only a handful (Lopud, Kolocep and Sipan) are inhabited. With a rocky coastline, interspersed with white sandy beaches, they offer a perfect destination for those wanting to combine sea kayaking and snorkelling with some beach time. Inland, the islands have pretty villages and hills dotted with pine forests and vineyards.

You will be based on the Island of Lopud for your entire holiday, taking daily excursions to explore all the island has to offer and also to visit the neighbouring island of Kolocep. Your guide will lead you on your daily expeditions, when you can expect to spend on average 2 - 3 hours paddling per day. The rest of the time will be spent exploring locally by foot, snorkelling and relaxing on the beaches. To ensure a balanced itinerary, and to give weary arms a rest, two rest days are built in to the itinerary, when you will have a chance to go banana boating as well as visit neighbouring Dubrovnik - a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Standard accommodation is in self-catering apartments owned by local families. The rooms are simple but clean and licensed for tourists.

All Breakfasts and some of the dinners are included in the price of this holiday. Breakfasts are taken with the group at one of the cafes over-looking the sea. Lunch is at your own expense - you will usually stop at local taverns, but you can also pick up sandwiches from the island shop if you prefer picnics. Food is typically Mediterranean - seafood, garden grown vegetables and is prepared simply without heavy spices.

We can offer an upgraded accommodation at Hotel Lafodia which is a larger modern 4 star resort on the Island. Please get in touch for more details and upgrade costs.

Day-by-day

Day 1: Arrival
Day 2: Kayaking around Lopud
Day 3: Kayaking Kolocep - Lopud
Day 4: Kayaking: Kolocep - Lopud
Day 5: Kayaking Lopud - Sipan
Day 6: Fun Activities & Dubrovnik
Day 7: Lopud - Free Time
Day 8: Departure

Children's rate applies to under 16s only.

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Accommodation


Guide price is based on recommended accommodations. Alternative accommodations and upgrades are available. Please get in touch or click on 'alternatives' below for alternatives and upgrade options.

Our rating

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Price guide

Price rating 2

- Good value
- Local hosts
- Comfortable & clean
- En-suite

Details

Getting there

You will need to fly to Dubrovnik (DBV). Your holiday will start on a Sunday and you can arrive at any time during the day. The airport is serviced by several airlines in the UK.
- From the South East - you can reach Dubrovnik from Stansted (Easyjet), Luton (Wizzair) or Gatwick (Easyjet, British Airways, Thomson, Monarch)
- From the Midlands - you can fly from Birmingham (Monarch, FlyBe and Thomson) and from EMA (BmiBaby)
- From the North - you can fly from Manchester (Thomson and Jet2), Leeds Bradford (Jet2) and Newcastle (Jet2)
- From Scotland - you can fly from Edinburgh with Jet2.

Joining Instructions
You will need to fly to Dubrovnik (DBV). Your holiday will start on a Sunday and you can arrive at any time during the day. The airport is serviced by several airlines in the UK.
- From the South East - you can reach Dubrovnik from Stansted (Easyjet), Luton (Wizzair) or Gatwick (Easyjet, British Airways, Thomson, Monarch)
- From the Midlands - you can fly from Birmingham (Monarch, FlyBe and Thomson) and from EMA (BmiBaby)
- From the North - you can fly from Manchester (Thomson and Jet2), Leeds Bradford (Jet2) and Newcastle (Jet2)
- From Scotland - you can fly from Edinburgh with Jet2.

Joining Instructions
You will be met at the airport and transferred to Dubrovnik, your bags will be looked after allowing you to spend the day exploring the City before meeting up again to catch the evening ferry over to the Islands. Depending on your arrival time it is possible to put you on an earlier ferry on request.

For planning flight times:
OUTBOUND FLIGHT TIMES ON SUNDAYS:
From 1 - 29 June and 3-30 September, the only ferries from Dubrovnik run at 09:30, 19:00 and 20:30. Please make sure your flight arrives in good time to catch one of these ferries. The group usually heads over on the 19:00 ferry, but if you are late you can catch the 20:30 ferry.
From 30 June to 2 September, there are ferries from Dubrovnik that run at 09:00, 11.45, 18:15, 19:00 and 20:15.If you are arriving on an early flight it is possible to request an earlier ferry over to the island

RETURN FLIGHT TIMES ON SUNDAYS:
From 1 - 29 June and 3-30 September, ferries return to Dubrovnik at 07:35 (arrives Dubrovnik at 08:50), 17:30 (arrives Dubrovnik at 18:45) & 19:00 (arrives Dubrovnik at 20:15), so it is usually fine to book flights from 11.30am onwards.
From 30 June - 2 September, ferries return to Dubrovnik at 07:35 (arrives Dubrovnik at 08:50), 10:15 (arrives Dubrovnik at 11:30), 17:00 (arrives Dubrovnik at 18:05), 19:00 (arrives Dubrovnik at 20:15), 19:30 (arrives Dubrovnik at 20:45), so it is usually fine to book flights from 11.30am onwards.

Price includes

7 nights guesthouse on the island of Lopud
7 breakfasts
2 dinners in local restaurant
2 lunches in local restaurant
Sea kayaking guide service
All of the activities on the tour
All transfers by local boat
Transfers to and from Dubrovnik airport by van
All applicable taxes

The child rate applies to under 16s only.

When is best?

The Dubrovnik region and Elaphite islands enjoy a typically Mediterranean climate with hot, sunny summers and mild winters. Rainfall is low but cannot be ruled out any time of the year

Is it for me?

This is a family holiday and whilst no previous sea kayaking experience is required, all members of the family should be happy in or around the water. There are around 3 - 6 hours of daily activities in the itinerary (including swimming and snorkelling, as well as paddling)

Double and single kayaks are both available.

The suggested minimum age for this trip is 6.

Number of participants: min 4 - max 20
Guide to kayakers ratio 1/8

What customers are saying after travelling with Tourdust

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  • From our very first enquiry to our return home, everything was handled very effciently. I would highly recommend tourdust as a company

    Ben feefo reviewer verified review for Family Sea Kayaking Holiday in Dubrovnik on 23 July 2015

  • Tourdust offer an excellent service and will help all they can if you need to amend your holiday arrangements. I would definitely use them again.

    Ben feefo reviewer verified review for Family Sea Kayaking Holiday in Dubrovnik on 22 July 2015

  • The service received was excellent but we did have some difficulty when on the holiday which Tourdust may not have been aware of.

    Ben feefo reviewer verified review for Family Sea Kayaking Holiday in Dubrovnik on 25 June 2015

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Day 1: Arrival
Day 2: Kayaking around Lopud
Day 3: Kayaking Kolocep - Lopud
Day 4: Kayaking: Kolocep - Lopud
Day 5: Kayaking Lopud - Sipan
Day 6: Fun Activities & Dubrovnik
Day 7: Lopud - Free Time
Day 8: Departure

Children's rate applies to under 16s only.

Alternative Itineraries

Our itineraries are carefully designed by our experienced travel designers based on years of experience and customer feedback. For a custom itinerary tailored to you, please enquire giving as much detail as possible on your brief.

Enjoy one or two weeks relaxing at this wonderful family friendly resort just outside Dubrovnik with loads of activities suitable for all the family.

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Families from $1,351 pp plus flights

'From Price' is the average price per person for ground arrangements for a family of four (two adults + two children under 12).

Flights are typically an additional $285 per person economy class from London

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