Passports and Visas
All nationalities require a full passport (or identity card) that must be valid beyond the intended length of stay. It is your responsibility to have the correct personal documents and to obtain your own visa, if one is necessary, in accordance with the regulations of the countries you are to visit on the program.
The information offered below is to help you with that process. We are not responsible for the actions of local immigration and customs officials, whether at points of entry or otherwise, and any subsequent effects.
Visas are not required by the following nationalities: British and other EU countries, Nationals of Australia, New Zealand, United States and Canada. Other nationalities should check with the relevant authorities.
Visa regulations can change without notice: please check the current regulations in good time to obtain a visa if one is required.
Vaccinations and Health
Travel health can often be something people forget about before going away, but a little preparation and knowledge can go a long way to help you stay fit and healthy while abroad.
There are no specific health risks in Croatia & The Balkans.
The above information can change at short notice; as we are not qualified to answer all your questions about travel health we strongly recommend you contact your Medical Professional or a Travel Health Clinic at least 8 weeks prior to departure for up-to-date information.
We strongly recommend getting an adequate travel insurance. If you are not sure about how to get the appropriate insurance or have any questions about the noted, feel free to contact us.
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In Croatia and Balkan countries a two-pin Type C (Europlug) electrical plug is used. Voltage is 220-240 Volts. You will be able to charge a phone/camera, etc. during most of your stay on any given program (exceptions are programs that include a night in a mountain hut/shelter).
Group, Staff and Support
The groups will generally be between 5 and 15 people. There will be a local leader and drivers and local guides where needed.
The minimum age of clients on our trips is 16 years. Please note that anyone aged under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
The national currency of Croatia is the Croatian Kuna (HRK), with an exchange rate of 7,60 kn/1,00 €, 5,72 kn/1,00 USD and 9,49/1,00 GBP (exchange rates are subject to change and we advise checking the rates once again prior to your trip).
ATM availability/Credit Card Acceptance/Travellers cheques
ATM’s and banks are available throughout the trip. You can use credit cards in most shops and restaurants in Croatia.
Extra Expenses and Spending Money
Most of our trips are BED & BREAKFAST based. Sometimes, they include a wine tasting or picnic lunch.
Here are some of the approximate prices of different services:
- Picnic lunch (sandwich, vegetables, fruits, chocolade and water) – 5,00-7,00 €
- Dinner (soup, main course with garnish and salad and dessert) – 15,00-25,00 €
- Coffe in a bar 1,20-1,60 €
- Juice in a bar 1,50-2,00 €
- Beer in a bar 1,70-2,50 €
Tipping (leader and local staff)
Our staff are paid well and fairly for their work with VMD. Tipping is at your discretion. Many clients wish to tip their leaders and driver at the end of the trip. We suggest between 100-150 Kuna (€13-20) for the guide and 50-100 Kuna (€7-13) for the driver. Most groups prefer to present the money to the leader at the end of the week with two separate envelopes (one for the leader and one for the driver). This is completely at your own discretion and to be used as a guideline only.