GLO Croatia

Zadar, Croatia

Grace Van Berkum
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Sep 24 - 30, 2019
Group size: 8 - 12
GLO Croatia
Zadar, Croatia

Grace Van Berkum
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8 reviews

Deposit: €500
Sep 24 - 30, 2019
Group size: 8 - 12

About this trip


GLO Sun & Soul Wellness Tour Croatia 

Zadar, Dalmatian Coast

6-Night, 7-Day


An Adventure in Culture, Movement & Mindfulness on the Dalmatian Coast  

If the soul could sing, it would surely be a song about the Adriatic Sea! This seven-day wellness tour & retreat on the Dalmatian Coast will have you second-guessing your departure date from the moment you land in Zadar. 

After a sunrise yoga session and a leisurely day on the grounds of Villa Premasole (literally translated to Towards the Sun), you will explore Historic Zadar City to take in the sounds of the famous Sea Organ and sights of the Salutation to the Sun. 

You will be guided around the serene landscapes of Zadar County. Here, you’ll have ample time to saunter through the welcoming village and historic towns. You’ll be taken off-the-beaten path with a local to explore the secrets of Dalmatia, tour the karst islands, taste exceptional local Mediterranean food, organic olive oil and wine, trek your way through the hills of Velebit Mountain and turquoise waters of UNESCO Plitvice Lakes. 

You will visit the famous crystal-clear waters and beaches of the Adriatic Sea where you’ll enjoy mindful movement, or test your inner balance with playful AcroYoga for the adventurous!

A dip in the healing thermal mud bath along with delicious daily GLO meals, and nightly guided meditations will nourish your body and mind, and leave your soul singing until your next visit to beautiful Croatia.

Travel Style:  Wellness 

Introduce your inner traveler to your inner self!  

This wellness tour includes:

~ Accommodations at beautiful luxury Villa Premasole

~ Healthy GLO Meals: Daily Breakfast, 3 lunches [and/or packed snacks], 3 Dinners

~ Nutritious, Local, Farm-to-Table Mediterranean Food Experiences (meal costs not included)

~ Organic Winery Tour, Wine and Cheese Tastings (meal costs not included)

~ Daily Yoga & Meditation with the Gracious Living Lifestyle Team (AcroYoga instruction also available)

~ Tour Orientations with your Host/Group Leader (English/Croatian-Speaking, Local knowledge)*

~ Private Vehicle Transportation to and from all activities/destinations

~ Visits to Historic Towns

~ Sunset Kayaking, Entry to National Parks, Beaches

~ Airport transfers from Zadar Airport 

Physical Rating:  
Average (Yoga, walking, kayaking, light hiking) – Intermediate, Customizable (hiking, watersports, AcroYoga)

Intimate Group Experience:  
8 - 12, 12 Max. 

Age Requirement: 
12+ (all travelers under 18 must be accompanied by an adult); ideal for couples, friends and singles)

GLO Nutrition Menu Rating:
Introduction into plantbased eating.
Option to eat anything desired at farm-to-table restaurants. (vegan + non vegan)
Nutrition guidance + meal selection coaching always available by Grace & Team GLO when eating out.

Full Itinerary

September 24th, Day 1: 

· 3:00-6:00 PM Arrivals (TBC)

· 6:30 PM Sunset GLO Welcome Dinner and Introduction

· 8:00-8:30 PM Yoga Nidra/Pranayama/Meditation 

September 25th, Day 2: 

· 7:00 - 8:30AM – Sunrise Yoga & Retreat Intention Setting

· 9:00 – 10:00AM – GLO Breakfast

· 10:00 -1:00PM – Retreat/Relaxation/Pool/Unstructured Time 

· 1:00 - 2:00PM – GLO Lunch

· 2:30 - 6:00PM – Cultural Excursion, Historic City of Zadar & the Sea Organ

· 6:00 – 7:00PM – Sunset Kayak Tour of Historic Zadar City

· 7:00 -  8:30PM – Dinner in Historic Zadar

· 8:30 – 9:00PM – Viewing of the Salutation to the Sun 

· Social Hour / Relax

September 26th, Day 3:

· 7:00 - 8:00 AM – Sunrise Yoga

· 8:00 - 8:30AM – GLO Power Breakfast

· 9:30AM - Depart for UNESCO Plitvice Lakes National Park

· 11:00 - 2:00 PM –  Nature Walk of Plitvice Lakes

· 2:00 - 2:30PM –  GLO Snacks & Café, Plitvice Lakes

· 4:00 PM – Wine & Olive Oil Tasting & Tour of Mas Vin Organic Winery

· 5:00PM – Dinner at Mas Vin Organic Winery

· Social Hour/Relax

September 27th, Day 4:

· 8:30 - 9:30 AM – GLO Breakfast

· 10:00 AM – 1:00PM Beach Yoga (Acro Yoga optional!) at NIN Beach (Watersports Optional: SUP, Windsurfing, Kitesurfing)

· 1:00 - 2:00PM – Lunch at Historic NIN Town, Visit Chapel (9th century)

· 2:00 - 3:00PM –  Therapeutic Medicinal Mud Beach

· 3:00 - 6:00PM – Retreat/Relaxation/Pool/Unstructured Time

· 6:00 - 7:00PM –  GLO Dinner

· 8:00 - 9:00PM – Yoga Nidra/Meditation

· Social Hour / Relax

September 28th, Day 5:

· 7:00 - 8:00 AM – Sunrise Yoga

· 8:00 - 8:30AM – GLO Power Breakfast

· 9:00AM - Depart for Scenic Drive Off-The-Beaten-Path to Island of Pag

· 10:30 - 11:30 AM – Tour World’s Oldest Natural Olive Garden of Lun (Trees 2,500 Years Old!)

· 12:00 - 2:00PM – Yoga (Acro Yoga Optional!) at Spiggia di Rucica Beach 

· 2:30 - 3:00PM – Private Cheese Tasting of Famous Pag Cheese at Gilgora

· 3:00 - 5:00PM – Traditional Croatian Rucak (late lunch) at Farm-to-Table Restaurant

· 6:00 - 7:30PM – Sunset Drive Back to Zadar

· Social Hour / Relax

September 29th, Day 6:

· 7:00 - 8:00 AM – Sunrise Yoga

· 8:30 - 9:30AM – GLO Breakfast

· 10:00AM -1:00PM – Sukosan Beach

· 1:00 - 2:00PM – GLO Lunch

· 2:00 – 5:00PM –  Retreat/Relaxation/Pool/Unstructured Time

· 6:00 – 7:00PM –  Sunset Yoga

· 8:00PM – GLO Farewell Dinner

· Social Hour / Relax

September 30th, Day 7:

· 7:00 - 8:00 AM – Sunrise Yoga

· 8:30 - 9:30AM – GLO Breakfast

· 9:30 -11:00AM – Farewells & Departures

Additional Exclusive Add-Ons Can Include: 

· Hiking in Paklenica National Park, Mountain Velebit (I.e. this is an option in place of trip to Plitvice Lakes if group wants a more active hike) Included in price of Retreat.

· Boat Ride (Half-Day Speed Boat around Zadar Archipelago/Islands) Approx. 150EUR per person

· Watersports at NIN Beach (Will reserve ahead of time with local operator) Approx. 50EUR per person

· Cycling Tours 

· Cooking Classes

· Museums (i.e. Church of Saint Donat, Archaeological Museum Zadar) Price of Entry. Group discounted tickets can be arranged.

*It is important to note that in Europe, all guiding is based around local guides all of whom are licensed to work only in a particular city. As such, our leaders are able to provide orientation walks which will show you the layout of each town, city and parks, suggestions on things to see and do, including great local eating venues, introduce you to local friends, as well as the location of local services such as post offices and stores, but are unable to legally share historical facts and figures in public places. Your Group Leader will be able to provide general knowledge of Croatia, including historical, cultural, religious and social aspects.

**Please note: This retreat does NOT include cost of meals for excursions out. The total of meals eaten out at local, fresh, farm-to-table restaurants is 3 lunches and 3 dinners. This gives everyone the opportunity to eat what they want (vegan or non-vegan). Of course, Grace is available and on-hand as a Registered Holistic Nutritionist + Cellular Nutrition Coach to advise anyone on eating healthy while travelling if they desire. 

What’s included

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Available Packages

Shared Suite with Private Bath
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This accommodation is a Shared Suite with a Private Bath. You will share a spacious room that has two single beds with one other guest. Ideal for single travelers or two friends traveling together.

Deposit: €500
Private Suite with Private Bath
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Enjoy your time in this countryside Croatian villa in a Private Suite with your own Private Bath and Double Bed.

Deposit: €500
Couples Suite for 2 people
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This accommodation is perfect for couples attending this incredible GLO retreat in Croatia! A Private Suite with a Double Bed in the villa priced at 1325 (EUR) per person. 

Deposit: €1000
Deposit: €500

Shared Suite with Private Bath
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    Stacey Williams
    Looking forward to meeting the rest of the group and enjoying it all with you and Chris! Grace, will the eateries accept Visa or should we get euro?
    Aug 23, 2019

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Grace Van Berkum
8 reviews


GLO Retreat is the perfect place to disconnect from the crazy life that we all have, to clean your body, your mind and your soul surrounded by this beautiful tropical nature far from any stressful stimulation of a big city. Grace really built a real Oasis and that place was exactly everything I needed. I would recommend a GLO Retreat to everyone I know!!!!
We had a relaxing and enjoyable time... Excellent food! Learned new healthy recipes.
This was an amazing trip and was grateful to have met so many lovely souls. We stayed at Villa Premasole near Zadar which was absolutely stunning and wonderfully equipped and decorated. It was a great space for a group to relax and have fun in. Thanks to Niki for arranging all the expeditions to nearby places of interest and for introducing us to her family that lives nearby. She arranged a perfect blend of activities to get a flavour of the country. And thanks to captain Rob for driving us around and making sure we had our seatbelts on. lol Thanks to Grace in conducting the yoga sessions and all her hard work in preparing delicious and healthy meals especially the bierstein breakfast smoothies....And thanks to Chris for introducing me to Block therapy which I would like to look into further. I would absolutely highly recommend this trip and look forward to attending another of Grace's trips.
By irene denver for GLO Croatia on Oct 14, 2019
I had a fantastic experience. It was fun connecting with nature and feeling the love of Mother Earth. Great learning sessions on 'retreat setup' by our G.L.O host and mentor Grace. In nutrition we know that a pinch of salt enhances the flavor of the food it is added to. Grace is like the salt, she adds the best flavor to all that she does and bring out the best in the lives of people she comes across. Thank you Grace and G.L.O team for making my stay so amazing. Monica Mascarenhas Institute of Holistic Nutrition, Mississauga Canada
Grace is the most down to earth person i've ever encountered in my life! Her story is so inspiring and she was able to challenge me to be a successful entrepreneur. She will always try to accommodate the best she can and make sure that you are comfortable at her wellness centre. Her food tastes amazing that will keep you satisfied while you're there! Her place is sooo beautiful. You will feel at peace being surrounded in nature. Her intern, Lexy, who taught yoga every morning was the sweetest person. She also did Reiki and Crystal healing which was also a really bizarre experience. Chris, Grace's business partner, was very knowledgable in myofascial therapy and gave the best massages! 10/10 recommend!!
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