*Trip availabilities change throughout the day and may not be accurately reflected here. To see if space is available for the date you are interested in, please click through to the booking form.
Sept 3 - 10, 2023
Sept 10 - 17, 2023
SOLD OUT - Waitlist only
8 days/7 nights
starting at $3,499 USD
Payment can be broken down into a $500 deposit + 3 additional installments.
$200 off with
May 26 - June 2, 2024
Memorial Day trip - likely to sell out
June 16 - 23, 2024
June 23 - 30, 2024
June 30 - July 7, 2024
4th of July trip - likely to sell out
July 7 - 14, 2024
July 14 - 21, 2024
Aug 4 - 11, 2024
Aug 18 - 25, 2024
Sept 1 - 8, 2024
Labor Day trip - likely to sell out
Sept 15 - 22, 2024
8 days/7 nights
starting at $3,699 USD
Payment can be broken down into a $500 deposit + 3 additional installments.
WHAT TO EXPECT
Our small group trip to Croatia caters to travelers in their 20s and 30s looking for historic stone architecture in Split, vibrant nightlife in Hvar, and Old Town adventure in Dubrovnik.
If you’re looking for the perfect summer getaway, this is it! Spend your days overlooking the sparkling Adriatic with rosé in hand as you savor the intense flavors of cuttlefish-infused black risotto and your evenings strolling through the towering limestone archways of Diocletian’s Palace. This is a coastline filled with extraordinary architectural and historical significance that dates back more than a thousand years.
Meet up with an adventurous group of young travelers, grab a drink, and unwind as you wander ancient towns and bask in Europe’s clearest seas.
*P.S. If you loved our Greek Islands trip, you’ll be over the moon for Croatia!
FOR THE LOVE OF
GAME OF THRONES
OLD TOWN WALLS
THE ADRIATIC SEA
All accommodations in a shared room with one other person with the option to upgrade to a private room (limited availability)
In-country transportation for included activities and transfers between towns
Ferry tickets to Hvar and Dubrovnik
7 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 3 dinners
Guided walking tour of historic Split
Day trip: Krka National Park
Local vineyard tour and tasting
Beach club afternoon
Day trip: Private boat around the islands, including cave swimming and snorkeling
Access to city walls in Dubrovnik
Private walking tour of Dubrovnik
Kayaking excursion around Dubrovnik
FTLO Trip Leader
*All activities are weather dependent; in the unlikely event that we are unable to run an activity, we will have a suitable alternative in place.
Flights to and from Croatia
Mandatory trip insurance
Meals not mentioned (budget around $250)
day by day
*Itinerary is indicative and is subject to change
Day 1 - Split, Croatia
After arriving in this maze of limestone and marble, meet up with your new travel crew for a beer or a glass of Croatian wine.
In the mid-afternoon, we’ll all head out to wander these twisting, narrow alleyways with a local guide as we get the scoop on thousands of years of Dalmatian history. That evening, you’ll head to a local restaurant to enjoy a delicious three-course Mediterranean dinner.
Then, kick off your first night in this gorgeous country by wandering the local neighborhood and checking out some of that famous nightlife. Welcome to Croatia!
Day 2 - Split
Get some fuel in you at the hotel; we’re heading out to explore one of the country’s most jaw-dropping national parks today.
After about an hour’s drive north, we’ll pop out and hike into Krka National Park. In a country full of picturesque landscapes, this may just top the chart. Head into the forest and make the short walk to the real stars of the show, Krka’s seven stunning waterfalls.
Of course, after a big day at the falls, a sip of the good stuff is a necessity, so we’ll wind our way to an old family vineyard just outside of Krka. Try some of Croatia’s best wines before we cruise back to Split, where the night is free.
Day 3 - Hvar
Enjoy an early breakfast at the hotel before jumping onto a ferry to head to the summer resort Island of Hvar, where we’ll spend time exploring and getting to know more about the beautiful island.
In the afternoon, we’ll whisk your bags off to the hotel and head to a local beach bar on the outskirts of this medieval town, where you can spend the day tanning, lounging on sun beds, and drinking cocktails surrounded by amazing views of the water.
Day 4 - Hvar
I'm on a boat
Wake up and enjoy breakfast at the hotel.
We’ll then spend the day zooming around islands on private boat with your travel crew! This is a great way to experience Croatia’s memorable blue waters and sunshine, away from the crowds, while sunbathing, swimming, and hanging out before a lunch stop.
We’ll head back to Hvar that evening and the rest of the night is yours.
Day 5 - Dubrovnik
After cruising over to Dubrovnik on the morning ferry, you’ll get settled into your hotel, just outside of the Old Town on the Lapad Peninsula.
From there, the day is yours, so head out with friends and walk over to stone walls of one of Europe’s most spectacular old towns or check out one of the fantastic pebble beaches nearby. Grab a drink, soak up that golden sun, and cheers to that perfect Adriatic.
In the evening, we’ll all get together for a family dinner and drinks, then you can head out to check out some of Croatia’s most fun nightlife.
Day 6 - Dubrovnik
Get breakfast at the hotel, and then we’re wandering over to the Old Town for a guided walking tour of this labyrinth of limestone.
Built between the 13th and 17th centuries, Dubrovnik stands today as one of the most well-preserved Medieval cities in the entire world. Its towering walls encircle the rocky strip of land, running for more than a mile uninterrupted. Follow along, and then the afternoon is yours.
Keep on exploring with the crew, grab a bite in a tiny alleyway, get lost in the twists and turns, and watch the sunset from a cliffside bar.
Day 7 - Dubrovnik
Wake up and enjoy breakfast at the hotel before heading out for a day on the crystal clear Adriatic.
We’re doing a little tandem kayaking in the glassy sea around the Old Town walls, so don’t forget your hat and shades. You’ll need them as you take in this historic beauty from a whole new angle. Paddle on over to a nearby island and take a dip in some incredible, secluded swimming holes.
In the evening, we'll get together and head out for a farewell dinner full of good food, good wine, and even better company.
Day 8 - Dubrovnik
Today is our last day in Croatia. We’ll share one final breakfast together before we all go our separate ways.
Check-out is at noon, but the hotel will be happy to store your bags should you take a later flight (which we recommend).
If you’ve got some more time in Europe, we can’t recommend cruising down to Crete or Sardinia enough for some more Mediterranean living. Alternatively, if you’re in the mood for some of the best food in the whole world, catch a flight up to Basque Country for the bite of your life.
"Most of us live and die in the same corner where we were born and never get to see any of it. I don’t want to be most of us." — Oberyn Martell, Game of Thrones
Just for Fun
Dubrovnik was the main filming location for King's Landing in Game of Thrones.
There are more than 1200 islands and inlets in the country.
The necktie was invented in Croatia.
Croatia is quickly becoming one of the most popular European summer destinations for travelers around the world!
Single rooms are available on request. While we can’t guarantee private rooms, you should book your trip earlier if you prefer one, as they usually fill up.
Certain locations on this trip are not handicap friendly - if you have mobility issues, please contact us before booking.
If you are unable to swim, this many not be the trip for you.
If the weather is not on our side, some activities may have to be changed at late notice.
July, August and September are high season months in Croatia, so expect bars and restaurants to be busy.
On European trips, we stay as close to historic city centers as possible. This means your accommodations will often be on the small side, quirky, and unique (we love this!).
All activities are weather dependent; in the unlikely event that we are unable to run an activity, we will have a suitable alternative in place.
More information regarding visa requirements and Covid restrictions can be found here.
With days full of sunshine and sparking blue waters, Croatia used to be one of Europe's best kept secrets. However now, it is the place to be with beautiful islands, charming medieval towns, local vineyards and superb seafood cuisine. If you are looking for an adventure with style and relaxation, this is the country for you!
GOOD TO KNOW
The national language is Croatian.
The national currency is the Euro.
The closest arrival airport is in Split.
The closest departure airport is in Dubrovnik.
Visas are unnecessary for North American travelers.
Double check your passport is valid for 6-months after your return date.
Fly into Split (SPU)
You'll need to be in Split by 2pm on Day 1, however with the recent amount of flight delays we recommend planning to arrive a day early just to be safe.
Fly out of Dubrovnik (DBV)
We recommend flying out of DBV or extending your trip and enjoying a few more days in Croatia.
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