May 28 - June 4, 2023
Memorial Day trip - likely to sell out
June 18 - 25, 2023
Juneteenth Day trip - likely to sell out
June 25 - July 2, 2023
July 2 - July 9, 2023
4th of July trip - likely to sell out
July 9 - 16, 2023
Aug 6 - 13, 2023
Selling quickly - likely to sell out
Aug 13 - 20, 2023
Sept 3 - 10, 2023
Labor Day trip - likely to sell out
Sept 10 - 17, 2023
Sept 17 - 24, 2023
8 days/7 nights
from $3,499 USD
Payment can be broken down into a $500 deposit + 3 additional installments.
WHAT TO EXPECT
If you’re looking for the perfect summer getaway... this is it!
Spend your days overlooking the sparkling, sapphire waters of the Adriatic sea with rosé in hand and a delicious plate of the freshest local seafood. Spend your evenings strolling through the charming centuries-old neighborhoods that make up this popular European destination.
Bask in relaxation and unwind with new friends, laughter, cocktails, and water activities as you make your way through three of Croatia’s most iconic cities, including Split, Hvar, and Dubrovnik.
*PS- 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
Accommodations in a shared room with one other person (hotels, not hostels)
In-country transportation for included activities and transfers between towns
Ferry tickets to Hvar and Dubrovnik
7 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 2 dinners
Day trip: Krka National Park
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 for 2023 and is subject to change
Day 1 - Split, Croatia
Arrive to the city of Split by 3 p.m. and meet your new travel crew over some beers and wine.
In the evening, you’ll head to a local restaurant to enjoy a delicious three-course Mediterranean dinner.
Kick off your first night in this gorgeous country by wandering the local neighborhood and bars.
Welcome to Croatia!
Day 2 - Split
Fuel up on breakfast in preparation for an adventurous day exploring a national park.
After breakfast, we’ll head to Krka National Park, best known for its 7 beautiful waterfalls. Enjoy nature trails to these striking cascades.
Once we’re back at the hotel, the rest of the day is free to explore as you wish. Make sure to check out Split's many popular restaurants and bars.
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
Fuel up on breakfast before taking a ferry to Dubrovnik. You’ll get settled into your hotel, just outside of Old Town on the Lapad Peninsula.
In the afternoon, you’ll get to explore and take a tour of Old Town to witness its immense 16th-century, stone-walled structure and learn about its fascinating history.
Tonight, climb up to the city walls and take in one-of-a-kind views.
Day 6 - Dubrovnik
Wake up and enjoy breakfast at the hotel before heading out for a day on the water.
Today you’ll go kayaking in pairs around the Old Town walls to truly experience just how tremendous this incredible structure is. You’ll kayak to a nearby island to find swimming holes and a prime snorkeling spot to take a dip in the water.
Head back to Old Town and the rest of your evening is free.
Day 7 - Dubrovnik
Today is a free day.
We recommend exploring the town, shops and local sites. Or, if you’re a GoT fan…we recommend the Game of Thrones tour of Old Town or taking a quick ferry to Lokrum and checking out the GoT Museum.
That evening, we’ll regroup for a farewell dinner to celebrate the end of an amazing trip.
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!).
"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.
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.
This trip stays at more basic hotels. While clean and centrally located, some of them are no frills. This is because we devote more of the budget to included activities and meals.
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.
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 Croatian Kuna.
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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*FTLO is not responsible for any fees or costs related to flights. We strongly suggest that all travelers wait until they receive the official FTLO Greenlight Email to book flights. This will be sent 3-4 months prior to the start date of your trip.