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Free & Easy Yacht Week
Croatia
Free & Easy Yacht Week

Stunning natural beauty, endless sunshine, and magnificently unique old towns decorating the coastline are reason enough for Croatia to be Europe's newest hot spot -- but a new summer activity has made it even better! Yacht Week. Seven glorious days and nights spent sailing through the crystal blue water of the Adriatic sea from one incredible destination to the next, all the while enjoying the dazzling views of Croatia. With the yacht being your home, there's ample time to chill on the deck, jump in the sea, swim to shore, have a siesta, play cards, soak in the sun, and party as much as you want because you're living on a YACHT!!! There's tons to do each day with optional activities galore, so chill or be active…whatever floats your boat! AMAZING food for Breakfast and Lunch is included on the yacht! We are always oohing and aahing over our meals. Dinner us up to you and the night brings a sizzling variety of good fun -- from cave parties to castle clubs to island fiestas, we live it up proper on our week on the yacht and all at nice agreeable Croatian prices! To make this trip even more epic, we begin it in Dubrovnik - or as some of you know it, King's Landing - which has got to be one of the most stunning and picturesque cities in the world. It's as if you're walking through a medieval past and charming future all at the same time.

The cherry on top of it all, is that we are time our July 10-day trip to end at the exact same time and at the same location that the Ultra Europe Music Festival begins. This festival is an optional extension to the trip, but if you so desire you can spend an extra 3 days at one of the biggest EDM festivals in Europe! Click here for more details on the 4-day Ultra Extension Trip!

FNEZ Yacht Info

Price includes cost of fuel and docking fees. NO sneaky hidden costs.

 
Free & Easy Yacht Week
Croatia
Dubrovnik

Dubrovnik - or as some of us know it, King's Landing - has got to be one of the most stunning and picturesque cities in the world, it's as if you're walking through a medieval past and charming future all at the same time. With the dazzling backdrop of the Adriatic Sea, strolling along Dubrovnik’s marble streets past its baroque architecture around the stone city walls will have you needing to take a seat and gather yourself to soak it all in. Luckily there is delicious food being served up all around the city with amazing views! There is history, both new and old, everywhere you look. Explore the museums or chat with some of the nice and also exceptionally beautiful local people and then when you’re ready take the cable car up Mount Srđ and truly grasp the magnificence of this wondrous city!

 
Free & Easy Yacht Week
Hvar Croatia Tour
Croatia
7-days on a Yacht!

Step aboard your home for the next week of your life, it has beautiful white sails providing shade over portions of its open sun deck, there is room for all your friends in cozy below-deck rooms, and it will whisk you away from the land down one of the most stunning coasts in the world - yes you have moved into a yacht! 14 meals are included, breakfast and lunch each day on the yacht, and the food is always AMAZING. Each day brings new wonders for the eye to see and each night brings a new party with new themes and sometimes even new people! Go ashore and party in a castle or on your own private beach, or stay out at sea and turn that sun deck into a d-floor and get buck wild with all your friends! Shake off your hangovers by jumping into the crystal clear water of the Adriatic Sea then dry off by lounging on the deck and relive the last night’s fun with everybody else getting out of bed. The journey continues as the yacht sails down the coast, along the shimmering cliffs with historic towns looming over them and one wondrous sight after another. Golden sunsets will close each day and complete that wonderful transition between days and nights, because there will be no dull moments on the 7-days you’ll spend living on a yacht! 

Click here for more details on the yacht you'll be living on!

 
Free & Easy Yacht Week
Croatia
Split

Sprawling across Croatia’s coastal mountains overlooking the shimmering water of the Adriatic, Split is an impressive place to arrive at by sea. Being the country’s second-largest city, it is thriving with activity and there is an exciting buzz surrounding the picturesque atmosphere that has seemingly existed for the thousands of year Split has been around. Explore the new and old streets, enter the gates of Diocletian’s Palace (from the Roman times) and inside you’ll find bars and restaurants and a festive feeling that speaks volumes of the vast timeline that people have been enjoying themselves in this very place. You are one in a long list of travellers that have made their way to Split over the centuries to gaze out over the Adriatic, sip a glass of wine, and indulge in many varieties of fun with the local people!

 
Free & Easy Yacht Week
Ultra Europe
Croatia
Ultra Music Festival

Ultra is a massive electronic music festival that originally started in Miami, and has since expanded to other destinations in the world including Korea, Chile, and South Africa and, of course, 'Ultra Europe' which happens annually in Croatia and generally has over 150,000 people attending the 3-day event. Top DJs from around the world play the festival and performances by Deadmaus, Armin Van Buuren, Hardwell, and David Guetta were just a few of the headliners from the 2016 event! This truly is one of the biggest parties in the world and, being that it is in Croatia, it's also priced very affordably compared to many other festivals around Europe. It’s a chance to be a part of something bigger than you that celebrates music, togetherness and unity across the globe…and of course you’ll have your new Free & Easy family by your side to make it just that much sweeter.

 
Where East Meets West
Turkey
Where East Meets West

Due to instability in the region, we are postponing our adventures to the country until further notice. The safety of our travellers and leaders is of the upmost importance. 

This 20-day adventure through Turkey will take you from the amazing beaches on the Mediterranean in the south-western part of the country up the picture-perfect coastline on a 4-day private cruise to the mind-blowing moon-like landscape of Cappadocia and finally to the historic and architecturally phenomenal city of Istanbul. In a country that geographically and culturally borders Asia and Europe, you’ll be exposed to an astonishing world where east meets west and the result is amazing food, astonishing buildings and a constant exposure to something new and exciting. Turkey is a very unique place and the Turkish people are proud of their country and will go above and beyond to welcome you to their country. Eat a kebab, smoke some shisha, stroll through exotic bazaars, get a Turkish massage, swim in the Mediterranean and let your senses go wild on this epic 20-day trip through one of the world’s most amazing countries! 

 
Where East Meets West
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Turkey
Oludeniz

A stunning and calm blue lagoon tucked behind a long stretch of beach creates the wonderful beach oasis of Oludeniz. Like many well-known beautiful places, Oludeniz has become popular with travellers around the world, although its popularity has made the town very visitor-friendly and created a handful of super fun activities to do while staying at this magical beach, the most fun and worthwhile one being paragliding. Gliding off of a 2000 meter high cliff over the mountainous area surrounding Oludeniz and gazing over the turquoise waters and then landing on the soft sand of the beach puts the cherry on top of the great experience of visiting Oludeniz!

 
Where East Meets West
Turkey
Patara

The birthplace of St. Nicholas, known for his giving and charitable nature, Patara is a lot more than just Santa Claus' hometown. With a history dating back thousands of years, the mystic feel to this destination can be attributed to the stunning ancient ruins, desert mountain landscape and huge wide-open beach surrounding it. Patara's beach is Turkey's longest as its gorgeous white-sand stretches for an incredible 20 km! Days here are easily spent roaming about the quaint town, the surrounding ruins found amongst the shifting sand and doing one of the oldest activities in Patara: worshiping the sun by basking in its rays on the beach!

 
Where East Meets West
Turkey
The Blue Cruise

The picturesque coastline and calm blue water of the Mediterranean Sea is a thing of legend, and truly experiencing this magical body of water is a huge part of traveling through the region and the only way to really experience it is by living on it - which is exactly what we do for 4 days! Turkey is famous for its Gulet boats (large wooden sailboats) that offer a luxurious and wicked home for us while sailing down Turkey's gorgeous coastline along the Mediterranean Sea. Life at sea is wonderfully simple and enjoying it with your entire group just adds to the unforgettable experience. We live together, eat together and party together! There are several amazing stops along the way and always, there’s the Gulet for lounging, suntanning, taking naps and diving off of into the warm water of the Mediterranean!

 
Where East Meets West
Turkey
Olympos

Historically an important port and popular pirate haven, Olympos is a secluded oasis laden in ancient history. Picturesque ruins, like old amphitheatres and bathhouses, appear amongst the beautiful forest leading to the beach, which offers its own sanctuary of sun-bathing and gorgeous views. The calm ambience that warms Olympos makes this destination an ideal place on our Turkey trip to enjoy an incredible setting and relax as you walk along streams that run through wild grapevines, past buildings thousands of years old and to a beach that will have you constantly taking photos to have evidence of the amazing sights you witnessed while in Olympos!

 
Where East Meets West
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Turkey
The Cave City of Cappadocia

Deep in the heart of Turkey lies Cappadocia, a moon-like setting with houses and churches carved right into the cliffs by the ancient troglodytes. This magical place is like no other place on Earth and you'll have the opportunity to see so firsthand when you float above Cappadocia's fairy chimneys in a hot-air balloon, an activity that shouldn't be missed here! The friendly locals host a rowdy nightlife and make Cappadocia a fun place day and night. It's one of our favourite spots on our trip as the huge mazes of underground cities built right into the cliffs display a wonderful harmony of living one with nature and are a constant source of wonder!

 
Where East Meets West
Turkey
Istanbul

Thousands of years old and located literally at the centre of the world, Istanbul (formerly Constantinople) has always been an incredible destination for travellers. Its eclectic mix of culture, architecture, history and people make it a place that seemingly melds together the eastern and western worlds and transcends the gap between the ancient and modern one, too. Istanbul is a place that you can gaze upon some of the world's most amazing and historic buildings, The Blue Mosque and Aya Sofia, and then smoke shisha and drink tea with locals on the streets in trendy shopping districts. The Istanbul of today is a hub for art, fashion, music and politics and has one of the best nightlife scenes in Europe, but it's also a city that hasn't forgotten its identity and its beautiful traditions are weaved seamlessly into its modern identity. You’ll quickly see why Istanbul has always been known as the 'City of the World's Desire'.

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Free & Easy Yacht Week
Croatia
Free & Easy Yacht Week

Stunning natural beauty, endless sunshine, and magnificently unique old towns decorating the coastline are reason enough for Croatia to be Europe's newest hot spot -- but a new summer activity has made it even better! Yacht Week. Seven glorious days and nights spent sailing through the crystal blue water of the Adriatic sea from one incredible destination to the next, all the while enjoying the dazzling views of Croatia. With the yacht being your home, there's ample time to chill on the deck, jump in the sea, swim to shore, have a siesta, play cards, soak in the sun, and party as much as you want because you're living on a YACHT!!! There's tons to do each day with optional activities galore, so chill or be active…whatever floats your boat! AMAZING food for Breakfast and Lunch is included on the yacht! We are always oohing and aahing over our meals. Dinner us up to you and the night brings a sizzling variety of good fun -- from cave parties to castle clubs to island fiestas, we live it up proper on our week on the yacht and all at nice agreeable Croatian prices! To make this trip even more epic, we begin it in Dubrovnik - or as some of you know it, King's Landing - which has got to be one of the most stunning and picturesque cities in the world. It's as if you're walking through a medieval past and charming future all at the same time.

The cherry on top of it all, is that we are time our July 10-day trip to end at the exact same time and at the same location that the Ultra Europe Music Festival begins. This festival is an optional extension to the trip, but if you so desire you can spend an extra 3 days at one of the biggest EDM festivals in Europe! Click here for more details on the 4-day Ultra Extension Trip!

FNEZ Yacht Info

Price includes cost of fuel and docking fees. NO sneaky hidden costs.

Free & Easy Yacht Week (10 days)
Where East Meets West
Turkey
Where East Meets West

Due to instability in the region, we are postponing our adventures to the country until further notice. The safety of our travellers and leaders is of the upmost importance. 

This 20-day adventure through Turkey will take you from the amazing beaches on the Mediterranean in the south-western part of the country up the picture-perfect coastline on a 4-day private cruise to the mind-blowing moon-like landscape of Cappadocia and finally to the historic and architecturally phenomenal city of Istanbul. In a country that geographically and culturally borders Asia and Europe, you’ll be exposed to an astonishing world where east meets west and the result is amazing food, astonishing buildings and a constant exposure to something new and exciting. Turkey is a very unique place and the Turkish people are proud of their country and will go above and beyond to welcome you to their country. Eat a kebab, smoke some shisha, stroll through exotic bazaars, get a Turkish massage, swim in the Mediterranean and let your senses go wild on this epic 20-day trip through one of the world’s most amazing countries! 

Where East Meets West (20 days)

Itinerary for this adventure

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IMPORTANT: If you are doing a combo trip and booking your own flights, please contact us to confirm the start and end point of your trip.

Free & Easy Yacht Week: 10 days in Croatia

Day 1-3 Dubrovnik
Group arrives. Dubrovnik, or as some of us know it, King's Landing, has got to be one of the most stunning and picturesque cities in the world. It's as if you're walking through a medieval past and charming future all at the same time. We’ll spend our first days of the trip exploring it’s epic city walls, the many walking tours of your choice, and eating the amazing Croatian cuisine. Board the Yacht. ** Please note our August trip starts in Split and ends in Dubrovnik **
Day 4-10 7 days on a Yacht
Step aboard your home for the next week! There is room for everyone in cozy below-deck rooms and you’ll enjoy the breeze and open sun decks as the yacht motors between destinations. Shake off your hangovers by jumping into the crystal clear water of the Adriatic Sea then dry off by lounging on the deck and relive the last night’s fun with everybody else while eating an amazing breakfast on deck. Lunches are also included, which will be served each day on deck together. Every day we will be at a brand new town to discover, including the world renowned clubs and amazing nightlife. Just be sure to be back on the yacht before we move on to the next town! Our stops include: Hvar, Mljet National Park, Korčula, Bol, Makarska, Omiš, ending in Split for one final night on the yacht in this stunning city. There will be no dull moments on the 7-days you’ll spend partying on a yacht! Group departs. If you are extending onto the Ultra Music Festival, we will be moving into a hostel in Split.
Day 10 Split
Sprawling across Croatia’s coastal mountains overlooking the shimmering water of the Adriatic, Split is an impressive place to arrive at by sea. Being the country’s second-largest city, it is thriving with activity. Explore the new and old streets, enter the gates of Diocletian’s Palace and inside you’ll find bars and restaurants and a festive feeling that is impossible not to notice. Stay on the yacht for the last day of the trip.
Day 11-13 Ultra Music Festival ** Optional Extension in Split
After the last night on the yacht, we’ll move over to a hostel in Split. Spend the days exploring Split and getting ready for Ultra! Grab your costumes, your friends and your party pants before entering the electronic music festival. Originally started in Miami, Ultra has since expanded to Korea, Chile, and South Africa and of course Ultra Europe, which happens yearly in Croatia. With names like Tiesto, Armin Van Buuren, Disclosure, Steve Aoki (and so much more!) from the 2014 event, it’s no wonder over 150,000 people attend the 3-day event each year. This truly is one of the biggest parties in the world, and being that it is in Croatia it's also priced affordably. On the last day, group departs.

Where East Meets West: 20 days in Turkey

Day 1-3 Oludinez
Group flights arrive into Dalaman. Take private bus transfer to our hotel in Oludeniz. We’ll partake in a Turkish night to get you introduced to the country’s fun side. As for the day, paragliding is the main event in Oludeniz, the Jeep Safari will keep you entertained all day and beaches will leave you breathless. Get ready for an adventure!
Day 4-6 Patara
Take private A/C bus to Patara. In this small town, there’s loads to do. From a canoe trip down a river that meets the sea, to one of the biggest beaches in Europe, to the only bar in town, we’ll make the most of what this wonderful place has to offer.
Day 7-9 The Blue Cruise
Take private A/C bus to the pier. Board our private Gulet boat. We will sail down Turkey's gorgeous coastline along the Mediterranean Sea stopping along the way at Butterfly Valley, the Simena Castle, Kas and the pirate cave. The time spent together on the boat brings out everyone's inner pirate and it brings us closer together.
Day 10-13 Olympos
Arrive off the boat and take private bus transfer to our guesthouse. The backpacker hub will guarantee you to meet some interesting people. In between making new friends, there’s rock climbing, the hike to the Chimera Flame, an amazing beach surrounded by ruins and restaurants with traditional Turkish food. On the last day take bus transfer to Antalya, where we will board the overnight bus to Cappadocia.
Day 14-16 Cappadocia
Arrive off the bus and transfer to our guesthouse. This magical place is like no other place on Earth, a moon-like setting with houses and churches carved right into the cliffs by the ancient troglodytes. These areas have been inhabited by Greeks, Turks, Christians and Muslims throughout time and the historic gifts they’ve left behind are breathtaking. With a tour of the underground cities and surrounding areas we get to really see what life was like for anyone hiding out in Cappadocia. It’s no wonder such a beautiful place became popular for hot air ballooning. A once in a lifetime experience you surely won’t want to miss.
Day 17-20 Istanbul
Transfer to the airport and take a plane to Istanbul. Arrive off the plane and take private transfer to our guesthouse. Its eclectic mix of culture, architecture, history and people make it a place that seemingly melds together the eastern and western worlds and transcends the gap between the ancient and modern one, too. From the Hagia Sofia, to the Basilica Cistern, to the Blue Mosque, to Taksim we’ll explore every part of the city for culture, food, shisha and fun! Group departs last day.

To live Free and Easy is to live without busy, rigid schedules. Each destination provides some amazing activities, but we make sure that free time is there so you can take part in all of them or none of them, do as much or as little as you want. 'Take time, breathe it all in, no rush!'

More detailed information about what's included, destination information and activities are listed on this page.

Please note: The above itinerary is subject to change. A confirmed Free & Easy trip itinerary with exact routing will be provided at least 30 days prior to trip departure. 

IMPORTANT: If you are doing a combo trip and booking your own flights, please contact us to confirm the start and end point of your trip.

Epic Experiences you will have on this adventure

7 Days on a Yacht

Prepare yourself to live the dream for 7 nights on a deluxe yacht where you can work on your tan all day and party hard into the night at any one of the many mindblowing bars and clubs that Croatia has on offer. Everyday brings a new adventure and another sensational view as we navigate our way around Croatia stopping to swim, party, and enjoy the moment . From clubbing in a cave or a castle, to kayaking around Dubrovnik (aka Kings Landing), or getting the adrenaline pumping as you zipline your way down mountains, it's safe to say there is never a dull moment. With breakfast and lunch served on board and a bar stocked and ready to quench your thirst, the only things you'll have to worry about are whether to laze in a deck chair with cocktail in hand or backflip your way into the cool blue waters of the Adriatic.

Walking the Dubrovnik City Walls

Exploring the amazing city of Dubrovnik (King’s Landing!) is an awesome highlight of this trip. And it wouldn’t be complete without getting a first hand look at the old city from above while walking the city walls. Being nearly 2000 metres all the way around with steps up and down it’s winding paths, it’s not just a stroll through the city: it’s an adventure. It’s one of the best examples of fortification and defence in Europe and boasts a long standing lifetime of keeping Dubrovnik safe with no army ever breaching it during the Middle Ages. Those views though… You can see out into the Mediterranean one way, down into the old city another way, and out into the modern day traffic and roadways another way. It’s an afternoon with a slice of what makes Croatia special with it’s ever colliding cultures of old with new. The sights will leave you breathless. Or maybe that’s the sun and heat beating down on you in this country of nearly constant perfect summer weather. After the photo ops and success of making it all the way around, treat yourself with a slice of pizza, one of Croatia’s hidden specialties, and cheers with a cold brew to celebrate another amazing day discovering something new.

Exceptional Breakfast and Lunch on the Yacht

Prepare to be delighted. The food on the yacht in Croatia is UNREAL. 7 days on the yacht, breakfast and lunch included, that's 14 meals included on your trip! Score! Every breakfast is an amazing buffet spread with tea, coffee, juice, muesli, cereal, eggs, ham, fruits, veggies and much more! Wake up in Croatia like the Croatians do: by the ocean, eating well, feeling fresh. The 2 course lunch is always served to you, like the star that you are! We've been served homemade soups, local pastas, perfectly cooked veggies, fresh fish, exquisite meats, crunchy salads, delicious desserts, and it's always amazing. The food on the yacht is a huge part of what makes this experience so amazing. The crew cater to your every need, dietary restrictions and allergies are no problem at all (As long as you let us know beforehand! Don't worry, we'll ask you). Every meal is prepared fresh on the yacht, eaten next to your friends, and just as importantly, next to the bar. Grab a beer, grab a seat, enjoy your meals!

Go Paragliding

There may be no better way to get a feel for how beautiful a place is than by slowly soaring above it. As backpackers, an excursion like paragliding often gets neglected by the need for things like rum and more rum. But when you get to a place that is just so visually incredible that it defies description then we highly recommend forking out the extra dough to get yourself high and enjoy a view like none you've ever had. There are plenty of places in the world where you can paraglide, but Oludeniz in Turkey is probably the best and when you're flying through the sky and staring down at the beauty below, it's easy to see why.

Sail through the Meditteranean

Sometimes there just isn't anything better than being out on a boat on a hot, sunny day. But if that boat is a yacht filled with 20 of your friends and that hot, sunny day is right smack dab in the middle of the Mediterranean Sea then it's really something else! During our trip through Turkey, we spend 4 glorious days on a yacht sailing down the stunning coastline of the Mediterranean and it's such an incredible experience that we think everyone should do it.

Ride in a Hot Air Balloon

Let's face it, we all want to ride in a hot air balloon. There's something about them that has captivated our imagination since we were kids. And what's not to love? You get to float up to great heights in a giant picnic basket attached to a massive balloon powered by an open flame. It's an experience that belongs on everyone's bucket list. Deep in the jungle of Laos along the Mekong River and surrounded by limestone cliffs, Vang Vieng is definitely one of the most incredible places on the planet to view from a hot air balloon, and the cave city of Cappadocia with its moon-like terrain and fairy chimneys is like no other place on Earth and perfect for viewing from the air at a relaxing pace in a hot air balloon to truly soak up its incredible beauty! *This experience is not doable from June-August

Visit the Blue Mosque

Like the Taj Mahal in India and the Eiffel Tower in France, it's hard to justify travelling through Turkey without visiting the Blue Mosque in Istanbul. Officially known as the Sultan Ahmed Mosque, it is popularly known as the Blue Mosque because of the gorgeous blue tiles decorating its interior. Built in the early 1600's at the height of the Ottoman Empire, it combines a number of both western church and eastern mosque architecture and fittingly represents the point in the world where East meets West - Pope Benedict XVI even visited the Blue Mosque in 2006, marking only the second time in history a pope has visited a Muslim place of worship.

Smoking Shisha

Nothing says Turkey like sitting on a rug around a small table surrounded by cushions, friends and sweet-scented smoke! Smoking a traditional nargile (hookah) is the ultimate tool for slowing life down and relaxing. In the 1700s to smoke with the sultan was a high honour. Today, it would be an honour to share one with new friends while making new memories. They’re available at almost every café and the sweet scent of the tobacco and flavours fill the air as you walk down the streets in any town we visit. Our favourite spot is at our hostel in Istanbul where people-watching is prime and the coals are always flowing. Sitting down with a hookah and some friends reminds you that life is meant to be lived by relaxing and having fun! What flavour will you try? Apple, watermelon, cola, mint? Whatever you’re into, grab a seat and enjoy the slow life in Turkey!

Hagia Sofia Tour

The Hagia Sophia (Ayasofya) in Istanbul has been a Greek Orthodox Cathedral, a Roman Catholic Cathedral, a Greek Orthodox Cathedral again, an Imperial Mosque and is now a museum of all of these times put together! It is an utterly unique building whose story spans 14 centuries and serves as a portal to the sordid history of Istanbul. It was the world’s largest cathedral for nearly a thousand years was the inspiration for the Blue Mosque. They mirror each other over a large square, making a walk in the park an entrance to another world. We visit the Blue Mosque and Hagia Sophia in the same day, making it easy to see why these two structures are such a brilliant, yet drastically different pair. An hour in the Hagia Sophia is like a time warp. There are pieces and clues from each era to find, and the place is so huge that you could be pointing out something new for hours! We give you free reign of the place without a guide in order to let you discover it with your friends and really experience the true beauty within.

Chimera Flame Hike

The Chimera Flame in Olympos is said to come from the Chimera monster, slayed and ever-burning underground. Science says it’s just a type of methane emission, the biggest discovered on land, that has been burning for at least 2500 years. We say it’s good for s’mores. After a windy, private bus ride we start the hike up. It’s about a 3 km walk up the ancient stone steps. Make sure to bring a headlamp! The further you are up the hill, the further you are from reality and anything else really. No shops, no hassle. Once you reach the top, you’ll see fellow backpackers hunched around one of the dozen or so flames telling ghost stories and sharing bottles of wine. We’ll be sure to haul up some crackers, marshmallows and chocolate to make some s’mores and then just sit back to watch the flames burn through the rock, the stars glow over the Mediterranean, and the joy sweeping across everyone’s faces.

Sunset in Patara

The sunset in Patara is something you don’t want to miss. This small town boasts one of the longest beaches in Europe, and the winds make ever-shifting dunes, perfect to perch on while watching the sun set over the Mediterranean on another beautiful day in paradise. We hop in a friend’s truck and head out to a secret part of the beach where no one else goes and then walk up the highest dune. It seem as if we’re hiking in the desert until you hit the peak and see the sea expanding over the horizon for what seems like eternity. Plus, the dunes are like your own personal playground! Rolling down, racing up—it’s like walking on quick sand. Once the sun starts to set, it’s a mood changer. Whatever is in the air in Patara makes this sunset totally unique. A bright red orb slowly growing and falling in between islands in the distance, eventually settling on the other side of the world. The best part about sunsets? It means that it’s nighttime! A quick ride back to Camel Bar for a beer and some beer pong to get things started sounds about right to us!

Rock Climbing

Want to test your sense of adventure? You’ve got to go Rock Climbing in Olympos. The crevasses in the huge rock valley make perfect shady spots and an amazing all-natural out door rock climbing paradise. Whether you’re a beginner or an avid climber, there’s a challenge for you on these walls. It’s a short walk from our accommodation, but it’s a whole other world on the other side of the road. With trained climbers and full equipment, safety is an important start to climbing. Once you’re all harnessed in and amped up, climb on! If you’ve never climbed before, this is the place to start. A little hard work and determination will bring you right to the top for that great feeling of personal accomplishment and triumph. So why not do it again? With a range of lines to try, you could be there all day, up with the goats. Olympos is THE place to rock climb in Turkey. Plus, the bar is just a hop away for a well-deserved cold one after your hard work!

Cycling in Mljet National Park

Mljet National Park is the perfect place to grab a bicycle and go get lost. With paths ranging from paved roads to gravel hills, it’s an adventure that you will not soon forget. It’s best to pack a few snacks and a couple road pops because you won’t want to turn around and go back. The winding paths take you through the trees and around two huge salt water lakes, Veliko and Malo Jezero where you can hop off your bike and go for a float to cool down. It’s the perfect way to get your fresh air fix and reconnect with nature. And of course, it’s made all the better with your friends by your side. In the middle of the large lake is Islet Melita, a small island housing a former Benedictine monastery from the 12th century, which is now a restaurant. A quick boat ride over and you’re transported back in time with nothing to worry about except how amazing the world truly is. Mljet is a quiet area with a focus on chilling out and relaxing, so after a wonderfully full day, it’s time to bike back to the yacht for some back flips and well deserved lounging while watching the sun set on another beautiful day in the paradise of Croatia.

Go to a Turkish bathhouse

Everyone knows that overcoming cultural barriers is part of travelling but when those cultural barriers need to be overcome in the nude or undies, it becomes quite an experience! Going to a Turkish bathhouse (hamam) is a very common activity both for locals and visitors to Turkey. Essentially, you relax in a sauna to begin and then cool yourself off with cold water before receiving a full body wash/massage - this part of the experience can differ slightly from one hamam to another but for most westerners being thoroughly scrubbed down in a room with other people also getting scrubbed down is pretty foreign to us, especially when you start getting bent and twisted during the massage! However, once you see that it is common practice, it becomes more than just a place to get cleaned and relax, it is also a social activity and one that you will hopefully thoroughly enjoy. Regardless, going to a Turkish bathhouse is a must-do activity when in Turkey and one we find can be a little more fun to do with friends. Just don't cheap out too much when picking your hamam! 

Party in an Outdoor Nightclub

Seize the Day at Hvar’s coolest night club. A hop, skip, and jump from where our yacht docks is one of the most unique club entrances of all time: a boat ride. First get on a boat taxi, filled only with people going to the same party as you. Second, watch as the coast behind you disappears and the island ahead of you becomes is illuminated by the night sky. Third, disembark from the boat onto the island. Lastly…PARTY! Carpe Diem boasts amazing DJs every night, great dancers, 4 bars, and best of all: it’s outdoors! Dance among the trees, party by the water, mingle amounst the rocks. Whatever your heart desires, you’ll find it at Carpe Diem.

Zipline the Cetina Canyon

Looking for that adrenaline rush on our 10-day Croatian adventure? We’ve got it. Ziplining in the Cetina Canyon is always a crowd pleaser, and it’s easily one of the most amazing ways to see the countryside. With 2100 meters of zipline across 8 different runs, you’ll be glad you said yes to this activity. The highest run is a whopping 150 meters above the canyon river so you and your friends can get the rush you’ve been craving! Straight off the yacht, onto a bus, and into the canyon. It’s that easy to defy the daily grind. Never look back, always say yes to something that scares you, and enjoy every day like it may be your last: travel meets adventure in Croatia with Free and Easy!

Kayaking in Dubrovnik

Epic Travel Alters Perspective… so get an altered perspective of the super cool coastal city of Dubrovnik. Skip the “normal” views and paths well traveled and get a unique tour of this amazing city along with the island of Lokrum, and be witness to a beauty that many travelers miss. The city was attacked numerous times, but has held its own and today still stands for our enjoyment. Grab your new TFFs, rent a few kayaks and get ready for a heck of an afternoon exploring the turquoise waters surrounding this ancient hold. With an amazing local guide to point out all of the best parts, you know you’ll be getting the best tour in town. But paddling is hard work! You’ll definitely deserve a cold one with your fellow paddlers on the pier after the adventure is over.

Discover Hvar’s Fortica

Discover a wild history on the island of Hvar. In 1282 the Venetians ordered the protection of Hvar by means of high walls and a strong fort. The Fortica was completed in the mid-16th century, and just in time at that. When Turkish armies attacked, the town sought refuge within the walls of the Fortica as their town burned. Today the Fortica welcomes newcomers instead of shutting out enemies and aren’t we lucky! Walk through town, the ancient Pjaca (the largest town square in Dalmatia Islands), and the 13th century walls will take you through beautiful gardens where a winding path brings you to the top of the city and into the Fortica for a view you’ll never forget.

Ultra Europe

Ultra Europe, a part of Destination Ultra--Croatia Music Week, is a three-day electronic music festival held at Poljud Stadium in Split. To mention only a few, headliners from the 2016 event included Deadmaus, Armin Van Buuren, Hardwell, David Guetta, and so many more! They included a ton of independent, up-and-coming acts for you to discover for the first time. Going with Free and Easy means you'll always have a crew that's as ready to rage as you are. Head in with your TFFs, grab a bite from one of many food stops (gyro, pizza, falafel, smoothies, so many choices!) and carb up before the night whisks you away. No need to leave your wandering spirit at the door since Ultra Europe boasts four unique stages: Main Stage, Resistance, Arcadia Afterburner, and the UMF Radio Stage for non-stop tunes to carry you late into the night. The energy on the grounds is palpable and it's impossible not to get caught up in the magic that is Ultra. This truly is one of the biggest parties in the world. It’s a chance to be a part of something bigger than you that celebrates music, togetherness, and unity across the globe and we can't wait to be there with you.

River Rafting Croatia

Rafting in Croatia is an awesome way to spend an afternoon getting some refreshing outdoors time and stretching some muscles you might not be used to using. Nothing feels better than that dopamine after trying something new! The rapids aren’t too strong, so it makes for a relaxing, fun time floating through the forested river. Rafting is all about team work and following the instructions of your local guide who knows all the hidden gems, including a sweet cliff jumping spot and the slow areas where you can jump out and have a swim in the refreshing fresh water. Paddling together and working as a team has a way of solidifying a friendship, whether it’s with an old friend or someone you just met. Completing tasks and accomplishing something together is one of those surprising things you don’t always think will happen when you’re traveling, but when it does, it reminds you of the passion and spirit of the human race. It reminds you that there’s always room for more friends in your life, especially those willing to jump in a raft with you and navigate down a winding, rapid filled river on an adventure you took the chance on. Plus, you won’t be able to wipe the smile off your face once you reach the finish line! It’s a wonderful five hour adventure that will leave you wanting more.

Party in a Cave

Caves are a dark, mysterious place and can be pretty spooky, but when they’re filled with all your friends, illuminated by funky lights, and the air is filled with pumping beats then a cave is one hell of a place to party! Makarska, one of the stops on our yacht trip, will have us spending an evening of good fun in the beautiful club Deep. With the surprisingly spacious cave acting as the centrepiece with a dancefloor and bar, the rest is for you to explore. Deep is set right on the water, so choose your seat: on the rocks, in the water, by the bar. Either way, this unique experience is sure to be one of your favourites! Once the sun comes up, we'll emerge from Deep like bats to return to our yacht and keep the party going there!

Party in a Fortress

Are you ready for one of the best club experiences of your life? Enter through rock arches that have been standing since the 16th century, stare up at ornate ceilings yawning high above you, venture up dramatic staircases twisting to the next story of the fortress, grab a drink from the bar and get ready to spend all night partying in Revelin! World class DJs, trippy aerial dancers, and plenty of interesting spaces to dance and mingle in make this a night to remember! Once a Fortress used to reinforce the Old City of Dubrovnik, this is an epic setting for light shows, cage dancers, and you & all of your new friends! Now a museum by day, club by night, Revelin will be sure to ignite your imagination and remind you that this is the reason you travel: to discover the unexpected and revel in it.

Beach Cleanup

Our Trash Hero beach cleanups are a great way to do good, feel good, and get some beach all at the same time. With thousands of tons of trash swirling around the oceans, the unfortunate reality is that some of it washes up onto the beautiful beaches we fall in love with around the world. So we thought ‘Let’s do something about this!’ Our partnership with Trash Hero began in Koh Lipe, Thailand, where they regularly organized beach cleanup days. Today, Trash Hero has gone viral and can be found operating in Thailand and Indonesia, and is spreading into dozens more countries at a rapid pace. On our end, beach cleanup day quickly became one of the most fun and rewarding days on our Thailand trip. So we decided to spread the love, and have instituted a beach cleanup day into our regular itineraries across the world. Through our sponsorship and partnership with Trash Hero, our travellers and others like them have since collected tens of thousands of kilograms of trash from the beaches we travel to…and really, there’s nothing more epic than saving the world! ** We will always strive to make a beach cleanup happen, but sometimes we may not be able to make it happen **

Accommodations and Transportation

What's included in this adventure

Accommodation

  • Accommodation for the duration of your Free & Easy experience

Accommodation (Europe Trips)

  • Accommodation for the duration of your Free & Easy experience
  • Rooms will be a mixture of 2-10 person rooms throughout the trip

Transportation

  • All group travel between destinations
  • If you are doing multiple trips, all travel between trips is included
  • Return international flights and airport transfers*** (No surprise extra flight surcharges)

***Land Package prices do not include your international flight, airport taxes or transfers

Leaders

  • 2 knowledgeable and fun Free & Easy leaders
  • 17 years of trip leading experience
  • No commissions or gratuities required or accepted... ever!
  • Preparations guidebook
  • Trip Experience guidebook

Activities: Croatia (10 Days)

  • 7-days on a deluxe yacht with air-con cabin

  • Walking tour of Dubrovnik w/ local guide (your choice of "Game of Thrones" or "Historical")

  • Party at a cave bar in Makarska

  • Daily swim stops on Yacht including the "Golden Horn"

Activities: Turkey (20 Days)

  • 6 destinations, 3 beaches
  • 4 day Mediterranean Cruise on our private house boat
  • Arrive off the cruise in the Ancient village and gorgeous beach of Olympos
  • Beach entrance and walking to ruins of ancient Patara
  • Experience sunset on desert dunes
  • Bus tour to visit Derinkuyu (8 story underground cities), Salem Monastery, and Ihlara Valley hike.
  • Experience the off beaten path part of Turkey and several beach towns
  • Istanbul walking tour (Blue Mosque, Basilica Cistern, Grand Bazaar, Spice Bazaar, and Topkapi Palace)

Meals: Croatia (10 Days)

  • 2 exceptional meals/day while on the yacht - 14 meals total (meals in Dubrovnik and Split not included)

Meals: Turkey (20 Days)

  • Breakfast incl. in all locations in Turkey, except Cappadocia at Rock Valley
  • All meal incl. on the 4 day Mediterranean Cruise

Optional Activities: Croatia (10 Days)

  • Rafting
  • Ziplining
  • Partying at Carpe Diem, an island in the harbour of Hvar
  • Bike in Mljet National Park
  • Dubrovnik city wall walk
  • Kayaking around Dubrovnik
  • A few bar entrance fees
  • Get your picture on the Iron Throne in Dubrovnik (Game of Thrones)
  • Cable Car Experience 
  • Lokrum Island Excursion
  • Fortress Hike in Hvar
  • Experience a DJ show in a 500 year old Fortress

Optional Activities: Turkey (20 Days)

  • Ride in a Hot Air Balloon
  • Turkish bathhouse
  • Paragliding
  • Rock climbing
  • Chimera Flame tour
  • Jeep safari/tubing trip
  • Canoeing trip
  • Day trip to Pammukale

Not Included

  • All meals and drinks (except those mentioned above)
  • Activities outside of the ones listed above (optional activities are not included)
  • Any Visa or Visa fees

Find out how much spending money you will need here.