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Croatia and Its Islands
San Diego East County Chamber of Commerce and East County Schools FCU present...

Educator Tour July 16-27, 2024
Croatia and Its Islands

Update 9/27/24 - there are just two cabins (4 spots left) for 2024 trip. Don't Miss Out!

Travel with East County Schools FCU!

Our trips have been custom designed to be an unforgettable travel experience for all East County school employees, as well as their family and friends. Find out what more than 700 Educator Tour travelers have come to enjoy on these exceptionally well-planned trips, and why travelers return year after year.

From medieval architecture to ethereal waterfalls, coast along the sparkling Adriatic Sea and experience the best of Croatia. Begin your journey in Zagreb, the illustrious capital of Croatia. Stand in awe before the cascading waterfalls of Krka National Park. Discover the ancient palace of Emperor Diocletian in Split. Enjoy a memorable 7-night cruise on the Adriatic Sea along Croatia’s coast aboard a privately chartered ship. On Brac Island, take in the “Golden Cape” of Bol. Visit the island of Biševo, home to the mystical Blue Cave. Tour the Old City of Dubrovnik and walk along the picturesque cobblestone streets. See the country’s immaculate beauty as you cruise its vibrant waters and step into its rich history.

This Croatia trip sold out so fast for Summer 2023, we are repeating it again for Summer 2024.

The opportunity to book the entire 36-passenger yacht-cruiser for this amazing Croatia tour (7 day cruise within a 12 day trip) is so special and unique, that we are offering it again for 2024 so that more of our members and school district employees, friends and family can enjoy this incredible international travel experience. This ship has 18 double occupancy cabins. Our plan is to once again fill this yacht with 100% Educator Tour passengers.

Built in 2020, with a 4-1 guest-crew ratio, on-board Jacuzzi, air conditioned rooms with satellite TV, en-suites and ample storage, the MS San Spirito or MS Invictus (shown above) is a once-in-a-lifetime way to explore the coast of Croatia for seven of the 12 days!

Reservation form and initial deposit is due now to reserve your spot. Maximum of 36 passengers on this yacht, in total. Final payment will be due Spring 2024.

  • There is an in-person Thailand and Croatia trip Information Meeting October 16, 2023, email to request a zoom recording of an earlier meeting, or to reserve your trip spot.

Save $100! New to ECSFCU? Open an East County Schools Federal Credit Union 2.00%APY* eChecking Account w/ direct deposit of $500.00 or more by February 9, 2024 and receive a $100 credit towards your final payment. East County Schools Federal Credit Union is the corporate sponsor of the Educators Tour program, and credit union membership is open to all San Diego County current and retired school employees and their family members

Travel Insurance: Educator Tours have low cost trip insurance available for purchase. In 2020 and 2021, every Educator Tour traveler received a 100% refund for their reservation fee, including the cost of the trip insurance, when the trips were canceled due to COVID-19 travel restrictions. Trip Insurance is comprehensive, with a full refund available for literally any reason, until the day before departure.

Who Can Travel With Us: All Educator Tours are open to the general public. East County Schools FCU has been the corporate sponsor of this trip since its inception and as such, the trip is largely comprised of members of the East County education community, working and retired, and their friends and families. There is so much FUN on these trips, and such a connection amongst travelers, that many travelers attend year after year. Most years, our trip has an optional side tour to an educational facility in that area, which contributes to making them a work expense for some.

Trip Questions: Steve Devan, President & CEO, East County Schools FCU (619) 873-0108 

Trip Registration Questions: Adain Gonzalez, Educators Tour Travel Coordinator (619) 873-0114

*APY = Annual Percentage Yield. 2.00% APY paid on the first $2,500 on deposit. 1.25% APY paid on balances between $2,500 and $5,000. 0.10% APY paid on balances between $5,000 and $10,000. 0.05% APY paid on balances over $10,000. Dividends are calculated daily and compounded and paid monthly. Please refer to our Truth-in-Savings Disclosure for all applicable disclosure information. On any month you do not meet the requirements, you will not be paid a dividend but there is no fee incurred for not meeting the requirements. Rates are effective April 1, 2023 and are subject to change at any time. Fees may reduce earnings.
View all the photos and read all about our previous trips on Facebook, including our most recent Croatia and Its Islands in July 2023 and the French Riviera with Paris extension in July 2022 at and select the Educator Tour Group!

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