Association of Croatian American Professionals (ACAP), working with the Croatian government, has organized a 16-day cultural and educational immersion tour of Croatia called the Domovina Birthright Program Trip. The idea of the program is to take the young adults of Croatian descent (ages 18 – 30), who wish to learn about their heritage, explore Croatia, connect with their Croatian identity and meet other young Croatian adults on an amazing trip to Croatia! Eligible individuals for the trip are those who identify as Croatian and have at least one Croatian birth grandparent. All participants must be between 18 and 30 as of July 1, 2019 and have finished high school by the time their trip departs (meaning they need to be born between July 2, 1988 and July 1, 2001.)
The participants will travel throughout the country, explore sites of historic, cultural, and religious significance, hike and take in Croatia’s varied landscape and nature. One of the greatest things about the program is the fact that young people living in Croatia will also be joining in on the trip, helping navigate Croatia and introducing their guests from the States to what it’s like to live in Croatia.
The itinerary starts on July 10, and finishes on July 25 in Zagreb. It includes visits to the heroic city of Vukovar, the wine cellars of Ilok, the Osječka Tvrđa, the Istrian gems: Bale, Grožnjan, Pula and Rovinj, the most beautiful Croatian islands: Brijuni, Vis and Kornati, the birthplace of Nikola Tesla, the Knin Fortress, the hidden beauties of Imotski and Pakoštane, Zadar and Šibenik, the Dubrovnik riviera. The participants will have to pay $1,250 towards the total cost of the trip, and that does not include the flight to Croatia (which you have to pay on your own). Hotels, transportation in Croatia, meals etc. are included in the aforementioned fee.
For more details on Domovina Birthright Program, including how to apply, please go to CroAmPro website.