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From Split & Trogir: 5 Islands Day Trip with Blue Cave Entry

1. From Split & Trogir: 5 Islands Day Trip with Blue Cave Entry

Visit 5 of Croatia’s islands in style with a fun-filled day trip by speedboat. Head on an adventure where you explore caves, swim and snorkel, and discover Dalmatian towns.  Choose either Trogir or Split as your starting point. And best of all, choose from either a small-group or private experience.  Cruise on a 90-minute speedboat journey to reach the island of Biševo where the Blue Cave is located. Hop into a smaller local boat and explore the stunning Cave from the inside and admire its vibrant blue glow.  Continue next to the island of Vis. Explore the village of Komiža with 1 hour of free time. Discover the traditional Dalmatian fishing village with its narrow streets, pebble beaches, and inviting promenade.   Swing by Stiniva Cove next, accessing the cove at the sunniest time of the day for a quick 15-minute dip. Then head to Budikovac Island for your next activity: snorkeling and swimming in the Blue Lagoon. Borrow the snorkeling gear onboard to enjoy a relaxing hour-long dip here, or even a refreshment on the beach. Last up is a visit to Hvar, with some free time to eat lunch and do some sightseeing in the picturesque port city. Highlights include the historic town center and the Španjola Fortress’ views of the Pakleni Islands. Relax and enjoy the scenery as you are then transported back to Split or Trogir.

From Split: Krka National Park Day Trip with Boat Ride

2. From Split: Krka National Park Day Trip with Boat Ride

Make the most of your time in Croatia with a day trip to Krka National Park, one of the country’s most beautiful natural hotspots. See everything from waterfalls to medieval towns along the way. Meet your guide and driver in Split before heading out to Skradin. Catch a relaxing boat ride to Krka National Park from here, with guaranteed unforgettable vistas on the way. Once on the other side, benefit either from a roughly 1-hour complimentary guided tour of Krka, or the freedom to explore on your own. Either way, enjoy extra time after the optional guided tour to explore. Whether it’s of flowing waterfalls at Skrandinski Buk, historical flour mills, or wood trails, snap some photo opportunities of the unbelievable scenic views in front of you. If you are traveling during the high season (June-September), board a bus to the postcard-worthy town of Primošten. Enjoy a couple of hours in this medieval island town to swim, eat, sample wine tasters, or take a scenic stroll. Some of Croatia’s best-voted beaches are native to Primošten, and its vineyards are waiting to be enlisted as UNESCO World Heritage sites. During the low season, when the weather is too cold for swimming, visit the picturesque city of Šibenik, famous for its impressive historical fortresses and known as a gateway to the National Park Kornati. Finish off the day with a transfer back to Split in time for the early evening.

From Split: Half-Day Blue Lagoon and 3 Islands Boat Tour

3. From Split: Half-Day Blue Lagoon and 3 Islands Boat Tour

Relax on the shores of the Blue Lagoon on a half-day speedboat trip from Split. Experience 4000 years of history on a guided tour of Trogir and explore the port of Maslinica with free time on Šolta. Depart from Split on a scenic speedboat ride and take in the views of the Dalmation Coast. Feel the bumps of the waves beneath you as you glide to your first stop, Trogir. Disembark and enjoy free time to explore this UNESCO-listed town. You can also join a guided walking tour of Trogir. Navigate the winding alleys to the Cathedral of St. Lawrence followed by a stop at Cipiko Palace. Make a turn and see Kamerlengo Castle and St. Mark's Tower. Continue on to the impressive Clock Tower and City Loggia before strolling beneath the palm trees that line the Waterfront Promenade. Finally, make your way to the Land Gate and hear the history behind this imposing structure from your guide. Board the speedboat for your next stop, the Blue Lagoon. Bathe in the turquoise water of the lagoon or soak up the sunshine on its pristine shores. Enjoy plenty of time to explore your paradisical surroundings with the provided snorkeling equipment. Next, dock at the town of Maslinica on the Island of Šolta. Here, lose yourself in the weaving streets of this ancient port town, with free time to shop, have lunch, or visit the idyllic beaches. Guests who take the morning tour will have the opportunity to lunch in the Martinis Marchi castle at their own expense. Finally, take the speedboat once more for your return to Split.

Split: Hvar & 3 Islands Cruise with Lunch & Unlimited Drinks

4. Split: Hvar & 3 Islands Cruise with Lunch & Unlimited Drinks

Embark on an all-day cruise excursion through the pristine blue waters of the Adriatic Sea, and take advantage of free time to explore three of its beautiful islands. Relax on the deck of the boat, go snorkeling, and eat lunch while admiring the Mediterranean views. After boarding the catamaran in Split, begin your journey with a first stop on the sunny island of Hvar, known for its rich vegetation and lavender fields. Enjoy time to walk around the streets and squares of the main town at your own pace. Next, you will have a chance to discover Pakleni Otoci, a small archipelago just opposite the town of Hvar. Go for a swim, try snorkeling, or bask in the Mediterranean sunshine. Make a final stop in Brac with free time to for swimming before returning to Split by boat in the early evening. Lunch and drinks will be served on board with the option of choosing between a meat, fish, or vegetarian menu.

Split: Blue Lagoon, Shipwreck & 3 Island Cruise with Lunch

5. Split: Blue Lagoon, Shipwreck & 3 Island Cruise with Lunch

Enjoy the beautiful Dalmatian sun, fresh air on the Adriatic Sea with local flavors and summer vibes on board the ship. The first destination is Nečujam Bay (Shipwreck) on the "Green Island" of Šolta, where you have the opportunity to swim and snorkel. Drvenik (Blue lagoon) is the second stop. Enjoy plenty of time to have lunch on board and afterward. In June/Sept your final destination is the Dalmatian village of Maslinica on Šolta island. Swim and snorkel in the waters, have a coffee or ice cream, or just walk around this small village. During July/August your final destination is a charming cove called Duga, known for its crystal clear sea. Keep your eyes wide open to spot dolphins during the boat ride. Enjoy the south side of Čiovo Island while cruising back to Split.

Cetina River: Rafting & Cliff Jumping Tour

6. Cetina River: Rafting & Cliff Jumping Tour

Embark on an action-packed day trip to the Cetina River from Split. Tackle the rapids along a 9-kilometer rafting route. Enjoy cliff jumping and relax on a small beach with a drink. Choose to get picked up from your hotel by selecting the option with transfers or meet your guide at the picnic area in Luka where you can park your vehicle. From there, go with a van or minibus to the start point of the rafting trip. At the start, get to know your river guide as they help you choose the appropriate equipment. Your guide will remain with you in the boat for the whole journey. After a short safety talk, embark on your 3-hour rafting along the 9-kilometer route of one of the most beautiful Croatian rivers. See rapids, waterfalls, caves and quiet parts of the river which are rich in flora and fauna. Along the way, take the opportunity to participate in other optional activities like swimming or rock jumping. The cliffs are up to 5 meters high and the river is 6 meters deep at the jumping spot. Finish your tour at a small beach where you can change clothes and have a drink. The parking area where you left your vehicle is just nearby.

Split: Krka Waterfalls Tour with Boat, Swimming & Free Time

7. Split: Krka Waterfalls Tour with Boat, Swimming & Free Time

Escape the hustle and bustle of Split's city center on a full-day guided tour of one of Croatia’s most beautiful national parks at Krka. Glide along the Krka River's calm water on a boat cruise and make the most of your free time in the park once you arrive. Meet your guide at the Golden Gate of the Diocletian Palace for a transfer to Krka National Park. Alternatively, drive straight to the park in a private vehicle, depending on the option selected. Upon arrival, go to the small town of Skradin to take a short boat cruise down the Krka River. Disembark at the Skradinski Buk waterfalls, and marvel at Europe’s largest travertine cascade system. Take in the fresh air and wild nature, or go to the Ethno Museum in one of the old mills. See the remains of ancient settlements and small stone houses, along with the first hydroelectric power station in Europe. After the National Park, visit a sandy beach Skradin's sandy beach for a refreshing rest. Visit a local winery and taste local wines and olive oils, not included in the tour price.

Zadar: Kornati and Telašćica National Parks Boat Trip

8. Zadar: Kornati and Telašćica National Parks Boat Trip

Embark on an inclusive boat trip with food and time for swimming. Combine your boat journey up the coast with exploring the National Parks at your leisure. Get ready for a sea adventure on the Croatian coast. Begin the tour at 8:15 AM as you board your ship. Immediately be spoiled with some delicious local Rakija and ham and cheese sandwiches for breakfast. Meet your tour guide and hear fascinating stories. Between 11:30 AM and 1:15 PM, enjoy free time to explore the Natural Park Telašćica on your own. Discover the views of the magnificent cliffs and bathe in the salt waters of Lake Mir. Also, go for a swim either in the sea or the lake. Admire the scenic views of the next stop, the Kornati National Park and Suha Punta Bay, before a delicious lunch of grilled meat, fish, and salad with Croatian wine. Enjoy some juicy watermelon to help you stay hydrated on the journey back, arriving back at the pier at 18:00 PM.

From Trogir: Blue Lagoon & 3 Islands Cruise with Fish Picnic

9. From Trogir: Blue Lagoon & 3 Islands Cruise with Fish Picnic

Enjoy a full-day cruise tour from Trogir to Drvenik Veli, Šolta and Čiovo. The excursion is great for families with children or anyone looking for a chance to take in the area’s natural beauty. Start out with a boat ride to Drvenik Veli and the Blue Lagoon. You’ll have time to swim and take some photos of the 3 Islands. When you arrive at Maslinica, there will be free time for swimming, snorkeling and enjoying the sun. Next you’ll head to a small bay on the island of Čiovo, where you’ll have lunch. Again, you’ll have free time for swimming and snorkeling. At lunch, you’ll have a choice of fish or meat, and there’s a vegetarian menu on offer as well. After lunch you’ll begin the cruise back to port.

Split: Cetina River Rafting with Cliff Jumping Tour

10. Split: Cetina River Rafting with Cliff Jumping Tour

Get back to nature and enjoy stunning views of the lovely landscapes of Dalmatia on a rafting adventure down the Cetina River. Stop to swim and jump off rocks along the way. Look for wild animals and plant life and cool down under a waterfall as you explore.  Find several small lakes fed by tiny waterfalls containing crystal clear drinking water. Get an adrenaline rush as you paddle your way through the exciting rapids for 5 kilometers. Stop at the Tisne Stine canyon for another swim and optional rock jump from 4 to 5 meters high. Explore the uniquely beautiful subterranean world in a cave hidden behind a waterfall. Swim in the unbelievably clear spring water and marvel at the stalactites and stalagmites.

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What people are saying about Split-Dalmatia County

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 14,574 reviews

Tania did such a great job. She is an excellent guide! We were very glad we did this. Definitely worth every Penny. When you go through the palace with a guide, you get to experience it on a completely different level than without. We would absolutely recommend going on a guiding tour of the palace in Split with Tania. She’s very kind, knows many interesting facts, has a clear and loud voice and cares for you (looking for spots in the shade etc.).

Amazing experience! The trip was exactly as described and the crew is very friendly. The food was pretty good, although it was simple. As it’s only chicken and fish, it can be a little disappointing if you are a vegan or vegetarian. The journey on the boat is long, so be prepared for hours of sailing and bumpy waves. Wine, water and juice are served for free during the whole time. I would do it again for sure!

Very kind and helpful guide who let us have as much or little guided time as we liked. Answered any questions we had and recommended good food and beaches.

Great way to spend the first night in Split. Marko, Josip and Roko were amazing throughout. don't forget your swimming stuff

My son said it was his favorite activity in Croatia. It was both relaxing and adventurous. The guide was really fun too.