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Split-Dalmatia County

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From Split: Krka National Park Day Trip with Boat Ride

1. 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

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

3. 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.

From Split: Plitvice Lakes Guided Day Tour with Tickets

4. From Split: Plitvice Lakes Guided Day Tour with Tickets

Visit Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia's largest national park. It is one of the most magnificent places to visit in Croatia, so don't be surprised to find it on the list of 100 things to do on the world's most famous sites.  As a Croatian natural jewel, it’s also on the UNESCO List of World Heritage sites. Admire the 16 small lakes joined by waterfalls created by the sedimentation of travertine, a special type of limestone.  Experience water that is so clear that you can see through and it's changing from emerald green to aqua blue.  Marvel at the several caves in the park, as well as springs and flowering meadows.Take amazing photos. Meet up in Split at 7:30 AM, be greeted by your guide and board your transportation for the day. Three hours of driving will pass by quickly because our guide will tell you interesting stories about Croatia, while you will have the chance to enjoy the beautiful Croatian landscape. Upon arrival at the park, get a map of the park and hear about the day's itinerary. Then, have approximately 4 hours to walk through the entire path with your guide and visit upper and lower lakes, as well as the big waterfall.  The tour also includes a boat ride and a train ride. Arrive at Split at around 7:30 PM.

Zadar: Kornati and Telašćica National Parks Boat Trip

5. 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.

Split: Krka National Park Experience and Panoramic Boat Ride

6. Split: Krka National Park Experience and Panoramic Boat Ride

Seize this opportunity and join a most memorable tour of the stunning Krka Waterfalls from Split by bus. Leaving Split and the Adriatic behind, immerse yourself in the beauty of the cascading natural wonders that are the waterfalls of the Krka National Park, learning about its stunning nature from your local guide. After a 90-minute journey away from Split in an air-conditioned tour bus, you will discover this fairytale-like and highly sought-after attraction, which is located in the middle of one of the sunniest areas of Croatia. Your first stop is the quaint little town of Skradin, whose origins date back to ancient times. After a 30-minute panoramic cruise through the magical entrance to the park, you will reach Skradinski Buk, the awe-inspiring highlight of the site. Also, learn about the location, including its history, through a guided tour inside the park. Enjoy a total of 3 hours in the park, allowing you to get the most out of this wondrous experience—from picnicking, snapping artsy photos to simply breathing it all in. Continue to the picturesque town of Primosten, where some of Croatia’s finest beaches can be found. Enjoy 2 hours of free time to go swimming, or explore the quaint cobblestone streets of the old town. You have the option to partake in wine tasting.

From Split: Krka Waterfalls, Food & Wine Tasting Tour

7. From Split: Krka Waterfalls, Food & Wine Tasting Tour

Visit the beautiful Krka National Park on a day tour from Split by air-conditioned bus. Upon arrival at the park, walk the wooden path through the park and discover a green oasis with endemic species of birds, fish, and butterflies. Visit a beautiful ethno-village where you can see traditional costumes and crafts. Also see the Jaruga hydroelectric power plant below the Skradinski buk, the second oldest hydroelectric power plant in the world and the first in Europe. After spending time in the park with your guide, take a boat ride to Skradin. Visit a small village and sample fine Dalmatian wine before returning to Split at around 5:45 PM.

Split: Self-Guided Plitvice Lakes Day Tour with Boat Ride

8. Split: Self-Guided Plitvice Lakes Day Tour with Boat Ride

Experience the magic of the Plitvice Lakes on this day trip from Split. Ride on a spacious bus and transfer to a boat for a cruise through the park's cascading waterfalls and terraced lakes amid a lush forest. Go deeper into the National Park on a charming woodland train ride. Head to the activity provider's office and board a comfortable coach. Sit back and relax on the drive through the countryside to the UNESCO World Heritage Listed Plitvice Lakes National Park. Listen to onboard commentary during the smooth drive. Enter the park and have some free time to take a stroll on the park's wooden paths which line the shores of the crystal-clear waters. Board a boat and sail through the lower lakes for an unobstructed view of the 78-meter-high Plitvice waterfalls. Delve into the depths of the picturesque forest from the comfort of a climate-controlled train. Take in the park's stunning landscapes from your window before returning to the meeting point.

Šibenik or Vodice: Kornati Archipelago Day Tour by Speedboat

9. Šibenik or Vodice: Kornati Archipelago Day Tour by Speedboat

Enjoy a day on the water exploring the islands and beaches of Kornati National Park, the Kornati archipelago in Croatia. Get picked up from locations in Vodice, Šibenik, or from Šibenik’s Solaris Hotel Ivan and choose between a group tour or a private tour. After checking in with the crew at your meeting point, prepare to enjoy panoramic views of the St. Anthony Channel and Šibenik islands on the way to the Kornati archipelago. First, stop at Mana, one of the many islands in the Kornati archipelago. Marvel at views of the cliffs from the sea, a wild beach, and clear water. Continue your journey through the archipelago by visiting the next island, Levrnaka. On Levrnaka sits Lojena Beach, the only real natural sandy beach on the Kornati islands. The boat will leave you on the northeastern side of the island, next to a restaurant in case you would like to have some coffee or food. Lojena Beach is within walking distance of the restaurant. Next, stop at Kornat Island, home to a charming local restaurant called Konoba, where you will have an hour and a half to have lunch next to the sea for affordable prices. Finally, visit Zlarin. Due to its geographical position, the island is seen as St. Anthony Channel’s gatekeeper and the guardian of Šibenik. Use your free time to enjoy the pebble beaches with sand under your feet as soon as you enter the sea. Just before sunset, head back to the starting point of the tour.

From Split or Trogir: Krka National Park and Šibenik Tour

10. From Split or Trogir: Krka National Park and Šibenik Tour

Discover Krka National Park and Šibenik on a guided day tour from Split or Trogir. Witness the Skradinski Buk and Roški Slap waterfalls and swim in the clear water. Admire panoramic views of Visovac Island. Your first stop is Skradinski Buk Waterfall for a guided tour of the local area. Many of the stone houses and watermills have now been transformed into small museums with various exhibits. Walk through a network of pathways and wooden bridges near the waterfalls. Relax and swim at Roški Slap Waterfall. After, you can eat an optional lunch in a typical Dalmatian restaurant. You can enjoy selected wines, as well as delicious traditional homemade food like prosciutto, cheese, and bread. Then move on to the Krka River canyon. Along the way, see the breathtaking panorama of Visovac Island. After, continue to Šibenik to see the sights of the town including the St. James’s Cathedral, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Finally, return to Split along the beautiful coastal road, passing picturesque villages and islands.

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Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 1,168 reviews

Stop!!! Now, that I have your attention, this is something that you have to experience if you're in Croatia. This was by far the best tour we've ever had - and of course, it definitely would not have been the same without our prodigious tour guide Sandra (who was lovely, very friendly, helpful, & great at cracking dad jokes). The lakes were beautiful and well worth the trip! The coach was lovely and cool with air conditioning, so the 3hr journey was comfortable with a stop for a drink / toilet break half way each way. Do make sure to ask Sandra/your tour guide for the on-board WiFi password. A final point. When you're booking this trip (which I know you are at this point), book the guided option (given that the park is really massive, you'll need one & with her charm, Sandra can help you get to the front of the queue faster - & believe me when I say the queues are really massive sometimes [we're talking about 30 mins to an hour for a couple of different queues].

The trip was amazing, and our tour guide Jelena was great, very informative and funny. She told us lots about everything around us and explained the details well. There was free enough time at Krka for exploration, waterfalls were beautiful. Then we went to Primošten, this was a lovley little town, you have 2 hours to explore the town, have dinner at range of restaurants or chill by the beach. All together a worthwhile trip ! Back in split town by 17:30

Wonderful day ! We strongly recommend this activity, it is a magnificent and magical place! In addition, Vice our guide was a real plus on this day, very nice and he gave us a lot of information about the region and the national park.

we had a wonderfull time. our guide Marco was exceptional and very entertaining. and also a special thanks to the driver.

Well worth doing this activity. The park was busy but it is stunning and Rudi is an excellent guide.