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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, or 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, chill, eat, sample wine tasters, or take a scenic stroll.  Some of Croatia’s best-voted beaches are native to Primošten, and its vineyards are even on the UNESCO World Heritage sites’ waiting list. 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.

Split: Blue Lagoon 3 Islands Boat Cruise with Lunch & Drinks

2. Split: Blue Lagoon 3 Islands Boat Cruise with Lunch & Drinks

Swim through the crystal-clear waters of the Blue Lagoon off the coast of Veli Drvenik Island on this cruise from Split. Go for a dip in Nečujam Bay on Šolta Island and admire views of Čiovo Island. Savor a fresh lunch paired with homemade wine. Set sail from Split for a relaxing day on the water. Soak in the beautiful Dalmatian sun, the fresh breeze of the Adriatic Sea with local flavors onboard. Enjoy a warm welcome by the crew and settle in on the boat. Cruise between beautiful beaches and bays. After a relaxing boat ride with panoramic views of Split, reach your first destination of the day, Nečujam Bay. This protected spot at the Green Island of Šolta has calm waters. Famous for a sunken ship, enjoy the opportunity to swim and snorkel around the shipwreck. Head to the east side of Veli Drvenik Island to Blue Lagoon where you will find turquoise waters and sandy beaches. Have a home-cooked lunch on board. Then, jump into the crystal-clear waters for a refreshing swim or sunbathe, enjoying the exclusive access to the private beach. During June/September your final destination is Dalmatian village Maslinica on Solta 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 waters. Keep a look out 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

3. Cetina River: Rafting & Cliff Jumping Tour

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.

From Hvar: Blue Cave, Vis and Pakleni Speedboat Tour

4. From Hvar: Blue Cave, Vis and Pakleni Speedboat Tour

After meeting the crew and your fellow travelers in Hvar Harbor, set sail towards the island of Vis in a speedboat. Your first stop is at the Green Cave on the small islet of Ravnik. Spend time admiring the naturally green-tinted water of the natural phenomenon before heading to Stiniva Beach.  Enjoy free time to swim in Stiniva's crystal-clear waters or admire the huge cliffs of the bay. Head to the mesmerizing Blue Cave on Bisevo Island. Let your breath be taken away as you admire the blue lighting effect of the cave created by the reflection of the sun on the sandy seafloor. Next, head to Budikovac Island for snorkeling or sunbathing at the Blue Lagoon. Finally, visit the most popular Pakleni Island, Palmizana. Break for lunch at one of the beach's many restaurants, relax at a beach bar or enjoy one last swim before the journey back to Hvar.

Split: Krka National Park Experience and Panoramic Boat Ride

5. 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.

Split: Blue Lagoon and 3 Islands Speedboat Tour

6. Split: Blue Lagoon and 3 Islands Speedboat Tour

Set sail on the Adriatic Sea with this half-day speedboat tour from Split. Cruise between beautiful beaches and bays. Enjoy the laid-back atmosphere of Laganini Beach Club. Swim or snorkel in the glittering Blue Lagoon. Explore the historic city of Trogir. Hop onboard a boat and meet your skipper. Discover some of the most fascinating destinations in the middle of the Adriatic. After enjoying a relaxing boat ride and panoramic views of Split, reach your first destination of the day, Laganini Beach Club on Čiovo island. Enjoy white sand, beach bars and pine trees. After exploring this club, take a boat ride to Blue Lagoon. Greet the turquoise sea and sandy beaches. Jump straight into the crystal-clear waters for a refreshing swim. Dive to explore the rich marine life underwater. Hit the sun deck to sunbathe and relax. Head to your final destination, the historic town and harbor of Trogir. This city-island is a cultural UNESCO World Heritage Site. Soak in the breathtaking views of the Central Dalmatian coast and islands while cruising back to Split.

Plitvice Lakes Day Tour From Split

7. Plitvice Lakes Day Tour From Split

Visit Croatia's first national park, Plitvice Lakes National Park, one of the greatest natural wonders of Europe. Also a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the park's unique geology makes for a popular destination for people from all around the world. Meet up in Split and be greeted by your guide and board your transportation for the day. While driving to the park, have the chance to enjoy the beautiful Croatian landscape. Upon arrival to the park, you will be given a map of the park and told about the day's itinerary. Then, have 4 hours of free time to explore 16 beautiful lakes of crystal blue-green water and hypnotic cascades, tour 7 different routes, hike 4 different trails, or just lounge in the shade. Plitvice's natural phenomenon causes it to constantly change through sedimentation of calcium carbonate. It creates special kinds of algae and moss, tufa, or travertine which are deposited to form the natural dams that separate the lakes. See the changing travertine barriers, curtains, stalactites, channels, and cascades being built and the existing ones. Besides the lakes, there are some interesting caves in which remains of prehistoric settlements have been found. After touring you can also catch a boat or train ride, before heading back to Split.

Split: Shuttle Transfer between Airport and City Center

8. Split: Shuttle Transfer between Airport and City Center

Avoid the hassle of navigating a foreign public transportation system or the expense of a taxi and kick off your vacation in style with an easy shuttle bus transfer. After landing at Split Airport, simply meet your driver in the arrivals area and board your modern, fully-equipped bus. Sit back and relax as your professional, experienced driver takes care of getting you to Split city center as quickly and safely as possible. Make use of the onboard wi-fi to update loved ones on your travels or simply sit back and take in views of the stunning Croatian countryside. 

Cetina River Rafting & Cliff Jumping w Split Transfer Option

9. Cetina River Rafting & Cliff Jumping w Split Transfer Option

Get back to nature and enjoy stunning views of the lovely landscapes of Dalmatia on a 3 to 4-hour 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.

From Split or Trogir: Plitvice Day Tour with Entry Included

10. From Split or Trogir: Plitvice Day Tour with Entry Included

Immerse yourself in the beauty of Plitvice National Park, home to a variety of native wildlife and plants. See dramatic natural formations like the Plitvice Lakes and Veliki Slap with insightful commentary from your guide. Depart from Split or Trogir on a tour of Plitvice National Park. Admire the scenery of the Lika region from the comfort of an air-conditioned vehicle before exploring the 16 turquoise lakes by boat, electric train, and on foot. Navigate the wooden paths of this UNESCO World Heritage Site and marvel at the 78-meter Veliki Slap, the highest waterfall in Croatia, while learning about Croatia’s history and conservation efforts from an English-speaking guide.

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What people are saying about Split

SO much fun! And surrounded by beautiful scenery, with friendly guides. A must do if nearby! We went for the option without transfer as we had a hire car. It wasn’t too difficult to find, we did require a quick phone call via the app to locate the exact position, but this was really easy. The one regret I have is not taking any photos. I would recommend purchasing a waterproof phone holder (with necklace) so you can take pictures and videos. You will definitely get wet, so be prepared!

It was very pleasant to have, during our stay, a day where everything was organized. The waterfalls are magnificent! We loved the place. our guide was great. We took part in the wine tasting but not the olive oil one and we regretted it. We did not bathe, not brave enough in this month of April. I would do this day again without hesitation. Nothing to say about the organization, it was great!

Great experience. Mario was an amazing guide. Waterfalls were stunning and because of Mario organisation we get to avoid the crowds. I was not bold enough to swimm but others did. Olive oil tasting was the perfect ending of the trip.

All expectations were not only met, but exceeded. Everything great. Miles in particular - our tour guide - went a long way in making us feel comfortable and well informed, many thanks Miles!!!

Fabulous day out (4 people, 1 adult and 3 kids, 14, 12 and 9) and the instructor was amazing, particularly with my youngest son!