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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: Full-Day Catamaran Cruise to Hvar & Pakleni Islands

2. Split: Full-Day Catamaran Cruise to Hvar & Pakleni Islands

Begin with a relaxed cruise on a mega catamaran to the beautiful Brač Island. Enjoy a snack and the all-inclusive drinks on board, and stop for a swim in crystal-clear waters. Upon arrival, visit the town of Hvar, where a guide will take you sightseeing and show you the most important attractions of the old town. After the tour, you'll have about an hour to continue exploring on your own. Then it will be time to experience the amazing Pakleni Islands and stop for a swim in one of the hidden bays. It will also be time to enjoy a Summer Blues chicken salad. On the sail back to Split, enjoy another swimming stop off Brač Island. Afterward, fresh fruit and home cakes will be served on board. Enjoy the dance music and a drink during the sunset for the perfect ending to this excursion.

From Hvar: Blue Cave, Vis and Pakleni Speedboat Tour

3. 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: Blue Lagoon and 3 Islands Speedboat Tour

4. 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.

From Split: Canyoning on the Cetina River

5. From Split: Canyoning on the Cetina River

Depart Split and journey to a beautiful canyon along the Cetina River to take part in an exciting adventure amongst the rocks and waterfalls. Collect all the provided essential equipment on arrival, including Neoprene pants, helmet and life vest. Encounter breathtaking waterfalls and subterranean tunnels, along with the cascades of the 50-meter high Gubavica waterfall. Marvel as the sound of the river becomes louder as you descend into the canyon and find yourself in the middle of unspoiled nature. Walk through the river and its rapids using different techniques. Stop for refreshing swims in natural pools and get the chance to dive into the deep water off rocks, if you dare.

Plitvice Lakes Day Tour From Split

6. 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: Stand Up Paddleboard Night Glow Tour

7. Split: Stand Up Paddleboard Night Glow Tour

This paddle tour combines Dalmatian waters, sea and river. On SUP boards equipped with LED lighting on the bottom, be sure to see everything around and beneath you while paddling. Start your tour in the evening when the ambiance is quiet and nature is calm. Grab your board and paddle in the sea at the sunset. Soon, see the white rocks and cliffs, in which natives have built their traditional houses.  Glide up and down the river with stars above, and light beneath you revealing wildlife. The light on your SUP board will give you a completely new perspective on everything you see on this tour. Sometimes, in the low season when the sea is calm and the river quite cold, take the chance to go on a special route and embrace the open sea.

From Split: Blue Lagoon and 3 Islands Speedboat Tour

8. From Split: Blue Lagoon and 3 Islands Speedboat Tour

Hop aboard a speedboat for a perfect half-day summer getaway. After a 30-minute ride on a speedboat, you'll arrive at stunning Blue Lagoon. This enchanting shallow bay area is situated at the south-eastern side of the island Drvenik and together with the two surrounding islets form a perfectly protected lagoon. Nature presents a place that owes its name to a seafloor made out of crushed sea shells mixed with sand, which produces mesmerizing blue and turquoise color under the sunlight. Catching some sun, swimming, snorkelling. A true place to try again the Dalmatian "Pomalo" lifestyle. Continue to a charming cove called Duga for a few more activities here. Grab a bite to eat, enjoy a cocktail at the Labadusa beach bar or take a dip in the crystal clear water enjoying your surroundings. Last but not least. Trogir, referred to as Little Venice. The surrounding channels, whilst sinking, have been standing there since the Greeks colonised this coastline 2,400 years ago. UNESCO protected since 1997, this charming little old-town island is a perfect story to end your day together. So much history in one place. Finish the day with a boat ride back to Split.

From Split: Deluxe Blue Cave Tour with Grilled Lunch

9. From Split: Deluxe Blue Cave Tour with Grilled Lunch

This tour is created for visitors to Split who love to see some amazing sights, to swim and snorkel in pristine waters and who like to taste real homemade local cuisine - in a summer house on Vis island in a private bay. The tour meets at 7:15AM, to ensure a head start on other tour groups. Once everybody is seated you had out towards the Blue Cave where you are taken inside with small fishermen's boats for a sightseeing tour. After that, you visit Komiža town on Vis island, the most beautiful fishermen's village in the Mediterranean. You can get some coffee there and go for a swim. Your next destination is Budikovac island's Blue Lagoon where you have more free time. Feel free to use the provided snorkeling gear and towels. Next, you head to a private bay on Vis island, Milna, where you will be served a freshly grilled lunch. Take a swim after that whilst enjoying your coffee and ice cream. Last but not least you will visit Hvar town, where you have around 2 hours to relax and explore before heading back to Split.

Day Tour from Split: Krka Waterfalls Tour & Wine Tasting

10. Day Tour from Split: Krka Waterfalls Tour & Wine Tasting

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.

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What people are saying about Split

The tour was good. The waterfalls are quite spectacular and pleasant to walk around. The day trip was nicely spaced so not a problem being in the bus or walking for too long. Daniela is an excellent tour guide with extensive knowledge of the country. The information she gave was interesting and not over complicated. I’d definitely recommend this tour.

Plitvice lakes is an amazing experience filled with beautiful lakes and lovely waterfalls. Would definitely recommend. Our tour guide - Vice was extremely accommodating and kind. He was fun and quirky with his descriptions and trivia.

Fabulous guide Anita was super informative and great fun. The speedboat was high powered and the driver took us on some high speed donuts on the way home. Highly recommended trip- enjoyed it immensely

Great day out, would recommend this trip. Loved the waterfalls and the wine tasting. Our guide Lovro was very informative and helpful.

Fantastic daytrip! Our guide miss D was very enthusiastic and fun. The waterfalls are amazing