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Zadar: Plitvice Lakes with Boat Ride and Zadar Old Town Tour

1. Zadar: Plitvice Lakes with Boat Ride and Zadar Old Town Tour

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 Zadar and be greeted by your tour escort 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'll 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 change through the sedimentation of calcium carbonate constantly. 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. Check out interesting caves in which remains of prehistoric settlements have been found. After returning to Zadar, explore the Old Town area with an optional and guided walking tour that you can take any day during your stay at 6:00 PM.

Zrmanja: 5-Hour Canoe or Kayak Trip in Kaštel Žegarski

2. Zrmanja: 5-Hour Canoe or Kayak Trip in Kaštel Žegarski

Glide down the easy rapids of the Zrmanja River on a scenic kayak or canoe tour from Kaštel Žegarski. Join your guide on a breathtaking journey through a spectacular canyon. Swim under the Krupa Waterfalls and arrive at the village of Muskovci to purchase a meal. Begin your trip in Kaštel Žegarski, a striking area with safe and gentle rapids for beginners. Learn how to handle your kayak or canoe as you slowly enter the canyon. Allow your guide to point out fish and birds, and teach you about the natural phenomenon of karst. If time and weather permit, stop by the beautiful Krupa Waterfalls and enjoy the chance to swim under them. Come across more beautiful waterfalls as you make your way down to the town of Muskovci. After the tour, your group's driver will be transported back to the starting point to pick up your car. While you're waiting to be picked up, you can relax and buy some snacks or lunch.

Zadar: Plitvice Lakes Guided Day Tour with Tickets

3. Zadar: Plitvice Lakes Guided Day Tour with Tickets

Experience Plitvice Lakes National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, on a day trip from Zadar with entry ticket and a tour. Listen to interesting stories about Croatia before arriving at the park. Walk the path around the lakes and relax on a boat trip. Make your way to the meeting point in the morning and meet your friendly guide and group for the day. Enjoy a brief introduction and start driving out of the city, admiring the Croatian countryside and listening to live commentary on your way to the park. Arrive at the lakes and have 4 hours of free time to explore the upper and lower waterfalls. Take amazing photos by the water and discover flowing springs, flowering meadows, and mysterious caves. Afterwards, rest your feet with a train ride and a scenic boat trip on the turquoise water with banks of lush green trees. Take one last look at the waterfalls before returning back to Zadar. After returning to Zadar, explore the Old Town area with an optional guided walking tour that you can take any day during your stay at 6:00 PM.

From Zadar: Island-Hopping Boat Tour with Drinks

4. From Zadar: Island-Hopping Boat Tour with Drinks

Navigate among the stunning islands of the Adriatic coast on a scenic boat trip departing from Zadar. Explore some of the most beautiful islands in the area and enjoy time to go swimming, snorkeling, or shopping for souvenirs. Relax as you travel with unlimited wine, beer, and soft drink. This is a group tour that is suitable for almost everyone, families, friends, couples or singles. It doesn't matter whether you are young or old, you can still have a great time with the new friends you will meet. If you are a person who has great difficulties with movement, this tour will probably not suit you. You decide how you will spend your time, you can spend it very actively, swimming, snorkeling, walking or running while exploring the island are just some of the possibilities. But you can also spend your time relaxing on the boat, buying souvenirs, sunbathing on the beach, taking a nap under a pine tree in the woods or just drinking coffee in the first cafe you see. One small note in the price of the tour is included an unlimited amount of cold drinks that you can drink during the tour on the boat, such as white wine, beer, soft drink , water. Also keep in mind that this is an open speedboat and that in case of strong wind and high waves, sea spray is possible also.

Zadar: Krka Waterfalls, Food & Wine Tasting, & Old Town Tour

5. Zadar: Krka Waterfalls, Food & Wine Tasting, & Old Town Tour

Embark on an adventure to explore the beautiful Krka Waterfalls National Park on a day tour from Zadar. Explore the Skradinski Buk area, home to 7 waterfalls and a diverse range of flora and fauna, taste local wine, and discover Zadar's Old Town. Start early in the morning from the Zadar city center and hop on board an air-conditioned bus. As you drive, get useful tips and insights from your guide. Choose between a 45-minute walking tour with your guide or exploring the park on your own for 2 hours. Head to the pier for a boat ride down the Krka River canyon to reach the town of Skradin, inside the national park. Enjoy an hour to relax, take a swim in the Krka River, eat lunch, grab a coffee, go to the Skradin Oldtimer Museum, or just enjoy the surrounding landscapes. Continue to the winery, where a local sommelier will greet you. Visit a small village and sample fine Dalmatian wine, olive oil, and cheese. Next, explore the waterfalls and walking trails of Krka National Park. Visit the historic stone workshops and watermills that line the river. After returning to Zadar, explore the Old Town area with an optional and guided walking tour that you can take any day during your stay at 6:00 PM.

UK/Europe: eSim Mobile Data Plan

6. UK/Europe: eSim Mobile Data Plan

Make your trip hassle-free with your convenient eSIM. Stay connected on your travels with high-speed coverage in the 42 most visited regions in Europe and the UK. Purchase and install your eSIM anytime and anywhere, and choose from a variety of data packages, validity options, and coverage in additional countries. Simply scan the eSIM QR code to access all your essential apps on your trip. Avoid the trouble of managing multiple SIMs with this zero-waste solution. Get one eSIM per device and top up by simply buying and activating additional eSIM plans as you go. Once activated, your coverage will begin according to your selected duration. Benefit from coverage in Austria, Albania, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Gibraltar, Hungary, Isle of Man, Iceland, Ireland, Italy(including San Marino & Vatican), Jersey Island, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Also covered are Malta, the Netherlands, North Macedonia, Norway, Portugal, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovak, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, the United Kingdom, and Northern Ireland. All iPhone models launched beyond iPhone XS can support eSIM. For Android, if you are unsure, please check with the guideline photo for eligibility. APN (Access Point Name): internet Local operator info: UK: Telefonica / Vodafone /Hutchison 3G /Everything Everywhere

Zadar Canal 4-Hour Sailing Trip

7. Zadar Canal 4-Hour Sailing Trip

Explore the waterways of the Zadar Canal sea passage between Zadar and the island of Ugljan, and experience the stunning seascapes and rich underwater world of the Adriatic Sea. Encounter numerous islets spread all over the canal, each one with its own unique story. Depart from Zadar in the morning (09:00 AM - 01:00 PM) or afternoon (02:00 PM - 06:00 PM) and dock in the small island village of Preko. Take a walk around the small port or have a coffee in one of the beach bars. Go for a swim or visit the nearby islet and green oasis of Galevac, with its 14th-century monastery.  Then, sail towards a secluded bay and relax and enjoy the clear waters of the Adriatic Sea. Make your way back to Zadar and learn some basic sailing techniques from your skipper. 

Zadar: Full-Day Sailing Trip to Kornati

8. Zadar: Full-Day Sailing Trip to Kornati

Sail toward the southern part of Dugi Otok Island. This is where the sea embraces Telašćica, whose name derives from the Latin "Telagus" (meaning 3 lakes). Relax on the boat with a book or sunbathe on deck. Enjoy views of the picturesque Mediterranean landscapes along the way. Chat with the skipper if you are interested in sailing and hear all the secrets of their ancient craft.  Upon arrival at Telašćica Nature Park, enjoy some free time to swim and snorkel. Go for a stroll and give a treat to the timid donkeys. There's a donkey reserve within the park and the coastal (or Dinaric) donkey is an indigenous Croatian breed. Currently, there are 14 donkeys living in Telašćica, while the entire area abounds with flora and fauna. The park has 3 smaller bays within its wider area. Telašćica is the largest and best-protected natural harbor on the eastern coast of the Adriatic. It has 5 islets, of which the small rock slab of Taljurić is the most extraordinary. Continue to Lake Mir in the southwestern part of the park. The salt waters of the lake derive from the underground canals that connect it to the sea. Archaeological excavations made in the area indicate the place was inhabited in the earliest periods. On the return journey, go to Stene (also known as the "Devil`s Cliffs"). Marvel at the vertical cliffs that rise up to 61 meters from the sea. They spread from Mrzlovica Cape on the northwest to the slopes of Veli Vrh on the southeast.

Zadar: Speedboat Tour to Ugljan, Osljak, and Galevac

9. Zadar: Speedboat Tour to Ugljan, Osljak, and Galevac

Explore the 3 islands of Zadar's archipelago on this half-day experience starting from Zadar. Travel between them in style by speedboat, as you experience Osljak, Ugljan, and Galevac. Meet at Jazine harbour in Zadar and board your speedboat. Look out for the 12th and 16th century city's walls from the seaside as you cruise away from the port. Pass close to the famous attractions Regards to the Sun & Sea Organ, learn its working principle and enjoy in Organ's magical sounds. Speed away from Zadar across the crystal blue waters as you begin your island-hopping adventure. Alight from the boat for your first stop at Osljak Island. This is the smallest inhabited island in Croatia, so small you can circle it by foot in only 20 minutes. Learn amazing facts about island history and why its protected park of nature today. Shoot a beautiful pics at the lighting house from where you can jump in the crystal clear water. Take a relaxed swim in a turquoise waters at pebble beach nearby. Explore underwater world with provided snorkeling equipment. Enjoy another thrilling ride to Preko village at Ugljan island. It's a delightful large island featuring medieval architecture and charming shops and cafes. Take a snack or homemade ice cream (own expense, might not be available in low season) during the short walk to next turquoise bay between Galevac and Preko. Learn about domestic people way of life in the history and today while visiting some monuments on the way. Travel across the crystal waters to the nearby Galevac island in a traditional wooden boat. Once there, visit the Franciscan Monastery of St. Paul The Hermit. Learn about its amazing history while exploring island in depth. Return back to Preko village and use free time for a refreshing swim in a turquoise bay, relax on many other beaches, enjoy local specialties, drink colorful cocktails or just continue to explore and enjoy in a beautiful sightseeing. Final, jump back on the speedboat for another thrilling ride back to Zadar.

Zadar historical guided tour

10. Zadar historical guided tour

Explore Zadar history with our experienced tour guides. Walking along Zadar's streets the guide will show you the entire spectrum of monuments and hidden corners, taking you into the past more then 3000 years. By retelling the stories and legends you will feel the pulse of the town form the past to the today's everyday living. You can be sure that our guides are not only professionally licensed but also friendly locals who will enjoy showing you the pearl of Adriatic.

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based on 414 reviews

Waterfalls were quite lovely. It was a nice walk along a board walk with many photo opportunities and points to observe the many smaller waterfalls and fish. The boat ride down the river was also very pleasant, the swim in the river and then the wine tasting. The wine tasting was surprisingly fun and very good wine. We learned quite a bit and bought a bottle of the dessert wine. Overall a great day out and Ante, our driver was very knowledgable and friendly. My adult children also enjoyed the day and we would highly recommend it. Try it!

The experience was brilliant and the guides were helpful and cheerful. The scenery is awesome. Wet shoes are good to have, however if you dont, you can get away with using sandals as well. The return journey to the starting point is only for the driver, but it is easy to get back. If unsure the guides are happy to put the address into your navigation. Highly recommended.

The tour was really good. It was a good balance of tour, exploration, and wine tasting. Would definitely recommend! I loved walking through the Krka Park and seeing all of the waterfalls and trails. The boat ride to the other side was great had a lot of good views. After seeing the park the family owned winery was amazing.

This was a fantastic tour. The nature and scenery was so stunning. Our tour guide Ante did an amazing job of being our driver, photographer and tour guide. He has fantastic knowledge of Croatia and the plitvice lakes and we had an amazing day. Thank you so much! See you again!

Ante made the trip informative and fun! It was a really enjoyable day out and would recommend definitely doing the wine tasting as well, it was delicious! I also went with this agency to kayak and it was faboulus.