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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, 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.

From Dubrovnik: Montenegro Day Trip

3. From Dubrovnik: Montenegro Day Trip

Explore Montenegro on a day trip from Dubrovnik. Visit Bok Kotorska, Perast, Kotor, and Budva. Departing from Dubrovnik in the morning enjoy the sights of the Old Town and its surroundings while driving through the beautiful Župa Dubrovačka and the Konavle region. After crossing the Montenegro border, continue along the picturesque Montenegro coast. During the drive through Boka Kotorska Bay, stop at the charming town of Perast. Have the option of visiting the island of Our Lady of the Rocks. During the drive, your host will tell you all about Montenegro's most important cultural monuments, and about the country's history and legends. Upon arrival at Kotor, enjoy free time to explore on your own. The town of Kotor is famous for its nautical tradition, famous commercial fleet, and imposing city walls. After sightseeing, proceed towards Budva. Once at Budva, enjoy another sightseeing tour and free time. Budva is famous for its old city core and beautiful clean sandy beaches. It is a key tourist center of Montenegro. From Budva, return to Dubrovnik in the afternoon, including a ferry drive across the Boka Kotorska Bay.

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

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

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.

Dubrovnik: Guided Sea Kayaking Tour with Snack

5. Dubrovnik: Guided Sea Kayaking Tour with Snack

This Dubrovnik Sea Kayaking Tour begins with a safety briefing at a stunning Old Town hotspot. Head off with your guide across the channel and near the cursed Island of Lokrum. You’ll make several stops at points of interest along the way. Choose between a leisurely to moderate 2.5-hour trip or a more physically challenging 3-hour experience (recommended for very fit guests only). You’ll be accompanied by a guide that speaks excellent English and is very familiar with the coastline around Dubrovnik. Learn about the curse of the island and the history of Dubrovnik, previously known as Ragusa. Stop at one of the only hotels that was not rebuilt after the war. The hotel was the site of hand-to-hand combat between the Serbian and Montenegrin armies and the Dubrovnik defenders during the war. Spend around 30 minutes at the only beach in Dubrovnik that’s not accessible on foot, and explore a fascinating cave. You can swim, snorkel, explore the cave, relax, eat, or sunbathe. Later you'll continue back along the coastline of Dubrovnik and see the area’s Beverly Hills. This tour will gives you the opportunity to take in Dubrovnik from the seaside, capture some amazing shots of the outer walls, and hear a bit about the history of this legendary city.

Zadar: Kornati and Telašćica National Parks Boat Trip

6. 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 Krk: Half-Day 4-Islands Tour

7. From Krk: Half-Day 4-Islands Tour

Begin your excursion at the Krk Harbor at around 11:00 AM. From there, cruise directly to your first destination: Sveti Juraj. This spot used to be an important harbor during the times of the Austro-Hungarian empire. Explore the beautiful landscape and discover its rich history. Your next stop around 12:00 PM will be the Island Plavnik, where you'll have time for some adventurous cave-swimming. Keep your eyes peeled for white-head griffons. Right after, around 1:30 PM, arrive on the Island Kornat, which is famous for being an island full of seagulls. Next, sail off to Stara Baska, a small fishermen's village, where you will have 2 hours of free time. Discover what the town has to offer or have lunch at one of the local eateries in the village. Afterwards, you'll head back to Krk at around 4:00 PM.

Pula: Natural Dolphin Watching Experience with Dinner

8. Pula: Natural Dolphin Watching Experience with Dinner

After being transported to the pier, you will begin your 3-hour tour which will be arranged on board of a comfortable boat around the Brijuni National Park. You will have a guide with you on board your boat, who will conduct a sightseeing tour around all islands of the National Park whilst also informing you of interesting facts about the islands and its famous owners. Your tour also includes dinner on board your boat, consisting of traditional dishes of Mediterranean cuisine such as fish, meat, or vegetarian dishes. You will also have an unlimited amount of drinks whilst on board your boat, including wine, mineral water, soft drinks, and water. You can take comfort in knowing that between 93-100% of your guide's guests have seen dolphins in the past. At the conclusion of your tour, you will be returned back to your point of origin.

From Zagreb: Plitvice Lakes and Rastoke Day Trip

9. From Zagreb: Plitvice Lakes and Rastoke Day Trip

Admire the mesmerizing beauty of Plitvice Lakes National Park in the company of a professional guide and small group, as you enjoy a memorable hike and boat ride. Savor the spectacle of 16 azure lakes surrounded by gushing waterfalls as you explore Plitvice Lakes during an 8.5 km hike and 20-minute boat ride. Immerse yourself in the culture and history of Croatia as you gain fascinating insights from your guide, and experience fantastic views across the Croatian countryside on the journey to and from the park. Marvel at the fairytale village of Rastoke en route to the park, and get snaps of its 17th-century watermills.

Dubrovnik: Elafiti Islands Cruise with Lunch

10. Dubrovnik: Elafiti Islands Cruise with Lunch

Your full-day trip begins by sailing to Koločep, an island covered with pine forest and home to a picturesque fishing village located on the bay. Next your cruise continues on to the town of Suđurađ on the island of Šipan, a fishing port that’s home to the 16th-century villa of the Skočibuha family. Your last stop is the island of Lopud, a place with a long naval tradition and home to many famous captains and sailors. Enjoy a walk along Lopud Bay to the Franciscan monastery and the Gjorgic-Mayneri Park that dates back to the 19th century. There will also be a bar stocked with a wide variety of drinks and wines available for purchase. Finally, there will be time for swimming, snorkeling, and sunbathing on one of the sandy beaches. Select when booking for the following food options for lunch: • Fish menu• Meat menu• Vegetarian menu• Children's menu

Croatia is one of the most beautiful destinations in the world. In 2005 a poll among journalists named Croatia a top destination, owing to its well-preserved Mediterranean atmosphere.

Dubrovnik, located on the Adriatic Sea, is a city visitors will not soon forget. It is one of the nation's top tourist destinations, and for good reason. Since the 7th century, Dubrovnik has survived many battles and has a rich heritage. Just off the coast of Dubrovnik, visitors can view or take a ferry to the spectacular Elafiti Islands.

Some prefer to sightsee on bicycles. Biking in Croatia is popular for those who prefer to leisurely explore the countryside. Many visitors find that Korcula is best seen by bike, and the island offers many things to see and do while relaxing on the coastline or scuba diving on the colorful Adriatic reefs just off Korcula's beaches.

Among the 1,185 islands of Croatia are the Green Islands, home to hundreds of lemon and orange trees. The citrusy fragrances drift through the trees, adding charm and charisma to the ambiance and delighting visitors.

Tourists to Croatia are always enchanted by the folklore, the pride of Croatian culture. Throughout the ages, generations of Croatians maintain Croatia's history and significant events as folklore is a native tradition to be cherished. Visiting the diverse Mediterranean villages and islands of Croatia give tourists ample opportunity to hear folklore through narrative, song and dance.

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