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Sibenik-Knin 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.

Split: Krka Waterfalls Tour with Boat, Swimming & Free Time

2. 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.

Split: Krka National Park Experience and Panoramic Boat Ride

3. 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

4. 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.

Zadar Boat Tour to the Nearby Islands

5. Zadar Boat Tour to the Nearby Islands

Visit a beautiful Croatian island on this boat tour from Zadar. Get access to areas that the larger tourist ships cannot reach. Marvel at the beauty of Ugljan island. Stop for a swim at the beach and see old villages.  Meet your guide at City Bridge and embark on your boat trip. Admire panoramic views of the city center from the water. Sail towards the island and enjoy the views of some pristine beaches and stop for a swim in the crystal clear water. Explore charming villages with coffee bars, souvenir shops, and fresh seafood restaurants. Admire the old red-roofed stone buildings on the shore. After some time learning about the history of the island with your guide, you will return back to Zadar.

Split: Krka Waterfalls with Cruise, Swimming, & Wine Tasting

6. Split: Krka Waterfalls with Cruise, Swimming, & Wine Tasting

Experience the wonder of Krka National Park. Admire its waterfalls, take a river cruise, and go for a dip in the river. Sample some delectable local wines at Ante Sladić Vino winery. Check-in with your guide and board a bus to Krka National Park. Get discounted access to the park. Have some free time to explore the nature of Krka National Park. Take a 30 minute river cruise on the Krka river towards the city of Skradin. Enjoy the beach and jump into the crystal clear Krka river. After the beach, take a short drive to the charming village of Plastovo. Head to the Ante Sladić Vino winery. Taste some delicious local wines and discover why the area is famous for these wines. Drive back to Split.

Vodice: Krka Waterfalls National Park Boat Tour

7. Vodice: Krka Waterfalls National Park Boat Tour

Explore the waterfalls of the Krka National Park on this guided boat tour from Vodice. Let the park's waterfalls take your breath away and pass by sights like a Franciscan monastery. Spend some free time enjoying the parking at your own pace.  Board a comfortable boat and cruise through the St Anthony Channel, admiring views of the St Nicholas fortress as you leave the port. Stop in Šibenik to pick up fresh mussels, before passing the Šibenik bridge. Continue along the estuary of the Krka river to Prokljan lake. Arrive in the National Park Krka which encompasses 7 beautiful waterfalls and small natural pools where you can take a refreshing swim. Head to the Skradinski Buk waterfall where you can visit a power plant. View a few cultural and historical monuments, such as a Franciscan monastery, and several old water mills. Have plenty of free time to explore the full extent of the park where you can visit a restaurants for lunch or get some shopping done at the souvenir shops. Head back to the boat to start the return journey, returning to Vodice in the early evening. 

From Split or Trogir: Krka National Park and Šibenik Tour

8. 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.

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.

Zadar: Dugi Otok and Kornati National Park Speedboat Tour

10. Zadar: Dugi Otok and Kornati National Park Speedboat Tour

Discover the shipwreck of the Italian cargo ship "Michelle", Sakarun Beach, and the Golubinka cave on a full-day speedboat tour from Zadar. Visit Lojena Beach in Kornati National Park and the Lagnići cliffs on Dugi Otok island. Swim in crystal-clear waters and enjoy free time in Vrulje. Meet your skipper at the dock in Zadar in the morning and take off on your Croatian adventure. Cut through the water in a comfortable RIB speedboat and keep your energy up with snacks, sodas, and water as you glide over the water. Stop at the at the Lagnići cliffs, on the northern part of Dugi Otok island, near the Veli Rat lighthouse. Snorkel uncover the secrets of the shipwrecked "Michelle" which serves as a home to many fish and some coral formations. Head to sandy cove of Sakarun where you can jump in the water and relax. Continue to Golubinka cave on the island’s west coast where you can snorkle through an underwater cave and admire the azure color of the sea. Cruise to Lojena Beach on Levrnaka Island which is nestled in the prisine waters of the Kornati national park. Take a dip in these protected waters and search for local marine life. Make your way to sheltered Vrulje bay where you can have some free time to go ashore and purchase a delicious lunch. Finally, reach Mana Island, one of the most famous islands in Kornati archipelago due to its remarkable cliffs and its history of being used as a shooting location. Have some free time to enjoy the water or take in the sights before returning to your meeting point in Zadar.

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Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 3,698 reviews

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

Very good guide. Gives explanations about the city and the life of the country. Take the meal which is optional it is definitely worth it. It is very good. We have time both to have lunch at the inn and to swim. On the other hand, it is important to respect the timetables for returning to the bus. I highly recommend.

Very nice crew and boat. Smooth and pleasant ride to the snorkeling spot. Then went to a nice place with about 1 hour of free time to go swim at the beach, visit or have lunch. Wish the snorkeling experience would have lasted a bit longer.

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.