Day Trips from Šibenik to Cathedral of Saint James, Šibenik

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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.

Sibenik: Full-Day Kornati National Park Boat Tour

2. Sibenik: Full-Day Kornati National Park Boat Tour

Your speedboat tour departs from the pier in front of the D-Resort hotel in Sibenik. At first, you will take a cruise through the Sibenik channel and see all its famous landmarks such as military bunkers, a sea tunnel called Hitler’s Eyes, and St Nicholas’ fortress.  Then, on the journey to Kornati, you will pass by Bavljenac, a small island famous for its stone walls that look like a giant fingerprint from above. After an hour you will enter the outer parts of Kornati National Park. This part of the archipelago is famous for its steep rock faces emerging from the sea. The first stop is on the island of Mana where you will have the opportunity to swim, snorkel, cliff dive or admire the views of its famous ruins.  After that, you'll visit the Lojena lagoon for swimming and snorkelling, followed by a lunch break at a tavern on the island of Levrnaka.  On the way back you will explore the inner part of Kornati archipelago, passing famous landmarks such as Tarac fortress. The last stopover is at Prvic Luka, where you can sip a coffee, eat some ice cream or just walk around. You will then be dropped off back at the initial meeting point.

Vodice: Krka Waterfalls National Park Boat Tour

3. Vodice: Krka Waterfalls National Park Boat Tour

Depart by boat to the St Anthony Channel, admiring views of the St Nicholas fortress as you leave the port. In Šibenik, the boat will make a stop to pick up fresh mussels, before passing the Šibenik bridge. Continue along the estuary of the Krka river to Prokljan lake. Arrive in Krka at around 11.30 AM. National Park Krka encompasses 7 beautiful waterfalls and natural pools where you can take a refreshing dip. Beneath the Skradinski Buk waterfall, you can visit a hydroelectric power plant, the second oldest in the world, and the first one in Europe. The park is also home to a few cultural and historical monuments, such as a Franciscan monastery, and several old water mills. You will have plenty of free time to explore the full extent of the park. You can stop at one of the restaurants if you are hungry, or at the souvenir shop to buy some presents to take home. In the mid-afternoon, head back to the boat to start the return journey, returning to Vodice at approximately 5:00 PM.

From Split or Trogir: Krka National Park and Šibenik Tour

4. 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.

Split:Krka National Park with Entrance Ticket & Wine Tasting

5. Split:Krka National Park with Entrance Ticket & Wine Tasting

If you have a couple of days in the Split and Trogir area this could be a trip that you are looking for. Krka National Park is one of two Croatian National Parks that contain lakes and waterfalls. You will be taken to 2 locations of exceptional natural value inside of the National Park with an included boat ride down the river canyon. Meet in Split or Trogir and take a 1 hour and 30 minutes drive to Entrance Lozovac as this is the best place to start the 2km walk around the Skradinski Buk waterfall. Pass through the old water mill system as your guide explains part of the history and traditions in this area. Then continue this amazing walk on the wooden pathway with little lakes and waterfalls everywhere around. This truly is one of the most preserved ecosystems in Croatia. After 2 hours and 30 minutes at Skradinski Buk, continue your journey with a boat ride down the river canyon to your second location inside of the National Park, the lovely little town of Skradin. In this lower part of the stream you have an opportunity during the hot summer days to cool down with a nice swim inside of the Krka River. And last but not least a special surprise for those who love some good local food and wine. Only a 10 minute drive from our swimming spot we have a little village called Plastovo known for a few beautiful local family food and wine stops. Next, enjoy some wine tasting, learn about its production and history, and taste some of the local specialties that the family offers. A total of 5 hours inside of the Krka National Park at two locations with exceptional views and scenery, boat ride, swimming inside of the Krka River and an extra visit to a local family food and wine tavern (agrotourism). A relaxing day outside of the city that everyone will enjoy. Finish our day with a drive on the highway back to Trogir and Split.

Krka Waterfalls Excursion from Makarska Riviera

6. Krka Waterfalls Excursion from Makarska Riviera

Enjoy a pleasant drive and stop shortly in ethno-agro park Stella Croatica located on Klis. Here you will get insights into Dalmatian gastronomic heritage as well as the beauty of natural and ecological products. Admire the Krka River, which flows through the Krka National Park. See the largest limestone barrier in Europe, Skradinski Buk, where the water of the river has formed many small lakes and streams. Walk along some of the park's many trails, and visit an old mill. During the summer, you can also enjoy a swim in the river under the waterfalls.

From Split or Trogir: Krka National Park Economy Tour

7. From Split or Trogir: Krka National Park Economy Tour

Start your day with a relaxing drive from Split or Trogir. Discover one of the most beautiful locations of Central Dalmatia on a day trip to Krka National Park. Get stunning views of the abundant greenery and pretty villages. See some of the old water mills still in use today, and look for native wildlife including rare birds. Primarily created for scientific, educational, and recreational activities, the national park is home to more than 200 species of birds, including osprey, golden eagle, and peregrine falcon. Visit the 19th-century mills in the historic village of Ethno and walk through the forest and back to the waterfalls. Later, take a bus ride to Primošten and get to know this picturesque town. Enjoy free time for swimming, relaxing, or grabbing a late lunch (costs not included).

Krka Waterfalls & Šibenik: Small Group Day Trip from Trogir

8. Krka Waterfalls & Šibenik: Small Group Day Trip from Trogir

Explore some of the most notable natural and historical landmarks in central Dalmatia at your own pace on a self-guided tour. Explore Krka Waterfalls national park, stroll through the cobblestone streets of the historical town Šibenik and visit Primošten on a full day trip from Trogir. Start in Okrug Gornji, Trogir and Seget Donji, where you will be picked up by air-conditioned car, van or minibus. Stop at the magnificent Krka Waterfalls (entrance Lozovac). Explore the most popular location of the park - Skradinski buk. Take a walk along the wooden trail constructed over the river and enjoy the spectacular sounds and colours of untouched nature around you. visit the traditional stone houses and old water mills, now transformed into souvenir shops and ethno museums. Discover the flora and fauna of one of the most preserved ecosystems in Croatia. Visit the historical town Šibenik, famous for the UNESCO World Heritage site, the Cathedral of St. James. Wander along the narrow cobblestone streets of Šibenik center, marvel at the historical fortresses surrounding the town, or grab lunch in one of many restaurants the town has to offer. Head to Primošten, a picturesque town located between Šibenik and Trogir on a small island connected to the mainland. See numerous medieval buildings and traditional stone houses, or simply take a coffee break, while enjoying the view of the city and the sea, before heading back to the starting point.

From Šibenik: Plitvice Lakes Full–Day Small Group Tour

9. From Šibenik: Plitvice Lakes Full–Day Small Group Tour

Start your tour from the city of Šibenik and make the beautiful scenic drive to Plitvice Lakes. One of the most famous sites in the country, Plitvice has been designated as a national park for over half a century and has been listed as a UNESCO Natural Heritage Site since 1979. After a scenic drive, explore this wondrous, idyllic corner of tranquil lakes, waterfalls and forests, accompanied by a knowledgeable local guide. Hike, walk, take a boat and take a train, before taking some time to enjoy the picture-perfect scenery on your own. Untouched, untamed and endearingly pristine. Plitvice lakes soothes the soul with a beauty only nature can create. With 16 cascading lakes and over 90 waterfalls, Plitvice lakes is always a highlight for visitors to Croatia. Don't miss your chance to see this unique and unforgettable natural wonder!

From Split: Krka Waterfalls and Šibenik Tour with Lunch

10. From Split: Krka Waterfalls and Šibenik Tour with Lunch

Your tour starts at 8 am when the driver will take you to the Krka Waterfalls. After enjoying some free time at the park, the driver will take you to a local village to enjoy a tasty lunch and some fine wine. With bellies full and hearts happy, your adventure will continue in Šibenik where you will get some free time to sightsee the highlights of the town. After a full day of enjoyment, you will be driven back to Split.

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What people are saying about Šibenik

Overall rating

4.2 / 5

based on 466 reviews

Beautiful park, but don't expect a lot of waterfalls, there is only 1 River trip isn't that long, but it's fun. We had a very nice guide, who knew a lot about the history of Split.

Excelent tour. The guide was very knowledgable and was able to provide an incredible amout of information about the history of the country and the specific places we visited.

This was a great trip, amazingly organised and complimentary bottle of water after walking around in the sun, the guide was very knowledgeable 10/10 would recommend!

Great day out visiting the waterfalls and sibenic Hugo our guide was very informative and could answer any questions asked to him

Rudi did a great job, he was very knowledgeable and fun! I totally recommend this tour!!