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Vodice: Krka Waterfalls National Park Boat Tour

1. 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

2. 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.

From Split or Trogir: Krka Waterfalls and Šibenik

3. From Split or Trogir: Krka Waterfalls and Šibenik

Embark on a journey by bus to see some of Croatia's most stunning natural wonders in Krka National Park. Before visiting a historic town, follow your guide through the park's pathways, marvelling at its clear waterfalls. Begin your day with a drive that takes you between the Dalmatian coast and the hinterland. You enjoy views of Trogir, Split, and the surrounding landscape that features abundant greenery and picturesque villages. On this full-day excursion, your first stop will be in Šibenik to see the sights of the town, including the UNESCO-protected St. Jacob’s Cathedral. As you continue the drive you’ll have great views of the coast and offshore islands, and hear from your guide about the area's history. The next stop is in Krka National Park, at the Krka waterfalls. Walk along the wooden paths through the park’s stunning scenery, and hear the singing of rare birds and seawater mills that have been in action for centuries. See the magnificent Skradinski Buk, the biggest waterfall in the park, and one of the most beautiful cliff waterfalls in Europe. Visit Peninsula Primošten. Some of Croatia’s best-voted beaches are native to Primošten, and its vineyards are even on the UNESCO World Heritage sites. Enjoy in this medieval island town to swim, chill, eat, or take a scenic stroll.

From Šibenik: Plitvice Lakes Full–Day Small Group Tour

4. 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!

Sibenik and Krka Waterfalls Private Tour

5. Sibenik and Krka Waterfalls Private Tour

On this tour you will get to know Sibenik, an undiscovered gem of The Adriatic. By walking through the narrow medieval streets of Sibenik, you will feel the soul of this town, like no other Mediterranean town has. You may feel like you are going back in the 14th, 15th and 16th century. The most famous building in Sibenik is the UNESCO listed medieval cathedral of St. Jacob, with amazing stonework by two of the most important medieval masters and sculptors from 15th century Dalmatia (Juraj Dalmatinac and Nikola Firentinac). As you arrive at one of the most beautiful squares in Dalmatia, close your eyes, go back to the past and listen to the whispers of stonemasons, who spent their entire lives struggling to finish this amazing work of art. Everything that was important for the life of this town in the medieval ages, has been placed on this square; The Town Hall, a small loggia, a big rain water tank and cathedral from 15th and 16th centuries. Afterwards, you will drive to the Krka National Park, 15-20 minutes by car. Here you will be pleasantly surprised by the beauty of the nature. The Krka river is 72 kilometers long, and 46 kilometers were declared to a National Park, with an area of 110km2, with 7 waterfalls, Roman ruins, medieval fortresses and much more. You will also visit one of the most famous waterfalls in Europe, "Skradinski buk". Here, Krka flows over the 17 cascades which are formed by travertine barriers. You will have the opportunity to visit the old water mills and see an ethnography collection. Stroll into the woods along the river with its glorious cascading waterfall. 

From Split or Trogir: Day-Trip to Šibenik and Zadar

6. From Split or Trogir: Day-Trip to Šibenik and Zadar

Following pickup from your accommodation, your first stop will be the city of Šibenik. Whilst there, admire the ancient walls alongside the stunning backdrop of the Adriatic Coast. The most famous sight of Šibenik is undoubtedly the UNESCO-protected St. Jacob's cathedral, following which you can choose to walk around the stoned streets, buy some souvenirs, and enjoy a coffee on Riva Promenade. Your next stop is Zadar, the oldest continually inhabited city in Croatia. Evidence of human settlement there stretches all the way back to the 4th century B.C. This history passes through tribal, Greek, Roman, Venetian, and Italian rule, before its modern situation as a part of Croatia. Check out several historic monuments from the medieval and Renaissance periods, in addition to contemporary constructions such as the world's first sea organ. Once your busy day sightseeing comes to a close, your tour concludes with your guide returning you to your accommodation.

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What people are saying about Šibenik

Overall rating

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Ernest was amazing--super personable and gave a lot of solid information about Split/Krka/Sibenik/Croatia in general. If I were to redo my itinerary in Split, I would have probably booked this as one of my first days so I had a better understanding of the rest prior to exploring! If you're choosing between Krka and Plitvice, I would probably choose Plitvice just because it's like a bigger version of Krka, but including Krka, the stop for lunch/that area, and being able to see Sibenik in one day was really nice. You can definitely do both Krka and Plitvice on your own (the park infrastructure is the best I've seen anywhere), but Ernest and the team really made a difference throughout the whole day!

We had a very personable guide who talked a lot and welcomed us warmly. Lunch at "Kristian" is highly recommended. Very friendly people there and super delicious, homemade food. I would have liked to have done several tours with our guide. We were very satisfied

Excellent day out. Got to see the best views. Bring a light jumper as can be a bit chilly if sun is not out and be prepared for a good distance to walk.

Conscientious and very friendly guide with deep human attitude for all participants with very different cultural background.

Our travel guide Ernest and the coach driver were amazing! We had the best day trip and cannot recommend enough.