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Split-Dalmatia County Nature & adventure

Our most recommended Split-Dalmatia County Nature & adventure

From Trogir: Three Islands Half-Day Speedboat Tour

1. From Trogir: Three Islands Half-Day Speedboat Tour

Discover the beauty of Croatia on this island-hopping adventure aboard a comfortable speedboat. Visit the famed Blue Lagoon for a swim, see the village of Maslinica on the island of Šolta, and stop in Duga bay on Čiovo island.  Start your journey on the sea with gorgeous panoramic views of the city and witness the fortress Kamerlengo. After a short and relaxing ride, reach the crystal-clear waters of the Blue Lagoon. Go for a swim with the snorkeling equipment or lie on beach and soak up some sun.  Head to the small village of Maslinica, the only village and port on the west side of the island of Šolta. Witness one of the most fascinating architectural landmarks in the area as you see a restored, 16th-century castle that has been repurposed into a hotel.  Take a short walk through the old village and see how the locals live. Have some time to stop and purchase a nice lunch at a traditional Dalmatian restaurant. Continues towards Duga bay, on the south side of Čiovo island.  Cool-off in the water where you can snorkel through schools of sliver fish before heading back to the promenade in Trogir.

From Split & Trogir: 5 Islands Day Trip with Blue Cave Entry

2. 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.

Split: Blue Cave, Vis & Hvar Full-Day Trip by Speedboat

3. Split: Blue Cave, Vis & Hvar Full-Day Trip by Speedboat

Get an ultimate snapshot of central Dalmatia on a full-day speedboat tour. Depart from Split and visit the spectacular Blue Cave, the picturesque Pakleni Island, and the charming town of Hvar. Set off from Split and head first to one of Croatia’s most stunning natural wonders; the Blue Cave on Biševo Island. Watch the rays of the sun turn the grotto blue. The next stop is Seal Monk Cave, another beautiful natural landmark. Soak up the sun in Stiniva Cove on Vis Island. Marvel at the beauty of the pebble beach enclosed by vertical cliffs.  Explore its beauty from the speedboat and take a picture of this unspoiled attraction. Then, submerge yourself in Budikovac’s turquoise lagoon, or let curiosity guide you past the extended pebble beach of Dalmatia’s only island with a single inhabitant. Explore the Pakleni Islands, a collection of 14 untouched islets. Go to one of the cocktail bars with great music, or swim in the crystal clear waters of the Adriatic. Continue to Hvar Town in style and visit the charming seaside town with 8 centuries of architecture waiting to be explored. Climb the stairs to the ancient Fortica Fortress, wedged into the landscape above the town. Breathe in the pine-scented breeze as you admire the vistas of the old town below and the Pakleni archipelago in the distance. See one of the first public theaters in Europe, and keep this as your point of reference before entering the labyrinthine backstreets of town to pop into craft shops and cafés, tucked into old Venetian palaces. Finally, return to Split in the early evening.

Split: Blue Cave and 5 Islands Tour

4. Split: Blue Cave and 5 Islands Tour

Join a guided tour of the Blue Cave from Split and discover the serene natural beauty of the area. You will also visit the stunning Stiniva Cove, Pakleni Islands, Budikovac island, and the famous city of Hvar on a day tour. Begin your tour on a comfortable and safe speed boat fit for 12 people. First, stop at the mesmerizing Blue Cave, which is known for its shimmering blue water and is located on the small island of Biševo. Depending on the season and time, see the sunlight reflecting through the water and coming from the white floor of the cave. View the grotto in aquamarine light. This light causes the objects in the water to appear to be silver. The second stop is Stiniva Cove, which was awarded the best beach in Europe in 2016 and is famous for its difficult approach and crystal clear waters. Spend 40 minutes there swimming and sunbathing before making your way to the next stop, Budikovac Island.  The beautiful blue-lagoon-like beach captures your attention from the moment you enter it, and is the perfect place for snorkeling and swimming.  If you'd not prefer to swim, choose to have a drink in a local beach bar. Following an hour of sea fun, travel to the Pakleni Islands, a beautiful set of islands located in front of Hvar. There, find some of the best seafood restaurants or popular beach clubs. The city of Hvar is a real treat, due to it being one of the most famous tourist destinations in the world. There, explore the local cuisine in the many restaurants and lounge bars.  When it comes to sightseeing, you can't miss the city's highlights which include the fortress on top of the hill, the main square, and St. Stephen’s Cathedral. On your way back to Split, have the chance to experience one of the most beautiful sunsets in the area.

Šibenik or Vodice: Kornati Archipelago Day Tour by Speedboat

5. 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, marvel at the cliffs of Dugi island before getting to Kapri island where you will have a break for lunch. Relax and enjoy fresh local food served right next to the sea in a local konoba serving fresh, Dalmatian food. 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.

From Central Dalmatia: Krka National Park Private Tour

6. From Central Dalmatia: Krka National Park Private Tour

Escape the hustle and bustle of Split city center on a full-day tour to one of Croatia’s most beautiful national parks at Krka. Meet your guide at the Golden Gate of the Diocletian Palace and climb into an air-conditioned for your 1-hour transfer to Krka National Park. Upon arrival, head 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. Enjoy approximately 4 hours of free time to spend as you like. During Summer season (officially regulated by the national park), enjoy the opportunity to swim in the crystal clear waters of the lower lake. Take advantage of this opportunity as Krka Waterfalls is the only National Park in Croatia where swimming is allowed. Alternatively, opt to explore the falls and surrounding forest by the wooden walkways. Breath in the fresh air and admire the breathtaking wild scenery. Take the option to visit the Ethno Museum in one of the old mills and learn about Croatian history and heritage. See the remains of ancient settlements and small stone houses, along with the 1st hydroelectric power station in Europe.

Split: Hvar, Brač, and Pakleni Cruise with Lunch and Drinks

7. Split: Hvar, Brač, and Pakleni Cruise with Lunch and Drinks

Embark on an all-day cruise excursion through the pristine blue waters of the Adriatic Sea, and take advantage of your free time to explore three of its beautiful islands. Relax on the deck of the boat, go snorkeling, and eat lunch while admiring the Mediterranean views. After boarding the catamaran in Split, begin your journey with a first swimming stop to discover the Pakleni Islands, a small archipelago just opposite the town of Hvar. Go for a swim, try snorkeling, or bask in the Mediterranean sunshine. Next, you will have a chance to explore the sunny island of Hvar, known for its rich vegetation and lavender fields. Enjoy time to walk around the streets and squares of the main town at your own pace. Make a final stop in a beautiful bay near Brac Island with free time for swimming, before returning to Split by boat in the early evening. Lunch and drinks will be served on board with the option of choosing between a meat, fish, or vegetarian menu

From Split: Full-Day Trip to Plitvice Lakes National Park

8. From Split: Full-Day Trip to Plitvice Lakes National Park

This day tour of Plitvice lakes from Split is a perfect tour for all staying in Split and trying to make the most of their holiday in Croatia. Plitvice National Park was founded in 1949 and became famous during the 1960s and 1970s through several Western film productions of Karl May novels. Many scenes were shot at the lakes or waterfalls. The geographic position of the Plitvice Lakes and the specific climate features contributed to the emergence of many natural phenomena and a rich biodiversity within this area. Despite the vicinity to the Mediterranean, a moderate mountainous climate prevails due to the Velebit mountain range, which acts as a climatic separator between the coastal and continental region. For centuries, legends have been created about these mythical lakes, rivers and waterfalls. According to one legend, inhabitants of the region were craving water and called upon the magic queen to help them, which she did by creating the Plitvice lakes. The availability of water has a great impact on the biodiversity of this area. The forested mountain slopes serve as water reservoirs and as a refuge for many animal species. The wider area of the national park is one of the last areas in Europe where wolves and brown bears can be found. About 50 species of mammals and 321 different species of butterflies live in this region. Explore the hidden pathways of Plitvice.

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

9. 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: Self-Guided Plitvice Lakes Day Tour with Boat Ride

10. Split: Self-Guided Plitvice Lakes Day Tour with Boat Ride

Experience the magic of the Plitvice Lakes on this day trip from Split. Ride on a spacious bus and transfer to a boat for a cruise through the park's cascading waterfalls and terraced lakes amid a lush forest. Go deeper into the National Park on a charming woodland train ride. Head to the activity provider's office and board a comfortable coach. Sit back and relax on the drive through the countryside to the UNESCO World Heritage Listed Plitvice Lakes National Park. Listen to onboard commentary during the smooth drive. Enter the park and have some free time to take a stroll on the park's wooden paths which line the shores of the crystal-clear waters. Board a boat and sail through the lower lakes for an unobstructed view of the 78-meter-high Plitvice waterfalls. Delve into the depths of the picturesque forest from the comfort of a climate-controlled train. Take in the park's stunning landscapes from your window before returning to the meeting point.

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The pace and distance was just right for our group. Sandra was a brilliant guide - patient but kept the pace so we were not late and the route was fantastic as we ended with a grand finale view in the lower falls!

Great day in the nature. Ivan was the best guide we ever had. He came in front of our cruise shipon time in a brand new Mercedes and organised everything perfectly. Thank you for a great day.

National Park was great and the tour was organised perfectly. Ivanpicked us up in a new Mercedes and gave us as much time as we wanted. We even saw Sibenik on the way.

It was such a nice trip! Extremely beautiful nature, lots of interesting facts from guides!

Were there 1 year ago, but I found the trip super relaxed. Very tasty