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Our most recommended Split Family-friendly Activities

Split: 45-minute Semi-Submersible Submarine Trip

1. Split: 45-minute Semi-Submersible Submarine Trip

Your semi-submarine "Marijeta" departs from the promenade of Riva, located in the center of Split Harbor. This unique vessel offers a pleasant and safe tour, and is ideal for adults and children of all ages. The vessel remains above sea level at all times, while its hull, the underwater observatory, sits 1.5 meters (5 feet) below the surface. Through your own personal viewing window you can watch the abundance of marine life as you pass it by. Since you can leave the cabin and walk up on the deck at any time, you are also free to enjoy the spectacular views of the historical area of Split, complete with the Palace of Diocletian.

Half-Day Cetina River Rafting

2. Half-Day Cetina River Rafting

Rafting on the Cetina River is the most popular and most attended adventurous trip in Dalmatia. Rafting in the protected area of the river canyon attracts many tourists every summer. The quiet parts of the river and the second and third grade rapids make for an exciting three-hour experience combining both adventure and relaxation in the amazing Cetina river canyon. The journey through the crystal-green waters of the Cetina usually ends with a barbecue lunch on the banks of the river. You can find two small shops in the Zadvarje village and two restaurants with local food and coffee.

From Omiš: Half-Day Cetina River Rafting Tour

3. From Omiš: Half-Day Cetina River Rafting Tour

On this half-day tour you will experience rafting on the beautiful Cetina River. The rapids of Cetina River are relatively easy and the scenery is breathtaking, including waterfalls, caves, deep canyons, and jungle-like vegetation along the clear and green river. The warm Mediterranean climate meets a mountain canyon and river – creating the ideal fairy tale setting. This half-day rafting trip ends in Radmanove Mlinice, an open-air restaurant situated around a beautiful old water mill. Here you can relax or enjoy a traditional Croatian meal after the rafting experience. No previous rafting experience is required for this tour, and even children over the age of 6 can participate accompanied by an adult. You will use professional rafting boats for a maximum of 8 persons, with one trained guide in each boat. You will be provided with a helmet, life jacket, a paddle, and one waterproof container per boat for personal items.

Split: Quad Bike Family Tour with Picnic Lunch

4. Split: Quad Bike Family Tour with Picnic Lunch

Drive through hidden paths and trails, river canyons, and fields with several stops at stunning locations with the latest fleet of 12 premium 400 cc CF Moto ATVs. Upon your arrival, you will be welcomed by guides with years of experience who will give you a safety briefing and instructions you know for a safe experience.  Start your journey and enjoy the beautiful landscape and the crystal clear Cetina River, the cleanest and longest river in the area. Choose the family tour tailored to all ages, especially for beginners that have no previous experience with ATV Quad vehicles. Take a swim in the Cetina River after a 2.5-hour driving adventure through the endless fields along the Cetina border. Finish the experience with a homemade meal prepared with local groceries. Sit alongside the calm part of the Cetina River with an amazing view to conclude your day.

Split: Museum of Illusions Entrance Ticket

5. Split: Museum of Illusions Entrance Ticket

Book your entrance ticket for Split's Museum of Illusions and experience the impossible with mind-blowing exhibits and playrooms containing intriguing games and puzzles that will delight the young and the young at heart.  Defy gravity in a room where water flows uphill and see your friends grow or shrink right before your eyes. Get lost in a maze of mirrors, serve somebody`s head on a tray, or climb up onto the ceiling.  Watch each optical illusion and carefully view each installation. They are entertaining and brilliant reminders that our perception of the world is sometimes just a perception.  Be amazed by awesome tricks that will teach you about vision, perception, the human brain, and science. Learn why it easier to perceive why your eyes and see things that your brain cannot understand. 

From Split & Trogir: Krka Waterfalls Day Tour with boat ride

6. From Split & Trogir: Krka Waterfalls Day Tour with boat ride

Witness the lush beauty of the Krka National Park on a day trip from Split or Trogir. Depart Split and relax on the short journey to Krka National Park, known for its spectacular waterfalls and the travertine barrier of Skradinski Buk. Listen to your host as they explain all the secrets of the stunning setting and its scenic attractions. Upon arrival, get some free time to stroll the well-organized trails and wander through the lush green forests at your own pace. Hike to a small collection of renovated stone houses, workshops, and other authentic buildings, including a watermill that demonstrates sustainable village life from centuries ago. Wind your way down to the Krka River, stopping every now and again to read the educational maps and interesting information about the herbs and animal species that make the park their home. Relax under the shade of the tall trees, or sit down on the banks of the river and watch the water rush by. Then, enjoy a boat ride down the Krka river canyon, which will take you to the town of Skradin. Located within the grounds of the national park, you will have 2 hours here to relax. Then, say farewell to this piece of paradise and hop back on the bus. Enjoy back to Split via a landscape of striking beauty and pass the picturesque villages of Dalmatia.

From Split or Trogir: Krka Waterfalls and Šibenik

7. 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 Split: Canoe Safari Tour with Picnic Lunch

8. From Split: Canoe Safari Tour with Picnic Lunch

Meet the tour staff in the Split center and hop on an air-conditioned van or minibus for a 50-minute ride to Dalmatian hinterland, to the village of Blato na Cetini. Upon arrival, you will meet the instructors, get full equipment, and be transferred to the starting point. You will then get the safety briefing and full instructions from the guides and get into mini-rafts to start your 2.5 hours long adventure. The instructors will be there with you all the way, guiding you through the rapids and helping you if needed. Enjoy the amazing scenery, refresh yourself in the incredibly clear and clean water and have fun navigating the river and rapids. This leg of the river is quite shallow and not too fast, with rapids just right to awaken your adventurous spirit! The canoeing will end in the same place where you got your equipment. There you can change into dry clothes, say goodbye to the instructors and head back to Split.

Split: Afternoon Krka Waterfalls Tour with Boat & Beach Time

9. Split: Afternoon Krka Waterfalls Tour with Boat & Beach Time

Experience the wonder of Krka National Park on a day trip from Split. Admire the scenic waterfalls, take a river cruise, and go for a dip in the river. 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 natural beauty of Krka National Park. Take a river cruise on the Krka river towards the city of Skradin. Relax on the beach or swim in the crystal clear Krka river.

Split: Diocletian's Palace Virtual Reality Experience

10. Split: Diocletian's Palace Virtual Reality Experience

Travel back to 305 A.D. as you visit the only virtual reality museum in Croatia and take a journey through Diocletian's Palace the way it was back in its golden era. Learn the history of the building and the city of Split with narration available in English, German, Croatian, French, and Italian. Take a break from the typical sightseeing activities of the area and take advantage of technology to discover the way residents of the area lived in ancient times. Explore the historic palace from the comfort of an air-conditioned viewing room. Just a stone's throw away from the palace's ruins, step into this modern VR experience and enjoy a recreation of the original palace as it comes to life in an immersive movie. When the activity is finished, step outside to see the real Diocletian's Palace from a brand new perspective.

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What people are saying about Split

A good adventurous day we had! In every boat there’s 3 people (or 4) The river isn’t that wild, but still some good splashes. Tour guides were super funny and nice!

The excursion was really fantastic. Darija, our guide for the journey is the best guide of Croatia and absolutely kind :)

Great tour. Well organised. Tour guide was great. Enough free time on the beach and in the park.

Great guide, enough free time for everything. Organisation was outstanding.

Very nice and inexpensive little museum. A funny and disconcerting moment.