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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, or 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, chill, eat, sample wine tasters, or take a scenic stroll.  Some of Croatia’s best-voted beaches are native to Primošten, and its vineyards are even on the UNESCO World Heritage sites’ waiting list. 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 National Park Experience and Panoramic Boat Ride

2. 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.

Plitvice Lakes Day Tour From Split

3. Plitvice Lakes Day Tour From Split

Visit Croatia's first national park, Plitvice Lakes National Park, one of the greatest natural wonders of Europe. Also a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the park's unique geology makes for a popular destination for people from all around the world. Meet up in Split and be greeted by your guide and board your transportation for the day. While driving to the park, have the chance to enjoy the beautiful Croatian landscape. Upon arrival to the park, you will be given a map of the park and told about the day's itinerary. Then, have 4 hours of free time to explore 16 beautiful lakes of crystal blue-green water and hypnotic cascades, tour 7 different routes, hike 4 different trails, or just lounge in the shade. Plitvice's natural phenomenon causes it to constantly change through sedimentation of calcium carbonate. It creates special kinds of algae and moss, tufa, or travertine which are deposited to form the natural dams that separate the lakes. See the changing travertine barriers, curtains, stalactites, channels, and cascades being built and the existing ones. Besides the lakes, there are some interesting caves in which remains of prehistoric settlements have been found. After touring you can also catch a boat or train ride, before heading back to Split.

Split: Krka Waterfalls w/ Boat Ride, Swimming & Food Tasting

4. Split: Krka Waterfalls w/ Boat Ride, Swimming & Food Tasting

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. Ride in comfort in an air-conditioned bus on a group tour or sit back and relax in a private car on a private tour. 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, an approximately one-hour drive. 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. If you've chosen the tasting option, visit a local winery and enjoy a wine tasting, olive oil tasting, or combination.

From Split or Trogir: Plitvice Day Tour with Entry Included

5. From Split or Trogir: Plitvice Day Tour with Entry Included

Immerse yourself in the beauty of Plitvice National Park, home to a variety of native wildlife and plants. See dramatic natural formations like the Plitvice Lakes and Veliki Slap with insightful commentary from your guide. Depart from Split or Trogir on a tour of Plitvice National Park. Admire the scenery of the Lika region from the comfort of an air-conditioned vehicle before exploring the 16 turquoise lakes by boat, electric train, and on foot. Navigate the wooden paths of this UNESCO World Heritage Site and marvel at the 78-meter Veliki Slap, the highest waterfall in Croatia, while learning about Croatia’s history and conservation efforts from an English-speaking guide.

Day Tour from Split: Krka Waterfalls Tour & Wine Tasting

6. Day Tour from Split: Krka Waterfalls Tour & Wine Tasting

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.

From Split or Trogir: Plitvice Lakes Tour with Entry Tickets

7. From Split or Trogir: Plitvice Lakes Tour with Entry Tickets

Enjoy a day in inland Croatia on a full-day excursion to Plitvice Lakes National Park, where you will visit Croatia's largest national park. Leave Split and Trogir and enjoy a drive through the countryside toward a unique jewel - the Plitvice Lakes. On arrival, start your tour on foot through the woods, led by your guide.  Cross Gornja Jezera, which are the upper lakes, and then continue by boat, accompanied by the sound of the waterfalls, to Donja Jezera, the lower lakes. Approach the Great Falls, 256-feet (78 meters) high, and hear the roaring thunder of the water hitting the ground. Go to Outlook Cave, which is known from the scene in Karl May’s movie, “Treasure of Silver Lake.” End your journey with a panoramic train ride. Recuperate with an optional lunch in a local restaurant. Return to Split after your tour.

Split: Self-Guided Plitvice Lakes Day Trip with Boat Ride

8. Split: Self-Guided Plitvice Lakes Day Trip with Boat Ride

Join a day trip to Plitvice Lakes, one of the most spectacular tourist destinations in Croatia. Enjoy dramatic scenery and cascading waterfalls, which have been placed on UNESCO’s list of World Heritage sites. Come with us on the tour and avoid long entrance queues in the summer months. Depart from Split in the morning and enjoy a scenic 3-hour drive through the beautiful Croatian countryside to the Plitvice Lakes National Park. On your way, you will get some interesting facts about the park and views. Enjoy exploring the beautiful green paradise on your own along a path crossing the upper and down lakes. A boat trip goes to the lower lakes to experience the majesty of the 78-meter-high Plitvice waterfalls. You will hop onto a train through the stunning woodland of this finest Croatian national park.

From Split: Krka Waterfalls Day Tour With Boat Cruise

9. From Split: Krka Waterfalls Day Tour With Boat Cruise

Discover Krka National Park, a lush paradise in the heart of Dalmatia, on a day tour from Split. Learn about the park from your guide and visit the ancient town of Skradin for a scenic boat ride. Hear the most important facts about the park from your guide and head to the largest waterfall in the park, Skradinski Buk. Continue to the Jaruga hydroelectric power plant, the second oldest hydroelectric power plant in the world and first in Europe. After spending time in the park together with your guide, enjoy a boat ride to Skradin, one of the oldest towns on Croatia's coast. Enjoy some time to swim here, where the river and sea mix together. After, make your return to Split.

From Split and Trogir: Krka Waterfalls Day Tour

10. From Split and Trogir: Krka Waterfalls Day Tour

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 driver 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.

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4.4 / 5

based on 1,781 reviews

The tour was good. The waterfalls are quite spectacular and pleasant to walk around. The day trip was nicely spaced so not a problem being in the bus or walking for too long. Daniela is an excellent tour guide with extensive knowledge of the country. The information she gave was interesting and not over complicated. I’d definitely recommend this tour.

Plitvice lakes is an amazing experience filled with beautiful lakes and lovely waterfalls. Would definitely recommend. Our tour guide - Vice was extremely accommodating and kind. He was fun and quirky with his descriptions and trivia.

Great day out, would recommend this trip. Loved the waterfalls and the wine tasting. Our guide Lovro was very informative and helpful.

Very good day trip, you get to see a lot in a day without having to rush. The guide is amazing as well, i really recommend!!

Fantastic daytrip! Our guide miss D was very enthusiastic and fun. The waterfalls are amazing