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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.

Split: Hvar & 3 Islands Cruise with Lunch & Unlimited Drinks

2. Split: Hvar & 3 Islands Cruise with Lunch & Unlimited Drinks

Embark on an all-day cruise excursion through the pristine blue waters of the Adriatic Sea, and take advantage of 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 stop on 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. Next, you will have a chance to discover Pakleni Otoci, a small archipelago just opposite the town of Hvar. Go for a swim, try snorkeling, or bask in the Mediterranean sunshine. Make a final stop in Brac with free time to 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: Blue Lagoon and 3 Islands Speedboat Tour

3. From Split: Blue Lagoon and 3 Islands Speedboat Tour

Discover the underwater world at the Blue Lagoon, Trogir Bay, and visit the tranquil village of Solta-Maslinica. Travel aboard a spacious and comfortable speedboat and stay hydrated with complimentary water. Hop aboard a speedboat for a perfect half-day summer getaway. After a 30-minute ride on a speedboat, arrive at the Blue Lagoon. Be enchanted by this shallow lagoon on the south-eastern side of Drvenik island which has a seafloor of sand and crushed shells that produce mesmerizing blue. Soak up some sun, swim, and snorkel before continuing to the charming village of Maslinica for a few more activities here. Last but not least. Trogir is referred to as Little Venice. The surrounding channels, whilst sinking, have been standing there since the Greeks colonized this coastline 2,400 years ago. UNESCO protected since 1997, this charming little old-town island is a perfect story to end your day together. Finish the day with a boat ride back to Split.

Split: Blue Cave and 5 Islands Tour

4. Split: Blue Cave and 5 Islands Tour

Begin your tour at 7:30AM, where you will travel 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 of 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 of 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 the St. Stephen’s Cathedral. On your way back to Split, have the chance to experience one of the most beautiful sunsets in the area.

From Hvar: Blue Cave, Green Cave & 5 Islands Speedboat Tour

5. From Hvar: Blue Cave, Green Cave & 5 Islands Speedboat Tour

Enjoy a speedboat excursion from Hvar and visit the famous Blue Cave during an adventure to 5 beautiful islands. Take some time for swimming, sunbathing, or snorkeling on beautiful beaches with clear waters. After departing from the port of Hvar, zoom across the waves to the first stop on the tour at the blue lagoon on Budikovac island. Enjoy swimming or snorkeling in the crystal clear waters which have shimmering colors of blue and green under the sky. Travel next to the Blue and Green Cave, named for the colorful reflections of sunlight within, creating an enchanting natural sight. Travel next to the Stiniva Cove on the island of Vis. Admire the unique appearance of one of the most beautiful beaches in Europe with some time for relaxing in the clear blue water. Alternatively, you can swim to shore and get some great photos from the slopes surrounding the beach. On our way back to the starting point, make a stop at the Pakleni Islands. Take a short cruise around these small islands and make a stop at Palmižana, known for its sandy beach. Afterward, ride the waves back to the port of Hvar.

Split: Blue Lagoon and 3 Islands Speedboat Tour

6. Split: Blue Lagoon and 3 Islands Speedboat Tour

Set sail on the Adriatic Sea with this half-day speedboat tour from Split. Cruise between beautiful beaches and bays. Enjoy the laid-back atmosphere of Laganini Beach Club. Swim or snorkel in the glittering Blue Lagoon. Explore the historic city of Trogir. Hop onboard a boat and meet your skipper. Discover some of the most fascinating destinations in the middle of the Adriatic. After enjoying a relaxing boat ride and panoramic views of Split, reach your first destination of the day, Laganini Beach Club on Čiovo island. Enjoy white sand, beach bars and pine trees. After exploring this club, take a boat ride to Blue Lagoon. Greet the turquoise sea and sandy beaches. Jump straight into the crystal-clear waters for a refreshing swim. Dive to explore the rich marine life underwater. Hit the sun deck to sunbathe and relax. Head to your final destination, the historic town and harbor of Trogir. This city-island is a cultural UNESCO World Heritage Site. Soak in the breathtaking views of the Central Dalmatian coast and islands while cruising back to Split.

From Hvar: Blue and Green Cave Day Tour

7. From Hvar: Blue and Green Cave Day Tour

Enjoy a speedboat tour from Hvar to the Green Cave on Ravnik. Enter the Blue Cave on Biševo island and stop for a refreshing dip at Stiniva Cove. Cruise through the Paklinski islands and visit the turquoise waters of Vinogradišce bay.  Take a speedboat to have an extraordinary experience swimming in the Green and Blue Caves. Swim, sunbathe, and relax in pristine waters and amongst stunning scenery. Meet your skipper and other tour guests at the seafront in Hvar where you'll board a speed boat for an adventurous ride while enjoying the sun and waves. The first stop is the Green Cave on the Islet of Ravnik, well-known for its gorgeous color. Here you will have the chance to swim inside the cave and enjoy the natural, emerald light show. Your skippers will share interesting stories and fun facts about the places see. Next, head to the Island of Biševo, where the Blue Cave, one of the wonders of the Adriatic coast, is located. After reaching Biševo, disembark from the speedboat and board the Blue Cave’s shuttlecraft, which will take you directly inside the cave. You will have enough time to take pictures and enjoy the silvery-­blue color created by the sun as it bathes the inside of the cave through an opening in the roof and is reflected back by the sandy sea bottom below. From the Blue Cave, head to a small, hidden bay named Stiniva Cove where you can jump from the speedboat into the sea to take a short swim through the Stiniva Gates. You'll find yourself inside a beautiful cove, surrounded by magnificent rocks. Enjoy swimming or get out on the pebble beach of Stiniva to take breathtaking photos, sunbathe, or have a cold drink at the beach bar. The Pakleni Islands, a chain of islands located right opposite the town of Hvar, are the final stop on the tour. Discover one of the archipelago’s most popular bays, Vinogradišce at Palmižana, where you can have a seaside lunch at one of the best restaurants in the Adriatic (at your own expense). After lunch, you'll have time to enjoy more swimming, relaxing, or sunbathing before you head back to Hvar at sunset.

From Split: Canyoning on the Cetina River

8. From Split: Canyoning on the Cetina River

Depart Split and journey to a beautiful canyon along the Cetina River to take part in an exciting adventure amongst the rocks and waterfalls. Collect all the provided essential equipment on arrival, including Neoprene pants, helmet and life vest. Encounter breathtaking waterfalls and subterranean tunnels, along with the cascades of the 50-meter high Gubavica waterfall. Marvel as the sound of the river becomes louder as you descend into the canyon and find yourself in the middle of unspoiled nature. Walk through the river and its rapids using different techniques. Stop for refreshing swims in natural pools and get the chance to dive into the deep water off rocks, if you dare.

From Split: Trogir and Blue Lagoon Half-Day Tour

9. From Split: Trogir and Blue Lagoon Half-Day Tour

Discover charming town of Trogir and the vibrant color of the Blue Lagoon on a guided boat tour. Enjoy the beautiful scenery of the Croatian coastline, with some time for swimming, sunbathing, and snorkeling. Depart from Split and reach the town of Trogir, listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site. Experience the special atmosphere of the town as you wander through its narrow streets and its waterfront. Visit the Cathedral of St. Lovre and see the impressive Romanesque doors carved by Master Radovan in the 13th century. Continue the cruise to the Blue Lagoon, and marvel at its color. Snorkel with the gear provided, swim and enjoy time to sunbathe on deck. Explore the pebble beach surrounded by pine trees. Keep your eyes out for dolphins in their natural habitat. Make the last stop at the Laganini Beach bar on island Čiovo where you can relax with a cocktail or visit old the fishing village of Maslinica and relax in its unique atmosphere. Take the opportunity for more swimming and enjoy time for lunch or dinner (at your own expense).

Split: Stand Up Paddleboard Night Glow Tour

10. Split: Stand Up Paddleboard Night Glow Tour

This paddle tour combines Dalmatian waters, sea and river. On SUP boards equipped with LED lighting on the bottom, be sure to see everything around and beneath you while paddling. Start your tour in the evening when the ambiance is quiet and nature is calm. Grab your board and paddle in the sea at the sunset. Soon, see the white rocks and cliffs, in which natives have built their traditional houses.  Glide up and down the river with stars above, and light beneath you revealing wildlife. The light on your SUP board will give you a completely new perspective on everything you see on this tour. Sometimes, in the low season when the sea is calm and the river quite cold, take the chance to go on a special route and embrace the open sea.

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What people are saying about Split

The trip was amazing, and our tour guide Jelena was great, very informative and funny. She told us lots about everything around us and explained the details well. There was free enough time at Krka for exploration, waterfalls were beautiful. Then we went to Primošten, this was a lovley little town, you have 2 hours to explore the town, have dinner at range of restaurants or chill by the beach. All together a worthwhile trip ! Back in split town by 17:30

Very nice tour with nice people. The tour guide was great and very helpful, also gave many tips about other fun things to do in Split

Very good tour, well organised. Very helpful tour guide, clear instructions on where to meet up after our free time.

Well worth doing this activity. The park was busy but it is stunning and Rudi is an excellent guide.

Great boat, plenty of space, really friendly and welcoming crew