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From Split: Krka National Park tour

1. From Split: Krka National Park tour

Embark on an unforgettable adventure with us as we explore the stunning Krka Waterfalls National Park, one of Croatia's most magnificent natural wonders. Spanning over 110 sq km, we'll visit the Skradinski Buk area, home to seven magnificent waterfalls and a diverse range of flora and fauna. Starting early in the morning from Split center, you'll hop on board an air-conditioned coach, where your experienced tour leader will share useful tips and insights as we make our way to the city of Skradin. Our guide will procure park entry tickets for you, so you can avoid the queues and begin your Krka National Park adventure feeling relaxed. As you enter the park enjoying a boat ride, you'll be greeted with the refreshing scent of nature and the sound of the Skradinski Buk waterfall. This part of our journey will give you the opportunity to choose between a 45-minute walking tour with our guide to appreciate the stunning scenery and to learn about the natural and historical significance of the park, or you may explore the park on your own for a couple of hours. Later on, the ones who decide, will take on an optional 30-minute wine-tasting tour, while for the rest it will be the perfect opportunity to unwind and relax, whether you choose to swim, savor local cuisine, or take a scenic stroll through the beautiful streets of Skradin. At approximately 5:15/5:30 p.m., we'll arrive back to Split, with your heart and camera full of unforgettable memories.

From Split & Trogir: Krka Waterfalls Day Tour with Boat Ride

2. 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. Discover beautiful waterfalls, bird-filled wetlands, and a stunningly scenic setting. You will explore the famous Skradinski Buk – a unique travertine barrier beautifully sculptured by natural action. Depart from Split or Trogir and travel towards the park. Upon arrival, enjoy 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 demonstrating sustainable village life from centuries ago. Wind your way down to the Krka River, stopping now and again to read the educational maps and exciting 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 river banks 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 national park grounds, you will have 2 hours to relax and go for a swim. Bid farewell to this piece of paradise and hop back on the bus. Travel back to Split and Trogir via scenic and picturesque Dalmatian villages.

Split/Trogir: Krka National Park Day Trip with Wine Tasting

3. Split/Trogir: Krka National Park Day Trip with Wine Tasting

Discover Krka National Park on a guided day tour from Split or Trogir. Witness the Skradinski Buk and beauty of clear water. 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 Skradin. After, you can enjoy selected wines in local konoba, as well as delicious traditional homemade food like prosciutto, cheese, and bread (optional). Finally, return to Split along the beautiful coastal road, passing picturesque villages and islands.

Vodice: Krka Waterfalls National Park Boat Tour

4. Vodice: Krka Waterfalls National Park Boat Tour

Explore the waterfalls of the Krka National Park on this guided boat tour from Vodice. Let the park's waterfalls take your breath away and pass by sights like a Franciscan monastery. Spend some free time enjoying the parking at your own pace.  Board a comfortable boat and cruise through the St Anthony Channel, admiring views of the St Nicholas fortress as you leave the port. Stop in Šibenik to pick up fresh mussels, before passing the Šibenik bridge. Continue along the estuary of the Krka river to Prokljan lake. Arrive in the National Park Krka which encompasses 7 beautiful waterfalls and small natural pools. Head to the Skradinski Buk waterfall where you can visit a power plant. View a few cultural and historical monuments, such as a Franciscan monastery, and several old water mills. Have plenty of free time to explore the full extent of the park where you can visit a restaurants for lunch or get some shopping done at the souvenir shops. Head back to the boat to start the return journey, returning to Vodice in the early evening. 

Split & Trogir: Krka Waterfalls & Swimming in Primošten

5. Split & Trogir: Krka Waterfalls & Swimming in Primošten

Embark on a journey by bus to see some of Croatia's most stunning natural wonders in Krka National Park. 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. 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 first 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.

Split: Krka National Park Full-Day Tour with Wine Tasting

6. Split: Krka National Park Full-Day Tour with Wine Tasting

If you have a couple of days in the Split and Trogir area, this could be the trip that you are looking for. Krka National Park is one of two Croatian National Parks that contain lakes and waterfalls. You will be taken to 2 locations of exceptional natural value inside the National Park with an included boat ride down the river canyon. Meet in Split or Trogir and take a drive to Entrance Lozovac as this is the best place to start the 2-km walk around the Skradinski Buk waterfall. Pass through the old water mill system as your guide explains part of the history and traditions in this area. Then continue this fantastic walk on the wooden pathway with little lakes and waterfalls everywhere. This truly is one of the most preserved ecosystems in Croatia. Continue your journey with a boat ride down the river canyon to your second location inside the National Park, the lovely little town of Skradin. In this lower part of the stream, you will have an opportunity to cool down during the hot summer days with a nice swim in Skradin. And last but not least, a special surprise for those who love local food and wine. Only a 10-minute drive from our swimming spot, we have a little village called Plastovo, known for a few beautiful local family foods and wine stops. Next, enjoy wine tasting, learn about its production and history, and taste some of the family's local specialties. A total of 5-hour inside the Krka National Park at two locations with exceptional views and scenery, a boat ride, swimming inside of Skradin, and an extra visit to local family food and wine tavern. A relaxing day outside of the city that everyone will enjoy. Finish our day with a drive on the highway back to Trogir and Split.

From Zadar: Krka National Park and Waterfalls Day Trip

7. From Zadar: Krka National Park and Waterfalls Day Trip

Enjoy the scenic drive in an air-conditioned bus as you make your way towards Krka National Park. The park's main attraction is the Krka river, which is famous for its series of cascading waterfalls, including the beautiful Skradinski buk. The park is also home to a rich cultural heritage, with historic sights and artifacts dating back to prehistoric times. Our licensed guide will take you on a walking tour of the park, and afterwards you will have some time to explore it at your own pace. In the spring and fall, we'll take you to the town of Šibenik, where you will explore UNESCO World Heritage monuments like the Cathedral of St. James on your own, or go for a stroll along the promenade for breathtaking views of the Adriatic Sea. In the summer months (June to September), you will take a boat ride from Skradinski buk to the town of Skradin, where you can take a break from the summer heat and enjoy a refreshing swim in the Krka river. You can also just relax and enjoy the gorgeous scenery, or have lunch in one of the local restaurants. Return to your meeting point in Zadar at the end of your tour.

From Split: Krka Waterfalls tour with Boat Ride & Swimming

8. From Split: Krka Waterfalls tour with Boat Ride & Swimming

Starting your day in Split we head to the Krka National Park where we will explore its major attraction, the stunningly beautiful Skradinski Buk waterfall, one of Croatia’s absolute must visit sites. While here you will be provided with a 30 minutes guided tour of Skradinski Buk and its various water mills and award-winning ethno village. Following this, you have a several of hours free time to take amazing pictures of the pristine Skradinski Buk waterfalls. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity you won’t want to miss. Here you can also explore the travertine formations in the Skradinski Buk pools and lap up the crystal clear Krka river waters and the Dalmatian sun. Moving onto our next destination it’s a picturesque boat ride from Skradinski Buk to Skradin town. Here you can spend 1,5 hour in Skradin, walking in the city or swimming on the beautiful beach. Then jump back to the bus for your return to Split.

From Makarska : Krka Waterfalls & Šibenik Small Group Tour

9. From Makarska : Krka Waterfalls & Šibenik Small Group Tour

Discover the mesmerizing allure of Croatia's natural treasures on our exclusive Krka Waterfalls and Šibenik tour departing from Makarska. Traverse through the lush landscapes of Krka National Park, where the spectacle of cascading waterfalls awaits, inviting you to immerse yourself in its serene beauty. Following this enchanting experience, wander through the cobbled streets of Šibenik, a city steeped in history and adorned with architectural marvels from centuries past. Be captivated by the harmonious blend of ancient charm and coastal splendor as you soak in panoramic vistas of the Adriatic Sea. Join us for a day filled with unforgettable moments, where every step reveals a new layer of Croatia's rich cultural heritage and natural wonders.

Sibenik: Guided Evening Walking Tour

10. Sibenik: Guided Evening Walking Tour

Visit hidden squares and learn interesting facts about Sibenik as you explore this coastal city with a local guide. Avoid the usual tourist crowds by joining your guide for an evening tour of Sibenik. Visit the historic city center, stroll down cobblestone streets, and see some of the city's most iconic attractions. - Discover Šibenik by night, and see the town in a different light. Avoid the crowds and enjoy the new perspective, when exploring in the dark. This Gothic-Renaissance town is a real pearl on the Croatian side of the Adriatic coast and it is unique in many ways. Discovering this city, you will feel the soul of the Mediterranean. In some parts of the old town you will have the feeling that you are back in the time of 15th or 16th century. Words cannot describe what this city has to offer. Your will take a walk through the narrow streets of Sibenik, leading to attractive squares where you'll find architecture of centuries gone by. A local guide will reveal details you won’t find in travel brochures. - You will find out who King Petar Kresimir was and why he is important for this city and its people - You will find out why the church of St. Francis is more special than other churches in the city - You will find out how it is possible that the main city square is not in the city - Croatian National Theater in Šibenik Once built, it was the largest and most beautiful theatre in South Europe. In 1896 the theatre got electric lighting as one of the first theatre’s in the world. - You will find out who uses this church and who built the interesting bell tower. The secret of how to remember the artist's name will be revealed to you - You will find out why this church had a special significance throughout the Middle Ages and why it changed its patron saint. Many other interesting facts will be revealed to you. - You will find out why this particular church is the oldest in the town - You will find out why the public town cistern "Four Wells" was built during the Middle Ages and a few more things. - By many things St. Jacob’s Cathedral it is unique not only in Croatian architecture, but in European architecture as well. It is entirely built of stone. It is unique in its brave structure of stone slabs and ribs, with no binding material; it is also unique among renaissance churches in its trefoil front facade; finally, it is unique in the harmony of its architecture and the row of 71 realistic sculptural portraits around the apses. - You will find out why the church of Saint Barbara has 4 bells and when those bells ring. - Several interesting and unique details will be revealed to you - At the ond of the tour you will have the opportunity to discover numerous cafes and restaurants on you own

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(2,928 reviews)

If I have one memory from my visit to Split, it will be this trip. The walking trail is beautiful, the boat is scenic and you have just enough free time to explore and eat. Driver Vladimir got us there safely, and our guide Rozana was great. Probably the best tour guide I have ever had. She kept us laughing, had so many interesting facts during the trip, and treated us like we were part of her family. Thank you to her for being such a caring guide. If I ever come back, I will be booking another tour!

This was a great day trip! It was very organized and well run. The park itself is beautiful and our tour guide was friendly and knowledgeable. The wine tour was a fun addition. This tour is a must-do when visiting Split!

An absolutely fantastic day trip. Great value for money and an amazing experience, rounded off by a superb wine tasting. Dario, our guide, was both informative and funny. Highly recommended.

Excellent trip to Sibenik and Krka Park. The weather was a little cloudy but it was April! Highly recommended and great drive Emlio.

It was a great day! Definitely worth the money and a chance to see amazing views