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Plitvice Lakes: National Park Official Entry Ticket

1. Plitvice Lakes: National Park Official Entry Ticket

Immerse yourself in the vast beauty of Croatia's largest national park, nestled between the Mala Kapela and Lička Plješivica mountain ranges. Book your ticket to Plitvice Lakes National Park and hike through lush forests to gaze at stunning tufa formations and cascading lakes. Choose from 7 routes and 4 hiking trails to explore this pristine landscape year-round. Witness the magic of 16 named lakes and countless smaller ones, flowing one into another. Discover the Upper Lakes, offering gentle shores, or marvel at the Lower Lakes, boasting steep cliffs and impressive waterfalls, like Sastavci. Join nature enthusiasts who've cherished this park since receiving its national park status in 1949.

Zadar: Kornati and Telašćica Full-Day Boat Trip with Lunch

2. Zadar: Kornati and Telašćica Full-Day Boat Trip with Lunch

Unwind and get back to nature with a cruise from Zadar to the Kornati National Park and the salt lake in Telascica. Savor a delectable lunch and breakfast onboard and relax with a refreshing glass of wine and an aperitif. Take a dip in the Adriatic and in a salt lake. Meet your captain at the boat in the morning and embark on your cruise to the Kornati National Park. Enjoy the Adriatic Sea as you snack on a scrumptious breakfast sandwich on the way through 109 islands that make up the Kornati National Park. Admire soft grassy hills, steep rocky cliffs, and the dramatic karst-limestone formations from the boat. Stop to swim through the crystal-clear waters of the Adriatic. Sit down to a delicious packed lunch. Visit Telašćica Bay, one of the largest natural ports in the Adriatic, with 25 small beaches. View the cliffs of Dugi Otok which rise up to 161 meters above the sea and reach down to 90 meters below sea level. Keep an eye out for the local bird population that frequents the Mir salt lake. Hop into the salty lake for a swim in water that's warmer than the sea. Return to your meeting point in Zadar at the end of your tour.

Zadar: Plitvice Lakes with Boat Ride and Zadar Old Town Tour

3. Zadar: Plitvice Lakes with Boat Ride and Zadar Old Town Tour

Experience Plitvice Lakes National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, on a day trip from Zadar. Listen to interesting stories about Croatia before arriving at the park. Walk the path around the lakes and relax on a boat trip. Make your way to the meeting point in the morning and meet your friendly guide and group for the day. Enjoy a brief introduction and start driving out of the city, admiring the Croatian countryside and listening to live commentary on your way to the park. Arrive at the lakes and have 4 hours to explore the upper and lower waterfalls. Take amazing photos by the water and discover flowing springs, flowering meadows, and mysterious caves. Afterwards, rest your feet with a train ride and a scenic boat trip on the turquoise water with banks of lush green trees. Take one last look at the waterfalls before returning back to Zadar. After returning to Zadar, explore the Old Town area with an optional guided walking tour that you can take any day during your stay at 6:00 PM.

Zadar: Kornati Boat Trip with Lunch and Swim Stops

4. Zadar: Kornati Boat Trip with Lunch and Swim Stops

Embark on an inclusive boat trip with food and time for swimming. Combine your boat journey up the coast with stunning views of the National Park. Get ready for a sea adventure on the Croatian coast. Begin the tour at 8:00 AM as you board your ship. Immediately be spoiled with some delicious local Rakija and ham and cheese sandwiches for breakfast. Meet your tour guide and hear fascinating stories. Around 10:30 AM first stop in one hidden bay of Kornati islands. Free time and lunch of grilled meat, fish, and salad with Croatian wine. Vegetarian and vegan options are also available. On the second stop you will discover the views of the magnificent cliffs and bathe in the salt waters of Lake Mir or in the sea. Enjoy some juicy watermelon to help you stay hydrated on the journey back, arriving back at the pier at 18:00 PM.

Zadar: Plitvice Lakes Guided Day Tour with Tickets

5. Zadar: Plitvice Lakes Guided Day Tour with Tickets

Experience Plitvice Lakes National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, on a day trip from Zadar with entry ticket and a tour. Listen to interesting stories about Croatia before arriving at the park. Walk the path around the lakes and relax on a boat trip. Make your way to the meeting point in the morning and meet your friendly guide and group for the day. Enjoy a brief introduction and start driving out of the city, admiring the Croatian countryside and listening to live commentary on your way to the park. Arrive at the lakes and have 4 hours to explore the upper and lower waterfalls. Take amazing photos by the water and discover flowing springs, flowering meadows, and mysterious caves. Afterwards, rest your feet with a train ride and a scenic boat trip on the turquoise water with banks of lush green trees. Take one last look at the waterfalls before returning back to Zadar. After returning to Zadar, explore the Old Town area with an optional guided walking tour that you can take any day during your stay at 6:00 PM.

Zrmanja: 5-Hour Guided Kayak Trip in Kaštel Žegarski

6. Zrmanja: 5-Hour Guided Kayak Trip in Kaštel Žegarski

Glide down the easy rapids of the Zrmanja River on a scenic kayak or canoe tour from Kaštel Žegarski. Join your guide on a breathtaking journey through a spectacular canyon. Swim in the crystal clear water and arrive at the village of Muskovci to purchase a meal. Begin your trip in Kaštel Žegarski, a striking area with safe and gentle rapids for beginners. Learn how to handle your kayak or canoe as you slowly enter the canyon. Allow your guide to point out fish and birds, and teach you about the natural phenomenon of karst. Come across more beautiful waterfalls and rapids as you make your way down to the town of Muskovci. After the tour, your group's driver will be transported back to the starting point to pick up your car. While you're waiting to be picked up, you can relax and buy some snacks or lunch.

From Zadar: Island-Hopping Speedboat Tour with Drinks

7. From Zadar: Island-Hopping Speedboat Tour with Drinks

Navigate among the stunning islands of the Adriatic coast on a scenic boat trip departing from Zadar. Explore some of the most beautiful islands in the area and enjoy time to go swimming, snorkeling, or shopping for souvenirs. Relax as you travel with unlimited wine, beer, and soft drink. This is a group tour that is suitable for almost everyone, families, friends, couples or singles. It doesn't matter whether you are young or old, you can still have a great time with the new friends you will meet. If you are a person who has great difficulties with movement, this tour will probably not suit you. You decide how you will spend your time, you can spend it very actively, swimming, snorkeling, walking or running while exploring the island are just some of the possibilities. But you can also spend your time relaxing on the boat, buying souvenirs, sunbathing on the beach, taking a nap under a pine tree in the woods or just drinking coffee in the first cafe you see. One small note in the price of the tour is included an unlimited amount of cold drinks that you can drink during the tour on the boat, such as white wine, beer, soft drink , water. Also keep in mind that this is an open speedboat and that in case of strong wind and high waves, sea spray is possible also.

From Zadar: Full-Day Boat Trip to Sakarun Beach & Dugi Otok

8. From Zadar: Full-Day Boat Trip to Sakarun Beach & Dugi Otok

Discover the natural beauty of Sakarun Beach on this full-day catamaran trip and explore northwestern shores of Zadar. Meet the crew in the city harbor and hop onto a spaciouos catamaran that will take you along the northwestern shores of Zadar on the way to Sakarun Beach. During the journey, enjoy a beautiful views of nearby islands before entering the port of Božava. Hop on a bus and travel to Sakarun Beach. Have 4 hours of free time to explore the area at your own pace. Relax on the white sand beach, swim in the turquoise-colored waters, or grab a bite to eat at one of the beach's many restaurants.  At the end of the day, hop back in the bus and travel back to the port for your return boat journey to Zadar. 

From Hvar: Blue and Green Cave Day Tour

9. 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.

Zadar: Lojena Beach, Kornati Islands and Telascica Boat Trip

10. Zadar: Lojena Beach, Kornati Islands and Telascica Boat Trip

Discover some of the most stunning islands in the Kornati archipelago and enjoy a visit to Telascica Nature Park on a full-day boat tour from Zadar that includes breakfast, lunchbox, and swim stops. Cruise past peaceful bays, rugged cliffs, and rocky meadows while listening to your guide's commentary. Meet the boat crew in the city harbor in the morning. Depart from Zadar and stop at the ports of Drazenica and Preko (Ugljan island). Soak in panoramic views of Mrtovac, Levernaka, and Mana islands on the way to Kornati. Savor a welcome drink and a sandwich for breakfast. Sail around the Kornati cliffs while your guide shares its history with you. Upon arrival in Kornati, enjoy 50 minutes of free time to explore the island of Levrnaka. Take a swim in the crystal blue sea of the sandy cove of Lojena. If you love hiking, trek to the top of the island and admire the unique view of the Kornati Islands and islets. Then, get back to the boat to sail onward to Telascica. Tuck into your onboard lunch grilled fish with salad or vegetarian pasta made in tomato sauce, accompanied by wine. As the boat drops anchor at Telascica port, get ready to make the most of your 2 hours in the bay. Once in Telascica Nature Park, you can walk to the 150-meter-high lookout for stunning views of the Adriatic and the Kornati islands, swim in Lake Mir or the open sea, or simply chill by the catering facilities to sip on cold drinks. Finally, settle back in for the 3-hour return trip to Zadar, admiring the coastline along the way. If needed, the boat will make stops at the ports of Drazenica and Preko.

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It was a great trip and not only because Plitvickie lakes are absolutely “must see” place with extraordinary views. It was also because we had a great tour guide (Bojan) who was really experienced and has incredible knowledge about not only the park, but Croatian history as a whole. During the trip you can ask about everything and he has prepared response for almost everything! Fully recommend this trip and travel agency. One more thing to add - to the trip you receive extra free city tour with also great tour guide (Tamara in our example) who was born in Zadar so can explain you all the local history even since New Era began! If we’ll visit Zadar once again - will meet these tour guides even to talk about the wheather with cup of coffee. Regards, Mateusz and Małgorzata. Hope to see you soon !

We visited Krka first time and it was pre-season so there was not very crowded in the park and during our trip. The weather was not the best, but it was fully compensated by our tour guides (Marco and Bojan) which were absolutely phenomenal. Even if it could be ugliest place in whole Croatia, with those guys you would be 100% happy and would like to repeat this trip again as soon as possible :D Very reliable, informative and helpful travel agency - fully recommend them.

The excursion to the lakes was great!! Bojan was an excellent guide with whom we learned a lot. Very professional !! Also the tour of Zadar with Tamara was excellent. A guide with a lot of knowledge and also very professional. Fabulous experiences both! Thank you !!

Bojan is a great tour guide, and he is conscientious and responsible, which made us have a wonderful day. Thanks.

Amazing pathways and sights! Clean and very clear on a great day!