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Plitvice Lakes: National Park Official Entry Ticket

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

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.

From Zadar: Island-Hopping Speedboat Tour with Drinks

From Zadar: Island-Hopping Speedboat Tour with Drinks

For the best overall experience, we recommend our tour at 09:00 If you want to avoid the crowds, we recommend a tour at 17:00 0. meeting point. You are going on a 4-hour speedboat tour. You must be physically able to enter the speedboat. We do not recommend people with severe mobility problems to go on any boat tours. 1. stop is the bay where we anchor and this is the time for swimming and snorkeling (snorkels and masks are on the boat). The water depth is about 2 to 3 meters. Drinks on board are free (water, iced tea, beer) . Working in the sun and sea is difficult and skippers sometimes forget to offer, in that case don't hesitate to ask, they will be happy to help you. 2. stop is the protected forest park Ošljak Island. There is a large map of the island and your skipper will explain what you can do on the island (if you do not understand something or are confused, ask the skipper). There is a large selection of beaches on the island, the nearest one is a 5-minute walk away. You can also climb to the top of the island, which will take you about 15 minutes, from there you can experience a phenomenal view. You don't have to climb to the top, but if you do, it will be much easier if you have sneakers. The island also has a small cave where you can swim, as well as the remains of old mills and a lighthouse. 3. stop is the town of Preko. There you have several options, if you still have energy for activities, you can go swimming on the sandy beach or explore the island of Galevac, you can swim to the island, the distance from the mainland is about 20 meters. If you want to relax, the island also has restaurants, cafes, ice cream shops where you can sit down and rest. 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, sunbathing on the beach or just drinking coffee in the first cafe you see. Also keep in mind that this is an open speedboat and that in case of strong wind and high waves, sea spray is possible.

Zadar: Plitvice Lakes Guided Day Tour with Tickets

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 6:30 PM.

Zadar: Kornati Boat Trip with Lunch and Swim Stops

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 with Boat Ride and Zadar Old Town Tour

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 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 6:30 PM.

Zrmanja River: Half-Day Guided Kayaking Tour Near Zadar

Zrmanja River: Half-Day Guided Kayaking Tour Near Zadar

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, we will take you back to the starting point where you've parked your car in the morning. NOTE: We can offer a transfer from Zadar and surroundings option with a surcharge - please check if you have chosen the right option for you as we have limited seats in the van.

Zadar: 3-Island Speedboat Trip with Snorkeling and Drinks

Zadar: 3-Island Speedboat Trip with Snorkeling and Drinks

Immerse yourself in the crystal-clear waters of the Adriatic Sea as you embark on a thrilling island-hopping journey, exploring the picturesque islands of Ošljak, Ugljan, and Galevac. Experience the ultimate blend of luxury, adventure, and natural beauty with a 4-hour speedboat trip from Zadar. Begin your adventure at the Zadar harbor, where the sleek and stylish Abaris 23 speedboat awaits. As you step aboard, be greeted by an attentive crew, ensuring your comfort and safety throughout the journey. The boat is equipped with state-of-the-art amenities, ensuring an enjoyable experience. Glide across the water on to the charming Ošljak Island, which is known for its serene ambiance and untouched landscapes. Have free time to take a leisurely stroll along the secluded beaches, explore the quaint fishing village, or simply relax in the shade of ancient olive groves. Go for a refreshing swim in crystal-clear waters or snorkel with vibrant marine life using the included gear. Hop back on the boat for a smooth journey to Ugljan Island, where the perfect blend of natural beauty and cultural charm await. Visit the picturesque villages scattered across the island, where traditional stone houses and narrow streets exude a timeless charm. Dive into the azure waters for a snorkeling adventure, discovering a rich underwater world teeming with colorful fish and marine flora. Conclude your island-hopping experience with a visit to Galevac, a small islet known for its tranquil beaches and secluded coves. Take your time to bask in the sun, enjoy a relaxing swim, or simply marvel at the stunning coastal landscapes. As your adventure comes to an end, the Abaris 23 sails back to Zadar. Revel in the panoramic views of the Adriatic coastline and islands, savoring the memories of a day filled with adventure, luxury, and natural wonders.

Zadar: Guided Tour to Ugljan, Osljak & Galevac by Speedboat

Zadar: Guided Tour to Ugljan, Osljak & Galevac by Speedboat

Explore the 3 islands of Zadar's archipelago on this half-day experience starting from Zadar. Travel between them in style by speedboat, as you experience Osljak, Ugljan, and Galevac. Meet at Jazine harbour in Zadar and board your speedboat. Look out for the 12th and 16th century city's walls from the seaside as you cruise away from the port. Pass close to the famous attractions Regards to the Sun & Sea Organ, learn its working principle and enjoy in Organ's magical sounds. Speed away from Zadar across the crystal blue waters as you begin your island-hopping adventure. Alight from the boat for your first stop at Osljak Island. This is the smallest inhabited island in Croatia, so small you can circle it by foot in only 20 minutes. Learn amazing facts about island history and why its protected park of nature today. Shoot a beautiful pics at the lighting house from where you can jump in the crystal clear water. Take a relaxed swim in a turquoise waters at pebble beach nearby. Explore underwater world with provided snorkeling equipment. Enjoy another thrilling ride to Preko village at Ugljan island. It's a delightful large island featuring medieval architecture and charming shops and cafes. Take a snack or homemade ice cream (own expense) during the short walk to next turquoise bay between Galevac and Preko. Learn about domestic people way of life in the history and today while visiting some monuments on the way. Travel across the crystal waters to the nearby Galevac island in a traditional wooden boat. Once there, visit the Franciscan Monastery of St. Paul The Hermit. Learn about its amazing history while exploring island in depth. Return back to Preko village and use free time for a refreshing swim in a turquoise bay, relax on many other beaches, enjoy local specialties, drink colorful cocktails or just continue to explore and enjoy a beautiful sightseeing. Final, jump back on the speedboat for another thrilling ride back to Zadar.

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

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. 

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Our most recommended Zadar Summer activities

Plitvice Lakes: National Park Official Entry Ticket

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

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.

From Zadar: Island-Hopping Speedboat Tour with Drinks

From Zadar: Island-Hopping Speedboat Tour with Drinks

For the best overall experience, we recommend our tour at 09:00 If you want to avoid the crowds, we recommend a tour at 17:00 0. meeting point. You are going on a 4-hour speedboat tour. You must be physically able to enter the speedboat. We do not recommend people with severe mobility problems to go on any boat tours. 1. stop is the bay where we anchor and this is the time for swimming and snorkeling (snorkels and masks are on the boat). The water depth is about 2 to 3 meters. Drinks on board are free (water, iced tea, beer) . Working in the sun and sea is difficult and skippers sometimes forget to offer, in that case don't hesitate to ask, they will be happy to help you. 2. stop is the protected forest park Ošljak Island. There is a large map of the island and your skipper will explain what you can do on the island (if you do not understand something or are confused, ask the skipper). There is a large selection of beaches on the island, the nearest one is a 5-minute walk away. You can also climb to the top of the island, which will take you about 15 minutes, from there you can experience a phenomenal view. You don't have to climb to the top, but if you do, it will be much easier if you have sneakers. The island also has a small cave where you can swim, as well as the remains of old mills and a lighthouse. 3. stop is the town of Preko. There you have several options, if you still have energy for activities, you can go swimming on the sandy beach or explore the island of Galevac, you can swim to the island, the distance from the mainland is about 20 meters. If you want to relax, the island also has restaurants, cafes, ice cream shops where you can sit down and rest. 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, sunbathing on the beach or just drinking coffee in the first cafe you see. Also keep in mind that this is an open speedboat and that in case of strong wind and high waves, sea spray is possible.

Zadar: Plitvice Lakes Guided Day Tour with Tickets

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 6:30 PM.

Zadar: Kornati Boat Trip with Lunch and Swim Stops

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 with Boat Ride and Zadar Old Town Tour

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 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 6:30 PM.

Zrmanja River: Half-Day Guided Kayaking Tour Near Zadar

Zrmanja River: Half-Day Guided Kayaking Tour Near Zadar

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, we will take you back to the starting point where you've parked your car in the morning. NOTE: We can offer a transfer from Zadar and surroundings option with a surcharge - please check if you have chosen the right option for you as we have limited seats in the van.

Zadar: 3-Island Speedboat Trip with Snorkeling and Drinks

Zadar: 3-Island Speedboat Trip with Snorkeling and Drinks

Immerse yourself in the crystal-clear waters of the Adriatic Sea as you embark on a thrilling island-hopping journey, exploring the picturesque islands of Ošljak, Ugljan, and Galevac. Experience the ultimate blend of luxury, adventure, and natural beauty with a 4-hour speedboat trip from Zadar. Begin your adventure at the Zadar harbor, where the sleek and stylish Abaris 23 speedboat awaits. As you step aboard, be greeted by an attentive crew, ensuring your comfort and safety throughout the journey. The boat is equipped with state-of-the-art amenities, ensuring an enjoyable experience. Glide across the water on to the charming Ošljak Island, which is known for its serene ambiance and untouched landscapes. Have free time to take a leisurely stroll along the secluded beaches, explore the quaint fishing village, or simply relax in the shade of ancient olive groves. Go for a refreshing swim in crystal-clear waters or snorkel with vibrant marine life using the included gear. Hop back on the boat for a smooth journey to Ugljan Island, where the perfect blend of natural beauty and cultural charm await. Visit the picturesque villages scattered across the island, where traditional stone houses and narrow streets exude a timeless charm. Dive into the azure waters for a snorkeling adventure, discovering a rich underwater world teeming with colorful fish and marine flora. Conclude your island-hopping experience with a visit to Galevac, a small islet known for its tranquil beaches and secluded coves. Take your time to bask in the sun, enjoy a relaxing swim, or simply marvel at the stunning coastal landscapes. As your adventure comes to an end, the Abaris 23 sails back to Zadar. Revel in the panoramic views of the Adriatic coastline and islands, savoring the memories of a day filled with adventure, luxury, and natural wonders.

Zadar: Guided Tour to Ugljan, Osljak & Galevac by Speedboat

Zadar: Guided Tour to Ugljan, Osljak & Galevac by Speedboat

Explore the 3 islands of Zadar's archipelago on this half-day experience starting from Zadar. Travel between them in style by speedboat, as you experience Osljak, Ugljan, and Galevac. Meet at Jazine harbour in Zadar and board your speedboat. Look out for the 12th and 16th century city's walls from the seaside as you cruise away from the port. Pass close to the famous attractions Regards to the Sun & Sea Organ, learn its working principle and enjoy in Organ's magical sounds. Speed away from Zadar across the crystal blue waters as you begin your island-hopping adventure. Alight from the boat for your first stop at Osljak Island. This is the smallest inhabited island in Croatia, so small you can circle it by foot in only 20 minutes. Learn amazing facts about island history and why its protected park of nature today. Shoot a beautiful pics at the lighting house from where you can jump in the crystal clear water. Take a relaxed swim in a turquoise waters at pebble beach nearby. Explore underwater world with provided snorkeling equipment. Enjoy another thrilling ride to Preko village at Ugljan island. It's a delightful large island featuring medieval architecture and charming shops and cafes. Take a snack or homemade ice cream (own expense) during the short walk to next turquoise bay between Galevac and Preko. Learn about domestic people way of life in the history and today while visiting some monuments on the way. Travel across the crystal waters to the nearby Galevac island in a traditional wooden boat. Once there, visit the Franciscan Monastery of St. Paul The Hermit. Learn about its amazing history while exploring island in depth. Return back to Preko village and use free time for a refreshing swim in a turquoise bay, relax on many other beaches, enjoy local specialties, drink colorful cocktails or just continue to explore and enjoy a beautiful sightseeing. Final, jump back on the speedboat for another thrilling ride back to Zadar.

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

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. 

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