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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: Plitvice Lakes Guided Day Tour with Tickets

4. 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.

Zadar: Kornati Boat Trip with Lunch and Swim Stops

5. 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.

From Zadar: Island-Hopping Speedboat Tour with Drinks

6. 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.

Zrmanja River: Half-Day Guided Kayaking Tour Near Zadar

7. 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, 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.

Zadar: Lojena Beach, Kornati Islands and Telascica Boat Trip

8. 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.

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

9. 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 Zadar: Plitvice Lakes Day Tour with Boat Ride

10. From Zadar: Plitvice Lakes Day Tour with Boat Ride

Join a day tour from Zadar and explore the Plitvice Lakes National Park. Travel in an air-conditioned bus and enjoy your free time exploring the park on your own. This day tour also includes an electric boat ride and a panoramic train tour. Your tour begins with a free pickup from your accommodation in Zadar. Once at the park, your group has the privilege of entering without waiting in line thanks to a reserved entry ticket which you will pay for on the day of the tour in cash. Inside the park, follow the suggested route C and spend around 4 hours visiting all the most important spots, leaving you plenty of time to relax and enjoy the picturesque natural surroundings. Meeting point is organized by tour leader at 15:45 pm at the park Entrance no.1. Arrival in Zadar is scheduled around 18:00

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It was a really great experience, from start to finish. We were well looked after, both with drinks and with the guide Matthey (I hope that's spelled correctly). He introduced himself straight away and told us that he was still learning, but he handled everything really well. At our first stop he told us the most important things and showed us the routes and walked a bit with us. Everything was wonderful, we would do it again anytime :)!

Great boat tour with a fantastic friendly guide Enzo. We went as a family of four (kids 5 and 7) and had a lot of fun visiting the top of the island Osljak with stunming 360 view over the sea. Enzo tells nice stories about Zadar and the Croatian history. Would really recommend it!

This was a great trip! Mario and the guy that helped him were really friendly. The little island is so nice, and if you have time / make sure you walk to the top of the hill, the views are spectacular.

The guide gave us great tips, spots to snorkle and he came across as a very friendly guy. He also had a friendly boat dog who made the trip complete. Would recommend.

We loved the guide! Also the places were beautiful 🥰