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Dubrovnik: Elafiti Islands Trip w/ Lunch and Optional Pickup

1. Dubrovnik: Elafiti Islands Trip w/ Lunch and Optional Pickup

Set off on an island-hopping cruise to the Elafiti Islands of Lopud, Šipan, and Koločep on a day trip from Dubrovnik. Visit beaches, historical churches, vineyards, and olive groves at your own pace and try Mediterranean delicacies. If you choose the hotel pickup option, be picked up in an air-conditioned vehicle that will take you to the harbor. Once at the harbor, climb aboard the boat and settle in for a cruise along Dubrovnik's coastline. Set sail to your first stop, the island of Lopud, where you will have free time to explore the island as you like. Relax on the sunny shores or visit the sandy beach at Šunj Bay. If you feel like stretching your legs, hike along the car-free roads to explore untouched nature or discover the island's famous heritage, including old ruined fortresses and a Saint Mary Franciscan monastery. Next, sail to the largest island in the Elafiti archipelago, Šipan. Disembark to explore the island's scenic vineyards and olive groves. At your final stop, Koločep, relax with a swim in the crystal-clear waters off the coast or take a stroll through the pine forests before returning to Dubrovnik. During the cruise, quench your thirst with unlimited local wine, water, and various soft drinks. Sample homemade olive oil and the best homegrown vegetables for that real Mediterranean experience. For lunch, choose between grilled fish or chicken or a vegetarian menu, all served with potato salad.

From Split: Krka National Park Day Trip with Boat Ride

2. 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.

From Split & Trogir: 5 Islands Day Trip with Blue Cave Entry

3. From Split & Trogir: 5 Islands Day Trip with Blue Cave Entry

Visit 5 of Croatia’s islands in style with a fun-filled day trip by speedboat. Head on an adventure where you explore caves, swim and snorkel, and discover Dalmatian towns.  Choose either Trogir or Split as your starting point. And best of all, choose from either a small-group or private experience.  Cruise on a 90-minute speedboat journey to reach the island of Biševo where the Blue Cave is located. Hop into a smaller local boat and explore the stunning Cave from the inside and admire its vibrant blue glow.  Continue next to the island of Vis. Explore the village of Komiža with 1 hour of free time. Discover the traditional Dalmatian fishing village with its narrow streets, pebble beaches, and inviting promenade.   Swing by Stiniva Cove next, accessing the cove at the sunniest time of the day for a quick 15-minute dip. Then head to Budikovac Island for your next activity: snorkeling and swimming in the Blue Lagoon. Borrow the snorkeling gear onboard to enjoy a relaxing hour-long dip here, or even a refreshment on the beach. Last up is a visit to Hvar, with some free time to eat lunch and do some sightseeing in the picturesque port city. Highlights include the historic town center and the Španjola Fortress’ views of the Pakleni Islands. Relax and enjoy the scenery as you are then transported back to Split or Trogir.

Dubrovnik: The Ultimate Game of Thrones Tour

4. Dubrovnik: The Ultimate Game of Thrones Tour

Immerse yourself in the city of ‘King’s Landing’ with a guided tour of Dubrovnik’s famous sights, as seen in Game of Thrones. Explore Westeros’ capital city with local guides, who will take you to the most famous filming locations and let you in on the secrets of its production. Instantly recognize where parts of the story played out while your guide shares anecdotes and shows you iconic images from the series. Visit the impressive Lovrijenac Fortress (Red Keep) and admire the seemingly endless fortified walls where Tyrion Lannister and Varys took a stroll. See the Pile Gate where King Joffrey was faced with a citizens’ riot and was pelted with dung or put yourself into the shoes of Cercei as she was taking her walk of shame through the city. Listen to the behind-the-scenes stories and as your guide may well have been a Game of Thrones extra or stand-in and have the opportunity to take a photo on the famous iron throne!

From Split: Half-Day Blue Lagoon and 3 Islands Boat Tour

5. From Split: Half-Day Blue Lagoon and 3 Islands Boat Tour

Relax on the shores of the Blue Lagoon on a half-day speedboat trip from Split. Experience 4000 years of history on a guided tour of Trogir and explore the port of Maslinica with free time on Šolta. Depart from Split on a scenic speedboat ride and take in the views of the Dalmation Coast. Feel the bumps of the waves beneath you as you glide to your first stop, Trogir. Disembark and enjoy free time to explore this UNESCO-listed town. You can also join a guided walking tour of Trogir. Navigate the winding alleys to the Cathedral of St. Lawrence followed by a stop at Cipiko Palace. Make a turn and see Kamerlengo Castle and St. Mark's Tower. Continue on to the impressive Clock Tower and City Loggia before strolling beneath the palm trees that line the Waterfront Promenade. Finally, make your way to the Land Gate and hear the history behind this imposing structure from your guide. Board the speedboat for your next stop, the Blue Lagoon. Bathe in the turquoise water of the lagoon or soak up the sunshine on its pristine shores. Enjoy plenty of time to explore your paradisical surroundings with the provided snorkeling equipment. Next, dock at the town of Maslinica on the Island of Šolta. Here, lose yourself in the weaving streets of this ancient port town, with free time to shop, have lunch, or visit the idyllic beaches. Guests who take the morning tour will have the opportunity to lunch in the Martinis Marchi castle at their own expense. Finally, take the speedboat once more for your return to Split.

From Dubrovnik: Montenegro Day Trip with Cruise in Kotor Bay

6. From Dubrovnik: Montenegro Day Trip with Cruise in Kotor Bay

Cross the border to Montenegro from Dubrovnik and explore the treasures of the Bay of Kotor on a full-day guided tour. Visit the picturesque towns of Perast and Kotor and take in the breathtaking views of Our Lady of the Rocks on an optional bay cruise. Depart Dubrovnik in the morning in an air-conditioned vehicle and head for the Croatian/Montenegrin border. Stop at the border for a coffee break before continuing to your first stop, Perast. Arrive at the town of Perast and embark on a short 15-minute guided tour followed by 45-minutes of free time. Admire its Baroque architecture and lush hillsides before boarding your reserved boat for a scenic cruise on the Bay of Kotor (if option selected). Sail to Our Lady of the Rocks island, an artificial island situated in the heart of the bay. Disembark for a guided visit of the island and step inside the idyllic blue-domed church and museum. Then, resume your boat tour to Kotor, soaking up the views of the Montenegrin coastline lined with orange-roofed houses and sloping hills. If you choose not to take the cruise, relax on a scenic bus ride along the coast to the old town of Kotor. On arrival, join a 30-minute guided tour if you like, or discover the town at your own pace. Follow your guide through the narrow streets of this UNESCO-listed town, located on the only natural fjord of its kind. After the tour, enjoy 2.5 hours of free time to browse local shops, try traditional cuisine, or walk beside the 4.5-kilometer city walls. Feel free to ask your guide for recommendations. Finally, board the bus once more for a comfortable ride back to Dubrovnik.

Poreč: Aquacolors Waterpark Fast-Lane Entry Ticket

7. Poreč: Aquacolors Waterpark Fast-Lane Entry Ticket

Try out the biggest variety of water attractions in Istria, all gathered in one place. No matter if you prefer speedy water slides, relaxing pools, or a 500-meter long lazy river, the Aquacolors Waterpark offers something for everyone.  You will have access to all the slides and three outdoor swimming pools, including one that has a pebble beach and waves. The park offers beach umbrellas as well as sunbeds for free. There is also a variety of spots in the shade, where you can relax away from the hot summer sun. To wind down after the slides, there are around 140 massage water benches waiting for you in the chill-out area. Don’t miss out on the Lounge bar, consisting of an artificial beach, where you can sip on refreshing cocktails and try local dishes.

Zadar: Day Trip to Kornati and Telascica by Boat with Food

8. Zadar: Day Trip to Kornati and Telascica by Boat with Food

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. Don't miss the 6th-century Fort Tureta standing high on Tureta hill, and the Church of Our Lady of Tarac. 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.

Plitvice Lakes: Full-Day Guided Walking Tour and Boat Ride

9. Plitvice Lakes: Full-Day Guided Walking Tour and Boat Ride

Discover the interconnected lakes and waterfalls of Plitvice National Park. Explore 29,685 hectares of lakes and forest. Encounter a variety of native species that pre-date the arrival of humans. Start your tour at the north entrance of the park. Your sightseeing route is circular, and is designed to show you areas from all parts of the park with a combination of walks and electric-boat rides. Enjoy a relaxing return to the starting point, made mostly by panoramic train, while you admire myriad waterfalls of different sizes. The Plitvice Lakes National Park belongs to Dinaric karst area and due to its specific geology, geomorphology, and hydrology, it truly is one of the most unique karst landscapes in the world.

Split: Krka Waterfalls Tour with Boat, Swimming & Free Time

10. Split: Krka Waterfalls Tour with Boat, Swimming & Free Time

Escape the hustle and bustle of Split's city center on a full-day guided tour of one of Croatia’s most beautiful national parks at Krka. Glide along the Krka River's calm water on a boat cruise and make the most of your free time in the park once you arrive. Meet your guide at the Golden Gate of the Diocletian Palace for a transfer to Krka National Park. Alternatively, drive straight to the park in a private vehicle, depending on the option selected. Upon arrival, go to the small town of Skradin to take a short boat cruise down the Krka River. Disembark at the Skradinski Buk waterfalls, and marvel at Europe’s largest travertine cascade system. Take in the fresh air and wild nature, or go to the Ethno Museum in one of the old mills. See the remains of ancient settlements and small stone houses, along with the first hydroelectric power station in Europe. After the National Park, visit a sandy beach Skradin's sandy beach for a refreshing rest. Visit a local winery and taste local wines and olive oils, not included in the tour price.

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What people are saying about Croatia

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Ivana was an excellent guide and we really enjoyed the kayaking trip. The snorkelling in the cave was a particular highlight, and watching the sunset from the water was amazing. Thank you so much for an incredible three hours!

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

we had a wonderfull time. our guide Marco was exceptional and very entertaining. and also a special thanks to the driver.

Ina was excellent, the tour was very interesting and only wish it was longer!

Everything was super! The trip was amazing and very interesting!