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

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

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.

Split: Krka Waterfalls Trip with Boat Cruise and Swimming

2. Split: Krka Waterfalls Trip with Boat Cruise and Swimming

Join a tour of Krka Waterfalls from Split by bus or upgrade your experience to include private transport by car. Immerse yourself in the beauty of the cascading natural wonders that are the waterfalls of the Krka National Park and learn about this natural site from your local guide. After a 90-minute journey away from Split in an air-conditioned tour bus, you will discover this fairytale-like and highly sought-after attraction, which is located in the middle of one of the sunniest areas of Croatia. Your first stop is the quaint little town of Skradin, whose origins date back to ancient times. After a 30-minute panoramic cruise through the magical entrance to the park, you will reach Skradinski Buk, the awe-inspiring highlight of the site. Also, learn about the location, including its history, through a guided tour inside the park. Enjoy a total of 3 hours in the park, allowing you to get the most out of this wondrous experience—from picnicking, snapping artsy photos to simply breathing it all in. Continue to the picturesque town of Primosten, where some of Croatia’s finest beaches can be found. Enjoy 2 hours of free time to go swimming, or explore the quaint cobblestone streets of the old town. You have the option to partake in wine tasting.

Half-Day Cetina River Rafting

3. Half-Day Cetina River Rafting

Rafting on the Cetina River is the most popular and most attended adventurous trip in Dalmatia. Rafting in the protected area of the river canyon attracts many tourists every summer. The quiet parts of the river and the second and third grade rapids make for an exciting three-hour experience combining both adventure and relaxation in the amazing Cetina river canyon. The journey through the crystal-green waters of the Cetina usually ends with a barbecue lunch on the banks of the river. You can find two small shops in the Zadvarje village and two restaurants with local food and coffee.

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

4. 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.

Split: Blue Cave, Vis & Hvar Full-Day Trip by Speedboat

5. Split: Blue Cave, Vis & Hvar Full-Day Trip by Speedboat

Get an ultimate snapshot of central Dalmatia on a full-day speedboat tour. Depart from Split and visit the spectacular Blue Cave, the picturesque Pakleni Island, and the charming town of Hvar. Set off from Split and head first to one of Croatia’s most stunning natural wonders; the Blue Cave on Biševo Island. Watch the rays of the sun turn the grotto blue. The next stop is Seal Monk Cave, another beautiful natural landmark. Soak up the sun in Stiniva Cove on Vis Island. Marvel at the beauty of the pebble beach enclosed by vertical cliffs.  Explore its beauty from the speedboat and take a picture of this unspoiled attraction. Then, submerge yourself in Budikovac’s turquoise lagoon, or let curiosity guide you past the extended pebble beach of Dalmatia’s only island with a single inhabitant. Explore the Pakleni Islands, a collection of 14 untouched islets. Go to one of the cocktail bars with great music, or swim in the crystal clear waters of the Adriatic. Continue to Hvar Town in style and visit the charming seaside town with 8 centuries of architecture waiting to be explored. Climb the stairs to the ancient Fortica Fortress, wedged into the landscape above the town. Breathe in the pine-scented breeze as you admire the vistas of the old town below and the Pakleni archipelago in the distance. See one of the first public theaters in Europe, and keep this as your point of reference before entering the labyrinthine backstreets of town to pop into craft shops and cafés, tucked into old Venetian palaces. Finally, return to Split in the early evening.

Cetina River: Rafting and Cliff Jumping Tour

6. Cetina River: Rafting and Cliff Jumping Tour

Embark on an action-packed rafting day trip to the Cetina River. Tackle the rapids along a 9-kilometer rafting route. Enjoy cliff jumping and relaxing on a small beach with a drink. At the start, get to know your river guide as they help you choose the appropriate equipment and after a short safety talk, embark on your rafting adventure along the 9-kilometer route. See rapids, waterfalls, caves, and quiet parts of one of the most beautiful rivers in Croatia.  Take a jump off the cliffs into the river to cool off in a refreshing swimming spot. Finish your tour at a small beach where you can change clothes and have a drink.

Split: ATV Quad Family Tour with Picnic

7. Split: ATV Quad Family Tour with Picnic

Drive through hidden paths and trails, river canyons, and fields with several stops at stunning locations with the latest fleet of 12 premium 400 cc CF Moto ATVs. Upon your arrival, you will be welcomed by guides with years of experience who will give you a safety briefing and instructions you know for a safe experience.  Start your journey and enjoy the beautiful landscape and the crystal clear Cetina River, the cleanest and longest river in the area. Choose the family tour tailored to all ages, especially for beginners that have no previous experience with ATV Quad vehicles. Take a swim in the Cetina River after a 2.5-hour driving adventure through the endless fields along the Cetina border. Finish the experience with a homemade meal prepared with local groceries. Sit alongside the calm part of the Cetina River with an amazing view to conclude your day.

From Split: Krka Waterfalls, Food & Wine Tasting Tour

8. From Split: Krka Waterfalls, Food & Wine Tasting Tour

Visit the beautiful Krka National Park on a day tour from Split by air-conditioned bus. Upon arrival at the park, walk the wooden path through the park and discover a green oasis with endemic species of birds, fish, and butterflies. Visit a beautiful ethno-village where you can see traditional costumes and crafts. Also see the Jaruga hydroelectric power plant below the Skradinski buk, the second oldest hydroelectric power plant in the world and the first in Europe. After spending time in the park with your guide, take a boat ride to Skradin. Visit a small village and sample fine Dalmatian wine before returning to Split at around 5:45 PM.

From Split: Plitvice Lakes Guided Day Tour with Tickets

9. From Split: Plitvice Lakes Guided Day Tour with Tickets

Experience the UNESCO World Heritage Listed Plitvice Lakes National Park on a day trip from Split with your entry ticket and a guided 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 tour office 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 explore the upper and lower waterfalls. Take amazing photos by the water and discover flowing springs, flowering meadows, and mysterious caves. Rest your feet after the trail 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 Split.

Split: Krka National Park Waterfalls Day Tour with Boat Ride

10. Split: Krka National Park Waterfalls Day Tour with Boat Ride

After a short drive from Split, you will be amazed by the beauty of this untouched nature, fresh air and wooden trails spread all over the National Park. This part of Krka National Park is your opportunity to get more familiar with its cultural side and also its flora and fauna. Walking through these educational trails gives you a chance to enjoy the National park from different points of view. After exploring the beautiful nature and hidden gems of the park, it is time for relaxing under the lush greenery of the National Park. Find your place in a large green area and immerse yourself in the stunning nature. End your Krka waterfalls tour by panoramic boat cruise from Skradinski Buk waterfall to the town of Skradin.

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Amazing trip to the park. Krka was amazing, small park but very interesting. We loved it. Also, definitely do the tasting in the winery. It is family owned and they have high-quality olive oils. Recommend.

Sandra was amazing. With her extraordinary knowledge and enthusiasm, She lead us through this fantastic journey and let us experience the sights and sounds of the places we explore together.

Our tour guide was amazing! So kind, warm, friendly, and knowledgeable. It was an amazing trip and I learned a lot. Don't miss out on this trip!

One of the best experiences we have had in Croatia. The park is gorgeous and the wine tasting was absolutely a great decision.

He literally knew everything about what we asked!!