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From Zadar: Sakarun Beach Snorkeling Speedboat Day Trip

1. From Zadar: Sakarun Beach Snorkeling Speedboat Day Trip

You will enjoy in scenic speedboat ride along dotted Zadar archipelago, and visit the Sunken ship Michelle near Veli Rat. You will explore vivid marine world, snorkel around shipwreck and discover the legend behid this majestic location. After your snorkeling adventure you will visit one of the most beautiful beaches in Croatia - 800m long, sandy bay - Sakarun beach. On Sakarun, you will enjoy in best summer activities, enjoy its turquoise sea, sunbathe on white sand and relax under the shade of lush pine tree forrest. Sakarun is ideal location for families with children and non swimmers, due to its sandy coastline and shallow waters.

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

2. 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.

From Split: Krka National Park Day Trip with Boat Ride

3. 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, or 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, chill, eat, sample wine tasters, or take a scenic stroll.  Some of Croatia’s best-voted beaches are native to Primošten, and its vineyards are even on the UNESCO World Heritage sites’ waiting list. 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.

Krk Island: Half-Day Boat Trip to Five Islands

4. Krk Island: Half-Day Boat Trip to Five Islands

Discover the most beautiful parts of the Northern Adriatic islands on this boat trip. First, there is a 1-hour visit to the Košljun island where a Franciscan monastery and an interesting museum are located. This is a culture and history center where St. Francis monks live and it's open to all guests to explore. In this 1-hour stop you will be able to visit the 3 beautiful museums, an old church, chapels in the woods, an olive garden and a souvenir shop. Please ensure to bring some cash with you (the entry fee for the island is 30kn for adults and 15kn for kids), and keep note that on this island we do not stop for swimming. After the visit of the monks island Košljun, we sail back to Punat port to pick-up our other guests for this trip. Depart from the beautiful bay of Punat in direction of the old town of Krk. See the beautiful old city core and its ancient citadel from the deck of your boat. Sail towards Cres island where you will be able to watch the griffon vulture birds in the protected nature reserve, for which this region is well known. Head towards stunning, tall (30 meter high) cliffs on the island of Plavnik.  Cruise to the magical Blue Cave where you will have the chance to take a swim into its azure blue waters. Your next stop is the island of Kormat where you will watch the feeding of seagull birds and, with a little bit of luck, watch dolphins play near the boat. Last but not least you will see 2 divine bays of Krk: Golden Bay and Fox Bay. Marvel at the untouched nature on the far south side of the island, accessible only by boat or ship.  Swiming in the turquoise waters and sunbathing on the pebble beaches will feel like a dream. With that, you will conclude your tour as you sail back to Punat port.

Zadar: Kornati and Telašćica National Parks Boat Trip

5. Zadar: Kornati and Telašćica National Parks Boat Trip

Embark on an inclusive boat trip with food and time for swimming. Combine your boat journey up the coast with exploring the National Parks at your leisure. Get ready for a sea adventure on the Croatian coast. Begin the tour at 8:15 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. Between 11:30 AM and 1:15 PM, enjoy free time to explore the Natural Park Telašćica on your own. Discover the views of the magnificent cliffs and bathe in the salt waters of Lake Mir. Also, go for a swim either in the sea or the lake. Admire the scenic views of the next stop, the Kornati National Park and Suha Punta Bay, before a delicious lunch of grilled meat, fish, and salad with Croatian wine. Enjoy some juicy watermelon to help you stay hydrated on the journey back, arriving back at the pier at 18:00 PM.

From Dubrovnik: Full Day Elaphite Islands Tour incl. Lunch

6. From Dubrovnik: Full Day Elaphite Islands Tour incl. Lunch

Depart in the morning and cruise to your first stop, Lopud. It is an island of beautiful sandy beaches, fortresses, churches, and monasteries rich with different types of valuable artwork. The boat will bring you to the main village, from here you can walk to the unique bay of Šunj at the opposite side of the island as you have 3 hours of free time. Next, head to Šipan, the largest island with many vineyards and olive orchards. There are numerous monuments on the island as well as over thirty churches, a few monasteries, and villas that you can discover during your free time here.  Your last stop is the island of Koločep. Visitors to this island become besotted by its tranquility, smell of thick pine woods, crystal clear sea filled with fish and clams, and its sandy beaches. Along the way, you can enjoy Mediterranean cuisine, considered one of the healthiest cuisines in the world. Don't miss the opportunity to try the fish menu with abundant vegetables from a family garden as well as homemade healthy olive oil. Meat lovers won't be disappointed as well. Your thirst will be quenched by Croatian white wine and homemade red wine. A fish (grilled fish + potato salad), meat (grilled chicken fillet + potato salad), or vegetarian menu is offered.

Dubrovnik: Guided Sea Kayaking Tour with Snack

7. Dubrovnik: Guided Sea Kayaking Tour with Snack

This Dubrovnik Sea Kayaking Tour begins with a safety briefing at a stunning Old Town hotspot. Head off with your guide across the channel and near the cursed Island of Lokrum. You’ll make several stops at points of interest along the way. Choose between a leisurely to moderate 2.5-hour trip or a more physically challenging 3-hour experience (recommended for very fit guests only). You’ll be accompanied by a guide that speaks excellent English and is very familiar with the coastline around Dubrovnik. Learn about the curse of the island and the history of Dubrovnik, previously known as Ragusa. Stop at one of the only hotels that was not rebuilt after the war. The hotel was the site of hand-to-hand combat between the Serbian and Montenegrin armies and the Dubrovnik defenders during the war. Spend around 30 minutes at the only beach in Dubrovnik that’s not accessible on foot, and explore a fascinating cave. You can swim, snorkel, explore the cave, relax, eat, or sunbathe. Later you'll continue back along the coastline of Dubrovnik and see the area’s Beverly Hills. This tour will gives you the opportunity to take in Dubrovnik from the seaside, capture some amazing shots of the outer walls, and hear a bit about the history of this legendary city.

From Dubrovnik: Montenegro Day Trip

8. From Dubrovnik: Montenegro Day Trip

Explore Montenegro on a day trip from Dubrovnik. Visit Bok Kotorska, Perast, Kotor, and Budva. Departing from Dubrovnik in the morning enjoy the sights of the Old Town and its surroundings while driving through the beautiful Župa Dubrovačka and the Konavle region. After crossing the Montenegro border, continue along the picturesque Montenegro coast. During the drive through Boka Kotorska Bay, stop at the charming town of Perast. Have the option of visiting the island of Our Lady of the Rocks. During the drive, your host will tell you all about Montenegro's most important cultural monuments, and about the country's history and legends. Upon arrival at Kotor, enjoy free time to explore on your own. The town of Kotor is famous for its nautical tradition, famous commercial fleet, and imposing city walls. After sightseeing, proceed towards Budva. Once at Budva, enjoy another sightseeing tour and free time. Budva is famous for its old city core and beautiful clean sandy beaches. It is a key tourist center of Montenegro. From Budva, return to Dubrovnik in the afternoon, including a ferry drive across the Boka Kotorska Bay.

Split: Full-Day Catamaran Cruise to Hvar & Pakleni Islands

9. Split: Full-Day Catamaran Cruise to Hvar & Pakleni Islands

Begin with a relaxed cruise on a mega catamaran to the beautiful Brač Island. Enjoy a snack and the all-inclusive drinks on board, and stop for a swim in crystal-clear waters. Upon arrival, visit the town of Hvar, where a guide will take you sightseeing and show you the most important attractions of the old town. After the tour, you'll have about an hour to continue exploring on your own. Then it will be time to experience the amazing Pakleni Islands and stop for a swim in one of the hidden bays. It will also be time to enjoy a Summer Blues chicken salad. On the sail back to Split, enjoy another swimming stop off Brač Island. Afterward, fresh fruit and home cakes will be served on board. Enjoy the dance music and a drink during the sunset for the perfect ending to this excursion.

Split: Blue Lagoon 3 Islands Boat Cruise with Lunch & Drinks

10. Split: Blue Lagoon 3 Islands Boat Cruise with Lunch & Drinks

Swim through the crystal-clear waters of the Blue Lagoon off the coast of Veli Drvenik Island on this cruise from Split. Go for a dip in Nečujam Bay on Šolta Island and admire views of Čiovo Island. Savor a fresh lunch paired with homemade wine. Set sail from Split for a relaxing day on the water. Soak in the beautiful Dalmatian sun, the fresh breeze of the Adriatic Sea with local flavors onboard. Enjoy a warm welcome by the crew and settle in on the boat. Cruise between beautiful beaches and bays. After a relaxing boat ride with panoramic views of Split, reach your first destination of the day, Nečujam Bay. This protected spot at the Green Island of Šolta has calm waters. Famous for a sunken ship, enjoy the opportunity to swim and snorkel around the shipwreck. Head to the east side of Veli Drvenik Island to Blue Lagoon where you will find turquoise waters and sandy beaches. Have a home-cooked lunch on board. Then, jump into the crystal-clear waters for a refreshing swim or sunbathe, enjoying the exclusive access to the private beach. During June/September your final destination is Dalmatian village Maslinica on Solta island. Swim and snorkel in the waters, have a coffee or ice cream, or just walk around this small village. During July/August your final destination is a charming cove called Duga, known for its crystal clear waters. Keep a look out to spot dolphins during the boat ride. Enjoy the south side of Čiovo Island while cruising back to Split.

Croatia is one of the most beautiful destinations in the world. In 2005 a poll among journalists named Croatia a top destination, owing to its well-preserved Mediterranean atmosphere.

Dubrovnik, located on the Adriatic Sea, is a city visitors will not soon forget. It is one of the nation's top tourist destinations, and for good reason. Since the 7th century, Dubrovnik has survived many battles and has a rich heritage. Just off the coast of Dubrovnik, visitors can view or take a ferry to the spectacular Elafiti Islands.

Some prefer to sightsee on bicycles. Biking in Croatia is popular for those who prefer to leisurely explore the countryside. Many visitors find that Korcula is best seen by bike, and the island offers many things to see and do while relaxing on the coastline or scuba diving on the colorful Adriatic reefs just off Korcula's beaches.

Among the 1,185 islands of Croatia are the Green Islands, home to hundreds of lemon and orange trees. The citrusy fragrances drift through the trees, adding charm and charisma to the ambiance and delighting visitors.

Tourists to Croatia are always enchanted by the folklore, the pride of Croatian culture. Throughout the ages, generations of Croatians maintain Croatia's history and significant events as folklore is a native tradition to be cherished. Visiting the diverse Mediterranean villages and islands of Croatia give tourists ample opportunity to hear folklore through narrative, song and dance.

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