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From Zadar: Krka Waterfalls, Food & Wine Tasting Tour

1. From Zadar: Krka Waterfalls, Food & Wine Tasting Tour

Take a day outside of the city and enjoy the beauty of Krka NP at your own pace. Simple, Smart and Precise. From Zadar in an air-conditioned van with an tour escort with all the tips and tricks that you need for a relaxing day outdoors around lakes and waterfalls. We will buy you the tickets (Entrance Skradin) so you don`t wait in the line and then at the start of the pathway. Our escort will give you info and directions to enjoy in the best way possible. A total of 4h in the park on two locations. Explore for 3h at the first location - Skradinski Buk. Our escort is then waiting for you at the arranged time next to the boat pier. Amazing boat ride down the Krka river canyon bring us to the area of the town of Skradin, still inside of the NP where you will have 1h to relax, take a swim in the Krka river, take a lunch or coffee, go to the Skradin Oldtimer Museum or just enjoy the surrounding scenery. Then we are going to the vinery. Once there, you will be greeted by a local sommelier. He will take you on a tour of the winery, show you the wine cellar and the procedure of wine-making. After the tour, it's time for the degustation that includes different kinds of wine, aperitif, and local cheese. It`s on you to decide! Explore the waterfalls and walking trails of Krka National Park on a self-guided tour. Admire the beautiful waterfalls in this scenic river area Visit the historic stone workshops and watermills that line the river. Discover the park at your own pace on one of the numerous walking trails. Includes roundtrip transport from Zadar’s city center.

Zadar: Full-Day Sailing Trip to Kornati

2. Zadar: Full-Day Sailing Trip to Kornati

Sail toward the southern part of Dugi Otok Island. This is where the sea embraces Telašćica, whose name derives from the Latin "Telagus" (meaning 3 lakes). Relax on the boat with a book or sunbathe on deck. Enjoy views of the picturesque Mediterranean landscapes along the way. Chat with the skipper if you are interested in sailing and hear all the secrets of their ancient craft.  Upon arrival at Telašćica Nature Park, enjoy some free time to swim and snorkel. Go for a stroll and give a treat to the timid donkeys. There's a donkey reserve within the park and the coastal (or Dinaric) donkey is an indigenous Croatian breed. Currently, there are 14 donkeys living in Telašćica, while the entire area abounds with flora and fauna. The park has 3 smaller bays within its wider area. Telašćica is the largest and best-protected natural harbor on the eastern coast of the Adriatic. It has 5 islets, of which the small rock slab of Taljurić is the most extraordinary. Continue to Lake Mir in the southwestern part of the park. The salt waters of the lake derive from the underground canals that connect it to the sea. Archaeological excavations made in the area indicate the place was inhabited in the earliest periods. On the return journey, go to Stene (also known as the "Devil`s Cliffs"). Marvel at the vertical cliffs that rise up to 61 meters from the sea. They spread from Mrzlovica Cape on the northwest to the slopes of Veli Vrh on the southeast.

From Zadar: Round-Trip Transfer to Plitvice Lakes

3. From Zadar: Round-Trip Transfer to Plitvice Lakes

Board the direct bus and head off to the Plitvice Lakes National Park, one of the jewels of Croatia. Arrive at the park and explore the area at your leisure. Walkthrough the lush green forests and take in the beauty of Croatia’s Dinaric Mountains. Marvel at the terraced lakes and waterfalls as the clear water flows through a vast and lush environment. Plitvice is located approximately halfway between Zagreb and Zadar and was granted UNESCO World Heritage Status in 1979. The bus will leave Plitvice at approximately 3 PM to take you back to Zadar.

From Zadar: Plitvice Lakes Private Round-Trip Transfer

4. From Zadar: Plitvice Lakes Private Round-Trip Transfer

Depart bustling Zadar and discover the idyllic Plitvice Lakes National Park, with round-trip transportation in a private SUV equipped with Wi-Fi. Explore a chain of 16 terraced lakes, over 90 waterfalls, and hiking trails of this UNESCO World Heritage site at your own pace. Your tour begins with a private SUV pickup and transportation to Plitvice Lakes National Park, the oldest and largest forest reserve in Croatia. Watch as the city skyline slowly melts into lush forests, rushing waterfalls, murky bogs, thick grasslands, and European dry heath. Enjoy 5 hours of time in the park. Hike the winding trails, marvel at the turquoise lakes, hike through the Cerovac caves, or ride an eco-friendly boat or train. Before returning to Zadar, take a photo of the Veliki Slap, the highest waterfall in the park.

From Zadar: Private Speedboat Tour of Kornati National Park

5. From Zadar: Private Speedboat Tour of Kornati National Park

Take a scenic ride on a speedboat through the Zadar Channel towards Komati island and see all the beauty the Zadar archipelago has to offer. This tour is designed to meet your requests and preferences. So while cruising along, let your skipper know what you're interested in doing or seeing, whether it's swimming, hiking, or just cruising through. Begin your tour with scenic views of the islands of Žut, Sit, Dugi Otok, Iž, Lavdara, and Kornati and pass the bridge between the islands of Ugljan and Pašman. Arrive at Kornati National Park and tour its 89 islands, islets, and reefs. Discover the many secrets that make Kornati so unique from your skipper who will take you by a historical defensive fortress that also once served as a movie set. Stop for panoramic views of the surrounding landscape before exploring the park further. Come across many secluded and private beaches and enjoy a quick dip in the refreshing water, some snorkeling, or a bit of sunbathing.  Since the Komati Islands are know for the freshly caught fish, let your skipper know if you'd like to stop for a meal at your own personal expense. They will be happy to recommend restaurants for a gourmet lunch or alternatively suggest picnic locations for those who have brought their own meals. Afterward, if time allots, have another swim before concluding your tour.

From Zadar: Krka National Park Private Round Trip Transfer

6. From Zadar: Krka National Park Private Round Trip Transfer

To begin your trip, you will be picked up at the address of your choosing at the time you requested. The drive to the park takes approximately 1 hour and 20 minutes. Once you arrive at the National Park, you are free to explore and discover what the rave is all about and why it is so popular. During your 5 hour visit, you will mostly get around on foot but there are short boat trips as well. Your driver will be waiting for you when you are ready to go home. You can enjoy the privacy and comfort of your air conditioned vehicle and talk freely about your experience rather than being on a sweaty bus ride home with 40 other strangers. :)

Plitvice Lakes National Park: Private Tour from Zadar

7. Plitvice Lakes National Park: Private Tour from Zadar

Explore the magnificent beauty of the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Plitvice Lakes with a guided tour of the Upper and Lower Lakes, Kozjak Lake and the Great Waterfall. Discover what many proclaim as one of the most beautiful places in the world. Learn about life and traditions of the people living in the area. Visit the Upper Lakes, a group of 12 of 16 Plitvice lakes separated by the travertine barriers. See Kozjak Lake, the largest and the deepest lake in Plitvice Lakes National Park. Immerse yourself in the idyllic scenes of small waterfalls, turquoise water and surrounding greenery of the Lower Lakes, with the underground cave of Šupljara situated nearby. Marvel at the Great Waterfall, with a height of 78 meters, the highest waterfall in Croatia.

From Zadar: Plitvice Lakes National Park Day Trip

8. From Zadar: Plitvice Lakes National Park Day Trip

Visit Croatia's first national park, Plitvice Lakes National Park, one of the greatest natural wonders of Europe. Also, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the park's unique geology makes for a popular destination for people from all around the world. Meet up in Zadar and be greeted by your tour escort and board your transportation for the day. While driving to the park, have the chance to enjoy the beautiful Croatian landscape. Upon arrival to the park, you will be given a map of the park and told about the day's itinerary. Then, have 4 hours of free time to explore 16 beautiful lakes of crystal blue-green water and hypnotic cascades, tour 7 different routes, hike 4 different trails, or just lounge in the shade. Plitvice's natural phenomenon causes it to constantly change through sedimentation of calcium carbonate. It creates special kinds of algae and moss, tufa, or travertine which are deposited to form the natural dams that separate the lakes. See the changing travertine barriers, curtains, stalactites, channels, and cascades being built and the existing ones. Check out interesting caves in which remains of prehistoric settlements have been found. After touring you can also catch a boat or train ride, before heading back to Zadar.

Zadar: Telascica Nature Park Cruise Tour

9. Zadar: Telascica Nature Park Cruise Tour

Sailing is the best way to experience the Dalmatian coast. Spend an entertaining and relaxing day enjoying the sea and sun and discovering the numerous islands of the Zadar Archipelago. Your 9-hour program starts in Zadar at 09:00 AM, with a cruise through the Zadar Canal. You’ll soon be admiring picturesque island landscapes and enjoying the sandwiches, fruit and cakes that are served on board. As you pass under the bridge and along the narrow sea passage of Mali Zdrelac between the islands of Ugljan and Pasman, you’ll be entering open sea waters. Next head to Telašćica Nature Park, located on the southeastern part of Dugi Otok Island. When you arrive you’re free to disembark and explore the area. Telašćica is largest and best-protected natural harbor on the Adriatic. It is a large bay within which are 3 smaller coves. The most popular attraction of this nature park are the high and steep Devil`s cliffs. If you like you can take a walk to the Salt Lake, which is another natural phenomenon of the park. On your walk you might encounter donkeys who live on the reserve. You’ll have around 3 hours of free time in Telašćica for swimming, snorkeling, exploring on land, visiting the Salt Lake and Devil`s Cliffs or relaxing with a cup of coffee in a local restaurant. Lunch will be served on the boat and you can choose between a light tuna or chicken salad. Head back to Zadar at around 03:00 PM with a stop for swimming in a secluded bay en route. Expected arrival time in Zadar is 06:00 PM.

Zadar: Private Boat Trip and Entry to Kornati National Park

10. Zadar: Private Boat Trip and Entry to Kornati National Park

Enjoy a relaxed private boat trip through the spectacular Kornati National Park located near the coast of Zadar. Explore the beautiful waterways and islands of the coast with 4 swimming stops in scenic locations, with hearty meals and drinks also provided for up to 12 passengers. Board the 12-meter-long vessel at the port of Zadar and set off on your private adventure. Admire the views of the city as you depart and travel towards the Kornati National Park. Enjoy 4 stops so you can swim in the ocean and enjoy the tranquility of your surroundings. Children are also welcome onboard with inflatables provided and a swimming platform at the end of the boat. There is also a sound system onboard so you can listen to your favorite tunes as you cruise. Onboard, help yourself to a variety of fresh food and juices. Relax as you enjoy the views of the Zadar Archipelago without the usual large crowds of a shared tour, with personalized service.

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Waterfalls were quite lovely. It was a nice walk along a board walk with many photo opportunities and points to observe the many smaller waterfalls and fish. The boat ride down the river was also very pleasant, the swim in the river and then the wine tasting. The wine tasting was surprisingly fun and very good wine. We learned quite a bit and bought a bottle of the dessert wine. Overall a great day out and Ante, our driver was very knowledgable and friendly. My adult children also enjoyed the day and we would highly recommend it. Try it!

The tour was really good. It was a good balance of tour, exploration, and wine tasting. Would definitely recommend! I loved walking through the Krka Park and seeing all of the waterfalls and trails. The boat ride to the other side was great had a lot of good views. After seeing the park the family owned winery was amazing.

Very friendly and knowledgeable host and straightforward. All ran to time and well organised. Would definitely recommend - the waterfalls are incredible and the tour drops you off right at the top - all walking is flat or downhill and then boat trip to small town with river beach and coach pickup. Cheers!

Ante made the trip informative and fun! It was a really enjoyable day out and would recommend definitely doing the wine tasting as well, it was delicious! I also went with this agency to kayak and it was faboulus.

Excellent tour, Marco brought comedy and energy to a hot day! Wine tasting and waterfalls are very worth it, and generally it’s a great value day out!