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Central Croatia Nature & adventure

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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.

From Zagreb: Plitvice Lakes and Rastoke Day Trip

2. From Zagreb: Plitvice Lakes and Rastoke Day Trip

Admire the mesmerizing beauty of Plitvice Lakes National Park in the company of a professional guide as you enjoy a memorable hike and boat ride. Start your day with transportation by van. Then, get ready to savor the spectacle of 16 azure lakes surrounded by gushing waterfalls as you explore Plitvice Lakes during an 8.5 km hike and 20-minute boat ride. Immerse yourself in the culture and history of Croatia as you gain fascinating insights from your guide, and experience fantastic views across the Croatian countryside on the journey to and from the park. Marvel at the fairytale village of Rastoke en route to the park, and get snaps of its 17th-century watermills.

Dubrovnik: Kravica Waterfalls, Mostar and Pocitelj Day Trip

3. Dubrovnik: Kravica Waterfalls, Mostar and Pocitelj Day Trip

Start your journey in Dubrovnik and enjoy a less than 2-hour drive with your English-speaking driver. Discover the scenic routes of Croatia and across the border to Bosnia and Herzegovina. First, stop at the Kravica falls, one of the best-kept secrets of Bosnia and Herzegovina. The falls created by the river Trebizat provide a relaxing background for swimming and picnics in summer. Then, continue to your next stop, the city of Mostar. Explore the narrow cobblestone streets of the old town. Then marvel at the Old Bridge that crosses the river Neretva. Finally, stop at the medieval town of Počitelj, before going back to Dubrovnik.

From Split: Plitvice Lakes Guided Day Tour with Tickets

4. 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.

Mostar & Kravica Waterfall: Small Group Tour from Dubrovnik

5. Mostar & Kravica Waterfall: Small Group Tour from Dubrovnik

Witness the Kravica Waterfalls, hidden in the forests of Bosnia-Herzegovina on a day tour. Visit the city of Mostar and learn the history of the region with a professional guide. Depart Dubrovnik and journey to the border of Croatia and Bosnia-Herzegovina. Continue to the small coastal town of Neum, admiring the pretty scenery of the Adriatic coast along the way. Arrive at the Kravica Waterfalls to see the tufa cascades of the River Trebižat drop 25 meters through the forest. In spring, witness the dramatic falls, while in summer and fall, enjoy a swim in the shallow pools. Drive to the historic city of Mostar to explore the old town and see the famous Old Bridge over the Neretva River. Take a short walking tour with a local guide and learn more about the town before enjoying free time.

From Split: Krka Waterfalls, Swimming, Food & Wine Tasting

6. From Split: Krka Waterfalls, Swimming, Food & Wine Tasting

Embark on an adventure to explore beautiful Krka Waterfalls National Park, one of Croatia's most famous natural wonders. Spanning over 1000 square feet, explore the Skradinski Buk area, home to 7 waterfalls and a diverse range of flora and fauna. Starting early in the morning from the Split city center, hop on board an air-conditioned bus with free Wi-Fi. Your tour leader will share useful tips and insights as you make your way to the ethno village of Lozovac before entering the park. Choose between 45-minute walking tour with your guide to learn about the natural and historical significance of the park or you may explore the park on your own for a couple of hours. During high season, ride the bus to Primošten for 2 hours of free time. Enjoy a 1-hour wine tasting tour or relax with a swim, savor local cuisine, or take a scenic stroll through the medieval streets. Arrive back in Split between 5:30-5:45 PM. During the low season, either choose an optional 1-hour long wine tasting tour near Skradin, spend time in Skradin, or use your remaining time in the park. Arrive back in Split around 4:00-4:15 PM.

Zadar: Kornati and Telašćica National Parks Boat Trip

7. 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. Vegetarian and vegan options are also available. Enjoy some juicy watermelon to help you stay hydrated on the journey back, arriving back at the pier at 18:00 PM.

Dubrovnik: Guided Sea Kayaking Tour with Snack

8. 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 on the seas near the cursed Island of Lokrum. You’ll make several on-sea stops at points of interest along the way. 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 of free time at the only beach in Dubrovnik that’s not accessible on foot, and rest at its popular cave. You can swim, snorkel, explore, relax, eat, or sunbathe. Later you'll continue back along the coastline of Dubrovnik and see the area’s Beverly Hills and Dubrovnik's first quarantine zone. This tour will give 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.

Split: Krka Waterfalls Trip with Boat Cruise and Swimming

9. 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.

Rastoke & Plitvice Lakes National Park Tour from Zagreb

10. Rastoke & Plitvice Lakes National Park Tour from Zagreb

Leave Zagreb and head to the Lika region. The first stop on the itinerary is the picturesque watermill village of Rastoke, located at the confluence of the Slunjčica and Korana rivers. Take a stroll through the town to admire the unique rural architecture. The tour continue on to Plitvice Lakes National Park. This is Croatia’s oldest and most visited national park, listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1979. For centuries, water has formed waterfalls and created 16 crystal-clear lakes in this area. Enjoy the outstanding natural beauty of the forest landscape and the lakes that are connected by a series of waterfalls. Board an electric boat to cross Lake Kozjak and learn more about karst formations and the abundant animal life in the park. Become one with nature, enjoy the clean fresh air and marvel at the breathtaking views that surround you. The guide will be with you and your small group throughout the day, and will share some interesting stories about the areas you visit and will be happy to answer any questions you may have.

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We had the most awesome, informative tour ever. Our guide Bojan was out of this world and changed my mind about guided tours. He was so polite, respectful, cheeky and overflowing with information that no question stomped him. He had the times right on to the second and perfectly timed all of the stops to make sure we had toilet breaks, food and souvenirs and of course the best spots to take the photos.

Memorable experience. It is really worth visiting this picrurisque scenery.

The trip was worth the money.. The guide was also very informative...

Was great trip and lovely little place. Tour guide was lovely lady.

Amazing trip. My best time during my holdiays in Croatia,