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

1. 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 Dubrovnik: Elafiti Islands Day Trip with Pickup & Lunch

2. From Dubrovnik: Elafiti Islands Day Trip with Pickup & Lunch

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. Be picked up from your hotel in an air-conditioned vehicle that will take you to 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

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, 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.

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.

Poreč: Aquacolors Waterpark Fast-Lane Entry Ticket

6. 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.

Krk Island: Half-Day Boat Trip to Five Islands

7. 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.

Split: Hvar & 3 Islands Cruise with Lunch & Unlimited Drinks

8. Split: Hvar & 3 Islands Cruise with Lunch & Unlimited Drinks

Embark on an all-day cruise excursion through the pristine blue waters of the Adriatic Sea, and take advantage of free time to explore three of its beautiful islands. Relax on the deck of the boat, go snorkeling, and eat lunch while admiring the Mediterranean views. After boarding the catamaran in Split, begin your journey with a first stop on the sunny island of Hvar, known for its rich vegetation and lavender fields. Enjoy time to walk around the streets and squares of the main town at your own pace. Next, you will have a chance to discover Pakleni Otoci, a small archipelago just opposite the town of Hvar. Go for a swim, try snorkeling, or bask in the Mediterranean sunshine. Make a final stop in Brac with free time to for swimming before returning to Split by boat in the early evening. Lunch and drinks will be served on board with the option of choosing between a meat, fish, or vegetarian menu.

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

9. 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, lunch, 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 1 hour 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, with a choice of 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.

Pula: Half-Day Kayak, Cliff, and Cave Tour

10. Pula: Half-Day Kayak, Cliff, and Cave Tour

The day will commence at Valsaline Beach, where you’ll get to know your guide and familiarize yourself with the day’s program. All participants will be provided with diving masks, life jackets, and some waterproof bags for their valuables/belongings. Start rowing toward the famous Tarzan cliff — a place only accessible by boat. After around 45 minutes of paddling, spend 30 minutes relaxing and enjoying the scenery. The adventurous can try out diving and the extra adventurous can even jump off the cliff into the water. Then, head to the famous Pula’s cave, entering one at a time. Leave the kayaks in the cave while you tour the area. With some more free time, simply enjoy your natural surroundings, dive into the blue waters, or jump from a 10 or 12-meter cliff. Your local guide will happily answer any remaining questions, and of course, teach, explain, and show you the most important things when it comes to cliff-jumping and diving.  The tour will end back at Valsaline Beach. Look through and take home some of the photos and videos taken throughout the day.

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What people are saying about Croatia

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Superb experience! Davor was an amazing guide, fun and really engaging. He is actually an actor himself and has been on various movie sets in Dubrovnik so could provide us with some interesting insights of what is going on behind the scenes.

Interesting and isightful tour, given by Davor. A litttle bit of historical context of the people and formation of Croatia and the old city as it is today. Definitely recommended.

Disco was a great tour guide, sharing interesting stories and history during our drive. Mostar was very interesting and the falls were beautiful. Would definitely recommend!

Bojan was great. He has wide range of knowledge and knows how to let guests have real fun. It was great a lifetime experience! rice field. It was a very good tour.

We had the best time! Our instructor was great, definitely recommend.