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Our most recommended Skradin Day Trips

From Split: Krka National Park Day Trip with Boat Ride

1. 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.

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

2. 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: Krka National Park Experience and Panoramic Boat Ride

3. Split: Krka National Park Experience and Panoramic Boat Ride

Seize this opportunity and join a most memorable tour of the stunning Krka Waterfalls from Split by bus. Leaving Split and the Adriatic behind, immerse yourself in the beauty of the cascading natural wonders that are the waterfalls of the Krka National Park, learning about its stunning nature 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.

From Split: Krka Waterfalls, Food & Wine Tasting Tour

4. 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 or Trogir: Krka National Park and Šibenik Tour

5. From Split or Trogir: Krka National Park and Šibenik Tour

Discover Krka National Park and Šibenik on a guided day tour from Split or Trogir. Witness the Skradinski Buk and Roški Slap waterfalls and swim in the clear water. Admire panoramic views of Visovac Island. Your first stop is Skradinski Buk Waterfall for a guided tour of the local area. Many of the stone houses and watermills have now been transformed into small museums with various exhibits. Walk through a network of pathways and wooden bridges near the waterfalls. Relax and swim at Roški Slap Waterfall. After, you can eat an optional lunch in a typical Dalmatian restaurant. You can enjoy selected wines, as well as delicious traditional homemade food like prosciutto, cheese, and bread. Then move on to the Krka River canyon. Along the way, see the breathtaking panorama of Visovac Island. After, continue to Šibenik to see the sights of the town including the St. James’s Cathedral, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Finally, return to Split along the beautiful coastal road, passing picturesque villages and islands.

From Split: Krka Waterfalls Tour with Boat Cruise

6. From Split: Krka Waterfalls Tour with Boat Cruise

Discover Krka National Park on a bus tour from Split. Embark on a relaxing boat cruise and visit the ancient town of Skradin. Swim in clear and cool waters near waterfalls. Learn about the park's rich history from your guide and immerse yourself in Croatian nature. Hear the most important facts about the park from your guide and head to the largest waterfall in the park, Skradinski Buk. Continue to the Jaruga hydroelectric power plant, the second oldest hydroelectric power plant in the world and the first in Europe. After spending time in the park together with your guide, enjoy a boat ride to Skradin, one of the oldest towns on Croatia's coast. Enjoy some time swimming here, where the river and sea mix together.

Split: Krka Waterfalls with Cruise, Swimming, & Wine Tasting

7. Split: Krka Waterfalls with Cruise, Swimming, & Wine Tasting

Experience the wonder of Krka National Park. Admire its waterfalls, take a river cruise, and go for a dip in the river. Sample some delectable local wines at Ante Sladić Vino winery. Check-in with your guide and board a bus to Krka National Park. Get discounted access to the park. Have some free time to explore the nature of Krka National Park. Take a 30 minute river cruise on the Krka river towards the city of Skradin. Enjoy the beach and jump into the crystal clear Krka river. After the beach, take a short drive to the charming village of Plastovo. Head to the Ante Sladić Vino winery. Taste some delicious local wines and discover why the area is famous for these wines. Drive back to Split.

From Split: Krka National Park Private Full-Day Trip

8. From Split: Krka National Park Private Full-Day Trip

Escape the hustle and bustle of Split city center on a full-day tour to one of Croatia’s most beautiful national parks at Krka. Meet your guide at the Golden Gate of the Diocletian Palace and climb into an air-conditioned for your 1-hour transfer to Krka National Park. Upon arrival, head 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. Enjoy approximately 4 hours of free time to spend as you like. During Summer season (officially regulated by the national park), enjoy the opportunity to swim in the crystal clear waters of the lower lake. Take advantage of this opportunity as Krka Waterfalls is the only National Park in Croatia where swimming is allowed. Alternatively, opt to explore the falls and surrounding forest by the wooden walkways. Breath in the fresh air and admire the breathtaking wild scenery. Take the option to visit the Ethno Museum in one of the old mills and learn about Croatian history and heritage. See the remains of ancient settlements and small stone houses, along with the 1st hydroelectric power station in Europe.

From Split: Krka NP with Lunch, Liqueur Tasting and Snacks

9. From Split: Krka NP with Lunch, Liqueur Tasting and Snacks

Discover the wonders of Krka National Park on a tour from Split. See the Skradinski Buk and Roški waterfalls and swim in the clear water. Learn about the park from guides and try local spirits. Depart Split and travel in air-conditioned comfort to Krka National Park. Take photos of the spectacular scenery in real time as you drive towards the impressive waterfalls of the park. Visit three of the nicest locations within Krka National Park starting at Skradinski Buk waterfalls, the largest travertine waterfall in Europe, with a stop for a view of the 2,000-year old town of Skradin located within the Krka National Park river canyon. Cross the lake by boat on arrival, and get around 4 hours of free time to relax, go for a swim, or learn more about the natural history of the park from the on-hand guides. Take in stunning views of the Island of Visovac, one of the most photographed islands in Croatia. Go on a stroll through this very relaxed part of the park, noting all the beautiful flora and the fauna of the park in the best way possible. Continue to the Roški waterfalls, Krka is a secret corner of the park which is still relatively undiscovered by commercial tourism. Visit the Ethno village and its 700-year-old watermill. Enjoy an optional traditional meal at a waterside restaurant. Savor the local meats, salads, and cheese platter paired with regional white or red wine. On the way back to Split, stop at a local konoba or homestead restaurant. Try out complimentary schnapps and liquors which are produced on the homestead. Please note that in the winter months (from November 1–March 31), the park closes early, the boat trip from Skradin is unavailable, and the restaurant is closed. As a result, you'll leave the park at approximately 2 PM and visit the seaside city of Trogir for about 1 hour. Explore this beautiful town and enjoy lunch there prior to returning to Split at approximately 4 PM.

From Split: Krka National Park, Wine Tasting and Boat Cruise

10. From Split: Krka National Park, Wine Tasting and Boat Cruise

After one hour by minibus, you will enter the amazing National Park Krka Waterfalls. After purchasing the tickets you will get 3 hours to enjoy and explore the park. Afterward, a boat will take you to Skradin where you will be able to enjoy swimming but also wine and cheese tasting in one of Skradin's best restaurants "Wine Garden". Your tasting buds satisfied, you will depart back to Split.

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What people are saying about Skradin

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 56 reviews

The trip was amazing, and our tour guide Jelena was great, very informative and funny. She told us lots about everything around us and explained the details well. There was free enough time at Krka for exploration, waterfalls were beautiful. Then we went to Primošten, this was a lovley little town, you have 2 hours to explore the town, have dinner at range of restaurants or chill by the beach. All together a worthwhile trip ! Back in split town by 17:30

Very good guide. Gives explanations about the city and the life of the country. Take the meal which is optional it is definitely worth it. It is very good. We have time both to have lunch at the inn and to swim. On the other hand, it is important to respect the timetables for returning to the bus. I highly recommend.

we had a wonderfull time. our guide Marco was exceptional and very entertaining. and also a special thanks to the driver.

Very good tour, well organised. Very helpful tour guide, clear instructions on where to meet up after our free time.

Well worth doing this activity. The park was busy but it is stunning and Rudi is an excellent guide.