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  • From Zadar: Krka National Park and Waterfalls Day Trip

    1. From Zadar: Krka National Park and Waterfalls Day Trip

    Depart Zadar and journey to Krka National Park, famous for the limestone formations of dissolved calcium bicarbonate in the water of the Krka River and waterfalls. Upon arrival, take a 1.5-hour tour of the park with a licensed guide to see some of the waterfalls, such as the beautiful cascades of Skradinski buk. Admire the travertine and stone walls of the historical water mills of Šibenik-Knin County, where wheat was milled for various towns in ‎Dalmatia in historical times. Get 2 hours of free time for lunch at a restaurant and to go for a walk or swim under the cascades of the biggest waterfall in the park. Return to Zadar via the historical town of Šibenik, where the kings of Croatia were crowned. Avail of 1-hour of free time to discover the UNESCO World Heritage monument of the Cathedral of St. James, stroll the promenade to get stunning views of the Adriatic Sea or just enjoy a c...

    Krka Park lovely. Description of your not very accurate. We didn’t have a guide explaining about the flora and fauna or anything else. Talked a lot in German but when it came to English it was minimal.

  • Full-Day Kayaking Tour in Dugi Otok from Zadar

    2. Full-Day Kayaking Tour in Dugi Otok from Zadar

    On this full-day kayaking excursion you’ll experience the natural beauty of Dugi Otok, a rugged island located to the west of Zadar. When you arrive, a van will transfer you to the bay, where the kayaking adventure begins. During the tour you’ll encounter secret bays, numerous sea caves and soaring cliffs. Later, when you return to the starting point you’ll be transferred to the north of island, where you’ll have lunch. Afterwards, you’ll paddle your kayak to a sunken ship, which offers a spectacular snorkeling experience. The final part of the tour is spent at the white sandy beach of Sakarun, where you can relax, swim and play the local game of picigin – a real treat for all.

    The kayaking experience was set up very well and great for all levels of experience. Zoki was an excellent guide.

  • From Zadar: Plitvice Lakes National Park Tour

    3. From Zadar: Plitvice Lakes National Park Tour

    Depart Zadar at 08:30, and journey towards Plitviče Lakes National Park. Drive through the hinterland of the picturesque Lika region for about 2.5 hours, and then enter the park for the start of your 2-hour guided tour. Marvel at the natural scenery of the Upper Lakes area, where 12 of the 16 lakes of Plitvice can be found. Cross Kozjak Lake by boat to experience the largest and deepest of the lakes from a different perspective. Belonging to the Upper Lakes group, Kozjak Lake is the result of 2 smaller lakes merging into one and is the only navigable lake in Plitviče Lakes National Park. Glide across the serene waters, where the travertine Stephanie`s island was named by the Crown Princess Stéphanie of Belgium (wife of Crown Prince Rudolf of Austria) after a visit in 1888.  Admire the idyllic scenery of the Lower Lakes region, characterized by small waterfalls, turquoise waters and sur...

    A beautiful National Park, with amazing crystal clear water and waterfalls. The ecosystem it provides is spectacular. It is one of natures beauties. It gets very busy and we visited in low season. Boardwalks get a bit crazy and pull off areas would be great. A must do if in Croatia.

  • From Zadar: Dugi Otok Half-Day Kayak Adventure

    4. From Zadar: Dugi Otok Half-Day Kayak Adventure

    Explore the natural beauty of the island of Dugi Otok on a half-day kayaking adventure from Zadar. Delight in the white sandy beach of Veli Žal, and swim in a hidden cave. Begin your tour by boarding a ferry at Gaženica port in Zadar and cruise for 1.5 hours to Dugi Otok. Admire the beauty of the magical Zadar archipelago on the sunny deck during the ride. Upon arrival in Brbinj, Dugi Otok, meet your guide in front of the ferry, then take a 15-minute ride to Veli Žal. Once at the beach, choose how you want to spend the first part of your adventure. Soak up some rays on the beach, go for a swim, explore the surroundings in a kayak by yourself, or join your guide on a ride around the island of Mezanj. 2 hours later, transfer to another bay where the real kayaking adventure starts. Paddle out in your kayak with a certified local guide, and try cliff jumping, swimming, and diving in an as...

    The tour was very exciting and Zoran, the guide, was very friendly and funny. He took care of us were well and he was preventive about the weather conditions and our safety. The cave was wonderful and the rest of the experience as well.

  • Krka National Park from Zadar Port

    5. Krka National Park from Zadar Port

    Be collected from the cruise ship port in Zadar and driven to Skradin to board a boat for a 30-minute ride. Take a guided walking tour past Skradinski Buk and visit the park's ethnographic collections, mills, and weaving workshops. Explore the ecologically diverse Krka National Park on a boat tour. The park covers an area of just over 142 square km (88 square miles). The top attraction of the park are the magnificent waterfalls, including the famous Skradinski Buk Falls, which is one of Croatia's most famous sights.  Due to the special position of the park, with various types of habitats, is it characterized by exceptionally rich and varied flora and fauna. The abundance of various species of birds and the significance of Krka National Park for spring and fall migrations make this an ideal tour for both the amateur and experienced birdwatcher. 

    We had a mix up at pickup. Our instructions said meet the tour van at the taxi stand and look for a Get Your Guide Sign. Our guide was actually in the bus station and had a sign with our name on it. We lost 30 minutes of tour just trying to catch up with the guide. The phone number on the instructions also did not work. There must be a secret code to add when using a US based phone. We had a local taxi driver call the guide. The guide was a little perturbed and tended to act that way for most of the tour towards others, not us. She was very informative and kept trying to get us back to the ship at 4:30 instead of 3:30. We kept trying to explain that 4:30 would not work as that was the time when they lifted the gangway as the ship leaves port at 5:00PM. She did gets us back at 3:30PM. On the tour of the park she went backwards through the walkway which was fine with us as we did not have to wait on long lines but it did upset all of the others doing the right thing

  • From Zadar: Plitvice Lakes Private Tour

    6. From Zadar: Plitvice Lakes Private Tour

    Benefit from pick-up at your hotel in Zadar, and then travel into the Dinaric Mountains to explore the terraced lakes and waterfalls of Plitvice Lakes National Park. Declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1979, the location is marked on old maps as the Devil’s Garden and considered by many to be the most beautiful spot in Europe! Marvel at 16 interconnected lakes where water pours from the moss-covered travertine rocks to create an impressive network of cascades and natural pools. The drive from Zadar will take approximately 105 minutes, and you will have 4 hours at the park to explore. Discover the diverse flora and fauna and get the chance to see wild boar, wolves and bears! Visit the Upper and Lower Lakes to experience the unspoiled nature in full. Although swimming is not allowed, your guide will show you the best places to explore and relax. During the tour you will also get the...

  • From Zadar: Klis Fortress, Split and Trogir

    7. From Zadar: Klis Fortress, Split and Trogir

    Departure from Zadar in the morning towards Klis. Built in the 2nd century BCE Klis Fortress is situated at the peak of a rocky ridge. Due to its strategic position at the hill, Klis fortress was controlling the entrance to the valley that leads to Split. You will climb Klis fortress and take in the beautiful panoramic view of Split and nearby islands. Your guide will explain Klis' turbulent past and defending techniques people used to resist frequent enemies attacks. Inside the fortress, you will see displays of swords and costumes. After sightseeing at Klis Fortress, you will proceed to the nearby Split. Visiting Split is unimaginable without visiting its living heart - Diocletian's palace. It was built as a royal residence for Roman emperor Diocletian in the 4th century and nowadays is protected as UNESCO World Heritage site. As you stroll through the most preserved monuments of th...

  • From Zadar: Krka National Park and Šibenik Full-Day Tour

    8. From Zadar: Krka National Park and Šibenik Full-Day Tour

    Depart from your hotel in Zadar in the morning and enjoy the scenic views towards your first stop at Krka National Park, Croatia's most famous National Park. Witness the mosaic distribution of habitats and discover the rich and varied flora and fauna species. See the Skradinski Buk, a massive clear and natural pool with high waterfalls at one end and cascades at the other. Don’t forget your swimming suit because you will have the opportunity to swim in the lakes if the weather allows it. Afterward, visit Šibenik, a beautiful small town on the coast, where you will have a nice walk and will be able to see all the important landmarks, including St. James’s cathedral, listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Head back to your hotel Zadar in the evening hours after your full-day experience of natural and historical beauty.

  • From Zadar: Plitvice Lakes and Rastoke Day Trip

    9. From Zadar: Plitvice Lakes and Rastoke Day Trip

    Discover Rastoke Village, Slunjčica river, and Plitvice Lakes, one of the oldest and largest national parks in Croatia. Explore the beautiful landscape, crystal clear waters, and amazing waterfalls that earned this remarkable national park a place on UNESCO's list of World Heritage sites.

    Arriving at Plitvice, walk through these ancient woodlands and narrow paths along the lakes and waterfalls. Wherever you are in Plitvice, you will find the lakes separated by travertine marble formations.

  • Split/Trogir: Day-Trip to Šibenik and Zadar

    10. Split/Trogir: Day-Trip to Šibenik and Zadar

    Following pickup from your accommodation, your first stop will be the city of Šibenik. Whilst there, admire the ancient walls alongside the stunning backdrop of the Adriatic Coast. The most famous sight of Šibenik is undoubtedly the UNESCO-protected St. Jacob's cathedral, following which you can choose to walk around the stoned streets, buy some souvenirs, and enjoy a coffee on Riva Promenade. Your next stop is Zadar, the oldest continually inhabited city in Croatia. Evidence of human settlement there stretches all the way back to the 4th century B.C. This history passes through tribal, Greek, Roman, Venetian, and Italian rule, before its modern situation as a part of Croatia. Check out several historic monuments from the medieval and Renaissance periods, in addition to contemporary constructions such as the world's first sea organ. Once your busy day sightseeing comes to a close, your...

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What people are saying about Zadar

Overall rating

5.0 / 5

based on 4 reviews

Wow, we had a great tour with an amazing guide, Sime. He was personable, knowledgeable and had an interesting way of weaving history, architecture and his stories together to be very informative and engrossing. Definitely the best guide we’ve had our entire trip. Sime+ Zadar, quite a combination, don’t miss his tour!

Our day for Plitvice started early where we were met by our guide Ante. During the drive there he provided a lot of interesting information on Plitvice and Croatia in general - willing to answer any questions we had. The walk itself was good, great views and scenery.

Guide was great (knowledgeable and friendly) lunch was good, great route around the park was chosen. Transportation was good but instructions for pick up were a bit unclear

Great nature and great guide Sandra. She was attentive made sure the pace was good for all of us. Fantastic day. Do it you won’t regret it. Needs good walking shoes.

It was a really nice tour to know about Zadar more than general facts from the Internet.