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Split: Party Cruise with Blue Lagoon and Island Stop

1. Split: Party Cruise with Blue Lagoon and Island Stop

We will meet 1 hour before departure(1pm), so every one can check in. You will receive a VIP bracelet (for a free shot at a bar in the old town & priority access to the club, starting july 11)! We will then embark on our beautiful ship. There are 3 decks for all the fun to take place! The dance floor/bar, the sun deck, and front deck. The Dj will be playing the ENTIRE time, and you can place requests at the time of booking to let us know what kind of music you like best. We will set sail towards the Blue Lagoon (or hidden bay, subject to wind/weather), enjoying the stunning views of all the nearby islands! Once we reach the Blue Lagoon (or hidden bay), we will stop to swim for about an hour. We provide floaties and the great music + good vibes keep rolling! Next, we sail on to our island stop. Here we'll have around an hour to explore, take beautiful pictures and even swim in the crystal clear waters again if you please! Finally our captain brings us to the best sunset spot in the Adriatic Sea! We’ll cruise back towards Split while soaking up every moment of golden hour. Disembark in the same spot as embarkment took place. Freshen up if you like before heading to the bar (same as the meetup) and then head to one of the best clubs in Split with 100+ more people from a pub crawl.

From Split: Plitvice Lakes Guided Day Tour with Tickets

2. From Split: Plitvice Lakes Guided Day Tour with Tickets

Visit Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia's largest national park. It is one of the most magnificent places to visit in Croatia, so don't be surprised to find it on the list of 100 things to do on the world's most famous sites. As a Croatian natural jewel, it’s also on the UNESCO List of World Heritage sites. The main attractions of this park, unique in the world, are the 16 small lakes joined by waterfalls created by the sedimentation of travertine, a special type of limestone. The color of the water is so clear that you can see through and it's changing from emerald green to aqua blue which gives you the opportunity to take some amazing photos. There are also several caves in the park, as well as springs and flowering meadows. The tour starts at 7:30 AM and lasts for approximately 12 hours. Meet up in Split, be greeted by your guide and board your transportation for the day. Three hours of driving will pass by quickly because our guide will tell you interesting stories about Croatia, while you will have the chance to enjoy the beautiful Croatian landscape. Upon arrival at the park, you will be given a map of the park and told about the day's itinerary. Then, you will have approximately 4 hours to walk through the entire path with your guide and visit upper and lower lakes, as well as the big waterfall. The tour also includes a boat ride and a train ride. You will arrive at Split at around 7:30 PM.

Split: Old Town and Diocletian Palace 1.5 Hour Walking Tour

3. Split: Old Town and Diocletian Palace 1.5 Hour Walking Tour

Travel back in time on a walking tour of Split, and discover the largest city of the Dalmatia region with a local guide. Explore 1,700 years of the city’s history, from the construction of the Diocletian Palace in 305 CE, to its place as Croatia's 2nd largest city. Meet your guide at the Golden Gate of the Diocletian Palace, and marvel at the remains of an ancient palace of the Roman Empire, including the open colonnades of the Peristyle. Continue to the impressive Cathedral of St. Duje (Saint Dominus), considered the oldest Catholic cathedral in the world to still be in use in its original structure. Learn about Gregory of Nin by his statue in Giardin Park, and go to the Riva promenade to admire views of Marjan Hill and the Adriatic Sea.

Split: 1.5-Hour Diocletian's Palace & Old Town Walking Tour

4. Split: 1.5-Hour Diocletian's Palace & Old Town Walking Tour

Journey back in time and explore the history of Split, from Diocletian's Palace, built for the Roman emperor in 305 CE, through to the present day. Marvel as history is brought to life before your eyes. See the Cathedral of Saint Domnius with its 12th-century bell tower, and visit the impressive Peristyle courtyard of Diocletian's Palace. Admire the statue of Gregory of Nin by the 20th-century sculptor, Ivan Meštrović. Take a closer look at the impressive Golden Gate that Diocletian walked through to enter his palace. Go down to the Riva promenade to get lovely views of the Adriatic Sea, and see the Old Town Hall and City Clock on People's Square. Walk in a small group for a more intimate experience and the chance to choose what you want to see. Visit the fish market, explore the old neighborhood of Varoš and much more.

From Split: Sunset Cruise with Live Music

5. From Split: Sunset Cruise with Live Music

This two-hour cruise starts with sailing beneath the breathtaking green oasis of Marjan hill, the symbol of Split. Then, continue towards the bay of Kaštela where you can enjoy the panorama of the mountains that surround Split, the views of several marinas and the most important institution for all Split citizens, the amazing stadium of the local football club “Hajduk”. Afterwards, sail to the new part of the town, where you can view several city beaches as the sun sets behind the town, creating an idyllic atmosphere. Enjoy your time on board and be entertained by live music on the open deck where your experienced crew will serve you drinks during the whole cruise.

Split Game of Thrones Tour: City of Dragons

6. Split Game of Thrones Tour: City of Dragons

Follow the same path as Daenerys did during your fully guided Game of Thrones Split tour. On this unique Game of thrones Split walking tour with our expert guide at your side, you’ll get to know filming locations while exploring Diocletian's palace. Your local guide, fan of both the books and TV series, will discuss information from the Game of Thrones Split series, recall incredible tales of legend and local history that could come right out of the books. Explore the 1700-year old Diocletian Palace. The Roman palace was constructed by Emperor Diocletian and today is set in the very heart of Split. It is a UNESCO World Heritage site and one of the most significant and best-preserved structures of the late ancient architecture. Wander the cellars where the Meereenese slaves lived, walk the streets where they ran, come into view where Daenerys kept her dragons, see into the corridor where the Sons of the Harpy waited for the Unsullied and walk through the streets where the Unsullied Army patrolled. In addition to learning all about filming spots, your professional tour guide will also help you learn the history and customs of Split city.

Split: Self-Guided Plitvice Lakes Day Tour with Boat Ride

7. Split: Self-Guided Plitvice Lakes Day Tour with Boat Ride

Join a day trip to Plitvice Lakes, one of the most spectacular tourist destinations in Croatia. Enjoy dramatic scenery and cascading waterfalls, which have been placed on UNESCO’s list of World Heritage sites. Come with us on the tour and avoid long entrance queues in the summer months. Depart from Split in the morning and enjoy a scenic 3-hour drive through the beautiful Croatian countryside to the Plitvice Lakes National Park. On your way, you will get some interesting facts about the park and views. Enjoy exploring the beautiful green paradise on your own along a path crossing the upper and down lakes. A boat trip goes to the lower lakes to experience the majesty of the 78-meter-high Plitvice waterfalls. You will hop onto a train through the stunning woodland of this finest Croatian national park.

Split: Riviera Sunset Cruise & Swim with Summer Vibes

8. Split: Riviera Sunset Cruise & Swim with Summer Vibes

Enjoy a drink on the deck, relax with some summer music and take in some stunning views on this evening's escape. Jump aboard for a 1.5-hour cruise along the Split Riviera. Leave Split Port and follow the sun to take in views including the charming Marjan Park Forest. See the Adriatic showering the pebble beaches along the coast. Sip a drink on deck as the ship navigates close to Čiovo Island. Enjoy the sun setting to the sound of music. Take in views of the old town as you relax on this comfortable boat. Spend this quintessential summer evening in Dalmatia and, as the locals say, "Pomalo": slow down, take it easy and chill.

Dubrovnik Day Tour from Split or Trogir

9. Dubrovnik Day Tour from Split or Trogir

Enjoy a full-day excursion from Split to Dubrovnik, where you will tour inside the historic city walls and along the limestone streets of the Old Town. First, enjoy a scenic ride along the Dalmatian Coast, stopping once or twice for panoramic views across the Adriatic Sea. This is the Mediterranean as it used to be, before the onslaught of mass tourism. Upon arrival at the pearl of the Isthmus of Dubrovnik, take an official guided tour of the city’s historic monuments. Each corner of Dubrovnik is a unique experience, and the 90-minute tour is enough to visit attractions such as the monumental Pile Gate, located at the top of Stradun, Dubrovnik’s famous street of limestone, polished by years of footfall. Go to the Franciscan Monastery, where 30,000 volumes, 216 incunabula, and 1,500 valuable handwritten documents are stored in the library. The cloister is one of the most magnificent monuments in the city and houses the oldest pharmacy in Europe, dating back to 1317. A little further on, encounter the Renaissance splendor of Sponza Palace, notable for its portico and columns, and elaborate stone carvings. Today it is home to Croatia’s State Archives. Your guided tour ends at St. Blaise Cathedral, dedicated to the city’s patron saint and protector. Built on the ruins of a 12th-century church, it was destroyed by an earthquake in 1667, then rebuilt in a Baroque style. It’s a popular place for weary tourists to rest on the steps leading up to the entrance. You are now free to explore the town by yourself. Feel free to climb the city walls and walk the full 1.24-mile (2-kilometer) circuit, offering breathtaking views across a sea of terracotta tiles and the boats and cruise liners in the bustling port. Try some authentic Croatian dishes in local taverns, or just enjoy a cup of coffee in an al fresco café and watch the world go by.

From Split: Trogir and Blue Lagoon Half-Day Tour

10. From Split: Trogir and Blue Lagoon Half-Day Tour

Discover charming town of Trogir and the vibrant color of the Blue Lagoon on a guided boat tour. Enjoy the beautiful scenery of the Croatian coastline, with some time for swimming, sunbathing, and snorkeling. Depart from Split and reach the town of Trogir, listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site. Experience the special atmosphere of the town as you wander through its narrow streets and its waterfront. Visit the Cathedral of St. Lovre and see the impressive Romanesque doors carved by Master Radovan in the 13th century. Continue the cruise to the Blue Lagoon, and marvel at its color. Snorkel with the gear provided, swim and enjoy time to sunbathe on deck. Explore the pebble beach surrounded by pine trees. Keep your eyes out for dolphins in their natural habitat. Make the last stop at the Laganini Beach bar on island Čiovo where you can relax with a cocktail or visit old the fishing village of Maslinica and relax in its unique atmosphere. Take the opportunity for more swimming and enjoy time for lunch or dinner (at your own expense).

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4.6 / 5

based on 1,889 reviews

Split is beautiful and this was a great little get away. If you're looking for an in depth tour this isn't it but if you want to go out on the boat with a small intimate group it is a good time. Bring drinks and/or snacks though as sadly no water was available on board as stated in the info. Luca is one heck of a driver and even let our friend help out on the way back!

The guide’s knowledge of the area and its details, as well as general knowledge of history, was interesting to listen to. The route also provided an appropriate exercise challenge. One can only imagine what the biggest waterfalls will look like in early spring or during the rainy season.

What a fun food tour! Jelana was an excellent guide with a lot of information while keeping it fun. The food and wine was excellent with some great stops. We would highly recommend this tour!!

Olga was fantastic and the food as well. While walking she told us about the history of Split and gave us recommendations for places to eat and visit. Fab tour!!

We came closer to the history of Mostar with excellent local guide.