Split National parks

Our most recommended Split National parks

From Split: Krka Waterfalls, Food & Wine Tasting Tour

1. 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.

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.

From Split: Plitvice Lakes Guided Day Tour with Tickets

3. 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.

From Split: Plitvice Lakes National Park Full-Day Tour

4. From Split: Plitvice Lakes National Park Full-Day Tour

Visit Croatia's first national park, Plitvice Lakes National Park, one of the greatest natural wonders of Europe. Also a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the park's unique geology makes for a popular destination for people from all around the world. Meet up in Split and be greeted by your guide and board your transportation for the day. While driving to the park, have the chance to enjoy the beautiful Croatian landscape. Upon arrival to the park, you will be given a map of the park and told about the day's itinerary. Then, have 4 hours of free time to explore 16 beautiful lakes of crystal blue-green water and hypnotic cascades, tour 7 different routes, hike 4 different trails, or just lounge in the shade. Plitvice's natural phenomenon causes it to constantly change through sedimentation of calcium carbonate. It creates special kinds of algae and moss, tufa, or travertine which are deposited to form the natural dams that separate the lakes. See the changing travertine barriers, curtains, stalactites, channels, and cascades being built and the existing ones. Check out interesting caves in which remains of prehistoric settlements have been found. After touring you can also catch a boat or train ride, before heading back to Split.

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

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

Experience the magic of the Plitvice Lakes on this day trip from Split. Ride on a spacious bus and transfer to a boat for a cruise through the park's cascading waterfalls and terraced lakes amid a lush forest. Go deeper into the National Park on a charming woodland train ride. Head to the activity provider's office and board a comfortable coach. Sit back and relax on the drive through the countryside to the UNESCO World Heritage Listed Plitvice Lakes National Park. Listen to onboard commentary during the smooth drive. Enter the park and have some free time to take a stroll on the park's wooden paths which line the shores of the crystal-clear waters. Board a boat and sail through the lower lakes for an unobstructed view of the 78-meter-high Plitvice waterfalls. Delve into the depths of the picturesque forest from the comfort of a climate-controlled train. Take in the park's stunning landscapes from your window before returning to the meeting point.

Split: Krka National Park Trip with River Boat Cruise

6. Split: Krka National Park Trip with River Boat Cruise

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 & Trogir: Krka Waterfalls Day Tour with Boat Ride

7. From Split & Trogir: Krka Waterfalls Day Tour with Boat Ride

Witness the lush beauty of the Krka National Park on a day trip from Split or Trogir. Depart Split or Trogir and relax on the short journey to Krka National Park, known for its spectacular waterfalls and the travertine barrier of Skradinski Buk. Listen to your host as they explain all the secrets of the stunning setting and its scenic attractions. Upon arrival, get some free time to stroll the well-organized trails and wander through the lush green forests at your own pace. Hike to a small collection of renovated stone houses, workshops, and other authentic buildings, including a watermill that demonstrates sustainable village life from centuries ago. Wind your way down to the Krka River, stopping every now and again to read the educational maps and interesting information about the herbs and animal species that make the park their home. Relax under the shade of the tall trees, or sit down on the banks of the river and watch the water rush by. Then, enjoy a boat ride down the Krka river canyon, which will take you to the town of Skradin. Located within the grounds of the national park, you will have 2 hours here to relax and go for a swim. Then, say farewell to this piece of paradise and hop back on the bus. Enjoy back to Split via a landscape of striking beauty and pass the picturesque villages of Dalmatia.

From Split: Plitvice Lakes Fully-Guided Day Tour

8. From Split: Plitvice Lakes Fully-Guided Day Tour

Discover the spectacular scenery Plitvice Lakes National Park on a day tour from Split. Admire the beautiful lakes, canyons, and waterfalls of one of the most popular natural landmarks of Croatia, with a guided walk through the park and boat ride on the Lower Lakes. Depart Split in an air-conditioned bus for a scenic ride to the Plitvice Lakes. Take in the beauty of 16 terraced lakes laced together by waterfalls and walking paths. Learn about the lakes from your guide. Cross the 12 interconnecting lakes at the Upper Lakes (Gornja Jezera) and gaze in awe at the changing color of the water, depending on the mineral composition, microorganisms that live in them and angle at which the sun hits the surface. Stroll across wooden bridges and paths that cross the cascades. Next, journey to the Lower Lakes (Donja Jezera) by boat and enter a fairytale world of natural limestone dams. Take in the views of the Great Waterfall (Veliki Slap) and the surrounding forest.

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

9. 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. Choose between a morning or afternoon group trip, or enjoy a more personalized experience with a private day tour.

From Hvar: Blue and Green Cave Day Tour

10. From Hvar: Blue and Green Cave Day Tour

Enjoy a speedboat tour from Hvar to the Green Cave on Ravnik. Enter the Blue Cave on Biševo island and stop for a refreshing dip at Stiniva Cove. Cruise through the Paklinski islands and visit the turquoise waters of Vinogradišce bay.  Take a speedboat to have an extraordinary experience swimming in the Green and Blue Caves. Swim, sunbathe, and relax in pristine waters and amongst stunning scenery. Meet your skipper and other tour guests at the seafront in Hvar where you'll board a speed boat for an adventurous ride while enjoying the sun and waves. The first stop is the Green Cave on the Islet of Ravnik, well-known for its gorgeous color. Here you will have the chance to swim inside the cave and enjoy the natural, emerald light show. Your skippers will share interesting stories and fun facts about the places see. Next, head to the Island of Biševo, where the Blue Cave, one of the wonders of the Adriatic coast, is located. After reaching Biševo, disembark from the speedboat and board the Blue Cave’s shuttlecraft, which will take you directly inside the cave. You will have enough time to take pictures and enjoy the silvery-­blue color created by the sun as it bathes the inside of the cave through an opening in the roof and is reflected back by the sandy sea bottom below. From the Blue Cave, head to a small, hidden bay named Stiniva Cove where you can jump from the speedboat into the sea to take a short swim through the Stiniva Gates. You'll find yourself inside a beautiful cove, surrounded by magnificent rocks. Enjoy swimming or get out on the pebble beach of Stiniva to take breathtaking photos, sunbathe, or have a cold drink at the beach bar. The Pakleni Islands, a chain of islands located right opposite the town of Hvar, are the final stop on the tour. Discover one of the archipelago’s most popular bays, Vinogradišce at Palmižana, where you can have a seaside lunch at one of the best restaurants in the Adriatic (at your own expense). After lunch, you'll have time to enjoy more swimming, relaxing, or sunbathing before you head back to Hvar at sunset.

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4.4 / 5

based on 1,781 reviews

Highly recommend the trip! The trip itself was well organised and smooth and the Park was beautiful. Our guide was very helpful and made sure we had all the information needed. We were able to contact her at any time through WhatsApp. Thank you for the lovely time!

Ivan was great. Thank you so much. He picked us up in our hotel in a brand new Mercedes which was a nice surprise. He literally told us that he is here all day long for us and we can do whatever we want and go wherever we want. Wish every tour is like this one.

Great experience this! Our guide “Sandra” was super-fun to be with, knows the area inside out & went above n beyond to help everyone in the group. Highly recommend!

Our tour was absolutely amazing! We went with Gray Line (Daniela and Ante) and they were so brilliant, it made the day very memorable

Sandra was incredible, so so worth it and it was so fun!!! Super comfortable and October is really a perfect time to come