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Zadar: Kornati and Telašćica National Parks Boat Trip

1. Zadar: Kornati and Telašćica National Parks Boat Trip

Embark on an inclusive boat trip with food and time for swimming. Combine your boat journey up the coast with exploring the National Parks at your leisure. Get ready for a sea adventure on the Croatian coast. Begin the tour at 8:45 AM as you board your ship. Immediately be spoiled with some delicious local Rakija and ham and cheese sandwiches for breakfast. Meet your tour guide and hear fascinating stories. Between 12 PM and 1:30 PM, enjoy free time to explore the Natural Park Telašćica on your own. Discover the views of the magnificent cliffs and bathe in the salt waters of Lake Mir. Also, go for a swim either in the sea or the lake. Admire the scenic views of the next stop, the Kornati National Park and Suha Punta Bay, before a delicious lunch of grilled meat, fish, and salad with Croatian wine. Enjoy some juicy watermelon to help you stay hydrated on the journey back, arriving back at the pier at 5:30 PM.

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From Zadar: Plitvice National Park Full-Day Tour

2. From Zadar: Plitvice National Park Full-Day Tour

Visit  Plitvice National Park on a full-day tour departing from Zadar. Granted UNESCO World Heritage status in 1979, Plitvice is marked on old maps as the “Devil’s Garden" and consists of 16 interconnected terraced lakes gushing over moss-covered rocks. Depart from Zadar early and drive for about 1 hour and 45 minutes before reaching Plitvice National Park, home to diverse flora and fauna, including wild boar, wolves, and even bears. Once at the national park, begin your 4-hour guided tour, visiting Upper and Lower lakes and enjoying the unspoiled nature of one of the most beautiful national parks in the world. Although you can’t swim in the protected lakes, your guide will show you the best places to explore and relax in this paradise of natural wonders. Your tour also includes an electric boat ride on Kozjak Lake. Return to Zadar at around 18:00.

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From Zadar: Kornati National Park Full-Day Boat Trip

3. From Zadar: Kornati National Park Full-Day Boat Trip

Visit the jewel of the Adriatic Sea on a full-day tour to Kornati National Park, departing from Zadar. Leave in the morning and make your way to the park via boat. Enjoy breakfast as you travel to the 109 islands that make up the park.  During the tour, you will stop for 3 hours to go swimming. Then relax as you are taken on a tour around the park, checking up the dramatic karst-limestone formations that tower around you. In the middle of the day, you will also be treated to lunch.

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From Zadar: Krka National Park Full-Day Tour from Zadar

4. From Zadar: Krka National Park Full-Day Tour from Zadar

Discover the ecologically diverse Krka National Park on this bus tour from Zadar. The park covers an area of just over 142 square km (88 square miles). The top attraction in the park is its magnificent waterfalls including the famous Skradinski Buk Falls; one of Croatia's most famous sights. Due to its special position and its various types of habitat, the park is 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. After pick-up in Zadar, drive to Skradin, where you'll board a boat for a 30-minute ride. Take a guided walking tour past Skradinski buk, and then visit the park's ethno collection, mills, and weaving workshops. Return to Zadar at around 5:00 PM.

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From Zadar: Private Speedboat Tour of Kornati National Park

5. From Zadar: Private Speedboat Tour of Kornati National Park

Take a scenic ride on a speedboat through the Zadar Channel towards Komati island and see all the beauty the Zadar archipelago has to offer. This tour is designed to meet your requests and preferences. So while cruising along, let your skipper know what you're interested in doing or seeing, whether it's swimming, hiking, or just cruising through. Begin your tour with scenic views of the islands of Žut, Sit, Dugi Otok, Iž, Lavdara, and Kornati and pass the bridge between the islands of Ugljan and Pašman. Arrive at Kornati National Park and tour its 89 islands, islets, and reefs. Discover the many secrets that make Kornati so unique from your skipper who will take you by a historical defensive fortress that also once served as a movie set. Stop for panoramic views of the surrounding landscape before exploring the park further. Come across many secluded and private beaches and enjoy a quick dip in the refreshing water, some snorkeling, or a bit of sunbathing.  Since the Komati Islands are know for the freshly caught fish, let your skipper know if you'd like to stop for a meal at your own personal expense. They will be happy to recommend restaurants for a gourmet lunch or alternatively suggest picnic locations for those who have brought their own meals. Afterward, if time allots, have another swim before concluding your tour.

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From Omis, Split or Trogir: Plitvice Lakes Small Group Tour

6. From Omis, Split or Trogir: Plitvice Lakes Small Group Tour

With 16 cascading lakes and over 90 waterfalls, Plitvice Lakes always feature on Croatian favorites lists. Don't miss your chance to see these wonderful landscapes. One of the most famous sites in the country, Plitvice has been a National Park for over half a century, and was listed as a UNESCO Natural Heritage site in 1979. After a scenic drive, explore this wondrous, idyllic corner of tranquil water and forests accompanied by a knowledgeable local guide. Hike, walk, take a boat and drive around on a train, before taking some time to enjoy the picture–perfect scenery on your own. Untouched, untamed yet endearingly pristine, Plitvice Lakes soothe the soul with a beauty only nature can create.

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What people are saying about Zadar

Overall rating

4.0 / 5

based on 801 reviews

Beautiful scenery, locations, and water. Friendly staff. They gave us a second meal inbetween the second and third stop, which surprised me since I didn't remember reading it in any description. Bringing your own snacks doesn't hurt, especially being under the sun and on a boat all day.

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.

No bad surprises, everything is as described. Food and drinks "basic" but almost at will, small boat a little dated but which gives it all its charm. A great value for money

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.