Zadar
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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.

  • Zadar: Private Walking Tour Through 3,000 Years of History

    3. Zadar: Private Walking Tour Through 3,000 Years of History

    Zadar represents one of the most interesting and oldest urban localities in the Mediterranean, constantly inhabited from 1000 BC. In the 1st century it became a Roman colony and acquired the characteristics of a city. You will visit remains of a Roman Forum, the biggest one built in Croatia and the center of social life at the time. Zadar was the capital of Dalmatia region from the fall of the Western Roman Empire until the end of the First World War. Hear the story of its defensive walls that the Venetian Republic built in the 16th century for protection against the Ottomans and see the picturesque port of Fosa with its beautiful Land Gate. You will walk the famous Kalelarga, the main and most famous street in the city. Stand in front of the church of St. Donat, the symbol of Zadar and see Zadar Cathedral dedicated to St. Anastasia. Zadar is famous for its Sea Organ and Greeting to t...

    Ended up with a private tour and my guide was fantastic. As a local she was very well informed, personal, and was able to share a wealth of info.

  • From Zadar: Plitvice Lakes National Park Tour

    4. 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

    5. 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.

  • Zadar Guided Walking Tour

    6. Zadar Guided Walking Tour

    Take a journey through ancient history on a guided walk along the streets of Zadar's old town, a UNESCO World-Heritage Site. Stop by the Church of St. Donat, a pre-Romanesque structure dating from the 9th century. See the site of Roman Forum, built between the 1st century BC and the 3rd century AD. Visit the Cathedral of St. Anastasia, the largest church in Dalmatia. The tour continues to the Sea Gate, Land Gate, City Walls and 5 Wells Square. Visit the famous city market and marvel at the wide variety of products from nearby farms. The duration of the walking tour is 1 hour and 40 minutes.

    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!

  • Zadar: Wine Tasting with 3 Course Meal

    7. Zadar: Wine Tasting with 3 Course Meal

    Soak up the best of Croatian culinary traditions with a 3-course meal and complimentary wine taste. Learn about wine regions, varietals, and terroir as you sip on selected wines. Taste 3 delicious dishes featuring fresh-from-the-market products. The menu changes weekly based on seasonal foods, and each course is matched with a generous pour of a perfectly paired wine. As you dine, your host will introduce each bottle and answer questions, explain each pairing, offering tips on deciding which wines go well with certain foods. Pick up information on Croatian main wine regions, the types of grapes grown there, and the styles of wines they produce. Learn some oenophile jargon, delve into the concept of terroir to study how climate and soil impact a wine’s characteristics and discover what means what on a Croatian wine label.

  • Zadar Islands: Private Hidden Treasures Speedboat Tour

    8. Zadar Islands: Private Hidden Treasures Speedboat Tour

    Enjoy a full-day scenic excursion on a comfortable speedboat through the Zadar channel and around the island of Ugljan towards Dugi Otok, stopping along the way wherever you like. Once at Dugi otok, take a quick break to experience the slow pace of life on Croatian islands. Have an ice cream, coffee or a cold drink before head to a hidden bay near Dugi Otok. This beautiful, small and sandy bay, surrounded by wild nature, is a big secret of the area. Rest underneath the olive trees or chill on the boat under the canopy and enjoy the turquoise sea. Next, head to the island of Iž. On the way, see all the beauty of the Zadar archipelago. Discover the islands of Rava, Ugljan, Žut and Sit, before hitting a secluded bay on Iž island. Enjoy some snorkeling and swimming from the boat and make use of the sound system. Visit the village of Iž, an exceptional example of traditional Croatian island ...

    We only had one full day in Zadar and couldn’t think of a better way to spend it than to see the islands and gorgeous water. We booked a private tour for a group of four. It was the perfect amount as we could all sit at the front of the boat and see the gorgeous views. Our guide took us to 6 different islands, stopped at an island for an afternoon beer & a local cafe where we had sushi, fish, fried squid & Dalmatian style wine. The food was phenomenal and something we would’ve never experienced without him. Our tour lasted 9 hours and it was simply amazing. We gained knowledge on the history of the area, swam in pristine waters and went on an island hike to name a few of the adventures. Hands down the best excursion we’ve been on. Croatia was beautiful, we hope to be back!

  • Explore Zadar: Laid-Back Fun Bike Tour

    9. Explore Zadar: Laid-Back Fun Bike Tour

    This leisurely tour is good for both holidaymakers, and those who wish to spend a little longer in Zadar, as you will know where to go and what to do during your holiday. Join this tour to explore through some of Zadar´s most diverse and exciting parts. Explore the city, have fun, stop and smell the salty sea air, or chill with a drink in one of the fine beach bars. Outside the old city walls you will have the chance to see beautiful waterfront coast with marinas, stop at Zadar´s Sphinx, Puntamika Lighthouse and Beach, climb up the hill to the viewpoint, cycle through Arbanasi and Kolovare. Finish the tour appreciating the sun while listening to the sea organ - an architectural object and experimental musical instrument, which plays music by way of sea waves and tubes located underneath a set of large marble steps.

  • Zadar of the 20th Century: Historical Walking Tour

    10. Zadar of the 20th Century: Historical Walking Tour

    Relive the troubled 20th century in Zadar. Go on a 2-hour walking tour packed with historical photos and vivid explanations by a licensed guide. Appreciate Zadar's significance in the larger course of Croatian history. Learn how Zadar became a center of the nascent fascism sweeping the continent in the 1920s after it was occupied by the Italians during WWI and subjected to the rule of Benito Mussolini. Visit the bunker built by the Nazis during WWII and hear about its status as an important Nazi military harbor. Wander through the Zadar Old Town where the disastrous Allied bombing during WWII destroyed nearly 80% of the area.  Visit some of the sites destroyed by bombing during the war and rebuilt during Tito's reign and the communist era. Learn how communism impacted the city culturally, demographically, and politically. Finally, watch a multimedia presentation to understand what led ...

    Tanya was a pure delighted 10/10 recommend her as a tour guide for her lovely personality and brilliant wit makes an effort to get to know all on the tour and gives great advise on what to do also makes the history and tour so exciting

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What people are saying about Zadar

Overall rating

3.8 / 5

based on 4 reviews

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.

This kind of guided Tour through Zadar is definitely different to what you are used to. Really funny and interesting. A Mix of standard tour with the virtual reality elements concluded. Absolutely recommend to do this :)

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.

Everything was well organized. Very friendly and helpful.