Krka National Park & Šibenik │ Day Trip from Split │ Private │ Guided │ Full Day │ From $60
Spend a full day exploring Krka, one of the most beautiful national parks in Croatia, followed by a visit to the small town of Šibenik on the Adriatic coast. Start your private tour in the morning at a time of your choice, with an enjoyable drive along the Dalmatian coastline in the company of your English-speaking driver guide. Shortly you will arrive to Krka National Park with fascinating waterfalls. A total area of approximately 70 miles of the Krka River and its basin was proclaimed as the Krka National Park in 1985. This beautiful park lies within Šibenik & Knin county and includes the Krka River and the lower course of the Cikola River.
In addition to the diversity of flora and fauna, the area of the Krka river abounds in cultural and historical monuments, traces of human creation since prehistoric times. Start your pleasant walk by visiting Skradinski Buk, the longest and the most visited waterfall on the Krka River. Explore the old stone houses which were recently restored but kept its authenticity by visiting preserved watermills dating back to the XIX century. These mills have high cultural and historic significance, as monuments of rural architecture due to their primary activity and the economy of the past. Here you can learn how wheat was milled, cloth washed, bags and carpets woven, horseshoe made and how the food used to be prepared. If you would like to learn more about this area, you can opt in for a a more comprehensive guided tour with a professional English-speaking local guide at time of booking your your Krka day trip! Swimming underneath the waterfalls is a one-of-a-kind-experience so don’t forget your bathing suit especially during the months of July, August and early September! Due to the distinctive position and various types of habitats along the Krka River, this area stands out for its exceptional wealth of flora and fauna. Enjoy an inspiring walk in the amazing nature along the wooden pathways and bridges. The views from the bridges are absolutely magical so don’t hesitate to snap a lot of photos!
We continue with a visit to Šibenik on the way back to Split. This oldest native Croatian city on the Adriatic, is located in the most protected natural harbor, in the center of the eastern coast of the Adriatic Sea, probably in the place where some of the original Croatian settlers first saw the blue sea. Its narrow winding streets, stony houses, many staircases and the remains of the city walls give Šibenik that romantic Mediterranean atmosphere. The St. Jacob’s Cathedral is the most famous building in Šibenik. It was constructed over a period of a century, and is testimony to the determination, sacrifice and belief of the generations of inhabitants of Šibenik. By many things it is unique not only in Croatian architecture, but in European architecture as well. It is entirely built of stone, no other material was used. It is unique in its brave structure of stone slabs and ribs, with no binding material; it is also unique among renaissance churches in its trefoil front facade; finally, it is unique in the harmony of its architecture and the row of 71 realistic sculptural portraits around the apses.
You can stroll the streets of Šibenik on your own and enjoy dinner at one of the best restaurants in all of Croatia or you can opt in for a guided tour with a professional expert local guide which you can select at time of booking this tour. Return to Split with a short stop in the small pictures town of Primošten for picture taking.
TYPE OF TOUR
With a Driver Guide:
Driver Guide will drive and accompany you during the trip and will provide essential information, assistance and orientation. Driver guide is not a professional licensed guide and therefore cannot provide guiding during city and/or national park sightseeing tours.
Who Should Take This Tour (With a Driver Guide):
Anyone interested in exploring the city and/or national park on their own without a professional guide at a more leisurely pace. This type of day trip is designed for travelers who enjoy walking, hiking, taking pictures, local dining, visiting markets, shops, galleries & other activities according to their own interests.
Add a Professional Guide in Krka National Park and/or Šibenik:
Professional guide is a local English-speaking (or any other language speaking) licensed guide specialized in providing in-depth sightseeing tour of the Krka National Park and/or Šibenik.
Who Should Take This Tour (With a Professional Guide):
Anyone interested in exploring Krka National Park and/or Šibenik in the company of a professional English-speaking licensed local guide should select this tour. This type of tour is designed for travelers who prefer guidance of an English speaking local expert in addition to the driver guide to navigate easier and learn more about this amazing natural site. You will, of course, also have the opportunity to enjoy walking, hiking, taking pictures and other activities of your interest. Please note that you have an option to add a professional guide in Krka National Park and/or Šibenik at time of booking this tour.
- The departure and pick up is from accommodation in Split or Split area; hotels, private accommodations, port or other, as the day trip is private.
- We suggest to start at 8 AM or 9 AM, every day of the week. However, if you would like to start later, please let us know as this is a private tour just for you and your travel companions and we can adjust it all according to your preferences.
- Flexible. This is a full day trip, usually from 8 AM until 6 PM, but we can return earlier if you wish since this is a private tour.
- Drop off is at the accommodation in Split or Split area where the guests are staying or any specific drop off point in and around Split.
- English speaking driver
- Krka National Park entrance fee
- Professional English speaking local guide in Šibenik and/or Krka (other languages available) can be added at additional cost
- Food & drinks
- Anything else not mentioned in inclusion