Visit medieval Šibenik and Krka National Park on this day trip from Split. Start your day in Šibenik, the oldest Croatian town on the eastern shore of the Adriatic Sea, and explore its history-steeped streets. Then, head to Krka. Wander through the postcard-perfect national park and see some of its 17 natural waterfalls, including Skradinski Buk, the park's largest fall. You’ll also enjoy ample free time to swim in the lower lake, wander independently or explore the charming mill cottages.
Make your own way to the meeting point along the Riva, Split’s main promenade, on the morning of your day trip. Then, after joining up with your guide, settle into your seat aboard an air-conditioned coach and travel to the historical town of Šibenik, where you will visit the Cathedral of St James.Šibenik, its steep backstreets, winding alleyways and medieval gardens. If you wish to further discover this town perhaps stroll down to the port for a glimpse of the Fortress of St Nicholas, which dates back to the 16th century.After around an hour, return to your coach and continue to Krka National Park. One of Croatia’s seven national parks, Krka is home to 17 breathtaking waterfalls that cascade over natural barriers from the Krka River.Set off along the gravel pathways and round-loop boardwalk with your guide. Look out over the tiny islets that stud the azure-green water and scan the lakes for Dalmatian barbelgudgeon, trout and other fish. See, too, the pretty woodland, meadows and quarries that are home to the park’s abundance of wildlife.After roughly 1.5 hours, break for lunch (own expense) before continuing to the park’s crowning glory: the Skradinski Buk waterfall. Snap photos of the fall’s 2,624-foot-long (800-meter) cascade and be wowed by the thundering sound of its waters crashing into the lower lake.Then, split off from your guide to explore independently. Perhaps change into your bathing suit and cool off with a swim in the lower lake, or stroll to the nearby mill cottages, which have been transformed into souvenir stores, cafes and workshops.When the time comes, join back up with your guide and return to your minivan. Then, relax on the hour-long journey to Split, where your tour concludes with a drop-off at the original start point.