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By contrast, Zadar is a cultured city rich in museums, Roman ruins, restaurants and hip bars. Summertime clubbers gravitate to Zrće Beach and Tisno, which together form the nucleus of Croatia’s premier clubbing scene.

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$76.06 Day Trips & Excursions

Plitvice Lakes National Park Full-Day Tour from Zadar

Departing from Zadar in the morning, your day trip starts with the 1-hour-and-45-minute drive to Plitvice Lakes National Park.Home to diverse vegetation and wildlife, including wild boar, wolves, and even bears, the park was granted World Heritage status in 1979. Located roughly halfway between Zagreb and Zadar, it's marked on old maps as the Devil’s Garden; the spectacular area consists of 16 interconnected terraced lakes, gushing over travertine rock covered in moss. When you arrive at Plitvice, begin your 4-hour guided tour, visiting the Upper Lakes and Lower Lakes and enjoying the unspoiled environment 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. Besides walking and sightseeing, the tour includes an electric boat ride on Kozjak Lake. On your way back, stop for lunch at a restaurant outside the park (own expense) before returning to Zadar, where your tour ends.

$132.54 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

Full Day Sailing Trip from Zadar via Kornati National Park - fully catered

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productPass By: The Day Sail, Zadar, Zadar County, Dalmatiawe will start and finish at the same pointStop At: Matlovac Beach, Zdrelac, Pasman Island, Zadar County, Dalmatiawe will pass under the bridge in ŽdrelacDuration: 2 hoursStop At: Lavdara Otok (Lavdara Island), Dugi Island, Zadar County, Dalmatiawe will stop for short swim in natural bayDuration: 3 hoursStop At: Beach Sabusa, Kukljica, Ugljan Island, Zadar County, Dalmatiashort swim stopDuration: 2 hoursPass By: Sea Organ (Morske Orgulje), Zadar, Zadar County, Dalmatiawe will pass by famous Sea Organ and you will experience how rhey sound from sea sidePass By: Zadar Boat Tours, Zadar, Zadar County, Dalmatiawe will set sails in Zadar in the morning and come back afternoon.

$68 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

Kornati Archipielago Sailing Tour from Zadar

Meet for the start of your cruise at Marina Tankerkomerce in Zadar. Cruise through Zadar channel toward the pass of Mali Ždrelac, passing under the Pašman Bridge that connects the islands of Ugljan and Pašman. Continue on toward the island of Dugi otok. On the way there, you'll be able to see a part of the national park Kornati, and then you'll enter nature park Telašćica. Through the pass called Mala Provesa, enter into the area of the Park of Nature- Telašćica. Here you are docking near salt lake Mir. This lake is situated in the south-western part of the Park. The area abounds with richness of flora and fauna. Within the park is situated a donkey reserve. Coastal or Dinaric donkey is a Croatian breed, and there are 15 donkeys living in Telašćica at the moment. Here you will have free time to have lunch, swim, and walk along coast side of the island, and see unique stone sculptures. This path leads you to the cliffs and one of the most beautiful views of the sea.Continue your cruise toward a small cove for more swimming and enjoying the Adriatic Sea. On the way back to Zadar, your skipper will teach you the basics of sailing.Return to shore in Zadar at about 6pm.

$46.10 Day Trips & Excursions

Kornati National Park Full-Day Trip from Zadar

Your day trip to the jewel of the Adriatic Sea begins as you depart Zadar in the morning.Leaving in the morning, make your way to the Kornati National Park via boat. Enjoy breakfast as you travel to the 109 islands that make up the park. Along the way you'll stop twice to go swimming on beautiful secluded beaches, tour an old village on an island, and visit the Tureta fort.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. Enjoy!

$57.62 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

Zadar Romantic Sunset Sailing Trip

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productPass By: Sea Organ (Morske Orgulje), Zadar, Zadar County, DalmatiaThe Sea organ is an architectural sound art object located in Zadar, Croatia and an experimental musical instrument, which plays music by way of sea waves and tubes located underneath a set of large marble stepsStop At: The Day Sail, Zadar, Zadar County, DalmatiaOur service is fully professional with maximum effort on hospitality. Skippers are also guide specially trained for this kind of vacation.Duration: 2 hoursPass By: University of Zadar, Zadar, Zadar County, DalmatiaThe University of Zadar is a university located in Zadar, Croatia. The university in its current modern form was founded in 2002 but can trace its lineage to 1396, thus making it the oldest tertiary institution in Croatia and one of the oldest in Europe.Pass By: The Greeting to the Sun, Zadar, Zadar County, DalmatiaWe will pass by Monument to the Sun or The Greeting to the Sun is the monument in Zadar, Croatia dedicated to the Sun. It consists of three hundred multi-layered glass plates placed on the same level with the stone-paved waterfront in the shape of a 22-meter diameter circle, with the photo-voltage solar modules underneath

$43.79 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

Zadar Canal Half-Day Sailing Trip

Morning or afternoon departures from Zadar. Your chauffeur will pick you up in front of your apartment or hotel and take you to the boat where you will meet your skipper. Sailing tour starts from the small city port from where you will be heading towards island of Ugljan, also known as the Olive Island due to numerous olive trees growing in its inland. If the wind is favorable you will hoist the sails immediately and the skipper will teach you the basics of sailing. You first stop is Preko, a small picturesque island village. There you will have some free time for sightseeing or a short coffee break. Your sailing adventure continues passing around many small islets, cliffs and rocks.

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