Welcome to Zadar
Boasting a historic old town of Roman ruins, medieval churches, cosmopolitan cafes and quality museums set on a small peninsula, Zadar is an intriguing city. It’s not too crowded, it’s not overrun with tourists and its two unique attractions – the sound-and-light spectacle of the Sea Organ and the Sun Salutation – need to be seen and heard to be believed.While it’s not a picture-postcard kind of place, the mix of... Read More
Top experiences in Zadar
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.
8-Day Croatia Tour: Dubrovnik, Split, Trogir, Zadar, Zagreb and Plitvice
Start your amazing Croatia trip with a sightseeing tour of Dubrovnik, where you’ll visit several sites including a Franciscan monastery and one of the oldest functioning pharmacies in Europe.The next day, see the ancient Roman Palace of Emperor Diocletian in Split, a beautiful city on the Adriatic coast. After that, visit the UNESCO World Heritage-listed town of Trogir, home to some impressive Gothic architecture and after, make your way to Zadar.On your fourth day, tour the old quarter of Zadar whose city walls, towers and gates tell the story of the city’s interesting past. After this morning tour you will visit Zagreb, the capital of Croatia in which you will admire the following morning, the Cathedral, the University and the fortified Upper Town amongst other essential landmarks. That afternoon you will be departing to the last stop of the tour, Plitvice.On your second to last day, soak up the serene natural beauty of UNESCO World Heritage-listed Plitvice Lakes National Park.The following morning you will be making your way back to Dubrovnik via Trilj and along Cetina River's valley.Enjoy free time back in Dubrovnik before concluding your tour on your eighth day.All transportation, accommodation and daily breakfasts and 5 dinners are included, and for lunch, your guide can give you recommendations on great places to eat around the city. See the Itinerary section below for a detailed schedule.
Kornati Archipielago: Small Group Sailing Trip from Zadar
We start our cruise from Zadar marina. Cruising through Zadar channel towards the pass of Mali Ždrelac. Passing under the Pašman Bridge that connects the islands of Ugljan and Pašman, and continuing our tour towards the island of Dugi otok. On the way there you will be able to see a part of the national park Kornati and then we are entering nature park Telašćica. Through the pass called Mala Provesa we are entering into the area of the Park of Nature- Telašćica. Here we are docking near salt lake Mir. The Lake is situated in the south-western part of the Park. The water in the lake is salty due to the underground canals that are connected with the sea.The area abounds with richness of flora and fauna. Within the park is situated a donkey reserve. Coastal or Dinaric donkey is a Croatian autochthonous 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 is leading you to the cliffs and one of the most beautiful view on the Sea. We continue our cruise towards small cove for more swimming and enjoying the Adriatic. On the way back to Zadar our skipper will meet you with the basics of sailing.
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.Head to Kornati National Park via boat, and enjoy breakfast as you travel to the 109 islands that make up the park. Along the way, stop twice to go swimming, tour an old village on one of the islands, and visit the nature park Telašćica with its wildlife and sea creatures.You also have the opportunity to swim in the salt lake Mir. Then relax as you're taken on a tour around the park, checking out the dramatic karst-limestone formations that tower around you. Lunch is also included on your full-day tour.
Kornati Kayaking and Cycling Day Trip
This is what you can expect of your active day:Your guide greets you as you get of the public passenger boat in Sali (Monday to Saturday at 11:40h and Sundays at 8.50h) - 11.45h – 13.00h Meeting the guide and cycling to the southern tip of Dugi Otok and Telascica Natural Park. - 13.00h – 13.30h Introduction to sea kayaking (and gear customization). - 13.30h – 19.00h Sea kayaking to Kornati National park (including snorkeling, swimming and lunch break in family run restaurant). - 19.00h – 20.00h Cycling back to Sali. The approximate duration of your full day experience is 8 hours (1-2h cycling, 6-7h kayaking including all breaks) The length depends on the weather and the preferences of the group. You can estimate: cycling 10km, kayaking 10-15km.This itinerary serves as approximate guide as the aim of the tour is to give you an authentic Croatian adventure. The route may change during the trip to take the advantage of any possible opportunity, such as the weather conditions or according to the groups preferences. Please note that weather conditions, transport delays and other factors may influence the itinerary.
Krka National Park Full-Day Tour from Zadar
Explore the ecologically diverse Krka National Park on this boat 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 ethnographic collections, mills, and weaving workshops.You'll return to Zadar at around 5pm.