Welcome to Pag Island


Modern Pag is an unusual mix. The island has long-standing traditions of cheese- and winemaking; paški sir (Pag cheese) is one of Croatia's most celebrated culinary exports, its source the otherwise unremarkable village of Kolan. The famous intricate Pag lace is framed on many a Croat’s wall. And yet Novalja is a party town and the island has become a clubbing mecca, with Zrće Beach a summer nightlife hot spot.


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$83.70 Food, Wine & Nightlife

Small-Group Zagreb Food Walking Tour

Your tour begins in front of the Croatian National Theater building at 10am. Your licensed local guide will provide an overview of the history and tell more about the current vibe of Zagreb. You will start with the renowned salami Kulen and one of the most popular dishes of Zagreb, Strukli. Enjoy this dough filled with cottage cheese and sour cream in one of the best restaurants in the city. The brave ones can even spice things up by tasting the local brandy, Rakija. Advance to the largest farmers market of Croatia, Dolac, where you will feel the buzz. You will sample infamous sheep cheese from Pag island that triumphed as one of the best worldwide. Head to your third stop where you will try an award-winning Croatian marmalade and an Eco juice. A ride by the shortest funicular (cliff railway) in the world brings you to the medieval Upper Town. A stroll and an informative talk about the sights including Strossmayer Promenade, Lotrscak Tower and St. Mark's Church opens your appetite even more. You are ready for the main dish of Sarma or Punjene paprike, depending on the season. To help it slide more easily you will have the assistance of a local beverage, Gemist, a combination of wine and sparkling water. Wrap things up and use the Gric Tunnel which was built during WWII as a getaway plan. Your next stop is a pastry shop where you can satisfy your sweet tooth with Croatian chocolates. Your tour concludes with a cup of coffee or tea at the popular Zagreb 360° observation deck.

$16.74 Cultural & Theme Tours

Zadar Walking Tour

Meet your guide at the Meeting Point: „Narodni trg“ (People`s Square) under the Lamp Post 10 minutes beforehand. Look for a white umbrella with Zadar Walking Tour signAfter meeting your tour guide, starts your journey through the ancient history of  Zadar's old town, a UNESCO World-Heritage Site.During the walk you will see the Old City hidden corners, stop by the Church of St. Donat that lies on the ancient Roman forum bulit from the 1st century BC to the 3rd century AD, Cathedral of St. Anastasia, Sea Gate, Land Gate, City Walls and the Square of Five Wells…Visit the famous city market and marvel at the wide variety of products from nearby farms.Enjoy a taste of Pag Island cheese and the famous Maraschino liqueurAt the end of the tour you can take your time listening the unique sound of the Sea organ or enjoy a view of the beautiful sunset.The tour guide would be glad to give you suggestions regarding restaurants and shops to make this trip a memorable one!

$88.48 Transfers & Ground Transport

Split to Zrce Beach Small-Group Round-Trip Minibus Transfer

Discover one of Croatia’s top partying destinations — without worrying about logistics — with this seamless and comfortable round-trip minibus transfer. You’ll meet your driver at the centrally located Riva Harbor in Split; groups of up to 11 visitors are accommodated in the luxurious, climate-controlled Mercedes Sprinter. Head out at around 10am, and spend the next four hours motoring northwards along the Adriatic Coast, taking in the stunning Croatian scenery as you go. Your destination is Zrće Beach: located on Pag Island, it’s famous for its large-scale clubs, sprawling festivals (including the annual Hard Island Festival, Armada Croatia Festival, and Dream Island Festival), as well as its natural beauty and perfect swimming conditions. After arriving at Zrće Beach around 2pm, the day's itinerary is up to you. After a full day of festivities, reconnect with your driver at 1am, after which you’ll hop back in the minibus and return to the Riva Harbor at around 5am.

$776.03 Day Trips & Excursions

Private Tour: Pag Island Day Trip from Zadar

On this day trip from Zadar, you'll discover the island of Pag, known for salt, lace, cheese, and its unique stone landscape. It's also known as one of the sunniest islands in the Adriatic, with more than 2,500 hours of sunshine per year.After pickup from your hotel in Zadar you'll be transported in a comfortable private vehicle to Pag. Here, a private guide will give you an in-depth tour of the island's history, architecture, and culture. You'll visit the Church of the Assumption of Mary, which holds a Holy Cross from the early 15th century. You'll also see the 15th century Church of St. George, part of the defensive wall of the city, and the Church of St. Francis. Walking through the city you will find the Benedictine Monastery of St.Margaret. In medieval times, Benedictine nuns had a special and important role in Pag, especially in the education of girls. The nuns ran the town's first nursery and school, and taught girls the craft of lace making, a large part of Pag's economy. Today, Pag lace makers can be seen on the streets making beautiful needlework. Stop by the Pag Lace Gallery in the Petar Krešimir IV square and learn more about the craft or shop for souvenirs. You'll also visit salt storage facilities and learn about the importance of salt for the island. Next, drive from Pag to Lun. Along the way you'll see giant stone walls, which are some of the most well-preserved in Croatia. Your guide will tell you more about their structure and use.  You'll also pass the Gradac viewpoint, which offers a panoramic view of Pag and the countryside. Make a stop at the Gligora cheese factory in Kolan, where you'll enjoy a tasting and learn about cheese production in the region. Some of the cheeses produced here have won awards for being the best in the world. On arrival in Lun, the northernmost point of Pag island, you'll visit a natural olive tree reservation. Some of these trees are 2000 years old! This entire area is full of dreamy landscapes of olive trees and botanical gardens, and you'll have time to relax and enjoy the sights and aromas, as well as visit the botanical garden.  In the late afternoon, you will return to Zadar and dropped off at your hotel.

$20.93 Outdoor Activities

Private Tour: Half-Day Hike to the Highest Peak of Pag Island

Your tour will begin with private pickup from your hotel or accommodation on Pag island at 8am. You will then be on your way to St. Vitus with an opportunity to admire the island's scenery.At the start of your hike, you will see 'Suhozidi' (dry stone walls) that have been maintained by Pag farmers for centuries. These stone walls have been built in two, three, and even four rows, serving as a border between pastures and protection for the sheep as well. As you hike, your guide will provide insight on the history of this area. After about 75 minutes, you will reach the top of St. Vitus and see the ruins of the old chapel from the 14th century. Here you will have about 30 minutes to see the chapel and sign the visitor's book as you take in the beautiful views below including the surrounding islands and the astonishing Velebit mountain. Afterward, you will have a 75 minute descent before concluding the tour with hotel drop-off around 12pm.

$239.15 Outdoor Activities

Island Pag Bird Private Watching Tour

Pag Island is a habitat for over 160 species of birds. Learn about the migration of these various birds coming from Northern Europe to Africa. The Island of Pag is where rare species like the Egretta garzetta (Mala bijela čaplja ) seek shelter and food. You can also capture pictures of other rare birds on the Island: Oenanthe hispanica (Primorska bjeloguza), Upupa epops (Pupovac), Motacilla flava (Žuta pastirica), Meropidae (Pčelarica), and Circaetus gallicus (Orao zmijar). Witness their great migration as you Immerse yourself into such a beautiful and serene environment.