A Comparison of Krka Waterfalls Tours from Split

by Oliver Stallwood  |  Published November 17, 2023

Krka waterfalls are a natural beauty just over an hour from the Croatian city of Split – it is the perfect day trip. Here is a comparison of Krka waterfalls tours from Split:


Among more than 800 types of plants, with Peregrine falcons and golden eagles circling overhead, is one of Europe’s most beautiful but lesser-known natural wonders. Skradinski buk is a crystal clear natural pool on the Krka River in Croatia, with a spectacular 17 waterfalls crashing into it, surrounded by one of the highest densities of lavender anywhere in Europe. It feels a million miles from anywhere but the remnants of the 1895 Krka hydroelectric plant are a clue to Krka National Park’s close proximity to civilization – in fact it is less than 20 minutes from the small town of Skradin and an hour and 20 minutes from the Croatian city Split, making it a perfect day trip from the latter. A 1900m, one-way, circular, educational walking trail leads you around the waterfalls and an entrance ticket for Skradinski buk includes visit of all land localities in the Park in the same day. Here is a Comparison of Krka Waterfalls Tours from Split:

Krka, Roški Falls Swim & Šibenik Day Tour

You won’t find many ten hour tours in Europe for less than 30 bucks – this is some seriously good value for money. Set off from Split early and start the tour with a visit to Skradinski Buk Waterfall  and a guided tour of the area. Many of the small stone houses and watermills dotted around the park have been turned into small museums, connected by winding pathways and wooden bridges, and it feels like being transported back in time. Swimming isn’t allowed at Skradinski buk but there is an opportunity for a dip at Roški Slap Waterfal, before optional lunch in a typical Dalmatian restaurant (not included in the price). Finally the tour takes you to the Krka River canyon and the pretty town of Šibenik where the Krka river flows into the Adriatic Sea. For an all-encompassing tour of the region for not a lot of money, this should be top of your itinerary list. From €27.

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Krka Waterfalls, Food & Wine Tasting Tour


Another great value tour, this one throws in a foodie and drinkie element too. The tour arrives in Skardin and stops at a local winery before visiting the waterfalls, a small house dedicated to Nikola Tesla, as well as old watermills. A knowledgeable local guide explains the history of the area and the traditional crafts that took place here and is always happy to answer any questions. Then it is time to embark on a ‘boat cruise’ – in reality just a ferry –  to Skradin where you can grab a cocktail or lunch at one of the bars and restaurants. The tour finishes with a visit to Plastovo village with an opportunity to sample Dalmatian wine, homemade olive oil, cheese, and bread, before returning to Split. The tour can feel a bit rough around the edges at times and if you don’t expect a Napa Valley quality to the wine tasting experience, you should be alright. From €36.

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Full Day Private Tour Including Free Detour

For something a bit more personal, this private tour from Split is for up to three people, leaving your hotel in the morning in air-conditioned, WiFi-equipped comfort. You can tailor it to your tastes too, with options to visit Sibenik, Trogir, or a local winery as well as the waterfalls. While other tours can at times feel like you are being herded around, this is a refreshing change and far more relaxing. What makes it even better is the price. Rather than costing a small fortune for the luxury of a private tour (which we have come to expect) it still works out quite reasonable at around €80 each for a full day. From €289.00 per group (up to 3).

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