Separated by around 80 kilometres and under 1.5 hours by a combination of road and ferry, Krka National Park makes for a hugely popular excursion from Split.
Best known for its breath-taking network of waterfalls, the national park is a haven for lovers of the great outdoors. As well as its cascading falls, it’s also home to a myriad of picturesque historic sites and serene landscapes. If you’re visiting Split and would like to look into some excursion ideas, then this is certainly one to add to your shortlist, with several organised tours available that offer pick-ups and drop-offs from the city. We’ve compared 5 of the best.
Krka National Park Day Trip with Boat Ride
Embark on a day trip to Krka National Park to see some of Croatia’s most beautiful natural scenery, combined with a stop in the medieval town of Primošten. After meeting your guide and driver in Split, you’ll head out to Skradin to catch a relaxing boat ride to the national park, taking in stunning vistas along the way. Once at the park, you can join a guided tour of its flowing waterfalls, historic flour mills and wood trails, or explore them on your own. Later, you’ll board a bus to picture-postcard Primošten for a couple of hours to stroll, take a dip, eat, or sample wine, before your transfer back to Split. From €27 per person.
Krka Waterfalls, Food & Wine Tasting Tour
A popular choice for foodies, this day-long tour package includes a visit to Krka National Park along with local wine, cheese and olive oil tastings in one of Croatia’s finest culinary regions. After travelling to the park from Split by bus, you’ll walk the wooden path to discover a green oasis teeming with endemic species of birds, fish, and butterflies. Over the course of the day, you’ll visit an ethno-village and see traditional costumes and crafts, as well as the oldest hydroelectric power plant in Europe. Afterwards, you’ll take a boat ride to Skradin where you’ll try the local produce before returning to Split. From €24 per person.
Private Krka National Park Skradinski Buk Tour
This private tour lets you discover Krka National Park in a more exclusive and intimate way in the company of a select group of family or friends. With the possibility of customising the tour to your specific preferences, you’ll get to enjoy the park’s sublime waterfalls and captivating natural environment, including Skradinski Buk, a natural home to more than 1000 herbal and 300 animal species, in exactly the way that suits you and your party. As part of the tour, you can also sit down to a delicious and revitalising meal in a local restaurant near a small waterfall, as well as spend some free time taking a walk through the area at your own leisure. Early in the afternoon, you’ll board your bus back to Split. From €298 per person.