Split to Krka National Park, travel options

Tours from Split to Krka Waterfalls

Krka is one of Croatia’s most popular national parks, and we are sure you’ve seen photos of its famous waterfalls featured on your Instagram feed. Its beauty, however, is no joke – and it has ensured that its spot as one Croatian destination you can’t miss is here to stay. Here’s why.

Krka National Park is the seventh of Croatia’s eight national parks, which was proclaimed as so in 1985. Located within Šibenik-Knin County, the park covers a total area of 109 square kilometers, featuring preserved ecosystems, unparalleled natural value, flora (1022 plant species to be exact), fauna, and, of course, Croatia’s most famous waterfalls.

But the real star of the show is the Krka river, which runs 72.5 kilometers long to be the 22nd longest in Croatia. It is the reason we have the park, after all. Krka is a natural and karst phenomenon and features seven travertine waterfalls which bring the buzz from around the world.

Krka also counts various cultural and historical monuments, like the Franciscan Monastery which dates back to 1445, the 1st century AD military camp, or its Medieval fortresses which have roots from the 14th century. This national park even boasts 470 kilometers of cycling routes and 14 different hiking trails for visitors.

Tours to Krka

Krka National Park is perhaps most popular for allowing its visitors to swim. However, you can do so only in the marked bathing areas. Skradinski Buk is one of them.

But what also makes Krka so desirable for travelers in Croatia is its proximity to Split. At just over an hour away on the highway (or 90 kilometers), Krka is one of the top day trips you could take from the Dalmatian capital.

But even better is that your day trip to Krka will usually feature some of Croatia’s other coastal charms, too. Namely, many tours to Krka will stop in the UNESCO-protected towns of Trogir or Šibenik, to ensure you get just the right dose of nature, architecture, and culture. Trogir, for example, was named a UNESCO World Heritage site1997 – but it’s no wonder why, as this captivating coastal town boasts over 2,300 years of tradition. Šibenik also boasts UNESCO heritage, from cathedrals to fortresses, and, quite surprisingly, the oldest AC power system in Croatia. Šibenik was actually the first city in the world with street lights powered by a polyphase system of alternating current!

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Krka Tour from Split – Swim by the Waterfalls
Krka Tour from Split – Swim by the Waterfalls

National park Krka waterfalls tour from Split is the perfect opportunity to escape the city streets of Split and spend a day out in the protected nature of national park. Inside the park you will have the unique opportunity to swim by the Krka waterfalls. The tour to Krka national park includes a boat ride on Krka river, guided tour of the park and a sightseeing ride to Trogir town and sightseeing its historic city core under the UNESCO heritage.

Duration: approx 9 hours

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Economy Tour to Krka Waterfalls from Split
Economy Tour to Krka Waterfalls from Split

We will then take you by our air conditioned bus from Split all the way to Krka National Park, more precisely to the little coastal town called Skradin. From Skradin you will board the boat with which you will sail across the Krka lake on a half an hour panoramic ride that will take you straight inside the Krka National Park.


The tour does not include: entrance ticket, guide, optional lunch, gratuities

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Krka Waterfalls – Private Tour from Split
Krka Waterfalls – Private Tour from Split

If you decide to go to Krka Waterfalls to enjoy untouched nature within this marvelous National Park, we will offer you our private tour which will ease your trip and make your visit even more beautiful and unforgettable.

Tour duration: approximately 9 hours


Price:
up to 4 people: € 500
up to 8 people: € 650
up to 19 people: € 1,000

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Krka Waterfalls & Šibenik Tour with Wine Tasting Included
Krka Waterfalls & Šibenik Tour with Wine Tasting Included

Perfect choice for combine famous UNESCO World heritage site with one of the best Croatian National Parks. Immerse yourself with perfect nature and beautiful landscapes and take a dip under the oldest waterfall in this part of Europe. Take a panoramic boat ride and explore every single corner of National Park before tasting some extraordinary wines in traditional winery of a little town Skradin.

Duration: approx 10 hours

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Photos from the Krka Tour

Prepare for the Krka Tour

Since a Krka tour will take up at least half of your day (though most tours last around 9 hours), you should make sure you’re well and truly prepared. First and foremost, a comfortable pair of shoes will do the trick, as you’ll be doing quite a bit of walking. Because you can swim at Skradinski Buk, you don’t want to forget a swimsuit and towel, and it would be silly to forget a camera to document your favorite moments. An external charger for your phone is vital, too.

Other park essentials include water, a shawl to cover your shoulders if you decide to visit the Franciscan Monastery, a hat, sunglasses, and plenty of SPF if you’re visiting in the summer months. Water shoes can also be your best friend since swimming in the Skradinski Buk area can get a bit slippery.

If you’re convinced, which we’re sure you are, there is no wrong time to visit Krka National Park. While the summer months can be crowded, the waterfalls are the perfect refresher to save you from those hot days. The spring and autumn months will be quieter with mild weather, while the winter transforms the park into an icy wonderland. Depending on your vibe, Krka National park is never a bad time.

Krka Tour Map

Infographic of Skradinski buk, most beautiful area of Krka National Park

Attractions you will visit on the Krka Tour

Krka waterfalls
Skradinski Buk, Krka NP

Perhaps Krka’s biggest attraction is Skradinski Buk, a waterfall you’ve most likely seen published everywhere from Instagram to the pages of tourism magazines. However, this attraction has a lot more to offer than swimming. Did you know that it is the largest travertine cascade system in Europe?

Trogir

Roughly 30 minutes from Split sits Trogir, a UNESCO World Heritage site since 1997. A captivating coastal town with over 2,300 years of tradition, Trogir’s old town is wrapped within medieval walls. Inside, you’ll find buildings dating back to the 13th and 15th centuries, like the famous Cathedral, Duke’s Palace, or the 15th-century Kamerlengo fortress at the end of the waterfront promenade. Trogir’s Riva boasts plenty of Croatian coffee-drinkers, and its cobblestoned streets and old alleyways tell a new story at every turn.

St Jacob Cathedral in Sibenik
Šibenik

Did you know that Šibenik is the only city in Croatia that can boast two UNESCO World Heritage Sites? From cathedrals and fortresses to Michelin-starred restaurants, Šibenik is yet another Croatian coastal charm. The oldest native Croatian city on the Adriatic is also the first city in the world with street lights powered by a polyphase system of alternating current. The main attraction in Sibenik that you will have the opportunity to see is the unique cathedral of St. James.

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Krka Tour from Split – Swim by the Waterfalls
Krka Tour from Split – Swim by the Waterfalls

National park Krka waterfalls tour from Split is the perfect opportunity to escape the city streets of Split and spend a day out in the protected nature of national park. Inside the park you will have the unique opportunity to swim by the Krka waterfalls. The tour to Krka national park includes a boat ride on Krka river, guided tour of the park and a sightseeing ride to Trogir town and sightseeing its historic city core under the UNESCO heritage.

Duration: approx 9 hours

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Economy Tour to Krka Waterfalls from Split
Economy Tour to Krka Waterfalls from Split

We will then take you by our air conditioned bus from Split all the way to Krka National Park, more precisely to the little coastal town called Skradin. From Skradin you will board the boat with which you will sail across the Krka lake on a half an hour panoramic ride that will take you straight inside the Krka National Park.


The tour does not include: entrance ticket, guide, optional lunch, gratuities

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Krka Waterfalls – Private Tour from Split
Krka Waterfalls – Private Tour from Split

If you decide to go to Krka Waterfalls to enjoy untouched nature within this marvelous National Park, we will offer you our private tour which will ease your trip and make your visit even more beautiful and unforgettable.

Tour duration: approximately 9 hours


Price:
up to 4 people: € 500
up to 8 people: € 650
up to 19 people: € 1,000

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Skradinski buk waterfalls
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Krka Waterfalls & Šibenik Tour with Wine Tasting Included
Krka Waterfalls & Šibenik Tour with Wine Tasting Included

Perfect choice for combine famous UNESCO World heritage site with one of the best Croatian National Parks. Immerse yourself with perfect nature and beautiful landscapes and take a dip under the oldest waterfall in this part of Europe. Take a panoramic boat ride and explore every single corner of National Park before tasting some extraordinary wines in traditional winery of a little town Skradin.

Duration: approx 10 hours

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Prepare for Krka Tour

Krka National Park

Krka National Park is the closest national park to Split and a favorite day trip for many of tourists in Split. Discover flora and fauna of the park, its must see sights  of this protected nature oasis.

Krka Waterfalls Tour Travel Guide

Prepare yourself for the Krka TOur from Split with our in depth travel guide. Find out what to see, what to do and what to bring with you to have the best day trip from Split.

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