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Croatia Multi Activity Holiday in Central Dalmatia Return Airport Transfers 3* Hotel & Activities

Overview
Location
Accommodation
Getting There

Spend an amazing 7 nights exploring the National parks and rivers of central Dalmatia in Croatia, where you will be based in the picturesque town of Skradin. From here you will experience a variety of activities including rafting, cycling, river kayaking, sea kayaking, and hiking. Raft down the Cetina River and kayak down the Zrmanja River. You will also enjoy Trekking in the Paklenica National Park and cycling in the Krka River National Park. Enjoy some of the most beautiful scenery Croatia has to offer!

Highlights

  • Explore this beautiful part of Croatia
  • Experience a range of wonderful activities with local guides and instructors
  • Immerse yourself in the local culture

Included

  • 7 nights in double/twin room at 3* Hotel Skradinski Buk
  • Half board basis (breakfast and dinner)
  • Use of kayaks, bicycles, paddles, life jackets, helmets
  • 5 days of organized activities (see full itinerary below)
  • Neoprene shorts and booties or sandals in case of cold weather
  • National Park entrance fees
  • Return airport transfers from Split and Zadar airport, bus or train station
  • Skilled guide and assistance
  • Ground transportation (private transport throughout)

Excluded

  • Flights
  • Lunch and drinks
  • Items of a personal nature and optional gratuities to your guide(s)
  • Optional trip on day 5, but it can be booked and paid for locally
  • Anything else not specified above

Itinerary

Day 1 - Arrival at destination – Skradin town
Upon your arrival in Croatia, you will be met and taken to the Skradinski Buk hotel, Skradin. Skradin is a small picturesque town named after the world famous waterfall on the river Krka. It is the oldest Croatian settlement with the status of a town and offers an impressive history and beautiful scenery. There will be a welcome meeting and dinner at the hotel in the evening. Settle in and explore the town.

Day 2 - Sea kayaking Zlarin Island, optional visit to Sibenik
The sea kayaking day starts from Zablace, a little village close to Sibenik. After a short introduction to paddling, we start our expedition to the island of Zlarin, which is only 2 km from the mainland. After paddling along the coast of the island we come to the town of Zlarin, a perfect place for a picnic break and some swimming. We slowly finish up our day paddling along the island and the beautiful Sibenik coastline with a view of the impressive fortress at the entrance to the town. After a wonderful days' kayaking in the Adriatic Sea upon return to Skradin we can make an optional detour to visit the ancient town of Sibenik for some more sightseeing; its lively Mediterranean spirit and breathtaking cathedral make it an unmissable destination.
Kayaking: 4 -5 h

Day 3 - Cycling day in Krka River National Park and Visovac Island
Today we will take our bikes from Skradin to the 44m high Skradinski Buk waterfall visiting one of Croatia’s most popular National Parks, the Krka River National Park. The fantastic karst formations and travertine waterfalls make it a beautiful swimming area. After walking, sightseeing and photos we will make a swimming and picnic break under the waterfall. We then continue exploring the surrounding countryside on our bikes, the best way of getting around the park. We will head to the shores of Visovac Lake where the boat will take us to Visovac Island and a Franciscan monastery. After visiting the monastery and the museum the boat will bring us back to the shore where we’ll have a beach break for our picnic lunch. Heading back to Skradin we have a magnificent ride downhill with a scenic view over the Prokljan Lake.
Cycling: 4-5 h, moderate - van support if needed

Day 4 - Kayaking on Zrmanja and Krupa Rivers
Early in the morning we drive towards the little village of Kastel Zegarski and start our expedition down the magnificent wild-west-like canyons of the Zrmanja and Krupa Rivers. Your craft may be raft, canoe or sit-on-top kayak depending on the river conditions. We push off for an afternoon of refreshing fun on the clear, warm green waters of these Croatian rivers, considered two of the most beautiful in Europe. Waterfalls and easy rapids, hidden swimming pools, steep sided canyons… It doesn't get better than this!
Van drive: 45 min; Kayaking or rafting: Class II-III rapids, 4-5 h

Day 5 - Optional trip day
On your optional day you can be as active or as lazy as you wish. Several organized and guided tours of hiking, canyoning, climbing, sightseeing or beach trips are on offer in case you are keen to discover more of the local area. (Please note that the optional trip will incur an additional charge of approx 50€ per head, payable on site, and is dependent on suitable weather conditions. The price is based on a minimum of 4 participants.)

Day 6 - Trekking in the Paklenica National Park and sightseeing in Zadar
Our small expedition leads us into the Paklenica National Park, the most famous location for trekking and rock climbing in Croatia. It covers the area around the Velika and Mala Paklenica rivers, and their distinctive canyons. The relatively small area offers and exceptional diversity of geomorphologic phenomena and flora and fauna, beautiful landscapes and untouched nature. Hiking is the only way to really get to know Paklenica. Finishing our fabulous day in the Paklenica National Park we continue our journey to visit Zadar, a beautiful old town on the Adriatic coast. In the past several years Zadar town has become an increasingly popular destination, attracting people from all over the world and id definately worth a visit.
Van drive: 1h 15; Hiking: 3-4 h; Sightseeing in Zadar: 2 h

Day 7 - Rafting on the Cetina River and visit to Split or Trogir
We drive south towards the little village near Omiš, where our adventure on the Cetina River begins. Clear green water, jungle-like forests, caves and waterfalls will make this rafting trip an unforgettable experience. Cetina is easy enough for families and absolute beginners. The trip ends at Radman Mills, a national restaurant in a beautiful setting of old mills once powered by the waters of the Cetina River. After an optional lunch we continue to Split or Trogir (the group decides). In Split you are free to walk its popular palm tree promenade and visit the Roman emperor Diocletian’s palace, a UNESCO World Heritage Site built in the 4th century. Trogir is another UNESCO site, an old town with fairy-tale streets and attractive stone houses, filled with works of art.
Van drive: 1h30; Rafting: class II-III, 3 h;

Day 8 - Departure day
Return transfer to the airport. If you decide to spend more time in Croatia, our guides will be happy to recommend other beautiful places to visit - especially those you won’t find in tourist guide books.

Note on Itinerary:
This itinerary is subject to change due to group abilities and preferences, weather, water levels, special events of interest, etc. Our travel partner will do their utmost to ensure the best possible experience for our guests without compromising safety at any time and reserves the right to alter the itinerary without prior notice.

Please Note

Group size: min 4, max 16 people. Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough participants to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund. In case the minimum number is not met but those who have already confirmed still want to take part, the price increases by a percentage depending on the final number of participants.

Restrictions

Minimum age: 8 years if accompanied by parent(s).

Extras/Upgrades

Single use rooms are available upon request, with a 20% surcharge. Sharing a room with another person is possible.

The picturesque small town of Skradin has a population of less than 4,000 people, and is a wonderful 'off the beaten track' place to base yourself, ideal for exploring the Dalmatia region of Croatia and its National Parks. The area offers a rich history as well glorious natural surroundings and wonderful cuisine, here are just a few of the highlights of the town itself:

Belvedere and early medieval fortress of ban Pavao Šubić of Bribir from the 13th or 14th century

The Baroque Catholic Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary from the 18th century

Orthodox Church of St. Spiridon from the 19th century

The Skradin Town Museum with a large collection of items dating back to its first settlement.

Parish House containing a rich collection of works of art and a library

Otherwise just enjoy wandering the old streets, soak up the atmosphere and try some of the local beer or ice cream!

3* Hotel Skradinski Buk

Located in the historic town of Skradin, this recently refurbished hotel is named after the world famous waterfall on the Krka river, and is perfectly situated to allow for numerous excursions to nearby national parks and other sites of interest in Šibenik-Knin county. The river is just a 5 minute walk away.

You will be accommodated in completely renovated and refurbished rooms, equipped with air conditioning, mini bar, satellite TV, telephone, free WiFi access and bathroom.

The hotel terrace can accommodate 200 guests to enjoy the dalmatian atmosphere, live music and local specialties, such as wine, and fruit(žižule), rose and walnut brandies.

Getting to the Hotel

Return transfers from Split or Zadar airports are included in the price of your holiday.

Transfer times: Split 1h 30 min; Zadar 1 h

Overview

Spend an amazing 7 nights exploring the National parks and rivers of central Dalmatia in Croatia, where you will be based in the picturesque town of Skradin. From here you will experience a variety of activities including rafting, cycling, river kayaking, sea kayaking, and hiking. Raft down the Cetina River and kayak down the Zrmanja River. You will also enjoy Trekking in the Paklenica National Park and cycling in the Krka River National Park. Enjoy some of the most beautiful scenery Croatia has to offer!

Highlights

  • Explore this beautiful part of Croatia
  • Experience a range of wonderful activities with local guides and instructors
  • Immerse yourself in the local culture

Included

  • 7 nights in double/twin room at 3* Hotel Skradinski Buk
  • Half board basis (breakfast and dinner)
  • Use of kayaks, bicycles, paddles, life jackets, helmets
  • 5 days of organized activities (see full itinerary below)
  • Neoprene shorts and booties or sandals in case of cold weather
  • National Park entrance fees
  • Return airport transfers from Split and Zadar airport, bus or train station
  • Skilled guide and assistance
  • Ground transportation (private transport throughout)

Excluded

  • Flights
  • Lunch and drinks
  • Items of a personal nature and optional gratuities to your guide(s)
  • Optional trip on day 5, but it can be booked and paid for locally
  • Anything else not specified above

Please Note

Group size: min 4, max 16 people. Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough participants to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund. In case the minimum number is not met but those who have already confirmed still want to take part, the price increases by a percentage depending on the final number of participants.

Restrictions

Minimum age: 8 years if accompanied by parent(s).

Extras/Upgrades

Single use rooms are available upon request, with a 20% surcharge. Sharing a room with another person is possible.

Location

Location

The picturesque small town of Skradin has a population of less than 4,000 people, and is a wonderful 'off the beaten track' place to base yourself, ideal for exploring the Dalmatia region of Croatia and its National Parks. The area offers a rich history as well glorious natural surroundings and wonderful cuisine, here are just a few of the highlights of the town itself:

Belvedere and early medieval fortress of ban Pavao Šubić of Bribir from the 13th or 14th century

The Baroque Catholic Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary from the 18th century

Orthodox Church of St. Spiridon from the 19th century

The Skradin Town Museum with a large collection of items dating back to its first settlement.

Parish House containing a rich collection of works of art and a library

Otherwise just enjoy wandering the old streets, soak up the atmosphere and try some of the local beer or ice cream!

Accommodation

Accommodation

3* Hotel Skradinski Buk

Located in the historic town of Skradin, this recently refurbished hotel is named after the world famous waterfall on the Krka river, and is perfectly situated to allow for numerous excursions to nearby national parks and other sites of interest in Šibenik-Knin county. The river is just a 5 minute walk away.

You will be accommodated in completely renovated and refurbished rooms, equipped with air conditioning, mini bar, satellite TV, telephone, free WiFi access and bathroom.

The hotel terrace can accommodate 200 guests to enjoy the dalmatian atmosphere, live music and local specialties, such as wine, and fruit(žižule), rose and walnut brandies.

Getting There

Getting There

Getting to the Hotel

Return transfers from Split or Zadar airports are included in the price of your holiday.

Transfer times: Split 1h 30 min; Zadar 1 h

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