Embrace Croatia's pristine natural and geological beauty during this memorable tour and riverboat cruise in Krka National Park.
Depart the pier for the drive through the Karst Sibenik hinterland en route to the Krka National Park. One of Croatia's seven national parks, Krka encompasses 55 square miles, and is noted for its geological, geomorphologic, hydrological, biological, and landscape elements. The Krka River is also a distinctive natural phenomenon due to its specific biocenosis and formation of gypsum barriers. The entire area is rich with endemic species of vegetation, birds and fish. As a result of rigid conservation laws, this extraordinary area has been preserved in its original form.
Upon arrival, you will take a guided tour of Krka National Park. The highlight of your tour will be a visit to the wonderful Skradinski Buk Waterfalls, which cascade over 17 natural barriers. The highest fall is 146 feet in height; Europe's highest gypsum barrier. Above the falls, a large plateau offers spectacular panoramic views and photo opportunities. Depending upon availability, you may also be able view a small ethnological exhibition, and an old grinding mill that is still in operation to this day. If you wish, free time is provided for you to further explore the immediate area around the falls via walking paths.
Next, you will embark a riverboat for a cruise to the picturesque river town of Skradin. Here, you will be treated to a tasty but simple lunch featuring local cuisine and wine.
Following lunch, you will re-join your coach for a relaxing and scenic drive back to the pier.
Please note: This tour includes strenuous walking - at times on uneven ground or gravel surfaces. There are also a significant number of steps to be negotiated and it is not available to wheelchair guests or those with mobility concerns. Casual lightweight clothing, a hat and comfortable walking shoes are suggested. Guests must be at least 21 years of age to be served alcoholic beverages. Viewing of the Krka National Park ethnological exhibition is not guaranteed and may be omitted from the tour with little or no notice.