Discover the fascinating creation of the Krka River and UNESCO Cathedral of st. James

Krka Waterfalls Private Tour from Split

What makes the Krka Waterfalls Tour so popular?

The Krka National Park is unbelievably beautiful, relatively close to some of the most popular tourist resorts in Croatia and not too challenging to visit.
However, if you want to get away from the crowds and truly experience the best of the entire area, consider taking a private tour to the Krka Waterfalls.
Our travel plan lists a variety of choices and options, carefully selected to create a perfect day out.

Price includes

  • Entrance tickets to Krka National Park (“skip the line” benefit)
  • Licensed English-speaking private tour guide/driver
  • Air-conditioned luxury sedan or minivan
  • Pick-up and drop-off
  • Free cancelation policy
  • Flexible itinerary
  • Tourist insurance
  • Road tolls and parking
  • All taxes and VAT
No of persons 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Price per group  420 € 460 € 560 € 600 € 640 € 680 € 720 €
No of persons Price per group 
2 420 €
3 460 €
4 560 €
5 600 €
6 640 €
7 680 €
8 720 €

If traveling in a group of more than 8 people, contact us for an offer.



    • Admire the spectacular Skradinski Buk waterfalls
    • Walk on raised boardwalks through fairy-tale-like nature
    • Taste one of the best Croatian prosciuttos at a unique watermill tavern
    • Take a swim in the crystal-clear Krka River at the Roški Slap waterfall
    • Marvel at the UNESCO-protected Cathedral of St. James in Šibenik


    Private tour itinerary is flexible to suit special needs and interests, as well as departure and arrival time to fit to your holiday schedule. Suggested itinerary for private tour to Krka waterfalls and Sibenik:

    09:00 Pick up and departure
    10:30 – 12:30 Tour of the Skradinski Buk Waterfall area
    13:15 – 14:45 Visit of Roski slap, time for light lunch and swimming
    15:30 – 17:00 Sightseeing Sibenik & Cathedral of St.James
    18:30 Return to Split

    Most of our private tours allow for great flexibility and variations. That is especially so with the Krka Waterfalls Private Tour from Split.
    Apart from the regular and the most popular itinerary, other options are also possible. First of all, the “essential” option may be perfect for cruisers. “Essential” option (perfect for cruise ship travellers)

    09:00 Pick up and departure
    10:30 – 12:30 Tour of the Skradinski Buk Waterfall area
    14:00 Return to Split


    Your tour guide/driver will meet you at the specified location and after a smooth one-hour-long drive on a modern highway you will already be at the entrance to the Krka National Park.

    After having taken care of the entrance tickets, a short introduction will be provided by your private tour guide, allowing you to make the best of your free time in the most spectaculararea of the national park:

    Skradinski Buk Waterfalls
    As one of the most photographed landmarks of Croatia, Skradinski Buk Waterfalls do not really need special advertisement. However, the pictures don’t quite do justice to this wonderful place.
    Dozens of intertwined streams and channels, passing among a lush, jungle-like vegetation, finally merge into a powerful series of cascading waterfalls.
    Ancient watermills in no way interfere with the natural symphony. Rather, human intervention made the park even more stunning, introducing even more drama into the landscape.
    The raised boardwalks allow easy access to otherwise secluded areas, opening new vistas over and over again.
    After the casual walk around the waterfall area that takes about 2 hours, you will continue the discovery of the Krka National Park.
    Along the way, numerous exciting landscapes will make you want get out of the vehicle and take photos.
    One of the most attractive sights will be the picturesque Visovac island. Situated in the Visovac lake, this tiny island is famous for its active Franciscan monastery.
    About a 15-minute- drive away from the lookout point, you’ll reach:

    Roški Slap Waterfall / Konoba “Kristijan”
    Situated at the northernmost corner of the Krka National Park, the Roški Slap Waterfall is, in fact, a spectacular entry of the Krka River into Lake Visovac.
    With the dramatic backdrop of steep cliffs, Roški Slap Waterfall looks even more attractive. For centuries, humans have used the energy supplied by nature to power their mills. One of the ancient mills was slightly adjusted and turned into a very simple tavern. Withwater actually flowing among the tavern tables, the barefoot waiters of “Konoba Kristijan” serve their family’s own produce: cheese, tomatoes, bacon… and possibly the best smoked ham, or pršut, you’ll ever taste in Croatia. Situated in the middle of nowhere, this place had nevertheless some highly esteemed visitors, like Albert, the prince of Monaco, and Roger Federer, the famous tennis player.
    After the light lunch at the scenic tavern, consider taking a swim at the Visovac Lake or in one of the primitive jacuzzies: crawl into an old wool-washing baskets with a natural waterfall collapsing on your head.
    Refreshed and invigorated, you will be ready for the last stop on today’s itinerary:

    Šibenik and the Cathedral of St. James
    Šibenik is probably one of the most underestimated cities in Croatia. Situated at the mouth of the Krka River, this town, once upon a time the largest in Dalmatia, got world’s attention relatively recently, when the UNESCO inscribed its Cathedral on the list of world heritage of history.
    The Cathedral of St. James is indeed a masterpiece of gothic and renaissance architecture, entirely made of impeccably white limestone and looking like a precious pearl. Apart from its ingenious stone roof, made to look like an upside-down ship, the church is known for the 72 head portraits of the 16 th century residents of Šibenik decorating the apse wall.


    Why book a private tour to Krka Waterfalls with Portal?

    The Krka Waterfalls tour from Split is super popular. In other words, it’s very probable you’ll end up in a big bus crowded with fascinating people travelling on a budget, being herded around the park and taken to beach “en-masse”.

    By choosing Portal Day Tours, you will benefit from the personal attention of your experienced tour guide/driver, see places that only few get to see and be inspired by the extraordinary nature.

    For 25 more reasons why choose Portal, please click here.

    Did you know?

    If you would like to include wine-tasting or a full-course meal, you can tailor the trip to your preferences by choosing an alternative option listed below.

    Skradin /Restaurant “Cantinetta”
    Skradin is a hidden gem, a sleeping beauty just waiting to be discovered. The town’s landmarks are colourful houses, co unusual for Dalmatia, and, of course, its veal risotto. Cooked for hours and hours until the meat totally dissolves into a paste, Skadinski Rižot is a real treat for all gourmets.
    One of the few places serving the risotto prepared according to the original recipe is the restaurant “Cantinetta” in Skradin, a perfect place to charge your batteries.
    Conveniently, Skradin is also famous for its beaches, with the crystal-clear water of the Krka River providing much needed refreshment to ever-present tourists.

    Lamb under the iron bell at “Roca Estate”
    A delight for all senses, the Roca Estate, situated in the middle of an olive grove, offers the very best of Dalmatian hinterland: Smoked ham, dried figs, wine, bacon, olive oil, and, above all, the “peka”, lamb and/or veal with potatoes and veggies slow cooked under an iron bell.

    Konoba “Vinko”
    Super popular with local gourmets, konoba “Vinko” is famous for its suckling pig on a spit and the wild asparagus risotto. Just make sure to book it well in advance.

    Wine-tasting at Dalmatia’s best wineries
    The Bibich Winery is probably one of the fanciest wineries in Croatia, made famous by the legendary Anthony Bourdain, taking Dalmatian wine-tasting and haute cuisine to a completely new level.
    The Sladic Winery combines traditional farming with the modern technologies and know-how, producing some of the best wines in Croatia

    Additional suggestions
    Apart from the many options within the tour itself, you can combine parts of this tour with other travel plans.
    For example, you can visit Krka during your transfer from Zagreb to Split, or from Zadar to Split.

    Instead of going to Šibenik, you can choose to visit Trogir.