WATERFALLS & HISTORY TOUR
Waterfalls & History Tour
Waterfalls & History Tour
ALL DAY ADVENTURE
(9-10 hours tour)
This whole-day tour is a treat of a day, a walk through unique natural landscape of National Park Krka Waterfalls, swimming under the waterfall, beautiful panoramic views from hills and mountains to the historical Roman cities (Split/Spalato, Solin/Salona, Trogir/Tragurion), a visit to a hidden historical surprise location still unknown to the mass tourism, a drive along the coastline and by the old castles and many other attractions that we exclusively organize for you exactly like this, with all the details we mentioned. The tour starts at the place of your accommodation or any other place of your choosing. Departure is at 9 a.m. but it can be changed if you wish.
The tour is between 9 to 10 hours long. Transfer is by luxurious, comfortable and
air-conditioned vehicle and your driver is a multifunctional professional person full of knowledge and skills, an excellent English speaker, a sharpened talent for top and universal photography with mobile phone, always in good spirits, communicative and always there for you if you need organizing anything you might need on the tour or after it, or during your complete stay in the Republic of Croatia.
Heading toward our first stop we pass through the historical Roman city of Spalato or Split, designed as a vacation palace of the Roman emperor Diocletian in the 3rd century. Split is the second largest city in Croatia with 250,000 habitants and is considered the Pearl of the Mediterranean and one of the most beautiful cities in the Mediterranean as well. It is also well known, as well, for its gorgeous girls, excellent food, night scene and leisure life. The first stop is on the Marjan Hill, which is the city's lungs, at the place called Vidilica (a view spot), just above the old town. Vidilica offers, one of the kind, panoramic fairy-tale view, as if from a movie, at the Diocletian Palace by the sea, and the whole town to the nearby mountain range that plunges into the sea.
Vidilica is also location of the third oldest Jewish cemetery in Europe (1573). You can also see many islands, some of which are world famous, such as the island
of Hvar – nature & top parties with famous superstars, the island of Brac – the most beautiful beach in Europe shaped by the wind and the island of Vis –a paradise of nature and filming location of the musical movie Mama Mia 2.
After taking photos and enjoying the view we continue our adventure driving through the city to the west side of the Marjan Hill. We are passing by the museums and state residences in the woods by the sea, to our second stop at Kasjuni Bay beach with the always calm sea and amazing surroundings. Kasjuni is also the most beautiful beach in Split. From here, you can see the peak of the Marjan Hill where there are two Christian monasteries from the 15 th century built in the caves. You will want to simply jump into the crystal clear sea and enjoy the view of history, nature and islands in incredibly natural and unique environment. It is unbelievable fact that Kasjuni beach is only 3km/1.86mi away from the city centre, but when you are on the beach, you can see only minimal signs of civilization around you. It is absolutely a must feel experience. After Kasjuni beach our relaxed group is heading towards the exit of the city, passing the 'Poljud' city stadium and newer parts of Split.
We head towards the Klis Fortress at the junction of the Kozjak and Mosor mountains at 360m/1.181ft above sea level. On the way to the fortress, we pass by a Roman aqueduct, dating from the 3rd century that supplied the Diocletian's Palace and Split with fresh water from the mountains over 1700 years ago! We also pass through the historical Roman city of Solin/ancient Salona, which was the capital of the Roman province of Dalmatia. Solin or the Roman Salona was one of the 4 largest cities of the all Roman Empire, taken over from the Greeks in the 1st century. Solin/Salona is also the birthplace of the Roman Emperor Diocletian who founded Split. After driving through the centre of Solin we continue to climb the road to the mountains while enjoying the view of Split and the green nature that surrounds us.
All of the sudden, above our heads, the Fortress shows up and right after, we arrive at our third stop, the Klis Fortress, which dates from the 5th century, but gained its fame in the bloody battles against the Turkish conquerors and the Ottoman Empire in the 15th century, appears in complete. This military fortress is very well-preserved and consists of three gates and three towers at different levels. Below the driveway, climbing to the Klis Fortress there are still the bones of Turkish soldiers who died trying to occupy the fortress, while Croatian soldiers spilled hot oil on them, throwing stones, arrows and spears. At the entrance of the fortress we admire an absolutely amazing view of two cities (Split and Solin), 7 islands, vineyards, olive groves, orchards and local farms at the foot of the hill. The Klis Fortress was also the prime location for the TV series 'The Game of Thrones' (The City of Meereen) in the area and has been a hotspot for all the fans of this series in recent years. We promise magnificent and unique photos, a driver & host is an expert with a cellphone photos and he created, on this spot, a special kind of photography that nobody else have in the world! That is one of the elements of the extraordinary tours we do.
After sightseeing of this historic fortress, we head on, using highway for 40 min, to our fourth stop on this tour, which is a beautiful and one of the kind National Park Krka Waterfalls, one of the Croatian National Parks, named after the Krka River (the ancient Greek name: Kyrikos). With its 7 big waterfalls, and under one of them you are allowed to swim, lush vegetation, diversified animal world and waters from every side you turn, Krka is a natural phenomenon and creates magnificent landscape that blends into the colorings with reflection in the crystal clear river stream, which forms small lakes and waterfalls in combination of calm and fast waters. When approaching the Krka Waterfalls, one cannot believe that such a magnificent landscape is hidden inside the rift of the mountain plateau at 220m/721ft above sea level. The canyon of Krka was created by sudden tectonic movement of plates or a strong earthquake some
40 000 – 170 000 years ago, when the earth broke and created this extraordinary natural wonder. In this literally enormous ‘hole’ a natural phenomenon is hidden, just like one from the Jurassic Park movie, with completely different thick vegetation, enormous quantity of waters that are pouring down the canyons and rifts into the earth sediment.
Such surrounding and numerous animal and plant species take you back into some other time and dimension, they completely relieve your stress, you are submerged into this nature whether you wanted it or not, it completely overwhelms you and calms you, offering pure clarity, with no human influence, a load of oxygen that would flood and regenerate your body cells and functions, simply indescribable, it is a must feel & see experience as there is no way to evoke it …
After few hours of enjoying the Jurassic Park or the Krka Waterfalls, we enjoy having a traditional gourmet lunch of the world famous Dalmatia province and then we continue our drive for 30 more minutes to our fifth stop which is the UNESCO protected old town of Trogir. On our way to Trogir, we stop in the mountains for a brief moment to enjoy the beautiful view of the Adriatic Sea, the islands and the entire gulf of Kastela.
In 2015 Trogir or Tragurion was proclaimed the most beautiful island city in the world by the National Geographic. It is also known around the world as a Small Venice as it is connected to the mainland by bridges, surrounded by two canals and lies on two islands. This simply beautiful monument-town was constructed as an octagon by the old Greeks and visible are also later architectural influences of Romans and Venetians. The town is more than 2300 years old and as a wealthy trading market was often attacked by numerous invaders such as Romans, Venetians, pirates, Turks and so on, thus the town is surrounded by high stone walls which are remarkably blended into the historical whole. Trogir is also one of the cleanest cities in Croatia and it can also be proud of excellent food in the restaurants and taverns where you can find the prime class wines too. Plan your visit to the St. Lawrence Cathedral and the oldest Benedictine monastery in Croatia in which the relief depicting Kairos, the god of the lucky moment, from the 4th or 3rd C.B.C. is kept.
We will enjoy refreshing drink on the unusually beautiful Trogir waterfront, with a view to the sea and the island of Ciovo on the other side of the canal. Then we move on over the island, toward our sixth stop which is a Surprise location that I cannot speak much about, since it is a surprise and Easy Ride is the only agency visiting this secret hidden jewel. But be sure this will be the future top tourist destination. Historical and remarkable structure, incredibly unique position, heartbreaking story that accompanies it and blends with present times that cannot be found anywhere in the world, just be careful not to fall into the sea, ups, I revealed too much.
After the surprise location we head back to Split where we end our tour full of extraordinary memories you would never forget, but hey, if you do not feel that way, give us a good reason on the paper and take a full refund of your money. Do you know any other agency that offers the same? Now you know the name for the exclusive and unique tours in Split area and wider: Easy Ride Tours.
And as the popular American rap artist said in his song: ‘Today was a good day’.
Fulfillment not complete, tour is our treat!
Today's targeted destination: Split overview(Vidilica – Kasjuni beach), Ancient Salona, Kliss Fortress, Krka Waterfalls, Ancient Trogir(Little Venice), Coastal Kastela, Surprise location.
Duration: 9-10 hours
Max Persons: up to 7 per van, 8 or more per request
Price: 1-4 person 990 euro/7.270kn
5-7 person 1.280 euro/9.420kn
(Split – Vidilica – Kasjuni beach – Salona – Klis Fortress – Krka Waterfalls – Trogir – Coastal Kastela – Surprise location – Split)
Begining & end of the adventure: From anywhere you like in Split-Dalmatia County
* Within each itinerary and time frame of each tour, it is possible to prolong your stay at one of the daily locations and cancel other stop-s, as if it were a custom tour. You can express your suggestions and wishes before or during the excursion.
* 8:00-9:00h start
(from anywhere you like in Split-Dalmatia County)
09:15(15 min.) drive through Split to Vidilica
09:35(20 min.) stop for Vidilica – amazing point of view above the city
09:45(10 min.) drive toward Marjan Hill to Kasjuni beach
10:00(15 min.) stop to admire Kasjuni – laguna beach, most beautiful in Split
10:15(15 min.) drive through the Split passsing the city stadium, newer parts of Split, Roman aquaduct and ancient city of Salona on the way to the Klis Fortress
10:20(5 min.) drive through the ancient city of Solin/Salona, Capital of the Roman province Dalmatia in the 1st century
10:35(15 min.) drive to Klis Fortress
11:05(30 min.) stop at the famous Klis Fortress – Game of Thrones tower & breathtaking panoramic view of 7 islands and 2 cities
11:45(40 min.) drive along the highway towards the natural oasis/ Krka Waterfalls
13:45(120 min.) stop at the amazing National Park Krka Waterfalls
14:00(15 min.) drive to Dalmatian speciality lunch break
15:00(60 min.) Traditional gourmet lunch of the world famous Dalmatia province
15:30(30 min.) drive trough the mountains to ancient Trogir(Little Venice)
15:40(10 min.) brief stop for the beautiful panoramic view of the Adriatic Sea, islands and entire gulf of Kastela
15:55(15 min) more drive to Trogir
17:25(90 min.) stop at ancient Trogir(Little Venice), 2300 years old, the most beautiful island city in the world according to National Geographic, also our hot-stop for coffee/drink break at the coffee bar, on the magnificant waterfront promenade
17:45(20 min.) drive through the historic town of Kastela bay by the sea, to
18:05(20 min.) stop at Surprise location – future tourist hot spot- historical destination, hidden from public view for now…
18:25(20 min.) drive back to Split, or anywhere in Split-Dalmatia County
* All time frames are calculated based on normal driving conditions and traffic density.
ALL INCLUSIVE TOUR
Duration: 9-10 hours
– English speaking multifunctional Private driver/tour guide/host
– The official guide of the National Park Krka Waterfalls
– The official guide of the old town Trogir 1h
– Private ride, in a luxury, comfortable air conditioned vehicle, plus all expenses(fuel, road tolls and parking)
– Entrance tickets for Klis Fortress and National Park Krka Waterfalls 2h
– Dalmatian lunch
– Coffee or other drink at the coffee bar
– Bottled water
– Snacks(peanuts, chips…)
– Any private expenses
– sunscreen lotion
– dive mask
– changing the length of stay and sequence of stops on each tour within the time frame
– host/driver resolves all your concerns and needs throughout your stay in Croatia after only one tour/excursion with us
– surprise location
*Departure day/availability: any day/01.01. – 31.12
*Cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the tour experience start date
Price: 1-4 person 990 euro/7.270kn
5-7 person 1.280 euro/9.420kn