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Holiday Activities

 

Dear Holidaymaker,
 
Welcome to the Zadar Riviera!
 
Here are some ideas and information on how to get the most out of your holiday.
 
Food and Wine
In Biograd harbour you will find the market which is open most mornings. It's ideal for buying fresh fish direct from the fishermen; there is also a great selection of fresh fruit and vegetables, and in the far corner there is an excellent bakery specialising in quality local bread.  Croatia is renowned for its Dalmatian ham which is ideal for starters and for beach picnics and can be purchased at any major supermarket in Biograd and Zadar. Local cheeses are delicious, particulary sheep's cheese which comes from the island of Pag just north of Zadar. This cheese has a worldwide reputation and is well worth sampling. Croatian everyday table wines, red and white, are also excellent, look out for Graševina or Plavac. For special occasions the area produces fine white wines, Pošip and Žilavka, and quality reds, Postup and Dingač.
 
Recommended Restaurants
For simple good quality meals and snacks we can recommend Fast Food Eva, in front of Maresole and restaurant Sidro and for a special occasion the traditional lamb cooked on a spit is well worth trying; this can be sampled locally at Šime Restaurant on the main road, passed Biograd n/m.
 
Services
We have a cash machine at our office, and we are always open to give you advice and for booking excursions or hiring cycles and mopeds, which can be done on a daily or weekly basis. Boat hire (smaller ones for couples and larger ones for groups) can also be arranged on an hourly or daily basis, all at advantageous rates. We offer collection at airport.
 
Excursions
Croatia is blessed with over a thousand islands along its coastline; some of the most interesting are the Kornati group of islands just off our Zadar Riviera. We can organise various excursions to these islands. You can go by traditional wooden boats on an all-day excursion which includes food for lunch of grilled fish and meat, drink and entrance fee or you can go on modern speedy Kornatska Vila ship which makes a cruise covering a vast area of thearchipelago. They differ on services, sailing harbours (Turanj, Sv. Filip i Jakov and Biograd) and days in the week they go on.  Please note that we have to book these excursions a day in advance so please pop into the office the day before you want to go.
 
Fish Picnic

This is a pleasant way to visit a local island or ideal beach. On the trip you will be served a lunch of grilled fish, with wine, beer or soft drinks included. You can also take a boat trip to the local offshore island of Babac where there is a good value restaurant which makes a nice lunch stop whilst discovering the island.
 
A day in Zadar
This 3000 year historic walled city with its narrow streets, fine old buildings, churches and the 800 year old cathedral should not be missed. It also has a market and is a good place for shopping with some fashionable clothes shops and home accessories. There is a good choice of restaurants, bars and cafes. Traffic within the city is very restricted and parking outside the walls can be difficult, this is why we recommend our excursion - or you could go on a local bus.
 
The other one-day trips which should not be missed inland are to the Krk Waterfalls (whole day coach trip with guide including visits to waterfalls with swimming and town of Šibenik, on Wednesdays), and to the Plitvice Lakes (whole day coach trip with guide including visits to World Heritage's Plitvice Lakes National Park, on Thurdays). Departure from Turanj and from Sv. Filip i Jakov.
 
Thank you for choosing Maresole Travel. If you need any advice, assistance or information and organising excursions please pop into our office which is situtated just off the beach near Turanj Harbour.
 
Hope you have a wonderful holiday in Croatia!

 

Some of the Holiday Activities we provide:

 

 Semisubmarine Sailing – take part in one hour sail and explore underworld on this beautiful riviera a sailing especially beloved by children.

 

 

 

 

 

 Mini Train Ride – takes you along the  coast of Zadar Riviera and let you get to know the immediate surronding of your resort – old villages, beaches, beautiful views.

 

 

 

 

 

 Mountain Walks – an easy and relaxing 2,50 km walk from Turanj and Sv. Filip i Jakov to the summit of Crni Krug Hill (200 m) and a an exciting trip to Kamenjak lookout 500 m above the Vransko Lake with incredible views of Lake and islands beyond it. Good opportunities for flora, fauna and bird watchers.

 

 

 

 Riviera Cruise – Half Day Trip by Boat Including boat cruising in Pašman Channel, swimming on Island of Vrgada, visit to Franciscan monastery with guide, entrance fee

 

 

 

 

 

 Fish Picnic – Whole Day Trip by Boat Including sailing, fish meal with drinks and beverages, swimming

 

 

 

 

 

 National Park Kornati – Whole Day Trip by Ferry Boat.Including transfer to the port of sailing, sail, lunch with drinks and beverages, swimming in the lake on the island,  entrance fee, guide

 

 

 

 

 National Park Kornati – Whole Day Trip by M/S Michele. Including transfer to the port of sailing, cruise type sail, breakfast, lunch with drinks and beverages, swimming in the lake on the island, entrance fee, guide

 

 

 

 

 National Park Kornati – Whole Day Trip by M/S Kornatska vila. Including transfer to the port of sailing, sail, breakfast, lunch with drinks and beverages, swimming in the lake on the island, entrance fee, guide 

 

 

 

 

 National Park Kornati – Whole Day Trip by M/S Tri Marije. Including departure from Turanj, sail, breakfast, lunch with drinks and beverages, swimming in the lake on the island,  entrance fee and swimming on Pasman Island

 

 

 

 

 

 Krka Waterfalls – Krka National Park – Whole Day Trip by Bus. Including transport, by boat from Skradin to Waterfalls, entrance fee, guide, swimming at waterfalls, Šibenik town visit

 

 

 

 


Krka Waterfalls Plus – Krka National Park – Individual Whole Day Trip by Bus. Including transport for max. 6 persons, personal driver and guide,  by boat from Skradin to Waterfalls, entrance fee, swimming at waterfalls, Šibenik town visit, itinerary individually taylored and timed

 

 

 

 

 National Park Plitvice Lakes – Whole Day Trip by Bus. Including transport, entrance fee, guide , optional lunch

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 National Park Paklenica – Whole Day Trip by Bus. Including transport, entrance fee, guide, optional lunch

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Split &Trogir Sightseeing – Whole Day Trip by Bus. Including transport, entrance fee in Split, Trogir visit, guide, lunch

 

 

 

 

 

 Zadar Sightseeing – Half Day Trip by Bus. Including transport, Zadar sightseeing (guide on request)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Zadar by Night – Half Day Trip by Bus. Including transport, Zadar sightseeing (guide on request)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Pag Island Tour – Half Day Trip by Bus. Including transport, Pag town sightseeing, visit to salt production fields, visit famous laces makers, cheese& wine tasting, guide

 

 

 

 

 

 Pašman Island on Bycicle – Whole Day Trip. Including transfer by boat to Island, fully equipped bycicle, entrance fees, guide, lunch at a fisher house on Island, swimming

 

 

 

 

 

 Rafting – Whole Day Trip. Including transport to rivers Zrmanja and Krupa, rafting equipment, insurance, instructions

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Canoe on Krupa River – Whole Day Trip. Including transport to Krupa river, canoe, insurance, instructions

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Trekking/Free Climbing – Whole Day Trip. Including transport by bus to Paklenica National Park, trekking through canyon Velika Paklenica to Boris House. After lunch from ‘’rucksack’’, to tracks for climbing. Introduction into climbing by specialist climbers. Inluded also a complete climbing equipement, entrance fee, instructions and insurance.

 



 Mountain Biking – Whole Day or Half Day Trip. Whole Day Track:  38 km long track: Biograd- Pakoštane – Crkvine - Sv. Nediljica-along the north coast coast of Vransko Lake – Prosika – south side of the Lake –Biograd Half Day Track:  20 km long track: Biograd- Pakoštane-south side of the Vransko lake –Biograd. Included bycicle, guide, insurance. To take racksack with food and drink, spare T shirt, and swimming suit at will.

 

 


 Canoe Safari on Zrmanja River – Whole Day Trip. Including transport to Kaštel Žegarski village to meet instructors and hear the basics on rowing and later on canoeing., canoe, complete equipement, instruction, insurance.  To take racksack with food and drink, spare T shirt, and swimming suit at will.  

 

 


 Motor Boat Rental – sailing on your own, an hour, couple of hours or a whole day, no sailing license from you needed

 

 

 

 

 

 One Day Sailing - every day from Biograd na moru

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Twin engine airplane and  helicopter panoramic flights from Zadar Airport (15 km away) at any day

 

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