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  • Location:Zagreb, Croatia
  • Duration:11 hours (approx.)

Private Tour: Plitvice Lakes Day Trip from Zagreb

Spend a day at the breathtaking Plitvice Lake National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site, on a private day trip from Zagreb! The Croatian stunner is home to some of the country’s clearest lakes as well as scenic forest trails and crashing cascades of water. Enjoy a walk of the area with a private guide plus an electric boat ride on the lower lakes and a relaxing sightseeing tour by bus. The walk is steep and covers a distance of roughly 1.5 miles (2.4km), but the dramatic lakeside vistas make the effort worthwhile.


  • Private day trip to Plitvice Lake National Park from Zagreb
  • Visit the UNESCO-listed lakes with a friendly private guide
  • Enjoy a walking tour around the forest trails inside Plitvice Lake National Park
  • See incredible flora and fauna and breathtaking lakeside panoramas
  • Ride on an electric boat around the lower lakes
  • Relax on a sightseeing tour by electric train before leaving the national park

What You Can Expect

Private Tour: Plitvice Lakes Day Trip from Zagreb

Enjoy a private tour of Plitvice Lakes National Park on a tour from Zagreb!

Leave your Zagreb hotel by air-conditioned car (or minibus) and travel south to Plitvice Lake National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site, roughly two hours away. The oldest and largest of Croatia’s national parks, Plitvice encompasses a total of sixteen lakes, linked by impressive waterfalls and gushing streams.

On arrival, head out to explore the dense forests that surround the lakes with your private guide. While walking along the forest trails at a steady pace, admire the breathtaking wilderness that can be seen all around you, with colorful wild flowers framing the paths and pretty wooden bridges. The walkways are well maintained yet steep, but your guide will set the pace according to the slowest walker so no one is left behind. Your route takes in some 300 stairs, and while it’s not an easy walk, the views from the vantage points make it oh-so worth it.

Halfway through your walk, enjoy some free time for lunch at a cafe inside the park (own expense), and then take a ride around one of the lower lakes by electric boat. The lakes are famous for their pure water, and while they may look turquoise from a distance, you’ll notice how clear they are when gazing into their depths from your boat.

After your boat ride and the second half of your walk, hop aboard an electric train for a final tour of the park to cover more ground. From the comfort of your seat, look out at breathtaking panoramas of the verdant countryside, punctuated by dazzling lakes.

Swap your mode of transport to your vehicle, and then relax on your journey back to Zagreb, finishing your day trip with a hotel drop-off.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

This was a fantastic day trip, We had an excellent guide Tammi, she was friendly, knowledgeable and informative. It was a fair distance to walk in the heat, but manageable. There were amazing views of lakes and waterfalls around every corner. I would highly recommend this tour, especially if you get Tammi as a guide.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

The park is like a peace from heavens! Amzing place, and well maintained.
The tour guide is very informative and so friendly!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2014

Loved the waterfalls! The tour guide who accompanied us was so friendly and full of information. Highly recommended excursion!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2014

The driver and tour guide performed their duties in a superb professional manner. The day was an extremely joyous experience of being in God's beautiful creation. We highly recommend this tour.

Rana H
United Arab Emirates

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2014

The Plitvice Lakes are incredible. Great views! Our tour was private so we had the flexibilty to decide how much time to spend at each spot. The drive from Zagreb to the Lakes was very comfortable as well.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2014

We would recommend this tour since the the lake area is unbeliebably beautiful. Our guide gave much history along the way, it was a wonderful day!

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