Discover the stunning landscape of Plitvice Lakes National Park on a 12-hour tour from Split, and spend the day exploring the UNESCO World Heritage Site with a local guide. Follow scenic walking trails, take a boat trip to hidden lake, and ride a sightseeing trail the heart of the park. This full-day Plitvice Lakes National Park tour includes all activities, entrance fees, and round-trip transport from your hotel in Split or Trogir.
12-hour Plitvice Lakes National Park tour
Visit a UNESCO-listed natural area
Hotel pickup and drop-off in Split (selected hotels)
Start with your pickup from the meeting point or selected hotels in Split or Trogir, then begin the 155-mile (250-km) trip to Plitvice Lakes National Park: your guide will share some background about the park and Croatia along the way, and you’ll have scenic views of the countryside throughout the trip.
Upon arrival in Plitvice Lakes National Park, stretch your legs on a hike through the forest, following the guide on a 2.5-mile (4-km) trail to the park’s upper lakes. Hop in a boat at the lakes for the ride to the lower lakes, or Donja Jezera, a picture-perfect cluster surrounded by thick trees.
The national park is the perfect place to see geology in action, as the rivers and streams that flow through the Plitvice Lakes continue to shape the karst formations and rock landscape visible during your tour. Trade the boat for a seat on a panoramic train for another perspective on the terrain, then enjoy some free time for lunch—meals are not included, but the guide can help you find the perfect place to eat.
This 12-hour tour concludes with a return trip to Trogir or Split with drop-off at your hotel.
07:30 / 7:50 Departure from Split / Trogir
11:30 – 15:30 Guided sightseeing of Plitvice Lakes
16:00 – 17:00 Time for lunch in a local tavern
20:00 / 20:30 Arrival in Trogir / Split * 7:20 voucher check in Split
Possibly the itinerary may be adjusted due to the traffic, flooded trails or bad weather conditions in the park.
Reviews by Viator travelers
Excellent natural attraction and nice hike but bit crowded
, Aug 2019
Andre our guide gave us full 5 hours at the park but still felt a bit rushed. Beautiful falls, lakes and scenic hike. Crowd made a bit frustrating to enjoy the beauty but I suppose everyone must be feeling the same. Overall an excellent experience.
Tour guide, Igor, should have his photo as the illustration for the word "guide" in any dictionary. Really smart, calm and funny. You might think that the restaurant stop is a tourist trap but surprinsingly it s not. Really fair prices for good and enough food - even the croatian police was eating there when we stopped. The tour was exactly as described and we had enough time to enjoy the beauty of Plitivice. It was a little bit crowded but still ok - the park i mean not the trip itself. The bus driver Ante was really nice as well. All in all, a trip to remember.
My mom and I had an Amazing day. Of course the Park is beautiful. Its like you were entering in paradise . But de also had an increadible day thanks to our guide Igor and out bus driver Tiho (i'am your leader's dad) . Igor gave us Many informations about Croatia, the landscape and Always put poesy in it's words . Thanks you Igor for having made this day even more Magic. As my mother was not sportive, he took his Time and had a slower rythme for her to be confortable. Tiho the driverwas also really nice and so funny. Thank you Guys for both your kindness ans sweetness.
Plitvice lakes are an awesome magical place..one of the best I have seen in all my travel across Europe. Tour was also very nice and about just right in terms duration...though we would have liked it to be much longer with so much beauty around.
This was a terrific day out. Plitvice Lakes and National Park is an amazing place and even though it was snowing and raining this did not hamper our enjoyment. Our guide, Andre, was really nice and very informative. It was a small group of 10 people and this was much better than having a large group of people. The restaurant where we stopped for lunch was lovely and the food very good. I would definitely recommend this trip.
loved the tour, Tiko and Toni were amazing, really friendly and enjoyable company. However it would have been good to receive detail information on the voucher advising it would be a 4h hiking tour so we could be more prepared in terms of shoes.
My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed this tour. Our guide Igor was fabulous, very well-informed, friendly and spoke multiple languages fluently. The day was long but that was to be expected and it was also very busy in the park this day. However, all ran smoothly and our guide made the clever decision to slightly change up the way in which we navigated through the park in order to avoid the crowds as much as possible. We were very grateful for this as it allowed us to see most of the park in about 4 hours despite the crowds. The park is amazingly beautiful and I would definately recommend this tour.
We visited plitvice lakes and the location was beautiful, but our bus broke down on the way there and the air conditioning did not work. Luckily got a new bus for the way back.. maybe our tour guide could have been a bit more active than he was