Visit the UNESCO-listed Plitvice Lakes National Park and riverside village of Rastoke on this full-day trip from Zagreb. Traveling by air-conditioned minivan, stop in Rastoke, dubbed the ‘Little Plitvice,’ and see its cascades and watermills before continuing to Plitvice proper. Here, take a 4-hour sightseeing tour, admiring the lakes and waterfalls by foot, boat, and tram. Finish with lunch (own expense) at a local restaurant before returning to Zagreb. Entrance fees included.
Full-day trip to Rastoke and Plitvice Lakes National Park from Zagreb
Call at riverside Rastoke, known as the ‘Little Plitvice’
Admire the cascades, watermills, and mountain-hut-style houses
Take a guided tour of UNESCO–listed Plitvice Lakes National Park
Follow the walkways over the blue and green lakes and past the waterfalls
Ride a boat and tram in the park, and break for lunch (own expense) at a local restaurant
Round-trip transport by air-conditioned minivan, with admission tickets included
Depart central Zagreb by air-conditioned minivan, and travel south toward Plitvice.
Then, break for a stroll and coffee (own expense) in Rastoke, a picture-perfect village dubbed the ‘Small Lakes of Plitvice.’
This historical town fringes the River Slunjčica near its junction with Plitvice’s River Korana, and is famed for its waterfalls. Admire the cascades along with the watermills and distinctive stone-and-wood architecture.
Next, continue to UNESCO-listed Plitvice Lakes National Park. Composed of 16 lakes joined by waterfalls, the park is famed for its beauty and lakes’ changing hues, which shift from turquoise to emerald and gray depending on their mineral content and the angle of sunlight.
Take a guided tour, following the wooden walkways over the lakes and enjoying the beauty of the rushing cascades. On route, take a boat and tram ride to absorb the scenery.
After four hours at Plitvice, enjoy a classic Croatian lunch (own expense), with your guide recommending dishes and drinks (own expense).
Finally, return to Zagreb, where your tour ends at the departure point.
8:00 Pick Up in Zagreb
9:45 - 10:30 Visiting Rastoke and a coffee break
11:00 – 15:00 Sightseeing of Plitvice Lakes National Park with tour guide
15:30 – 16:00 Time for lunch
18:00 Drop off in Zagreb
Possibly the itinerary may be adjusted due to traffic, flooded trails in the park or bad weather conditions.