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Plitvice lakes excursion , no guide ,no group , entrance ticket not included, simple and cheap

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  • 10 hours (approx.)
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Enjoy a completely independent way of exploring the UNESCO-listed Plitvice Lakes National Park on this hands-off tour. Meet your coach in central Zadar, or at your local accommodation, and set off in the morning. You’ll head directly to Plitvice Lakes National Park: famed for its turquoise-hued pools, wooden walkways, and many waterfalls. Upon arrival, purchase your ticket and set off on an independent, self-guided tour of the park. At day’s end, return to Zadar.
  • A self-led tour lets you visit Plitvice Lakes National Park independently
  • Round-trip coach transit from Zadar takes all the hassle out of touring
  • Get up close and personal with the UNESCO-listed park’s many charms
  • Explore at your own pace, and don’t worry about following a large group

What's Included

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (in the town Zadar only - out of Zadar - extra charge
  • Free luggage storage in our office or on the bus
  • N/P entrance tickets booked for gate 1 - 10:00 am (please prepare cash for the tickets)
  • Guide , food and drinks
  • National park entrance tickets

Departure & Return

This operator has two meet-up options available. You can either meet at the departure point below or select a location for pick-up.

Departure Point

  • Elegance Tours, Ul. Špire Brusine 8, 23000, Zadar, Croatia

    We are in the old town Zadar , 2 minutes walk from the peoples square .

Pickup Details

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Departure Time

8:00 AM

Return Details

This activity will end right where it started.

Please Note

We will pick you up in front of your room any where in Zadar . Just give us your address and we will give you a pick up time in front of your building .

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Free hotel pick up and drop off is available in Zadar town only ! And the time of pick up depends on which side of town your apartment is , we will contact you about this matter in advance . For pick ups out of town there will be some extra charge
  • We recommend some good walking shoes for this excursion.
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Tickets are booked for entrance 1 , 10:00 am , please bring Croatian Kuna cash for tickets !
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travelers
Operated by Elegance Tours

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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Q:What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Plitvice lakes excursion , no guide ,no group , entrance ticket not included, simple and cheap?

A:The policy on face masks and attendee health is:
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas

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Traveler Tips

You will be given 4 hours to see the lake by yourself no maps provided, take a picture of the route on the board or simply follow the signs.
Not sure supermarket stop is necessary if people are prepared earlier but would def recommend to people
In June, there was already crowded of visitors , it was very important to have group entrance to safe much time of queueing up.
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Wonderful park
Steve_M, May 2022
Plitvce was amazing in every way. The paths are well marked and easy to understand. The beauty of the waterfalls, seen from so many angles was a wonderland. Our bus ride was safe and in a comfortable small bus, seating wise. However, there were several problems that the driver could change for another group. When we arrived, he very quickly told us to meet back at that spot at 3:30 and then took off over a staircase while our group struggled to keep up and find the rest of the group. Once we arrived at our starting point, I felt disoriented and unsure of how to get back to the bus. The driver showed us the park map and made suggestions and gave us our tickets. We had a wonderful time but had trouble knowing which bus was ours since it was unmarked and we had taken off so fast. There was some confusion about numbers since some people were in the wrong bus. Once we left, there was no airflow and it got stiflingly hot. When I requested air, the temperature went down to 17 Celsius. Burrr. It seems like there’s a middle ground. So to me, my issues are easily fixable and most of the trip was very good.
Worth it!
Kathleen_D, May 2022
Pick up and drop off option is quite helpful. Route B is ok in general, but you can choose a longer route D/E (I think) if you have all day as the park is open until 1830. Cafes and restrooms are available at every stop point which is really good. No need to bring food, maybe just light snacks and water if you want to stop and eat by the side of a lake (clean as you go). Boat and bus trips as available within the park, which are included in your entrance ticket price. Really nice view and paths.
Amazing experience
Flor, May 2022
The lakes are amazing, and the excursion is great. So simple and we'll organized. Super recomendable!
Ample time to see a lot.
Marianne_W, Apr 2022
Pitvice Lakes is fantantic. I highly recommend it. We aren’t very fond of guided tours. So, this was the perfect option for us. We were allowed to experience the park on our own for 4.5 hours. Longer would have been better, but this was adequate.
Beautiful national park to hike independent
Elke_M, Apr 2022
We did book the excursion without a guide and we were happy we did. The park is wonderful and it's nice to hike through the park on your own pace. You can choose between different routes, depending on how much time you have. You don't need to be a good hiker or have a great physique :)
Easy transport to the lakes
hgallagher29, Apr 2022
This is a bus ride to and from nothing more but makes planning easy. TIP Bring headphones/earplugs because the bus driver assistant never stops talking and she is LOUD! Also no English speaking driver or assistant. The man that works at Elegance Tours is great and very helpful. Highly recommend him. The lakes were absolutely spectacular a must see experience.
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Nice trip
Lassana_D, Apr 2022
Pick up from the accommodation Nice and beautiful park The trip is a little bit expensive and the road taken is unfortunately not the quick one
Fast and easy day trip with nature!
Suwimon_P, Apr 2022
Good and smooth daytrip. Nice to explore the national park in one day trip in Zadar. The personal at Agency is very nice to welcome and explan for the trip.
This is a must-see
ronanbucky, Mar 2022
Incredible tour with boat and bus ride around national park for added value, very well structured park and trip, a must see!
Keep on walking
Mashud_M, Oct 2021
Thoroughly enjoyed the scenic walk. Underestimated the duration and amount of walk involved. Contacted our rep and was picjed up from station 2. Tips: Take contact number of your travel rep. Don't stop. Keep on walking. Toddlers and young kids will need help near the end. Will need extra support. Also, in October will need extra layer as it felt chilly in the morning.


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