• Location: Zagreb, Croatia
  • Duration: 11 hours (approx.)
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Explore Plitvice Lakes National Park—a UNESCO World Heritage Centre—on a full-day trip from Zagreb, and experience one of Croatia’s most scenic landscapes. Visit a historic village, join a guide for a walk through the park, take a brief train ride, then cruise across Kozjak Lake. This 11-hour Plitvice Lakes tour includes pickup and drop-off at selected hotels in Zagreb, all activities, and entrance fees.

Highlights

  • Full-day tour from Zagreb to Plitvice Lakes National Park
  • Visit a UNESCO World Heritage Centre
  • Guided walking tour
  • Sightseeing boat ride
  • All entrance fees included
  • Pickup and drop-off at selected Zagreb hotels
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What You Can Expect

Plitvice Lakes and Rastoke Full-Day Tour from Zagreb

Plitvice Lakes view

Meet a driver at your Zagreb hotel or at Nikola Šubić Zrinski Square, then board a climate-controlled vehicle for the trip towards Lika, where the first stop of the day is the village of Rastoke, a historic community at the confluence of the Slunjčica and Korana Rivers. Walk through the village to see traditional watermills and old fashioned, riverside houses built from limestone and wood.

Continue to Plitvice Lakes National Park for a guided, 5-mile (8.5-km) hike that explores some of the Plitvice's 16 lakes, which are linked by waterfalls. You’ll see the lower and upper lakes on foot, then board a train for a brief ride. The last Plitvice Lakes adventure is a boat cruise across Kozjak Lake, which is surrounded by thick evergreen forest (train and boat service are suspended from November through March, when tours of Plitvice Lakes National Park are on foot).

At the end of your day in Plitvice Lakes National Park, begin the return trip to Zagreb, where this tour concludes with drop-off at your original departure point.

Customer Reviews

Amanda D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

I ended up being the only one on this tour and they didn't cancel, like most others would. Such a treat considering I only had a day or two in Croatia. My guide, Stjepan Klaric, was exceptional - super knowledgeable and willing to tailor the tour for my preferences. Can't recommend this tour enough - beautiful sights and great insights!

James G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

Plitvice Lakes is a must-see destination. The park with its many lakes, waterfalls, and hiking trails is breathtakingly beautiful. Wear warm, layered clothing and good hiking boots during the winter months as the trails can be snow-covered and slick. Our tour guide, Stjepan, was excellent: very professional and knowledgeable about Croatian history. He was a gracious host. Tour pick up and drop off was very convenient. Don't miss this tour if you are vacationing in Zagreb!

Ann S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

Excellent day trip with driver / guide Stjepan K to the village of Rastoke for amazing views and photo opp also a lovely old restaurant/pub for a coffee wished it were a bit later to have a beer!.

Given the time of year, the trekking around Plitvice lakes was fantastic with minimal crowds Stjepan was quite knowledgeable and pointed out various features, artifacts and bits of info. Very good pace for our group allowing for questions and photos.

Excellent day and excellent driver/guide plus a thoughtful group photo.

Susan M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

Our guide was very knowledgeable and helpful. Communication about where to be picked up was very clear. He allowed enough time to explain what we saw and helped us take pictures. If you want to take a day trip to Plitvice, this is the company to take you.

YunJi P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

If you ask me how the heaven would look like, I would say Plitvice lakes would be close to how the heaven would looks like.
The colors of trees made it look more dreamy. No cameras can ever capture the beauty of this nature. I was so thankful they kept this place as natural as possible and admire all the people who made it possible.
The guide StephanI know I am spelling his name wrong was very passionate and knowledgeable guide that he made this experience unforgettable. This place is MAGNIFICENT!!

Karen

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

Worth every penny. Amazing tour guide Steve who was very knowledgeable and a great photographer. I feel he went above and beyond. Very impressed with the tour. The destination was amazing as well. The stop in Rastoke was beautiful, I wish we had 15 more minutes to explore as it was a shirt stop....but needed the daylight hours for Plitvice.

clare s

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

What an amazing place, we went at the end of Autumn, avoiding the crowds and the lakes are stunning whatever time of year.
Rastoke is a beautiful village and a lovely additional stop to the day. Our guide Goran was fantastic, very knowledgeable and loved sharing this special place. His energy and love of Plitvice Lakes is contagious. Whilst I would love to go back in the summer having so much of the park to yourself in the cooler months really lets you appreciate the serenity and beauty.

Audrey L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

Amazing tour and even better tour guide. We are so lucky to have Filip as our tour guide, he has great knowledge of the park, he answered every question we had, his great attitude and enthusiasm made this tour extra fun.

Jean S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

Very recommended. A very nice place to visit especially in Autumn.

ChingSheh Laura L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

The tour guide is very dedicated and professional. He managed everything well and we enjoyed the trip very much. It was especially good that he shared many knowledge with us which helped us understand Zagreb and Plitvice Lakes more. Highly recommended.

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