Plitvice Lakes National Park Tour

The world famous and UNESCO World Heritage-listed Plitvice National Park is one of Croatia’s best natural treasures and an absolute must-see site when in Croatia. Plitvice was declared a national park in 1949 and gained UNESCO World Heritage site status in 1979.

The Plitvice Lakes National Park is known for its breathtaking beauty. Here you’ll be mesmerized by its shimmering 16 interconnected lakes and their ever changing vibrant colours, the numerous spectacular waterfalls which seem to pop up everywhere you turn and lastly the absolute pristine nature that abounds in the park. It’s important you bring your camera along because you will get some of the best photos you have taken in your life!

On the Plitvice lakes National Park tour, you will wind your way around the park on its lovely wooden walkways which curve their way along the edges of the lakes, over rumbling waters and take you to many of the National Parks waterfalls.

On the first part of the tour, your Guide will share the rich history and natural features of the National Park, take you on a panoramic train ride, followed by a hike along the upper lakes trail and finish off with a leisurely electric boat ride across Kozjak lake. You will then have some time to enjoy a meal at the Plitvice Lakes National Park restaurant, where you can sit back and take in the serenity. After lunch, the guided tour will continue with the lower lakes of the national park and will include a visit to the 78m high Veliki Slap (Big Waterfall).

A visit to Plitvice National Park is a unique experience and where you will see some of Mother Nature’s finest work. When in Croatia, don’t miss the opportunity to see Plitvice first hand.

Departure time and days: 01 May – 29. September / 07:30h – Monday / Wednesday / Friday

7:30 – 8:45 Departure from Split to Krka Rest Area

Our Journey begins in Split where we will spend an hour traveling along the A1 motorway to the Krka River rest area. If you are sleepy, this is a good time to rest before our action-packed day.

8:45 – 9:00 Coffee break on the Krka Rest Area

The Krka River rest area is by far the most beautiful motorway stop in all of Croatia. Here you can use the rest area facilities and enjoy a coffee while taking in the stunning panoramic views of Skradin and the Krka River below before we set off for Plitvice Lakes. Be sure to have your camera handy as there are some great shots to be taken of both the river Krka and the ancient town of Skradin.

9:00 – 11:30 Krka Rest Area to Plitvice Lakes National Park

From the serenity of the Krka River, it’s time to hit the road to Plitvice Lakes National Park. This journey will take you through the Velebit Mountains, where you should keep an eye out for the Paklenica National Park and the rocky moon-like Island of Pag. Along the way, you will pass through Croatia’s longest tunnel, Mala Kapela at 5821m and through to the rolling green landscapes of Lika which lead to Croatia’s most famed lakes – Plitvice.

11:30 – 15:30 Guided Plitvice Lakes National Park Tour

The highlight of the tour is, of course, the stunning Plitvice Lakes National Park which is one of the most visited sites in Croatia. Plitvice Lakes became a national park back in 1949 and then became a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1979. Plitvice Lakes fame comes from its breathtaking beauty. Prepare to be amazed by the 16 lakes which are interconnected by a series of waterfalls, and what makes the lakes truly distinct are their vibrant colours which change over the day and through the seasons from shades of light green, turquoise to blue.

To get around the lakes, you will traverse wooden walkways along the edges of the lake which will take you over rumbling waters, to some exceptional waterfalls and the best sites within the national park. While walking the trails, the beauty is so staggering you will feel like you have been transported to another world.

Upon arrival to Plitvice you will meet your Guide who will give you an explanation of the national park and the day’s activities which will include a guided tour of the upper lakes, a stunning panoramic train tour of the national park, a leisurely electric boat ride on Lake Kozjak, a guided tour of the lower lakes and a visit to the 78m Veliki Slap, the Great Waterfall, which also happens to be Croatia’s highest waterfall.

In between the tour of the upper and lower lakes, we will take a 45-minute lunch break at the Plitvice Lakes National Park restaurant. Here you can use the rest room, and purchase souvenirs.

15:30 – 19:00 Plitvice Lakes to Split

After all the excitement of Plitvice Lakes National Park tour, kick back, scan your memory card for the best photos or just relax as we take you back to Split.

Main meeting point for all our tours is in front of the bronze city map, at the Eastern end of the boardwalk, across the Southern entrance of the Diocletian’s Palace.

Our Plitvice lakes National Park tour begin in a relaxed atmosphere, until the whole group is assembled near the designated meeting point.

Our advice is to plan your journey in advance and make sure you arrive to the meeting point at least 15 minutes before the scheduled departure.

07:15  Meeting time on the Bronze map of Split

Photo Gallery of the meeting point in the Split

Street view of the meeting point in the Split

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Our tours ending point is, generally, the same as the meeting point, even though the agency reserves the right to change it in accordance to the traffic. In any case, drop off point for all our guests is always in the 200 meter radius from the boardwalk.

Inclusions

  • Travel Insurance and all taxes
  • Fuel surcharge and highway tolls
  • Air-conditioned minibus / bus
  • Professional driver and guide
  • Guided tour of NP Plitvice Lakes
  • River cruise over Kozjak lake

Exclusions

  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Pick up/drop off service
  • National Park entrance ticket
  • Entrance ticket price:
  • 180 HRK (25 euro) July/August
  • 110 HRK (15 euro) May/June/Sep.
  • Children under 7 years free
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