This tour includes a licensed guide that will show you the treasures of the Plitvice Lakes, tell you about its history and creation and give you a deeper insight about the endemic species that live in and around these 16 magnificent lakes. The area of the Plitvice Lakes has been a national park since 1949 and international recognition for its importance and uniqueness was further affirmed by its place on the UNESCO Heritage List since 1979.
This perfectly preserved eco-system in addition to the breath-taking landscape of turquoise and green waterfalls and lakes is a world of its own. Accompany us on our tour and experience one of Mother Nature’s most beautiful pieces of work. Walk over thunderous streams and along wooden paths, discover the interconnected upper and lower lakes and be stunned by the countless small and large waterfalls, as for example Croatia’s highest waterfall Veliki Slap. Regardless of the time and season of your visit, the wide range of colours that you will see inside the park will amaze you and be perfect for some great holiday photos.
Our tour consists of a visit to the upper and lower lakes, a train ride with amazing views over the beautiful landscape, a joyful electric boat ride over the largest lake Kozjak and some easy hiking/walking along the numerous trails to get you to the prettiest spots of the park. Your experienced guide will thereby lead you and provide you with plenty of information on all there is to know. During our tour, you will also be able to try some of the best regional delicacies at the Plitvice Lakes National Park restaurant, where you can enjoy your lunch with a view over the fantastic landscape before heading to the 78m high waterfall Veliki Slap.
The Plitvice Lakes National Park is a natural attraction every visitor should experience first-hand. Do not leave Croatia without seeing this magical place as you will certainly regret this exceptional opportunity.
06:50 – 11:00 Ride from Podstrana to the Plitvice Lakes National Park
Once we are all on board of our comfortable minibus, it’s time to take off to our destination of the day, the Plitvice Lakes National Park. Along our journey, we will pass the Velebit Mountains range and have beautiful views over the Paklenica National Park and the Adriatic islands. We will also cross through the tunnel Sveti Rok under the Velebit Mountains, which is the passage to the interior of Croatia that immensely differs from the rocky landscape of the coastal area. You will find yourself rolling through green fields, dense forests and fertile fields all the way to the famous lakes.
11:00 – 15:30 Guided Plitvice Lakes National Park Tour
The Plitvice Lakes National Park, our final destination, belongs to the major natural attractions of Croatia and is one of the country’s oldest national parks (established in 1949). The beauty of the interconnected 16 lakes and their unique eco-system gained global recognition by being placed on the UNSECO World Heritage List in 1979. As your licensed and experienced tour guide will accompany you throughout the day, you will be shown all the beauties of the park and get detailed information on its creation, its historical development and the diverse flora and fauna that populates it.
Our tour will take you along the upper lakes, on a panoramic train ride and an electric boat ride; you will see amazing waterfalls along the wooden walkways and bridges and complete the guided tour with a hike along the lower lakes to the majestic 78 m high waterfall Veliki Slap. Prepare your cameras for capturing the uniqueness of this colourful landscape and possibly taking the best photos of your entire holiday.
16:00 – 17:00 Free time for lunch
Before departing from the Plitvice Lakes, we will provide a 1 hour lunch break at a local restaurant, where you can try some local dishes, use the rest rooms and even purchase souvenirs as reminder of the visit to the park.
17:00 – 20:00 Plitvice Lakes to Podstrana
Our Plitvice Lakes tour from Podstrana ends with a comfortable bus ride back to your accommodation, during which you will have time to review the impressions of the day or simply relax.