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Zagreb: Plitvice Lakes National Park and Rastoke Tour

1. Zagreb: Plitvice Lakes National Park and Rastoke Tour

Benefit from pick-up at your hotel in Zagreb, and then make your way to the 16 lakes of the beautiful Plitvice Lakes National Park. Arrive at the UNESCO World Heritage Site to take a nature walk through the magnificent woodlands of Gornja Jezera (Upper Lakes). Marvel at a system of 12 lakes separated by travertine barriers and take a closer look at the marble formations of the incredible natural phenomenon. Learn how the lakes, karst rivers and streams are an ongoing process that continue to shape the landscape over time. See some of the magnificent waterfalls and stand in front of the 78-meter high Large Waterfall (Veliki slap) to hear the roaring thunder of the water as it hits the ground. If you are looking for a full-day adventure, you have the option to book this experience with a morning city tour. If you book this option, you will meet your local guide at 9 am for a tour of the city before departing for the lakes.

Rastoke & Plitvice Lakes National Park Tour from Zagreb

2. Rastoke & Plitvice Lakes National Park Tour from Zagreb

Leave Zagreb and head to the Lika region. The first stop on the itinerary is the picturesque watermill village of Rastoke, located at the confluence of the Slunjčica and Korana rivers. Take a stroll through the town to admire the unique rural architecture. The tour continue on to Plitvice Lakes National Park. This is Croatia’s oldest and most visited national park, listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1979. For centuries, water has formed waterfalls and created 16 crystal-clear lakes in this area. Enjoy the outstanding natural beauty of the forest landscape and the lakes that are connected by a series of waterfalls. Board an electric boat to cross Lake Kozjak and learn more about karst formations and the abundant animal life in the park. Become one with nature, enjoy the clean fresh air and marvel at the breathtaking views that surround you. The guide will be with you and your small group throughout the day, and will share some interesting stories about the areas you visit and will be happy to answer any questions you may have.

From Zagreb: Plitvice Lakes Guided Day Trip

3. From Zagreb: Plitvice Lakes Guided Day Trip

Take a walk through Croatia's most visited national park, a UNESCO World heritage site: Plitvice Lakes. Plitvice Lakes is one of the oldest national parks in south-east Europe, and the largest national park in Croatia. The national park is world famous for its lakes arranged in cascades. These lakes are a result of the confluence of several small rivers and subterranean karst rivers. 18 kilometers of wooden foot bridges and pathways give you the opportunity to explore 16 interconnected lakes arranged in cascades. This heavily forested park hides 75 endemic plants, 55 different species of orchids, 160 bird species and even bears and wolfs. On the way to Plitvice, you'll stop at Rastoke Ethno village. With its well-preserved mills and picturesque waterfalls, Rastoke Ethno village, often referred to as 'Little Plitvice', makes a great place to prepare yourself for the magnificence of Plitvice Lakes National Park.

From Zagreb: Day Trip to Plitvice Lakes and Waterfalls

4. From Zagreb: Day Trip to Plitvice Lakes and Waterfalls

Depart Zagreb at 08:00 AM, and then journey to the beautiful village of Rastoke at the confluence of the River Slunjcica and River Korana. Pause for a coffee in the picturesque village, full of traditional wooden architecture and houses built up to 300 years ago. Continue to Plitvice Lakes National Park, declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1979, and discover the myriad lakes and waterfalls of Croatia's most popular tourist attraction. Journey through one of Europe's most beautiful sites, where 16 lakes and waterfalls are scattered across the countryside. Hear about the history and nature of the area from your guide, and get some free time to explore at leisure before the return trip to Zagreb in the afternoon.


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What people are saying about Zagreb

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 333 reviews

Luca was very knowledgeable and very prompt. He knew ow to break the ice. He knew how to speak and take care of us all with respect and humor. It was overall a wonderful experience

The visit was very nicely organized! Luka, our guide, was a well of information. Plitvice Lakes were beautiful and I would totally recommend anyone to book this tour.

It was wonderful to travel with Luka. He is a wonderful and knowledgeable guide.

The tour is nicely paced and the Lakes are a beautiful natural wonder.

Excursion rich in change of scenery, to do absolutely!