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From Zagreb: Plitvice Lakes and Rastoke Day Trip

1. From Zagreb: Plitvice Lakes and Rastoke Day Trip

Admire the mesmerizing beauty of Plitvice Lakes National Park in the company of a professional guide and small group, as you enjoy a memorable hike and boat ride. Savor the spectacle of 16 azure lakes surrounded by gushing waterfalls as you explore Plitvice Lakes during an 8.5 km hike and 20-minute boat ride. Immerse yourself in the culture and history of Croatia as you gain fascinating insights from your guide, and experience fantastic views across the Croatian countryside on the journey to and from the park. Marvel at the fairytale village of Rastoke en route to the park, and get snaps of its 17th-century watermills.

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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.

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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.

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Istria Day Tour From Zagreb

4. Istria Day Tour From Zagreb

Be collected at your accommodation in Zagreb and drive for approximately three hours to Pula. This is the biggest city and the center of the Istrian peninsula. The city was founded by an ancient tribe in the 10th century B.C. and it was well known by Greek travelers and sailors so is mentioned in many Greek myths. In the 1st century, the Romans made the city strong and today the vivid remains of this era can be explored. Pula Arena is one of the best-preserved amphitheaters in the world and will take you back in time as you imagine gladiators battles. Other examples of Roman architecture to discover are the Temple of Augustus and the gates to the city including the Arch of the Sergii and the gate of Hercules.  Continue your journey for 45 minutes to Rovinj. This city was also founded by the Istrian tribes. It was built on a small island close to the mainland and in the 18th was connected to it. It was ruled for five centuries by Venice so both the Italian and Croatian languages are spoken in the city. During this period of occupation, walls were built around the city and the remains are standing still today. Rovinj is a real gem and adored because with every step you take you are compelled to take another photograph. Travel another 45 minutes to Porec. The Old Town is almost 2000 years old and is most famous for the Euphrasian Basilica, from 1997. It is on the UNESCO world heritage list and one of the most popular tourist destinations in Istria. Notice the roman influence and architecture in the city as you walk through the main streets, still preserved in their original form.

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From Zagreb: Plitvice Lakes Full-Day Private Tour

5. From Zagreb: Plitvice Lakes Full-Day Private Tour

Depart Zagreb and journey to the small village of Rastoke near the city of Slunj. Enjoy a cup of coffee surrounded by beautiful waterfalls and a delightful river. Get an introduction to Plitvice Lakes National Park, where the locals live in harmony with nature. Take a tour of the 16 lakes inside the park, designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site and part of the amazing rock formations of the Dinara karst area. Re-energize at a local dairy farm, where you can taste many varieties of domestic cheese before going to the Museum of Croatian War of Independence, located in the former backyard of a ruined Austro-Hungarian military base in Karlovac.

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Split to/from Zagreb Transfer with Entry to Plitvice Lakes

6. Split to/from Zagreb Transfer with Entry to Plitvice Lakes

Enjoy a full-day transfer between Split and Zagreb with a stop at the stunning Plitvice Lakes. Sit back, relax and enjoy the ride, taking in breathtaking views of the Croatian countryside along the way. Relax as you arrive at your destination in an different city, having had an amazing experience along the way.  During your transfer, pay a visit to one of Europe's most beautiful parks. Take a journey through the 16 lakes that form the Plitvice Lakes National Park, all of which enjoy UNESCO protected status. Along the way, cross amazing travertine waterfalls, natural green forests and amazing landscapes that will take your breath away. You will also have the opportunity to get up close and personal with an array of plant and animal species. Use your free time inside of the park to go for a relaxing stroll or to take stunning photos of the landscapes. Explore the park on foot, discovering secrets of the park and making your way from the lower lakes to the upper lakes. Afterward, relax and rest your legs on the comfortable bus that will take you to onwards to Zagreb.

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Zagreb: Transfer to Split with Plitvice Lakes Tour

7. Zagreb: Transfer to Split with Plitvice Lakes Tour

Enjoy a stop at the stunning Plitvice Lakes on your transfer from Zagreb to Split. Watch the Croatian landscape go by and relax all the way to your destination with an amazing sightseeing experience in between. Discover the 16 stunning lakes of Plitvice National Park, connected by amazing waterfalls. Take a boat ride on waters that are surrounded by natural green forests and beautiful landscapes that will take your breath away. Encounter different animal and plant species and stumble across spectacular panoramic views with your guide. Enjoy some free time inside the park to explore on your own before completing your transfer.

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From Zagreb to Split: Plitvice Lakes & Rastoke Private Tour

8. From Zagreb to Split: Plitvice Lakes & Rastoke Private Tour

Maximize your time in Croatia by using your travel day to experience one of the country’s natural wonders. Journey from Zagreb to Split in the comfort of a private vehicle, stopping to explore the UNESCO-listed Plitvice Lakes National Park, and two small towns along the way. Your private guide will make sure you get personalized attention all the way through your trip.   Enjoy the scenic journey from Split to the Plitvice Lakes National Park, the oldest and largest national park in Croatia. You’ll be awed by the lushness of nature and the combination of blue and green colors surrounding you. Take a scenic boat tour around the lakes and see Veliki Slap waterfall, a stunning natural formation where water falls from 78 meters high.   Also on your way, visit the riverfront town of Karlovac and the historic watermill village of Rastoke, to get a feel for these smaller, ancient towns. Continue on your way until your guide drops you off at your accommodation in Split.

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From Zagreb: Postojna Cave and Predjama Castle Tour

9. From Zagreb: Postojna Cave and Predjama Castle Tour

Postojna Cave is a breathtaking site, known for its uniqueness, complexity and beauty. It is the only cave in Europe with a two-way railway specifically designed for sightseeing. Marvel at the cave's beautiful formations and natural galleries. The caves are also home to the endemic olm, the largest trogloditic amphibian in the world. The tour through the caves includes an aquarium with some olms in it. Just 9 kilometers from Postojna Cave is Predjama Castle, a Renaissance castle built within a cave mouth. In 1570, the current castle was built in the Renaissance style, pressed next to a vertical cliff under the original medieval fortification. The castle has remained in this form, virtually unchanged, to the present day. You can learn about the history of the castle and its use as a location in several films in the castle's museum.

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Split/Trogir to Zagreb: Private Transfer with Plitvice Lakes

10. Split/Trogir to Zagreb: Private Transfer with Plitvice Lakes

Start your day driving from Split or Trogir to Zagreb with a stop on Plitvice Lakes, the most beautiful and the oldest national park in Croatia. Do not miss breathtaking landscapes that includes a series of colorful lakes and waterfalls. When you arrive at Plitvice Lakes, a place on UNESCO´s Natural and Cultural Heritage list, take a guided walk along wooden pathways. See the 16 beautiful lakes and over 90 waterfalls. Enjoy an electric-boat ride across the largest of the Plitvice lakes – Lake Kozjak - and a panoramic train ride. After sightseeing this wonderful place, the guide will take you to the local restaurant, where you can taste typical dishes of this area. After lunch, you will be transferred to your final drop off location in Zagreb.

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What people are saying about Zagreb

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 333 reviews

It was a beautiful tour! We loved the small village called Rastoke, that we visited before Plivice lakes! But after we arrived on our final destination we forgot about everything! The view was breathtaking and we enjoyed the transfer from the one side to the other with the boat!! Also our tour guide Goram was extremely friendly and kind! We definetely recommend you this tour!!! It was sure worth it!! It was magic!! Thank you Goran for this amazing experience!

Goran was a great guide and has a great business model. I was lucky enough to be the only participant. Usually, excursions cancel due to only having one person but not this one. It is winter, there is a new variant, and less tourists. But I really wanted to see Plitvice Lakes. It was a fabulous day and I have Goran to thank for all of it.

Wonderful tour thanks to Goran who went out of his way to make the trip as enjoyable and informative as possible, highly recommended!

Great guide! Very knowledgeable. We felt like we were on an adventure with a friend. Highly recommend!

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