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Plitvice Lakes and Rastoke, Small Group Tour from Zagreb

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icon10 hours  (approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
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iconOffered in: English

Overview

Explore Plitvice Lakes National Park—a UNESCO World Heritage Site—on a full-day trip from Zagreb, and experience one of Croatia’s most scenic landscapes. Visit the historic village of Rastoke, join a guide for a walk through the park, cruise across Kozjak Lake, then take a panoramic train ride. This full-day Plitvice Lakes tour includes pickup and drop-off at selected hotels in Zagreb, all activities, and entrance fees.
  • Full-day tour from Zagreb to Plitvice Lakes National Park
  • Guided walking tour through the national park
  • All entrance fees included
  • Pickup and drop-off at selected Zagreb hotels
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Transportation by air-conditioned vehicle
Rastoke visit
Plitvice Lakes National Park admission ticket
English speaking licensed tour guide
Hotel pick up and drop off (selected hotels only)
Food and drinks (available for purchase)
Gratuities
This operator has two meet-up options available. You can either meet at the departure point below or select a location for pick-up.
Zrinjevac 2 , Zrinjevac 2, 10000, Zagreb, Croatia

The guide will wait in front of the small Meteorological station. This is a small display that shows temperature and barometric pressure on the north side of the park.

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9:00 AM
This activity will end right where it started.
Meet a driver at your Zagreb hotel or central meeting point, 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 hike that explores some of the Plitvice's 16 lakes, which are linked by waterfalls. See the lower and upper lakes on foot, then board a train for a brief, but scenic, tour. 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 at drop-off at your original departure point.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Rastoke
Arrive at the historic village of Rastoke, situated at the confluence of Slunjčica and Korana rivers. Stroll around the well-preserved watermills and picturesque waterfalls, and admire the unique architecture of the houses built along the river.
Duration: 45 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Plitvice Lakes National Park
Continue to Plitvice Lakes National Park, one of the oldest national parks in Southeast Europe and the largest in Croatia. Follow your guide on a walking tour of this UNESCO World Heritage listed park, which is famous for its 16 lakes connected by a series of waterfalls. Start your walking tour of the park with your expert guide that knows all the ins and outs. Get enchanted with the stunning nature that surrounds you while your guide shares interesting tidbits and leads you through the forest parts and board pathways on the lakes. Discover all the highlights of the park (both Lower and Upper lakes). Cap off your visit with a boat cruise across the largest lake and a panoramic vehicle ride, soaking up the breathtaking views and pure air. Please note that from November 1st through March 31st, depending on weather conditions, the panoramic vehicle and electric boats do not operate and only Lower Lakes can be visited. Tour will be operated on foot during these periods and tour last less then 4 hours.
Duration: 4 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • In Pltivice lakes we visit all of the Lower lakes and the highlights of the Upper lakes (approximately 8,5 kilometers/ 5 miles walk)
  • A moderate amount of walking is involved with some steep parts – please wear comfortable walking/hiking shoes
  • Not recommended for children younger than three years old
  • Not recommended for travelers with health issues
  • Due to uneven surfaces, this tour is not recommended for those with walking disabilities
  • Please note: November 1st through March 31st, the panoramic vehicle and electric boats do not operate. Tour will be operated on foot during these periods.
  • Depending on the weather conditions some parts of the park might be restricted
  • Small group for a great experience (the tour is limited to 8 people)
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Petros d.o.o
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Plitvice Lakes and Rastoke, Small Group Tour from Zagreb?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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  • "There is a split wood pathway so be sure to wear closed shoe toes or good tennis shoes." See review
  • "Proper foot wear and being prepared for rain are also advisable." See review

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star-5
Amazing
CarrieMarston
, Aug 2022
Our guide was amazing. The tour was amazing. The national park was amazing. The hike was easy, but it can get very crowded.
icon Response from Host , Aug 2022
Thank you indeed for booking the tour and taking time to write this 5 star review. All the best!
star-5
Great trip
Maria_I
, Aug 2022
This is a great trip. The park and lakes are wonderful. It was a bit crowded but overall it was a great experience. Our guide Renato was very helpful and kind.
icon Response from Host , Aug 2022
Many thanks for this lovely feedback. Cheers!
star-5
Unbelievable natural beauty
Kelly_C
, Aug 2022
Our guide Renato was EXCELLENT. Knowledgeable, alert, knew work arounds if on a crowded day, was caring of all his passengers and the scenery was magnificent.
icon Response from Host , Aug 2022
Thank you so much for writing this fabulous review. Take care and best regards from Petros DMC team!
star-5
Fabulous tour
sara_a
, Aug 2022
This was a fantastic tour. The nature and scenery was so stunning. Our tour guide Blaj did an amazing job of being our driver, photographer and tour guide. He has fantastic knowledge of Croatia and the plitvice lakes and we had an amazing day. Thank you so much!
icon Response from Host , Aug 2022
Thank you very much for posting such amazing review. We are so happy to see you enjoyed the day spent with us at Plitvice Lakes. Warm regards!
star-5
Definitely worth it
Catarina_M
, Jul 2022
The tour was great. The tour guide was very nice and the ride was very comfortable. The fact that it was a small group allowed us to interact more with each other and follow along easier which allowed everything to run much smoother. The guide knew all the best spots from the places we visited, which allowed us to get the best of everything without being worried all the time about getting lost or not being able to get the best out of it all. Also, the drive itself was really enriching, as we were able to talk and learn more about Zagreb's history. A day very well spent. Definitely recommend this tour.
icon Response from Host , Aug 2022
Many thanks for writing this excellent review. We really appreciate it. Cheers!
star-4
A walk to natural wonders
Christine_T
, Jul 2022
This is a long day so make sure you’re well prepared with lots of water, comfortable shoes and a can-do attitude! The tour is around 9-10 hours long and the first stop is Rastoke which is a quaint little village with a few waterfalls; you’ll have around 30mins here so grab a coffee and enjoy the views. You’ll need cash because most of the coffee shops here do not accept card payments. The next stop is Plitvice which is a huge park full of uphill climbs but breathtaking views. If you go in summer, make sure to take sunblock with you and a hat too if possible. I would also suggest taking a packed lunch because the queues at the food stalls are long and the food is nothing special; also take every opportunity to use the bathrooms because there are only 2 stops along the entire route. The walk is done at an easy pace and our guide, Renato, waited for everyone to take photos and offered to take photos for everyone too. The lakes and waterfalls are beautiful. Definitely worth visiting!
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
Thank you very much for booking the tour and posting the review. We always appreciate and value feedback from our guests. Best regards and all the best from Petros DMC team!
star-5
Amazing experience not to be missed !
GEORGIA_G
, Jul 2022
Plitvice lakes is just not to miss experience. Blaj (out tour guide) was just super - his knowledge and kindness are remarkable. The details he knows about his country give the tourist an overview of Croatia. Plitvice Lakes are just a piece of nature art!
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
Many thanks for posting this wonderful review. We really appreciate it. Warm regards from Zagreb!
star-5
Blues I’ve never seen before!
Rosalynd_U
, Jul 2022
The lakes have some of the most beautiful blue hues I’ve ever seen! This national park is really special and should be on everyone’s Zagreb itinerary. And our tour guide, Blaze, was outstanding. He really made the trip. He was funny, personable, and kept up the group’s energy for the whole 12 hours. Would highly recommend taking the tour with him to get the full experience.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
Thank you very much for this fantastic review and best regards from Zagreb!
star-5
Amazing experience!
XerardO
, Jul 2022
Amazing day and amazing guide, very informative and very accommodating. If you are in the area, this tour is a must do!
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
And amazing review! Thank you for joining the tour. We wish you all the best and hope to see you back in Zagreb one day!
star-5
Visiting the Plitsvice...
Abhijoy_C
, Jul 2022
Visiting the Plitsvice lakes is a breathtaking experience. You actually cannot describe it in words. Blaz our guide was extremely knowledgeable and also became our official photographer. He had a good sense of humour and made the whole trip enjoyable because at the end of the day it is quite tiring
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
Thank you very much for booking the tour and spending a day with us at Plitvice Lakes. So happy to see you enjoyed the experience. Best regards!
star-5
Excellent Tour!
Michael_A
, Jul 2022
We had a great time on this tour with Blaj. He was an excellent tour guide and took us on the many paths to all the lakes and by the many beautiful waterfalls. We also stopped by a charming village on the way. Thank you Blaj. It was great!
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
Thank you very much for taking time to write this amazing review and best regards!
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Petra made it!
Kyle_H
, Jul 2022
What an incredible adventure, our your guid Petra was absolutely phenomenonal with her fountain of knowledge and warm personality, she never dropped energy once for such a packed day. Me and my girlfriend have memories for life it was spectacular
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
Thank you for this superb review. It was our pleasure to have you as guests and hope to see you back one day. Cheers!
star-5
The best place in the...
mamdouh_k
, Jun 2022
The best place in the world to see many waterfalls, rivers and lakes in one place Great experince for all ages
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
Thank you for this lovely feedback. Hope to see you again one day. All the best from Petros DMC team!
star-5
An unforgettable day!
Liane_C
, Jun 2022
I was a solo traveler trying to catch some sights before attending an academic conference in Zagreb. I could not ask for a more perfect day! Do not miss this tour if you want to have an experience that you will remember for a lifetime. My guide (Renato) literally knew every corner of the trail so I could just enjoy the breathtaking scenery. We were a motley crew of 3 active solo travelers and a small family. Our guide managed all of our needs brilliantly, letting us move ahead faster/longer in certain spots as well as managing the needs of the family traveling with a young child. (Note: I was a solo traveler on this trip but have 2 kids ages 5 and 8 and would not recommend this tour for you unless you are willing to sit out the hike around the upper lakes - around 1 hour). It was 95 degrees out but the heat was manageable since most parts of the trail are shaded.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Many thanks for posting such fantastic review. So happy to see that you will remember this day for a lifetime. It was our pleasure to host you. Cheers!
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Must see/do
Edward_B
, Jun 2022
Must see/do when visiting Croatia. Nice easy pickup from hotel and drive over to the lakes. Make sure you are able to walk 8km.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Thank you for your feedback. It was our pleasure to have you. Hope to see you back one day. Take care!
star-5
Include This In Your Visit If You Can
Faye_C
, Jun 2022
I am in a tour group that didn’t include this excursion, so I left the group for the day and did this tour on my own. The National Park is amazing. If you like scenic outdoors and getting a bit of exercise, this is a good option. The walk/hike is not very difficult, just long and uneven. The color of the water is incredible. Petra is attentive and knowledgeable. Mario was a skillful and courteous driver.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Thank you very much for booking the tour and taking time to post this excellent review. Best regards!
star-5
Great nature experience
Paula_R
, Jun 2022
Great family trip! Our guide took fabulous group photos of us throughout the day! He was knowledgeable and fun from start to finish. Highly recommend this day trip!!!
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Thank you very much! Hope to see you back one day. Best regards from Petros DMC team!
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Phenomenal view of Plitvice Lake!
SIUNYIN_L
, Jun 2022
Small group of us, 7 people in comfortable transportation. Funny and friendly tour guide Renato, we were well taken care by him. It was such a great fun despite the rain loves us so much.. The view of Plitvice Lakes are phenomenal!! Surely will visit again.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Thank you very much for this awesome feedback. We really appreciate it. Best regards!
star-5
Must do
C_K
, Jun 2022
Driver Renato was awesome, he covered all the parts of the plitvice. Inspite of all the traffic delays, he didn’t rush to complete.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Thank you for posting this 5 star review and spending a day with us. Cheers!
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Amazing tour
Alice_G
, Jun 2022
Rastoke and the Plitvice Lakes are beautiful. Our guide was awesome, he did his best to avoid the crowds and showed all the good spots to have a perfect view.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Many thanks for joining the tour and posting this wonderful review. All the best!
1 traveler found this review helpful

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