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From Zagreb to Split: Plitvice Lakes & Rastoke Private Tour

1. 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.

Sunset Kupa River Cruise in the Traditional Žitna lađa boat

2. Sunset Kupa River Cruise in the Traditional Žitna lađa boat

Glide along the gentle waters of the Kupa, the heart and soul of Central Croatia. Our Kupa River cruise delivers you to culture-rich banks, from scenic forests to beautiful monastery and ancient sunken boat that have inspired many passengers for centuries. A Kupa River boat tour unveils Croatia’s rich and dramatic history. Glittering tradition, lush sceeneries and endless scenic splendor line the river banks. Along this scenic river, Croatia became free, and villages that once lay in rubble now stand tall. With much of this breathtaking river, it is a truly inspirational waterway. Enjoy the River boat tour while becoming a part of an untouched nature sailing in a unique traditional boat Žitna lađa and sail into the past as a river sailor from the 18th Century. Nurse a glass of wine from nearby vineyards and enjoy the delights from local farms while gazing at the open horizon of beautiful green Kupa riverbed. Discover its secrets as our expert interpretors take you from the ancient times and the otoman invasions to the golden period of Karlovac and beyond. The journey is followed by a rare whitetaled eagle with wingspan of 1,8 meters being our common fearless guest, but also beautiful blue king fisher and other birds, beavers or otters. You can try to navigate the boat with the assistance of our captain and take picture with a captain's hat. The welcoming and friendly local crew will be happy to share with you the story how this boat has been built and how it has revived a river cruise tradition on the Kupa after 200 years.

From Zagreb: Plitvice Lakes Full-Day Private Tour

3. 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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4.9 / 5

based on 25 reviews

The Plitvice Lakes itself was great! A must see if you are in Croatia. But this one way transfer will be a long day. So just be prepared to get to Split in the evening.