Day trip

Zagreb: Plitvice Lakes National Park and Rastoke Tour

Activity provider: Roundabout Travel d.o.o.

Zagreb: Plitvice Lakes National Park and Rastoke Tour

Activity provider: Roundabout Travel d.o.o.
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Get back to nature on a day trip to Plitvice Lakes National Park from Zagreb and go for beautiful walks in the forest reserve. Marvel at the 16 terraced lakes and numerous waterfalls from the walkways that wind around and across the water.

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Duration 10 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Small group
Limited to 8 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • See the beautiful lakes and waterfalls of Plitvice Lakes National Park
  • Walk along the winding paths that snake around and across the water
  • Get breathtaking views of the ancient woodlands
Full description
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.
Includes
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Transportation by comfortable vehicle
  • English-speaking guide
  • Organization
  • Meals
  • Entrance fees
  • Personal expenses
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments

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Meeting point

Nikola Šubić Zrinski Square in front of the meteorological Post. Departure point is located 3 minutes walk from the ban Jelačić Square

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Important information

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  • A minimum of 2 participants is required for this tour to run
  • Wear comfortable clothes and walking shoes
  • This tour is not recommended for people with limited mobility
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 221 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.8/5
  • Transportation
    4.8/5
  • Value for money
    4.6/5
  • Safety
    4.7/5

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The trip was a tour of Plitvice Lakes National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site, is Croatia’s oldest and largest park, and Rastoke – a mill village on top of a waterfall. The park is about a two-hour drive from Zagreb. On the way we stopped briefly at Rastoke, part of Slunj, a town in Karlovac County situated above the Slunjčica and Korana Rivers. The rivers flow over travertine rocks creating small lakes, rapids, and waterfalls. We hiked around the upper and lower Plitvice Lakes for about four hours. The path was easy, but there were a few series of steep uphill stone-step climbs, The lakes are only a tiny portion of the huge park, which is over 300 km2 of forests, grasslands and heathlands, fens and bogs, rocks, and underground water grasslands. The forests are home to brown bears, wolves, and rare bird species. The park is heavily forested with beech, spruce, and fir trees, and a mixture of Alpine and Mediterranean vegetation. Great way to spend a day!

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December 8, 2022

Must do activity while visiting Zagreb. The lakes are picture perfect and beautiful. We visited in the 1st week of November. The Rastoke village is a beautiful, picturesque spot. Our guide, Dino, was nice and provided information on the way about Zagreb and also during the entire tour of the National Park.

November 15, 2022

Really enjoyed this tour. Our guide Stepjan was fantastic. He was really knowledgeable and patient. He gave us enough time in Rastoke to look around and then on to the lakes. We really got to see a lot without it being too tiring or unmanageable. I had children with me and he never made us feel like we were slowing the tour down and was great with them all day. The lakes were breathtaking and I would definitely recommend this tour. Just for info the shops and cafes in the park only take cards not cash.

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October 25, 2022

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