Day trip

From Zagreb: Plitvice Lakes and Rastoke Day Trip

4.9 / 5

14 reviews

Activity provider: Free Spirit Tours

From Zagreb: Plitvice Lakes and Rastoke Day Trip

Activity provider: Free Spirit Tours

From US$ 82.27 per person

Enjoy a day trip from Zagreb to the most popular national park in Croatia, Plitvice Lakes. Take in the natural scenery of this UNESCO World Heritage Site, with a visit to Rastoke Village on your way.

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Duration 9 hours
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  • Visit Plitvice Lakes, a spectacular UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Enjoy a train and boat ride around the lakes and walk around the cascading system of crystal clear lakes
  • Learn more about the park from your knowledgeable guide
  • Enjoy the beautiful watermill village of Rastoke
Full description

Enjoy a day trip from Zagreb to the most popular national park and UNESCO World Heritage Site in Croatia, Plitvice Lakes. Board a bus, arrive at the lakes, and skip-the-line to buy your ticket. Walk around and admire the crystal waters, take the train to the falls, or cross the big lake by boat.

Depart from Zagreb on board a tourist bus from the city center ad enjoy a scenic drive to Plitvice. Skip-the-line, buy your entrance ticket, and take 3.5 hours to explore the UNESCO Heritage Site.

Discover the crystal clear waters of these freshwater lakes and take in the natural beauty. Board a train to the great waterfall, and go for a boat ride accross the big lake.

Enjoy the fascinating waterfalls that connect the lakes to each other as you learn important facts and stories from your guide. On the way back, stop for a moment at the watermill village of Rastoke.

  • Guided trip
  • Transfer to and from the park
  • Entrance ticket to the park
  • Meals
  • Personal expenses
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

Meet at the tourist bus station, next to the Meteorological post at Zrinjevac Park, a minute from Ban Jelačić Square.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Know before you go

  •  The tour includes a 3-hour moderate walk
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 14 reviews

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The tour guide was very knowledgeable and provided an interesting overview of the history of Yugoslavia and the areas we were driving through en route to Plitvice Lakes. At the lakes our tour guide took us to see many areas of the park, including the largest waterfall and a number of lakes. A very informative and beautiful day. Highly recommended

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September 19, 2019

It was an amazing experience. The guide Luka was very friendly and gave us an accurate description and took us to the right spots in the park. He additionally gave us a background on the history of Zagreb on the way to the park. Overall a wonderful experience. Would definitely recommend.

September 6, 2019

Amazing day

Great guide (Tin) and a small group. The lakes are beautiful and even though it was a little overcast it didn’t spoil the amazing views and colours. As a group we opted to avoid the long queues for the boat and walked around the largest lake instead, it was much quieter. All in all a great day, would definitely recommend this tour.

August 24, 2019

Product ID: 260172